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Fond

4.6
4.6
1502 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Vibrant flavors and warm service are the cornerstones of Fond, a new American-style restaurant from Chef-owners Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki, a husband-and-wife team. Located along Philadelphia’s popular East Passyunk Avenue, Fond is at once a sophisticated and comfortable neighborhood spot, appropriate for a variety of occasions, from a casual night out, to drinks at the bar, or a celebratory dinner.

Fond’s interior features natural tones and elements, including a 12-seat live-edge wood bar, where guests may enjoy a selection of beers, well-crafted cocktails and a thoughtfully curated wine list. The 36-seat dining room with its bright display of greenery throughout and oversized windows overlooking the neighborhood’s ‘Singing Fountain’ enhance the restaurant’s comfortable, welcoming ambiance. During warmer months, ample sidewalk seating is available for guests to enjoy food and drink al fresco.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 551-5000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lee Styer

  • Private party facilities

    At Fond, we can accommodate both small and large parties. For parties of 10 or less, our private chef’s table is available. For a larger gathering, you may reserve our entire restaurant for seating up to 40 guests. We'll work closely to create food and drink options tailored to the guests’ needs.

  • Private party contact

    Lee Styer: (855) 506-0336

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Cross street

    Tasker Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Two blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 45 on 12th St. at Tasker St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,502 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. The food was delicious! Would definitely recommend.
  2. R

    Robin

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was delicious. However, the bartender was AWFUL. He got most of the drinks wrong and then lied about it. Items asked for were never received. Other servers had to keep correcting his mess. It’s sad because the food was very good.
  3. FM

    FrankM

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. Servers and bartender were working their rear ends off. Heroic team effort!! Love this place.
  4. JL

    JoeL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
  5. f

    finickyfoodie

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was imaginative and delicious. Presentation was lovely. Service was great. A delightful experience.
  6. AE

    AbigailE

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small space but the food and service was great. Will dive again.
  7. EV

    EdenV

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible, the staff were everything you would need them to be, and the vibe was perfect. The cocktails are out of this world.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    The waitresses are not attentive and they all look unfriendly. The menu lacks any options for anyone who’s not looking for bacon/pork. The cocktails lacked decent ingredients such as Egg White.
  9. JL

    JenniferL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here for my husband’s birthday. Portions are generous, and the cocktails are wonderful! The servers are very attentive as well. Looking forward to going back.
  10. E

    Eric

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a delightful neighborhood spot. Wonderful, hospitable service!
  11. S

    Sandra

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very limited menu. Waiter seemed inexperienced and a bit clumsy but tried. I love their mousse!!!
  12. A

    sueA

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Small menu. Great service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic date night. Fond is one of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and they never fail to amaze us when we’re there.
  14. RA

    RobinA

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal! I went with 2 friends and we split the chicken liver pate and crispy pork. We loved them both. I wanted a full bodied red to go with the short ribs and they let me try a few to find one I loved. The ambiance is cozy. It was a bit noisy but we might have been the cause of that!
  15. A

    Adam

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love Fond
  16. a

    albertv

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fond has moved into our top 5 list. Great ambiance, service and kudos to the chef. Excellent. Can’t wait to return. A true neighbourhood gem Highly recommended
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went on a Saturday evening and had a wonderful meal. The waitress Mia and waiter Ian took great care of us. The bartender Michael made delicious tequila concoctions for us to drink. My wife’s meal was scallops Risotto and my skate with risotto was out of this world. 👍🏼👍🏼 to the chef. Looking forward to returning soon. Great date night ❤️
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is some of the best food I have ever had.
  19. B

    Beachgirl

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal, well served. Chicken mousse app is a must! Great drinks.
  20. j

    josephp

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Still impressive after several years. Perfectly straddles date place and neighborhood joint.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food at Fond
  22. CB

    CarlyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire meal was incredible and our servers were amazing! We asked for custom cocktails and they went above and beyond to listen to our requests and make each of us a special drink. They were also super accommodating when we added guest to our reservation last minute. So many good things to say about this restaurant and staff!
  23. TV

