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About Fare Restaurant

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.

2028 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday through Sunday, 4 pm to 10 pm
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm
Brunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 3:30 pm

Cross Street:
Corinthian Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(267) 639-3063

Website:
http://farerestaurant.com/

Catering:
Off site catering for groups of any size.

Parking Details:
There is street parking with a public lot next to Eastern State Penitentiary.

Executive Chef:
Perry Katsapis

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Fare Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Casual (12)
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Good for a Date (11)
Healthy (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great spot for lunch dinner and a beautiful outdoor area with heaters for chilly nights!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Table for Sunday brunch available immediately at scheduled time. Prompt and friendly service. Somewhat limited menu but well prepared and tasty meals. Outstanding value for quality of food at restaurant prices.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and ambiance were great. Service was poor. Server was inattentive and uninformed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love Fare, expecially those Fare chips! inventive dishes and familiar ones, all beautifully prepared. Nice portions. Nice people. Not too noisy to enjoy the conversation. A real gem. The menu changes seasonally. each season there has been one new dish I've fallen in love with.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lovely food, reasonably priced, great service. But so loud despite the fact it was a weeknight and relatively few people were there! This wasn't "energetic", it was almost unpleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dined here for the second time and again Fare didn’t disappoint! Love the calamari and the truffle fries.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was bland. The service was not very accommodating either. The server was rude about a question I asked on the menu. When I asked for a table outside in the sun, to be warm, he said there weren't any. The menu was different from the one on their website, that offered more options.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went to Fare for dinner before heading over to Terror Behind the Walls. We were just looking for the closet place that would take reservations and stumbled upon this gem. I had the crispy tuna roll which was the best sushi roll I've had since I left San Francisco. I ate it so fast my boyfriend asked if I unhinged my jaw and swallowed it whole. He had truffle fries as an appetizer. They were soooo good. Loaded with parmesan cheese and truffle oil. I kept stealing them. For dinner he had the shrimp flat bread which I did not try because of chorizo but he enjoyed it and it smelled great. I had the shrimp salad. I thought it was going to have those little salad shrimp mixed in but it had three huge spicy tiger prawns on top. They were amazing. I could of just eaten a plate of those suckers. We finished the night off with pumpkin crème brulee and apple cranberry crisp. Both were delicious. We left stuffed to the gills but happy and looking forward to returning. Yum! Love this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Bar Seating, Healthy, Authentic, Spicy, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

FARE is a good place, but not a special or extraordinary one. Food is good, service is attentive and the bar is well-organized. But there are many more of equal quality in that part of Philly, so while I wouldn't say "don't go there", the best I can do is "If you're in the neighborhood, it's fine, but don't go out of your way to go there."

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Need to be more responsive to regular customers.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Wanted to try Fare for a while now and our friends moving into the neighborhood have us the opportunity. Had a great time with great food (even though they ran out of the octopus ☹️) but that gives me another reason to go back! Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tapas, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Enjoyed the side porch which they covered when it started to drizzle. Great place to eat tasty and healthful food. I thought the Branzino, beet salad, and octopus were all terrific. I didn't like the crab cakes much but my spouse did. Coffee tasted like it had been sitting awhile. Excellent quick service, but we were there at at early hour.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Best dining experience we've had for a while. Husband just returned from deployment and we were going to a 2Cellos concert afterwards. My daughter also loved the food. Highly recommend this place! Classy and delicious! *Try the truffle fries!

