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5 Restaurants near Washington Square Locals Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near Washington Square? Here’s a list of Restaurants near Washington Square locals and critics love.

5 Restaurants near Washington Square Locals Love

1. VetriVetriAt his rustic 11-table dining room located in Center City Philadelphia, Chef Marc Vetri offers a multi-course tasting menu featuring authentic Northern Italian fare and homemade pasta. The beverage pairing program, composed of some of the wine cellar’s 2,500 mostly Italian-focused bottles and craft and artisanal beers, adds to the experience. Exposed wood beams keep the intimate and elegant townhouse setting rustic and reminiscent of Italy.

2. Garces Trading Company

Garces Trading CompanyAt Garces Trading Co., Chef de Cuisine Michael Jenkins offers European bistro fare inspired by some of his and Chef Jose Garces’ favorite restaurants from around the world, with a particular focus on those in Italy, Spain and France. A selection of cocktails, wines and beers complements the cuisine — whether it’s dinner, dessert or weekend brunch. Housed in a large space reminiscent of a European cafe, the casual yet elegant setting also features a gourmet market.

3. Amis Trattoria

Amis TrattoriaAmis Trattoria brings rustic, Roman-style Italian flavors to the heart of Philadelphia with nightly dinners and weekend brunches. The menus are full of creative, shareable dishes complemented by an inventive cocktail program. Chef Brad Spence’s open kitchen is the centerpiece of the lively yet comfortable loft-like space, which also features concrete and white brick walls, a wooden floor, a zinc bar and colorful accents.

4. Zahav

ZahavZahav brings modern Israeli flavors and culinary techniques to Philadelphia. The casual restaurant is home to an ever-changing, globally inspired small plates menu and an award-winning cocktail list. Meant to evoke the hidden courtyards of Jerusalem, the space is decorated with golden limestone floors and walls, hand-carved tables and soaring ceilings.

5. Whetstone

WhetstoneWhetstone offers brasserie-inspired American classics and a wide selection of draft beers. The kitchen delivers simply prepared dishes — from sandwiches, soups and salads to meats and seafood — in a casual, lively setting. Wines and cocktails are also available to pair with the fresh, modern and seasonal cuisine.

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