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Tomo Sushi & Ramen
Tomo Sushi & Ramen
(153)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

This was my first time and I was there for the Vegan specials. Thanks so much. They were awesome! Will eat here again and again and again. More

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Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
(40)
$$$$
Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent food and attentive service. Well able to accommodate gluten free diner. More

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La Famiglia Ristorante
La Famiglia Ristorante
(1519)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

I love the inviting atmosphere and the attentive waitstaff. I would definitely return to try more dishes. There is a really cool (literally cold) wine cellar so I will surely return to try a glass or two. be careful, the warm bread is addictive. The salmon was cooked to perfection and accented with a delicious citrus flavored sauce. My coworkers raved about the chicken breast with spinach and cheese. We all wished we had more of the mixed vegetables, they were really tasty but definitely sparse on the serving size. The surprise bday slice was delish! Service was well-timed, welcoming, attentive, and friendly. What a hidden gem! More

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Buddakan - Philadelphia
Buddakan - Philadelphia
(8876)
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing!! Been going for here since it opened 19 years ago. Unreal food, service, atmosphere. A philly classic backed by Steven Starr. More

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Tuna Bar
Tuna Bar
(309)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Great sushi! More

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Amada PHL
Amada PHL
(7274)
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Great dining experience! Delicious and great service! More

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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1676)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, amazing service! More

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Panorama
Panorama
(1940)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We usually go to Panorama for dinner. This time we decided to try lunch. We were happy to see the menu was basically the same as dinner. There was also a lunch menu with specials. Our waiter asked if there was anything else not on menu that he could get for us. He said chef will always do a special request. We ate off the lunch menu and it was great. Nice portions of good food. Making plans for another lunch date. More

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The Plough and the Stars
The Plough and the Stars
(573)
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

Went for Philly Vegan Restaurant Week. Everything on the pre fix menu was delicious. Great service at the table and the bar before eating. Thanks! More

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High Street on Market
High Street on Market
(718)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

I have only been here for brunch until last week. It was absolutely sensational. Cozy, warm and with the food and service to match a wonderful fall evening. More

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LaScala's - Philadelphia
LaScala's - Philadelphia
(2400)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was good and the service was great. Great place to catch up and have a good meal. Nice portion size to for the price. I love left overs. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
(3617)
$$$$
Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

It’s my favorite date night restaurant in the city. As always the service was polite and attentive. The food was delicious. I was also impressed with the professionalism of the hosting team. Thank y’all for a great evening, I’ll be back soon! More

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Fork - Philadelphia
Fork - Philadelphia
(3912)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

It had been quite some time since we went to Fork (at least 6 or 7 years). The last time we dined there it was good, but not great. We were given a gift card by friends 2 years ago and finally decided to give Fork another try after seeing a matinee performance of Hamilton. The meal far exceeded our expectations. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The tempura mushrooms are to die for. Unbelievably tasty. We also had the burrata which was very good. For dinner, my husband had the Wagyu beef and I had the agnolotti with duck confit and duck breast -- both dishes had outstanding flavor and were perfectly cooked. Fork has a very eclectic wine list -- we had a wonderful bottle that was excellent with both of our dishes. Also the bread at Fork is fantastic. Beautiful ambience. Enjoyed a drink at the bar before dinner as well. We will definitely be back soon. More

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(2359)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Server was amazing, food was good (I was expecting the pasta to be a little more flavorful), company was amazing and I can’t believe we spent so many hours there. I had no idea how late it was when we left because of how much fun we were having! More

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Royal Boucherie
Royal Boucherie
(666)
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a great time. I though all the food was delicious. I have been here before and noticed a change in the wine list, a lot more options and I thought it was pretty well priced. Our server told us about a $2 Martini special for lunch so I have to go back and try that. Our service was nice, not intrusive but very knowledgeable and made my friend feel special for her birthday! It was lively but didn't think it was unbearably loud. More

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City Tavern
City Tavern
(2529)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious and exciting restaurant to experience authentic colonial and early American cuisine! All staff is dressed in period piece and there was harp player when we visited for dinner! A definite must see for American History fans and lovers of classic dishes. More

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The Boiling Pot - Old City
The Boiling Pot - Old City
(29)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent new place. Service was outstanding. Soup was incredible. Price was reasonable. You get a lot of food in the boils. Bring your own wine. The liquor license is in limbo. More

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Vista Peru
Vista Peru
(251)
$$$$
Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Noise level is pretty good for Philly. Portions are generous. Waiter was friendly - a bit informal for my parents' taste. Water was re-filled. The food was very good, especially the anticuchos, sopa de camarones, and the pisco sour. The espresso was not good. I would absolutely go again. More

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Lucha Cartel
Lucha Cartel
(422)
$$$$
Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Yes! Delicious! Not your typical Mexican place. Fantastic food and drinks. More

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La Peg
La Peg
(784)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

The food overall was amazing but the New England Clam Chowder was incredible! My server Christian was great! More

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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
(175)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

My mom and I had a lovely time and Nate even taught us how to eat crabs. More

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Pinot Boutique
Pinot Boutique
(27)
$$$$
Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Really chill setting and you can either have an instructional wine tasting or do your own thing. More

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The Olde Bar
The Olde Bar
(526)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Celebrated a family members birthday and I couldn't have been more satisfied with this choice of venue. I will become a return customer More

