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City Tavern

138 S. Second St. (Walnut St.) Send to Phone
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Colonial culinary history comes alive in the shadow of Independence National Historical Park.
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City Tavern, Philadelphia, PA

City Tavern Restaurant Review

: When John Adams arrived in Philadelphia in 1774, he called the City Tavern "the most genteel tavern in America." German-born chef-proprietor Walter Staib delivers authentic (and updated) Colonial classics to the table at the restored Tavern. (The original was razed in 1854.) Located in the nation's most historic square mile --- Independence National Historical Park --- City Tavern offers candlelit rooms, colonial-garbed staff and tables set with Paul Revere-style pewter ware. Try the West Indies pepper pot soup, house-made veal sausage with Pennsylvania Dutch-style sauerkraut mashed potatoes, or a tavern lobster potpie. Thomas Jefferson's sweet potato biscuits are especially flavorful. Enjoy Martha Washington's chocolate mousse cake for dessert and feel as if you dined with your forefathers. A pint of George Washington Ale will have the same effect.

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Wonderful Atmosphere & Great Food!
by kevinpuls on Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:29 am
After watching Chef Walter Staib's three-time Emmy-Winning cooking show on PBS, I had to FINALLY visit City Tavern.

Yesterday was my first time going to the City Tavern.

The atmosphere was cool and neat, especially for someone who loves this era in American History.

It was worth the wait. I had a great meal today (Pepper Pot Soup, Basil Shrimp, and a Chicken Kielbasa with Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes).

After lunch, I was given a brief tour and shown the room where (then) General George Washington would sit.

I even learned where the term 'bar and grille' originated!

This restaurant is worth visiting a few times.

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