BRUNCH WITH A VIEW
A VERY ENJOYABLE BRUNCH WITH A GREAT VIEW OF THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND BROAD STREET. EXCELLENT SERVICE; WELL PREPARED, TASTY FOOD. $5 BRUNCH COCKTAILS , INCLUDING A PEAR BELLINI
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with a view
We went for the Philly Beer Week brunch. Our waitress was friendly and enthusiastic. There menu has something for everyone, and their special omelette was fantastic. They are also featuring beer cocktails which is pretty cool. We also had a corner table by the windows which had a grey view for people watching. Overall, a great find!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish & Chips, Lamb Stew
Made a reservation for 8:30pm on a Wednesday night -- and glad I did, they were packed! Right to my seat, though, no delay, very prompt.
Good service. Started with lamb stew. Quite good. Then the fish and chips. The best part about the f & c was the breading. Oddly, the whitefish had very little innate taste, and seemed a bit water logged or undercooked. Would've liked the chips to be more chip-size than standard french-fry-size.
Servers and greeters all excellent.
One final note -- RC Cola? Really? I asked the server if the RC Cola was a Philly thing. She said, no, the owner is just cheap. Ha!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I bought two co-workers here
I bought two co-workers here for dinner and it was perfect. Service was fantastic as was the food. Always a reliable best bet!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wait Staff if Fantastic
Hi: Great view of Avenue of Arts. And, the wait staff are fantastic!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-Ballet lunch stop!
My friend and I were attending the Saturday afternoon Ballet and chose Perch Club for lunch. It is conveniently located near the Academy of Music. There were many good choices on the menu and the staff was very courteous and prompt in serving us. Our lunch was delicious!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A second-story gem
You might walk right by Perch Pub without noticing it. There's only a modest doorway on Locust Street just east of Broad to announce the place. Once through that door, you ascend a spiral staircase to an attractive, sizable dining room with many large windows, affording a view of the street life below. The menu here is eclectic and the food is very good indeed. Full bar with surprisingly adventurous beer selection. Service outstanding, prices reasonable. Wonderful location, especially if you're headed to the Kimmel Center or the Academy of Music. Convenient to public transportation. A find.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place after the
Love this place after the theater! Great views of Ave of the Arts. Waitstaff is teriffic. Food is wonderful and there is a range from sandwhiches to full dinners. Chef's specials always a treat.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner before show.
I recommend Perch Pub. The prices are very reasonable, the view is great and our waiter was terrific. It was 2 blocks from the Kimmel Center which was perfect.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls' Night out
This is a great place for a group of people to meet up before going to the theater or other event. The bar is fun and comfortable - the prices are good. And when the group get here and moves to a table, the service is great - our server was very mindful of everyone's time constraints. And the food is good and reasonably priced. There is something for everybody. I like the Cobb salad with a hamburger. My friend had the meatloaf which was also really good. I have been here several times both for lunch and dinner. This is a cozy, fun, relaxing restaurant.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location Location Location
Parking on one corner - Perch Pub on another - and The Academy of Music on another. An especially perfect location for dinner when it rains the evening of a performance. The food was good - something for everyone. The service was also good. Would recommend to a friend.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had dinner here before a show at the academy of music . Everything was spot on. From reservation to table to the food and service. The Philly spring rolls were very good, the sandwiches and burgers were very tasty, the bread pudding for dessert was excellent. Overall a great experience, at a fair price. Our waitress Natalie kept track of the time for us so we could make the show, and she provided good service too! We will be back
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate at the Perch Pub before
Ate at the Perch Pub before going to the Academy of Music for a show with my two daughters. Location is perfect for theater goers. There are some unusual drinks on the menu and the one that we tried was delicious!! We also had the nachos which were more than enough for the three of us to share, and our main meals were plentiful and very good. It was our first time there but certainly wont be the last!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little spot for after a show
I went to the Perch Pub after a matinee show at the Academy of Music. There were three adults and two children in our party. The service and food were great! It was also very affordable for being in the city. Since the restaurant is on the second floor, the views are superb! I would highly recommend!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perch is just right
Went to the Perch before a show at the Academy because of the location. The food and service was excellent and not over-priced.
There is a nice selection of rotating craft beer to choose from. I will definitely go back again when in that part of the city.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for Pre-Theater Noshing!
What a terrific spot to grab a delicious bite before catching a performance at any of the the theaters on Broad Street! We were seated immediately and served ice water while we decided on drinks. The wine list is a bit limited, but there were plenty of selections in the beer area.
