The Reading Terminal Market, a short walk from the Sheraton.

AMS Philadelphia 2009 Restaurant Information

Local Arrangements Chair Steven Zohn (Temple University) kindly compiled this list. For additional information about these establishments, please visit their web sites. Click here for additional Philadelphia links of interest.

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The Terrace Daily, 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Atmosphere: A la Carte/Buffet

The Lobby Bar Light fare. Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM; Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM Atmosphere: Atrium

Phillips Seafood Restaurant A new face on a familiar friend. Long known as the premiere name in Maryland-style crab cakes and regional fare, Phillips Seafood is bringing its classic American experience to the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. Cuisine: seafood. Dress Code: Smart Causal. Sunday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Friday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Atmosphere: Upscale Casual Dining

Bonte Wafflerie & CafeBonte Wafflerie & Café  130 S. 17th St. (between Sansom and Walnut Streets), 557-8510, Mon.–Fri. 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Also at 922 Walnut St. (between 9th and 10th Streets), 238-7407, Daily 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m. At this Euro-style café, enjoy coffee, lunch, and sweets, including Bonte's signature Belgian waffles served all day. $

Capital GrilleCapital Grille 1338 Chestnut St. (at Broad St.), 545-9588, Mon.-Thur. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sat. 4:30-11 p.m.; Sun. 4-10 p.m. An elegant steakhouse serving the finest in dry aged steaks and fresh seafood; includes an award-winning wine list of over 5,000 bottles. Reservations Recommended. $$$$

Capital GrilleCapogiro Gelateria 117 S. 20th St. (at Ionic St.), 636-9250. Also at 119 S. 13th St., 351-0900. Authentic and delicious Italian gelato is served up here, as well as espresso drinks and other snacks. Highly recommended for a fix this side of the Mediterranean! $

Capital GrilleContinental Midtown 1801 Chestnut St., 567-1800, Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m; Dinner: Sun.-Wed. 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. 5:00 p.m.-midnight; Brunch: Sat.-Sun. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Hip restaurant and rooftop bar; excellent and creative American fare served with flair. Reservations recommended on weekends. $$

DiBruno BrothersDiBruno Brothers 1730 Chestnut St. (near Rittenhouse Square), 665-9220, Weekdays 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Weekends 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Here is the much larger, Center City version of the DiBruno Brothers' Italian Market shop. Cheeses, meats, homemade specialties, lunch to go, etc. Market downstairs; casual, seated dining upstairs. $$

Fountain RestaurantFountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square, 963-1500, Mon.-Fri., 6:30-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:45-10 p.m.; Sat. 7-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:45-10 p.m.; Sun. 7-10:30 a.m., 11: a.m.-2:15 p.m., 5:45-10 p.m. Fine dining with an imaginative French-continental menu, the Fountain has a strong local following and a national reputation for excellence. Reservations recommended. $$$$

Fountain RestaurantLa Colombe Torrefaction 130 S. 19th St. (near Rittenhouse Square), 563-0860, Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. A world-renowned, Philadelphia-based, coffee-roasting company. Grab a cup and people-watch off of the Square. Cash only. $$

Marathon GrillMarathon Grill 16th and Sansom, 569-3278, Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Fri. 7:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; Sun. 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. A Philadelphia establishment serving affordable, inventive American in a swanky diner setting. $$

Melograno 2010 Sansom St., 875-8116, Tues.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.; Sun. 5:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Terrific open-air restaurant serving interesting Italian cuisine that is a local hot spot. Reservations accepted Tuesday through Thursday only. $$$

Melting PotMelting Pot 1219 Filbert St., 922-7002, Mon.-Thur. 5-10 p.m.; Fri. 5-11 p.m.; Sat. 4-11 p.m.; Sun. 4-9 p.m. A fun night out at this fondue restaurant offering four-course dining as well as a full-service bar; go for cheese, meat, and/or chocolate fondue and your meal serves as entertainment! $$$

Nodding Head Brewery & RestaurantNodding Head Brewery & Restaurant 1516 Sansom St., 2nd floor, 569-9525, Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun. brunch 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy the extensive on-tap offerings at this gastropub where neither the food nor the brews disappoint. $$

Pietro's Coal Oven PizzeriaPietro's Coal Oven Pizzeria 1714 Walnut St., 735-8090, Sun.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Great pizzas, salads, and entrees located near the fancy shops on Walnut Street and Rittenhouse Square. $$

Reading Terminal MarketReading Terminal Market 51 N. 12th St., 922-2317, Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A must-see for tourists and locals alike, the RTM offers an array of ethnic and local cuisine, suitable for any meal of the day. Opened in 1893, it is the oldest public market of its kind and includes Amish goods from Lancaster County. Shop for gifts, too. $$

Su XingSu Xing 1508 Sansom St., 564-1419, Mon.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Excellent, affordable, fully vegetarian Chinese cuisine, offering a lunch special on weekdays that is an especially good value. $$

