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Tomo Sushi & Ramen
Tomo Sushi & Ramen
(171)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

I'm vegetarian but my family isn't - this is an amazing place to get delicious vegan and vegetarian options alongside equally delicious non-vegetarian ramen and sushi. More

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Tuna Bar
Tuna Bar
(320)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and service was fabulous Ken the owner and visionary is very creative and serves impeccably fresh fish We hope to get back soon More

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La Famiglia Ristorante
La Famiglia Ristorante
(1532)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

This remains THE best restaurant in Philadelphia. All others should school themselves at the feet of La Famiglia. More

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Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
(48)
$$$$
Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Place lives up to all the hype and days later my girlfriend is still reminicing about their Japchae! More

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Buddakan - Philadelphia
Buddakan - Philadelphia
(8968)
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and service was amazing. I always find it a tad dark and loud there. More

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Amada PHL
Amada PHL
(7340)
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was incredible. Unfortunately the power went out during our meal but that didnt stop me from licking my plate clean More

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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1708)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was amazing and the service was spectacular!! Already recommended to a friend and would definitely return! More

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The Plough and the Stars
The Plough and the Stars
(583)
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly hostess who took us immediately to our table which was beautifully set and located next to the fireplace. Sitting next to the fire added a rustic charm to our Thanksgiving meal. The restaurant was busy but not overly crowded. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The meal was very relaxed and we had plenty of time to eat and enjoy our conversations. Then we had coffee and shared deserts. All in all a wonderful time. I would have my Thanksgiving meal at The Plough and The Stars next year! More

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High Street on Market
High Street on Market
(733)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

We ate at High Street twice in three days, and were entranced by the flavorful combinations and reasonable prices. It is an understated gem. More

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LaScala's - Philadelphia
LaScala's - Philadelphia
(2434)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Just really good Italian More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
(3630)
$$$$
Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

The food here is excellent and the ambiance is perfect! Looking forward to coming back again soon. More

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Fork - Philadelphia
Fork - Philadelphia
(3951)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Worth the wait... I knew that Fork had a new Executive Chef beginning in October, so when this dinner opportunity came up, I decided it was time to try him out. An excellent choice. Starting with the mushroom tempura, the duck, scallops, and nigerian tiger prawns, massive and outstanding. Fork is a keeper and I'd you have the opportunity to have Bill as your waiter, he will top off you evening. More

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Panorama
Panorama
(1967)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent everything. Plus a parking lot right behind the restaurant. Worth a trip into the city . More

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(2385)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

My most recent dining experience at Positano Coast was as great as ever. I arrived for a reservation that was relatively close to closing, however I never once felt rushed through dinner. Our server was very patient and attentive throughout the dinner. I went for the Chef’s tasting menu which I thought was a great bargain. The dish that stood out the most was the squid ink pasta with crab & sea urchin. I’ve been thinking about it since! Overall, everything was great and I’ll definitely be back. More

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City Tavern
City Tavern
(2591)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

This was a unique experience in dining. The food was fantastic...the crab cake appetizer and the raspberry torte were true standouts. More

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Pinot Boutique
Pinot Boutique
(30)
$$$$
Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

I just took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We had super great service, the wines were good for the most part except maybe 2 or 3 but, that’s what wine tasting is for to see what you like and don’t like. The goat cheese with the pepper salami on the mini toast was excellent. I would definitely come again. More

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Royal Boucherie
Royal Boucherie
(718)
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

Never had a bad meal here, and this week was no exception. Everything was delicious, looking forward to coming back! More

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Lucha Cartel
Lucha Cartel
(427)
$$$$
Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Dance competition lots of fun More

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Vista Peru
Vista Peru
(266)
$$$$
Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Waitress was VERY patient w/ the multitude of questions about the menu. More

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National Mechanics
National Mechanics
(138)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Best Bloody Mary I’ve had in a while that wasn’t my own More

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The Olde Bar
The Olde Bar
(543)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

The service was very transactional with not much of a compliment to the price tag. More

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The Boiling Pot - Old City
The Boiling Pot - Old City
(33)
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Great but needs there liquor license asap lol More

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Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar
Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar
(65)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Went there for a 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner. It was amazing! More

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La Peg
La Peg
(790)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Shout out to Clara the Hostess!! Will definitely return, good vibes, good drinks good food and good times!!! More

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Red Owl Tavern
Red Owl Tavern
(952)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

The duck breast was excellent. The tiramasu brownie sundae is awesome! More

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Makhani Modern Indian
Makhani Modern Indian
(32)
$$$$
Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

