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  • Review Count
    10
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  • First Review
    October 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 24, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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El Poquito, a Mexican Cantina, pronounced (el-poe-kee-toe), means “the little one” in Spanish, named after a fabled Mexican cafe racer that rode up and down the coast of Mexico and California. El Poquito is a traditional cantina featuring tacos, ceviches and housemade guacamole and a selection of tequilas, mezcals, margaritas and a variety of Mexican and domestic beers. The space offers an outdoor patio made complete by communal tables and cozy fire pits, perfect for gatherings with friends and families as well as several options for private dining and events. Additional parking is located behind the restaurant with a designated spot for patrons to conveniently pick up take out orders.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Still too new?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Perhaps the restaurant needs more time to work on the food-it was mostly not good. Manager did take a few items off the bill, such as the poor carnitas taco and gloppy shrimp appetizer-which requires one to pay extra for chips to scoop it up! Waitress was attentive but too busy upselling items. Extremely noisy, in part because of one booming patron and his attendant group of 3.
Perhaps we'll re-try in a few months, since it's in the neighborhood and we'd like to see it be worth going to.
"
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2005
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Located in the middle of Philadelphia's charming Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Paris Bistro has made quite a splash since it opened in late January 2014. The setting and food are authentic bistro - the crowd is lively and the menu is reminiscent of the many bistros that dot Paris' arrondissement. Downstairs, the jazz cafe features the area's best talent playing a mixture of standards, Great American Songbook classics and music from the Jazz Era of the early 1900's. Make an evening of it with reservations for dinner upstairs and a jazz set after (seating in the cafe is on a first-come, first-seated basis).<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Solidly good bistro food, attractive setting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very traditional bistro fare, fairly priced(altho the wines by the glass are pricey).Excellent house salad, very good almond cake for dessert. Attentive, pleasant service. Can be noisy when busy, which it was not this snowy night."
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Pescatore specializes in Italian Cuisine with a rustic, Mediterranean flair. Pastas are made fresh each day, and all fish is caught and brought to your plate directly from the boat.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Welcoming place, attractive setting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food is good but sometimes salty and overfussy-too many ingredients, each good, but together
they can overwhelm the senses rather than letting the primary item shine thru. Salads were more spare and quite tasty and the ricotta cheese cake was unusually delicious!
Staff was friendly and attentive.
"
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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**PLEASE NOTE - we often have special menus which are specific to the museum programs such as themed buffet or "prix fixe" and will have special pricing. Please inquire with your host<br /><br />Bright, calming and airy, Granite Hill is the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s pinnacle eatery operated by acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr.<br /><br />Upscale, modern twists on traditional American & French fare make the cuisine at Granite Hill as memorable as the art. Here, you’ll find an approachable French bistro menu filled with seasonal appetizers, entrée salads, omelets, and the freshest fish, as well as specialty cocktails and wines.<br /><br />Join us for a meal and drink during your visit to Philadelphia’s most esteemed Museum! <br /><br />**PLEASE NOTE - we often have special menus which are buffet or "prix fixe" and will have special pricing. Please inquire with your host<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Focusing on market-fresh, Italian-inspired food at 1216 Spruce Street inhabits the old Camac Food Market building, a historic space that has long stood vacant on the corner of Camac and Spruce Streets, just East of Broad St.<br /><br />Mercato infuses slow cooking traditions of Old World Italy with an experimental style and bold take on new Italian American cuisine, placing primary importance on using ingredients that are at their peak that day.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Cozy atmosphere and great pastas
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Delicious antipasti, excellent pastas, all house-made. Very good bread and composed butter, as well as fresh mozzarella. Only the dessert disappointed because the donuts were heavy and greasy-a surprise given the caliber of the rest of the food. Very attentive service, well done in this small, contained setting."
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Chef Patrice Rames invites you to be our guest at Bistro St Tropez. As a Philadelphia staple, we've been serving traditional Bistro fare with innovative preparations amid a stylish setting for 27 years. Whether you join us a signature martini or sparkling peach sangria at the Hudson Bar or a romantic dinner for 2 with a beautiful view of the sunset, Bistro St. Tropez finds new ways to bring the style, ambiance and flavors of Provence to Philadelphia. Overlooking the Schuylkill River, 30th Street Station, Cira Center and the Art Museum, our 4th floor dining rooms present a unique location for any dining affair. Don't forget to ask about our special chef's tasting menus. Bon Appetit!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great view accompanies very good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very attractive room, attentive waitstaff, food well-prepared and presented. Delicious rolls and desserts as well as a good, reasonable wine selection."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Direct importers of mussels from Prince Edward Island and oysters that taste like you're kissing the sea.<br /><br />Happy Hour specials 7 nights a week at the bar and counter only. No sharing. <br /><br />5:30-7PM Monday-Friday<br />5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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**PLEASE NOTE - we often have special menus which are specific to the museum programs such as themed buffet or "prix fixe" and will have special pricing. Please inquire with your host<br /><br />Bright, calming and airy, Granite Hill is the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s pinnacle eatery operated by acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr.<br /><br />Upscale, modern twists on traditional American & French fare make the cuisine at Granite Hill as memorable as the art. Here, you’ll find an approachable French bistro menu filled with seasonal appetizers, entrée salads, omelets, and the freshest fish, as well as specialty cocktails and wines.<br /><br />Join us for a meal and drink during your visit to Philadelphia’s most esteemed Museum! <br /><br />**PLEASE NOTE - we often have special menus which are buffet or "prix fixe" and will have special pricing. Please inquire with your host<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lovely setting for lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food varies from very good to better-described than tasting. Delicious special-seasoned frites and excellent dessert. Wait staff quite attentive."
Dined on 10/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Garces Trading Company is a gourmet market/cafe with a European flair. Perfect for a quick in-and-out or a casual sit down meal. This multi-purpose space features a host of house made and imported foods under the Garces Trading Company label including olive oils and vinegars, charcuterie and Chef Garces’ signature coffee<br /><br />House Specialties<br />Paella Valenciana, El Cubano Clásico, Charcuterie & Cheese, Coq au Vin, Carbonated cocktails, fresh fruit sangrias and an extensive European wine list.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always delicious food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Homey yet interesting food, well prepared. Excellent, attentive service. Can get noisy as it gets later in the evening. In good weather, so pleasant to eat outside."
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The inspiration for Le Virtù (The Virtues) comes from our experiences at the tables of family, friends and farm restaurants all over Abruzzo. Each dish is rooted in or inspired by Abruzzese culinary tradition, ingredients or philosophy. We serve the cuisine of the shepherds, farmers and fishermen of Italy"s wildest, most unspoiled region. We source all we can from the surrounding "terra": naturally raised pork from Berks County; lamb, chicken and rabbit from Lancaster County; New Jersey and Pennsylvania produce. What we can't find locally, we import from Abruzzo: artisanal honey and cheeses (some of the rarest in America); L'Aquila saffron; dried pastas; even the flour we use to make our fresh pasta. We are one of few restaurants in America so dedicated to the culinary traditions of a specific region of Italy and one of the country's most authentic Italian dining experiences.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasant place to be
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nice surroundings, very good service, food enjoyable but too salty(altho less so than previously). Descriptions of the dishes sometimes better than the taste. Pasta with pistachio pesto was very good while pasta with mussels was not especially interesting. Desserts were good except the semifreddo, which was hard and tasted old. In other words, inconsistent, which is disappointing, especially at this price point."
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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