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WHAT'S IN STORE
Philadelphia is in the midst of a retail renaissance defined by independent boutiques. Some have been around for decades, others for mere months, but all are worth a look.
Colorful clothing with a prepster edge; King of Prussia Mall
Cameo Water Wear
The area's largest selection of women's swim and weekend wear; 1420 Walnut St.
Shop vintage Chanel and other designers; 151 N. Third St.
Lord & Taylor
A staple store for suburbanites; 145 City Line Ave., Bala Cynwyd
The red star offers more modern styles than ever; 1300 Market St.
South Moon Under
Stocked with summer essentials; 1731 Chestnut St.
Third St. Habit
Select from brands like Splendid and J.Brand; 153 N. Third St.
Burch’s bags and flats are still must-haves; King of Prussia Mall
Specializing in exotic materials; 124 S. 19th St.
An exclusive carrier of Andy Wolf Eyewear; 3419 Walnut St.
West Coast Optical
Spectacles and sunglasses from Gucci to Rayban; 1726 Chestnut St.
Carefully Curated Fashions
The Russian-born dressmaker adorning Philly’s elite; 2038 Locust St.
The Philly newcomer carries Jason Wu and Pucci; 1718 Walnut St.
A Philadelphia institution for more than 40 years; 1616 Walnut St.
Nilah & Company
A custom dressmaker with a knack for wedding wear; 36 W. Eagle Road, Havertown
Knit Wit’s sister store stocks funkier fashions; 128 S. 17th St.
Chic fashions with an eco-friendly edge; 1700 Sansom St.
With runway looks from European designers; 122 S. 19th St.
A classic Philadelphia clothier; 1818 Chestnut St.
Go for private consultations and personal shopping; 1732 Spruce St.
Ermenegildo Zenga Boutique
On-trend accessories shine at the Italian design house; King of Prussia Mall
Henry A. Davidsen
A favorite of Center City gentlemen; 1701 Spruce St.
The brand&rsquos contemporary suiting styles span all ages; King of Prussia Mall
Philly notables have called on Frank Ventresca to style them for decades; 145 W. State St., Doylestown
Shop Longines, Cartier, and more; 1521 Walnut St
Classic, sophisticated styles; King of Prussia Mall
Craftsmen with an eye for design; King of Prussia Mall
National Watch & Diamond Exchange
Buying and trading fine watches and jewelry; 101 S. Eighth St.
Leaders of the mechanical watch movement; King of Prussia Mall
TAG Heuer Boutique
Swiss luxury watches for every style; King of Prussia Mall
Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers
Leading the local luxury jewelry scene for more than 50 years; 595 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids
The French jeweler boasts a long history; King of Prussia Mall
Known for its iconic cable bracelet; King of Prussia Mall
Lagos The Store
Wearable art from a Philly native; 1735 Walnut St.
Tiffany & Co.
Home of the little blue box; 1414 Walnut St.
If the Shoe Fits
All the top shoe designers under one roof; King of Prussia Mall
Saks Fifth Avenue
The latest in designer wear of all kinds; 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd
Italian luxury goods for men and women; King of Prussia Mall
A family-run business that makes you feel at home; 300P Rt. 73 S., Marlton, NJ
Evelyn Wade Collection
Stunning silver bracelets, necklaces, and more.
Gary Mann Jewelers
Specializing in gold and platinum fine jewelry; 4349 Main St.
Golden Nugget Jewelers
A Philadelphia destination for bridal jewelry; 800 Chestnut St.
LL Pavorsky Jewels and Gifts
A gallery with gifts for everyone; 707 Walnut St.
Jeff Kellmer Private Jeweler
Personal jeweler with a long history in the business; 510 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Morton & Rudolph
Diamonds and pearls galore; 1900 Rt. 70 E., Cherry Hill, NJ
Shop 'Til You Drop
King of Prussia Mall
Now featuring West Elm and Tesla Motors; 690 W. Dekalb Pike
Philadelphia Premium Outlets
Designer fashions made affordable at BCBG MaxAzria and Theory; 18 W. Lightcap Road, Limerick
The Pier Shops at Caesars
Upscale shopping and dining in Atlantic City; 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City
The Promenade at Sagemore
Shop Denim Habit at New Jersey's open-air mall; 500 Rt. 73 S., Marlton, NJ
The Shops at Liberty Place
Elite shopping in the heart of Center City; 1625 Chestnut St.
