Beautiful place. Stop in for a drink and check out the cool locals but don't eat here. The food is bland, fatty, and expensive. Nice plating but that's it. Great service. Too bad for them the food stinks.
Very good hotel restaurant , beautiful space nice staff , good food
The food was fine--not outstanding, but adequate. However, the Euro-disco music from the lobby was far too loud--as were the two screaming toddlers who ran wild. Lovely hotel, but will not return to the restaurant.
One of the better meals I have had in recent memory! I almost gave the restaurant an "Outstanding" rating (which I rarely give out) but it just didn't missed out on the rating. Decided to eat at Amuse because it was in the hotel I was staying at. Restaurant offers a small but diverse menu. I decided on the arugula salad starter which was amazing! Great flavors all around! As the entree, I chose the halibut. The fish was perfectly prepared and presented. Overall a very good dish but I found the broth the fish and the vegetables were in to be lacking in flavor. Nothing major but a kick of seasoning would have gotten the "outstanding" rating I wanted to give the restaurant. Great Illy espresso ended a wonderful mea.
The food was wonderful and a pretty space for brunch. It was just very slow. There were a couple large groups but it just took a while to order and get our check.
Had the onion soup and the bouillabaisse and literally can't stop thinking about them. Amazing food and great service from Cheryl too!
We went to Amuse for dinner on my parents 40th Anniversary. The service was excellent the food was delicious and the view was exquisite. The dinning area was quiet and set slightly away from the louder bar area, which made for a very personal, quite, romantic atmosphere with a beautiful view of city hall. The staff even threw in a glass of champagne, on the house, to toast to my parents. Overall outstanding experience! Thank you Amuse for a wonderful night.
This was my first visit to Amuse. My fellow diner and I both had the cod filet on the regular menu, and it was outstanding. Our service was a little spotty, particularly since there were so few other diners in there that afternoon.
Great dinner from start to finish. Wonderful flavors, we will definitely be back!
It was our first formal date. And from the time we walked in the door until the time we left it was memorable. It was restaurant week, but you would have never know. We were treated with care both our server were knowledgeable and courteous. And we both can't say enough about the food. This will always be our favorite place.
Food and service were very good. The Steak 'frites' were excellent, wine was delicious and affordable by the bottle - ranging from $35, $50 selections to $300+ for Opus One. Also the salads were fantastic, lighting and setting very nice, as well as the view of City Hall and a historic church across the street in mid-town area in Philly. Definitely check this out, even if not staying at Le Meridan hotel.
Our waiter did an exceptional job. The food was very tasty. Our group had the cheese board offered on the dessert menu as a starter. The thyme chicken was yummy and lemon sorbet for dessert - delicious
Biggest downsides were the service. Though extremely personable, even on a dead night it took over 20 minutes to even be seen after being seated, and my desert order was taken down incorrectly. It took two hours from reservation to finish, and we both ate and received our food quickly. Normally this is a good thing for a night out and I wouldn't complain, but in this particular instance we were looking to head out.
We were happy to find that Amuse was more than expected in both service, type and quality of food as well as excellent drinks (arbeit a bit pricey). Because it was restaurant week, we were able to have a choice of either menu. I chose the hanger steak on the special menu and my wife chose the bouillubaise on the house menu. Both were well prepared although the pieces of lobster in my wife's bowl were a bit tough and probably overcooked. This was promptly remedied and more tender lobster soon arrived to add to the plate.
I would recommend this restaurant for its food but the restaurant ambiance, directly off the bar could be more intimate.
Ok, booked for lunch - but they didn't participate in restaurant week for lunch. Food was ok, nothing special, location was convenient downtown & service was very good. Good French Onion Soup, chicken salad & my wife had the seared Salmon. Limited lunch menu but nothing exciting as we had expected for a fine French restaurant. Next part was the Baguette bread and butter.
This is our second trip to Amuse. We do not know why they are not more crowded because the room is amazing and the food as well. Presentation, quality are the best here.
Each course is a gem. The chef always presents an amuse bouch.
Went here for a quiet sunday lunch with my wife. Food and service were very good - would definitely go again.
Outstanding! We loved everything from the minute we sat down.
Very good food and presentation in an atmosphere where one could have a conversation without having to struggle to be heard.
It felt like we were the only ones in the place. Because we were the only ones in the place! However the staff was nice and the food was delicious. Especially the baguette which was served warm in a bag.
