Taste - Society Hill
Taste - Society Hill

Taste - Society Hill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tastesocietyhill.com/
  • Phone: 2152386000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Bar Service: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm- 12:00am. Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm- 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Tracy Cywinski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Alyssa Blumberg 2676884071x
  • Entertainment: Come join us to watch the fighting Phils or the Eagles take flight on our six 52" HD flat screen TVs!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd and Walnut Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet offered through hotel. Discounted valet offered for Taste patrons.
A word from Taste - Society Hill
Taste Restaurant at the Sheraton Society Hill serves up contemporary dining with a dash of ambiance in the heart of Philadelphia"s Historic District. Savor the best of both worlds from cobblestone streets outside our doors to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell just a short walk away. Then gather at the neighborhood's premier location for American cuisine, featuring flavors brimming with our nation's culinary style while showcasing an attitude that's all Philly.

There's plenty to talk about over a frosty microbrew from around the corner or an award-winning wine from around the world. And whether you're craving a quick bite or full meal, Taste's menu ranges from the favorites you love to the unexpected delights, all delicious and brought to you by a friendly staff. Taste is the place where new stories begin in a vibrant, welcoming environment.
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Taste - Society Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)late-night find (3)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Just ok
    Ty2day
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I didn't like that no one greeted upon arrival at the restaurant or directed to a table -the table wasn't clean and the food was just ok not as tasty as I'd hoped. Overall not really a place that I would revisit
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  • give Taste a chance
    SunshineVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have to say, when we first arrived at Taste, we had a bad impression. It was freezing cold, there were hardly any other customers and the atmosphere seems a bit sterile. The food and service made up for all of that. They immediately turned down the A/C for me because I was cold and the service was warm and friendly. The barbecue chicken flatbread is a must! All of the food we ordered exceeded our expectations and the bartender made fantastic cocktails. My recommendation: Give Taste a chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The service was nice and accomodating. I used open table because I was not familiar with the area, was there for a graduation and they were able to accommodate 15 people with no problem but the menu is very limited and the drinks are expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Taste - Society Hill reviews archive.
  • Good Tastes at Taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We all enjoyed our meals, although the menu is very limited. I had the Cobb salad on the recommendation of the server, but it didn't live up to others I've had. My friends all had steak and reported it was delicious, as were the special mashed potatoes, but one complained that the steak wasn't cooked as she had ordered. It was surprisingly empty for a Saturday night. The ambience is okay, it's a nice bar. The wine list was limited, although specialty cocktails were available. Still, I would recommend it if you're looking for a nice bar in Society Hill. Maybe it would be better to order sandwiches and burgers rather than a full dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient and Quiet
    GeorgiaVette
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Great little spot inside the Sheraton Society Hill. Quiet, convenient and very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Good for a hotel rest.
    MrBlueSkiesVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made last minute valentine's reservations and were a little concerned that they still had seating available. It's in the Sheraton and parking is only $7 when you eat at the restaurant, which is a pretty good deal. When we arrived, the restaurant was near empty. A few people sat at the bar and about 4 tables had patrons. We were told we could pick anywhere we wanted to sit. We started off with Mediterranean Olives with Roasted Almonds ($5) and the Tomato with soft mozzarella appetizer ($9). The olives and almonds were very good but the other dish had just a few thinly sliced wedges of tomato and lots of mixed greens. We also shared the Cobb Salad ($15) - excellent. Cheesesteak was very good but pricey @ $15. Strip steak cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice Hotel Restaurant
    Dave
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was very good for our dinner. We both had the sirloins steak which was cooked just right. Our appetizer was tasty and our cheesecake for dessert were excellent. The restaurant was rather quiet. We sat at a table near the bar scene in the restaurant. It was not crowed and the service was very attentive. A bit pricey but overall was a very enjoyable dinner. We also ate there for breakfast the next day. We both had the buffet. It was good but the food was only lukewarm at best. French toast was cold.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good but nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food was good but nothing over the top to make me say wow. It was very dead and that's never a good sign, especially during restaurant week.
