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Permanently Closed - Fitler Dining Room

4.6
172 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. FDR is a lively neighborhood bistro nestled in the Fitler Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Opened by the team behind Pub & Kitchen and the Diving Horse, FDR serves a seasonal menu inspired by the region and a carefully curated cocktail, wine and craft beer list.

ON SUNDAY NIGHTS IN THE SUMMER WE OFFER BYO - NO CORKAGE FEE.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Served Daily Starting at 5:00pm
Closed Tuesdays in The Summer
Sunday Brunch 11:00 - 3:00
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Phone number
(215) 732-3331
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
22nd & Spruce St
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Parking details
2026 Rittenhouse Square, between 20th and 21st Streets and Spruce and Locust.
A lot on the corner of 22nd and Walnut.
Rittenhouse Garage 2000 Walnut Street.
Garage at 2031 Lombard Street

Additional
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Food is always, consistent and fine here, but they need to improve/expand the wine list. It was hard for us to find a glass, much less a bottle, that appealed to us.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Fitler Dining Room has a short menu, but one that captures what 95% of diners would like (fish, poultry, meat). It stands out in its use of very fresh ingredients and locally sourced food. The dishes are innovative without being tiresomely trendy (and unusual or trendy ingredients just for the sake of being deemed innovative). The waitstaff were way above the usual center city waitstaff. The woman who seated us listened to a request (that the music be lowered a bit as one of the people at the table was over 90) and actually responded to it. (Often waiters/waitresses will smile and then go off and do absolutely nothing.) Our main server was poised, could give us the relevant information succinctly and knew how to be appropriately watchful and attentive without being intrusive or overly friendly (e.g., the type who come over every 10 minutes and say "How are you guys coming along?"). This restaurant is a gem of direct, honest, intelligent and tasteful approach to dining. It really is a dining room.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was tasty, the menu was small but interesting. 2 people at my table ordered the half chicken and they both got only a leg and a sliver of breast meat (for $28) so I would say there is very little value here. I would save your money and go to any other Italian restaurant that will charge less and give you a real portion.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Fitler is our favorite Philly restaurant. Lovely place, friendly&attentive staff and food is consistently delicious and expertly prepared. Love the Sunday BYOB option. Chef is awesome, as are the wait-staff .

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

I rarely take the time to write online reviews but our experience here was heavenly. The menu here is small but absolutely everything was to die for. The staff had excellent suggestions for food and drink and the decor is adorable. We were dining on a fairly tight budget for someplace at this price point, but the server had excellent suggestions and wasn't trying to over-sell.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

We dine here frequently and it continues to be a favorite...and gem in Fitler Square. Consistently excellent food incorporating seasonal ingredients, nice wine and cocktail selection and attentive service in a cozy setting.

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2.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Overall disappointing due to the quality of the food at brunch. First, I ordered blueberry pancakes. Two thick pancakes arrived dripping with a blueberry "jam" which was not part of the menu description and which I did not want. I tasted the pancake on the bottom which was loaded with so many blueberries (you would think a good thing) that the batter inside was not cooked through even though the exterior was very brown and dry. The waitress graciously took the pancakes and offered a replacement without the "jam". I instead ordered something completely different - bucatini alla carbonara. That dish looked very appealing but was pretty flavorless for $18. The wait staff was very attentive and polite throughout the meal and kept my coffee mug full without having to ask for a refill.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

We had an excellent meal here. The service was a bit slow but we were having fun catching up with friends. Food was very good and they were very accommodating about dietary restrictions. Noise level was also good. We were able to talk!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Consistently great food and beverage. Our favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

I have been here many times and it remains our favorite neighborhood spot.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2017

Really pleasantly surprised by this street corner gem! Excellent service from start to finish. Special thanks to Don for his expert descriptions of offerings and his kind demeanor. Price point was affordable (perhaps even a bit low considering the quality and portions!). All told, a great spot. Try the oysters if they're available. The tuna was superb. Dessert was a fun surprise of strawberry compote-filled donuts. The table adjacent was rather loud, but in a jovial manner that didn't disrupt too much. We'll be back!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was good. Small menu and even smaller portions. Expensive for the amount of food you are given. It was fine, but I would not rush back.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

So good ! Amazing food and drink! We can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Another great meal at another great restaurant from this chef. Always a good time, great service and amazing food. Had a great short rib and my girlfriend had delicious sea bass.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

Our second visit to Fitler Dining Room and every bit as good as the first. My wife said her pasta may be the best she's had outside Italy. Don't tell her Mother. Terrific neighborhood restaurant with delicious food and drinks and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Always consistently great. Chef Pete is the bomb. Bruce and the service team are always friendly and service is on point.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Nice upscale but casual vibe. Good food. A nice Philly style low key spot. Not byob but the wine is good and reasonable. A "be back"

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

We had not been there before and were pleasantly surprised. I had tempura soft shelled crabs and my husband had fish and both were great. Nice people, very casual.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Brunch was awesome, both inlet and pancakes were very well prepared.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Was not expecting it to be as good as it was; so many places talk a good line, but... this was really good. Decently sized--which is to say not disgustingly large--portions, and great server. We enjoyed brunch; the oysters were perfect, the baked stuff was very good. My salad was lovely and everyone enjoyed what they ate. It was sunny though we were inside and it was very airy and nice.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent as always. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Second time eating at this special neighborhood restaurant and we will continue to come here for more.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

First time and certainly not the last . Honestly don't have one complaint and pleasantly surprised a small restaurant like this also has alcohol.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

We had dinner before a show on Saturday evening! The food was fantastic, delicious!
Loved the dining room very cozy!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2017

The service and ambiance at the Fitler Dining Room were great.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2017

This was my second time dining at Fitler Dining Room and the meal was fantastic, the service was delightful and we had a table by the window that let us enjoy the beautiful window boxes. Our waitress made fantastic wine and entree recommendations and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2017

Client in from LA that like to try new spots. FDR did not disappoint. Amazing brunch! Toad in the hole was excellent flavors.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

One of the better meals we have had recently. Excellent start to finish.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

This place is consistently good. Great food and friendly service. So happy we live close by!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

First timers for Easter Sunday Brunch! We will be back for more!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Always a 5. Great staff. Great service. Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Had Easter brunch with my daughter and everything was great. Small enthusiastic scene. Waitstaff was really nice and attentive. Brunch options were diverse and creative. The oysters were exceptional. Would like to try for dinner sometime.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Loved, loved, loved this neighborhood gem. We live in California and chose this restaurant from Open Table in Philly. Not only was the neighborhood adorable but the restaurant was the best.The food along with the service was excellent. Our only wish would be to have this restaurant where we live!!! Thank you so much for making our Anniversary special.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Great city find!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2017

This was a superb dining experience. We have nothing but praise for this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

The restaurant is small but bright and comfortable. The noise level is low, which makes conversation easy. The food is really delicious, inventive but comforting. Friendly informed attentive service. All together a wonderful neighborhood restaurant and well worth return visits.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2017

Heard a lot of good things about FDR and we were very impressed

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2017

The server lady was highly attentive and very hospitable. The food was unique. I had skate wing, which I had never had before. Delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Nice small space, lovely staff, food good altho it varied somewhat. Salads were best(broccoli had a good but spicy dressing-important to know).Did get noisy but still possible to converse.

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