Bank & Bourbon
Bank & Bourbon

Bank & Bourbon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bankandbourbon.com/
  • Phone: 2152317300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sun - 9:30 - 2:00 A la carte menu
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Harkins
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Inherently american designed menus of your choice created by the talented culinary team of chef Harkins.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bank and Bourbon offers private banquet areas for your enjoyment. Handling groups of 5 to 100 ppl.
  • Private Party Contact: Besty Lyons 215-231-7345x
  • Special Events: Come in Sunday - Friday from 5-7pm for Happy Hour. Enjoy small-bite food treats, and drink specials featuring signature cocktails. With special food and beverage combinations the happiest Happy Hour in Philadelphia.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th
  • Public Transit: Market st station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Located on 12 street side of the Loews Hotel
A word from Bank & Bourbon
Bank & Bourbon provides an inherently American menu by celebrated Executive Chef Tom Harkins, that offers creative, seasonal interpretations of classic dishes - all in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Additionally Bank & Bourbon features an innovative barrel-aging program for house aged liquors and creative cocktails under the guidance of our experienced Bourbon Master. Located at the historic PSFS building.

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Bank & Bourbon reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)good for groups (40)special occasion (27)great for lunch (26)vibrant bar scene (26)hot spot (14)romantic (12)scenic view (11)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (10)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Outstanding
    Patsy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very nice restaurant with friendly, knowledgable staff. Had a great cocktail, the "northeast regional" that I plan on having again. The food was well prepared (we had the chicken and salmon) and the carrot app was fantastic. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, OK food
    Lisac
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I found that the service was wonderful. They were trying really hard to make it a positive experience, unfortunately the food was a little lacking. I had the filet; I had ordered it medium and half of it was over cooked (medium-well). The flavor was fine, but nothing great. My husband had fish that was also OK, but a little dry. They had some cute private rooms that would be nice for a party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bourbon Flights
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We stopped in for an early dinner before the theater on a Saturday night. It was quiet and pretty empty. Food was very good. Service attentive and responsive. Drinks were great. We will return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL & DELICIOUS!
    FoodieSnob
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My mom and I had dinner here to celebrate her birthday. The food was DELICIOUS! The service was STELLAR! I had given the heads up that we would be there for her birthday when I made the reservation. The staff was extremely attentive and made sure to make my mom feel extra special. I can't thank them all enough for making the evening extraordinary! The food was beyond exceptional. I'm still licking my lips in memory of the foie gras and fig jam. YUM! This is my new favorite spot in the City!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Stabsd
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We liked it here. Service was great, good selection of cocktails and wine. Food was good, especially enjoyed the apps.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    Chrissypics215
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The décor is wonderful. The food however was unimpressive, wait staff lacked energy and urgency. At 2 in the afternoon, the restaurant was nearly empty, yet service was slow. The steak was dry. We ordered oysters as an appetizer and they were horrible - we sent them back. Very disappointed in what looked to be a very nice restaurant. I am rarely completely disappointed in a restaurant, but I will definitely never go there again, nor would I recommend it for anyone else.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bank and Bourbon
    Christina
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great depth of cocktails, hot spot for people watching, notable items on menu include bourbon flight and the baked chicken entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Option
    Yohans
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Banks and Bourbon is a good option for lunch. I actually went during restaurant week and really enjoyed it. My meal and the service were great! Will definitely try them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bank and bourbon
    1psuVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    restaurant week menu was extremely limited; however, the food was very good. great selection of bourbons and ryes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was not a good a good choice.
    Alwaysinarestaurant
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Two friends were with me and they picked the chicken sandwich. Neither was pleased and when management asked about the food, both told them how disappointed they were. I chose the flank steak, asked for it medium and it was mostly well done, but I ate it anyway. There was no flavor or excitement about the menu. I was the only one that had to pay for her lunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    GJR715
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    the service was impeccable through every course and making sure the drinks were always filled to the brim.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time around
    ElizanyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I enjoyed my lunch. Visited for Restaurant Week. Nice menu selection. Got the salad and steak at the waitresses suggestion and both were very good. Love the butter and the fries. The German chocolate cake was yummy but there was some confusion and the waitress forgot to bring it out. We paid and were leaving when I realized it and asked for it to go. Not sure how that happened but she fixed it promptly and all was right with the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Booze
    Donato
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good booze, good food, good fun. Get the taste of ham.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive!
