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The Little Lion Sets An Opening Date, Teases Menu Items

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Check out what's in store for the Old City public house.

Inside The Little Lion, you'll find a sign that reads "Libertati aut ad mortem", freedom or death, an ode to Philly's Old City sensibilities — which also ties into the name of the restaurant, inspired by Founding Father Alexander Hamilton's nickname in George Washington's war-posse.

The new restaurant coming to 3rd and Chestnut Streets will officially open on January 7, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m., an hour before its first lunch service. Chef Sean Ciccarone (Haru, Pennsylvania 6, Farmer's Cabinet) is still putting finishing touches on his comfort food menu (coming soon) of house-made pastas, seafood, steaks, and sandwiches. Below, you'll find pictures of menu items still in-progress, but figure it's a peek into what to expect at the new Old City public house.

Logan Turnpike Stone Ground Grits

Whipped Honey Butter, Vinegar Braised Mustard Greens

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

1⁄2 Bird, Hot Cake, Pickled Watermelon Rind, Local Honey

Sweet Corn Bisque

Chive Oil, Roasted Corn, Toasted Pumpkin Seed

Little Lion

Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA (267) 273-0688