After opening in 1973 under its original name, Friday Saturday Sunday and Thursday Too, this restaurant quickly became an instant classic cementing Philadelphia’s first restaurant renaissance. After more than 40 years as a neighborhood institution, though, new ownership positioned it for a refresh—one that understood and respected its roots. New owners Chad and Hanna Wiliams rolled out a sophisticated beverage program, raw bar, and an imaginative eight-course tasting menu that slowly strayed from the familiar favorites of yore to win over even the most anti-change clientele. While there may no longer be a giant fish tank on the second floor, inside you’ll find the restaurant’s original staircase—just moved from its old spot to the center of the room.
The long-running, newly renovated Friday Saturday Sunday makes for an idyllic date spot, especially with an eight-course tasting menu as part of the deal. Snag one of the limited number of reservations for an indulgent dinner service in the intimate upstairs dining room, where you’ll share sweetbreads, New York strip, caviar, and more for an impressive date-night feast.