FARMiCiA
FARMiCiA

FARMiCiA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.farmiciarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2156276274
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Breakfast:
    Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 10:00am
    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

    For reservations larger than 5 people, please contact FARMiCiA directly at 215 627-6274.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Klause
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: FARMiCiA Restaurant is available for all of your special event needs from Birthday Celebrations & Baby Showers, to Cocktail Parties & Business gatherings. The entire restaurant can accommodate 180 guests for standing events such as Cocktail Parties, and can be configured to your specifications for seated events for up to 120 guests. FARMiCiA’s Main Dining Room can accommodate up to 90 guests for standing events & up to 68 guests for seated gatherings. The FARM Bar area is available for smaller cocktail parties & can accommodate up to 40 guests. Located just beyond the FARM Bar is the LOFT at FARMiCiA which is graced by the large landscape painting by Conrad Nebeker. The semi-private area can accommodate up to 45 guests for a standing event. This area can also be arranged to your specifications for groups of up to 32 guests for seated events.
  • Entertainment: Join us for Dinner Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday from 5 pm to 7pm and Brunch Happy Hour on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. All alcoholic beverages are offered at half the price, that includes draught beer, specialty cocktails, tonics, glasses of wine, etc. Pair a Barn Burner (FARMiCiA's own Bloody Mary) or a glass of champagne with your meal for half the price. What a great way to start the day and such a good deal!.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Betwee Market & Chestnut
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Park your car in the Park America lot adjacent to the restaurant on 3rd Street, at the Bourse Garage located on 4th Street between Market & Chestnut Streets, or the AutoPark at Old City, which is located on 2nd Street between Chestnut & Walnut Streets. There is a smaller lot on N. 3rd – the other side of Market – between Market & Arch as well. Metered street parking is also available throughout Old City, but you might not want to waste your time looking for one!
A word from FARMiCiA
FARMiCiA is the conception of Kevin Klause, James Barrett & Wendy Smith Born (owners of Metropolitan Bakery), who share a vision of a restaurant that captures the pleasures of simply crafted food & excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food & beverages crafted from local, organic & artisanal producers. Located in Philadelphia’s historic Old City, FARMiCiA is a 122-seat restaurant & bar serving breakfast, lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner & even brunch on the weekends. While FARMiCiA boasts a full bar, guests are also allowed to BYO Wine to pair with our farm fresh fare.
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FARMiCiA reviews from OpenTable diners
213 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (119)neighborhood gem (106)great for brunch (84)good for groups (60)great for lunch (53)great for outdoor dining (38)special occasion (35)romantic (26)hot spot (25)kid-friendly (18)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (10)notable wine list (9)scenic view (4)Show More
  • disappointing experience
    Judyr
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Other family members had raved about this restaurant prior to our visit and although 3 of us enjoyed our short rib entrees, the person who had the grilled beef found it almost inedible-it was stringy and very hard to chew-the caesar salad that one person ordered was never brought and he had to remind the server of his wine order-the bread server came around only once-no one asked about a refill nor was our water ever refilled-my coffee arrived luke warm and had to be replaced-
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DELICIOUS
    KKScheid
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Huge group of foodies here... was a little worried having read a few sour reviews about the food being bland and service being slow... we find many Americans to be impatient when it comes to leisurely meals, so no qualms with the speed of service. Bland food? Definitely not. All five of us adore rich, flavourful, spicy food (typically if a menu says "spicy" we find that it's not at all... I eat habañeros and jalapeños on their own as snacks... put hot sauce on everything...). Two of us had the mexican omelette... it was spicy and satisfying beyond belief. We've been craving it ever since we got back home. Lump crab omelette was unreal. Eggs benny with salmon and two eggs with bacon were thoroughly enjoyed as well. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becoming Our Favorite
    Gregg
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've eaten here twice, and recommend it to everyone we talk to. The restaurant is very comfortable. The food is delicious, fresh, and varied. The service is quite attentive. The prices are very reasonable. In fact, it's a value. We also LOVE the fact that it's BYOB with no corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Fantastic
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Always a great meal and the staff are awesome! We had the best lunch at the bar, as the dining room was packed, but we loved sitting there and having a casual meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this spot!!
    Bk123
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I love Farmicia! One of my favorite restaurants in old city! The food never dissapoints! It's my go to place to bring my friends and family! Good for brunch, lunch, or dinner! I have, unfortunately, run into poor service here on a couple of occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Spot For Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have brunch here frequently and it is consistently above average. The menu provides numerous and unique items; one of the best brunch menus in the city for our taste. The quality and freshness of the food is outstanding. Additionally, we generally have very good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch!
    NornorVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I'm surprised it was so quiet since their brunch is excellent! I would go back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food with nice atmosphere
    Edw213
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My wife daughter and I ate here on a week night after a flight home to the Philadelphia airport. The place was very busy for a Thursday night. It was our first time and we would definitely go again. The French Fenel Salad was fantastic. All of our meals were cooked and presented perfectly. Our server was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They forgot us!
    happydiner
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Looked forward to trying this place, great start with seating, appetizers, bread, menu info..then we were totally forgotten for 45 minutes. When our dinners came, all 4 were COLD, not even warm (except for the mashed potatoes on one of the steaks) Told waitress when we got check. She said "you should have said something, must be because of the large party we have tonight." Food would have been tasty, but after 45 minutes, what would they do, make us new dinners? We had shrimp and med rare steaks, can't heat those up! Disappointed!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-rated
    Noergler
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My dish was way too salty, and the staff started vacuuming half an hour before closing time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good.
    Happy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We are always pleased with our dinners here and return often. Service is always great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old City Dinner Stop
    SaintBen
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you are going to the Arden Theatre, this is a great place for dinner. Happy hour is until 7PM and the menu, service, and atmosphere are really special. I recommend this place to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Reasonably priced, tasty brunch options (though beware- they don't serve chicken during their lunch/brunch hours on Sundays, which caught us off guard when we ordered a chicken salad). Pancakes and bacon were delicious. Ambiance was great for a date or a girls' brunch. Would go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    food4thought2698
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had an amazing time at Farmicia! The food was great, the service was great, and there was a good cocktail list. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a special and fun night out dinner location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Awesome. LOVED the steak, the cocktails, EVERYTHING!!!! I had the beet / fennel salad, and loved it. My friend had the crab/pear salad and said it was kind of fishy… but I thought it was fine. We had a big group, and asked to move tables and were kind of obnoxious, but the hosts and waiters were super super accommodating, we REALLY appreciated it!! and the bread system was amazing. I can't wait to go back. I'm going to go back as much as I can!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Waitress rude, food OK but sort of bland--would not return to this restaurant as price exceeded value
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great Restaurant week menu
    ReidVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were impressed with the quantity and quality of the food - 3 courses for $35 - during restaurant week. While it was not "high end foodie" preparations, they were well prepared and interesting. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food and drinks were amazing! My server was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was great! The ambiance and setting of the restaurant was perfect for a group or just a couple of people. Overall a great time. I will definitely be going back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I went for restaurant week and it was a great experience. Often, you hear about restaurant weeks rushing patrons out during restaurant week but Farmicia paced everything perfectly and didn't rush us into making any decisions. Our server was attentive who checked in just often enough that we didn't feel neglected or harassed. The food was phenomenal. I would definitely go back and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Foodmything
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have been to this restaurant many times. This week was restaurant week. I was disappointed. Everything is not what I expected.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farmacia
    Mike
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I went for dinner with my wife and another couple. It took a long time to get refills on drinks and the food took a while considering that they weren't that busy. One person had pork and it was badly undercooked. The rest of the food was ok but nothing that wowed. Over all it was a very underwhelming experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Lunch
    Mimi
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was my first visit to Farmicia and I will definitely return. The food, service, and setting were all wonderful -- starting with the choice of breads that are served with an herbed butter. The lentil salad appetizer served with warmed goat cheese was delicious and large enough to have almost been a meal in itself. The chicken enchilada entree was especially flavorful and served with a delicious guacamole. My dining partner loved the shrimp appetizer, the crab cake sandwich that is served with fresh fruit, and the flourless chocolate cake. Serving sizes were generous. The physical space is very attractive and filled with unique details, such as the hammered copper in the ceiling. Good atmosphere. Excellent wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nvr2much
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food and service were fabulous! Crab and Asian pear salad, St Peter's fish, and peach cobbler are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my eggscellent omelet
    bagels
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    the mushroom, onion, pepper creation was perfect. terrific, attentive service as well. looking forward to another brunch there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch, Gluten-Free Friendly
    Silk
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had visited FARMiCiA once before for dinner, but this was my first trip for brunch. The brunch menu is very different from the typical omelette/pancakes/waffles menus that you find at many other restaurants. They have a separate gluten-free menu, so be sure to ask for one if you have a gluten allergy/intolerance. The shrimp and grits dish was delicious. The Bloody Mary was good (they make their own mix, and it's GF) but could have used some extra kick - might want to ask for extra hot sauce. We had reservations at 11:15 on a Sat. and probably wouldn't have had a problem being seated at that time without them. The restaurant was crowded by the time we finished eating, so I'd recommend reservations if you're visiting around noon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Byob!
    AliEVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Byob and bread is delicious. Like the atmosphere- nice but casual
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Center City Resturant Week
    luvfood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I love restaurant week but most of the restaurants that participate in this are a little too "elegant" and I have a 10 month old that I take everywhere with me. Farmicia was great! The selection of for RW was good too. I definitely recommend the 10 ounce steak!! It wasn't too noisy and it wasn't too quiet and the food was noticeably fresh. You don't find that too often nowadays. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    atteacher
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My friend and I attended restaurant week and all of our food was outstanding. The waitress was attentive. The decor was appealing and the tables at the edge of the restaurant opened out onto the sidewalk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week Winner!!
    Luckylisa
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The menu was outstanding, the food delicious, the service terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mainlinesushilover
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have been to Farmicia before and had a very good experience, so I decided to go during restaurant week. I went later on in the night, so it wasn't too busy. I was interested in trying some of the beers on tap, but our server wasn't able to describe them very well, saying he doesn't like beer. Fair enough, I suppose! The food was very good, but not amazing. My first course was definitely the highlight of the meal, so I suppose I had high expectations from the start. $35 was definitely a fair price for dinner, but drinks were relatively expensive. I'll probably go back, but will be glad to order off the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farmicia
    ArleneVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Located on Third St. off Market, Farmicia is a neighborhood gem that is perfect for almost every occasion. This was my third visit and as always service was excellent; the food was interesting and the overall energy outstanding. I like the fact that you can take a guest here and actually have a conversation without shouting. Overall a very good and reliable choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great selections for vegetarian eaters.The food was prepare
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FARMiCiA during restaurant week
    moonmeow
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We checked out FARMiCiA for the first time during restaurant week this past Sunday. The menu had great choices and the food was great - especially the salads. I was amazed by how good both salads we received were! The entrees were good, I loved my pork chops and my boyfriend enjoyed his steak just wished it was seared a little more (he's picky). We both got the creme brulee and it was perfect and the lemon shortbread on the side was a nice added touch. Would definitely recommend and will go when it's not restaurant week - have had this spot on my brunch list forever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch!
    Keelia111
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food, happy hour brunch cocktail special, and nice atmosphere. Our waitress wasn't the friendliest, her attitude was short & cold, but order was correct and service was efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for Everyone
    BarbaraManVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    At brunch one of my dining companions was pleased to have a vegan option and another of my dining companions was pleased to be able to order just the number of pancakes she wanted. I had a great hummus and avocado flat bread sandwich with a good salad and delicious dressing. There are many options to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have eaten here since the day that it opened. How things change. While the food, drink and service was as good as I remember it, the noise level for Sunday brunch at 11:30 was just too much for me. I don't remember this restaurant being as noisy as it was on Sunday and so filled with babies, carriages, little children and high energy. I still love the restaurant. I will just choose a quieter time to dine there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Good Dinner
    Rich
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second time at Farmicia. Once again we enjoyed the excellent food and low key vibe here. It's also nice that there's a full bar but you can also bring your own. Staff is friendly and not stuffy, and the menu is interesting with many choices that appealed to us. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TexR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Looked forward to coming to Farmacia after a mediocre Wood Allen flick. The greetings were warm at the door and we were shown to a table that had air vents at the floor level blowing out the coldest of air. No problem! We were immediately shown to a table that met our needs. Amy is a most friendly and efficient wait-staff person who explained the specials and opened our two bottles of wine. As usual, a very creative menu was supplied and more than covered what we wanted as apps and entrees. The clientel cover all areas but have a common thread one can weave through them....friendly without the necessity to yell at fellow diners....just nice conversation. Thanks. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • local, organic
    TheRuns
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our reservation wasn't worth any OpenTable points but it doesn't hurt to have a reserved table for Labor Day weekend. They pride themselves on local organic food which my wife and I really appreciate. They have a gluten-free menu which helps with my wife having celiac. The food doesn't have big servings but it's fresh and reasonably priced for Center City.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still delicious
    Victoria
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We came here for brunch as part of my friend's girls day for her bachelorette. There were three of us and we had a reservation but were 30 min early and they were still able to seat us. Lots of seasonal favorites, ample menu but not overwhelming. Of course all the food was delicious, especially the fresh produce. Good coffee and cocktails for brunch happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet