The Little Lion

Modern Southern

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The Little Lion is an Old City gem housed in a historic former bank featuring a bi-level dining room with cathedral-style windows and a full bar nestled under wooden stairs. Expect Southern-inspired comfort food in dishes like fried green tomatoes with bacon tomato jam, braised short ribs with Stilton blue cheese grits and vinegar greens or buttermilk fried chicken with hot cakes and honey. The bar pours from a short list of global wines, a lengthy craft beer menu and shrub-based house cocktails like the Apple Crisp (rye, apple shrub, apple cider, cinnamon).

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243 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Eclectic, Modern
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (267) 273-0688
  • Private Dining Room: Yes