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Race Street Cafe - 10 Reviews - 208 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone 1 (215) 627-6181

Race Street Cafe

208 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
1 (215) 627-6181
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Race St Cafe has definitely become a weekly hangout. Good selection of beer on tap and the service is the best (Vanessa! Franny!). The menu is limited, but always consistent an...


went by Sunday after 6 hour drive from DC TO meet some Philly pals. They had the ghetto rap on with freakin bongo drums.Ask the waiter to turn it down a bit and he put on hard ro...

yikes 11/1/2010

went by Sunday after 6 hour drive from DC TO meet some Philly pals. They had the ghetto rap on with freakin bongo drums.Ask the waiter to turn it down a bit and he put on hard rock STP.We couldnt hear each other talk or the NFL game, We ate quick the food was left under heat lamps too long and the staff never smiled .they made us uncomfortable.. So we left a shit tip and left. more

Bigoted Sstaff in the City of Brotherly Love 4/14/2009

My wife and I stopped by on 4/12/09 and ordered two beers. We had just moved into the area a stones-throw away, we had been there before and expected a low-key night. A drunken patron at the other end of the bar makes a stupid joke involving asians being small - my wife is asian - we both hear this and I am ready to walk over and tell the guy to shut his mouth. The waitress could not stop laughing at the joke and loudly repeats it to the bartender and they both laugh, meanwhile we are 15 feet away and my glare does nothing to stop them. The bartender comes over to see if we are ordering food, I tell him no and why not. I also clearly tell him the waitress was out of line and he so was he, that we had just moved into the neighborhood, are offended, and will probably never come back. Rather than do the right thing and apologize, he says only "OK", takes our money for the beers, gives us the change, again no apology, and we leave. My response is "OK" and we will never go there again. We will also go out of our way to tell everyone we know never to go there and why. The staff was too ignorant to understand they did not handle this situation correctly. Is business that good that customers can be offended, bring it to the attention of the staff and it is still goes unacknowledged? There are too many bar options in Old City to spend my money. I will not patronize a place employing bigots. I did have success in contacting the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, they gladly gave me the liquor license #, owners name, etc. of Race Street Cafe. They also told me that complaints of this nature go to the Enforcement Division and can be a determining factor in whether or not a liquor license is renewed. I plan to be a factor. more

EXCELLENT. 1/2/2006

This place is unbeatable. The food is consistantly good, the beers are always delicious, and the staff is extremely friendly. The atmosphere is enough to bring us back a few times a week to sit down and relax with some beers. The constant rotation of local brews makes for an excellent selection. The wood-burning stove adds a great touch, and the building itself is extremely nice. The two block walk is ideal for us, but I could see us venturing miles to hang out here whenever. We just spent some of New Years eve there. It was more crowded than usual, but everyone was laidback and having a great time. Go for brunch sometime too- ask for the HOE-J. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for drinks or dinner! more
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  • In Short
    Sit inside the low-key café and you'll feel like you've settled into a rustic bistro: heavy wood beams hold up the ceiling, a wood stove warms the room, and a gas street...

  • 6/29/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    monday: 11:30AM-02:00AM, tuesday: 11:30AM-02:00AM, wednesday: 11:30AM-02:00AM, thursday: 11:30AM-02:00AM, friday: 11:30AM-02:00AM, saturday: 11:30AM-02:00AM, sunday: 11:30AM-02:00AM
  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City East, Center City