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Perch Pub

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530 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

Perch Pub offers a fun party atmosphere for diners. Gather here for after-work drinks or to enjoy a casual meal. Equipped with large, flat screen televisions, it is also an ideal place for watching the Eagles or 76ers in action. Its menu includes classic pub foods such as burgers, nachos and chicken wings, along with an extensive list of craft beers and spirits.

Housed on the second floor and located near the Avenue of the Arts, Perch Pub offers great views of the city. Throughout the week, guests can enjoy happy hour here with special drink and snack menus at reduced prices.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am;
Lunch:Wednesday- Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(215) 546-4090
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
William Carroll
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad
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Parking details
Discounted parking available.
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Public transit
Borad Street subway, PATCO at Broad/Locust/Walnut.
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Entertainment
Pool table and dart board, juke box, HDTVs and a large drop-down projection screen in the dining room for those big games.
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Special events & promotions
Please check our website at perchpub.com to view our events calendar!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on March 24, 2016

We arrived at Perch Pub and had to wait a strong ten minutes for beers to arrive before dinner. I ordered a soup and had to wait a long time for that to arrive. No sooner did the soup arrive then my meal on top of that. Our server was not observant and struggled to identify the problems we had for dinner. Then, my friend ordered a Rueben and asked for mustard no thousand island. When he sandwich came soggy and sloppy, no mustard was given but thousand island on the side. I have been to this place before and had excellent service with food; however, this visit was not enjoyable at all.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2016

Yummy meatloaf and steak. Love the location up high overlooking center city. Very sad this place is closing!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2016

Staff could not be better for serving us and making sure we were out in time for theater performance. Food was great. Really enjoyed the experience.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2016

The service was dreadful and the food not much better

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2016

Happy hour can't be beat, but it gets crowded. They play good music. It can get a little loud, but it's fun and high energy. All ages.

Food is also surprisingly good. Better than you might expect actually. Love the veggie burger, fish tacos, and fries.

Nice views of city. They get you in and out if you are seeing a show.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

This is a place to have a good lunch with a nice atmosphere and view and still pay a reasonable amount for lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2016

I was seated in the back room. Disappointing. I love the Mediterranean sandwich, I just wish they'd bring back the lamb burger. That was fabulous.

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2016

It's like they have closed already and don't care anymore.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2016

We go to Perch Pub often before events at Kimmel or Wilma. Food is reliable. Service was slow and uneven this time which is unusual. I think they were short-handed.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2016

I really wanted this to be Terriffic, alas it was serviceable. My most needed feature for the day's pre-matinee luncheon was location, and for that it was perfect...a ten!! So, just for a drink before or after a performance at any of the Avenue of the Arts/ Broad Street venues it should be okay. Good simple wine list, extensive beer list, some interesting sounding entre offerings, but we chose main dish salads. Greens were overly wet, and unnessarily cold, with watered down or very light dressing. My partner ordered cranberry juice which was also watered down by ice.
Maybe another day, another time, another menu...

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2016

I had been to the Perch Pub on two previous occasions, but only ever ordered drinks and "snacks". Those had been great so I decided to try for dinner this time. My food was delicious! Got the Italiano sandwich and it was really good. Comes with a house salad, but I substituted that for Caesar salad which was also good. Was a yummy filling meal. The Malanga Chips with garlic aioli dip are really good- I've gotten them all three times that I have been here now. The place was packed on a Thursday night so I am glad that I made a reservation. The other two times I had gone it was almost empty, but once was the day after a snow storm so that may have had something to do with it. Nice big windows and a nice view of Broad Street from the second level "perch"! Will definitely be returning to try even more menu items!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2016

Was impressed at how quickly we were served. We didn't try their extensive beer menu, but my companion enjoyed her hard cider. Were seated by window and enjoyed the street view. Food was good.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2016

It was good, except for the pancakes. A little dry and cake, not enough strawberries.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2016

We had dinner here on Friday, March 4. I had the salmon dinner which was very dry. It seemed it it was sitting under the hot lights for a long while. My friend had the burger. This was a good choice. This is a burger and sandwich place NOT for real dinners. My mistake.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2016

Was there for lunch. The food was very good. They have a nice beer list. The service was very good and friendly.
However, they are on the second floor. They do not have an elevator just a spiral staircase. If you have problems with steps, you may want to go elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2016

The location with big windows overlooking Broad Street is fantastic. The menu offers perfect pub food, and the beer selection is excellent. Service was attentive and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2016

The good news about this delightful neighborhood gem is that the food ,service and overall ambiance are first rate in every respect. The bad news is that it will be closing soon so it enjoy it while it lasts.
I booked my reservation through OpenTable which must hold some kind of clout with the ownership so even on a busy Sunday pre Kimmel Center engagement my partner and I were seated in one of the best tables in the house overlooking the busteling street activity below.
Now, as far as the food goes there is one thing I would strongly suggest trying and that's the Philly spring rolls. They're a small version of the famous Philly cheesecakes. Served in warm baked crust they're filled with rib eye stake, sautéed onions , cheese and made to be dipped in their special house made spicy ketchup. Absolutely delicious ordered as an appetizer.
A variety of main course dishes are offered . We selected the grilled angus meatloaf , home made mashed potatoes along with fresh veggies and the fish and chips platter. Both excellent choices. A small but decent desert menu is available to top off your meal.
There's no lacking in the variety of liquid libations available and the place prides itself in the many different brews of beer on tap. You shouldn't leave thirsty.
I urge you visit this establishment before it fades into a distant memory, you won't be sorry you did.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2016

Great beer selection. Food was excellent. View and location is great. Only problem is slow service; looked like not enough wait staff for the crowd. Recommend it for the things I mentioned but not if you're in a hurry to get in and out. Worth the wait if you have the time.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2016

It's close to the Kimmel, and Academy, and the food is good bar food. The help is always nice

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2016

We've been to the Perch Pub many times and the food and service are always great. This last Friday. I was a bit late getting downtown from Bucks County due to a major slow-down on I-95. We had tickets to the theater to see a tribute to Nate King Cole. We were about 15 minutes late for our reservation at Perch and I had called ahead to advise them. Somehow, although the place was packed when we arrived, they were able to seat us and rushed our dinners out in ample time to make the theater. The folks at Perch and their service attitude made our evening a very pleasant one. We're anxious for them to find a new location before the demolition of their building for a new high-rise occurs in the Spring.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2016

Great place to dine for something quick before catching a show. It's also a great place to just hang out with a group of friends for food and drinks. I also love the fact that its located in the heart of broad street. ^^

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2016

My wife picked this spot because it was close to the Academy of Music. We got there to find out, we had actually made the reservation for the wrong night. Although they were packed , they accommodated us with a little wait within in minutes. Our goal was to eat something light and quick which was easy with the wonderful menu. We had great wait staff attention to our needs. I would recommend this place for it coziness and great service. We will be back with a little more time to sample more of the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2016

Great place to have dinner before a play. Friendly atmosphere. Good selection of craft beers.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2016

We really enjoy our meals at the Perch Pub. We promise to come back as long as we can and we will follow any reincarnation there may be.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Awesome craft beer selection! Fun & energetic atmosphere. The wings were really good but I can't say the same for the rest of the food. Not that it was bad but my fish tacos really lacked much flavor. But I will say the ingredients were very fresh. I'll definitely return just for the beer & wings.

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2016

I was so excited to finally eat at the Perch Pub. It was such a disappointment, especially the food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

We have been to the Perch Pub many times. It's our go-to place as it is situated in close proximity to the theaters on Broad Street (Avenue of the Arts). For such gourmet food, the prices are reasonable, and the beer list is outstanding. Service is good and attentive. Reservations recommended.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Overall, we enjoyed our experience. The only negative was the size of my wife's salmon salad, which was one of the specials. The salmon itself was ok, not a huge portion by any means, but the salad itself was tiny. So tiny that my wife actually ordered an appetizer after her meal. The chicken tinga nachos were tasty, but there wasn't much chicken at all. The black beans were really good though. We would definitely go back for a pre-theater meal, but this time we would specifically ask for a salad that warrants an $18 tag.
My Scotch Filet was delish. Fancy name for a cheesesteak.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2016

We had a good time and a good meal. All done with a thoughtful headboard house and wait staff. How much nicer though to sit by the windows (perch) and still have a noise level where you could talk.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2016

Perch Pub is in a great location for the Broad Street scene and the food is good without being exotic. Too bad it will be moving in a few months.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2016

I am a regular at Perch Pub. I always enjoy it. They changed the salmon dish and it now has hollandaise sauce which I don't love

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2016

I liked the fact that brunch was till 3pm. The food was very good and the $5 drink was good also. We are seniors, so climbing the stairs was doable but unexpected. (need an elevator). This was our first time at Perch and we will definitely be back. It took a little while for us to be waited on, but the waiter was friendly and cute. It's a great location , close to the theaters and transportation.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2016

We always enjoy Perch Pub before a Center City performance. The wait staff and maître de are friendly and accommodating, and we always get to our concert in plenty of time. The food is good, too! We highly recommend it for a reasonably priced and satisfying meal before a concert or play.

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2016

usually we enjoy any meal that we have at the Perch. However, this time it was different. The server did not know the specials and did not appear to want to find the answers for us when we inquired about them. My husband did get one special, which was listed as Semolina crusted Squid, but turned out to be Plain old calamari. It was listed only as a special, not specified as a starter or a dinner, so we were surprised and disappointed that it was served as a starter. The sauces that they offered after my husband requested something other an tarter sauce were pretty good. My steak dinner was very good and enough for both of us to share given the disappointing turn of my husband's selection.

I've also noticed a change to the population of the Perch as well. Since Vallari closed downstairs, there seems to be a much older crowd of people in the dining room, whereas the younger people stay more to the bar area. The vibe has definitely changed, which is s shame. Wondering what will happen come St. Patrick's weekend.

Still love the Perch, but some concerns as to the direction they are going right now.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2016

I really like this restaurant. Been going for years. Disappointed that they are closing because of building purchase but I'm told they will be relocating. Hope it's in the same area. Food is consistently good and very friendly. Pub atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on February 5, 2016

We were seated at the restaurant 20 minutes before a server came over to us to ask for our drink order. Then we ordered soup and a salad. Everyone around us, even with the same server got their meals before us. We were almost late to the ballet.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2016

Great food, served quickly as we had a show . Server very responsive. Soup to die for!

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1.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Food wasn't worthwhile at all, prices were high, would not go again.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

This was the second time my wife and I have eaten at Perch Pub. The food was good but not outstanding. The wait staff was very attentive, even giving a free beer when it took more than a few minutes to come out. Atmosphere is very nice and the views of Broad St. are outstanding.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Perch Pub was a great brunch spot. Fair prices for the most part and have cheap Brunch alcoholic drinks. They were very accommodating for a large group (10 people) and we were in a very comfortable part of the restaurant which we really appreciated. We had more than enough room. Would definitely come back again.

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