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Best American Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

City TavernCity Tavern
(1967)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
(789)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
La PegLa Peg
(662)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
National MechanicsNational Mechanics
(86)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
(205)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
The GaslightThe Gaslight
(174)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Common Wealth Old CityCommon Wealth Old City
(201)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Sedition Restaurant & BarSedition Restaurant & Bar
(70)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Vernick Food & DrinkVernick Food & Drink
(1593)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(6661)
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American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
JansenJansen
(893)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1175)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
MicaMica
(1152)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(2180)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Urban Village Brewing CompanyUrban Village Brewing Company
(24)
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American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(331)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(492)
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American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
HawthornesHawthornes
(87)
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American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
The RoosterThe Rooster
(127)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The LoveThe Love
(774)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1561)
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American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Twenty Manning GrillTwenty Manning Grill
(1535)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
(1331)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
PanoramaPanorama
(1714)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1434)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(1993)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
(2050)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
CapofittoCapofitto
(272)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Ambra - PhiladelphiaAmbra - Philadelphia
(62)
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Italian | Queen Village, Philadelphia
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1870)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2441)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(859)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(651)
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(290)
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Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2765)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2638)
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Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1371)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(290)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(132)
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Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PAEmma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA
(89)
$$$$
Italian | Northeast Philly, Philadelphia

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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6519 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing food. The tasting menus are definitely worthwhile. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1331 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Outstanding service and food. Love the staff and atmosphere. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8028 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing food and service. My wife and I have never been disappointed. More

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

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at High Street on Market. We ordered the "leave it to us" tasting menu and had a delicious assortment of small dish appetizers (including amazing grilled peaches), parker house rolls, yummy wedge salad, pastas, grilled hangar steak and wonderful desserts (artisan pie and ice creams). A great evening and a good value for what we had. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3544 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was outstanding. Excellent service. Would recommend and will return!! More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6618 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

We did enjoy some great tapas but overall the service and ambiance were not what one would expect from restaurant of this caliber. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
299 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Great atmosphere. Tasty food but a bit expensive. Very few vegetarian options. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3094 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Certainly the best food in Old City; perhaps the best in all of Philadelphia. More

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

Great addition to a day at The Barnes Foundation! Great menu for lunch and the food was well prepared and the service was attentive and courteous. Relaxed garden-like setting makes for the perfect lunch location before enjoying an afternoon viewing the fantastic Barnes Foundation collection. Thank you! More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3440 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Perfect place for a date night! Everything was amazing! More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1434 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Very friendly and accommodating, and the food was great! More

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PanoramaPanorama
1714 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Always a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Our server Audrey was great - very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
329 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

I absolutely love the food. I would definitely love to see more gluten free options for example I wanted to try the empanadas but couldn’t because the dough is made from flour other than that the food and service is excellent. More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
1993 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The selections, food, and service were top-notch, as always. More

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CapofittoCapofitto
272 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

A reliably great meal, and our go-to restaurant in Old City. Always delicious oven-fired pizza, salads, beers on tap and of course the freshly made gelato, with favorite flavors and new choices to sample. Service is always friendly and efficient. More

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

New to the area, so chose the location based off of Google Reviews. They didn't disappoint! Had Sunday brunch with college friends who I hadn't seen in years, and we had a great time eating, laughing, and catching up. The food was delicious, our waiter was very attentive, and the quiet atmosphere was perfect (to be fair, it was pouring out, so perhaps its a bit louder when there are more people around). Would definitely return here for brunch, or even a drink after work. More

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La PegLa Peg
662 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and the old building and the Philly history is awesome. More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
86 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Fun restaurant; great service, friendly staff. Tucked amongst the tourist sites so easily accessible for a good bite after a day of site seeing or walking. Seemed like a nice area to take a stroll after a delicious, big meal. Don't expect a fancy menu however the food is good. More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
2050 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Food, service and ambience make this an enjoyable dining experience. Pricing is moderate and it is convenient to theater. La Scala’s was a great find and we’ll be sure to return. More

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

Aubree M served us, she was rock starish......food was outstanding. More

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

I was on a first date and I picked the restaurant. He said he'd be up for trying something new, but then I got worried about the menu, however, he loved everything we ordered. Especially the lamb dish with lentils. He wants to go back soon, with me! Date went especially well because we got the Moroccan decorated window seat with the cushions. Very cozy and romantic. Don't forget it's a BYOB (no cork fee). More

