Garces Debuts Socially Distanced Library-Themed Dining | Philadelphia Caller

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Olde Bar, located at the former home of Philadelphia’s iconic Bookbinder’s Restaurant, is officially open for indoor dining with a brand-new menu, a newly renovated dining room, and socially-distanced seating.

Old Bar Labary SeatingThe celebrated space that once housed one of Philadelphia’s most famous seafood restaurants debuts a new library-inspired dining room that pays homage to the Bookbinder family. Patrons are invited to enjoy sixteen new dishes while dining in the comfort of their own beautifully decorated, intimate library nook. Additionally,

The Olde Bar will be the new favorite for date nights with retro library desks that feature classic emerald green reading lamps throwing off a vintage dose of nostalgia. New dishes will bring together classic seafood favorites but with contemporary and unexpected presentations.

With sweater weather taking over Philadelphia, the new menu also provides elevated hearty and comfort food fare for those coming inside to dine for the first time this fall. Highlights of the new menu include Lobster Pot Pie, Crab Stuffed Lobster, Warm Lobster Salad, Hamachi Pastrami, Tuna Frites, Lobster Corn Dog, Crab and Corn Chowder, and many others. The Olde Bar’s new indoor hours are 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily. Current service now includes indoor dining, outdoor dining (while weather permits), contactless pick-up, delivery, happy hour, and cocktails to go.

“We are excited to welcome guests back for indoor dining with the debut of our new reimagined dining room,” said Chef Jose Garces. “Our team has worked hard creating a fun and unique dining experience that maintains safety guidelines and keeps a social distance. We can’t wait to have guests enjoy our updated menu from inside the new library-inspired dining room.”


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