Best Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Philadelphia

As indoor dining continues to be prohibited, outdoor dining has become the new normal for Philadelphia along with other major U.S. cities. We have gathered some of the best outdoor dining experiences in the heart of Philadelphia perfect for your next socially-distanced dinner plans.

Parc - Rittenhouse Square

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227 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Parc is a traditional French bistro located right on the edge of Rittenhouse Square’s park. The dining experience will transport you to Paris and is the perfect place for your next night out in Philly. Stephen Starr, a restauranteur, and former entertainment promoter opened Parc in 2008, a cafe and bistro with the idea of making Philadelphia feel just like Paris. Parc is now open from 11 am until 10 pm every day and is accepting reservations of up to four people up to a week in advance. With tables set up outside the restaurant, you can enjoy your meal with a view of Rittenhouse Square, one of the nicest areas in Philadelphia. Parc serves Weekend Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner, with a menu serving dishes from Steak Frites to Spaghetti Bolognese to Omelets.

Little Nonna’s - Midtown Village

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1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Little Nonna’s is an Italian-American restaurant in Midtown Village, right in Center City Philadelphia. Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, a pair that has been working together for about twenty years, opened Little Nonna’s in the fall of 2013, and it has been thriving ever since. The pair have opened nine successful restaurants and boutiques on 13th street, including Barbuzzo, Lolita, and Jamonera. Little Nonna’s has amazing dinner, drinks, and dessert menus with classic dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs and their Sunday gravy dish. Since re-opening during the pandemic, they offer outdoor seating in their beautiful courtyard with lots of greenery and decorations, hidden from the busy streets. They are currently open from 4 pm until 10 pm every day for dinner. Little Nonna’s is the perfect restaurant to escape reality in the tucked-away courtyard and enjoy a delicious Italian meal.

Talula’s Garden - Washington Square

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210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Talula’s Garden was opened in 2011 when restauranter Aimee Olexy partnered with Stephen Starr to create a peaceful and small-town feel dining experience in the heart of Philly on the edge of Washington Square. Talula’s Garden is a farm-to-table restaurant using all local ingredients. Right now, it is open Monday through Thursday from 5 pm until 9 pm, Friday from 5 pm until 10 pm and on the weekends from 10 am until 2 pm and then 4 pm until 10 pm. The garden is full of greenery, plants, and vegetation and encompasses a cozy and wholesome atmosphere. It seats 44 people and reservations are available online. The menu is full of unique and fresh dishes including House-made Ricotta Ravioli, Clam and Corn Toast, Black Pepper BIscuits, and Tang Tabasco Butter, Warm Summery Peach – Blueberry Crisp, and so much more. Talula’s Garden offers an experience like none other and takes outdoor dining to the next level.

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