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    April 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 25, 2014
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Will is a modern French inspired BYOB, located on East Passyunk Avenue in the heart of South Philadelphia. Chef and Owner Christopher Kearse, and his team, prepare a menu focused on its season, respecting French traditions along with classic and modern techniques to build a dining experience that evokes entertainment, excitement, and satisfaction.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bravo
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Will is wonderful; one of my favorite byobs. Every time is go I am wowed. Small menu but every taste is sublime. The Hen of the Woods mushroom starter was out of this world."
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Traditional Japanese with modern twist. With unique specialty rolls and a full bar that features Japanese beers and large sake list.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I can't believe I have never set foot in Zama before, but certainly will again. Nice vibe and great value lunch with salad, miso soup, edamame and maki/nigiri. Good quality fish and lovely room."
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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Lolita is a Modern Mexican Restaurant located in Philadelphia in Midtown Village. Originally opened in 2004 by restaurateurs Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, it underwent a major renovation in 2014 and reopened with a fresh look, a new Mexican street food-inspired menu and a full liquor license. <br /><br />The extensive full-scale renovation highlights the addition of a 16-seat bar and chef's counter looking into the open kitchen. Lolita seats 45 guests with additional outdoor sidewalk seating in the warmer months. Reservations are accepted every day for lunch and dinner, while seating at the bar and chef’s counter is on a first come, first served basis. We have a full liquor license and accept all major credit cards.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Barbuzzo south of the border
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"That is what Lolita feels like, in terms of ambiance…same room as Barbuzzo: Loud, tight seating and very dim light. We ended up choosing to sit at the bar because it,felt more spacious than table seating. Hit and miss with food. Loved the grilled octopus and tacos are well done. Watermelon salad was uninspiring, even though so seasonal, and not a lot of vegetable choices, but the chopped salad was good and big enough to share. My dining partner got some enchilada thing that was huge, but looked gloppy. Hard to see with such low light. I miss the intimacy and BYOT of old Lolita."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant Mediterranean menu offers flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Greece, North Africa and Turkey. There is an emphasis on grilled fish and meats as well as an abundance of fresh vegetables. With an entrance on West 64th Street, Boulud Sud is just steps from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and is adjacent to Bar Boulud and Épicerie Boulud. <br /><br />Monday through Friday Boulud Sud offers a $29.00 three-course lunch in addition to our a la carte menu. Sunday brunch is served from 11:00am-3:00pm with a $32 two-course prix-fixe supplementing the regular menu. At dinner, Boulud Sud offers our full a la carte menu as well as a $60 three course prix fixe menu featuring Boulud Sud classics and a 7 course tasting menu showcasing all of the flavors of the Mediterranean at Boulud Sud for $115. For lighter fare, join us in our bar and lounge open from noon daily.<br /><br />Three private wine themed dining rooms are available for private events. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful meal from start to finish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We came in early, before a concert at the Beacon, unknowing that there is a price fixed only menu before 7. Nonetheless, we had an exquisite meal timed perfectly to get us out at exactly 7:40. The grilled octopus was perfectly charred and just the right amount of chew/tenderness. Our fish was wonderful and the artichoke frisee salad was so substantial! Same with the side of charred broccoli rabe. I was quite full, but the desserts which came with the price fixed meal, were like artwork. So lovely were the 2 chocolate treats we chose, we almost didn't want to bite in, but once we did, no stopping us."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love Talula's, live in the neighborhood and am a frequent patron. On this evening however, service kind of stunk; slow start to finish.They asked what kind of water we wanted and then it took 15 minutes before they filled our glasses with tap. Long lulls between courses and finished course plates sat waiting to be cleared way too long. Not sure why everything was off....for a steamy Monday, patio was pretty full, so maybe they had more guests thank expected outside and were under staffed. Food great...loved to charred string beans. I also feel wines by the glass are a pretty short pour."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Chip Roman brings New American food and drink to Center City Philadelphia. The Treemont has a full service bar, with over 20 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers and rotating cocktail selections.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I like Treemont. Friendly knowledgable service and good quality food. Also love the indoor-outdoor feel of the lower level dining room. We were sat upstairs and requested to be moved downstairs ( no problem;'it was pretty dead). My only complaint is portion size. We shared the fish du jour for 2, but tile fish on the bone, with a lot of bone and a spoonful of quinoa was not much to share. I easily could have eaten the whole thing myself, but not at $40. Our other dining partner ordered the salmon entree for 1, and it was more substantial than our dinner for 2 and looked amazing. The starters too are described as dishes to be shared, but hard to share soup (yummy carrot gazpacho) and my lovely garden fresh salad was perfect for just me."
