Lotus Farm to Table

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Lotus Farm to Table, a contemporary American restaurant, owned by Courtney Rozsas, is nestled within the lively atmosphere of State Street in Media, PA. The intimate 40-seat eatery is a BYOB that offers a casual and comfortable atmosphere through its soothing colors and dark woods. Chef Ryan Sulikowski has created a tasty menu of healthy dishes. Every dish is prepared from whole foods, easily digested and proportioned so that diners can enjoy multiple courses with lots of variety without feeling over extended. At lunch Lotus provides a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Light soups and bright flavors will energize the diner for rest of the day. Floral teas that bloom as they brew in the clear glass teapots can enhance the mood and calm the nerves. At night, the serene décor accentuates the simplistic and unfussy menu that features the week's freshest ingredients from local farms.
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KL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lotus Farm to Table was so wonderful. The Wait staff is very knowledgeable about the food, and they made wonderful recommendations. Every bite was delicious, I had to taste everyone’s dish. I look forward to going back again!

NA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lotus Farm to Table provided a nice quiet location on a weekday night for a small group of friends. The food was excellent and just inventive enough to be familiar and surprising. Our server was friendly and not intrusive. I would recommend this place for a healthy, fun and local-friendly meal, with the benefit of BYO.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded 2 days ago

Nancy, thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus and for your positive review! We're so delighted that Lotus could provide a pleasant space for an enjoyable evening with friends :) We are happy that you enjoyed your meal and server! Lotus will be closing on December 31st, and we certainly hope to see you again before then!

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AC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and plenty of options for the Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Pescaterian guests.

And it’s a BYO, will be back soon

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded 2 days ago

Adrian, thank you for dining with us and for your kind words! Lotus will be closing on December 31st, and we hope to see you again before then!

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S
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit to Lotus Farm to Table. Our first visit was great... this one just OK... My pork rib chop was tough. Fish dishes good but not great. Whipped ricotta with sourdough app was delicious

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded 2 days ago

Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us and for your feedback. We appreciate it. We apologize that the food was not up to par, and we hope you'll try us again for a farm-fresh meal before we close on December 31st. All the best!

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LF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I had wanted to try Lotus for a few years and finally got the chance this weekend. We arrived early and the restaurant was not that crowded. While our server was very sweet, she was not very attentive. The presentation and concepts of the food were wonderful, however execution was inconsistent. The burger was not able to be prepared for anything less than medium well. Very strange as most places serve beef medium-rare unless requested otherwise. The skin of the fish was disgustingly rubbery and inedible. Not at all crisp. Our appetizers could've used a bit more seasoning but were very fresh. Rice was cooked nicely. Prices are a bit high for what you get aside from presentation but it is a BYOB. Just very disappointed considering how long I've looked forward to this. With the many great restaurants in Media, I'm unlikely to return.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded 2 days ago

Hi LocalFoodie! Thanks so much for dining with us at Lotus and for leaving a review. We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with the food or service. We strive to provide high-quality food, and we always try to preserve the integrity of all of our ingredients and to provide supreme service. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll try us again in the future and try some other dishes that you might prefer. We are closing on December 31st and hope you'll join us before then!

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CL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a 7pm reservation for dining under the stars as this restaurant was highly recommended. We were instructed upon confirmation not to be 15 minutes late or our table would be given away. We arrived at 7 and were seated with two menus and 3 waters for four people. For the next 30 minutes no one opened our wine or stated they would be with us. I requested the hostess open our wine and was told a waitress would do that. After 30 minutes of being ignored we left for another local restaurant that was great. No one from Lotus even cared we were leaving.

I rarely write bad reviews but this supposed zagat restaurant is far from it and I would consider many other great local restaurants other than this one.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hi Charles, we are so sorry for your negative dining experience with us last night. Those dus nights tend to get quite hectic, although not an excuse for poor service. Please give us another chance for you to experience a real Lotus dinner. Please email me at lotusfarmtotable@comcast.net so I can make sure we can provide you with a meal on us!

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BO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely evening of delicious food. Salmon and green beans were absolutely awesome! Filet was perfect and the free range chicken delicious! Presentation was very inviting, couldn’t wait for the first bite. Another great meal at Lotus.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Bill! Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dishes and certainly hope to see you again soon. Lotus will be closing on December 31st, do join us again before then!

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

not interested in dining hear again. kind of boring.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hi Mainlinediner - thank you for joining us at Lotus and for leaving a review. We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience. We hope you will try us again in the future - some evenings, we host live music, so perhaps that can provide a more dynamic experience. We wish you the best.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Media!

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! What a high compliment - we are grateful! We hope to see you again soon.

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IR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My wife and I went out for a special occasion. The ambience was very cute, and the food ended up to be very good. We had a few (relatively?) minor mixups with service: one of our apps came out as the wrong one (both involved peaches), the used forks and knives from apps were left with us right on the table when app plates were removed, and general spills were not cleaned up. With other restaurants maybe these are acceptable, but lotus seems expensive enough that these types of service issues shouldn’t happen here. The used forks and knives left on the table is something that I personally can’t accept at a restaurant of this cost. But the food WAS very good and the ambience also was very nice.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hi Ian, thanks so much for dining with us and for your review. We deeply apologize for the mixups with service. We strive to provide a supreme customer experience and assure you that is not our usual standard of service. As such, we appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve our guests' experiences. We are happy that you still enjoyed your food and the ambience, and we hope you will try us again in the future! We would love to hear your thoughts on our upcoming fall menu.

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N
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Seasonal menu with fresh selections.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us and for leaving a review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the seasonal menu and hope you will come back to try our fall selections :)

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MG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great. This was a great place for a friend and I to catch up for her birthday lunch. The food was creative and delicious. The atmosphere lovely and the good service did not rush us. Thank you. Marianne

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on September 6, 2019

Hi Marianne! Thank you for dining with us and for leaving us a review :) We are delighted that you had a positive experience with us for your friend's birthday lunch! We hope to see you again soon - our fall menu will be released shortly, and we would love to hear your thoughts!

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B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We all enjoyed our meals thoroughly. They even mixed various side's that we preferred with the entree we wanted, was perfect.
Was really nice and quiet, could enjoy our conversations.
We will go back.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi Bett - thank you greatly for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are appreciative of the detailed feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your entree, your chosen sides, and the ambiance. Always feel free to let us know if there is anything we can improve on - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BM
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at dining under the stars

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a review :) We are delighted that you had a nice meal at Dining Under the Stars. A few more evenings have been added for September because of the rain cancellations this past summer (Saturday the 14th and 28th of Sept). We hope to see you again to try our fall menu in the coming weeks!

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l
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Went on Wednesday in Media night. Food was over cooked and manager was cranky

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on September 6, 2019

Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are deeply sorry that your experience was not up to par to our usual standards. We are appreciative of the feedback and assure that this was an atypical experience. Please feel free to email us at lotusfarmtotable@comcast.net if you would like to further address the issue.

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E
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautifully seasoned, imaginative dishes that highlight fresh ingredients. The snapper special and sea bass with broccoli rabe were wonderful.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your review. We're delighted that you enjoyed the snapper and sea bass. We hope you'll join us again to try future seasonal menu changes.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, flavorful food and soothing ambiance. Amazing indie folk alternative playlist. Looking forward to visiting again.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for dining at Lotus and for your review. We appreciate the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the music playlist - we try to create the inviting ambiance that you described :) We greatly look forward to serving you again!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate here outside during Media’s Dining Under the Stars (DUTS) weekly event. They squeezed us in during busy time slot and accommodated is increasing count from 2 to 3 which is a different table size.

Food was very good as usual, service a little off but understandable when the tables are in the middle of State Street and the whole street is mobbed with diners.

Highly recommend

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your honest, open feedback and review :) We very much appreciate your understanding and are delighted that you had a nice meal. We apologize that service did not feel up to par, as we always strive to provide a high-quality experience. We hope you will come back to dine with us in the future!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dining under the stars Media

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us and for leaving a review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you back at Lotus!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, although a somewhat limited menu and the most uncomfortable wooden chairs ever made.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus and for leaving a review. We are grateful for your feedback and have taken note of your thoughts on the chairs. We strive to create a comfortable experience for our guests so we appreciate understanding your preferences! We hope you will try us again in the future!

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B
Philadelphia
241 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dining under Stars. Just beat the rain. Enjoyed the duck breast and trout dishes. Preparation, presentation and taste may be best in Media. You really do get a special entree. You can enjoy a very special meal here at very reasonable price.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hi Bear, thanks so much for eating with us at Lotus for Dining Under the Stars! Lucky you just beat the rain. We're so happy you found the duck breast and trout to be satisfactory, along with the presentation. We are grateful for your feedback and hope you will try us again in the future for our changing menu.

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SM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The overall experience and meal was outstanding.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on July 25, 2019

Susan, thanks so much for dining at Lotus with us! We are so happy you had a great meal and experience and look forward to having you dine with us again! :)

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was really excited to try this restaurant, but kind of disappointed. The server brought me my drink and picked his hair out of the cup right in front of me! He wasn’t very knowledgeable about the menu either. The service was slow, we waiting over 40 min for our meals. The food was ok, kind of a letdown after the wait.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus. We appreciate that you took the time to leave a review. We're grateful for your feedback so we can continually improve. We apologize for your experience with your server and assure you that is not typical of our standards. Our menu has just changed to offer new summer dishes so perhaps they will be of liking to you. Please feel free to reach out to lotusfarmtotable@comcast.net if you would like to further address your experience.

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e
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went here for Dining Under the Stars so it is hard to rate noise level and ambiance :) We had a lovely night dining outside here. Servers were friendly, food was good and we brought our own delicious wine. It's always nice to get to a BYOB. This was our first time at Lotus and we were very happy with it.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hi Ejda - thank you for dining with us at Lotus and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so happy you had a nice time at Dining Under the Stars. It's such a special Media tradition, and we're lucky to be a part of it! We appreciate your feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your servers, the food, and the option to have your own wine. We look forward to having you back with us with another of your favorite bottles! All the best.

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JR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Very home like, not glitzey. Spent the evening with slow dinner. Not rushed out for a second seating. Like France, BYOB makes it a nice bargain.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on July 3, 2019

Hi James! Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We're glad you enjoyed the BYOB aspect of Lotus - we love that guests are able to bring their favorite bottles or try new ones of their choice. We're also delighted that you were able to enjoy a relaxed dinner in our homey environment. As always, we are open to any feedback you have so we can continue improving. We hope you'll try us again in the future! All the best.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu. The chef is an artist and pays attention to every detail!

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus and for your positive review and feedback. We're so happy you enjoyed the details of your dishes; our chef, Ryan, is absolutely an artist! :) We are glad you think so too and certainly hope you will come back in the future to try our future seasonal menus.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma was our waitress in spite of the fact that she was alone because their bookings were suppose to be low that evening turned out just the opposite,Emma was amazing !
Friendly. Smile never left her face.
Apologetic when necessary. What ever they are paying her isn’t enough. I disapprove of restaurants that are expensive and decide to skimp on paying Help because their Bookings are low. Emma didn’t even have help keeping water glasses filled .

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on June 28, 2019

Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus and for your feedback. We're delighted that you were impressed with Emma, as we are too! We are always sure to compensate our employees fairly and treat them well. We are beyond grateful for our loyal, hardworking staff; in addition, employees can always (and are encouraged to) call in extra help whenever they need it. Emma has been with us for 3 years and is one of our best servers. She is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon!

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F
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent appetizers. Main course was good particularly the Hake. The service was superior.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on June 28, 2019

Hi Fatherted! :) Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us a review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your appetizers and main course, and we are please that you found the service to be superior. We hope you'll choose us again to try our changing menu. Take care!

