Best restaurants near the Philadelphia Academy of Music

Foodies are spoilt for choice in the area surrounding the Academy of Music. Depending on your tastes, why not try one of the following options before a show:


With casual dining close to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Volvér is a fan-favorite for pre or post-show drinks and food.

Butcher & Singer

Located just minutes away at 1500 Walnut St, Butcher & Singer takes patrons back to the 1940s glamour of Hollywood. Why not pair their perfectly charred steaks with a signature cocktail?


At 1405-07 Locust Street, Estia serves authentic Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Its fresh lunch, dinner, and desserts are paired with an extensive wine list.

Rittenhouse Square cafes

Adventurous types can head to Rittenhouse Square, home to a huge number of restaurants and al-fresco cafes to suit every taste.

Philly Cheesesteak restaurants

Of course, you don’t want to miss a classic cheesesteak. Some of the best Philly cheesesteak places are close to the Academy, including Angelo’s Pizzeria at 736 S 9th Street.