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Fond

4.7
1184 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner is served Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Our bar is open past dinner service.

Happy Hour is offered at the bar, Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
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Phone number
(215) 551-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lee Styer
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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.
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Private party contact
Lee Styer: (855) 506-0336
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tasker Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $16, Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until midnight.
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Public transit
Two blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 23 on 12th St. to Tasker St.
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Special events & promotions
We offer numerous options for special events, including a semi-private room with a chef's table that can seat up to 10 guests. We can also close the entire restaurant for an event that can accommodate up to forty people.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1184 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went there for Father’s Day. Good service and solid brunch. Was very pleased and would go back there for brunch again.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Fond is part of an impressive restaurant and neighborhood renaissance in South Phlly. Where once you could only get a cheese steak, you can now choose from a variety of really good places. Fond is one of those. It's a storefront place with a nice vibe. The service was very good and the waitress was knowledgeable about the wine list. My friend and I split a delicious ceviche (a special) and the tuna tartare, and then also split the scallops and the poached bronzino. It was all nicely prepared and presented and very good. Overall, this was a very good meal, very good service and a positive experience. It's a bit noisy, but no big deal. Definitely worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Fond had amazing food and the service was great. Will definitely be going back in the near future.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Special menu that did not disappoint. A+ service in a great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent service,food and ambiance..

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Lovely dining experience... So good that our dinner guest from out of town went back for dinner the next night!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Another fabulous meal at Fond! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and did the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing. So delicious! Tuna Tartare - so fresh, the Wild Boar Pate - amazing flavors, and the Seared Fois Gras was the best I've ever had. It was cooked to perfection and served with mascarpone and berries. The pork belly was crisp on the outside and tender meat. But the best surprise of all was the delicious scallop. So sweet and tender! Dessert was yummy and all of the wines paired so nicely with each dish. This is one of my favorite restaurants!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Good terrific but much much too loud. This might keep me from returning.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Overall everything was good. Have always liked this restaurant since it first opened up the street many years ago. This time a couple small disappointments: our beef was overcooked even though we both specifically requested "blue", cold inside. Wine by the glass--pinot noir, selection was not great, overpriced--they only had one and it was way to light (like colored water). Everything else was good, and next time I will just order differently.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A wonderful meal in a lovely setting. We shared the tuna crudo as an appetizer and it was perhaps one of the most perfect mixtures of flavors ever! The main courses were equally delicious and perfect portions. I had the chocolate mousse for desert to finish things off. Our bottle of wine was reasonably priced and very tasty. Overall, an excellent experience that was well worth it!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Fabulous dinner try the bronzino and s hand crafted cocktail

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We stopped for dinner after my wife picked me up at the airport. Food was very creative and very good. Service was attentive but not intrusive - as in just about perfect. Would recommend it and plan to return.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

First off, the staff was extremely friendly and on point with every detail. We also loved the music playing. Secondly, we all chose the 5 course tasting menu, which was amazing. We could all choose different appetizers but ended up all agreeing to go for the same entrees. Our favorite appetizers were the West Coast oysters, Tuna crudo, wild boar pate, and octopus. For entrees we went with the Branzino and Scallops. The Branzino was really good but the Scallops were amazing...perfectly seared. Finally, as always, there’s a great wine selection for which the staff always knows how to pair perfectly with your meal. Well done!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Went for my sister's birthday. Service was wonderful, ambience delightful. Food was superb. I had the branzino as did my sister and it was excellent. Appetizers were creative and very enjoyable and the desserts wre marvelous. 5 stars across the board. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Visited Fond for a Mom's Day brunch with my father-in-law. I thought it wold be a bit more upscale, but there were folks there in baseball hats and tank tops. Also it was very noisy. My FIL had the greek omelet and said that he's had better at Penrose diner. I had eggs and pork belly. Eggs were fine; the pork belly - although well-carmelized on one side - was otherwise gelatinous and inedible. On the plus side, the bloody marys were excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

First time dining here. Will definitely come back. Our server, Adam was attentive and courteous. Top notch all around.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Amazing as usual...even for cocktail hour. Our bar tender was amazing g as well.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

delicious, great service and a great evening. staff was really gracious and welcoming. even though we were the last table of the night, we never felt like they wanted to hustle us out.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

It was phenomenal, the staff was pleasant, bartender knew how 2 make a drink!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fond is consistantly one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. There is nobody in the city that makes fois gras better than Lee. You should go just for that!! All menu items are creative and delicious and the service is warm, friendly and professional. Fond is our favorite on Passyunk Avenue.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My boyfriend stopped in here for dinner before we went to a concert. The food was amazing, and we had a really good time as we made new friends as well!! Our service was pretty good, and the food came out in a timely manner. The cocktails are DELICIOUS!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was great. Food was delicious. Portion size is good if you are not a huge eater. Very cute atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful evening with exceptional food, truly memorable. Loved the octopus/eggplant and the fluke ceviche appetizers.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Fond. It was my boyfriend's birthday and to celebrate they gave us an extra small plate and our after dinner amaro on the house! They made us feel special, never rushed and let us enjoy the experience. The food was interesting and different without being pretentious - it's best to think of Fond as serving elegant, elevated comfort food. Our server was friendly, drinks came out quickly and food was well timed. Fond exemplifies the best of what neighborhood, small owner restaurants can be.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Four of us went to Fond on a Thursday evening. The place was bustling and the food was awesome. Looking forward to our next visit back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I had a great time with my BFFs..I will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had Sunday brunch. Very good. Great atmosphere and location.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had to wait an hour past our reservation for a table. Food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fond has always delivered on the promise of delicious inventive dishes but our recent meal exceeded our high expectations. It is wonderful that the chef and staff manage to maintain such a level of excellence over the years.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Quiet and good food. Great for my first date.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went here with a friend. The duck hearts were a little more charred to my liking. The duck leg was tender, but unfortunately the sauce was far too salty. I tried my friend's skate and it was delicious. Decent wine selection. I would eat here again, but I would find a different entre.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food and very attentive service. Worth a visit (or two!)

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Special burbon dinner

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went here with a group of friends for Brunch and was highly impressed. I liked it so much I'm going to return for dinner with another group of friends a couple of weeks. The shrimp/crab & grits was delicious and so were the breaded pastries. My husband had the pork belly for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. Overall this was an excellent brunch option. It's fit for foodies. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

loud, louder, LOUDEST!!!! Way too loud. Food and service good.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Simply outstanding; From the service to the wine, to the delicious food. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Everything was Incredible! The service, food and atmosphere! Highly Recommend

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have visited several times over the last 7 years or so, because of their "fabulous food".
I have not had a meal that was disappointing. Fish, meat or vegetables all deliciously prepared. Service was great. My one negative comment is that they have too many tables for the space which is small. They should get help to use the space differently ( use of a portable table that can be brought in or out) for example. With 5 people at a corner between back wall and window, we were cramped. Luckily a child and one thin woman could take the corner spot.
We will come again because of the food which is one of the best in Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Hubby and I have been meaning to try Fond for years! We have been missing out! Wonderful experience, with helpful and friendly servers. The food was amazing, as was the wine our server recommended.

I may avoid dining here in the wintery months...as it is a small place with no vestibule. When the front door opens the wind blows right through. Or next time bring a wrap!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Delightful in every way. Responded to my dietary restrictions with the highest skill, professionalism and delicious creativity. Superb waiter had perfect timing and manner.

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