Didn't meet expectationsWe went as a special treat after my wife's graduation and had heard a lot of good things about it. I was a bit dissapointed however. The good was good but it wasn't great and I don't think lived up to the prices. It was only small things such as the fish being slightly overcooked and vegetables underdone but to be honet I expected better. We went at lunchtime so it may have been a different shift in the kitchen. That said, the wait staff were very attentive and the level of service was very good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingEasily one of the best and most pleasant restaurants I have eaten at in many years5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial restaurantwill make for a special evening. timeless charm, impeccable service, gourmet cuisine with a modern flair. many little surprises. try the specialty cocktails made from local ingredients.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening!We celebrated an anniversary and we could not have picked a better place for a celebratory dinner!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at the FountainFor our anniversary, I took my girlfriend to the Four Seasons' Fountain restaurant, on the basis of having seen it listed in a "most romantic restaurants in Philadelphia" article. It did not disappoint. The service was attentive and helpful, the food was delicious and filling, and the atmosphere was romantic and luxurious. As a final treat, we were given complimentary chocolates and a box of truffles upon leaving. As one might expect, the meal was fairly expensive, and I ended up spending $200 after tax and tip for the two of us, although you could certainly eat for $60-70 per person if you don't want to break the bank. I'd also warn non-seafood fans that more than half of the dishes are fish-related. Overall, it was an amazing experience.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM$73 is an awful lot for eggsBrunch was good.
Sampled almost every dish..& desserts
The array of food was amazing ...yet it was brunch
I think it was terribly overpriced...but a nice treat once in awhile...
to bask in luxury & see all kinds of people dine slowly &
relaxing....that is so special
Sat w/friend for 3 hours...and could have sat 3 more, no one rushed us
And that was pleasant and unusal for cetner city.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAn elegant lunch...great service,An elegant lunch...great service, great food, great presentation. Overpriced...maybe...but, if you want a great experience, with everything done correctly, this is your spot...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location to celebrateGreat location to celebrate a special occasion. The food was very good and service attentive. I had the lobster salad that was very good. My companion ordered a salad that they forgot to bring but overall the hamburger that he ordered was excellent and we both enjoyed the great atmosphere and great food.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply one of the 5 best restaurantSimply one of the 5 best restaurants we have visited. Jimmy was outstanding4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch and worth itAlways among the best dining experiences on every level: ambiance, food, service. Worth the high cost which so many other trendier places charge but can't deliver.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to celebrate my wife'sWe went to celebrate my wife's birthday and we could not have been happier with our choice. The food, wine list, ambience and service was just superb. We both decided on the prix fixed menu and loved all three courses. Probably the only restaurant that still asked gentlemen to wear a jacket which was not a detriment. It was a special occasion and it felt special. I ordered a vase of flowers for our table and they were just beautiful.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe take my mother here everyWe take my mother here every year to celebrate her birthday. This year she's 94 and very frail. She was treated with such respect. Her every need was taken care of with quiet grace.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Fountain is our favoriteThe Fountain is our favorite fancy special occasion location. We have never been disappointed except by the fact that we never make it to the cheese course! Everything we have tried there has been exquisitely prepared, presented, served, and exceeded high expectations. Simply the best!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best for Special OccasionsFountain Restaurant is our choice for special occasions. Everything you expect from a fine restaurant - and more - is met and exceeded.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery fresh produce, greatVery fresh produce, great cooking and presentation4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I have birthdaysMy friend and I have birthdays a few days apart and we like to get together to celebrate. We went to the Barnes Museum and then to lunch at the Fountain. The new menu was lovely and the lobster salad marvelouys. When the staff saw that we had exchanged gifts, they brought us complimentary desserts with candles and their chocolate Happy Birthday script. Then, they thanked us for allowing them to host ou celebration! What a terrific experience!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience, curteousGreat dining experience, curteous staff, and delicious food.
The staff were very attentive and helpful. Not to mention the food was well prepared and presented.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any special occasion and for a great time.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service!Our server was amazing and the customer service of the entire staff was great!!! Definitely look to bring more clients here for lunch.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and great service.Excellent Food and great service.
Fine dinning at his best3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Fountain restaurant isThe Fountain restaurant is a really a high class place. My wife and I went there this past weekend. Jim was our waiter. He has been there 30 years...and his service was excellent. the food was wonderful. What a great restaurant! and across the street was the logan circle and fountain. Ask for a window table.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI admit to missing the whiteI admit to missing the white tablecloth service. The new decor is a little toooooo new for me. Call me old fashioned.
Our informed, professionally trained server made our 'dining' experience all the more memorable. Actually, all the staff in our service area, starting with reception were beyond gracious without being tooooooo smiley.
Thank you for treating my guest to a thoughtful, 'yummy' birthday dessert. We are never tooo old to love birthday treats.
Your neighbour and BIG fan.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal with greatFantastic meal with great ambiance and service. The only negative was the size of my entre. The Squab was delicious and I would have thoroughly enjoyed a larger serving. I have been out of the area for the past 3 years and almost forgot what true elegant dining was all about until Saturday night. My wife who is a fairly picky eater with multiple food allergies was treated extremely well and she enjoyed all the chef's preparations. I have dined in several fine restaurants but this is by far my favorite! if i could get the reservations I would dine there weekly.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect EveningEverything about The Fountain is excellent! It made our special occasion really special as the ambiance was very appropriate for our perfect evening. The best part was the service not to mention the food which was superb!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of PhiladelphiaThe Fountain remains the best of Philadelphia for me. The greeting and service during the evening were gracious and professional. The tasting menu was uniformly brilliant. The atmosphere was quiet and dignified without being uncomfortable formal. As my brother and I said when pulling up to the Four Seasons, "it is so nice to come home to the Fountain."3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThree Coins in this FountainWe had high expectations, and they did not disappoint. We were steered to the al la carte menu, and had two outstanding appetizers and two main courses. DinnerDoctor had her favorite: oysters, which were magnificent Cape May versions, with three balanced sauces. The crab meat cocktail was by far the best we've ever had. MrSeriousFoodie had the roasted Virginia Squab and Foie Gras au Poivre which was a nicely balance dish, with the game bird done perfectly. The star was the deconstructed paella, with sauteéd Atlantic black bass, tiger shrimp, and lobster – each was a separated piece, with the rice separate. Wine by the glass, albeit much too expensive, were matched well with each course. And the desserts just blew us away.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a truly elegant experience.This is a truly elegant experience. The salmon appetizer on the ala carte menu was excellent. The morrocan grouper was so beautifully prepared. The wait staff is polite and attentive. You can tell when you walk into the Fountain Room, that your evening and your meal will be everything you ever thought it would be.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent waiter,We had an excellent waiter, Jim and a wonderful experience dining at The Fountain Restaurant.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely one of the topDefinitely one of the top restaurants in the city. It's a class act!1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was well above average.The food was well above average. The pumpkin soup was exceptional. The gnocchi was tasty, but not very filling. The service was very slow. It took a very long time just to take our order. However, the service was attentive. The ambiance was lovely.12/21/2012 12:00:00 AMDoesn't get much betterThere aren't many restaurants that offer the level of food and service found at Fountain. Don't go if you want a quick in and out dinner; go for a pleasant dining experience.11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM