My husband and I were very excited to eat at City Tavern. We are history buffs, and though the building is not the original, we still felt the history. We also love to watch A Taste of History with Chef Staib. We plan to come back, but dressed in our 18th century garb next time. We are Revolutionary War Reenactors.
We were visiting Philly to look at colleges for our son. We really enjoyed our meals. The place was cozy, the costumes cute and the food was really good. The staff could have been friendlier and we were hoping to have some of the wait staff stop at our table to talk to us. Overall it was good and we would come back again.
We had been to the Tavern before only for the historic brews but have been wanting to try the food. Had our hearts set on the pot pie. The hostess was not attentive and when she finally noticed us, was not friendly and inviting. Then they were “out” of pot pies. The beer and waiter were good. The dishes are high priced and not very tasty for the value. We won’t be back for food again.
Spent part of the day at the Museum of the American Revolution...City Tavern is right around the corner and convenient. Good food and drink.
Dining at City Tavern perfectly complimented our tour of the Old City. My children really enjoyed trying recipes of our founding fathers & first ladies, dining by candlelight and seeing the restaurant staff/servers in colonial attire!
Worst dining experience ever. We had our wedding at the City Tavern 34 years ago and returned to celebrate with 10 family members. The restaurant was advised that this was a special occasion in advance. The hostess was so rude when we arrived I considered leaving immediately. She was abrupt, snappy and acted as if we were interrupting and inconveniencing her. We ordered an appetizer sampler for the group and with the exception of the salmon, it was almost inedible. Our water glasses weren’t refilled and we sat and waited for an hour and twenty minutes for our mediocre main courses to be served. The server kept apologizing but seriously, there was no excuse. The manager made a very small concession but it was way too little too late. No one ever acknowledged that it was a special occasion. We will never return and absolutely cannot recommend this restaurant for any occasion much less a “special” one.
I love the history associated with the tavern. We had been looking forward to this trip for months. The food was outstanding! I had the chef's special that is not listed on the menu. I am still raving about it to my friends.
Loved their 18th century American outfits. Good food at even better prices. The warmer apple cider was good. Loved the salmon and the seafood pasta special was exceptional.
We loved the historical menu in this historic setting. It was so easy to imagine the founding fathers there and the food was absolutely amazing.
As we arrived we were greeted and taken to our seat within seconds. The abeyance of the building was great with a live violin player strolling the dining room floor. When we sat down at our table our server greeted us with great pleasure and made as feel very welcomed. He proceeded to tell us all about the menu and poured us each a glass of champagne. I have to say when the food came out I was shocked at the portion sizes were so large and delicious. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a great night out with fantastic food and atmosphere. I can’t wait to return for a second time. Thank you for a great experience.