I was first here in summer for a Tasting Collective dinner, and it was delicious. But I enjoy Indian food much more in winter, so as soon as the cold snap hit, I made a reservation for my son, his girlfriend and myself last Friday. And it did not disappoint. Everything was wonderful. Especially the chicken with mango. They also see to have a good takeout business, which is what we will start doing on a regular basis. More

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P.j. Clarke's
P.j. Clarke's
(244)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

When we were seated at 6:15, we immediately explained we had 8pm theater plans. The restaurant was quite busy with a holiday party...At 7:45, we had to ask for our bill (our dessert was not yet served) and quickly pay to dash to the theater. Our waitstaff quickly gave us cheesecake to go, and the manager comped us with a pass for a complimentary drink for our next visit due to the long time we had to wait for our food and rush to exit. Not the smoothest dining experience, but we did enjoy our food, and appreciated how the management recognized the flaws to the evening and did their best to make it right. I definitely would go back and give them a second chance. More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
(27)
$$$$
Turkish | Old City, Philadelphia

Lovely, courteous waitress. Food was hot and delicious. We went before a Walnut St theater performance. So close by! Unique offerings. So much food we packed up the leftovers, and the restaurant stored them for us until the show was over. We will return. More

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Ariana - Phila
Ariana - Phila
(63)
$$$$
Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

Insanely good authentic Afghan food. Super good for vegetarians and meat lovers. Really sweet and pleasant waiters. Will definitely be dining there again. 10/10 would recommend :)) More

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Marmont Steakhouse
Marmont Steakhouse
(1161)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Very good food More

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Sandler's On 9th
Sandler's On 9th
(155)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Old City, Philadelphia

Mike the server was world-class. More

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The Gaslight
The Gaslight
(231)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

Overall a good experience. Very cute interior and easy to find, right at the entrance to the MFL/across the street from Franklin Fountain. Really appreciated the high number of ciders on the beer list! Fried pickles were delicious and my boyfriend loved the burger. Sadly the fish in the fish & chips was not good. Pretty flavorless, overcooked and mushy. On the whole still a nice dinner, would go there again and order something else. More

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Craftsman Row Saloon
Craftsman Row Saloon
(344)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia

The place is very nice. The waitress was very polite. Food was very good. Only downfall which is something that wouldn’t happen every day. The Restaurant was on the news earlier that day. Which ended up being bigger then they thought. So certain things on the menu was not available. I will deff come back again! More

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Old City Oyster Bar
Old City Oyster Bar
(1)
$$$$
Oyster Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Old City Oyster Bar celebrates the famous oysters, clams and cuisine of the Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Bay and Jersey Shore. We’re a family owned and run, boardwalk-inspired oyster bar located in the Old City District of Philadelphia. At OCOB we source and serve locally caught oysters and clams in a sophisticated yet fun environment. Local oysters are more than just a menu item; they’re a reason for being and a way to give back to the community.More

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
(171)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

I'm vegetarian but my family isn't - this is an amazing place to get delicious vegan and vegetarian options alongside equally delicious non-vegetarian ramen and sushi. More

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Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
(48)
$$$$
Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Place lives up to all the hype and days later my girlfriend is still reminicing about their Japchae! More

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Tuna Bar
Tuna Bar
(320)
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and service was fabulous Ken the owner and visionary is very creative and serves impeccably fresh fish We hope to get back soon More

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Buddakan - Philadelphia
Buddakan - Philadelphia
(8968)
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and service was amazing. I always find it a tad dark and loud there. More

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La Famiglia Ristorante
La Famiglia Ristorante
(1532)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

This remains THE best restaurant in Philadelphia. All others should school themselves at the feet of La Famiglia. More

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Amada PHL
Amada PHL
(7340)
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was incredible. Unfortunately the power went out during our meal but that didnt stop me from licking my plate clean More

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The Plough and the Stars
The Plough and the Stars
(583)
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly hostess who took us immediately to our table which was beautifully set and located next to the fireplace. Sitting next to the fire added a rustic charm to our Thanksgiving meal. The restaurant was busy but not overly crowded. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The meal was very relaxed and we had plenty of time to eat and enjoy our conversations. Then we had coffee and shared deserts. All in all a wonderful time. I would have my Thanksgiving meal at The Plough and The Stars next year! More

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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1708)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was amazing and the service was spectacular!! Already recommended to a friend and would definitely return! More

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Panorama
Panorama
(1967)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent everything. Plus a parking lot right behind the restaurant. Worth a trip into the city . More

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High Street on Market
High Street on Market
(733)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

We ate at High Street twice in three days, and were entranced by the flavorful combinations and reasonable prices. It is an understated gem. 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.