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Booker's Restaurant and Bar

4.3
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318 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 318 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Juneteenth

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AshanaH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Sooo....feeling very conflicted. Good food, but not worth what we paid. I enjoy a refined dining experience and am willing to pay for it. This was not the feeling that we left with. To see triple digits on a bill for two people who did not particularly rave about the food, ambiance nor drinks is quite disappointing. I do not see myself returning of my own volition, nor making the recommendation that others visit.

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NYgirlVAworld
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here and it was amazing! Food and drinks were delicious, our server was excellent and we really enjoyed it!

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ShawnMonik
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was superb, her name was Jasmine. The music was light and bubbly. The ambiance was welcoming and warm. My ONLY issue is there was a table and chair placed in EVERY free area of the place. Very tight. Very. Wasn't bad because the vibes were so awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and the band was wonderful

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vipKeepitclassy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waited almost an hour to receive food, which arrived lukewarm.

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MorganD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful and delicious choice for Sunday brunch! Great service, hip and enjoyable atmosphere, good coffee and $5 mimosas. Would 10/10 recommend for everyday dining and for special occasions. Try the Chicken and Waffles or the Eggs Benedict! Excellent!

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BernadetteP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest places I have been to in the Southwest Philadelphia area. The waitresses are very nice and the food is to live for! I have been talking about the place since I went. It's a nice place to take someone special. Or even a girls/guys night out.

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Browns
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous wait staff food was delicious. Loved the ambiance.

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vipListonK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and outstanding service. A neighborhood surprise that I highly recommend. The Jazz group was a welcomed addition as well.

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Bonnie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were seated immediately. The food was just ok and a bit overpriced. I enjoyed the ambiance.

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vipAneesahB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Food was disappointing. Visited back in August and the food was delicious. Today the food was not tasty at all. Food had to be returned 3 times. Manger was nice but the food totally sucked. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great drinks awesome atmosphere will always return thank you bookers

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My friends and I like to call this day, when brunch turned into happy hour. The food was super good, the drinks were incredible and the service was impeccable. Honestly, I go back and forth with my love and disappointment with Booker’s, but this experience on this day was truly awesome! I had the chicken and waffles with a sunny side up egg that was perfect and the meal was absolutely delicious. Then I ordered The Booker Old Fashion which was a must try and if I can describe it in one word “OMG”. Our Server(s) were both amazing ( I did say we started at brunch and it went into happy hour). Great job Booker’s!

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Ldiva
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance portions were fulfilling. The host missed my note for booth seating, but when realized it, she came to apologize. I appreciated the fact that she noticed it, but we were already dining. I recommend Booker’s.

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vipDarrylL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious, comfort food for the 4 of us. Favorites included the sweet potato encrusted salmon and catfish. The Booker salad and Lobster Mac n cheese were great starters. We were there on a Tuesday, so quiet. Much livelier other nights.

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vipAngelaS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booker's is a cool soul-food leaning restaurant. They allowed us to swap the chicken for fish as the waffle protein. YUM! The cheddar grits and breakfast potatoes were table hits. We chose the basil pom-pom carafe as our libation and it did not disappoint. Our darling server Iyanna was the perfect mixture of charming and professional. Looking forward to visiting on Wednesday for live jazz.

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Damond
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My food came out way before my guest. I was almost done by the time it arrived. That was a first for Bookers. It had never happened before.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best experience for dining and entertainment !

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Trish
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a enjoyable experience. There was one thing I noticed. The suggested tip amount on the bottom of the bill for 18% did not match the waitress hand held device (which was more). She did not know why. I never heard of a tip being taxed.

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BRIAND
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I enjoyed the food. My family & I took my Dad out for his bday, January, the drinks were spot on. We were seated b4 our reservation time. My Dad is one of the best cooks ever & if he say the food is good that is worth a million dollars. I immediately recommended this restaurant to a few of my friends & family. The place is fairly small but quaint. Our waiter was a little forgetful but so very nice & polite. I’m already planning to go back.

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Blaqdoll88
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Lovely ambience. Great location!

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vipJohnson
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time at Bookers. The first time was for brunch. In my opinion, the trendiness of brunch has lowered the bar for quality. However Booker’s was uniquely on trend and delicious. The white wine and garlic mussels are incredible!

Fast forward a few weeks I needed a place for a birthday dinner celebration for a group of 10 and we remembered Booker’s! We had an amazing birthday celebration. The food the was good was delicious ( the mussels are good at dinner time too! as well as the fried chicken, braised short ribs, and the hanger steak) and the service was outstanding. Can’t wait to return on our next visit Philadelphia.

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Princess
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a delicious meal at Bookers.
The alfresco dining was absolutely perfect for a warm Sunday brunch.
Thank you to the owner Saba.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is ALWAYS delicious and flavorful. The staff are always pleasant and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

An old friend and I reconnected after years and she’d never been to Booker’s, it

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amydel12D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My favorite brunch place. Best chicken and waffles!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will be back!

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing, the food creative and flavorful and the staff warm, inviting and engaging. LOVE IT!

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GabrielleM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited this restaurant for a birthday brunch and it was great! It has a nice ambiance, quality service and the food was delicious!

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going for a birthday celebration, and the experience surpassed our expectations. From walking into the front door, to being seated, ordering and dining; our party had a fabulous time. Have already told folk about Booker’s. Looking to return the weekend of Martin Luther King holiday.

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Queenjasmine
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious fast and respectful service I definitely recommend 🤤😋

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vipTSmith
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was delightful ; the food was delicious! I dine here often. I brought a good friend for her first time! She will return!!

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LawLee
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such an excellent brunch experience! The service and food were excellent! I cannot wait to do Happy Hour at Bookers!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food always good. They don't disappoint. The grits is awesooooome.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brunch at Booker’s was recommended to us and it was delightful! My husband and I ordered the 2 specials for that morning and they were delicious, although the shrimp in the omelet was a bit fishy tasting. Good service and cute inside. I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The home fries were cold... it was a holiday weekend, so maybe inexperienced staff working... but please do no serve cold home fries!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was amazing. My phone was dead and I had no charger and they loaned me one, the food was delicious and fast.

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Booker's Restaurant and Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Booker's Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 883-0960.

Booker's Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.

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