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5 Old City Restaurants Locals Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near Old City? Here’s a list of Old City restaurants locals and critics love.

5 Old City Restaurants Locals Love

1. The Olde BarThe Olde BarThe Olde Bar is a contemporary oyster bar and cocktail lounge with extensive raw bar offerings, hearty plates and bar snacks by Chef de Cuisine Natalie Maronski and Executive Chef Jose Garces. Both classic and innovative, the notable cocktail program complements the cuisine, while a variety of beers, wines and spirits are also on offer. Located inside the building that once belonged to the landmark Old Original Bookbinder’s seafood restaurant, the space embodies a saloon atmosphere, boasting the former restaurant’s original bar and banquettes.

2. High Street on Market

High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market offers rustic American fare (along with treats from the restaurant’s artisanal bakery) at any time of the day on breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The casual and award-winning spinoff restaurant to Fork features handmade loaves of bread and handcrafted charcuterie as staples. An open kitchen and simple decor ensure the cuisine takes center stage at the country-chic space.

3. Han Dynasty

Han DynastyHan Dynasty serves traditional Szechuan cuisine under the direction of restaurateur Han Chiang. The spacious flagship location in Old City features high ceilings and large banquettes which create an energetic, social atmosphere. The restaurant’s two bars offer a variety of beers on tap, plenty of wine and an inspired cocktail list.

4. Fork

ForkFork serves up sophisticated New American cuisine (including handmade pastas) at nightly dinners and a popular Sunday brunch. The extensive wine program ““- which boasts bottles with origins both domestic and international — is complemented by a globally inspired selection of cocktails, beers and spirits. Artistic murals cover the walls of the dining room, lending an air of modernity to the elegant interior.

5. Amada

AmadaAt Amada — the first restaurant from award-winning Chef Jose Garces — Chef de Cuisine Nathan Johnson offers a contemporary take on traditional Spanish tapas. The warm, rustic-chic eatery is outfitted with inviting industrial accents, including a spacious bar area reminiscent of a Spanish bodega and a six-seat chef’s counter overlooking the open kitchen. The extensive Spanish wine list and weekend brunch menu make Amada a versatile and dynamic destination.

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