The holidays are all about celebrating—and indulging. These top restaurants are the perfect place to do both.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse has a special prix-fixe menu every Sunday through the holidays.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Head here every Sunday throughout the holiday season for the Prime Pair Sundays special. A prix-fixe menu allows diners to select a salad, a side, and an eight-ounce filet paired with a signature crab cake, BBQ-spiced shrimp, or lemon garlic scallops. Whatever you choose, don’t end the night without treating yourself to an eggnog pots de crème for dessert. 1426-28 Chestnut St., 215-246-0533
Fork When Ellen Yin and Eli Kulp joined forces to create Fork, we knew it would be a success. And now the Old City restaurant has emerged as a coveted holiday reservation. Enjoy the special Feast of Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve, along with offerings from the extensive wine list and the raw bar (featuring smoked trout caviar), as well as handmade pastas with fillings such as pork ragu, pickled rhubarb, and fresh cheeses. 306 Market St., 215-625-9425
La Peg For some holiday lovers, it’s not Christmas without a ham, goose, or turkey. But for those who prefer their meals meat-free, La Peg is the place to go. A section of the menu is dedicated to savory vegetarian dishes, like chilled potato leek soup, handmade pasta, and macaroni gratin. For those who crave it, however, the hearty meat section tempts with rabbit couscous, duck breast, and steak frites. 140 N. Columbus Blvd., 215-375-7744
Mercato Looking to host a private dinner party for up to 50 of your closest friends? Mercato offers unique celebration options, including private seasonal chef’s tastings and formal dinner packages. We suggest starting with the meat, cheese, and oil menu and opting for the duck prosciutto, semi-soft Taleggio cheese, and Calabrian chili olive oil—the trio is perfection. 1216 Spruce St., 215-985-2962
Pumpkin Celebrating its 11th year, Pumpkin has made a name for itself as one of the first farm-to-table establishments in the city. The menu changes daily, but diners can expect an array of entrées, sides, and appetizers highlighting the flavors of the holiday season in a cozy South Street setting. 1713 South St., 215-545-4448
Sbraga When we think of holiday indulgences, pasta is always a top choice. Kevin Sbraga’s take on potato gnocchi—he adds butter-braised lobster, Jerusalem artichokes, and sea beans—is among Philly’s most inventive renditions of the classic Italian dish. Pair it with the Clover Club cocktail (with Bluecoat gin, lemon, raspberry syrup, and egg white) to make dining at Sbraga a little gift you give yourself this year. 521 S. Broad St., 215-735-1913
10 Arts Bistro Known for its seasonal twists on hot chocolate (classic and spiked with liquor) served in the plush lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, this holiday stalwart also whips up a prix-fixe Christmas Eve dinner each year. Expect classic American dishes made with farm-to-table ingredients in a historic hotel setting. 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8273
Vernick Food & Drinks Grab your closest friends and reserve the second-floor space for an intimate dinner full of this restaurant’s most popular items. Spicy eggplant and cherry tomatoes on toast is a great way to start your meal. Then feast on another standout: the grilled sea bass, topped with a fire-roasted tomato sauce and paired with broccoli. 2031 Walnut St., 267-639-6644