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Common Wealth Old City

4.0
150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Bar Seating (5)
  • Comfort Food (5)
Common Wealth Old City is a must try in Philadelphia providing upscale, yet casual Low Country, American cuisine in the heart of the Philadelphia historic Old City district..

Executive Chef Joseph Battista and his team focus on local, fresh, and sustainable products to ensure only the highest level of quality in every dish.

The bar features seasonal cocktails, 13 rotating drafts, an extensive beer list, and an ever-evolving wine selection.

Open for Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner, we also provide a locally beloved Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary bar with an assortment of accoutrements for a customized morning/afternoon cocktail experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Low Country
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Bar
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(215) 372-7581
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Battista
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Catering
Catering options available upon request. Send all requests to jennifer@commonwealthphila.com or visit our website and submit a request at http://commonwealthphila.com/catering/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Street
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Parking details
Street parking as well as ample lots in the direct area.
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Public transit
2nd and Market st.
5, 17, 21, 33, 42, 48, Market-Frankford (Blue) Line

4th and Market st.
Buses 17, 33, 48, 57

5th and Market st.
Buses 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, & 57, and the Market-Frankford (Blue) Line

Consistent Philadelphia taxi service along Market st. throughout weekly business hours.
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Special events & promotions
Food and Happy Hour Banquet packages are available for all large, special or private events.

Please call the restaurant for more information.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 150 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.9
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food, glad we stopped in. Must try the chicken gumbo....AMAZING!

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Nay3sons (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Very cozy atmosphere with 2 Tv's if you have a sports fan husband like me. The food was excellent; soups were hearty and tasty, Shellfish and Grits was spicy but delicious and the Red Snapper entree was flavorful and good.

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Happybirthday (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

This proved to be the perfect spot for a pre-theater (at the Arden) on a wet evening. Everyone at our table seemed happy with their meals. My grits with seafood was wonderful. Interesting selection of beers, including a great cider. Service was quick, friendly and professional. Interesting mixture of people. Not a "fancy" place, but comfortable, with very good food. Lights might have been dimmed just a tad.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent and well-priced. Service was outstanding and friendly.

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SteveinPhilly (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined on November 8, 2017

A friend an I needed to meet for lunch in Old City. I found Commonwealth on a discount web site and checked out their menu and Yelp reviews. They were decent. I went to the restaurant's web site and saw they were open for lunch 11-2. I went on Open Table and made a reservation. It said tables were available at 12:30 that day. I got a confirmed reservation for OT.

Well,, I met my friend at the restaurant and it was CLOSED. We had to go somewhere else at last minute. I called the restaurant that night and the women who answered said "No we won't open for lunch until next Spring". I mentioned that they should have seen the reservation and called me and changed their own web site. In fact they had a lunch menu posted outside the restaurant.

So, they have lost my future business for not being attentive. And, no I can't tell you about the quality of the food. Hard to eat when you can't get in, even though they advertise lunch.

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vipJimC (Nashville)
1.0
Dined on November 6, 2017

The restaurant was shut down. No one answered at the phone number given.

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Diana (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on November 6, 2017

Left medium stars Bc I don’t know! We didn’t get to eat. I had been meaning to check this place out; had a lunch date so I checked the restaurant’s hours and made a reservation on opentable. We walked over to find the lights on but the doors locked and the stools on the bar. Restaurant next door had no idea why the place was locked (and seemingly closed). Disappointing! Boo hiss.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on October 25, 2017

Our waiter was absolutely amazing! The service was wonderful and quick. We ordered a cheese plate and it was HUGE, especially for the low price. Definitely recommended!!!

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vipSteve (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 22, 2017

What really made our meal spectacular was our waitress Katherine. She was very professional and knew the menu for excellent recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice place. Been looking forward to this for brunch with my mom and wife. Service was good but I ordered shrimp and grits and was told they were out. So I ordered pork belly hash my wife ordered croque madam and my mom the country Benedict. Our server came back and said they were out of that as well. I wasn't going to eat at all, was very disappointed. I decided on biscuits and gravyNext my meal comes out in minutes and nothing for my mom or wife for about 5 minutes. My biscuits were very thin and dry , potatoes had no flavor at all. Some salt would have been nice. My meal was comped but overall a poor experience. We will unfortunately not be back

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