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Best American Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

City TavernCity Tavern
(1725)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
(722)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
La PegLa Peg
(622)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
National MechanicsNational Mechanics
(67)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
(165)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
The GaslightThe Gaslight
(153)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Common Wealth Old CityCommon Wealth Old City
(183)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
JJ BootleggersJJ Bootleggers
(34)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Six Feet UnderSix Feet Under
(54)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Vernick Food & DrinkVernick Food & Drink
(1492)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(6088)
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American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
JansenJansen
(756)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1083)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
MicaMica
(1057)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(1944)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Urban Village Brewing CompanyUrban Village Brewing Company
(14)
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American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(194)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(415)
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American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
HawthornesHawthornes
(75)
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American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(90)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The LoveThe Love
(385)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1504)
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American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Twenty Manning GrillTwenty Manning Grill
(1459)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
(1266)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
PanoramaPanorama
(1645)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1351)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(1864)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
(1945)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
CapofittoCapofitto
(234)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Ambra - PhiladelphiaAmbra - Philadelphia
(38)
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Italian | Queen Village, Philadelphia
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1780)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2216)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(770)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(614)
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(250)
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Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2653)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2485)
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Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1317)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(97)
$$$$
Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PAEmma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA
(73)
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Italian | Northeast Philly, Philadelphia

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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6266 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

excellent and memorable, best service I may have ever had. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1266 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Booked on a whim. Location was easy to get to. We found the staff warm and friendly. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. We anticipated spending more than we did. We will go back in the future! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
7773 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Love the group dining menu. Waiters are very attentive. Most importantly, GREAT FOOD! More

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CapofittoCapofitto
234 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food is exceptionally well crafted, delicious, colorful and comforting. This is a gem of a restaurant in the heart of Olde City. The best gelato in the City by far. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6417 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Awesome meal, great service! More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
182 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Loved all of it!!! More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3430 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and service, although the cod and the fettucine with crab were slightly oversalted. More

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

The food here is consistently good and I love the fireplace. As well, they welcome children, which is always a bonus. More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
281 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Always a great meal and experience! More

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

Great little restaurant. The food was excellent, service very good. Very nice atmosphere, busy but not loud. Definitely will go back. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
2957 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Have dined here several times and have always had a pleasurable experience. Great food and excellent service. Very attentive. More

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

Great! We frequently go to Ariana! More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3318 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Lovely time in a great atmosphere More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1351 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Have been here many times over the years, never disappointed! They provide excellent food and excellent service! More

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PanoramaPanorama
1645 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

My girlfriends birthday was an amazing experience More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
920 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Sat outside...fantastic night...great service and very reasonably priced. More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
1864 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Our group of four each had delicious meals. Tuna Tartare, mussels, and salad 1st courses were delicious. The entrees, zucchini crab cake, Mahi with broccoli rab, orrichette w sausage and broccoli rab and veal tenderloin were all first rate. I was in the mood for tartuffo but it is not on the menu so we left; otherwise the dessert menu looked fine. We will definitely go back. More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
300 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

I have been to Wister twice in the last month and both visits were outstanding! Each time the service was great and the food was delicious. We had food allergy requests and Jared was informed and attentive. We will be back soon! More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
1945 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Easy access. Fast, efficient service left plenty to conduct business meeting in a private and relaxed setting. Food met expectations. Price was on par with upscale downtown restaurant More

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Garden Restaurant at The Barnes FoundationGarden Restaurant at The Barnes Foundation
10 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Old City, Philadelphia

The restaurant is a handsome place with beautiful garden views; and the food and the service are excellent. It helps to make a visit to the Barnes Foundation a great experience. More

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La PegLa Peg
622 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Saturday night La Peg was surprisingly empty; therefore, it was quieter than usual. The food was good as it was the previous time we dined there when it was quite noisy. Service was excellent. My dinner had a Southern touch with grits, beacon and collard greens, and I have developed a taste for grits after this meal. We all enjoyed our dinner at La Peg and will return again. More

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Karma Restaurant & BarKarma Restaurant & Bar
153 reviews
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Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

I ordered Chicken tikka masala and paneer butter masala and both were amazing. We order chicken tandoori for appetizer that was little dry. We also took goat curry as a take out for my dad which he enjoyed very much. 5 out of 5 for chicken tikka masala. Yes, we had karma spicy 👌 More

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

It was great find! Was looking for good seafood & It was amazing! If you’re looking for a classic taste & feel. This is it. More

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City TavernCity Tavern
1725 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent lunch, and we even got to meet Chef Staib, which was a plus! More

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Common Wealth Old CityCommon Wealth Old City
183 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

The server was excellent. Initial greeting by hostess was very friendly and set the tone for a great experience. Also had a great conversation with the manager on duty about the oysters. I have to go back since they were not offered during brunch. More

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

Shane is the best! Attentive, happy and respectful! Made it a great experience. More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
67 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Good meal. Nothing special but a good stand byte have in your stable of brunch places. More

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Zento Sushi Restaurant and Sake BarZento Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar
413 reviews
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Sushi | Old City, Philadelphia

Read ambience perfect sushi a great service More

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Six Feet UnderSix Feet Under
54 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Such an amazing meal! Cant say enough about how good the food is! Never disappointed More

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

Loved this place. Food was great. Service was great. Prices reasonable. Lobster Mac n cheese was awesome. The adult milkshakes were the best! More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
33 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious food - the parihuela (lobster and seafood soup) and the paella were big enough to share and still have more for a doggie bag (which Henry kindly stored in the fridge for us while we went to a play) and the risotto con lomo saltado was really tasty. Service was friendly and attentive, and pisco sours very good (happy hour prices from 4-7). More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
153 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Stumbled upon this gem looking for a place to have dinner after the flower show. Everything about it was great! From the gentleman who seated us to our waitress who was training someone-the people were friendly and nice! Going to a random place that is a bar atmosphere, you never know what to expect from the food. Let me tell you this place has quality food that is prepared excellent! The salads were fresh, the wings cooked perfectly, and the burgers juicy and delicious! Oh and try the nachos!!!! More

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Chez BenChez Ben
8 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was awesome! Very interesting and meticulously prepared. Our server was not very knowledgeable and seemed confused by our questions. Aside from that however the experience was amazing. More

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JJ BootleggersJJ Bootleggers
34 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, drinks and service. More

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DiNardo's Famous SeafoodDiNardo's Famous Seafood
1310 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was okay. Interior could use a redo. Service was exceptional! Haven't been to a restaurant where the wait staff was so pleasant and went out of their way to get everything you needed. 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
6266 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

excellent and memorable, best service I may have ever had. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1266 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Booked on a whim. Location was easy to get to. We found the staff warm and friendly. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. We anticipated spending more than we did. We will go back in the future! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
7773 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Love the group dining menu. Waiters are very attentive. Most importantly, GREAT FOOD! More

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CapofittoCapofitto
234 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food is exceptionally well crafted, delicious, colorful and comforting. This is a gem of a restaurant in the heart of Olde City. The best gelato in the City by far. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6417 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Awesome meal, great service! More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
2957 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Have dined here several times and have always had a pleasurable experience. Great food and excellent service. Very attentive. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3430 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and service, although the cod and the fettucine with crab were slightly oversalted. More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
281 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Always a great meal and experience! More

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

Loved all of it!!! More

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

Great little restaurant. The food was excellent, service very good. Very nice atmosphere, busy but not loud. Definitely will go back. 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.