Where to Eat This Weekend: Even More Restaurants With TVs
Another weekend, another two playoff games falling smack in the middle of prime time dining on Saturday and Sunday. Last weekend, we presented seven restaurants with TVs and this weekend we’re giving you an additional seven restaurants that are rolling out the big screens (and the Phillies cupcakes!) for fans who can’t choose between dinner plate and home plate. The full list, right this way.
10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert
The swanky spot in the Ritz-Carlton serves only sustainable seafood under the direction of chef de cuisine Jen Carroll, along with elegant fare like celeriac soup with truffles and fazzolletti with pumpkin and chestnuts. But Phillies fans won’t want to miss dessert: pastry chef Monica Glass’s Phillies cupcakes (pictured). Traditional red velvet cake is topped with cream cheese frosting and a red “P”; order a trio of either three red velvet or three different flavors (apple cinnamon, white chocolate pomegranate, red velvet) for $10. There are two TVs in the bar and the sound will be on.
10 Arts, 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8273
Stephen Starr’s Rittenhouse Square steakhouse has brought in two TVs especially for the playoffs. They’ll be set up in the lounge area and the sound will be on.
Barclay Prime, 237 South 18th Street, 215-732-7560
Dine on crabcakes, wood-grilled steaks or chicken quesadillas at this Radnor favorite. There are two TVs in the bar and the sound will be on.
333 Belrose, 333 Belrose Lane, Radnor, 610-293-1000
Soccer fans head to this South Street beerhall for World Cup matches, but the authentic German fare (and $3 Spaten lagers during all Phillies playoff games) makes this a worthy destination for baseball, too. There is one TV in the dining area and two above the bar. Don’t miss their Best of Philly award-winning Bavarian pretzels. According to management, they play it by ear, but the sound will most likely be on.
Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South Street, 267-909-8814
The NoLibs’ tapas spot has carted in two TVs for the Phillies playoff games. Snack on Serrano ham croquettes or dates stuffed with Marcona almonds and Cabrales yogurt while you catch the game. The sound will be on.
Bar Ferdinand, 1030 North 2nd Street, 215-923-1313
If you’re among the first 50 people through the door of the South Philly gastropub for each Phillies playoff game, you’ll score a custom rally towel (pictured). Yards beers are $1 off during the game, which pair very nicely with chef Alex Urena’s beercentric dishes like mussels Diablo. There are two big TVs in the bar and a large projector pulled down in the dining area for games. The sound will be on.
Devil’s Den, 1148 South 11th Street, 215-339-0855
Every time the Phillies hit a homer during the playoffs, Jose Garces’s University City Mexican spot will hand out a free can of Tecate. Watch the game on one of the three high-definition televisions in the downstairs Cantina or on in the second floor lounge. The sound will be on in the second floor lounge, but off in the Cantina.
Distrito, 3945 Chestnut Street, 215-222-1657
Percy Street Barbecue
Barbecue? Check. Beer? Check. Baseball? Check. In addition to Texas-style smoked ‘cue spot, the South Street spot is serving up a progressive beer special: all local craft beers on draft will be $4 per pint during the first game. If the Phillies win, they’ll be $3 per pint during the second game. And if they win the second game, then they’ll be $2 for the third game, etc. There’s one TV in the bar and one in the dining room and the sound will be on at both.
Percy Street Barbecue, 600 South 9th Street, 215-625-8510
Starr’s Head House Square pizzeria serves fresh-out-of-the-oven pies and has a TV in its new bar area, adjacent to the main dining room. The sound will be on.
Pizzeria Stella, 420 South 2nd Street, 215-320-8000
The Midtown Village Asian fusion spot has a TV at the bar. Take advantage of their epic Scorpion Bowl cocktail to take the edge off of the anxiety of who’s going to win — and to accompany Philly cheesesteak bao buns or chicken satay. The sound will be on.
Sampan, 124 South 13th Street, 215-732-3501
If the view atop Liberty Two isn’t too distracting, you might want to take in the game at the lounge at Daniel Stern’s high-in-the-sky spot. Sip on a Phillies-red Manhattan and watch the TV in the bar, where the sound will be on.
R2L, 50 South 16th Street, 215-564-5337
Jason Lipnicki’s local interpretations of hearty American meals — herb-roasted pork loin stuffed with Lancaster County goat cheese and braised beef short ribs over mac’n’cheese — are a great companion for the Phillies. There are two TVs in the bar and one in the dining room. Sound will be on for the last two innings.
Stone Rose, 822 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, 484-532-7300
Over in Head House Square, Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov’s Mexican restaurant has two flat-screens at the bar. Order up some chicharrones and margaritas (they’re half-price during the game, at the bar only) and watch the games with the sound on.
Xochitl, 408 South 2nd Street, 215-238-7280
The Wash West steakhouse has installed a flat-screen TV in one of the private dining rooms (the Chestnut room, which has a capacity of 60) and they are taking reservations for two to 10 people for those who want to watch the games in that room with the sound on. There’s also a TV at the bar, but there, the sound will be off.
Union Trust, 717 Chestnut Street, 215-925-6000