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Best Quiet Conversation Restaurants in Old City

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A photo of Mei Mei restaurant
4.4
Awesome(617)
$$$$
• Chinese (Taiwan) • Old City
Booked 48 times today
Mei Mei offers a modern twist on traditional Asian dishes, paying homage to the family traditions of owner, and executive chef, Jay Ho, who was born in Taiwan.Dishes on the menu include Fried Rice with Taiwanese Pork Sausage, Korean Fried Chicken Bites, Scallion Pancakes, and Miso Caesar Salad. Join us for brunch every Sunday. *Dinner menu will not be available on Sunday.
A photo of Amada PHL restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(7760)
$$$$
• Spanish • Old City
Booked 25 times today
COME JOIN US FOR AUGUST 7TH FOR OUR BI ANNUAL SUCKLING PIG OUT. ENJOY A PREFIXED MENU WITH ALL YOU EAT SUCKLING PIG. RESERVATIONS ARE TIMES ARE 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Amada is an Andalusian tapas bar and restaurant where Chef Jose Garces embraces the rich traditions of Spanish gastronomy while incorporating avant-garde cooking techniques in a gorgeous rustic-chic settingSpecialties of the HouseSpanish Octopus, Garlic Shrimp, Tortilla Española, Paella Valenciana, Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (must be ordered 72 hours in advance, excluding Sundays), Seasonal SangríasPrivate Parties: Amada welcomes groups of all sizes. Festive settings, service and menus are perfect for intimate dinners with friends, special occasions and holidays, corporate meetings and staff parties. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
A photo of Fork - Philadelphia restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4284)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Old City
Booked 13 times today
Fork has been part of Philadelphia's exciting dining scene for over 25 years. Always evolving , Fork has stayed true to its mission, with a commitment to seasonality, carefully sourced local ingredients grown and produced by local farmers, producers and fishermen. Located in Old City, a neighborhood of art galleries, shops and independent small businesses, Fork is completely consistent with that spirit. The dining room includes gorgeous contemporary murals and a central concrete bar where you can watch the action in our open kitchen. Our spacious dining room and outdoor streetery allow for plenty of social distancing so you can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality offered by our team whether you are stopping by for one of our delicious cocktails or celebrating a birthday or anniversary.Esquire - "100 Restaurants We Can't Afford to Lose" January 2021James Beard Foundation Finalist - Outstanding Restaurateur, Ellen Yin, 2018, 2019, 2021; Best Chef Mid-Atlantic, Eli Kulp 2016
A photo of The Olde Bar restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1157)
$$$$
• Seafood • Old City
Booked 29 times today
A contemporary oyster saloon that pays homage to the original tradition.The Olde Bar, located in Philadelphia’s landmark Old Original Bookbinder’s, is a contemporary oyster bar and cocktail lounge steeped in the city’s nautical and culinary traditions. Serving oysters on the half shell, alongside a smart menu of modern re-imaginings of traditional bar snacks and a comprehensive cocktail and spirit list, The Olde Bar is at once a tribute to the city’s storied past and an updated version of one of our most beloved dining spaces.In accordance with City of Philadelphia COVID-19 guidelines, masks are once again required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, while inside our restaurant. Masks may be removed while seated. We appreciate your understanding and commitment to safety and look forward to serving you.
A photo of Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2147)
$$$$
• Italian • Old City
Booked 17 times today
Spasso Italian Grill has been a neighborhood favorite for 23 years, specializing in homemade pasta, fresh daily seafood and tender veal all served at reasonable prices. Our relaxed atmosphere, personalized service & great food are sure to make you a regular. We have delivery options with Door Dash.
A photo of Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar restaurant
3.7
Very Good(86)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Old City
Booked 1 time today
Franklin Social, at the Renaissance Hotel Philadelphia Downtown, serves up contemporary American dining in the heart of Philadelphia's Old City Historic District.Gather with friends, family and colleagues, as Ben Franklin frequently did in his time – He was quite the entertainer didn’t you know and enjoy a meal showcasing an attitude that's all Philly. Join us for a craft beer from around the corner, or an award-winning wine from around the world.Whether you're craving a quick bite or full meal, Franklin Social will bring you the best products and flavors from around the region to entice your taste buds. All of this Philly flair is brought to you by a friendly and engaging team that should make you feel right at home. Franklin Social allows you to take part in a piece of American history, while creating a piece of your own history all in a vibrant, welcoming environment.
A photo of Karma Restaurant restaurant
4.2
Awesome(174)
$$$$
• Indian • Old City
The idea for Karma was born out of the simple premise of providing superior quality traditional Indian Cuisine, great ambiance and friendly, efficient service. Karma has worked exclusively with the local talent from Philadelphia.
A photo of Talula’s Garden restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(10957)
$$$$
• American • Washington Square
Booked 133 times today
Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.
A photo of The Love restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4910)
$$$$
• American • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 129 times today
Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr's The Love is a bi-level sanctuary features 150 seats, split between the main dining room, sidewalk seating, and an upper-level loft. The restaurant is a spirited and carefree neighborhood café celebrating everyday American cuisine. The menu is crafted around what’s truly seasonal and local, while the beverage program reflects the best of the region. This creative energy is matched by a front-of-house service staff passionate about providing homey hospitality morning, noon and night.
A photo of Parc restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(14068)
$$$$
• French • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 284 times today
Stephen Starr's stylish addition to Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French cafe culture, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, ideal for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving classic French fare in a charming space. Red leather banquettes topped with frosted glass provide a sense of intimacy. Details such as well-worn wooden chairs, vintage framed paintings and photos and antique brass fixtures transport guests across the Atlantic. French doors spill onto a sidewalk terrace covered by a dark red awning perfect for dining "en plein air." Reservations are now accepted for outdoor tables.
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