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About Lotus Farm to Table

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.

112 West State Street
Media, PA 19063
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Olive St and Veterans Sq

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 565-5554

Website:
http://www.lotusfarmtotable.com/

Entertainment:
We have monthly entertainment.

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Street parking and there is a lot on Olive and Baltimore that is free after 6:00pm weekdays and free on weekends.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Allen

Private Party Facilities:
Whether it’s a sit down dinner for 44 or a stand up receptions for 60, think Lotus Farm to Table for your next event. The Chef prepares delectable dishes from farm fresh ingredients and nothing is fried, overly seasoned, fussy, or contrived. If you want to make your next event a memorable one, let us help you design an event that that’s sure to please. We also do off premise catering. Our chef and highly skilled staff will be happy to recreate the Lotus Farm to Table experience in the comfort of your home or for your wedding.

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Lotus Farm to Table Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Romantic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Simply outstanding! We were 4 diners and very morsel was yummy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went with friends for Saturday evening dinner. Our reservation was seated on time. There was a troubadour in the corner near the door which made casual conversation challenging. Perhaps if we were seated further from the live entertainment hearing each other would not have been a problem. The service was excellent. The hostess, waitress, and dining room staff were attentive, informative, and unobtrusive. We ordered 3 appetizers, 4 entrees, and 2 of the same dessert. 2 of the 3 apps were served cold which was not expected since they weren't listed that way on the menu. Roasted squash with barley shouldn't be cold. The dinners were tasty but not in any way exceptional aside from presentation. The dessert was a chocolate sampler including, ice cream, cake, flourless torte, and some other items. It was frozen. We had difficulty cutting it to eat.
If one of the 3 courses were sub-standard I would give them a pass. All 3 were in one way or another average or less than.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful evening at the Media Jazz Festival.
Thanks for presenting the marvelous Andrea Carlson!
The carrot soup, chicken breast and the roast duck was amazing!
The wait service was exemplary.
Thanks so much!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food as usual and a great price because if the restaurant week prix fix menu!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beet cake was delicious and the carrot and coconut milk soup was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We met friends we hadn't seen in a while. It was restaurant week and the 3 course menu at $45 a person was fabulous. The choices were plentiful, large portions and very interesting, The beet cake and flatbread appetizers were superb. We tried various second courses- carrot coconut soup, potato salad, tofu stack and all were delicious. Our entrees were also great- duck breast, mussels and clams, salmon - cooked amazingly perfect. We enjoyed the food and the byo aspect. Hadn't been here in a while and will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our meals were excellent! Interesting and diverse menu, well prepared food by a chef who can
deliver. One of the best meals we've had in Media. Would definitely go back. Friendly, knowledgeable and attentive waitress
The only minor complaint was the live music. While he was very good, the place is too small
to have live music. For the tables in the front, it's as if the musician is sitting with you, singing and playing, while you are carrying on private conversations and eating your meal.A little off putting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We wanted a restaurant that provided local fresh produce and high quality food. This place delivers. The food was exceptionalz

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was excellent! Really outstanding! The salads were fresh and big enough to share. The salmon was perfect, steak was prepared correctly and the flounder was amazing! The service was excellent, all staff friendly and knowledgeable. The live music was not our taste and was a little loud since we were trying to catch up with friends but overall still a great atmosphere. All in all the check was reasonable too! We will definitely return, thanks Lotus!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great hidden gem in Media

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The atmosphere was wonderful, and the food was great

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed our experience at Lotus Farm to Table. The food was excellent and the service was great. Seating was a little tight and it was noisy. The decorations were interesting and appropriate. I would go again.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

There were 4 of us and we were all disappointed in our meals. Scallop dish was primarily potatoes, pork loin was supposed to be cooked medium but was dry, tough, and fatty. The one unisex bathroom sink handle was broken. Thought is was overpriced and will not return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

A real gem with excellent food and service. BYOB makes it a great value.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It's disappointing when you eat at a farm to table and the waitress doesn't know much about the menu and can't comment much on the food. The food is good and clean, but service needs to improve.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was yummy. Decorations are eclectic and I am. It really sure the look they were going for, but somehow not works. Waitress and waiter were friendly and adorable

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful. The good and ambiance was superb. Will definitely return.

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

I've eaten there for dinner and lunch. Love the healthy food choices. Service has been very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was fresh, inviting and delicious. There was enough variety to satisfy all four of us.
We didn't try dessert but all of the offerings looked unique and interesting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience! Great food with an unusual menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was lovely. Service was meh at best. The hostess was a little rude and most of their waiters were high school students. However we weren't in a rush and enjoyed the food which was the redeeming factor to the service. Was also pricey which is likely why we won't frequent this place. For a table of two with two small appetizers and two meals we spent 100 bucks after tip.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Novel food ideas and classic dishes perfectly executed

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Met my Girl and a good friend for a mid week after work rendezvous. Have been to Lotus on several occasions and never disappointed. Food is creative, and well prepared. The fact it is BYO assures we will like the wine, and check out their events to catch a night when Johnny Never is performing Piedmont Blues in the dining room. It is a treat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Organic, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Good food.
Small menu.
BYOB
Will definitely be back and will make this one of the "go to's" for my vegetarian friends.
Enjoy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The small bites, salads, and deserts were out of this world. Excellent flavors put together in interesting ways - delicious. Slightly disappointing, however, were the main plates (we had the pork chop and the duck breast). We ordered them done as the chef recommended - but both were tough and dry. Maybe that's a byproduct of coming from the farm rather than a mass-produced operation, but the experience on the plate was a come down from everything else. When we go back, we'll make a meal of the fabulous small plates and give the main plate a miss.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Ate at lotus for dinner under the stars. Was a little disappointed the new menu started that day and none of the staff were familiar with it or able to make recommendations. My duck was over cooked but otherwise tables food and presentation were very good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We've dined at Lotus Farm To Table for a number of years. The food, service and ambiance are always wonderful. I must say on the occasion the noise level was very, very loud and distracted from an otherwise wonderful dining experience. The noise was coming from a large group of young people who showed absolutely no concern for anyone else who was in the restaurant.

I understand these things are difficult to control, but it did very much over shadow the quality of the purpose on us being there which was my birthday dinner. BTW, the waitress knew of my birthday and didn't offer anything. Not even a cupcake with a candle in it. Not very impressive...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Very creative. Nice selection of fresh fish. The complimentary craft beer before 6 p.m. for dining under stars is a nice touch. We should really try the menu indoors some time, outdoor conditions are not always ideal. But all in all the highest quality of food and level of dining in Media.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Thought LOTUS was a great spot. Wasn't sure what was going to be in the menu, since everything is fairly seasonal. The entrees we had were great. My wife and I were both loving the salmon and the burger. Dessert a little different, but everything was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Lotus is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in the area.The food is wonderful and service is terrific.You and your dining partner can have a casual unrushed dinner in a great environment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was terrific. 2 of our guests were late to arrive but the waitress didn't miss a beat and was able to time our meal so that we could get to the theater. I definitely go back again and I like that it is a byob!

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

My wife and I are frequent diners at Lotus and live in Media. We love the fresh menu options, the kind and laid back service and that it's a BYO. The food is always great, the menu changes often and we love that. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the prices are great for the food you receive.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Live music was nice, but much too loud for a small place, really tough to get them to move us back a few tables so we could talk but they finally moved us back 1. Food was good, though seemed to be immature rather than great farm fresh. Instead of trendy, stick to wholesome fresh comfort food to keep us coming back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was absolutely fantastic, staff was friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere was relaxed and cozy. My fiancee and I will certainly be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Interesting and well prepared small plates, allowing to taste a number of dishes. Pleasant setting and attentive staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Tea selection is excellent. 4 out of our 5 meals were good. Very pleasant atmosphere and server. Live singer was very good.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The menu was very creative and food was very fresh and delicious, and BYO policy kept bill reasonable. Our server really tried to be accommodating and informed about various food allergies at our table but her follow-up and timing were significantly lacking. Fro example, they brought us 2 menus, and later 3 appetizer plates, for our table of 7. No one offered to chill our white/sparkling wines. I would definitely be willing to try this spot again, and hope the mediocre service was a fluke or due more to one person than the entire enterprise (though they SHOULD invest in more menus!).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was good, portions a little small but acceptable. Waitress attitude kind of ruined the overall experience. "What do you like better the salmon or the bass?" " If you like salmon get the salmon, if you like bass get the bass." "This appetizer has three pieces, can we pay for a fourth since there are four of us?" "No". We ordered it anyway and there were two pieces. If we knew we probably would have ordered two appetizers. But since we only saw her when placing the order and delivering the check it wasn't that bad. The other servers for food and water refills were great. Gave her a decent tip(20% before taxes) but brought it back to us I guess so we could check our math. Maybe she was just having a bad day, I don't know.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We have eaten in many wonderful places in the USA and Europe. This was one of the best prepared meals either of us can remember. The attention to every detail on the plates was outstanding. Absolutely nothing negative about the experience. Nobody rushed us so we truly enjoyed the time there. They have a great collection of teas to enjoy. It is byob. We recommend Lotus for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Vegan, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients
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