Restaurants With A View In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

restaurants with a view in philadelphia
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Philadelphia is all about pursuing happiness. With its wide range of things to do in the city, get ready to embark on a journey where you can venture in breathtaking museums, well-preserved parks, amazing national historic sites, and more importantly, tasting out the mouthwatering local delicacies while you are at it. The things one can do in Philadephia are endless, but we figure that the key to one’s happiness lies in how happy their stomachs are so in this article, we would love to introduce you some restaurants with a view in Philadelphia to keep that craving of yours gratified. Read on to find out the best restaurants with a view when you are in Pennsylvania!

1. Attico

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Attico gives you an elevated view of the city of Philadephia in a comfortable dining space on the rooftop. Here, all you need to do is indulge in the main courses, take a snack, or simply enjoy a boost, all the while accompanied by the buzzing city view. The rooftop lounge also comes with a touch of green that will enable you to feel as if you are wrapped in a natural setting, in any case you would prefer to have a quiet dining spot that is not disturbed by the city noise.


Address: 219 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Website: Attico

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2. R2L

Get ready to set foot into an elegant, sophisticated fine-dining setting that sits 500 feet (152 metres) above the city of Philadelphia. One step into the restaurant will immediately expose you to an unconcealed, panoramic view of the city that spans over 40 miles (64 kilometres). While you sit back and enjoy the creatively prepared cuisines in the restaurant, don’t forget to also try out the hand-crafted cocktails and take the opportunity to enjoy the sunset if you are here in the evening. The restaurant is also an ideal spot for private events if you intend to enjoy a private gathering with either your friends, families, or business groups.


Address: 50 S 16th St 37th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

Website: R2L

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3. Moshulu

Sail into the ocean with the world’s oldest and largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Moshulu, as you enjoy the calming sea breeze brushing past your face with a plate of American classic cuisine made with the finest local ingredients available. You are more than welcome to enjoy your meal on the deck if the weather permits. Even if you are not intending to travel anywhere by sea, you can still get to enjoy a meal on the ocean, made better with a group of like-minded friends and family!


Address: 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Website: Moshulu

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4. SkyBrunch

SkyBrunch is located on the 51st floor, giving you a breathtaking view of Philadephia’s cityscape. The buffet serves you with a range of local dishes, alongside some other cuisine choices for the diverse dining preferences. The staff in SkyBrunch are known to be very hospitable and will often be on standby to cater to your dining needs. While you are here, don’t forget to try out some of their signature dishes, namely the Gruyere Potato Gratin and the Crab Claw Shooters, to name a few.


Address: 1717 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

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Philadelphia Tour Guide

Annie Leguennec

Annie Leguennec

My name is Annie. I am a local Tour guide based in Philadelphia enjoying fully what the city has to offer with its deep history, street arts, murals, architecture, traditional food, black history, Farmer Markets, green space, a melting pot of neighborhoods and its great locals. I am looking for to welcome you and show you this incredible city where you will gain a better understanding of the city's rich heritage and its continuing legacy as the birthplace of the United States of America. Book my tour. Explore and learn about this unique city where you will walk on the footsteps of our America's founding Fathers. My tours are conducted in English, French and Italian.

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Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!!

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Vance Lehmkuhl

Vance Lehmkuhl

Tour operator and tour guide for American Vegan Center in historic Old City Philadelphia, administering walking tours focusing on Philadelphia's "veg history" - the vegans and vegetarians through history that started the US vegetarian and vegan movements in this city. Author of "Eating Vegan in Philly" (2016) and also "V for Veg: The Best of Philly's Vegan Food Column," a collection of my columns for the Philadelphia Daily News 2011-2016. Also a proficient musician (founded eco-conscious pop band Green Beings, 1999) and cartoonist (Philadelphia City Paper, VegNews, New York Times Syndicate). Developing french-language walking tour focusing on Anthony Benezet for March 2024.

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5. Continental-Midtown

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Continental-Midtown is an ideal dining spot for those who are looking for a place to relax in the midst of their exciting exploration in the city of Philadelphia. Take your time and sit back in the lounge, enjoying the airy atmosphere on the rooftop patio, while you dig into the mouthwatering menu that presents you with creative flavors that will only enhance your dining experience here in Continental-Midtown. While you are on it, don’t forget to also try out their expertly mixed cocktails, come with a mixed variety suitable for everyone with any drinking preference!


Address: 1801 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Website: Continental-Midtown

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6. XIX Nineteen Restaurant

Located on the 19th floor of The Bellevue, XIX Nineteen Restaurant takes pride in its talented culinary team, who is dedicated to preparing a seafood-centric menu that showcases the uniqueness of American local dishes. XIX Nineteen Restaurant is also one of the highest restaurants in Philadelphia. Be sure to also enjoy the classic interior designs of the restaurant that will give you a feel of modern mixed with antique all in one place while you are here.

XIX Nineteen Restaurant

Address: The Bellevue Hotel. 19th floor. Broad and Walnut streets. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

Website: XIX Nineteen Restaurant

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7. Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The open-air lounge in Assembly Rooftop Lounge is bound to give you a refreshing experience as it overlooks the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a view that would only be made better with a wide range of bubbly cocktails and champagnes list, alongside sparkling wines, all available to cater to the various drinking preferences. The lounge is a great place to hang out with your friends and family in the evening when you intend to take a break from your exciting exploration in the city of Philadelphia and would like to enjoy some boost to bring your day to a beautiful full stop.

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Address: 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

Website: Assembly Rooftop Lounge

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8. La Veranda

La Veranda

La Veranda is best known for its mouthwatering Italian food, coupled with a breathtaking water view, one that you can observe right from the restaurant itself. The intimate dining setting makes it a great place for quiet dining sessions between couples. Alternately, you can also choose to have a banquet gathering with friends and families in one of the banquet rooms. Aside from its Italian menu, La Veranda also offers a range of alcohol menu to choose from, where you can retrieve from the extensive bar.

La Veranda

Address: 31 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Website: La Veranda

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9. Positano Coast

Enjoy a cozy dining atmosphere over mouthwatering Italian cuisines, with the Sea Urchin Pasta, Gnocchi Gorgonzola, and Beef Tenderloin as some of the must-try dishes here in Positano Coast! The unique interior design of the restaurant is inspired by the owner’s seaside hometown in Italy itself, so setting foot in the place will transport you to the foreign land and give you a whole new dining experience in the midst of buzzing Philadephia. On top of that, don’t forget to also check out the signature drinks, namely the Positano Lemon Drops, that will make you feel like you are relaxing on a seaside in Italy.

Positano Coast

Address: 212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States

Website: Positano Coast

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Enjoy the best of Philadelphia

Philadelphia views
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Philadelphia prides in its ability to bring the best out of a city buzz, giving travelers a sense of vibrancy right from the moment they set foot into the place. And what’s a better way to enjoy such city by witnessing the buzz on a higher view, over some delightful local and non-local delicacies, with your loved ones? The restaurants with recommended above definitely live up to this very standard. We hope these recommendations will be able to help you enjoy Philadelphia a bit better!

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