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Makhani Modern Indian
Makhani Modern Indian
(27)
$$$$
Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

Fantastic service. Good food and ambience, We’ll be back. More

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National Mechanics
National Mechanics
(130)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great wait staff and amazing food. Love this place. More

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P.j. Clarke's
P.j. Clarke's
(220)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

First time visit. Food was delicious. Very nice ambience. Perfect spot before show at the Forrest Theatre. More

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Red Owl Tavern
Red Owl Tavern
(930)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

I took my team to Red Owl for our annual team dinner after an evening of Axe throwing at Kick Axe. The staff at Red Owl provided excellent customer service, including their General Manager sending over multiple free appetizers to get us started. There was an issue with one of the steaks we ordered (ordered rare but came out well done) but the staff worked quickly to remedy the situation and the Chef personally delivered the new steak and apologized. This may not seem like a bid deal but our team just spent multiple days in team meetings talking about taking ownership of our mistakes and how that goes along way to improving the Customer (internal and external) Experience and Service. To see this live and in action definitely struck a cord with our group and made a disappointing experience easier to digest. Overall the team had a great experience and will be on our repeat list should the team stay in Old City once again (typically stay in Center City closer to our offices.) More

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Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar
Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar
(62)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a terrific dinner - appetizers were great and entrees well prepared, pleasing, served hot. The service was terrific. It is a shame more people don't try this - the menu is good and everything was delicious. It is a bit noisy b/c there is no break from the bar, but otherwise terrific. More

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Sandler's On 9th
Sandler's On 9th
(138)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Old City, Philadelphia

We just love this place! The food is always good, and the service exceptional. My wife’s go to brunch entree is the poutine - topped brisket and sunny side up eggs. The Bloody Marys are delicious and reasonably priced. We will be back! More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
(26)
$$$$
Turkish | Old City, Philadelphia

We loved our dinners at Paprica. WE had 4 different lamb entrees and they were all delicious. We had cheese borek, and turkish pizza and they were also delicious. Food is always wonderful and service is great. Will definitely go back. Of course baklaba and ice cream for dessert. More

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Ariana - Phila
Ariana - Phila
(61)
$$$$
Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

This is not a fancy restaurant. In other words, not the place to take someone you want to impress. However, the service was lovely, the foods delicious and varied. It is a byo and very affordable. I would definitely go again for a casual meal. By the way, the eggplant was amazing More

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The Gaslight
The Gaslight
(225)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

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Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great !!! More

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Marmont Steakhouse
Marmont Steakhouse
(1147)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was good. Steak was a tad overcooked and not the quality of meat I’ve had at other places. Appetizers and drinks were very good. Service was a bit slow. I would go back and give them another chance, everyone has off-nights. More

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Craftsman Row Saloon
Craftsman Row Saloon
(333)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food! More

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Old City Oyster Bar
Old City Oyster Bar
(1)
$$$$
Oyster Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Old City Oyster Bar celebrates the famous oysters, clams and cuisine of the Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Bay and Jersey Shore. We’re a family owned and run, boardwalk-inspired oyster bar located in the Old City District of Philadelphia. At OCOB we source and serve locally caught oysters and clams in a sophisticated yet fun environment. Local oysters are more than just a menu item; they’re a reason for being and a way to give back to the community.More

Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tomo Sushi & Ramen
Tomo Sushi & Ramen
(153)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

This was my first time and I was there for the Vegan specials. Thanks so much. They were awesome! Will eat here again and again and again. More

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Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
(40)
$$$$
Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent food and attentive service. Well able to accommodate gluten free diner. More

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La Famiglia Ristorante
La Famiglia Ristorante
(1519)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

I love the inviting atmosphere and the attentive waitstaff. I would definitely return to try more dishes. There is a really cool (literally cold) wine cellar so I will surely return to try a glass or two. be careful, the warm bread is addictive. The salmon was cooked to perfection and accented with a delicious citrus flavored sauce. My coworkers raved about the chicken breast with spinach and cheese. We all wished we had more of the mixed vegetables, they were really tasty but definitely sparse on the serving size. The surprise bday slice was delish! Service was well-timed, welcoming, attentive, and friendly. What a hidden gem! More

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The Plough and the Stars
The Plough and the Stars
(573)
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

Went for Philly Vegan Restaurant Week. Everything on the pre fix menu was delicious. Great service at the table and the bar before eating. Thanks! More

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Buddakan - Philadelphia
Buddakan - Philadelphia
(8876)
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing!! Been going for here since it opened 19 years ago. Unreal food, service, atmosphere. A philly classic backed by Steven Starr. More

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Tuna Bar
Tuna Bar
(309)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Great sushi! More

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Amada PHL
Amada PHL
(7274)
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Great dining experience! Delicious and great service! More

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Panorama
Panorama
(1940)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We usually go to Panorama for dinner. This time we decided to try lunch. We were happy to see the menu was basically the same as dinner. There was also a lunch menu with specials. Our waiter asked if there was anything else not on menu that he could get for us. He said chef will always do a special request. We ate off the lunch menu and it was great. Nice portions of good food. Making plans for another lunch date. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1676)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, amazing service! More

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LaScala's - Philadelphia
LaScala's - Philadelphia
(2400)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was good and the service was great. Great place to catch up and have a good meal. Nice portion size to for the price. I love left overs. 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.

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.