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About The Gaslight
Opened in February 2014, The Gaslight is a welcoming and unpretentious bar and restaurant in the historic Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Executive Chef Jason Cichonski honed his cooking craft serving as executive chef of Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel when he was just 24 years old. Before his success at Lacroix, Cichonski worked in other highly praised kitchens, including the Pluckemin Inn, a contemporary American restaurant in Bedminster, NJ and Moonlight, a progressive American restaurant in New Hope, PA. Most recently, Cichonski had the opportunity to further showcase and refine his cooking skills as a contestant on the popular Bravo TV cooking competition, Top Chef.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Next to the 2nd street stop on the Market line.
Jason Cichonski; Chef de Cuisine: Steve Forte
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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The Gaslight Ratings and Reviews
This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in Philadelphia. First off, the menu was completely different than on opentable. Next the server brought my boyfriend the completely wrong beer. After that, the server moved our table, because a larger party was coming in and they needed to push the tables together, but in fact the party never came in while we were there. The server also got my order wrong. Finally to put icing on the cake, a homeless man walked into the restaurant and asked us for money. The man continued to go unnoticed until we said something to the staff, but by then the man had ran slide out the door.
Great happy hour specials at the bar before our reservation. Took a while for our server to come by, but once she did, she was super helpful keeping us on schedule for our curtain time. Two people ordered the fried chicken sandwich. One got half the amount of chicken of the other sandwich, which was weird. Food was good and I like the atmosphere.
We chose The Gaslight for its Old City location and great menu. It's a quick walk from transit and an easily found location right on Market Street. We had a larger party (8) which they were able to accommodate, but not readily. We had to wait beyond our reservation time for the table to be set and seated, even though the space was free. Once seated, we had a great server- cheerful and upbeat despite the obviously hectic night for the staff. Our group had to manage with several unavailable items on the menu (how does a restaurant run out of soup??). Luckily their Bang Bang shrimp was available and as delicious as promised! The table got 4 orders. Overall the food was very good, only one mix up in ordering, and the price point was fair. We're likely to return if we find ourselves back in Old City looking for a casually fun place to dine. Hopefully, the Gaslight will be better staffed and have their full menu to offer!
We came here during brunch for my moms birthday and we had a great experience! They have a solid amount of breakfast and lunch options depending what you are feeling around that 11:30 am timeframe. Half the group got breakfast and half got brunch. Everyone loved their meal! They also offered bottomless mimosas and bellini's for $21. The price for one drink is $8 and the table got their money worth! I also like the shot and a shuck they offer for $5. Something different than most places in the city. Great location as well!
We went to the Gaslight for a post theater dinner. The overall look and feel of the place is quite nice. The menu is not huge but we found appetizers and entrees easily enough. The salad was big enough for 2 and the entrees were very good. The service was ok. We bought a bottle of wine, but oddly the server never refilled our glasses. All in all we would give it another try
Dined here for Mother's Day Brunch. We had a nice table with a window view. My chicken and waffles was a bit bland. Chicken could use more flavor and waffle was dense. Mom had the sausage gravy, biscuits and eggs. The sausage gravy was salty. Eggs and biscuit were good. The service was very good. Our server was very attentive and pleasant! I thoroughly enjoyed the peach bellini. The music selection was great! I will give Gaslight another try for lunch or dinner in the future. The location is great in Olde City.
Came with a group of 6 friends before a show. The ambience was modern and clean. The service was fantastic. They accommodated us easily on a Saturday night without reservations and were very attentive. But much of the food was aggressively mediocre. Highlights were the Bang Bang shrimp, which were delicious little crispy, spicy morsels and the oysters. Mac and cheese (side portion) was just shells floating in cream with some bread crumbs. Gnocchi was okay but desperately needed salt. Beet salad was mostly undressed leaves and a strange combination of pickled beets and fresh, if you could find them hidden in the lettuce. Cauliflower tacos fell apart so needed to be eaten with a fork. Horseradish mashed potato side didn't taste like horseradish at all. Most of the food was lukewarm. I would go back for a glass of wine and the shrimp but wouldn't eat dinner there again. We were all pretty bummed and didn't complain at the time because there were too many problems to pick one and ask for a change
Food was awesome and the drinks were delicious! Server was super nice. Another employee kept standing behind her (as though he was shadowing or training her) which was a little unsettling at times because he didn't say anything but other than that a great experience!
