Best American Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6756 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow. Get the tasting menu. Wow. More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
39 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Great neighborhood gem with good ramen and sushi More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
607 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Enjoyed our meal during restaurant week More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8323 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Consistently delightful food, service and ambience. Miso soup is the best ever. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1393 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

My husband and I and another couple went to LaFamilgia for lunch during restaurant week and the food was amazing. We will all definitely go for dinner next time with a few other couples that want to try LaFamigila's awesome food, service and ambiance! More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3214 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Wonderful food and great service. I would go again - highlights: pear and crabmeat salad, duck and pork chop mains More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6806 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

We really enjoyed the food and service. We’d like to go again to try their full menu. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
418 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

We liked this restaurant so much we went twice in a row! Great cozy atmosphere with fun French bistro feel. Bustling, but not obnoxiously loud. Delicious oysters, steak au poivre, charcuterie platter...great bread. Loved it! More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3663 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

The service and attention to detail were very good. The dishes had a uniqueness and mix of flavors that I had not experienced before More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
12 reviews
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Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Friendly staff and great ambiance. I recommend the wine flights and they are good prices More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
359 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Food very good. Staff was attentive. Will go back More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
509 reviews
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International | Old City, Philadelphia

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We visited on one of our "restaurant week tour" dates and were blown away. Our server was amazing, the drinks were great and so was the food. I am on a keto diet and there were plenty of options to accommodate me. I was however tempted by the bread that came with the mussels. Great experience and will definitely return. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1518 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Spassos is a Philly treasure. Everything is excellent, the food, the service, and the ambiance. Love it. More

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PanoramaPanorama
1793 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

This was my second time dining at Panorama and I was pleased. The servers and hostess were friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding. Panorama has some of the best Italian food in Philadelphia. More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
170 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great Peruvian food and a small but attractive room; very moderately priced for location with excellent service. We will be back. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3491 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Great Date Night! Had an absolute amazing evening. The food and service was top notch. the Pez Cabio!!!! More

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City TavernCity Tavern
2145 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Superb service, delicious meal, and a decadent chololate dessert. What a delight! Thank you, Chef Staib and Staff. More

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Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
829 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great experience! More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
2096 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Had a very nice time with friendly staff! The food was absolutely delicious! More

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Sedition Restaurant & BarSedition Restaurant & Bar
102 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

A great neighborhood place. Good food, good prices, great service. My wife and I have become regulars. More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
355 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

The best chicken quesadilla in Philly! More

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Ariana - PhilaAriana - Phila
48 reviews
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Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

ironically, we planned to eat at Kabul, but they suddenly closed for business. Ariana has the same menu, same delicious food, and same prices. if you are a former kabul fan, just walk down the block to Ariana! More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
2183 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Overall excellent. Food was terrific and server was friendly. We weren't rushed. They advertise that parking is free in the adjacent garage, but you have to get a voucher from the server which we didn't get and ended up having to pay $11. More

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Sandler's On 9thSandler's On 9th
97 reviews
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Comfort Food | Old City, Philadelphia

We ate in a section of the restaurant that is in the atrium of the Ben Franklin. It was beautiful, quiet, cozy, great ambience. The waitstaff were very pleasant and eager to help. The menu has a large variety of choices. Food was tasty. More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
104 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

National Mechanics is our go-to place for GREAT food. Brunch & dinner. everyone should check this place out. More

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Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
240 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Tried for lunch during center city restaurant week- great food, fantastic service. Will come back again. More

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La PegLa Peg
697 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great space, Chris was an attentive & knowledgable server, pot roast & sunchoke soup delicious. We’ll be back. More

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The Olde BarThe Olde Bar
425 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and service was excellent. Bar service exceptional. More

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P.j. Clarke'sP.j. Clarke's
87 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

We have gone to PJ Clarke's in NYC and couldn't wait for the Philly location to open! They did not disappoint!!! There is a different vibe between the locations but the Philly location is perfect for Washington Square! The oysters were fabulous and you can sit at the oyster bar and watch them do their shucking!!! I couldn't decide which burger I wanted so the trio of Sliders was PERFECT! Add their famous fries and you have treated yourself...We ordered another round of drinks and took them to the lounge area...TV, couches and comfy chairs. The next time you are looking for a place to go...think of PJ Clarks!!! More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
1031 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Our favorite place to visit during Restaurant Week. The staff does an excellent job. More

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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano BarThe Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
48 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Great quality seafood. Crab cakes were all thrill no fill 🤤 More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
182 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Went for my birthday celebration. There seemed to be a lot of larger parties seated so service was on the slower side but we still had a very enjoyable time! Definitely a good brunch deal, and a cool spot in old city! More

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Chez BenChez Ben
47 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

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Souped Up Hotpot & Asian BistroSouped Up Hotpot & Asian Bistro
3 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

This is the place to go for a great meal of fresh food and a bit of fun making it the way you want. Chinese hot pot cooking started centuries ago during the Jin Dynasty and spread to the rest of China. It still remains very popular throughout China today. Here at Souped Up, we are introducing an Asian twist on liquor. The exotic flavor profiles of our craft cocktails blend perfectly with the unique spices of our Asian food. Our bar stocks beers and liquors both foreign and domestic with specialty import whiskeys from Japan as well as a wide selection of premium sake and shochu. Our seasonal cocktail menu will keep you coming back for something new and refreshing.More

Buk Chon Korean CusineBuk Chon Korean Cusine
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Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Located in Old City Philadelphia. Buk Chon Korean Cuisine presents a modern approach to traditional korean cuisine fare featuring a contemporary chef driven menu.

Meet Chef Duo ! Chris & Alicia, In the last 17 years of their marriage, they have lived in 3 different countries, 8 different cities including, Seoul, Los Angeles, and Qingdao. As exhilarating as it was, the two were ready to slow down. When searching for their final destination, in addition to considering the fact that this would be a bit more long term than their usual stay, they were searching for somewhere they could create dishes for both their neighbors and customers. Upon seeing the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia Old City, they knew that the search was over.
The husband and wife duo have spent several years collecting recipes from diverse countries and cultures and they are excited to pour the experience accumulated from years of traveling and working in the food industry into their final project More

PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILLPAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
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Mediterranean | Old City, Philadelphia

Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6756 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow. Get the tasting menu. Wow. More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
39 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Great neighborhood gem with good ramen and sushi More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
607 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Enjoyed our meal during restaurant week More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8323 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Consistently delightful food, service and ambience. Miso soup is the best ever. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1393 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

My husband and I and another couple went to LaFamilgia for lunch during restaurant week and the food was amazing. We will all definitely go for dinner next time with a few other couples that want to try LaFamigila's awesome food, service and ambiance! More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6806 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

We really enjoyed the food and service. We’d like to go again to try their full menu. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3214 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Wonderful food and great service. I would go again - highlights: pear and crabmeat salad, duck and pork chop mains More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3663 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

The service and attention to detail were very good. The dishes had a uniqueness and mix of flavors that I had not experienced before More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
12 reviews
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Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Friendly staff and great ambiance. I recommend the wine flights and they are good prices More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
418 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

We liked this restaurant so much we went twice in a row! Great cozy atmosphere with fun French bistro feel. Bustling, but not obnoxiously loud. Delicious oysters, steak au poivre, charcuterie platter...great bread. Loved it! 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.