La Peg

4.3
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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.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest Mule, a Moscow Mule with apple cider is a delicious twist. Bulgogi ribs are phenomenal.

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DrewCM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Catching up with friends in this great neighborhood restaurant. There was something for everyone on the menu and the food was delicious. We would have liked to see another vegetarian option among the main courses - but let's just say the polenta with wild mushrooms was so good. The service was great.

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NicholasF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great location. Do what you can to get the upstairs couch where there's a view of the BF Bridge.

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vipshelltee
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite restaurants ever!!! This place never disappoints. The food here is beyond amazing, from their bar menu, dinner menu, dessert menu to their drink menu...to the incredible house made bread...it just doesn’t get any better than this. But then it does. The staff here are the best around. You just get the feeling they truly love working there. The general manager Liz is a true gem. Do yourself a favor and get to this place ASAP!!!

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Rose21
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall, La Peg was fine, but the service and food was fairly average for the amount of money we spent. I was hoping for more because it had been highly recommended to me. I don't think I would come back for dinner, but the bar area was pretty cool and I could see myself going again for that--the cocktails were quite good. The ambiance and feel of the space was the best part of the visit.

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vipNewjerseynana5
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and it was as good as the first. We brought friends with us and they were impressed with the food and the building. Our friends are structural engineers.
Look forward to more delicious meals!

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RonaldA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at La Peg before out concert at The Filmore. The food was delicious, the ambiance open and airy and the service impeccable. Ask for Carlos. He made it all wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I'd dodge this place.

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CharlesR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to La Peg during Restaurant Week. We left our daughter at a party at nearby RiverRink, and the walk was just under ten minutes - not bad at all! We were seated right away. We tried the red wine braised beef and grilled mahi. Both were delicious! We started to order two flourless brownies for dessert. Our waiter recommended that we share one flourless brownie and one panna cotta instead. It was an excellent choice. We look forward to returning and trying other dishes from their menu!

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SusanaS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Notwithstanding their very limited menu, they were still out of three dishes when I recently had lunch here. I ended up going for Huevos Rancheros but to be honest, it doesn’t take a brilliant chef to prepare this: even so, it was basically two corn tortillas, two fried eggs and dried beans..... service was very friendly but it does not have much going for it (at least over lunch time)....

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Freddy1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and the place was so cool .. we will be back again soon!

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KatieR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a group for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed our experience. The portion sizes were generous, everyone enjoyed each course. I had the passionfruit mojito, meat/cheese assortment, braised beef and flourless brownies. The beef fell apart, couldn't have been better. Our waiter Carlos was top notch and made it a very enjoyable experience. We all commented on how professional, friendly and attentive he was.

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Vsolo
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner or a late-night event.
Daytime Food trucks are a cool thing too

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actuaryesquire
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us visited La Peg for the first time. We had a little trouble finding the parking lot, but that was the only bump the whole night. We were greeted by our hostess and waitperson, Nancy, who provided excellent recommendations and was attentive without interfering in our meal. All of the menus, drinks, appetizers, and entrees, offered plenty of choice. The bartender prepared an extra dirty martini for my wife that she really enjoyed, and the two students (grad school and law school) with us found the beer, wine and whiskey selections to their taste. Three of us arrived before our 4th, and Nancy served us our drinks and appetizers while we waited. I especially enjoyed the scallops, while the oysters disappeared quickly. Most of us chose comfort foods For our entrees. The lamb in my flavorful shepherd’s pie was tender and my wife praised the pot roast. We finished off the meal with a classic root beer float and a dish of vanilla ice cream and 2 sorbets that blended wonderfully. We were unrushed during our 2 hour meal and had no trouble hearing each other in the artsy Fringe Arts Building decor. We shall return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful space, quiet romantic atmosphere. Great service. Serving size was adequate but I found the food was a little bland for my tastes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was perfect, one of the best places I ever been

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KevinM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Prix fix menu for NYE. A little rushed on service. Food was great

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vipMsEnPlace
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit to this industrial chic restaurant. We found a reasonably priced prix fixe bistro menu with excellent cocktails and wine and vegetarian offerings. Since we visited on New Year's Eve, a generic American entree (Yankee Pot Roast) was available for non-foodies. Our outstanding waiter was friendly, witty and accommodated various special requests. All six in our party thought the food was delicious and ample though the "cheesecake" was too rustic for my taste. We will certainly dine here again.

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Nancy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay but we paid $65/pp for a New Years' Eve price fixed menu. We sat down at 5:30 pm and felt completely rushed with our three courses. It was obvious they wanted to fit in two more customers at our table before the end of the night.

