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An American Bistro
With Downtown Philly Flair
Franklin Social American Kitchen & Bar

Savor a Taste of Philadelphia

Franklin Social, at the Renaissance Hotel Philadelphia Downtown, serves up contemporary American dining in the heart of Philadelphia's Old City Historic District.
Gather with friends, family and colleagues, as Ben Franklin frequently did in his time, and enjoy a meal showcasing an attitude that's all Philly. Join us for a craft beer from around the corner, or an award-winning wine from around the world.

Dining Hours

Monday through Thursday - 6:30am - 12:00am (midnight)
Friday - 6:30am - 2:00am
Saturday - 7:00am - 2:00am
Sunday - 7:00am - 12:00am (midnight)


Franklin Social Cafe

Coffee counter open 7 days a week 
from 7:00am to 2:00pm
Serving Philadelphia's own
La Colombe Coffee Roaster &
Le Bus fresh pastries daily

Getting Here

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel 401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Gift Cards

Give the perfect gift and purchase a gift card to our restaurant and send it online.

Private Events

We offer private space, including a lobby level lounge area, and can accommodate 8-50 guests. Choose from several menus, or customize menus with optional wine pairing from our extensive wine list or reserve list. Enjoy exceptional private dining in Philadelphia at our stylish dining rooms.
Franklin Social American Kitchen & Bar, Philadelphia - Private Events
  • "Certainly a spot worth visiting, the food is awesome and well prepared, the pricing is convenient and it is always well kept in here. Fantastic work."
    Drew Ellison
  • "We had a very nice breakfast. Food was very tasty and the home fries were soooo good. Service was great! "
    Rob Landon
  • "Tried this spot in the past with my friend and I am hooked ever since. I enjoy the fantastic ambience and flavorful food and beverages."
    Damari Bradshaw
Our Story
Franklin Social allows you to take part in a piece of American history, while creating a piece of your own history all in a vibrant, welcoming environment. Inspired by Ben Franklin, our downtown Philadelphia restaurant is the perfect spot for a quick bite or a meal with friends, tucked away in the heart of Philadelphia's Historic District.
All of this Philly flair is brought to you by a friendly and engaging team that makes you feel right at home. Our Coffee and Juice Bar offers a daily selection of fresh pastries, along with coffee and espresso from Philadelphia's acclaimed La Colombe. Join us for a cappuccino and an almond croissant on your way to work or stay for a while and relax and work in our lounge or bar.
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Closing Soon
  • Dinner - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Monday - SaturdaySunday2 pm - 7 pm
Due to COVID-19 our restaurant is open only for takeout orders Reserve