When you’ve exhausted the scene on Second Street and you’ve aged out of the Piazza, Bardot Cafe is here for you. This place is a little more grown up, from the candle lighting and leather booths to the pots of mussels you’ll be eating, but it’s still a fun spot where you can either have a chill dinner or a big night. If food is more a bonus than a requirement, stick to drinks at the bar during Happy Hour, which features half-off draughts and $5 bar snacks.
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Jaxon is a neighborhood BYOB in Northern Liberties with a small, seasonal menu that’s great for both a special occasion or a casual weeknight dinner.
Cafe La Maude
Cafe La Maude in NoLibs serves Lebanese and French food and has a very popular weekend brunch.
Baan Thai is a small BYOB in Schmidt Commons that has lots of outdoor seating in the summer.
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Royal Boucherie is a small, dark French place in Old City that works for a date or Happy Hour.
Sulimay’s is a classic diner in Fishtown that you wish you lived within walking distance of.
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Philly Style Bagels
Philly Style Bagels in Fishtown is our favorite bagel shop in the city, bar none.
Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe is an all-day spot near 30th Street Station that looks like the apartment in Rittenhouse you’ll never be able to afford.
Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
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