Best of Philly

Best Restaurant for Groups

2017 BEST Place to Bring a Posse

Perla’s Kamayan Dinner

On Wednesday and Sunday nights, this minimalist dining room strips itself of its contemporary Filipino sensibilities and genteel service, puts bamboo leaves on the table, and gets down-and-dirty with a massive eat-with-your-hands feast of grilled meats, flaky fish, crispy lumpia (Filipino spring rolls), seasonal vegetables and rice—all dumped right on your table by chef-owner Lou Boquila himself.

1535 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-273-0008 | Website

2015 BEST Group Dining


1901 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA

It’s got all the hallmarks of a Korean BBQ joint (table-mounted grills, plates full of raw meats, a sprawling menu, an array of bibimbap), but Gyu-Kaku is actually a high-gloss Japanese yakiniku restaurant and perfect for groups looking to drink sake and charcoal-grill their own dinner. The staff is incredibly friendly, so even easily intimidated… Read more »

2014 BEST Restaurant for Group Dining

White Dog Cafe

200 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

Besides being just a darn pretty place to spend time in, White Dog has everything you need when corralling a group: flexible seating, many (but not too many) menu options, good drinks and patient servers. Read more »

2013 BEST Group Dining

El Vez

121 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA

You can do quite well at Stephen Starrs decade-old (but still booming) Mexican joint for around $40 a person, and that includes your pitchers of margaritas and family style platters on the special- events menu. Just be sure to mind your Ps and Qs in the photo booth after all thatTequila. Read more »

2011 BEST Restaurant for Groups

Bistrot La Minette

623 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Vive la charming private back room big enough for you and 19 of your closest friends! The $45-per-person family-style French meal is perfect for those who’ve finally come to appreciate the classy charms of wine over Jager, leather over vinyl and gteau l’opra over Fudgie the Whale. Read more »