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Fare Restaurant

4.4
832 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(267) 639-3063
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Perry Katsapis
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Catering
Off site catering for groups of any size.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corinthian Street
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Parking details
There is street parking with a public lot next to Eastern State Penitentiary.
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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What 832 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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HenryVphl (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I took my daughter to Fare for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a last minute decision and we had no idea what to expect. We go out often and know many of the restaurants in Center City, but not so much those in the Fairmount area. Fare was great. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Grilled Octopus on a puree of white beans was excellent and the calamari was good too. I had the skirt steak which was ok and my daughter had the lamb chops which were very good. Overall, it’s a solid place with a great atmosphere and really good food. I will definitely go back.

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joani (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent fish tacos. In fact, the whole plate with rice and beans and coleslaw was pretty and delicious. I did not leave a crumb.

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OpenTable Diner (Tokyo)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was good, and the service, attentive. We would certainly return to Fare for similar occasions.

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Nrebill (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food but both of our first and second courses came out together. And everything had too much oregano. Other than that I enjoyed everything and both of the bartenders that waited on us were great.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Dull food (silly salad, etc); young, silly service; horrible fries; tasteless burger. Our third time (we live nearby), always carelessly prepared food. Tourist place — owners think diners are stupid don’t know good food.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great location! Maitre D’ was a bit curt . It was a slow night & service was average. Once was enough for me!

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vipGary (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Another terrific meal at Fare. The service is always fantastic and our meals were spot on. We love their varied menu and they are always able to modify ingredients to meet my clean WOE (way of eating).

Look forward to returning soon.

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AccidentalVegetarian (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Three of us went out for a long deferred brunch. The service was delightful: pleasant, accurate and quick without being rushed. I had the meat omelette of the day which was piping hot and cooked all the way through without being burnt. My friends had the eggs Benedict and the breakfast burrito. Both were also excellent. We shared a lovely French red which was a delicious accompaniment for our meal.

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janeweirdeux (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is great and the the atmosphere is relaxed. Friendly service and a willingness to accommodate dietary needs. We love having a place we can go to with friends or just for a bite when we don’t want to cook. Consistently delicious!

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vipDavid (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Introduced Fare to our family visiting from Atlanta. They loved the food and service as we did! Lovely restaurant......we’ve always been pleased!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Very interesting menu

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vipmyra1205 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

my sons took me for my birthday and it was just lovely! varied menu and seasonal choices!

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phillyfoodie7 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was really good, our server answered all of our questions since it was our first time. Would recommend.

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vipgeedub (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with high quality and consistent value.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Great menu with wonderful fish and seafood options. The whole fish was wonderful, as was the seafood pasta which was loaded with seafood. We shared the pililia of spreads and the fare chips, and both were great. Not too noisy, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Consistently rewarding. Please get an Espresso machine though!

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vipwineguy (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

good neighborhood restaurant - attentive service, good food, large portions and reasonably priced

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vipLaP7 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

From the second we walked through the door we did not feel welcome. We were the only ones there and they made a comment about “oh there’s people here” like they were annoyed that they had to stop sitting around. We were checked on very much and our questions were barely answered. We had an issue with something and we basically had to beg them to find out about our entree.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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vipKymmie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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vipGreta1 (Philadelphia)
3.0  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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AngelaA (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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vipBigJeff (Philadelphia)
3.0  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."

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Need to be more responsive to regular customers.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

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