TintoTinto 114 S. 20th St., 665-9057; Dinner: Sun.-Thurs. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.; Brunch: Sun. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Philly-famous chef Jose Garces serves up authentic and delicious Spanish tapas in this Basque-style wine bar. $$$

TriaTria 18th and Sansom, 972-TRIA, Daily 12:00 p.m.-Late Night; 12 and Spruce, 972-7076, Mon.-Fri. 4:00 p.m.-Late Night; Sat.-Sun. 12:00 p.m.-Late Night. Pair wine, cheese, and beer together at this laid-back café where the staff is extremely knowledgable and will help you come up with something that won't disappoint. $$

Tuscany CaféTuscany Café 222 W. Rittenhouse Sq. (0.8 miles), 772-0605, Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sun. 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Wonderful coffee and dessert as well as lunch specials are served at this spacious café with free wi-fi and plenty of people-watching at its Rittenhouse location. Linger as long as you wish. $$

New Harmony Vegetarian RestaurantNew Harmony Vegetarian Restaurant 135 N. 9th St., 627-4520, Mon.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. A friendly Chinatown establishment, serving vegan and Kosher chinese food and offering specials including daily all-you-can-eat Dim Sum for $12 per person. $

Lee How Fook Tea HouseLee How Fook Tea House 219 N. 11th St., 925-7266, Tues.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. A family-owned BYOB serving an abundance of authentic Cantonese dishes in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. $$

Ocean HarborOcean Harbor 1023 Race St., 574-1398, Sun.-Thur. 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.; Dim Sum 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Long-standing Chinatown establishment whose best offering is its traditional Dim Sum served on carts at a fast pace. A wait is to be expected unless you arrive early. $

Sang Kee Peking Duck HouseSang Kee Peking Duck House 238 N. 9th St., 925-7532, Sun.-Thur. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Family-owned for over 20 years and serving authentic Chinese cuisine with an excellent reputation. $

Vietnam Vietnam 221 N. 11th St., 592-1163, Sun.-Thur. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. A lovely space including an upstairs bar and lounge and serving top-notch, affordable Vietnamese cuisine that is very popular with the locals. No reservations. $$

TriaVietnam Palace 222 N. 11th St., 592-9596, Sun.-Thur. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Locals are torn between Vietnam and Vietnam Palace as a favorite for Vietnamese cuisine in Chinatown, and VP serves much the same as its competitor across the street. $$

Audrey ClaireAudrey Claire 276 S. 20th St. (at Spruce St.; 1 mile), 731-1222, Daily 5-10:30 p.m. Fine dining near Rittenhouse Square, this Mediterranean BYOB is a Philadelphia favorite. Intimate, open-air setting; cash only and reservations recommended. $$$

Bistro La Viola Bistro La Viola253 S. 16th St. (between Locust and Spruce Streets; 0.9 miles), 735-8630, Tues.-Thur. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. 5-11 p.m.; Sun. 4-10 p.m. Very small, intimate restaurant serving excellent Italian cuisine; well-loved by locals. Cash only and reservations recommended. $$$

El Vez El Vez121 S. 13th St. (0.9 miles), 928-9800, Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Dinner: Mon.-Thurs. 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Fri. 5:00 p.m.-12:00a.m.; Sat. 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.; Sun. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Brunch: Sun. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mexican-American and bustling until late, serving a menu of delicious food and drink that is popular with the young crowd. Casual to dressy; reservations recommended. $$$

Ernesto's 1521 CaféErnesto's 1521 Café 1521 Spruce St. (0.9 miles), #101, 546-1521, Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sat. 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Lovely, intimate space offering a simple and elegant menu that changes with the seasons and is popular with concert-goers and Rittenhouse residents alike. $$

Govinda's Gourmet VegetarianGovinda's Gourmet Vegetarian 1408 South St. (SW corner of Broad and South; 1.1 miles), 985-9303, To Go: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Fine Dining: Thurs.-Sat. 5:00-11:00 p.m., Sun. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Popular with both vegetarians and omnivores in Philly, offering both take-out and sit-down dining and specializing in vegetarian, vegan, Halal, and Kosher meals. $$

Lolita RestaurantLolita Restaurant 106 S. 13th St. (0.9 miles), 546-7100, Sun.-Tues. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Wed.-Thurs. 5:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Serving up an award-winning menu of authentic Mexican cuisine to a hip crown in an intimate setting. BYO tequila and they will mix you an excellent margarita. BYOB; cash only. $$$

Maoz VegetarianMaoz Vegetarian 1115 Walnut St. (1.1 miles), 922-3409, Sun.-Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. An international, quick-service restaurant chain serving up satisfyingly simple and fresh vegetarian focused on a falafel sandwich and belgian fries. $

MixtoMixto 1141 Pine St. (1.2 miles), 592-0363, Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.11:00 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sun. 8:00 a.m.11:00 p.m. Offering an excellent Cuban-Colombian menu and ambiance with a full-service bar and friendly service. $$

