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Best American Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

City TavernCity Tavern
(1820)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
(751)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
La PegLa Peg
(637)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
National MechanicsNational Mechanics
(75)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
(185)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
The GaslightThe Gaslight
(161)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Common Wealth Old CityCommon Wealth Old City
(192)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Six Feet UnderSix Feet Under
(65)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Vernick Food & DrinkVernick Food & Drink
(1531)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(6297)
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American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
JansenJansen
(814)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1121)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
MicaMica
(1095)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(2051)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Urban Village Brewing CompanyUrban Village Brewing Company
(20)
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American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(250)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(439)
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American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
HawthornesHawthornes
(81)
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American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(113)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The LoveThe Love
(547)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1535)
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American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Twenty Manning GrillTwenty Manning Grill
(1492)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
(1290)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
PanoramaPanorama
(1682)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1385)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(1918)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
(1999)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
CapofittoCapofitto
(247)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Ambra - PhiladelphiaAmbra - Philadelphia
(46)
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Italian | Queen Village, Philadelphia
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1819)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2310)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(811)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(624)
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(273)
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Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2700)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2543)
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Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1341)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(278)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(110)
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Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PAEmma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA
(82)
$$$$
Italian | Northeast Philly, Philadelphia

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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6371 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Brought some friends here for their first experience. The food and service was amazing as always! More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1290 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was exquisite...veal was tender and moist. Best I've had in ages. Service was perfect. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
7877 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and great service. Patriza was extremely helpful with menu suggestions More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
225 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Friendly management with name recognization! Always order oysters and usually two bottles of wine. Great wine list. Food is always on point. The bartender is alway welcoming her service is friendly and great cocktails. As anyone can tell from this I like to drink and eat. Thank you for having a great place for me to always enjoy with family and friends. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6507 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Had been for lunch before but wanted to try the tapas. Great variety. Short ribs flat bread and baked goat cheese were favorites . We also received complimentary tapas- a nice surprise . More

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PanoramaPanorama
1682 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was excellent. Service was fine. The kitchen was exceedingly slow. More

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CapofittoCapofitto
247 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We have tried many restaurants in the neighborhood for a pre-theater dinner, and this is by far our favorite place. The service is always friendly and efficient, the menu is creative and interesting, the pizza dough is some of the best we've ever tasted, and of course the gelato is to die for! More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3479 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great experience! Really enjoyed the wonderful menu and ambience. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3377 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

We have always enjoyed Cuba Libre and though we don't get there often it was good to see the atmosphere and food are still high caliber. We were not disappointed this time and it was a great place to spend our anniversary. More

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

authentic and good food! place is not big but can usually accomodate on short notice. More

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

Food very good. Very accommodating to my wifes allergies, but way too noisy. Too many hard surfaces for the sound to bounce around on, especially upstairs. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3011 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Our server Michael was very professional and gave us time to look over the menu, let us know the soups of the day and was pleasant. More

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

Amazing meal, everything we had was really good! The menu looks simpler than the food is, I would recommend to anyone. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1385 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Love the Gnocchi at Spasso. Melts in your mouth! Always a great experience and excellent service. More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
300 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Lucha Cartel and we all we very pleased! The food was excellent, the service was exceptional and the atmosphere was fun. We would highly recommend dining at Lucy's Cartel for any occasion. More

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

Best Indian food in Philly! More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
1918 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The ambience was nice . Phil the bartender was friendly and knowledgeable and you the menu. The artichoke lemon soup was 5🌟 More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
1999 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We went for a business meal with 10 people, and they were able to accommodate us in a relatively private area where we could be a little loud. The food was outstanding, and I recommend the fusilli pasta with seafood. Very good. The server was outstanding, as she handled our entire table by herself very quickly and efficiently. More

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City TavernCity Tavern
1820 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was great. Lobster pie was excellent. The waitress Alyssa was friendly, personable, and overall excellent. Helped to make the meal even better. More

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

Weddding breakfast food fresh, different and fun More

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

The food is consistent I wish it was less salty The specialty crab was large and tasty but with this I also wish it had less mayonnaise and filler The server and service were great We enjoy coming here More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
313 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Top notch cuisine, fresh, tasty, innovative. I had sea trout that was tender, juicy and well accompanied by grilled cauliflower. I loved it. We were a group of 5. All loved their dinners. More

