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Now on Resy: Wilder, EMei 峨嵋, Rice & Sambal, and More Local Favorites

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From a Rittenhouse gem set on three levels to a Chinatown favorite going over a decade strong, these are just a few of the beloved Philadelphia spots that are now bookable on Resy. Right this way.

Note: This list will be updated regularly with new additions each month, so be sure to check back often. For Philadelphia’s newest restaurant openings, head here.

Wilder Rittenhouse

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Wilder fried chicken
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A beautiful three-level Rittenhouse establishment, Wilder is the place for wood-fired pizzas and crudo constructed right before your eyes, plus a perfect array of raw bar offerings, pastas, and one excellent cheeseburger.

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Wilder fried chicken
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EMei 峨嵋 Chinatown

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Launched in Chinatown in 2011, EMei has long since made its mark on the local dining scene thanks to chef Yongcheng Zhao’s intensely flavorful Sichuan cuisine (favorites include the crispy Chongqing chicken and mapo tofu). Pro tip: If you’re with a group, no meal is complete without a whole fish — any from that delightful section will do.

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Rice n Sambal East Passyunk Crossing

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You might’ve heard of chef Diana Widjojo from Hardena, her Indonesian gem of a restaurant in South Philly, or when she properly wowed the city with her “mini-rijsttafel” pop-up at Dankbaar. Well, the pop-up is now an ongoing Thursday-through-Saturday residency, it still features brilliantly flavored Indonesian fare (with both regular and vegan prix-fixes), and it’s truly something else.

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Fellini Cafe Newtown Square Marple Newtown

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Following its success in West Chester, Fellini has expanded to the other side of Philadelphia with this Delaware County BYOB, serving just the kind of Italian fare you love, from fried calamari and homemade lasagna to veal piccata. Pro tip: Come with a group and choose from the family-style dinner options for a proper feast.

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Restaurant Aleksandar Rittenhouse Square

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This Rittenhouse favorite feels at once old-world and contemporary, homey and cosmopolitan, seasonal yet a spot to find your favorite dish time and again. Crab bisque, cheesy potato pierogies, and roast duck for two are just a few ways to go. Cocktails at the bar are worth a stop alone.

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Vernick Food & Drink Rittenhouse Square

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Be like everyone else who comes to this neighborhood staple, sit upstairs or down, and get the blueberry pie. Ok, before that, get everything else — the steak tartare or blue crab toast, scallops with charred cabbage, halibut with brown butter mushrooms, and the roast chicken. Nothing disappoints.

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Royal Boucherie Old City

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It’s hard not to love a place that has classics like icy raw bar platters and escargots, crab cakes and cassoulet, and Miller High Life and fancy cocktails (including a few fun zero-proof ones). That’s what makes this Old City brasserie a hit. Also: Outdoor tables on the second-floor deck, weather permitting.

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Le Viet South Philadelphia

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This South Philly gem would be enough just for the consistent chill vibes (always great music playing) and friendly bar. But big bowls of pho and bun bo hue, great banh mi and extras like sticky wings make this a go-to for neighborhood locals.

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On Point Bistro Point Breeze

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When you need a daytime-only menu that covers all the bases, from avocado toast to fried chicken and sweet potato waffles, with things like breakfast burgers, cheesesteak omelets, and kale salads to please everyone, On Point has you covered. Family-friendly and BYO makes this a buzzy Point Breeze spot.

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Meetinghouse Bar and Beer Company Olde Richmond

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Meetinghouse Bar and Beer Company steak
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The place every neighborhood wishes they had, where no-frills doesn’t mean basic. Case in point: The beefiest roast beef sandwich with a side of horseradish, plate-size fried turkey cutlet, and thick-cut fries. You can’t go wrong with a straightforward Negroni, either.

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Le Virtú East Passyunk

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It might be inspired by Abruzzo, but Le Virtú feels firmly Philadelphia in vibe. That’s especially true when it’s warm and you can dine on the lovely patio. Locally sourced ingredients grace just about every dish, from simple salads to soul-affirming dishes like chestnut tortelloni or braised rabbit with polenta.

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Veda – Modern Indian Bistro Center City

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It’s easy to go beyond the traditional at this sleek Center City spot — the crispy spinach chaat, spiced pork ribs with mango-chile glaze, and wild mushroom korma come to mind — but it also does the classics to the nines when you just need some saag paneer, chicken tikka, and a few pieces of pillowy naan.

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Caribou Cafe Center City

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Because here’s an institution for all the French classics — duck confit cassoulet, escargot in puff pastry, and gorgeously rich onion soup. All hit just right in the high-ceilinged space with its long bar, antique mirrors, and big doors that swing open during the warmer months.

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Flannel East Passyunk Crossing

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Nashville hot chicken sandwiches with more bird than bun, pimento-smothered brisket fries, sliced mac and cheese covered in brown butter bits and crunchy sea salt — no, this is no ordinary comfort food joint. If your breakfast burger needs a knife to keep everything in place, you know it has to be good.

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Lacroix Rittenhouse Square

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Remember this longtime Rittenhouse Square classic — named for its founder, legendary local chef Jean-Marie Lacroix — for a special occasion: The dining room is quietly luxurious, the service is impeccable, and chef Eric Leveillée’s menu offers memorable but unpretentious fare (raclette tartine, traditional pot-au-feu) that will warm your soul.

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Lacroix fish pastry
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Bar Jawn Manayunk

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It’s the kind of place you hope to stumble upon when you need a limoncello spritz or guava margarita stat, followed by cacio e pepper wings, Buffalo chicken arancini, and a South Philly chopped cheese. That’s to say: A neighborhood joint (owned by the Pizza Jawn crew) with a killer bar menu and friendly vibes to match.

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Vintage Wine Bar Midtown Village

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Happy hour with friends, date night, or a solo search for wine-friendly snacks and a flight of whites, this lively Midtown Village spot ticks all the boxes. Go French with steak tartare, excellent shoestring fries, and mussels in classic garlic wine broth, but there’s a little bit of everything else (i.e. meatballs!)  to keep things interesting.

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Yards Brewing Co Northern Liberties

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You’ll want to spend plenty of time in the taproom at this 70,000-square-foot, 100% wind-powered brewery to enjoy as many of their roughly two dozen beers as you can — including ales brewed in the styles favored by Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin — and beer-friendly food like Philly wings and cheesesteak egg rolls.

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Bar1010 Northern Liberties

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You’ll most likely head to this Northern Liberties joint for the cheesy bread; fresh salads; and thin, crispy pizzas. But then you’ll stick around for the drinks — lovely concoctions that are expertly crafted, including a sort of choose-your-own-adventure version that keeps bartenders on their toes. Order the espresso martini topped with Parmesan cheese shavings, ask questions later.

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