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Experts Share Their Top Restaurant Standbys of 2017

The people who eat for a living weigh in on the most reliable Philly restaurants

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Sate Kampar on East Passyunk Avenue was a 2017 standby for more than one restaurant expert

As per tradition, Eater asked a group of restaurant journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. First up, dining experts share their favorite restaurant standbys of 2017 — the restaurants they went to again and again.

Alex Tewfik, food editor, Philadelphia magazine: Hardena and The Good King Tavern never ever disappoint.

Adam Erace, freelance writer: Santucci's continues to be the restaurant I give the most of my money to. Our order rarely deviates: small pie with mushrooms, Granny Smith salad, and a caesar.

Wendy Ramunno, freelance writer/editor and local editor at Zagat: Kanella Grill, The Good King Tavern, and Abe Fisher.

Sarah Maiellano, food and travel freelance writer for local and national outlets, including Eater: Mission Taqueria and Goldie (those tehina shakes!) are right by my office, but it's hard to go anywhere twice with all the options and openings we have. Amis is always great (salted butter semifredo for life).

Drew Lazor, Philadelphia-based freelance writer and author of the upcoming Session Cocktails (Ten Speed Press, May 2018): American Sardine Bar, Kanella Grill, Sate Kampar, Shiao Lan Kung, and Square Pie.

Joy Manning, editor of Edible Philly: Sate Kampar, V Street, Hungry Pigeon, Oyster House, and Hardena.