Phillips Seafood Philadelphia
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  • Address:
    Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
    201 North 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Neighborhood:
    Center City
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Phillips Seafood Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.phillipsseafood.com/
  • Phone: 2154482700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm

    Bar:
    Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Olson Hunte
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Phillip's Seafood can accommodate private parties of up to 40 guests. For parties of 14 and larger, Phillip's offers custom menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Ben Powell 2154482000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th and Race Streets
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Phillip's Seafood offers complimentary self parking with validation. There are private, non-affiliated lots in the area and limited street parking.
A word from Phillips Seafood Philadelphia
Phillips Classic American Seafood. Long known as the premiere name in Maryland style crab cake and regional fare, Phillips has expanded their appeal and updated their image from the traditional Chesapeake crab house to a classic American experience.
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Phillips Seafood Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
  • we celebrated an anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    we celebrated an anniversary and they managed the surprise flowers excellently. the food was really great. They are right to be proud of their crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dining experience
    aphillips225
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    This was the perfect place for a nice romantic dinner. The lighting was soft, the staff was efficient and the atmosphere was quiet where you can hear you dates conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in service
    Ksdb8mama
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    The food was very tasty & the ambiance was very pleasant. Unfortunately, after we had our food, we didn't see our waiter again until we told another server we had a time constraint. At that point Tom brought our bill & left again. We ended up paying the bar tender and leaving a very small tip as a message of dissatisfaction. The place eras not overly busy & there we plenty of servers, but none on the floor for several minutes at the middle of the meal. No drink refills, etc.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Phillips was good and
    rubble56
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    This Phillips was good and would return for a casual meal. Service was friendly and attentive. Portions fit the price. Not fine dining by any stretch but decent selection of wines and meals for a satisfying dinner. Overall ambiance is fair compared to other Phillips locations. This is just your average run of the mill hotel spot (it is located inside the Sheraton). A bit run down and in need of a remodel. But, if I am in the area and hungry for a decent meal at a quiet spot I would return. One great feature is if you park in the Sheraton lot they validate the parking!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grad dinner
    Bruce
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    celebrated graduation; staff was very accommodating and food was served in a timely manner. portions are sizable and quality was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Seafood
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    I have had the pleasure of eating at Phillips on several occasions and have always found the food, service and atmosphere very pleasant. I would highly recommend this little hidden gem to anyone looking for a special seafood treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first and onlt experance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    My first and onlt experance was I waited over an hour for my food to arrive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hire more people
    TOTY88VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    You know you're in trouble when the receptionist desk is vacant for the five minutes when you walk in the door. The poor woman was doing other people's jobs besides her own. Although our server was quite friendly and quite competent, the wait for our meal was ridiculous. I blame that on the lack of staff members in the kitchen. The noise level would have been fine but for a large table of loud and boisterous middle aged sorority sisters who were in a separate room and could still be heard every time a member of the wait staff entered or exited. The fried shrimp was excellent and I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phillips Seafood- Good Eats!
    Alicia
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    While staying at the Sheraton Downtown I visited Phillips to treat myself to a nice meal in celebration of my recent promotion. There were so many wonderful things on the menu to choose from. I ordered the cream of crab soup- it was pretty good- if it was thicker it would have been GREAT! I also go the NY strip which was PHENOMENAL! I topped it off with Creme Brulee cheesecake..OUTSTANDING! The service was SUPERB!! The only thing that I didn't really like was my side salad, but next time I'll try a different dressing. I plan to stay at this Sheraton frequently for work, so I'll be back to eat at Phillips for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Seafood House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Excellent seafood and great intimate setting; Great second or third date spot, but it is pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointed that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    A little disappointed that my appetizer didn't arrive. The server did offer to bring it after my dinner was already being served. Not good It was then he remembered I ordered it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter was very accurate on
    RalphieVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Waiter was very accurate on the menu items and helpful
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was beautiful
    erica
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The restaurant was beautiful and quiet just like I like it. The waiter was pleasant and swift with our orders.Food came out in a timely fashion. My only complaint was the rice pilaf lacked flavor and the rice was very undercooked. I told the waiter about my rice issue and he quickly had the kitchen replace it. It was better prepared however, it was still just a plain white rice. I've tasted better rice pilaf at a cheap red lobster restaurant. Over all though the Salmon was ok I would order again but maybe with a sauce on top
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I probably won't return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    The food was pretty good and service was good and pleasant. Only real glitch was (and maybe this was just a fluke) the waiter overcharged the bill by $70.00 and we had to point it out to him to get it where it should have been. I wasn't highly impressed and probably wouldn't go back as it's not a good value for even the corrected bill. The menu looks great and maybe other dishes are better but our entrees were not great.
