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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.

120 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 2:00am


Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 925-7691

Website:
http://www.thegaslightphilly.com/

Public Transit:
Next to the 2nd street stop on the Market line.

Executive Chef:
Jason Cichonski; Chef de Cuisine: Steve Forte

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Gaslight would love to host your private events. Please contact the restaurant for more information.

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The Gaslight Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Happy Hour (3)
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Seasonal (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great Service! Delicious food! We really enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Late-night Find, Seasonal, Live Music, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great for drinks and apps pre-theater. Creative drinks and yummy burger

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went for brunch after a race. Great location, atmosphere and food!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our dinner here was great! Our server was very nice and attentive. The food was delicious! Would come back again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fun, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Best french toast ever! Yummmahhhh

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The chicken and waffles were horrible. Tasteless platter.. even the syrup was tasteless. All 3 of us said the same about the platters.... we were highly disappointed and disgusted

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was o.K Service was OK.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

It was awesome! Delicious brunch!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

One of the FEW places in the city that offers BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS ❗️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Bottomless mimosas were obviously amazing. Adored the pulled pork sandwich. Overall great service and Easter Brunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Nice place and nice service, but the food was meh - particularly the chix and waffles. Pretty flavorless chix and way too dense waffle. Need to up their game.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Brunch - legendary

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We all really enjoyed the evening - food and drinks - great!

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Great brunch! Chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy were awesome! Great service. Try the Market St Mule. Very refreshing!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Slow, poor service with marginal food. I will likely never go there again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The server seemed less than happy to be there - the place was not overly crowded - When we asked for water during our service- the server choose to go talk to some patrons whom she obviously knew well instead of just getting us some water.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2017

we waited over 20 minutes for our apps - a cheese plate and pretzel bites. There were 15 total people in the place when our order was taken. We waited a few more minutes and walked out.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Service was attentive with willingness to adjust for substitutions on the order.
Agreed to soften the noise level so we could talk comfortably.
No problem splitting the check

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Enjoyed and would definitely return. Restaurant not busy and service not great

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Spent New Yeas Eve at the Gaslight with 3 other couples. We all had a great time!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

NYE was our 1st visit. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. We had the burgers, they were pretty good. The drinks, were ok. Overall, it was a nice visit.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The food is good. I would skip the Caesar Salad. Just mediocre. The burger is really their go to item. I had the vegetarian tacos. I like them . Not exceptional but above average.
Good bar scene.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Place was real nice. Service was great and very attentive. Menu is unique and the food was great. Plenty of TV to watch the game.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

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!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great Beer, Seasonal, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Picked this restaurant on a whim and was incredibly pleased. The food is great quality and extremely affordable. The staff was accommodating to the enth degree. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2016

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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