Published on January 20, 2016

Romantic Restaurants in Philadelphia Perfect for Date Night

Here are five romantic restaurants in Philadelphia sure to impress that special someone, plus you have even more great options in the Reserve app. From world-class wines to decadent desserts, let us help you cozy up to an idyllic meal.




Marigold Kitchen - romantic restaurants in Philadelphia Photo provided by Marigold Kitchen

Marigold Kitchen offers inventive New American tasting menus in a traditional Victorian home. The beautiful dishes highlight the freshest local ingredients, all served in an intimate dining room. At this elegant BYOB restaurant, guests are invited to complement the cuisine by bringing their own alcoholic beverages.


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Osteria is an award-winning Northern Italian-inspired eatery. The heart of the restaurant is its open kitchen, which dishes out homemade pastas, authentic Neapolitan and Roman-style pizzas, and wood-grilled meats and seafood. The industrial setting is home to a dining room that is both spacious and inviting, as well as a glass-enclosed patio that can be enjoyed year round.


Tinto - romantic restaurants in Philadelphia Photo provided by Tinto

Inspired by the Basque region of Spain, Tinto is award-winning chef Jose Garces’ intimate tapas bar and restaurant, serving up authentic small plates from Chef de Cuisine Jose Olmeda. An array of Spanish ciders and sangrias compose the beverage program, while the extensive wine list spotlights bottles sourced from the Basque region. Reminiscent of a wine cellar, the elegant space — composed of two dining rooms and an underground lounge — is filled with rustic decor and sleek booths.


Fond - romantic restaurants in Philadelphia Photo provided by Fond

At Fond, Chef Lee Styer delivers an approachable yet refined New American menu of seasonally inspired fare. The flavorful cuisine is complemented by a curated wine list, while a notable selection of homemade bread and desserts offer the ideal start and end to any meal. For an even more unique experience, an oak-slab chef’s table in the private dining room offers guests a peek into the kitchen.


Townsend - romantic restaurants in Philadelphia Photo provided by Townsend

From acclaimed chef Townsend Wentz comes Townsend, a French bistro that serves refined versions of traditional dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The simple, candlelit setting creates a romantic and intimate atmosphere that allows the elegant cuisine to shine. An extensive list of French wines and cocktails are available.

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