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Old City Philadelphia has a lot to offer: bountiful history, a beautiful waterfront, gorgeous parks, and many delicious restaurants. Read ahead for our guide to the best of the best in Old City’s dining scene.
Cuba Libre introduces guests to Old Havana and Cuban heritage through their extensive indoor décor and food. The nenu has a wide variety of Latin food, from the classic Cubano to the more complex Paella. For those with a passion for nightlife and Latin dancing, Cuba Libre stays open Friday and Saturday after dinner hours with a DJ spinning salsa, merengue and bachata.
10 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106 +1 (215) 627-0666
Amada features a menu of authentic Andalusia Tapas, as well as extensive selection of Spanish wines for perfect pairings. The restaurant is comprised of an open kitchen, dining room and a lounge area, as well as outdoor seating during warmer months, covering all the seating preferences any patron might be looking for.
217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 (215) 625-2450
Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, City Tavern lets you travel back in time with its colonial garb and décor. The City Tavern also offers four historic beers brewed by local Yards Brewing Co, which are inspired by the Founding Fathers.
138 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 (215) 413-1443
The Plough & Stars is a traditional Irish Pub with great food and live music every Sunday. During the warmer months, the restaurant has beautiful outdoor seating, complete with colorful flowers in the center of the table and umbrellas to block the sun. Guests can enjoy a pint of beer or glass of wine with the classic fish and chips, or try the heart healthy fish wrap.
123 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 (215) 733-0300
The Gaslight is a newer addition to the many long-standing restaurants of Old City Philadelphia. The menu is comprised of seasonal and local ingredients, and offers items such as foie gras torchon, pulled lamb sandwich or potato gnocchi. Despite the complexities of some menu items, the atmosphere of The Gaslight is casual and relaxed.
120 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 (215) 925-7691