Menu is interesting and different.
Menu is interesting and different. The food was terrific.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fare is amazing!!
I went to Fare with a group of 5 to celebrate a birthday. Every person raved about their entree, from steak to seafood to pasta. The oysters and flatbreads were a great way to start. They had some great cocktails to start the night (Cucumber Martini, etc). Though the wine list certainly seemed to cover all bases, we had bought our own bottles and paid the corkage fee.
This is an excellent spot, service was superb (our waiter made us feel comfortable to just be the somewhat boisterous group we were), and the food was well prepared & high quality. Not one misstep. Plenty of reasons to go back!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the start, service was
From the start, service was great. Attentive, but not annoying, and without giving you that rushed feeling of a restaurant that is trying to turn tables as fast as they can. Everyone enjoyed their food (apps = tuna tartar, calamari, some other seafood that I don't remember. mains = steak, crab cake, salmon). There wasn't a bite that came onto the table that wasn't enjoyed. Our reservation was for 7PM on Sunday, so the place was relatively quite, but we didn't feel like we were in a lonely corner of an empty place either. Just what we were looking for!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a delightful Saturday
We had a delightful Saturday brunch. The Cinnamon bun is to die for!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went on a Saturday night,
We went on a Saturday night, with 6 people and it was wonderful. We made a reservation, arrived on time and had to wait abo8ut 10 minutes for our table. This was fine, and we had time to review their fun special drink menu. Our apps came out quickly and we had time to enjoy and share before the dinners came out. The food was excellent, fresh, well prepared, and delicious.
I would highly recommend 'Fare'.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Philly Brunch
My second visit was as good as my first. I brought six friends with me for brunch and everyone's choice was delicious. The Mary Cassat Bloody Mary is great -- calamata olives and sweet smoked bacon as garnish. What can be better!! The burrito, the eggs Florentine with smoked salmon, the omelets -- all were perfectly prepared. And the service -- excellent. A real keeper.
4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good.
Flatbreads were excellent.
Beet salad great, kale salad a little uninspired.
Flank steak tasted good but potatoes with it were mediocre and the dish as a whole was just fine. Ricotta dessert was delicious.
The service was great and the ambience was perfect for a group of six. Overall, a great experience and worth a visit.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family and I went to Fare for Mother's Day brunch and all had delicious food and great time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great atmosphere
Can't complain at all. Went for mothers' day brunch. Food, service, etc. were all very good. Will go again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch at Fare was Fantastic! The service was professional and the food was Great. I invited my Mother and friends and they all had a great time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service... not so much
My family and I visited this restaurant for the first time with a large group for a special occasion. There was plenty of room for our party, even though we arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation. The decor and the menu were both very nice. They have a full bar, with some very interesting (and tasty!) drink recipes. The serving sizes weren't too large but you weren't left wanting, and the food itself was delicious. Unfortunately, the servers seemed to care less that we were there, and even seemed kind of annoyed by having to serve us, although we weren't a rowdy or demanding party. Overall, this seemed like a restaurant that's aspiring to be a fine dining destination -- but that doesn't mean the staff should be snooty!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice night -- good dinner
We had dinner at Fare following my son's college graduation. Overall atmosphere was upscale but laid-back. The restaurant was busy, but we never felt hurried.
Our server was attentive and friendly. My daughter asked whether a given menu item was gluten-free. Without any further requests, our server brought gluten-free bread out along with the pita bread for the complementary appetizer (good hummus with olives). He also brought my daughter her own smaller version of the hummus. It was a very nice touch.
All entrees were very good -- there wasn't a bad meal in the group. Vegetables were done perfectly.
We were frankly all too full for dessert, but forced ourselves :) to try a flourless chocolate cake just for the taste. Again, very good.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't let the word Organic scare yo
Okay, my daughter found this place and really wanted to go. I was not familiar with it, so I checked out the website. What I saw was: Organic. Local. Sustainable. Crafted. Artisan.
"Oh great," I thought. "This is just what I needed."
Well, it was great and it was just what I needed. I started with the Baked Banana, with coconut, sugar and yogurt was good but the eggs benedict was excellent. My daughter had the Brioche French Toast dipped in almonds and I found myself sneaking bites off her plate. The service was good, but not overpowering. Our waitress seem to always know when we needed her. It was a good experience and I would recommend Faire to everyone.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Farmer's Tonic specialty
The Farmer's Tonic specialty cocktail was delicious. The pork shank also good. Crab cakes had too much breading for our taste. Nice ambiance.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice!!! A pleasant surise.