Was a little disappointed when right off the bat we were told there were not enough sausage and biscuits orders - even though we arrived at 11am when the kitchen opened. That was not how to start the morning. Also, they were out of cheesecake (again, even though we were there as soon as they opened on a Saturday). And if you are going to put bottomless mimosas on the menu and you have a group of 5 people, you should be prepared to refill those and not bring out pitchers of orange juice only as time goes on.
But the ambiance was nice, and the food was very good once our server found out there were plenty of biscuits to go around!
Our family made a reservation for Gaslight for New Year's Eve at 9:00. The restaurant was not particularly crowded when we arrived. Nevertheless we waited 15-30 minutes until our waitress came to the table with menus and took drink and appetizer orders. The place appeared disorganized. We experienced a similar delay waiting for our drinks. When at last drinks arrived, our waitress was extremely apologetic and from that point on she provided first rate service. She even asked the manger to comp the first round of drinks. Because the delay was not the fault of our waitress and because she acknowledged and addressed the long delay, I rated the service high.
My wife had gnocchi in a pesto sauce which she found tasty. My son and I had the house hamburger which was okay. It was certainly large and satisfying. The accompanying fries were crispy and very tasty. Strangely there was no salt on the table which we needed.
By its nature I would expect this restaurant to be noisy, and indeed it was. Of course this was New Year's Eve and there was a party to begin at 9 or so, so I think things were more noisy than usual. There was a DJ for the night who unfortunately had to set up right in front of us. It was a bit loud, but the DJ was first rate and monitored the music so it was not intrusive.
Because it was New Year's Eve the Gaslight, like so many restaurants, proffered a very limited menu. I would like to return when they are serving their regular menu.
One comment on their drink menu. It listed a particular cider on tap, which the restaurant did not have.. Also when I ordered a wheat beer that was new to me, the waitress informed me that the restaurant had switched to Blue Moon. I like Blue Moon a lot, but it was strange having two items on the draft list that were not available at all.
In short, there were a number of glitches in our Gaslight experience, but we would be up for trying it again.
I'm not sure what this restaurant wants to be. Is it a restaurant or a pub? The atmosphere is nice and makes you think you are walking into a full service restaurant, but the menu is limited. The food is good if you want to sit at a bar, have some beers with your mate and watch a game - but it makes for a strange dining experience if you're out for a proper dinner with friends.
Thank you so much to our server! I am sorry I do not remember her name. I wrote a note when I made my reservation to have a dessert delivered for my Fiance. She was so good at keeping it a secret and keeping it low key, yet still managing to whisper to me "I have a dessert coming!" While he was away at the restroom. The surprise was handled really well and I certainly know he and I both felt like VIPS! Table touches were on point as well 😉. We will be back!
Went for brunch, our choices did not disappoint and neither did drinks. Our server Ryan was friendly, courteous, and gave us some good recommendations. On this Sunday morning, it wasn't too busy so we paced ourselves and it was nice we were not rushed at all. Staff pretty attentive and food very tasty. (We ordered the pretzel bites; fried chicken/waffles; biscuits/gravy; steak and eggs.
I've visited The Gaslight several times but this time I brought my date. From the moment we walked in to the time we left, the service and ambiance was perfect! We had shots of great Tequilas with outstanding selections of beer, wonderful Seared Salmon and Potato Gnocci and a beautiful wedge salad. We could not of asked for more with our Market St view and a great staff to help us in our Hour of Need! LOL Thank you Gaslight for a truly wonderful experience!
Definitely a wonderful brunch spot! I had the shot n shuck ( twice) and the oyster was a wonderful chaser. I had the burger while my friends had the chicken and waffles and carbonara omelette. We all particularly finished the plates. I completely finished mine and my friends had maybe a sliver left on each of theirs. It's a beautiful open space and we sat by the French doors on a Saturday morning. People were just walking their dogs or taking their children to the pier. Seriously, the only thing that upstaged the food and ambiance was the sevice. From hostess to waiter to the lovely bus staff, everyone was so polite, informative and speedy without being intrusive. I have to come back here with my family and this restaurant is a top contender for brunch spots this upcoming autumn season. Thank you everyone at Gaslight for a great brunch. Sorry it took me so long to come here!
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