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The Best Restaurants in Philadelphia, USA

The StarTripper Journal presents the best places to dine in Philadelphia, both International gourmet and good American choices.

Our Team to Philidelphia are professional travelers.

Philadelphia, or 'Philly' as it's affectionately known, is still retaining small-town charm, but has all the glamor of New York City and Washington. The city's oldest buildings are well-preserved and America's early history and role in building democracy are sometimes more accessible here than in the capital – it's a beautiful place that is easy and rewarding to explore.

A must is the newly renovated Rodin museum - it holds Rodin's great works The Thinker and Burghers of Calais among its 140 sculptures that span every part of the French sculptor's spectacular career.

In Philadelphia shoppers find options to fit every age, taste and budget. While Rittenhouse Square and other high-end areas are perennial destinations for the latest looks, pocket neighbourhoods like Midtown Village, Fishtown and Old City each offer their own unique allure.

Since clothing and shoe sales are tax-free, there’s no better place to stock up on style than in Philadelphia.

Currency is US-Dollar (USD or $).

The StarTripper Journal Recommends these Restaurants:
Restaurant Picture Vernick Food & Drink, a two floors nice but casual restaurant with a lovely open kitchen layout, including the on-site wood fire oven, gives patrons the opportunity to observe their food as it's being prepared.

Chef Greg Vernick serves an honest, no-fuss menu featuring his version of new American cooking – very artfully dishes – the cuisine choices include a variety of small and large plate options, raw choices, as well as a selections served on toast. We really loved the duck toulouse sausage, grilled black sea bass with asparagus, and veal loin milanese with spring vegetables. And don’t forget “strawberry tarte“ for dessert.

Very friendly and helpful staff. We highly recommend this restaurant for real foodies!

2031 Walnut Street
Restaurant Picture Lacroix – a very stylish and elegant restaurant at The Rittenhouse hotel – brings you an innovative and invigorating dining experience of Progressive International Cuisine.

Chef Jon Cichon and his culinary team and expert sommelier serve you fresh seasonal dishes, clean and pure flavours, made from the highest quality ingredients.

An exclusive Chef's Table in the heart of the action, in-room dining, and private dining are also available.

Dining at Lacroix is truly a unique experience, with exquisite world-class food, intimate setting and friendly knowledgeable serving staff.

Excellent cooking!

210 West Rittenhouse Square
Restaurant Picture Fork, a timeless but modern restaurant, hip, stylish, sophisticated interior, hand-painted chandelier above the cast-concrete bar. Modern contemporary murals accentuate the height of the ceilings.

Chef John Patterson's serves seasonal, ingredient-driven contemporary American cuisine. The menu is inspired by the Mid-Atlantic region and the local growers and producers who help shape its terroir throughout the Delaware Valley. The menu features a selection of starters including raw albacore tuna, lamb tartare and sweet amalia oysters, hand-made pastas like lemon pepper fettuccine and stinging nettle rigatoni – and make space for mains like atlantic cod with smoked spinach or coulotte steak with sunchokes and gem lettuce, and don’t forget the cheesecake panna cotta.

Fork has been a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and Fork is still one of the very best. Excellent food, excellent service.

306 Market Street
Restaurant Picture Laurel is located in South Philadelphia on East Passyunk Avenue. Chef Nicholas Elmi offers an intimate dining experience in a comfortable and nice dining room.

Chef Elmi and his team prepares refined French cuisine, seasonal and local fare with a focus on sustainability and simplicity. He offers a 7-course chef's tasting menu as well as an optional wine pairing.

Chef Elmi is a master at maintaining the essence of ingredients while using them inventively to produce the best flavour. Top Cuisine and impeccable service contribute to an unforgettable dining experience. Outstanding!

1617 East Passyunk Avenue

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