You don't have to go far to find fine dining options in Philadelphia. You'll find plenty of upscale restaurants just a short way from Meetinghouse. The next time you're looking for a nice spot to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion, try one of these restaurants:
Ever heard of a little TV show called Iron Chef'? This restaurant is the brainchild of the show's star, Chef Morimoto. The restaurant itself is lavish, with each room offering a different, colorful, and calming experience. Dine here and you'll find incredible and subtle flavors in Japanese cuisine, crafted from quality ingredients. To truly texperience Chef Morimoto's unique and delicious style, ask for the multiple course chef's choice Omakase, and beverage Omakase, which offer a complimentary taste of Morimoto's proudest creations.
723 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; (215) 413-9070
For good steak, try Barclay Prime. The restaurant itself offers an eccentric yet classy atmosphere, with a surprising and subtle nod to '60s and '70s decor. It offers richly flavored cuts from both local and international markets, to ensure the best flavor for each steak. If you'd rather stay away from red meat, Barclay Prime serves a number of delicious seafood plates, including a savory butter poached lobster.
237 S. 18th St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19103; (215) 732-7560
Chefs and critics from around the country recognize Vetri as one of the most influential and respected Italian restaurants. Step inside, and you'll find a welcoming and intimate atmosphere in a dining room that offers a colonial style of decor. Dining is limited exclusively to the tasting menu, tailored specifically to the preferences of each diner, though the offerings usually include fish, a fruit or vegetable plate, a red meat course, and dessert.
1312 Spruce St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19107; (215) 732-3478