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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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!
Consistently great food and beverage. Our favorite restaurant!
I have been here many times and it remains our favorite neighborhood spot.