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Red Owl Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426
+1 215-923-2267
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I never write reviews, but after this experience I had to!! After a nice day seeing the sights in Philadelphia we visited the Red Owl for dinner. - I requested a booth for four people and was given a table upstairs, where they sat us...More

Thank RobLeboufC45
RedOwlDan, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings Kyle, I am so sorry to read this report of your dining experience. The recently fluctuating weather has made the climate control in this big old 100 year old building a bit of a challenge. As you no doubt experienced the both beautiful weather...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is right across Independence Hall in a typical downtown building. The ambience tasty and well kept. Service is excellent, attentive and polite. I had a hot chocolate and an omelette. Hot chocolate was good and the omelette was excellent. It was a very...More

Thank Eduardo S
RedOwlDan, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a nice review, thank you Eduardo! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope you'll visit again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently a very good restaurant. The food and the service are great. Can be a bit pricey but it is worth it.

Thank Brian D
RichRedOwl, General Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brian D, We are so excited that we exceeded your expectations on several occasions! Please let me know the next time you plan to join us! Sincerely, Rich

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a drink and dinner. We also Had a travel zoo coupon. This place was awesome, from the friendly staff to the wonderful dinner and dessert. We weren't expecting this place to be anything special. This is a true find. They butcher...More

Thank deecook25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found ourselves at the Liberty Bell around lunchtime and wanted to try a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Looked around the area and saw the Red Owl Tavern. Glad we spotted it because we had lunch and a cheesesteak. Yummy! Very good sandwich and atmosphere. Loved...More

Thank Jeanie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped with friend for glass of wine, $26 for 2 glasses with very small pour! I don’t even think it was 4oz. No happy hour, maybe beer pours better! Won’t return.

Thank bm06292016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated across the square from the liberty bell and Independence Hall lies this unsuspecting gem. The bar is industrial grand and so is the dining area, modern urban hip! It’s attached to the Kimpton Monaco hotel. In old city and close to all the other...More

Thank dmhorner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a visit to the Red Owl. Downstairs is the bar, and upstairs the food. The salmon was very good, and the French fries outstanding. Quick and friendly service.

Thank Travelttomuch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a tough review to write because I think this restaurant can and likely does do better. We were here on an off night but my guess is that you would have a more enjoyable experience. The Red Owl Tavern is connected to the...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
RedOwlDan, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Elaine and Greg, thank you for the very fair review. We were hoping for that 5th star but I can understand it looks like we fell short that day. Undercooked, is very disappointing. Thank you for the kind words, hopefully you'll visit again and give...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, the Red Owl Tavern has good food and it's convenient to Independence Hall, Liberty Center, etc. Good service.

Thank AAHolt
RedOwlDan, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the Four Stars and the very nice review. Hope you'll visit us again!!

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24 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from mburrows | Reviewed this property |
I enjoyed wonderful steak tartar when there. Obviously raw beef is gluten free! Chef Jorge Chicas is extremely talented, Like any good chef he should be able to accommodate dietary issues like yours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426
    (Corner of 5th & Chestnut)
  • Public Transportation: Market East Station - When exiting the station walk East on Market Street until you reach 5th street. Make a right onto Chestnut St. For additional directions please see http://www.monaco-philadelphia.com/map/index.html
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-2267
  • E-mail
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