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(582)
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Zavino University City
Zavino University City
(10)
$$$$
Italian | University City, Philadelphia

Took the family there for my Dad's 90th Birthday. Food was great although it's not your typical Italian restaurant. Service was outstanding. Originally scheduled for 10 people, however, other friends showed up. Zavino was able to accommodate and moved us to a different location in the restaurant. Overall was very happy with our visit. More

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White Dog Cafe - University City
White Dog Cafe - University City
(3708)
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Great food and ambience for our last dinner as a family before we dropped off my son to college ! More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G's
Dim Sum House by Jane G's
(218)
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

Food was great. Staff was very attentive. We ordered a lot of food and they were on top of everything. The sticky rice was amazinggggg! More

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Distrito Taqueria
Distrito Taqueria
(3241)
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Excellent service and food. We sat at our table for 2h and the server was very attentive and helpful and allowed us to have our pace. Highly recommend especially on Taco Tuesday! More

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Pod
Pod
(3036)
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

It was really cool. Great food. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
(480)
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

We were here for our Anniversary. We felt as though we were dining in a French cafe. The food was delicious, ambience superb, and desserts delectable. The restaurant is completely run by students who bend over backwards to attend to your every need. Parking is located next to the restaurant. This is a hidden gem that supports it’s students. More

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Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Louie Louie Bistro Bar
(361)
$$$$
French American | University City, Philadelphia

A very nice, neighborhood Bistro Bar. Food was very good; service was excellent. More

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Booker's Restaurant and Bar
Booker's Restaurant and Bar
(246)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

On my previous visit I came for brunch and sat at the bar. It was taking an unusually long time to be served and as soon as we were about to summons someone, the manager came over, apologized for the wait and explained that there were two large parties and they were understaffed so orders would take longer than usual. We'd placed drink orders and were still deciding whether we would stay for food or go elsewhere. Well out came a complimentary order of calamari, which of course made our decision easier. Not only did we appreciate that he apologized for the wait, he also provided a complimentary dish, which was small enough not to put a dent into the day's earnings, but big enough in gesture to keep us there and make more money. We ordered a couple more rounds of drinks and some food (tbh-i cannot remember what all we had ordered). FF to yesterday, my most recent visit and this time i was with a group and everybody's food was delicious. We had the mimosas, which were all tasty: Vanilla Peach, Spicy Blackberry and Sunset. I had the Salmon Cake Benny with cheese grits, someone had the Catfish Benny, another had the Cheesecake French Toast and one had a side of scrambled eggs with turkey sausage. We all enjoyed our food. The hostess was a sweetheart and our waitress was great! We ended up being put out after three hours of holding up a table, but it was understandable. That just went o show how comfortable we were and that we enjoyed the environment. I will def be returning! More

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48th Street Grille
48th Street Grille
(32)
$$$$
Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

Amazing! Food was delicious, staff great. Chef came out to greet us. Will come again! More

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City Tap House - UC
City Tap House - UC
(531)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Great food! Excellent service! More

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Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe
(533)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Cocktails were excellent, Side car and Manhattan. Hake was delicious as was the salad, soup and pasta. Comfortable seating too. Not an extensive menu but enough choice that should satisfy most. More

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CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge
CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge
(180)
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

I visited CO-OP Restaurant for the first time during University City Dining Days. For $15, I received a filling 3 course lunch and took a "doggie bag" home. I had the deviled egg trio (very good), the macaroni & cheese (lacked seasoning but still good) and the cherry cobbler (the best part.. yummy!) As I dined, I checked out other guests dishes which all looked tasty. Oh one more thing, great ambience. I am looking forward to dining here again soon. More

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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
(92)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

I have been to the Bernie's in Glenside which I just love. So I was happy to get a chance to try this Bernie's. The food was just as good and although the decor and atmosphere is totally different, it was still a nice place to meet an old friend and catch up over really good food. It's a good addition to this Sansom St restaurant row. More

