Fancy (ish) Date Spots Where You Don’t Have To Ditch Your Jeans

There's enough pressure when you're trying to pick a great date spot. Let the Natives help pick the perfect spot that's upscale, with a great menu, but you can still rock your favorite pair of jeans.


Address: 1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Emily: "You haven't had the true Philly vegan experience without going to Vedge.

This award-winning restaurant is famous for serving the best vegan food in Philly. The only downside to this restaurant is that it's so good reservations have to be made months in advance. However, if you go on the early side you might be able to snag a spot at the bar.
You really can't go wrong here. No matter what you order it will be amazing.

My favorites are the rutabaga fondu, brussel sprouts, glazed tofu, and, for dessert, the sticky toffee pudding."


The Love.

Address: 130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Jill: "The Love opened in early 2018, ever since there has been a lot of buzz around this restaurant, and I finally got the opportunity to go! The restaurant is the perfect combination of upscale without having to ditch your jeans. As soon as you sit down, listen to your waiter or waitress - they know the menu well and made fantastic recommendations based on our preferences."

The Dandelion

Address: 124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ashley: "The word that comes to mind when thinking about The Dandelion is 'English Charm'. It should come as no surprise that Stepehn Starr hits another home run. The best English food and atmosphere I've found in Philly!"

Meet Some Natives

Georgie Sipala
I’m a registered nurse by day; foodie, self-proclaimed restaurant connoisseur, and brunch aficionado by always!

Philadelphia Foodie eating everything from street food to elite food

Adam Nelson
Local charismatic veteran


Address: 227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Bari: "It may seem cliche to mention Parc, but it has always been good to me! There's something special sitting on Rittenhouse square drinking a glass of Rose, people watching while eating oysters. As I'd say, "it's so Philly".


Address: 1528 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Georgie: "The hype is legit people! From the moment you walk into Suraya, you know it’s special. As a former interior designer, I’m obsessed with the gorgeous Moroccan tiles and lighting. I can say with absolute certainty that their Lebanese chai latte is the best chai latte I’ve ever had, no joke! Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s stunning, as it is served in a colorful Turkish mug and topped with rose petals! I also highly recommend the Baba Ganoush, the rose/pistachio cruller, and any of the flatbreads! Make a ressie, because this place is always bumpin!"

Harp and Crown

Address: 1525 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Adam: "Speakeasy decor and specialized cocktails that are made for many types of tastes."

Audrey Claire

Address: 276 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Austin: "Awesome date night spot! Get a spot at the chef's counter if you can. Watching the chef work his magic is a nice little bonus to the already incredible food. Highly recommend the grilled octopus! **Cash only"