    TaylorV

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service.
  24. O

    Ollie

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent a beautiful evening so we sat outside and enjoyed a wonderful coolness of late summer.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The vibe was great and all the staff were super nice. Michael the manager really knew his wine and was very engaging.
  26. m

    mb58

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I suspect Covid has impacted their staffing as aside from the bartender who was great, the rest were over their heads and that did impact the quality of the experience. The food was also a notch below what it was pre-Covid. It was just a little tired
  27. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It' had been ages since Ive been to Fond and Im kicking myself for that! This meal was absolutely perfect. The Chicken Liver Mousse is incredible. Cocktails wonderful; I let the bartender choose and it was bliss. Entree's and dessert also great. The meal was absolutely what we needed after a long spell of not eating in this neighborhood. Im coming back soon! Thanks Fond for being so friendly and delicious!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great and the staff is extraordinary…!
  29. KG

    KelliG

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. Love it. We've been going for years. The ONLY thing I would recommend is that the starters/appetizers are served in smaller portions. Most of the appetizers are served as full meals (they are so good...you can't help but eat all of it or do like me, and have it boxed up for lunch the next day). But, I'd like to start my meal with a smaller gorgeous appetizer followed by the impeccable main. Other than that, it's brilliant.
  30. h

    heynow82

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    This was my first time here. The cocktails were good. The portions were small. The food was too pricey for the food to just be okay. Nothing I had blew me away. If I came back, it would be for cocktails only.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From someone whose family has been a part of the philly food industry for 4 generations and loves eating out I can confidently say this is one of the best dinning experiences you can have in Philadelphia.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem is truly a special spot for Philadelphia. Service and Food is leaps beyond any philly restaurant. Simple menu, with strong flavors.
  33. AH

    AnnH

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem offers a lively ambiance and friendly service in a unique part of town. The food was absolutely delicious. We loved it and will return next time we are in Philly!
  34. KA

    KomlanA

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That was a great experience. I enjoyed the food - if you eat pork, please try the Pork Belly. I am certain I will go back shortly. I totally recommend this restaurant. Great customer service.
  35. m

    mbaek

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prior to coming, we had seen a few reviews that made us a little wary about the food and service but rest assured, this place is top notch with every. Food was delicious and beautifully prepared, drinks were refreshing, and our server was attentive without helicoptering over us - a true professional. We had the Chicken Liver Mousse as an appetizer - it was my first time having it, it was delicious with the pickled vegetable it came with. It is a little heavy/particular in flavor so it may not be for everyone. Our entrees were the Pork Belly and the Tuna, both of which were very tender and flavorful, and the pasta/rice that each came over were perfect compliments to the proteins. For dessert, we shared the dark chocolate sorbet and that was honestly one of the best desserts I've had in a long time I highly recommend it. My date and I went at 5pm and it was nice and quiet at first but as peak dinnertime rolled around, more people started to show up but it was still a pleasant noise level.
  36. AP

    AnneP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fond is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia because they are exceptional in delivering on my top four priorities - cocktails, food, atmosphere and service. Fond's menu is unique, the food is superb and the vibe makes me feel like I am among friends in their home. Each drink and plate of food is treated like an understated masterpiece. Whether I sit at the bar or dine at a table, it does not take long to unwind from my day and enjoy the full experience.
  37. E

    Edward

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful food and excellent service. One of the best places to eat in all of Philadelphia!
  38. VT

    VegThanks

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was terrific. Gazpacho was new to the menu and delicious. Social distancing at tables was good. And everyone just seemed happy to be there!
  39. CL

    CeeLeigh

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellant food, cocktails & service. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Thank you Fond for a lovely dinner
  40. MA

    MariahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot! Thanks to the bartenders, chef, and wait staff for being so sociable, accommodating, and all around pleasant dudes. Made our trip to south philly a 10/10. Will be back!

FAQs

Fond offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 551-5000.

Fond is rated 4.6 stars by 1502 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tasker Street

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Two blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 45 on 12th St. at Tasker St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lee Styer

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 551-5000

  • Private party facilities

    At Fond, we can accommodate both small and large parties. For parties of 10 or less, our private chef’s table is available. For a larger gathering, you may reserve our entire restaurant for seating up to 40 guests. We'll work closely to create food and drink options tailored to the guests’ needs.

  • Private party contact

    Lee Styer: (855) 506-0336

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