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
Treat mom to an authentic Spanish experience with our prix fixe brunch option.The special includes two courses, a complimentary breakfast bread basket, & coffee or tea for just $27! enjoy creative interpretations of brunch classics like sangria pancakes,
crab Benedict and cider-glazed French toast.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Another wonderful experience at Amada! This is probably my fifth time there and it is always excellent. We ordered a selection of small plates to share and everything was delicious. Our cocktails were superb as well. The server was attentive without hovering. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and timed our food perfectly, bringing a few items at a time.
We certainly will be back!!
Sangria was delicious as always... food has been better. The garlic shrimp was extremely lemonly and the tortilla espanola was better forgotten. Unfortunately our waitress failed to mention that the kitchen was closing until we tried to order more food so I don't have much more to review. As this was a date night for us, that was highly disappointing.
We love it every time we go! The food is fantastic!!! The service is outstanding!! One of my favorite places to eat!!!!!!!!
We took my parents to Amada on Saturday night. We have been before and raved about it. It took a while to get drinks and even longer to get food. Tapas are OK when they come out of the kitchen continuously, but on Saturday we waited up to 30 minutes in between dishes. It was tough to get refills on drinks, and we didn't have any water at the table. They were very understaffed which affected the service :(
This was my second time at Amada, the last was >10 years ago. We chose the tasting menu - the food was amazing and the service was exceptional. A wonderful experience.
We went for lunch and it was amazing, just like being in Spain
Amada continues to be one of my favorite restaurants and it did not disappoint. A work colleague was in from out of town, and she raved about her food and the ambience.
Overall, a great reminder of why we love Amada - creative, delicious food (and sangria!) and hip decor. Amada should consider installing noise treatments, since the ceilings are so high and the room relatively bare of tapestry to absorb the "energy" but that has nothing to do with the food or service which were both great. Our waiter could have been a little more attentive but we were not left wanting.
This was our fourth or fifth time at Amada, and it did not disappoint. My wife and I were looking to go somewhere a little less expensive, in all honesty, but when we saw there was an open reservation at Amada at the time we were looking for, we decided to splurge. You actually can eat at Amada fairly affordably, but we are always suckered in by the chef's tasting! Once again, it was amazing. The food and service were both spectacular. My only comment is that the dining room area tends to be pretty dark, darker than I prefer. But I am happy to bear with that to eat such great food! We look forward to going back.
Great food, service and atmosphere. One of the best in Philly
Well we were expecting the suckling pig, but we're told that I had not ordered it in a timely fashion, even though I included a note when the reservations were made and called 4 days in advance. After speaking with a manager and he realizing it was their mistake we were given an adequate substitute of roasted pork and were not charged for it. All in all it was good, but it could have been great.
Efficient service, great food, however the ambience was “dark” and noise level was moderate. Lamb chops were a good choice.
Well prepared food. Interesting flavors. Attentive service.
Couldn't have enjoyed our experience more! We loved every tapas selection we tried, had delicious wine, experienced great service and enjoyed atmosphere.
We have wanted to try Amada for a while. We decided to try it when we were going to be in Philly on our way to a presentation. We had a selection of tapas, all of which were excellent. The Spanish olive selection was very good, just like in Spain, the pulpo was very good as were the abondigas. We could have kept going, except we had had quite a lot and wanted dessert. I recommend Amada especially if you love tapas.
Food was not as interesting as in past visits. Poor value for the exorbitant price.
First time visit but several people I know have been and rave about it. I was very impressed with everything. We got a mixto of cheeses, wagyu beef, sea bass, among several other things. Everything was excellent. I certainly hope to go back in the future.
Enjoyed evening of good tapas. However, some are a little on the salty side and I had to send back.
Wonderful service with great accommodation for food allergies at our table. Food was delicious and the experience would be hard to top.
Excellent brunch. The food was so good and original , even the picky kids ate all. Finding a table was easy and the service impeccable. Worth the trip from the suburbs.
Excellent service. Good food. Lively atmosphere.
Amada serves delicious, carefully prepared food with interesting ingredient combinations. We have had the tasting menu with the paired wine twice and not been disappointed. One thing we order every time is a dish of the Spanish olives. They are to die for! During one meal we actually ended up ordering two dishes of olives.
While prices are somewhat high, the food, wine, cocktails and service make it truly a wonderful culinary experience.
