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About Fond

Fond is a Contemporary American Restaurant, with eclectic flavors & fresh, seasonal ingredients. Run by three friends, guests can expect to feel welcome & relaxed. We now offer a full bar as well as a wine and beer list. We offer BYOB from Tuesday to Thursday, with corkage fee on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and special holidays. We are located on bustling East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. Come join Fond for happy hour, every Tuesday thru Friday from 5:30-7:00 and Sunday 5-6:30 BAR ONLY. Fond also has chef's tables that seat 10, that oversee our kitchen where Chef Lee Styer will demonstrate his cooking.

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

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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:
$16 Valet parking available Tuesday - Sunday 5:00 pm - Midnight.

Public Transit:
2 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:
Please call to discuss and schedule.
Sunday and Monday may be available for private events.

Private Party Contact:
Tory Keomanivong, Kristian Fidrych: (215) 551-5000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Fond offers a private "Chefs Table Room' located in front of the kitchen, This table holds up to 12 people.

Fond Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (11)
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Neighborhood Gem (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (8)
Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service. It was expensive but totally worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had the special tasting menu with wine pairing. Food was fantastic (risotto dish was an absolute standout) and wines were both delicious and spot on matches to the plates. Service was a little uneven- great at times, but when the place filled up, there were a few minor mis-steps (eg- food served while one person was in the restroom, food served ahead of wine poured, etc). Also, it was a little bit loud once the restaurant filled up- tables are close- not uncomfortable physically, but you’re part of your neighboring table’s conversation whether you like it or not.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

What a gem of a restaurant! The food was outstanding... lots of creative touches, and the service was very attentive. I look forward to a return trip!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed the most memorable meal we had for ages at Fond. We're not big eaters so we focused on the appetizers. Some of the most fun were pairings that were unexpected and, at first, seemed counter intuitive. Cream cheese with Fois gras? Coconut milk with grilled Hammachi collar? Anou kept us plied with thoughtfully selected wine pairing that were excellent. A great meal and a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Oysters exactly as described. Fresh delicious salad. Good pate though pretty mild seasoning and probably would have been better on toast points or crackers rather than more of the same bread offered as a side. Crispy salmon was outstanding; lamb stroganoff also very good though a little more conventional. Service was excellent, if anything perhaps a little too attentive (the bartender, waitperson, and busperson all repeatedly inquired if everything was satisfactory). With one salad, two appetizers, two entrees, one dessert, two cocktails and one glass of wine the bill with tip was $200; so it's not an inexpensive meal but definitely a worthwhile evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Tapas, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We chose Fond for our anniversary dinner, it was the first visit for us both. Thankfully they offer valet parking, unfortunately it is a little tricky to find since it is not located directly outside the restaurant but rather in the triangular "park" across the street.
We started with cocktails, which were delicous and very well-balanced. We ordered three apps to start -the risotto, the buratta and the hamachi ceviche. All were very good, hamachi ceviche was the winner. I would have been happy with another order of that for my main! For the main course my husband ordered the beef cheeks and I ordered the lamb stroganof. A glass of malbec arrived with dinner and was the perfect choice - thanks to a recommendation from the waiter.
It was a very quiet table ... not a crumb was left on either plate! Really delicious food. We ordered two desserts - the apple thing and the chocolate thing. I didn't really care for either.... but my husband liked them both. Chalk it up to my being full already.
The restaurant service was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was intimate, bustling, cozy. It was a lovely evening and we can't wait to return with friends.
Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious food with attentive service
Small cocker age fee on a Saturday night
Seated right on time

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Every dish was prepared and presented well; excellent service, hip vibe, tiny euro-cafe ambiance w a corner entry and ceiling- to-floor windows, tiny tables and a giant great bar and drink list. Main course choices are few; I ended up piecing together appetizers to find my spot and it proved a top tier experience. Small place, focused--surf it and you will have a great experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Felt a little rushed. In and out in less than an hour. Would have preferred longer wait between the burn times. Overall wonderful flavors. Was with mother, who is master chef and member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Terrific food and excellent service...one of the best in the Neighborhood...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Wonderful and creative meal with excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fantastic restaurant -- one of Philly's best. It's got a nice bar, beautiful window views, and the service is first-rate. The food is extraordinarily well prepared -- and there's not too much of it. The wine, beer, and cocktails are first rate.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I have been to Fond on many occasions. Food is always fantastic but my most recent visit suffered from horrible service. Server was not very attentive and pacing was HORRIBLE! We ordered 2 soups, shared a pate, and 2 entree's which took well over two and a half hours on a fairly slow night in the restaurant. As I said, food was/is always fantastic but the service could use some help.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Delicious as always, one of our favorite places to eat in the city.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Fond is in a tough parking area- website states there is valet parking Tues through Saturday, only someone forgot to update the website- no valet during the summer. An inconvenience when dining in south Philly. Service was otherwise very good. Menu was small but interesting. Food was freshly prepared. Our friends enjoyed all their dishes. We also liked ours, but they were good, not great. I would not probably drive from the burbs to eat here, - dishes were tasty but not to the best they can be. One was over salted, another not enough. However they do not charge a corkage fee on some weekdays , this is a plus. Overall we had a nice meal and a nice time. The service was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My husband and I went to Fond for the first time on Sunday night. We both ordered the tasting menu and bottles of wine we're all 50% off. We started With came nexta spicy watermelon juice. Refreshing and delicious. Next was a lightly smoked salmon appetizer, also great. The second course of chicken liver mousse was just as rich and smooth as any foie gras mousse I've tried. Grilled lemongrass shrimp over congee with bok choi was perfectly cooked. Two beautiful divers scallops with fresh corn risotto and an avocado mousse were outstanding . Last entree was a braised pork belly which I barely had room for but managed to enjoy anyway. Two desserts were also scrumptious, especially the fruit pavlova. Service was both friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

A brilliant restaurant in all respects! We absolutely love Fond and it never disappoints. Clearly, Fond is one of Philly's exceptional restaurants.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our very favorite restaurant in Philadelphia.
Absolutely the best foie gras in Philadelphia.
Very creative and extremely well executed menu.
Never disappoints, seven years I (think) and never
a bad meal. Great chef, excellent people out front.
Always a pleasure to patronize Fond!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

All meals were prepared as expected. Very good. Recommended

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our first time at this great neighborhood place, and it was worth the wait. Service was exemplary and the food was very, very good. Well thought out and well-executed menu with straight-forward food, but elevated to a high level. Loved it and will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

7 course tasting was amazing. Great food coursing and perfect amount as well as service

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very tasty food in a very nice atmosphere

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent atmosphere.. excellent service... it's a "can't miss" place!!! Wonderful & the chef created wonderful options. We did the "5 Course" meal option & it was absolutely excellent!!!

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food is terrible. Save your money to other restaurants. I wrote a very detailed food review on yelp if you would like to read.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was ok. Service was not good at all. Our waitress failed in ordering one of our appetizer so we ended up waiting for 40min for appetizer. We eventually had to remind her we indeed ordered the appetizer.

And then the appetizer was finally made and brought to our table, but it turns out the waiter brought the wrong plate to us. We almost started eating and then the waiter took the plate from us and wanted to bring it to another table who actually ordered that plate. Glad the bartender caught it and told him no.

Our entree didn't come until 80min after we ordered the food. It was a big disappointment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent service and beautifully served players. A little expensive but worth the cost.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My son came up to visit from Virginia. We had a wonderful meal and the staff was very attentive

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fond remains one of the most consistently excellent restaurants in Philadelphia. The food never ceases to be excellent. The service, on this visit, was a bit sluggish. Maybe they were down a server that night. Nonetheless, Fond is superb.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Outstanding as always! Swordfish was terrific. Escargots good but not great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Delicious and inventive without being precious or over-complicated. Great service with a lot of friendly warmth. Stand-outs: special appetizer--burrata with grilled peaches; tuna ceviche; octopus. Would love to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. The ambiance was attractive and casually elegant, the food exceptional. We had the Icelandic Cod and the Green Circle Chicken both of which were excellent and beautifully presented. We started with the Chicken Liver mousse which was rich and flavorful and enough easily for 4 people to share. Our waiter was knowledgeable and particularly helpful in helping me select a wine to go with our meal. Overall, highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Darling restaurant. Great location and beautifully decorated. The staff was extremely friendly. The cocktails were delicious and the food was scrumptious. We practically licked our plates. We had the branzino, green circle chicken, seasonal salad and dessert. The freshy baked bread, especially the olive bread was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Simply Amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I went in with high hopes for Fond, overall it was good, but not great. I had a cocktail to start that just tasted like lemon juice, was supposed to have tea infused with ginger, but honestly, I couldn't taste it at all. We shared several appetizers, the fois gras was excellent, but the escargots were disappointing. I think they were trying to do something more creative than the standard, but it ended up just tasting a little weird. I had the Icelandic cod as my entrée, while it was good, there was just too much salt, especially in the tzatziki, I couldn't eat it and had to scrape it off. The restaurant itself is very cute and very pleasant, but our server just didn't seem experienced enough for this category restaurant. Overall, it was an okay experience, but, when you factor in the cost, I would not go back, there are better options.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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