Center City



Center City refers to the bustling area of downtown Philadelphia with its many smaller neighborhoods, including Society Hill and Old City, Midtown Village, Chinatown, and the areas around South Street and Rittenhouse Square. While the city of Philadelphia extends far beyond this area, the designation of Center City is reserved for the oldest and (for the most part) densest area of the city between South Street and Vine Street and the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers.

Running north-south through the heart of Center City is Broad Street, also known as the Avenue of the Arts, where you can find swanky hotels like the Doubletree and the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, as well as grand entertainment venues like the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center. West of Broad offers upscale shopping on Walnut Street, popular bars and restaurants, and the lovely Rittenhouse Square. It's also home to most of the large office buildings in the city, including One Liberty Place and the Comcast Center. East of Broad offers charming homes and small boutiques perfectly suited to the smaller streets that mark this area of town. While Philadelphia as a whole is known for its BYOB restaurant culture, the area east of Broad is packed with delicious places to eat, like Lolita, Mercato, Valanni, Morimoto, to name just a few. Both Chestnut Street between 6th and 9th and 13th Street between Spruce and Walnut are practically lined with restaurants, nearly all of which have received rave reviews from food critics.

Nightlife

Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant
TPDS Club
Portofino's Restaurant
Tritone
Vault (The)
Zot Restaurant
Village Whiskey
Moriarty's
Fergie's Pub
Fadó
Ludwig's Garten
Lucky Strike Lanes
Champions, The American Sports Bar
Trocadero Theatre
Mahogany on Walnut
Turf Club - Center City
Shops at Liberty Place
Prince Music Theater
G Lounge
Pure
University of the Arts
Audrey Claire
Forrest Theatre
Dave and Busters
Walnut Street Theatre
Riverview Plaza 17
XIX Nineteen Cafe
Wilma Theater
Naked Chocolate Cafe
Chris' Jazz Café
Crimson Moon Coffee House
Frank Clements Tavern
Pinnacle Nightclub
Pegasus Nightclub
McGillin's Olde Ale House
Happy Rooster
Cafe Lift
Rouge
Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
Adrienne Theater
Coffee Bar (The)
InterAct Theatre Company
Starbucks Coffee
Divan Turkish Kitchen
Etage (L')
Tenth Street Pourhouse
Arts Bank
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Philadelphia
Helium Comedy Club
Pennsylvania Ballet
Dirty Frank's
Los Catrines & Tequila's Bar
Kimmel Center
Laff House
Pod
Mary Cassatt Tea Room and Garden
Pompeii
Drinker's Tavern
Merriam Theater

Attractions

I. Goldberg Army & Navy
African American Museum
American Pants Company
Alternative Health and Fitness Concepts
Leyv Ha-Ir
Braverman's Bakery
Giovanni's Room
Kimberly Boutique
Maron Chocolates
Walnut Street Theatre
bSHEHU
Bell Atlantic Tower
Bellevue
Fabric Workshop and Museum
Whodunit?
Calderwood Gallery
Bitar's Pita Hut & Market
Masonic Temple
Chestnut Street
PHLASH
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Joseph Fox Bookshop
Toby Lerner
Hibberd's Books
Children's Boutique, The
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Unclaimed Diamonds
Gershman Y (The)
National Watch & Diamond
Gilbert Luber Gallery
Liberty Boards
Black Tie Formal Wear
Forrest Theatre
St. John the Evangelist Church
National Constitution Center
American Institute of Architect's Bookstore
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gallery at Market East (The)
J.E. Caldwell Co
Market East Station
Holt's Cigar Company
Jones New York
Robbins 8th & Walnut
Arch Street United Methodist Church
Quaker Information Center
Body Works by Diane
Rosenbach Museum & Library
Chef's Tour of the Italian Market
Shopping on Walnut Street
St. Mark's Church
Tenth Presbyterian Church
Library Company of Philadelphia
University of the Arts
Rescue Rittenhouse Spa Lounge
Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Richel D'Ambra Spa at Ritz Carlton
Prince Music Theater
Congregation Mikveh Israel
Love Park
Carpenters' Hall
Kimmel Center
Academy of Music
Adolf Biecker / Philadelphia
Gross McLeaf Gallery
National Archives Branch
City Hall
Romanian Folk Art Museum
Shops at Liberty Place
Civil War & Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia
Iovine Brothers Produce
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Antiques Row
Boyd's
Formal Dimensions Inc.
Clothespin (The)
First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia
Black Cat Cigar Co.
Market Place East
Prince Hall Grand Lodge

