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Philly's Best Low-Key Date Spots

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

  • Umai Restaurant
    • Asian
    • Spring Garden
    Food
    26
    Decor
    19
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $33

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

  • Silk City
    • Diner
    • Northern Liberties
    Food
    25
    Decor
    20
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $33

    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.

  • Rangoon Burmese Restaurant
    • Burmese
    • Chinatown
    Food
    24
    Decor
    15
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $18

    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.

  • El Rey
    • Mexican
    • Rittenhouse Square
    Food
    21
    Decor
    19
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $26

    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.

  • Effie's
    • Mediterranean
    • Washington Square West
    Food
    20
    Decor
    15
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $39

    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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