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  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.timerestaurant.net
  • Phone: (215) 985-4800
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday and Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Brunch Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Josh McCullough
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The upstairs lounge/ private dining room is available. Call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Terrance Leach (215) 985-4800
  • Entertainment: Live Music In our main dining room Seven nights a week DJ's upstairs in the Bohemian Absinthe Lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking across the street at the Holiday Inn.
A word from Time
Time offers something for everyone. The cuisine at Time focuses on American and continental fare. Every palate will be satisfied by the plates the Chef creates in a cosmopolitan, stylish atmosphere. The main dining room offers an elegant bar, ample comfortable seating and live music every night. The Whisky Bar & Tap Room offers twenty beers on draft, over One Hundred single malts, small batch bourbons, whiskeys and Ryes as well as a 3 flat screens with the game on. The upstairs Bohemian Absinthe Lounge dances until 2:00am Thursday through Saturday. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Great place: live music & dinner with friends. I had the duck breast with fiddlehead ferns- WOW! It had a trio of sauces..earthy, savory, deep flavors."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food and service. Wine selection is nice. Always have great jazzy bands playing which is a nice setting for dinner. Perfect date place or to catch up with a friend. Never had a bad experience. Great place to catch a bite and drink in the city. People always having a good time at Time!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I visited Time to hear the Luke O'Reilly band. The restaurant had a very interesting set up (a bar type setting on one side and a restaurant/bar on the other). The lighting and an ambience was nice, the energy was good for the event and the band did an awesome job. It appeared to be a regular crowd and they seemed to have a family-like feel. The food was delish! I definitely will be going back, which definitely means a lot because I really don't like going downtown at night."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My recommendation to visit & be pleasantly surprised "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were attending a play at the Academy of Music. The location was ideal for an early dinner before the show. The waitstaff took note of the time of the show and made sure we had our bill in time to make the show. The waitstaff was very attentive. The food was delicious. You can grab a burger from the bar menu or a entree from the larger menu. All and all a very good experience. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Met some friends for dinner when I was recently in Philly. Cute place, the menu is a bit strange. If you like whiskey you will love it here, we are wine drinkers so there was limited selection for us but it was fine. We had the cheese platter, which was good and I had the duck. The restaurant is very, very dark so it's hard to see what you are eating and I needed the flashlight app on my phone to read the menu. The live Jazz was wonderful and they have bands at night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were in from NY on a Sunday night and chose this place because they had Jazz at 8:00. The trio of college kids was actually quite good; the food was very good and the menu upscale modern lounge/bar. The now-standard-everywhere bearded bartender/service guys were professional and on their game. And, to our surprise, the place even started picking up and got busier after 8/9 pm. All around a good bet."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Not realizing it was the Saturday night prior to St Pat day I would hav gone elsewhere. Very loud with masses of people on a date- not ideal. Service was very good but the noise level was so high that a conversation at the perfect back corner table was difficult to have. It is a young crowd as well and we wanted dinner w jazz ."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Best macaroni and cheese I've had in quite some time!! The live music was nice, but was a little too "elevator jazz" for my taste. The bar is crowded; be prepared to be jostled."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I met friends for dinner at Time restaurant, food, service, drinks, were all on time, fully explained by waiter or floor manager. We did the 5 course tasting with two very nice bottles of wine moderately priced, and had the best mixed scotch and whiskey drinks. The dessert was great a scoop of Italian ice cream w espresso poured over the top. Also had the chancellor drink, scotch w port, so good. And of course the music was great, heard a bunch of Stan Getz in the beginning and improv toward end of night. When finished my date and friends said that was the perfect evening."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Were going to show at the Academy. Had outstanding dinner while listening to Thursday evening Happy Hour Jazz. Sat on the Jazz side is more civilized. Had the Salmon and it was great!. Happy Hour cocktails as well. We have been before for a jazz evening much later at night. Early is quiet, wonderful food, service and did i mention loving the Jazz!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We had made reservations for an early dinner after seeing a play. Very knowledgable wait staff on their Absenthe drinks. Moved over to the restaurant side for dinner. The Kale salad is a delicious treat and I could make a meal of it. Short ribs were good, but not a big fan of the cod fish cheeks.. I mentioned that and viola, they comped us 2 deserts. Best surprise was last though, the jazz group started as we were finishing up. Our jazz trumpet pro friend was with us for his birthday and LOVED the performance. It was a delightful evening and a great find given we live close by! Will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I wanted to do something special for my boyfriend's birthday. They are super knowledgable about their whiskeys. We did the tasting menu which I highly recommend. Everything was unique and delicious. It is definitely a do-over for us."