Fare Restaurant

4.5
1236 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Fare is a restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of the Art Museum area on Fairmount Avenue across from historic Eastern State Penitentiary and only a few blocks away from the Philadelphia Art Museum. Our cuisine can be described as clean, focusing on sustainable, local, organic, artisan ingredients with many seafood options. We also serve 10+ wines by the glass, as well as sustainable wines, 50+ craft beers and a novel cocktail menu. This restaurant was built with eco-friendly materials throughout.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch! I especially enjoyed the guava mimosas!

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NiyaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was just off that day. Usually really good

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PeppermintPatty
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Mushroom flatbread was terrific. Fish tacos also very good. We went for Saturday lunch but menu was limited to brunch. Nice outside dining right across from cool Eastern State Penitentiary historical site. Good neighborhood. Friendly staff.

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Ruby
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outside seating was good. Service was a little slow because of the number of people dining. The waiter was very good but exceedingly busy.

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vipcseafous
Austin
52 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time there. First trip to Philly and some family who live there suggested we try their brunch. Their patio was perfect for a party of six to go out in the cold rainy weather. Our server was really friendly and professional. The food was fantastic and enough for two meals. I would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, the live music was loud but created a great atmosphere. The service was great, attentive but not overbearing. The food came out quickly and was delicious. Their drinks are refreshing. A really wonderful experience!

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vipSdiner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food would be great for brunch or just a date

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vipBrklyntoPhilly
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fare is a great neighborhood spot—it was so fun last night. The bronzino and crab cakes are all we ever order. Excellent. Also recommend the octopus appetizer.

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PatriciaP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. I got the crab cakes and my companion had chicken . Both meals were well prepared and nicely presented. The cocktails were tasty as well.

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vipPamS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were outside and it was a hot day so it was a little overly warm, but thrilled they have outdoor/covered seating. They were out of what I wanted to order (avocado toast), so that was a little disappointing, but I ordered mushroom flatbread and that was delicious. Family next to us had a yappy dog, but we are dog lovers so that was OK. All in all, a very good city, outdoor dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Food and service were excellent.

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vipBevieC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Fare! The food is delicious, the wait staff is friendly and the outdoor seating is so nice with the lighting.

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vipDolceV
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Fare was very receptive to our feedback.
Cannot wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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ElisabethE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very tasty brunch, with a range of cocktail choices. Comfortable outdoor seating, and super attentive & friendly wait staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The outdoor banquet seating was very narrow, as there was barely any room for even a petite person to slide the chair back to get up.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Bad service. Food was subpar

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Gage
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice ambience and service. Average food

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HollyRF
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the pandemic started and it was just as we remember. Great staff, great food, great drinks. Had a fantastic experience. Can’t wait to return soon!!

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vipMEDVR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy myself at Fare. Great food, atmosphere and ambience . One of our top choices in the city of Philly

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vipJoAnn
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great outdoor space & wonderful food! Good for small children & dogs, too.

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Ruby
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Started with a bit of a hitch. Server brought us paper with specials on it which we thought were great and then we were told they were the wrong specials and came back and told us there was one special soft shell crab. My friend ordered it but I am allergic to them. I had been looking forward to that veal chop.

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daryllw
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely happy hour, and my co worker was super adorable, after work hours ;)

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vipNakemaR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waiter was rude and consescen

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service fresh food, friendly staff

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thephillyfoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother's Day Brunch. The coffee was great and the food was incredible!! great cocktails too!

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vipJanW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety- plenty of vegetarian and fish options

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DaveC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was pretty expensive and not tasty in comparison to others offering similar items (grilled octopus, tuna tartar). Burger was requested rare, came out well done. Not child friendly. Not good.

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AllysonD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful neighborhood and delicious food! Service was super quick, and overall felt very covid-safe with outdoor dining! Also very dog-friendly!

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ItalianBrazilian
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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MonicaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great time at Fare. They did a good job juggling reservations on a rainy evening, drinks were really good, and food was great. We will be back!

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vipdeg216
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for happy hour and the drinks were great! Would definitely go again

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Pumpkin
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very professional servers, comfortable, not too noisy, menu had the right selections.

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vipFruitFul
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had delicious omelets and chicken Caesar wrap. It was very busy and the wait staff was pulled in many directions. Our water bottle for the table was never refilled and our coffee was not either. It was very busy so I guess they were overburdened with people. But, we all enjoyed our meal and would go back again.

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ClaudiaH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service! I love being able to sit outside with a view of the penitentiary!

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Wholefoodmama
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time just to hang out after work we great people. The food and service is always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The tuna tartare with avocado appetizer was great and the crabcakes were good but not outstanding. Good drinks and nice place to eat outside.

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Keisha
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Loved the Watermelon salad. Nice location.

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JuliaBW
France
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a nice evening here with three friends. The outdoor booths are lovely and it has a great, lively atmosphere. However, was fairly disappointed in the quality of the drinks, and the food was very standard -- nothing special, though expensive.

Food: I got the salmon and found it somewhat boring, not super high quality. As for sides, the potato wedges were absolutely delicious, and the spinach was good. The 'corn' side was corn on the cob, which I would not expect at a restaurant this pricey.

Drinks: The drinks here are the kind you'd expect at a moderately priced college bar... or maybe a pub. All the cocktails are sweet; imagine ordering a cocktail that costs $14 with Smirnoff Citron in it. My $11 glass of Muscat wine somewhat tasteless, as was the rosé my boyfriend ordered, and the beer selection was also bland (I got a Chimay blanc).

Service: Great.

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Fairmounter
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We reserved an outside table for brunch for three people on a Saturday. The place was packed and the servers were hustling! Many people without reservations were waiting in line for a table. We waited about 10 minutes while a table was cleaned and sanitized (actually sanitized twice by mistake, but that's okay!) The staff were all super nice, friendly, and attentive. The table was right on Fairmount Ave, but on a deck, so we felt enough privacy and separation. The street was busy with lots of foot traffic; babies in strollers, kids on scooters, tons of happy people taking their time. It almost felt "normal". The food was delicious! Our table especially liked the crispy bacon, the avocado toast, and the fries. We stayed for 2 hours and no one ever hurried us along or gave us dirty looks. By the time we left (2:30 pm) there were plenty of open tables. We were so happy to be back out in the world and Fare Restaurant was a great place to be!

FAQs

Fare Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 639-3063.

Fare Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.