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Estia Taverna – Radnor
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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6812 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

I would recommend Zahav to anyone who enjoys great food and appreciates a food adventure. Explore Zahav you too will LOVE it. My friends were impressed also. Thank you for a truly great eating experience. More

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

Small, but nice restaurant. The food was so delicious! The best ramen we've ever had! The vegetables gyoza were also excellent. Can't wait to go back! More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1414 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Very good service and delicious food. Price of food is not cheap but it costs. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8392 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great place to eat , great atmosphere. Highly recommend More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
211 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing food and atmosphere! Two thumbs up!! More

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

The food tasted amazing and the environment was great! More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
459 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and interesting concept--like a French country inn off Second Street. Great cocktails too. We had clam app, cheese board, small plates of veal/pork belly and beets and large plates of lobster pasta and lamb and all were excellent! Service was friendly and attentive. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6862 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, great service :) Thanks for a great experience! More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3252 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great place to go for a nice fresh meal experience! More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3690 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was amazing!!! The pork chops were exquisite and the chicken was one of a kind... deserts were so delicious too, recommendation besides entres: rice pudding! So unique and tasteful... service was as amazing as the food, loved this place!!! More

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PanoramaPanorama
1819 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was delicious. Thought the price was very high for what you got though. Portions were on the smaller side More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
362 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Margaritas and ceviche were excellent! Chicken in tacos & fajitas toooooooooo salty. Person in our group lives the wahoo fish tacos. All in all good, except fir the chicken. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1542 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

I love the cozy feeling of Spasso Grill Philadelphia. The service and food were excellent. More

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

Another great meal! Ate pear salad topped with salmon. Hubby had salmon platter. Friends went for burger and steak frites. We enjoyed a very pleasant meal after matinee movie. Service was great! More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3510 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, great service! Will return. For sure. Guava ribs, all empanadas, crab fritters, sliders and plantains cooked to perfection. More

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City TavernCity Tavern
2180 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Fun place to visit. Excellent food and drink. Ambience was fabulous. More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
180 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food and service was excellent. The waitress answered all of our questions about the menu and recommended some drinks which my wife loves More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
2118 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The restaurant is very nice, however I wish they had more vegan options. More

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

Nice setting, great wine, Good live music. Very welcoming and inviting. Good hospitality from the servers. More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
2231 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was second to none and the service was just as outstanding. Might go again tomorrow :)! More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
364 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

It was cold near the door One of the main courses was cold More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
107 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great Bloody Mary bar! Lots of options and servers were awesome! Food and ambiance were cool. Restaurant has a cool vibe and highly recommend More

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

Great experience, food was great and liked that I was able to substitute a salad for the fries. Server was very attentive and friendly. More

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

Craftsman’s row is a great tavern with a rustic feel. The food and service was amazing. My friend and I enjoyed the performance by Austin as well. We will definitely be back. More

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

First visit and I’ll definitely be back! The food was delicious and the overall ambience was awesome down to every little detail like the coat hooks installed next to our table. Don’t forget to BYO More

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

Great coffee, excellent breakfast. The best part was Savanna. She was the absolute best. Friendly, prompt, just a pleasure to meet. More

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

Delicious food, awesome service. Really low key restaurant that’s quiet and conducive to a nice dinner. More

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

Sedition was very accommodating for a large group and has such a great environment! More

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La PegLa Peg
707 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Had a pleasant meal here. Cheeseboard was good, wine was excellent, I enjoyed the burger and my wife loved the fish. Would come here again. More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
1054 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food- best crab Mac and cheese ever! Great attentive service. More

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

Excellent service and incredible food. Will definitely be back again. More

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

We had another excellent meal sitting at the bar. The food was delicious and done to perfection. But what impressed the both of us, was the professionalism of all your staff; from the servers, to the bartender's, to the hostesses and managers. They all seemed to try to make are stay as enjoyable as possible. They have succeeded. We will be back this Saturday night. More

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

Five stars from the minute we walked in the door !! NATE did it all, top notch we Loved that guy he made our first time there perfect we are already planning our next visit. Thanks Frank & LeeAnn More

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

Excellent food and very hospitable and friendly staff More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
185 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great place. Great atmosphere. Would recommend. This was my first time and I will be returning More

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Chez BenChez Ben
49 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Enjoyed trying a new place during Restaurant Week. All the dishes had a great combination of flavors. Service was friendly and attentive. More

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Makhani Modern IndianMakhani Modern Indian
6 reviews
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Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

Love the ascetic. Food is well portioned, and delicious. Everyone is super nice, and attentive. 10/10 More

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Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6812 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

I would recommend Zahav to anyone who enjoys great food and appreciates a food adventure. Explore Zahav you too will LOVE it. My friends were impressed also. Thank you for a truly great eating experience. More

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

Small, but nice restaurant. The food was so delicious! The best ramen we've ever had! The vegetables gyoza were also excellent. Can't wait to go back! More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1414 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Very good service and delicious food. Price of food is not cheap but it costs. More

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

The food tasted amazing and the environment was great! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8392 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great place to eat , great atmosphere. Highly recommend More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6862 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, great service :) Thanks for a great experience! More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
459 reviews
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and interesting concept--like a French country inn off Second Street. Great cocktails too. We had clam app, cheese board, small plates of veal/pork belly and beets and large plates of lobster pasta and lamb and all were excellent! Service was friendly and attentive. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3252 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great place to go for a nice fresh meal experience! More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
13 reviews
$$$$
Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Nice setting, great wine, Good live music. Very welcoming and inviting. Good hospitality from the servers. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3690 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was amazing!!! The pork chops were exquisite and the chicken was one of a kind... deserts were so delicious too, recommendation besides entres: rice pudding! So unique and tasteful... service was as amazing as the food, loved this place!!! 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.