Fond

4.7
1237 reviews
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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.
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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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
Lee Styer: (855) 506-0336
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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the new year with a 5 course tasting menu at Fond.
$95++pp. Please use your credit card to secure your table.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1237 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch choice. Creative menu well prepared and with fresh ingredients.

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W
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The servers individually were nice but the overall service was not attentive to the level you'd expect for what you are paying. Food was good but we were not blown away. It was my husband's birthday and we didn't feel as though we have been treated for a special occasion. There would be long periods of time where we weren't asked if we wanted another drink, and finally when we did they sat on the bar for a very long time. It seems if you were ordering bottles or doing the Tasting menu then extra attention was given.

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T
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did the tasting menu, great service, great food... awesome night out!

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K
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nicely presented. Generous portions. Nice wines, knowledgeable waitstaff. Expensive but worth it.

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SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy ambiance with great service and food.

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JJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food is exquisite, the service perfectly paced, friendly without being intrusive. Simple but elegant room with the background music at a level where you can actually have a quiet conversation. A perfect evening!

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SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative and beautifully prepared food. Lovely , intimate ambiance and excellent, discrete and friendly service.

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good but wasn’t wowed like I had hoped. Fabulous service!

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed brunch, great menu options , delicious coffee and drinks. Everything was delicious!

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CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, lovely night out.

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S
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this intimate restaurant and bar for its delicious, creative food and the fun, friendly service. Can’t wait to return and try different cocktails and menu items.

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BZ
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Still wonderful! Venison country pate was particularly toothsome as was the "lighter than air" chicken liver mousse. Fish dishes were spot on and the pork belly was delicious as usual (although, I'm not crazy about the Okinawan sweet potato side - a bit too heavy in my opinion)

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu and really enjoyed

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BN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only drawback was the tables were too close together. It was tight maneuvering around.

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LV
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Great food. Great service from the second we walked in. Loved the drink options as well. Highly recommend.

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KB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Lee Styer and his staff crested both a wonderful meal and a wonderful experience. Carney’s “bartenders choice” cocktail was amazing. The monk fush was perfect! Thanks for a great night!

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent high quality food. Great experience. Will definitely go back to this restaurant.

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U
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch with a group of friends and what an unexpected surprise! The room we were seated in was fabulous; adjacent to the kitchen so we felt as if we were at home. Our meals were all delicious and the service was so friendly and easy going again we felt part of the family. I’ll definitely return to try dinner!

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LT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding experience. Food was incredible.

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HH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I came here for brunch and the food and drinks were fine for the price.

The problem with the experience is that there was a large pipe dripping condensation onto every table in it's path. My party brought it to the server's attention and so did the table behind us. He insisted there was absolutely nothing that could be done and carried on, uncaring about the fact that two of his tables were being rained on (and doing a less than job at serving for the remainder of our meal). The restaurant was not full, but it did not occur to him to move any tables permanently or even temporarily while the mess was cleaned up.

It was fine. Food was good. I live in the neighborhood and most likely won't be back. Also probably won't tell friends not to go as I assume the patrons at every meal don't get dripped on uncomfortably.

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C
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not crowded our evening. Fantastic, attentive service. We went with tasters’ menu with one extra dish from the entrees. Every dish was exquisite. We each had a cocktail and a glass of wine suggested by one of the staff to complement the food. We sat by an open window on a cool early fall night. A perfect anniversary dinner for the two of us.

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OT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought family and friends, visiting for the first time in 12-20 years. It was our first time. I chose Fond because the reviews sounded similar to my recent Paris dining experiences in small outstanding restaurants/bistros (with top chefs). I called in advance to inquire if they could accommodate a vegetarian, since so many of their signature dishes were not plant-based and we wanted the 7-course tasting menu. Without hesitation, they said “of course!” When we arrived, our group of 6 lucked out and were given the private table, next to the open kitchen. Wow! What an amazing experience, the tasting menu. Long-time Philadelphians in our group, who travel abroad frequently but who had never been to Fond, couldn’t believe they were in Philly. Welcome to Passyunk! Our vegetarian had never had such a resplendent array of dishes, so beautifully presented. He often remarked that the dishes were so artfully presented that he couldn’t eat it. But of course, he savored each dish on his menu with gusto, as we did ours, including seared fois gras (xtra cost worth every penny), rillette, pork belly, etc. The chef and staff were also extremely accommodating during the service and made a dish substitution for 3 of our diners, who preferred other options. One diner frequently commented that he had to try to replicate the dish! The ambiance couldn’t have been better. The private space, the open kitchen, the attentive and wonderfully friendly service, made Fond’s amazingly creative cuisine a truly special dining experience. I often have tasting menus. Fond’s portions and menu were perfect. For those thinking Passyunk might be a trek, we easily walked down to Fond from Race Street/Center City. Another group drove and found parking close by on a Friday night (7pm). Can’t say enough about Fond. 4 bells; a gold standard experience, as another reviewer commented. Warning: the bread is great but don’t overdo it like I did.

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always.

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CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

These guys are the gold standard in guest attentiveness.

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j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing drinks and service. The food is wonderful and the entire vibe is friendly and welcoming. Put this restaurant on your top 20 list in Phila.

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, it’s one of my favorite, consistently great restaurants when I’m in Philadelphia.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family got together for Jewish New Year and a great meal

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J
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

If by new American style you mean French.......then.....nailed it. Good little spot. Great ambiance. Seared Foie Gras was amazing. Drink and wine list are small but spot on. Entrees were above average, but just missed the mark. For example...Pork belly was seared too much, but had good flavor. Desert was mehhhhh.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved our experience at Fond! Adam was really knowledgeable about flavor notes and pairings. The food was out of this world! If you want to carry from joy get the lump crab vermicelli, and the seared foie.

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TG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly wonderful food. Loved the duck hearts and corn rissotto. All the staff was very welcoming and knowlegable. Can not wait to return

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BM
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The server was friendly and attentive. We loved the five course tasting menu which included hamachi, liver mousse, grilled scallop, pork belly with congee and two small desserts. The portion size was generous and every dish was carefully made. It was quiet but also not very crowded.

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M
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & service. Thoroughly enjoyable. We'll definitely go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Exceptional service.

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i
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Fond. The food was wonderful. The chicken liver mousse was outstanding. Ask for Adam to wait on you.

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JK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome...atmosphere, food and service all top notch. Highly recommended.

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GB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My companion and I had a fabulous experience at Fond. Our server was exceptionally knowledgeable, and he was attentive without ever becoming either intrusive or obsequious. We had a great wine selection, fabulous oysters and excellent pate' to begin our meal, followed by exceptional entrees, Wahoo and prime rib of beef. Neither inexpensive, nor outrageous, it was perhaps my best dining experience in a year as a resident of Philadelphia.

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CJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding, but the meat dishes on the menu - the original one we were served and the substitute one brought to us after we complained - were basically inedible. Too bad, because the rest of the food on the tasting menu was quite good.

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CH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the meal divine! We were heading to a concert after dinner but wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy this beautiful restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique menu items that were delicious!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. It was rich and interesting and everything I wanted out of a meal. I am so glad that I went.

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