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City TavernCity Tavern
1967 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Wonderful. Greg was our server and he was amazing. Thank you. More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
332 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was great! Service was great! Joe (the owner) was very welcoming and accommodating. More

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

Great menu. Salads are huge. Will definitely visit again More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
1 review
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Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

This place is a wine lovers heaven!!! My fiancé and I went for something different to do to celebrate our anniversary and it did not disappoint. The wine was great, the atmosphere was great and the staff was great. If I had one critique you don’t get that much food for what you pay for but it’s still good for a small bite with your wine. Highly reccomend More

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

Well prepared traditional Indian food in a relatively upscale setting. More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
951 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Great Food with a friendly staff. A great spot for a romantic dinner. More

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

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. So glad we found this gem. More

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

Amazing seafood!!! Service was amazing!!! More

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

We came in for dinner on a Saturday night before a show. We were seated right away, once the hostess noticed us. The food was outstanding. The service not so much. Our server took a while to come over to us, then just kinda stayed away. Drinks took forever to come, but when they did I was treated to one of the best drinks I've had in a long time that I didn't make myself. We were served our food with no utensils and no server to be found. The runners were awesome though, so it took the sting away a little bit. I feel like it may just have been an off night for our server so we will be back again to give it another try. More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
129 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Everything seems to fall in place with this restaurant Parking is available across the street. The service was exceptional. Very attentive, helpful with the menu choices and we dined at a leisurely pace and was not rushed. The food was also exceptional and there are many choices. The abaiance was very comfortable were you can have a romantic dinner or entertain a larger party. Definitely need to visit again!! More

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

So good. I’ve been there twice and it was phenomenal each time. More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
174 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Went for Sunday brunch - it's definitely a casual atmosphere. Food is pretty good (it was only the first time I've been there..other people are saying it varies from time to time) and reasonably priced. I really liked the grapefruit mimosa. More

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Chez BenChez Ben
29 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, great service, but I almost hate to say that, because I don't want this hidden gem to become packed with foodies! Perfect example of a menu that fits comfortably on one page, with just a few items in each category that are ALL superb! Nice decor, but hard surfaces all around made it a bit loud. More

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Souped Up Hotpot & Asian BistroSouped Up Hotpot & Asian Bistro
1 review
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

This is the place to go for a great meal of fresh food and a bit of fun making it the way you want. Chinese hot pot cooking started centuries ago during the Jin Dynasty and spread to the rest of China. It still remains very popular throughout China today. Here at Souped Up, we are introducing an Asian twist on liquor. The exotic flavor profiles of our craft cocktails blend perfectly with the unique spices of our Asian food. Our bar stocks beers and liquors both foreign and domestic with specialty import whiskeys from Japan as well as a wide selection of premium sake and shochu. Our seasonal cocktail menu will keep you coming back for something new and refreshing.More

The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano BarThe Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
1 review
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Maryland crab house with wonderful crabs and other seafood dishes. Steamed crabs with a spicy/salty dry rub. Sweet and wonderful. Baked oysters very tasty, as were the spicy fries. Disappointing was the lack of hushpuppies which were on the website menu. Smith Island pie authentic and wonderful. More

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Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1331 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Outstanding service and food. Love the staff and atmosphere. More

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ZahavZahav
6519 reviews
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing food. The tasting menus are definitely worthwhile. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8028 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing food and service. My wife and I have never been disappointed. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3544 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was outstanding. Excellent service. Would recommend and will return!! More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
299 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Great atmosphere. Tasty food but a bit expensive. Very few vegetarian options. More

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

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at High Street on Market. We ordered the "leave it to us" tasting menu and had a delicious assortment of small dish appetizers (including amazing grilled peaches), parker house rolls, yummy wedge salad, pastas, grilled hangar steak and wonderful desserts (artisan pie and ice creams). A great evening and a good value for what we had. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6618 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

We did enjoy some great tapas but overall the service and ambiance were not what one would expect from restaurant of this caliber. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3440 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Perfect place for a date night! Everything was amazing! More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
332 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was great! Service was great! Joe (the owner) was very welcoming and accommodating. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3094 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Certainly the best food in Old City; perhaps the best in all of Philadelphia. 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.