It is an ok overall, service need improvement, we waited more than 30 minutes before water come. It should not be.
We had a wonderful experience. The kids really enjoyed the ambience of colonial dining, especially the pewter chalices to drink from. The food was excellent and the service is very good. I would highly recommend the eat drink it with champagne and shrub. We will definitely be back and although it was a great experience for the kids, my husband and I will also be happy to have dinner here ourselves. Also, live music, harp, was neat
After going to the Museum of the American Revolution we went to the City Tavern to end our day. The food, service, and decor were outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant which was a memorable dining experience. Only drawback was the rude hostess at the front desk which’s why I’m giving this 4 stars instead of 5.
City Tavern is almost a historical museum in a restaurant, there is so much to take in and see. The food is excellent and the ambiance of the Colonial period matches. My sister (visiting from Atlanta) and I had the opportunity to meet and talk to Chef Staib which made the whole experience even more fulfilling.
What a gem! We had a truly great meal here. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helped us make great choices from the menu for a truly unforgettable experience!
Definitely worth trying!
Fun place to eat while in Philly. It’s like a trip back in time. The food is good but a bit pricey. Service was excellent!
Lovely evocative historical location. Service was slower than molasses. Food is okay but on the bland side.
Food was delicious and great ambiance
The menu is unique; the food is hearty and delicious; the atmosphere is lovely; the servers were friendly, however they were understaffed, so service was extremely slow and with error, e.g. a forgotten drink and a forgotten appetizer. The restaurant needs to hire more servers.
Celebrating daughter’s boyfriend getting residency match at Penn Hospital. Great ambiance, great time and excellent food.
Lobster pot pie, although a bit pricey, is to die for!
Just a late valentines dinner
Great food long wait to be seated with reservation. Line backed up and waiter seemed ever seated.
Don't order the veal. Had veal escalopes entrée. One portion very tough, larger portion I couldn't even cut. I should have sent the order back, but was very hungry and was running late. Great server (Greg) was very attentive. Live harp music was nice. Will not return.
Fun place to visit. Excellent food and drink. Ambience was fabulous.
Staff is very nice and service overall was very good. Interior is nice and I liked the Colonial touches such as candlesticks on the tables, pewter water goblets and wait staff in period dress (a bit corny but fun). I was very excited to dine here as I’ve seen Chef Staib’s delightful show a few times on PBS. Unfortunately though, the food was uneven: Those who ordered turkey pot pie thought it was good while those of us who ordered the rabbit thought it was mediocre at best. The rabbit was dry and smothered in an over-thickened dark brown gravy that lacked depth and flavor. It tasted how it looked which was disappointing. I looked over at a beef dish which appeared to be smothered in the same gravy. Our group had a fun time overall but I wished the food was better.
Wonderful ambiance - a perfect ending to a visit to the Museum of the American Revolution. Decor and costumes brings you back in time. Varied menu, nice size portions, friendly wait staff.
Great comfort foods in a historic fun atmosphere. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It was a wonderful experience. You feel transported into the 18th century! Nice menu with a variety of dishes plus a great kids menu. We had a lovely dinner and enjoyed our meals. We were visiting Philadelphia and this was a great way to spend an evening after touring museums. Would recommend to anyone. It was family friendly but could also be romantic as every table was lit by candlelight.
Great place to eat for the historic setting. Waited an hour for our food though it was delicious. Waiter barely spoke to us.
Very friendly staff provided prompt service. Our server explained the menu along with a quick history lesson. The food was very good and we will certainly recommend this restaurant to others. Our server was excellent.
Rey excellent experience. Cabbage and ham soup the best ever. Will return soon and dine with gratiyfor the excellent cuisine!
Need the recipe!!
Old City, Philadelphia is completed with the Old City Tavern experience. My niece and I dined on a Saturday evening in February -- nice crowd. Attentive wait staff -- Jay and his counterpart. Our appetizer was the smoked trout and salmon -- very nice and plentiful sides of capers, red onion, pickles, and pickled onion bulbs. My niece had the rabbit entrée -- she was very pleased and found it to be tasty. I had a featured entrée -- seafood and pasta dish -- full-size shrimp and scallops with crab claws in a delightful sauce and just right pasta. We had hot apple cider -- very nice treat.
My niece -- only fifteen -- loved the classics that harpist played. He was very talented and focused on his work.
Always a fantastic experience! I love their pot pies and drinks!
Kelli, our server, was absolutely fantastic. Perfect all around. Can't wait to go back!
The food was terrible. I don’t think the chef was even trying. Tired old menu. Over cooked, sloppy meals. Salmon smothered in an obviously made-from-mix Bernaise sauce. Overly sweet sauerkraut. Rabbit was just a soupy mess
Wonderland atmosphere, excellent service, and an amazing food selection.
It was really cool that my friends and I were able to eat in a historical place and the setting was very cozy. The food was delicious and I would definitely go there again!
Colonial atmosphere, harpist playing softly. Food was a bit heavy compared to today’s tastes but TrueType an experience. Fresh breads with real butter. Authentic starters, entrees and desserts for Time period
Have not been there for a few years and returned for restaurant week. As good as always.
So glad we decided to go to City Tavern. The food was excellent. We had the crab cakes and corn chowder as an appetizer and both were excellent. For dinner we had the Beef Bourgionne which was delicious and we also had the Shrimp, scallops, and crab claws over linguine which was delicious. Even though the proportions were filling we still had dessert. We each tried something different. One of us had the apple, raisin crumble that was really delicious, one of us had the Lindzer torte which was also delicious, and I had the pineapple ham cake which, while sounding redundant, was also delicious. I highly recommend that if you are undecided as to whether to go or not you should go, don't miss out on this gem.
Went for resteraunt week and the food was outstanding. Our service was great and we really enjoyed our evening out.
Delightful meal and authentic Colonial setting.
Enjoyed the atmosphere and the historical context of the food. Crabcakes were delicious as well as the seafood and pasta dish. Corn soup along with chicken dish was first rate.
Converstion was easy, as the noise level was reasonable. Waitstaff was very good. We were here during restaurant week for $35 pre-fix. Enjoyed a cocktail, but the glass used to deliver the Manhatten was a regular glass instead of a cocktail glass.
Will definately be back as the seasons change.
The food, service, atmosphere, and harp playing was wonderful! We had such a great time. We’ll definitely be back!
Poor service and average food. Could do much better in this beautiful setting.
I enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. My expectations were exceeded.
We did lunch during Restaurant Week. The food was amazing. The potions were bigger than expected and filled us up. The service quick and efficient. The costumed staff really adds to the experience. My friend wanted to meet Chef Staib and we were allowed to go upstairs to his office . A really fun day.
This is a great place to dine- historic and excellent food. Unfortunately for us the heat was not working the night we were there for a special occasion. The outside temperature was in the low 20's and inside was really cold. The six of us ate with our coats on. It made for a really miserable dining experience. We couldn't wait to get out of there. As you know, it's not an inexpensive place. A place with this reputation should have called and notified us of the heating problem. We had a reservation that provided our number and called about 20 minutes before our reservation to let them know we were in traffic and would be a little late - no mention of the heat. No mention from the hostess either upon entering. We should have wondered why the place was so empty . It was only after we asked our server why it was so cold that we were told of the problem . Unfortunately we had already had our drinks. We should have left at that point but getting a table for 6 on short notice is hard. I'm really disappointed with the whole experience and how it was handled.
Over all experience was very good. The servings are exceedingly large!