JJ Thai checks all the necessary boxes for somewhere to eat before a night out in Rittenhouse. You can get a lot of hearty Thai food without spending a ton, they take reservations, it’s a BYOB, and it’s right on Chestnut, so you don’t even need a car to get to your first bar stop of the night.
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Pagano’s is a market and bar in Rittenhouse that serves quick lunch items and becomes one of the busiest places during SIPS in the summer.
When you forgot to make reservations for date night or a low-key friend dinner, head to Southgate in Rittenhouse.
Harp & Crown
Harp & Crown in Rittenhouse has private dining rooms and bowling lanes, which makes it a good spot for to go all out for a special occasion.
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Little Thai Market
Little Thai Market in Reading Terminal Market serves pad thai and an excellent salmon curry.
Baan Thai is a small BYOB in Schmidt Commons that has lots of outdoor seating in the summer.
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Ristorante Pesto is an Italian BYOB in East Passyunk where you should start a night out with a lot of pasta.
Rex 1516 in Rittenhouse is about as close as you can get to New Orleans without leaving Philly.
Urban Village Brewing Company
Urban Village Brewing in NoLibs is a great place to watch a game and eat some pizza.
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