Lotus Farm to Table

4.6
528 reviews
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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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FM
Philadelphia
16 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 6 days ago

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
20 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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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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N
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and the food

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi Nancy! We're happy you found the atmosphere and food to be satisfactory. We strive to create an intimate, unique, and high-quality dining experience. We're always open to feedback so that we can keep improving. We hope you'll come dine with us again!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Food was great, fresh, and well prepared. We were able to sit and talk well after we finished eating. They were in no rush for us to leave. Very nice staff.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on March 5, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and dining experience at Lotus. It's really important to us that diners don't feel rushed and are able to enjoy a peaceful, comfortable dinner. We hope you'll come back soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We went here because of the reviews on open table. Unfortunately the food did not live up to the reviews. My duck had very little taste, the rib eye was burnt to a chrisp

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi! Thank you for dining with us and for your review. We always welcome feedback from guests. We deeply apologize that you did not enjoy your meal. We strive to provide high-quality service as well as unique, flavorful, and well-prepared dishes. If you would like, please feel free to reach out to us at lotusfarmtotable@comcast.net so we can further address the matter for you. We hope you will give us another try.

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RH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Food was excellent!! We plan on going again and again.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi Rose! Thank you for dining with us at Lotus and for your positive review! We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dinner and hope to see you again soon.

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WP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time enjoying this quaint restaurant in the heart of Media. The food was exquisite with unique blends of greens, proteins and seasonings making this a definite favorite. The subdued lighting and rustic charm add to the "farm to table" experience. We split a "snack" of roasted cauliflower that easily could have been a meal in itself, the small plates were tough to choose from, but we decided on the Kohlrabi to try something new that simply popped off the plate with colors, textures and flavor. For the entree, you can't go wrong with the seared scallops that had shrimp and scallops that have never been fresher. Not typically engaging in desert, we did try the stewed apples with a flourless cake, ice cream and caramel that was unbelievable. The selection of unique and fresh teas was an appreciated departure from the usual "after dinner coffee". I cant recommend Lotus enough, it will definitely become a regular stop for us.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi William! Thank you so much for dining with us and for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. We intend to provide our guests with unique ingredient combinations, including texture and flavor as you mentioned. We are pleased you enjoyed the Lotus atmosphere, as we think that ambience is just as important as food and service. We're always open to any feedback you have so we can keep improving. Thanks again, and hope you come and dine with us again soon!

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JJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best places to dine in this country that I have found over many years. The local farm to table philosophy is great. The food preparation is always to order. Nothing is cooked in advance. Ther flavors capture the best of the foods instead of just being salt and other covers as in some chain restaurants. The rib eye was incredible. It had a great char on the outside and was perfectly medium-rare inside. The duck was beautiful; the flavor was truly of what fresh caught duck is. The barley and beets was a treat in itself. I highly recommend Lotus to all family and friends. None have ever been disappointed. We have eaten here several times. The season changing menu reflects true local grown cuisine. It helps one to feel connected to food and its sources again.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Jack! Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your experiences at Lotus Farm to Table. We are happy to provide high-quality, house-made, seasonal fare - we appreciate your appreciation! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on our spring and summer seasonal menus. All the best!

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DD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

My wife and I love this restaurant, and generally, I’d give it 5 stars across the board. However, on this particular visit, our main courses were both undercooked and the server forgot to box up our uneaten portions. Appetizers and desserts were outstanding and innovative. Everything tasted great, perfect ambiance, and they honored my request to be seated away from the front door when I made the online reservation.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Dennis - We are deeply sorry that you were not satisfied with the main courses and were unable to take the leftovers home. We hope you will come try us again. Please feel free to reach out to lotusfarmtotable@comcast.net to further address the issue. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to continually improving for our guests. All the best!

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BM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a very nice meal with five friends. Cool room. Talented blues singer / guitarist performing when we arrived. Service only so so. Food was outstanding. A great time was had by all. We will definitely return.

Lotus Farm to Table
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Brian! We are grateful that you took the time to review! Thank you so much for dining with us and for your feedback. We appreciate it and have taken note. We are always open to hearing how our guests' experiences went and what could be improved on. We hope you'll try another meal with us! Thanks again.

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A
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great. We still miss the cheese plates but the blue cheese and sourdough bread were delicious. The jazz guitar and singer was good but too loud and diminished the ambiance.

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OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal every time. Very friendly staff in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

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RS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there several times. The food is consistently excellent. Prices are reasonable for high quality food. It is a small, quiet restaurant where you can actually have a conversation.

