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2018 Best Trinidadian Restaurant


You have to know where to look to find real-deal Trinidadian food in this town. Two ways to go about it: Search city storefronts for a “DOUBLES” sign in the window (it’s a popular street food in Trinidad), or head straight to Flambo, an unassuming spot on North Broad where the curries are deep and bold, the roti is flaky, and the curried chickpea doubles (served on weekends) are as soft and chewy as they ought to be. View Profile »

820 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA | 267-639-5179 | Website

2018 Best New American Restaurant


604 South St., Philadelphia, PA Website

Every time we go, we rediscover what made Peter Serpico’s South Street namesake so special in the first place. We’re reminded of how seriously he […] Read more »

2018 Best Hole in the Wall Restaurant

Hibernian Coffee Shop

3711 Garrett Road, Drexel Hill, PA Website

It’s owned by a Mexican family, it serves Scrapple, a full Irish breakfast, burritos and chicken curry – and there’s always a line out the […] Read more »

2017 Best Under-the-Radar Restaurant


705 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

When it comes to making an Italian meal feel extra-special, Chris D’Ambro and Marina de Oliveira’s 16-seat dining room is the only restaurant in Philly […] Read more »

2015 Best Restaurant


1617 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

From his delicate gnocchi to pork shoulder “sausages” wrapped in caul fat, Laurel’s Nick Elmi exceeds expectations on every front — not least by resisting […] Read more »

2015 Best Philly Stalwart


795 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

This BYOB may have two locations, but the 25-year-old Queen Village original has inspired a generation of chefs to open their own restaurants, thereby making […] Read more »

2014 Best Restaurant


306 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Ellen Yin’s Old City fine-dining fixture has one of America’s most compellingly creative chefs in Eli Kulp. From his alt-Peking duck dinners to the painstakingly […] Read more »

2014 Best Second-Year Comeback

Fitler Dining Room

2201 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Though things got off to a rough start, chef Rob Marzinsky has found his stride in his sophomore year. He’s quietly toiling in the open […] Read more »

2014 Best Restaurant Reboot

A. Kitchen

135 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

With the menu here taken over by inspired chef Eli Kulp and Jon Nodler crushing it in the kitchen, this urbane corner restaurant is serving […] Read more »