Restaurants

Alma De Cuba
Osteria
El Vez
Dave and Busters
Mission Grill - Philadelphia
Gourmet Pizza
Moriarty's
Pod
Novita Bistro BYOB
Twenty21
Ludwig's Garten
Octo Waterfront Grille
Bliss
Fadó
Porcini
Maggiano's - Philadelphia
Bitar's Pita Hut & Market
Ernesto's 1521 Café
Cafe Lift
Pagliacci
Monk's Cafe
Estia
Capital Grille
Public House Logan Square
Pasion
Vino Restaurant Lounge
Pastrami & Things
Barbuzzo Restaurant
Terra Restaurant - Philadelphia
Liberté Urban Chic Lounge
The Melting Pot - Center City
Morimoto
Garces Trading Company
Striped Bass
Aoi Japanese Restaurant
Leila Cafe
Palm (The)
Morimoto
Bassett's Original Turkey
Happy Rooster
Le Bec-Fin
Pandora's Lunchbox
Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
Supper
Shops at Liberty Place
Smiths Restaurant & Lounge
Portofino's Restaurant
The Prime Rib
Square 1682 - Hotel Palomar (Philadelphia)
Morton's The Steakhouse
Pompeii
Susanna Foo's
La.Va Cafe
Field House Bar & Grill
Tazia
McGillin's Olde Ale House
The Westin Philadelphia
Parc
Chris' Jazz Café
Little Fish
Morton's of Chicago
Trattoria La Costiera
McCrossen's Tavern
Time
Union Trust Steakhouse
Brasserie Perrier
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia
Trocadero Theatre
Swann Lounge & Cafe
Xochitl
Pure
Ristorante La Buca
Champions, The American Sports Bar
Zot Restaurant
Fergie's Pub
Tenth Street Pourhouse
Tir Na Nog - Philadelphia
Cichetteria 19
Sampan - Philadelphia
Franco's Osteria - City Avenue
Table 31
Coffee Bar (The)
Palace at the Ben
Pinnacle Nightclub
Lacroix
Matyson
Davio's
Max Brenner - Philadelphia
Slate - Philadelphia
Tritone
Natural Goodness Market & Cafe
Q Lounge + Kitchen
Fountain Restaurant
ChriStevens
Crimson Moon Coffee House
Tampopo
Chew Man Chu
Pegasus Nightclub
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia
Toto
R2L
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Philadelphia
10 Arts by Eric Ripert
Friday Saturday Sunday
Bella Cena
XIX Nineteen Cafe
Phillips Seafood Philadelphia
Tweed - Philadelphia
Divan Turkish Kitchen
Amuse - Le Meridien Hotel- Philadelphia
Philly Style Pizza
Nineteen
Alla Spina
Root - Philadelphia
Sole Food
Buca Di Beppo
Black Sheep Pub
Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant
S & H Kebab House
Cochon
Melograno
The Corner
Italian Bistro
Garces Trading Co
Butcher & Singer
Chifa
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Cooperage - Philadelphia
Cadence Restaurant
The Dandelion
Village Whiskey
Crystal Tea Room
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Delmonico's Steakhouse at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
Roy's
Percy Street Barbecue
Fish Restaurant
Frank Clements Tavern
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Philadelphia
Lolita
Continental Mid-Town
Upstares at Varalli
Audrey Claire
Girasole - Philadelphia
Giwa
JL Sullivan's Speakeasy
Bistro St. Tropez
Zanzibar Blue
Sotto Varalli
Joe Pesce
Joe's Pizza
The Cafe at 2011 Walnut
Jones
Valanni
Alma De Cuba
Vetri Ristorante

Hotels

La Reserve Center City Philadelphia B & B
Latham Hotel
Lippincott House
Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
Alexander Inn
Sofitel Philadelphia
Park Hyatt Philadelphia At the Bellevue
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Antique Row Bed & Breakfast
Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

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