Now Open: Revolution House In Old City, Complete With Rooftop Terrace, Late Night Menu, Local Craft Beer And Historical Philadelphia Decor

Expertly prepared food, locally brewed craft beers and outdoor dining with a killer view make for a sensational summer dining spot. Take advantage. (Photos by Dominic Episcopo courtesy Revolution House)

Luca Sena, owner of Ristorante Panorama and The Penn’s View Hotel has opened Revolution House in Old City, a 144-seat restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night seven days a week.

It’s a cool new addition to the Old City neighborhood for a rooftop cocktail, light bite or people-watching summer evening stake-out.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect:

The Food

The menu focuses on internationally influenced comfort food; highlights include savory cupcakes, housemade tater tots, the fried egg-topped Revolution Burger and fried calamari served with a pickle and mustard infused dipping sauce.

Supplementing the comfort food are delicious wood fired pizzas made in Revolution House’s custom-designed pizza oven.

The Drinks

The bar menu features boutique wines made from organic and sustainably grown grapes, available by the glass, quartino or bottle. Deal bonus: a daily feature of one white and one red wine will be offered for $5 per glass. And another bonus: a rotating selection of eight craft beers on draught will always include local brewers.

The View

Just in time for the final month of summer, the restaurant features a second floor outdoor patio, decked out with colorful foliage and with a scenic view of historic Old City landmarks like Christ Church plus the Ben Franklin Bridge.

The Decor

The vibe of Revolution House pays homage to Philadelphia’s rich historic roots, accenting the former Quaker Friends Meetinghouse’s original 1798 brick (how cool is that?). For example, custom-made concrete tables are inlaid with vintage skeleton keys; a Victorian couch is upholstered with the British flag; wall décor is fashioned from reclaimed Lancaster pine formed into an American flag; and a chandelier hangs with a decorative American Eagle accent.

The Green Factor

Aside from the organic and sustainably grown wine, repurposed materials were used to further reduce the resto’s eco-footprint. These include wainscoting made from old Philadelphia school doors tagged with graffiti chalkboards, vintage bottles hung together to create a shimmering valence of light, totally reclaimed wood bars and a stunning 150-year-old crystal chandelier.

Follow Revolution House on Twitter for instant updates on awesome happy hour specials and more.

Check out a shot of the rooftop terrace, below.

Revolution House
200 Market Street

The great alfresco setting and subsequent escape from reality come at no extra charge. (Photo courtesy Revolution House)



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