About Entree BYOB

Entrée is a BYOB located at 1608 South Street in Philadelphia. At Entrée we offer seasonal American fare crafted from high quality, locally sourced ingredients. Our menu is creative, balanced & simple, never pretentious! We specialize in traditional and modern dishes that project the true integrity of the food we create. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or spirit.

1608 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146-1542
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
16th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 790-0330

Website:
http://www.entreebyob.com/

Catering:
custom menus available for catering

Executive Chef:
Kevin Addis

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu

Entree BYOB Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
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Casual (25)
Cozy (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Authentic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Business Meals (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing. Had the “prefix” menu at least that’s what I think it’s called with fried calamari, sea scallops and the Oreos for dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Yosemite)·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant doesn't look like much, but the food was excellent. The prix fixe menu was flexible. We could choose items that weren't on it. The waitress was very sweet. The chef came out to talk. Definitely a hidden gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a reservation for 730 but our table wasn’t ready u til 745. It was a little noisy and I felt like I had to yell across the table. Other than that the meal and service was excellent. Also love that it’s BYOB

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our table of 5 enjoyed our dinner and would go back. I personally loved the duck entree. The restaurant was good with allowing substitutions. Two caveats: It was very noisy, making conversation from one end of the table to the other very difficult . We requested separate checks and were assured that everything would be clearly demarcated. When the bill came we all figured out what we owed ( several times) and were informed that we still owed $18 dollars. It was too loud to work out what caused the discrepancy so some of our party paid extra. Also the entranceway was poorly lit and one of us fell down on a little step. The food must have been awfully good if we'd go back with all the problems I've enumerated. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great small space for intimate dining. And it's BYOB!

The food was excellent -- every dish was fresh and tasty and nicely plated. Our server (JT) was terrific -- helpful with suggestions, quick to bring us water and our meals, all done with a wry sense of humour.

The sole drawback was a large table of young women (likely a bachelorette party) that was insanely noisy. It was impossible to escape the din.

Love the food, love the staff (cooks, servers). We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Arrived on time and were seated immediately. Actually we had our choice of tables since it was a Wednesday evening at 6pm! Perfect time to go to dinner in the city if you want to have a conversation over dinner....
Waitress was sweet and very attentive. Food was outstanding! There were 4 of us and everything we ordered was a hit. Also, it is a BYOB that accepts credit cards and has no corkage fee. Love it. Our new favorite place.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Unexpected pleasure in the neighborhood of our hotel. Excellent service, great food, great prices. Definitely not to be missed.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always, food and service were wonderful. Only complaint is that I reserved and confirmed the table by the window because it is a small space and my husband is 6'7" and feels badly when cramping other patrons. The only table that he fits in is the table by the window (this has nothing to do with his comfort - we always sit in the back of theaters, etc. so as to not intrude on other people's experiences). We arrived and were seated at another table. I asked about my confirmed reservation and was told that they needed to acommodate a party of 6. I'm not sure what that had to do with my reservation, but I wasn't happy. Of course, the party behind us arrived and they were extremely cramped and kept knocking into my husband's chair to try and find room that didn't exist. They weren't rude, but they were definitely uncomfortable. We usually avoid small places unless we can confirm a roomy table for everyone's enjoyment. If you don't have a physical need for special acommodations, this is a perfect restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Overall, a great dining experience. So much so that we will be having my son's rehearsal dinner there next year. This was my first visit to Philly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. Diverse choices. Big portions. Noisy. Nice for a crowd.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It is such a cute restaurant! The chef came out to say hi! I had the special....cod over new england clam chowder...real chowder! so good. I was visiting my daughter who goes to Temple University and she enjoyed her dinner also to the max! The waitress, Kim, was on top of everything...very sweet. It's a fun, happy, very busy place. Don't forget to make a reservation. I highly recommend Entree.
Cheers,
KIm

