Best Outdoor Dining in Philly

With so many restaurants near your 1500 Locust apartment, it’s hard to pick just one! If you’re planning a date night, a visit with the family or a night out with old friends and are trying to narrow down your culinary choices, consider your outdoor-dining options.

Summer in Philly means Center City is bustling with visitors, shoppers, businesspeople and everyone in between. You can be right in the middle of all of that action by dining al fresco. Why stay cooped up inside on a warm night when you can grab your plate, head to the sidewalk and take in the many sights and sounds of summer in the city!

Here are a few of the best outdoor-dining spots in the neighborhood:

Little Nonna’s: This quaint Italian eatery features a cozy patio perfect for a romantic evening or a meal catching up with loved ones. Located two blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, Little Nonna’s will have you feeling like you’re back in your Italian grandparents’ kitchen, with its homey atmosphere and homecooked, authentic food.

Twenty Manning Grill: This New American grill, a half-mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, serves up casual, classic fare in a beautiful brownstone featuring sidewalk seating. Located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, the restaurant provides a great opportunity for those who want to take in the bustling neighborhood’s people-watching opportunities while enjoying award-winning dishes.

Effie’s Restaurant: Located a half-mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, Effie’s is a Greek eatery that offers seating options just as diverse as its menu. The indoor dining areas are surrounded by exposed brick, making for a cozy atmosphere, including at tables by the floor-to-ceiling windows, which feature great views of Pine Street. The outdoor patio is lit by twinkling lights at night, providing a stunning setting for a summer dinner.


Little Nonna’s

1234 Locust St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107



Twenty Manning Grill

261 S. 20th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Effie’s Restaurant

1127 Pine St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107