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The Best Restaurants
in Philadelphia

Talula's Garden, one of GAYOT's Top View Restaurants in Philadelphia

Whether you are looking for the highest-rated Philadelphia restaurants when it comes to food, or the most romantic meal, you can follow these top Philadelphia restaurant lists and recommendations. Here you can find the best restaurants in Philadelphia in a variety of categories.


Savor seasonal dishes at Blackfish, one of GAYOT's Top 10 American Restaurants in Philadelphia

American Cuisine - Traditional American food

Barbecue - Top BBQ joints for ribs, brisket and more

Brunch - Make the weekend count with a stellar brunch

Burgers - Taking the humble hamburger to another level

Business Dining - Impress your clients at these restaurants

BYOB - Bring your own beer or wine to these spots

Chinese - Where to find the best dim sum and more

Food Ratings - Philadelphia restaurants with the highest ratings

French - Take your taste buds on a trip to France

Happy Hour - Enjoy food and drink specials

Heart-Healthy - Restaurants that won't bust your diet

Ice Cream - Indulge in the best ice cream or gelato

Italian - Satisfy your craving for Italian food

Japanese - Sushi, noodles and more

Open Late - Restaurants serving food past 11 p.m.

Outdoor Dining - Philadelphia's best restaurant patios

Pizza - Top picks for thin-crust and deep-dish

Romantic - In the mood for love

Seafood - Fresh, impeccably prepared seafood

Small Plates - More manageable portions perfect for sharing

Special Occasion - Ideas for anniversaries and birthdays

Steakhouses - Where to find the best steak in Philadelphia

Sushi - Savor some topnotch sashimi

Value - Dine well for a reasonable price

View - Admire the Philadelphia skyline while you eat

Wine Bars - Sip a glass of vino at these spots

Wine Lists - Restaurants for oenophiles


GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve in Philadelphia. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day.

Easter Brunch

Father's Day

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

St. Patrick's Day


Valentine's Day


Summer calls for light wines. GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor selected wines just for our favorite season. See the list.


The best refreshing summer beers to cool down. Check the list.

GAYOT RESTAURANT AWARDSReflecting on our dinners, some restaurants have ingrained in our memory an impression to remember stronger than others.
See the Winners.