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Fond

4.6
1164 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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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.
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Phone number
(215) 551-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lee Styer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tasker Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $16, Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until midnight.
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Public transit
Two blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 23 on 12th St. to Tasker St.
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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.
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

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.

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What 1164 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fond is consistantly one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. There is nobody in the city that makes fois gras better than Lee. You should go just for that!! All menu items are creative and delicious and the service is warm, friendly and professional. Fond is our favorite on Passyunk Avenue.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My boyfriend stopped in here for dinner before we went to a concert. The food was amazing, and we had a really good time as we made new friends as well!! Our service was pretty good, and the food came out in a timely manner. The cocktails are DELICIOUS!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was great. Food was delicious. Portion size is good if you are not a huge eater. Very cute atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful evening with exceptional food, truly memorable. Loved the octopus/eggplant and the fluke ceviche appetizers.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Fond. It was my boyfriend's birthday and to celebrate they gave us an extra small plate and our after dinner amaro on the house! They made us feel special, never rushed and let us enjoy the experience. The food was interesting and different without being pretentious - it's best to think of Fond as serving elegant, elevated comfort food. Our server was friendly, drinks came out quickly and food was well timed. Fond exemplifies the best of what neighborhood, small owner restaurants can be.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Four of us went to Fond on a Thursday evening. The place was bustling and the food was awesome. Looking forward to our next visit back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I had a great time with my BFFs..I will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had Sunday brunch. Very good. Great atmosphere and location.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had to wait an hour past our reservation for a table. Food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fond has always delivered on the promise of delicious inventive dishes but our recent meal exceeded our high expectations. It is wonderful that the chef and staff manage to maintain such a level of excellence over the years.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Quiet and good food. Great for my first date.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went here with a friend. The duck hearts were a little more charred to my liking. The duck leg was tender, but unfortunately the sauce was far too salty. I tried my friend's skate and it was delicious. Decent wine selection. I would eat here again, but I would find a different entre.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food and very attentive service. Worth a visit (or two!)

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Special burbon dinner

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went here with a group of friends for Brunch and was highly impressed. I liked it so much I'm going to return for dinner with another group of friends a couple of weeks. The shrimp/crab & grits was delicious and so were the breaded pastries. My husband had the pork belly for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. Overall this was an excellent brunch option. It's fit for foodies. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

loud, louder, LOUDEST!!!! Way too loud. Food and service good.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Simply outstanding; From the service to the wine, to the delicious food. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Everything was Incredible! The service, food and atmosphere! Highly Recommend

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have visited several times over the last 7 years or so, because of their "fabulous food".
I have not had a meal that was disappointing. Fish, meat or vegetables all deliciously prepared. Service was great. My one negative comment is that they have too many tables for the space which is small. They should get help to use the space differently ( use of a portable table that can be brought in or out) for example. With 5 people at a corner between back wall and window, we were cramped. Luckily a child and one thin woman could take the corner spot.
We will come again because of the food which is one of the best in Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Hubby and I have been meaning to try Fond for years! We have been missing out! Wonderful experience, with helpful and friendly servers. The food was amazing, as was the wine our server recommended.

I may avoid dining here in the wintery months...as it is a small place with no vestibule. When the front door opens the wind blows right through. Or next time bring a wrap!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Delightful in every way. Responded to my dietary restrictions with the highest skill, professionalism and delicious creativity. Superb waiter had perfect timing and manner.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Amazing food in a great ambiance! The bartender Carnie is fabulous and ridiculously talented!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Eating at Fond is a wonderful experience. The entire wait staff was exceptional. The cocktails and the food were delicious. Loved the Skate and the Pork Belly. Ended the meal with scrumptious desserts. Definitely web will be returning again and again!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This was my 3rd dining experience at Fond and I have to say the service, presentation, and the food has been consistently wonderful. It is a little bit on the pricey side but it’s worth the expense. It’s such a great little gem on E. Passyunk. Their best kept secret is half price bottles of wine on Sundays.... enjoy

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This was the second time we went to Fond in 5 days because it was Restaurant Week and there were more things on the menu we wanted to try. It was just as good the next time. This time we were a group of 4 for a birthday. The liver mousse is to die for and the bread (made in-house by the chef's wife) is one of the most tasty I've ever had.
even though it was Restaurant Week, the options were large (unlike most other restaurants) and the portion size more than adequate.
The restaurant has a liquor license but allows BYOB (no corkage fee) Tuesday-Thursday.

I can't remember male servers's name but I wanted to give a shout out to our female server from Wednesday. I think her name was Genever or Jenever or something like that
We'll be back

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This was iour second visit to Fond for the area's Restaurant Week. (In fact we go back again in two more days - can't wait). The food is creative and the bread and liver mousse are to die for. Everything was great. What we were impressed with was that the restaurant did not skimp on portions and variety even though it was a Restaurant Week price-fixe meal.
Another nice thing is that they have a bar but - except Friday and Saturday - you can bring own wine for no corking fee. That gives us more wine options and allows us to eat out more often.

It is a small space and it is NOISY so be aware. Also most tables are for two but they will move for tables of four.

We LOVE Fond! And out female waitperson was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week and was impressed with everything. Bartender was our server and EXTREMELY helpful and friendly. Each dish we tried was delicious and something to go back for on its own. Atmosphere was perfect and music was perfect for a date night out. Will be back again, for sure.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We dined on a Sunday evening and received great service and attention by the front of the house staff. Add this to great food and half priced bottles of wine - we were very pleased. The oysters were fresh and delicious, our pate was amazing, and the pork belly and hanger steak were exceptional. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was incredible! Best meal I've had in a very long time. (The 7 course tasting menu was insanely delicious!) The service was super accommodating and very friendly. Loved this place! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I met a college friend there for dinner. We both got a cocktail, appetizer and entree. All were delicious. The staff was polite, friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was lovely, the service very gracious, and it was not very noisy despite being a small restaurant. It was well worth the money!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Have been here many times and keep ordering the Skate as I can’t think of any better than they serve it.
Tasted other food from fellow diners and all was excellent.
They really care about their food here.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Good food. And like I said in the first sentence “good food”.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Our meal at Fond was incredible, and our server, Adam, could not have been more fantastic.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent food. Fantastic service. Me and my wife had our Valentine’s Day dinner there and loved every bit of it.

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