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Charlie was a sinner., Philadelphia, PA

Charlie was a sinner.

4.6
4.6
2523 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Charlie was a sinner. is located in beautiful Midtown Village Philadelphia. Charlie specializes in tapas-style small plates, served until 11:00PM daily. In addition, Charlie has a collective list of strong craft cocktails.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 16:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–02:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 16:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    (267) 758-5372
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Nick Lauria
  • Private party contact
    J. Christine Lamb: (267) 758-5372
  • Area
    Center City
  • Cross Street
    13th Street between Sansom and Walnut
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,523 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Healthy

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

2,523 Reviews
  1. LucieF

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was unsure when we first went in as FOH wasn't friendly however when we got to our table & handed our server , he was lovely . We had amazing cocktails and the Mediterranean platter was delicious. The calamari main was a bit greasy for me but my husband had the tofu , which he liked . The only other thing id say is it is very dark inside , so we did struggle to read our menus !

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  2. LIly

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediterranean plate was good but mamas meatballs were hard and something in the bowl was very spicy so I was not a fan

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  3. AFabBirthdayDinner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time and it was another good experience! The wait staff are all nice and work together well. It was busy despite the Rainy weather during the day. The food was great! Some dishes were hard to believe they were vegan! It’s a great little swanky place with a nice vibe and delicious vegan options.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous food and service. Very loud noise level. Great option for vegan food in Philadelphia.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The silver monk cocktail was phenomenal- so refreshing. And the mediterranean board was sooo yummy. Wish we would’ve had time for dessert because the lava cake is my fav

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great, food is great, service is on par, friendly and warm. But set expectations for the time it takes for the food to come out. It's Loooooonnnnnnnggggggg. I've been to this place many times and will always go back. But it's much easier when you know and are prepared to wait for ur food. I didn't show up hungry this time and that definitely helps. Not hungry, 2 dishes per person was awesome. If ur hungry, order 3-4 dishes per person, the wait staff will explain how that works. The desert was incredible. That came out timely. The only final gripe I have is that the waitress mentioned towards the end that they were needing to turn the table in 10min. I had a nice word with her about it and explained they shouldn't discuss turning tables with patrons if the food takes that long to come out. You can't have the cake and eat it too. All things considered, FIVE stars!

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  7. HodsNYC12

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, stylish & cozy place … yummy vegan food & delicious cocktails and attentive/friendly service! Highly recommend!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was under seasoned. Everything but the oyster mushrooms (they were fabulous) lacked salt. The ricotta was bland. The parpadelle needed salt. The zucchini slider was uneventful. The mock tails were delicious.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, interesting, and well presented. Our only problem was with background noise. Although it was less than in many other restaurants, it was still enough to make conversation difficult for those of us wearing hearing aids.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant took my wife out for Mother’s Day. We had a great time dinner was amazing. I’m not a vegan and I taught it was great. Will definitely go back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible experience at Charlie was a sinner. We were in Philly for one night so I was picky about the reservation we got but we were not disappointed. I’m vegetarian, but my partner is not, and the food was delicious for both vegetarians/vegans and carnivores alike!!! Do not skip on the eggplant bao buns or the potato croquettes. Super cozy spot for date night - would highly recommend!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing vegan restaurant. Everything was done to perfection.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth every penny. It’s pretty strict on reservations because they get packed, but all the food is wonderful.

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  14. RickC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambiance, and great service. Food was delicious and creative.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service. The drinks and food were a little pricey but good for a celebration like a birthday or anniversary. Only complaint about the food was that the artichoke frites were under seasoned. I never ask for salt or pepper in restaurants, but I did to improve the taste.

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  16. Frank

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there, not much to say, food was great, service was on point, staff was super friendly, and the place is very nice.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Tried as many dishes as we could. All were cooked perfectly. Drinks from the bar were excellent - the cocktails and wine selection.

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  18. Kristy

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food and drinks at Charlie. Great service by staff who know the menu well and check in often.

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  19. CantorLisa

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service with a great vibe. We highly recommend this fun vegan eatery for anyone who is wanting great options and great taste!

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  20. DENISEP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty and creative dishes, enjoyed all and will be back especially for calamari, mamma's meatballs and ricotta, the cauliflower and the drinks!

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  21. EvanC

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent cocktails, Great energy in the space too

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was nice experience.. Server was amazing, delicious food cozy atmosphere

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service. Bartender Anthony was Outstanding .

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  24. BruceC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative, delicious, and plentiful choices of vegetarian and vegan food. The staff is pleasant and helpful.

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  25. Schauermom

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our visit very much. Our server was excellent and the food runners did an excellent job as well. Food was very good and we liked the fact that it was smaller plates so we could sample a bit of everything. My only complaint was that it was so dark at our table I had a hard time seeing the menu and even the food. I have vision issues so wish I had known this area was very dark when we made our reservation so that I could have requested we be seated in a different area.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the drinks were strong. The setting was intimate and I would definitely go back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails and interesting dishes. Will come back again

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  28. FranziskaR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing experience last night. We were five and ordered 12 different small plates. All were outstanding.

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  29. LaurenM

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the potato croquettes and the Korean tofu as well as the midnight sun zero proof cocktail. Everything was so scrumptious! I ended up also having the zucchini crab cake sliders, so delish!

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  30. DominiqueB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious and amazing. Service is always phenomenal. Great drinks too

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  31. Chicago

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice dinner, great vegan menu. Crowded at the bar

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  32. JohnB

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but menu with very little detail on the dishes and ingredients. Fantastic cocktails, reasonable beer list. Trendy vibe but at the cost of noise. Very poor service which was the most disappointing aspect.

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  33. Chelsea

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot to celebrate. Service was kind and informative

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  34. YoungPhillyCouple

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff was excellent but menu underwhelming. Have been more impressed with the food and cocktail menu in the past. Maybe just an off night but really felt like a miss given the cost. Flavors a little too severe, salty and/or spicy this time around.

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  35. PaulJ

    San Antonio

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at Charlie was a sinner. Great atmosphere, food and service. Cool vibe, trendy people

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, drinks, and service. I’ve never had a bad time at Charlie.

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  37. None

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    People go out to eat to dine and chat with companions. They do not go out to hear blaring music drowning out conversation. Why do diners count less than staff? Who's paying?

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place! Ambience is beautiful and the staff was very attentive.

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  39. Wind4

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and drink! 2 of my companions had never been here before and they liked it very much! Eggplant bao buns were so good!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Too damned loud. What’s with people yelling over dinner?

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FAQs

Charlie was a sinner. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 758-5372.

Charlie was a sinner. is rated 4.6 stars by 2523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Charlie was a sinner.

131 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    13th Street between Sansom and Walnut
  • Area
    Center City
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 16:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–02:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 16:00–18:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nick Lauria
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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