Two busy bars, seven labyrinthine dining rooms (hung with photos of the former owner with all manner of celebrities) and a touristy gift shop provide the setting for this early 19th Century restaurant that many people consider the prime "destination" restaurant in Philadelphia. It is still a venue for many sports, political and show-biz folks who come to town. Mere mortals are welcome, too.
This fine dining restaurant focuses on an American menu with a menu based largely on seafood. Expect the average entrée to cost over $30, and dress casual.
Atmosphere: The restaurant has a historic décor The establishment has a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.
More Reasons to Go: Bookbinder`s Old Original is appropriate (if not ideal) for anniversaries and other romantic evenings.
Eating & Drinking: Open for lunch and dinner. Click for a sample menu.
Details to Note: Reservations are accepted. Carryout is available. Entrances and walkways are wheelchair friendly. Children are welcome. Parking has been arranged for customers.
Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Discover
Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:45am-2:30pm Mon-Fri; Dinner: 2:45pm-10:00pm Mon-Fri, 4:30pm-10:00pm