Make Reservations at these 5 Philadelphia Restaurants

Make Reservations at these 5 Philadelphia Restaurants

  • Douglas Pearson
  • 09/12/22

Philadelphia’s bustling 1.6 million population is the perfect environment to exchange ideas and inspire others — and no better is this showcased than in the range of restaurants the city’s residents have opened and can enjoy. Here’s a list of the five restaurants you should dine at after investing in luxury condos for sale in Philadelphia, PA.

Steak 48

260 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA

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If you’re looking for fantastic food in the most opulent of settings, complete with a strict dress code for an extra luxe ambiance, look no further than Steak 48. Start with an appetizer of fresh burrata with tomato jam and smoked sea salt, sauteed shrimp vince with parmesan herb toast, or Wagyu beef tartare and deviled egg mousse. If you’re in the mood for a salad, check out the “superfood” salad, complete with baby arugula and kale, sriracha sunflower seeds, berries, goat cheese, and champagne fit dressing.
And then, of course, there are the specialty steaks the diner is known for. From the 8-ounce petite filet mignon to the 22-ounce 45-day dry age bone-in ribeye, there is something here for every taste. The menu also boasts an impressive seafood selection, with Maryland-style lump crab cakes, New Bedford sea scallops, Chilean sea bass, twin lobster tails, and more. Plus, if your sweet tooth starts to get restless, there’s an awesome dessert menu of triple chocolate bombe, cookies and cream popcorn sundae, triple layer key lime pie, gelato, crispy banana split, and other mouthwatering selections. No matter what, you will certainly not end the night hungry!

Talula’s Garden

210 West Washington Square

Philadelphia, PA

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To go out for a weeknight dinner or Sunday brunch, Philadelphia residents can count on Talula’s Garden to deliver fresh and quality dishes. Guided by a farm-to-table ethos, those interested in buying luxury condos for sale in Philadelphia, PA, can enjoy a meal out on the patio or inside, surrounded by lightwood and vibrant plants that amplifies the lively ambiance of this restaurant. For those who want to visit on a weekday, this restaurant is also open as an all-day café and local market.

Guests who reserve a seat for dinner can choose from various savory dishes like slow-roasted Pennsylvania suckling pig, Pennsylvania beef short rib, and pan-roasted salmon. And with a generous wine list, as well as beers and imaginative cocktails like The Botanist and The Workaholic (an apt name for this espresso hazelnut cocktail), the food experience is bound to be unforgettable. If a morning meal is more your speed, the Sunday brunch menu is irresistible, with items like southern-style shrimp and grits and the Alpine omelet, alongside elevated breakfast classics like the strawberry pancakes with a shortcake crumble.

Vernick Fish

One N. 19th Street

Philadelphia, PA

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For a night of great seafood, Vernick Fish provides an inventive twist on the American oyster bar with its fish and shellfish dishes. Sat under modern sphere lights and with a contemporary industrial feel to its black-metal framed, floor-to-ceiling windows, this dinner location values quality and sustainability in its menu items.

Whether you’re a walk-in guest angling for a bar seat or have a reservation for a booth, nobody misses out on the exceptional dinner menu. Savor raw delights like Hamachi tartare and Shima aji, or go all in for a large plate menu item like the swordfish Milanese and the harissa-roasted whole dorage with artichoke and yogurt. For a beverage that pairs perfectly with your fish entrée, Vernick Fish offers a finely cultivated wine and draft selection, alongside specialty cocktails with fun names like Spa Day and King of The Beach. People buying Philadelphia investment properties can check this restaurant as a perk of big-city living.


237 St. James Place

Philadelphia, PA

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For a dinner destination featuring flavors from out of the country, Zahav presents the best of Israeli cuisine and culture in the attitudes of their kitchen and restaurant. Leading with Israeli hospitality, the award-winning Israeli chef of this restaurant has a genuine love for his roots, evident to those who stop in to dine. Those looking for luxury condos for sale in Philadelphia, PA, will want to mark this location on their maps when considering where to buy.

This five-course meal begins with laffa bread and hummus for the table, alongside a carefully-selected rosé. From courses like the halloumi, a dish of strawberry-fennel jam, pistachio, and pickled green strawberries, to main entrée selections of pomegranate lamb shoulder and a delicious cauliflower chraime stew, each course is an exciting and new dining experience. And a meal at Zahav wouldn’t be complete without ordering one of its award-winning desserts.

Royal Izakaya

780 S. 2nd Street

Philadelphia, PA

At this walk-in-only restaurant (unless interested in the exclusive Omakase experience), Royal Izakaya lives up to its name with its authentic Japanese cuisine. The blue front door and lantern mark this tasty dinner spot, and those who enter the low-lit, brick interior find an intimate atmosphere to enjoy their meal. Those searching for Philadelphia investment properties will want to note this restaurant as one to remember.

The extensive dinner menu ensures every visitor will find something they love for dinner. Starter dishes like chawanmushi, mussels, and shrimp dish in oil to a classic miso soup with enoki mushroom and aburaage (twice-fried tofu) leave the guest wanting more. And there is plenty to choose from, whether you like Sashimi and Chirashi; sushi rolls with unagi, king salmon, or wagyu beef; or something more savory, like the hanger steak with Shiro dashi glaze and the Chashu (a slow-braised pork belly bun). Its beverage menu is just as varied, offering its visitors sake, spirits, cocktails, beer, and wine.

Are you ready to make a reservation?

These are only five of the many restaurant locations that make searching for luxury condos in Philadelphia, PA, a worthy venture. A move to this large city would ensure good eats every night of the week. For more help finding the Philadelphia property for you, contact Douglas Pearson to guide you through the process.

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With decades of sales and marketing successes behind him, Doug Pearson is a leading Realtor in the greater Philadelphia area and a top salesperson in Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty. He has extensive experience selling new construction and land along with estate homes, city condominiums, and investment properties.