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Top Philly Restaurants for Dinner Parties

From intimate BYOBs to exclusive dining experiences, these 10 spots are made for those seeking the ideal group setting for parties of 6 or more

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Whether it’s a birthday bash, a rehearsal dinner, or a meetup with a large group of friends, there’s nothing quite like enjoying these occasions over a satisfying meal out. But finding places equipped to serve large groups can be a bit tricky. Luckily, in Philadelphia, there are some cool spots that not only accommodate large gatherings with friends, but also do it well.

From intimate BYOBs to upscale steakhouses and a private room for tasty tapas, these spots are tailor-made for those seeking the perfect setting for parties of 6 or more.

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Her Place Supper Club

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With just 24 seats, Her Place Supper Club stands out as one of Philly’s most sought-after dining options. Priced at $90 per person, the prix-fixe menu constantly changes, with entrées that include scallop crudo, sweetbreads, and lambchovy (an experimental dish that’s made with lamb tartare, bagna cauda, and fried artichokes). Reservations are released every other week on Sundays, and although the maximum party size is 6, feel free to get in contact to book and host a private large gathering.

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This Graduate Hospital BYOB is a popular spot to celebrate special moments like birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. It’s a lively space that serves comforting New American cuisine (such as squid ink pasta, New York strip steak, burrata caprese, with fried Oreos for dessert). For large groups, there is a $50 price prix fixe menu, which includes 3 courses and options for most dietary restrictions. Book a reservation for up to 12 people on its website, or contact them directly for a larger party size.

Pizzeria Vetri

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With four locations across the Philadelphia area, Pizzeria Vetri is a go-to spot for lovers of antipasti (their golden beets and meatballs are exceptional) and pizzas (such as their tasty crudo and fennel sausage pizza). For large parties that’s up to 10 diners, consider booking them for their “Pizza After Dark” experience at the restaurant that’s adult and includes a private pizza-making class.

Harp & Crown

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For a group dining experience that’s easy to book, you can’t miss Harp & Crown in Center City. They offer everything from lamb meatballs to grilled octopus to top-tier cocktails (such as their sandia spritz that’s made with gin, watermelon, lemon, and prosecco) ensuring everyone has something to explore and try. For a bit of added fun, the lower level features a two-lane bowling alley with drinks and food. Reservations can be made for up to ten people, but this spacious restaurant can easily accommodate larger groups.

Positano Coast

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Whether looking for a fun and low-key dinner or brunch, or you’re interested in hosting a private party, Positano Coast is definitely a spot to consider. With a menu heavily featuring Italian comfort foods, fan favorites include dishes like rigatoni alla vodka, salmon flatbread, and grilled octopus. But if the large menu isn’t enough, Positano Coast stands out as one of the few places in the city that offers bottomless mimosas and sangria (for $30 per person) during its brunch service, making it an ideal spot to celebrate on the weekends.

Middle Child Clubhouse

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A newer addition to the Fishtown dining scene, Middle Child Clubhouse brings cool vibes and trendy twists on beloved classics, such as their rigatoni alla pepperoni and “West Coast” style pastrami sandwich. Serving breakfast and lunch café-style during the day (until 2 p.m.) and dinner post 5 pm, they offer a mix of small and large plates (such as their fried calamari, grilled bone-in pork chop, broiled wellfleet oysters), sandwiches (try the duck fat Cubano immediately), cocktails (their twisted tea highball and seawater margarita are standouts)l, and more. Because the restaurant is fairly large, it makes it a great place for big groups to gather comfortably. Be aware that for parties of 6 or more, a 20 percent gratuity may be applied.

Philadelphia Distilling

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For cocktail lovers, a trip to Philadelphia Distilling may be in order. Home of the acclaimed Bluecoat Gin, this modern 15,000 square-foot distillery includes a tasting room that serves a stellar food and cocktail menu of, small plates, and of course, outstanding cocktails. Think dry-rub wings, burgers, spicy cucumbers, and crispy potatoes. Here, make a reservation for up to 9 people via their website or contact them directly for a larger party.

Bloody Mary’s being served alongside deviled eggs.
Brunch favorites being served at Philadelphia Distilling.
Philadelphia Distilling

Fette Sau

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Brisket, barbecue, and bourbon are always on the menu at Fette Sau, a collaboration between restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Joe Carroll that has a Memphis smokehouse diner vibe. At this Fishtown restaurant, book a reservation for up to 14 people or contact them directly about their special group dining offerings, available for lunch and dinner.

At Elwood, Chef Adam Dilitz pays homage to the state’s culinary heritage, serving up modern twists on nostalgic Pennsylvania Dutch fare with dishes such as pierogies, beef tri-tip, and Globbers Ridge Farm rabbit. The cozy BYOB is a charming spot to catch up with friends in an intimate setting, and can accommodate parties of up to 10 people. Visit its website to make a reservation.

