9315 Old Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Northeast Philadelphia often gets critically overlooked when it comes to the dining and drinking scene -- not without reason -- but out of the desert rises some hope in P_Square Lounge, the outdoor cocktail and terrace dining component to Italian restaurant Macaroni's. It doesn't hurt that the space is visually spectacular, with glass walls surrounded by greenery looking in on an illuminated granite-topped island bar making for an ideal date-night stop. A selection of expected bar bites like brick-oven pizzas and burgers are available, sure, but the real winners are the Italian-inflected Mediterranean small plates that lean oceanic— fitting in a breezy, outdoor/indoor space. Grilled Spanish octopus, Chilean sea bass with corn salsa, and nduja-spiked mussels exceed bar food expectations.