The All-New List! 50 Best Restaurants

The best restaurants in Philadelphia, ranked (including a new number one).

From left: Corzetti rabbit pasta from Wm. Mulherin’s Sons in Fishtown; Bud & Marilyn’s in Midtown Village; Spice-rubbed wagyu brisket at Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse. | Photography by Christopher Leaman

From left: Corzetti rabbit pasta from Wm. Mulherin’s Sons in Fishtown; Bud & Marilyn’s in Midtown Village; Spice-rubbed wagyu brisket at Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse. | Photography by Christopher Leaman

Here we go again.

Philly’s restaurant scene just will not sit still and behave. It is an ever-changing, ever-evolving, messy, strange, beautiful thing — a group of cooks and chefs and bars and restaurants that refuse to be defined or contained. In the past six months we have seen the rise of a handful of truly excellent restaurants that could confidently stand among the best in the city (and, in a couple of cases, the country). We’ve lost a few greats, but have seen even more kitchens come together to shape our city’s appetites. 

Right at this moment, Philadelphia is undeniably one of the best restaurant cities in the nation. We have restaurants (and restaurateurs) who make national news. Our kitchens and the things that happen in them move the larger conversation about food and fad and appetite. More importantly, we’re in the midst of a moment where Philly’s chefs are crafting, night after night, a new kind of American cuisine and style of eating that is global and local, both finer and more casual at the same time.

What we’re saying is, it’s a great time to dine in Philly. And here are the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia—the ones you need to be eating at (and paying attention to) right now.

50 Best Restaurants [Foobooz]

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