Cadence

4.7
98 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(215) 419-7537
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Hancock St
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 98 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
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4.3
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

Warm welcoming and delicious. I will be dreaming about that duck. Thank you for the hospitality, we can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Phenomenal food in an elegant non-pretentious setting.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Cadence is an outstanding addition to the Philadelphia restaurant scene.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Two visits - the food was outstanding the first time, and even better on the second. They easily accommodated my gluten free mother. Love the ember roasted beets, and have enjoyed a wide variety of their first and second courses. Service is warm and accommodating, and it's a lively place for such a small space.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I went after we could not make it a previous reservation. Really outstanding dishes throughout the menu with a focus on what's fresh right now. Perfect portions for a four course meal.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent and the food was innovative and delish. Not easy to get a Saturday reservation, but worth the wait.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Other than noise level, everything else about the experience was excellent.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

The food at Cadence was absolutely spectacular. The taste and presentation were on point and the service was brilliantly executed. Nevertheless, the decor felt generic and the ambiance was nothing to write home about. If the restaurant were to up their game on the decor and overall feel of the experience, they would be unstoppable.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

overall the experience was very good. Service was attentive and smooth. The dishes are well executed and flavorful. (being a chef for way too many years I ought to know)

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The garlic scape dumplings were divine. High recommend the seasonal fare.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We had an amazing 4-course dinner at Cadence. Highly recommend!! The menu is carefully designed and there is something for everyone!! Dessert was also scrumptious.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Was excited to try this neighborhood gem for with my husband and a friend visiting from London. Exceeded all of our high expectations. Loved the combination of the crab & sugar snap pea salad (with grilled squid, kohlrabi, corn custard), the maitake mushroom (with sweet corn succotash, chile) was bursting with flavor, the sword fish was the tenderest I have ever had, and they honey almond frozen nougat (with stone fruit, corn custard) was beyond delicious.

Excited to come back and try brunch!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The food and service are wonderful. The seating area for a group of 5 was ideal—very little noise from other guests could be heard. I loved the set menu and the price was great.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

It’s been a long time since there’s been a great new BYO in Philly. cadence delivers! Highly recommended. Original and delicious without being overly fussy.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Fit for foodies - everything was unique and delicious - and I don't say this often! Lots of subtle flavors. Wonderful scallops, pork, soft shell crabs, swordfish, bread, tuna carpaccio. It's a smaller restaurant, but feels spacious. Appealing modern decor. No smells or smoke is emitted from the open kitchen. Great air conditioning on a hot summer day. Not too loud. Comfortable seating. The waitstaff members were relaxed efficient, and attentive. Will definitely return - I highly recommend Cadence!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Excellent!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

We dined on 7-26.The front of the room was very accommodating to our party.We did the fixed price.Our apps.were one of a kind.2nd course was a soft shell cooked to perfection.Bavette,pork,and a new appreciation for sword fish, were the mains.Fabulous service,well executed.An adventure in dining.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The food is great and the service excellent. A little pricy but since it is BYO it evens out.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Cadence was an awesome meal. We sat at the chefs counter and interacted with the two cooks prepping apps and desserts. Overall, the meal was delicious and service was excellent. We had 5 dishes, and only 1 was average, the other 4 were dishes to go back for. Which we will.

Go here, you won’t be disappointed

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Creative but still approachable. Outstanding meal.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Always good. We were well taken care, as usual. Andrew is exceptional!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Amazing and creative, locally sourced, quite ample dishes served in a simple and chic setting by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The prix fixe menu is a bargain at $60!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Just an amazing meal. So happy we chanced upon this wonderful Cadence.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Starters were flavorful - an interesting mix of ingredients. The heirloom tomato bowl was refreshing with a crunchy crumb crouton and the crab and pea shoot bowl reminiscent of deconstructed sushi. The smoked hen of the woods mushroom plate was delicious and creatively constructed. The mains, swordfish and pork were served warm rather than hot which was disappointing. Additionally the components did not achieve the flavor balance found in the preceding courses. The plum and nougat bowl dessert lacked sweetness and contained a bitter element that was not part of the menu description. One of the best components of the meal was the rye bread.....two slices, heavily charred, crispy crust with a soft crumb. It was well worth the required additional charge

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Some outstanding dishes
Some good dishes
Some missed the mark
Our table tried everything on the menu

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The shared duck entree was SO GOOD. Appetizers were also good, but not outstanding like the duck. Shaved rice milk ice dessert was somewhat tasteless except for the berries, which is why I'm going for 4 rather than 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Perfect meal. Monkfish on the dish was a little bland but the rest of the dish popped and made up for it. Little pricey for the 60, 4 course when the dessert is passable. Great food, great service, great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We loved it! Lovely interior with nice natural light. Convivial but not noisy. Amazing dinner, with particularly nice treats sent out by the kitchen. Dehydrated sunchoke cannoli does not sound as amazing as it tasted! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Spectacular from start to finish. Food was creatively presented and incredibly flavorful. Do not miss the bison tartare and chicken dumplings. 4 course tasting menu for $60 is a great way to try a little of everything. Outstanding service from Nicholas. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

My husband and I both had the four course fixed price meal. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The Kampachi crudo and Beef Bavette were excellent. My husband had the monkfish which he said was very good. Desserts were also excellent. We will be back. I felt the four course meal was a bit much for me as the servings were fairly generous so I would probably not do that again. We had an early reservation at 6:15 and the room was not booked to capacity so the noise level was reasonable. By the time we left though the noise level was quite high and we had difficulty talking. The interior was simple but fresh and the seats at the counter were quite comfortable.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Enjoyed the meal and the wait staff was pleasant and engaging.
Would definitely recommend.
The noise level needs to be addressed.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Absolutely outstanding food and service. The Chef's Table was a real treat. World class meal.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Terrific, creative, delicious food. The big surprise for me was the bavette - it was meaty and full of flavor, while also being almost tender. The light buttermilk ranch sauce was also delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Very warm and welcoming with excellent service and delicious food - start to finish! A sleek modern elegant yet understated space in an up and coming neighborhood of Philly. All servers were very charming and helpful. Truly special celebration of friendship and warmth on our friend’s birthday.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Without question some of the worst food I have ever had in Philly -- or anywhere.

If this place is just getting off the ground it should have been in development for another five years. No ideas, no execution -- simply awful.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Excellent, creative use of seasonal, thoughtfully sourced ingredients! Wait staff was welcoming and appropriately attentive, even in the midst of a brutally hot evening.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food and service. Well worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

I love, love, love Cadence. It is one of the most personable, inviting places to dine, and has quickly become my favorite restaurant in Philly. I would highly recommend the set meal on Monday’s, where you get three courses for $45. You’re able to enjoy yourself without getting overly full! The chefs are also right up front, with their sleeves rolled up and ready to go.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Loved the food and the excellent service.

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