Top-Rated Philadelphia Restaurants That Are Worth the Trip (and the Splurge!)

Whether it’s a special occasion or “just because,” sometimes you just need to splurge on your dining experience. If you live in the Wilmington and Greenville, Delaware, area, you’ve got plenty of amazing restaurants to choose from right in your neck of the woods. But to make the occasion even more special, why not hop on the highway and head to Philly? In less than 40 minutes, you can enjoy the fine cuisine of Jean-Georges Philadelphia, XIX Nineteen, and Morimoto—the flagship restaurant of legendary Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto.

Jean-Georges Philadelphia

The Four Seasons is one of Philly’s most glamorous hotels, and so it stands to reason it would feature an equally ritzy restaurant. Located on the 59th floor of the Four Seasons, Jean-Georges Philadelphia should be on the bucket list of every foodie. The restaurant itself is a work of art, offering incredible panoramic views of the city skyline via soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. The view of the city at night is particularly breathtaking.

The menu is carefully crafted by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Chef Cornelia Sühr. The six-course tasting menus embrace classic French cuisine techniques and stunning flavor combinations. Choose either the “From the Land & Sea” tasting menu or the “From the Earth” menu. It’s quite a splurge, but definitely worth it.

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XIX Nineteen

You’ll find XIX Nineteen on the 19th level of the Park Hyatt in Center City, Philadelphia. This breathtaking restaurant and lounge is situated in a space fit for royalty, with an awe-inspiring chandelier and vaulted, palace-style rotundas reminiscent of the French Renaissance style. Most diners here arrive for breakfast or brunch, although they do offer delicious bites for happy hour later in the evening.

The Executive Chef, Amy Culverwell, specializes in sourcing the freshest local ingredients, including fresh seafood and game. Their menu features organic and sustainable ingredients. For brunch, choose from Hudson Valley smoked salmon, poached pear and burrata, honey spiced beet salad, and a clever spin on a Philly favorite, the pretzel croissant sandwich with Philly cheesesteak meat, scrambled eggs, and sharp provolone.


From the moment you step inside Morimoto, you’ll quickly realize that this is one of the most unique takes on fine dining you’ll ever experience. The décor has incredible personality that borders on futuristic, and the menu is crafted by none other than famed Chef Masaharu Morimoto (Iron Chef, Nobu in NYC). You’ll need to make reservations well in advance, as this is one of the most in-demand restaurants in Philly. Order the Morimoto Omakase—a tasting menu—paired with either the Sake Omakase (signature sake pairings for each course) or the Beverage Omakase pairings.

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