Philadelphia, PA - Old City Philadelphia is known as America’s most historic square mile. Whether you come to experience Old City as a visitor, a resident, or a business person, you’ll discover the charming, creative, multi-layered district that is Old City Philadelphia every time you visit.
Where to Eat in Old City Philadelphia
Forsythia, Old City’s French Bar, and Restaurant has recently reopened after the pandemic for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining. After time off in July and August to work on a smart and safe reopening concept, Forsythia has reopened with a brand new food and cocktail menu.
The Olde Bar, Chef Jose Garces - The Olde Bar at the landmark Old Original Bookbinders. This contemporary oyster saloon is serving up a unique brunch with items steeping in the city’s nautical traditions. The Olde Bar is a cocktail lounge and restaurant “serving oysters on the half shell, alongside a smart menu of modern re-imaginings of traditional bar snacks and a comprehensive cocktail and spirit list.”
Cuba Libre Old City, Philadelphia, Where you’ll feel transported to Havana. The open-air setting, tropical ambiance, vintage décor, upbeat Latin music, and Concept Chef / Partner, Guillermo Pernot's delectable menu of classic & contemporary Cuban cuisine, make Cuba Libre a perfect getaway at home. You won’t be able to get Cuban cigars, but you can get a damn good mojito.
Franklin Social and Franklin Lounge, replaced Chez Ben and M. Brown's. "Franklin Social", an all-day American café concept. Located on the corner of 4th and Chestnut Streets, the eatery will offer customers stunning brand-new al fresco seating, ambient lighting, ample greenery, as well as stunning views of the gardens encompassing the historic Second Bank of the United States.
Makhani Modern Indian, Chef Sanjoy Banik's mastery of traditional flavors and spices helps make every dish an occasion to encounter classics Indian delicacies in a unique and exciting way. Every plate ends up being a culinary journey.
Oh Brother, offers up some fantastic sandwiches and late-night snacks. Situated near the downtown area. For anyone who loves good food and quick service, this place hits the spot.
Karma in Old City Philadelphia - Situated near Penn’s Landing, Karma has a small storefront that you might miss if you drive too fast. Once inside the venue, it opens to a cozy atmosphere that has a touch of trendy décor. As for the menu, you can indulge in the desire for exotic Indian cuisine.
Ariana' Afghan is nestled right in the heart of the old city at 134 chestnut street is a little gem of a restaurant owned and operated by a wonderful young woman who has been serving her Afghani specialties here for well over 19 years.
Buddakan Old City, Edamame dumplings, and chocolate-filled bento boxes are available until midnight at restaurateur Stephen Starr’s ever-popular, always glamorous Old City shrine to modern Asian fare. 325 Chestnut Street.
Nick’s Bar and Grille in Old City, established in 1969 under the former name Nick's Roast Beef, is “the” neighborhood corner bar of Philadelphia. In 2012, bartender-turned-owner Joseph Schultice hung up most of his infamous shorts and trimmed his signature long hair to usher in a new era for the long-time Old City staple.
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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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