Outdoor Dining

Spruce Street Harbor Park
Credit: Douglas Bovitt

Spruces Wild

Spruce Street Harbor Park, a pop-up park featuring an urban beach, water garden, hammock orchard and floating barges, just opened at Penn’s Landing Marina.


(Parc Restaurant, at 18th and Locust Streets, provides a front-row view of Rittenhouse Square.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

A Rittenhouse Square Bistro Named Among Best in US For Outdoor Dining

Parc — a Stephen Starr restaurant at 18th and Locust Streets, on Rittenhouse Square — got the nod from Travel and Leisure magazine.


(Tables outside The Plough and The Stars restaurant, on Second Street near Chestnut.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Center City Restaurants Rush The Season With Outdoor Seating

Tuesday’s chilly weather didn’t exactly have people fighting for outdoor seating at Old City restaurants.


(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

This Spring, Streets Department Pruning Unregistered Outdoor Cafes

Flowers aren’t the only things that blossom with the arrival of spring. Philadelphia officials say the sidewalks bloom with tables and chairs — set out by cafes and restaurants, often without approval.


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Guide To The Shore: Top Outdoor Dining

Whether gazing out at the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, walking along white sandy beaches or enjoying the landscape around the Jersey Shore, the vast terrain is truly a treasure. Many restaurants along the coast offer outdoor […]


(Lunchers enjoy the moderate temperatures on Friday in Rittenhouse Square.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

In Philadelphia, Thousands Take Advantage Of A Winter Weather Respite

Friday was a beautiful day to have lunch in the park — Philadelphia’s warmest day of the year so far.