59 Almshouse

4.5
592 reviews
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$30 and under
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You’ll want to make sure you join 59 Almshouse for a great night out. Whether a Tuesday with the family, a Friday night date, or Saturday drinks with friends, we have all the ingredients for a good time! Enjoy live music or a sports game at our beautiful showpiece bar, featuring a 24 foot ceiling and gorgeous natural wood trusses. Our bar gives you a wide variety of tantalizing cocktails and 20 draft beers to choose from while enjoying the scene. If you prefer the outdoors, meet your friends at our outdoor patio bar for happy hour! When you are looking for a sit down meal, you can be seated in the cozy main dining room. The 59 Almshouse menu will feature a wood burning grill and a thick juicy house made burger. You will find a variety of Elevated American cuisine you won’t see elsewhere. You won’t want to miss out! The possibilities are endless and we can't wait for you to join us at 59 Almshouse! Our name is our address!!!
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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was just as good as the food. Most impressed : )

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! This place has great culinary skills. I had crab cakes and they just might be be the best I’ve ever had. It’s also worth mentioning that if you’re always looking for really good baked Mac and Cheese then this is the place for you. The service was really good too.

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JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am extremely happy I found this gem. It has quickly become my go-to eatery. Service is always good and the food fantastic.

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L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very good neighborhood restaurant. Parking is a major problem.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food for the price. Nice decor and great wait staff. Only complaint is we were put at a small table in the corner and were less than arms reach from another couple/family. So I’d say some of the tables are a little close. Also, the back of our seats were high so I couldn’t even sit back. But otherwise I’d highly recommend his restaurant. There are other seats :)

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CJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, and service!! A good place to spend a Saturday night with friends.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were very good. The portions are large. The noise level was the only negative. I could not here my husband throughout the meal. We will give it another try.

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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. We can personally endorse the lamb chops, steak, Mediterranean grilled salad, and calamari. A cautionary note: ask what comes with your entree, or you may find that you order an appetizer that is basically another plateful of the stuff that came with your meal. This happened in our case (Med. grilled salad and Lamb Chops' veggies were duplicate.) This was one issue we had with our server - no warning that I was ordering the same thing twice - along with an annoying wine mix-up that was fortunately remedied. Also, the main dining room is QUITE loud, even with only a modest crowd, and could really use some acoustic damping material on the walls.

Bottom line: great place to eat if you come when they're not too busy (sound level) and you're willing to probe for details about your order.

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I really like that they have expanded their menu. I was disappointed in the taste of the food. My husband had crab cakes and I have the ribs. They were not very tasty in fact bland. I was surprised since I have eaten here before and it was delicious.
Also, we had reservations for 5:45 and arrived at 5:15. There was no where to park so we had to park next store. We were worried the entire time we would be towed. Also, no where to sit at the bar until our reservation time.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there. The service and food was great! Ambiance was very relaxing and casual. Would definitely recommend and will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always such delicious food here! I go at least twice a month and never let down with the food. I wish they’d manage the bar better though because the customers from the bar wind up practically sitting with your table.

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JW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always very good. Feels like a loud version of “Cheers”. Always feel welcome, the food is fresh and the drink menu is varied.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal very attentive service. Great to have a trendy local eatery

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NF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lamb chop appetizer and tempura green bean! So good ...def make a reservation

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Asked to wait an extra half hour beyond our reservation time despite many open tables. Not sure why they can’t figure staffing or scheduling things out. This has happened too many times. It’s a shame, because the food is good.

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TR
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and service were good, BUT we were seated in the bar with 2 kids and it was deafening. We did make a reservation and when we asked to be seated in the dining room we were told an additional 15 mins. - You could do so much more with the restaurant and make it more appealing inside for families- This is our second time and I don't think there will be a next only because of the noise level - the outside looks very nice, but the inside has no atmosphere - I guess most don't care as the place was packed, but it's not for us - when we go out, we like to hear and have conversation and enjoy the evening. This is not the place for that.

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JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too noisy. Food was too salty. Too much seasoning was used for the roasted cauliflower and it was grilled too long - came out too burnt. Scallops and the rice with mushrooms was seasoned too much. My meal sat and when it came out the beets were shriveled. Drinks and dessert were good. Cappuccino was too weak and watery. The staff was friendly and nice.

