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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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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.
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.
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.

Morimoto

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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.

Blackfish

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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.
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.

Le Bec-Fin

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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.

Will BYOB

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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.
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.

The Mildred

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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.
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.
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.

LaCroix

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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.
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.
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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Vetri

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.

Zahav

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.

SBRAGA

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.

Morimoto

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.

Blackfish

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.

Bibou

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.

Le Bec-Fin

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.

Will BYOB

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.

Vedge

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.

The Mildred

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.

Amada

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.

Fond

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.

LaCroix

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.

Mica

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.

Ela

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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