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About Fond

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.

1537 S. 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

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.

Cross Street:
Tasker Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 551-5000

Website:
http://www.fondphilly.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for $16, Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until midnight.

Public Transit:
Two blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 23 on 12th St. to Tasker St.

Executive Chef:
Lee Styer

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

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.

Private Dining

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.

Fond Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Special Occasion (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Authentic (11)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Casual (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was awful. They did give us complimentary food because it was so show. Out took over 20 minutes between each course.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

overrated, overpriced, horrible service, felt like a second class citizen to other tables near us, no room between tables without getting banged all night, dinner for 2 with tip $250

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything about Fond was amazing except one thing. We didn't like that we were asked to sit at the bar to finish our drink because the next guest arrived and they needed our table.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service, great atmosphere staff very friendly. Food was better than we expected. The Chef was amazing, cane to our table twice with the best cooked steak I ever tasted in my life, please I ask everyone this is the place to be dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We've been coming to Fond on our anniversary and Valentines Day (or thereabout) for years. Absolutely love Fond. The food, wine and the brilliant service will keep us coming. We love this restaurant and would recommend Fond to everyone!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines Day. Seated at 8:15 for 7:30 reservation. Seemed that other 7:30 reservations waited even longer. Only one seat at Bar. Bartender and most of staff seemed overwhelmed. Not offered a drink for about 20 minutes. Food was just ok. We have been fans of Fond for years. This was a disappointment. Don’t think we’ll be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Poor service and felt neglected. Could tell kitchen and wait staff were not working together. Price did not correspond to the experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I had the tasting menu. Every course was delicious - celery root cream, foie gras, seared scallop, ceviche, lambchops, filet. The quality of the food is very predictable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic on all levels!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We always enjoy Fond. My husband and I dine here a few times a yr. We are never disappointed. 2 must have staples. The Fois Gras and the chicken liver spread. We have to have it every time. Always an excellent meal and enjoyable service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of our favorite places in a city of amazing food options. Great staff, fantastic food and wonderful drinks. A great date night always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Foie Gras was outstanding, and our general dining experts great, would highly recommend

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We frequent this restaurant for dinner and have never had a bad meal. The food is amazing and the people couldn't be nicer. They just started Sunday Brunch and wanted to give it a try and was happy we did. The pastries are amazing and the menu has plenty of options. Simple as bacon and eggs or sophisticated as crab benedict . You need to give it a try!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always meets or exceeds expectations. In the 7 or 8 years since Fond opened
at 1617 Passyunk Avenue the restaurant, the chef and the staff have made it
our favorite Philadelphia dining establishment. The menu is always
current, very well executed and extremely tasty. Always look forward to
returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was so good and staff were incredibly attentive and knowledgeable about the wine list and menu. Will be going back again, and again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious brunch!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Met 4 friends for brunch -- great food and vibes. Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys (including a build your own bloody bar) for $20 -- great value if you are going to have more than 2. Great menu including a raw bar and fresh ingredients, local coffee. Bright, minimalist decor. Will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great meal. Was disappointed by the desserts but everything else was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fond was absolutely unreal. I definitely recommend the 7-course tasting menu with the wine pairing. Such delicious food and great service. I don’t think you can go wrong here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The tasting menu food and wine were excellent, and the restaurant easily accepted accommodations. Lacking was the service, specifically, our first 3 dishes (of 7) came out very slowly. We were sitting around with empty plates and glasses, eyeing the server to get our next course. Subsequently we felt rushed during the last few courses since the restaurant was closing and then the server was eyeing us to see when we'd be ready for the next course. Once we were asked, "are you still working on those?" about 2 minutes after one of the dishes was brought to the table. Additionally, we missed one of the wine pairings for a dish and were unable to get anyone's attention prior to completing the dish. They did offer to bring it afterward, but... we were ready for the next dish.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Positives - Food, outstanding. Nice Atmosphere. Casual Dress. Nice Bar. Very Nice Staff.
Negatives - Tight Spaces. Wasn't dining. Food came out way to fast.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We ordered the tasting menus. It had NO vegetables. There was rice and meat and noodles and beans but no vegetables. Everything was the same color and consistency and lacked flavor. While well-prepared, it left me wondering if there was a practical joke being played that I couldn't quite figure out. There are a host of wonderful spots on Philadelphia and on E. Passyunk specifically, so I wouldn't rush out again to spend $250/two on bland food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Second time here. Nice, knowledgeable wait staff and excellent food. Love the lobster risotto, short ribs, chicken and the special-sturgeon. Sweet neighborhood place with great food.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful cuisine and atmosphere. Great for a romantic date or small party. Was a bit cold but the window view and especially the food now than made up for it. Service was excellent!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went for brunch on their first offering not quite knowing what to expect. The menu options pleased a traditional breakfast eater, a pescatarian, and someone allergic to seafood. Each plate offered a large amount of food and we all left satisfied.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fond is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in Philly. The chef is absolutely amazing! However tonight I learned a lesson coming here...they didn't update the menu on their website so when my girlfriend and I arrived they didn't have either of the dishes we saw and planned to order. The meal was still fantastic, but I would call to verify their current menu before you go to make sure they have what you're looking for. That being said, this is one of the best restaurants in Philly hands down. If you haven't been then don't waste your time or money going somewhere else!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was pretty good. Service was great. We had the five course dining and they took my dietary restriction into consideration. Would dine here again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A cozy yet chic atmosphere with interesting and tasty food! Duck hearts appetizer was amazing, as was the short rib entree.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was awesome, as per usual.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious food and great service. Only complaint is that sitting by the windows in winter is FREEZING!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was one of the best meals we have had in Philadelphia and we are planning our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years dinner inside a frigid restaurant was quite insane. We’ve had delicious meals there in the past. But a mixture of the restaurant having a draft and the staff conveniently ignoring the fact it was 35 degrees inside the restaurant made for a very average and overpriced meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent though a couple items were a bit heavy on the salt. Also, was looking forward to a leisurely dinner but was told after an hour and 45 minutes that we had to leave because the table was reserved; I guess this might be considered normal but we were not forewarned and were always told to take our time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My husband and I went to Fond for the seven course chef tasting menu with the wine pairing for my birthday dinner. It was an all around great experience. The wines were perfectly paired with the food and carefully curated. The waitstaff was attentive and engaging without being overbearing . They knew a lot about the food and wine and were happy to share their insight with us. The chef even came out to check on us, which I thought was a nice touch.

The food was amazing. Our courses included salmon tartare, pork belly, skate with edamame, lobster risotto and two desserts. All delicious.

The restaurant is small but cozy. The lighting was perfect for a relaxed date night. We loved everything about our experience, and can't wait to go back in the spring!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had the 7 course chef's choice tasting menu with wine pairing. It was absolutely incredible. My only "complaint" is that it was too much food. Would definitely do it again, though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food, attentive staff, though we had a few extra minutes to be seated. Unfortunately, we sat beside a VERY LOUD holiday Party and we could barely hear ourselves think, let alone talk. I would like to re-visit without the noisy neighbors to better appreciate the food.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fond was recommended to us by a friend, and we were not disappointed! The restaurant is small and cute, and had a great ambience for a date night. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu with their wine pairings, and it was incredible. Each dish was delicious, and the wine worked perfectly with each. The server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine and the staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. It was a wonderful dining experience and I couldn't recommend Fond highly enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fond was really good. We did the 5-course tasting menu and it was excellent. The duck hearts were a real standout dish. Wine pairings weren't great, but decent, and a great value at just $25. Our server was very friendly. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pleasantly surprised! Lovely, cozy restaurant with great, seasonal American cuisine. Low key vibe, ambient lighting, and a really super, welcoming staff. Will definitely be back. Neighborhood gem!

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

One of Philly's best, this has the added virtue of being BYOB for most of the week (check the latest status when you reserve). The service is always excellent while the food has never been less than very good. The only issue is whether you start debating if it is one of the best meals that you've had in Philly. While they can't meet that standard every night, even a routine night is still formidable. In the middle of the vibrant Passyunk Square area, it is always a good choice.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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