Urban Outfitters and Bluemercury in the suburbs; 6 Coulter Ave., Ardmore
In-Store Wardrobe Styling
Owner Stefanie Lutzo works one-on-one with clients for truly haute looks; 45 N. Second St.
Building a versatile wardrobe is the shop's mantra; 1729 Chestnut St.
The talented team even calls on other boutiques to create perfect pairings for their dresses; 200 S. Broad St.
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program celebrates works like Common Threads by Meg Saligman.
Last year’s opening of the Barnes Foundation gave our dynamic, world-class arts scene a global stage, but all the attention only confirmed what we’ve known for a long time.
Tour the Collections
The Barnes Foundation
Home to more works by C&anne and Renoir than anywhere else in the world; 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The oldest art museum and school in the US was founded in 1805; 118-128 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Van Gogh&rsquos Vase with Twelve Sunflowers is just one of the many famous works on display here; 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
The renovated garden now contains eight of Auguste Rodin's pieces; 2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Woodmere Art Museum
Housed in a 19th century Victorian stone mansion; 9201 Germantown Ave.
The Academy of Music
Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963; 240 S. Broad St.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
An urban performing arts center on Penn&rsquos campus; 3680 Walnut St.
Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the hub of the biennial PIFA; 300 S. Broad St.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
The original venue for summer concerts in Philly; 5201 Parkside Ave.
Philly's Hidden Gems
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Philly&rsquos own The Roots were recently honored with a mural.
National Museum of American Jewish History
Celebrating Jewish culture through an expansive artifact collection; 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Philadelphia History Museum
Explore more than 300 years of our city&rsquos past; 15 S. Seventh St.
PHS Meadowbrook Farm
A nursery and shop situated on a historic estate; 1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook
The Rosenbach Museum & Library
Works by Benjamin Franklin and James Joyce are highlights of the collection; 2008- 2010 Delancey Pl.
Simeone Automotive Museum
A showcase for the most elite racing sportscars ever built; 6825 Norwitch Dr.
Home Away From Home
Modern luxury in the historic district with a rooftop lounge; 433 Chestnut St.
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Contemporary lodging inside the city&rsquos first skyscraper; 1200 Market St.
Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
Upscale property with access to the Valley Forge Casino Resort; 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia
The Rittenhouse Hotel
Oprah Winfrey famously stayed here, ranked one of the top hotels in the world; 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
The former bank is home to one of the city;s most respected restaurants; 10 Avenue of the Arts
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
New quarters in a convenient locale; 480 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Modern accommodations with French accents in the heart of Center City; 120 S. 17th St.
A Day of Play
The ACE Club
An exclusive corporate club with a top-ranked golf course; 800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill
See rare sharks at this waterfront attraction; 1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ
The first zoo in the US has made headlines for its new kids' zoo; 3400 W. Girard Ave.
Please Touch Museum
Hands-on fun for children of all ages; 4231 Avenue of the Republic
Trump National Golf Club
An award-winning course in a stunning setting; 500 W. Branch Ave., Pine Hill, NJ
Featuring over a dozen dining and entertainment options, plus an outdoor concert stage; 1100 Pattison Ave.
Philly's Best Photo Ops
Who can resist a spin on the carousel? 200 N. Sixth St.
A Philadelphia landmark you simply cannot miss; 520 Chestnut St.
With 360-degree views of the Parkway and beyond; Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 18th and 20th Streets
An iconic backdrop to any photo; 1599 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
National Constitution Center
The interactive museum celebrates its 10th anniversary in July; 525 Arch St.
Marvel at medical specimens and oddities collected over the last 150 years; 19 S. 22nd St.
This year marks the ballet's golden anniversary season.
Jonathan Adler's vibrant aesthetic results in a fun, eclectic mix.
Residential real estate in Philly shows no signs of slowing— and all those buyers and renters need to furnish that fresh square footage from the city's finest high-end shops.
Ligne Roset Philadelphia
Sleek furnishings with a pop of color; 162 N. Third St.
Showcasing streamlined seating, cabinets, and beds; 118 N. Third St.
