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Food and restaurants in Center City West, Philadelphia

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Imagine being transported to a French Brasserie, only to realize that you're just looking at Rittenhouse Square. Great people watching and excellent food, great for families and groups but equally romantic for a date night. Don't sleep on the bread basket and desert. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“This spot serves craft beers & modern takes on British cuisine in a pubby setting.”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A little on the pricey side - but its over in Rittenhouse Square. Worth the $$$. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Farm-fresh ingredients star at this Mediterranean joint set in a chic, compact space.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“I love Time restaurant and live jazz bar with musicians most evenings, located on Samson St near 13th Street. The quality of the entertainment is awesome, the food and drinks are great and ambiance is a great feel. They have live music most nights of the week.”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Open year-round, 50 S. 16th St. 37th floor. Chef Daniel Stern serves up fine dining on the 37th floor of Two Liberty in booths and tables that face out over the city.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Best Happy Hour in the City! They are known for their kimchee fried rice but you must also try the edamame dumplings. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“This is my all-time favorite sushi bar in the city. Very competitive to get seated here, but they are amazing for takeout or delivery. LOVE IT”
  • 15 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“La Colombe Coffee Roasters is a US coffee roaster and retailer headquartered in Philadelphia. The company currently has cafés in Philadelphia, New York, Washington, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
“Attached to Sanpan, the basement is luxurious and stylish. They can make a mean cocktail as we as incredible high end sushi / yakitori. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“This is a high end market that sells everything from fantastic coffee and bakery items to every kind of fresh prepared foods. Even if you are not hungry, stop in and check it out, well worth it.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This place is HIP. If you're a coffee enthusiast, this is a must. If you get a guy named Tom as your barista, that's my friend! They also have a rotating mural wall that changes every few months so it's cool to check out who the artist they currently have is.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
“Because... I'm half Italian and Philadelphia is a great place to experience authentic Italian cuisine. Gran Caffe is the best for real caffe, the best gelato, and authentic food”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“The black-and-tan's are a La Colombe staple. Try their draft lattes if you're into that!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Their Cold brew and Chai are super delicious. Love getting a drink from here then walking around Rittenhouse Square Park.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Bakeries

Donut Shop
“Whats better than fresh doughnuts and fried chicken. I’ll wait 😜. This place is amazing. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Delicious! Seems a little pricey, but worth every penny. We recommend the chocolate cannoli and raspberry linzer tart.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Extremely popular cookies served hot with ice cream in the middle... Amazing!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you have a super late-night sweet tooth, these are the best cookies in town! They also serve ice cream!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is for those looking for healthier menu options. Good coffee and quality food.”
  • 2 locals recommend