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Booker's Restaurant and Bar, Philadelphia, PA
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Booker's Restaurant and Bar

4.6
4.6
1035 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 883-0960

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Please details your event needs bookers.bmore@gmail.com or call us directly 215-883-0960

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    Between 50th and 51st on Baltimore Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    34 Trolley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,035 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Great for brunch

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  1. M

    Mslou1

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch for three was very enjoyable. Service was excellent and server was very professional. Food was received hot and delicious. We were all very satisfied with our meals. Will definitely recommend to others, and will return for dinner.
  2. T

    Topaz83

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed myself so much I plan to come back next month with friends. Everything was perfect from the food, the service and the environment, just lovely. I think it’s perfect for date night or an outing with friends it’s great for any occasion.
  3. AJ

    AyessaJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    I think it was too many ppl for the restaurant to handle. The waitress was very polite but stated she didnt have my reservation . My waitress act like she was scared of us. I did get the welcome from her. My salmon wasn’t done enough. My entree came without my asparagus. I guess they forgot, so when they decide to bring it. My asparagus was burnt. I had to send it back. It wasn’t good for my first experience. I will not be back ! Pray fully they will get those things together.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it will def go back
  5. AW

    AllisonW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server, Denise, was WONDERFUL!
  6. RB

    RonBen

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great atmosphere and vibe, excellent service. Like many restaurants there seems to be a decision to keep music just above a lower background pitch. However, when one of our party asked to have the volume lowered, it happened quickly and the lowered volume allowed us to continue hearing our conversation. We appreciated the quick and understanding response!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding , and our waiter jag was excellent he even went so far as to get a band aid when we asked. Will definitely be going back
  8. A

    Ariw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We Absolutely had an amazing time this weekend . We had a decent size party this past weekend , and stayed longer then expected due to reconnecting with family /friend we haven’t seen in a while . The host didn’t rush us or kick us out and allowed us to just be . The food was amazing , hot , fresh and right off the press . My entire party was glad to dine here at this restaurant and all said 5 stars ⭐️ thank you !!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots! Service & food is always excellent!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    My experience was good but food was fair
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice, cozy, great food and drinks.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not exactly the place for a quiet dinner (it was really loud!), but the food was excellent as was the service. All the food coming out of the kitchen looks delicious. Everything served nice and hot! We had jambalaya, sea bass, chicken sliders, and deviled eggs -- all very good. We'll definitely go back!
  13. P

    Phillyfoodie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we had a wonderful dining experience. I’ll definitely come back again. Drinks were on point!
  14. TJ

    TiffaniJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’ve been to Bookers 3 times within the past couple of weeks. The first time was for dinner on a first date which was a vibe. I had the vegetarian jambalaya added shrimp and the deviled eggs, he had the oxtails and cleared the plate, he also had the calamari. The second time I brought a couple of family members for brunch and I had fish and grits it was good but not the best I’ve ever had then I brought back a friend for brunch and I had the smoked salmon omelette which comes with potatoes and I also had the peach cobbler french toast soooo good. I would definitely go back. The staff is always welcoming and I can’t forget about the drinks. I’ve had the Booker’s Punch which has Hennessy in it and I also had a drink called Ella Fitzgerald and baby those drinks were almost drinking me they definitely put you where you need to be.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  16. MB

    MoeB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I can't wait to make a brunch at Bookers. I enjoyed my visit. Our waiter, Jah (or John) was the best! He was attentive and just super nice! Thank you for accommodating us for my mother's 85th Birthday!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The food was awful and I was very disappointed because I had hear great things about the restaurant.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined for first time at Booker’s to celebrate a friend’s birthday. So glad we chose Booker’s, where there was a heated outdoor option area and inside rustic area for dining. We were welcomed with smiles and a warm greeting. We were a party of 5 and ordered different meals. I had the spicy mango salmon, another had vegan jambalaya (added chicken), one had burger and salad, another the catfish. We enjoyed the drinks and meals. The spicy mango sauce was indeed spicy but tolerable. The mashed potatoes were to die for. I’ll be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family took me to Booker’s brunch for my birthday and it was fantastic! The food was on point, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was a vibe! It was my first time there; but it definitely won’t be my last.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was 10/10, the drinks were great, and the vibe was perfect for a nice date night.
  22. RB

    RileyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time great service, good food good drinks overall good experience 10/10 I’ll definitely Do it again
  23. BD

    BintouD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and so was the service but our candle wasn’t lit on our table and we also didn’t have roses like the other tables. Also we asked for hightop seating but the host took us to standard. But overall everything else was great.
  24. LC

    LarryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, the decor inside is inviting and the food is very good!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic wait staff, friendly environment, delicious food!
  26. KW

    KimberlyW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bookers was a fabulous stop for brunch - they have a wide variety of food options and plenty of tasty cocktails to choose from! Truly enjoyed every second of our experience here!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Speedy service, great customer service.
  28. LM

    LMarie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My FIRST and LAST experience here was absolutely terrible. The service was trash. The food was cold. I had to keep calling another waitress to my table because my waiter was no where to be found. Oh wait, he was at the bar making himself a drink, how about that! After we complained, he didn’t check on our table still. Waiting for the manager was like another hour. However she was really nice and gave me gift certificates. Prior to coming here I heard good things but I sure didn’t experience them, AND I was celebrating my graduation for my college degree. So turned off by this place.
  29. MM

    MiMi

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and drink were very good! Everything was fresh and tasty. Fish and chips - a must!
  30. AD

    AliD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bookers was a delicious celebratory brunch spot! Delicious eats, knowledgeable, friendly staff, quiet room!
  31. AL

    AmeliaL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pros: great food, warm and festive sectioned outdoor seating, friendly service Cons: service was slow, the outdoor seating pods were too small to get into our chairs without pulling the chairs out onto the sidewalk and maneuvering in individually, and felt crammed once we were in. Honestly though, I'd prefer tricky seating to cold or non-existent outdoor seating.
  32. MA

    MurielA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good Food. Good Atmosphere. It was Friday night so it was a little busy but still fun.
  33. CG

    ChicagoGirl

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This establishment has a great ambiance, and the service is top tier. The salmon and potatoes were really tasty with the aioli sauce. My only recommendation would be to season the greens for more flavor along with red pepper and add smoke meat to bring out the taste. Overall, food experience was a 8/10 while the service and vibe was a 10/10.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t been for a few years, no reason for the absence. The food and service were excellent. The chicken and shrimp waffle was so good. The cheese grits were well seasoned. We have to eat here more often!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent and me and my wife had a lovely dinner together, so we will be back soon! Our server Tiffany was also great, nevertheless I hope I get to taste the chocolate cake next time.
  36. O

    Odyssey

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere, friendly guest and staff. A little dissapointed in the food preparation. Sauces added to fish and chicken were lacking tasteful complexity for the price. Drinks were the same; lacking a well put together meal and beverage was a let down; especially after receiving a bill for two that included the gratuity already added. Want to recommend this restaurant as a nice friendly place to meet with friends. Wouldn't recommend food or mixed drink.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for brunch and service was great! we got our food in record time. I loved their fried potatoes and the smoked salmon omelette was delicious.
  38. SC

    SoCalDiner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute restaurant in an area that looks like it’s on the rise. The staff was so friendly and every dish was delicious! We had the short ribs, Caesar salad, burger and chicken. The server was fun and engaging. If I lived close by, I would definitely come back soon.
  39. LD

    LisaD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice intimate / cozy restaurant with tasty food options. I love it here!
  40. H

    Hardcorefoodie

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was cooked well, just needed a touch of salt. I ordered the salmon, which was flavorful although a tad overcooked, the mashed and string beans lukewarm. My daughter had the oxtails, again flavorful but lacked salt. The rice was a tad overcooked, and the cabbage seemed over portioned. The drinks were solid and the cornbread outstanding. We will return and try again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 4.6 stars by 1035 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Booker's Restaurant and Bar

5021 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 50th and 51st on Baltimore Ave

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    34 Trolley

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 883-0960

  • Private party facilities

    Please details your event needs bookers.bmore@gmail.com or call us directly 215-883-0960

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