Most of the food we call American all has its roots in European Cuisine , but there is nothing like the experience of real European cooking, after all our versions are Americanized. There are four different cuisines here, English, German, Polish and Spanish and each one will give you the feeling that you have traveled to that country. They are homey and welcoming restaurants that you will want to visit again and again.
The prices listed are from the dinner menu as that is usually the most expensive, so if you go for lunch, you might be paying less. They are entrees only unless it says otherwise. Appetizers, soups, deserts, drinks will be extra, unless it says otherwise, but you should be able to get a good idea of what a meal will cost by comparing the entree prices. The prices are in effect as this is written, but they are subject to change at any time. And the restaurants all have menus, so you will be able to get a sneak peak.
Center City European Restaurants
Philadelphia German European Restaurants
1315 Sansom St, Philadelphia 19107
Between S 13th St & S Juniper Street
Hours Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2am Sat: 12pm-2am Sun: 12pm-12am
Ludwig’s, named after Prince Ludwig who invented Oktoberfest, is the only German Restaurant in Center City. They have a huge selection of imported beers to enjoy with the traditional German Cuisine. They have a banquet room available for private parties. When they say authentic German food, they really mean it. Take a look at these.
Hasenpfeffer Free Range Rabbit; Braised with juniper berries
and bay leaves and served with cranberry-mustard sauce $18.95
Jagerschnitzel Pork Cutlet; Lightly breaded sauteed and topped with hunter sauce $17.95
Sauerbraten Classic Sweet and Sour Marinated Beef; Sliced and served in a hearty ginger snap sauce made from its marinade $17.95
Philadelphia Polish European Restaurants
306 S 16th Street, Philadelphia 19102
At Spruce Street
The Warsaw Café is a quaint, relaxing place to enjoy a good, substantial meal typical of what you would find in a Polish home. And that is where you will feel you are. They have been in the same place for 27 years and that says a lot. Check out their seasonal specials and these from the regular menu.
Beef Straganoff $12.00
thinly sliced beef sauteed with onions and mushrooms in a wine, dill and sour cream sauce
Transylvanian Casserole $10.50
ground veal, eggplant, spinach and cheese layered with filo and topped with a light tomato sauce
Norwegian Strudel $11.50
a combination of chicken, vegetables, almonds, raisins, and herbs in a pastry crust served with a cheese sauce.
Philadelphia Spanish European Restaurants
217-219 Chestnut St, Philadelphia 19106
Between Street Bank & S Strawberry Street
Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30-2:30 Dinner: Sunday: 4:00-11:00 Monday – Thursday: 5:00-11:00 Friday – Saturday: 5:00-MidnightAmada is a nice elegant place to come for authentic Spanish food. The bar is unusual in that it is set with place settings, something you do not usually see in the States, giving you the option of bar or table for dinner. These are the house specialities.
Lobster Paella For 2 / Lobster & Seafood Paella, Fava Bean Salad & Piquillo Pepper Aioli
Chuleta FOR 2 / Dry Aged Prime Ribeye, Carmalized Onions, Herb-Roasted Fingerlings Beef Glaze
Paella Valenciana FOR 2 / Chicken & Chorizo Paella, Artichoke & Tomato Salad, Saffron Aioli
Asado De Cochinillo FOR 4 OR MORE / Whole Roasted Suckling Pig, Grilled Green Onions, Herb-Roasted Fingerlings, Pisto Manchego, & Rosemary White Beans
Philadelphia English European Restaurants
Dark Horse Pub
421 S 2nd Street, Philadelphia 19147
Between Pine Street & Lombard Street
Hours: Monday 3pm-2am Tuesday – Sunday 11:30-2am
England is the beginning of Europe and there is no more fun place for a good meal than a traditional English Pub. They can handle private parties for up to 120 people. So come in, have a game of darts and enjoy some of this food.
Shepard’s Pie 6.00
Pan Blackened Atlantic Salmon With lime tomatillo relish and vegetable rice pilaf 16.00
Hot Freshly Carved Roast Beef In Gravy 6.50