Philadelphia's Best Restaurants With an International Flair

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Philadelphia, PASummer Time Travel Restaurants - Summertime is all about experiencing new destinations. But if you’re unable to head somewhere exotic and unique, a happy alternative is a getaway to these restaurants that take you somewhere "Far, Far Away".


 Philadelphia International Restaurants: That Take You Somewhere Far, Far Away


Rat’s Restaurant- Hamilton, NJ - Where you’ll feel transported: The French countryside. Rat’s Restaurant is made to make guests think like they have traveled back in time to Claude Monet’s much-loved town of Giverny. With lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch fare highlighting superb country French cuisine. Featuring an authentic European aesthetic and exciting French-inspired menu. Rat’s will make you think you've stepped back in time directly into a cozy and welcoming French countryside café.

Suraya- Fishtown, Philadelphia - Where you’ll feel transported: Lebanon. Suraya is a specialty, all-day market and café, restaurant and outdoor garden located in the bustling Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Created by Nathalie Richan and Roland Kassis of Café La Maude and Greg Root and Nick Kennedy of R&D, Suraya is named after the beloved grandmother of Nathalie and Roland, who raised both siblings in Beirut, Lebanon.

Positano Coast- Old City, Philadelphia -Where you’ll feel transported: The Amalfi Coast. For an extraordinary dining experience that places you at the white sand beaches of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, look no further than Positano Coast. Savor mouthwatering inspired Italian cuisine, and sample delicious including the freshest fish and seafood, Crudo and creative variations of classic Italian dishes. For traditional Italian flavors or adventurous palates seeking something new, Positano Coast is a true escape.

Terrain Garden Café- Glenn Mills, PA., Where you’ll feel transported: Napa. Terrain’s greenhouse cafe features seasonal brunch, lunch, and dinner menus highlighting hand-selected local produce, meats, as well as dairy coupled with a carefully curated beverage program. Served up in an intentionally designed setting meant to blur the line between interior and exterior spaces, each cafe’s décor is one-of-a-kind, providing an inspirational dining experience.

Distrito- University City, Philadelphia, Where you’ll feel transported: Mexico City. Jose Garces’ Distrito is inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City’s Distrito Federal district and brings a taste of authentic Mexican to University City Philadelphia. Pop in for a cold margarita and some of Philadelphia’s most authentic tacos.

Cuba Libre- Old City, Philadelphia, Where you’ll feel transported: Havana. The open-air setting, tropical ambiance, vintage décor, upbeat Latin music and Concept Chef / Partner, Guillermo Pernot's delectable menu of classic & contemporary Cuban cuisine, make Cuba Libre a perfect getaway at home. You won’t be able to get Cuban cigars, but you can get a damn good mojito.

 

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