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
Enjoyed the food and the evening very much. We were a little nervous as I did not realize when I made the reservation that it was entirely vegan. Our daughter is a vegetarian - not a vegan. Our daughter's boyfriend actually enjoyed the food (despite needing his beef-fix). The service was excellent - loved our waiter and busboy. The busboy heard me drop my utensils and was there with a new set literally in an instant. Would definitely go back. Also loved the small, tapas-style plates. Delicious and creative food.
My husband and I had a late dinner here. Given we were early for our reservation, we went to the bar for a drink while we waited. It was really crowded and the bar area is smack dab between the 2 dining rooms. As we stood there, a gentleman who I'm thinking was the manager walked by and asked us if wanted a drink. He went over to the bar, ordered our drinks and had them added to our dinner tab. It was so great. Dinner was amazing. I'm vegan but my husband isn't. He enjoyed everything. Everything was delicious.
We usually eat her once a year around the Holidays . We make it a special occasion and Charlie's does not disappoint . The cocktails are handcrafted and delicious but in my opinion a couple dollars overpriced . The food is wonderful and each plate is enough to share with one person so we usually order at least six dishes . Being its totally vegan I feel that some dishes are overpriced being they are just veggies . The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and are quick to recommend a dish or to answer any questions you may have. I would recommend You to give Charlie's a try .
Wow! What a truly amazing meal. We are not vegan nor even vegetarian, but this menu is beyond fantastic. Such great combinations in the carrot mousse, and those bao buns filled with eggplant. Each dish was perfectly prepared and plated. The servings are much bigger than we anticipated, but we will remember that on our next visit.
Went for an anniversary. Glad I made a reservation because we went at 10:15 and it was packed. Had to move through huge crowds to get to the table. Very close to the tables near you, small table for small plates. Loved all the food and drinks we ordered. Extremely loud so I don't think I would recommend for a first date because we could barely hear each other or the waitress. Great drinks and great service but I don't know if I'll visit again on a Saturday night.
My spouse and two close friends tried Charlie Was a Sinner, looking for some good cocktails and vegan food. I don't think we did anything rude or strange, but we felt pretty unwelcome. The food was tasty and the drinks decent (although not very strong), but I don't like it when the staff act like you might not be good enough to be dining at an establishment. I'd recommend this place to fashionable, beautiful people who plan on dropping a huge sum -- just guessing that's what it takes to get welcoming service.
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.
Charlie was a sinner is my new favorite vegan restaurant in town, rivaled only by it's sister establishment, Bar Bon-Bon. The food was spectacular, as were the cocktails and mocktails. Wonderful service. The whole night felt like a special occasion, even though it was just a basic date night. I can't believe I've waited this long to try it. My next trip will happen soon.
My husband, daughter, future son-in-law and I enjoyed a creative, vegan and vegetarian dinner here in mid-January. The atmosphere is creative, cozy, and a bit dark. But we could still read our menus! Nice if you're looking for a romantic vegan-veg restaurant, too. The tapas style menu gave us many, many delicious items to choose from, and we want to return to try all of the others as well. My biggest concern is the service. Our server seemed harried and avoided eye contact so often when we needed her although she was helpful in choosing items once we did have her attention. It felt as though we were standing at a busy bar attempting to receive service yet being ignored time and time again- a very strange experience for a specialty restaurant. Still the food was delightful and the atmosphere very pleasant such that we will return to give the service aspect another chance.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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