February 14, 2011
OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, keeps track of their most booked restaurants in each of their cities. So we decided to take a closer look at their list of the ten most booked restaurants in Philadelphia.
Some items of note: the top 10 list includes three Stephen Starr restaurants, two restaurants by Jose Garces, three steakhouses, and three national chains, which also happen to be the three steakhouses.
The nicest surprise on the list: among all of the heavyweights and bigger special-occasion restaurants, one smaller, independent restaurant from Philadelphia’s Midtown Village made the list.
Coming in at #6, Barbuzzo may have only 65 seats and may be only some five months old, but that has not at all stopped it from keeping up with the big boys.
Old City | Asian
2. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Center City | Brazilian Steakhouse
Rittenhouse Square | French
4. Capital Grille
Center City | Steakhouse
Old City | Spanish
Midtown Village| Mediterranean
7. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Center City | Steak
Rittenhouse | American
Center City | Latin American
10. Alma De Cuba
Rittenhouse Square | Cuban
Bonus: Another feather for Stephen Starr’s cap — not only does he have the #1 most booked restaurant in Philadelphia with the original Buddakan in Old City, but he also has the #2 most booked restaurant in all of New York City with Buddakan NYC. Not too shabby.
Most Booked Restaurants – Philadelphia [OpenTable]