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  • The service was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The service was excellent. Nice anniversary outing Thank you
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great convenience in hotel!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Uses a little too much salt in food however excellent in accommodating my gluten free needs. A+++++ for that!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WE HAD AN 8 O'CLOCK RESERVATION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    WE HAD AN 8 O'CLOCK RESERVATION AND THE KITCHEN HAD ALREADY RUN OUT ON A NUMBER OF ITEMS. THE RESTAURANT WAS DARK AND VERY WARM. tHE APPETIZERS WERE GOOD BUT THE ENTREES LEFT SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A GOOD FISH EXPERIENCE THIS ISN'T IT.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had the BEST time there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I had the BEST time there. The decor was beautiful and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loster, king crabs, crab cakes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Loster, king crabs, crab cakes and steak delicious best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We expected better food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We expected better food and service. Everything was good but not as good as expected. We were expected to use same silverware on main dish as used on starters.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Food was GREAT, as always. I ordered the crab cakes, and cream of crab soup. Both were EXCELLENT. Service was great also, server was friendly and checked on us often, but not too much. I have been and will continue to be a fan of Phillip's. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Service was great and the
    Nay3sonsVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Service was great and the food was excellent. I had the crab cakes and it is truly Phillip's Specialty. My husband had snapper with lump crab meat which he also enjoyed. Whether it's a quiet dinner after work or a special occasion, Phillip's is a great place to meet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice restaurant if you want
    Reebs
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Nice restaurant if you want a nice seafood or steak dinner. Great selection for restaurant week and great quality. Had a very good steak and clam chowder. Would recommend for a nice anniversary, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Went for restaurant week, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The atmosphere was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    The atmosphere was great. Very quiet and intimate. The food was good as well - nice portions.The service we received was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Seafood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Located inside the Sheraton, this romantic restaurant had a great selection of seafood. It's a quiet restaurant with nice music playing, and reservations are definitely important. The staff was pleasant, although could have been more knowledgeable - the hostess told us there were no booths available when there were (another hostess took us to a booth), the waiter wasn't sure if the kitchen could substitute rice for pasta with the shrimp scampi, and told us the cheesecake, which was delicious, was their backup cheesecake. The four course meal seemed a little rushed (we were out in less than an hour), but overall it was a very good meal in a pleasant atmosphere. The food was delicious, lots of variety, and a good price during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Did not really enjoy my meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Did not really enjoy my meal the steak I order was bland and over cooked. Service was pretty good. Great chocolate cake though.
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  • GREAT FOOD with no SMILE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Food was GREAT and service was slow with no smiles, should not work in the busniess if you are not happy orking with customers
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been to Phillips several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I've been to Phillips several times. I've always enjoyed the food and the service. However, on my most recent visit, I couldn't finish my dinner and it was boxed for me to take home. While I appreciate that it was boxed for me, my vegetable was not included. A small matter. If not for that, though, my rating, would have been even higher.
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  • Not impressed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Arrived early at 5:00 for a 5:30 reservation and the door was not open yet. With a room of empty tables we were not offered an early seating and was directed to the bar. At 5:30 we went to get seated - no coat check offered to us. Servers brought meals out before previous courses were finished. Felt rushed. The food was delicious. The ladies room was freezing cold and only had one stall - not a problem until you went completely inside and realized you had to go back to the door to lock it. Noted on Open Table this was husband's birthday - nothing special was done for him.
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  • The free parking at the Sheraton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The free parking at the Sheraton was great! This perk was one of many reasons why I chose to return on this snowy day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was horrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The service was horrible. I would not recommend it. I came there during the snow storm and was not impressed at all
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  • I love Phillips, but this
    goodfood
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    I love Phillips, but this visit was ok, the waiter was a little slow and have to send people to look for him when we need something. The room we was in was cold and the food come out cold but eatable! We was late because of the weather and did not get the sevice that I am use to. But overall with my pass experience with Phillips they are normally great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experiencee!...This
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Great dining experiencee!...This was my 6th time dining here & I've never been disappointed..excellent food & service....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed my meal for restaurant
    y0leats
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    I enjoyed my meal for restaurant week. the selection was very good. I tried a new seafood (mahi-mahi)and the coconut rice was delicious. the timing of the service seemed slow between meals but maybe the restaurant was too busy for have quicker service. I do want my food well done so I understand to wait for my meal. I enjoyed that it was a quiet setting. that makes the meal so much better to enjoy and have good conversation with my friends. I did not have to shout across the table to speak to my guest. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Delightful dinner. Delicious
    Maryann
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Delightful dinner. Delicious crabcakes. Pleasant, good service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    Chris
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    great food! The restaurant week menu was huge. They had steak, fish, chicken, etc. Great menu. I had the snapper and it was really good. My wife had the crab cakes and it was the best crab cakes. The portions were huge and the service was great. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Went for restaurant week &
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Went for restaurant week & it was ok. This was my first time at the upscale location of this chain. I had previously only been to the buffet version in Ocean City. My mom loved her salmon, my filet was ok. I would go back but not in a hurry. Full disclosure I don't eat seafood, if I did I might feel definitely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close to job and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Close to job and delicious food with coworkers! Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Amazing staff! Ben Powell, the Host, and the Waiter: they are great!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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