Whether you’re looking for a good gimlet or a fine filet in Philadelphia, try Bijou Restaurant, a swank eatery and drinkery that’s brought a Mediterranean ring to Old City, a neighborhood that already has the Liberty Bell. Bijou is small and chic, with a handful of quaint tables, handsome leather furnishings, and a classy, intimate bar. After an aperitif, try the fried calamari or Caprese salad, then move on to wild mushroom tagliatelle or a great filet mignon. To top it all off, head back to the bar for some potent ports (call it dessert!). It’s just another reason to like the City of Brotherly Love. (215) 925-2623 —