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Slate - Philadelphia
102 South 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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$30 and under
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Slate - Philadelphia Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Between Chestnut & Sansom
We are surrounded by parking lots and some of them offer discount rates for restaurants.
A word from Slate - Philadelphia
Welcome to Slate Restaurant. Our mission is to provide a comfortable & welcoming atmosphere combined with excellent food and an attention to detail.
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Made an impromptu reservation, and
left completely stuffed! Great food, the service was on point and the atmosphere was quaint and relaxing. There were a few interesting specials to choose from. We settled on the Duck and Goat Cheese Spring Roll...they were AMAZING! The Short Rib Mac and Cheese was good and the Lamb Burger was perfectly seasoned. The bartender was definitely liberal with the alcohol. Overall, it was a great experience."
Dined on 3/1/2014
We had 7pm reservations, and
didn't eat until close to 9. Yes, we enjoyed our appetizers, but then waiting forever for our main entrees. We were a party of 4, and no one ordered anything crazy or complicated. Not sure why on earth it took 2 hours. They were apologetic and offered us a shot to compensate for the wait, but considering we already had time for two rounds of cocktails, a shot wasn't needed, our food was. We barely made it in time for the 10pm show we had tickets for. Otherwise food was decent."
Dined on 2/15/2014
We made a last minute reservation
for a Friday evening because of location mostly. We were attending another event in Rittenhouse later that evening & didn't want to have to re-park our cars. This was a nice surprise. The food was really tasty. We were actually even late for our reservation & the staff didn't give us a hard time about it. I'll definitely go to Slate again."
Dined on 2/7/2014
This place is absolutely precious.
If it wasn't the food that won me over, the atmosphere would absolutely win me over. I went here with a friend for valentine's day and we weren't hungry enough to eat an entree, so we just ate two appetizers (short rib mac n' cheese, and crab cake). It was all fantastic! The short rib mac n' cheese was delicious! And their drinks were phenomenal. AND, the service was amazing. I give it about an 8.5 out of 10. The crab cake wasn't mind-blowing, but the rest of it was. Hope everyone goes here for a chill romantic night out."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I recently met a friend at Slate
for dinner. It was the evening of one of the recent winter weather messes. Although not crowded Slate was open and ready to serve. Their beer and wine lineup was not extensive yet had some solid players. The food was awesome, many fresh local ingredients. We started with a vegetable/Italian spring roll; unsure what to expect we were both pleasantly surprised. I chose a talapia special covered in scallops and crab meat. Being a waterman and budding cook, I have to say it hit the spot. With it being a quiet night the owner and waitress were both very personable. We chatted for a bit at the bar prior to sitting down. Overall, I'd say the food, drinks and service make for a winning combination"
Dined on 2/5/2014
We chose Slate for a birthday
dinner, while we were out in that part of town for a few events. While the staff was great, the food was not. Their special of lobster bisque was actually really good, but the filet I ordered tasted like hamburger. The potatoes could have come from a box, and the vegetables were overcooked and without any real flavor. We also ordered the short rib mac&cheese, and it was a let down. There was about an inch of oil in the bottom of the dish, the meat was quite dry and tough, and the pasta/cheese was only ok. One of the salads we ordered was just bland and not very good, so they took it off our bill, which was nice of them. The drinks were very reasonable though, so I wouldn't mind going back for those."
Dined on 2/1/2014
I didn't even know this place
existed until I went on open table and found it. We only had appetizers but they were delicious. The Escargot was amazing! Buttered scallops so tender. The berry drink I had was so good. I highly recommend this place."
Dined on 1/31/2014
It is hard to write a fair review
- Several of us decided to go to brunch a few days ago. I picked this restaurant because of its proximity to where we all live. None of us had ever been here before. We decided to order cocktails first and asked for the mimosas which had a choice of mango and a few others. Only one of the juices was available. They were out of the others. My friend asked for a bloody Mary but the server told us they were out of Bloody Mary mix. It seemed as though everything we asked for was not available. How could a restaurant that serves brunch be out of everything to make typical brunch cocktails? Food was fine (egg dishes), no desserts on the brunch menu, coffee tasted as though it was decaf. Server was excellent."
Dined on 1/12/2014
Although Slate has a pretty small
menu, everything we had was really good. We started out with the baked goat cheese which was some of the best I've ever had. We also has the mussels, which were OK, but nothing amazing. For dinner I had the lamb burger (it was a special that night) and it was really good, really juicy and flavorful."
Dined on 12/6/2013
Wonderful food, and the owner came
over to talk about our dinner. I would recommend you try this great restaurant!"
Dined on 11/23/2013
Everything was okay, but nothing
left us wanting more. I remember getting the scallops on figs puree, and while they were good i don't think i'd order them again. The truffle fries are good if you're into that sort of thing."
