Enjoy Chef Garces’ famed Andalusian tapas in a sultry, rustic-chic setting. Choose from a private dining room, a semi-secluded lounge, group tables in the main dining room, or a combination.View Private Dining Details
Our reservation was for 10:15, but we arrived an hour early and they were able to seat us overlooking the kitchen prep area. Nice! Server had casual manner and was attentive. Tapas arrived quickly after ordering, and they all hit the spot. A complimentary braised shortrib flatbread arrived mid-meal. We had ordered this as well, but luckily it was our favorite dish so we were stoked to see another . The octopus (pulpo) was excellent, if not a little too salty for my taste. Total bill was under $100 for six tapas, 2 drinks, and dessert, which is a fairly decent value considering you are in Old City. We would return again.
Amada is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Have yet to have a bad dish there!
The food was fabulous: very fresh, perfectly seasoned, with lots of creative little surprises. Vegetables are treated with respect. Seafood tapas impeccably fresh. We ordered a bunch of small plates followed by a shared lobster paella with squid ink. Savored every bite. Really, I could find no fault with the food. The noise, though, was pretty unbearable. The place was packed. We had a table in a nice back room that was fine until a table for twelve in the same room filled up with a noisy bunch. Then we could hardly hear each other and had to shout at the top of our voices. Not pleasant. We’d have asked to change tables, but there clearly wasn’t another free table in the house.
Amada met my high expectations for an exciting meal. We booked the prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner reserved weeks in advance and it a fantastic meal and fun experience. And we especially appreciated friendly and attentive service and a rose for my Valentine!
The food at Amada is always outstanding, so I remain loyal for that reason.
But on the past few visits, I have noticed that the decor is in need of some attention: tables were wobbly and seating needs to be reupholstered. the wear and tear is especially noticeable during the daylight hours.
Top tier eats. Services was timed perfectly for our multi course meal.
Succulent food and attentive staff.
The food was very good but I think the french fries are a bit too smokey. I couldn't eat them but then I shouldn't eat them. It was an easy decision to forego them. The sandwiches were excellent. The service was lacking and I guess I always take points off when I'm asked, mid chew, "how is everything?" If I'm eating it it's fine. Good place to go pre-Ritz Theater.
Food was great, just like in Spain. I am from Spain so authentic Spanish, only issues the portions are very-very small, and expensive for what you get. I actual left still hungry. Also the Graces Trading post items are cheaper on Amazon, they should at least match that price if you eat a sit down meal. Incentive to sell your inside items. Over all very good and I recommend, but don’t be shocked at the small portions.