This award-winning Fishtown restaurant has an impresive menu of modern Levant-influenced dishes, such as kafta kebabs, fattouch, and a generous mezza. With a sizable dining room and garden, this place is ideal for a festive dinner with friends or family. For Friday and Saturday dinner and brunch reservations, the restaurant only offers the Taste of Suraya, a $75 per person tasting menu with mix and match menu options.

Her Place Supper Club

With just 24 seats, Her Place Supper Club stands out as one of Philly’s most sought-after dining options. Priced at $90 per person, the prix-fixe menu constantly changes, with entrées that include scallop crudo, sweetbreads, and lambchovy (an experimental dish that’s made with lamb tartare, bagna cauda, and fried artichokes). Reservations are released every other week on Sundays, and although the maximum party size is 6, feel free to get in contact to book and host a private large gathering.

Entree BYOB

This Graduate Hospital BYOB is a popular spot to celebrate special moments like birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. It’s a lively space that serves comforting New American cuisine (such as squid ink pasta, New York strip steak, burrata caprese, with fried Oreos for dessert). For large groups, there is a $50 price prix fixe menu, which includes 3 courses and options for most dietary restrictions. Book a reservation for up to 12 people on its website, or contact them directly for a larger party size.

Pizzeria Vetri

With four locations across the Philadelphia area, Pizzeria Vetri is a go-to spot for lovers of antipasti (their golden beets and meatballs are exceptional) and pizzas (such as their tasty crudo and fennel sausage pizza). For large parties that’s up to 10 diners, consider booking them for their “Pizza After Dark” experience at the restaurant that’s adult and includes a private pizza-making class.

Harp & Crown

For a group dining experience that’s easy to book, you can’t miss Harp & Crown in Center City. They offer everything from lamb meatballs to grilled octopus to top-tier cocktails (such as their sandia spritz that’s made with gin, watermelon, lemon, and prosecco) ensuring everyone has something to explore and try. For a bit of added fun, the lower level features a two-lane bowling alley with drinks and food. Reservations can be made for up to ten people, but this spacious restaurant can easily accommodate larger groups.

Positano Coast

Whether looking for a fun and low-key dinner or brunch, or you’re interested in hosting a private party, Positano Coast is definitely a spot to consider. With a menu heavily featuring Italian comfort foods, fan favorites include dishes like rigatoni alla vodka, salmon flatbread, and grilled octopus. But if the large menu isn’t enough, Positano Coast stands out as one of the few places in the city that offers bottomless mimosas and sangria (for $30 per person) during its brunch service, making it an ideal spot to celebrate on the weekends.

Middle Child Clubhouse

A newer addition to the Fishtown dining scene, Middle Child Clubhouse brings cool vibes and trendy twists on beloved classics, such as their rigatoni alla pepperoni and “West Coast” style pastrami sandwich. Serving breakfast and lunch café-style during the day (until 2 p.m.) and dinner post 5 pm, they offer a mix of small and large plates (such as their fried calamari, grilled bone-in pork chop, broiled wellfleet oysters), sandwiches (try the duck fat Cubano immediately), cocktails (their twisted tea highball and seawater margarita are standouts)l, and more. Because the restaurant is fairly large, it makes it a great place for big groups to gather comfortably. Be aware that for parties of 6 or more, a 20 percent gratuity may be applied.

Philadelphia Distilling

For cocktail lovers, a trip to Philadelphia Distilling may be in order. Home of the acclaimed Bluecoat Gin, this modern 15,000 square-foot distillery includes a tasting room that serves a stellar food and cocktail menu of, small plates, and of course, outstanding cocktails. Think dry-rub wings, burgers, spicy cucumbers, and crispy potatoes. Here, make a reservation for up to 9 people via their website or contact them directly for a larger party.

Bloody Mary’s being served alongside deviled eggs.
Brunch favorites being served at Philadelphia Distilling.
Philadelphia Distilling

Fette Sau

Brisket, barbecue, and bourbon are always on the menu at Fette Sau, a collaboration between restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Joe Carroll that has a Memphis smokehouse diner vibe. At this Fishtown restaurant, book a reservation for up to 14 people or contact them directly about their special group dining offerings, available for lunch and dinner.

Elwood

At Elwood, Chef Adam Dilitz pays homage to the state’s culinary heritage, serving up modern twists on nostalgic Pennsylvania Dutch fare with dishes such as pierogies, beef tri-tip, and Globbers Ridge Farm rabbit. The cozy BYOB is a charming spot to catch up with friends in an intimate setting, and can accommodate parties of up to 10 people. Visit its website to make a reservation.

Suraya

This award-winning Fishtown restaurant has an impresive menu of modern Levant-influenced dishes, such as kafta kebabs, fattouch, and a generous mezza. With a sizable dining room and garden, this place is ideal for a festive dinner with friends or family. For Friday and Saturday dinner and brunch reservations, the restaurant only offers the Taste of Suraya, a $75 per person tasting menu with mix and match menu options.

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