The Fish and Chips was outstanding! Two huge servings of crispy haddock with a massive order of fries along with a lightly dressed mixed greens salad. There were a few too many onions in the salad for my liking, but I should have asked ahead of time. One of my companions raved about her crab cake sandwich and the other enjoyed every bite of her oriental chicken salad. We topped the meal off with coffee and a shared order of yummy tiramisu. Perfect meals for all!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick bite before theater
We had tickets to see Wicked at the academy and wanted to grab a quck dinner. Location was perfect. Service was good as there were many groups obviously heading to the theater. Food was good. Would definitely go back.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We wanted a place close to the theater for a quick dinner before show time. Perch Pub fit the bill. Not only was the food good, but the waitress asked us up front if we were headed for a show and made sure we were served in a timely manner. She was very pleasant and helpful in suggesting our drink choices. Although toward the end of our dinner the level was getting pretty loud I would highly recommend Perch Pub .
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The bar was crowded - very
The bar was crowded - very 20-somethngs
The dining room was a mix of families, groups and couples
The food was very good - fresh, a nice variety of choices from apps to salads, sandwiches and entrees
Craft beer options as well as specialty mixed drinks
Very convenient for the theaters in the area
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exactly what we were looking for!
We wanted a restaurant that is close to the theater and had easy nearby parking. We wanted an interesting variety of well prepared food. Perch Pub exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The waiter asked first if we were going to the theater, and paced accordingly.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go Before the Show
Perch was terrific! It is directly across from the Kimmel Center and the 6 of us had lunch there before a show. It was wonderful! The food, service and the prices were great! Most definitely will be back before the next show in Philly!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice before attending the Academy o
Went to the Perch before we went to the Academy of Music. We had burgers and salads. The food was so good. It is so close to the Academy and it makes it so convenient.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food/kid friendly
Perfect for pre-theater dinner for a family of four. Me, the wife, and our two boys had the onion ring app, California Cobb burger, Mahi-Mahi (absolutely incredible), the baked mac-n-cheese ( 9 year old approved), and the fish and chips.
All very tasty and affordable. Service was very good. Thanks, Don!
Definitely would return.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Servers friendly and generally
Servers friendly and generally able to describe the various beers.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always good, prices are fair, service is food. A "Cheers" type friendly place. Krista is a great server.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for theatre goers!!!
The food was very good. Selection of dinners was a little limited, but much better for sandwiches and burgers, but all meals seemed to be a nice portion size. Service also was very good and made a point to ask if we were on the way to a show to make sure our meal was served in a timely manner. The only down side and the place was a little warm and a little loud, but still a great choice before or after the theatre.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had tickets to see Wicked at the Academy of Music. We were looking for a restaurant that was casual and inexpensive to have dinner before the show. Perch and Pub perfect. Food was great, service was great and surprisingly reasonable for Broad and Locust. We would definitely go back.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasantly surprised, especially
Pleasantly surprised, especially given the location, how the prices were as reasonable as they were for the delisious food. Wine choices were not impressive but enjoyed it and would go back again. We loved our server and my husband is still talking about the pork tacos!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-theatre dinner
We made a reservation here for dinner before we saw a show at the Academy of Music. Service was prompt and friendly. They have an extensive beer list that I was really impressed with and our server made a great recommendation. I had the French Burger and it was very good. Cooked just right and the flavors went together so well. The salad was good too. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. This is a great find with a great view of Broad Street. I will most definitely go back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and the gals had 5:00 reservations--(going to a 6:30 show almost directly across the street from the Academy of Music). The five of us arrrived at around 4:50, the place was buzzing with theater goers, we were seated immediately!!-----Our waiter was great--attentive--asked if we were going to show-----food and wine really hit the spot------we were out in plenty of time to get to the show. Very enjoyable experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected
We chose this restaurant because it's right across the street from the Academy of Music. I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it was! Damian was an excellent server who was happy to give suggestions and very attentive. The restaurant also had a great beer/wine selection and the food was very good. The mussels appetizer is delicious!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient to Academy of Music. Great view. Good Food. Excellent service.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, very attentive.
