Fond

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1404 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favs, excellent quality and execution!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service st Fond is a 10! I highly recommend this place. One of the pest of East Passyunk.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was Outstanding

DK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a family birthday party at the chef's table. At the last minute the chef and server bent over backwards to accommodate vegan members of our party. The food was absolutely fabulous especially the fancy mushroom whose name I'm unable to remember, but was clearly amazing. The staff is always warm and efficient. I would definitely suggest this as a special occasion or romantic destination. Good clean food and lovely people. What could be better?

KS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the tasting menu. It was delicious and the portions were just enough. I would certainly go back. The cocktails were VERY well done. The bartender went out of his way to ask our preferences.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

CR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday brunch at Fond and the food was delish and the service was fabulous!!

HH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I did not have a great first experience at Fond, but I have been many times since and every other experience has been great. The service is always wonderful and you can always depend on the food being good. Especially for brunch.

DS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fond is consistantly among the best restaurants in Philadelphia. Don't hesitate- GO! You'll love it.

FM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing, every single time! The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating...The food sublime. Chef Lee's foie gras is the best outside of Paris! A great place for a cozy date or outing with friends. We love it!

J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fond is without a doubt our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. From the most incredible food to the friendliest staff, it is the most perfect dining experience from start to finish. Carney’s warm hospitality and unbelievable cocktails are a special highlight. He is truly a master of his craft. Thank you, everyone - We can’t wait for our next visit!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Wonderful dinner here!

j
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! The food and service is consistently terrific!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service per usual. Definitely my favorite restaurant in Philly!! I love it here so much

MG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed my meal at Fond and the service was excellent! The pasta with brown butter, ricotta, and butternut squash was delicious and my husband enjoyed the “green circle” chicken dish. Ambiance is cozy and inviting. Highly recommend!

DC
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food,the cocktails and the service were fantastic. Fond never disappoints Usually we go for brunch which is equally as wonderful but our dining experience was fantastic what a great place

a
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there, second time the most excellent brunch experience - will be back again!

MC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my gf here for her birthday. The food, service, and ambiance were outstanding. The restaurant was packed and the staff was dialed in. The food was excellent. Black squid ink risotto is a must try! I would gladly go again! 😸

MR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

AR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really needed the Fond treatment that night. A friendly, attentive waiter; a round of cocktails; an intriguing selection of entrees and appetizers; a little "amuse-bouche" from the kitchen; slices of great artisinal bread from a basket; all leading up to a delicious meal. We're very lucky to have a spot like this in our neighborhood when we need this kind of sophisticated comfort food. It's a little on the pricey side but a great value in pleasure.

L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was even better!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed at Fond. The food is amazing and the service is always great. The portions are incredibly generous and the wine pairing was fabulous. The chicken liver mousse is our favorite dish.

OT
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PHENOMENAL food! I absolutely loved everything about Fond. I live over an hour away and I can’t wait to come back!

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing, from the food to the service. I will definitely be going back.

J
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Fond on a Sunday evening was just lovely. Such a pleasant change from all of the trendy restaurants where the noise level makes conversation impossible. The food was wonderful - perfectly fresh, expertly prepared, and with interesting sides and sauces. Service was perfect - our wine glasses were filled magically without us even noticing. This restaurant would be perfect for a date or a get together with friends who want to enjoy a great mean AND each other's company. Nice wine and cocktail list as well.

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service for both dinner and brunch.

AO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation at Fond a mini reunion with some mom friends that I haven't seen in awhile. The server was excellent in giving us time to catch up before he took our food order and we never felt rushed. Everyone's brunch was spot on and the service was top notch. I can't wait to make another reservation!

CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Fond for an excellent meal with delicious cocktails and creative appetizers and main courses. A must!

MG
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a restaurateur myself, it is very hard for me to relax & just enjoy myself & not mentally rip apart my experience. But at Fond, it is nothing but peaceful & professional. Fond exudes a quiet confidence. The menu is concise & yet well rounded, the room is pleasant & comforting, the service was stellar, & the food is obviously the highlight. There were 4 of us & we all ordered different items to share, when it was hard to share because we all liked our first choices so much. Glad Fond is still kickin it in high gear after 10 years. A great dinner was had by all.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our evening at Fond. The seared foie gras and the chicken pate are spectacular. The duck confit was perfect, but somehow the pork belly did not hit the spot. We appreciated the delicious martinis and the good wine selection. Overall, I would very highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

RM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and amazing food!

BJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, would definitely recommend.

E
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just absolute fabulous! The service was excellent, friendly and efficient...from both the waiter and bus woman. The food was so good that I really wanted to lick my plate! We got the fois gras app and salmon crudo app...both were amazing. We got the scallops which had am amazing sear and was like candy (perfectly cooked. We also got the pork chop special which was exceptional! The milk of amnesia cocktail was to die for (I had 3!).

j
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really solid service and another wonderful meal. If you haven't experienced it, Fond is a neighborhood find that doubles as a great date restaurant and as a local, eat-at-the bar stand-in.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Server and bartender made our experience most memorable. Oysters and artic char special were outstanding. Tasty cocktails and wine. We will definitely be back! Thanks!

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and Adam provided some of the best service I’ve ever had anywhere.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Philly. Food is consistently fantastic. Staff make you feel genuinely welcome.

HN
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was really slow. We were brought the wrong dessert, which they gave us anyway, but then they charged us for it so we had to request it to be removed. Food was ok but not nothing exceptional. Duck was pretty salty.

M
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An under recognized gem. Really good food and service in cozy atmosphere

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