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The Resy Hit List: Where In Philadelphia You’ll Want to Eat Right Now


There’s no question we hear more often: Where should I go eat? And while we at Resy know it’s an honor to be the friend who everyone asks for restaurant advice, we also know it’s a complicated task. That’s where the Resy Hit List comes in. 

We’ve designed it to be your essential resource for dining in Philadelphia: a monthly-updated (and newly expanded!) guide to the restaurants you won’t want to miss — tonight or any night.

Three Things In Philadelphia Not to Miss This Month

  • Dig Into Rice & Sambal: Indonesian chef Diana Widjojo, known for her family’s restaurant Hardena, is taking over her longtime friend Joncarl Lachman’s Dankbaar for a Thursday-Saturday residency she’s calling Rice & Sambal. She recently gave the E. Passyunk restaurant a glow up — literally, there’s a neon sign — and is ready to serve a prix fixe menu that changes every three weeks. Book it on Resy.
  • Celebrate a Classic: While most of this year’s James Beard awardees won’t be announced until June, Philly already has a winner: Vietnam Restaurant earned itself a James Beard America’s Classics Award. This recognition honors long-running restaurants that make excellent food and represent their communities well. There are locations in Chinatown and University City. Neither takes reservations.
  • Chefs Coming to Town: The Chef Conference is coming to Philly from April 11 to 15. This event draws chefs from all over to discuss hot topics in the industry and to explore Philly’s even hotter food scene. Special for this year is the Resy @ The Chef Conference Collaborative Dinner Series, taking place from April 11 to 13, which pairs up Philly chefs with celebrated chefs from other places for one-night-only dinners, one very special lunch, and a not-to-be-missed cocktail hour. It’s mostly sold out, but set a Notify to get on the waitlist. You can also purchase tickets to attend some of the conference events, including a special panel with restaurant opening and expansion experts and an opening reception that will feature notable chefs and personalities like Michael Solomonov, Andrew Zimmern, Gregory Gourdet, and Phil Rosenthal (“Somebody Feed Phil”).

New to the Hit List (April 2024)
Irwins, Kampar, River Twice.