When you think of a first date spot, ITV is probably exactly what you imagine, with dim lighting, lots of wine, and white string lights strung over top of the bar area. Unsurprisingly, about 90% of the crowd here on any given night is staring soul-searchingly into someone else’s eyes. True to wine bar form, pretty much the whole menu is shared small plates, with the most expensive thing on the menu (the grilled short rib, get it) topping out at $18. Unless you want the caviar service, but you should probably save that for at least a third date.
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Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar
If you feel like singing the Happy Birthday song on repeat while taking shots chased with beers, Ray’s is your spot.
Fond is a small date spot in East Passyunk where you should drink some wine at the bar and share some small plates.
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Steve & Cookie’s
It’s nearly impossible to get into Steve & Cookie’s, but if you can it’s one of the best places to eat down the shore.
Redcrest Fried Chicken
Redcrest Fried Chicken is a small shop on East Passyunk that makes fried chicken in just about every form.
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Blue Corn Restaurant
Blue Corn is a Mexican spot in the Italian Market with solid margaritas and some really great tacos.
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