Best of Philly

2012 Restaurant for a First Date

Talula’s Garden

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 ridiculous, and a setting so lovely that it already feels like you’re in a movie, acting out the first-date scene.

210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106; 215-592-7787;