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Enoteca Tredici
(499)
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White Dog Cafe-Haverford
(634)
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Savona - King of Prussia
(272)
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Italian | King of Prussia
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(141)
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Fusion / Eclectic | Bryn Mawr
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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

Tomo Sushi & Ramen
Tomo Sushi & Ramen
(100)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Wonderful meal. Ramen was spot on. Sushi was great. More

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Buddakan - Philadelphia
Buddakan - Philadelphia
(8630)
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Anniversary More

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La Famiglia Ristorante
La Famiglia Ristorante
(1457)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The ambience was phenomenal, the service was impeccable, and the food was incredible. Fantastic meal for a special occasion. More

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Tuna Bar
Tuna Bar
(274)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

This was our second time, and we will be back! More

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Amada PHL
Amada PHL
(7043)
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and service were both outstanding! We loved everything that we tried! More

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High Street on Market
High Street on Market
(682)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Beautifully prepared fish with vegetables. Delicious blueberry chamomile pie, and also honeycomb ice cream. Knowledgeable attentive service. More

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The Plough and the Stars
The Plough and the Stars
(547)
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

Enjoyed an after wedding brunch with close friends. This restaurant was a short walk from the Kimpton Hotel in historic area. The food was great! Fresh Irish breads, classic brunch offerings and the server couldn’t have been nicer. Ill definitely return again. More

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FARMiCiA
FARMiCiA
(3430)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Lovely evening with very good food and a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for our celebration. Staff was friendly and prompt with drinks and food. Very good More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
(17)
$$$$
Turkish | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was great! Tables were extremely close, I felt like I was eating at the same table as the 2 tables I was sandwiched in between. More

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Panorama
Panorama
(1877)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent, attentive service and excellent food. Wine selection was incredible. We went there based on their support of the Arden Theatre. Everything was perfect, will definitely go back. More

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Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
(25)
$$$$
Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Father’s Day lunch! Excellent Korean fried chicken for appetizer! The entrees were equally as good- Ramyun, kimchi and chorizo fries rice, spicy chili chicken and banchan platter! Food was tasty, visually appealing and good quality. Will return! More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
(3564)
$$$$
Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

AC was to cold but everything else was excelent! More

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LaScala's - Philadelphia
LaScala's - Philadelphia
(2323)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We wanted to try a new dining experience. Since it was a recommended restaurant in the Walnut Street Theatre's newsletter, thought we would give it a try. Had light lunches of pizza and salad, yummy. Loved the pizza dough and it salads were delicious. Highly recommend. More

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Royal Boucherie
Royal Boucherie
(575)
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

Our new favorite restaurant!!! Excellent service, drinks, atmosphere, we could converse without raising our voices. FABULOUS!!! More

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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1611)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great meal and great location for exploring historic district afterward. Very convenient parking lot next to restaurant. More

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Fork - Philadelphia
Fork - Philadelphia
(3823)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Our friends joined us from Brooklyn NY for our OUTSTANDING dinner! Every bite - from the extraordinary Cape May oysters to the Madeira and desserts - was exclamation-worthy! Sending a huge THANKYOU to the amazing staff!!! More

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(2238)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Freshest foods, raw platter and octopus, outstanding. Service was spectacular. My wife's birthday was very, very special because of the experience here. We'll be back to try the brunch! More

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Wister BYOB
Wister BYOB
(402)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Wonderful meal and fantastic service. We were made to feel like family. More

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Pinot Boutique
Pinot Boutique
(18)
$$$$
Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

I took my mom there as a birthday celebration and the lady was very informative about our wine selection. We ordered the sweet wine flight and the wine choices were perfection. I will definitely be going back again. More

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City Tavern
City Tavern
(2349)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

My whole family loved it--Kids and adults alike! We all learned some history and enjoyed colonial cuisine! More

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National Mechanics
National Mechanics
(120)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

The service and food were great! Thank you! More

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Red Owl Tavern
Red Owl Tavern
(891)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

This restaurant was very recommended by the wedding party of the wedding we attended on Saturday over the weekend. We had dinner upon our arrival on Friday that was superb. The ambiance was exceptional and the food, outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. We liked it so much we had breakfast this morning prior to leaving for the airport. The wait staff was extremely accommodating as my husband and I had many exceptions to what we ordered off the menu. More

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Lucha Cartel
Lucha Cartel
(396)
$$$$
Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

A fun vibe and excellent food, but very noisy. It was hard for members of our group to hear one another. More

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Vista Peru
Vista Peru
(216)
$$$$
Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food is ok but the portions are too large and the menu has far too many items. imThe Pisco were really good. The interior design can be improved. More

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The Olde Bar
The Olde Bar
(475)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

First time there but we'll definitely be back again! We took advantage of the Monday night happy hour drink specials and oyster bar before our dinner. Food was delicious (of course the oysters were the highlight), the bar was lively and the service was outstanding throughout the evening. It lived up to its classic reputation. More

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Marmont Steakhouse
Marmont Steakhouse
(1093)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Very good filet mignon steak, would recommend..... More

