Best of Philly

Best Restaurant for a First Date

2016 BEST Date-Night Restaurant

Good King Tavern

Whether you’ve just swiped right or you’re 20 years in, take your date to this cozy maize-gold space. It’s got tin ceilings and a French-countryside vibe, so if you order a jug of wine and snacks off the menu of Paris-bistro classics, you’ll almost feel like you’re in France.

614 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-625-3700 | Website

2012 BEST Restaurant for a First Date

Talula’s Garden

210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA

Successful first dates are all about the balancing act. You don’t want too fancy, but you don’t want Applebee’s. You don’t want food that’s too challenging or weird, but neither do you want to be eating chicken fingers. Talula’s Garden is perfect because it’s both gracious and casual, with a menu that’s luxurious without being… Read more »

2011 BEST Restaurant for a First Date


1537 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA

If the note-perfect dishes and simple, spare charm of this tiny, golden South Philly BYO don’t land you a second date, it really is you who’s doing something wrong. But hey, at least you’ll have the malted milk-chocolate ice cream with peanut brittle to console you. Read more »