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Zahav is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

1. Zahav

237 Saint James Pl (at Dock St), Philadelphia, PA
Israeli Restaurant · Center City East · 227 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Zahav is not only Philly's best restaurant, it's our best value, as well. A unique concept executed perfectly with fantastic service. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

2. Bibou

1009 S 8th St (at Washington Ave), Philadelphia, PA
French Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 21 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Pierre Calmels is peerless when it comes to creating sophisticated versions of Franco-peasant cuisine. BYOB, of course. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Kanella: Greek Cypriot Kitchen is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

3. Kanella: Greek Cypriot Kitchen

1001 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
Greek Restaurant · Washington Square West · 54 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Pitsillides keeps beaks and feet on squab whether you like it or not. His flavors and presentation are bold, and his veggie cooking is just as good as the omnivore stuff. [Eater 38 Member]

Fond is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

4. Fond

1537 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA
New American Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 29 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Expect modern French and American cuisine expertly executed and great service. BYOB! [Eater 38 Member]

Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

5. Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar

110 S 13th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Center City East · 196 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The "it" restaurant of 2011: the pastas & pizzas are fantastic, as well as the famous salted caramel budino dessert. Also great cocktails and wine selection. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Zeppoli is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

6. Zeppoli

618 Collings Ave (White Horse Pike), Collingswood, NJ
Italian Restaurant · 13 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Great Italian food from chef Joey Baldino, who spent much of his career with Vetri, and it's BYOB. [Eater 38 Member]

7. Vedge

1221 Locust St (btwn 12th St & 13th St), Philadelphia, PA
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Washington Square West · 139 tips and reviews
Han Dynasty is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

8. Han Dynasty

123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Chinese Restaurant · Center City East · 118 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Get the Dan Dan noodles and the Sweet and Spicy Cucumbers. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

SBRAGA is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.


440 S Broad St (at Pine St), Philadelphia, PA
New American Restaurant · Avenue of the Arts South · 49 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Top Chef Kevin Sbraga has made waves at Sbraga with a very affordable 4-course $45 menu. Get the Foie Gras Soup and the Meatloaf. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Fork is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

10. Fork

306 Market St (btw S 3rd St & S 4th St), Philadelphia, PA
New American Restaurant · Center City East · 90 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The addition of Eli Kulp has kicked the experience at Fork up to a whole new level, and the critics and crowd have responded with glowing reviews and word of mouth. [Eater 38 Member]

Le Virtù is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

11. Le Virtù

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 37 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The fairly recent chef change brought Joe Cicala to the kitchen, and the menu has gone from excellent to superior in quality. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Will BYOB is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

12. Will BYOB

1911 E Passyunk Ave (None), Philadelphia, PA
French Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 7 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Will has been a huge hit with the critics and the neighbors. The menu is stacked with creative takes on classic dishes and some of the most beautiful plates in the city. [Eater 38 Member]

Brauhaus Schmitz is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

13. Brauhaus Schmitz

718 South St (at 8th St), Philadelphia, PA
German Restaurant · Washington Square West · 134 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Crispy skinned pig and doner kebab are crave-able and we can't get enough of the housemade brats and sausages. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Vernick Food & Drink is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

14. Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut St (at S 20th St), Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Center City West · 82 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Vernick Food & Drink is a critical darling, and putting out some of the most technically beautiful food in Philly. But, there's plenty of soul in Greg Vernick's food, too. [Eater 38 Member]

Bistrot la Minette is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

15. Bistrot la Minette

623 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA
French Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 38 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Peter Woolsey's take on family recipes is a nice touch in an environment that has tons of them to start, like red aprons for their server brigade and a beautiful backyard patio. [Eater 38 Member]

John's Roast Pork is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

16. John's Roast Pork

14 Snyder Ave (at Weccacoe Ave), Philadelphia, PA
Sandwich Spot · Queen Village - Pennsport · 119 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Usually only open for lunch during the week, John's recently announced Saturday hours starting next weekend. For your out-of-town friends, this is a must-stop to impress. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Federal Donuts is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

17. Federal Donuts

1219 S 2nd St (at Manton St), Philadelphia, PA
Donut Shop · Queen Village - Pennsport · 76 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Mike Solomonov's fried chicken and doughnuts have become legendary in very short order. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Paesano's Philly Style is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

18. Paesano's Philly Style

943 S 9th St (at Carpenter St), Philadelphia, PA
Sandwich Spot · Bella Vista - Southwark · 62 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Order the Paesano, the Arista, or the Bolognese. Take out-of-towners here to blow their minds. [Eater 38 Member]

Santucci's Original Square Pizza is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

19. Santucci's Original Square Pizza

901 S 10th St (at Christian St), Philadelphia, PA
Pizzeria · Bella Vista - Southwark · 32 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Sure, it's a little pricey, but you'll love every penny you spend here. Get the short rib sandwich and the square pie. Brunch rules, too. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

20. Standard Tap

901 N 2nd St (at Poplar St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 129 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The best dishes are their softshell crab sandwich, duck salad, and the Standard Burger. All of the beers are draft only, and their Bloody Mary's are some of the best in town. [Eater 38 Member]