Contemporary pieces from across the globe; 1604 Rt. 70, Cherry Hill, NJ
European chic meets modern elegance at this Philadelphia showroom; 113 S. 16th St.
Reclaimed and Handmade
Cell a Luxuria
Living, dining, and bedroom staples crafted from sustainably sourced materials; 1214 Chestnut St.
Shop one-of-a-kind tables of exotic woods; 4050 Main St.
Unique finds from around the world; 63-67 N. Second St.
Handcrafted home goods that are both unique and affordable; 4131 Main St.
Origin & Ash
Providing each buyer with entirely original pieces; 933 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
In-Store Design Consultations
Busybee Homestore & Design Center
Catering to your every interior design need, à la carte style; 734 South St.
Design Home Interiors
Designing rooms to match individual personalities and tastes; 668 Bethlehem Pike
Midcentury modern meets global pop culture; 33 N. Third St.
Room Service 360°
Representing the most exclusive brands around, such as Rossetto and Polaris; 2031 Byberry Road
The exclusive Philly dealer of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; 7908 Germantown Ave., 205 Arch St., 210 S. 13th St.
Premier designer furnishings to outfit your entire home; 1308 Chestnut St.
Timeless and updated classics; King of Prussia Mall
Its colorful, plush sectionals will liven up any space; 313 Arch St.
Celebrating the natural beauty of wood; 625 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Outfit Your Smart Home
The finest products, built and installed to meet your every need; 1001 Sussex Blvd., Broomall
Main Line Sound & Video
From basic necessities to detailed home theaters; 503 W. Lancaster Ave.
World Wide Stereo
Sonos, Klipsch, and Monster gathered in one place; 754 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville
The perfect greenery for your city space; 814 N. Fourth St.
Spruce up your interior with tropical blooms.
Young&rsquos Landscaping Management
Bringing creativity and craftsmanship to your outdoor space; 323 Main St., Lumberton, NJ
Deck the Walls
Bluestone Fine Art Gallery
Featuring colorful works from Sandra Benhaim and Susan Webster; 301 N. Third St.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery
One of Philly&rsquos leading contemporary art galleries; 709 Walnut St.
I. Brewster & Company
Known worldwide for works by Louis Icart; 210 N. 21st St.
Curating art collections from masters like Picasso and Renoir; 385 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford
The Final Touch
Allure Window Treatments
Dressing your windows with a wide selection of treatments, curtains, and shades; 1714 Washington Ave.
Closets by Design
Leading in custom designs and high-quality products; 928 Springdale Dr., Exton
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors
Design professionals delivering the finest home furnishings; 211 E. King St., Malvern
Event-planning authorities with a flair for flowers; 1016 New Market St.
Past celebrity clients include Elton John and Vera Wang; 7500 Wheeler St.
Sophisticated arrangements and home wares aplenty; 8501 Germantown Ave.
Valley Forge Flowers
Specialty designs plus a café perfect for a light lunch; 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Manor Home & Gifts
Picture-perfect place settings begin at this Center City boutique; 210 S. 17th St.
Shop specialty towels, kitchen supplies, and dainty accessories with a Far East flair; 428 N. 13th St., Ste. 2C
D ana B anks curated gift s hop includes jewelry from Jennifer Meyer and Heather B. Moore; 1616 Walnut St.
Architeqt keeps it short and simple.
“Beauty and folly are old companions,” wrote Ben Franklin, but these days our best companions are the skilled stylists and other pros who keep Philadelphians looking picture-perfect.
Vacationworthy Spray Tans
Organic tans in under 20 minutes; 815 S. Fourth St.
Old City Tans
Tanning and teeth whitening in one; 11 N. Second St.
The first to bring heat-infused airbrush tanning to Philly; The Sporting Club at The Bellevue, 224 S. Broad St.
SunMyst Tanning Spa
Customized airbrushing for a fresh-off-the-beach glow; 124 S. 16th St.
Tantini Tanning Bar
Hosts a tanning happy hour every Thursday; 172 William L. Dalton Dr., Glassboro, NJ
Brighten Your Smile
The Dental Spa
Philly&rsquos first stop for porcelain veneers and teeth whitening; 1601 Walnut St.
