Cadence

4.8
250 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Cadence will be offering a $45 three course brunch with a complimentary glass of sparkling from 10am to 3pm on Mother's Day. Please provide a telephone number to be reached at for confirmation. Any cancellations made within 48 hours of the reservation will be subject to a $25 per person fee.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 250 People Are Saying
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JR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, amazing food, great service! Highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic!

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n
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Can't wait to go back. Price fix menu a little confusing.

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c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I don't
particularly like my plate and fork pulled from under me as Im almost at my last bite. Told Ill give you new utensils. Let me finish first,then give me new utensils!

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AB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Cozy feel. Food was great, but would say the octopus and the smoked shrimp were easily the best things we ate that night. Would definitely go again.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was great! Every dish we had was superb. Would definitely go again

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RL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

At the end of our meal when the check was delivered we were told people are waiting for our table. I don't think we appeared to be intending on over staying and I think this remark was unnecessary. What a way to spoil an otherwise very good experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding, but we were so disappointed by the food. The olives were the highlight of the meal. The tartar was way too oniony, the quail was somehow fatty and dry at the same time, the fish was just ok, and the pork loin was so over the top fatty that it was simply unappetizing. We were so excited to try the place based on all the reviews, but it didn’t live up to the hype and we will unfortunately not be returning.

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j
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal. We did their 4 course tasting- a great value at $65. Octopus is one of them best dishes i have ever had. Wine from across the street. Would come back in a heart beat.

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CW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are top notch. We will be back soon. 🔥🔥🔥🕷🕷🤙🏽🤙🏽

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i
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Cadence was amazing. The food was perfect and service was great. We spent the weekend in Philly and found this restaurant on Eater.
It was a memorable meal and look forward to coming back. They also helped us locate a breakfast spot which was perfect !!

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N
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu at cadence was one of the best meals I have ever had. Wonderful, inventive food and exceptional service. A definite success!

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SL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in Philly in some time. Incredible on every level, every point, every nuance, every everything.

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Very disappointed. Duck was inedible (beyond gamey). Noted to server who did not respond. Everything else was average.

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really wonderful food. I had the 4 course tasting menu and appreciated that cheese was an option for dessert course.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent service and brilliant menu with nuanced flavors

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m
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - inventive, interesting, intensely flavored. Great service. And very reasonably priced.

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ND
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very rustic and well prepared food, honest food. Very good but could have a little more "fireworks" at times, but other than that a memorable dinner. It is just too bad that savoring such good food requires you to yell to be heard due to the high volume of noise in the restaurant. Sorry to hurt you, fellow Americans, but it is true you do yell more than our Frenchmen and Frenchwomen. So ,precisely because of that, restaurants should be conceived with more noise absorption and compartments.

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KU
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with our niece. Food was outstanding again, and portions were much bigger than I remembered, so ended up leaving with leftovers. Great the next day as well.

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RS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant - food is delicious and staff are friendly. Only thing I would tweat is the number of times they come to table to fill water, refresh cutlery, wipe table etc - was a little disruptive to conversation. That said, 5 stars - we will keep coming back for more

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VD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great spot in Philly to bring our Detroit relatives while they were visiting. We all loved the food, setting and service.

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EO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a superb meal

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ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and a few standouts but meat dishes were not that well handled.

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RS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Great service - welcoming - nice vibe and decor. Food is amazing - smoked shrimp was a stand out and the mussels - take the 4 course menu - you won’t regret it.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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c
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cadence is the new hot spot in Philadelphia and is truly special. Similar food style to Vernick's, Will, Helm, Jaxson and all the other great Philly new wave restaurants combined with the pay one price approach of Laurel and Vetri for a much lower price. Service, food, space were all great. They really had their game down. My only advice is get there before 8:30pm or they may run out of some items.

Cadence is in between a weekend spot and a special occasion restaurant. Will certainly be back.

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F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive dishes, knowledgeable server, nice ambience!

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T
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. We had the four course menu. Great value. Delicious, inspired dishes. I

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Music playlist was on point

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GS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice evening. Food was delicious and the wait staff attentive. Will return to try other dishes.

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l
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal!

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EG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Andrew makes us feel so welcome. Nick our server was fantastic. Took the time to explain the menu and address all of our dietary needs. Love the ceramics. Now add in superb food that’s tasty and innovative
Cadence is one of our favorites.

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DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cadence was wonderful. We enjoyed the hip atmoshere and the service was excellent! We especially enjoyed the smoked shrimp and the octopus. Absolutely delicious!

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c
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

very sweet place for great food and conversation. no pretense or fluff. emphasis was on the food, flavors, fresh ingredients and interesting combinations. the only part that was less than perfect was our entrée. the lobster special was slightly over cooked and a tad mushy. we will definitely be back because everything else that we ate was amazing. Cadence feels like a special, little secret to be savored and nurtured.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-very interesting!

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KO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative food and outstanding service make Cadence an entirely unique dining experience in Philadelphia. After one visit I'm ready to go back and try the rest of the menu

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CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing! Pairings and flavors were just out of this world! I will return!

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NT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as you walk in you feel right at home. The restaurant is cozy, the music relaxing and the service warm and friendly. We did the 4 course tasting menu and every since dish was perfectly cooked, beautifully plated and the flavors wonderfully balanced. I highly recommend Cadence!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This might have been the best meal I’ve had in Philadelphia.

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OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent—service even better! Thanks!!!

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