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The 14 Best Philadelphia Restaurants with a View

Updated: Jan 29

rooftop restaurant in Philadelphia

Dine with a view at these restaurants and catch a glimpse of the city's grandeur.

The assembly rooftop lounge with a view of Philadelphia

Pricing: $$$

The Assembly Rooftop lounge provides a beautiful view of downtown Philadelphia. It is a rooftop bar at the top of the Logan Hotel and located at 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Relax and sip cocktails in the fresh air at the Assembly Rooftop Lounge. Because it is a bar, entry is limited to those who are 21 and older. To learn more, visit their site.

View of the interior of the Continental Midtown Restaurant

Pricing: $$

The Continental Midtown is another rooftop restaurant with a stunning view. Located at 1801 Chestnut St, it has creative, unique and delicious dishes, as well as classic favorites. It also features a bar. To learn more, click here.

A dish served at the Attico rooftop bar

Attico Rooftop is a rooftop bar at the top of the Cambria Hotel that serves drinks, dinner, brunch and snacks. It is also only available to those who are 21 and older. It is located at 219 S. Broad Street. To learn more about it, visit their website.

Pricing: $$$$

The Jean-Georges restaurant features breathtaking panoramic views of the city, located high in the Comcast building at 1 N 19th St. The restaurant is fine dining and serves fancy dishes. To learn more, click here.

The Revolution house restaurant

Pricing: $$

Revolution House is an American rooftop restaurant located at the top of an old Quaker building. You can find this restaurant at 200 Market St. It also features a bar. To learn more, visit their website.

The outdoor seating on the boat at the Moshulu restaurant

Pricing: $$$

Moshulu is a restaurant located on a historic ship, providing a view of the waterfront. It serves American cuisine and is located at 401 S. Columbus Blvd. To learn more about this restaurant, click here.

Aerial view of the sunset social rooftop restaurant

Pricing: $

This rooftop restaurant provides a lovely view of West Philadelphia and the Delaware River, located at 129 S 30th St. It serves American food and has the look of a park thousands of feet in the air. To learn more about this restaurant, click here.

Inside of the XIX restaurant

Pricing: $$$

Located at the top of the Park Hyatt and offering an exquisite view of the city, this restaurant is sophisticated and chic. It is on the 19th floor of 200 S Broad St. To learn more about this restaurant, visit their website.

Top of the rooftop Bok Bar in Philadelphia

Pricing: $$$

Everything about the Bok Bar is beautiful--the view of South Philadelphia from the restaurant to the garden on this rooftop bar. When it gets too cold to be out in the open air, you can even go to the other restaurant in the buildings for indoor seating but the same great views. They boast a wide selection of beers as well as snacks to go with them. They are located on 800 Mifflin Street. Click here to learn more, and be sure to plan your visit around when they close for the season (they are open from April til October). They also are often closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for private events.

Stratus rooftop lounge in Philadelphia

Pricing: $$$$

The Stratus Rooftop Lounge is a cozy but chic bar located in the city center, at 433 Chestnut Street, near all of Philadelphia's most famous sites. It is near Independence Hall, and from the lounge, you can see the famous Liberty Bell! On weekdays, the environment is relaxing, and on weekends, it is a party with a DJ. It has sofas and fire pits. Take note that this is a formal restaurant in terms of dress code and reservations are recommended, although walk-ins are allowed. It has indoor and outdoor seating, so weather is not an issue. To learn more about the Stratus Rooftop Lounge, visit their website.

El Techo mexican restaurant in Philadelphia

Pricing: $$$

It is always a fiesta at the El Techo taquería, which includes a bar. From paletas to queso fundido, El Techo has many delicious Latin American options! They also serve a delicious brunch every Sunday. Like a convertible, El Techo has a retractible roof, so you can enjoy both the open air and the comforts of dining indoors. This restaurant is located in Rittenhouse Square, on top of the Pod Philly hotel in central Philadelphia, at 31 South 19th Street, making it close to the city's many landmarks. And you can go even if you just woke up from a siesta--the dress code at El Techo is casual. To learn more about this restaurant, click here.

Patchwork restaurant in Philadelphia

Pricing: $$$$

Also located in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, you can find this restaurant at 1620 Chancellor St on the 2nd Floor of the Hyatt Hotel. They serve New American cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Like its name, Patchwork is a mix of venues, serving as a restaurant, market and bar. They are open for weekday breakfast and for weekend brunch. The dress code is casual. If you want to learn more about Patchwork, visit their website. It is the perfect place for the classic Philadelphia experience!

Pricing: $$$

The Rooftop at Emmy Squared Pizza serves Detroit-style (square) pizza. They also offer drinks, burgers, and other. It is on top of the aparthotel Sonder The Queen, at 632 S 5th St and has 360° views of South Philly. They also serve weekend brunch. They are open during the warmer months (spring-fall) and when the weather is not good enough to dine outside, they have an indoor space. Their dress code is casual dress. To learn more about this fun rooftop restaurant, you will want to click here to visit their site.

Guests enjoy the balcony bar at the Kimmel center in Philadelphia

Pricing: $$

The final restaurant we are showcasing is the Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel in Center City, located on 300 S Broad St, in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. It is not often open, only open on Wednesdays in the summer. It is a bar, with bar bites as well. It has a casual dress code. If you want to learn more about the Balcony Bar, visit their website. Reservations are not required, but they are strongly recommended.

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