Nectar - Philadelphia

4.6
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2921 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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MV
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good experience ... much enjoyed

L
Philadelphia
130 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Shrimp scallops and tenderloin stir fry was excellent, a bit heavier on the beef unfortunately. Octopus/ seaweed salad and pork dumplings were very fine appetizers.deconstructed lemon meringue pie was wonderful. Lamb chops were quite good but not great. In a slight sauce, they didn’t hit my taste buds the way they might have in a steak house.

b
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, but the service was exceptional.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, amazing service! Definitely will be returning!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks were phenomenal. However we were sat for quite some time before we saw our server and the other tables around us we’re asked for drinks and apps before we were. The only other thing I can complain about was the children at the table next to us were so obnoxious and loud. They were banging on the glasses and the tables while parents and staff did nothing to try and make sure they didn’t cause a ruckus. To be honest they kind of ruined the whole evening

J
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same review over and over. Consistently excellent food and service for a very long time. A family favorite you can get great sushi and some fun apps or fine dining level entrees. Always a great experience and we are pretty picky.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nectar never disappoints!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere food and service

WF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Excellent service. My friend and I enjoyed the sushi. Suprising desert selections and very satisfying.

F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good, however, drinks were not the best. Guest at the table needed to return drinks as they were not made well. It was very loud or should I say energetic.

m
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edamame dumplings were amazing!!!!

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Six of us went for my wife's birthday. She typically does not like any special recognition for her birthday, but a happy birthday greeting from the hostess may have been nice since they ask specifically if it was a special occasion on open table. Her drink was so bad she could not drink it and the staff made no effort to ask why she had an entire full drink in front of her the whole meal. Her sushi was also not good. My meal was fine, but certainly not worth the money. I remember enjoying this place a couple of years ago, but I won't be back again.

OT
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite spots!
This night there wAs a wedding party upstairs and it was beyond loud. Indoor voices with a lively crowd is energetic. This was a bit obnoxious.
We were with friends and had to concentrate to hear each other. Wait staff is top notch and the food is wonderful.
Of course we will return!

B
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good dining and great atmosphere here!

P
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The calamari edamame jalapeño combination is worth the whole night sushi is of course excellent. Save room for dessert

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I was very disappointed. We went for New Year’s Eve. The food was very good. Service was ok. It was crowded, loud and they rushed us out of there in an hour. They even admitted to needing to turn over tables quickly

SN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent experience! From start to finish everything was exceptional!

R
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well staffed for the night with extra help at check in, bussing and running food, excellent service and food on NYE, not much more to expect. Very well run place. Nice experience.

E
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant surprise in the suburbs of Philly. Will definitely go again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Nectar is our go to place for celebrations.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & knowledgeable servers.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida y servicio la mejor en la area.

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F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A favorite local spot. Class w/out being "stuffy". Huge menu selection.....Asian fusion. John the Manager is the best. Service was attentive and flawless. My guests were very impressed. We'll be back.

SH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nectar is my go-to place for fine dining and now my family looks forward to it with me. Robert (as always) was fabulous ~ as was the entire experience.

t
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The beef dish we got was inconsistent. The asparagus is usually cut into small pieces under an inch. These were bigger.

So was the pork dumplings. There wasn’t as much sauce.

Otherwise great...just inconsistent, as we’ve had both of these dishes multiple times.

o
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well executed meal both hot and sushi- tasty drinks and great ambiance. Overall nice night out with close friends

VK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was very good... However the quantity was very small. My wife and I both got a roll for an appetizer and a main dish. I got the hot pot and she got chicken and shrimp... Again the food was very good. But we went to a bar afterwards and got and appetizer because we were both still hungry. $130 and we are still hungry.... That is not right

VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding!

TM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a wonderful dinner in honor of our graduating granddaughter.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Bob is the best waitstaff in the business!

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely amazing, he overheard my mom say it was my birthday, and he made my night so special! The food was divine, and the drinks were spectacular. Highly recommend the blood orange martini and steamed pork buns! We will be back

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and experience every single time we go!

SD
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Nectar again after a long time. And it was a very pleasant experience. The Zen martini was different and delicious! Mushroom Pad Thai was nice and my friend enjoyed her sushi. The chocolate torte was delicious too.

I am glad Nectar is back to where it used to be. We stopped going there for a long time because we had a poor experience a couple of years ago. But this time around our dinner was very pleasant. Welcome back to my world, Nectar!

J
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time with special friends.
Service and food always wonderful

MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to be extremely impressed with Nectar. The food, the staff, the restaurant itself- everything is so wonderful and truly exquisite. Our waiter, Sam, was fantastic. Dining at Nectar is an experience everyone needs to have to know what fine dining really is!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good, but the service was disappointing. Went out on a date night, paid babysitter to watch the kids only to wait for the food for extremely long time.. at the end, the waiter asked if we would like a dessert, we said yes.. we were sitting waiting for about 25 min with no waiters around.. finally another waiter showed up with check in his hand.. they completely forgot about us. We left a small tip and will not rush back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The service was very poor. I dine at many high end establishments but this one is very overrated. The food is solid but the service makes you feel like they are doing you a favor. There are many other restaurants in the area which make you feel welcome and are a better value.

C
Philadelphia
147 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I hadn't been to Nectar in a while and enjoyed it. It's just a little noisy.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The sushi is typically delicious, but it was off that night. The steak roll appetizer was not hot, and 2 of the 4 dinners were not hot. Could be due to staff shortage because of the holiday. Disappointing, but would definitely go back in hopes it was an off night.

l
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food at Nectar has always been top notch. Unfortunately the service has not been maintained. Will was great but was then relieved by some girl with long hair. The martinis has to be sent back because one was a glass of olive brine and the other tasted like it had no olive brine. Then she entered the wrong dessert order and had to wait it to be corrected. When the check came, she charged us for the two martinis that had to sent back AND the incorrect dessert . We only left a 10% tip but that was even too much for how poor her service was.
Manager wad no where to be found to have the issues addressed.
If it weren’t for the food, i would no go back

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