Go Alfresco in Philly

Go Alfresco in Philly

XIX Nineteen Philadelphia, alfresco, dining, food and drink, restaurantOn a wonderfully sunny summer’s day you simply cannot beat eating in the great outdoors. Whether it’s a spot of brunch, lunch, dinner or some nibbles and cocktails you’re pining for, these three alfresco spots have the most people-watching potential.

Rouge
Boasting an enviable view of Rittenhouse Square, this Parisian bistro is the only place to see and indeed be seen in the neighborhood. The perfect spot for some early evening (until late at night) drinkies, grab a few friends and head on down. But be sure to sample the menu too, you’d be a fool to miss out on the infamous Rouge Burger, the ‘Best Cheeseburger in America’ according to GQ Magazine 2005.

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Sat atop the 19th floor of theBellevue, this sophisticated, yet oh-so comfortable café, bar and lounge offers diners the most stunning views of the city and beyond. Whether inside or out, the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows ensure panoramic views are enjoyed by all, but of course there’s nothing like sitting on the balcony, drinking in the spectacular scenery whilst tucking into tender braised veal cheeks or perhaps a crispy whole black sea bass.

Zavino
Slap-bang in the middle of the trendiest part of town, this rustic pizzeria offers a fresh, seasonal menu, classic cocktails, wine, beer and some of the best late-night nibbles in Philly. Get your daily dose of Vitamin D lazing outside in the sun in the large outdoor café, quench your thirst with a Bellini before indulging in such culinary delights as home-made beef ravioli with brown butter and sage, roasted lamb with fried eggplant and mint, and roasted beets with pistachios and goat’s cheese.

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