Whether you’re a raging sports fan or not, there's nothing cooler than spotting athletes in the flesh. Here, we give you some of the top local restos that professional athletes frequent when they’re in the City of Brotherly Love.
Not only does this luxe Italian eatery offer flavorful homemade pastas, but Scarpetta also hosts big-name players from time to time, like the entire Eagles defensive line, who booked the private dining room for a pre-season celebration, and longtime Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. The next time you come in for a meal, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for A-listers at this Rittenhouse gem. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-5584199
With dim lighting and a spacious dining room, this boutique steakhouse is a beloved escape for heavyweight hockey champions looking to fly under-the-radar during their time off. If names like Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, and Shayne Gostisbehere ring a bell, we suggest you keep this luxe resto on your go-to list. Other notable celebs who've been to Barclay Prime for a bite happen to be basketball legends Carmelo Anthony and Roy Hibbert. 237 S. 18th St., 215-732-7560
When they’re not breaking a sweat on the field or staying fit at the gym, your favorite football players just might be grabbing a bite to eat at this stylish eatery, which features a two-level dining space and a chic roof deck. While the tapas and cocktails warrant a visit, there’s nothing quite like getting a chance to see Philadelphia Eagle's quarterback Carson Wentz on your night out. 1801 Chestnut St., 215-567-1800
For a star-studded meal that won’t break the bank, Tony Luke's is your place. The famous sandwich chain is not only a favorite among local athletes like Darren Sproles, but it's also a go-to for visiting celebs. Professional wrestlers Tyler Breeze, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods have all gotten a taste of South Philly this past summer—as all tourists should. 4307 Main St., 267-297-8485; 39 E. Oregon Ave., 215-5515725; 8500 Essington Ave., 267-987-2166
Transporting its guests to the streets and brasseries of Paris, this lively bistro on Rittenhouse Square injects a bit of French charm and romance to Philly's luxe dining scene. Known for their killer baguettes, Parc is never short on delicious fare or star power—the eatery has hosted pro athletes like Connor Barwin in the past. 227 S. 18th St., 215-545-2262
If you love your sushi, just as much as you love your sports, be sure to check out this upscale sushi bar that serves up favorite Japanese eats. Chef Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka offers creative twists on traditional Japanese dining, while the restaurant lends an intimate atmosphere that continues to draw in famous clientele like frequent diner and Eagles long snapper, Jon Dorenbos. 128 S. 19th St., 215-568-1027