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Cadence

4.7
4.7
358 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cadence, a new-American BYOB restaurant from Chefs Jon Nodler, Michael Fry and Samantha Kincaid, offers a thoughtful and nuanced menu that focuses on some of the best ingredients the region has to offer. Cadence is open for dinner five nights a week, offering both a la carte and set price menus as well as an intriguing non-alcoholic drink list.

The chefs’ clean and contemporary cooking style is matched by the restaurant’s sleek aesthetic, set with industrial-era accents and design elements, and earthy color tones. The kitchen view and 8-seat chef’s counter are open, which create a level of transparency and shared experience with guests. The chefs are excited not only to cook for their guests, but to also step into the dining room to meet and serve them. Many personal touches, including art installations and ceramic servingware made by friends and wooden tables made by the chefs are also incorporated throughout.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 419-7537

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Nodler

  • Neighborhood

    Fishtown

  • Cross street

    N Hancock St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 358 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. AL

    AliceL

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overrated. Food was good but portions very small and expensive. The dessert portion size was a joke. I have never seen such a skimpy serving. For the same expenditure, there are better options.
  2. m

    mexico515

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was, hands down, the best meal we have had in ages. We started with the cheese plate which was phenomenal. My husband had the 4 course which was just amazing. The crudo was beyond words. I had the cod which was so good. We can’t wait to go back. Our server molly was the best.
  3. P

    Parh20

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Great ambiance ❤️
  4. GK

    GKgk

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best meal we had in years!!! so creative....and delicious. staff was also best!!! A 'must' for any foodie! got the 4 course meal, so had almost the whole menu with sharing.......that's the way to do it!
  5. DK

    DianeK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! I love that we can get the tasting menu but it is a lot of food! I attended the field to fork dinner at SIW and even with the large volume of people, everything was delicious. We will be back!
  6. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant experience I've had in a while. Food was delicious and high quality. Bison tartare is not to be missed.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing as always
  8. RS

    RyanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my wife to Cadence to celebrate her 40th birthday. The food was delicious, beautiful, simple and delivered without pretense. The best way I can describe the atmosphere is peaceful. There is a noticeable calming effect the moment you walk in. I'm not sure what it is, but it's there. The service was excellent. Our server was helpful and I could tell that she cared about the food she was serving. Cadence goes down as one of my favorite restaurant experiences of all time.
  9. FP

    FoodieParadise

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome except for the chocolate cake (too dry) but still 5 stars as that was only one dish of 16 the table tried! The food is creative and inventive and the staff and ambiance are on point! Will go again and hope others do as well!
  10. D

    Dolce

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb tasting menu. Generous portions. Great service. Lovely decor and ambiance. Within walking distance of Fillmore and many hip spots. Wine and spirits across the street to grab a bottle for byo. Will definitely dine again
  11. BS

    BillieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal at Cadance was a birthday celebration and the food was stellar. The service was the best I've experienced in many years with all of the servers being knowledgeable and friendly. There were many folks helping each other out. The courses were more than adequate and delicious. There were enough choices in each category of the prix fixe menu to satisfy any possible taste as well. We loved it.
  12. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very good food and service. Treating menu is good value. Byob. Recommended.
  13. E

    Esmeralda

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I are fortunate to eat out quite a lot, and it has been a very long time since we have been somewhere we loved as much as Cadence. Everything about our evening was absolutely perfect, beginning with the host opening and serving us our wine while we waited (briefly) for our table, and ending with a complimentary chocolate caramel from the kitchen. Everything we ate was perfectly delicious and the service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing or pretentious. We can't wait to go back!
  14. AG

    AGJR

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The menu was confusing in a way. The pre fixe menu wasn't, but we were there to try something new. All courses except dessert were excellent. Well prepared and presented, the product fresh. The service was also excellent. But the came dessert. What a let down. Tasteless shaved ice that reminded us of something we shoveled off the street and a corn pudding that was as bland as baby food. If we return I don't think we'll do the Pre fixe menu again.
  15. MV

    MonicaV

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing BYOB, every dish was consistently solid with a few special standouts in the octopus, herb dumplings, porchetta and tuna
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. One of the best meals we have had. Highly recommend!
  17. WW

    WashWestFoodie

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great meal, mostly great service with a couple of odd missteps—amuse bouche delivered midway through our first course, strange other complimentary multi-item small plate delivered with limited explanation of what it was or recommendation on how to eat it. These were small imperfections in an otherwise delightful meal.
  18. I