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  • Overpriced and Ordinary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I went with a large party of girls for a night out and while the staff was quite friendly and the food was good, there was nothing special about the food to make it worth the price. If I am going to drop $100 pp on dinner then I'm going something amazing and this place was just underwhelming. The wine was OK but the mark up on a $9 bottle of Beringer is crazy. $50! It seems as though they want to be a high end restaurant but the food isn't special enough for the price. I can't say I would go back. It was Restaurant Week, so I understand that its a limited menu but I checked out the regular menu too and wasn't wowed. The place was empty. For the last night of Restaurant Week on a Friday, the place should have been packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Worthington
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Fantastic, Great service, friendly, courteous professional staff. Great Chef
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant Surprize!
    Cathie
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    We saw Taste on the Restaurant Week list and decided to give them a try .... we were REALLY glad we did! The food was very good and the portions were spot on! The staff were very friendly and attentive. I wouldn't hesitate to dine here again in the future. Now that they are on my radar, I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet
    Barb
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I like this restaurant because it is quiet and a good place to go and talk after a movie. Food a varied bar menu. A little pricey but it is a hotel, so expected.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    This restaurant is situated inside the sheraton hotel. The restaurant and lobby are beautifully decorated and it has a great atmosphere. There is also plenty of parking along front Street and the other side streets using the meters which makes this possible free and cheap in terms of finding a place and location to park when going out to dinner. The food was very good and we had an array of things on the menu that ranged from small plates to full-sized entrees. I just wish that my cheese fries had more jalapenos on them. The fried raviolis with jalapenos were really good and the jalapenos added just a very little bit of kick to the ravioli but was not overpowering at all. Would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Daughter's 21st birthday we had a very nice dinner and our waitress was the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Great experience but it was a little pricey for breakfast.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We arrived later than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We arrived later than expected so we were not going to have a full dinner. The restaurant was a perfect fit for us. We were able to enjoy a cocktail and have a lite meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely loved this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Absolutely loved this place. Great food and even better service. Wine list was excellent. Will definitely return and suggest this place to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Located in the Sheraton Hotel.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Located in the Sheraton Hotel. Comfortable setting. Attentive service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, friendly, welcoming staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Fun, friendly, welcoming staff. Food was good and arrived quickly. Our server and bartender was very kind. Excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unknown neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    My husband and I went to dinner for restaurant week. We never thought to dine there previously due to the fact it is a restaurant in the hotel. We were very surprised and will recommend to friends. The service was great- very attentive and accommodating. The decor is very swank and modern. The food was great- especially the salmon! I would definitely consider taste an unknown neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was empty, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    The place was empty, but the food was great. The service was attentive, and I will definitely be back. The restaurant is not visible from the street, though, making it hard to find. Thank goodness for Restaurant Week!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for hotel guests
    ClaudiaVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    My husband and I went here for restaurant week and it was fine. For a hotel bar/restaurant it is superb. For a local restaurant/bar if you live down the street, we were not super impressed. I said if I was staying at the hotel from out of town I would have been impressed but as compared to other places within walking distance of our house, it's a little lack luster. The food was basic, tasted good but was nothing special. Service was great and the decor is cool. I could see going back to hang out at the bar for a drink or two but would probably recommend someone else if you are local.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lovely New Year's Eve
    HungryFamily
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Made a last-minute decision to have dinner here after the 6PM New Years Eve fireworks at Penns Landing. We arrived 25 minutes early, but were seated immediately. Our server was helpful and attentive, although as the restaurant filled up the attentiveness did wane a bit. Food was great, drinks were good and surprisingly reasonably priced given that it was New Years Eve. Glad we ate here - would definitely go back again!
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  • We were there for New Years
    David
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We were there for New Years Eve--staying at the hotel, and thought it would be convenient. We only wanted a sandwich--so this worked great. We had soup and a burger. Although the burgers were rarer than we wanted, the food was overall very good. Not sure if the noise level was up because of the holiday or not. Overall was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced and terrible service
    phillyfoodie400plusVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    No one greeted us when we walked in. I don't think there was even a hostess working at the time. There was no one eating at any of the tables and maybe 3 people were at the bar. We decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was very nice. However, the staff was on their cell phones and reading magazines while we were there. Food was crazy over-priced and drinks were as well. The food was only decent. I will never go back. Even for a hotel restaurant this was a terrible experience.