Dr. Lindsey Marshall
Bringing a decade of dental experience to Philly; 602 The Times Building, Ardmore
Veneers, implants, and more; 188 Fries Mill Road, Turnersville, NJ
Blue Hair Studio
Tape-in and Cinderella extensions add length; 2550 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley
Great Lengths and Hot Head extensions are its specialties; 1211 Wilmington Pike, West Chester
Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa & Salon
Specializing in the heat- and chemical-free Aqua extension; 243 W. Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Philly notables get camera-ready hair here; 1701 Walnut St., 3rd floor
Custom hair enhancements; 6 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore
Laser Sculpting and Resurfacing
Abington Aesthetic & Laser Medical Center
Dr. Zelinger&rsquos Liquid Laser Face Lift is customized to each client; 11 N. Second St.
Pixel Perfect and Intense Pulsed Light are two of the top skincare treatments here; 2200 Arch St.
Dr. Richard Glunk
Two decades of experience in plastic surgery, and now including laser skincare services; 216 Mall Blvd., Ste. 101, King of Prussia
Dr. Timothy M. Greco
A Philly leader in laser skin rejuvenation; 2 Bala Plaza, Ste. PL-15, Bala Cynwyd
Indoor cycling classes with high-energy playlists; multiple locations
The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Offering everything from hip-hop to hatha yoga; 224 S. Broad St.
Surfset Class at Revel Resort
A surfer's workout without the water; 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
Moisturize with the Seawater Pearl Hydrating facial; Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ
Rescue Rittenhouse Spa
The oxygenating facial rejuvenates and balances skin; 255 S. 17th St.
Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon
The signature facial treats individual needs; The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue of the Arts
Bouncy blow-outs in under an hour; 777 S. Broad St.
Blo/Out Blow Dry Bar
Choose which of the blow-dry styles fits you best; 1804 Chestnut St.
Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique
Select beachy waves, straight strands, or over-the-top volume; 265 S. 19th St.
Myriad looks, from loose curls to smooth and sleek; 200 S. Broad St.
Architeqt Salon & Gallery
Known for its dry-cut styling services; 265 S. 10th St.
Jason Matthew Salon
A Center City destination for of-the-moment styles; 1735 Chestnut St.
Jay Michael Salon and Spa
Distinctive hair design with a focus on philanthropy; 1600 Arch St.
Martino Cartier Salon
Transforming hair with tailor-made dry cuts; 1902 Rt. 70 E., Cherry Hill, NJ
Signatures du Mei
Healthier hair courtesy of thermo sheers; 112 W. Girard Ave.
Trendsetting do's in Queen Village; 141 League St.
Camera-worthy updos in the Italian Market neighborhood; 815 Christian St.
Platinum Hair Designs
Innovative hair care in a glamorous atmosphere; 1334 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
A Northeast hot spot for bridal looks; 2550 Grant Ave.
A Day of Pampering
Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon
Start your day with The Energizer, an exfoliating treatment, massage, and facial; 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
AME Salon and Spa
The AMEzing JO-JO includes a four-handed massage; 111 Waynewood Ave., Wayne
Oggi Salon & Spa
Oggi's Ultimate Indulgence package takes place over two days; 1700 Locust St.
Pileggi on the Square
The Pileggi experience will leave you relaxed and pampered; 717 Walnut St.
Salon Royale Court
Indulge in the Royale Treatment, with lunch included; 215 S. Broad St.
Hair House Calls
Giovanni & Pileggi
Under the weather? Let G&P come to your home; 258 S. 11th St.
Richard Nicholas Hair Studio
The Center City salon's on-location styling is ideal for special occasions; 1716 Sansom St.
Call on owner Kathryn Picraux for blow-outs, bridal updos, and beyond; 5 E. Butler Ave., Ambler
Let Joseph Lentini beautify your bridal crew; 116 S. 19th St.
Just the cured: Relish Barbuzzo’s charcuterie board of fine meats.
Philly may have built its culinary reputation on pretzels and cheesesteaks, but times have changed. We can thank the chefs for that, from Philly-bred toques to pedigreed New Yorkers new in town.
Home to the largest LED wall in America;111 S. 17th St.
International DJs have all taken the main stage here; 1500 Sansom St.
