Quick Restaurant Guide - Philadelphia

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RestaurantJimmy's FavoritesAvoidCertifiedWJARAddressRegionTelephoneCuisinePriceWCJ CommentsView WebsiteMake Reservations 
The Capital Grille - PhiladelphiaXX51338-46 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107City Center(215) 545-9588Steakhouse, Seafood$$$$Very nice steakhouse and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance and no steps in the restaurant.
Accessible restroom.
The entire restaurant is on one level.
Very accessible dining and plenty of space.
Nothing better than a great steakhouse!
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Fitler Dining RoomXX42201 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103City Center(215) 732-3331American$$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom.
Very accessible and spacious dining and plenty of space.
Bar area is basically a serving station for waiters.
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Barclay PrimeX4237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 732-7560Steakhouse, American, Seafood$$$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance or anywhere in the restaurant.
The entire restaurant is on one floor.
Reasonably easy to navigate through the restaurant although the many accessible tables are situated reasonably close to one another.
Accessible restroom. 
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ParcX4227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 545-2262French$$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
There are 2 small steps at both the front and rear entrance but there is an easy permanent ramp for access at both entrances.
The entire restaurant is on one floor.
Reasonably easy to navigate through the restaurant.
Accessible patio dining (patio is on first come basis).
Accessible restroom. 
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So CrepeX41506 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146Rittenhouse Sqiuare(267) 761-9310Crêperie$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance or anywhere in the restaurant.
The entire restaurant is on one floor.
Reasonably easy to navigate through the restaurant, and most seating is very wheelchair accessible.
Accessible restroom.
No bar.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia31 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107City Center(215) 568-6888Seafood, Steak, American$$$McCormick & Schmick's is always a great dining experience. I've been to several around the country.
This property is also very nice although there are 4 steps at the entrance.
WARNING: 4 steps at entrance so use Broad Street entrance for no steps.
Many accessible tables and the bar area is also accessible.
Private dining room on 2nd floor is accessible via elevator.
Accessible restroom. 
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Butcher & SingerXX31500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102City Center(215) 732-4444Steakhouse, American$$$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom.
WARNING: There are steps to mezzanine level dining which is a semi-private area toward the back.
Otherwise, very accessible dining and plenty of space.
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SampanX3124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107City Center(215) 732-3501Chinese Restaurant$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom.
Reasonably easy to navigate through the restaurant although the many accessible tables are situated close to one another.
Sister restaurant Double Knot is down a flight of steps and is not accessible.
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Abe FisherX31623 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103City Center(215) 867-0088Global, International$$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Entire restaurant on one level.
Accessible restroom.
Small dining room but many accessible tables.
Booth tables are raised about 6 inches.
Bar is basically bar stools.
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Serpico - PhiladelphiaX3604 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147City Center(215) 925-3001American$$$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom.
The entire restaurant is on one level.
Very accessible dining and plenty of space.
There are some high top tables & stools that are not convenient for wheelchairs. 
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MorimotoX3723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106City Center(215) 413-9070Japanese$$$$Very nice restaurant and much of the 1st floor dining is very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom.
WARNING: The dining upstairs and downstairs is not accessible (some of these are for private dining and a bar). There is no elevator.
WARNING: There are many booth tables along the wall where there is a step up for seating.
Best to call in advance. 
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Barbuzzo RestaurantX3110 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107City Center(215) 546-9300Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates$$Very nice restaurant and somewhat wheelchair friendly.
Small restaurant, tight seating and narrow aisle.
Counter dining is high stools and not wheelchair accessible.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom is in back of restaurant.
WARNING: Upstairs private dining is not accessible.
Best seating is near the front and best to call in advance.
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Talula’s GardenX3210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106Washington Square(215) 592-7787American, Contemporary American$$$Very nice restaurant and reasonably wheelchair friendly.
Plenty of available, accessible tables.
WARNING: At the rear of the restaurant are 4 steps to an upper level dining and a separate nook area.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom is on the main level of restaurant (the same level as the entrance).
Bar seating behind check-in desk is not convenient as counters are raised.
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Amis - PhiladelphiaX3412 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147Washington Square(215) 732-2647Italian, European, International$$$Very nice restaurant and reasonably wheelchair friendly.
