Best Philadelphia Upscale and Special Occasion Restaurants

Best Philly Upscale Restaurants

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Top Philly Restaurants HighendPhiladelphia, PA - The following is the list of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. Some are there because of the fantastic ambiance; others make their mark for the quality of food.


Top 5 Philadelphia Restaurants to Splurge On

Dante & Luigi's

One of the oldest and most successful Philadelphia restaurants, it was established in 1899. The Italian immigrants used to dine at Dante & Luigi's a hundred years ago. With its sepia-tinted photos highlighted with sunlight that streams make the place come alive, eating here is a fascinating experience. You will hear most food enthusiasts in Philadelphia talk excitedly about Dante & Luigi's because it is simply the best place as far as ambiance is concerned, and its food and service are second to none.

Butcher and Singer

Easily one of the best steakhouses in the whole country. Stephen Starr's dream has luxurious surroundings, and the service is equal to, or better than, any. The staff doesn't just serve; they set the dinner's tone and spread merriment and joy. The food is simply delicious and top-quality, while the menu does justice to modern gourmet elements and traditional American fare.


Ultra-modern interior and ingenious lighting make this place perfect for families as well as couples. Chef Masaharu Morimoto creates high-end Japanese cuisine that perfectly fits the ethereal atmosphere generated by the unusual surroundings. Easily one of the best Philadelphia restaurants serving non-American cuisine.

Ristorante Panorama

Chef Rosario Romano creates fascinating classic Italian cuisine. You cannot hope for better service than this; it's flawless. It has a formal dining area, and this is the right place for big occasions or important business meetings. The bar is well-furnished and has more than 800 wines; you can find the rarest of all premium wines, or you could sample something good that doesn't burn a hole in your pocket.

Steak 48

Not the place for dieting enthusiasts; everything comes big out here. The menu gives a contemporary touch to the traditional menu of steakhouses and will leave you licking your fingers. At Steak 48, They serve up the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting. Look for USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood, and shellfish, along with inventive and classically inspired side dishes and appetizers.

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