4 Fathers

4 Fathers

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.4fathersphilly.com/
  • Phone: (215) 574-8880x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch/Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday Brunch/Lunch: 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas J. Brower
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Extensive menu: from corporate to casual, beef n beer to wedding receptions, no job is to big or to small & a friendly catering representative will help you customize your special occasion to fit your every need.
  • Private Party Facilities: Entire or partial restaurant is available for parties ranging from 10-150. Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Tommy 6108125005x
  • Entertainment: nightly acoustic music - karaoke Thursday at 9pm -

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th
  • Public Transit: 4th & Market as well as 3rd and Market
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking as well as ample lots in the direct area.
A word from 4 Fathers
4 Fathers is located in the heart of historic Old City Philadelphia. With the most outdoor seating in the area, you can enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner in the restaurant, on the private covered patio, or sidewalk cafe style.
The Americana menu features modernized fare from the original 13 Colonies, and also has a very heavy Philly influence to it. With our very innovative new dishes, and Philly favorites dining is a special treat. Locally harvested vegetables, fresh seafood, and simply the best burgers and cheese steaks around 4 Fathers is a must stop in Old City. Chef's creative dinners, Mixologists special cocktails, and the best happy hour in town make 4 Fathers the place to be in Old City.

Catering to our great locals, and our lovely tourists, stop on by to enjoy and listen to our nightly live acoustic music. Late night menu served daily til 1am!
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4 Fathers reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.3
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Casual dining friendly but average
    TarzansgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Service was spotty, appetizer came to the table AFTER the mains, and the stereo was LOUD but at least we didnt spend a fortune. Old city has gotten pricey for bars and restaurants! We were assured that the salads were main course sized and unfortunately they were not. Picked up a wrap at 7-Eleven on my way back to the office....and indeed, I was hungry 2 hours after lunch ended. Everyone working there was friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food the service the atmosphere was exceptional. The only disappointing part of the night was that there were no Glenlivet 12yr old scotch on the bar. That would have made the date perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The restaurant had no a/c on a hot July day. Food was not brought out in the correct order (apps came with or after entrees arrived). Four out of six entrees ordered were either cold, missing ingredients, or over-cooked. Fries with one entree were cooked properly and seasoned; fries with another entree were overly greasy and not seasoned at all. Drinks were not refilled and we were constantly flagging down the server. We finally asked him to just bring a pitcher of water to leave at the table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jesy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Excellent lunch place (Although we are from out of town so we have not been there for dinner). Great ambience, good food, and great prices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1/2 price wine
    LaDen
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I like the one that is not on the list and the devil eggs with crabmeat was a hit
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    LaDen
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I did enjoy the Paul Rever but I wasn't crazy about the devil on horseback
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 22 reviews are from the 4 Fathers reviews archive.
  • Bad experience
    Nanaouk
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    On the curb , with noise , dirty menus sandwiches with meat as a kebab I clearly don't understand the five stars of opentable
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food / better drinks
    AlbertCobb
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went for their Summer restaurant week. Food portions were huge. Food quality even better. Place was really great. We sat outside on the patio which was really nice and quaint. Server were friendly ad knowledgable. Places nicely finished and I loved their antique feel Great place to people watch. Better place for relaxed Firt date. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the Onion Soup!
    FirstTime
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The french onion soup was delicious, from the presentation to the taste.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service are great
    Anais87VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    The food and service are great (the red velvet cake's AMAZING!), but when you first walk in there's a bit of a musty smell. Nice place over all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is usually
    Neshah2
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    This restaurant is usually very on point and very good. However, on this particular visit, the restaurant had no heat and it made it very difficult for me to enjoy my food and my conversation. I have been to this restaurant on more than one occasion and have never had this problem, especially in the winter. I hope they have gotten the heat fixed so that this doesn't happen again because next time I will not stay.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than average bar food
    JerseyDiner
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    This was my second time going because they have an extensive menu that seems to serve everyone's interest. The food could be described as really good bar food. There have the standard wings and quesadillas, but then there are a few standout items like mussels and crab cake sliders. However, I can't compare it to other amazing tapas restaurants in the city like Amada or Bar Ferdinand, but it's a cute spot with good food and drinks...although they were out of the liquor I wanted...and what my friend wanted. But it's good for a small group of friends to have drinks and really good snacks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quirky Menu but Good in a Pinch
    codergrrl
