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White Dog Cafe-Haverford
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Contemporary American | Havertown
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Estia Taverna – Radnor
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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6819 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing experience. Food was absolutely fantastic. Hands down the best dinner in the city of Philadelphia. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1419 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Very good service and delicious food. Price of food is not cheap but it costs. More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
49 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Best vegan sushi and ramen in the city! I recommend Tomo to all my vegan friends. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8404 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a great meal. Buddakan never disappoints. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal. More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
216 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Ken and crew deserve the credit for great food, friendly prompt service, and great atmosphere. Well done. Hope they thrive in this part of town; it’s needed. More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
623 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a great time, our server, Brian, was fantastic and paced the meal beautifully. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
465 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and interesting concept--like a French country inn off Second Street. Great cocktails too. We had clam app, cheese board, small plates of veal/pork belly and beets and large plates of lobster pasta and lamb and all were excellent! Service was friendly and attentive. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3259 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious! Good service. We had a great time! The Bloody Mary was delicious. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6872 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Wonderful food. Great service More

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PanoramaPanorama
1823 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

They have consistently the freshest, cleanest, tastiest Italian food in a beautiful place. LOVE it here. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3691 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was amazing!!! The pork chops were exquisite and the chicken was one of a kind... deserts were so delicious too, recommendation besides entres: rice pudding! So unique and tasteful... service was as amazing as the food, loved this place!!! More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1545 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and great service! Also they make a great martini :) More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
363 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a great meal at Lucha Cartel! The margaritas, chips and guac, and tacos were fantastic. We did have an issue with the wait staff / management about the price of the various sizes of margarita pitchers, which is why I couldn't give their service 5 stars. There was discrepancy between what was listed on the menu and what the waitress explained - the menu listed a glass, a pitcher, and a large margarita glass, whereas the waitress described a glass, a half-pitcher, and a full pitcher. We thought we were paying for the pitcher, the 2nd size, but in fact, we were paying for the large margarita glass, though the drink was brought to us in a pitcher. When we mentioned this when we received our bill, the waitress' response was, "Well you drank the whole thing..." Ultimately, after much debate with the waitress and the manager, we were able to have the $20 removed from our check. The waitress was very snappy with us the rest of the night, when in reality, it would have been much easier just to take the $20 off of our check, apologize, and move on. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, just make sure you clarify your order so you don't run into the same issue that we did. More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
520 reviews
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International | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent food, Great service! For dessert, get the creme brûlée!! More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3512 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Beautiful place with great service. The food was amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone. More

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City TavernCity Tavern
2188 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

It is an ok overall, service need improvement, we waited more than 30 minutes before water come. It should not be. More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
182 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food and service was excellent. The waitress answered all of our questions about the menu and recommended some drinks which my wife loves More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
14 reviews
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Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Had a great time sampling flights of red wine and enjoying a cheeseboard and prosciutto wrapped pretzels. Nice atmosphere for a date or good time with friends and friendly service. More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
2122 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The restaurant is very nice, however I wish they had more vegan options. More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
2234 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was second to none and the service was just as outstanding. Might go again tomorrow :)! More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
366 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Love Wister! It's always a treat to go there and I love that the menu is always changing! More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
107 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great Bloody Mary bar! Lots of options and servers were awesome! Food and ambiance were cool. Restaurant has a cool vibe and highly recommend More

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Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
253 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

The food is good! What they don’t tell you is about the “secret” menu items that can be found on IG. That’s exciting if you’re on social media. At one point they had boozy milkshakes, that’s no the case any more. Still a good experience. More

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Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
843 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great experience, food was great and liked that I was able to substitute a salad for the fries. Server was very attentive and friendly. More

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Buk Chon Korean CusineBuk Chon Korean Cusine
7 reviews
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Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Second visit. Delicious food, attentive service, can’t wait to come back to try everything on the menu. More

