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
111 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (50)good for groups (45)vibrant bar scene (34)great for lunch (27)special occasion (27)hot spot (16)great for brunch (14)romantic (14)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (11)scenic view (11)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Excellent find
    annSI
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Doesn't look like much from the outside but an excellent dining experience. Spinach salad to die for. Whole Bronzino impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Hidden" Gem
    LaContessa17VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Made the reservation based on reviews & was delighted by the innovative menu, great food, and incredibly friendly service. Because it is located in the Loew's hotel at 12th & Market, away from the bustle of mid-town village, it seems to draw more hotel guests than locals. (In fact, the staff repeatedly expressed thanks to us for making the trip from the Main Line!) The food & service warrant any Philadelphian to walk a few blocks over & try this restaurant, and I would certainly get in the car again! (Don't understand my fellow suburbanites' reluctance to ever travel for good food!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JcatVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Looking for a spot to grab dinner prior to an album release party at the hard rock...this was a great find. Even better...we enjoy bourbon. Let me start with the service...it was fantastic. If only I could remember our waiters name. He was very knowledgeable, had great energy, and made the overall experience. Oysters and other small plates were very good, pork chop entree was good as well. Did I mention the service! Oh yeah...bourbon is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • in the Lowes Hotel!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Another overpriced hotel restaurant. Don't get me wrong, its beautiful. And being in the city does add its own price tag, but if this was a stand alone restaurant I don't think it could getvaway with the pricing compared to other good Philly restaurants. Bar list was good. Cheese platter was aweome. My steak was overcooked, which should not happen for $34. The server didn't come back to ask us about our meal till we were done and when I told him my steak was overcooked, he told me I should have told him. I would have, if he came to check on our meals. Then he does nothing else about it. The ice cream sandwiches were good. Hard to share since you get 3 and can't easily cut. But I'm just being picky now. Good for conference attendees
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a disappointment!
    JDellVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I was completely disappointed with this restaurant, first of all, we were asked to wait 10 minutes after our reservation time. Normally this won't be an issue if the restaurant was full, but there was about 10 open tables. It then took 15 minutes for the server just to come greet us, our first appetizer didn't arrive until to the table until 55 minutes of sitting down. Overall the meal took over 2 hours, no apologies for the server nor manager. Definitely won't return nor recommend this place. It's a shame because it's a great location and beautiful ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasingly Surprised!
    MarriedAChefVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We love Loews, and we loved Sole Food. However, the layout, renovations, and overall facelift made Bank and Bourbon amazing! We will be back! And will be bringing friends. We got married here 2.5 years ago and will love to celebrate our anniversary here! Fantastic food and wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud and limited vegetarian options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was terrific, but the vegetarian options were limited for my friend. Her swiss chard peirogies came with prosciutto draped over the top. Also, we were seated very close to the bar on a busy night, so it was too loud to communicate effectively with anyone, including the attentive waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in Philly
    ViankaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Really loved the cocktail and food presentation. We had an awesome server, Jose...super cool and attentive. Made the experience a lot nicer. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • COnvenient to the sights!
    Gdude
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were skeptical of eating at a hotel restaurant; however, Bank& Bourbon changed that quickly. A well-designed gourmet menu provided great-tasting food - once for dinner and a second visit for brunch! Contrary to some negative reviews, we gave B &B a try and would recommend it as well as return next time we're in Central Philly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieG
    FoodieG
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Sexy environment with outstanding food, including unique offerings. Simple ingredients used creatively
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bourbon Delight
    maestrobr
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I has the priviledge of talking Bourbon with their Bourbon Master Brian, who knew a great deal about bourbons, including ones they don't carry. He was a wealth of knowledge and peaked my interest so much, I went home looking up books on bourbon. I will definitely be back soon. Food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a Great Spot
    HonestEater
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food quality, taste, & presentation all great! Service professional & upbeat. Portions were a bit disappointing--I had the yellowtail starter & lamb plate and left hungry. Either put in more food or adjust the prices. Great experience, but not a great value. Also, maybe servers could ask if guests prefer butter or olive oil with bread before serving bread. We just got hard butter. I would come back 1 more time, but if the portions/value do not change, that would be it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bank & Bourbon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Business dinner at Bank & Bourbon. Food was exceptional and the space was attractive and inviting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After reading some mixed reviews, I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent experience we had at Bank and Bourbon. The ambiance is really fun--you feel like you're in a fishbowl watching the vibrant world at 12th and Market scurry by around you. Inside, the music was hip, the cocktails were as good as I expected, and the food was better than other reviews led me to believe it would be. I'm an avid home cook, so I'm picky about what I will pay for in restaurants, and I never once regretted paying for a dish here--they were all excellent, though the Swiss chard perogies won the prize. The service was crisp, if slightly less quirky than I've come to expect from Philly restaurants. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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.
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    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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    • 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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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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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.
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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.