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

What a delicious meal. Our waiter was very attentive and patient while we examined the menu carefully- lots of choices! He then made some recommendations and he was spot on. The little pork bun appetizers were delish! We also had some sushi for apps which was as tasty as it was pretty on the plate. The Miso ramen was very good with rich broth and lean pork with a little pork belly, and equally delish. They even wanted to sign to my adult daughter on her birthday! We passed but they did give her a complimentary desert. So nice, we will be back. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8606 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

We had an amazing meal and great service. The food was incredible and as good as the old Susanna Foo! It was louder than we would have liked, but it was energetic so not obnoxiously loud, but not quiet by any means, we knew that going in though. Waiter was great. The only slight down side, were the drinks, as expected they were expensive, not necessarily large or well mixed, my drink was not chilled, I had to mix it, which I don't mind or care about, but at this price point I would have expected it done right. Desert was incredible, try the donuts! More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
266 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Service, food, atmosphere - ALL amazing. Can’t wait to go back and have recommended it to everyone! Thank you for a great meal! More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1454 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We treated 2 couples to dinner and it was terrific! A good time was had by all. In addition it was my husband’s birthday and they were very accommodating. Love this restaurant. Giuseppe Seena is the best!😍 More

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

Very excited that we got to try High Street on Market last night. It did not disappoint. The staff were ALL fantastic and while they admitted that the menu had just been refreshed, their knowledge of the items and recommendations were spot on. We ate outside because it was a nice evening. Inside was a bit stuffy but once the air conditioner is turned on, I'm sure it would be fine. The chairs outside were a little uncomfortable and the table small but we didn't mind too much. We started with grilled asparagas (because it was in season) and it was delicious. Flavorful and satisfying. Then we shared the mussels steamed in lager. We asked for more bread because we didn't want to leave that fantastic juice. We then shared the grilled fish (branzino) over grains and other yummies. My husband was still a little hungry so he ordered the whipped avocado. Wow - such an interesting mix of flavors. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was the desserts. He had some custard, banana thing and I had the german chocolate cake. They were okay but nothing to write home about. BUT, we didn't come for desserts so we were very happy with our experience! More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
7032 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing tapas! Went back 2 more times while on vacation in Philly. More

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

Great food and excellent service. Next time I'm in Philly I wiil be back. More

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PanoramaPanorama
1874 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

A Birthday luncheon. The food was great and we had a great time. The waitress cleared plates too quickly as we enjoy sharing plates. All food was great. Our mixed drinks were awesome, and we were comped Prosecco for each of us. Luca knows how to run a restaurant and we love these special meals. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3413 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Dinner was delicious we shared a few small plates amongst the table. My favorites were the crab cake and meatballs. I enjoyed the St. Peter’s fish meal. Our server was so friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back! More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
119 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

The service and food were great! Thank you! More

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Fork - PhiladelphiaFork - Philadelphia
3810 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

One of the hidden gems of the city. Perfect dining experience. Unlike most eateries in town it does provide exquisite dishes that are portion perfect for fine dining. We had the muscles on toast, the provincial salad and duck for starters, Black Sea Bass and Halibut. For desert strawberry cheesecake and an awesome chocolate something. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1604 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was excellent. Great selection of dishes. Good wine selection, and fair prices for glasses/bottles. More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
2227 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Beautiful atmosphere; delicious, innovative food; the freshest seafood; great service. Love this restaurant! More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3563 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Went here for a birthday dinner with my boyfriend and it surpassed my expectations. It was such a great experience from the moment we walked in to paying the check. We went back two days later for salsa night. Would definitely recommend. More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
401 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Great meal and service. Owner came to talk to us and sent us free dessert. I’m reading these reviews and all of them sound excellent.I see one or two that aren’t great. Being a server during college I would get a table that you just can’t please. My conclusion was they want free food usually looking for a comp. They were the worst tippers ever. Wister was 80% full and our server she was great. I can’t understand some people think there food bloggers. My wife made me write this review. If I didn’t care for a place I just wouldn’t return. But to write something bad about a server or restaurant is just being rude.i can’t wait to take friends and family here. Cozy place and octopus was best I ever had. Megan our server hats off to you and good luck in Villanova. More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILLPAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
16 reviews
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Turkish | Old City, Philadelphia

This was our second visit and we will definitely be back. We went here to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant staff were amazing and really made our guest of honor feel honored by bringing out a small cake and playing the birthday song. Well done! The food was delicious as always, though the side salad quantity has been greatly reduced. More

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Buk Chon Korean CuisineBuk Chon Korean Cuisine
21 reviews
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Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Small but packs a punch. Well cooked Korean specialties Loved the fried chicken app and the Kim chee with tofu. Great and helpful servers. Good value and a BYOB More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
2316 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

This is our favorite pre-theatre spot! The food is always delicious! The service is professional, friendly and efficient! The prices are reasonable! Plus, you get a free parking pass for the attached indoor parking facility when you enter after 5pm m-f! And if you are a Walnut Street Theater subscriber, you get 15% off. You can't beat it! More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
569 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Very nice anniversary dinner! More

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City TavernCity Tavern
2327 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great colonial food in LARGE quantity. Apps can be mains. Beautiful place! More

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

Awesome food and service. Great for an intimate dinner or just to catch up with friends. The cocktails were unique and refreshing. Definitely will be back. More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
18 reviews
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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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Vista PeruVista Peru
215 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and great service. I can recommend this restaurant More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
395 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

We love this place! The food is amazing and so are the drinks! The best sweet potato tacos! My husband loves the selection of beer too! And the wait staff is great too. One of our favorite places in the city. Always delicious and a fun atmosphere! More

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The Olde BarThe Olde Bar
473 reviews
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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 SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
1088 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing steak! Cooked to perfection More

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

Really good food More

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

I love Craftmans Row. The food is always good and service excellent. We had a situation where we were planning on dinner before a show. We ran into horrible traffic on 95. We were late for our reservation, but we’re still seated. We had to take some of our dinner with us since it was getting close to showtime and TJ and his staff couldn’t have been more helpful in getting us out on time. Love this place!! More

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

Probably one of the best outdoor dining spots in the area. The food is constantly good, the service is good and the view is great. Across the street from a gorgeous park and a stones throw from the Liberty Bell... this is Philadelphia. More

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

We went here for my birthday dinner and they made me feel special - these are my favorite chicken wings in the entire city - and the mango cheesecake for birthday dessert was perfect candle included. I loved the mango chicken, my friend who took me out had a variety of other entrees and loved them. The naan so light and tasty and fresh out of oven. One of my new favorite spots in old city. More

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

Get the corn dusted fried oysters 👍🏻 Overall service from waiter is great, however seems as though they understaff on weekends for brunch. More

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La PegLa Peg
739 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

First time there. Last minute decision for a quick dinner. Overall great experience. Service was excellent, food was very good and the ambiance was great. It helped that the weather was nice and we sat at the opened window. Really cool building. More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
207 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Very friendly waitress! Food was delicious. More

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Sandler's On 9thSandler's On 9th
127 reviews
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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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Franklin Social Kitchen & BarFranklin Social Kitchen & Bar
53 reviews
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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 & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
96 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

What a delicious meal. Our waiter was very attentive and patient while we examined the menu carefully- lots of choices! He then made some recommendations and he was spot on. The little pork bun appetizers were delish! We also had some sushi for apps which was as tasty as it was pretty on the plate. The Miso ramen was very good with rich broth and lean pork with a little pork belly, and equally delish. They even wanted to sign to my adult daughter on her birthday! We passed but they did give her a complimentary desert. So nice, we will be back. More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
266 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Service, food, atmosphere - ALL amazing. Can’t wait to go back and have recommended it to everyone! Thank you for a great meal! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8606 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

We had an amazing meal and great service. The food was incredible and as good as the old Susanna Foo! It was louder than we would have liked, but it was energetic so not obnoxiously loud, but not quiet by any means, we knew that going in though. Waiter was great. The only slight down side, were the drinks, as expected they were expensive, not necessarily large or well mixed, my drink was not chilled, I had to mix it, which I don't mind or care about, but at this price point I would have expected it done right. Desert was incredible, try the donuts! More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1454 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We treated 2 couples to dinner and it was terrific! A good time was had by all. In addition it was my husband’s birthday and they were very accommodating. Love this restaurant. Giuseppe Seena is the best!😍 More

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

Great food and excellent service. Next time I'm in Philly I wiil be back. More

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

Very excited that we got to try High Street on Market last night. It did not disappoint. The staff were ALL fantastic and while they admitted that the menu had just been refreshed, their knowledge of the items and recommendations were spot on. We ate outside because it was a nice evening. Inside was a bit stuffy but once the air conditioner is turned on, I'm sure it would be fine. The chairs outside were a little uncomfortable and the table small but we didn't mind too much. We started with grilled asparagas (because it was in season) and it was delicious. Flavorful and satisfying. Then we shared the mussels steamed in lager. We asked for more bread because we didn't want to leave that fantastic juice. We then shared the grilled fish (branzino) over grains and other yummies. My husband was still a little hungry so he ordered the whipped avocado. Wow - such an interesting mix of flavors. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was the desserts. He had some custard, banana thing and I had the german chocolate cake. They were okay but nothing to write home about. BUT, we didn't come for desserts so we were very happy with our experience! More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILLPAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
16 reviews
$$$$
Turkish | Old City, Philadelphia

This was our second visit and we will definitely be back. We went here to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant staff were amazing and really made our guest of honor feel honored by bringing out a small cake and playing the birthday song. Well done! The food was delicious as always, though the side salad quantity has been greatly reduced. More

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PanoramaPanorama
1874 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

A Birthday luncheon. The food was great and we had a great time. The waitress cleared plates too quickly as we enjoy sharing plates. All food was great. Our mixed drinks were awesome, and we were comped Prosecco for each of us. Luca knows how to run a restaurant and we love these special meals. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
7032 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing tapas! Went back 2 more times while on vacation in Philly. More

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Fork - PhiladelphiaFork - Philadelphia
3810 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

One of the hidden gems of the city. Perfect dining experience. Unlike most eateries in town it does provide exquisite dishes that are portion perfect for fine dining. We had the muscles on toast, the provincial salad and duck for starters, Black Sea Bass and Halibut. For desert strawberry cheesecake and an awesome chocolate something. 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.