Redwood
Redwood

Redwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redwoodphilly.com/
  • Phone: 215-238-1512x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

    Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Rand Maltese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. 4th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Redwood
Inspired by the giant Redwood trees near California's famous vineyards, Redwood offers 24 fine wines by the glass, as well as eight craft beers on draft and 100 different bottles of beer. The menu offers cheese and charcuterie selections plus
American bistro fare--from freshly shucked oysters to filet and frittes. The handsome Grand Bar --inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright and Arts & Crafts movement-- serves classic cocktails with a great selection top shelf whiskeys.

Dining at polished wood tables offers Rittenhouse atmosphere at South Street prices. An outdoor beer garden opens in warmer weather.
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Redwood reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Best service ever!!
    Luvsgreatservice
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fantastic food and one of the best service ever! I ordered bananas foster and the staff didn't have any bananas, so they offered to run out and get them if i was willing to wait, and boy was it worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad but wouldn't rush back
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Settled on Redwood for a recent Sunday brunch I was planning, as it was one of the few places in Philly that can accommodate a large party (12) and takes reservations for brunch. The ambiance was "ok" -- it's a little dark in the back room where they put us, but it was cozy enough. The bloody mary I had was good, and so was the eggs benedict. I also received good feedback from others on their food. I did hear some negative comments about the white sangria (though I didn't try it, it looked like water). My biggest concern though was that, while we all ordered at once, our table's food came out first and it was a WHILE before the other half of our party received their food. We had finished our food when they finally got theirs.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The menu has average American fare - nothing really innovative - wings, sliders, steak and mashed potatoes, etc. The bar was decently stocked. Although the drinks and food we ordered were pretty good, two of the large plates we tried to order weren't available (no lamb chops and no mahi mahi). The service was a little slow considering there was hardly anyone in there on a Saturday evening. The waiter was good-natured and pleasant although not the fastest. Seating on the banquets isn't the most comfortable because there are no footrests although the table is a high-top. Overall it was okay.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would recommend
    Grandyose
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We sat at the bar for dinner. We actually got there earlier and was charged the happy hour price for our wine and appetizers. The wings were messy, sweet, and delish. Flatbread was good too. I would definitely return. It is more upscale than Copa's, get for a happy that is not noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    diner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went there because they used to have a great bottomless brunch special that everyone raved about. Its now $15 for a pitch of mimosas or bloody marys and the food is mediocre at best. I would probably prefer to pay a $5 more for brunch and go somewhere with better food. Philly is fun of great food so removing bottomless brunchfrom redwood makes it lose the draw of going here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food2.5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Redwood reviews archive.
  • Good Everything
    sara
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went for Dining Out For Life; it was one of the neighborhood restaurants on the list. Looked at the website—looked charming. It is not charming; it's pretty much a bar with some tables in the back. That being said...the staff was lovely; the food was surprisingly good; the beer list was very, very long (great!); and inexpensive! My friends and I will drop in again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy duck sandwich and great beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is definately a find on South Street in Philadelphia. I had a duck sandwich that was prepared perfectly. The beer selection is awesome. The restaurant is on the quiet side and provides and nice escape from the hustle and bustle of South Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON BIRTHDAY BRUNCH
    Addie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Invited 16 friends and family to Redwood for the Jazz brunch, service, booking via email and food were very good. Resturant was pleasant, music low key but nice jazz. My only complaint was crem brulee, was good but portion barely covered bottom of ramkin. Fill that ramakin up guys!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swing and a miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Service was good but they were out of many things. They need to decide if they are a bar or a restaurant. As a bar, they are doing great. Vast selection of beers. They have work to do on the food front.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Brunch
    Evalia
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    So glad a friend recommended Redwood! We had a group of about 14 people. They had a nice table set up for us in the back. Surprise - was also live jazz! We all had a blast. Everyone enjoyed their meals - and the 15$ bottomless cocktails were a smash hit! Cant wait to go back for brunch again :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasent...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Food was well thought out and prepared...very tasty...eager to try out other things on the menu...service was quick and pleasant...drink was well made...will be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu has improved since my
    JohnnyDeeVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Menu has improved since my first visit. Nice selection of small plates. The cheese plate is an excellent value great beer list/selection. The tuna entree was done to temperature, just right.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went there saturday night
    kat4
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Went there saturday night for first time. The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. I would definitely go back, the sliders and fries were great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit for the bottomless mimosas
    JessicaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The food was unremarkable; overcooked eggs benny, uninspired flatbreads. At least we got a good deal on the bottomless mimosas/bloodys/sangria for brunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch and dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We were very impressed when we stumbled upon Redwood. The wine and beer list are astounding, and the food was incredible. I would eat ten orders of the Argentinean Steak Skewers. We ordered entrees, which were delicious and generous in portion, but after seeing the "small plates" menu, we will definitely be stopping by for appetizers and drinks again soon. It is in an ideal location and the prices were really reasonable for a restaurant located on South St. Redwood is definitely worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bottomless brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I will be coming here again!!! Not only were our brunch items fantastic (beignets, chicken & waffles, & crab benedict) but the prices were reasonable and we indulged in a bottomless brunch consisting of mix and match cocktails with delicious sangria. I love the location right on south street, the service was excellent and we had an awesome time!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro burger
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Bistro burger = best hamburger I've ever eaten! Yum, I'll be back for more, all the way from Wilmington, DE.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food Good Value
    Phillyeat
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    I ate here over the weekend. The menu was new a lot more choices than a previous visit. I really enjoyed myself. Food and drink prices were inexpensive for center city. Will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great design but more of a bar
    SteveinPhillyVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    We decided to try the new Redwood when they published a Buy One Get One entrée coupon in the paper. It was only good for a Sunday or Monday Night between 5pm and 11pm. So we chose a Monday – during Happy Hour. This is the latest in the group of restaurants owned (or co-owned) by long time South Street resident and businessman Bill Curry (co-founder of Copabanana which is literally next door. Bill’s concepts are always fascinating but sometimes try to do too much and that is the problem here. As previous reviewer here said – it’s trying to be too many things at once. It’s hard to choose from the words OT gives such as Ambience and Noise level so I’ll try to expound in this narrative. The renovation to the room is great and this space woul
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Redwood functions best as a happy hour destination; the wine list was impressive, and our cocktails were the highlight of our meal. The food, however, was quite below par. Two of us dined on a fairly slow evening. One entree came out cold, while the other was not as described on the menu. Our server brought the latter back to the kitchen and returned with a properly prepared version. Unfortunately, even when it was made correctly, it was barely edible. Overall, the food was bad and overpriced, and we have no plans to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet