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(595)
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(247)
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Tomo Sushi & Ramen
Tomo Sushi & Ramen
(122)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazeballs! It was good Real good So good You ain’t gonna believe it More

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La Famiglia Ristorante
La Famiglia Ristorante
(1487)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Awesome authentic Italian food, great service, highly recommend! More

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Buddakan - Philadelphia
Buddakan - Philadelphia
(8714)
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious as always!! More

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Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
(31)
$$$$
Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

They made me a special vegan bimbimbop bowl that was delicious. Very kind and accommodating wait staff. I would definitely return. More

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Tuna Bar
Tuna Bar
(293)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

The lobster fried rice was AMAZING! And I loved the ambiance..perfect for date night! The host and server were very pleasant! I’ll be returning for sure! More

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Amada PHL
Amada PHL
(7120)
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

The service is unbeatable, they make you feel right at home and go above and beyond. Typically when you eat at an upscale restaurant it's so hard to choose one dish, but here with their sharable tapas that are generously portioned, it's easy to sample the whole menu! Best restaurant experience and food in Philly! More

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The Boiling Pot - Old City
The Boiling Pot - Old City
(9)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Our waiter was OUTSTANDING!!! The food also OUTSTANDING with a great price!! More

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Panorama
Panorama
(1893)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Overall good experience from food to service. Wine is the best in town. More

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High Street on Market
High Street on Market
(694)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

We have had lunch here many times, but this was our first dinner. It was really fabulous. Like Fork, their sister restaurant, they use really fresh, seasonal ingredients. We started with a tempura soft-shell crab accompanied by a lovely melon salad. It was cooked to perfection. Other starter was burrata accompanied by a similar melon salad. Also delish. For main, we had the sword fish special accompanied by super healthy and delicious grains and greens, and a lovely avocado sauce. Also perfectly prepared. Other main was the beer can chicken with a to die-for mac 'n cheese (not actually mac, but better.) Sublime. We took half the chicken home and reheated it in the oven next day, and it was still succulent. Delicious, creative cocktails too! Wait staff is friendly and attentive without hovering. My only complaint is the prices are a bit high for such a casual place, as compared to Fork, but the food is of such high quality that it's a quibble. More

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The Plough and the Stars
The Plough and the Stars
(556)
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent all around!! Great food. Great service. Traditional music and overall atmosphere were top notch. We will return many times. ☘️ More

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LaScala's - Philadelphia
LaScala's - Philadelphia
(2359)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Friendly service. Food was delicious and hot. I highly recommend the escarole soup, fantastic. More

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FARMiCiA
FARMiCiA
(3499)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Sat in the bar area. Great drinks and great service. been here a dozen times and I have never been disappointed. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
(3580)
$$$$
Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Birthday celebration More

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Royal Boucherie
Royal Boucherie
(605)
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

Quite possibly the best plsce to take a date in Philly. More

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Fork - Philadelphia
Fork - Philadelphia
(3867)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Never anything but tasty and innovative More

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(2282)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

My wife and i always enjoy the food, service and ambiance of pasitano every time we get the chance to go. We especially love to go on summer nights when windows and doorways are open to the breeze. We've never had an unenjoyable experience there. More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
(20)
$$$$
Turkish | Old City, Philadelphia

Fantastic food, very good price, definitely will go back! You can park at the parking lot across the street. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1635)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious!! The antipasto was very good! More

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National Mechanics
National Mechanics
(124)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Veggie burger is very good More

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City Tavern
City Tavern
(2432)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was delicious! The ambiance and service was fabulous! More

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Vista Peru
Vista Peru
(231)
$$$$
Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

We absolutely loved this restaurant. The bartender was extremely helpful and attentive. The ambience was great. Very chic and quiet. The food! I got the mixed seafood and rice dish and I have never loved anything more. Absolutely wonderful. More

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Red Owl Tavern
Red Owl Tavern
(907)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and wait staff More

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Pinot Boutique
Pinot Boutique
(22)
$$$$
Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Husband and I went to Pinot Boutique for Date night. We had the basic red and fruit flights. The wine was good but it is a little pricey. There was live music which created a more romantic atmosphere. We left a little annoyed because we ordered the medium size chocolate pairings but we were charged for the large. When we asked the waiter about it, he said he gave us the larger plate so we still had to pay for the large size. Which wasn’t that big of a deal but it’s not our fault you gave us bigger than we asked for. More

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Lucha Cartel
Lucha Cartel
(406)
$$$$
Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

This is one of my favorite places in Old City. Food quality, quantity and flavor is always perfect. Drinks are the best. I would recommend Lucha Cartel to anyone looking for some fun and great food. More

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Sandler's On 9th
Sandler's On 9th
(131)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Old City, Philadelphia

We are in the city for a conference and decided to have dinner here. Our initial service provider left much to be expected. However after having a quick chat with the manager we switched to Rafael who was AMAZING! The manager was super understanding and really worked hard to make our visit here wonderful. Even better the food was sooooooo good and the band was an added bonus. Can’t wait to return ! More

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The Olde Bar
The Olde Bar
(497)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Went to Olde Bare for the buck a shuck special, and some nice cocktails. had dinner and some extra apps. everyone was happy. More

