La Peg

4.3
685 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
La Peg is a contemporary brasserie by Peter Woolsey located inside the FringeArts building in old city Philadelphia across from the Race Street pier. The dining room is dramatic with 45 foot tall ceilings with large windows to match that give every diner incredible views of the Benjamin Franklin bridge. Designed by Groundswell Design, the industrial interior pays homage to the building’s history as a high pressure pump station for the Philadelphia fire department. The food is casual American inspired with options for the curious as well as the non-adventurous. The service is relaxed and casual yet informed and unobtrusive. Come in for a snack, dessert, drink, or blow out meal, La Peg will satisfy any occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Beer Garden
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thu: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Food Truck
5pm - 10pm Monday to Thursday
5pm to midnight on Friday
12 noon to midnight on Saturday
12 noon to 10pm Sunday

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Phone number
(215) 375-7744
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Race
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Although La Peg was advertised as having fantastic views of the river and the Ben Franklin bridge, clear and unobstructed views were hard to come by...
BUT,
the rustic, industrial charm and decor and the fact that La Peg shares space with a theater was indeed a rare find!
Menu was eclectic yet also offered favorite comfort foods as well!
Within walking distance from our Penns Landing hotel!

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TB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server at La Peg was Alex & he was absolutely great & attentive!! Our dinner experience was GREAT!

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A
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time here. Wanted to go strictly to see the architecture and weren’t disappointed. Very cool industrial atmosphere with a view of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Good also did not disappoint. Would definitely head back.

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R
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was a cool spot and super close to the piers for a scenic after-brunch walk. A friend had recommended their blueberry beignets, but that and a lot of other interesting menu items weren’t in stock for Sunday brunch. We ordered the toad in a hole and the eggs Benedict and both eggs were very over cooked.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Cool building. Decent food. Philly has much better options at this price point.

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NF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went early on a Saturday night and had to dry run friends. We had a great view of the bridge. It wasn't too loud and it is a great day to place.

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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party of four throughly enjoyed our dining experience at La Peg. Attentive service, yummy appetizers and the atmosphere was a nice balance btwn casual and understated trendiness. I especially enjoyed the tender pot roast.
Perfect French baguette went well with the extensive cocktail selection.
We look forward to our next visit at La Peg and their new selections.

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DW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Located in the same building as FringeArts, so convenient for a pre/post bite. Wanted the baby back ribs, but they were out of them. Food was very good. Service a bit slow.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible, rushed us to get our order, than took over 5 mins to bring us our drinks. Than we ordered our food which the menu on open table is different than the one they give you there, forgot half our order so we sat there till he came back and asked for it his reply was “you still want it?”
The tables are so close together instead of it being just the two of us it was a party of 8.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The Buger is Good!
I wish they would have had the ribs! 😊
The service was good as well.
Would come back for a quick bite.
If in the area would come back.

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to La Peg for restaurant week and the food was great! Everyone in our party was satisfied with our meals. Our waiter was very helpful when selecting from the special menu and for selecting drinks to compliment our meal.

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ED
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent option for restaurant week. The meals were delicious and service was super fast! Our waiter - I want to say Sebastian- was very personable and kept checking up on us.

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Took 2 days to review different locations for Phila Restaurant week. Picked this place because of their choices for all 3 servings. To my dismay, upon arrival found out their whole open table menu had changed. The waiter was extreme;y nice and asked if we would like to leave. Our son was there with us, so as not to embarrass him, we stayed, big mistake. Waste of 35.00 per person for 3. 1 order was for ribs, baked beans and corn bread. Was served 2 ends of ribs, beans that tasted like they were soaked in nothing but bbq sauce and the corn bread was a 1 inch square that was sooooo hard i couldnt bite into it. Would never refer this restaurant to anyone till they have a chef that actually knows hows to cook.

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r
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I recently dined here for Restaurant Week and I was definitely impressed. I loved the decor and the exposed brick and piping. It was an old building and they didn't hide it, which I like. Our server Sebastian was super friendly and entertaining. The cheese curds were addicting and their creme brulee was really good! I got the ribs for my entree and I was a little disappointed that my cornbread was a little stale. Otherwise, I was happy and I would go back.

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BZ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool inside and out! Interesting location under the Ben Franklin Bridge makes for a unique setting....especially if you grab some beers outside and play some of the available games. Definitely recommend.

