Harp & Crown

4.6
1061 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
In the completely renovated space located on Sansom Street between 15th and 16th streets, Harp & Crown will bring together old-world touches of charm and luxury with modern sensibility and functionality. Its glass-façade, 24-foot ceilings, and four chandeliers on the ground floor are glamorous pieces that will be balanced with funky vintage wallpaper and leather club chairs, millwork and natural tones throughout the ground floor. The result is a comfortably refined space to match Chef Justin Petruces' approach to cooking, which highlights seasonal ingredients and global cuisines. Guests may enjoy the delicate yet complex flavors of his new- American dishes amongst the space including a 32-seat bar. Delving further into the unused space within the building itself, guests will find a cocktail bar and two-lane, reservations-only bowling alley beneath the main room where cocktails, pizza and charcuterie will be served.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Our bar opens daily at 4:00pm and Dinner starts at 5:00pm

We are now offering a Brunch Buffet on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:30am with our last seating at 2:00pm.
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Phone number
(215) 330-2800
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Armando Jimenez
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Catering
Please contact Harp & Crown directly for private event inquiries.
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Cross street
between South 15th & 16th Street
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15th Street Station MFL
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What 1061 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic dinner with my wife. The food and ambience were excellent.

Server was the only drawback. He was immediately disinterested in us when we placed a small order. (My wife and I swear he rolled his eyes when we said “no, that’s it for now”). Our water/soda emptied and wasn’t filled, while the tables on either side of us received much more attention. Who knows, maybe he was just having an off-night.

Still, the food was so outstanding that we’ll ignore that, and certainly return.

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CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch buffet. Extensive selections and hospitable staff.

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TT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best service I have experienced in a long time! The entire staff does their best to take care of you from the minute you enter the restaurant until you walk out the door. Let's not forget the consummate restroom attendant either. The dishes are tasty and portion sizes are just right that you don't leave feeling overstuffed. We shared an app and 2 pasta dishes and had room for for dessert as well and did plenty of sharing. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return!

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GO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were incredible! Excellent cocktails and great vibe.

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s
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here as a party of 10 on a Saturday night and everything from the service to the food was excellent. The fried okra was amazing! Drinks were great and loved the decor. Will definitely come back.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks.

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c
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harp & Crowne is easy to walk by as the front of the restaurant is unassuming ... but open the door and what a surprise. The interior space is very unitque with 2 story ceilings and what appears to be authentic design features. Several different spaces for seating and a very large and attractive bar. Menu is designed for sharing and everything we had was outstanding. The beet salad was very generous and the tuna appetizer was spectacular flavors. The octopus was good and an interesting preparation and the scallops were excellent. Will go back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Center City. Has a great swanky vibe, great cocktails, happy hour is an awesome value, and the food is spectacular.

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

I've lived in Philly for 8 years. This is my new favorite restaurant. The speakeasy downstairs was awesome too!

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TP
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The brunch buffet is amazing! So many choices and everything is delicious. My son loved the make-your-own donut! They have everything from an omelette station to carved roast beef to charcuterie to fun desserts and everything in between. It's perfect for a birthday brunch celebration.

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were there for our wedding anniversary. We really enjoyed the food and drinks. The service was outstanding. The only negative was the side-by-side seating. The Hostess did offer regular seating; however, it was in the lower level. Overall, we enjoyed our evening at the Harp & Crown.

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LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely stunning venue with delicious food, albeit pricey!

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KC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very gorgeous inside with the mood lighting and plants, but also very dark. Good for small parties to split food and sip on amazing drinks. Downstairs is another speak easy (bar) and 2 bowling lanes ($100/hr).

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B
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us enjoyed a varied and excellent meal. In particular, the fried chicken was the best I have tasted in a long time, and the octopus (which I'd had on a previous visit) was beautifully prepared. Altogether the place is a very good combination of sufficiently elegant and pleasantly unstuffy.

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

Amazing food and service as always! Ordered a dish with an ingredient I’m allergic to that wasn’t listed on the menu. They immediately took it back, apologized and offered another dish and cake on the house. Love it there always!

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c
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting place and the food was very tasty !!

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KH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch. I liked EVERYTHING from the buffet and loved the decor. Would recommend to everyone.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Such a wonderful meal and a great vibe. All of the food and drinks we had were amazing. Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, so we were shown to the downstairs bar, which I loved. Unfortunately, once seated, our server left much to be desired. He offered no suggestions and seemed to be inconvenienced by any questions we had about the menu. The couple seated next to us instead leaned over and told us what items they had liked the best. When checking my statement later, I realized that I was charged $30 more than what my receipt in the restaurant had shown.

