Fond

4.8
1491 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, the food and drinks were delicious! Our reservation was at 9:30, if you’re looking for a more quiet ambiance I would suggest going later in the night. Definitely will be returning

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Stephanie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner. They noted the occasion from the reservation and put a candle in the dessert. Food was delicious and the service couldn’t have been better. Delicious cocktails wine and beer too.

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viplunchgirl
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fond has come back, and we can't tell you how happy we are! We ended up with three appetizers each because they were all so wonderful! Oysters were the best we've had, and generally we like West Coast, but these were Eastern seaboard and could best those West Coast ones with no problem! The chicken liver mousse was ethereal, and the pork country pate was awesome. We ended with the shrimp congee each, and, as usual, Lee's take on congee was great. We look forward to coming back soon.

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Kristin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was excellent! The staff was so friendly and helpful. The bartender's choice drinks were really well crafted. All in all a great dining experience. Thanks for having us!

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vipFrank
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Very pleasant service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience and ambiance at the chefs table

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vipKMotts
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fond makes great Old Fashioneds and amazing food. Their chicken breast was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sad what happened to this restaurant. Very very small menu, The 3 entrees had nothing to them. Hope to see it bounce back. The online menu not being updated was a little deceiving

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vipHarryR
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

As a patron for many years, I was disappointed in the decline in food preparation and the absence of a byob/corkage option.

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vipCenterCityRealtor
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal for a Birthday celebration! Had the awesome chef’s table which is great for watching the behind the scene action!

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AutumnL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and cozy, sweet place. The drinks are amazing

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TimT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent diner at their other restaurant the Dutch. Was not surprised this was just as great. Service, wine, and menu was great!

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vipAdam
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love them because they love me. Some of the best food in Philly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed eating outside at Fond. I had the ceviche,braised short rib and blackberry sorbet on lemon cream. Everything was delicious!

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AutumnL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous spot on Passyunk. We (4 total) sat outside and it was perfect weather. The service was excellent with wine suggestions, and specialty drink creations. The food was delicious and the courses came out at a great pace. I have been here multiple times and I will keep coming back!

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vipJabey
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so attentive to the sidewalk tables. The food was superb and the best I’ve had in 5 months since the pandemic began.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Adam was phenomenal, explaining the wines when we mentioned we had an interest in learning more about the pairings and where Fond acquired the wines. We had some great discussions about them and he even followed up the next day to answer one of the questions we had asked. 10/10 and we’re heading back just because of the phenomenal service. Excited to support Fond through whatever winter + Covid brings here in Philly.

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vipLamarC
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Can’t speak about ambiance due to curbside COVID restrictions. Only had dessert. Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream was amazing. Service was timely. Would definitely go back for dinner. Menu looks great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, friendly staff right on passyunk square!

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vipDave
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent...food, service and a nice sidewalk setup! Thank you.

JS
JasminaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tasting men

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PaulaS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious from start to end!!! Can't wait until there is indoor seating to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most impressive dining experience I had in the month of August; overall.

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EmilyG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance! I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with excellent food

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BruceH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner for two dining outside due to the pandemic. $55 price-fix three-course meal was excellent. All of our choices pleased! our waiter, who was also the bartender, was knowledgable about the short but very good wine list and prepared wonderful cocktails for the two women dining at the next table. I would be glad to go back.

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vipRobin
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service and great food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food & service.

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vipAlexH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful littel outside setup, fantastic food and drinks

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vipEdwardD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had in Philly. Extraordinary food and service.

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
258 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thankfully, Fond is back in gear with table service — even if on the sidewalks. For us, Fond has always been about the food and our “outdoor”dining experience was just as pleasant as before covid-19. The 3-course fixed price menu features lots of choice and a terrific range of flavors. Service was attentive and timely. Overall, a wonderful meal and experience.

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vipcalw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Tables were well-spaced apart from each other and lovely wait-staff.

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DaisyMae
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and service. The menu left us feeling full and satisfied, we can't wait to go back!

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viphowards
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, it was exceptional. It does not seem to matter whether you are dining inside or outside. The outside tables are placed perfectly to keep social distancing and all measures are taken to follow CDC guidelines. Even though it was hot we were very happy to be there to enjoy Lee Styer’s wonderfully executed offerings. Fond never fails to be our favorite place in Philadelphia!

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vipJoPa
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fond solidified its place as one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia this past weekend. I convinced my picky-eater friend to try the chicken liver mousse and he was blown away. Every plate is thoughtful and absolutely delicious. Great, knowledgeable service to boot.

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vipMatthewR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in philly. Food is always amazing, drinks are great, impeccable service, and a true neighborhood spot that’s at the same time good enough to travel for.

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vipFoodlove
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Perfect Night Out In Philly!
Fond was perfect from start to finish. They greeted us with masks on and gave us the option of two different seating choices outdoors. We were comfortably spaced and safely apart from other diners and our waitstaff was outstanding. We had perfectly prepared cocktails and a lovely bottle of wine to pair with our three course menu. The food is always beautifully presented, fresh, creative and dream worthy! Get out in Philadelphia and get to Fond for a romantic and special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice to have good restaurant food (not out of a box!) again. Thank you.

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, will be back very soon!

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vipTerR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner with a friend

FAQs

Fond offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 551-5000.

Fond is rated 4.8 stars by 1491 OpenTable diners.

Fond does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/fond-philadelphia/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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