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 10% special discount for Arden patrons when you present your tickets at time of ordering. Please ask your server for more 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.

Cuba Libre 
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.

Franklin Fountain 
116 Market Street | 215.627.1899 

The Franklin Fountain, an ice cream parlor, aims to serve an experience steeped in ideals, drizzled with drollery, and sprinkled with the forgotten flavors of the American past.

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.

Luna Café 
317 Market Street | 215.309.3140 

Luna Cafe serves delicious breakfast and lunch options seven days a week, located right around the corner from the Arden.

14 North Front Street | 215.922.7800
Panorama’s Guinness World Record for offering more than 150 wines by the glass hasn’t changed, but the modern Italian menu and beautiful dining atmosphere have. Chef Matthew Gentile has re-interpreted Panorama’s stable of recipes, many of which had been in the Sena family for generations, and updated them with modern techniques, lighter ingredients and engaging presentations. The interior has been transformed by internationally acclaimed Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design to infuse the restaurant’s former old world design with a freshly modern and current feel. Dine with Panorama for a polished ambiance and culinary experience matched with an industry-leading wine program.

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. The menu is Western European with a strong Irish Influence.  They serve lunch, brunch, dinner and a bar menu to fit into your performance schedule and are a family friendly establishment. 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.

Shane Confectionery 
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.

26 N. 3rd Street | 267.239.5900 

Wister in Old City Philadelphia is a modern and urban neighborhood BYOB. The always fresh menu is seafood focused and contains farm to table produce. The boldly flavored menu which changes seasonally has modern twists on familiar flavors. Wister is also vegan-friendly and has seasonal vegan options. We pride ourselves in our daily delivered seafood, our locally sourced ingredients, warm and friendly staff, and astounding service. Even our focaccia bread is made from scratch daily. Wister is perfect for dinner with friends, date night, dining alone, or a large get together.