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PC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the 1st time I was at the restaurant and the food was awesome! The service was terrific the atmosphere was good but the noise was overwhelming due to all the hard surfaces and the reverberation of the sounds.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We were on the bar side, so the noise level was not unexpected. Lively, fun crowd

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Understaffed even for few guests. But goo goo was worth it

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We had advance reservations and asked to be seated in the dining room. Instead we were seated in the bar and were told that was just the way it is. It was so loud we could hardly have a conversation without being loud ourselves. Otherwise the food and service was excellent. We didn’t go there for a sports bar dinner. So if you like that kind of atmosphere the food is worh it.

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L
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

On a Saturday evening it was very noisy especially next to the bar and a large party. However service was great, efficient and friendly. One of the chefs came to our table which was extremely nice! the food was great and portions are very generous. We ordered the Jambalaya full of flavor and seafood. The Crab cakes were also good with a nice mango/pineapple salsa and very good cole slaw, but the frise was not a hit. The Branzino special was delicious, but I prefer no skin with my fish, although it was very tasty, however it came with too much risotto, (impossible to eat it all), and drowning in a lemony sauce. I assume some people don't have a problem with 'too much', so it's a matter of opinion. Overall, we can't wait to come back and try more of the amazing appetizers. The Bangin shrimp is by far, the best version of this dish I've ever had. Cooked to absolute perfection. We might beg to be seated in the other room away from the bar if possible. This is a great restaurant, a literal gem. No need to drive to Center City at all.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were good and prices reasonable. Tables are fairly close together and the party next to us was a little loud. The most frustrating part of the experience was the parking. The lot behind the restaurant is very small. I ended up parking in a lot of an office complex two buildings away. I was a bit surprised at this at 6:00 on a Thursday night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Great service - even chef came out.

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L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great casual lunch venue. The server was very nice; did not rush us yet was attentive and friendly. Good food. Will be back

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food always excellent. Great atmosphere .

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love 59 Almshouse. Such a wide variety of food and beverages to choose from with a comfortable, modern atmosphere. This is our go-to dinner spot for date night.

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BL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, many choices that would please any palate! Great service, friendly atmosphere.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal there. I have tried many of their different entrees and everyone of them is delicious

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chase our waiter was awesome. Food was good and served hot.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Every time I’ve been to this restaurant my wait has been unbelievably long. We are always quoted a time that is way different from the actual time we wait. The hostess always seems to be the same person who is way off with the estimations. People always get angry at her and then she makes comments to the people in the waiting room about them after they were seated. This Friday a customer was actually pretty aggressive towards her because she was quoted 45 mins less than she was already waiting, which she made known. And when she walked away she made a comment to the rest of us sitting in the waiting room saying, “everyone is angry with me today.” I don’t think people would have that big of an issue if the time you are quoted and the time you were seated were within a reasonable amount of time.

This time we made a reservation for 8:15pm we arrived at 8:10pm. We were so excited because when we were welcomed she told us it would be about five minutes. Well we were seated 8:45pm. It would have been way less frustrating with a more realistic time frame.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was particularly nice. We were not rushed, even though we were there for quite some time. It was a very pleasant experience.

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EM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here several times, once with a group of 12, usually a group of 3 or 4. Food arrived sizzling. Even though I have already eaten many items on the menu, this time I had one of the Specials, linguini with shrimp and crab, that was wonderful. Since it first opened, this restaurant has evolved into one I circle back to regularly.

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M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visits to 59 Almshouse. Our daughter was home for the evening so we had a family dinner together. Always enjoyable here.

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L
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best cooked shrimp i ever had, total perfection, amazing appetizer. Service was efficient and friendly, food was abundant and beautifully presented as well as delicious. I can't wait to come back and try dinner, since we had Sunday brunch this time. Also, the place is beautiful.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at a reasonable price. The menu had a variety of great choices

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good time when I stop by for a few beers & dinner.

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DO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Dish recommendations by our waitress (jenn) were very helpful. Plentiful portions and service timely.

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B
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food . Good service . Friends first time there said she’d go back!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Guacamole app is the bomb!
Great drinks! Thanksgiving dinner, rice bowls are my favorite. and whatever is on special.
Never disappointed.

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