Everything was outstanding . We loved the music. The courtyard was beautiful . It made us feel like we were back in Italy. There will definitely be repeated visits for other outstanding evenings.
Perfect dining experience!
Amazing!!!! Wonderful atmosphere, service, and food! True hidden gem!!! Best branzino we've ever had!!!
Unfortunately the thing that stood out was the bugs - too many Flys and Nats ruined the evening (we were inside )
The outdoor area is the prettiest one in the city. The food is great and the restaurant is beautiful.
Terrible service, poor appetizer selection. Will not return
To some up our experience in one word......"EXCEPTIONAL"!
Interesting menu, delightful outdoor dining available. The octopus starter and the veal cheek entree were exceptional. I would return to try other menu options.
Comfortable seating in dining room.
Great outdoor dining. Brazino fish and suckling pig were both outstanding. Price is very reasonable.
The branzino entree is smazing. Other entrees were fair. Service was good. Nice atmosphere. Nobody rushed us. Would go back.
Branzino never disappoints. It's quiet. Service is efficient and pleasant. And the food is always well prepared. The eponymous dish is as fresh and delicious as you'll find anywhere. And pastas, meats, and vegetables are fresh and delicious.
We were the only couple in the restaurant for almost 2 hours. Granted, our reservations were early, however, for being the only diners, service still seemed to be lacking. My scallops were cooked very well, but the rest of the meal definitely left something to be desired. I was very disappointed and felt that the quality of food was way over priced for what we were given. Glad I tried it, but will not go back.
The food was outstanding. Unfortunately the service and room were not up to the level of what the chef and his team produce. The dining room was uncomfortably warm and our server was unresponsive to concerns about it. Beverage glasses were frequently empty and the entrees for our small group came out in three different stages meaning those receiving their entrees first had a wait of several minutes before they could start which affected the food temperature and overall experience. Hopefully, they can get all these glitches resolved so the chef can shine with appropriate support!
I don't understood why this restaurant isn't more appreciated by Philly diners. Is it because Branzino is BYOB? Or because the place isn't owned by Vetri or Garces or Starr? Or because diners pay too much attention to the laughable restaurant lists in Philadelphia Magazine? You can't get a better fish dinner in Center City than the branzino at Branzino, as we promised our two friends--and Branzino delivered--when we dined there last Wednesday. The service was first-rate without being intrusive and the atmosphere was perfect for relaxed conversation.
P.S. The braised veal cheeks are exquisite as well.
Food was delicious! Waitress was miserable and it took forever for our drinkorders to go in as well as food.
Good food, although smaller sized portions. Fairly limited menu. Rough night for service... Perhaps the waiters were understaffed. Very long wait for apps and entrees, never received bread basket, only one of four deserts ordered came out. Have been one previous time and did not have any issues with service so maybe just an off night.
The waiter seemed to be in a bit of a hurry to clear, and actually took my plate before I finished my main course!
My daughter and I had dinner here before the ballet, and sat in the garden. Service, food and atmosphere were all lovely. It was a pleasure to be able to have a quiet conversation without having to compete with the usual ambient noise of most restaurants. It was all good.
Everything was just ok. I was hoping food would be great after reading reviews but we were all quite underwhelmed.