Booker's Restaurant and Bar

4.6
477 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 477 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobinH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

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QuadashaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! Good music and even better food.

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RoxyBMuah
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RogerW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLisaD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & the Vibe was EVERYTHING!!

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Sarah
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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kenblu
Philadelphia
3 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
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food
good service
nice atmosphere
xoxoxox

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
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.

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vipKitaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Carol
Philadelphia
4 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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
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 !!!! 😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 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
11 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.

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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!!!

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SabrinaM
Philadelphia
14 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.

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DarrellP
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!

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LeslieM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server was attentive at start of our

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ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time being out to eat since COVID and I was fearful I might regret it. Going on a Tuesday for brunch was such a great idea. It was not packed and they had the tables spaces appropriately and Kia provided excellent service! They took really good safety measures and the food was gooddd! I did tell them I was there for my birthday. But they didn’t do anything special or say Happy birthday. Not sweating it but that would have been nice.

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vipbunnygirl
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great fun place great music ambiance and food is amazing! Oh and bookers punch yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Booker’s for our 51st anniversary. We had delicious food and great service in a beautiful, cozy room. This was our first outing post the COVID shutdown once we got our shots, and it was a perfect location for venturing out again.

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KimB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. We had great service and the good was delicious!

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Mskris7
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Kia and she was amazing! Very attentive, personable and made great suggestions regarding what to order on the menu. Our food was delicious as well. We will definitely be back!!

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NinaJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. They accommodated our large party with two tables, keeping in step with COVID guidelines. The servers were kind and helpful. The food was delicious. The owner came out and greeted us. We had a lovely celebration at the perfect place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Waitress was extra slow to attending to us.

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Arielle
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Black-Owned Restaurant. Bookers' has an outside setup which is perfect right now with covid. Bookers' has a brunch menu with various options and then the waiter shared specials of the day. Even though the specials sounded delicious I went with their chicken, waffles with strawberry butter and shrimp, and my mom had their fish grits. Both were delicious. I will definitely be returning for brunch again.

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AishaA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

One of my favorites! Great experiences are made here!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We waited an hour for our first drink and then our appetizers never came.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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PauletteC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, enjoyed the food the service and Bill our server was fantastic. If you haven't visited Booker's I suggest you do you will really like it. Not to mention the drinks were great too.

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EllyssaN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with a friend and we loved our first experience there! Our serve Zenia was awesome and attentive.

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nadiraw
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to give a compliment to the chef food was great!!!!

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DianeT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was right on point. The food was serve in a timely manner and the food was hot.

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vipKBrooks
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,drinks are a little pricey though. They had the front door open so my significant other was cold the whole time. Other than that they were great and probably will go again when the weather gets warmer.

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 477 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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