Booker's Restaurant and Bar

4.5
495 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Booker’s Restaurant and Bar is West Philadelphia's latest gathering spot, an urban bistro serving up New American comfort food with Southern flair. Enjoy a glass of bourbon, wine, or beer as you explore our eclectic menu, made for the diverse community we serve. Omnivores, vegans, kids, and adults alike will all find something to love at Bookers, so join us for our famous weekend brunch, our daily happy hour, or dinner and drinks. Our mouth-watering dishes, our comfortable vibe, and our neighborly service will give you a meal you won’t soon forget.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 495 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I was really excited about having dinner here. I’m sad to say I was disappointed in the food. My husband ordered the friend chicken breast, asked for palenta instead of mash potatoes, got the mash, when speaking with the waiter he then says, oh the kitchen said we’ve been out of palenta for a few weeks.....

Greens tasted like they were out of a can.
The only thing I enjoyed was the carrot cake and the Jack Apple Spritzer........

I don’t think I’ll be retuning.

Signed,
Disappointed

SP
SouthwestPhillyChris
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good time for early Mother's Day celebration dinner.

CC
CeeCee
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere, great servers, and great food! We had a great time! No complaints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for my friends bday and the place was BEAUTIFUL 😩 the servers were very nice and welcoming and the food was amazing as well. Huge portions for good prices

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Keya
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Service friendly staff and great atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I believe it was a very good 1st time experience! A few tweaks could have made the experience excellent! But all in all a good and special day for the birthday girl!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love bookers!!!!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Michael, was awesome!! He made great recommendations and was very attentive to us.

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jball
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was very good. Will definitely be going back again and again.

GH
vipGaryH
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Excellent location. It was an enjoyable way to spend a summer like day in April. I'll be back

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Former
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had reservations. When I arrived, I was told that they had 'over-seated' and I would have to wait 15 minutes. We were told that the owner wanted walk-ins to be seated, regardless of those with reservations. We waited 30 minutes, and were never seated. We left.

Why have reservations if they're not going to be honored?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Food was great

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Obass
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The collard greens were cut to big and thick and were not tender, the country fried chicken platter only consisted of fried chicken breast which in essence is a chicken finger. The fries lacked crispness and were soggy. Some of chicken was also undercooked

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch spot

SR
vipSakerahR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The food was horrible the people there were so loud it was an awful experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! I love the ambiance and layout of the restaurant. It wasn’t my time there and definitely won’t be my last. Great spot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice place to reunite with friends post pandemic quarantine, but the music was a bit loud, making it difficult to hear each other and our server. Excellent food as always, but the service was a bit slower than usual. Perhaps this is because it was more crowded than before, indicative of people feeing safer to venture out. If that is the case, hiring additional servers or more kitchen staff might help. Despite all of this, it was a fun evening with scrumptious food at a place I love and highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please correct me if I’m wrong Kyisha (like Iesha with a K ) was amazing she was an amazing server. She made our entire dinning experience elite. She was attentive she even gave us great recommendations. Definitely coming back ! The ambiance was perfect loved the playlist too.

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RobinH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious, the service was excellent. The only flaw was that I had a reservation for outdoor seating. I arrived a few moments early (about 10) and was told that they were busy and could not accommodate my reservation. I was able to sit inside but could not get a table outside, even though I had a reservation =-(

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CarltonW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

food was good but slightly salty (a bit too well seasoned). Also, no tabasco for a place that serves fried chicken and oysters is a bummer.

Great service, ambiance, and value. Would go again to try other dishes.

QG
QuadashaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! Good music and even better food.

RB
RoxyBMuah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love how inviting the atmosphere is. The service was exceptional. Food was just as amazing.

RW
RogerW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Ambience, Great Service, Great staff.

LD
vipLisaD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & the Vibe was EVERYTHING!!

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Sarah
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Great atmosphere and food! Cant wait to go back!

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kenblu
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed cheese curds, catfish and fish & chips though my wife would have preferred steak fries instead of shoestring fries w/the latter and found her Bloody Mary too spicy.

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luvthisplace
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food
good service
nice atmosphere
xoxoxox

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious as always. and the service was delightful and helpful as always! it was my boyfriends first time and he loved it just as much as I do, said he definitely wanted to come back soon.

KC
vipKitaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and customer service was great! Will definitely dine there again

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Carol
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Our server, Edith, was super attentive and so patient with my friend and I who hadn’t seen each other for 15 months. It took us more time than it should have to order and Edith couldn’t have been nicer! Fabulous restaurant!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great , the drinks were good. The staff was very attentive to our needs throughout our brunch there. This was my first time here. It was great will be back again.

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TaraS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My visit was Awesome!!! Everything was fantastic. My food. Choice my server Jen and Of course the mimosas were yummy. Thank you Jermey !!!! 😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - most important felt safe & applied Covid restrictions appropriately

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tt2222
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I wanted a new dining experience. We read a lot of good reviews and wanted to see and taste for ourselves. It was spot on with the social distancing and CDC guidelines. The service was impeccable. Would highly recommend this establishment to everyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We ended up sitting outside even though we had an inside reservation... food was great!!!

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AishaA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pleased😍. My family and I. Enjoy the brunch menu and service was great.

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Reviewer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed the brunch but dinner wasn't as flavorful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not enough social distancing , waiter and waitresses very rude and they over booked a lot of reservations where I was one who had to wait a extra hour to be seated, that is not acceptable at ALL!!!

SM
SabrinaM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food takes long to come which was a bug deal but once the food arrived my husband food was wrong. They took it back and it never came back until we were leaving.
The okra had too many fibers in it. I was taking them out my mouth as I ate (which is disgusting to me doing that at the table)
The scrabbles tofu was VERY greasy and unflavored.
My expectations was much greater than my experience.

I may attempt to return, maybe dinner is better there.

DP
DarrellP
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed myself. Everything was great. Food, service, atmosphere and good vibes.

FAQs

Booker's Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 883-0960.

Booker's Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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