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  • They have a limited and pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    They have a limited and pricey menu for the amount of food you get. The food was cold when served. The service was decent and engaging.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot at the Sheraton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Great spot at the Sheraton Society Hill. We ate there two nights in a row. The flatbread is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was Excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Everything was Excellent. My wife and I had a great time. We drove 30 miles just to have dinner here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food, so-so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    My friends and I really enjoyed Taste! We all agreed that the food was amazing! Although I plan to return, I am hoping that our server will be friendlier next time. He definitely lacked personality and was not interested in small talk. Overall, the food is worth the so-so service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay food, spotty service
    AndyMcPhee
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    I guess I should have known. It was Friday of Restaurant Week, which I'm told servers hate, and by the dour look of our waiter I guess he must be one of them. The meal was good, nothing great, and the hostess was lovely, very cheery and competent. But the waiter couldn't have cared less we were there. Seemed rather a bit put out, in fact. We felt rushed even though the restaurant was less than half full. We thought perhaps they had a second seating and were trying to get us out for them, but no. No big rush ever came. Ah, well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place surprised me...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    This place surprised me... the food was very good! Im not sure if I truly liked that we sat next to the pillar but it was also nice to have privacy. THe other side of the bar appeared more romantic than the side we were on but still a great find in the Sheraton!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    FoodiegalVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Loved the modern interior design of the restaurant. We went here for restaurant week and were very happy with the food choices. The steak was tender, the flatbread was delicious. Food came out quick and service was friendly. I'll recommened this restaurant - even though it might be easily overlooked, since it's located in the Sheraton Society Hill hotel itself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would definitely return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    I would definitely return to this restaurant. My friend and I decided to try this restaurant during restaurant week. The food was amazing and was served in a very timely manner. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we had no issues, and he was the only server at the time. I love the quiet, romantic feel of the place. I will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I didn't realize when I made
    Betsy
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    I didn't realize when I made reservations that Taste was inside the Sheraton Hotel. I probably would not have eaten there if I'd known this. But the restaurant was nice and the food was good. My friends and I had a great time and it was a good place to catch up. They have a nice wine list and the bar was nice as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for a very early dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    We went for a very early dinner during restaurant week, so it was quite in the restaurant. But the staff was very attentive, the food was very good and all very well presented. Im not an expert and Im very easy to please with food, but this was a very pleasant experience and the rest of my party agreed!
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  • Great Saturday Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Great beer selection! I went with my husband on a Saturday., I had the chicken and my husband had the steak. He is very particular about how he likes his steak, so when he asked for medium-rare, the steak came exactly as requested. Always a plus. My chicken was also very delicious. The restaurant itself was beautiful and the service was great! We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typically we try to avoid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Typically we try to avoid the in-house hotel restaurant, but we are glad that we stumbled in to Taste during our stay. We sat at the bar and had the best time chatting-it-up with their extremely friendly bartender. We order the tomato mozzarella small plate to share, which had a different twist on the typical version you find everywhere else. I ordered the salmon, which was delicious. The cous-cous was cooked to perfection and the herbed butter was a nice addition. My husband ordered the steak which a prepared exactly how he wanted it. We enjoyed a few beers from their locally-crafted selections. We were not aware that Philadelphia was such a beer "Mecca". Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • simply wonderful!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    I ate dinner on Saturday September 8, 2012. the dinner was outstanding. My wife and i both had the strip steak. It was cooked perfect!!! I Would recommend the taste restaurant to all that visit Philadelphia. I do wish the lounge would open before 4:00PM on Saturday's. We would have liked a cocktail when we arrived at the hotel but we had to go out to do this. Overall, it was a really good experience!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good but not great.
    TheWanton
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Food was good but not great. Very good service but we were the only customers there. I don't even think people knows it exists inside the Sheraton.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • limited menu but food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    limited menu but food was of good quality. All 4 in our party were pleased with their meals. Service was excellent - atmosphere was very nice but still casual. Bar area was good - TVs but not everywhere amking it feel like a chain sports bar. Prices were fine for entrees but high for sandwishes/bar food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate