Nectar - Philadelphia
Nectar - Philadelphia

Nectar - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tastenectar.com/
  • Phone: (610) 725-9000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    11:30am–3:00pm Monday–Friday

    Dinner:
    3:00–9:00pm Monday
    3:00–10:00pm Tuesday–Thursday
    3:00–11:00pm Friday
    5:00–11:00pm Saturday
    5:00-9:00pm Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Feury
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: SEPTA Berwyn and Daylesford Train Stations are .5 miles from the restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot with complementary valet offered on most nights.
A word from Nectar - Philadelphia
"Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon…" Dalai Lama

At Nectar, our love for cooking is deeply embedded in that belief.

Nectar, a sensuous, sumptuous, savory experience, features the Asian-inspired-French-infused signature cuisine of star chef Patrick Feury.

Nectars eclectically creative menu offers the perfect amalgamation of classic French cooking with the freshest, finest, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. From wild Alaskan salmon to Arctic Char to grass-fed beef to free range poultry to locally grown, hand picked organic produce; Nectar is committed to selecting what is best for our patrons as well as our planet. Our dedication to quality is captured in our extensive collection of wines, craft beer and fresh nectar cocktails. We assiduously pair the varietal notes in our wines to consummately complement our aromatic dishes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Nectar - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
191 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (135)special occasion (114)hot spot (88)good for groups (75)neighborhood gem (71)vibrant bar scene (69)romantic (55)notable wine list (53)great for lunch (31)great for outdoor dining (16)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Second and last time
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This will be about the same review as my first review: fine food, slightly over priced (have to pay for the decor), with a loud, intrusive waitress in a setting that is so loud that conversation was impossible. This of course seems to be the trend everywhere: create a beautiful setting, hire a creative chef, then create an ambiance that fosters a climate of having to shout in order to converse. Honestly, we have had it with these kind of experiences.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Suburban dining
    RSB1
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I realize it is the suburbs but overall the place lacked a certain level of sophistication. Dress codes seem to be passe in this area but it would be nice to at least attempt one, especially on a Saturday night. Service was okay, waiter was a bit harried and at the bar, one bartender seemed disinterested to the point of being rude. Food was good although not surprisingly felt like overpriced, small portioned Chinese/Asian in an upscale setting. Noise level typically loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable evening
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a very nice meal at Nectar. It has a Philly restaurant vibe, but you don't have to endure the hassle of driving to the city to get it. We sat upstairs, which was fun to be able to people watch what was happening downstairs, as well as to watch the suchi orders being filled at the suchi station. Our food was tasty, and we weren't ever rushed, which I appreciated. It was pretty pricy, but I'm sure I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good, but why?
    SnickersVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    came in on a fairly crowded night, sat at an end table with numerous hits from passing waiters and service people and two empty tables (not on a corner by sushi bar and service station) sat empty. those types of tables should be a last resort for hostesses to sit someone. too bad, made great food a so so experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Impressive
    RobC
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great serivce at the bar, with nice wines by the glass list. The food is always amazing. It keeps me coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Awesome Dining Experience, Great Service and I would Highly Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular
    DiningSansToddler
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Visited Nectar for a mommy/daddy - sans toddler, date night. Atmosphere and decor is flawless. Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Menu has a good mix of choices. Obviously, it is mostly Asian / Sushi inspired, but also had filet mignon and chicken entrees. Their specialty cocktails were also perfect. Not a place to bring toddlers or younger, as you don't want to have to do that quick parent eating thing (you know what I am talking about) when spending this much on delicious food, but it is perfectly suitable to older children as it is vibrant enough to provide enough background noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    MikeyH777
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Was blown away! Incredible food! Each course was better than the previous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food, service and ambiance are all fantastic. The noise level is quite high, but it's such a great dining experience, you can look past the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiting for more...
    perio
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had not been there in a while and was waiting for a memorable meal. I ordered the short ribs, although tender, the taste was offensive. My husband ordered fish, it was dry. Although not kid friendly, the chicken fingers for my son had an odor to them, probably fried along the seafood. Won't be back for a while.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Nectar
    dine4fun
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I haven been dining at Nectar for years now and it never disappoints. The food is always fantastic, great service, tasty drinks, and fun atmosphere. This is one of the few restaurants in the suburbs that has a 'city' feel to it. When in doubt we always come to Nectar because it is a sure thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience!
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Nectar. We took a good friend for his 60th birthday. It was his first time and he enjoyed it as well. We will be visiting again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boo to Seafood!
    BelleNicoleVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    You don't have to have a pallet for sushi or a love for seafood or the Asian cuisine to enjoy Nectar. The moment you step into the beautiful décor of Nectar you're immediately in love with your dining experience. From the front of the house to the back of the house this restaurant deserves 5 stars. Everyone is friendly, the cuisine is to die for and the service is exceptional. I've dined here for all types of occasions, both personal and business, and never once have I been dissatisfied with anything and I don't even eat seafood (yuck), I'm a salad and chicken kinda gal, and even so this place sets the bar high for other Philly restaurants and you will never leave hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nectar YUM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great birthday celebration for my wife. With kids and a surprise visit from her brother. Excellent food and service. Only complaint is the volume. Hard to hear
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing
    Steph
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Make sure you make a reservation....We arrived 15 minutes before ours and had to wait! This wasn't a big deal because we ordered delicious fall drinks at the bar. Service was very attentive, especially for being so busy. Food came out not too slow but not too fast. The lobster slider app was to DIE for. I had a seasonal dish of scallops, mushrooms and risotto. Worth every penny. Nectar is a great choice every single time. I always leave happy...especially because they have complimentary valet! Will be going back as soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Express lunch a hit!
    MurphVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great idea! Choose a delicious appetizer or start (I had yummy pumpkin soup) followed by an imaginative entrée. Fun pairings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem in a sea of great resterraunts