WARNING: 2 steps at entrance so use rear entry where there are no steps.
Plenty of available, accessible tables on main level.
There are some dining tables on a raised platform which are not convenient.
Accessible restroom is on the main level of restaurant.
Bar seating is high tops but the Chef's counter is lower where you can see food prep and talk to the chef.
Outdoor patio dining is accessible.
Call in advance for an accessible table.
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M Restaurant at the Morris HouseXX3231 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Washington Square(215) 625-6666American, Continental, Farm-to-table$$$Beautifully unique restaurant (National Historic Landmark) and reasonably wheelchair friendly.
WARNING: 2 steps at entrance so use the side entry gate right (no steps) next to the entrance (someone at the restaurant will need to open the gate).
Plenty of available, accessible tables on main level.
Accessible restroom.  
Courtyard bar and indoor restaurant bar both reasonably accessible.
Courtyard garden patio dining is accessible.
Call in advance for an accessible table.
There is a self park lot immediately to the left of the hotel. 
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Maison 208X3208 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107Washington Square(215) 999-1020American$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom.
WARNING: There is a flight of steps to the upstairs dining which is not accessible.
Most of the dining tables downstairs are wheelchair accessible.
Downstairs bar area is a raised counter and high bar stools.
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ScarpettaX3210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 558-4199Italian$$$Beautiful, spacious restaurant which adjoins the Rittenhouse Hotel and very wheelchair friendly except the front entrance.
WARNING: 10-12 steps at restaurant entrance. If you enter through the Rittenhouse Hotel, however, there will be no steps. The restaurant and hotel are connected.
The 1st floor contains the bar and lounge, and the main dining room is on the 2nd floor. There is a nice commercial elevator to the 2nd floor.
Wheelchair accessible restroom.
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LacroixXX3210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 790-2533Continental, Global, International$$$Beautiful, spacious restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Rittenhouse Hotel and very wheelchair friendly.
There is a nice commercial elevator to the 2nd floor.
Wheelchair accessible restroom.
There are 2 steps into the Bar 210 within Lacroix restaurant (they provide a temporary ramp upon request). 
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Vernick Food & DrinkX32031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103Rittenhouse Sqiuare(267) 639-6644American$$$Very nice restaurant and reasonably wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Dining room on main level is wheelchair accessible.
Accessible restroom on main level.
WARNING: There is a flight of steps to the upstairs dining which is not accessible.
Many of the dining tables downstairs are wheelchair accessible but there are also high tops.
Bar area is mostly bar stools only and high tops.
Best to call in advance to secure an accessible downstairs table.
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ZahavX3237 St James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 625-8800Middle Eastern$$$Very nice restaurant and somewhat wheelchair accessible. The problem is finding the back entrance.
WARNING: Probably 10 steps (and a walkway) at the front entrance so use rear entrance where there are no steps.
The back entry may be hard to find but I'm told if you're using GPS, go to 210 Locust St. for a drop-off.
Plenty of available, accessible tables once you get in, but there are also high tops and booths.
Best to call in advance for both seating and directions to rear entry.
Accessible restroom.
Bar area is mostly high tops.
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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaX3325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 574-9440Asian$$$Very nice restaurant and reasonably wheelchair friendly.
No steps at the entrance.
There are a couple small steps in the main dining level but there is a built-in ramp.
The dining tables are largely accessible.
Accessible restroom on main dining level.
WARNING: many steps to mezzanine dining level which is basically used for private gatherings.
Bar area is mostly high table tops and bar stools. 
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Amada PHLX3217-219 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 625-2450Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates$$$Very nice restaurant and reasonably wheelchair friendly.
WARNING: there are 2-3 steps at entrance on Chestnut, however, you can go around the corner and enter on Strawberry street with no steps. You can ring the bell if it's not open.
Dining room on main level is wheelchair accessible.
Accessible restroom on main level.
The bar / lounge area is up a couple steps and is located near the Strawberry St entrance.
Many of the dining tables  are wheelchair accessible but there are also high tops.
Bar area is mostly bar stools only and high tops.
Best to call in advance to secure an accessible table.
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High Street on MarketX3308 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 625-0988Contemporary American$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance.
Accessible restroom.
