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University City Philadelphia Restaurants

White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
3550 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

This iconic Pennstitution rarely disappoints and when it does it's only in a minor way -- for example, a dish served not hot enough, just an occasional slip-up. The soup/sandwich combo is a consistent favorite of my friends and me. The butternut squash soup ... yummy! ditto carrot ginger. More

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PodPod
2957 reviews
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

Peter our server was awesome. It would be nice to have a kid's option but overall the quality of food was excellent. There was not a long wait to be served food. I recommend this to anyone who comes to Philadelphia. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
197 reviews
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

We had such a great time this past Saturday with two friends who had never been there before, that I've reserved again for this coming Friday, for sure one of my most favorite restaurants in the city and possibly the very best for dim sum.. More

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48th Street Grille48th Street Grille
18 reviews
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Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

I always enjoy eating at this location. It is generally extremely comfortable and relaxing. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill CollegeBistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
474 reviews
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

Dillon was very attentive to our every need. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. Bread was outstanding. Salmon was cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful. Carly’s ravioli were a unique combination of delightful flavors. We will return. Loved it. More

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Louie Louie Bistro BarLouie Louie Bistro Bar
274 reviews
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French American | University City, Philadelphia

Great food great service love the atmosphere. A little noisy but a lot of fun! More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3196 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The super nachos was amazing and the chips and guacamole was refreshing. The table was inside of a car which was cool – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the it tasted even better. Everyone loved the nachos. Service was well-timed and friendly, food were affordable." More

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Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
484 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

I came here with about 11 of my friends for my birthday brunch and the entire staff was so incredible. They were flexible when we wanted to add an extra person outside of our reservation and they were accommodating with the seating. The restaurant itself was very trendy and chic and made for a great spot to celebrate. More

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Zavino University CityZavino University City
1 review
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Italian | University City, Philadelphia

The food is excellent. Always consistent, flavorful, and reasonably sized along with the coat. The service is always excellent as well!!! More

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City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
514 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Really nice vibe. Food and drinks were good. Second time going and I think I'll go again More

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CO-OPCO-OP
157 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

My colleagues and I went to Co-Op for lunch. We enjoyed the food but service could definitely improve. One of our orders was wrong and it took quite a while to get the correct one. Also, we were never asked if we needed a refill for drinks. The ambiance and location are great and I would give them another chance. More

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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCityBernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
79 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Went to brunch for my birthday... The environment was very classy. But also it was lay back. The staff was amazing. The food was amazing like I kept gettin up for another place (we went to a buffet brunch ) the drinks was so good and our overall price for 4 people was reasonable. I plan to go back sometime soon! Might be my new weekend spot More

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Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
198 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Easter Sunday brunch. Booker’s fit the bill. Good food, excellent service, and nice ambiance. We enjoyed the experience. There was a special menu for brunch. Nice selection but I was disappointed because we have a party member with a milk allergy and another is a vegetarian. With the help of the waitress and manager we figured it out, but I wish I was made aware. As it was Easter I accepted the responsibility for not asking about the change. As noted the food was good. However the portion size on the gnocchi entree was was more like a tasting then a meal. Brunch ( 2 drinks with alcohol) for five with a tip was $250 and change . A little high but not an outlier. What I didn’t care for was the tip being added to the bill. I get it for large parties but I was not warned before hand and I do not consider five a large party. Overall, I will recommend Booker’s. I wish this fairly new restaurant (2 years ) in a transitional neighborhood much success. More

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coZaracoZara
231 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | University City, Philadelphia

The food was very good, although the presentation of the curry dish was not as inviting as I would have liked, however, the taste was good. More

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AksumAksum
512 reviews
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Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia

I usually love the food but this time the crab bisque was extremely salty and the mussels were sandy. However, if you go, try the salmon that's what I usually order and love it everytime. More

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The CommonThe Common
17 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Delicious, beautifully-prepared and presented food. Great new addition to campus. More