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K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was okay but not a place I’d be dying to return to. Wait staff seemed disorganized. Felt like they were new or perhaps temporary fill ins for the dining under the stars night. Everything was just average.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on June 28, 2019

Hi Karin! Thanks so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it, as we're always looking to improve our service and food experience. We're deeply sorry that you experienced what felt like a disorganized wait staff. Sometimes, Dining Under the Stars can be a bit hectic as we adjust to a crowd that is larger than usual. Either way, we are always striving to provide a high-quality experience, even during busy nights. We hope you'll try us again.

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NG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner with friends before going to the Media Theater. Staff was attentive to our time schedule. Food sang with freshness. I had the brussel sprout caesar salad and the mussels. Both delish! Next time we will leave time for dessert

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on June 13, 2019

Nancy, thank you for dining with us and for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and that our staff met your scheduling needs. We certainly hope to see you again! All the best.

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N
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Always enjoy the food and one of the reasons we go to this restaurant is because of the quiet environment. The live music was disturbing.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on June 5, 2019

Hi Nancy! Thanks so much for dining with us at Lotus and for leaving a review. We are delighted that you enjoy the food. We deeply apologize that the live music was disturbing. We will post when we have live music so guests will know if there will be a musician, and we will also intend to keep the volume at a reasonable level. Let us know if you have any other feedback, as we're committed to creating an enjoyable experience for our guests. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was truly fabulous!

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your positive review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and hope you will dine with us again soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for dining under the stars. Food was really good. Maybe needs a few more options for some of the picky eaters with us. But service was great.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us and for leaving a review! We've taken note of your feedback :) We appreciate it and are always looking for ways to continue improving. We hope to see you again soon.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 8 for Dinning under the stars. The staff was friendly and the food was great. I also had to change my reservations and I called in and left a message. They called me right back to confirm.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on May 15, 2019

Josh, thank you so much for joining us for Dining Under the Stars! We are so happy that you enjoyed your food and had a great experience with our staff. See you soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful night accompanied by a beautiful meal!!

I will come back again and again.

The server didn’t smile the whole time but maybe she was just busy. It won’t deter me from going there though!

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you for dining at Lotus! We appreciate your review. We're sorry to hear about your server; we're sure it was just one of those nights! We are thankful for your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve, so we appreciate it! All the best.

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FM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is diverse. Changing from season to season.
I had the scallops that were done just right and my wife had the salmon which she thought was excellent. We have been there a number of times and the food is always great. We will be back again soon.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on April 1, 2019

Hi Fred! Thanks so much for dining with us at Lotus. We appreciate your review and love hearing your feedback on how you and your wife felt the food was prepared. We're always open to comments and suggestions so we can continue providing a supreme dining experience. Thanks again, and hope to see you soon!

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FM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really incredible meal on Saturday. The chef nailed all the dishes we ordered - frisee salad with fried egg, pork ribs with collards, and fresh spaghetti with clams. Everything was delicious.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on April 15, 2019

We are so happy you enjoyed your meal. Thanks so much for your review and for visiting us at Lotus. We hope to see you again soon and are excited to hear your feedback on our spring and summer seasonal menus!

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U
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal ! The kohlrabi salad was so good. My husband is not a salad person and really enjoyed it. We split that because it's pretty large. I had the salmon and it was done to perfection. Ryan our server was great ! Never disappointed with this BYOB.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on March 12, 2019

We are delighted that you enjoyed your the kohlrabi salad and salmon at Lotus and were pleased with our server, Ryan! Thank you so much for dining with us and for your positive review! We hope to see you again soon :)

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MB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu and great food😀

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on September 26, 2019

Mary, thank you for dining at Lotus! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience and our menu offerings :) We hope you will join us again!

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D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Media. I love the unusual combinations that taste terrific together and awaken my taste buds. The deserts are always good and everything is creative. All fresh.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for dining with us! :) We are pleased that you've enjoyed your service, dinners, and desserts at Lotus and that you have found the food to be continually unique and creative. We hope to see you again soon.

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