Ten Six Club
Alfa’s revamped second-level lounge brings the beats from Philly’s best DJs; 1709 Walnut St.
Soak in views of the packed dance floor below from the second-level VIP room; 1712 Walnut St.
Philly’s premier after-hours spot still rules for see-and-be-seen bottle service; 100 Spring Garden St.
The Iron Chef still stops by to test out new menu additions; 723 Chestnut St.
Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
Sample specialty rolls and signature cocktails in the open-air lounge; 1225 Sansom St.
Thai and Japanese flavors are expertly blended at this authentic eatery; 5492 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Chef Hiroyuki Tanaka is known for his Philly-themed rolls; 128 S. 19th St.
Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Famous for the salted caramel budino; 110 S. 13th St.
Chef Konstantinos Pitsillides brings his passion for Greek food to Washington Square; 1001 Spruce St.
Hang out in the backyard at the celebrated Drury Beer Garden; 1311 Sansom St.
The perfect late-night hangout for light bites and sharable plates; 1229 Spruce St.
Gourmet to Go
Carlino’s Specialty Foods
This third-generation specialty grocer turns out homemade pastries, pastas, and breads; 2616 E. County Line Rd., Ardmore
Di Bruno Bros.
Philly’s quintessential marketplace is carefully stocked with Italian staples and more; 1730 Chestnut St.
Garces Trading Company
Charcuterie, pastries, coffee, wine, and more from the star chef; 1111 Locust St.
Premium seafood and organic, all-natural beef delivered right to your door.
Sam’s Italian Market & Bakery
Delicatessen meats, baked goods, and dishes prepared with the flavors of Italy; 3504 W. Moreland Road, Willow Grove
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Hand-rolled potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms and truffle oil is just one of the to-die-for options; 111 S. 17th St.
Seasonal Italian flavors highlight the homemade pasta crafted daily; 1410 Pine St.
Le Castagne Ristorante
Handmade tagliatelle pairs beautifully with a succulent braised pork cheek ragu; 1920 Chestnut St.
You can’t pass up the jumbo lump crab and lemon ricotta ravioli at this BYOB; 1216 Spruce St.
America’s oldest Italian restaurant has settled down in the new Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel; 480 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Pasta pro Marc Vetri has garnered fans nationwide; 1312 Spruce St.
Butcher and Singer
Stephen Starr’s old Hollywood steakhouse makes lunch a glamorous experience; 1500 Walnut St.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
The Prime Pair prix fixe menu includes an eight-ounce filet with your choice of crab cake, shrimp, or scallops; 1426-28 Chestnut St.
Fresh offerings with French flair create a hearty lunch menu; 1 Logan Sq.
The three-course power lunch is ideal for a business meeting; 200 S. Broad St.
Smith & Wollensky
What’s a better midday meal than a hand-cut USDA Prime steak; 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Flavorful, simply prepared seafood has been perfected here; 1906 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ
Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House
The Philly newcomer promises the freshest catch; 3432 Sansom St.
Parties of six or more can indulge in the Dump Dinner, a New England–style clam bake; 1516 Sansom St.
Enjoy happy hour with $1 oysters and drinks on the patio; 600 N. Broad St.
Snockey’s Oyster & Crab House
The South Philly original has been shucking oysters since 1912; 1020 S. Second St.
Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
The seafood tower is best enjoyed on the riverside veranda; 640 Water Works Dr.
Azie on Main
Chef Kazuyuki Mitsui brings creative sushi rolls to the Main Line; 789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova
The eclectic menu includes steamed pork buns and lobster sliders; 1091 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn
The Saint James
Michael Schulson and Rob Wasserman teamed up for this casual American eatery; 30 Parking Plz., Ardmore
Enjoy a glass of wine from the largest cellar in the state while relaxing on the outdoor patio; 100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills
Amada’s sangria is a refreshing sip for summer.
Philly may have built its culinary reputation on pretzels and cheesesteaks, but times have changed. We can thank the chefs for that, from Philly-bred toques to pedigreed New Yorkers new in town.
Home of decadent cuts of beef and the famed foie gras cheesesteak; 237 S. 18th St.
