Written by on 26.11.20

If early predictions are anything to go by, this summer is going to be a scorcher. Here in Philadelphia, a whopping 35 days could see temperatures soar past 90 degrees Fahrenheit, up from 24 days last year. If you’re looking for somewhere to soak up the sun and eat in the heat, here are three restaurants with outdoor seating close to apartments in Philly.

Wedge + Fig Near Old City Apartments

With its wooden floors and avocado-colored walls, the Wedge + Fig serves cheese dishes in a contemporary space in the heart of Old City, Philly’s cultural core. Outside, a tiny garden offers al fresco dining — perfect for the summer. Close to Old City apartments, the restaurant’s secluded outdoor space attracts locals who come here for mac and cheese or build-your-own breakfast sandwiches. The bistro also prepares healthy salad dishes, which are served on a baguette. You can choose from options such as house-roasted chicken served with apricots, almonds and sweet curry, or homemade egg salad with truffle capers, shallots and truffle oil. The Wedge + Fig is a great option if you desire an intimate courtyard setting away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

Morgan’s Pier Near Northern Liberties Apartments

Self-dubbed “Philadelphia’s Backyard Beer Garden,” Morgan’s Pier boasts a waterfront dining experience with more than 500 outdoor seats. Every year, the restaurant — located on N. Columbus Boulevard, which borders the Delaware River — welcomes a celebrated chef to devise a mouthwatering menu. In 2015, Nick Elmi — a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef — presided over the pier’s fourth summer. The current menu includes whole roasted lamb slow-cooked in rosemary and garlic and presented with locally-sourced vegetables, and “Chef’s Board,” an assortment of local meats, cheeses and vegetables. Morgan’s Pier is just over a mile from Philadelphia apartments in the Northern Liberties neighborhood.

Little Nonna’s Near Rittenhouse Square Apartments

Little Nonna’s — a contemporary trattoria in Center City’s lively Midtown Village — invites Italian food lovers to sample delicious pasta and salad dishes on this stretch of Locust Street. The restaurant has courtyard seating for 40 people; however, tables are first-come, first-served, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Lunch, which runs from Monday to Saturday, 11.45 a.m. to 2.45 p.m., is particularly popular. Food favorites include grilled herbed chicken breast with charred gem lettuce and roasted red peppers, and the bistro’s trademark spaghetti and meatballs. Little Nonna’s is within walking distance from apartment rentals in Rittenhouse Square.

Topics: Old City , Philly Apartments , Philly Restaurants