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Outdoor Dining Guide: Philadelphia 2020

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By Sophie Brochu
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Rittenhouse Square

It’s an American restaurant that specializes in seasonal French-inspired cuisine. You’ll see dishes like crab croquettes with dilly pickles and wild bay spice, or glazed pork ribs with ginger gold apples and chili arbol honey. Enjoy these plates on the patio, paired with natural wines, or creative cocktails.

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Fiorella

South Philadelphia

Pasta is the main event and the highlight of Fiorella. While the menu changes frequently, the one constant is hand-crafted, technique-driven plates of pasta. Grab a table on the patio for antipasti, pasta, and vino. Martini-lovers must try the dirty pasta water martini.

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Fork

Center City

Reserve a table for lunch, brunch, or dinner outside at Fork. Here, the menu is inspired by the mid-Atlantic region, as well as the local growers and producers who shape its terroir. Expect oysters, aperitifs, charcuterie, and produce-driven plates.

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Four Dogs Tavern and Marshalton Inn

West Chester

Venture to the historic village of Marshallton for a fun, delicious, and memorable meal. This American brasserie menu features French Dips, grilled brie, craft beer, and excellent flatbreads. You can choose to book a table on the expansive courtyard patio or on the porch.

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The Land on Callowhill

Logan Square

You have limited time to enjoy this premium outdoor beer garden, which will run through October 31st. With 22 picnic tables spread across 12,000 square feet, there’s plenty of room to get comfortable. And, the team highlights local artists and vendors, which means you can feel great about supporting local.

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The Logan - Philadelphia's Hotel

Center City

Make reservations for the Assembly roof deck, located on the 9th floor of this modern, luxury hotel. Here, you can enjoy sweeping city views, an expansive cocktail list, small plates, and cozy firepits.

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Meadowlark Restaurant

New Hope

According to old folklore, a Meadowlark’s song brings good news of abundance and impending harvest. Like the bird, Meadowlark the restaurant is fueled by the rich bounty of the land. Enjoy a sustainable dinner on the beautiful deck.

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Old York Cellars

Ringoes

Set amidst some of the oldest vineyards in the Garden State, Old York Cellars offers some extraordinary outdoor experiences. Bring a blanket and chairs and sip wine in the vineyards, or join chef Jose for a special pairing dinner with the gorgeous vineyards as a backdrop. Note: Old York Cellars has a second location with a patio at Quaker Bridge.

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Porta

Center City

Cinnamon-Sugar Focaccia, Carbonara Pizza, Wood-fired Baked Ravioli. These are just a few of the things you can enjoy at Porta. This crew serves seasonal brunch, lunch, dinner, and a late-night menu. Grab a table outside while you still can.

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The Salt House

New Hope

This modern gastropub, located in a 1700s-era salt shop, specializes in seasonal pub fare, creative cocktails, and unique wines. They’re currently offering both lunch and dinner on the patio, where you can dine in a private cabana.

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Vernick Food & Drink

Rittenhouse Square

Vernick blends modern American cooking with global flavors to create a menu that’s both familiar, yet new. Make reservations for the sidewalk cafe, where you can enjoy Fromage Blanc on Toast, Steak au Poivre, and Spaghetti alla Chitarra.

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