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Holiday Celebrations

City Tavern is committed to providing each guest with an authentic historical dining experience, including fresh, farm to table cuisine made daily in our kitchens. Reservations for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Dinner, New Year’s Eve Dinner, Valentine’s Day, Easter Brunch & Mother’s Day will not be available on line, please call us directly at 215-413-1443 when planning these special occasions.  Additional information is included below.

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2017
Chef Staib offers a traditional Thanksgiving feast featuring a four-course meal , served family style, featuring the traditional Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings.  Enjoy your meal as musicians stroll about making your holiday more enjoyable.  By far one of our most popular celebrations, we begin accepting reservations Tuesday October 2nd by phone only.  The cost is $92.95 per person, children 12 & under $34.95 (beverages, tax & gratuity are additional). Seating is still available at 1:00, 1:30, 4:00, 4:30 and then again at 7:30 & 7:45pm.  Please note we will require a credit card to make the reservation. (A cancellation fee of $50.00 per person will apply once we accept the reservation). Click here for the complete menu.

Christmas Eve
City Tavern offers a special four-course holiday feast with choices of appetizers, soup or salad, 10 featured entrees & a selection from our dessert tray.  Enjoy your meal as musicians stroll around the dining rooms, making your holiday all the more enjoyable. To join us for this event please call City Tavern directly at 215-413-1443.  A credit card will be required to confirm reservations (a $50.00 per person cancellation fee will apply).  For the complete menu click here.

New Year’s Eve
City Tavern offers a special four-course holiday feast with choices of appetizers, soup or salad, 10 featured entrees & a selection from our dessert tray.  Enjoy your meal as musicians stroll about making your experience all the more enjoyable. To join us for this event please call City Tavern directly at 215-413-1443.  A credit card will be required to confirm reservations (a $50.00 per person cancellation fee will apply).  For the complete menu click here.

New Year’s Day
Start off the New Year with Chef Staib. City Tavern opens at 1:00pm and will be serving from the dinner menu.  Be sure to uphold the German tradition of enjoying pork & sauerkraut; believed to bring you prosperity in the New Year!

Winter 2018 Restaurant Week
Sunday January 14-Friday January 19th &
Sunday January 21-Friday January 26, 2018
City Tavern will offer three-course prix fixe menus for $35.00 at dinner & $20.00 at lunch in honor of Center City District’s Restaurant Week.  When making plans please remember Restaurant Week does not include Saturday January 20. Also note that City Tavern does close on Mondays in January & February.

Valentine’s Day, The Most Romantic Night in Philadelphia
On Valentines Day, Tuesday February 14, City Tavern’s regular menu will not be available.  Instead, Chef Staib will create the Most Romantic Evening in Philadelphia.  The night to remember is prepared you only need make a reservation, the evening will include a candlelit dinner in one of City Tavern’s elegantly appointed dining rooms.  You will enjoy strolling musicians playing in the background while you sip champagne.  Chef has even arranged for every ladies to leave with a rose.  The complete menu will be available as the date approaches, but to give you an idea last year’s menu costs was $79.95 per person (tax & gratuity are additional)

Presidents Day Weekend
As host of the Emmy Award winning A Taste of History, Chef Walter Staib has visited & cooked in all of the first five presidents’ homes.  In honor of Presidents Day, Chef Staib prepares special menu items inspired by some of our first Presidents favorite dishes.  Our regular menu will be available as well.

Easter, Sunday April 1, 2018
Enjoy the beginning of Spring with a special Easter brunch menu from 11:30 until 2:00.  For dinner, City Tavern offers our celebrated a la carte menu with our daily specials being dedicated to Easter favorites including Country Ham & Leg of Lamb. Reservations will be accepted by phone beginning February 15th, a credit card number will be required to confirm your reservation as a cancellation fee will apply.  Holiday reservations are not available online.

Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018
City Tavern’s regular menu will not be available so Chef Staib may present a very special feast in honor of Mothers Day.  We will serve our four course prix fixe menu featuring our founding mothers’ favorite recipes from 11:30am through 8:00pm. Reservations will be accepted by phone beginning March 15th, a credit card number will be required to confirm your reservation as a cancellation fee will apply. Holiday reservations are not available on line.

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018
There is no better place to celebrate Father’s Day than where the founding fathers dined and celebrated.  In addition to our a la carte menu, our specials will be dedicated to some of our founding fathers favorite dishes.

Independence Day
Nowhere else on Earth can you enjoy Independence Day where the very first 4th of July celebration took place!  City Tavern opens its doors at 11:30 for all to enjoy!