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P.j. Clarke's
P.j. Clarke's
(178)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

finally a place for a good meal and the ability to hold a conversation with your friends. Restaurant is large and laid out in a way that you feel comfortable not cramped. Happy hour on the terrace overlooking the park behind Independence Hall is lovely. Thank you Justin, server, bartender and sommelier all rolled into one. More

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Craftsman Row Saloon
Craftsman Row Saloon
(289)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

LOVE after stressful day! Milkshakes are the best! More

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Sandler's On 9th
Sandler's On 9th
(127)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Old City, Philadelphia

We had terrific food and great service at a convenient spot going to theater afterwards. A very pleasant first visit there. Will be back More

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Makhani Modern Indian
Makhani Modern Indian
(22)
$$$$
Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

The breads were wonderful and the food was very tasty. The menu is a bit more limited in breadth than one might find in other Indian cuisine restaurants. The seats along the wall with the hand painted mural are uncomfortable - the seat back cushion is vertical without any slant - so try to avoid a table on that side of the restaurant. All in all, though, the dining experience was quite good and, as long as the food quality remains consistent, I am sure to eat there again and again. More

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Ariana - Phila
Ariana - Phila
(56)
$$$$
Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

Really good food More

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La Peg
La Peg
(742)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Restaurant has a ton of character. But the food and service are the highlight of this place. Sure, you get amazing views of the Ben Franklin bridge from the patio or dining room, but the menu is really something to see! Go now! More

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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
(123)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Great spot for laid back seafood Maryland/Delaware style. Fried oysters were amazing (highly recommend) and the crab cakes phenomenal (fresh lump crabmeat)! Chef definitely knows how to steam a blue crab right! Was perfectly done. More

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The Gaslight
The Gaslight
(210)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

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! More

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Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar
Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar
(53)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great Sunday brunch - best croissants in Philadelphia. The service was excellent (we were in a time crunch to get to the Constitution Center) and our server was kind, helpful and we made it in plenty of time. Starting with a first rate Bloody Mary, everything was tasty and served perfectly. I would highly recommend this wonderful new brunch place. More

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Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tomo Sushi & Ramen
Tomo Sushi & Ramen
(100)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Wonderful meal. Ramen was spot on. Sushi was great. More

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Tuna Bar
Tuna Bar
(274)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

This was our second time, and we will be back! More

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Buddakan - Philadelphia
Buddakan - Philadelphia
(8630)
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Anniversary More

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La Famiglia Ristorante
La Famiglia Ristorante
(1457)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The ambience was phenomenal, the service was impeccable, and the food was incredible. Fantastic meal for a special occasion. More

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The Plough and the Stars
The Plough and the Stars
(547)
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

Enjoyed an after wedding brunch with close friends. This restaurant was a short walk from the Kimpton Hotel in historic area. The food was great! Fresh Irish breads, classic brunch offerings and the server couldn’t have been nicer. Ill definitely return again. More

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High Street on Market
High Street on Market
(682)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Beautifully prepared fish with vegetables. Delicious blueberry chamomile pie, and also honeycomb ice cream. Knowledgeable attentive service. More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
(17)
$$$$
Turkish | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was great! Tables were extremely close, I felt like I was eating at the same table as the 2 tables I was sandwiched in between. More

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Panorama
Panorama
(1877)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent, attentive service and excellent food. Wine selection was incredible. We went there based on their support of the Arden Theatre. Everything was perfect, will definitely go back. More

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Amada PHL
Amada PHL
(7043)
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and service were both outstanding! We loved everything that we tried! More

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Fork - Philadelphia
Fork - Philadelphia
(3823)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Our friends joined us from Brooklyn NY for our OUTSTANDING dinner! Every bite - from the extraordinary Cape May oysters to the Madeira and desserts - was exclamation-worthy! Sending a huge THANKYOU to the amazing staff!!! More

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Discover Old City

Old City is often referred to as America's most historic square mile. This small neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia boasts a number of American monuments like the Betsy Ross House and the Federal Reserve Bank. As befits an area filled with national landmarks, Old City restaurants serve up plenty of good old-fashioned American cuisine. Reasonably priced fare can be found in cute cafes, hearty taverns, and classic burger joints. The area also has a number of sports bars where locals come together to drink beer, eat a cheesesteak, and watch their favorite Philly teams. For upscale dining options, Old City natives turn to high-end Japanese restaurants, wine bars, and French bistros.

Discover Old City

Old City is often referred to as America's most historic square mile. This small neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia boasts a number of American monuments like the Betsy Ross House and the Federal Reserve Bank. As befits an area filled with national landmarks, Old City restaurants serve up plenty of good old-fashioned American cuisine. Reasonably priced fare can be found in cute cafes, hearty taverns, and classic burger joints. The area also has a number of sports bars where locals come together to drink beer, eat a cheesesteak, and watch their favorite Philly teams. For upscale dining options, Old City natives turn to high-end Japanese restaurants, wine bars, and French bistros.