    Jessica
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went here for restaurant week and the food was out of this world! Potato soup was rich and buttery, corn and pea salad flavorful, trout broiled to perfection and the Brussels sprouts were maybe the best I have ever had. The goat cheese parfait was creamy and light. Really terrific meal. Only complaint was that the bread crust was so hard it cut my mouth up! But the goat butter helped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new place!
    Ophelia61
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I love the Lowes hotel, and remember Sole Food as slightly overpriced, but wonderful. Bank and Bourbon is now in that spot, and, if my opinion counts for anything, this is a marvelous upgrade! The space is very hip, but also very warm and inviting. The food was delicious, and, perhaps it was just due to restaurant week, but the price here didn't cause me any grief (maybe because I'm older now too!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dining Experience
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was our first experience dining a Bank & Bourbon and we decided to do the Restaurant Week Lunch. Everything that we had to eat was delicious; however, we noticed that there appeared to be an issue with lack of servers on the day that we were there. The incorrect entrée was brought out to us; and we noticed that what we had ordered was almost served to the table next to us. Of course, that being the first time that it happened, we wouldn't let that hold us back from enjoying this restaurant again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    phillyfoodie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Outstanding service. Exceptional food. Visited for restaurant week, and the delivery was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome bourbon
    pgtarheel
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was pretty decent, but the bourbon drinks are amazing. The wine is okay. I think this is a great place for food and especially drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Return!!!
    Gina
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I was really impressed. I haven't had such service since I stayed at Lowes in Miami Beach. The waitstaff was impeccable. I felt welcomed and special. The Manager and other staff really made us feel welcome. I will bring all of my friends here for special occasions or just when I want to feel pampered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the Bourbon!
    RobSVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Bourbon selection, amazing. Food choices, okay. The food was okay, we feel the menu lacks a depth that would keep us coming back. This is the place we'd start out with for cocktails and drinks, then move on to another place for dinner. Hoping they can get a better menu in place, we'll keep watching them.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our waiter was extremely accommodating and helpful. Great level of service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Bourbon Knowledge
    GoodDoug
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The key to Bank & Bourbon is its service staff and the bourbon master. Yes, the place has a cool feel to it, mixing chic furniture and fabrics with some wooden box displays on the wall. Yes, it is romantic. But more than anything, I will go back because they had great service and really knew their bourbon. The bourbon master asked me some questions about preferences and found great selections to try. Nothing more satisfying than a great steak and a flight of hand selected bourbons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice business lunch place
    ivy1601
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was outstanding. But, what I really liked is that the tables are not too close together. So, you feel like you have some privacy for a business or romantic lunch. I will definately return because of that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sunday brunch is no so good. Not many selections and they do not offer the breakfast menu even though we were there at 9:30am. Not crowned, but is still took 25 minutes to bring the food, and it was cold!. The replacement was brought out hot and fast. The waiter was not seen after he took the order. Never came back to the table. When the manager came to the table to bring the check, he asked if I would like more coffee, and my response was " it would have been nice 10 minutes ago". The manages comment was "oh, sorry". Overpriced and very poor service for being in a Loews Hotel. Don't have breakfast here, go out side the the hotel and find many better places with better service and food for a reasonable cost.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. On it's way.
    christinaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and menu are great. I had a business lunch for 2. The food was excellent. The appetizer Taste of Ham is highly recommended. THe service started well then it got really, really slow. But I think it's on its way to being a great restaurant. The atmosphere and food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saturday night effect
    fede
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been there with a friend on a saturday night while my boyfriend went a couple of day before having the same food. He had a much better experience: food was well cooked and it was not as loud as when I went. I had the same dish and it was overcooked plus the noise level was very high. I would recommend to go on a week day and not on saturdays or to accept less reservations on saturday. Thank you for your service, it was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch, good dinner
    Michele
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I've been here twice now for both lunch and dinner. The chicken salad for lunch was excellent, but the steak at dinner was just okay. I'd count on this place as a great option for lunch or happy hour. Great list of drinks, especially if you like trying whiskeys. Great service, too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch
    Kiki
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went with a few co-workers and had a wonderful lunch. Menu is not elaborate but the portions are hearty. Definitely would recommend. Beautiful space and great service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a gem
    Walter
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Exceptional service and food, especially for a downtown convention hotel. Twice attending conventions in Philly, I've enjoyed lunch here (the chicken salad each time). There's nothing like it in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Waitress was great! They brought out chocolate strawberries because it was my girlfriends birthday. The only reason why I gave a four instead of a five is because my steak (with my steak and eggs order) was a little TOO chewy and not very flavorful. I would absolutely go back in the future.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch!
    ceds
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch at Bank and Bourbon. The food was great, and the server was wonderful - we sat for close to 2 hours, and never felt that we needed to leave. Highly recommended for the lunch crowd in Center City.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    great food although the ham plate was a bit salty. Pretty place and decent food .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service, Good Food
    Tlg185VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    An evening at Bank and Bourbon, the server was very informative and helpful. The Charcuterie Plate was very good, and so was the market salad (but it was huge). My husband had the roasted corn salad, excellent! I had the whole fish, which was in a light broth with sweet onions and cherry tomatoes, good but not great...the pork chop was flavorful and moist and cherry pairing was fabulous with it. The ice cream sandwich dessert was perfect. I loved the bourbon selections and interesting coacktails, very old school feel with modern twists. I was surprised that it was not busy on a Friday night, I would defintiely recommend trying this place. The only drawback was a very limited entree menu, with no "specials." I would definitely return.
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  • Bad Service, Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had reservations for Father's Day brunch/lunch I'm not sure where to start....the food was good. The service was not, we were served coffee, our table wasn't set properly - we had no spoons. We had to ask for spoons, we had to ask for water. We ordered our appetizer (bourbon doughnuts) they were brought to the table with our entrees. We asked to see the Bourbon Master, a server brought the check. The Bourbon Master did stop at our table and was very knowledgeable. I am not sure if we will try again, $60 was a bit pricy for what we had to eat (we had no alcohol).
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  • Bourbon & More
    Disappointing
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Limited menu but something for everyone. Chef is very creative and everything that we had from the cheese board, the pate & ham board, to our main course (we chose a fish dish and a steak dish) were are very good. Desserts were so good that we plan on going back just for those! The main thing here is the bourbon with more selections than I have ever seen at a restaurant or bar! Including 3 various years of Pappy Van Winkle. We liked this place so much we went back for brunch the next day!! The also have a bourbon master on staff! What a great find in the heart of the city!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bank & Bourbon Overlooked on 12th
    WorthHavingVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    12th & Market is not the hot happening corner for a new restaurant, but that's where Bank & Bourbon is located, in the lobby of Loew's Hotel. The night we dined here the bar in the lobby was rockin', a World Cup game was going on & the crowd was drinking, eating and cheering on Italy. The wall sized TV provided everyone in the lobby a great view of the game. We dined in the restaurant, which was 90% empty. That's sad because this place has a great menu, outstanding bar with the original cocktails and wonderful service. We ordered the cheese plate to start, it's really great. 5 local cheeses of note & great bread, crackers, spiced nuts & dried fruit to accompany it. A 32 oz steak was perfection. Great Service, try this place soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food/noise level high
    Trent
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I stay at the Marriott across the street often and saw this restaurant took over this space. The exterior makes you think French Bistro. It wasn't. However the Lamb Trio dish I had was excellent. The oysters were also fresh (but you still can't beat buck a shuck at the Oyster House). It seems they want the ambiance to be a bit more upscale but the noise level didn't match. The place was loud even before the NBA play-off game started. Just seems like walls bounced the sound around. Service started out great but ended up very slow. It looked like my waitress was pulled into the lounge to help with the growing crowd to see the game on the hotels large (and I mean large) screen. Mgmt should have helped her cover her remaining tables.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new restaurant
    Bell8794
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    When you walk into Bank and Bourbon you are taken out of the hustle and bustle of the city and brought into a relaxing, rustic yet modern dining experience. Each and every person is so hospitable, they make you feel like you belong there. The seating is comfortable and the food is delicious. The Bank and Bourbon experience is not one to miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still working out some kinks
    TimF
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I'll preface this by saying that B&B has a lot of potential, and there's the possibility that my visit came on an off day. Overall everthing was good but not great. The service was a little spotty (such as the waiter not knowing if my sandwich came with fries or a salad or both) but was fine overall. I was a little disappointed with the ahi tuna sandwich and accompanying salad, but the menu has so many other options that I'm looking forward to going back and trying some more items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful lunch
    ElizanyVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The burger (suggested by the waiter) was amazing and the butter is my new favorite thing to eat. The waiter was very knowledgeable and his suggestion for my meal was perfect (convincing and honest). I'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Bank & Bourbon reviews archive.