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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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