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If You Missed it: 5 Great Picks from Fall Center City District’s Restaurant Week

The Granary, Restaurant Week Picks

Did you miss Fall Center City District’s Restaurant Week?

Fortunately, when you live in Center City, Philly, you can pretend it’s restaurant week all year round. We’re here to boil your restaurant options from 120+ down to our top 5 picks. Hey, you might have missed the main event, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a superb meal tonight. Just don’t forget to make reservations!

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Popular Fine Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s food scene may be best known for its cheesesteaks, but the City of Brotherly Love also has a number of fine dining restaurants to offer. Try one of these impressive, upscale Philly eateries for your next special occasion.

You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the future as soon as you enter this artistically decorated restaurant, which features abstract sculptures, a futuristic lounge area, and a main dining room furnished with colorful, lighted walls and modern tables. Chef Morimoto, star of television’s popular Iron Chef series, creates the restaurant’s upscale Japanese fare with his signature creative style. The best way to get the full experience is by choosing the Omakase, a multi-course tasting menu with thoughtful beverage pairings.
723 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; (215) 413-9070

Barclay Prime
Located in the historic Barclay Building in Rittenhouse Square, Barclay Prime is a luxury steakhouse with an old-school feel. The restaurant itself is decorated with traditional furniture and bright pops of neon colors and modern accents, and it contains a bar, lounge area, and spacious dining room.
237 S. 18th St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19103; (215) 732-7560

This Italian restaurant is known as one of the best in the country, and after your first bite of fresh fish or homemade gnocchi, you’ll likely understand why. The six-course tasting menu is personalized to each diner’s unique preferences, and the dishes frequently change depending on which ingredients are in season and the mood of talented Chef Vetri. Vetri only seats 30 guests, which makes for a truly intimate dining experience.
1312 Spruce St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19107; (215) 732-3478

The Top Five Places to Eat in Philly

Attempting to name every eatery in the city of Philadelphia would certainly be a mouthful. It could take a week just to get through restaurants that begin with the letter A. The competition is fierce and the Zagat ratings are voluminous. Here at the Granary Apartments, we’ve taken out some of the guesswork by highlighting five of the most noteworthy. From savory sandwiches to thrilling entertainment, here are five of the best food destinations in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Exploring Logan Square Near The Granary Apartments in Philadelphia

The Wizard of Oz has taught us all quite a valuable lesson—some of life’s most treasured wonders are right in your own back yard. As a Granary Apartments resident, this statement rings true. Logan Square, your awesome neighborhood, is one of the hottest spots in Philadelphia. It houses a vast number of upscale restaurants, historical sites, shopping must haves, and so much more. From where to find the perfect party dress to noteworthy sites that could easily be turned into daytrips or weekend adventures, here’s a close up of your back yard in all its glory.

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The Top Five Date Ideas near The Granary

Whether you’re seeking a spring fling or you think you’ve finally found your soul mate, uncovering an ideal destination to woo your sweetie can be a daunting task. Fortunately for you, you’re already in the only city nationally known for love. Here are the top five dating destinations near your Granary Apartments abode.

Love Park
The name of the plaza’s famous sculpture says it all. A stroll through Love Park on a light breezy evening when the fountain stands majestically aglow is irresistibly romantic. Some of the tastiest food trucks in Philly are readily parked outside and let’s not forget about the gift shop which is full of memorable knickknacks your date is guaranteed to treasure.

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Pizzeria Vetri: A Taste of Italy in Philadelphia

The rich cultural heritage in Philadelphia is evident, especially in regards to the food. No matter what you have a taste for, it is almost guaranteed that you won’t have to travel far to satisfy your eager taste buds, and Pizzeria Vetri is just one of many authentic Italian pizzerias within walking distance of your Granary Apartments residence.

Pizzeria Vetri Philadelphia

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The Finest Eateries in Philly are Just Minutes from The Granary Apartments

When people come to the Philadelphia, they always claim they’re here to see the Liberty Bell and other historical sites. Truth be told, they really just come for the food. It’s no secret that Philly knows how to serve up a mean cheesesteak, an awesome hoagie and we’re also home to some of the creamiest cannolis in the nation. What many tourists never realize until they arrive is that all of our food is delicious. Here are four of the finest eateries you can find in the city, and they’re all just minutes from your Granary Apartments home.

Kite & Key - Best Mussels in Philly! - Buffalo Mussels

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Coming Soon to the Granary: New Trendy Restaurants

The Philadelphia food trend seems never ending, with hundreds of new restaurants opening up in the area, all of which are competing for the satisfaction of your taste buds. There are three exciting new restaurants scheduled to open just minutes away from the Granary Apartments.

Now, Granary Apartments residents can enjoy even more mouthwatering morsels than before. Whether you’re a fan of Asian cuisine or a frozen yogurt enthusiast, the following three restaurants are sure to comply with your cravings. Here is the rundown on the restaurants making their way to your neck of the woods.


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The Walnut Street Supper Club: The Show before the Show

Philadelphia is home to some of the most delightful entertainment venues in the United States. Walnut Street, which is conveniently located just a few minutes from the Granary Apartments, has an established reputation for two reasons: the entertainment and the food. The Walnut Street Supper Club, formerly known as the Zagat-rated Portofino Restaurant, has discovered a brilliant way to combine these two elements, and the end result is a dining experience beyond compare.

The Walnut Street Supper Club

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