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Red Owl Tavern

700 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Centered in Old City Philadelphia Red Owl Tavern is a modern American tavern and a new kind of power spot that sizzles with artisan butchery, farm connected ingredients and an inclusive vibe. Serving hand crafted sandwiches and burgers by day and grilled roast house specialties by night. Our menu has truly made this a gathering place for everyone. Sharing center stage is Red Owl's cocktail program focusing on prohibition era classics.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Brunch: Saturday + Sunday 8:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
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Phone number
(215) 923-2267
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Red Owl Tavern literally corners the cradle of liberty. Uniquely situated across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, this American eatery features soaring windows that bring Philadelphia's energy inside. From our uniqure Shanghai Boardroom, intimate Chef's Table, and social atmosphere of the Mezzanine Level, it's hard not to find the perfect spot for your private event! Red Owl has the roots of a true tavern - so ideas can be exchanged over a great meal and a cold drink. It manages to be old, new and free-thinking. Just like Philly.
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Cross street
Corner of 5th & Chestnut
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Parking details
Valet is $25 with validation

Or selfpark at Autopark at Independence Mall

41 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

•Evening – Enter after 5:00 PM – $9.50 – (Sunday through Thursday)
•Enter after 5PM, exit before 3 AM – $5.00 (Friday & Saturday)

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Public transit
Market East Station
- When exiting the station walk East on Market Street until you reach 5th street. Make a right onto Chestnut St.

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Red Owl has the roots of a true tavern. It manages to be old, new & free-thinking all at once. Whether you're a group of 10 or of 300, we will tailor a setting that feels just right for you!

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What 700 People Are Saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The portion size for one the more expensive entrees was ridiculously small. First time here and probably our last I was out with a big group

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We stayed at the Kimpton and found it was better to reserve a table through OpenTable then the maitre de. We asked for a table at the restaurant and was told the wait would be 1hour , but on Open table it was listed 30 -45 minutes less. When I told the Maitre de about this he was awful rude unfriendly and impatient. He told me rudely the only reason I got a reservation on Open table was because it was an outdoor table still listed available in winter. He said do you want a table or not? As a guest of the hotel, and after having a reservation for 18 the prior day, you would think your patronage would be appreciated. He was god awful! I loved everything about the hotel, but this guy was not professional . He couldn't handle the job. We eventually ate our lunch and drinks in the lobby. The waitstaff was professional, the bar tenders hard working, but the host has got to go. The absolute worst!

Cynthia (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was tasteful. Alittle pricey for what you get. Service excellent. Would go back definately.

FrankD (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good. Extremely noisy.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was WAY below average and terribly executed. 20$ burger was cold..COLD.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Pleasant and polite, but super slow server- missing much of the time. So slow the hostess helped him out a bit.
The food was so good, and we made it to our show on time, so it all worked out....

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Well over priced. Food was okay and portion size was small.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Best Salmon and asparagus EVER!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This is my second time to the Red Owl, and the service and the food is incredible. We had Maggie as our server, and she was fabulous. I went with friends and we enjoyed getting to sit upstairs in a cozy booth. I love their burger and fries- though my friend had the duck leg which was also so savory. They have gluten free bread and they had a gluten free chocolate cake too! Thanks Red Owl for another awesome dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was good, a little pricey for what it is. I was hoping to experience Philly's Restaurant Week and while Red Owl was participating in it they did not have it available for Saturday lunch.
Other restaurants clearly stated online if they were not offering the Restaurant Week menu on the weekend, but Red Owl made no mention of it. I would have selected a different restaurant had I known this. This was extremely disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place. Good food. Great food. Service was great.

uwils343 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

I came here for breakfast they had a lot of great options. The coffee was amazing and we tried the egg white omelette it had my taste buds dancing. Highly recommend for a healthier meal option that is so delicious.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic! Great food and service. Thank you Chef Shawn!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

I ordered 2 cups of hot water. The waitress charged me $10. I complained and asked her why and she said because she had to do it.

vipVivaldi (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife and I were in town from Harleysville at noon to volunteer for several hours at Philabundance and we had tickets for the Orchestra that evening. So we decided to stay downtown all day and I landed on the Red Owl Tavern as a restaurant choice purely by chance. The noise level was beyond energetic and the menu choices were limited but both our meals were excellent and our server was terrific.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Best salmon and best asparagus I have EVER had! I eat in good restaurants often.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the food and service

vipBarbara (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for brunch on New Years Day. Maybe the service was very slow because of the holiday. No juice was available because the juicer was broken. The food took approximately 50 minutes to come out. The food was good but we probably won't come back because of the other issues.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

vipEatingOut (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Fabulous find in a great location!
While looking for a fun place to eat near Independence Hall, we wandered into the Red Owl Tavern. What a treat! Great atmosphere, amazing drink menu, friendly server and an interesting menu. All of this made for a great evening out!