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent all around! Interesting menu, good drinks and terrific waitstaff...wonderful neighborhood go-to place!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fare was a find!! I just saw it in Open Table & people all gave it good reviews. Our server, Danielle was one of the best servers I ever had!! Amazingly attentive, friendly and we didn't want for a thing!! The only thing about the food that my friend had to complain about is one of her chicken breasts was dry so Danielle promptly insisted on the chef cooking her up another one and then boxed it for her to carry home. I had a fish special called Kona Kampachi & it was delicious!! Would def. recommend this place to everyone!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The appetizers were all very good.....calamari, zucchini chips, tomatoes and burrata. One person's seafood entree was very good. The bronzino was fair. The chicken was very dry.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My wife and I stopped for brunch on a Friday mid-morning, and we have some of the best omelets, toast and potatoes we ever had. May have been the best breakfast and brunch we've had and we've had more than a few. Highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Organic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We live in the area and this is a go to restaurant. Consistently good for brunch, lunch, and dinner. We have recommended to others and they also have enjoyed it. This particular visit my wife and I had soft shell crab appetizers that were delicious.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Repeat visit to Fare proved just as tasty as previous visits. The salads are delicious and large, the salmon perfectly done, and the desserts delicious. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fresh ingredients, farm to table restaurant. Great atmosphere and everything we ordered was delicious! Would highly recommend and will be back again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Lovely little spot in Fairmount. Food was excellent, good service....thumbs up!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Lovely setting with both indoor and outdoor seating. Tasty all organic menus with lots of vegetarian options.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Went here for brunch with a friend and it was marvelous!! Ordered mimosas and the strawberries and cream french toast. What more could you want?!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Found it on open table without knowing area. Food was good and service as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

My husband and I stopped for an early dinner before heading out to a concert. The outdoor dining was perfect and the service was good. My appetizer was the cold Spanish soup - ajo blanco. It was delicious. My husband had the flatbread pizza with cheese, apples, crumbled bacon and drizzled with maple syrup. It was scrumptious. Both of our entrees were delicious but we were especially were taken by the unusual and exceptional appetizers. We will definitely return to this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We arrived and were seated outside in the shade. Great service from Vern. We ordered a Cheese and Meat Board for the table and thank goodness we did. We had drinks and the Cheese Board and waited about a half hour for entrees.
The waiter apologized for the delay twice and brought us raw tuna....which no one wanted to try, but it was a nice gesture.
Food finally came out and at 9pm it was too late for dessert so we paid the check and left. Food was good, drinks were good. We will be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 19, 2017

flat bread with apple was delicious.
Seafood pasta dish seasoned well.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Love that they have GF and V options listed on the menu. They worked with us to modify dishes to my Celiac needs. They have 35$ bottles of wine on Fri/Sat, which was divine. We enjoyed our outdoor seating with the neighborhood noise of the Fairmount strip! Definitely will go again

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The server, Mary, was delightful. The Garden was lovely & we could have conversation. The inside was noisy on a Friday night....the food was wonderful. We are already looking forward to a return trip with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

It's very weird - the food was actually better than the menu suggested. I would punch up the menu with descriptions of where they get their ingredients, since they are supposedly local. I know they say it changes often...then make that info available somehow. Overall a good, but mediocre experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Gorgeous, quaint back patio

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

this is a very pleasant venue for outdoor dining and the food was exceptional. $35 bottles of wine on Fri and Sat nights is an added plus!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great meal, service and loved the outside seating.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Thank you for accommodating me because of my special diet!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The service was awful. We were seated outside and I finally had to go in to the hostess to get some coffee brought out. My coffee was cold by the time they brought the sugar substitute. They weren't even that busy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Yummy food in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Bloody Marys are the best around.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food was amazingly delicious. Be aware that as good as the avocado crab cakes are, they came with a sweetened glaze. The salmon was cooked perfectly so!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was outstanding, really enjoy the recommendations from the manager.
Outdoor seating was very comfortable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It is always great to visit FARE, but it was particularly so the last time we were back in Philly. Great martinis, delicious apps, and delightful entrees. You can't miss, everything is great. The atmosphere is neighborhood elegance with a taste of Euro charm. A wonderful addition to the Fairmount scene for years now that just keeps getting better.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was a wonderful place to eat after a day at the art museum. Close by, parking was no problem, and the food and drinks were excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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