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "WAs an awesome place! Totally enjoyed to atmosphere and the jazz band!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Came here for Restaurant Week, Time was featuring a five-course meal. The food was all amazing, each of the courses better than the last. There was a band playing near us the entire time, which made it a little difficult to hold a proper conversation, but not uncomfortably loud. The server was great, very prompt on refilling our glasses, and the kitchen was on point with getting each course out hot and timely. Definitely love when Restaurant Week highlights a good one, we will definitely find ourselves coming back here."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I've gone for their open-mic nights before, but this was my first time dining. I was highly pleased and impressed with their restaurant week offerings. Great blend of savory, salty, sour, and sweet. I would definitely eat at Time again."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The most exciting thing about Time was the music and live band. It was very romantic for my husband and I. As far as the food it was great but the portions were too small. The space was ok we love the candles and lighting. I specifically love that as soon as we arrived our table was ready we were seated right away."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The room is a little crowded, but cozy. Diners sit along the wall and watch the action at the bar. Menu is small, but dishes include creative flavorS. Whiskey list is impressive (ok, kind of overwhelming) but wine list is not. Nice to have live music with dinner. A nice choice for a grown up evening."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went to Time for Restaurant Week and were very pleased with our selection. Their Restaurant Week menu was inventive and unique and had 5 COURSES! Things like collard green risotto and a wonderfully prepared salmon dish with white beans and goat cheese (i think it was goat cheese). By the end of the meal we were very satisfied but not stuffed and brought no leftovers home. The band was very good and the volume did not intrude on our conversation. They played a wide variety of music that night which appealed to different tastes. Would definitely go back again to explore their regular menu."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Time on 1/15/14 in the early evening. Our waiter, whose name I do not recall, was attentive and knew the food and drink menu very well. We tried the absinthe for the first time and our waiter was very patient explaining the details and nuances of the drink. Note: if you dont like black licorice, dont bother. The duck was succulent and the salmon was fresh and excellent. The portions were just right but the dessert menu was lacking. I had expected some sort of cake but the choices were not what I had envisioned. You have to see for yourself. A live jazz band consisting of a sax player and bass player were on the stage in the dining room so it was difficult to hear at times. All in all, recommended."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Went here for dinner with a colleague on a Wednesday evening and was pleasantly surprised. The whiskey list is exceptional and there was a love band playing some very good trio style jazz. I had the salmon and considering the menu is bar focused it was shockingly good. Among one of the best salmons I've tried ever! Downstairs on the left is the dining room, on the right is the bar and upstairs is apparently a club but I didn't have a chance to check that out. It gets a bit loud with the band playing but the vibe is somewhat energetic to begin with. Overall this is a great spot to check out bits not huge so maybe a table for too or a few is you beat bet but considering the scotch selection I certainly intend on returning here!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We made reservations here for our anniversary based on other reviews and menu. We weren't disappointed! Time has great ambiance and fantistic food. The restaurant had a nice, cozy feel, and there was a live, low-key jazz/soul singer. It was perfect background for our date. We ended up getting the 7-course tasting menu (shared), which was pretty cool. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and helpful in regards to food and drinks (they have an extensive whiskey bar and absinthe selection). It was great to talk about the courses as they were brought out -- the tasting menu is a surprise to them, too! The food was just incredible; we were super happy with our decision! Anyone looking for something fun and unique should consider Time."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My second time at Time and I was not disappointed in the food, ambiance or the music - Time has this down for the best combination. The service, however was SO full of attitude that we could have let it ruin our evening. Server was almost rude with her comments and carried the "I am a cool young person who lives in the city - I am better than you" attitude too far. We will definitely return to Time but will sit at the bar next time."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great beer, great live jazz, good food (tried the bone marrow...) . We had the best seat in the house for a long distance relationship couple. We sat side by side in the corner of the long bench with a little table. Could see the band but far enough away so we could talk easily (English is her second language). We arrived at 730 and the place gradually filled with a lively crowd. Hope we didn't gross y'all out with the PDA!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Great Jazz and food. The wiskey menu was supurb as was the bartenders knowledge."