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Harper's Garden, Philadelphia, PA

Harper's Garden

4.6
4.6
911 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located at the corner of South 18th and Ludlow, Harper's Garden is tucked away in Rittenhouse Square. Our menu focuses on simple, seasonal dishes to share and pair with delicious craft cocktails, beers and wines. We offer a full service dining experience with an elegant bar, cozy seating area and upstairs lounge overlooking the indoor space for private parties. We also have a beautiful outdoor space with an open-air veranda that shades guests in our vibrant garden, offering a unique escape from the bustle of the area.

In compliance with state and local guidelines, alcohol only can be served for on-premises consumption when in the same transaction as a meal. We can accommodate a maximum party size of four guests under current COVID regulations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 886-8552

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ben Moore

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Ludlow

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 911 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s day
  2. JV

    JessicaV

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Came for brunch on Valentines day and was delighted by the friendly & quick service, great food, and nice atmosphere. We sat in the outdoor greenhouse section and were socially distanced from other couples. It was unfortunate that due to the ice storm the night before, all heating and electricity to the outdoor greenhouse and igloos were not working. It was so cold we could see our breath when we were talking. Despite that, the food was amazing. We got eggs Benedict and the pork roll sandwich. The potato hash was very tasty with crispy potatoes and seasoned well with peppers and onions. The pork roll sandwich had a garlic aioli sauce that was very potent but still enjoyable. They had multiple juices for mimosas that were refreshing and the expresso martini was strong. The portions are on the smaller side and are a few bucks more than you'd expect, but everything tasted sooo fresh and is worth it for the ambiance. For us it was hard to enjoy because it was so cold. I would recommend this place for brunch with anyone!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    3rd time going and I plan on going in the future great food for a great price
  4. A

    Alice

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go back
  5. JI

    JI90

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small brick menu but food and drinks were delicious.
  6. E

    Esteejai

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Despite the cold, it was a very enjoyable afternoon! Service and food were very good and the energy was fun! The only uncomfortable moment was a party of unmasked people standing near us trying to get warm from our propane heat source. They should not be allowed to hover near other who are trying to enjoy their meal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date brunch w/ hubby! DCers in Philly for getaway wknd during pandemic. Socially distanced at the RITZ. AWESOME BRUNCH SPOT. Amazing cocktails!!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great covid friendly experience. Food and drinks delicious.
  9. HR

    HayleyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and i specified that before hand through our reservation. I went with my two best friends there was complimentary champagne and a birthday card waiting at our table. The food was amazing and the indoor/outdoor patio was so well heated and lit. Recommending this place to everyone for a fancy yet casual night out.
  10. MM

    MaryM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific! We loved it and the service was great!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening with some friends for dinner & drinks! First time here and the ambiance did not disappoint. Our server, Evie, was great, very helpful with the menu when we had questions and was super attentive! Will definitely be back
  12. S

    Swetha

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Waiter was flustered the whole time, but the food was amazing - pricey, but worth the spluge every once in a while. The outdoor dining setup didn't leave me feeling super comfortable since we were in an enclosed space (6ft apart) with many other dining parties with no open face allowing outdoor air to flow through. It was basically an indoor construction that was technically outdoors.
  13. N

    Nicole

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. I had a curry spiced butternut squash soup which came with dumplings and a few thinly sliced pieces of apple that complimented the soup very well, pan roasted redfish and a delightful sticky toffee pudding. Cocktails were also really good! Due to the virus this restaurant has created the cutest and coziest outdoor, well-lit, cabin-like seating areas along their sidewalk. Additionally, they have tented areas directly outside of the restaurant with socially distanced seating arrangements, heating systems to keep you warm and strings of fairy lights creating a magical and relaxing ambiance. Perfect for a date night, dinning alone or with friends!
  14. WL

    WedeLove

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and everything in between was perfect! Thank you!
  15. C

    Club

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch by the fire pit. Our server was wonderful; food and drinks were great. Will definitely return!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First girls night out in a while and Harper’s Garden did not disappoint! Food, drinks and ambience was everything!
  17. AS

    ArthurS

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The server, Janelle, was wonderful. All 3 of us enjoyed the meals. Can't do much ambience in the age of Covid-19, but it was a good luncheon experience. Prices were higher than anticipated for lunch, but it's hard times in the food services industry; we didn't mind.
  18. C

    Cliii

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice lunch.
  19. J

    Julia44

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! They have private tables on the sidewalk that are extremely warm and comfortable. I ordered the eggs Benedict which was amazing. I went here to celebrate my birthday and they gave me a birthday card and complimentary champagne glasses!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at Harper’s Garden. The food was great and the outdoor aesthetic was really nice. The main outdoor garden area was pretty loud with everyone’s voices echoing off of the glass, so next time I will request to sit in one of their private greenhouses.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute MUST for brunch!!!
  22. JB

