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Dinner and a Show: Where to Eat After Going to the Theater in Philly

Seeing a show in Philadelphia? Here's where to eat after curtain call.

Seeing a great show can work up an appetite. But don’t fret, after enjoying the performances at these theaters, we know the perfect place to satisfy that hunger.

The Arden Theatre/High Street on Market

Just like the Arden Theatre, High Street on Market is a favorite for locals and visitors from around the globe. After a family outing to the theater, opt for the family-style dining and choose four appetizers, two pastas and one entrée. Order the duck egg carbonara and burrata to share with a date—it's a winner. 308 Market St., 215.625.0988

High Street on Market
High Street on Market. (©J.Fusco/Visit Philly)

Theatre Exile/Fond

Theatre Exile's shows can be complex, leaving visitors with a feeling of belonging. Fond does this too with their New American menu and homey dining room. Start with homemade breads and continue with skate wing and pork belly. Add a bottle of wine and you may never want to leave. 1537 S. 11th St., 215.551.5000

(Courtesy Fond)

Lantern Theater Company/Morimoto

Lantern Theater encourages audience particiption to feel included in their acts. The Iron Chef does the same at his namesake restaurant, Morimoto. Get the kusuri, a cocktail prepared tableside, followed by the Morimoto Omakase, a chef’s choice dinner, for a true dining performance. 723 Chestnut St., 215.413.9070

Morimoto (©B. Krist/Visit Philly)

Plays and Players Theater/Pumpkin BYOB

Plays and Players Theater recently celebrated 100 years of theater, and while Pumpkin, which just passed 12 years, may seem dim in comparison, the cuisine feels as though it’s been there for centuries. The BYOB is full of local, seasonal ingredients with a changing menu that always stays fresh. 1713 South St., 215.545.4448

(Courtesy Pumpkin)

InterAct Theatre/Rex 1516

 InterAct Theater promotes dialogue on current issues. REX 1516 promotes dialogue on its burgers. Either way, you’ll be talking about the experience at these spots. Stop for a cocktail before the show or crawfish pot pie and stuffed rainbow trout after it ends. 1516 South St., 267.319.1366

Rex 1516
(Courtesy Rex 1516)

People’s Light/Bunha Faun

 When heading to the suburbs to see a show at the popular People’s Light, you’ll want to stop for some good food before heading back to the city. That’s where Bunha Faun comes in. After 21 years of service, the spot has become a go-to for things like crab ravioli and tofu curry. 152 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, Pennsylvania, 610.651.2836

Bunha Faun
(Courtesy Bunha Faun)