JJ Thai checks all the necessary boxes for somewhere to eat before a night out in Rittenhouse. You can get a lot of hearty Thai food without spending a ton, they take reservations, it’s a BYOB, and it’s right on Chestnut, so you don’t even need a car to get to your first bar stop of the night.
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K’Far is an all-day Israeli cafe from the people who run Zahav, and while it’s better known for breakfast, it also serves an excellent dinner.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
Melograno is a small Italian BYOB in Rittenhouse that works well for date night or a big group dinner.
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Little Thai Market
Little Thai Market in Reading Terminal Market serves pad thai and an excellent salmon curry.
Baan Thai is a small BYOB in Schmidt Commons that has lots of outdoor seating in the summer.
Kalaya Thai Kitchen
Kalaya is a 30-seat BYOB in Bella Vista that serves the best Thai food in the city.
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Ristorante Pesto is an Italian BYOB in East Passyunk where you should start a night out with a lot of pasta.
Rex 1516 in Rittenhouse is about as close as you can get to New Orleans without leaving Philly.
Urban Village Brewing Company
Urban Village Brewing in NoLibs is a great place to watch a game and eat some pizza.
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