    DSB68VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was my second meal at Nectar and it did not disappoint. The Main Line area is full of great restaurants and Nectar clearly fits into the great category. The selection of food and the service are outstanding. We started with a sampler appetizer and finished with a tort. In between we had sea food dishes that were absolutely delicious. The waiter went out of his way to please, especially making sure my date had just the wine she wanted. The presentation and the tastes could not have been better. We will be dining at Nectar again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    JohnCyd
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great ambiance and food- it's a must. Service was attentive but not hovering and the food was, as always, very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nectar was "ALIVE"
    RoamingChef
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great find on the Main Line. The bartender was extremely friendly even though she was getting pounded at the service bar. I called ahead letting them know that this was a special event as I had my wife and son along who were both celebrating their birthdays. We were seated at probably the best seat in the house. The Sushi was excellent. followed by a very diverse menu. I had the Wok Chili Filet which was extremely tender and tasty. My wife had the Hot Pot which had a really nice selection of fresh seafood seasoned perfectly. Dinner was capped off by surprise desserts on the house. The warm doughnuts and trio of sauces were killer! You know we'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Slastad
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service were excellent, but we were stuck at the back corner of the second floor beside a large group of kids having a birthday party being chaperoned by parents.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JennibeVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great service! Great sushi!! Nice selection of wine and beer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nectar
    PWD10S
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    DELICIOUS - fabulous flavors melded together - high praise for the food although would have prefered a lower noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent Choice
    JillybeanVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have not had a bad meal at Nectar. The food is consistently excellent and the service is attentive. If you like Asian food and are willing to spend some money (this is not a frugal meal if you enjoy yourself, but the value is in the quality), Nectar is equal to any of the more trendy city restaurants and it is easily accessible without the Philly traffic and the outrageous parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    WE had a great time, the food was good, and he ambiance was exactly what we were looking for....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • phillygirlVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Very good food, nice size portions, very attentive service, love the free valet parking, close enough from center city phila for a dinner out, noisy once restaurant filled up
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A solid choice
    TrollsDadVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    One of the best places for sushi in the area. The other food looks fantastic as well, but I always stick to sushi. The sushi prices are on the higher end, but so is the quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Throgmorton
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first time at Nectar. We had a reservation for 8, got there early and they were able to seat us. The restaurant was quite busy, but our server was attentive. The food came to the table in a timely manner and it was excellent! I ordered the Wok soft crab pot and it was excellent. The spicy tuna roll was very good as well. We will go back again with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food and a scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Nectar is a VERY energetic restaurant - so be prepared - it's a scene for sure. BUT - the food is excellent. Very flavorful and at times unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • City vibe in the burbs
    passion4fdVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    As the only Stephen Starr restaurant in the burbs, it provides that city vibe. However the pounding unvarying unrelentless bass all through dinner made it difficult for conversation. The menu is varied and offers alot of choices. Food was good and tasty but a bit overpriced. Nice wine list and list by the glass but huge markup. Definitely good for groups. We had great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent first experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Nice atmosphere, great cocktails and service. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants on the Main Line. Great food and excellent cocktails. You should definitely try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great food and service would recommend it and will go again MD
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food, but very noisy, and quite expensive
    rcwestchesterVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been here for lunch, which I found quite good, however, for the evening, its a bit of a hot spot on the Main Line, and they rightly take advantage of that in their pricing. We enjoyed the food, but will probably go elsewhere in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasant Surprise
    yankeerose72
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have food allergies and there were plenty of options for me on the menu. The server was wonderful in double checking my menu choices and letting me know if a dish would be okay for me or not. The entree portions were just the right size and everything was made fresh. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for the three of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for food, not conversation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    A great place to frequent with someone you don't really want to talk to but have great food! The food was presented beautifully, but the restaurant is so loud it was difficult to have a good conversation. We ended up laughing through dinner because we were forced to hear the conversation from the next table- a couple who were trying to get back together. We didn't really need to hear the details!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for two
    Mthomas
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our dinner was very nice. Our reservation was at 6:30. It was not too busy when we go there. Our food came out very quickly. Unfortunately as it got busier the staff was not checking in as often. We asked for something to be wrapped up to go an no one ever came over. We waited for a period of time and ended up leaving. We also had to ask for more water because we would run out. Overall the meal was amazing. It was ashame that it got so busy they could not continue the excellent service we had at the beginning of our night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Nectar
    bbclan
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wonderful experience! The service, food, and ambiance was outstanding! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KoKoVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Outstanding service. My salmon was great as were the soft shell crabs my wife had. Quite a crowd for a Monday night. On reservation I did note it was our 42 wedding anniversary. Would have been nice had they wished us a Happy 42nd. Still a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service Friday September 12
    amyeds
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very loud. Very poor service! Wouldn't recommend it and would never eat there again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent Winner...
    My2CentsVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have dined at Nectar several times and it has always been fantastic. The sushi is so fresh - it just melts in your mouth. The seasonal specialties offer some unique options and were very tasty. Scallops and risotto was a big winner. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.