No, we’re not talking about the only girl James Bond ever loved—in Philadelphia, Vesper is a Prohibition-inspired joint known for great seafood, live music and strong cocktails. Accompany your shaken-not-stirred martini with oysters or the “colossal crab.” And for a 007-style escape, ask the bartender for the password (which changes daily) so you can access the restaurant’s secret speakeasy hidden behind a bookshelf.
223 S Sydenham St
|Cross street:||between Locust and Walnut Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 3:30pm–2am, Sat 5pm–midnight|