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Sandler's On 9thSandler's On 9th
122 reviews
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Comfort Food | Old City, Philadelphia

Great coffee, excellent breakfast. The best part was Savanna. She was the absolute best. Friendly, prompt, just a pleasure to meet. More

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Ariana - PhilaAriana - Phila
50 reviews
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Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious food, awesome service. Really low key restaurant that’s quiet and conducive to a nice dinner. More

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La PegLa Peg
707 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Had a pleasant meal here. Cheeseboard was good, wine was excellent, I enjoyed the burger and my wife loved the fish. Would come here again. More

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Sedition Restaurant & BarSedition Restaurant & Bar
109 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Sedition was very accommodating for a large group and has such a great environment! More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
1058 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Steaks were well-seasoned and tasted devine, as always. Ambiance was intimate. The combination of the two has drawn my husband and I there for almost a decade. Highly recommended. More

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The Olde BarThe Olde Bar
432 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent service and incredible food. Will definitely be back again. More

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P.j. Clarke'sP.j. Clarke's
106 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

We had another excellent meal sitting at the bar. The food was delicious and done to perfection. But what impressed the both of us, was the professionalism of all your staff; from the servers, to the bartender's, to the hostesses and managers. They all seemed to try to make are stay as enjoyable as possible. They have succeeded. We will be back this Saturday night. More

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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano BarThe Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
60 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Great services, AMAZING FOOD, the prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere was nice! More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILLPAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
2 reviews
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Mediterranean | Old City, Philadelphia

A wonderful find in the Washington Square West area. The restaurant is unpretentious, and the Turkish food is excellent and reasonably priced. The portions are large. We plan on becoming regulars at this BYOB. More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
186 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

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Great place. Great atmosphere. Would recommend. This was my first time and I will be returning More

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Chez BenChez Ben
50 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a wonderful meal. It is a terrific menu. The server was attentive but not overwhelming. The only downside was the noise from the bar - there was a loud group of four there. I would recommend this for a new place in Olde City. More

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Makhani Modern IndianMakhani Modern Indian
7 reviews
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Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

Love the ascetic. Food is well portioned, and delicious. Everyone is super nice, and attentive. 10/10 More

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Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6819 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing experience. Food was absolutely fantastic. Hands down the best dinner in the city of Philadelphia. More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
49 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Best vegan sushi and ramen in the city! I recommend Tomo to all my vegan friends. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1419 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Very good service and delicious food. Price of food is not cheap but it costs. More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
623 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a great time, our server, Brian, was fantastic and paced the meal beautifully. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8404 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a great meal. Buddakan never disappoints. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6872 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Wonderful food. Great service More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
465 reviews
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and interesting concept--like a French country inn off Second Street. Great cocktails too. We had clam app, cheese board, small plates of veal/pork belly and beets and large plates of lobster pasta and lamb and all were excellent! Service was friendly and attentive. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3259 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious! Good service. We had a great time! The Bloody Mary was delicious. More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
14 reviews
$$$$
Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Had a great time sampling flights of red wine and enjoying a cheeseboard and prosciutto wrapped pretzels. Nice atmosphere for a date or good time with friends and friendly service. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3691 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was amazing!!! The pork chops were exquisite and the chicken was one of a kind... deserts were so delicious too, recommendation besides entres: rice pudding! So unique and tasteful... service was as amazing as the food, loved this place!!! More

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Discover Old City

Old City is often referred to as America's most historic square mile. This small neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia boasts a number of American monuments like the Betsy Ross House and the Federal Reserve Bank. As befits an area filled with national landmarks, Old City restaurants serve up plenty of good old-fashioned American cuisine. Reasonably priced fare can be found in cute cafes, hearty taverns, and classic burger joints. The area also has a number of sports bars where locals come together to drink beer, eat a cheesesteak, and watch their favorite Philly teams. For upscale dining options, Old City natives turn to high-end Japanese restaurants, wine bars, and French bistros.