Monk's CaféMonk's Café16th and Spruce (0.9 miles), 545-7005, Bar: Daily 11:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m.; Full menu: Daily 11:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m. A Belgian beer emporium and restaurant with an endless and intriguing selection on tap and a large, exciting menu. $$

Naked Chocolate CaféNaked Chocolate Café 1317 Walnut St. (0.9 miles), 735-7310, Mon.-Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. A chocolate boutique and dessert café that will dazzle any sweet tooth. Specializing in cupcakes and drinking chocolates. $$

OsteriaNaked Chocolate Café 640 N. Broad St. (0.9 miles), 763-0920, Dinner: Sun.-Wed. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Lunch: Thurs.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Celebrity chef Marc Vetri serves up a fabulous and adventurous Italian menu, as well as excellent brick oven pizzas and a terrific wine list to accompany. $$$$

BuddakanBuddakan 325 Chestnut St. #1B (1.6 miles), 574-9440, Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Fri. 11:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; Sat. 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.; Sun. 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Swanky and ultra cool, serving exquisite Asian fusion food that surprises and delights in a setting to remember. Reservations recommended, as it contends for the title of most popular restaurant in the city. $$$

Continental Martini BarContinental Martini Bar 138 Market St. (1.7 miles), 923-6069, Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; Dinner: Sun.-Wed. 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Thurs. 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.; Brunch: Sat.-Sun. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The inspiration for the Continental Midtown, the martini bar is a popular Old City institution, serving an eclectic global menu to an equally eclectic crowd, as well as creative cocktails. $$$

Cuba LibreCuba Libre 10 S. 2nd St. (1.7 miles), 627-0666, Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 3:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Authentic and delicious Cuban cuisine and rum bar where you might also be treated to live salsa dancing. Tropical setting is a sight to behold. $$$

Eulogy Belgian TavernEulogy Belgian Tavern 136 Chestnut St. (2nd St.; 1.8 miles), 413-1918, Mon.-Wed. 5:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.; Thurs.-Sun. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Popular Old City establishment offering a full menu of award-winning American and Belgian cuisine, as well as a dizzying array of draught and bottled beers. $$$

ForkFork 306 Market St. (1.6 miles), 625-9425, Mon.-Wed. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Thurs. 11:30-12:00 a.m.; Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m.; Sat. 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m. This New American bistro offers a menu that is seasonal, fresh, and inventive, as well as an award-winning wine list. Upscale casual; reservations recommended. $$$

Positano CoastPositano Coast 212 Walnut St. (1.9 miles), 238-0499, Mon.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. This Italian restaurant and wine bar makes use of both a lounge setting and formal dining area, serving delicious cuisine in what feels like the Amalfi coast. $$

ZahavZahav 237 St. James Pl. (3rd and Walnut; 2.3 miles), 625-8800, Mon.-Wed. 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sat. 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sun. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Excellent modern Middle Eastern/Israeli cuisine served up family-style in a warm, Society Hill atmosphere. $$$

 

Beau MondeBeau Monde 624 S. 6th St. (1.9 miles), 592-0656, Tues.-Fri. 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. French creperie offering deliciously light crepes in many combinations, both savory and sweet. Romantic and lovely setting, suitable for groups as well. $$

Cantina Los CaballitosCantina Los Caballitos 1651 E. Passyunk Ave. (2.2 miles), 755-3550, Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.; Brunch: Sat.-Sun. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Known especially for its margaritas and drink specials and serving Mexican fare in a lively setting. $$

Cucina ForteCucina Forte 768 S. 8th St. (1.8 miles), 238-0778, Tues.-Thurs. 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sun. 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Lively service that makes you feel like family, where you'll dine on homemade Italian specialties such as delectable, hand-rolled gnocchi. BYOB. $$$

Geno's SteaksGeno's Steaks 1219 South 9th St. (1.7 miles), 928-1911, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No indoor dining. The ingredients are simple, exacting and never greasy thinly sliced rib-eye steak, melted cheese, oven-fresh baked bread and delicately grilled onions. $

Jim's SteaksJim's Steaks 400 South St. (2 miles), 928-1911, Mon.-Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Tourist-friendly cheesesteak establishment on South St., serving up filling and delicious versions of the Phamous Philly Phood. $

Philadelphia's 9th Street Italian MarketPhiladelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market 9th St. between Wharton and Fitzwater (1.9 miles), Tues.-Sun., hours vary. Dozens and dozens of vendors line up along ten city blocks in the country's oldest open-air market where you can find all kinds of vegetables, cheeses, meats, and spices. Gourmet shops and restaurants occupy the storefronts in between. $ to $$$

 

White Dog CaféPhiladelphia's 9th Street Italian Market 3420 Sansom St. (2.2 miles), 386-9224, Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Local, creative, and socially-conscious cuisine make up the ever-changing menu at this eclectic UPenn classic. Great for both groups and intimate meals, with a full-service bar. Located along a strip of restaurants and shops in University City. $$$

 

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