Committed to serving authentic tapas and delicious wines in a wonderfully inspired setting, Bar Ferdinand in Philadelphia, PA takes its inspiration from the classic children's book. Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, guests can be certain that each glass they savor is going to be a flawless match to the dishes they pair with it.
Dinner options at Bar Ferdinand emphasize the tapas. Choices such as simple toasted almonds or house marinated olives work well with more substantial bites such as the patatas bravas or the carpaccio. There are also entr�es such as the monkfish or the lamb chops and most guests love the daily paella made with only the freshest ingredients. Whether popping in late for some charcuterie and cheese or early for lunch, a visit to Bar Ferdinand is sure to satisfy.
There was no one in the restaurant when we went. The door was open but the place did not look open for business. We did not see a single soul working there. So we left and went somewhere else to eat. It was VERY disappointing as I know this place closed on Monday and we wanted to eat there one last time.
Had been over a dozen times and it just was messy and loud. Waitstaff was inattentive and careless pouring a $70 bottle of wine. Not too sad it's closing...which might be why it wasn't as good as it once was.
Just discovered this place only to find that it is closing. Authentic Spanish that rivals anything I have had in Spain.
This place is now closed. To commemorate the restaurants last night in business the waitstaff wore crass, disgusting tee-shirts with the words; "Don't Grab My Pu**y" written in large letters across the front. We used to love this place, but any owner that would allow this sort of behavior should be put out of business. If they open somewhere else we will stay away.
There was a mouse. Ran around our feet about 5 time before I couldn't take it anymore and moved to a high top. I don't blame the mouse; their cheese is pretty bangin. But the waitress didn't seem to care much. I don't even think she told the manager bc no one else came by to check it out. It was relatively dead in there for a Friday night. I think we might have been our server's only table yet I had to ask our drinks to be refilled 3 times. At least their food was decent. Some dishes felt like there was something missing. The goat cheese flatbread and the arugula salad could've used something else to liven it up. Hubby and I still had a good time
Always love love this place
Consistently excellent - didn't live the crispy drumsticks but everything else was first class as usual.
Restaurant week 2016, great food, beautiful bad and restaurant, excellent drinks.
Haven't been here in years. Usually overlook the terrible taste of diet soda to enjoy a challenging and well prepared menu. Was looking forward to being back. It wasn't awful...but vastly underwhelming. It was like they "whitewashed" the menu. Flavors and textures were flat. Ice cream (once creamy and flavorful) was ice-hard and barely had a taste. We ordered 7 items; one was very good. The tartine. Anyway, I hope they get back to where they once were.
Very well executed Spanish fare. A little over-priced but was worth the money. Wait staff is very knowledgable on the wine list/preparation of individual dishes. Try the paella and the pulpo.
Everything and everybody was wonderful.
A friend and I chose this spot to catch up on our lives. We went at 7:30 pm on a Sunday evening and it was the perfect time to go. Our server was young and seemed new to waiting tables but he was very sweet and attentive. We ordered about 6 tapas dishes and were suprised at how low our bill was - maybe because we skipped on the alcoholic drinks. I highly recommend the albondigas and the brussel sprouts! We would definitely return here on any other night.
Food was fun and Drinks were great. Service was impeccable. The Roasted Chicken was delicious, as were the Chickpea Frites, Pork Empanada, Monkfish, Baked Goat Cheese and Grilled Steak (among others!). The Chorizo platter came out with a full flame from the kitchen which was exciting! We were a large party and enjoyed tasting and passing multiple items from the menu. The kitchen was so accommodating for our kids - who enjoyed the Patatas Bravas and Crispy Chicken Drumsticks, sauces on the side and presented to mimic a kid's meal. There was nothing we wouldn't try again. And I'm sure we will be back soon.
Wide variety and waitress made great recommendations.
The food was small plates. And there was a lot to choose from and we chose a lot. However it seemed that the majority of the flavor was missing from the food. It was cooked well just lacked flavor.
The drinks were light on the alcohol. They tasted good but when you expected a buzz after the first one and didn't have any by the third, you wonder how watered down the drinks could be.