Harry’s Savoy Grill
Specializing in steak, prime rib, and seafood for 25 years; 2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE
The Prime Rib
A piano player plays while martinis float through the room; 1701 Locust St.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The extra-large, family-style portions are sure to satisfy; 260 S. Broad St.
Brown Betty Dessert Boutique
Cupcakes are the hallmark of this mother-daughter dessert destination; 722 N. Second St.
Creative party cakes are made with delicious flavor pairings; 1821 E. Sedgley Ave.
The exhaustive dessert menu features everything from banana split waffles to chocolate chunks pizza; 1500 Walnut St.
Ms. Goody Cupcake
Twelve varieties of cupcake are offered daily; 1838 E. Passyunk Ave.
Potito’s Italian American Pastries
Cannolis are just one of the Old World treats to enjoy at this family-owned bake shop; 1614 W. Ritner St.
You’ll hesitate to eat the artfully designed cookies and cakes; 636 Belgrade St.
Marc Vetri’s award-winning restaurant tops pies with octopus, meatballs, and more; 640 N. Broad St.
Stephen Starr’s wood-fired pizzas are a neighborhood favorite; 420 S. Second St.
Grab a seat on the sidewalk to enjoy gardenfresh pizzas with a variety of toppers; 130 S. 18th St.
The cheese comes before the sauce on these Trenton-style pies; 1740 Sansom St.
The wine bar bakes up rustic pizzas with gourmet topping combinations; 112 S. 13th St.
The quaint hot spot serves up house-made English muffins and hearty egg dishes; 135 S. 18th St.
Founders at the Union League
The breakfast buffet has earned rave reviews for its delicious and varied options; 140 S. Broad St.
Satisfy your caffeine craving at this new joint; 1845 Walnut St.
Red Owl Tavern
Early risers enjoy views of Independence Mall at the sidewalk tables in this historic neighborhood; 433 Chestnut St.
Sweeping views from the 19th floor instantly brighten your morning meal; 200 S. Broad St.
Top Happy Hours
Slink into this exotic haunt for unique Latin bites and cocktails; 707 Chestnut St.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Small bar bites and house wine and sangria shine at this Cuban hot spot; 10 S. Second St.
Sofitel’s chic lounge pours inspired sips at its huge oval bar; 120 S. 17th St.
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
One of Philly’s few rooftop lounges is a welcome addition to the city scene; 433 Chestnut St.
Authentic Spanish tapas with the perfect wine pairing; 114 S. 20th St.
Rustic Spanish tapas are the star at this citywide favorite; 217-219 Chestnut St.
The Asian-fusion menu has fans returning for more; 325 Chestnut St.
A Philly landmark known for its luxury dining experience; 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
High above the city, Daniel Stern has crafted a modern oasis; 2 Liberty Pl., 50 S. 16th St.
This colorful spot presents American cuisine with a focus on organic; The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue of the Arts
Lee Styer’s refined menu reflects the season’s harvest; 1537 S. 11th St.
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
A farmfresh menu is complemented by seasonal cocktails and a carefully selected wine list; 200 S. 40th St.
Clever flavor pairings make the most of fresh, local ingredients; 251 S. 18th St.
Vernick Food & Drink
The season’s bounty dictates the menu at this celebrated newcomer; 2031 Walnut St.
Caffe Aldo Lamberti
Keep cool this summer underneath the yellow umbrellas; 2011 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ
There’s no better place for people-watching than the outside seating at this French brasserie; 227 S. 18th St.
The crisp white and blue décor on the second-floor patio will transport you to Italy’s Amalfi Coast; 212 Walnut St.
Philadelphia's first sidewalk café remains a well-loved favorite; 205 S. 18th St.
The plaza café is the ideal spot for a casual lunch; 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Top Tasting Menus
Chef Rosario Romano crafts specialty prix fixe menus filled with regional Italian flavors; 14 N. Front St.
Michael Schulson’s multicourse tasting menu features Asian-fusion delicacies and signature soft-serve; 124 S. 13th St.
Reserve a seat at the chef’s counter for the tasting menu; 440 S. Broad St.
The four-course “Tayim” menu includes a sampling of Israeli favorites; 237 St. James Pl.
photography by c, wonder; alexander iziliaev (ballet); tom stokes; nik morina; Jason Varney