Best dining experience of 2018. Top 3 dining experience ever. food was excellent. service was excellent. ambiance was excellent.
Very disappointing experience at Double Knot. We waited for 75 minutes for our reservation. The hostess seemed completely unconcerned.with our frustration. A manger checked in with us only once. We not offered a drink until we out right asked to be taken care of. Finally when we were seated, we were offered a drink and one appetizer. Despite how good the food is, I will be hard pressed to return any time soon. There are so many options to choose from in Philadelphia.
My wife and I had a great time at Double Knot. We arrived in time to the reservation but had to wait at the bar our seats to be set. It didn't take so long and even though they gave us a complementary entrance and not than one staff came to apologize about that. The service was perfect, Bryan was very kind. We got the chef's menu with 10 different tasting plates to share. The mushroom gyoza is a new option in the menu and I totally recommend it. The best gyoza I've ever had.
Squeeze you in like sardines
food was excellent. but not sure if they’re worried about the customer experience
First time & everything was outstanding! We will come back for sure
First place ever where bartender actually came out from behind the bar and asked questions how I wanted my gin drink to make sure it paired with my meal.
Waitstaff is knowledge and helps in making decisions.
Food is absolutely amazing; ambiance is amazing and very easy to have a conversation and hear what each other is saying.
Service and food both top notch
We were recommended by family friends to try Double Knot and we were absolutely blown away! The chef’s tasting menu was amazing and I thought it was a great value for what we got. Their cocktails were beyond impressive. The service was relaxed but they did not miss a beat! Our waiter was never pushy but always there when we needed him. The tuna and short rib were our favs!! LOVE IT! Will be back!!
Amazing food! Outstanding recommendations from the wait staff!
Server Lauren was HORRIBLE. Told us our order was “light” and it would be inconvenient for the kitchen. Ambiance and drinks were great, but Lauren ruined our night. Highly disappointed
Waitress was miserable. We were not ready to order everything all at once. See was very put out. Food came fast. Out in an hour. Not relaxed. Apparently we did not order enough to bring her tip up. Left less then I usually do. Should have left even less. We were sharing the mochi. Very put out to bring utensil. Told us you eat it with your hands. Great if its all for you.
The food was good, but not for value. Too expensive for what it's offering. Service was awful, especially at the front desk. The hostess was rude and we had to wait for quite a while even with a reservation. The wait would have been fine if the hostess gave "some" guidance. The hostess showed no acknowledgement of our presence at all. We had to go up to the hostess multiple times to make sure we get our seats without having to wait too long (why make reservation at all if we had to do this?). Overall, the food, service and ambiance did not live up to the hype it's getting.
The meal was fabulous! I did the tasting menu and it was worth the price. So much food that was so delicious amd the Sake recommendations from our server was on point! The overall hospitality was fantastic! This was my first time dining downstairs and it was so cool....I loved it down there! Great meal, great staff and great experience!
The quintessential date spot, mood enhancing by way of dimly lit corners and a warm ambiance. Great venue for sharing dishes, laughs and personal experiences. Will be returning.
Great dinning experience. The food was well prepared and quite tasty. The downstairs dining room was a standout, so many interesting items. And our server was well versed in the menu and cocktails, making several excellent suggestions.
Stellar dining experience! Cozy ambiance, friendly and knowledgeable service and excellent food! I love the small plates (which actually have a decent amount of food on them) so that you can taste lots of different foods. Great drinks. Good prices. It was our first time and we will be back for sure!
The staff overheard us saying to each other that we were there for a special occasion. It wasn’t even written on our reservation or mentioned to the staff, but just from overhearing us they brought us champagne. It really made the evening so special for us!
We had a very late reservation, but came early. They really made us feel welcome and important. And they seated us at a great table. Loved the food. Things were beautifully prepared and it had a wonderfully diverse menu. They’re a little too granny with empty plates, and tried to steal away the fresh wasabi I’d payed $5 for. More than once we had to slow them down on taking plates away.
Simply put, this was the best meal of our life. For us, it was a special occasion: my fiance's 30th birthday, but any occasion in which you dine at the Double Knot will instantly become a special occasion. We started the meal with delicious cocktails (but before the night was over had tried nearly every cocktail on the list, they were too good!) and decided to do the Chef's Tasting menu. There are no words to describe the quality, taste, and experience. We had 10 of the most inventive and unique dishes that delighted our taste buds and left us, for the most part, speechless. Our service was sublime and the ambiance was moody, alluring, and romantic. Our plan was to leave after dinner but we couldn't pry ourselves away from the site of our favorite meal so instead moved about 15 feet away to the downstairs bar where we spent another few hours watching expert bartenders craft incredible cocktails and chatting with friendly strangers at the bar. The Double Knot is the epitome of a group of people dedicated to their craft, and, if you're lucky enough to dine there, you get participate in the experience - if only for a night.