    Iano

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Appetizers were delicious - entrees not bad but not the best - too pricey for the location and ambiance
  19. A

    Andrei

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! We'll definitely come back! The entrees were all very unique and delicious!
  20. FM

    FrankM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. Unusual menu. A little pricy. Parking is difficult
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth every dollar! Melt in your mouth gnocchi, inventive dishes and layered complex flavors. Excellent service, very pleasing atmosphere/ambiance.
  22. PS

    PhillySuburbsDiningOutGro

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was lukewarm and we did not receive a satisfactory answer as to whether it was supposed to be that way . Restaurant was nice to credit one of the meals
  23. N

    Nate

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and son and I dined here while in Philly dropping him off for first year of college. We were delighted and impressed in every way. I am a more traditional steak/seafood rather than foodie guy, so the menu is slightly outside of my comfort zone, but MAN was it good. My son did the tasting menu and my wife and I ordered several ala carte items. All were great. Highly recommend. It is BYOB spot, so make sure to grab a bottle of wine (or two) at the really great liquor store across the street. Enjoy!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful dinner! Exceeded our expectations because everything was so delicious!
  25. PG

    PhillyGirl

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Perfect place for a date night too!
  26. AD

    AnotherDiner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok. The octopus was great, but at this price point, every course should be great, and it just wasn’t.
  27. VF

    VegetarianFoodie

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    In my opinion the hype proceeded Cadence. The food was ok relative to the price. The service was a little snooty.
  28. ES

    EarleSB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I went in on the tasting menu. Arguably the best in the city in terms of pricing and quality. Our server was great. Very attentive and answered any questions we had about our courses. Looking forward to another visit.
  29. TE

    TerriE

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Dishes were seasonal, very creative and each one more delicious than the other. New to the area and loved that this was BYOB. Restaurant is in an area where a bit challenging to park. Service was good, but expected friendlier and more engaging staff. Even with that said, looking forward to going back for Fall menu.
  30. L

    Louis

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had in 2019. Only flaw was that I indicated in the reservation that it was my wife’s birthday, and the restaurant mentioned it was aware it was my wife’s birthday when they called to confirm. Unfortunately, the restaurant did not recognize her birthday at any time during our meal.
  31. AC

    AraleneC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service at Cadence couldn't have been better. If you're looking for an evening where each dish promises to excite your taste buds and leave you feeling like you truly indulged in an experience centralized around food, you should give Cadence a try. The service is also impeccable. Only downside is that you are sitting quite close to other people, so close it's hard not to listen to another table's conversations. We chatted with the table next to us after we realized we ordered all of the same courses and had a really nice time, but if you're looking for an intimate/quiet dining experience, this isn't the spot for you. Would definitely give it 5/5 stars, though!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience. We enjoyed the 4 course pre-fix option for $68 with the dessert cheese supplement. The amuse-bouche was a nice surprise. Every course was well done and creative, presentation was nicely executed. The service was spot-on. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed it and looking forward to their fall/winter menu.
  33. EL

    ELReviews

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    For $68 per person, we left feeling hungry :( the dishes were delicious just not substantial.
  34. f

    foodfan

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem. Very creative and intentional offerings!
  35. M

    Mikita

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall excellent experience. Great service and attention to detail. The dishes are all good and are amazingly prepared.
  36. FB

    FrancesB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It exceeded expectations In Philly for a wedding and saw article in Food and Wine and wanted to try Amazing!!!
  37. N

    Nick

    Philadelphia

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Cadence lived up to the billing. Very good restaurant experience and a great addition to the Philly restaurant scene. The dumplings were great and the roasted corn rice pudding was imaginative and very good.
  38. ES

    ElliotS

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent as was the service. WE will return in the not to distant future.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal from beginning to end. Concise and expertly executed menu. Reserve a duck ahead of time!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The duck was sort of worth the $68. The leg was crispy and melts at the same time and the breast wasn’t chewy at all. But the cheese board wasn’t so much a cheese board as just two small things of cheese. Good cheese yes but if you’re gonna have a cheese board, don’t give a one cheese option, and a two cheese as the biggest option. Apart from that, awesome service, nice and clean, and loved the chefs counter as ya do.

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Cadence is rated 4.7 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Hancock St

  • Neighborhood

    Fishtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Nodler

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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