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Royal Boucherie is a lively American brasserie from award winning chef Nicholas Elmi.  You'll find us nestled in Old City amongst historic buildings, art galleries and steps away from Penn's Landing.  Our locally sourced menu (highlighting Chef's strong roots in French cuisine) provides our guests the freedom to enjoy drinks and a light bite, a beer and a burger or four-courses of magic paired with amazing wines from our cellar.  

We welcome guests for lunch, brunch, dinner and late-night hours.  Our bar and tavern area is boisterous.  Our diningrooms provide the backdrop for an elevated dining experience.  Our upstairs garden is the perfect spot to sip rose and enjoy oysters during our warmer months.  Our upstairs parlour is the perfect spot for private dinners and cocktail parties.  

Wherever and however you choose to dine, there is something for everyone at Royal Boucherie.

We look forward to hosting you soon.


Chef Nick

Nicholas Elmi is the chef/owner of Royal Boucherie in Old City, Philadelphia.  Since opening in November of 2017, this upscale addition to an historic neighborhood is host to several awards including three bells from award winning critic Craig Laban of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly’s Best Charcuterie from Philadelphia Magazine. For his award-winning flagship restaurant Laurel, Chef Elmi earned four bells (the highest possible) and was twice nominated as Best Chef Mid-Atlantic by the James Beard Foundation. Chef Elmi is a graduate of Culinary Institute of America and native of West Newbury, Massachusetts. Nicholas Elmi has worked in some of the top restaurants on the east coast (Le Bec Fin, Union Pacific, Oceana) and the world (Guy Savoy, Paris). Chef Nicholas Elmi and the staff of Royal Boucherie focus on French-inspired cuisine with a nod to regional flavors and tradition. Nicholas Elmi is the winner of Season 11 of Bravo’s Top Chef Series.