Top 10 Rooftop Restaurants In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Anne Marie
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has one of the most recognizable skylines in the United States. There are more than 56 skyscrapers in the city limits, many of which have eye-catching architectural elements. Philadelphia is also known for its cuisine, and not just its cheesesteak sandwiches. Chefs in the City of Brotherly Love take comfort food and transform it in incredible ways. The best way to experience Philadelphia’s architecture while enjoying some of its best foods is to head to one of the city’s many rooftop restaurants. Some sit at the top of tall buildings, and some are only a few stories high, but all offer a great way to experience the city with all of your senses. Check out our list of the top rooftop restaurants in Philadelphia and decide where you want to dine next.

1. Attico Rooftop

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Attico Rooftop is a stunning bar and restaurant atop the Cambria Hotel. Located in the heart of Century City, diners can enjoy a beautiful panorama from this elevated viewpoint. The restaurant features both an interior, which feels like the inside of an upscale greenhouse, and an exterior, where you are completely exposed to the open air. The options make this an excellent place whether it’s a sunny or chilly day, or a warm night ideal for sitting outside! Attico features a full dinner menu, with appetizers and entrees, but also has an awesome daily happy hour where you can get drinks at discounts.

Attico Rooftop

Address: 219 South Broad St Rooftop, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Website: Attico Rooftop

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 11pm; Thu - Fri: 5pm - 2am; Sat: 2pm - 2am; Sun: 2pm - 8pm

2. XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant

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Stepping into XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant feels like entering a historic ballroom. The interior of the restaurant, located on the 19th floor atop The Bellevue hotel, has high ceilings and tall rounded windows that bring the surrounding city skyline right inside. Window seats at XIX Restaurant are highly sought after, providing the perfect backdrop to a special occasion like a romantic dinner. When the weather is nice, the large windows open up and diners have the opportunity to sit outside under umbrellas and add the city sounds and breezes to the experience! XIX Restaurant isn’t just about the atmosphere - their menu is also unbeatable, created by talented chef’s showcasing some of the city’s best cuisines.

XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant

Address: 200 S Broad St 19th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Website: XIX Nineteen Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6:30am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 6:30am - 2am

3. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

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Experience the Amalfi Coast without leaving Philly by dining at Positano Coast! This charming restaurant evokes a Mediterranean dining experience down to every last detail. The menu features traditional Italian and Mediterranean dishes that are enhanced with seasonal, local flavors. With brunch, lunch, and dinner options, you can enjoy a hearty meal any time of the day. The atmosphere will make you feel even more like you’ve been transported to Italy. The walls are a deep Mediterranean blue, as are the tile floors, which make the crisp white accents like pillars and furniture pop. This second-floor rooftop restaurant is surrounded by colorful flowers that flourish in the spring, just like those found on the Amalfi Coast.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

Address: 212 Walnut St 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Website: Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)

4. Revolution House

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Revolution House also evokes the spirit of another place, although this place happens to have the revolutionary spirit found in Philadelphia hundreds of years ago! The restaurant is housed in a brick building that was once home to the Quaker Friends Meetinghouse in the last 1700’s, and the decor is accented with American nostalgia like a flag made of pine, a chandelier with a bald eagle at its center, and more. This multi-story restaurant strives to provide patrons with good food and a hearty atmosphere that leaves them ready to tackle any revolutions in current daily life. The menu serves American classics like burgers, steaks, and pizzas, with plenty of domestic brews on tap, too. Head up to the rooftop for a cozy but classy dining area with spots in the sun or shade.

Revolution House

Address: 200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Website: Revolution House

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 12am

5. The Continental Midtown

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The Continental Midtown mimics another period of American history: the mid-century modern phase of the 20th century. The restaurant’s decor looks like it came straight out of Mad Men, with antique-looking furniture against a mod interior. The restaurant is spread over three top floors, offering stunning views of the surroundings. Though the atmosphere remembers the good old days, the menu is thoroughly contemporary, with a diverse assortment of offerings suitable to any palate. Menu items fuse traditional American food with international flavors, like the Szechuan shoestring fries, Korean pork tacos, and French onion soup dumplings. The Continental Midtown also has a great cocktail list, including the option to order a shared party shaker, which has six servings inside!

