Marathon - 19th & Spruce
We love food, but more importantly we create the food that people love to eat. We set out each day to provide our guests with a complete feel-good dining experience in a casual setting. We offer warm and personal hospitality rooted in a real concern for our guests' experience and we believe that everyone should be able to afford delicious food. We bring people together through food, personal connections and artistic spaces.
I had been to Marathon the previous night at the recommendation of the B&B staff at La Reserve. I sat at the bar area and met some interesting people and enjoyed the bar seen. Soup was great. The Bar area TV was showing a Food Network program highlighting pork dishes, so I ordered the pork dish, flavorful tender and yummy mashed sweet potatoes too. For the next night, I booked via Open Table. Marathon Grill was so busy they said we could wait 20 minutes for a table or sit back at the bar, so we took the bar option. I got a standard mojito after watching one of the bartenders make one, and we had two different wines. This time I got a dish with mashed and steamed spinach on the side, and the matzo ball soup. It was too much food after the soup -- this was the Chicken Marsala dish, but we had it for lunch at our B & B apartment on Sunday. But the highlight was the chicken pot pie -- wow. My husband, never a fan of tubers -- loved this dish. It was the right blend of chicken, veggies, including just enough parsnips to give it a wintry kick. Wow.
Great food. Amazing service.
Food and service were excellent. A little noisy.
Amazing food and great place
Enjoyable visit with great food and service
I hesitate to criticize this location as it’s been quite a while since we had visited last. My wife and I stop in to the 16th & Sansom restaurant almost every Friday evening.
We know many of the wait staff; Izzy, the hostess; Meetra the Expediter and Raul the Manager - - - and they know us.
My wife liked her Cobb salad but she said the chicken was dry. I found the same thing with my braised short ribs. Is this typical of this restaurant or was it exacerbated by the fact that the 16th street location was closed for renovations?
I sincerely hope this info will be accepted from a very satisfied, longtime customer, to answer your in our impressions and experiences with your restaurants.
Floor under the counter was dirty from one end to the other,
Excellent food, good choices at a good price point
One of my new favorites in Philly! Great place to celebrate my friend’s birthday.
The very best!
One member of our party needed gluten free food. Not many choices.
Mediocre food. We were regulars. Last two dinners were disappointing.
A nice evening but we waited a lot for our drinks. The conditionned-air was too strong.
Winner winner every dinner! I booked for a group of 12 and from start to finish, the experience was great. The staff didn’t have me jump through hoops for a large party or have restrictions or higher prices like other restaurants. The service that night was impeccable and every member of my family loved their dinner, even the fussy ones. Thank you Marathon Grill for a fun night. Kudos to management, staff, and chefs.
Great outdoor meal on a pleasant Saturday evening.
Great food, terrific waitress, fun evening! Soy ginger salmon and mozzarella tomato salad were excellent. Will definitely come back.
Great place for casual dining. Food’s great, very quick service. Nice local restaurant
We are blessed to have Marathon Grill right around the corner from us. Simple American and continental cuisine made from locally-sourced food and always well prepared and served. It's among the best lunch places on Rittenhouse Square, great for a simple, satisfying dinner. Always specials and a pleasingly full menu, featuring hot turkey sandwich, excellent crab cakes, meatballs, salads, soups, and a full bar. This is a great spot to meet friends for a casual meal. Portions are plentiful, food fresh and made from the finest ingredients, and service cheerful and fast. Weekends include breakfast and brunch, along with lunch & dinner. Recommend it highly.
My ratings show that we were pleased with all aspect of our dining experience
I’m usually quite happy with the food & service at Marathon, but this time was very disappointing. They were out of their “specials” before 12:30, and the food we had was not very good. I usually love their quiche-full of veggies- this time it was dry & hardly warm, almost cold. I had brought guests & had to apologize for the meal. I would still try it again, but warily.
Absolutely wonderful service. Waitress, host. Everyone couldn’t have been nicer.
Food was good. Kids meals were more than reasonable priced. But, wish they had kid size drinks. Have that issue with a lot of places. So I understand but it is annoying.
We eat here a lot - and, it's because the food is always good and moderately priced. Can't beat them for their old-fashioned offerings: turkey platter, meatloaf, and even a chicken pot pie special. Their hamburgers are great as well. And, try their pasta... Well, you get the point. Definitely good for a casual meal.
Always dependable. Varied menu, lots of specials. Never too fancy, good and fresh. Caring servers. Kitchen occasionally slow. I like 29th and Spruce.
Great place close to Rittenhouse Square with nice outdoor seating.
The Food was pretty good I really like their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and their drinks are good too. But when we went it was very windy and stuff kept blowing
Always good food and good service at a reasonable price. Go all the time and never disappointed!
Great location, diverse menu, casual relaxed atmosphere, food was fresh and simply prepared. Try the pomegranate martini. Would definitely recommend this location of Marathon.
We were very pleased with choosing Marathon from Open Table. The staff is very good and very friendly. The menu had lots of choices and the food surpassed our expectations. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Overall, we had a fantastic time. Our waitress was a blessing; she did everything to a T. Only comment was that we felt a bit cramped in the corner; it was difficult to get in and out. Food was great!
We couldn’t have asked for a better meal or service. Love this place. Our server, Kim, made sure we had a great experience
Food and selection is always great here. Wonderful list of delicious specials (I had the crab cake and sweet potato fries), and service was attentive.
First visit to this Marathon. Like this one the best. Nice area, staff very friendly, and timely. No question went unanswered with regard to the menu. Good selections. Pricing is good for what's offered. Atmosphere very welcoming.
I always order the same meal. This time it was half the size. Our server said the manager would not speak to us and that he said portions were smaller tonight. Yes, very strange.
Good food at reasonable prices. Pleasant, helpful servers.
But, the NOISE is a problem.
We had s wonderful dining experience last evening. The restaurant was busy but the service was attentive, helpful and friendly. The scallops, shrimp taco and blackened mahi mahi were well prepared, attractively presented and delicious! Save room for the apple pie ala mode! Great evening and meal!
Food was fabulous and great atmosphere for date or business meeting. Will be one of my go to places as the farm to table quality is amazing.
Marathon is a comfortable, warm place to eat...with consistently good food and service.
Great food, good, quick service. We have been here multiple times and sometimes it is crowded and noisier - this time was just right.
Love Marathon. Has become the neighborhood go to for us. Great burger. Very reasonable pricing. Also, I’m not a dessert person, but every time we go I have to get a dessert—they are that good.