Dined on 11/20/2013
The menu was not overwhelming but
inclusive and diverse . Most of our party had different entrees and all were complimentary of what they had. Staff was attentive and accommodating. Will definitely go back."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Selection was a bit limited but
everything we had was very tasty. Plan o go vack for dinner.."
Dined on 11/9/2013
We dined at Slate before a show.
They were respectful of our time constraints. Food was good, service, sweet but not very well versed."
Dined on 11/8/2013
6 of us had brunch here before the
theatre. I had the eggs Benedict florentine and asked for my eggs well poached. They came out perfect, not runny but not hard boiled. It came with home fries, more like home made potato chips and a salad. Dishes ordered ranged from eggs, French toast and burgers. Everyone said their food was very good. Service was good and the server was very attentive in asking for coffee refills. Person having tea said water was only lukewarm, but when having a second cup asked for hotter water and they did comply. Table next to us was very loud but fortunately they left before our breakfast was served. Prices were fairly low for the area."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Well, the best I can say was
everything was good, not outstanding. Sauces were a bit heavy. If we lived in the neighborhood we might go back. But we don't."
Dined on 7/17/2013
Four of us went on a Saturday
night. The decor is pleasant enough with a small bar and extra seating in a side room. It was relatively empty for 7:00 on a Saturday. Service was very friendly and attentive. We tried several drinks from the drink special menu. I really enjoyed the Slate Manhattan. We ordered a variety of appetizers. The duck and goat cheese eggrolls were wonderful. We tried a variety of appetizers and enjoyed them all except for the scallops. The scallops were cooked nicely but they come with a very thick and sweet jam which overpowered the scallops. We also ordered the cheese and spinach stuffed lamb burger with truffle fries. The lamb burger was absolutely delicious. The truffle fries were crisp and hot."
Dined on 7/28/2013
Found this place when looking for
some place for dinner near a comedy club. What a find! The decor was very stylish and contemporary, the service was terrific. The food was stunning. I had Hanger Steak and my friend had the Cornish game hen. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. I would definitely go back and reccomend for anyone looking for a good meal and a nice atmosphere."
Dined on 6/23/2013
We went here for Mother's Day. The
place only had two other groups to wait on and yet service was abysmal. The food took forever to arrive and after an hour when everyone finally got their food, my mother's food still hadn't arrived. They forgot to place her order! When it finally did come, it wasn't what she had ordered. Thanks for a great Mother's Day, guys! We will definitely not recommend this place to anyone."
Dined on 5/12/2013
If "comfort food" means cooking
without distinction, Slate has succeeded. The food here was mediocre at best, and overpriced for what tasted like frozen and/or pre-packaged offerings. My "stuffed" lamb burger was skimpy and had none of the promised feta cheese stuffing, while the accompanying truffle dusted fries were soggy. The key lime pie I ordered for dessert tasted like it came right out of the bakery department of my local grocery store. This modest meal, plus two glasses of house wine, set me back more than $50. My two dining companions' meals didn't look any better. Noise reverberates off the walls in this bare-bones atmosphere, trying to come off as hip, and the service is equally uninspired."
Dined on 5/10/2013
We sat outside on a nice evening.
Portions are small for the price paid. Tables were a bit wobbly, but we guess that is to be expected with outdoor furniture. Overall the food was good but we feel the experience could have been enhanced with a little better service. Thanks."
Dined on 4/26/2013
Delightful food, friendly,
knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. We will dine there again soon."
Dined on 4/24/2013
Fun bar. Great food. This
restaurant is such a sleeper and I'm not sure why. Food is always great. Drinks and bar scene are terrific also."
Dined on 4/12/2013
Three of us went to Slate for a
pre-theatre dinner on a Friday. Intimate setting. Wait staff was terrific. The Slate Stuffed Burger (burger stuffed w short ribs, mushrooms, blue cheese) was scrumptious. Bangers and Mash very tasty. Service was excellent. We're not drinkers so can't rate the bar. Definitely would go back again. Thanks Slate!"
Dined on 3/22/2013
Our waitress was also the
bartender which caused her to be inattentive to the table. We both ordered steaks and were not provided with steak knives so had to ask for them."
Dined on 3/20/2013
Slate is a nice little restaurant
convenient to local theaters and comedy clubs. It has a good bar selection and reasonable prices. The initial service was quick, but our waitress oddly didn't check back about refilling our empty wine glasses and when we flagged someone down it still took quite awhile for the place only being half full. The calamari was very good, and our entrees were good. Not actually remarkable, but good. No idea if they have dessert, again our waitress didn't ask."
Dined on 3/23/2013
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