Tale of the Tape: Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant

Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant has opened on Market Street in Old City. And although history has taught us to be a bit skeptical of openings in Old City, we are intrigued by this project by veteran bartenders Shawn Gormley and Nicolas Moore who are promising to raise the bar in Old City.


  • Designed and built by Kurt Schlenbaker
  • 75-seats
  • 53-feet of bar made from Spalted Silver Maple
  • Doors open wide onto Market Street
  • Exposed brick walls
  • White subway tile backsplash
  • Slatted ceiling stretches the space


  • Jordan “Red” Sauter, most recently chef-de-cuisine at Modo Mio is in the kitchen
  • Small Contemporary American menu
  • Menu tops out at $20
  • Highlights include:
    • Crispy eggplant fries
    • PBLT – pork belly confit, iceberg lettuce, tomato and pancetta mayonnaise
    • Scrapple cheeesesteak topped with provolone and fried egg
    • Red wine braised veal cheek with Parmigiano Reggiano and figs
    • $5 bar snack menu
  • Burgers will only be served well-done
  • Brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday


  • Full bar of spirits
  • 12-taps with a mix of macro and micro
    • Tröegs Hopback
    • Leffe Blonde
    • PBC Kenzinger
    • Yards Philly Pale Ale

Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant
120-122 Market St

More on Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant

NOW OPEN: Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant [Meal Ticket]
What’s new in Old City
[The Insider]