Explore a variety of dining options from our Dining Partners!
The Arden Bar
The bar opens 45 minutes before curtain and during intermission!
Food and Drink at the Theatre
Enjoy your meal at the Arden! For your dining pleasure, café tables are available in the Arden Lobby overlooking historic Old City. Please consider ordering take-out from one of our wonderful dining partners (listed below) and bring your meal to the Arden to enjoy before the show!
Looking for great dining in Old City?
When dining in Old City, we recommend these restaurants that support the Arden! All offer a special discount for Arden ticket holders. Please ask your server for details.
2nd Story Brewing
117 Chestnut Street | 267.314.5770
We all have a first story. It’s the one we tell to strangers, job interviewers and people we meet during the course of a day. It’s who we are, where we’re from, what we do, people we know. But our second story is all about the passion we have deep inside. It’s the things we love to do because it defines who we are. At 2nd Story Brewing Co., our passion is the craft beer that you can witness for yourself being brewed on the second floor. It’s where our second story comes together. It’s where our stellar beer is hand-crafted and handed down.
214 Market Street | 215.923.1000
A legacy of quality, this classic, deli-style restaurant has been churning out delicious sandwiches since 1947. Order any of the special soups, salads, and sandwiches from this Philadelphia kitchen and you’ll see why it’s “where the locals go.” –USA Today
232 Arch Street | 215.629.2337
Chlöe is a cozy 32 seat BYOB located in the heart of Old City. We serve new American food in a warm, friendly atmosphere. In addition to our regular menu, we offer a wide variety of nightly specials. Wednesday-Saturday, 5pm till 9:30pm. All major credit cards accepted.
138 Market Street | 215.923.6069
Stephen Starr’s first restaurant serves an eclectic menu & classic martinis in a neo-diner space.
10 South 2nd Street | 215.627.0666
In 2000, Cuba Libre emerged as a vibrant window into a distant culture. Today, two-time James Beard Award winning Chef Guillermo Pernot’s menu features tantalizing tastes that reflect Cuba’s culinary traditions, as well as the emerging modern cuisine he experiences during his continued travels to Cuba. Sample a variety of dishes with the 15 Tastes of Cuba chef’s tasting menu or enjoy the unlimited tapas (small plates) brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
306 Market Street | 215.625.9425
Fork, one of the City’s most popular and enduring contemporary American restaurants, recently underwent a renaissance with a new menu and beautiful interior. Chef Eli Kulp has received raves – “a serious talent” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Saveur Magazine raves that Eli has brought “a huge amount of New York smarts and energy.” Philly Mag says “there’s never been a better time to taste [the fruits of Fork.]” Food + Wine named Kulp one of the Best New Chefs 2014.
High Street on Market
308 Market Street | 215.625.0988
High Street on Market serves Chef Eli Kulp”s contemporary American, hand-crafted, locally-inspired foods. Located on Market Street (formerly High Street during colonial times), High Street’s dining room features local artisan work, milk-painted wood walls and factory windows. Counter seating in front of the completely open kitchen makes you feel at home. Eli’s food is accompanied by a select wine list featuring winemakers whose work reflects the place and people from which the wine comes. Inventive cocktails include bottled and hand-crafted classics as well as new creations.
Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille
16 S. 2nd Street | 215.928.9411
Local Bar & Grill with neighborhood feel. Relaxed atmosphere with fresh made food, sourced locally. Rated #1 Burger by Zagat. Vegetarian options as well as Kids menu available.
Pinot Wine Boutique
227 Market Street | 215.627.WINE
A wine lover’s playground filled with an array of chic and functional wine accessories, specialty items, and more! This fun shop is a favorite among local wine lovers, and a tourist destination as well. Pinot has a full schedule of tasting classes, which take place in Pinot’s wine cellar – a warm welcoming setting that’s highly conducive to socializing and learning about wine. This cozy space is available for private parties – perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties, singles and networking events, customer appreciation and team building events. Pinot is a two-time Best of Philly winner and the exclusive Philadelphia outlet for Paradocx Vineyard. Wine tastings available anytime!
The Plough & the Stars
123 Chestnut Street | 215.733.0300
Old City’s premier Irish restaurant, is located on 2nd Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets. Our food is Western European with a strong Irish Influence. We serve lunch, brunch, dinner and a bar menu to fit into your performance schedule. Our atmosphere is genuine and welcoming. We are a family friendly establishment. If you’re bringing your husband to the theater, at least let him have a pint! Call for reservations!
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor | 215.238.0499
Just a few blocks away, you will discover the pleasures and beauty of Positano, Italy. Savor Inspired Mediterranean Cuisine with delicious dishes, expertly prepared by our chefs. Choose from our “must have” Crudo menu, while sipping our signature Positano Lemon Drop cocktail. In warmer weather, enjoy Positano Coast’s 2nd floor patio and Sopra Lounge for an open-air breeze and spectacular views of the city. Positano Coast is perfect for before or after the theatre! Open 7 Days. Lunch & Dinner. Valet Parking. BYOB Sunday & Monday. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-7pm & Sunday 1-5pm (Available at the bar only).
Race Street Café
208 Race Street | 215.627.6181
”Every neighborhood should have a Race Street Café.” Stop by for lunch, dinner, a late night snack or brunch to sample our diverse menu. To quench your thirst, we offer 15 constantly changing draught beers, including a hand pump, as well as many quality liquors and wine.
110 Market Street | 215.922.1048
The Franklin Fountain is Philadelphia’s premier old-fashioned Ice Cream Parlor and Soda Dispensary featuring delicious house-made Ice Creams, Toppings, Soda Syrups, and More! Shane Confectionery is America’s oldest continuously run confectionery, where we continue to produce a wide array of chocolates, caramels, fudge, hard candies and other seasonal specialties.