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Unexpectedly Romantic Date Spots in Philly

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Liven up your love life with a fun outing at one of these offbeat date spots in Philly.

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  • Asian Spring Garden
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    Umai Restaurant Map 533 North 22nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-988-0707
    Food27 Decor22 Service24 Cost$34
     

    Eating with chopsticks is always fun on a date, especially with creative sushi and a BYO policy involved.

  • Bar Rittenhouse Square
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    Ranstead Room Map 2013 Ranstead Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-563-3330
    Atmo.27 Decor26 Service24 CostM
     

    After grabbing tacos and margaritas at El Rey, check out this hidden bar behind the restaurant, where the sexy ambiance (and boudoir art) is perfect for canoodling over cocktails.

  • Burmese Chinatown
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    Rangoon Burmese Restaurant Map 112 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-829-8939
    Food24 Decor15 Service22 Cost$24
     

    Turn your date into a culinary adventure at this Burmese restaurant in Chinatown, where you can try exotic dishes like curry spare ribs, pumpkin soup topped with fried onions, and crispy fish and pineapple in super-spicy red curry and coconut sauce.

  • Diner Northern Liberties
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    Silk City Map 435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-592-8838
    Food24 Decor20 Service22 Cost$23
     

    Live music, root beer floats, and a funky hipster diner vibe (complete with updated comfort food) make this a fun spot for a laid-back date.

  • Mexican Rittenhouse Square
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    El Rey Map 2013 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-563-3330
    Food23 Decor20 Service22 Cost$29
     

    The kitschy decor, Mexican street food, and "mucho grande" margaritas make this Stephen Starr spot a favorite for low-key happy hour dates. Hint: check out back-room bar Ranstead Room afterward for a little more fun.

  • Italian Passyunk Square
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    High Note Café Map 1549 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-755-8903
    Food23 Decor19 Service23 Cost$34
     

    You'll get dinner and a show at this cozy, homey South Philly Italian, where the multitalented waiters sing as they bring you your food.

  • Mediterranean Washington Square West
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    Effie's Map 1127 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-592-8333
    Food22 Decor17 Service21 Cost$29
     

    Bring a bottle of wine and get to know your date better over traditional, stick-to-your-ribs food like your Greek grandmother would make.

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