Fond

4.7
1480 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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TimT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent diner at their other restaurant the Dutch. Was not surprised this was just as great. Service, wine, and menu was great!

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vipAdam
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love them because they love me. Some of the best food in Philly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed eating outside at Fond. I had the ceviche,braised short rib and blackberry sorbet on lemon cream. Everything was delicious!

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AutumnL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous spot on Passyunk. We (4 total) sat outside and it was perfect weather. The service was excellent with wine suggestions, and specialty drink creations. The food was delicious and the courses came out at a great pace. I have been here multiple times and I will keep coming back!

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vipJabey
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so attentive to the sidewalk tables. The food was superb and the best I’ve had in 5 months since the pandemic began.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Adam was phenomenal, explaining the wines when we mentioned we had an interest in learning more about the pairings and where Fond acquired the wines. We had some great discussions about them and he even followed up the next day to answer one of the questions we had asked. 10/10 and we’re heading back just because of the phenomenal service. Excited to support Fond through whatever winter + Covid brings here in Philly.

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vipLamarC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Can’t speak about ambiance due to curbside COVID restrictions. Only had dessert. Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream was amazing. Service was timely. Would definitely go back for dinner. Menu looks great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, friendly staff right on passyunk square!

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Dave
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent...food, service and a nice sidewalk setup! Thank you.

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JasminaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tasting men

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PaulaS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious from start to end!!! Can't wait until there is indoor seating to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most impressive dining experience I had in the month of August; overall.

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EmilyG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance! I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with excellent food

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BruceH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner for two dining outside due to the pandemic. $55 price-fix three-course meal was excellent. All of our choices pleased! our waiter, who was also the bartender, was knowledgable about the short but very good wine list and prepared wonderful cocktails for the two women dining at the next table. I would be glad to go back.

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vipRobin
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service and great food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food & service.

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vipAlexH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful littel outside setup, fantastic food and drinks

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vipEdwardD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had in Philly. Extraordinary food and service.

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
255 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thankfully, Fond is back in gear with table service — even if on the sidewalks. For us, Fond has always been about the food and our “outdoor”dining experience was just as pleasant as before covid-19. The 3-course fixed price menu features lots of choice and a terrific range of flavors. Service was attentive and timely. Overall, a wonderful meal and experience.

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vipcalw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Tables were well-spaced apart from each other and lovely wait-staff.

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DaisyMae
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and service. The menu left us feeling full and satisfied, we can't wait to go back!

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viphowards
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, it was exceptional. It does not seem to matter whether you are dining inside or outside. The outside tables are placed perfectly to keep social distancing and all measures are taken to follow CDC guidelines. Even though it was hot we were very happy to be there to enjoy Lee Styer’s wonderfully executed offerings. Fond never fails to be our favorite place in Philadelphia!

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vipJoPa
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fond solidified its place as one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia this past weekend. I convinced my picky-eater friend to try the chicken liver mousse and he was blown away. Every plate is thoughtful and absolutely delicious. Great, knowledgeable service to boot.

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vipMatthewR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in philly. Food is always amazing, drinks are great, impeccable service, and a true neighborhood spot that’s at the same time good enough to travel for.

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vipFoodlove
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Perfect Night Out In Philly!
Fond was perfect from start to finish. They greeted us with masks on and gave us the option of two different seating choices outdoors. We were comfortably spaced and safely apart from other diners and our waitstaff was outstanding. We had perfectly prepared cocktails and a lovely bottle of wine to pair with our three course menu. The food is always beautifully presented, fresh, creative and dream worthy! Get out in Philadelphia and get to Fond for a romantic and special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice to have good restaurant food (not out of a box!) again. Thank you.

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, will be back very soon!

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vipTerR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner with a friend

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SeanC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The outdoor dining experience exceeded expectations.

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vipjackr
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding and the service is top notch!

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vipDrEileen
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful price fixed meal outside. They are doing a great job of keeping the food and drink top quality while socially distant and safe. We loved this place before the pandemic, and even more now. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! It was a prix fixe menu, 3 courses and the chef brought out 2 additional bonus items. I had the skate wing and it was prepared perfectly. Service was excellent and made drink recommendations. Will definitely come back and highly recommend.

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Spiralstyle
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Geat Prix Fixe dinner. Perfectly grilled hanger steak on a fresh Panzanella salad. Desserts not to be missed. We ate outdoors at well-spaced tables and servers wore masks. Great service and great meal.

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AnhL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dining experience. Food and drink were great as always. We have not seen skate on the menu at any restaurants in a while so super excited about that. Outdoor dining experience was overall good, social distancing was maintained well (6 ft apart from tables and person to person). It was quite sunny and hot out so that was the only downside. If there had been more shade it would've been perfect.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend! An awesome place with awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice foods
Nice steps
Everything was perfect

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vipmatthew
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

has not lost a step - as good as always!!! great food and service!! fresh ingredients presented with care.

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Larry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. We ate outdoors but the service was excellent.Its what you expect from a top notch restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing! Great food and dining experience.

FAQs

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

Fond is rated 4.7 stars by 1480 OpenTable diners.

Fond does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/fond-philadelphia/.

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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