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September 30, 2020 – Indoor dining is back in the City of Philadelphia and restaurant workers are tirelessly to keep us safe – and fed. Check below for a list of indoor dining spots in Philly, following all statewide guidelines and taking all necessary precautions to ensure our safety and the safety of their employees.

The Bourse, Old City’s modern artisanal food hall, is open for indoor dining seven days a week. Guests are invited to browse the food hall in a socially-distanced way and indulge in a variety of food options from multiple vendors including Prescription Chicken, Abunai Poke, Marino Brothers, Grubhouse and The Hotdog Factory Philly. The Bourse Food Hall is taking the safety and well-being of its guests very seriously. Due to big open spaces in the large food hall, operators are able to comfortably spread out all tables for foodies choosing to dine inside. Additionally, the food hall staff has installed sneeze guards at all vendors, floor markers distanced at six feet apart and hand sanitizer stations at each entrance. No reservations needed.

Opening hours: Monday through Saturday from 7 am – 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am – 6 pm

111 S Independence Mall E | 215.625.0300 |


Forsythia, Old City’s French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, has re-opened its doors for socially-distanced indoor dining. The restaurant will only take on 18 guests at a time to guarantee a safe and intimate dining experience with French cuisine boasting Charcuterie Boards, Mussels, Herb Ricotta Gnudi, Rohan Duck, Seared Scallops, and more. Forsythia provides hand sanitizer at each table, paper menus and currently accepts contactless payment only. All employees must wear masks and face shields throughout service. Any areas that are high traffic and prepare food or beverage elements are covered by plexiglass shields. Reservations via the website or Resy are highly recommended.

Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm

233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 |

MilkBoy, The Philadelphia-born brand that includes a legendary recording studio in Northern Liberties and bar-and-restaurant concepts MilkBoy Philly and MilkBoy South Street, started socially-distanced indoor dining earlier this week at its Chestnut Street location. The locale just completed an array of renovations, including new flooring and the installation of two new beer taps. Diners can look forward to a new menu featuring new bites including burger variations, fried chicken, cocktails, canned beers, and a unique selection of house-made seltzers. Contact-less menus via scannable QR codes are available.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 10 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm.

1100 Chestnut Street | 215.925.6455 |

Red Owl Tavern, the modern American restaurant across from historic Independence Hall, strictly enhanced all its health and cleaning protocols to offer a safe and welcoming space for indoor diners. For example, the restaurant is following all city and statewide safety protocols, is using EPA-registered cleaning products and is conducting daily health screenings of all employees. Red Owl Tavern’s new menu includes old favorites and new creations such as Roasted Chicken, Salmon with tomato, avocado, corn, meyer lemon and a Cheesesteak with cheddar and fried onions.

Opening hours:

Breakfast: Daily from 8-11 am

Lunch and Dinner: Monday through Saturday from 12 – 7 pm

Brunch: Saturday 12 – 7 pm and Sunday 12 – 3 pm

433 Chestnut St. | 215.923.2267 |


Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets, is excited to welcome back indoor diners with a new menu boasting a Crab Cake Sandwich, Cauliflower Curry, Gnocchi, Jerk Chicken and more. The restaurant will also be running its beloved Monday and Tuesday Surf’n’Turf special through the fall. To guarantee each diner’s safety and well-being, Square 1682 is following all city and statewide safety protocols.

Opening hours:

Breakfast: Daily from 8 am – 12pm

Lunch: Daily from 12-4 pm

Dinner: Daily from 4-8 pm

121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008 |

The Twisted Tail, the hub for virtual music events and elevated pub fare on Headhouse Square, is open daily for socially-distanced and safe indoor dining, offering an eclectic mix of American Whiskey and gastronomic offerings from the charcoal grill. Guests can look forward to fresh ingredients and dishes such charcoal grilled salmon and hanger steak as well as 120+ different whiskies and live entertainment from local performers.

Opening hours: Monday through Thursday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday from 4 – 10 pm, Saturday from 11 am through 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am through 9 pm

509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 |

Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, is all set for indoor dining. Guests can look forward to a locally sourced menu offering grass-fed steaks, skuna bay salmon, pork chop, sandwiches and more – including a new brunch menu, available Saturdays and Sundays. Urban Farmer is working closely with the PA Department of Health to keep all diners safe. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and credit card transactions preferred.

Opening hours:

Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday from 4 – 11 pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 |

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-Tobias Fischer