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La Peg

4.5
621 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Cross street
Race
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What 621 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.1
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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Saturday night La Peg was surprisingly empty; therefore, it was quieter than usual. The food was good as it was the previous time we dined there when it was quite noisy. Service was excellent. My dinner had a Southern touch with grits, beacon and collard greens, and I have developed a taste for grits after this meal. We all enjoyed our dinner at La Peg and will return again.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was not very efficient. Had to ask for coffee refills, bread plate.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

La Peg is an upscale bistro with friendly staff, interesting menu, and quirky ambience. A bit off the beaten path but also walkable from much of Old City.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Chris was a very helpful waiter, loved hearing all of his recommendations. We were staying at the hotel next door and just stopped in a whim! Glad we did, good was great.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Booked primarily because it is literally in the "Fringe" Theater space where we were attending a performance. Was very pleasantly surprised by the outstanding quality of the food, eclectic menu, good selection of beer and wine, unique space, and totally competent, knowledgeable, attentive staff. Whether you are going to the theater or just want a really nice place to eat at the east side of the City, you can't make a much better choice.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Last time the 2 of us dined there review would have been all 4s and 5s. Much of that due to a charming very knowledgeable waiter who was not on this time. Fringe festival was on and the bar and noise level was just fine. Lots of kids and staff a bit distracted which was not so fine this time. Caused us to rethink going back again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Sebastian, our server was a very informative and prompt person. Never needing to wait or get his attention. Helpful in the description of everything on the menu. Told the history and the present use of a very delightful building.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved the ambience food was good too.Loved our waitress Grace..very friendly & loved her recommendations

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our server was very nice, I think Maureen (or Marie). Food value is very good. I had the half carafe of house Cab and was very happy with it.
Everyone enjoyed their meal and then we went to the comedy show.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great meal. Cool place. I brought a client to dinner and everyone had a fabulous meal. With a great view.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time at La Peg, have wanted to go for a long time but tough to get in during summer. Food and service were great, little light on the selection, but a well rounded menu, something for everyone. Loved the industrial ambiance, I don't remember it being too noisy. Of course all this greatness comes with a price, about $125/couple. But, with 3 apps., 2 desserts, 4 drinks and tip, not too unreasonable for a great experience. Will definatly go back, try for outside in the summer.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Clayton is an outstanding server that makes your entire dinning experience even better, the food here is outstanding, absolutely a hidden gem!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This restaurant had a great atmosphere and superb service. The food was a bit pricy for choices. our bill was $65 for 2 people without drinks.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Waiter was great, food was cooked perfectly. Atmosphere was calm

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Service was awesome and the food was even better, hidden gem, a must go!!!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went there for dinner, such great location BUT FOOD WAS AWFUL. We had to return back our shrimp as it smells like a garbage. We also ordered crab cake and meat plate which were so terrible. I ended up eating bread and butter. I won't recommend going there for dinner. It might be a good place just to get a beer and seat at the bar. I would never go back there again. They need to change their chef.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My girlfriend and I have made this our regular spot for special occasions. The service and food are consistently great! Our server this time was a lovely young lady named Grace. She was very sweet and energetic and helped make my girlfriend's birthday special.

We had the meat plate, crab cakes, and foie gras for appetizers and all were amazing. We highly recommend all three.

For dinner I had the spaghetti and meat sauce that was out of this world. MY girlfriend had the steak which tender and cooked to perfection.

We love everything about this true gem!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed our meal very much. The food was delicious and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Service was great...food was deeeeelish
..the pot roast was sooooo tender and melt right in your mouth

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

As usual, food was spot on. And the service was spot on!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The only downfall was that my girlfriend asked for a medium cooked burger and that came out well done. Other than that, the food was great!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The ambiance was incredible but the food was nothing special. The chicken was greasy and lacking seasoning which was a shame, the vegetables were okay, the drinks were great but too strong and when we got the bill we were floored. We went for restaurant week and it was still an arm and a leg. I would not recommend

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I made a reservation for a Friday Night Date with my S.O. for CCD Restaurant week. The offerings were awesome, the seating was great, the view was awesome, and the food was absolutely delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was delicious, service was great, nice wine and drink list.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I went with a group of friends during Center City Restaurant Week to celebrate a friend's birthday. The value of course was great because we ordered off the restaurant week menu. I'm not sure regarding the normal menu because I didn't look, but my friend's cocktail was $14, so I'm assuming the entire menu is a bit on the pricey side.

The food I ordered was absolutely outstanding. For first course I ordered country fried quail on a bed of cheese grits. The quail was done just right, and the cheese grits were some of the best I've ever had, and I lived in Georgia for 10 years.
For main course I ordered a steak with mashed potatoes and a side of broccoli. The broccoli was seasoned with an interesting spicy seasoning, unlike any broccoli I've had elsewhere. It was great. As were the steak and the potatoes.
For dessert I ordered chocolate bread pudding, which was also outstanding.

