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Tavern 17
Tavern 17

Tavern 17 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavern17restaurant.com
  • Phone: (215) 790-1799
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am Dining Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch Saturday - Sunday - Holidays: 7:00am - 3:00pm; Dining Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am; Sunday - Holidays: 3:00pm - 11:00pm. Outside seating hours may differ. Reservations are not accepted for outside seating.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Benjamin Young
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Tavern 17 will cater to your office for breakfast or all day dining up until 8pm for up to 50 people at a time. Please inquire at 215-790-7755 for details, pricing and menu selections.
  • Private Party Facilities: Tavern 17 provides a fresh alternative venue for that special event or celebration you are planning. It is the perfect atmosphere for graduations, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, birthday and anniversary dinners and networking events. Tavern 17 is avialable for Private Luncheons.
  • Private Party Contact: Patty Burch (000) 000-0000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chancellor Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Penn Warwick Parking located on Chancellor Street between 18th Street and 17th Street offers discounted parking with restaurant validation.
A word from Tavern 17
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern." -Samuel Johnson Throughout time, taverns have been synonymous with Philadelphia. They were the social hub of the neighborhood; a place for men and women from all walks of life to meet, eat, drink, toast, sing & argue. The concept is timeless, the story inspiring, the room inviting, the people irresistible.... Welcome to Tavern 17. This stunning restaurant and bar in the Rittenhouse Square district of the city offers an innovative menu. From 5pm - 7pm Monday through Friday and 9pm - 11pm Sunday is Happy "17:00" Hour featuring $2 off ALL Draft Beers, $5 House Wine and Appetizers for every kind of taste bud. There is a wine centric beverage menu featuring over 45 glasses of white or red wines. Two private dining rooms, outside dining and a great brew menu complement the restaurant well. No reservations for outside seating accept. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "2 wonderful experiences - one for dinner and one for brunch! Excellent food and wine, outstanding service, great and comfortable ambience! So glad that we dined with you and hope to do so again, very soon!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I went for brunch on Sunday and was a little disappointed... The food was okay and the service was fine. I would give it another try but was not impressed by the experience."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This restaurant was not a top choice for a graduation dinner with my family. But, just two days prior to my college graduation I was put on a liquid diet. I needed to find a restaurant that had soup I would like, and food my family would enjoy, that would also be a nice place to celebrate. Tavern 17 ended up being PERFECT! The food was incredible! It's a very nice little place, very cozy and comfortable. The only downside is for a not so busy night, the service was a tad slow. Overall - great! I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The place is very nice however, there was only 1 server available for a saturday mid-afternoon. There was no one to greeet us, someone at the bar told us to come in and have a seat. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "There was no problem placing a reservation on-line. We were running 30 minutes late and tried calling the restaurant, but no one would pick up phone. When we arrived (around 3:30 pm Sunday) there was no host to greed us and to escort to our table. The personal either had meeting or break at the bar. They all saw us, but no one approached us. We waited a few minutes until bar man just shouted (Politely though) to come in and take a seat. The waiter that served us - Never introduced herself. No friendly greeting NEVER EVEN SMILED (not exaggerating). After serving food never asked how we liked it or if we need anything. And get this, before we even told her if we want desert or not and before we asked her, she brings our check!!! Food is so-so"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Edible but mediocre food and a spacey server and slow kitchen. And since we were early, there were few tables occupied."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The last time I was at T 17, the food and ambiance was terrific. I remember there was a live jazz band and it was a great place for a date. Now that Raddison took over, it seems like the quality of the food has dropped drastically. The service was very slow and the noise level was so loud that when the server did come by, we couldn't hear what he was saying."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "was there in an empty night so service was very good. remember that in full nights the service was ok (they were very nice just under staffed). the food is not so good, but for the price you pay it's ok. great for a bar to watch a game, but not more then that... their buffet breakfast is very nice."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Upon arrival, there was a sign out front alerting patrons that they only accept cash (to be fair, the waitress warned us upon seating at the table that their credit card machine had broken). Between our drinks, appetizers and entrees, we were told time and time again that they were out. The waitress, herself, although I think she meant well, did not try to gently interrupt or say, "Excuse me" during our conversations, but rather just burst out. Then the door to the hotel was kept open which let in a HUGE draft on a really cold evening. All in all, wouldn't go back even when they offered to take our appetizers off of the bill."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "we have a group of friends that meet there every month for breakfast. Service is good. Usually quiet and we can spend a lot of time together."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "All I can say is wow about this Resturant, the food was superb and service was great. We had a 4 course dinner and they did not disappoint. I ate scallops, shrimp bisque, grilled tenderloin and a chocolate lava cake that's to die for. Anyone wanting a great experience and and even greater food should def go here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very friendly wait staff made for a nice dining experience. Food was good."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Since very few restaurants are open on Christmas Day, the fact that Tavern 17 was open was a plus to begin with. But the experience was not something that just filled in the gap of the day's little offerings. The mid-day dinner was excellent: traditional dinner with all the trimmings, but the flavors blended just right. The waitstaff, despite the fact they had to work on this holiday, were all friendly, courteous and more than competent. Since few diners were there at first, the noise level was so subdued that the quiet music could be heard. All in all, a real plus."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was good and service was pleasant and not intrusive. Guests included one vegetarian and two children. Everyone found something to eat. No dinner specials; limited to menu. Curious that they offer only one choice for salad dressing. They did not offer bread for the table as part of the dinner service, but did accommodate our request. Made one mistake on food prep and corrected it promptly without a fuss. Wine list is moderately priced but limited."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We recently dined at Tavern 17 for Thanksgiving. The service was outstanding. We were seated when we arrived which was earlier than our reservation. When we asked to change tables because it was cold near the door, they cheerfully moved us to another table. The food was served in a timely manner. The food was delicious and nicely presented. We enjoyed our dining experience."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I was so excited to try this place but was sorry as soon as I walked in the door. I was expecting a "for for foodie" kind of place but instead got a hotel restaurant. :-( The music was awful dance club music. The menus, in their plastic sleeves, looked like diner menus. The food? While my sandwich was good, that's the same kinda thing I could have ordered at an airport bar. They new to step it up for sure. You're in Rittenhouse for god's sake!!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "while staying at the Radisson. Both buffet and the items ordered from the menu were very tasty. We splurged for our anniversary and ate out almost every meal of the weekend (thanks to opentable for that as well!)"