We had a delicious meal of assorted tapas brought to our table at a pace that was perfect. We will definitely go back.
Amazing food and wine. Smaller portions good for sharing but get expensive! A plate with 3 parmesan artichokes was $15. Definitely go for Restaurant Week as you can try all the same items for less!
Another excellent dining experience at a Garces restaurant. I've been to several and I'm never disappointed!
Although pricey, the food was great, perfect for a special occasion. Gluten free menu is available with plenty of delicious options.
Have been to Amada many times, both in Philly and when they had a venue at the Revel in AC. Nothing better than the tasting menu - letting the chef (guided by the principles of Jose Garces) pick our selections. They work around any dietary issues that one may have. Would LOVE to see a wine pairing added to their lunch/brunch menu - like they have at dinner.
The food was outstanding. The garlic shrimp were perfectly cooked, with a great citrus and butter broth that was just as delicious with the crusty bread. We also had the asparagus, ham croquettes and crab stuffed peppers. Each was flavorful and perfect for two. We took two desserts back to our hotel and they were as delicious as the rest of the meal. We will return to Amada every time we are in Philly.
Food was excellent. Our server wasn’t the friendliest
This was my 7th time eating at Amada and it has never failed to impress me. This dinner was to celebrate my wife's birthday. My server was attentive and friendly. The food runners were so polite and friendly as well. Our meal was wonderful and our cocktails were fresh and fun. I want to also extend a thank you to the house acknowledging my wife's birthday with a complimentary desert. This will most certainly not be my last visit to this wonderful restaurant.
Went there for brunch, food was amazing, brunch prix fixe is the way to go because you get your money’s worth. Would definitely go again
Delivery of dishes was sporadic & not timed well.
30 minute wait for our reserved table
The food was delicious--especially the Gambas al Ajillo, Coliflor, Tortilla Espanola (even better than what I had in Spain), and Albondigas. We tried 9 dishes (per the waitress' recommendation of 3 per person) plus 2 desserts. We couldn't finish it all, but desperately wanted to. I was especially delighted by the "Gin & Tonic Bar" which offers specialty gin cocktail mixtures paired with a pour-your-own bottle of craft tonic water. This place was heaven for someone who is both a foodie and a gin & tonic lover. The service was top notch--we were seated right away, the waitress was friendly and knowledgeable, and the arrival of the tapas was prompt and smoothly run with 3 dishes getting to us at a time. Awesome experience, well worth the money. Highly recommended.
Food not what it once was, very hit or miss. Service was prompt and courteous.
Food here is insane! I used my open table points and got the tasting menu, which I very much recommend if it’s your first time here. It’s a good value, you get fed for sure. Really enjoyed. The bartenders (I can’t recall names) but they were both awesome and helpful.
Been to Amada on a number on occasions food is always fresh & flavorful very friendly staff
Smaller portions allow for trying more of the items on the menu. Nice wine list by the glass & Bottle
We had brunch on Sunday morning. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend. Service and food was excellent.
My BF and I are long-time fans of Amada, and of Jose Garces’ restaurants—Amada and Village Whiskey in particular. We visited Amada again recently for our anniversary. As usual, the food was exquisite. Honestly, one of my favorite things is the complimentary tuna dip. We are huge fans of the charcuterie and cheese mixtos, and never visit without ordering them. Patatas bravas, shortrib flatbread, ham croquettes and queso de cabra are also favorites. I cannot live without the fairly new egg cream for dessert. I miss the complimentary almond cookie they used to serve terribly. However, as much as we always love the food, the last few times we have visited, the service seemed to be changed. Amada used to have an absolute ballet of service—basically two plates at a time, so you can relax and enjoy, and then two new plates as you are finishing the first. It was luxurious and conducive to enjoyable conversation. Perfect, really. The last three visits however, we have been inundated by multiple plates at a time. We have felt terribly rushed, and have had food getting cold on the table as we rush to try to eat everything. Recently we had so much food on the table at once, we had a hard time finding a place for our drinks. This most recent visit, we got our cheese mixto, but not the charcuterie mixto, and two other plates along with the cheese. We got our tuna dip mid-way through the meal. I don’t mind paying good money for a good meal, but I’d like a good experience to go with it. I don’t want to feel like they’re just rushing to turn our table over to a new patron.