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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, 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
Excellent! We had no idea it was a vegan ...
Excellent! We had no idea it was a vegan restaurant... we almost walked out... all 6 of us! The host genuinely assured us that we would NOT be disappointed.... he was 100% on his word! We were all sooo pleasantly surprised! Excellent tapas! Amazing! Wonderful service and beautiful ambiance. Cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend: zucchini sliders, grilled Caesar salad, spring rolls; Korean bao buns; shepherds pie, Brussel sprouts yum!! Paella, beet salad...etc! Awesome!!
Disappointing return visit. Service was ...
Disappointing return visit. Service was incredibly slow. Several dishes were very good but the mushroom risotto was a fail. While the taste was good it only had one mushroom one cherry tomato and one small piece of asparagus. We will probably give them another try as previous visits were incredible. Hoping this was just an off night.
I came here for my birthday with my husb ...
I came here for my birthday with my husband and had such an amazing meal! They recommend 3-4 plates per person, but my husband and I split 5 plates and we were stuffed, so the plates are at least a little bigger than they suggest. We also had some amazing innovative cocktails! I asked for a recommendation for mine, and the server suggested a perfect cocktail for me, based on my tastes. I would love to go back again soon. Really amazing food & drinks!!
This is mediocre vegan food that you can ...
This is mediocre vegan food that you can make better at home. We only stayed for 4 dishes (30 minutes) and then left to go to Vedge where the food is outstanding and creative. Charlie was a sinner lacked creativity and taste. The artichoke frites barely tasted like artichoke. I wouldn't waste your money, make a Vedge reservation instead. It's also extremely loud and you basically sit on your neighbor.
Care has been put into the plants used t ...
Care has been put into the plants used to make the food here. The flavor and texture are very nice.. Avocado toast is great. Smoked cauliflower is good. If you like pickled vegetables those are there. Chips and onion dip were quite tasty. Beet salad nice and different so not to be a bore. Great place to go.
Creative and scrumptious vegan cuisine i ...
Creative and scrumptious vegan cuisine in an intimate space. Highlights this time around were the "crab cake" sliders, a beautiful pappardelle special, and artichoke frites. We love the flavors of the mocktails, too.
Brought my carnivore husband for a dinne ...
Brought my carnivore husband for a dinner date. He was totally overwhelmed by the menu and food preparation and can't wait to go back. We ordered the suggested three plates per person and were very full but still split a dessert which was also delicious.
I recommend this restaurant to everyone, it's not just for vegetarians!
The food was good and the service was gr ...
The food was good and the service was great. The drinks were great, we sampled the punch. Definitely order the croquettes, they are so delicious. We had the spring rolls, the bao buns, the agnoletti, the gnocci, the asparagus and the cauliflower. For dessert, the sorbet was great as was the pot of chocolate. The empanada was good too, but the fried ice cream had mostly dough, but it was tasty. All in all everything was very good, it was just a little expensive. The restaurant is pretty lively, so it's hard to have conversation, but definitely a fun place.
Charming location---beautifully appointe ...
Charming location---beautifully appointed...oasis in a hip neighborhood. Building has history and our waiter knowledgeable. Clever menu but exact dishes not memorable. Drinks sounded like so much fun... but dangerous! To go again, I'd stick to one drink and one appetizer and good company.
Great tasty creative food and cocktails. ...
Great tasty creative food and cocktails. My only complaint was that I was didn't have enough people to share food with and couldn't order more food because I wanted to sample more dishes. Excellent service: very efficient and speedy at first, and very respectful when I asked for a pause.
I was thrilled to find a vegan themed re ...
I was thrilled to find a vegan themed restaurant and the ambiance is fun. The food presentation was very good although the tastes/textures were mediocre. I hoped for better food especially since I wanted to impress my non-vegan friends.
This restaurant was a very pleasant surp ...
This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. The cocktails were creative and wonderful. Even the basic martini I ordered was excellent. The small plates, although small, were all good and three each was enough for a satisfying dinner. Our server provided exactly the right amount of attention to our table and she was personable and helpful. This is fun attractive restaurant. In my opinion it's just as good as Vedge and an easier
I love this place... I've been here abou ...
I love this place... I've been here about 7 times and the food is consistently amazing. I'm a strict vegan but my boyfriend is not and this is the second time we've gone here together and he likes it as well. The freshly made drinks are not to be missed either.
We went here for my boyfriend's birthday ...
We went here for my boyfriend's birthday. It was wonderful (especially the food) but the outdoor seating is a little bit lacking. Just very busy and on a narrow sidewalk. Still, I'm glad they have outdoor seating so we could bring our dog! Overall a great experience.
Our first visit to Charlie Was a Sinner ...
Our first visit to Charlie Was a Sinner and it definitely won't be our last! The staff was very friendly and the food was phenomenal. It's always nice to find a vegan bar & restaurant that serves a variety, not just ordinary dishes with the meat left off.
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!
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