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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Charlie was a sinner. Ratings and Reviews
Bill $150 for 4 people; we all left hung ...
Bill $150 for 4 people; we all left hungry. Food was very good, small portions just not filling. Alcoholic punch drink was average; generic glass of wine $14. If your are a dedicated vegan, might be your thing.
Food was excellent, however, super small ...
Food was excellent, however, super small portions for the price. Its a "small plates" type of thing which seemed matched to price except for the "Compositions" plates which led you to expect more of a meal with their price/description. The drinks were AWESOME, but it took forever for us to get our first round. We ordered our drinks first, then an appetizer and our entrees. We did not get our drinks until after the entrees were served. Ambiance was good - really crowded but that's to be expected on a Saturday in center city, overall good vibe, yummy food, awesome drinks.
Was nice to be able to eat everything on ...
Was nice to be able to eat everything on this menu!
Service was just ok.
Server wasn't as attentive as we would have liked. Took a while to get our order taken. Table needed to be adjusted after we were seated to make it level. Manage as very polite and helpful.
Loved it Excellent food. Superb service!
It was so great! You would never know it was 100% plant based! Wish I could afford to eat here all the time!
Another vegan winner in Philly
Small in size but large in taste. Small plate style that can get a bit pricey but the food is fantastic.
This was my third time and going back again!
This was my third time and going back again. Great food first, wonderful service. Drink selection is excellent. I like the atmosphere, but if you want to talk seriously, quietly, not the place for you. A vibrant, up, wonderful atmosphere and a great name.
Service was excellent and there were som ...
Service was excellent and there were some great Vegan options. Cocktail options were delish!
All of the dishes we tried were over the ...
All of the dishes we tried were over the top! The waitstaff were super friendly and very professional. Would go back!
One of ny favorite places in midtown. Go ...
One of ny favorite places in midtown. Good cocktails and food. Service is also good.
The meal was so good from beginning to end. So much to choose from. Everything was full of flavor.
Avocado toast and smoked cauliflower were fantastic. It was crowded so reservations are strongly recommended. The server was fine- a little slow at times to attend to us.
Great drinks, ok food, high price
This is a great place for cocktails, with a great atmosphere. However the food is only OK, and the prices are high.
Good but not worth another trip
Met friends for dinner here a few nights ago. The food is good but the portions are very, very small. As in absurdly small. And since they don't have very much protein in them, you're left feeling hungry after spending a fair amount of $$ on dinner. It's worth a trip just to check it out, but not a return trip.
Food was for the most part very salty an ...
Food was for the most part very salty and not particularly tasty. Had the seaweed chips, zucchini sliders, cauliflower, "sausage", and potato carpaccio. Service was very nice and friendly.
perfect for an intimate, elegant vegan celebration
Excellent cocktails complemented the creative vegan fare and made this spot perfect for an intimate, elegant celebration of a vegetarian birthday.
Still want to know WHY Charlie is a Sinner.....
I took my vegetarian wife here for her 40th birthday. When we arrived our table was ready for us and we were immediately lead back to it. The server was with us within 2-3 minutes of us sitting down. All in all service was excellent throughout dinner. The food was excellent and I actually had a hard time remebering it was all Vegan. Yes....the dinner was a little pricey for what we had but the food and the experience was awesome. The only negative comment that I would make is that it is very loud in the restaurant so maybe not best for a romantic first date. Other than that - it's a must try.
The staff was very attentive to our table as we kept ordering throughout the night. We tried new items, the waitress suggested items for us to try, and we were never kept waiting. And we originally had a reservation for 4 and they were able to squeeze a 5th in at the last minute, and it worked out perfectly.
Amazing plant-based fine dining
My friend and I could not stop raving about this place and all the dishes we ordered. I think even those who don't follow a plant-based diet would like it. From the chickpea spaghetti to the seaweed chips, everything was just delicious!
This place is for everyone!
Excellent food. Vegan restaurant that does NOT serve boring disgusting veggie plates. This is a must do for vegans and carnivores alike
Had an awesome dinner the other night w/the Boo. All plant based foods (and drinks too!) Shared plates which is good when you're undecided. Our server was extremely attentive. (sorry I don't remember her name) We had the potato croquettes and heirloom beet salad. Yum! The avocado toast was a winner but I could easily replicate at home.The Charlie's Punch was the go to libation for this particular evening. All in all a 4 out of 5 evening Will def be back!
