The best places to eat in Philadelphia this weekend

best places to eat in Philadelphia
Head to Cadence this weekend for an incredible culinary experience PHOTO: Neil Santos 

Philadelphia is home to plenty of amazing restaurants, bars and hotspots that have their own unique take on the culinary world. Discovering all of the best spots in the city is not the easiest feat, but we have some insight that may help you find your new favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Here are the best places to eat in Philadelphia this weekend. 

The best places to eat in Philadelphia this weekend

Cadence 

This hotspot BYOB eatery located in South Kensington is an amazing choice for any foodie-or will turn even the blandest of eaters into a foodie. Cadence has an amazing presentation with their atmosphere, dishes and menu selection- everything seems carefully placed to amplify the delicious experience. Cadence is always changing things up to keep diners experiences fresh as well. Savory and indulgent menu items include New Jersey Scallops, Bison Tartare, Smoked Trout, Happy Valley Pork, Point Pleasant Lobster, Cider Shaved Ice and much more. The best part about cadence is that they love to team up with producers, chefs and creative forces in the community to create unforgettable experiences that you will just have to see to believe.

161 West Girard Ave., cadencerestaurant.com

Bellini Grill

If you are yearning for a taste of truly authentic Italian dishes, you need to stop by the Bellini Grill in Center City. The atmosphere of the eatery transports you to another country and you feel as though you have stepped out of Philadelphia altogether. Plus the food, oh boy, the food is incredible. The dishes feature ingredients so fresh you can noticeably taste the difference. Every night Bellini offers a three-course tasting menu for just $35, along with a two-course lunch for $15. Prices and tastes you just can’t beat. Menu items include Bruschetta Siciliana, Gnocchi di Spinaci, Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Zuppa con Pesce Del Giorno, Pollo Bellini and home-made desserts such as a Sorbetto Trio, a Gelato Trio, Tiramisu, Cannolis and much more. Bellini Grill is also open for Happy Hour. A perfect spot if you are looking for one of the best places to eat in Philadelphia this weekend. 

220 South 16th St., bellinigrill.com

Distrito

Jose Garces brings Mexico City to Philadelphia with his eclectic and unique restaurant, Distrito. The University City spot offers mouth-watering cuisine and tasty refreshments, but the true appeal is the atmosphere. When you walk into Distrito, you realize just how one-of-a-kind this hotspot is. It’s not just a restaurant; it’s a party. From munching on tacos in a swing seat to sipping down a cocktail in a taxi car, you will have a unique experience every time you eat there. Tasty and delicious menu items include Mexican Poutine, Tortilla Soup, Super Nachos, an abundant selection of tacos, enchiladas, margaritas and more. Distrito also offers a fabulous Happy Hour with rotating daily specials. 

3945 Chestnut St., philadelphia.distritorestaurant.com

best places to eat in Philadelphia

Stateside

Stateside honors the American cuisine in a whole new way by only offering items that are sourced from local farmers markets and by only offering domestic beer, wine and spirits options. Stateside is an amazing choice if you are a whiskey or bourbon lover. The Passyunk spot boasts an extensive whiskey list featuring over 100 bourbons and ryes, as well as a handful of classic and creative specialty cocktails. The menu offers excellent small bites and shareable choices including Lobster Deviled Eggs, Black Pepper Fusilli, Confit Pork Hushpuppies, St. Louis Ribs, Beignets and much more. Plus Stateside is the perfect date spot, the food is just the right amount to share, the lights are romantically dimmed and the atmosphere is quite intimate and cozy. 

1536 East Passyunk Ave., statesidephiladelphia.com

Cinder Copper & Lace

If you are a pizza fan, a cider fan or both-Cinder is the place for you. Cinder debuted in Philadelphia only a few years ago but has quickly become one of the top spots in the City of Brotherly Love. The laid-back atmosphere makes any guest comfortable, the old-school pizzas with modern flairs will tickle anyone’s fancy and the premier cider and sour beer selection are incomparable to anywhere else. The best part? Cinder offers amazing flight selections with plenty of tasty and refreshing choices. The flights are a fantastic way to sample their extensive beer selection with your friends- or by yourself (no judgment). On the food side, savory menu items that won’t disappoint include Artichoke Dip, Cider Mussels, a Farmhouse Platter, a variety of pizzas and much more. Cinder is also open for brunch and happy hour. A great spot if you are looking for the best places to eat in Philadelphia this weekend. 

1500 Locust St., cindercl.com

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