Opera Philadelphia

Dining

"Philadelphia might just be the best food city on the east coast right now." (Travel + Leisure)

Opera Philadelphia's General Director & President David Devan shares some of his local favorites below.

Glass Handel Pre-Show Dinner
Sept. 22, 23, 30 | Reserve a table at the Barnes Foundation’s Garden Restaurant prior to the performance.
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Volvér Pre-Theater Dinner for $35 prior to Thursday performances of Sky on Swings
Sept. 20 & 27 | Volvér at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
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Center City Restaurant Week
Sept. 23–Oct. 5 | Three-course lunch, $20. Three-course dinner, $35.
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Additional Resources
Bon Appétit City Guide: Philadelphia | Open Table: Best Restaurants in Philadelphia | Zagat City’s Best: Philadelphia

David's Recommendations

a.kitchen

American

135 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA
www.akitchenandbar.com

"a.kitchen is a top pick because it manages to be both rustic and sophisticated at the same time: smoked flavors and farm-inspired ingredients are elevated through innovative combinations and presentations."

Amis

Italian

412 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA
www.amisphilly.com

"I love Amis' Roman trattoria-style dining, especially the Beast of the Day where they breakdown a whole animal to create a 3-course à la carte meal. Plus, they have a killer, affordable wine list."

Bud & Marilyn's

American

Corner of 13th and Locust
Philadelphia, PA
www.budandmarilyns.com

"All-American comfort food on steroids! Fried Chicken with biscuit is my fave."

Indeblue

Indian

205 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA
www.indebluerestaurant.com

"Butter chicken! That's all I really need to say about that. (Oh, and I love the vegetable pakora!)"

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