About Charlie was a sinner.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Charlie was a sinner. is located in beautiful Midtown Village Philadelphia. Charlie specializes in tapas-style small plates, served until 1am daily. In addition, Charlie has 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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Charlie was a sinner. Ratings and Reviews
I miss the seaweed chips! The chick pea ...
I miss the seaweed chips! The chick pea ones are good but I would've liked if they were still on the menu. We ordered several items. I forget what exactly they called, but two of the dishes were way too salty, and neither of us could eat them. The rest of the meal was delicious. As always the service was great. I travel from Port Norris NJ to eat here for great Vegan food and I am a loyal customer. Just hope the food is better next time I visit, because this is the first time I ever had a complaint.
This is a wonderful cozy spot - especial ...
This is a wonderful cozy spot - especially in the Winter! The food is really good - I'm not vegan just vegetarian and enjoyed everything! My favorite dishes were the squash soup and avecado toast! The Korean tofu was good but a little too much sauce for my liking and a little too spicy! Will definitely return - love the atmosphere and cocktails too!
We went to celebrate my new job. It was ...
We went to celebrate my new job. It was a Friday evening, at prime dinner hour, and the room was packed, elbow to elbow. Food and service were amazing - I can still taste the pappardelle! I'm not really big on crowds, so a Monday or Tuesday evening would probably be preferable for me, but the crowd wasn't rowdy or obnoxious. Everyone was very friendly and understanding, and the bar kept everyone pretty lax. Really cute decor and ambience. Loved the whole experience!
Initially tried to get reservation at Ve ...
Initially tried to get reservation at Vedge as I had heard great things but was unable. Wanted to go somewhere to celebrate my newly vegan sisters birthday. Charlie was able to accommodate our large group of 7 fairly last minute and was flexible when half the party was late. Food fat exceeded my expectations and even my super picky meat eating mother was satisfied. Will definitely go back again!
Great vegan food and very interesting dr ...
Great vegan food and very interesting drinks. I had a drink made with fennel which was awesome and also had celery juice which was good. Food was great. We had 12 different small plates and enjoyed each. It is a little pricey. We spent $160 for 3 people. Also it is very narrow and was crowded. It was very hot because of the crowd, but still would recommend it. We weren't thrilled with Robert, our server. He was not very friendly and a bit rushed.
We had five dishes and a cocktail each. ...
We had five dishes and a cocktail each. We were blown away by two of the dishes but the other three were lacking. The cocktails were out of this world!! Would go back for happy hour in a heart beat but don't think i would pay the price again for a sit down meal.
We really enjoyed our meal here. Not all ...
We really enjoyed our meal here. Not all the dishes we had were equally good (the Korean tofu was only okay and the potato gnocchi, while tasty, was too salty), but most of the meal was delicious (the eggplant bao was great, the brussels sprouts were quite good, and the pappardelle was very good). Best part of the meal was definitely the cocktails. We had, together, 4 cocktails: black manhattan, vieux mot, new york sour, and women in love and all 4 were excellent.
Also, the couch was comfortable.
Amazing cider sangria. Every delicious t ...
Amazing cider sangria. Every delicious tapas dish was presented so tastefully & with time between to enjoy each. Chocolate dessert was to die for!
Great atmosphere & staff.
A little pricey., but biggest drawback is parking nearby. Lot parking cost us $22. It's close to impossible to find street parking.
Given the reviews, we had high expectati ...
Given the reviews, we had high expectations that we'd find the food at Charlie was a sinner. to be on par with Vedge. We were....disappointed. We tried a variety of the restaurant's small plates, some of which are described below. The Zucchini "Crabcake" sliders were OK once we added salt. The Roasted Butternut Squash Soup was pretty good, though it tasted like it had tomatoes in it. (It didn't.) Other than chocolate, eggplant is my favorite food so I was particularly looking forward to the Caramelized Eggplant Bao Buns. All we could taste was the hoisin sauce that overpowered the dish. We enjoyed the Wide Ribbon Pappardelle and the Charred Brussels Sprouts were OK but the Smoked Cauliflower was disappointing. The food came out so quickly it was hard to keep up and therefore some of the food had cooled by the time we got to it. The Chocolate Pot de Creme was tasty though the tiny cookie it was served with was either too bitter or burnt. Though the server was knowledgeable and the manager was accommodating, they just couldn't make up for the menu/kitchen.
Really good food. Quiet and comfortable. ...
Really good food. Quiet and comfortable. We enjoyed our dinner after going to the Lantern Theatre, nearby. All vegan, so no wories about the food and questions to the chef. Everything we had was delicious. We are grateful that the dining room was not decorated for the holidays.
Waited 20 minutes after reservation time ...
Waited 20 minutes after reservation time to be seated (what's the point then?). Waited another 20 minutes to get water and a waiter. Ordered drinks. 10 minutes later waiter checked in and we ordered dessert and got it 5 minutes later. Took another 5 minutes to get our drinks, as in about an hour after we first arrived. Will go anywhere next time instead of here.
This place looks small from outside, but ...
This place looks small from outside, but is a fantastic Philly gem. The ambiance was incredible, with cool interior designing and the food was even better. All vegan, but between the cocktail list and the yummy food menu, there is something for everyone. Would highly recomend and will definitely go back!
My daughter is lactose intolerant and it ...
My daughter is lactose intolerant and it is hard to find restaurants that have a good choice of food for her. With the vegan restaurant she could eat everything!!! Even dessert and that is extremely rare. We all liked the food and the "Tapas style" of sharing so you can even taste more. Everything was so delicious although we were not so happy with the main dishes. The cocktails were very yummy and the service was amazing! Very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant even if you are not a vegan or have any allergies!!!
Everything was delicious but we especial ...
Everything was delicious but we especially enjoyed the eggplant bao buns. Would not recommend the Meyer lemon dessert; if you're not vegan, go out for ice cream or a buttery dessert after. They recommend 3-4 plates per person; we were three people and got 5 plates plus a dessert and 3 mocktails. We thought portions were generous (for small plates) and felt like we had eaten enough, but woke up starving at 1 am so maybe not. With tip it came out to a bit over $100 so it adds up quickly. However, it's absolutely delicious so I think it's totally worth it every so often.
Every time my boyfriend and I come to Ph ...
Every time my boyfriend and I come to Philly we always make it a point to go to Charlie's. It our second time going. We had reservations for a later time, however my bf and I wanted to eat earlier. The hostess was very accommodating and sat us down an hour before our reserved time. Major points on that.
The food was excellent. My favorite dish was the pappardelle and the artichoke frites and my boyfriend enjoyed the Korean BBQ tofu. The drinks were also on point, for my bf being a non drinker he enjoyed the "days like this" and I had the "la fame de far" (sp).
We will definitely be back again.
Excellent meal and service on a Saturday ...
Excellent meal and service on a Saturday night. Who knew how creative and tasty vegetarian/vegan meals could be?
Pros - 1.) Lots to choose from 2.) Outstanding waitress and hostess 3) Surprise dessert for the birthday person in our party. 3) Really good food.
Cons - 1) Wine was expensive , but good; certainly overpriced at $12.00/glass 2) table seating is very close. We were seated next to friendly people who didn't talk too loud . 3.) Food is brought to the table as soon as it is ready . This could be a problem If you are ordering several small plates; your appetizer could come out last.
I would return and recommend "Charlie" to others.
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