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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available for $16, Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until midnight.
Two blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 23 on 12th St. to Tasker St.
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.
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.
Fond Ratings and Reviews
Valentines Day. Seated at 8:15 for 7:30 reservation. Seemed that other 7:30 reservations waited even longer. Only one seat at Bar. Bartender and most of staff seemed overwhelmed. Not offered a drink for about 20 minutes. Food was just ok. We have been fans of Fond for years. This was a disappointment. Don’t think we’ll be back.
We frequent this restaurant for dinner and have never had a bad meal. The food is amazing and the people couldn't be nicer. They just started Sunday Brunch and wanted to give it a try and was happy we did. The pastries are amazing and the menu has plenty of options. Simple as bacon and eggs or sophisticated as crab benedict . You need to give it a try!
Always meets or exceeds expectations. In the 7 or 8 years since Fond opened
at 1617 Passyunk Avenue the restaurant, the chef and the staff have made it
our favorite Philadelphia dining establishment. The menu is always
current, very well executed and extremely tasty. Always look forward to
Met 4 friends for brunch -- great food and vibes. Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys (including a build your own bloody bar) for $20 -- great value if you are going to have more than 2. Great menu including a raw bar and fresh ingredients, local coffee. Bright, minimalist decor. Will return!
The tasting menu food and wine were excellent, and the restaurant easily accepted accommodations. Lacking was the service, specifically, our first 3 dishes (of 7) came out very slowly. We were sitting around with empty plates and glasses, eyeing the server to get our next course. Subsequently we felt rushed during the last few courses since the restaurant was closing and then the server was eyeing us to see when we'd be ready for the next course. Once we were asked, "are you still working on those?" about 2 minutes after one of the dishes was brought to the table. Additionally, we missed one of the wine pairings for a dish and were unable to get anyone's attention prior to completing the dish. They did offer to bring it afterward, but... we were ready for the next dish.
We ordered the tasting menus. It had NO vegetables. There was rice and meat and noodles and beans but no vegetables. Everything was the same color and consistency and lacked flavor. While well-prepared, it left me wondering if there was a practical joke being played that I couldn't quite figure out. There are a host of wonderful spots on Philadelphia and on E. Passyunk specifically, so I wouldn't rush out again to spend $250/two on bland food.
Fond is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in Philly. The chef is absolutely amazing! However tonight I learned a lesson coming here...they didn't update the menu on their website so when my girlfriend and I arrived they didn't have either of the dishes we saw and planned to order. The meal was still fantastic, but I would call to verify their current menu before you go to make sure they have what you're looking for. That being said, this is one of the best restaurants in Philly hands down. If you haven't been then don't waste your time or money going somewhere else!
New Years dinner inside a frigid restaurant was quite insane. We’ve had delicious meals there in the past. But a mixture of the restaurant having a draft and the staff conveniently ignoring the fact it was 35 degrees inside the restaurant made for a very average and overpriced meal.
Food was excellent though a couple items were a bit heavy on the salt. Also, was looking forward to a leisurely dinner but was told after an hour and 45 minutes that we had to leave because the table was reserved; I guess this might be considered normal but we were not forewarned and were always told to take our time.
My husband and I went to Fond for the seven course chef tasting menu with the wine pairing for my birthday dinner. It was an all around great experience. The wines were perfectly paired with the food and carefully curated. The waitstaff was attentive and engaging without being overbearing . They knew a lot about the food and wine and were happy to share their insight with us. The chef even came out to check on us, which I thought was a nice touch.
The food was amazing. Our courses included salmon tartare, pork belly, skate with edamame, lobster risotto and two desserts. All delicious.
The restaurant is small but cozy. The lighting was perfect for a relaxed date night. We loved everything about our experience, and can't wait to go back in the spring!
Excellent food, attentive staff, though we had a few extra minutes to be seated. Unfortunately, we sat beside a VERY LOUD holiday Party and we could barely hear ourselves think, let alone talk. I would like to re-visit without the noisy neighbors to better appreciate the food.
Fond was recommended to us by a friend, and we were not disappointed! The restaurant is small and cute, and had a great ambience for a date night. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu with their wine pairings, and it was incredible. Each dish was delicious, and the wine worked perfectly with each. The server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine and the staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. It was a wonderful dining experience and I couldn't recommend Fond highly enough.
One of Philly's best, this has the added virtue of being BYOB for most of the week (check the latest status when you reserve). The service is always excellent while the food has never been less than very good. The only issue is whether you start debating if it is one of the best meals that you've had in Philly. While they can't meet that standard every night, even a routine night is still formidable. In the middle of the vibrant Passyunk Square area, it is always a good choice.
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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