Very accessible and spacious dining and plenty of space.
Bar area is basically a serving station for waiters.
Entire restaurant is on one level.
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Fork RestaurantX3306 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 625-9425Contemporary American$$$Very nice restaurant and very wheelchair friendly.
No steps at entrance or within the restaurant.
Accessible restroom.
Very accessible and spacious dining.
Bar area is basically high top counters.
Entire restaurant is on one level.
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Entree BYOBX21608 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 790-0330Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian$$WARNING: there are 2 steps at the entrance.
Entrée BYOB is a small, intimate restaurant and navigating through the restaurant can be tight. The tables are close to one another but you can find accessible seating.
Not really a bar area.
Accessible restroom.
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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaX234 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 592-7661Italian$$WARNING: 2 steps at the entrance and no other entrance without 2 steps.
If you can manage the entry it's a very nice restaurant.
There are no other steps within the restaurant and it's all on one level.
Accessible restroom.
Spacious and comfortable dining area.
Bar area is basically bar stools.
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FARMiCiAX215 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 627-6274Contemporary American$$WARNING: 1 Step at entrance. They will put out a temporary ramp.
There is also 1 step within the restaurant for "loft" seating.
There are however many wheelchair accessible tables.
The bar has mostly bar stools but it's a relatively open area.
They do have an accessible restroom.
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Bistro 7X27 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 931-1560Fusion / Eclectic, Organic$$$WARNING: 1 large step at entrance.
This is a small intimate restaurant with just 15 tables, including 3 high top tables.
There are however many wheelchair accessible tables once inside.
It's a BYOB so no bar.
The entire restaurant is on 1 level.
There is a wheelchair accessible restroom. 
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VetriX11312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107City Center(215) 732-3478Italian$$$$WARNING: Not wheelchair accessible.
Vetri is located in an old building which is not accessible.
WARNING: There are 5 steps at the entrance.
The restaurant itself is very small and intimate and seating crowded.
WARNING: No wheelchair accessible restroom.
The Vetri is a restaurant to AVOID.
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Double KnotX1120 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107City Center(215) 631-3868Sushi, Japanese, Asian$$WARNING: Not wheelchair accessible.
WARNING: The Double Knot is located down a flight of stairs.
The upstairs sister restaurant is Sampan and it is wheelchair accessible.
But the Double Knot is a restaurant to AVOID.
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Pumpkin BYOBX11713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 545-4448Contemporary American$$Very small BYOB restaurant with limited accessibility.
Ramp at entrance to avoid steps.
WARNING: 1 step up into restroom. Owner says bathroom door is normal width and restroom is large enough - but there is a step.
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Le ChériX1251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 546-7700French$$$WARNING: Le Cheri is a real challenge.
WARNING: 8-9 steps at entrance. They can put out a long steep temporary ramp but I was cautioned it could only handle manual WCs, not power chairs or scooters.
WARNING: Once you're up the 8-9 steps and in the restaurant, there are 2 additional small steps to the back dining room and the wheelchair accessible restroom. 
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ZamaX1128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 568-1027Japanese, Sushi$$$WARNING: Probably a nice restaurant but it's just not very accessible.
There are 2 step up into the restaurant for the initial dining and sushi bar.
Then another couple steps to another dining area and bar, and more steps to yet another dining area.
WARNING: The restroom is also 3 steps up.
WARNING: Restaurant to avoid.
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Casta DivaX1227 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103Rittenhouse Sqiuare(215) 496-9677Italian, Farm-to-table, Organic$$WARNING: Not accessible.
WARNING: 1 step at entrance then another 3 steps up to dining.
WARNING: No accessible restroom. 
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La Famiglia RistoranteX18 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 922-2803Italian, Steak, Seafood$$$WARNING: Not accessible.
WARNING: There are a total of 3 steps at the entrance.
WARNING: No accessible restroom.
It looks like a beautiful Italian restaurant but it's not very wheelchair friendly.
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Marmont SteakhouseX1222 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106Old City Philadelphia(215) 923-1100Steakhouse, American$$WARNING: Restaurant to Avoid.
WARNING: 2 steps at the entrance.
WARNING: No accessible restroom. 15 steps downstairs to the restroom in the basement.
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