Very nice!!! A pleasant surise. Will go back. Very nice wait staff and the food was terrific.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very fresh organic food!
Excellent salads with beautiful greens. Good wrap sandwiches. Delicious roasted sweet potatoes and maple roasted Brussels sprouts. Near Fairmount Park and Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as East State Penitentury.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch was great
I had guests in from out of town and wanted to try someplace new for brunch. Fare had great variety for brunch and everyone was able to find something they loved. Everyone was extremely pleased with the food. We were able to sit outside in the patio, it was a great outdoor space with plenty of room and umbrellas to shield the sun. I was surprised how empty the restaurant was while we were there... but it was nice ti not have to wait for a party of 5 to bbe seated. i will be going back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A solid brunch scene in Philly
For the second time, we made Fare our Father's Day brunch spot. Glad we did. Its a perfect little spot in the cool Fairmount neighborhood that hugs the museum corridor. Not fancy, but elegant enough and really solid dishes. Fish taco was a knockout, and my son went nuts for the chocolate chip pancakes.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Caesar salad was fresh and had an added tang of lemon to its dressing making it a great salad. The added steak was rare to perfection. Disappointed in that there were no breads available.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it! Romantic and perfect!
Wonderful food selections and all of it very healthy, organic, sustainable. Some of the best food in Philly and not too expensive. Great wait staff and drinks.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something for eveyone
We had a group of 5. Three of us wanted seafood, one wanted beef and one was a vegan. The menu easily accomodated all our preferences. Everything was high quality, everyone was pleased with their meal. I will return the next time I'm in Phila.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely outdoor patio
Staff was very accomodating. There were 6 in our party and we all enjoyed the food.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fare is always delicious. Wonderful staff, great vibe, delicious house sparling water, and the best cucumber infused gin drinks in the city. Consistently excellent!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Helpful and attentive wait
Helpful and attentive wait staff. Many interesting options. Delicious flatbreads, unusual spice combinations that work well together, creative takes on well-known dishes, delicious sauces.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
DECOR SIMPLE BUT IN GOOD TASTE.
DECOR SIMPLE BUT IN GOOD TASTE. MENU LIMITED BUT EXCELLENT CHOICES AND GENEROUS PORTIONS. I DI NOT LOOK AT WINE LIST BUT BEER LIST WAS OUTSTANDING. ALSO FINE SELECTION OF CIDERS.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fresh, delicious and exciting. We were a party of 4 and we had no complaints, only rave reviews. I ordered the tuna burger as my main and it was outstanding. Great options for vegetarians as well. Prices are reasonable and the service was also wonderful. We will definitely return.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
another great dining experience
I am never disappointed by Fare! It was wonderful... as usual!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time at Fare. The menu had a lot of options. I had the seafood pasta which was recommended by the waiter and it was excellent. My girlfriend had the whole branzino which she loved. Our waiter seemed very knowledgeable and made two great wine recommendations. The restaurant was small and simple but very hip. I will definitely be going back!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE
My sister and I heard a lot of great things about this restaurant so we decided to try it out. It exceeded both of our expectations. The atmosphere was very welcoming when we arrived at the restaurant. They had a great beer/ wine selection along with cocktail specials. The servers were very attentive and friendly which is very important to me. We started out with a crispy tuna roll which was very tasty. For dinner, I had the seared scallops with fetticini in a pesto sauce which was excellent. The dessert was very good as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and can't wait to go back again.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fairmount Gem
My wife and I decided to try Fare one night after hearing a friend talk about it. It was an incredible dining experience. Upon entering we were seated promptly at one of their outdoor table in the front of the restaurant. Our server, I believe his name was Chuck, was a wealth of information. He noticed we had trouble deciding on what to drink and asked us what we planned on eating. We said we were planning on getting the whole Branzino for two and he suggested an excellent bottle of wine to accompany our fish. The service was excellent, not only was our waiter very attentive, so was the other staff. All in all it was a wonderful evening and we will definitely be back and this time we will bring friends. I highly recommend this place.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
There is nothing just Fare about this place, it is an amazing and wonderful restaurant that I am telling everyone about. Took my wife there for her birthday, and had the most fantastic food and drink. Great, Great, Great place!,,
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant
This is the 3rd time at Fare with different people and we have all enjoyed it. The menu is interesting and the food delicious. The staff is accommodating and helpful.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our experience at Fare. We'd been wanting to go and finally got there. The place is very nice. Kind of a mod diner with really amazing menu choices. The beer selection is very nice as is the wine. We will definitely be back.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I liked Fare. The ambience, however, felt like a cafeteria. Could be a little more cozy. Food was fresh and tasty. Will go again.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to sit out side on a Sunday and have cocktails. Food was fantastic. This was my second visit and both times everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ample and Great Fare!!