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful new spot!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We loved Petruce! Roasted carrots with Harissa sauce and baby lettuces with crunchy chick peas and fava beans were both creative and delicious. Get a side of bread! Chewy, charred and great with Harissa sauce. One disappointment was sea bream to share. Too many bones and I actually choked on one and some meat clung to bones and not enough to eat. Next time I am trying the steak. It looked divine and I am not a meat lover. Wine list short but interesting. Friendly server. Cool, dark vibe in back by kitchen. A little hard to see what we were eating..."
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Fond is a Contemporary American Restaurant, with eclectic flavors & fresh, seasonal ingredients. Run by three friends, guests can expect to feel welcome & relaxed. We now offer a full bar as well as a wine and beer list. We offer BYOB from Tuesday to Thursday, with corkage fee on Friday, Saturday and special holidays. We are located on bustling East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. Come join Fond for happy hour, every Tuesday thru Friday from 5:30-7:00, BAR ONLY. Fond also has chef's tables that seat 10, that oversee our kitchen where Chef Lee Styer will demonstrate his cooking.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delightful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2007
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
"Eclectic, well prepared food in , charming, airy space. Love that you can byob Tues-Thursday with no corkage fee, but they do have full bar. Great spot in heart of E. Passyunk."
Dined on 6/10/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Nestled in the center of majestic brownstones, contemporary cafés & the natural beauty of Rittenhouse Square sits Twenty Manning. If cosmopolitan is what you're looking for, Twenty Manning is the place. From the modern, gorgeous dining room, the intimate lounge & the lively outdoor cafe to the large, sensual bar, Twenty Manning hosts a location for every diner's taste. Beloved Chef Kiong Banh draws upon his culinary expertise to create an innovative twist on American fare. No delivery trucks here; Chef Banh spends every morning at the markets, hand-selecting each fresh ingredient that goes into his Asian-influenced selections. He even adds fresh herbs from his own personal garden to enhance his unique entrees. Twenty Manning is the second venture for the restaurateur, Audrey Claire, who's other namesake restaurant sits across the street. For reservations (Sunday thru Thursday only) at Audrey Claire please call: 215.731.1222.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Love the indoor/outdoor easy feel of this place. Dinner was fine…consistent, uncomplicated food. I always get beets or chopped salad and scallops.My friend loves the salmon. Good burgers here too. Bar is always lively and seems to be the place to eat. I do wish they would change up the menu a little more, periodically, or add a couple specials other than the daily. At least they changed the prep with scallops to a chorizo succotash, but I loved the spinach that was prior accompaniment."
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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The Bazaar by José Andrés is a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into fête extraordinaire. Experience a collection of magical dining experiences, entwined in a modern-day, European-inspired “indoor piazza” -- savor pioneering culinary creations, delicacies from roving carts and delicious libations by James Beard Award-Winning Chef José Andrés. Enjoy delightful visual surprises at every turn, courtesy of world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. And shop the inspired retail selections curated by design vanguard Moss, woven throughout the space. The Bazaar by José Andrés has received four stars from the Los Angeles Times, was a finalist for the James Beard Awards' "Best New Restaurant," and has been named Esquire Magazine's "Restaurant of the Year" and Zagat's "Top Newcomer." Your table awaits. <br />Now Taking Reservations. SLS Las Vegas, Opening August 23. <a href="http://slslasvegas.com/dining" target="_blank"> Book Now</a>
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2007
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
"Bazaar is an unusual, fun "scene". The crowd was on the youngish side (late 20's, early 30's), food sophisticated and good. Tapas with a twist. The Brussels Sprouts salad with "lemon air" sounds weird but was really delicious. Everything we ate was good. We also had an excellent Tempranillo the the sommelier helped us pick out."
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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