The food was great, but the service and ambiance were a bit lacking. For starters, the restaurant was entirely too dark. The sun had already set by the time we got our food, and my friends noted that there was more light outside than within the restaurant, and it wasn't from street lamps. Eating in the dark was not that fun. Second, our waitress seemed to forget paying attention to certain things. When we sat down she asked about my friend's birthday (which I noted in my reservation), and that was all the mention the birthday celebration got. Not even a candle on the dessert my friend was paying for anyways. She also forgot to ask us if we wanted separate checks, and then got irritated when we asked her to split them for us after she brought us the check. We were a group of 5 young adults (4 females and one male), I think it was pretty obvious none of us were paying for the entire table, she should have known to ask.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I went with some girl friends and we had the best time! Service was amazing and the food was delicious. Our server was friendly and before I even had the chance to need anything, he was providing all we needing! Super beautiful spot. Highly recommend for a trendy meet up or fun dinner date

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We are great fans of La Peg. We are ever disappointed, by the bar or the restaurant we highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Christopher was a terrific server. He knew when to leave us alone and when to inquire if we needed anything.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The area is super cute and the food is awesome as well. Went there with my friends on restaurant week for brunch and we had great time there. Nice view with nice service. Highly recommended spot in Philly to check out! Definitely will go back soon.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Been waiting to go here for some time- so glad I made it! Everything was fantastic- cool place. Can’t wait to experience it in the warmer weather-the outside space looks like a good time

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for restaurant week and had a great experience. The only tiny complaint was that my burger bun was definitely over-toasted (like char.) The dessert (bread pudding) was a particular highlight. The space is so interesting and creates such a nice atmosphere. Our server was very attentive and made helpful recommendations.

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Very disappointed in our meals and very slow service. Cool atmosphere and good drinks though. We won’t be returning.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant week, wonderful meal. Had foie gras and the trout with fried oysters and grits with collar greens. Hubby had clam chowder and steak. Both meals were enjoyed! Tried a new cocktail... delish!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for restaurant week. The menu options were not very exciting. Our server was not very attentive (i didn't get a steak knife for my steak and my friend asked for sugar with her coffee and didn't get any). The atmosphere is great.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

It was nice trying the Restaurant Week menu. Some of the portions could have been a little bigger for the fixed $35 price. Good late night Cabaret, outdoor ice bar, and a vibrant scene.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Went here for restaurant week. Menu was diverse so that everyone in my party had something to choose from. Portion size was just right. Nothing left on my plate, and I didn't walk away feeling hungry. Food was very good. Atmosphere / decor was interesting and unique. Service was attentive without being intrusive. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Only reason they don't get a 5 star is we had reservations for 7pm dinner. We arrived at 6:45 and went to the bar for a drink. Another couple that was dining with us arrived at 6:50pm. We were having our drinks when at 7pm we were told we needed to be seated by the hostess. The restaurant was not crowded at all and there were plenty of tables open. I could have argued this point but decided not to. I would have liked to finish my drink at the bar or have another one before being seated. There was no reason to rush us to the table. The entire time we were there tables were available for seating. Maybe she was new and it wasn't intentional to rush us or doesn't know the restaurant business that well. They lost a sale at the bar but I am overlooking this because everything else was very good. I will go back.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Had an excellent restaurant week meal here.

The ambiance is a mix of chic, artsy, and steam punk. The service is efficient and friendly.

The food exceeded my expectations. The serving size, especially for prefix was generous. I especially enjoyed the food pheasant appetizer and NY strip with roasted broccoli entrée. The steak was perfectly rare.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Loved this ambience, setting, and service. The menu was perfect. I am a vegetarian and my husband is a meat eater. Everything was on point for us. Flavor and presentation. I will go back when it is warmer (it was a drive for us) so I can hang outside at the firepits next time with a drink and friends.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Great atmosphere, fine food good, but not fast service - but I am NOT especially motivated to return.

Like many restaurants, you can't order happy hour prices once you are seated at a table. I think this is a mistake for restaurants because it often sours the customer. Allow the first drink at HH price presuming it is still HH. This will get more food sale, more sales at the bar and happier customers.

BTW, I think it was mentioned in the reservation that is was a birthday, and there was no recognition of that.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

My sister and I picked this spot off the list for Restaurant Week since we've never been there before. The night that we went there was an ice sculpture being created outside and it was amazing to watch. They were being created for outdoor bar are which was a great area as well with the seating and fire pits. This is a place that I will be returning to with the girls and it's perfect for the late night date with the views of the water and bridge. ( best to go at night ,.. very romantic but casual)

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