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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Hikari is a BYOB sushi spot in Northern Liberties that has solid, classic rolls and a bunch of outdoor seating in the summer.
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.
Jerry’s is a renovated dive bar that serves good, gastropubby food and has a long list of local beers.
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Rex 1516 in Rittenhouse is about as close as you can get to New Orleans without leaving Philly.
Middle Child is a contemporary diner/deli in Midtown Village that serves breakfast and lunch every day but Monday.
SOMO SoPhi is a two-level American restaurant near the stadiums with tons of outdoor seating.
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Philly Style Bagels in Fishtown is our favorite bagel shop in the city, bar none.
Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
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.
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