Philadelphia, PA - Red Owl Tavern is a modern American restaurant and bar perched on the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood. Directly across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, Red Owl’s menu is described as rustic, with an emphasis on seasonal flavors.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Red Owl Tavern also features two exceptionally attractive private dining rooms below the main restaurant, taking advantage of the building’s original bank vault and arched brick ceilings to create unique spaces for groups of 10 to 30 guests. An expansive and attractive outdoor patio flanks Independence Mall where diners can indulge in modern American fare directly across from where the Declaration of Independence was signed when weather permits. 422 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA; www.RedOwlTavern.com, 215- 923-2267.
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In search of a one-of-a-kind dining experience? Look no further than Red Owl Tavern’s Murder Mystery Dinner — September 29th, 7-10 pm.
The interactive dinner and a show, situated in Red Owl Tavern’s cavernous and subterranean movie-set-like Shanghai Room, is back for the second time this year, offering immersion into a world of crazy characters, shady suspects, and a top-notch investigation team.
The mysterious spectacle is accompanied by a deluxe three-course meal boasting a selection of dishes from Executive Chef Robert Surdam, including Calamari, Corn, and Crab Fritters, Autumn Salad as well as Chicken, Salmon, Red Owl Tavern Burger and a medley of seasonal desserts. The meal also includes a selection of wine and beer.
Anything can happen at a murder mystery dinner — who killed who? It’s up to the guests to question the suspects, gather clues and work with The Murder Mystery Company to expose the murderer. Fun fact: The welcome reception room outside Red Owl Tavern’s Shanghai Room is said to be haunted by a child ghost named Natalie.
Tickets are $90 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-mystery-dinner-tickets-49492221567#tickets
Private Dining Options: Red Owl provides two exceptional event dining locations. The Mezzanine is a semi-private space with great views of Independence Park and the bustling streets of Old City. The space is flexible to either seated dinner for 15 people or reception style with buffet tables to accommodate 30.
For private dining, the Shanghai Boardroom seats 32 guests with a farm-style table for a plated meal dinner. Along with the space, there is a pre-function area perfect as a welcoming section or gift room. Other great features of the Red Owl Tavern include its vast selection of brown spirits, custom-designed furniture and LIFE Magazine archived photographs found throughout the restaurant.
Additional Red Owl Tavern highlights include a new seasonal cocktail menu, crafted by Kyle Darrow, Lead Bartender and recent winner of the Visit Philly With Love competition, celebrates the art culture and history of Philadelphia. Some standouts include The Key and The Kite - concocted with Rhubarb Infused Fords Gin, Lemon, Cardamon Bitters and Ginger beer; and the Penn’s Treaty - mixed with Bourbon, Black Pepper Tincture, Lemon, Strawberry Bell Pepper and White Balsamic Shrub. Guests can also find his winning cocktail; Art of the City featuring Black lime infused Bluebird Gin, Lime, Pastis, Orgeat Syrup and egg white, at participating hotel bars across Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Wheelchair Friendly Restaurants - Neighborly meets sophisticated at Red Owl Tavern, the only full-service restaurant on Independence Mall. Among soaring windows and cozy tables, Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo serves up modern American staples, while Lead Bartender, Kyle Darrow serves craft beers and classic cocktails with a twist. The front door is not wheelchair-accessible; however, the Hotel Monaco entrance is. 422 Chestnut Street Street
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