Revolution House

4.5
43 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
If you would like to make a reservation for a group of 10 or more, please call us at (215) 625-4566 Wed-Sun after 2pm. Thank you.

In the heart of Old City, with historic features tastefully presented throughout our two-level restaurant & bar, Revolution House truly has Philadelphia running through its veins. We are so eager for you to try our completely reimagined menu of elevated yet affordable tapas-style international cuisine crafted with the utmost care. Our signature dishes by Chef Evan Barghout, such as our sesame saku tuna or our Korean rib tacos pair perfectly with new, inspired cocktails, like our Eternal Springtime, as well as our carefully curated fine wines and local craft draught beers.

Make your reservation today to claim your stake in the revolution!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 43 people are saying
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Duke
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting spices in the dishes and great bartender and bar menu.

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Frank
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Delicious salad, soggy pizza. Great and friendly wait staff

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a low-lit upscale style pub feel, Revolution House offers a unique small menu with delicious entrees and fun cocktails. Sitting on the roof in the off season is warm and comfortable, and the booths and bar indoors are cozy as well. Would recommend anyone stop by and try out this neighborhood classic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We sat outside early with no other people which was great and peaceful. Our server however also decided that since there were no other people he didn’t need to do much, never checked in, messed up our order and was just pretty lacking. The downstairs bartender however was INCREDIBLE. He was friendly, personable, made good drinks and was on top of everything. I would definitely go back just to hang with him.

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Lexi
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! Our table enjoyed the Mexican corn and croquette dishes. The cocktails were a bit on the sweeter side, but still enjoyable. The waitress was a little overzealous in clearing our table, often before we were finished eating the shared plates. I would recommend this location to friends.

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JoelF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food! Cool vibe in Old City! Staff was nice, food came quick and it was delicious.

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JunrF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour prices good service excellent appetizers

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vipsfgever
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious chicken taco!!!

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Jordan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is really good for a night out with the girls/guys! I would highly recommend the tacos!!

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vipbccc2007
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Sadly didn’t find food that tasty. Chicken kebabs were very salty

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vipParriso
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food and drinks are fantastic!
Great vibe and Ambience .
Our waiter Dakota was an absolute bummer.
Any questions asked seemed Bothersome - for a waiter pretty Unattentive .
Perhaps he was having a bad day.
Nevertheless the restaurant is absolutely fantastic had a really good time and I definitely will come back.

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AlbertP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating attention to COVID protocols.
Ate outside on rooftop deck.
Excellent waitress Gabby and staff.
Food was delicious as were the drinks.
Will definitely recommend and return.

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CHADR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting was great! The weather was fantastic so sitting up on the deck was a great place to be. The food was good. I was $100 lighter going out the door having purchase 4 entrees and a dessert. I'm not used dropping a Hondo on a meal but I guess that's a fair value. I still give it a recommendation for the experience.

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SSCP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not a ton of options on the menu, service and food were fine. Good for a quick place to grab a bite but not really for a big night out.

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StayCation
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The reservation was honored on time and the food was excellent. I had the Revolution Smash Burger with the Ivy in Flower and both were perfectly prepared. We were a party of four and the other menu selections were the Moonlight Over Port and the chicken sandwich. Would definitely return to try other menu selections.

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Mikita
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor restaurant setting overlooking 2nd and Market. Food was fresh and prepared well. Oven roasted pineapple dessert was awesome.

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DanaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved the covered roof deck, great atmosphere, food was good as well as the service!

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Docksideswimmer
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The roof garden at Revolution House is a lovely place, even on an afternoon when rain was predicted. The Happy Hour menu is a great value, so be sure to ask for that menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Rooftop garden is awesome! Whole place is quite noisy, especially inside

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect location on rooftop dining porch on a really beautiful July night! Tacos were great for sharing. The porch is loud but you’re outside so it didn’t really affect anything. Definitely would recommend porch to the street dining. Service was prompt and attentive. Would def go back.

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Jackie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Ambience was great! I loved the atmosphere. Food was ok.

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NicoleR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are just visiting Philadelphia and we booked a table here not knowing what to expect. The staff was amazing and the food was great. I highly recommend the potato croquettes as an appetizer and the s’more blonde was absolutely delicious. The drinks were also great. The atmosphere on the patio was really great too. Definitely recommend.

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vipNatalieF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food and the vibe

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TauraZ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing experience with my friends! We all love the food and the service is always amazing.

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RobK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Service was slow and poor. We ordered appetizers that would've come out after our meals so we canceled them. One of our diners has celiac and our waiter was not confident in what was gluten free and the sodas had too much syrup in them.

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Some food portions were off balance, but overall very tasty. Service was slow I think because they were busy which is a good sign for them. The outdoor seating area is really nice!

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
121 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just ok, servers overwhelmed, noisy environment

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice ambiance, friendly staff. Food was just ok. Chicken was dry and over cooked. Falafel was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was mediocre at best and the server was rude. Nice ambiance though.

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MichalM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and views for the 4th of July weekend!

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RonaldL
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, drinks and service. Had our 17th wedding anniversary night out on the roof top!!!

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vipChrisM
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The upstairs outdoor deck is amazing! What a view. Thanks for having us.

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bekeats
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cute on the deck! Inside has a lot of character, too. It's a great place to catch up with a friend with a nice ambience and a drink.

Service was active and prompt, with maybe a little hold up on the drinks. Food was great! My friend had the pesto pasta and I had the fried chicken sandwich. Both were great and tasty. Portion sizes left you feeling satisfied, but not stuffed. It was casual enough I felt I could hang out for a few drinks without holding up service.

Location is close to Penn's Landing and the river. Great location for an evening stroll before or after and close to historic Independence Hall.

It wasn't very busy, but if you want to sit outside on the deck, I definitely recommend reservations just in case.

Overall pleased and looking forward to returning!

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Service was exceptional, def want to come back again.

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NoelP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The menu is small. Two food items we ordered have the same chicken in both. I guess this is how the food came out within minutes. The spice level was very hot with nothing provided really with the chicken to cut it or to add flavor. We moved on and had a great meal elsewhere.

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DanielK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food came almost too quickly; admittedly, we had our meals picked out by the time the waitress first came, so we ordered fast, but the food was on our table within 15 minutes of sitting down, so the date felt a little too quick.

Sat us next to the bar where two parties were yelling to each other very loud and disturbingly.

Food was really good though; service was prompt; everything was reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pizza was great an loved the wine

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vipSheed
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the drinks were great! Sit upstairs for a nice view of Old City.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The ambiance and service was great! The menu was a bit small and they were out of one of the items that we wanted to try. Overall the food was alright. Not bad and not great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a reservation, went there and the staff told me they were closing so the hours on open table and Internet in general were wrong, or they just decided to close randomly. I was not offered any explanation.

FAQs

Revolution House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-4566.

Revolution House is rated 4.5 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.