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    December 26, 2013
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    April 23, 2014
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Serving the finest in contemporary American cuisine. The Treemont also has a full service bar, and over 40 fine wines by the glass.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A great addition to 15th St!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 4/21/2014
 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
"We enjoyed trying Treemont after they just opened their doors. Chip Roman's mastery of fish was apparent. The light, spring-inspired halibut with fava beans was wonderful (but portion a bit small), as was the simple, but perfectly dressed salad of baby lettuces and shaved radish. The sides are also interesting…roasted sun chokes, chard, mushrooms.... Treemont has its act together, one week open! Polished service and simple, open air room made it feel bigger than it is (we didn't go upstairs) and very welcoming. We will be back."
Dined on 4/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2008
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 took a group of 4 women, who'd never been before and everyone loved what they had...simple salads, fish and the special spring lamb dish with gnocchi. It is a casual, reasonable, always pleasing place to have a meal."
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/07/2014
 2008
Dined on 04/07/2014
 2008
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
Dined on 04/07/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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The Farm and Fisherman is a 30-seat white tablecloth BYOB featuring regional produce, meat and fish prepared by owner and Executive Chef Joshua Lawler, a former chef de cuisine at the quintessential farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns. At The Farm and Fisherman, Chef Lawler serves what he calls "snapshots of the seasons here in the Delaware Valley," incorporating interesting and unusual ingredients produced by area farmers.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"You can't go wrong at this little gem on Pine St, with the friendly staff, who are attentive and knowledgable without hovering, and the true farm-to- table menu. Everything is always fresh, seasonal, innovative and delicious. Please do not miss the "bloody beet steak"... You will have a whole new level of appreciation for the root vegetable.
Loved the exotic mushroom salad!"
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Chef and Owner Kevin Sbraga’s<br />second restaurant brings the heart of the South to the University City neighborhood of<br />Philadelphia with his signature “no boundaries” approach to cuisine. Drawing inspiration from<br />the ingredients, culinary traditions, heritage, and homes of the South, Chef Sbraga’s menu<br />reflects dishes found at Sunday suppers and on country porches, all served alongside The Fat<br />Ham’s seasonal cocktails.<br />The inspiration for The Fat Ham’s design comes from houses found in the rustic Southern<br />countryside, featuring an eclectic combination of glasses, tableware and chairs. While<br />the pork-centric menu explores heritage breeds and Southern staples such as sorghum butter,<br />benne seeds, pimento cheese, and Carolina gold rice. Chef Sbraga brings a home-style touch to<br />the menu with house-made pickles, pepper sauce, buttermilk, and fresh macaroni sharing the menu with reimagined twists on country ham, hot chicken, and boiled peanuts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bingo!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2008
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Kevin Sbraga is doing something here no one else in Philadelphia is: Authentic Southern fare with modern twists. Everything we had was delicious...from the dandelion greens with vibrant citrus dressing, peanut hummus with chewy grilled bread, to the blackened catfish,(with serious kick), sublime grilled shrimp in grits, to the collards with ham hock, which added just the right meaty saltiness. He gets how to combine flavors. The only disappointment was the infamous Hot Chicken. The tapas style will be appealing with Penn students and city folk, as prices are reasonable. Love the cocktails on tap! The room is tiny but charming with good sized bar, relatively speaking. It will surely be a destination restaurant,"
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastropub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating, a proper afternoon tea service has a sweet and savory menu and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2008
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2008
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
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Square 1682 presents a Modern American Kitchen menu thoughtfully and masterfully created by Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo. The menu features small & large plates, as well as dishes designed for sharing during dinner. With emphasis on local and organic products, Chef Mateo entices the taste buds with every bite, through her lens of culinary America.<br /><br />The bar showcases a pure wellness program of all natural ingredients, where fresh fruit and juices, infused spirits, and housemade flavored simple syrups are created daily from our Lead Bartender Chauncey Scates. Square 1682 invites guests to a full experience of dining, libations, and lively ambiance on every visit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2008
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Like the changes here...moving restaurant to street level and tweeking menu. It was my first time eating here, but hadnt realized so much had changed inside the Palomar Hotel restaurant. Food was good...loved the farro with the Branzino, but serve it on a plate, not in the skillet (too hard to use fork and knife with)."
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2008
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Nestled on the banks of the Schuylkill River, the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge is Philadelphia’s Landmark Dining Experience. Built in 1812, the Fairmount Water Works was an engineering and architectural marvel, pumping fresh water for Philadelphians until 1860. Today, this National Historic Landmark is home to world-class cuisine, impeccable service and the magical dining experience that is the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge. Dine beneath the high barrel-vaulted ceiling of the Engine House or the glass enclosed Solarium boasting the most spectacular views in town. Relax with intimate dining in the Breezeway and cocktails in the Caretaker's Lounge. Our outdoor terrace and riverside veranda offer Philly’s best outdoor dining experience. Saveur Magazine proclaimed the Water Works as “One of the Top 100 Dining Experiences in the World.” Experience the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge and discover that this enchanting place that once made history now makes unforgettable memories.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2008
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I think of this place as a venue for a large party, on a summer night, on back terrace. It just isn't inviting for a couple, in dead of winter. Plus, tough location with no foot traffic. With that being said, food was alright and our waiter was knowledgable. The Ono special was quite nice, with razor clams. My spinach salad was too large and over dressed. There are so many great restaurants in center city, this place just isn't on the radar."
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2008
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Located just steps away from the Rittenhouse Square Park, Caffe Casta Diva brings to the table simple yet perfectly executed authentic Italian dishes, always using the finest locally and seasonally available ingredients. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to this elegant and sophisticated tratoria and enjoy beautifully prepared seafood and meat dishes, as well as pasta, desserts and bread made in the house. One of the "best kept secrets in Philadelphia" according to the Zagat review.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was my first meal at Casta Diva and I would go back. Simple, but well executed Italian food in small environs which could use a little adornment on their walls. As we were finishing, several groups were waiting for their tables standing just outside door. No place to wait on a cold night, which is typical problem for byob's. Portions are substantial."
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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A sophisticated & contemporary BYO, just off Rittenhouse Square, Matyson offers New American cuisine in a casual setting. Innovative weekly tasting menus (available Monday- Thursday) spotlight Chef Ben Puchowitz's creativity of fresh, local ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2008
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
"Love Matyson. Always have a great experience at this true, little gem."
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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