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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Spice Finch is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse that’s great for everything from a client dinner to drinks at the bar.
Butcher And Singer
Butcher & Singer is a steakhouse in Center City where you should go when someone else is picking up the tab.
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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Vientiane Cafe is a Laotian BYOB in West Philly that’s great for a casual group dinner or low-key date.
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.
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