The staff said the place is always empty on Labor Day weekend, but I'd recommend eating there any time.
nice setting, very good service, food presentations were good, and food was excellent; big portions and tasty; service trifle slow; everyone was very helpful and accommodating; overall very nice restaurant and dinner; bar seemed to get crowded as we were leaving- only real complaint is that there were no specials and the menu itself is somewhat limited
nice place, within the Le Meridien hotel. Very nice looking bar - I went for lunch, so no drinks for me this time. Prices were fair - we both had salads, and the Cobb was the perfect size for a lunch meal. The Cesar with chicken was also nice.
My wife and I both had the Lobster Boulliabaise and it was a decent portion of fresh tasty shellfish although I received far more lobster than her. For my appetizer, I had Charcuterie which was several meats and cheeses with some fruite compote. A big portion of excellent food. My wife had the Beef Tartare with egg yoke and it was a big portion of tasty raw beef--not for the timid but it was fresh.
Desert was Creme Brûlée and was good.
Service was excellent.
We had a nice view if City Hall which was a plus.
All in all, a memorable meal.
I did not care for their taste n music but others would disagree so I can't give any demerits for that.
Could be in Paris: steak pommes-frite just like a French bistro.
Bouillabaisse as good as anyplace in America.
Creative and authentic French food.
The food was fabulous and our server, Michael, was quite the character (in the best possible way). Definitely a pricey place to eat, but if you can afford it or find a coupon online (we got ours off travelzoo) Amuse is worth a visit! I'd go back in a heartbeat if someone else was paying.....
Our waiter Michael was fantastic. He took care of every detail and was very attentive.
The service provided by Michael, formerly of Dublin, Ireland, was excellent. He knew the menu well, the ingredients and was very charming. The food was a little too much - too much fusion - too many things going on with one dish. Dessert was not good - basil sorbet is NOT one of my favs. The atmosphere was beautiful - high ceilings, gorgeous wood work - a lovely spot!
Lunch service was very fast. My dining partner ordered a club sandwich, the bread was very dark, almost burnt. My lobster roll was very good.
Excellent food and service. Used TravelZoo coupon which made it affordable, otherwise it would be quite pricey. Great for romantic celebration
We were delighted with the outstanding service by Michael and the amazing quality of the food. I had the best beef tenderloin of my life. Even the house wines were extremely good
The food is some classic and some more modern French foods with very good house wines. Very good quality with everything we had. The charcuterie plate was especially good. The only complaint I have is that the music being played at this fine dining restaurant would make you think you were in an 80's club. I understand that it is a hotel and the bar is very close to the dining area, but it was very clashing.
As much as the ads try to make it something else, it is what it is, a typical restaurant at the hotel. Nice decor, but nothing inviting or cozy or warm. Service is fine, but again, far from very attentive, no water refill unless you ask for it, nobody watches that your wine glass is empty, etc. - again, typical for a hotel restaurant.
Food is quite good, though.
Great food, excellent service, unique menu & Scenic view of the city if you get a window seat. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an enjoyable experience.
The crab & frisse salad was presented artfully and the amount of crab was very generous. It was a light summer salad. The broth of the lobster bouillabaisse was rich and flavorful and again, there was plenty of seafood. The beef tenderloin was tender and delicious. There is a very reasonably priced kids' menu. While the staff was attentive, our meal took 3 hours. The restaurant was not full. There was a party of 7 and party of 3 seated before us. Parties that arrived 1 hour or so after us were served much more efficiently. Still, I would go back because of the quality of the food.
We enjoyed an incredible meal served by a top notch wait staff in a restaurant with perfect ambiance.
Atmosphere is horrible. Service was super slow even though there were only a few other tables all night. Appetizers were ok, and dessert was pretty standard, but entrees were subpar. If you order the lamb, bring your own unsalted soft pretzel and just scrape the mounds of salt clusters off of your entree and onto your pretzel. You can eat your pretzel while you dance with your glow stick to the awkward house/dance music that is playing in the cold, uninviting lobby that they call a dining room. For the prices charged, this place is a joke. Not worth it especially in a city with so many great restaurants.
I couldn't believe there is such an amazing restaurant in Philadelphia.
Amuse is a gem.
The food was superb.
The staff so attentive and knowledgeable.
We will go back - no doubt about it.
Just a lovely evening! The service was spectacular. And the food was excellent!!
The best thing about the restaurant was the food. It was fabulous.
Good food and service tucked away off the hotel lobby. A little on the pricey side, but no complaints as to the quality. And the tables are set far enough apart that you can have an enjoyable conversation with your party. We especially liked that the meal was paced well--slow and social, not rushed to turn the table over. And the highlight was the dessert--the blackberry cobbler was worth the price of admission.