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The Gaslight - Permanently Closed, Philadelphia, PA

The Gaslight - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
246 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Opened in February 2014, The Gaslight is a welcoming and unpretentious bar and restaurant in the historic Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Gaslight is always bustling with neighborhood locals, savvy restaurant industry folks just off their shift, and diners looking for a memorable meal in a casual atmosphere. We offer a rotating lineup of craft brews with 16 unique tap handles to please even the most particular of hop-heads. Whether you’re joining us at one of our two bars or in our dining room – you’ll never be underdressed in jeans. And the game is probably on. Swing on by. We’d love to see you.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (215) 925-7691

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Contact our events coordinator at manager@thegaslightphilly.com or visit our webpage www.thegaslightphilly.com

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Next to the 2nd street stop on the Market line.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    food was very good and it was a great environment with low lighting and great music
  2. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Although this place has a good happy hour, I was very disappointed in our dinner experience on a Friday night. It took a very long time for the waitress to take our order, it took over an hour for us to get our food. There was a large birthday party present but it felt very understaffed. Will not recommend this place for dinner
  3. k

    kris

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible experience. The hostess cared more about her instagram then making sure we were seated. When we finally were able to get our reserved table she sat us (from the bar where we waited) without silverware, menus, or water, which is how the tables were all set - except for ours apparently. After about 10 minutes of not being helped by a server or the hostess, I had to get up to ask someone for menus. Another 10 minutes go by and our server finally shows up. Thankfully she was very pleasant, but at that point we had already regretted our choice of location for brunch. After we placed our order it took a solid 20-30 minutes for our food to come out, we were basically begging for the check so that we could get the heck out Of there. This is an ENTIRELY different experience than I had the last time, I was actually embarrassed for suggesting this place for brunch. Service is inconsistent - hopefully if anyone braves this place for brunch, your experience is much better than mine.
  4. CP

    ChristaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. Great flavor and nice portion sizes.
  5. HW

    HelenW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a great restaurant food was good , music was great. Went there for Valentine’s Day dinner with my boyfriend and we both enjoyed it.
  6. MD

    MarkD

    DO NOT USE

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere, location, and menu.
  7. K

    Kevaltra

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good pub fare
  8. M

    Mickey

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were hoping for a nice Sunday morning brunch experience, but unfortunately the food was sub par, which was unexpected for the price point. Small portions of luke warm eggs, burnt tasting coffee, and cold toast. I will say that the potatoes were hot and crispy and the mimosa was tasty. Staff was nice, but somewhat inattentive and there was a dingy, college bar vibe that we hadn't expected after looking at the website. Possibly a great spot for a group of young 20 somethings looking for a boozy brunch, but not what we were hoping for and we won't be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Too loud. Food was fine but not something I'd seek out. Good service.
  10. G

    Giavonna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Soooo..... I was expecting something a lil different from this place. While there is a dining area, i woulda called this a bar. I don't get out much though😂. The atmosphere is very relaxed, service was great, food was pretty good, pool table was decent and the restroom was CLEAN. The menu offered quite a few vegetarian options for my friend and that's a plus. Overall, we had a great time. The parking lot across the street is very convenient too.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was okay...nothing special. Restaurant was completely empty at 6:45 on Saturday night. Our server was good that was the only plus. Probably won’t return.
  12. F

    Frosty2013

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Made an open table dinner reservation for 8:45. We did arrive about 5-7 minutes late. There was no hostess at the front. We waited several minutes. When a person did arrive we were told our table wasn’t ready (?!). We waited at the bar. And waited. And waited. 45 minutes later we asked about the table. Bartender said kitchen had just closed. WTF. Plus if we anted to “stay” we’d have to pay the NYE party cover. We just wanted food and drinks before heading to the next NYE stop. The manager offered to seat us, comp a drink for each, and confirmed the kitchen was still cooking for other tables. She forgot to comp the drink, so awkward reminder after terrible service and mediocre food.
  13. KK

    KimberlyK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The menu was limited and the website said full menu. It was very crowded and the service was very slow but it was 5pm on NYE. Food was very good. Servers were very nice, helpful and apologetic for the delays.
  14. BR

    BillRath

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Service was amazing. Very friendly server.
  15. AD

    AliciaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall a good experience. Very cute interior and easy to find, right at the entrance to the MFL/across the street from Franklin Fountain. Really appreciated the high number of ciders on the beer list! Fried pickles were delicious and my boyfriend loved the burger. Sadly the fish in the fish & chips was not good. Pretty flavorless, overcooked and mushy. On the whole still a nice dinner, would go there again and order something else.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Typically love this place but the food wasn’t great, the drinks were terrible and the service was non existent
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It took a very long time to get drinks ordered, then to get our drinks, then to order food. Fortunately everyone was in a good mood and it didn’t cause any issues. The salads and soup and brussels sprouts were very good. I am not sure if I would go back just because it took a long time
  18. m

    mmmmmm

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We took some visiting family to Gaslight for Sunday brunch. We had been here before for appetizers, but this was our first time dining for a full meal. Menu had enough options for everyone and was well priced. The service; however, was abysmal enough that I likely will not return for a meal. After waiting for 20 minutes, we had to ask a hostess to find our server. The server forgot one of our drinks and we then waited almost another hour for our entrees. During this hour, we did not see our server at all. All the entrees were correct. Food was fine, nothing was bad, but nothing was stellar either. If it had come in 20 minutes, I would not have any complaints. After waiting an hour, I was a little disappointed. The "fruit salad" all entrees came with consisted of about 4 grapes and some of the entrees looked as if they had been sitting for quite some time. We then waited another 30 minutes to pay our bill. I'll keep this establishment to drinks and appetizers in the future.
  19. CT

    CaseyT

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Our waitress was awful. We paid for bottomless brunch and she very rarely came around to bring us refills. One of our friends didn't get their first drink until after the food came. The portions were on the smaller side and the food was average.
  20. LH

    LakeishaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place ! First time during brunch, usually go for happy hour but the food is always amazing !
  21. VC

    VeronicaC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Breakfast was great, service was good. A little noisy but did not ruin our brunch. Would definitely return. Breakfast potatoes were so good!
  22. TH

    TracyHP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great !!!
  23. D

    Doug

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Very noisy, food average, crowded. Music volume was the biggest negative.
  24. E

    Emily

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We has a party of 8 on a Friday night. I called the manager ahead of the reservation that the party had 2 birthday celebrants, I told the maitre d', I told the waitress. I thought that they would do something. No acknowledgement, no little cupcake, nothing. Of the 8 diners, 3 people thought the food was passable, 2 thought the food was edible and the remaining 3, including me, could not take more than one or two bites. The only thing everyone liked was the brussel sprouts. It was fairly quiet, mostly because there was almost no one there. I don't blame anyone for finding a different restaurant.
  25. DS

    DianeS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was a lovely place for a casual brunch. The Brussels Sprouts were amazing and the cocktails WOW! An if you get to sit outside on a nice day it was even better :)
  26. SB

    StaciB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was great- but dark and super loud.
  27. M

    Maggie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I scheduled a reservation a week in advance. I received multiple confirmation emails, and I accepted/confirmed all of them. 30minutes before my reservation, I called again to confirm my reservation. They told me my reservation was cancelled because they decided to hold a bar crawl instead. They cancelled all reservations for the day, and did not bother to notify any one. Incredibly inconsiderate and unprofessional. Definitely won't even bother eating there again.
  28. FY

    FrankY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Kerry was the best server. We loved it. Will go back when in Philly again!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    No music, rude wait staff, out of a lot of things.
  30. DM

    DanM

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The Happy Hour was decent with good outdoor seating. I recommend trying the fried pickles off of the happy hour food menu but the other food we tried, including the tacos and brussel sprouts was very subpar.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch. Definitely want to return to try other items on the menu
  32. MI

    MaryI

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were seated with 15 minutes of when we arrived, despite a busy evening due to a bar crawl. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The beer list is decent, even for beer snobs like us. We had the pierogi app, I had the crispy chicken and my husband had the cheesesteak. The prices are reasonable and the food was solid.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    My first time dining here and I thought this would be a great casual place to catch up with friends. It happened to be trivia night so it was pretty crowded and the staff seemed overwhelmed and short with us. The cocktails tasted like well drinks and the food we ordered wasn’t great. Wings were fine, but the crab cake sandwich stands out as the worst one I’ve ever tasted in my lifetime. Avoid the crab cake!
  34. KH

    KHughes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect brunch spot. Food and service was great and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Sat next to the window and the view of Penn’s Landing right outside was great.
  35. DB

    DoriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noise level - we were outside, so I can't speak to indoor noise level. It was a Wednesday early-ish evening and not busy. Took advantage of the happy hour specials, so price was right for our budget, food was tasty, portions were about right for what we needed, and service was quick.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I’ve been here twice. The first time was fantastic. This experience was not so good. It was the 4th of July and I think they did not have enough help in the kitchen which I’d argue they should have just been closed. The food was mediocre. One of the people that was at my table ordered the Mac and cheese with chicken. From what we could tell it was velveeta which is really disappointing considering it’s one of the more expensive entrées. Additionally the wait staff tried to give food to wrong tables multiple times. It was really odd. It was also so loud the wait staff couldn’t hear us and we couldn’t hear them. At one point we ordered a pitcher of beer and a pint came out. That was corrected but just an example of the level of noise in the place.
  37. PD

    PaulDev35

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was my second time visiting this restaurant. My first experience was much better. It seems that the quality has gone down. The food is just okay. There's nothing real bad but nothing real great about it. I ordered brussel sprouts which were actually overcooked. The chicken mac and cheese was good but again nothing special. Service Ambience and everything else was just fine. But again nothing special. There weren't many people in the place so maybe that says something. I hope it gets better.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My friends and I went for brunch on Saturday. We opted to get the bottomless mimosas, which we had to sign a waiver 24 hours before. The mimosas were $21 pp. I didn’t think that was a very good deal. They were good, however they used a sweet champagne and tasted like pure juice. We ordered Brussel sprouts for an app. They were overly fried. I ordered the fried chicken sandwich. It was ok. The one slice of bacon on there was not edible looking, so I took that off. The chicken was over fried, just like the Brussel sprouts. My friend got the chicken and waffles. They would have been fine, if the chicken wasn’t a drumstick. The server was very nice and accommodating. Overall, my friends and I would not be back.
  39. C

    Courtney

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was absolutely phenomenal! They were very gracious and attentive to our large party and always made sure we were provided for. The food was delicious, the music was great, would definitely come for another brunch!
  40. ZS

    ZackS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly waitress! Food was delicious.

FAQs

The Gaslight - Permanently Closed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Gaslight - Permanently Closed also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 925-7691.

The Gaslight - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 2:00am Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Next to the 2nd street stop on the Market line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 925-7691

  • Catering

    Contact our events coordinator at manager@thegaslightphilly.com or visit our webpage www.thegaslightphilly.com

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