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The 15 Best Romantic Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

Looking for a romantic restaurant for date night? These are the most swoon-worthy venues in Philadelphia. We referred to millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites and these are the most romantic venues we found. If it’s your first date or your tenth anniversary these candlelit gems make any romantic night special.

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Laurel

French, $$$$, East PassyunkFrench, $$$$Philadelphia, East Passyunk
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Vernick Fish

American, $$$, Logan SquareAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Logan Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Butcher and Singer

American, $$$$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Bistrot La Minette

French, $$$, Queen VillageFrench, $$$Philadelphia, Queen Village
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Entree BYOB

American, $$, Graduate HospitalAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Graduate Hospital
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Vetri Cucina

Italian, $$$$, Washington SquareItalian, $$$$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Fork

American, $$$, Old CityAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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La Nonna

Italian, $$, Queen VillageItalian, $$Philadelphia, Queen Village
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Zahav

Middle Eastern, $$$, Society HillMiddle Eastern, $$$Philadelphia, Society Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Friday Saturday Sunday

American, $$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Elwood

American, $$$, Northern LibertiesAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Umai Umai

Japanese, $$, Spring GardenJapanese, $$Philadelphia, Spring Garden
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Hiroki

Japanese, $$$$, FishtownJapanese, $$$$Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Burrata

Italian, $$, Passyunk SquareItalian, $$Philadelphia, Passyunk Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Apricot Stone

Mediterranean, $$, Northern LibertiesMediterranean, $$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Philadelphia. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 16402 restaurants in Philadelphia, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 770 lists and articles from experts at Eater and Infatuation and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - 22 Great Philly Restaurants Where You Can BYOB, Infatuation - Where To Eat And Drink During A Snowstorm and Eater - 10 Philly Restaurants Worth Splurging On. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Suraya, Vedge, and Café y Chocolate are the highest-rated vegan-friendly romantic spots in Philadelphia.

Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, Zahav, and Fork are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly romantic restaurants in Philadelphia.

Laurel, Vernick Fish, and Butcher and Singer are the highest-rated romantic restaurants for a date night in Philadelphia.

Laurel, Vernick Fish, and Butcher and Singer are the highest-rated late-night romantic restaurants in Philadelphia.

There are 229 romantic restaurants in Philadelphia.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Italian Chianti

    When having marinara meatball, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Italian Chianti, a popular red wine.

Did you know?

  • A long-held tradition

    Have you ever had a tasty ragu alla bolognese? Well it’s an absolute classic in Italy!

  • The Battle of the Oranges Festival

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the Battle of the Oranges Festival in Italy? Take part in the food fight with oranges competition or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

  • The go-to pairing

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Italy be sure to sample the local campari one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Philadelphia can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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