Excellent service, very attentive. Food was great, and came out quickly, for what we ordered the menu was also very reasonably priced. My wife and I both ordered the same sandwich, while hers had special requests, which was not a problem, and both came out as ordered. The noise level was probably the only complaint. It got very loud at times, probably more because of the large group in the room that wanted everyone to know they were there, not the restaurants fault and nothing to do with seating arrangements or design. But I could see it getting like that from time to time. Parking discount also makes it very easy to drive in and spend the same as you would using public transportation, for us anyway. Would definately go back again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre Show Perfect
This is the perfect place to grab a yummy but reasonably priced meal before (or after) seeing a show at the Kimmel or Academy of Music. Menu has something for everyone, and the beer selection was wonderful. Located right across from the Academy of Music; you can't beat it.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Spot for Center City
Perch Pub is a great spot for a date or a night out with friends. My wife and always go there before a show! The atmosphere was moderate. The food was excellent!!!!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to eat after movie
Went here after seeing a movie at the Ritz. I had the crab cake sandwich which was delicious and loved that it came with a salad. My husband had a burger and the delicious beer-battered onion rings! He loved them both.We had a great server and loved looking out the huge windows! We will definitely be back.....with friends next time
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Before the Theater
Perch Pub is where my husband and I meet for a good meal prior to each evening at the Philadelphia Orchestra. My husband enjoys the variety of draft beers, especially IPA's and the quality hamburgers. I like the salads and the blackboard specials. There is usually a terrific fish. It's a great way to relax before walking over to Verizon Hall.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for pre-theatre. Food
Great for pre-theatre. Food came quickly and was a good value.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
great vibe, yummy food
You might not expect sophisticated food at a pub, but this place delivers. The celery root soup with bacon and blue cheese was fantastic and was offered as a vegetarian option. The veggie burger and fries were both homemade. My wife ordered the grilled mahi special and loved it. Happy hour has reasonably priced beers and cocktails. This is a must try for locals and tourists alike!
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Top notch pub food
We have been to the Perch several times. The location is great for dinner before a concert or show since it's close to the Kimmel Center, Academy of Music and theatres. Their sandwiches and salads are excellent. They have a wide selection of beers from the US, UK, and Europe. The servers are always friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. On our latest visit we were in the dining room adjacent to the bar on a Friday evening. The bar scene was very lively.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for Pre-theater Dinner!
We got stuck in traffic on 95 (go figure!) so were very late for our reservation (we called ahead to let them know). The waitstaff could not have been more courteous!
We had braised pigs' cheeks for an appetizer (highly recommended by our waitress and, now....us!). The bride had the soup of the day while I went with the Perch Pub burger. Everything was delicious...and they have a great selection of craft beers.
DEFINITELY the place to go if you're going to the Academy, Wilma, and other theaters in the area...we'll be back!
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service when we needed it
We were in on Wednesday night and because of traffic were late for our reservation and had to eat quickly before the theater. We alerted the greeter who alerted our server/waitress who took our order promptly, got it to us and delivered the check so that we could be out the door in time for our curtain. She also recommended an awesome beer for me. Plus, our dinner (an apple and blue cheese salad) and muddy waters (catfish tacos) was delish. I will certainly not forget this exemplary service and look forward to my next dining experience at Perch Pub when I will leave enough time for a second beer and dessert!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pre-show spot
Convenient to the Kimmel Center and Academy of Music. Fun people-watching spot from one-story up; tables are very close together. Prices reasonable; food very good; service very good.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent! Service was excellent! And a FABULOUS view of the Avenue of the Arts. I can't wait to go try brunch!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot before any show
Great spot before any show at the Art Museum or Kimmel Center. They know how to serve you quickly so you can get to the show on time. Only have been there for a weekend brunch & lunch. Mimosa drink specials & brunch menu are fabulous.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfort food in comfortable setting
All your favorite comfort foods prepared traditionally and/or with a twist. A comfortable space with a great view. Been there for brunch, lunch with friends, business lunch & dinner and have always had delicious food and great service. Very affordable which pleases everyone, generous portions and consistently tasty fare. Extensive beer list & $5 Bloody Mary, Mimosa & Pear Bellini cocktails for brunch. It is becoming my favorite casual, comfortable, neighborhood go-to place. Never disappoints, always exceeds expectations.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
late night, center city gem
My friend and I were very pleased to find this great, late night, center city gem. The food here is amazing. Try the nacho's, they're really amazing! Our service was excellent, especially considering the only other occupied table in our area was loud, obnoxious & making homophobic comments. I will definitely be back soon!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
2 shows for the price of one -
In need of convenient and quality restaurant before our play at the Academy, we came upon the Perch Pub. Ask for the window seating that overlooks the Avenue of the Arts. It provides a wonderful view of the activity and the bustling scene on Broad Street. The food was very good, the portions ample (although the crab cake was not nearly as generous as the other two entrees), and the prices fair. We may make it our SOP (standard operationg procedure) for the remainder of the plays this season going forward. While the draught selection is plentiful, I would suggest the inclusion of a high-hop IPA. Would have gone well with my delicious burger.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience at Perch Pub was great! We had very good service and liked our food choices. The waiter was mindful that we were going to a show at The Academy of Music and we appreciated his consideration. I would definitely go there again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, food and
Great restaurant, food and service. Would definately recommend to others.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM