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Red Owl Tavern, Philadelphia, PA
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Red Owl Tavern

4.5
4.5
1229 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:45 am Brunch Sat 8:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 923-2267

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    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.

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    Jacqueline DeLawrence: (267) 386-9502

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    Corner of 5th & Chestnut

  • Parking details

    Selfpark at Autopark at Independence Mallhttp://philapark.org/garages/Independence-mall/41 North 6th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19106•Evening – Enter after 5:00 PM – $9.50 – (Sunday through Thursday)•Enter after 5PM, exit before 3 AM – $5.00 (Friday & Saturday)

  • 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. For additional directions please see http://www.monaco-philadelphia.com/map/index.html

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,229 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress (kaylee? New waitress) was fantastic!
  2. DC

    DavidC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service was excellent and friendly.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server Jason was super nice and observant
  4. AM

    AlidaM

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent breakfast!
  5. GT

    GeeTee

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was great, menu looked fun and interesting but food was a little disappointing. Crab fries had little crab and was pretty soggy. Salad over dressed on caesar and odd 1/4 not quite ripe nectarines on the other. Sports on at the bar, good buzz and all around friendly.
  6. a

    anonymous1

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maddy did an excellent job.
  7. P

    Persephone

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was fine, with a few different presentation styles and flavors that not all will like.
  8. T

    Tourista

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So convenient to Independence Hawk and other popular sites. We had good good and we’re treated well!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The seating was very tight which is fine tables for pairs of two with a booth on one side and a chair on the other. The pair sitting next to us called over their friend who sat on the booth side directly next to us so very tight for pairs of two and they had three people
  10. CB

    ChristineB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent breakfast before heading to the Phillies game last Sunday. Wonderful service from the host at check-in, followed by the best server, she was friendly and very efficient and knew the menu very well. Answered all our questions and handled our special requests without hesitation.
  11. TR

    ToniR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Red Owl was very busy when we were there. We were seated shortly after our reservation time. A nice restaurant and bar, but not “fancy”. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The salmon and hush puppies were delicious!
  12. NT

    NancyT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location for Philly sightseeing. Very tasty food.
  13. JD

    JimD

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a Philly cheesesteak and shrimp salad. Both were excellent.
  14. LM

    LiaM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recommended to have brunch at Red Owl Tavern. Seating was available immediately. Sam, our server, was great! Very attentive. She explained certain menu items and we were complete satisfied for the meal and great service! My family was in town visiting Philly and we all cannot wait to return with more family.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Service was great! Only complaint was that inside was very noisy and outside the piped in 60s - 80s music was also almost annoyingly loud. I am a Gen X rock and roller so I am not usually bothered. Other than that solid A.
  17. CW

    CharlotteW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good location in Historic Area.Noisy though. Nice brunch selection
  18. JN

    JessicaN

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall really good and no regrets visiting. Convenient to the hotel next door and quality tastiness in an almost desert of food places in a several block radius. A little pricey, but expected next to and across the street from a super-tourist place. We visited several times, breakfast and dinner.
  19. NM

    NancyM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I had a delicious salad, the Tavern Wedge with bibb salad, and would recommend it. My friends and I also love the french fries and share one order. It was a lovely place for a lunch break.
  20. DF

    DavidF

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was a lit salty. The bread pudding was served at room temperature.
  21. JC

    JasonC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great. Would visit again when I’m back in town
  22. JM

    JillianM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The angry fries and drinks were delicious. Our steak was seasoned and prepared well.
  23. s

    steph

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience4
    Everything was over salted (especially the crab cakes), food order was not fully correct, burger was not allowed to be requested cooked to a “medium” temperature. Ambiance was good, drinks were good.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was an ok quick meal. Limited menu but good selection
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Conveniently located adjacent to Kimpton Monaco Red Owl iffers American cuisine with a twist. Service os pretty good, the food is also.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Breakfast. Service was slow and believe it or not all meals were cold. Eggs, cold. Bacon, cold, everything cooked was cold. If your looking for a place to eat cold breakfast other than cereal, this is your place. If not, better options in area.
  27. RK

    RayK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was delicious. Everyone liked their entrees. Branzino was well cooked and sauce accompanied well.
  28. LB

    LoraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, this was a good dining experience. My nephew and I had 1PM reservations for brunch and the table was open right on time. the staff at The Red Owl are exceptional! The food came - bacon was way overdone, the potatoes tasted old, and my toast was forgotten for my plate, but my nephew thoroughly enjoyed his. We shall try it again, but next time perhaps earlier in the day.
  29. B

    Bill

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere, and staff were excellent! Brunch was delicious!
  30. MC

    MichaelC

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & Service were excellent!
  31. DM

    DeanM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had breakfast and dinner here. Both meals were amazing. The service was great. Couldn’t have asked for more.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here visiting for work. Decided to try it because my hotel was nearby. We had an absolutely wonderful meal. Delicious and the service was amazing. We asked for recommendations and was not disappointed. We ate so much and everything was top quality.
  33. AS

    AndreaS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding lunch with options for our vegetarian guests also. Service is beyond fantastic. We will be back
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Great food, disorganized wait staff
  35. A

    Ank1t45

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was cooked to perfection, the waitress and bartender were great. Will definitely come back!
  36. MD

    MatthewD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    A nice place to visit in old Town, but not a go to. Food was okay and pricey, nothing that really stood out within a party of seven. Mimosa brunch is fun, but $22 for $9 champagne and some OJ isn't really worth it for next time. Ambience was really nice, great location.
  37. T

    Tbone

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food, service, ambiance was average and ok for pub food. Drink prices, especially $16 for something that comes in a small paper cup is excessive.
  38. NS

    NancyS

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We stayed at the Hotel Monaco so we ate at the restaurant a few times. Each time there were issues with the food and service. Overall the staff, while generally nice, seemed not to know what they were doing. Food arrived cold on a couple of occasions, our orders were not done as requested and food was undercooked( raw home fries are not very satisfying). The menu is good but the execution was mediocre.
  39. TQ

    TheQueen

    Pittsburgh

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband ordered Brisket Mac & Cheese but there was hardly any brisket…. but it was delicious and the service was great so we had a wonderful evening.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for lunch celebrating my daughter’s graduation. They were so flexible. I called to change the reservation twice and then we arrived an hour early and they fit us right in. Very friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

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

Red Owl Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Red Owl Tavern

433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of 5th & Chestnut

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:45 am Brunch Sat 8:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Selfpark at Autopark at Independence Mallhttp://philapark.org/garages/Independence-mall/41 North 6th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19106•Evening – Enter after 5:00 PM – $9.50 – (Sunday through Thursday)•Enter after 5PM, exit before 3 AM – $5.00 (Friday & Saturday)

  • 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. For additional directions please see http://www.monaco-philadelphia.com/map/index.html

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 923-2267

  • Catering

    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.

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    Jacqueline DeLawrence: (267) 386-9502

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