The economy may not be at its best, but that’s not stopping those infamous orange permit signs from popping up all around Philadelphia. Keep up with area chefs and their latest creations by making sure you have dined at all the newest and trendiest dining spots in town.
Rustic and charming, this casual neighborhood spot quickly won acclaim for Chef Matthew Levin's comfort food menu. The award-winning chef keeps the menu seasonal, but cult favorites like the fois gras poutine and bacon-laden tater tots are must-trys.
700 South Fifth St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The latest in the Midtown Village domination of Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, this Mediterranean spot serves up house-cured charcuterie and super-fresh fish in a sustainable-sourced space. Order the piggy popcorn. Just do it.
110 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
3 JG Domestic
Brand-spanking-new, Iron Chef Jose Garces' latest is already on everyone's must-dine list. Using local ingredients and classic, All-American dishes as inspiration, the food is comforting and classy all at once.
2929 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Taking a nod from it's name, this Center City spot is a tailored and stylish, but not the least bit buttoned up. Throw backs like seared duck breast and veal Milanese come back to life with updated twists and local produce, and the cocktails are not to be missed.
5 Philadelphia Chutney Company
While our other picks fall more into upscale/fine dining category, the Chutney Co. at first glance looks like a simple take-out spot. That is until you fall in love with their flavorful food. Dubbed Indian fusion, their dosas are transforming lunch breaks throughout the city.
1628 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103