Can't wait to return!!!
We were very pleased with our dinner at the Saloon.
We consider it the Union League of fine restaurants.
The service is impeccable and the food was even better.
To top it off we felt that it was very reasonably priced for what we ate.
I used to think this was a tourist attraction but I was wrong. It is a neighborhood gem for sure.
We loved our friendly bartender also. He recommended drinks for us that were fabulous.
This is a place where everything comes together. If we had to change one thing, it would be the decor.
But honestly, that is part of it's charm.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, cozy atmosphere,
Wonderful food, cozy atmosphere, and friendly/knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend!
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent service. Great place for an anniversary.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
again we enjoyed our dinner!
again we enjoyed our dinner! the saloon is great for a relaxing night out with great food,service,and ambiance!cant wait til next time!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We hadn't been here in years
We hadn't been here in years and it was excellent!!!! We took our grown children to celebrate a birthday and it's their new favorite! They couldn't believe that we hadn't taken them there before!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Philadelphia Classic
Glad to come back to the Saloon. Was THE place to bring a client or celebrate a business or personal event. May not attract the same power house crowd it attracted years ago but it’s still great. Many classics remain on the menu and the quality is still outstanding. And still has the best wait staff in town. Will return
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Mother's Day
We went for Mother's Day and my wife and son (7-yo) had an outstanding time. Meghan was great!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Saloon is my mother's
The Saloon is my mother's favorite place so of course we had to return for Mother's Day. I have been dining here for so many years and come to always expect the consistant quality of their food and service. This event we were serviced by Angelina who was excellent with presenting the menu and specials in a very charming way. Another wonderful visit to this great restaurant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had not been to The Saloon for many years. We decided to go as a last minute plan. The food was outstanding, service was wonderful and friendly. I will surely go back many times
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with friends
The Saloon came highly recommended by friends. I had out of town guests coming to visit and suggested
we head into Philly from West Chester and give it a try. Free parking available within a half block -a real plus. Great neighborhood restaurant. Cozy bar area and interesting decor. We we there on a Friday night and not too busy. Service was good and staff was friendly. Lots of specials-almost too many to remember. Appetizers and wine came out quickly, however, entres took about 25 minutes to arrive. We didn't mind as we were not in a hurry and were just enjoying the time out. All in all a good dinng experience and my out of town guests enjoyed the meal and experience. The veal is awesome!!! Well worth the 45 minute drive into the city.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love the Saloon! The food
We love the Saloon! The food is wonderful, and the service spectacular. We will come back again and again!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had not been to the Saloon
We had not been to the Saloon in over 10 years and went for a special anniversary on a week night. The service was outstanding and the food was not to be missed! We had the raddicio crab salad that they are famous for along with an octopus salad that was some of the most tender octopus I've had. The dover sole was delicate and the Lobster Diavlo, spicy but with great flavor. A great meal!!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Bucket List Checkoff!
This restaurant has the best food and service not only in Philadelphia but anywhere on the east coast.
Everything is consistently perfect. You haven't experienced a true dining experience until you dine at
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celebrating our anniversary
We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made us feel so special. The food was outstanding, we weren't rushed and the atmosphere was quiet and elegant.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really liked the food and the decor at this restaurant. Nice menu. There's enough variety on the menu to make everyone happy. They had a long list of specials. Wait staff was great! The waitress was very honest when I asked questions about a few dishes. They really went overboard to make sure we enjoyed our dinner. They ran out of the dessert that my husband ordered and wouldn't charge him for his second choice. Very nice touch but not necessary! We look forward to our next time at The Saloon!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Choice to Introduce Friends
My husband and I recommended The Saloon for our quarterly friends "dinner group" outing as we both love the food and ambiance here. We didn't go wrong... our group was very impressed with the food and the service and the loved the old world character of the décor. They will all go back for sure.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent choice, it had been
Excellent choice, it had been quite some time since we visited Saloon, and it is as good, even better than we remembered. Stacy the dining room manager, was very engaging and knowledgeable of the site and its short history which just enhanced the dining experience. The rigotta gnocci was excellent, we have difficulty finding a good establishment which can offer this and the Saloon hit a homerun wihtn this dish. The clams casino appetizer was also very good, along with the rest of the meal. The dessert selection nwas fabulous, we settled and shared the applie pie with vanilla gealto, superb! Ambience was just what we expected, We bought a gift certificate for our children to dine there i the near future.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This has always been a great restaurant. It has been a few years since I've been back, but the food was still up to the standards that I remebered.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Off the Beaten Path Gem
THis is by far a well hidden gem that will never dissappoint. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The wine list is excellent and the veal chop special is a level above any other veal chop I have eaten. I will always keep this place on my list of special occasion gems.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Friends
I get to Philly on business a few times a year. I always make the Saloon restaurant one of my dinner stops on my visit. The food and atmosphere is always excellent. I usually get there a bit earlier than my reservation to enjoy a pre meal cocktail at the bar.
We met some friends for dinner and everything was great.
The restaurant is located in a good neighborhood in South Philly and you cannot beat the free Valet parking.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal in great surrondings
Great meal in great surrondings and superior service. Very nice wine list.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant was very good, but food was just average. I was expecting more based on previous visits. Server was very good and attentive. The wait to receive our food, once ordered, seemed abnormally long. The food on previous visits to the Saloon was much better. That said, I would go back again to see if this visit was just an isolated one.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of fun and food was delicious. The staff was courteous and friendly and draws you too return. I especially like the memorabilia from old Philadelphia. Can't wait to go again.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always the food at the
As always the food at the Saloon was great and what a selection. Though it is not an inexpensive night out, I usually leave feeling I got what I paid for. I will say that for a summer Saturday night the service was just a little off. Our waitress was great, but drinks from the bartender took way too long and the bus staff never came around to see if we needed more water. Overall the quality of our waitress more than balanced out these other issues, but I remember when the Saloon was the best in the city.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding. The waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. Our water glasses were always full and we barely had to wait for our bread and salads. The gnocchi was delicious.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took a couple from out
We took a couple from out of town before the phillies game. Food was awesome! My husband and I have been there several times.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Saloon continues to be one of the outstanding restaurants in Philadelphia. The food is always spectacular as is the service.
It is probably the cleanest and best run restaurant in town.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the BEST!
Visit after visit - year after year the Saloon is simply the most elegent - consistant restaurant in the city of Philadelphia - if you want a great steak - pasta - seafood WHATEVER - you and your guests will NOT be disappointed by the food; atmosphere or service at the Saloon - oh yes and the desserts are also outstanding - if you have not dined at the saloon GO - if you have not dined at the Saloon for a while GO BACK!! you will not be disappointed!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great South Philly Restaurant
The Saloon is a wonderful Italian restaurant that I've been going to for years. I've been back recently with clients and colleagues from overseas and have never been disappointed. The people are so friendly, the bar is great. We had the specials and enjoyed them all, especially the desert.
If you're looking for a good Italian meal with great service, I recommend The Saloon.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place for any occasion
Celebrated a friend's 60th and had a wonderful time. Service and food were outstanding.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night to remember
I brought my autistic son with me. I liked that there was free parking and a valet in south Philly as there would have been no place on the street to park. The host greeted us immediately and we were seated. The waitress was knowledgeable and vrry attentive. The food was excellent. Most notably the fennel salad which was well-balanced and delicious! The only negative was that the drinks were over-priced. To me, while I had a 200 check, the quality of the food was worth the price. My table had a wonderful time in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a restaraunt that has the very essence of the neighborhood. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever I am in Philadelphia, if I only have one night to dine I spend it at Saloon.
Always excellent food, especially the nightly specials, superb service, wonderful drinks and wine at a price, of coirse, but well worth the money. Always impresses my guests there for the first time.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was such a great dinner. From the time we walked in until our dessert was finished, we had a fabulous time. Starting with an appetizer and soup, then a surf and turf entree finishing with one of the best desserts I've had in a long time. The filet and lobster were perfectly cooked. The escarole soup was better than my Italian father's - that is the highest compliment I can pay. Our server was delightful, informed and really a pleasure. The other staff that we interacted with were pleasant and really seemed to enjoy working there and working as a team. I highly recommend this restaurant.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
South Philly Landmark
Many great memories from years ago. Asked my wife to marry me there in 1991. Recently returned. The place hasn't changed a bit. Same great atmosphere, food, and most of all the best service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old World Charm
and service. Menu is very current and food is outstanding. A restaurant with staying power, definitely a favorite!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haven't been to the Saloon in a few years. We had a large party of 11 people and everyone was pleased with their choices. Not one thing we would change about our evening. From beginning to end Anthony was a very PATIENT and efficient waiter!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The greatest compliment comes from someone that is
In the same business. I know the Saloon is the example
Other restaurants should follow. I know good food and service
I get both when I done there. Shelley is very professional. And caring and on point.
I was there on a first date and she and the restaurant made it very special.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent cuisine and great
Excellent cuisine and great atmosphere for a business dinner
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A last minute reservation based on a family recommendation did not disappoint. The dining experience at this restaurant was just outstanding from the great service to the absolutely delicious food. Highly recommended.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long Time Favorite
I've been eating here longer than most of the people working here have been alive. Old neighborhood classic Italian Market Gem. Food was excellent, well prepared and served with the utmost of unobtrusive excellence. My compliments to the staff and kitchen for making this a great family event.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional in every way
Beautiful atmosphere, superb service, delicious dinners and just right portion sizes. It can be a special occasion restaurant or just a place to visit when you want good food. Will keep going back. Not many restaurants like this in Philly with great prices as well.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Italian restaurant
Wonderful Italian restaurant with character, history and great food. Superb server - only male on the server staff. Brother of the owner is an illustrator and did all the old illustrations for TV Guide in the days when they were hand done and works of art.
One hangs in the restaurant celebrating the Godfather movies coming to TV - absolutely priceless.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Old Standby
Good solid food, great service and you can actually hear the person next to you.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service and food were very
Service and food were very good, atmosphere was good for business dinner or special occassion. conversation was easy, decor very interesting. great spot with a neighborhood feel.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the service are
The food and the service are always consistantly outstanding - you never have to worry about guests enjoying a meal at the saloon - my most recent visit was no exception!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I haven't visited the Saloon in a while as i don't live close by, but we had a show to see and i thought this would be a perfect place to back to.. It was excellent! We had a great meal and a homey, friendly atmosphere..I found that it was just the right amount of food.. i didn't feel overly stuffed! I could enjoy my show!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I do not live near Philadelphia
I do not live near Philadelphia any more but whenever I am in town I make a stop at the Saloon. I have been eating there since the 1980's and the restaurant never disappoints.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Saloon never disappoints
Whether it be the incredible list if daily specials, consistent quality or fabulous ambience, this old favorite should never be forgotten.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my alltime favorites.
One of my alltime favorites. Whenever I go into Philly, this is the place I like to go. Food is first rate!!!!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great dining experience!
A great dining experience! Excellent food and service!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM