University City Restaurants
3945 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Get your spice on at Distrito Modern Mexican—a colorful, hip Mexican restaurant and cantina. Keeping it traditional with their house specialties of Ceviches, Sopas, Tacos, Los Moles, and more—but keep it kitschy and fun with their retro-inspired décor, fit with colorful pink neon lights and a mesh of upscale and decidedly tacky design. Chef Jose Garces, a master of Latin cuisine, aims to create culinary creations that fuse traditional dishes with a modern interpretation. With options for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, plus cocktails and finger food, Distrito Modern Mexican is a one-of-a-kind place to dine.
501 S. 45th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
This Spruce Hill Victorian townhouse has seen several incarnations of Marigold restaurants, starting in 1934 as the Marigold Tea Room. With rave reviews for the exciting American cuisine, the menu changes almost daily thanks to the ingredients used from local farms in the Philadelphia area, driving the freshness of the cuisine. As a BYOB establishment, patrons are invited to bring their favorite beverages to accompany the eclectic menu, and for those looking for the finest of dining experiences, the chef’s tasting menu is available upon request with reservations made 24 hours in advance. Fresh ingredients and an ever-changing menu make …
3611 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Modern, stylish, delicious. Penne Restaurant and Wine Bar serves up the finest regional Italian cuisine with the elegance and flair of modern culinary trends. Executive chef Eileen Watkin handcrafts unique and innovative creations daily in a setting that's warm and whimsical. The colorful interior creates a mood and setting that is fresh and upbeat, and when paired with one of their regional Italian wines from their extensive bar menu, guests can relax with ease and enjoy the simple pleasures of Italian cuisine. Located inside the Hilton Inn, Penne Restaurant and Wine Bar is a trip worth making.
4004 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Indian food can be a delicacy for foodies, but when served all-you-can-eat style, it can be a match made in heaven. Since 1988, New Delhi Indian Restaurant has brought spice to Philadelphia, serving a wide selection of both traditional Indian cuisine as well as options for seafood, vegetarian dishes, salad, and dessert. Traditional favorites include chicken tikka masala as well as samosas, vegetable malai kofta, and garlic na’an. They also feature options for catering and take-out. With a large, modern, upscale dining area, great for large parties or special events, this fair-priced buffet is sure to spice up your life …
3636 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
$$$ Special Offer
Restaurateur Stephen Starr’s vision of the future burns bright in the University City section of Philadelphia where Pod dishes out Asian fusion cuisine in an atmosphere that is a playful cross between Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Jetsons. Fresh sushi, dim sum, and full entrees are served in Pod’s sleek, high-tech dining space. The restaurant’s glossy, pure white interior, accentuated by concentric circles of blue, orange, and purple lighting and flooded with the pulse of ambient music, boldly transports patrons to a culinary destination that is truly ahead of its time.
3420 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
White Dog Cafe is nationally known for it’s contemporary American menus, fashioned from the highest quality farm-fresh ingredients and humanely raised meats and poultry. Their menus change seasonally to capture the best locally grown, organic and sustainable foods. Throughout the year White Dog Cafe hosts numerous special events that combine their commitment to "food, fun, and social activism".
4000 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
This venue is no longer open.