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, 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
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!
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.
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