Epicurean Garage

4.3
205 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Epicurean Garage - Serving up fresh, honest eats~BYOB

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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebbieM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined in and had take out from Epicurean Garage and it never disappoints!

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TodK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Had the steak frites this time. Steak was perfectly cooked and incredibly tender. My wife and daughter both loved their meals. Tap takeover was great as usual, though I hope they get their liquor license soon.

I'll definitely be ordering take out until they can start serving tables again. Need to keep this place up and running!

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vipManhattanBound
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double cheese burger was soooo gooood. Wish the fries were fried slightly longer to be more crispy but it’s delicious. Also French onion soup!!! So good!

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vipGreta1
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My seat was dirty. You have to get your own condiments. They offer complimentary boxed wine. It was nice of them. But it tasted awful. They also give you large portions. But there was no taste to the food. The waiter was inattentive. It was noisy. And as usual people weren’t watching their own children. I think they’re confused about the theme they’re trying to create. Then they offered a coupon, and the manager came over and gave me a hard time about using it. Supposedly, I needed to print it out first. Who does that anymore? I wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food nice specials

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dialbrown
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Working my way thru the menu! Another delicious meal topped off with a delicious plate of carrot cake. The Garage is like going home

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leahs
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, that's why we come back! The new carrot soup was excellent. Servers are always friendly and attentive.

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LindaF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was our second time there. Very disappointed. Had a $10. off coupon which stated not valid Friday & Saturday, so we went on Thursday. Coupon was not honored because Thursday kids eat for $1. on Thursday’s ... but we were still ordering two adult meals, and I didn’t even eat mine. Chicken wings were awful. Will not be going back. Would definitely not recommend.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Linda, I'm so sorry you were not satisfied with your visit. The $10 off is good on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays....just not good with any other offer. I'm very sorry for any confusion there may have been regarding the offers. We are currently revising the coupon offer, as it was intended as a one time use, not to use multiple times. I hope you change your mind and come back with your daughter and grandchildren! We look forward to seeing you all every week!

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KevinM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good food! Lots of fun varieties to pick from. Amy the manager is always friendly and welcoming.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you Kevin! We hope to see you again soon!

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CarollC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place great location just what we were looking for will definitely go back!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on March 3, 2020

That's great to hear, thank you so much CarollC, we hope to see you a gain!!

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vipdcbirkbeck
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time is the charm! We had great food and service at the Garage this past weekend, and we will be back soon!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate our Garage fans! Hope to see you soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went out with a couple girlfriends and it was the perfect setting! Bring your own wine? How could it be better than that! The food is outstanding, you won’t be sorry you came. Full disclosure, I went on a Thursday night so I can’t speak for the weekend

Epicurean Garage
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks so much for the nice review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit!

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GoodPeopleGoodFood
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu offered many options- and had something the whole family was hungry for. The ambiance was great and everyone seemed in a good mood to be there. Food arrived promptly and hot on a BUSY Saturday night.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you GoodPeopleGoodFood for the wonderful review! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back!

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Kate
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great value. Attentive front of house. We will be back.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you TomR for the nice review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself!

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PatA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very attentive & friendly. Enjoyed our meals (large enough portions to take some home). Definitely will be returning!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 24, 2020

That's great to hear PatA! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Derek
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a great find. The food and service were quite good. We started off with wings as an appetizer with the Carolina BBQ sauce made in house. Nice balance between the sweet and tangy - they did have a little heat. My wife loved her crab cake / risotto build your own dish. I had the garbage burger - I don't think my server asked how to cook the burger as I would have said medium. The burger came out well done which definitely affected the taste. Fries were good. We enjoyed the conversation starter cards on the table while we waited for the food. Service was excellent and attentive. Thanks for the great time - we'll be back!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks for the review Derek! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Due to health code regulations we are required to cook the burgers to a medium well temperature, so servers do not ask guests temperatures. You'll have to come see us on a Wednesday for half price Wing Night!

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Hey59donna1
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you Hey59donna1! We appreciate you taking the time to review us!

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LindaF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for families. Kids eat for $1.00 on Thursdays. They have tool boxes with tools & toys to play with. My grandson is very particular about how his burger is cooked and it was perfect! I would definitely recommend.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you LindaF! We know how important it is to keep the kids busy!! So glad your grandson enjoyed his burger, we hope to see you again!

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LeighannF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I don’t know if we went on a bad night but the food was pretty terrible. I ordered a bacon and tomato grilled cheese and it came without the tomato and the Brie wasn’t melted at all. My boyfriend ordered a Cuban which came without mustard and pickles which were both supposed to be on the sandwich. The Cuban was also supposed to be on toasted bread and it was not toasted at all. Server was great but told us the kitchen was short staffed. I guess that’s why the food was pretty bad.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 19, 2020

LeighannF thank your for taking the time to review. We are truly sorry that your experience wasn't up to the standard we strive to have! We were short two cooks and sincerely hope you give us another try! Please let a manager on duty know when you are back!

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vipfinediner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family owned & operated ❤️, Homemade meals served by a friendly, caring Staff. Love the family & community vibe. The waffles are sublime. The desserts are better than many high end restaurants in Philly. Great beer selection & the complimentary wine 🍷 is such a nice touch. Delighted with this dining addition in Chester Springs. 🍽

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your review finediner! We look forward to having you back!

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Aggie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice options on menu
Hope they get their liquor license soon
Wait staff could be more interactive
Fun place overall!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your review Aggie! We are sorry your service wasn't up to our standard and hope you come back soon!