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We visit Philly on a regular basis and have dined at many fine restaurants. This was our first trip to Time and we were delighted to discover this intimate place with very good food, friendly but unobtrusive service and live jazz on a Sunday evening. This place was a real find and we'll certainly be returning."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Place was fun and enjoyable. Not too loud but definitely alive. Food and service was wonderful and will return. There were waiting lines so best to book ahead. I did and had a table waiting."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Loved Time. The bar tenders go out of their way to make you happy. The food and service was excellant. We did the tasting menu and it was awesome. The live music was great."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My wife and I had a great dinner (pork chops for me and lobster pasta special for my wife and we share the kale salad). Each course was extremely tasty. We were pleasantly surprised by the jazz duo who played. It really made the night one to remember. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We entertained our guests at Time Saturday night and everything was impressive. It is always a pleasure when the chef expresses his/her creativity with specials that reflect the season and mood of the city. Time has a very hard-working and competent staff and Tim, a general manager makes sure the entire experience is high in quality, steeped in value and quite memorable. He is extremely knowledgeable about the fare and will guide you to your favorite flavors of food and drink. We are always very pleased and Time is on a very short list of venues we make sure our guests enjoy when they visit Philadelphia."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Time has become me and my husband's spot -- it's a real gem. We love the atmosphere at Time -- the music is great, the food is yummy, and the drinks are just right. We've been to Time about four times now and can't wait to go back again. I highly recommend The Burger and the Mac n Cheese is great too. Go early for a romantic dinner with nice live music or later for a more energetic scene."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Time Restaurant and Bar is great place to go for drinks and dinner. Located at 1315 Sansom Street. We went here before the a theater show. Our food was excellent! I recommend the Duck Breast. Our server was excellent. The bill was reasonable including drinks. We will definately return!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Had a great meal with good service here. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "We had dinner reservations for 6:30 on a Fri for Restaurant Week. We were seated early and there wasn't many people there, however, by the time our food started arriving the restaurant started filling up. It seems like a popular spot for drinks. Lots of people mingling around with drinks in their hand. It got a bit annoying with so many people around. I was seated in the chair that was on the walkway side and people kept bumping into the chair. It probably wouldn't have been as bad if we weren't seated at the high top tables. The food was delicious though they did forget the tomatoes in my friend's main dish. There was also live jazz music while we ate. I would love to go back for drinks and check out some of the other rooms."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "we were seated in an area surrounded by standing bar patrons. my wife was seated on the outside of the table and was bumped into and had patrons lean on her chair. not an area conducive to dining."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "I started out at the bar, and the drinks were phenomenal. I highly recommend the Presbyterian. The food was mediocre, and my dessert tasted like it was hot out of the microwave. There was live music which was nice."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "That evening the 2nd band was a bit loud for the space. But great food, great drinks, great service and a very unique space, we enjoyed it a lot!"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "The Restaurant Week menu had more than three courses, which was very nice. The hors d'oeuvres were tasty, although it was a little late in the season for the peach and pepper tartare. Same with the cobbler. The peaches were bland. The pepper risotto had just the right amount of peppers in them, but the consistency was just a little too mushy for my taste. The roasted salmon with roasted artichoke hearts and gnocchi were nicely done. Bad idea with the risotto as the previous course. There was a guitarist and saxophonist playing the night we went. I'll have to go back one night when they aren't there. Didn't enjoy shouting to be heard by the person sitting next to me."
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "Wanted to grab a quick bite and based on Open Table reviews we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Everything was spot on, from the food to the service. The shrimp and grits is a must-have as I've been thinking about the dish ever since. Great craft beer and whiskey selection too. Whenever I hear that a place has live music I think loud and obtrusive. Not at all here. The music was a perfect accompaniment to the meal. Definitely recommend for a chill-out romantic scene."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "I went to TIME to celebrate my husband's 22nd birthday. He loves jazz music, so I figured it would be great for him and he did love the music and the food! However, I would not say it was on the romantic side. It is very crowded, and the loud music made it hard to hear the person next to you or your server. If you want more of the romance you would have to get there way sooner, but the music would not be live. Also the dining area is very very crowded especially when there are two areas for people to go to in the same place. This interferes with the people dining b/c someone is constantly bumping your chair. Overall it is nice place for having fun and meeting mature people if you're single. But as far as romance, make sure you go before 9pm"
    Dined on 9/12/2013