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NY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the chef's choice where we could choose 7 plates and all of them were so good! It was definitely worth the price. I love how the menu changes every season and the list of drinks. I would definitely come back for other special occasions.

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HG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We liked the food and service. Chairs for two were not so good and should be upgraded.

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food, very fun atmosphere, incredible service (ask for Jonathon.). Had the octopus, burrata and scallops. The tomatoes with the burrata were incredible. The octopus and scallops were OK. Our server was the best. Very helpful and informative about the area. Their side-by-side seating was romantic and cozy, if you are thin and flexible. Being in my forties, it wasn't the most comfortable. There were a lot of younger people having a great time at the bar which made fun for people watching. Overall good experience but we won't be going back soon.

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The experience was okay overall. It was disappointing to make a reservation in advance and be seated in this space that felt like the porch and not the main restaurant. The lamb meatballs were fantastic, the banana cake was amazing, but the pizza was not particularly flavorful. I gave the rest of mine away. Not particularly diverse in staffing. For a vintage 1920's to 1940's feel it was awkward and very noticeable that staff of color or darker skinned staff were relegated to serving food or busing the tables while White or very light skinned staffed hosted, waited tables, etc. Some things about that era were great, other things wren't and that staff dynamic was just too reminiscent of the things that were not. In no rush to return and haven't recommended the restaurant to anyone.

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EL
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing - great service matched by fantastic and fresh food !

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JO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, our sitting arrangements were very romantic, the staff was great. My Favorite drink was Field & Fjords. Try it.

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C
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal - from drinks to dessert. Great experience.

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Terrible service overshadowed excellent food. The service in this restaurant fell well below sub par. Treated as though we were an inconvenience at all times by waitress & hostess potentially both having a rather bad day. Despite clearly booking this as a celebration we were expected to squidge up with other diners and rather roundly ignored. We had been led to believe by the website that there was an option to purchase bottomless mimosas. This was not offered. Instead $6 bought us a tiny rather acidic coupe of mimosa. Several drink options were also at an additional charge. We were also led to believe there was a dress code by the website - seemingly not the case given the micro ripped shorts and joggers-sneaker combos being sported by people who appeared to have just rolled over to the bar. Sadly despite the food being of a really high standard I could not in all consciousness recommend this restaurant to people who enjoy dining out. Sadly letting the staff know our experience before leaving did not appear to yield any concern leading us to assume this is a regular complaint.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the city. Decor, drinks, environment, and service are all top notch.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service we have had in a very long time!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner! So good. We’ll definitely be back!!

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n
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful space, great food. We loved it. We had a great booth and very good service.

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PH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Mixed drinks and beer took 15 minutes to reach the table and bottle of wine took 20 minutes. This was the initial drink order upon being seated. Too long

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h
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food & service were excellent but the noise level was very high and then around 8, the music was made even louder. My decibel meter soared to 100. Don’t expect to leave this otherwise amazing place without a huge headache

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n
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The space is interesting, the service lovely, and they’ve an absolutely approachable menu. I can understand why it’s recommended so highly.

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was the high point of our visit. The food was expensive for the quality and size, nothing blew me away by any means. Portions are very small. Ambience is nice, the building is gorgeous. We were first seated at an awkward couch side by side, with a table between us, and requested to be moved.

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H
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love the atmosphere here! And, the cocktails are excellent - the food too was really yummy! We loved the cauliflower, mac & cheese and scallops. The steak apparently was excellent too! Our waiter was okay - kind of disappointing compared to a lot of the wait staff at other Philly restaurants but nothing to really complain too much about!

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R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been to Harp and Crown a few times and really enjoy the atmosphere and food. I, however, was extremely disappointed with having to wait an extremely long time to a table with having made a reservation. This is the second time I had a reservation and waited more than 45 minutes to be seated. We received a free round of champagne but this was not offered until almost 45 minutes after waiting. I wouldn’t have been so upset if it was the 1st time but this was my second experience with an unacceptable waiting time with a reservation.

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BB
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food. Great service. TERRIBLE seating situation. Very uncomfortable. And very loud--I wish the bar was separated from the dining area more.

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AR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch with many choices and great service. Bloody Mary was fresh and spicy!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was great.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary Dinner

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