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    August 13, 2014
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    November 24, 2014
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This was my third time to Fat Ham...Great southern food and it isn't all about the pig! The mustard greens salad is outstanding, as is the peanut hummus with grilled bread. Shrimp and grits is a stand out dish, aso love the blackened catfish. I am less impressed with the infamous "hot" chicken. I don't think it is THAT hot and I am not a fan of fried foods. Service is friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Oh, and the cocktails are creative. One in our party ordered a grapefruit vodka drink that came in a copper mug. Very cool."
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Supper is a Modern American restaurant with a casual and comforting dining atmosphere that serves seasonal American cooking with a true &quot;farm to table&quot; aesthetic. Our exclusive relationship with Blue Elephant Farm in Newtown Square, PA means that the vegetables are grown to Chef Mitch Prensky&#39;s exacting standards, picked at the peak of flavor and delivered same day to Supper&#39;s kitchen. The look of the restaurant can be described as an “urban farmhouse” showcasing a design of natural materials, wood and whitewashed exposed brick within the cityscape of Philadelphia. Supper has an open exhibition kitchen with table seating and two full service bar areas on the first and second floors. The second floor of the restaurant, termed “The Family Room,” is an inviting space to hold your next special event. We look forward to having you over for Supper!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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A contemporary American restaurant in Philadelphia.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Aldine is a great addition to Chestnut St and for being so new, I thought they had their act together. We tried a bunch of stuff...some portions are quite small and they suggest at least 3 per person. Highlights were the carrots, halibut and duck. They have a small but interesting wine list. Our server was great, heloful, friendly and attentive. Dark, cool, sleek room. I will go back!"
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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An intimate French/American BYO restaurant by Chef/Owner Nicholas Elmi.<br /><br />Laurel only offers a 7 course tasting menu for $75/guest on the weekends (Fridays & Saturdays). Please note any allergies or dietary restrictions in your reservation allowing us to accommodate.<br /><br />The price of the tasting menu will be increasing to $85/guest starting in December.<br /><br />The a la carte menu is available Tuesday-Thursday. The tasting menu is available by request during week.<br /><br />*Sample Tasting Menu can be viewed on our website<br />*Menu is subject to change
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Stellar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you are lucky enough to get a reservation in this 22 seat gem, you are in for a gastronomical treat. So unpretentious, yet sublime, sophisticated cooking. Bravo."
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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White Dog Cafe has been engaging the Philadelphia community with award-winning contemporary American cuisine, since 1983. Known for creative contemporary American menus, using the highest quality farm-fresh ingredients and humanely raised meats and poultry, our menus change weekly to capture the best locally grown, seasonal and sustainable foods available. Completely renovated in August 2014, featuring charming and whimsical décor in its unique dining spaces with additional bar seating with the same warm hospitality and inspiring fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/02/2014
 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
"White Dog changes their menu seasonally and my Penn son and I loved our meals: good, fall fare. Always enjoy eating here for brunch, lunch or dinner; something for everyone."
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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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
Romantic and yum!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I eat here a lot, inside and out but it was such a beautiful night to sit outside…probably one of the last times for the season. Talula's has the prettiest courtyard in Philly. We loved our fried oysters, mustard green salad and whole fish and scallops, but our server was late with our bottle of wine (it didn't show up until we were almost done with first course after bringing the wrong wine the first time). When she appeared with a glass of champagne to recognize the flawed service, it made everything ok. That was so thoughtful. Acknowledging mistakes and making up for them goes a long way with building good relationships with the diners. Well done Talula's staff."
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Amada is not a typical, trendy tapas restaurant. It is something else entirely. Amada serves authentic Spanish tapas based on the earthy Mediterranean flavors that have long been the passion and expertise of founder and executive chef, Jose Garces - but Chef Garces goes beyond tradition, interpreting centuries-old tapas recipes.<br /><br />Specialties of the House<br />Spanish Octopus, Garlic Shrimp,Tortilla Española, Lobster Paella, Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (must be ordered 72 hours in advance, excluding Sundays), Seasonal Sangrías<br /><br />Private Parties: Amada welcomes groups of all sizes. Festive settings, service and menus are perfect for intimate dinners with friends, special occasions and holidays, corporate meetings and staff parties. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Still good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/12/2014
 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
"I was a tad apprehensive when I booked Amada for my birthday dinner with out of town family because honestly, Garces restaurants have seemed to have lost their swagger of late, and not wowed me as they did when they opened, but we had a great experience last Sunday. Lots of varied tastes and happy diners. Highlights were lamb meatballs, short rib flat bread, love the simple green salad with FAVA beans, chicken, shrimp.. I thank our knowledgable server for helping steer us."
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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White Dog Cafe has been engaging the Philadelphia community with award-winning contemporary American cuisine, since 1983. Known for creative contemporary American menus, using the highest quality farm-fresh ingredients and humanely raised meats and poultry, our menus change weekly to capture the best locally grown, seasonal and sustainable foods available. Completely renovated in August 2014, featuring charming and whimsical décor in its unique dining spaces with additional bar seating with the same warm hospitality and inspiring fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/12/2014
 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
"Grest brunch spot. They even made a batch of fresh from the oven gluten free rolls for my sister who requested them ( they don't usually serve at brunch). Our server was a delight( tommy?) and couldn't hsve been more accommodating. No bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's but individuals are only $4, so if you have several, it won't break the bank."
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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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
Jewel on 19th St.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/23/2014
 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
"I love Mattyson. Always a great meal, seasonal, well executed with friendly, knowledgable staff. Can't go wrong here!"
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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a. kitchen, located in the AKA Rittenhouse Square, is a contemporary American restaurant focused around Chef Eli Kulp's bold flavor-forward cooking on natural hardwood charcoal and accompanied by one of the most compelling wine lists in the country featuring many of the most in-demand Old World style artisan grower-producers in the world, as well as a large selection from leading natural winemakers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Eli Kulp has worked his magic at a.kitchen. I really enjoyed everything we ate...the Arctic char was great, as were the beets, and the side of leeks was amazing. The noise level however, on a Saturday night was deafening. Acoustics are a problem here. We could not hear what anyone was saying."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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