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The Market TavernThe Market Tavern
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Irish | University City, Philadelphia

The Market Tavern is an authentic Irish pub nestled in the heart of University City on 30th and Market Street in Philadelphia. Known for our Irish hospitality and lively atmosphere, our family has served Philadelphians, travelers, and the University City community across the street from 30th Street Station for over 40 years.More

Youma African CuisineYouma African Cuisine
15 reviews
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African | University City, Philadelphia

Delicious Senegalese cuisine at an affordable price. The service was friendly and the decor pleasant and cozy. My husband and I went here for a date night. A pleasant find. More

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University City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

University City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
48th Street Grille48th Street Grille
18 reviews
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Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

I always enjoy eating at this location. It is generally extremely comfortable and relaxing. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill CollegeBistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
474 reviews
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

Dillon was very attentive to our every need. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. Bread was outstanding. Salmon was cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful. Carly’s ravioli were a unique combination of delightful flavors. We will return. Loved it. More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
3550 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

This iconic Pennstitution rarely disappoints and when it does it's only in a minor way -- for example, a dish served not hot enough, just an occasional slip-up. The soup/sandwich combo is a consistent favorite of my friends and me. The butternut squash soup ... yummy! ditto carrot ginger. More

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PodPod
2957 reviews
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

Peter our server was awesome. It would be nice to have a kid's option but overall the quality of food was excellent. There was not a long wait to be served food. I recommend this to anyone who comes to Philadelphia. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
197 reviews
$$$$
Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

We had such a great time this past Saturday with two friends who had never been there before, that I've reserved again for this coming Friday, for sure one of my most favorite restaurants in the city and possibly the very best for dim sum.. More

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Louie Louie Bistro BarLouie Louie Bistro Bar
274 reviews
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French American | University City, Philadelphia

Great food great service love the atmosphere. A little noisy but a lot of fun! More

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Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
198 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Easter Sunday brunch. Booker’s fit the bill. Good food, excellent service, and nice ambiance. We enjoyed the experience. There was a special menu for brunch. Nice selection but I was disappointed because we have a party member with a milk allergy and another is a vegetarian. With the help of the waitress and manager we figured it out, but I wish I was made aware. As it was Easter I accepted the responsibility for not asking about the change. As noted the food was good. However the portion size on the gnocchi entree was was more like a tasting then a meal. Brunch ( 2 drinks with alcohol) for five with a tip was $250 and change . A little high but not an outlier. What I didn’t care for was the tip being added to the bill. I get it for large parties but I was not warned before hand and I do not consider five a large party. Overall, I will recommend Booker’s. I wish this fairly new restaurant (2 years ) in a transitional neighborhood much success. More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3196 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The super nachos was amazing and the chips and guacamole was refreshing. The table was inside of a car which was cool – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the it tasted even better. Everyone loved the nachos. Service was well-timed and friendly, food were affordable." More

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Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
484 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

I came here with about 11 of my friends for my birthday brunch and the entire staff was so incredible. They were flexible when we wanted to add an extra person outside of our reservation and they were accommodating with the seating. The restaurant itself was very trendy and chic and made for a great spot to celebrate. More

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coZaracoZara
231 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | University City, Philadelphia

The food was very good, although the presentation of the curry dish was not as inviting as I would have liked, however, the taste was good. More

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Discover University City

Located near the heart of the area’s biggest academic centers, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the West Philadelphia neighborhood of University City combines the sophistication of an academic urban center with the fun, carefree spirit of a college town, and its diverse food scene reflects this. From Philly-style pizza slices and colorful, fragrant sprinkle-and-frosting rich gourmet donuts to legendary Philly cheesesteaks laden with peppers, grilled onions, and mushrooms on genuine Amoroso rolls and one-of-a-kind upscale vegan street food, University City is also a foodie’s dream. Not to be outdone in the fine dining department, University City is also home to Michelin-starred cafes and destination restaurants.