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$30 - $30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside on a beautiful day. Great service. Great chicken caesar salad. Has a good variety of food on the menu. Will be back.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 17, 2021 via mobile

This place is a joke. The food is grossly overpriced and the drinks are HORRIBLE! That was probably THE WORST margarita I ever had in my life. I asked for it to be made with Casamigos Tequila and it was $20. I go out in...Manhattan all the time and the only time drinks are that expensive is in an extreme fine dining establishment. According to the rules now you have to order food and we got the Parmesan truffle fries. What we got were nasty greasy fries with oil soaked Parmesan cheese but no flavor of truffle. Three drinks and fries came to over $70 without tip. Are you kidding me??? The manager said well drinks cost more in Philly. Ummmm no. Go anywhere else!!! Don’t waste your money!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

Stayed at the attached Kimpton Hotel Monaco and dined at Red Owl Tavern. Cool ambiance, ate the Philly Steak Sub with crispy fries. Hit the mark! The Brussels sprouts are delicious. Perfect location to visit Liberty Bell and Ben Franklin’s home.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2021

Service was awful. Hamburger was burnt and so was the bun. The parts that weren't blackened burnt were dry because they don't provide any condiments (this was a to go order). The lettuce was brown, limp, and old. The fries were good. Not at all...impressed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 29, 2021

The Red Owl is located in the Hotel Monaco. We stopped in after we checked into the hotel for a quick lunch. While the menu is rather limited, we did enjoy a Philly tradition – the cheesesteak. It was pretty good. We stopped in later...that evening for drinks as well. The bar staff was great – very nice and attentive. In the morning we wanted a quick to-go muffin and coffee but had to do without. There was only one person working and he was covering tables and the counter for hotel guests as well as customers from off the street. He was doing the best he could given that he was flying solo, but we didn’t want to add to his burden of long lines and frustrated customers. Not the server’s fault, but a disappointing customer experience that management should work on fixing.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2021 via mobile

Good food and friendly staff. The lunch menu was small but had a nice variety of choices. Our order was taken but never placed and without us even complaining the staff realized the mistake, promptly placed the order, and then discounted our bill. Very impressed...with how they handled the oversight. I will add though, that no one ever came back to take our credit card and we were delayed almost 15 more minutes just waiting to pay our check. This place would be that much better with a bit more focus!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed brunch / more lunch oriented with family. Good food and good service. Nothing outstanding. Solid pub atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 30, 2020

Loved their food and they were very accomodating to our needs. They have a delightful Caesar salad that I enjoyed repeatedly.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2020

This is the restaurant attached to the Monaco Hotel. The kitchen is open for breakfast only on weekends. I had the steak and eggs. I ordered medium rare but the steak was barely rare (cool red meat throughout); also, the taste was good but it...was chewy rather than tender. My wife's eggs over easy were fine but the potatoes that came with both dishes were mediocre and crazily oversalted. Good wheat toast with butter and jam. By the way, on weekdays they offer the kind of breakfast items that you find in the cold breakfast buffets you find at chain hotels. You can also get a breakfast sandwich on a bagel with bacon that they heat in a toaster oven and that is truly excellent.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

Red Owl Tavern aims to revive that classic tavern experience, with a distinctly modern touch. The menu covers all the bases. That’s how Red Owl manages to be old, new and free-thinking all at once. Don’t miss the chocolate desert ! You will thank me...later.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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vallinnik
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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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Red Owl Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4