Nectar - Philadelphia

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Asian
"Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon…" Dalai Lama

At Nectar, our love for cooking is deeply embedded in that belief.

Nectar, a sensuous, sumptuous, savory experience, features the Asian-inspired-French-infused signature cuisine of star chef Patrick Feury.

Nectars eclectically creative menu offers the perfect amalgamation of classic French cooking with the freshest, finest, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. From wild Alaskan salmon to Arctic Char to grass-fed beef to free range poultry to locally grown, hand picked organic produce; Nectar is committed to selecting what is best for our patrons as well as our planet. Our dedication to quality is captured in our extensive collection of wines, craft beer and fresh nectar cocktails. We assiduously pair the varietal notes in our wines to consummately complement our aromatic dishes.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

While appetizers and desserts were delicious, neither of us enjoyed our entrees. I was able to eat only half of mine (chicken tasted like half- cooked gelatinous globs); my dining partner left a good third (pad Thai lacked flavor and sauce). When explaining our disappointment to the waiter, there was a limp apology. A better restaurant would have gone a step further, especially to ensure a return visit with a discount voucher or percentage off that day’s bill. Neither of us will be returning.

JH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant on the Main Line. Everything was delicious. Plus they have an amazing wine list!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nectar always delivers an awesome meal with award winning service. Thank you for all you do.

n
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great appetizers and mains. Love the octopus and edamame dumplings to start and then the beef tenderloin with chili. Chocolate Bento box for two is super cute for desert.

e
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seasonal cocktails, amazing sushi, and as always, the donuts are a must for dessert

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

Love nectar and Bob is the best waiter on the main line!

F
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always feel so welcome! The food is outstanding & variety makes us return again and again!!!

MD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE DINE AT NECTAR FREQUENTLY! ALWAYS EXCELLENT! GREAT FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE!
I RECOMMEND TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

JM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good as usual. I found the wine selection a bit tenuous with many obscure brands that needed defining. I would suggest a few more recognizable Chards and Pinot Nior's that are more of a known commodity.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best oysters we have ever eaten!! Loved the mignonette!

WC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bob is always the best.

PC
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding as was service. Only negative is that the courses come too quickly. Would appreciate the opportunity to let things set before starting again. Parking valet brought the wrong car. Nice SUV, but I prefer my coupe

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upgraded our table at our request

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a work dinner here: we were a table of 8 and they sat us at a square table (making it easier to talk to everyone versus the traditional rectangular long table). Food was delish; service was wonderful.

BC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We noted birthday on the reservation and it was never acknowledged. Restaurant was beautiful and service was outstanding until the end, when the waiter (who had been excellent up until this point) had us wait a very long time after paying the bill, for take out fried rice that we had ordered at the same time as our food. Overall a disappointing experience and we don’t plan to return. We primarily got sushi rolls and none of them were very flavorful. They definitely were fresh, just not tasty. We eat sushi rolls from various local restaurants weekly and have not normally had this issue.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated upstairs near the busing station. It was like eating in a kitchen! Nothing but banging of plates/cutlery etc! It was intolerable!
However, Nectar redeemed themselves and reseated is downstairs!!

KC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, fun and creative! Reasonably priced for the mainline.

BY
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was below average. Probably been there 20 times and will likely not return. There are much better places to dine

B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nectar was what I had hoped it would be from the atmosphere to the food (outstanding) and the service. Moez our waiter, was especially knowledgeable concerning the wine choices, exceptionally service-minded and friendly. It did get a bit noisy as the evening progressed since we started with an early reservation but overall wonderful!

DR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, lovely ambience, terrible service. I would have hoped for better trained waitstaff given the reputation of the restaurant.

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

Excellent. Looking forward to a return visit.

s
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good as always. Really friendly waiter in Moez... nice specials.

F
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foie gras is perfection! Any day Bob is serving is a great day!

OT
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve been to Nectar many times over the years but haven’t been in a couple of years. The place is looking dated and when hanging out at the bar waiting for my party, smelled very fishy (not a good smell). The food and service was very good so no complaints. I guess it didn’t have the same energy that it day in days past, and that was disappointing for me.

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

I had the vegetarian eggplant option which was decent but it was served with a very generic garlicky starchy type of sauce I think the restaurant can do better especially across most vegetarian items but thank you

s
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food but noisy. Great service in modern decor. But they need to do something to deaden sound.

AS
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and delicious food

RF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent but the noise level was so high we could not hear ourselves or our waitress

RF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My wife and I were here for a quick dinner with a friend. We were seated promptly at our reserved time. Overall, service was excellent. Our waiter checked in with us frequently and our used dishes were cleared unobtrusively. We were not hurried through our meal.

Food was very good, but not exceptional. I had the grilled tea-smoked salmon which was cooked properly but somewhat bland. My wife had the grilled filet mignon and our friend had the wok Amish chicken and shrimp which they both enjoyed. We shared the vegetable fried rice which was excellent.

On the downside, the decor looks worn and is in need of a major refresh. Given the price point of this restaurant, this was a major disappointment.

t
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Pricey but you get what you Pay for.

N
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight! Nectar never loses its creative edge in a beautiful setting. Great service helps as well!

BM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a phenomenal meal at Nectar with a wonderful server.
Thank you!

SK
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fun restaurant. James was our waiter. He was terrific! Very friendly, attentive, as well as bus staff, etc.
we were seated immediately, the staff was kind enough to bring out a birthday dessert for my husband for free.
5 star restaurant.
Valet service very friendly and nice.
Beautiful place!!

DC
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Nectar with friends. Adam was our server and did an outstanding job. The food was fantastic and they even brought a birthday dessert with a candle.
I highly recommend Nectar.

BO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went to Nectar for an anniversary dinner. Neither of us have been there and we both liked it very much.

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

Friends visiting from overseas....loved the ambience and the food.

Service from Anthony was outstanding!
We’ve been coming here for the past 10 years and they have managed to keep the standards pretty high....will happily continue to be a patron...

GR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding
Great value
Loved the dining experience

CC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and cocktails! Sake mule is a must try!

Y
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good excellent. I always get the same thing every time I go there. The Chili Wok of Beef , Tuna Tartare and sausage and lobster fried rice!

s
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great!! From the food to the service. Bob is terrific! It is easy to get to and has valet parking when you arrive.

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