10 Philly Outdoor Dining Reviews

written & curated by @Maggie

The outdoor dining experience in Philly has been taken to another level due to Covid and social distancing restrictions. As someone who loves to be outside, I am here for these new set-ups that seem to be permanent fixtures all over the city. Check out the following restaurants that have stepped up their outdoor dining game, making a trip there not just about the food.

Harper’s Garden

Greenhouse in Rittenhouse

Harper’s Garden has an outdoor veranda and individual glass greenhouses, making for a cozy, aesthetically pleasing dining experience. Heating is provided in their outdoor dining experience for extra chilly days!

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Yurt in Society Hill

Zahav’s outdoor dining experience is one of a kind. Reserve a spot in your own personal yurt, with heating and cooling included for perfect temperature control. 

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Charlie was a Sinner

Chalet in Center City

Charlie was a Sinner has taken their intimate, romantic indoor vibe to 13th street. Book a table in a private, curtained room and enjoy small plates with family or friends. 

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Bubble in Center City

Covid has been all about bubbles. Continue to stay in yours by dining at Mercato, an Italian BYOB. They have individual bubble rooms set up along the street, perfect for that socially distanced dinner.

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Jet Wine Bar

Garden in Graduate Hospital

JET wine bar has totally transformed the lot next door to an outdoor oasis. Book a table in their garden and cheers to summer! 

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Garden in Fishtown

Suraya has always been a beautiful place to dine, but their outdoor garden has bloomed throughout quarantine. Book a table outside and immerse yourself in the flora and fauna.

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Outdoor Oasis on Spring Garden

New to the city, Juno is a great place to dine outdoors. Their expansive patio is decorated with fun colors, funky signs, and greenery all around. They have a covered option for rainy or chilly days as well!  

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El Vez

Cabana in Center City

Book your own cabana outside of El Vez, equipped with heating or cooling as needed! 

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Spring Oasis in Rittenhouse

Dine under a canopy of vines and flowers at Rouge 98’s outdoor garden! The space is set up to meet social distancing standards and is equipped with heaters for chillier days.   

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Beer Garden in Old City

Though Independence Beer Garden has always been outdoors, they have included dividers and privacy walls for better temperature control. Sit in their front garden for that full “beer garden” experience. 

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