The Continental Midtown

Address: 1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Website: The Continental Midtown

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 11pm

6. City Tap House University City

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Posted by City Tap House on Monday, August 20, 2018

Beer lovers must check out City Tap House as they tour through rooftop restaurants in Philadelphia. This eatery was founded in 2010 to bring craft beer to the people in an accessible way. Their taps typically feature dozens of brews at a time, and the abundance of options will please even the pickiest beer drinker. City Tap House is also a great pick for newbies to craft beer; their drink menus feature easily understood descriptions that make picking your next drink a breeze. The menu features burgers, bowls, and all of beer’s best friends, and the rooftop atmosphere is a great spot to unwind.

City Tap House University City

Address: The Radian, 3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Website: City Tap House University City

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 12am; Fri: 11:30am - 2am; Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 12am

7. Standard Tap

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A warm nestled spot in the sun perched above all the action on 2nd Street, what a great way to spend any part of your...

Posted by Standard Tap on Sunday, January 17, 2021

Philadelphia was once home to the largest number of breweries in any city in the whole western hemisphere, and the city’s love of beer is still alive and well in places like Standard Tap! This pub has embraced the craft beer movement ever since it opened more than 20 years ago. They have 20 local brews on tap at any given time, and the menu often changes to suit the beer (instead of the other way around!) This expansive restaurant has several dining areas to choose from, including a deck outside and an upstairs bar with a working fireplace.

Standard Tap

Address: 901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Website: Standard Tap

Opening hours: 12pm - 8pm (daily)

8. Assembly Rooftop Lounge

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Posted by Assembly Rooftop Lounge on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Philadelphia loves its cocktails just as much as its beer. Head over to the Assembly Rooftop Lounge, located nine stories up in the Logan hotel, for sweeping views of the heart of the city. Sip on a handcrafted cocktail while pointing out landmarks like the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Pair an innovative cocktail with any of their small plates to nibble on as the sun goes down. Even on chilly evenings, you can sit outside around Assembly’s fire pits to keep you warm!

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Address: 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Website: Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 2am (closed on Sun and Mon)

9. Vango Lounge and Skybar

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If you’re looking for a party atmosphere with incredible city views, Vango Lounge and Skybar is for you! Sip cocktails and dance the night away atop the roof deck, and take in the impressive decor in the floors below. Vango Lounge is one of the hippest spots in Philadelphia, attracting some of the best DJ’s to the city, perfect for a lively night out! The dancing and drinks are the main attraction here, but Vango also features a small food menu that is best ordered when sitting near the huge chandelier in the main dining area.

Vango Lounge and Skybar

Address: 116 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Website: Vango Lounge and Skybar

Opening hours: 5pm - 2am (daily)

10. R2L Restaurant

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From R2L Restaurant, which sits on the 37th floor of the Two Liberty Place building, you can enjoy the city’s best views while you dine! This is one of the tallest restaurants in the city center, and it has floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides to let in as much of the unobstructed Philadelphia skyline as possible. The menu by Chef Stern features comfort food with culinary twists - some favorites include the lobster mac and cheese, grilled truffle flatbread, and ranch spice roasted chicken. The incredible atmosphere plus the delicious menu make R2L one of the places to be in Philadelphia, so be sure to add it to your dining list.

R2L Restaurant

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

Website: R2L Restaurant

A good meal with a great view

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Dining and drinking outside or on top of a building add a special element to any dining experience. There is something thrilling about seeing sweeping views while the wind is in your hair and the city sounds rise up from below. Philly restaurateurs understand this draw, which is why there are so many great rooftop restaurants to pick from. Along with the atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to get a good meal, too!

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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