City Tavern

City Tavern, 138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia

About City Tavern
City Tavern
Powered By Opentable
Average Price: $30 and under
Cuisine: American
Dress Code: Casual Dress
v 1.3 miles from Philadelphia center (as shown on map)
Chef Staib is well known from his fifteen time Emmy® Award winning program A Taste of History®, where he brings culinary history to your home. It all started over 25 years ago when Staib brought his philosophy to City Tavern with well prepared recipes based on tried and true traditions, not trends, made fresh daily from scratch. City Tavern has boasted the finest celebrations since 1773, the location of the first Independence Day celebration called "the most genteel tavern in America", by John Adams and the first unofficial "White House.” Over 230 years of hospitality, City Tavern has been the centerpiece of affairs immortalized in history. An evening at City Tavern will be remembered. Imagine sampling pepperpot soup, colonial turkey pot pie, roast duckling, Thomas Jefferson's sweet potato biscuits paired with ales which are the ales of the revolution made from Washington & Franklin's recipes -- all served by costumed wait staff.

City Tavern Customer Reviews

Many have visited, but none have returned to tell the tale. Will you be the first to write a review of City Tavern?

Write a review

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

City Tavern is #27 of 4816 things to do in Philadelphia

2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: ladybug314, Hartford, Connecticut
Fri 27 Mar, 2020
l We REALLY enjoyed this restaurant the first time we came (Feb 2019) and decided to come back with family. We felt like idiots as we raved and raved about this restaurant but unfortunately the food...

Read Full Review
4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: bernice m, Colden, New York
Sun 15 Mar, 2020
l Went with our tour group for dinner. Our beef tips were so tender. Whole meal was very good. Could only eat a couple of bites of my apple tart, since I was too full from dinner. Charming place. Just...

Read Full Review
5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Dana N
Sat 14 Mar, 2020
l It is a lovely historic place. Man playing an old harp to set the mood. Excellent food with too large servings. Enjoyed the raspberry shrub with spiced rum. Outstanding service. Thank you, Jay.

Read Full Review
Write a Review of City Tavern
Reference (Required)
Your Name (Required)
Your City
Your Email Address (Required)
Your overall rating of the restaurant
What was good?
What was bad?
Your review
City Tavern 138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia