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Delicious food. Surly waiter.
Exquisite. The food, the service, the decor— everything was impeccable!!
Our group of friends were so impressed with each dish ordered. It is obvious that the dynamic owners work together towards excellence each day. Chad Moore Williams and Hannah attend to each diner to ensure high quality and satisfaction. The bartender, Paul, has much knowledge and creative skills and designs drinks that go beyond your expectations.
Each dish has an balance of exquisite flavors. The caviar eggs were a very pleasant surprise. The carrots besides being delicious are fortifying.
This was my third enjoyable visit to Th, Fr, Saturday and look forward to another visit soon.
Wonderful meal! From the cocktails at the bar to the beautiful upstairs dining room. Seafood tower is stunning and great value! Fish is excellent
Food was very good, however, one pasta dish was on the cold side, when mentioned it to our server, he just shrug his shoulders, almost in disbelief. But that being said, he had no warmth about him at all. Very cut and dry, business like. It was ashame, because he actually had a nice smile. But, he offered nothing in terms of hospitality, he was not welcoming, just very cold! I expect more from a restaurant of this caliber!
Really love this restaurant and have been before. Lucky to snag a res for Sat night last minute cancellation perhaps. Didn't enjoy quite as much this time. Really limited entree choices and we wanted the duck. It was sold out before seven pm. ordered caviar and egg starter. For about sixteen dollars rxpected more than a tsp of flavorful foam. oysters very good but smallish. Lobster yummy but again not much of it. Dining partner had strip steak because nothing else appealed. I noticed others sitting nearby who only ordered one or two smaller items to perhaps keep the price down. We feel guiltytaking a Dat night table and doing that but it is pretty pricey for date night. Dont go hungry. Very nice wines by the glass and other drinks but also on expensive side. I realize that turning out creative dishes at this level is costly for the restaurant owners. Service as always outstanding.
I’ve eaten at many fine restaurants from NJ to Europe. This place is overpriced and overrated. The portions were so tiny it’s ridiculous. Don’t waste you’re time or money.
all around well done, nice presentation. Casual waitstaff, could recommend for date or sharing
Amazing food! The control state is the best drink on the menu!
Truly one of the best meals we’ve had in Philly in the last 2-3 years. A fun combination of sophisticated cuisine and down to earth ingredients such as sweetbreads, carrots, labneh. Not too pretentious, not too simplistic. Just right. We will be back soon
Not five stars for the following two reasons::
Cocktails were hit or miss. We tried four. Two were delicious and complex and two were just “meh”. Not quite as good as The Franklin.
Service was well paced and professional but also very stiff and aloof. You felt a little bit like just another cover. Waiter never introduced himself though did have good suggestions. Hostess never said hello on way in and just stared at her phone on the way out without as much as a “bye”.
Excellent service. The food is solid but it doesn't wow. Extremely small portions, but that's their thing; order 5ish plates @ $15-18 each for a good meal. Still, I'm an average size guy (160lbs) and after a $200 tab I stopped for a slice on the way home. The fact that portion size and value were a part of our conversation and the conversation of those tables on either side of us (not being nosey, you get to sit pretty close to your neighbors). Overall a nice experience given the service and atmosphere but there are many better options in Philly in terms of both overall food quality and value for money.
Tim, our server was great, food was fantastic and our table by the window was very nice. Close to Vernick in overall experience...hard to find, but well worth the effort!
Fabulous food, fresh, innovative. Attentive non stuffy service. Intimate pretty small restaurant.
Wonderful to return to a restaurant and location that has been there for so many years but has now been refreshed and reinvigorated. The setting is stylish. The staff are very efficient, friendly, well informed, proactive, etc. The food was DELICIOUS. Perhaps a little on the high end for cost, which may keep it from being a neighborhood regular, but we will definitely go again.
Excellent food and service
Beautiful setting for a fine meal
The restaurant was lovely, although it was difficult to find a parking space. We were not, however, impressed with the staff. We called to say we would be a little late and asked that they hold our table for 10 minutes. The woman replied "we will hold it as long as possible." When I asked what she meant, she just kept repeating herself. While I looked for a parking space, I dropped off my 2 dining companions, who were not treated well while I was driving around. When I finally arrived, our waiter was less than friendly. He was abrupt and seemed annoyed. We ordered an appetizer called mussel toast, nothing on the menu stated that it contained scallops, to which one of the people with us is deathly allergic. I happened to catch this when the person who brought it to the table mentioned scallops. When I told our waiter, he again seemed annoyed. Also, the table next to us was very close and the waiter constantly had his backside up against us. Things turned around when we recieved our food. It was nicely presented and delicious. Thankfully, this saved the dining experience and we were able to laugh at our rude waiter. In fact, it saved his tip. One suggestion I would make is never assume that any of your patrons are beneath you.
We were very disappointed after reading such great reviews. It was just okay and not a restaurant I’d return to. Our server was rather grumpy- he never smiled- and made us feel like we were bothering him by being there. As for the music, it was all over the place from song to song and felt very random and not appropriate for the restaurant. The food was okay. The oysters to start were good. We then had the confit carrots which were nothing special. There wasn’t a lot of flavour, the yogurt sauce wasn’t great and some carrots were overdone and mushy. We then ordered the duck for two, which was highly recommended and apparently sells out every night. The duck was cooked well but the plantains and small and uninspired endive “salad” as accompaniments didn’t fit the dish and seemed like an inexpensive and rushed afterthought. There are many interesting restaurants in Philly with better food and value and we wouldn’t return.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday lives up to every bit of the hype. We came here for our one year wedding anniversary and it was the perfect place for a special occasion. We started with oysters which were incredible, we had the confit carrots, the chicken and the steak, and the blondie brownie. Everything was absolutely amazing-the food was made so perfectly. It is not a meal I'll forget anytime soon.
One of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time. Each dish was absolutely delicious and beautifully prepared. The service was just as wonderful as the food and the atmosphere was perfect.
Chef is to be commended ... food had great taste and was well presented. Mussels toast and roast chicken were fantastic and pasta and Spanish pork sausage was unreal!
Service was excellent ... checking just the right amount of time to make sure all was well.
All I can say is in my previous reviews. excellent as always.
If you have not been to this restaurant, bar missing out!
This was such a charming and delicious restaurant. The marble bar and old woodwork on the walls downstairs is really neat, plus the cocktails were amazing. Upstairs the dining room is small and intimate. The service was outstanding and the food did not disappoint. There wasn't one dish we had that wasn't stellar.
What a treat to go out to eat here. The food is excellent - creative, and it works. Interesting combinations of flavors that work together (we have been to places that try new combinations which often just don't work). Instead of main courses, we just sampled a variety of small plates; more interesting, more variety and diversity. I really can't say enough about how good the food is. I only wish they hadn't been 'discovered' by other people, because now one has to book weeks in advance - difficult for people like us. The drinks were also superb, and the waiter was absolutely perfect - helpful, knowledgeable, friendly without being overly so, at the same time not intrusive.
We rate this #1 among the restaurants we frequent. The only drawbacks - parking (I prefer to drive myslf, not take a ride service) and the somewhat steep stairs. Oh well, we will live with those minor problems for the wonderful experience that FSS is!
The food was awful & literally had no flavor whatsoever. The chicken was especially miserable & the menu was very limited for non seafood eaters. Never ever again.
Great food + great cocktails + great service + great ambiance = awesome evening! Highly recommend.
Four of us had an excellent dinner, focusing on small plates and vegetables. The chicken liver mousse is outstanding, as were the Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. The carrots - not so much. Both the cheesecake dessert but above all the labneh panna cotta were delicious. Service is professional and friendly. I think they could stand to have a tad more light in the dining room. At prime time it's noisy but later it's possible to have a conversation.
While we enjoyed the ambiance, service and our cocktails both my husband and i had VERY salty main courses. His beef was coated in a salt crust and layer of fat...plus his potato puree was pure salt. I had the sea bass, the chowder and potatoes were very salty and the fish itself was dry and fishy. We order dessert hoping to temper out the saltiness we both experienced, only to find our brownie dessert was also coated in salt. Very disappointed.
Everything here was delicious. We loved every bite! Best meal we’ve had in ages!
Had a wonderful waiter named Tim. The dinner was delicious and cocktails awesome. Keep up the great job!!!!
Went for dinner twice in 5 days while in town for business. Amazing food! You must try the octopus, gnocchi, chicken and steak dishes- so, so tasty. Cocktails are also on point.
This was my and my husband's fourth time here and we have never been disappointed. Everything is delicious and the menu changes slightly so you can return to old favorites and try some new favorites.
Everything was great! The three of us enjoyed everything. As appetizers, I had the oysters (always great here), my daughter the cauliflower (which my husband also tasted and liked) and my husband the octopus. Two of us shared the endive and radicchio salad. For main courses, steak, sweetbreads and gnocchi. Everything was excellent. Service was wonderful.
My girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary and it was even better than expected. Our server Leighton was very attentive and personable and recommended an excellent French Malbec to pair with our dinner. I strongly recommend the octopus and the oxtail. Overall might be the best complete dining experience in Philadelphia.
Best restaurant in Philly by far. Exceptional food full of flavor, well seasoned, surprising even when dining on the same menu twice. Outstanding service as well; they anticipate your needs and know you. Great bar program. Truly a masterpiece with no flaws.
Great dishes! Yet sometimes you need to wait for a long time to eat a good food:)
My husband and I absolutely love this place. It’s our favorite dinner date spot. We like the early reservations to get our seat in the corner upstairs with the leather chairs, and for the duck. All the food is incredible, but the duck is superb. The service is impeccable and the ambiance is lovely.
We went there to celebrate my husbands birthday. The ambience was lovely. The service was very good. To start we had mussel toast, which was unusual and excellent. then we had roasted brussel sprouts, which were also quite good. I had the fish entree which was fine, but nothing special. My husband had the NY Strip Steak. He said it was tough and didn't enjoy it. So all and all it wasn't worth the price or the time.
Food was delicious but portions are small and expensive. Only negative actual feedback is that I was there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and asked the waiter to bring out a dessert with candles and the waiter never brought it.