Went here pre-theater. they
Went here pre-theater. they have a very good prix fixe for $20.
It's lively and fun, and the prices are great. Recommended.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was asked to put together
I was asked to put together a dinner for a group (ended up being 9 people), and a tight budget ($30 per person; students). I love this place anyway, and it seemed like I would have a shot at staying within budget (I didn't, but it was close) - though I was nervous about the group size. I made the reservation online, and had no trouble at all - everything was ready when we arrived, there was plenty of space, and the service, food, and ambiance were all very good. Everyone loved the food, and we all had a great time. We could hear each other talk, but it wasn't so quiet we felt like we needed to keep it down. Great experience overall.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great, Consisten Experience.
Marathon is one of my favorite places in Philadelphia, and it didn't disappoint on the ump-teenth visit. The only complaint I could lodge is that the server was a bit unattentive.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the food at Marathon!
Love the food at Marathon! Everything is always fresh and delicious! Service is always polite and attentive! Shows good training!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food with quality ingredients
Good food with quality ingredients and touches. We were there on a Sunday night and the wait staff seemed to be a little short handed. While our server was very nice, he was also not very attentive to our group of 6. Ordering, drink refills, paying
, etc. all seemed to take noticeably long. The food was not remarkable, but good quality.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
After walking past Marathon frequently and reading reviews on yelp, I decided to give it a try. The food was delish, prices great and service was wonderful. Went with four friends on Tuesday night for my 30th birthday and had a splendid experience.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marathon is my go-to restaurant
Marathon is my go-to restaurant in Philly if I know I want to eat out, don't want anything fancy, and don't have anything special in mind. I can always rely on the food to be delicious and thoughtfully prepared, the menu to maintain the gold standards while making interesting seasonal additions, and the service to be friendly and professional.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Dinner before the Kimmel
Met a couple for dinner before a concert at the Kimmel. Not too far to walk to the concert. It was a convenient location. The dinner was very good. I had the vermicelli entree, very tasty and a lot of it. Two of us had the cheeseburger and felt it was very good. The other had the turkey club and a caesar salad, both of which were very good. we would recommend it as a good quick and convenient place to meet to eat when catching a show or concert - or just to have dinner.
Interior decor is very nice; modern wood and chrome, clean and inviting.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and unique food
Even walk into a charming restaurant to find out that the adjectives "eclectic", "creative", and "beautiful" can be applied to the food in addition to the decor? =)
It took my friends and I almost 20 minutes to decide what to eat at Marathon because there were so many amazing-sounding choices! And lucky for us, everything didn't just sound amazing, it tasted amazing.
We highly recommend the Salmon Salad and Turkey Burger, but I doubt you can go wrong with any choice.
We also appreciated that our server was a helpful, patient and friendly man with an amazing smile.
We'll be back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood hangout
Unique menu items and all was very tasty. By watching the other diners you could tell this was a favorite place for people to go to enjoy a fun yet relaxing evening out.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasurable experience! We both got salads, so it's kind of hard to mess that up, but what I will say is that we also got the hummus platter as an appetizer and we were a bit surprised. The menu described it as hummus with pickled vegetables. What came out was a hummus and pita platter with maybe two fork-fulls of very thinly sliced veggies. We were expecting to dip veggies in hummus (and of course, no pita). It was fine, but the hummus itself was mediocre at best. I wouldn't recommend that to anyone actually.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Poor Service
Thank god the food was very good (some of the best salmon I've ever had). However, my waiter wasn't so friendly, nor did he look like he wanted to work at Marathon. I would recommend the Marathon on 19th and Spruce. Better service, even better ambiance.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and so was the service. Simple classic dishes that are tweaked to give them a more upscale feel. Would definitely return.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my 3rd time dining at this restaurant. The food is very good and the service is always good to very good. I took my wife and adult daughter and they looked it! The restaurant is good when you are in a hurry but has enough atmosphere and menu selection so that a group of friends could just hangout for an hour or so to enjoy each other's company.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back!
Our server was friendly and attentive and the food was very good, especially for the price.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food with healthy choices on menu.
We frequently stop in for a quick and tasty healthy meal.
Marathon is always a enjoyable stop.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Real Pleasure
Dinned out on Friday Oct 4, 2013 with mom, this is my second time here..ordered Salmon as Talapia which were both amazing... If you dine here please ask for Andrew he is one of the most amazing people you will meet made the experience suitable for royality... The atmosphere is very calm laid back and warm... It's just what you need to after a busy week or day of non stop city life. This resturant is one of my favorites because the quality of food is something you would pay top dollar for but instead the prices are reasonable... This is the best kept secret.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the heart of the city, Marathon was a great buy. High quality at very reasonably prices. Portions were just right, service friendly and a good location to downtown shopping in Philly. Great choice for us. Thank you.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic and
The food was fantastic and the menu accommodated the dietary needs of our group well - one non-meat eater had plenty of delicious options
Very nice experience - will be back for sure
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good, Casual Food
This is a great restaurant if you're looking for good, American food that is delicious and well produced. There are a wide variety of options, from comfort food to salads and sandwiches so there is sure to be something for everyone. My sister and I had a lot of fun here and enjoyed delicious moroccan meatballs as the highlight of our meal. It's pretty casual, but delicious and perfect for 20 year olds
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marathon...definitely a find!!
Went to Marathon for dinner because Hibachi place around the corner was packed.
I am so glad we did. The Spruce salad was delicious and the spiked milkshakes were a treat.
Only thing we noticed is that the food wasn't hot. My roommate got a chicken dish, which should have been, and it was luke warm at best.
I definitely recommend Marathon!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Pleasure
Such a smooth and rich experience had the Pasta Bolognese it was amazing just perfect. My
Mother had the meatloaf which wasn't to her liking we asked to speak with the manager who was such a delight to talk to, she switched out the meatloaf for Pasta Bolognese and didn't even charge us for it because of our experience with the meatloaf. I then ordered a Black and white milk shake which was smooth and creamy. This Marthon Grille is one of the best restaurants in Philly, a wonderful gem. I would recommend the food here to the president.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good For Business Drinks
Met with a prospect for drinks and things went well. Good bar menu too.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our regular Friday Night spot
We frequent this restaurant on Friday evenings on our way back from the parking garage. The food quality and service are always very good.
We regularly reserve thru Open Table. I've responded to your previous request for a review but would prefer to only do so for restaurants we're trying for the first time.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM