Fond

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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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HN
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

CW
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second experience at Fond. We went during restuarant week and returned and it was again amazing. We were greated and treated like neighbors, our server was knowledgeable and conversational.

Suggest the wine pairing....we will be back to see our friends soon!

DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bar, excellent kitchen, excellent service. Solid restaurant with innovative food. We will be back.

MW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable attention to detail!

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LM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This still continues to be one of my favorite restaurants. We did the 5 course tasting with wine pairing. Wild boar pate, seared fois gras, scallops, pork belly and dessert. So rich and outstanding. However, this is the first time that the service was slightly off. Typically, the tasting/pairing coincide with each other but this time it was off. However, the wait staff was very apologetic and even gave us a free cordial and asked if we'd like another course or more wine. So they more than made up for the off night of service. Don't hesitate to try Fond. You will not be disappointed in the food!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was special. The service was friendly and helpful and professional. A great experience.

DC
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was wonderful as always

p
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food, world class chef

K
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oustanding food and service. Every course was amazing including the cocktail list and desserts. It's a good thing I don't live in the neighborhood, I would spend all my money eating here on a weekly basis.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering. Thanks for taking such good care of us!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef’s tasting menu was phenomenal! Portion sizes were perfect — enough to enjoy the dish but not so much that the meal was too heavy. Favorites are the chicken liver mousse, the corn risotto and the cheese plate. Service was excellent and the bartender crafted amazing cocktails.

TC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the restaurant for special occassions! The quality of the food was outstanding!

P
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner with family. Our server was helpful without being intrusive and the food was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

FM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fond always delivers an amazing experience. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Exquisite food in a cozy atmosphere. Great for a group of friends or a romantic night out, it never disappoints!

A
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome every time - creative - we have never been disappointed:)

DC
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say another outstanding brunch food is delicious the service is wonderful very friendly and a very Nice atmosphere I’ve been there many times for dinner and brunch never disappointed at all

L
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place. Best foie gras ever. Scallops were incredible too. I can’t wait to get back here.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were visiting Philadelphia and managed to find this restaurant. They were able to seat us with little notice which was a definite plus based on the fact that we waited until the day of (on a busy Saturday evening) to make reservations. Our server and bartender were so accommodating and really hospitable. I had the scallops which were seared perfectly and my friend had the Green Circle Chicken which was also delicious. Everything was so delicious. I would definitely go back the next time I am in Philly.

JH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food, service, and ambiance. Carney took incredible care of us and gave us an amazing first experience at Fond. Looking forward to visiting again soon!

M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First time there, and never again. Arrived on time for our reservation and were seated immediately. Waited over 20 minutes without being serviced or even recognized by any waitstaff. There appeared to an abundance of staff given the few tables occupied. The place is small, so they can see all the customers at a glance. After failing to get anyone's attention, we chose to leave. Ironically, the woman that seated us thanked us for dining @ Fond. Again, the place is so small, she had a perfect view of our non service and did nothing about it. Not sure if she thought she was being funny or simply did not care. No questions asked about our departure and absolutely no concern or apologies given.
Fortunately for us, our favorite, Townsend, was available and we had our usual superb dinner and gracious and attentive waitstaff. Highly recommend Townsend always!

D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Very friendly, courteous service...But it is the high, gourmet quality of the food and preparation that make this restaurant one of the best meals and value in in Philadelphia and the region. Highly recommended!

J
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch last Sunday with my son and his girlfriend. The pastry du jour was a moist and tasty muffin and the omelets were perfection. We were also lucky that the place was pretty empty despite the East Passyunk Car Festival. Also attended a Tasting Collective dinner here last winter, which was equally enjoyable.

LM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our experience at Fond. The Food was really good! The setting was cute and the servers were nice and personable.

f
Philadelphia
268 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fond is a true gem. Consistently good food, casual, yet polished and lovely room, never too loud, always a nice crowd, friendly service. Love that they allow byob on some weeknights also.

E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant! Exquisite though a bit small appetizers (we like to share), spectacular pork belly— crispy skin and well-seasoned delicate meat; scallops were phenomenal also. The wine list is small but spot on for wine aficionados. Will be back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner- was amazing!

LR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, the vibe of the place was eclectic and fun. The food was flat-out amazing. I had the tuna special and felt like the "winner-winner-chicken-dinner" of our entire table.

CG
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal...the staff was so personable and helped guide us to the most perfect dinner!! We will definitely be back soon!! Talented kitchen..

A
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fond is perfect if you want a quiet more intimate location with SOLID and DELICIOUS menu offerings (including their specials) as well as fantastic service. It's a great atmosphere if you are having family from out of town and want to impress - or if you are celebrating. Mohammad-Adam was our server and we LOVED him. He kept us entertained with just the right amount of conversation (he even spoke Dutch with my Oma whose birthday is was), kept us fed, no wine glass went empty - and he even offered to take a photo (from outside!) of our group. Highly recommend.

DC
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was outstanding,Drinks were great,my scallops were delicious, incredible desserts and the entire staff is very friendly

B
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

TW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved being at Fond! The service, the food couldn't be better! Cute neighborhood. The only negative was the loud music.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a spectacular dinner from the crew at Fond, the Dover Sole special was the best I ever had.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch menu was great. The food was delicious and they make a great Bloody Mary!!

DS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My nephew who lives in the neighborhood recommended Fond ! We were there to celebrate Father’s Day and were thrilled we decided to go there . The food was outstanding with generous proportions! The drinks were excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful! It’s in a charming area of town as well . I would very much recommend this restaurant and will go back when I’m in town.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was incredible and the food was delectable. I can't believe it took us so long to finally stop in but we will be dining here many more times in the future.

f
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Exceptional service (by Adam, as always). Just perfect.

SC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely space with large windows looking out over the small mid-intersection park. Waiters are all very knowledgeable about the food being served in addition to dietary issues. The pacing of the evening was good; no long waits but not too fast. And I particularly liked the fact that almost all of the people eating were dressed nicely. Obviously people consider this a destination restaurant for a special evening.

XY
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best foie gras . Great service. We go back every time we come back to Philly. Happy hour. BYOB on selected weekdays.

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