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    I first ate at GiGi's for lunch with a friend and was excited to see Michael Barkann, our local sportscaster dining there as well. The food was good but nothing to make me rush back for. I have dined there for dinner as well and the food still lacks that certain something that makes me crave it but it is good for a business dinner or casual date in a pinch for a last minute reservation as it seems to struggle for a dinner crowd. Service is a bit slow for dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not bad, but we won't be returning
    Asdf
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    not bad, but we won't be returning for another meal. it is more lounge than restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better luck elsewhere.
    LeeN
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    Food was only okay. Since it was saturday night, a DJ started playing very loud music next to our table halfway through our meal. Service was great. And the drinks were great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our service was really slow...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Our service was really slow... presumed they forgot to put in our orders as people who sat down after us got their meal first.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    Very loud and horrible service. Got our orders wrong and waitress said that we just have to put up with the screaming and yelling of the large group of college students seated next to our table. Will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute Spot
    couple
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    Young crowd, great for a weekend bite. Great variety and bar. Noisy, but in a good way because everyone seemed to be having a good time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was terrible. We waited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2011
    Service was terrible. We waited awhile for our food even though we arrived before other people. The server brought out incorrect entrees. The chef had to expedited our orders. The portions were large but just ok. Wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time visiting Gigi
    FefeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    My first time visiting Gigi I was sold especially due to the flourless chocolate cake. But the next few times I've went the food temperature wasnt hot enough or the item desired wasnt available and had to substitute with another or staff didnt show up and had to go to the neighboring restuarant because they were unable to serve. The flourless chocolate cake was definetly enough to warrant a visit soley to have with a good cup of coffee. But, the cake has changed and not as wonderful as when I first had the sinful dessert. Overall I will dine at this establishment again because I love their tapas its perfect to share with friends and the location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfort Food
    CuteChemEVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    This restaurant never wow's me but it also never disappoints. Solid menu with an adequate number of options. For starters the beer battered shrimp, jerk chicken skewers and Prince Edward Island mussels are yummy. The diver scallops and garlic & herb crusted salmon are tasty for large plates. The drink menu was solid and the wait staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ho-hum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    Not very impressed with this one! A friend and I were seated at a plain table, next to a plain wall, twds the back of the long and narrow restaurant. The ambiance sucked. We waited a bit long for our food, considering it was later at night. We tried to stick around for some cocktails, but the music was reminiscent of a bad wedding reception and the cocktails weren't kicking for the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bar dominates the room, tables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/2/2010
    bar dominates the room, tables seem and after-thought; poor lighting for dining; food was good and market st location is great; room needs overhaul.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute place
    sjthomas394VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2010
    Nice place, good food (definitely try the Aisan Wings!!!) Also, great brunch menu and not that the expensive!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I THREW A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    I THREW A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PART FOR MY BOYFRIEND FOR A PARTY OF 10 PPLP AND IT WAS NOSIY IN THERE CUZ THEY HAD A DJ AND WE SAT RIGHT UNDER THE SPEAKERS. WE ASK TO WAITRESS TO LOWER THE VOLUME AND THEY DID, I THOUGHT THAT WAS NICE. THE PLACE WAS EMPTY THAT NIGHT WELL IT WAS A CHILLY NIGHT THAT DAY. THE FOOD WAS OKAY BUT NONE OF MY GUEST LIKE THE SALMON OR THE PASTA. THE PASTA WAS STUCK TOGETHER IT LACK TASTE AND IT WAS DRY THEY END UP JUST EATING APPERTIZERS. I WAS LITTLE DISAPPOINTED AT THAT. I WANTED MY GUESTS TO ENJOY THEMSELVES. THE WAITRESS WE HAD WAS VERY KIND AND SWEET. I FORGOT THE CAKE AND SHE WAS THOUGHTFUL TO BRING OUT A SLICE OF CHEESCAKE WITH A CANDLE. OVERALL IT AN OKAY EVENT BUT I WOULD'VE WENT SOMEWHERE ELSE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Besides the 3 bachelorette
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    Besides the 3 bachelorette parties going on, the place was great for quick, casual dining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am the type of person that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2009
    I am the type of person that likes to change the menu items to fit my tastes. At GiGi- I didn't have to change a thing! All of the food was great! We went during restaurant week & I usually find myself wishing that I ordered what the other members of my party ordered because my food is just alright. That was not the case this time... I have absolutely no complaints. I recommended GiGi's to a friend & she recently went & said that she loved it, too. She's going back soon & bringing her daughter. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We like this place particularly
    2ralphsVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2009
    We like this place particularly in the summer, when we can sit outside on Market Street and people-watch. They have some interesting menu items, and we enjoy the small plate structure of the menu, so we can share tasty bites. Not the best restaurant we've ever been too, but definitely makes the rotation for our Old City favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate