Every great date starts with a cheese board

Not sure what it is about cheese boards, but it is a great way to break the ice and get people comfortable. It could be because it has a little of something for everyone or because it comes out so aesthetically pleasing. Either way, it has to be in your dating utility belt. Our Natives let us know about their favorite spreads around the city.

Each of our Natives specializes in a specific category like craft beer, fun dates, or boozy brunch. They have a deep understanding of each place they recommend to help you make a decision on what place fits you best. We ONLY show places that the Natives have vouched for and love!


The Dandelion

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

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

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The Love.

Address: 130 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Jill | Philly Date Spots Native:
"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."

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

Bari - @baris_belly | Philly Foodie Native:
"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'."

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Jet Wine Bar

Address: 1525 South Street, Philadelphia PA

Ian | Philly Wine Native:
"One of the most unique wine bars in Philly, Jet pulls wine from some super exotic areas all around the world. The owner used to be an Archaeologist so she brings in wines influenced by her travels (hence the Jet themed atmosphere). They do wine flights which is awesome! Grab a flight and sit facing South Street when they open up the front. Oh, and they open at 11am everyday so…"

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Talulas Garden

Address: 210 West Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Ashley | Philly Fine Dining Native:
"Talula's Garden has the perfect trifecta for me! Cheese boards, wine list & outdoor seating (and all three of those things are amazing!). This might be a cliche pick for fine dining in Philly, but that's because it's a must try. If you can time it right for a nice Fall or Spring night where you can enjoy the weather in the garden/patio area you're in for a real treat."

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Bar Hygge

Address: 1720 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Adam | Philly Date Spots Native:
"The drinks here are pretty spectacular. It's a warm atmosphere inside with high chairs, low tables and bar space, too. Seating is available outside in good weather. A side section of lounge chairs and couches have a speak easy feel. The menu is unique and had a different selection than your average bar/pub/restaurant. Great date location!"

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Address: 110 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Jill | Philly Dates Native:
"Great casual date night spot! Great apps, pastas and fabulous pizzas! Personal favs are the ricotta app & you can’t go wrong with a pizza!"

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