About Charlie was a sinner.
Charlie was a sinner. is located at 131 South 13th street in beautiful Midtown Village Philadelphia. Owner, Nicole Marquis, showcase a 100% plant based menu that specializes in tapas style small plates. In addition to the tapas food menu is a collective list of strong craft cocktails.
Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily: 4pm - 2am
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 4pm - 12am
Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday 4pm - 7pm, Friday 4pm - 6pm
13th Street between Sansom and Walnut
$31 to $50
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Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Charlie was a sinner. Ratings and Reviews
Who would have thought Vegan could taste ...
Who would have thought Vegan could taste so good? The staff is freindly and extremely knowledgible. The food is incredible. Charlie was a Sinner also has Cocktails & Mocktails (non alcoholic) that are quite enjoyable.
The food was pretty good but does not ri ...
The food was pretty good but does not rival the best vegan restaurant in town. The one exception was the lemon dessert—the cake was obviously stale and it was served alongside a kind-of-bitter, thick berry jam. Since this was a birthday celebration there was special focus on this course and it was a big failure. We liked CWAS but it will not be in the running for future "special occasion" dining.
went with 5 friends. we had a lovely tim ...
went with 5 friends. we had a lovely time. each of us ordered 2 items and shred everything. drinks were AMAZING. was a busy, loud place, had to wait 10 minutes for our table but we didn't mind! i recommend this place!
First time here. I don't love the seatin ...
First time here. I don't love the seating arrangement. It's very intimate, but it ended up not being a big deal. The food was very good. Loved the croquettes and the seweed chips with onion dip. We had some mocktails which were outstandings. Service was solid.
The pot de creme for dessert was really light and delicious.
Fod was good, not great. Moroccan spinac ...
Fod was good, not great. Moroccan spinach dish just plain unattractive. Asparagus probably the best dish we sampled (out of 5). Some of the cocktails were very good, others just average (too sweet/no balance of flavors). Service was really the weak link. Server seemed annoyed by us, rushed us through dining, announced the kitchen was closing for "savory" items at 10:47PM, then never offered coffee or dessert, when the sign outside clearly states kitchen is open until 1AM. We left and had dessert next door.
This restaurant deserves top ratings - i ...
This restaurant deserves top ratings - in every category. Cute trendy atmosphere- super friendly staff- amazing food- amazing cocktails. I do not have even the slightest negative thing to say. Our waiter, although busy, was attentive and took his time explaining the drink menu alonG with the food menu. Each dish we tried was creative, beautifully presented and tasted amazing. You must visit this amazing restaurant!!
The plant based menu is fantastic, and I ...
The plant based menu is fantastic, and I am not a vegetarian nor vegan. If I could have this food prepared for me on the daily I could easily convert. The tapas/small plate style is perfect since you want to try them all. You will not go wrong with anything on the menu...and the drinks OMG!!!! Our server Jonathan was fantastic and personable without being over bearing...perfect evening.
Mathis is the best bartender I've met in ...
Mathis is the best bartender I've met in quite some time. The vegan drink menu is fantastic, complex, and intriguing. The food is exceptional as is the service. The decor is mildly dark and romantic, making it perfect for dates or quiet conversation. There is nothing here not to like. I highly recommend when in Philly or anywhere nearby,vegan or not!
The food and drinks at Charlie was a Sin ...
The food and drinks at Charlie was a Sinner were excellent and reasonably priced for gourmet bites and handmade cocktails. Dishes are based on 'traditional' and 'recognizable' foods (e.g., zucchini crab cake, and gnocchi). However, they are all plant based and tasty. The restaurant is narrow with booths and chairs flanking rows of tables. The server and bartender were knowledgeable and helpful. When we return to Philadelphia, we will return to Charlie was a Sinner.
Recommended to me by a colleague and loc ...
Recommended to me by a colleague and local. I was visiting from NYC and took my family there. I am the veg, my parents definitely are not. Even they enjoyed it...I think. I know my wife and I did. Cool little spot, great drinks and food, both of which were creative and interesting. Staff very nice, fun to chat with and very helpful in guiding us through the menu. Space is cozy, some outdoor dining tables, but only a couple. Will definitely go again next time we are in the neighborhood.
For those trying to eat vegan, restauran ...
For those trying to eat vegan, restaurants like this are often the oasis in a desert of options. PHL is blessed to have great.vegan options and Charlie is one of the best. Creative, diverse, beautifully executed dishes. Lots of choices. A place you could easily take your carniverous friends without telling them it was vegan and have them rave about the food.
Quite disappointed in our dining experie ...
Quite disappointed in our dining experience. The positive, cocktails were well prepared & tasty. Pacing was well done. Unfortunately, that is where it ends. The seating is awful. They pack you in like an airplane. All they need to do to improve this is remove one or two tables per row. A guest should not have to suck in their stomach and lean over the table next to them to exit. Not an exaggeration, you are within a foot or so from the table next to you, you hear them and they hear you. This is very obvious and very unprofessional. There is no reason to squeeze guests into tables like this CWAS. It's time to remedy it. The restaurant is very, very loud. It is not romantic and not conducive to conversation. I'm so disappointed in the positive reviews that made us book this restaurant, because they are wrong. If you've been to Vedge, you will be extremely disappointed in CWAS. The food was sub-par. There was nothing unique or special about it. It was very salty and very fried. We ordered the artichoke frites - very fried, not lightly fried which I would have tolerated. More breading than artichoke. We also had the spring rolls, very fried and very unimpressive, not flavorful at all. The zucchini crab cakes were boring, lacking in flavor. I have the same comment on the cauliflower, not inventive at all. Something I would have thrown together at home. There are so many ways to be creative with cauliflower, this was extremely disappointing. I was so looking forward to the tofu, this was not Korean tofu, this was very fried tofu rolled in wing sauce. Again, a total let down. The most promising plate we had was the cucumber gazpacho. Finally some flavors and a very nice blend of freshness, mint and crunch. We paid $90 for our meal and left unsatisfied and hungry. We didn't even want to order more. We agree that we would return for cocktails in the lounge, but that is all. This place has potential but the way the food is prepared needs a complete overhaul.
Delicious vegan food but the pace at whi ...
Delicious vegan food but the pace at which the small plates come out of the kitchen could be improved. We ordered a lot of small plates and most of them came out at one time. With the small tables it was very difficult to eat! All in all a great meal but just a little crammed at the table.
Third visit - wonderful food each time - ...
Third visit - wonderful food each time - we especially enjoyed the seasonal menu additions. House special crafted cocktails are different; mine was spiced with ginger and delicious. We intend to return as often as possible!
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