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Bar Ferdinand

508 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Kitchen: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 12:00 am. Friday and Saturday: 4:30 pm - 1:00 am.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Bar: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 12:00 am. Friday: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am. Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 am. Sunday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am.

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Phone number
(215) 923-1313
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Ansill
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Private party facilities
We offer a private dining room that seats up to forty guests. The entire restaurant may also be rented out to accommodate large private parties. Please contact us for rates & menu options.
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Private party contact
Manager: (215) 923-1313
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Cross street
Between Girard Avenue & Poplar Street
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Parking details
Parking is available at the public parking lot at the intersection of Germantown Avenue & N. 2nd Street, approximately 1/2 block north of Bar Ferdinand.
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Public transit
Local access (less than one mile) to subway, trolley, and bus stops.
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Live Flamenco dance performances every First Friday of the month. Live Flamenco dance performances during New Year's Eve and other special events.
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Special events & promotions
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more details! All special events are also posted on our website at

Private Events:
We offer a private dining room that seats up to forty guests. The entire restaurant may also be rented out to accommodate large private parties. Please contact us for rates & menu options.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

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.

MindyB (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

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.

vipmanger123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2016

Just discovered this place only to find that it is closing. Authentic Spanish that rivals anything I have had in Spain.

vipGinde (Atlantic City)
1.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

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.

viprw020 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2016

Always love love this place

Bbcoachf (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

Consistently excellent - didn't live the crispy drumsticks but everything else was first class as usual.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Restaurant week 2016, great food, beautiful bad and restaurant, excellent drinks.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

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.

DamianeN (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Everything and everybody was wonderful.

DianaB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

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.

LMBFogoKOP (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Excellent service.
Wide variety and waitress made great recommendations.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2016

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.