The Little Lion

737 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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The Little Lion is an upscale, yet casual American comfort food restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia's historic Old City district. Our team focuses on local, fresh, and sustainable products to ensure only the highest level of quality in everything we do. The bar features seasonal cocktails, 16 rotating drafts, and locally roasted coffee.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Comfort Food, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 8:00am- 11:00am;
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am- 4:00pm;
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(267) 273-0688
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Monterrey Keys
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Private party facilities
The Little Lion offers several private event spaces:
Chef Counter Room-groups of 20-30, with 14 chef counter seats looking into the kitchen.
Balcony Overlook- groups of 15-25, for light appetizers and cocktails, overlooking the grand staircase and dining room.
Lion Ballroom- seated groups of 55-70, cocktail events of up to 115 (or more if the Balcony Overlook is included), includes private bar
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Private party contact (267) 273-0688
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We offer either:
Family Style: A 2 course meal that multiple dishes are shared with everyone at the table.
Buffet: All of our menu items and some extra are self served in a larger format for everyone to enjoy.
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Cross street
S. 3rd St.
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Parking details
There are many parking garages in the area, as well as street parking.
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Public transit
Septa Bus 17, 40, 42- 1 block, 3rd and market
Septa Blue Line-2 blocks, 2nd and Market
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Special events & promotions
We can host anything from wedding rehearsals to bachelor parties to post graduation celebrations and everything in between.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine