5 Top New Restaurants Near the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Check out the 5 newest top restaurants all within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is the perfect spot for meetings and conventions with its central location and many surrounding hotels. There are already so many great food options in nearby Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market, just steps away. If you walk a few more blocks, you can experience Philadelphia’s thriving food scene and see why WalletHub ranked the City of Brotherly Love one of the Top 2019 Best Foodie Cities in America.

You’ll find these spots perfect for a post-conference or post-shopping break. Most importantly, all of these places are perfect whether you are dining alone or with a large group.

1. Alimentari at Di Bruno Bros.

Alimentari at Di Bruno Bros. photo by G. Bonghi.

Di Bruno Bros. is a Philadelphia institution founded 80 years ago in the historic Italian Market. They have expanded its gourmet grocery and catering business with a stylish new café and bar on the second floor of its flagship Rittenhouse market.

Head there post-shopping or post-conference for lunch or Aperitivo. You’ll find a great selection on the menu such as espresso, cocktails, Pizza alla Roma, cheeses, and other small bites featuring the ingredients Di Bruno Bros. has built its reputation on.

1730 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor

12-minute walk from Pennsylvania Convention Center

2. JG SkyHigh

JG SkyHigh photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

This lounge features a Jean-Georges menu but just a bit more casual and offers the same spectacular views. This elegant lounge on the 60th floor of the Comcast Technology Center is a splashy new addition to Philadelphia’s cocktail hour scene. Beverage service starts at 8 a.m. or come in later throughout the day for cocktails and dining.

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia N 19th Street. 60th Floor

11-minute walk from Pennsylvania Convention Center

3. Vernick Fish

Vernick Fish photo by T. Nghiem.

Chef Greg Vernick’s original Walnut Street location is known as one of the city’s toughest reservations to snag, which is why Philadelphians rejoiced when he announced this ambitious new venture on the ground floor of the Comcast Technology Center skyscraper. The Four Seasons restaurant is Vernick’s take on an American oyster bar, with seafood dishes that incorporate his signature global flavors. A bar, lounge and patio seating are available for walk-in guests, therefore, it’s perfect for a post-conference stop.

1876 Arch Street

10-minute walk from Pennsylvania Convention Center

4. Condesa/El Cafe/El Techo

Condesa photo by Tessa Marie Commercial for Team 624 Communications.

From the team behind popular Fishtown spots Suraya and Pizzeria Beddia comes Condesa, a 140-seat Mexican restaurant in the new Pod Philly hotel in Rittenhouse. The group also debuted El Cafe, an all-day coffee shop with breakfast tacos and Mexican pastries, and El Techo, a casual taqueria with a retractable roof on top of the hotel. You’ll want to make a stop here because the view is stunning and the cocktails are perfectly balanced.

1830 Ludlow Street

13-minute walk from Pennsylvania Convention Center

5. K’Far Cafe

K'Far photo by M. Persico.

This anticipated Rittenhouse bakery and cafe is the latest from Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov, Philadelphia’s famed James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur. Inspired by Israeli bakeries, this all-day spot offers counter service for breakfast and lunch and sit-down dinner in the evenings.

110 S 19th Street

15-minute walk from Pennsylvania Convention Center

To learn about additional venues and for more information and assistance in planning a special event in Philadelphia, contact the PHLCVB Convention Services team.

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