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Red Owl Tavern

4.3
1101 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Neighborly meets sophisticated at Red Owl, a modern tavern in the heart of Old City, just across from the Liberty Bell. Among soaring windows and cozy tables, the kitchen serves up smart, stylish takes on American staples (a cheesesteak never tasted as good as ours, made with premium shaved rib-eye). When paired with craft beers and classic cocktails, it’s a clever balance of fancy and familiar, with a dash of Philly flair.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Offers

  • 50% off Wines By The Bottle

    Multiple dates available

    Fri 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Join us every Monday for 50% off wine by the bottle.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 1101 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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vipAndreDawson
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zachary and Sumiya was an excellent server. I would recommend Nova Lox, Chicken and Waffles, Bottomless Mimosa, and Salmon Cesar salad. The ice latte and Hendrix gin was excellent to.

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ViktorP
Lincolnshire
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Why 4 four stars? Well, it was not something amazing or taste challenging and we had to send back my son’s burger back as it was just burned on one side. At the same time, considering how busy brunch could be and how late we look for reservations, the place was great. I would come back the again if I am looking at brunch with the family in old town. Especially if you stay in Monaco or Renaissance hotels or planning an early morning trip to liberty bell as it is just steps away from it.

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MelissaA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quality food and great option for breakfast or brunch! Especially convenient to historical landmarks and for guests of the Kimpton Monaco.

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vipDatengtdining
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had the cheese steak and Tavern burger. Both had very good flavor and the burger was juicy. I wish the menu was a little larger.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch!!!!

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DevG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food was so good!! There was bit of an issue with seltzer’s and club soda but the waitress took the mishaps off the bill!(: Everyone was extremely nice.

JA
JazA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for Sunday brunch and it wasn’t busy at all. The biscuits and gravy is a delicious dish but definitely come with an appetite!! It’s a lot more food than it seems, but totally worth the food coma.

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KTown
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The service staff is very friendly and the place was clean. The food was good, but a little overpriced for what you actually got.

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vipCathyR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was good. Perfect place for a nice lunch while visiting the sites in Philly.

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DorotheaS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. 3 top tables too close together. No privacy.

EC
EatsbyCMS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server wonderful, great spot!

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AliP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great breakfast place in center city; really enjoyed eating outside and getting to people (and dog) watch! Great breakfast options and we really enjoyed the brunch mimosa special! Definitely reocmmend.

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vipLikestoeat
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Tables really close together & extremely noisy. Had the Phil’s steak & Cheese & was very disappointed. Just a large mass of meat on a roll. The cheese & onions must of disintegrated, because you could not see or taste them.

JF
vipJamesF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here and have yet to be disappointed.

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KristenW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and our waiter was attentive. The food was fabulous. I had the blueberry pancakes and my sister had the BAE breakfast sandwich. It was the perfect setting for an impromptu meal.

KB
KathleenB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food but a little on the expensive side!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live close by and had a visitor from out of town. We have frequented the Red Owl Tavern on multiple occasions and it was our first choice for lunch. Open table made it easy to get a reservation which was definitely needed. Great experience in the historic district!

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Leeeeeee
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good; unique offerings. My meal was tasty but not out of this world (general tso cauliflower). The cocktails were also unique, I just happened not to enjoy mine which is partly my fault. Overall it was a decent dining experience, the staff and bartenders were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re staying the Kimpton Monaco. The Red Owl Tavern is the restaurant here. It is awesome! The staff is amazing and do a great job. They work very hard to make it a great experience. We will definitely be back both here and the hotel!

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Mbaya
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Too small, didn't like the silverware, coffee cream had stuff floating on top. Bloody Mary was not good. But the server was nice. Food was not bad but not the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service ..

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a cute place for lunch. We had visitors from Florida and the location Red Owl and the atmosphere was great to showcase Philly! Thanks for a great visit.

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SusanR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak frites and truffle fries were phenomenal! Highly recommend!

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vipjtownmom
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu is not very large, and no specials, but the food was good quality, and service fine.

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BrennaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch spot! Coffee was excellent! Steak and eggs was perfect.

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AlyK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The truffle fries were very good and the portions were good size but it was the greasiest burger I've ever had. The prices were pretty expensive as well (I'm guessing due to the location). If it was the best burger I have ever had it might warrant the high price. Great location for a quick bite though.

JR
vipJR2005
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent food but a very limited menu. Also a bit pricey for a burger and fries, even for the city. The service was good.

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing to be able to enjoy a terrific restaurant again! One of my favorite places!! Staff is very friendly , food arrived in great time , so cool to be next to such an elegant Hotel !! Attentive server . Thank You!!

KM
KennethM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The host was difficult to locate. Our server was outgoing courteous and friendly.

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Foodie
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. I made a reservation and was seated immediately.

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TammyD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, but I thought the sirloin was rather pricey considering size and accompaniments.
Service was outstanding!

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vipCathyP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good for brunch! Service was excellent! I would come again.

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Paige
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food here is very delicious! However, our server was not the greatest. She took a long time to greet us, and then even longer to ask us what we wanted to order. She brought out the appetizer about 5 minutes before our main meals came out, so we barely had room on the table for everything, and we were not done with the appetizer when our meals arrived. The tables are also very close together, so it's kind of loud.

Despite these things, the food was delicious and I would go here again, but I hope we get a different server and different table.

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AngelaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for brunch on Sunday. Very good food and service. Perfect location for visiting Independence Hall

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LauraK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, mimosa was strong and more bubbles than orange juice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just average

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!

JG
JohnG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good service, great location in center city

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jimsox
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great breakfast omelet with first class coffee. The two egg breakfast is also tasty.

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AnastasiaF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious and the Mimosa was delightful!

FAQs

Red Owl Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 923-2267.

Red Owl Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 1101 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.

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