    JosephB

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing! Our server was great. Loved the hamburger - best I have ever had! Thank you!!
  23. SF

    StephenF

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great decor. Very good food, service and cocktails! A must try for brunch. Avocado toast was very good!
  24. JP

    JamesP

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were pleasantly surprised with the outdoor seating...kind of like camping! The food was great---the burger was AWESOME, beer selection excellent, and service was wonderful all things considered.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food wasn’t that great . I only liked the jerk marinated chicken & it wasn’t even my food lol
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic New Year’s Eve. Service was fantastic. The restaurant was perfect for outdoor dining- tables spaced, not over crowded, timed seating and super clean. The pre fixed menu was perfect. Everyone working on nye was delightful- well done and I will be back.
  27. n

    nic1177

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience from start to finish!
  28. J

    Jacqueline

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was my first time at harpers garden. Super cute, loved the outside space. Great music, love the ambience, can’t say much about the food since we just got a little cheese plate.. but their sparkling rosé was delicious. Very accommodating as well, we were a little late to our reservation and they were still able to seat us. Definitely would book here again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harpers garden was a phenomenal experience. Our server was amazing and very knowledgeable about the food and cocktail menu, which helped to guide us on what we should or shouldn’t order. Our food was delicious. We started with the pommes frites (French fries) and grilled Spanish octopus. Both were amazing and flavorful. We then got the jerk marinated roasted chicken and Farfalle pasta dish and I would 100% order both of these again. We ended our even with both deserted offered - crème brûlée and mini apple pie. I 10/10 recommend coming here!
  30. GJ

    GJH412

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The food was very good but I would not recommend dining there while the dining room is closed. They sat us in an unheated area only protected by a tarp. It was a cold evening and were counting on some form of heating outdoors which would have been fine. There were 3 empty heated greenhouses the entire duration of our dinner but the server and host said they reserved and we could not move there. Very disappointing.
  31. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like the food at Harper’s Garden. Good call to change the cheese plate to come with crackers instead of bread. The lamb was excellent and the ambiance was so nice inside the clear Green House.
  32. AD

    AngryDave

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent two days in Philly for the holidays. Stayed in the Rittenhouse area. This was our best food experience in the whole trip. Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back.
  33. TK

    ThomasK

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Mathias was absolutely wonderful. The food was so delicious, the drinks were fabulous. Such a cozy and COVID-safe brunch spot!
  34. SB

    SiaB

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was great. It was definitely a little cold but we came prepared for that. Beautiful space, impeccable service. Our food was good too but this place’s biggest asset is the outdoor space which is beautifully decorated and extremely romantic.
  35. A

    Anonymous

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Harper's Garden. My boyfriend lives south of the restaurant off 18th but never heard of the place. It turned out to be one of the best meals we've had in a long time. In fact, their rack of lamb is some of the best we ever had. They have a nice set up for outside dining. We will definitely be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We dined in one of the little greenhouses which are super cute . It was my daughters 50 th birthday in Covid time so we wanted to do something special. Our waiter was fantastic and knowledgeable about the food as I asked about 2 of the dishes we wanted to order. Appetizer of octopus and pomme frites were great! The rack of lamb was delicious, gorgeous and huge, easily enough fir 2 portions. The jerk chicken was kind of pedestrian with a boneless breast instead of a portion that contained the bones.the meat was tasteless and all the jerk on the skin. You might want to try brining on this dish? My “ bourbon old fashion” cocktail was unfortunately a new version with no muddled fruit nor garnish. I very rarely imbibe cocktails any more so I was bummed and ended up having wine. We were treated to a complimentary champagne to toast my daughter for her birthday so we had a very nice time!!’ The waiter made it very special so please give him my regards! 👍👍
  37. DA

    DASHNAYM

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The ambiance and atmosphere was great. Our server was very welcoming and attentive. Our food however, took forever to come-waited about an hour- it was not flavorful and to me was way over priced. I probably won’t be back but at least I can say I gave it a try.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wowwww! Those pancakes are to die forrrr!!! 🤤🤤
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I wanted to try out and support Philly restaurants and decided to try this place! You are spending a pretty penny and the food is kinda worth it. I was happy we got seats in the garden space rather than the tarped out tables on the street. I got the eggs Benedict which was good! You never know how the potato hash (aka a version of hash browns) will be. These were a little too deep friend for my liking, I like my hash browns more baked than fried. Overall I can see myself coming back whether it be to try another food and cocktails! Thank you!
  40. A

    Asia

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When life gives you lemons, you go out of your way to make sure your guest are comfortable and happy. Outdoor dining was warm and cheery. Service was excelent and food was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Harper's Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 911 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ludlow

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Moore

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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