Tai Lake Restaurant is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

21. Tai Lake Restaurant

134 N 10th St (at Cherry St.), Philadelphia, PA
Chinese Restaurant · Chinatown · 26 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Tai Lake scares off some people with their giant frog tank in the window. They have the best seafood in Chinatown and are open really late night. [Eater 38 Member]

Fette Sau is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

22. Fette Sau

1208 Frankford Ave (at Girard Ave.), Philadelphia, PA
BBQ Joint · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 75 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Philly waited with baited breath for our very own Fette Sau to open, and it's here now to satiate all of your BBQ needs. The lines are already long, but they're worth it. [Eater 38 Member]

Hot Diggity is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

23. Hot Diggity

630 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Hot Dog Joint · Washington Square West · 43 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Sells Sabretts grilled up & topped w/ crazy combos of ingredients. Check out the Saigon or the Grunge. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Fitler Dining Room is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

24. Fitler Dining Room

2201 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Center City · 20 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Robert Marzinsky has been turning out great stuff since they opened up six months ago, and the critics have been throwing praise at them left and right. Don't miss it. [Eater 38 Member]

25. Pizzeria Beddia

115 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Pizzeria · North Philadelphia · 18 tips and reviews

EaterEater: One man, one oven, amazing pizza. Joe Beddia is the face of Philly's high-end pizza renaissance, and everyone in town agrees it's the best. A must-visit for out-of-towners. [Eater 38 Member]

Cheu Noodle Bar is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

26. Cheu Noodle Bar

255 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA
Noodle Restaurant · Washington Square West · 87 tips and reviews

EaterEater: What started out as a place we hoped would have good ramen, Cheu Noodle Bar is Philly's home for truly creative Asian snacks and small bites, as well as noodles. [Eater 38 Member]

Noord is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

27. Noord

1046 Tasker St (at S 11th St), Philadelphia, PA
Dutch Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 23 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Sure, they're on the cusp of the 6 month Eater 38 cutoff, but Joncarl Lachman's Noord is so unique for Philly and so fantastic that they earn a spot on our illustrious list. [Eater 38 Member]

Talula's Daily is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

28. Talula's Daily

208 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA
Café · Washington Square West · 23 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This is the marketcafe that the neighborhood sorely needed. There's no shortage of beautiful choices if you just want to grab coffee, a quick bite, or some highbrow snacks for home. [Eater 38 Member]

Serpico is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

29. Serpico

604 South St, Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Washington Square West · 38 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Having proven to be one of the most inventive and beautiful restaurants around, Serpico could be just the thing to turn South Street around. [Eater 38 Member]

Los Gallos is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

30. Los Gallos

951 Wolf St (at 10th St), Philadelphia, PA
Mexican Restaurant · South Philadelphia East · 31 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Happily, the argument over South Philly's best taqueria could go on for days. Los Gallos is a great place to start the discussion. [Eater 38 Member]

American Sardine Bar is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

31. American Sardine Bar

1800 Federal St (at 18th St), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Point Breeze · 74 tips and reviews

EaterEater: ASB is a rare destination neighborhood bar, with a menu built on sandwiches. If you're find the patty melt on the menu when you visit, your choice should be an easy one. [Eater 38 Member]

Khyber Pass Pub is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

32. Khyber Pass Pub

56 S 2nd St (btwn Market & Chestnut St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Center City East · 140 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Its latest iteration is a cozy bar putting out a menu full of New Orleans flavors that are consistently tremendous. The menu is just as friendly to vegans as it is to meat-eaters. [Eater 38 Member]

High Street on Market is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

33. High Street on Market

308 Market St (at 3rd St), Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Center City East · 88 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Duck in still wearing your pajamas for a cup of Rival Bros. coffee, a red eye danish, and a loaf of bread for later, or bring out-of-towners here for a dinner that will impress. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Pizzeria Vetri is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

34. Pizzeria Vetri

1939 Callowhill St (btwn N 19th & 20th St), Philadelphia, PA
Pizzeria · Fairmount - Art Museum · 72 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Neapolitan pies in a laid-back setting are an easy sell, but the Vetri family didn't stop there: everything here hits, from the bottled cocktails to the soft serve & cookies. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Pho 75 is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

35. Pho 75

1122 Washington Ave (btwn 11th St & 12th St), Philadelphia, PA
Vietnamese Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 39 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Pho 75 is one of our favorites (and it happens to be located very near several other contenders, meaning you can make a pretty serious study of it without even straying very far). [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Saad's Halal Restaurant is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

36. Saad's Halal Restaurant

4500 Walnut St (at 45th St), Philadelphia, PA
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Spruce Hill · 64 tips and reviews

EaterEater: An absolute staple in West Philly, famous for its chicken maroush sandwich, schwarma, falafel, & cheesesteaks--and it's all halal, in addition to being quick, generous, & affordable. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Fat Ham is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

37. The Fat Ham

3131 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Southern Food Restaurant · University City · 40 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Aaron Gottesman turns out some of the most perfect fried chicken you'll find anywhere, one of our favorite salads around (the mustard greens), and cult-favorite oyster sliders. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Le Chéri is one of Philadelphia Eater 38.

38. Le Chéri

251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA
French Restaurant · Rittenhouse Square · 7 tips and reviews

EaterEater: In the gorgeous Wetherill Mansion, the classic French fare has earned raves, while the wine list was praised by Craig LaBan in his three-bell review for both quality & fair pricing. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.