Ever order every single dish on the menu and still covet what's being served two tables over, only to realize if you knew the magic word (pro tip: it's usually "please"), the chef would've stuffed your appetizers inside the entrees? No? Good, because now you don't have to -- we asked nicely all over town and uncovered the five most secret eats that'll make the other diners as envious of your dinner as they are of your manners.
Corned beef cheesesteaks and Nutella pizza: Philly's hottest off-menu action
Osteria is an Italian trattoria by the Vetri folks with a 100+ wine bottle list and a menu of awesome Boot-inspired grub.
Federal Donuts, situated in Philadelphia's Center City West neighborhood, serves the absolute best of both worlds: donuts and fried chicken. If, for some reason, "fancy" and freshly hot donuts made in house doesn't excite you, there is also coffee.
Davio's is a Northern Italian steakhouse in Philadelphia that's cooking up traditional dishes as well as innovative international hybrids cuisine.
The oldest continuously operating tavern in Philly, McGillin's Olde Ale House opened its doors the year Lincoln was elected. They have since changed the beer taps, we promise.
Now that George Washington's out of the picture (too soon?) the crew behind Haddonfield's British Chip Shop has expanded its empire across the Delaware, turning Old City's Swanky Bubbles into The Victoria Freehouse, pouring Scottish ales, English 'tails, and Irish whiskeys to wash down UK delicacies like bangers and mash and a cheesy mash-stuffed shepherd's pie against a backdrop of live soccer broadcasts.