If you’ve been to the original Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown, then you already know it has some great Vietnamese food and a large menu of Polynesian cocktails that are way stronger than they taste. Vietnam Cafe in University City has pretty much the same food and drink situation, but it’s larger than the Chinatown location, and there’s always a table open - even if you show up with your entire competitive stretching team.
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The Penn Museum is a gorgeous old building on Penn’s campus filled with lots of relics, and it has a particularly nice garden to sit outside in.
White Dog Cafe
White Dog Cafe is a spot near Penn that has good drinks and a solid Happy Hour, but you don’t need to go for a full dinner.
KQ Burger is an outpost of Kensington Quarters inside of Franklin’s Table that has a short menu of burgers and sandwiches to-go.
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Come to Vietnam Restaurant for a big group dinner, and then head upstairs to Bar Saigon afterwards.
Hello Vietnam is a casual BYOB in Northern Liberties that’s good for date night and group dinners.
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Renata’s Kitchen is an all-day brunch spot in University City with a Mediterranean-leaning menu.
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