If you’ve ever seen Mad Men and wished your work life was all drinking and smoking cigarettes and having “creative meetings” that are really just more drinking, you should be hanging out at Bud & Marilyn’s. It’s perfectly retro, with wood-paneled walls and black-and-white dial TVs, and you can eat all of the buttery comfort food you want - like crispy cheese curds and fried chicken - without any of the obvious cons of living in the 1960’s. Plus, their weekend brunch includes some of the best breakfast cocktails we’ve found in Center City, and the caramelized apple french toast is exactly what your Sunday needs to distract you from the impending work week.
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Tradesman's is a two-story sports bar that serves classic BBQ dishes like brisket and tri-tip.
Goldie is a fast casual falafel shop in Rittenhouse that’s good for a healthy lunch or casual dinner.
The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
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Soup Kitchen Cafe
Soup Kitchen Cafe is a small breakfast and lunch spot in Kensington that’s easy, casual, and pretty cheap.
V Street is Vedge’s much cooler and more casual younger sister that serves vegan street food and cocktails.
Common Wealth is one of the few places in Philly where you can get actually good Southern food.
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The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
Little Nonna’s is an Italian spot in Midtown Village that has the perfect back garden for a date night.
1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
When you’re looking for reasonably priced sushi, but still want it to feel a little special, head to 1225 Raw in Center City.
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