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Red Owl Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426 (Corner of 5th & Chestnut)
+1 215-923-2267
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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471 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bar and restaurant has a great location just opposite the Liberty Bell and Liberty Hall. It is attached to the Kimpton Hotel. It has nice décor inside, and a mixture of bar space and restaurant seating, also with an upstairs mezzanine level. The bar has TVs so you can keep up with your favorite sports. The bar has a... More 

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Jersey City, NJ
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner there. The waiter, knew the food. It was clear that he wanted us to have a great meal and made recommendations that made sure that happened.

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Thank datwell
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We'll be sure to pass this massage along to our service staff. Hope you visit again soon. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a wonderful stay at the attached Hotel Monaco, and ended up in the Red Owl Tavern by accident. Their drinks are creative and fantastic and the bartenders really take their time making them while also being super friendly. I can't recall the appetizers I had, but I really enjoyed all it. I would definitely go back there again.

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Thank CPLEON
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

We're glad you accidentally came across Red Owl Tavern and decided to have drinks with us. We'll pass the kind words to the bar team! Thank you. More 

Finger Lakes, New York
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317 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just arrived in Philadelphia, staying at the Kimpton, and with a major winter storm arriving shortly, a close eating place was what we needed. We were thrilled that the Red Owl Tavern had good reviews, and that was what we chose. We were not disappointed. We both ordered a drink in the crowded and noisy bar/restaurant. We secured a... More 

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Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

We're glad you got to cozy in to the restaurant, stay warm and enjoy some cocktails and dinner. We hope you visit us soon. More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Special shout-out to Kyle and his crew for saving my night! Amazingly friendly bartenders, good drinks, and cool atmosphere.

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Thank Richard W
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

Richard, I'll make sure Kyle gets your shout-out. I am glad you enjoyed your experience at Red Owl and hope to see back in the near future. More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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151 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our second day around the Independence Hall. We stepped into the Red Owl looking for a lunch. The only available seating was at the bar. We were well served by the bar staff. We had a good sandwich and glass of wine. the service was very good and the food also.

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Thank stephenf197
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

Stephen, Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us and I'll pass the word along to the bar team about your positive experience. More 

Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, two kids and i popped in for lunch and to get out of the cold, mostly due to the restaurant's location very near independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The place was small and is actually attached to the Hotel Monaco. The menu is limited, too. My husband had a cheesesteak which he enjoyed. My daughter ordered pasta... More 

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Thank JMDinNJ
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

Happy New Year, we're glad you enjoyed your meal for the most part. My apologies for being out of pulled pork as we have been more busy than previous years for New Year's Day. We hope you visit us again, soon! More 

Mannheim, Germany
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When entering the Red Owl Tavern for lunch we had not even been aware that it was the Kimpton Hotel restaurant. The interior is stylish but unpretentious; the atmosphere is lively. We ordered beer, braised brisket and a burger. The service was quick and attentive, the meal was tasty. Psst: Don't miss to see the restrooms as walking there will... More 

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Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

Anita, thank you for the kind words, we're glad you enjoyed the burger and brisket sandwich! Hope to see you back here after New Years. More 

Newark, Delaware
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Philadelphia near Independence Hall for business. The company I was visiting took our group out to the Red Owl Tavern for lunch. This was my first time dining here. We had a pretty good size group of about 10 people. We sat up on the second level overlooking the restaurant. The restaurant itself lends itself a very... More 

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Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and I'll be sure to pass this along to the staff. We hope you visit us in the near future. More 

Tampa, Florida
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271 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was my first dinner at the Red Owl, and I can't say enough about it. The food and wine were top notch, from the presentation to the taste. The Executive Chef and staff are to be complimented. The atmosphere was amazing and it was just a great evening. What made is really special though was that we had a... More 

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Thank davidmeyer
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review

David, thank you very much for the kind words. I'll make sure to pass the word along to the staff working that night that you enjoyed your experience. P.S. the service dog definitely enjoyed that water. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?