Fond

4.6
1529 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Robin
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 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.

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vipFrankM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoeL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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finickyfoodie
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AbigailE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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EdenV
Philadelphia
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.

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JenniferL
Philadelphia
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.

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Eric
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a delightful neighborhood spot. Wonderful, hospitable service!

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vipSandra
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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vipsueA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Small menu. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
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.

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RobinA
Philadelphia
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!

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vipAdam
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Fond

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albertv
Philadelphia
9 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 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 ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBeachgirl
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipjosephp
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at Fond

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CarlyB
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!

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TaylorV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service.

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vipOllie
Philadelphia
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 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.

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vipmb58
Philadelphia
42 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

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vipMike
Philadelphia
70 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the staff is extraordinary…!

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vipKelliG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 28, 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.

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heynow82
New York Area
2 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
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.

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vipAnnH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 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!

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KomlanA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 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.

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vipmbaek
Philadelphia
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.

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AnneP
Washington DC
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.

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Edward
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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VegThanks
Philadelphia
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!

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vipCeeLeigh
New York Area
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

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MariahA
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. Drinks were fabulous and dinner amazing. Highly recommend the Branzino!

FAQs

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

Fond is rated 4.6 stars by 1529 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.

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