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RT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Tastes like center city but it’s in Delhi!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and delicious combination of flavors! Cute and cozy atmosphere. Live music was great! Loved everything about it and can’t wait to go back!

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G
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent, well-run BYOB restaurant in downtown Media with a very creative menu. makes a satisfying dinner out.

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just randomly found this place on the internet and was more than pleasantly surprised. The menu was simple but creatative. Each plate of food was a new adventure of fresh herbs and flavors.

It's not a large dinning room but a very friendly atmosphere with a great wait staff.

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BR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable with great food, super service, and we had music. Nice guitar playing. Nice crowd. It’s byob. I’d definitely go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice
Our family enjoyed the atmosphere & food
Service was great

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LK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, well prepared. Always a nice experience.

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j
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fun environment, and creative delicious food. We had the cauliflower appetizer and the hummus and both were delicious. For my entree I had the trout and it was very good. Loved the greens it came with. Will definitely be back!

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LO
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was EXCELLENT!! Portions were just right. Service was great. I’d highly recommend

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B
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

The restaurant has two wall mounted heating units and neither worked. Freezing cold inside. We ate with our winter coats on and were still cold. Perhaps this is why there was only one other couple there at noon. Absurd.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Best restaurant in media!

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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal - even better that it's all locally sourced

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a
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing however this is the second time we’ve been here and I’m not sure why but the vegetables under the duck and steak were ice cold to Luke warm. One dish plate itself was freezing. However the steak on top was warm and duck was room temperature. Confusing.

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KT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We can’t say enough about the service! Our server made great recommendations. Great place to meet friends or co-workers. Plenty of menu options. We had a very leisurely lunch. We would return.

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T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were perfect. Music was too loud for the space.

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LB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best damn steak I've ever had!
Food, service and atmosphere all excellent!
Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

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AM
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is healthy and good. Wish there was more carb options.

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OT
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect date night up in town!

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p
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I recently ate here with friends on a weeknight - our interest was a BYOB so we could bring our interesting wines to share. However, one needs good food for good wines and Lotus did not disappoint. The food was very tasty, well prepared- and the chef accommodated our special requests (split salad and add a veg to a main). I was surprised to see the place empty as it is probably one of the better options in Media foodwise. The service was excellent and attentive. For sure this is a keeper.

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal and very friendly waitress. Food was creative, items I would not normally be able to make at home or find at other restaurants. I thought the small plates and appetizers were better than the entrees but that could have just been a result of my selection (lamb).

Would absolutely recommend. Will go back sometime.

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j
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance of this restaurant as well as the food.

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P
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Four of us ate at Lotus: Another couple, my wife, and I. We all agreed we would not come back because:
1. We had a reservation for 7:30, relatively early for a Saturday night. Three of us ordered the lamb entree, only to be told several minutes later that, oops, the kitchen had run out of the lamb.
2. Can't speak for our friends (who are negatively reviewing Lotus on Yelp and TripAdvisor). However, I wanted the Hake, which was also on the menu. I was told it was not available. I subsequently ordered a trout dish. The trout was dry and tasteless. In disgust with the whole experience my wife just ordered a house salad. Wasn't thrilled with it.
3. The service was terrible. We sat around waiting for a server to come to us. We probably would have waited forever had I not finally waved over one who seemed lost at sea. It turned out he might as well have been as this was his first night on the job and he did not know our table was under his jurisdiction.
4. Notwithstanding that we had this first-time server looking after out table, the service from the kitchen was terrible. We had to wait an inordinately long time to get our food.
All in all a disappointing experience.

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DH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is so fresh and the dishes so creative.... yields a very enjoyable dining experience.

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r
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Final Visit
This was my third dinner at Lotus and I won't be back. On a midweek night with a total of 3 tables of guests, we waited over 45 minutes for our entrees. The $4 single cup of soggy popcorn was not enough to hold us over, so we asked about bread for the table. Nope. My roasted chicken half was overdone and the accompanying parsnips were underdone. My friends didn't complain about their meals which is the best thing I can say about the whole experience . We joked that perhaps the waitress was also the chef, but no, she was just indifferent. Overall, a huge disappointment.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went recently for our anniversary and were really impressed with so much about this place. The food was creative and delicious. Our server was prompt and cheerful and personable. More expensive than we usually go, but the food was excellent. This place will definitely have our business again for another celebratory occasion.

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