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "Nice relaxing atmosphere. The waitstaff was attentive, but we never felt rushed. Background music was just that, not to loud, so we could hear each other talk."
    Dined on 7/9/2013
  • "Great find for good food shared with friends in an atmosphere where you can talk! Good service as well...nice!"
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "The place is casual and a bit noisy. The bar was right next to the dining tables. The pasta was a bit limp and the sauce watery. We had to remind the waiter to give us the check."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "It was just ok. The food wasn't nasty but it did nothing to particularly stand out either. It was Mothers Day and they were able to accommodate a group of 13 two weeks in advance which was good. But while it wasn't crowded and had several open tables, and the brunch was buffet style so the waitress only had to clear tables and bring drinks, she was painfully inattentive."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Went for brunch and was disappointed. Ordered shrimp and grits. Shrimp and poached eggs were overcooked. Grits were flavorless. One friend found his scrambled eggs to be ok. Waitress was a bit clueless and unkept. Will not rush back."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "We were a party of 10 and everyone was happy with their meal."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "Had brunch with 6 friends. Nice menu selection and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/21/2013
  • "Has gotten better since previous visits both in terms of food and service. Still room for improvement though."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "The overall experience was good. The one complint that I have is, when ordering wine, I was told by the waitress that it was Happy Hour and the house wines were $5.00. I ordered Pino Gregio, was not told that it was not included in with the Happy Hour price. When we got the bill, the charge was $9.00 for the wine. Very disappointing. We brought it to the waitresses attention and it was then that she told us that it was not one of the $5.00 wines. How would I know that Pino Grigio was not one of the house wines??"
    Dined on 4/18/2013
  • "Everything was outstanding. From making reservation to our meal & service. Price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/14/2013
  • "After reading mixed reviews I did not know what to expect. The food was very nice. I had the wings (but had to ask for paper napkins for my fingers) and then also the seafood linguine. I think the sauce was a bit heavy and wouldn't have minded a few more pieces of scallops or shrimp but cannot complain. My friend had the bbq salmon which was very good as well. The service was not the best as we did wait at points but seemed they might have been short staffed. I would return."
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "Food was great. It was a monday night so on the quiet side. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/25/2013
  • "Food was delicious!!. Drinks were watered down and weak. Way too much ice."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "One of the worst meals I have ever experienced! Cost certainly does not reflect the type of food you receive. Service was also lacking."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "The food was yummy, and had leftovers for a second meal. The server was very good and very adaptable to her settings!"
    Dined on 3/17/2013
  • "Very good food, the service was fast, and I loved the restaurant decor. My only problem was when we walked in, there was no one to greet us so we stood for a while looking around. Finally we approached the bar and were told to sit anywhere. It would have been nicer to have a sign up saying "seat yourself." The prices were a little steep for the entrees and wine list, but I had a Groupon which helped out a great deal. I would definitely return if I had another Groupon."
    Dined on 3/11/2013
  • "First time here. People were friendly, service was timely, food was good. Went for brunch."
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "A very good restaurant in a hotel is a rare thing. Nice wines by the glass, creative menu, good value."
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by our experience as hotel restaurants have traditionally not offered the best F and B."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "The person who I took with me for dinner summed it up very nicely - it's a typical hotel restaurant with typical food..."
    Dined on 3/4/2013
  • "The service was the best part. The fish tacos are a fishstick in a tortilla. However, the crab and avocado appetizer was good. The Seafood linguine had too much cream sauce for my liking. The scallops were good though. This was only worth the visit because of the Groupon price, though. For the amount we would have paid, we could have gotten a nicer dinner elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "This place was terrible! I came here with my boyfriend. We stood in the lobby for 15 minutes before we approached a waitress to ask of someone could seat us. We received out appetizers an hour after we sat. 45 mins late, our entrees. Everything was so salty that neither or is finished. The service was terrible. We could overhear the bar way too clearly (a man was yelling about how he owned a gun and wanted to shoot people and no one asked him to please quiet down). I will never go back and will make sure everyone knows this place is awful."
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "We had brunch here. The meal was average. Would like to try again maybe for lunch. With all the choices available in Philadelphia I would say work is needed to compete."
    Dined on 2/17/2013