Fountain Restaurant
Fountain Restaurant
  • Address:
    Four Seasons Hotel
    One Logan Square
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Neighborhood:
    Center City
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $50 and over

Fountain Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia/dining/restaurants/fountain_restaurant/
  • Phone: 2159631500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:

    Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm



    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm



    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    (Closed Monday and Sunday Night)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 18th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, (Valet Park Fountain for aditional cost). Numerous private non-affiliated lots in area or self parking.
A word from Fountain Restaurant
As one of the country's only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards recipients, Fountain Restaurant has earned national acclaim for its impeccable service and cuisine. Set within a modern, yet warm atmosphere surrounded by local artistic works, diners are treated to a view of the stunning Swann Memorial Fountain along Philadelphia's renowned Parkway Museums District. Fountain Restaurant is considered one of the city's – and the country's – best restaurants, having been rated the number one restaurant in Philadelphia by Zagat Survey and receiving top honors from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Robb Report,and Bon Appétit.
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Fountain Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)romantic (28)fit for foodies (25)notable wine list (17)scenic view (13)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (9)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • No better place in Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Had a very nice, quiet Friday lunch. The fish dishes were outstanding. Excellent service. Very expensive, but you get what you pay for these days.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    When we arrived, we were told that we didn't have a reservation, even though I had received the confirmation. They seated us anyway, but I don't understand why they didn't have our reservation.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mp42VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Food used to be better....new chef? Service and ambience very good. Cocktails very expensive $17but also very large...toolarge.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    It just did not meet the standards for which I remember The Four Seasons stands.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Excellent from beginning to end. Even though we were there for the first time with a 1/2 off coupon we were treated as regulars. The food was excellent with perfect sized portions and the service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe just my dish
    Sammy
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Major, major disappointment. Meal was tasteless - kind of diner - level.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service always outstanding
    BaRGaiNHuNTeR
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food and service at the Fountain are always top notch. I've been there for brunch and for dinner multiple times. Either way, you can't go wrong. You will be treated like a celebrity and will eat like a champ.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    StevieSVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I can't say enough good things about this restaurant, a Philadelphia icon for years, although the chef et al changed awhile ago. Yet, the basic things remain: impeccable service, wonderfully prepared food both combined with a certain ambiance make dining here a special experience. The real foodies, the true gourmets may have more to say, but for the diner who knows something about food, Fountain is a wonderful place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past its prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This used to be our special occasion go to place. The last couple of times have been disappointing. This is supposed to be as good as it gets and it has become dated and ordinary. They are moving to a new 4 seasons in Philadelphia soon. We will give it a try after they settle in.
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  • Must be scaling back for retirement
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    OK, we know jeans & T-shirts are ubiquitous. We know the hotel is moving & Fountain is closing for good. We know fine cellars are capital-intensive, & we understand that employees have lives too. But no sommelier to educate us about 3 wines new to us? An abbreviated (for the Fountain, anyway) wine list? No description of each dish on presentation? A half empty room on arrival at 8:45 Saturday night? Not even one exotic entrée to break the monotony? Yes, the food's still excellent - and the prix fixe is a (relative) bargain at $110 + $60 for a wine pairing. The gnocchi were excellent, the salad green, & the chicken delicious - but it's a chicken (!). No more venison? boar? It's still fine, but not so special (at least this time around).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    gordon
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I always enjoy the Four Seasons. It is my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with Friends
    lgoodmancpaVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Been to the Fountain many times over the years and the food and atmosphere are the best of the best in Philly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite Restaurant in Philadelp
    qtor
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This is the nicest, classiest restaurant in the City
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A uniquely wonderful restaurant
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    In the 10 years or so that I have been a regular at this restaurant I have never been served a less than excellent dish or experienced less than excellent service. The tables are nicely spaced. The noise level is low to moderate so that one can have a conversation without shouting. The menu is diverse and the wine list extensive. During my most recent meal i had a sauteed beef tenderloin topped with a layer of beef brisket. It was a very interesting combination in that the texture of the tenderloin contrasted in an interesting way with the texture of the brisket. The accompanying sauce (Merlot based it think) was one of the richest, most flavorful sauces I have had in a long time. This was just one course of a great meal and evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    niceVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is real dining, where you can enjoy conversation, fine meals in a civilized athmosphere. No loud music, no rushing to turn over the table and perfection. what else can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ooh La La
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband and I celebrated my birthday at Fountains while on a trip to Philly from DC. Everything about the meal was memorable, from the table setting to the outstanding food. Every bite was more delicious than the last and the staff was attentive without being cloying. We especially liked that one of us was allowed to order from the tasting menu while the other ordered from the traditional menu, an option I have never found in DC. I would definitely rate this among one of my most memorable meals. The evening was very expensive so save Fountains for a special occasion! To the Chef I say, Bravo!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Rock
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We are true foodies and we're not impressed at all. We were expecting to be Wowed and left feeling like we had just been sucked into another overpriced tourist trap. We enjoyed a much better dinner at the Ocean Prime for $100,00 less. We do not mind spending money on good food - but do not like feeling ripped off and paying high prices just because of the associated name. Lesson learned!
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  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This place had great food, and we would go back. The service was on the slow side though, as it was challenging getting a hold of our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, Very good
    eater
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Great food, lovely setting. Used a TravelZoo cert., and it was a very good deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful birthday dinner
    bliss610
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Husband and I were there to celebrate my birthday and I had never been. We each had a three-course dinner including appetizer, entree and dessert. I enjoyed every bit of mine - a small but in fact robust lobster salad with avocado mousse bursting with wonderful citric flavors, rich roasteded salmon on a bed of perfect wheatberry, and a delightful dessert "s'more" consisting of graham cracker, intense chocolate, and merengue with a hearty dollop of cinammon ice cream. Very memorable, delicious combinations of ingredients and spices, and beautiful presentation. Great service too and very good wine suggestions for each dinner. (I forgot our Travelzoo voucher but we were allowed to submit it later electronically.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Shelf Unique Gourmet - 5 Stars
    ChrisX5150VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The unique flavors, unusual courses and flawless service make this place stand out. Conveniently located in a great space at the Four Seasons, this top shelf restaurant delivers on great service, wine and food. Good for groups or couples. Prices are surprisingly high, but for a special night--it's worth it. Great tables by the window, comfortable environment and just the right amount of attention from the service team. My chilled, grilled shrimp appetizer was unique and tasty and the black bass and seafood rice entre was flawless. The only complain was the Fountain salad which was a bit bland, but fresh. I ordered fresh berries in lieu of a dessert and they were as good as it gets. Wines by the glass were also good, albeit heavy on French.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast at the The Fountain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Breakfast provides a excellent opportunity to sample the menu at The Fountain with a quiet ambiance and non-intrusive but attentive service that's ideal for business meetings and conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    LimLoc
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at the Fountain Restaurant, which did not disappoint. This highly rated spot in the Four Seasons Hotel met all our expectations. Our server was knowledgeable and professional but made us feel comfortable. The food was excellent and the wine list offers many good choices. Beautifully appointed dining room with a very nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made to feel special.
    ros44VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    For the past several years a friend and I have been having lunch at the Fountain restaurant to celebrate our birthdays. We always get the same table in a quiet corner but it was not available this time. We saw another corner table but it was already reserved. After graciously being seated at another table, the hostess came over to say that the other reservation had cancelled and the corner table was ours. The staff moved everything for us. We were extremely appreciative of this accommodation. We split everything and all the dividing was done in the kitchen. For dessert the staff presented us with a delicious plate of sweets and each one had a personalized happy birthday wish written in chocolate on it. This kind of attention is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Rating!
    MareVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine at the Four Seasons/Fountain Room! The food is exceptional in flavor and presentation. The waitstaff is professional and courteous. It's expensive, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We brought our dear friends, young foodies to celebrate their recent marriage. It was an event. We did the price fixed five course meal and the flights of wine. It was an investment, a beautiful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    ProfMicheleVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The food was excellent, in flavor combination, preparation as well as presentation and the service was friendly yet unobtrusive. We arrived about 20 minutes early for our reservation, but were cheerfully seated right away. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent in every way
    TStern
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Go here for a special occasion, or just to enjoy a great meal. Value for money. You get what you pay for. Excellent food service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location and menu!
    sugarandspiceVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The food was great. We went here for my birthday lunch after a morning at the spa and it was an overall wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Andre
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great service, beautiful surroundings, excellent menu and wine selection. Food was well-presented and perfectly cooked. Highly recommended, particularly for special occasions. Be prepared to spend a lot, but it is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    CarolynAVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We stayed for one night at the Four Seasons and decided to dine at the Fountain Restaurant. This was an experience worthy of a fine restaurant and should not be judged as a hotel restaurant. We both had the 3 course prix fixe menu with the wine flight--lobster cocktail made with granny smith apples--superb; filet mignon over risotto--cooked perfectly; and a dessert with ginger cake and sorbet--not memorable. All the wines were perfect pairings, service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best deserves only the best.
    ProudHusband
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We celebrated my wife's 65th birthday. On this special occasion, a very special woman deserved the very best. Great imaginative cuisine, terrific presentations, and splendid service. That is the reason the whole family was at The Fountain.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Food and service was excellent. The only complaint was that it was very loud and noisy. Would have preferred some nice romantic music or piano player.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Dining
    Trixie
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    The restaurant is always top notch. The food is inventive and very well done. Our server Steven was knowledgeable and attentive. This all made for an excellent evening celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good business lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Took a little while before we ordered, but our drink order and water was filled during the wait. It was a business lunch so we were talking and it was not that bad. But, we should have our lunch order taken sooner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My fiance and I had an early Valentine's Day dinner at the Fountain Restaurant this past weekend and absolutely loved it. We did the five course price fix with the wine pairing. The food was delectable and we loved that our waiter customized the wine pairing to match the dishes. We highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    marsha
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We've been to the Fountain Restaurant for special occasions since it is a bit pricey. There isn't a place in the city with better service, ambiance or food. The food is unique! Each time I go I say it's the best meal I've ever had. The Four Seasons Hotel is actually moving to another building. And the Fountain Restaurant is not moving with them. It will be sad to see it go.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The way great dining should be
    Greg
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We were celebrating an anniversary. What a way to celebrate. The staff was attentive but unobtrusive (none of this "Wasn't that delicious?" nonsense, just friendly, professional service). The prix-fixe dinner was beautifully prepared and served. The beef course was exactly as ordered and the flavorings enhanced the main ingredient, another refreshing change. If you're tired of overly scripted servers who want to know if "every bite is perfect?" and "adventurous" dishes with one too many odd flavors, run to Fountain. It's not formal or stodgy: it's just a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Really great food, cool ambience, very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dated, overprice, rude hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    While menu is impressive, prices are just silly, and decor is so outdated that I wondered it reminded me of a museum. Not to mention rude hostess. I have no problem paying if the experience matches. This place needs an overhaul.
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