Farmicia has been around for awhile and it’s not anything special, but you can always come here for a reliably decent meal. Their food is all stuff you’ve seen before - meatballs, seared salmon, roasted potatoes - but they have a good selection for vegetarians, and it’s an easy place to appease picky eaters. They also have a great Happy Hour (all drinks are half off), and it’s in a super convenient location in Old City, so you’ll probably end up here at least a few times for drinks and snacks with a coworker.
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Royal Boucherie is a small, dark French place in Old City that works for a date or Happy Hour.
Independence Beer Garden
IBG is a seasonal beer garden in Old City with bar food, corn hole, and lots of Philly brews.
La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
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Milkboy is an all-day cafe and music venue on South Street that also serves Jim’s cheesesteaks.
Rex 1516 in Rittenhouse is about as close as you can get to New Orleans without leaving Philly.
Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
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Sassafras is a little bar in Old City that looks like the living room of an old, expensive, probably haunted house.
Common Wealth is one of the few places in Philly where you can get actually good Southern food.
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