Amazing food. Best sushi I've ever had. We did the tasting menu and very much enjoyed nearly every dish. Cocktails were delicious and reasonably priced. The downstairs bathroom is very dark, which is in keeping with the general aesthetic. However, the black floor, black walls, black toilet with very dim lighting was really a bit much when you need to go. Did I mention the delicious cocktails?
This is really a hyped up coffee shop. Arrived on time, but couldn’t even get anyone to seat us. So we left...
Absolutely delicious and a unique experience. Worth the price for the ambiance and food. Service is excellent as well.
Amazing. Waiter was awesome. Chefs tasting menu was incredible!
The food was fine, but at over $100 per person I expected something more interesting. Also for the price, eating in a basement that has not really been fixed up all that nice was not for me. The basement would be fine for a much lower price point, but not for fine dining. The bar upstairs was nice and service was excellent.
We had a great dinner at Double Knot. The drinks were very good. And we decided to go with the tasting menu. Our favorites included: Double Knot tuna roll, the swordfish robatayaki, the yellowtail sashimi, and the bao buns. The only disappointment of the night was that with the tasting menu you get a dessert, but we were only offered the mochi and nothing else listed on dessert menu online. The service was great, and the place is beautiful.
We had a fantastic experience at Double Knot
Great spot. Sneaky hideaway. The chefs tasting is essential to an epic experience.
Unique menu and outstanding food quality with an ambiance unlike other Philly restaurants. Atmosphere reminded me of top European restaurants. Great service with personable and knowledgeable staff. That was the best restaurant experience that I have had since Lyons, France and clearly one of Philly area's best food spots.
Dined with friends we haven't seen in awhile and chose the Chef's Tasting Menu. Overall, the experience was good. The Duck Scrapple Bao Bun, Tempura Shrimp Taco, and Double Knot Big Eye Tuna Roll, delicious.
What was disappointing, the pace. We were informed about the family style service and how the chef enjoys sending dishes to the table as prepared, but for a tasting menu, the pace was entirely too aggressive. Multiple dishes arriving at one time. Bussers cleared share plates before all diners were through. I was looking forward to a special, and slightly luxurious experience, but felt rushed.
Great meal, great service from Danielle and overall a great time!
Food was very good but;
1. Reservation was not ready on time.
2. There is no place to stand or sit while waiting and the people on the floor were rude in their “protection” of where you could stand or go. My son was chased down and told repeatedly he could not go downstairs despite the fact that he was just catching up with us as we were being seated.
3. Fluid kitchen is an excuse for a disorganized kitchen - when the serving size is literally one small prawn, bringing it to the table alone is absurd
4. Which brings me to portion sizes — extremely small and therefore overpriced
5. Coffee drink did not indicate that it was an iced beverage
So, we will not likely return
This was our third and best visit
Our waitress was knowledgeable and energetic
The food great
With wine rather than saki
The kabobs and peppers were
Cannot wait to return
The ambience is chic, the small dishes and special sushi rolls are creatively composed and delicious. We will be back!
Was a great first experience!! Food was very tasty.
I met my daughter for dinner on a random Tuesday evening. It was a rare 70 degree February evening and the Philadelphia bar and restaurant scene was hoping. I was happy to be a part of it. Double Knot's ground level bar was really busy. Luckily my daughter and I were able to escape to the below ground restaurant. I love the underground atmosphere and marvel at how a basement can be transformed into such a creative, dark, exciting space.
Our server was lovely and helpful. She had nice suggestions. The drinks were wonderful--loved the Double Knot cocktail with the swirling smoky flavor--and the Sauvignon Blanc was an nice with a hefty pour.
The food was delightful. Tapas small plates -- from edamame dumplings to the pork scrapple bau buns and skewed meats and fishes--came quickly, but we never felt rushed.
Double Knot is fun, interesting and has great food. We did the blind tasting menu and really enjoyed the chef's selections, especially the earlier, small plate courses. The food is well balanced, nicely seasoned, innovative and different. The service was quite good, albeit a tad rushed. Make sure you are seated downstairs, at a table--unless you are looking for the very loud upstairs bar scene. Definitely a good place to go in a part of the city that has been transformed.
Excellent food and drinks and service. It’s described as a sushi place but really it’s all things Asian done well
A little bit of a wait but that didn’t bother us. Our server was great and all of the food we ordered was delicious! Every plate left our table clean!
As usual, Double Knot did not disappointment! Began with a smokey craft cocktail...the Double Know. Excellent flavor. The tasting menu was fabulous...every dish was pure perfection. More than ample servings ... salmon sashimi, yellow fin, scallops, steak kabobs, crispy brussel sprouts, Chilaean sea bass, perfectly prepared duck breast with rice, etc. I highly recommend both Double Knot and the tasting menu.
Unique spot with a nice ambience and a very lengthy & creative menu. Staff was friendly and knowledgable. If you are going to be seated at a counter seat, make sure it is away from the door. During the colder months the first few counter seats are a bit cold & drafty. The main restaurant dining area is very nice and the back bar is stylish and fun. Double Knot offers one of the most exotic culinary adventures in the city so be sure to check it out!