Opera Philadelphia

David Devan's Recommendations

Discover special dining recommendations below from David Devan, Opera Philadelphia's General Director & President and Philadelphia Foodie Extraordinaire. All restaurants are within walking distance of the Academy of Music and Perelman Theater.

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."

Le Chéri

French

251 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.lecheriphilly.com

"It's fantastic, authentic brasserie cuisine created by Pierre Calmels, one of my favorite chefs in town."

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 pekora!)"

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