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The Market Tavern
The Market Tavern
(1)
$$$$
Irish | University City, Philadelphia

Saturday lunch hostess on Memorial Day weekend offers zero response (verbal or expression) to a polite greeting from two patrons walking in with a reservation, showed us to the worse/side table on the floor (no choice), and will mark you as a “no show” on purpose. Friendly and professional server re-seated us to the cute loveseat bench table, kitchen split our fish & chips professionally and without request. Better ambiance/atmosphere than years past. Hostess needs to be re-trained on the FOH floor, or go. More

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The Common
The Common
(32)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

the burger was as good as advertised. we will return. More

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Aksum
Aksum
(543)
$$$$
Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia

The food was good service was great we had a wonderful evening sitting by the window we are so looking forward to going back again very soon and trying some different things on the menu More

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Youma African Cuisine
Youma African Cuisine
(15)
$$$$
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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Zavino University City
Zavino University City
(10)
$$$$
Italian | University City, Philadelphia

Took the family there for my Dad's 90th Birthday. Food was great although it's not your typical Italian restaurant. Service was outstanding. Originally scheduled for 10 people, however, other friends showed up. Zavino was able to accommodate and moved us to a different location in the restaurant. Overall was very happy with our visit. More

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White Dog Cafe - University City
White Dog Cafe - University City
(3708)
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Great food and ambience for our last dinner as a family before we dropped off my son to college ! More

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Distrito Taqueria
Distrito Taqueria
(3241)
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Excellent service and food. We sat at our table for 2h and the server was very attentive and helpful and allowed us to have our pace. Highly recommend especially on Taco Tuesday! More

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Pod
Pod
(3036)
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

It was really cool. Great food. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G's
Dim Sum House by Jane G's
(218)
$$$$
Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

Food was great. Staff was very attentive. We ordered a lot of food and they were on top of everything. The sticky rice was amazinggggg! More

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Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Louie Louie Bistro Bar
(361)
$$$$
French American | University City, Philadelphia

A very nice, neighborhood Bistro Bar. Food was very good; service was excellent. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
(480)
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

We were here for our Anniversary. We felt as though we were dining in a French cafe. The food was delicious, ambience superb, and desserts delectable. The restaurant is completely run by students who bend over backwards to attend to your every need. Parking is located next to the restaurant. This is a hidden gem that supports it’s students. More

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City Tap House - UC
City Tap House - UC
(531)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Great food! Excellent service! More

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48th Street Grille
48th Street Grille
(32)
$$$$
Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

Amazing! Food was delicious, staff great. Chef came out to greet us. Will come again! More

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Booker's Restaurant and Bar
Booker's Restaurant and Bar
(246)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

On my previous visit I came for brunch and sat at the bar. It was taking an unusually long time to be served and as soon as we were about to summons someone, the manager came over, apologized for the wait and explained that there were two large parties and they were understaffed so orders would take longer than usual. We'd placed drink orders and were still deciding whether we would stay for food or go elsewhere. Well out came a complimentary order of calamari, which of course made our decision easier. Not only did we appreciate that he apologized for the wait, he also provided a complimentary dish, which was small enough not to put a dent into the day's earnings, but big enough in gesture to keep us there and make more money. We ordered a couple more rounds of drinks and some food (tbh-i cannot remember what all we had ordered). FF to yesterday, my most recent visit and this time i was with a group and everybody's food was delicious. We had the mimosas, which were all tasty: Vanilla Peach, Spicy Blackberry and Sunset. I had the Salmon Cake Benny with cheese grits, someone had the Catfish Benny, another had the Cheesecake French Toast and one had a side of scrambled eggs with turkey sausage. We all enjoyed our food. The hostess was a sweetheart and our waitress was great! We ended up being put out after three hours of holding up a table, but it was understandable. That just went o show how comfortable we were and that we enjoyed the environment. I will def be returning! 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.

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.