2025 Sansom St., 215-568-7000
There are two seatings with optional beverage pairings here, but we’re seriously digging the more casual bar options: Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and then live music and dancing start at 9 p.m. ($10 cover).
700 S. Fifth St., 267-888-7002
Matt Levin is serving up dinner on New Year’s Eve, and his New Year’s Day brunch menu is seriously worth waking up for: chorizo corn dogs, wild blueberry pancakes and stuffed French toast start 2011 off deliciously.
27 W. Butler Pike, 215-591-9777
Keep it low-key at this sweet BYO in Amber, nestled in the former train station. Highlights on chef Steven Waxman’s four-course prix fixe ($50-$60 per person) include seafood bouillabaisse, caramelized Brussels sprouts with house-made bacon and filet mignon with truffle mashed potatoes.
112 S. 18th St., 267-467-3277
The Franklin isn’t going to be hosting anything other than a civilized, organized affair, so get your tickets fast ($75 each). An open bar, champagne toast and hors d’ oeuvres are included.
3711 Market St., 215-386-3711
Daniel Stern’s University City outpost keeps it more casual with a “roadhouse pig roast” ($65 per person), $3 canned beers and pinball.
217-219 Chestnut St.,
Jose Garces is doing New Year’s Eve at restaurants all over the city, but reserve a table at Amada for his “La Mesa de Jose” tasting menus ($60-$90).
Residences at Two Liberty Place, 50 S. 16th St.
The 37th floor of Two Liberty Place becomes a Prohibition-era cabaret for the evening with an open bar (included in the $155 admission), dancing, 1920s-inspired entertainment and food by chef Daniel Stern.