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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
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  • 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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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipfoodiedudie (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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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vipGloria (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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ACler (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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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viplina (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 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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KitF (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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vipRobby (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Consistently great food and beverage. Our favorite restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

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

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BusyBee (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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vip9876asdfh (New England)
3.0  Dined 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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vipRobby (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

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

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vipBusDriverCarl (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipAnniversary (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipvince (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipWilliamL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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Mimi (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

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

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jkeats (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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