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Will has one of the best tasting menus in Philly
Will has one of the best tasting menus in Philly
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The 15 Best Tasting Menus in Philly

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Will has one of the best tasting menus in Philly
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As our food scene becomes more and more popular, diners are allowing chefs to flex their creative muscles and wow us with multi-course tasting menus. Some spots are tasting menu-only, and others have specific tables or rooms where they present the epic feasts.

Most of us know the amazing tasting menus from Vetri and Le Bec Fin, but there are more than a few worth visiting where you should spend your hard-earned money.


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1. Vetri

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1312 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-3478
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Philly's most-famous restaurant is tasting menu-only, and that's OK, because it's the greatest in the city, and the most expensive.

2. Zahav

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237 Saint James Place
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-8800
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Philly's most popular restaurant is Zahav, Mike Solomonov's ode to his Israeli heritage. It's also one hell of a deal, where $36 gets you four courses of amazing.

3. SBRAGA

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440 S. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 735-1913
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Top Chef Kevin Sbraga has scored a huge hit with his debut restaurant, and looks to be a fixture in town for quite some time. His four-course tasting menu is affordable and adventurous.

4. Morimoto

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723 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-9070
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The Morimoto omakase is one of the city's most extravagant and elegant experiences, and worth every penny. Maybe the Iron Chef isn't there like he once was, but the opulance is still in effect, and the food is fantastic.

5. Blackfish

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119 Fayette St
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 397-0888
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Chip Roman's original spot was the toast of Philly (even topped Philly Mag's best restaurants list) and continues to bring the noise today. Get the tasting menu for a little of everything.

6. Bibou

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1009 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 965-8290
Pierre Calmels and his wife Charlotte have one of the best, if not the best, BYOB in Philly. And they can put together a tasting menu depending on what kind of bank you want to spend, and it's always superb.

7. Le Bec-Fin

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1523 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 567-1000
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LBF has been our destination restaurant for more than four decades, and a recent ownership change re-energized the staff and menu. Bring your wallet.

8. Will BYOB

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1911 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Christopher Kearse opened his dream restaurant last year, and it's become a huge hit with the critics and locals. His Tuesday tasting menus are mindblowing.

9. Vedge

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1221 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 320-7500
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Vedge scored high marks with everyone who has dined there, and Rich Landau's tasting menu is one of the big reasons for all the hype. Add that to his "dirt list" and you've got the recipe for success.

10. The Mildred

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824 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 687-1600
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Mike Santoro has scored a big hit with his new neighborhood spot, The Mildred. Lots of old world homestyle cooking tucked away in this corner of Queen Village.

11. Amada

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217 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-2450
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Amada was Jose Garces' first hit and still his flagship, and the tasting menu is where it's at. You more than get your money's worth and some dishes that never appear on the a la carte menu. Definitely worth the expense.

12. Fond

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1537 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki's restaurant just moved into a new space, adding a bar and a liquor license. But, the tasting menu is still there, and one of the best in the city.

13. LaCroix

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210 W Rittenhouse Sq.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 790-2533
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One of the finest luxury destinations, Lacroix, also offers up a tasting menu second to none. And if you miss out on the tasting, hit the extravagant brunch on Sunday.

14. Mica

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8609 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(267) 335-3912
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Chip Roman's second restaurant, Mica, inches closer to the city, but brings the same elegance that Blackfish perfected in Conshohocken. And you can only get the tasting menu, anyway.

15. Ela

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627 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 687-8512
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Jason Cichonski's Ela has had a great first year, and one of the highlights has been his creative tasting menus for the big spenders. Don't forget dessert.

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1. Vetri

1312 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philly's most-famous restaurant is tasting menu-only, and that's OK, because it's the greatest in the city, and the most expensive.
1312 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

2. Zahav

237 Saint James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philly's most popular restaurant is Zahav, Mike Solomonov's ode to his Israeli heritage. It's also one hell of a deal, where $36 gets you four courses of amazing.
237 Saint James Place
Philadelphia, PA 19106

3. SBRAGA

440 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Top Chef Kevin Sbraga has scored a huge hit with his debut restaurant, and looks to be a fixture in town for quite some time. His four-course tasting menu is affordable and adventurous.
440 S. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

4. Morimoto

723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Morimoto omakase is one of the city's most extravagant and elegant experiences, and worth every penny. Maybe the Iron Chef isn't there like he once was, but the opulance is still in effect, and the food is fantastic.
723 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

5. Blackfish

119 Fayette St, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Chip Roman's original spot was the toast of Philly (even topped Philly Mag's best restaurants list) and continues to bring the noise today. Get the tasting menu for a little of everything.
119 Fayette St
Conshohocken, PA 19428

6. Bibou

1009 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Pierre Calmels and his wife Charlotte have one of the best, if not the best, BYOB in Philly. And they can put together a tasting menu depending on what kind of bank you want to spend, and it's always superb.
1009 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

7. Le Bec-Fin

1523 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
LBF has been our destination restaurant for more than four decades, and a recent ownership change re-energized the staff and menu. Bring your wallet.
1523 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

8. Will BYOB

1911 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Christopher Kearse opened his dream restaurant last year, and it's become a huge hit with the critics and locals. His Tuesday tasting menus are mindblowing.
1911 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

9. Vedge

1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Vedge scored high marks with everyone who has dined there, and Rich Landau's tasting menu is one of the big reasons for all the hype. Add that to his "dirt list" and you've got the recipe for success.
1221 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

10. The Mildred

824 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Mike Santoro has scored a big hit with his new neighborhood spot, The Mildred. Lots of old world homestyle cooking tucked away in this corner of Queen Village.
824 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

11. Amada

217 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Amada was Jose Garces' first hit and still his flagship, and the tasting menu is where it's at. You more than get your money's worth and some dishes that never appear on the a la carte menu. Definitely worth the expense.
217 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

12. Fond

1537 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki's restaurant just moved into a new space, adding a bar and a liquor license. But, the tasting menu is still there, and one of the best in the city.
1537 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

13. LaCroix

210 W Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, PA 19103
One of the finest luxury destinations, Lacroix, also offers up a tasting menu second to none. And if you miss out on the tasting, hit the extravagant brunch on Sunday.
210 W Rittenhouse Sq.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

14. Mica

8609 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118
Chip Roman's second restaurant, Mica, inches closer to the city, but brings the same elegance that Blackfish perfected in Conshohocken. And you can only get the tasting menu, anyway.
8609 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118

15. Ela

627 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Jason Cichonski's Ela has had a great first year, and one of the highlights has been his creative tasting menus for the big spenders. Don't forget dessert.
627 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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