Our first time was a charm at Fare. From the table location at the window, our server, Lisa, to the food, we simply had a delightful lunch. The arrugula and watermelon salad was huge and very good; the spicy tuna roll with fries could not have been better. The cappucino was superb. We look forward to a dinner there soon.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, slow service
This was my third time dining at this restaurant. Overall, the food is pretty great (flat bread pizza for the appetizer and avocado crab cakes for main course are especially good). I love the outside seating area, which is intimate and provides a great view of the historic Penitentiary across the street and people watching. Pretty thorough drink list, including wines and special cocktails such as the cucumber martini. My only complaint is the extremely slow service. Two of the three times I dined at this restaurant, it seemed to be significantly understaffed, although all of the waiters and waitresses were very pleasant. Also, the one time I sat inside, I was by the kitchen/bar area, which was crowded and noisy.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter was thoughtful and knowledgeable. Outdoor area is nicely decorated with a vertical garden. Food was delicious.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is consistently good
Food is consistently good at Fare, and the wait-staff pleasant and attentive. One of our favorite Fairmount places.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing, with service to match. I reccommmend the mushroom flatbread to start with. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the menu choices. This restaurant even made beets enjoyable! Imagine that!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
Dinner at Fare was everything I hoped for. We are from out of town, and found Fare by looking for restaurants near where we were staying. What attracted us was their menu focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and nice, well priced wine selection. We enjoyed all our dishes, especially scallops with whole wheat pasta, which we were a little wary of because whole wheat pasta often does not have as nice a texture; in this case it was great. The dining room was energetic, but my daughter and I had a table in a corner where we were able to hear each other without raising our voices. Our dinner turned out to be part of a great Philly experience!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there on a vey quiet
We were there on a vey quiet early evening. A Monday holiday! The restaurant was nearly empty. The service was, perhaps as a result, excellent. The food was very good, but did not reach the level of outstanding. The choice of drinks was very interesting. There aren't many places that offer a choice of hard ciders as well as Belgian beers. Fare does. The wine list was interesting as well. We tried the hard cider and the Belgian beer. I had the trout for the main course. It was very good and, mercifully, quite light on salt. I would come back here any time.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were each impressed with
We were each impressed with the service, someone offered us extra pitas for our hummus, which never happens. the truffle fries were amazing, as was the tuna tartare
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch at Fare was simply delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the freshness was apparent in each. All were flavored well and though it took some time for the meal to come to our table, the waitress reflected this in the bill without even being asked which was pretty awesome! The potatoe pancake, eggs benedict, and apple & ricotta pancakes were all hits with my group. I would recommend Fare for dinner or brunch. With its cool grey atmosphere and farm to table food, you really can't go wrong. Plus, the music selection on Saturday morning was fantastic!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a good choice; food was excellent and service was great. Place has a very nice sort of crisp, clean look that's very modern, but homey. I would recommend it to everyone. Price was good too.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heated patio /outdoor great for autumn evening. Danielle was brilliant. Menu was diverse & delectable ! Street parking free & active for a night stroll after dinner. Eastern Penn is across street for entertainment. Great place! Eco-friendly & farm fresh!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good selection of vegetarian options. Reasonably priced. Bar made it a little noisy.
Would definitely go back.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to Fare many times and once again had a great meal and service in a friendly atmosphere, so lucky to have them in the neighborhood.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
great spot for gatherings
Food was great! I had scallops. They were done to perfection over a bed of pesto linguini! Menu varied and had something for all. A get together with a few friends. Was the perfect place.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet with a friendly staff
The restaurant was mostly empty. We had a table at 7:30p on a Thursday night. The bar seemed more action-packed. We had a table for 5 in the far corner of the restaurant. I thought our food took a while, even though there was only one other table occupied. My crab cakes were delicious as was my Caesar salad. I enjoyed the beer selection as well.
Friendly waitress and nice, clean decor. We decided against bringing the kids, who's idea of dining out usually involve nugget-shaped food! If your kids will try anything, and you'll pay $19 to $23 for anything, then I'd recommend it for children. Otherwise, the menu is kid-challenged.
It's worth a visit.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM