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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

Private Party Facilities:
For the perfect gathering, reserve our private Chef's Table, which can accommodate up to 10 guests - made of beautiful live-edge solid oak wood - diners have a close-up view of the open kitchen and can enjoy a range of culinary experiences from a menu served a la carte to a special nine-course menu, customized by Chef Styer.

For larger parties, the entire restaurant can be reserved in advance, with food and drink options tailored to the guests' needs, while working closely with Chef Styer and the dining room manager.

For more information, please call us at 215-551-5000 or e-mail info@fondphilly.com.

Private Party Contact:
Lee Styer: (215) 551-5000

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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

$95 per person not including tax on alcohol or gratuity. Serving 5 courses. Please note there is a $25 corkage fee. Not a BYOB night.

Fond Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Romantic (13)
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Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

It was a beautiful night. All the windows were open. The food was great. The service was spectacular. The server's name on the receipt was Carney. The place looks out on The Singing Fountain. Will definitely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The food that was good was very good, but the food that was less than good was really not good. The salad, haloumi and my entree I wouldn't order again, but the amuse bouche, ceviche, Branzino entree and chocolate torte dessert were excellent. The wine and service were also fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

I came early and had the happy hour bites at the bar. If that is any indication, the rest of the menu will be amazing.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Nice environment. Enjoyed a date night. Food was amazing. Definitely will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

A real surprise- delightful.
One tip- expand your list of single malts.
We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The cocktails were incredible, and the food was inventive and super delicious. Staff was kind and funny, and did not rush us despite it being a full house. Overall excellent experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is an amazing restaurant. Everyone is extremely friendly and the food is top notch. The soft shell crabs were so good that I went back the following week for more. Need to make sure you experience this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Always a great meal. Superb service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Amazing staff and food!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We brought out f town special friends for a special dinner. Everything we ordered was fabulous and the service to match!
Excellent choices on menu and perfect size portions.
Servers were constantly caring for our table but never intrusive.
Couldn't ask for a better experience!
We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food was delicious! Perfection; wouldn't change a thing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We had a great dinner! The selections were different and innovative. The service was absolutely impecable -- great attention to detail without being intrusive. Will return again! Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2017

This was one of the best meals and dining experiences we've had in a while. The food was fresh, expertly prepared, well paired with a great wine/beer selection, and professionally served to us by a wonderful waitstaff. Fond is a real gem. We'll be back.

Tags: Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Our favored restaurant in Philly. everything on the menu is delicious. drinks are outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Host was not punctual, arrived at 855 for 915 reservation, sat at bar until 945 before we were seated. Bartender was great, but host seemed fake and wanted to be done with serving us by the end of dinner because it was 1115, since we couldn't be seated for almost 1 hour. Food was good, but service chipped away at the experience.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was fresh and plentiful. Service was good but a bit perfunctory.

The branzino was perfectly finished and the gnocchi that accompanied it was surprisingly light

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We arrived a little early and brought champagne. The bartender opened the bottle ($15 corking fee on the weekend) and we enjoyed a drink at the cute bar. The atmosphere was lively, which made it feel festive on a cold rainy Saturday. We started with a fantastic tuna ceviche and seared foie Gras, which were both top notch. My main was the pork belly, and my date's main was the steak special. Both were delicious, but I think he should have had a green on his plate to accompany the roasted potatoes. Finally, his chocolate cake appeared with a candle and Happy Birthday on the plate, but they kept it low key by not singing, much to his delight. The tropical creme brûlée was an interesting twist on the typical dish. Service was well paced and our server was very informed and personable. I would definitely recommend Fond.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food was really good. We were there for a later seating and the service was surprisingly disjointed. After a 40 min break between appetizer and main course we had to stop a waiter and ask about our food. Even though the restaurant had been packed when we arrived, by the time our food came out, there were many open tables. The noise level was high until guests had finished their meals and then left. I would still recommend the restaurant as the food was fresh and very tasty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Each and every time, Fond delivers a superb experience. This time, the skate wing bouillabaisse - new to the menu - was a show stopper. I'd dine here three times a week, if I could!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in recent history. We have gone to some of the best restaurants in Center City and Fond was definitely high on the list. We did the five course tasting menu. Foie gras appetizer, escargot Rockefeller, tuna ceviche were all delicious! Branzino entree was also a high point. Great ambiance

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Went here with friends for dinner. The food and service were both great. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service. Very solid restaurant!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The food was simple but outstanding. A limited menu but every single choice was interesting and I wanted to order! The service for 8 of us was outstanding. I look forward to going back the next time I am in Philadelphia.

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great creative and unique food
Professional and friendly staff
A Gem !!! Would love to go there again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The food and drinks were very good. However, they were bit short staffed as someone had called out sick. Overall it was a nice dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Cozy ambiance, excellent options for apps and entrees. Nice bar seating

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great spot for date night - delicious food and excellent service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Very enjoyable, quiet, neighborhood gem. Food was excellent, portions very nice BUT 3 Tortellini each about the size of a quarter for $16 as an appetizer? I would advise avoiding any appetizer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on March 21, 2017

We came here with my fiance's family (5 people total) to celebrate a major milestone for my fiance. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. I would definitely recommend this place for special occasions, and would suggest keeping your party to under 6 people since it is a cozy setting.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Gave Fond a 4 only because we thought the dessert was just ok. Would have rated them a 4.5 if it was an option. Maybe our expectations were too high after having wonderful apps and entrees. Service was outstanding from the start....not too pushy, descriptions of every plate put in front of us, kept the drinks topped off....Great little restaurant that we will def be returning to.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We took our friends there for dinner and everyone loved their choices. What I really like is the consistency of high quality.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 11, 2017

It's not often I go out to appreciate the finer things in life, so last Saturday I set out to do just. Fond did not disappoint. That morning, we were able to snag an earlier reservation for 5:30PM. We ended up bringing our own wine which made for a good deal with the $15 corkage fee. There's were a bit pricey for what they were. I had the pork rillettes, foie gras, and duck confit and each dish was done to perfection. Our waiter was pleasant and very polite. It's an expensive place but definitely worth it if you're looking for a nice meal out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Fond, The food, drinks and service is OUTSTANDING. Small menu, a few specials, don't be intimidated by the menu. It can be costly, however it is worth it.

This was our third visit and we will be back soon. We were a party of four, and we all loved what we got.

the Kman

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Incredible place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 7, 2017

We were at Fond for thefirst time for Restaurant Week and LOVED the meal. It was best of RW. We would love to return but the restaurant is pricey $29 entrees, $15 apps so we may have to wait till the next RW to return. But for special occasions this place is great. And BYOB Tues-Thursday

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We said 5 star value, but we visited during restaurant week. We had a great time, and were totally satisfied with the experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I love Fond. I have dined here many times and have always had an extraordinary dining experience. The service, the wine and the food...outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great little place for Foodies Excellent preparation and amazing tastes close quarters though

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2017

The food was fantastic and we really enjoyed everything that we had. The butternut squash soup, goat cheese gnocchi, and malted milk chocolate ice cream were especially delicious. The only thing that was a bit frustrating was the service during the second half of our meal; our waitress seemed to get significantly busier and shorter with us, and never offered us a second round of drinks or coffee before dessert. Not a huge deal, but we definitely noticed the difference. We'll likely be back, hopefully with a different server!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Date night is my favorite night!

Yesterday was our first visit to this establishment for East Passyunk Restaurant Week. First off, service was very good and professional, no complaints there.

Food was great, I honestly don't have a thing to complain about. The coconut curry with lump crab soup was delicious. Great smoothness to the soup and very flavorful. The Belgian Endive salad was really unique -- I've never had endive or shallots with goat cheese, a very interesting combo but it worked well.
The Scottish sea trout was very well cooked, about medium rare and it was son interesting that it looks so much like salmon! The fish was melt in your mouth nicely cooked with the crispy skin just how I like it. The gnocchi with it was quite interesting, loved the goat cheese flavor and it seems as though it was lightly fried, and I've never had gnocchi like that before.
Lastly, the dessert that erally stood out is the kaffir lime coconut creme brulee. The tartness of the pineapple with the passionfruit shortbread was such a great combination of flavors and textures.

I wouldn't hesitate to come back. Plus, BYOB is a plus! Tuesday - Thursday = Free, and weekends I believe is $15 per bottle corkage fee from what the server said :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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