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AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week so I can’t say all the time but the the mahi mahi was bland absolutely no flavor. The best part of the meal was the amazing brownies!!!!!!!!!! Our server was very attentive and made the experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food for the most part was cold, found plastic in the butter. The main course was super dry, cornbread was like a crouton. Only good part was the beer and the creme brulee. Waitress's didn't do anything about the plastic, it just sat there.

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H
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

We went for resteraunt week, so maybe it’s different during other times. We really wanted to go bevcause of how nice the building / view are. The waitress was friendly, but it took forever between courses. The food was bland and over cooked. Ordered the crab cakes and they were so dry. The fish was also over cooked and the creme brûlée wasn’t set. The cocktails were good, but I would not comeback here.

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V
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Went here for restaurant week so we couldn't take advantage of the entire menu. The food was amazing and I would come back here again to try their regular menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing.. the food was tasteless. I am not a picky eater and I was disappointed. The entree was a of I the brisket.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Restaurant week. Food was decent but not spectacular. Fish was very dry and tasteless.

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C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice casual place. They take everyday food up a notch with no pretention. Industrial look is well executed. A place to go more than once.

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and the old building and the Philly history is awesome.

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This restaurant is run by experienced people, but the food was terrible. Oysters Rockefeller had soggy, greasy, unbrowned crumbs in all but one oyster. That had crispy browned crumbs, but I was at a loss to find the oyster anywhere in the shell. Being a bit gun-shy at this point, I ordered Buffalo Wings for my main course. The chicken was good and tender, skin pretty crisp, but the sauce was so greasy that during our postprandial concert, I had the worse heartburn in several decades. Dessert was curious, but should have been simple. Ordered vanilla and dulce de leche ice cream. One scope of vanilla and 2 of the dulce de leche. Only problem was that the dulce was not ice cream, but appeared to be a mousse. Very strange. Service was spotty at best. It may be that quality was not a concern of the restaurant since they had trapped customers because of the Fringe Festival's venue.

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LS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LaPeg at the FringeArts building is our go-to place for dinner before a show. The food, drinks and service are excellent. We like to arrive early and enjoy one of their specialty cocktails at the bar before being seated. It's really great to have this charming restaurant located at the theater venue.

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B
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good: particularly the appetizers (cold tomato coconut crab soup and grilled quail - succulent!) but also the entrees (cauliflower steak and mahi-mahi). The wine list seemed limited. The service was friendly and kept us on schedule for our Fringe show without feeling rushed.

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BE
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Our waiter Alex was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Clam chowder was best chowder I ever had, period: creamy, smooth and full of fresh clams. Yankee Pot Roast was tender, juicy and flavor. Homemade ice cream was a delight. Fun atmosphere!

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VR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service. Also the wine and beer selection was small but great.

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TF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great. Server (Nichole) was friendly and accommodating.
Food was perfect and just as it was stated on the menu and explained by our
server. And, my company was fantastic!!!

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JO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very average overall, menu could use a refresh with a better direction. Fish was overcooked and the foie gras appetizer was over dressed and poorly matched with other flavors. It wasn't a bad experience, it just left me wondering if I would want to go back.

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l
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow from the talk with Sebastian(sorry if I spelled it wrong)on parking to our wonderful server,Christian the experience was excellent wish I could give more stars for service 'cause u guys excell. Food was fab from the black bean dip to the pot roast. I would go back in a second. Thx for a great experience.

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a
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh was a great server!

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JF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

New England Clam Chowder was delicious! Very flavorful! The rest of the meal felt flat in the flavor department. Meals were cooked to perfection (meat was tender, vegetables al dente, etc.) but seasonings were lacking or nonexistent.

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IS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thought the place was interesting inside and liked the very American menu. We took friends from Australia and it felt authentic

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H
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was super. Our table shared the Blueberry Beignets which were delish. And everyone enjoyed their meals which included Biscuits and Gravy, Whitefish Dip with bagel chips, Creamed Corn, toast and sunnyside up egg, and Eggs Benedict. Cheerful service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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

Perfect food and restaurant

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Parking was difficult in the area. Hit it on a slow Friday night. Service was great. Food was good but not great. Overall not enough 'wows' to bring us back.

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

Having passed Le Peg many times I finally got a chance to experience their cuisine. The food and service are exceptional. Very relaxed atmosphere and great bar selection. Highly recommend for an evening out.

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EM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had a great view, reminiscent of DUMBO. I picked it for the scenery since my parents were visiting. The restaurant was beautiful and had greats service, but the food wasn't that great and was a little pricey. I would definitely go back for the bar and scenery.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Food and service was great!
Would dine here again!!

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