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vipSusanS
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Took the hubby, for his birthday. I enjoyed the cedar planked salmon .. he has the crispy chicken sandwich and garbage fries w/brown gravy. Salmon was excellent. Crispy chicken was just ok.. garbage fries w/gravy were good (needed salt/seasoning). The cheese sauce, we asked to try (in house made was bland and they charged me $1.50 for).. dessert (not house made) was good. They put a candle in it for the hubby. Overall, I might go back for dinner ... give it another try ... as food was ok but pricy.

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MichaelS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with very attentive service

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for the nice review MichaelS, and we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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vipBKrause
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wings and brussel sprouts were very good and the junkyard kobe dog was excellent. Son got the fried chicken and waffles...maple butter was awesome...great for families

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your review, BKrause! We look forward to seeing you again!

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TommyGlenmoore
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I stop in at the "Garage" fairly often and it never fails to impress. This time we made an early dinner reservation for Valentine's Day and arrived at 5:15. We were promptly greeted and seated and offered a complimentary glass of beer or wine which is SOP as the establishment eagerly awaits it's state liquor license. My wife chose the salmon daily special which the kitchen prepared without blackening as requested. It was Steak Frites for me and the nice size sirloin was cooked to a perfect medium. Both dishes were served within a reasonable amount of time and were delicious. Our server Keayla was friendly and attentive throughout. One of the things we especially like about this place is that a manager will always stop by to say hello and check on food and service quality and this time was no exception. We like this local place a lot and think you will too!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for the kind review TommyGlenmoore! We look forward to serving you again!

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BrandiS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Top notch food quality. The manager was excellent and visited our table twice. Since it was our first time there, it was awesome to learn about the establishment. The food took a while, but because we weren't in a hurry, it was completely fine. We'll definitely return!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your review BrandiS! We look forward to having you back, soon!

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OceanCityTracy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server Amanda was the best!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 11, 2020

That's wonderful! Thank you so much!

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vipBrady
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!! Where have you been all my life? Haha. Brought new friends here for dinner. Food is outstanding. Service is wonderful. Two different managers came over to check on us. Band was excellent. Definitely will be back!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you Brady! We are so happy you found us, we"ll see you soon!!

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Isaac
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Took a long time to be served, and interactions with the server were notably strange. Atmosphere also seemed slightly mismatched and thrown together. Food ranged from OK (perogies) to Very Good (shrimp and grits), with the steak frites somewhere in the middle.

Overall, inconsistent and a little strange, but worth a try

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you Isaac, we try to have something for everyone which explains the diverse menu options. We hope you try us again, please let a manager know next time you're in.

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vipAkkbck1975
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and enjoyed our dinner pleasant dining experience

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MichaelS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We were seated next to a small area where a large group was stuffed in. The group had people standing and putting food and drinks on the ledge where our booth was at. The food was average and the restaurant was noisy and poorly organized. They may have gotten more money from a large party, but probably lost a formerly frequent visitor.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so sorry you did not enjoy your visit! Please let us know when you come back so we can improve your next visit! Hope to see you soon!

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GeorgeannF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food service was good. There was a large party that came in so it got a little loud. Other than that it was a good experience

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you GeorgeannF for the review and we appreciate your patience with the noise from the larger group! We look forward to having you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everything was bland and dry

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time write a review! Please feel free to let your server or the manager on duty know if you ever have an issue with food or service. We appreciate constructive criticism so we can consistently improve in every area of the restaurant.

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vipBrady
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our second visit here. Brought friends and they loved it too. Food outstanding. Service terrific. And then live music too. All in all great time!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you Brady! We are glad you enjoyed your visit! FYI, there's live music tomorrow and Saturday night, too!

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TodK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Mushroom risotto bowl was tremendous and I had enough left over for lunch the next day. Love the tap takeovers.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you TodK for the nice review! We also have a tap takeover this weekend with live music...Hope to see you back soon!

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dialbrown
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Will have to visit again to get through all of the menu items we wanted to try. Plus - it was a tap takeover weekend...great way to try new brews!

Epicurean Garage
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you dialbrown for taking the time to review! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back! Maybe this weekend for another tap takeover and live music?

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vipdcbirkbeck
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We went to the Epicurean Garage a couple of weeks ago, and we loved the food and had great service, although it was very cold in the restaurant. This past weekend, we went again and for some reason, we experienced extremely slow service. There seemed to be plenty of servers, but they were sort of standing around and talking to diners. I believe that it could have been a kitchen staff issue. We were there for 15 minutes before a server came over to take our drink order, and another 45 minutes before our appetizers arrived. Unfortunately, we waited another half hour before our dinners arrived. The thing that made it much worse was, it was once again very cold in the restaurant. We had to put our winter coats on to keep from shivering. I think there are definitely some tweaks needed for the heating system. Overall, the food is terrific so we will go again, but I think if the service doesn't even out, and if they don't warm it up in there, we may not be back....at least until Spring.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you dcbirkbeck for taking the time to review us! I'm sorry about the temperature was chilly during your visit. Our heating units have been going through maintenance since we opened and we truly are sorry! Please Let a manager on duty know when you come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Large portions. Staff was great. Manager (I believe Amy) was on the floor checking on patrons Very friendly atmosphere.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit!

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Gdad
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service. Love the idea that they give you a free glass of beer or wine while they are waiting for their liquor license.

Epicurean Garage
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you Gdad for taking the time to review us! Look forward to having you back in the Garage!

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MJ23
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Appetizers were good but lukewarm. My steak was raw and vegetables bland and overcooked. My husband had one of his favorite sandwiches and he only ate half. Dessert was great. Atmosphere, people and service were excellent. I will give them another try 😊

Epicurean Garage
Responded on January 20, 2020

MJ23, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your dessert and that you will be back. I apologize about the lukewarm apps and your steak and veggies. Please let a manager know next time you're in. Thank you for your feedback!

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FAQs

Epicurean Garage offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 615-5189.

Epicurean Garage is rated 4.3 stars by 205 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.