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La Peg
La Peg
(751)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Love the Great location near the Ben Franklin Bridge and that the restaurant is part of the Fringe Arts building. Ample indoor and outdoor space. Menu has some great surprises including an awesome crispy salad with green goddess dressing, which was the Best we've ever had. Don't miss the Mac and Cheese app either. Delicious. Best item on the menu was the Yankee Pot Roast. It. Is. Authentic! We left nothing on the plate and wanted more! More

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Marmont Steakhouse
Marmont Steakhouse
(1105)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Loved everything about it great dinner for our last night in Philadelphia. More

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Craftsman Row Saloon
Craftsman Row Saloon
(305)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was definitely different but delicious. I will be returning to try something else on the menu. More

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P.j. Clarke's
P.j. Clarke's
(195)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

This was our first visit and we will surely be going back! More

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Makhani Modern Indian
Makhani Modern Indian
(25)
$$$$
Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

Everything is great. Food, friendliness. It would be great if it was a little cooler and the air conditioner was a little quieter We have been 3 times and we will be back often More

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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
(147)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

The food is awesome just the crab prices are a little outrageous. Whom in their right mind would pay 110.00 for 12 crabs. More

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The Gaslight
The Gaslight
(219)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food. Kerry was the best server. We loved it. Will go back when in Philly again! More

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Ariana - Phila
Ariana - Phila
(59)
$$$$
Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

Enjoyed a friendly greeting right as we walked in the door. As soon as we were seated, our drink orders were taken. When asked if we were ready to order, and weren't, our questions were answered warmly and with great knowledge and enthusiasm for the food. Once our order was taken, it was not long before the appetizer, aashak, arrived, looking delicious and elegant. The dumplings were delightfully light and flavorful, with a variety of pleasing textures and tastes. Salad came with the meal, with fresh, attractive vegetables and a tasty dressing. Soon, the entrees and bread were brought out and, again, we had another very pleasant interaction with the server, who is also one of the chefs. He was happy that we had questions and graciously answered them, providing some cultural background for the meal and explaining how the entrees were made. My friend had the norange palow, delicious and attractive, with tender pieces of lamb and orange zest strips soaked in rose water that made us swoon. I had the badenjan chalow, again with tender lamb and eggplant, also amazing. The meal was satisfying and filling, so much so that we didn't have room for dessert, although I was enchanted with the Turkish coffee, something I've longed to try. The aromas, appearance, and taste of the dishes carried us away to another land, and the impeccable service and calming ambiance, down to the low ethnic music, were conducive to conversation and relaxation. I was surprised that a meal and experience of this high quality was so reasonably priced. I can't wait to go back. Five stars! More

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Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar
Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar
(54)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Gracious staff! As soon as I entered the Hotel Lobby I was greeted warmly he Concierge. Best service ever! Everyone from the Barman to the Wait Staff were lovely and solicitous. Thank you! Maggi Kirk 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
(122)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazeballs! It was good Real good So good You ain’t gonna believe it More

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La Famiglia Ristorante
La Famiglia Ristorante
(1487)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Awesome authentic Italian food, great service, highly recommend! More

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Buddakan - Philadelphia
Buddakan - Philadelphia
(8714)
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious as always!! More

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Tuna Bar
Tuna Bar
(293)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

The lobster fried rice was AMAZING! And I loved the ambiance..perfect for date night! The host and server were very pleasant! I’ll be returning for sure! More

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Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
(31)
$$$$
Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

They made me a special vegan bimbimbop bowl that was delicious. Very kind and accommodating wait staff. I would definitely return. More

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Panorama
Panorama
(1893)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Overall good experience from food to service. Wine is the best in town. More

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Amada PHL
Amada PHL
(7120)
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

The service is unbeatable, they make you feel right at home and go above and beyond. Typically when you eat at an upscale restaurant it's so hard to choose one dish, but here with their sharable tapas that are generously portioned, it's easy to sample the whole menu! Best restaurant experience and food in Philly! More

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High Street on Market
High Street on Market
(694)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

We have had lunch here many times, but this was our first dinner. It was really fabulous. Like Fork, their sister restaurant, they use really fresh, seasonal ingredients. We started with a tempura soft-shell crab accompanied by a lovely melon salad. It was cooked to perfection. Other starter was burrata accompanied by a similar melon salad. Also delish. For main, we had the sword fish special accompanied by super healthy and delicious grains and greens, and a lovely avocado sauce. Also perfectly prepared. Other main was the beer can chicken with a to die-for mac 'n cheese (not actually mac, but better.) Sublime. We took half the chicken home and reheated it in the oven next day, and it was still succulent. Delicious, creative cocktails too! Wait staff is friendly and attentive without hovering. My only complaint is the prices are a bit high for such a casual place, as compared to Fork, but the food is of such high quality that it's a quibble. More

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The Plough and the Stars
The Plough and the Stars
(556)
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent all around!! Great food. Great service. Traditional music and overall atmosphere were top notch. We will return many times. ☘️ More

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LaScala's - Philadelphia
LaScala's - Philadelphia
(2359)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Friendly service. Food was delicious and hot. I highly recommend the escarole soup, fantastic. 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.