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Do not come to this restaurant for a quiet, intimate evening. It is a small, noisy restaurant
that is usually a packed house most nights. You will be bumping elbows with the neighboring tables, but that could be fun. The food is innovative and the portions are massive! Give it a try, just don't be surprised if you make new friends with the table next to you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent kitchen, fresh ingredients, well-conceived, well-seasoned and well-prepared cuisine. For our table, mainly seafood dishes, all excellent. Service very friendly and properly paced. Two nits--(1) no reason to intermittently clear a table of four when not all diners have finished, and (2) no reason to bring a check until it is requested when the room is almost empty. Will definitely return to this comfortable, casual, affordable BYOB in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We (wife & I) chose Entree because we wanted a BYOB within walking distance. We decided not to bring any wine, had cocktails at home. We didn't know that Entree also offered a Prix Fixe dinner, but we chose dinners from the menu. The appetizer and meals were creative and delicious. The service was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had to wait to be seated 30 min despite having a reservation but everything was delicious and server was very friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time here and loved it! Server Kim was lovely and we may have found one of the best cheese plates in the city!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very nice staff, food fresh and excellent, and BYOB.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was AMAZING! Everything was fresh delicious and I would definitely come back and recommend to friend and family.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This is a small place tucked away in the middle of a block on South Street. The interior is comfortable, well lit and, as is the case of many Philadelphia gems, cozy. Our first visit, we met our server Kim and her helper Rebecca who greeted us warmly and graciously. We were offered recommendations regarding the menu and the specials. Although we didn't try it, the filet mignon cheesesteak with Maine lobster on a fresh Philadelphia roll looked amazing. We asked about the Dragon shrimp and were given a sample of the sauces, one of which contained Scotch bonnet pepper that proved a bit too much for our taste buds; the sample was appreciated nonetheless. The calamari appetizer and the grilled Romaine set the stage for the entrées. The latter was the best I had ever ordered with a melange of flavors and textures. We decided to share the lamb lollipops and the Cornish hen. Both were excellent in their own way and the reduction sauces were perfect complements. For dessert, the cannoli was fresh and crunchy. Nothing worse than a soggy cannoli. The food was excellent, the experience courtesy of Kim and Rebecca outstanding and we will return with another bottle of wine for an anticipated and enjoyable evening. Kevin, chef owner, did come out to greet us and was very gracious to ask if we had enjoyed our experience. Indeed we did and thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was fantastic and the food was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great little spot. Grab we went. Small but very lively. food was great, with some interesting combinations. Staff was very friendly . I'm going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is my third time at Entree BYOB restaurant. My first time here was last year during restaurant week and loved it so much came back again with my friend few months after. But I haven't been to Entree in a while and noticed that some things have changed when I went this year..such as the Menu and the table bread which I was a bit disappointed since I was really looking forward to like my previous experience here. Only reason why I would return is the service is absolutely AMAZING! The staff is super friendly and accommodating but wish they brought back some menu items like the ravioli and had the previous bread, not this plain white bread.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Four friends wanted to dine at a BYOB restaurant that had very good food. "Entree" absolutely filled the bill!
Yes, it is tiny with limited seating space, but this is more than compensated by the fabulous cuisine, and the excellent staff. Everyone was friendly and accommodating (we were 30 minutes late because of traffic issues, yet we were seated w/o hesitation). Each dish was carefully explained by our server, and still the food exceeded our expectations.
I think that the $40 and $50 prix fixe meals are a STEAL! On top of that, you can drink the wine that you brought!
The restaurant was not too busy on the Thursday that we visited, and I could see how easily it could become very noisy. Fortunately we did not encounter that issue.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful waitress. Generous portions. Close to theaters.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome everything! It's my 3rd time there and I can't wait to go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Just consistent and hits a balance between fine flavors and heartiness. DIsh the other night was a lobster tail on a veal cutlet. Service is attentive and warm, and it's always a pleasure, especially on a nice night, to meet some friends and sit out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

3rd time visiting this restaurant and never disappointed!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

My wife and I loved the food and service at this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We came at 5 PM, service was friendly and quick, which was important as we took the 3 course menu, and had only 1.5 h before a concert. We liked the menu and all dishes were surprising and rich variety in tastes. We loved the seared tuna, the duck and the escalope. Entree is not cheap, but also thanks to the BYOB the ultimate bill is good and with a pre-pick you know exactly what you can expect. It was quiet, but that can be because we were early and there were not many other people.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was DELICIOUS. We had the paucit

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was delicious and was the highlight of the visit. The service was average and it was so noisy that it was difficult to have a conversation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food was very good, service was excellent. Unfortunately, it was very noisy & subsequently difficult to hold a conversation. They should consider some noise reduction additions.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

We went during restaurant week and the food was AMAZING. Our server was the most pleasant server I've ever had. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

So yummy and they made my meal dairy free and vegan friendly for me!! Highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Delicious food but cramped/crowded

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food and flavors top notch along with excellent service best place I've been I in a long time

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a great dining experience at Entrée BYOB. The food was exceptional and our server, Kim, was very attentive and had a infectious personality. The place was very cozy, but the diners seemed to adapt and actually, we had conversations with tables on our right and our left. I would definitely go here again and would love if it could be very soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

What a great find for restaurant week! The pre-fixe menu (which they also do all year) provides a variety of great options. The bacon covered date was delicious, followed by a wonderful scallop option and the desert is unreal - the fried oreo, save the best for last! The restaurant is a small space, so I wouldn't suggest this spot for a large group.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Went to celebrate my 40th birthday with colleagues. It was overall a great time, food and service. Kim our server was excellent. The chef came out and greeted us. The food was superb.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Visited Entrée during Restaurant week. Food was fabulous. One of our group has a dairy allergy and the chef was extremely accommodating. I would definitely go back!

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