Love the ambience & cocktails
My friends and I loved the ambience & cocktails. Staff attentiveness and expertise in their food and wine offerings was again outstanding. The dishes we got were more hit and miss than previous visit - not sure if it was just an off night or if some dishes are just better than others. Overall, recommend checking this spot out, especially if you are vegan or vegetarian. The chickpea pasta and carrot mousse are not to be missed!
Such an incredible restaurant with great devotion to vegan cuisine! It was so delicious with an incredible ambiance! I can't wait to go back!
Food presentations were nice but the tas ...
Food presentations were nice but the taste was mediocre. The crab cakes were good.
I am not a vegetarian, but my daughter i ...
I am not a vegetarian, but my daughter is. Nevertheless, the food was such a flavorful adventure I can't wait to bring my meat eating friends. This is the most fun I've had with food in years.
Our first time and a experience! Happy ...
Our first time and a experience! Happy hour offers a nice selection of drinks and snacks. Crab cakes and kale salad were my favorite. We will be coming back often!
Food was underwhelming. Drinks were grea ...
Food was underwhelming. Drinks were great last time, but this time very mediocre, which is not acceptable for the price.
So good! Definitely will return. Drink ...
So good! Definitely will return. Drink menu was refreshing. Fun to share plates👍👍👍
Not the best Vegan in Philly
I'm not a vegan, but appreciate the cuisine. Been to Vedge and V Street which both blew my mind and was excited to try this place but the food, except the chestnut ravioli, failed to impress. Service was solid and drinks were good. But overall for the price might as well go to the other two I mentioned.
Everything is great! I always love the g ...
Everything is great! I always love the gnocchi.
Great Upscale Dinner
Delicious food that you can't believe is Vegan. Small plates that allow you to try a lot of things, best shared. Sweet potato dish is a must-not-miss!
This is a really pretty room with deep turquoise walls and sparkling lights. Our 5th person was a little late so the server would not allow us to begin ordering any food until that person showed up. We probably should have insisted on beginning to order because since we had an event right after dinner, the food (by necessity) had to come out all at once. So while it was really delicious, we were so rushed, that I did not give it the time it deserved. The server did not seem to like us.
Always have a great time and a great mea ...
Always have a great time and a great meal here. Love to bring non-vegans who never can quite believe they've just had a full vegan meal.
Great food, pricey
Our family (mom, dad, grown daughter) dined here before attending a play at the Academy of Music. The food is inventive - vegan tapas-style - and we all enjoyed the dishes we ordered and shared. The wait staff were knowledgeable and pleasant and the atmosphere was fun and upbeat. The only negative is that it is a little high-priced. If that's not a problem, you'll enjoy this place, especially fit for young couples but fine for everyone, especially if you're willing to try new things. Picky eaters and those who prefer meat-and-potatoes fare will not like it.
The food is amazing. The wait for the fo ...
The food is amazing. The wait for the food is very long.
Vegetarian / Vegan must eat
This restaurant is wonderful. I would eat here every week if I could afford it. Must try place for all Vegetarian / Vegans in Philly. Also - they have great cocktails and a great vibe.
Vegan Good Fit For Carni's
Since becoming fully vegan 1 year ago, I have "dragged" at least 4 different groups of meat-eating friends to Charlie's and every one left amazing that they could enjoy food so much without a hint of meat or dairy. The kitchen focuses on offering satisfying, well presented and creative dishes that sometimes mimic traditional standbys (bucatini and "meatballs") and other plates that showcase vegetables in all their glory (wild mushrooms in potato timbales) The craft cocktails are intriguing and the service is upbeat and friendly. Love the tofu ricotta and roasted carrot mousse smeared all over delicious grilled bread. And because it's so reasonably priced, this is definitely my go to place when I want to showcase vegan food to people who aren't quite sure they can survive a meal without meat on their plates. Newsflash! You can - and love it!
We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Server was attentive and informative. Food was creative and delicious! Space was close but not terribly uncomfortable. Decor was beautiful. Would definitely go back!
Don't go before a show
You will never get out in time. Charlie features "small plates", and they recommend each person order 4. I was full by 3. Some came out quickly, and the last, took forever. We needed to get to the theatre. We ended up taking two plates to go. (gross) They were not good the next day. It's a cool place, and some of the offerings are very good. Some not. It is kind of gross using the same small plate for dish after dish, too. Guess I'm not a fan of the small plate concept. The same way I dislike an entire meal of fondue. The drinks looked very good and the are was hopping.
Creative vegan experience
Creative vegan experience
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