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FloydC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere....good food ...little pricey...but was New Year's Eve menu...but would recommend...need to take transportation or walk to restaurant ...no parking at restaurant...great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The restaurant setting is trendy and seems most appropriate for dinner and drinks. We went for brunch.
There were repairs going on when we got there so the noise level was high not because of it being a fun environment but because of the obnoxious sound of the nail gun and hammering that echoed in the open space.
The hostess didn’t so much as smile. She looked miserable.
The menu has a short list of options which is okay except that they were out of at least six of the items, by 12:30 in the afternoon (cornmeal pancakes, sausage, etc.)
Our waiter had no personality either. When we ordered he told us they were out of what we were asking for, but offered no apology or alternative suggestions. When we asked about the noise from the construction he said “they should be done soon”. Again, no apology or understanding, just seemed like we were complaining and he didn’t care.
The food we did order and receive was absolutely excellent. Everything was delicious and the server who brought our food was the polar opposite of the waiter and the hostess. He was very friendly and checked on us often.
Overall I have a mixed review.
I wouldn’t return unless it was for dinner or drinks. I expect the noise level would be high but so would the energy in the restaurant/bar, and I’m sure the food and the drinks would be excellent again.

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BobB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant itself was pretty cool as it’s a renovated factory space. The food was ok but the meatloaf crumbled to bits when cut and tasted like pure tomato paste. For the prices per entree, it’s not worth it and I’d go elsewhere in that area.

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vipAviation
Philadelphia
164 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since we have been here. Food was great and happy with the vegetarian options! Server was cool and helpful!

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vipDarrylL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Even though the menu was more French brasserie on other visits, lots of comfort food on the menu that day: fried cheese curds (delicious), chicken and dumplings, Shepherd's pie, meatloaf platter, Yankee pot roast, etc. Delicious food and fast service (as we were late).
Great space, esp before a show. Great bar.

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NicholasV
Poconos
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great had a fun time and left with a full stomach

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vipTank16
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Shout out to Clara the Hostess!! Will definitely return, good vibes, good drinks good food and good times!!!

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karena
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have dined at La Peg before and found the food very satisfying. This time, however, the food was too salty and not as tasty as before. I had Bouillabaisse and my friend had tuna tartar which he said was seasoned with odd flavors. It was a little embarrassing for me because my friend is from out-of-town and I wanted to make his evening special. I'll make a return visit if only to learn if this one night was an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, good service, and unique architectural setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time dining here. Great ambiance and view of Ben Franklin Bridge at night. The food was excellent. A little slow on the food coming out, but worth the wait. Waitress was very attentive. The beer garden was a great spot to hang out for a drink before our seating. I will definitely come back.

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vipM119
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there with a group of friends before Fringe show and I'd definitely return. We shared several small plates and all were really tasty. Nice selection of wine and beers and it's a fun, unique setting. Recommend!

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jakey
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, (Jordan??? Justin???) was exceptional! He spent loads o' time making drink and food recommendations (when we asked him), talking up Martha, and being very "present" w/ us. His friendly AND professional attentiveness made me feel like we were his only table in the place!

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RickW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food overall was amazing but the New England Clam Chowder was incredible! My server Christian was great!

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DianeC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Just OK , would not be necessarily go back anytime soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was a special occasion-our 10 yr anniversary which was noted. We had to search for someone to seat us. There were only about 4 -6 tables full at any given time and while the waitress was nice the service was so slow. The appetizer was a wedge salad. There was barely any bacon or dressing. Mostly just iceberg lettuce. The entrees-pot roast and chicken were excellent. The dessert was a bananas foster. Except that it was plantains and not bananas. Overall really disappointed with the exception of the entrees.

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vipDianeV
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delightful surprise! Usually "venue restaurants" are a disappointment, but La Peg was great. Love the ambiance, good food, and excellent service. Cocktails are inventive and delicious! Chef accommodated our vegan guest. We look forward to coming back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Date night with my husband. Solid restaurant week menu. I was tired from 12 hour day. Great ambience. Good food. Just at the end of the night we were tired and full and the waiter was a little slow. But we would go back.

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Herman
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great location, good atmosphere in the restaurant, the presentation of the food was nice, but the food was very mediocre. I think maybe it might just be that it was during restaurant week and they weren’t used to having such a large dinner service and so they cut some corners. Still pretty decent all things considered, but there’s a lot of better places for food in the city.

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beanie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

THis restaurant is under the Ben Franklin Bridge int he Fringe Arts building. Very cool decor vibe ( old pumphouse) and packed before performances in the FringeArts space. We were there for Restaurant week dinner with family. We started with a drink outside in the beer garden. It was a beautiful night. Meal selections were standard menu items and delicious. We had a mix of appetizers, crab cake, clam chowder, watermelon salad and cheese curds were all very tasty. Very large portion of cheese curds - of course we ate them all. Risotto was flavorful with plenty of mushrooms and HUGE, Pot Roast had the most delicious savory gravy (poured some on the Risotto - yum!) Desserts were good, cheesecake was serviceable, but my companions raved about the bark.

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CarolK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !!!

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Purrcy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good American food in an interesting former industrial industrial space. Overall rating brought down by amateurish service and ear-busting music.

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