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

The food was good. We did have a 1:00 PM reservation. According to the person seating diners, she initially told us she could us earlier and then changed her mind and stated she could not seat us earlier due to only having two servers. However, while we waited for 30+ minutes until 1:00 PM, the person seating diners did seat two other individuals who also had a 1:00 PM reservation. Once we were in the restaurant, we could see that the servers were very busy moving from table to table. If you are pressed for time, you should probably choose to eat elsewhere. More

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

Came for the 1/2 price lobster roll. Great meal! Unfortunately mine had quite a few cartilage pieces, but that must have been a fluke because others at my table did not have that issue. Great cocktails as usual. Love the Hemingway Daquiri! More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
930 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

My wife and I went here to celebrate my birthday. This was our first time (definitely will not be our last time) going to Marmont Steakhouse. I had the Crab Bisque for an appetizer and I originally was going to have the Crab Stuff Tilapia for my entree. However, after the waitress told us about the blacken steak with creme spinach and chunks of crab meat placed on top I had to change my mind. It was delicious. 12oz of creamy delight. The place was not busy since we went on a Wednesday night but I can see this place being packed Thursday thru Saturday, for good reason. More

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La PegLa Peg
637 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Went here for Father’s Day. It was pretty dead, but service was suupppppeerrr slow. Our server just seemed to disappear for a long while. Food was decent, but nothing fancy. I’ll give them another try in hopes for a better experience. More

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

great food at great prices. Large portions. However, the live jazz on Thursday nights is my reason for going. More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
75 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Everyone was so friendly, we really felt welcomed! Pretzel and really hot mustard were great! More

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

The Cajun po boy was amazing. Our server took great care of us. We’ve dined here before and will definitely be back. More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
81 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Fantastic food & accommodating service. Their cocktails were especially delicious. We were not disappointed, and will be back! More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
161 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great service and awesome food! More

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

Awesome as always! Will definitely return again. More

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Chez BenChez Ben
20 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent in every way. However, the configuration of the restaurant makes it impossible to get a quiet corner. You are either near the kitchen which has a large passthrough or near the bar. More

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The Little LionThe Little Lion
741 reviews
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Comfort Food | Old City, Philadelphia

Closed due to water damage from neighborhood fire. Will try another time More

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

Sandler's on 9th, located in the highly acclaimed Franklin Residences in Center City Philadelphia, is a casual dining restaurant that features upscale American Comfort Food with a unique twist. When our ​Founder, Paul Sandler, saw this space, he had the vision of a very high quality local restaurant that customers could enjoy time and time again. The location is also home to Sandler's on the Go, which features freshly made breakfast sandwiches, house made pastries and creative entrees using only the highest quality ingredients. On-Line ordering and Delivery are both available at Sandler's on the Go.More

Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6371 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Brought some friends here for their first experience. The food and service was amazing as always! More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1290 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was exquisite...veal was tender and moist. Best I've had in ages. Service was perfect. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
7877 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and great service. Patriza was extremely helpful with menu suggestions More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6507 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Had been for lunch before but wanted to try the tapas. Great variety. Short ribs flat bread and baked goat cheese were favorites . We also received complimentary tapas- a nice surprise . More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3479 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great experience! Really enjoyed the wonderful menu and ambience. More

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

Friendly management with name recognization! Always order oysters and usually two bottles of wine. Great wine list. Food is always on point. The bartender is alway welcoming her service is friendly and great cocktails. As anyone can tell from this I like to drink and eat. Thank you for having a great place for me to always enjoy with family and friends. More

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

We have tried many restaurants in the neighborhood for a pre-theater dinner, and this is by far our favorite place. The service is always friendly and efficient, the menu is creative and interesting, the pizza dough is some of the best we've ever tasted, and of course the gelato is to die for! More

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

Food very good. Very accommodating to my wifes allergies, but way too noisy. Too many hard surfaces for the sound to bounce around on, especially upstairs. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3377 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

We have always enjoyed Cuba Libre and though we don't get there often it was good to see the atmosphere and food are still high caliber. We were not disappointed this time and it was a great place to spend our anniversary. More

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

Best Indian food in Philly! 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.