People who don’t know Philly talk about its cheesesteaks, Rocky Balboa and our smack-talking sports fans. But those who really know this city know that the restaurant scene is where it’s at. The food here is amazing, thanks to a community of superstar chefs and restaurateurs—including three 2023 James Beard award winners, thank you—who have helped turn this city into a foodie destination that can go toe-to-toe with any on the planet. Just try us.
Looking for a bomb omakase experience, fluffy Pueblan sandwiches and bountiful Israeli spreads? We got you. Bubbling traditional curries from Thailand and succulent barbacoa lamb tacos worth standing in line for? Check and check. Our guide to the best restaurants in Philadelphia right now covers all that and more, from cozy and affordable BYOs in our most charming neighborhoods to special-occasion prix-fixe menus from internationally known chefs
Don’t worry, you’ll still have time to grab a cheesesteak and water ice in between because, well, this is Philadelphia, after all, and those things are delicious. Bon appetit!
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