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.
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.
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.
Loved the ambience food was good too.Loved our waitress Grace..very friendly & loved her recommendations
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.
Great meal. Cool place. I brought a client to dinner and everyone had a fabulous meal. With a great view.
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.
Clayton is an outstanding server that makes your entire dinning experience even better, the food here is outstanding, absolutely a hidden gem!
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.
Waiter was great, food was cooked perfectly. Atmosphere was calm
Service was awesome and the food was even better, hidden gem, a must go!!!
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.
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!
We enjoyed our meal very much. The food was delicious and service was excellent.
Service was great...food was deeeeelish
..the pot roast was sooooo tender and melt right in your mouth
As usual, food was spot on. And the service was spot on!
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!
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.
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.
Food was delicious, service was great, nice wine and drink list.
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
We are great fans of La Peg. We are ever disappointed, by the bar or the restaurant we highly recommend it.
Christopher was a terrific server. He knew when to leave us alone and when to inquire if we needed anything.
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.
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
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.
Very disappointed in our meals and very slow service. Cool atmosphere and good drinks though. We won’t be returning.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
service was really off for this visit to La Peg. had been there before and had great service. not sure if it was the server or the kitchen. did not think that server was very attentive although did not short change her on the tip (maybe should have). waited forever for bread. one menu item was just fair (spag and meat sauce) burger eaters had a better experience. did tell hostess
YOu could miss this place driving along Delaware Avenue. But stop and take a look!
Intriguing atmosphere, very friendly and accomodating staff. Interesting menu, with plenty to choose for lunch. Everything prepared well. Left full and thrilled! Great drinks too!
Great place for casual evening out!! Food was good. Great service!!!
I called to make a reservation in hopes to reserve a table upstairs near one of the large arched windows to view the fireworks & was told no phone reservations, use Open Table.
Open Table only had availability near the 6 pm fireworks, so I reserved a 5:15 pm table for two. Open Table does not allow customers to select a table location.
When I arrived I asked the host for a table upstairs near a window and was told "sorry" and seated downstairs at a table centered in the restaurant near the bar.
Noticed several empty tables upstairs and asked Eric, our server if we could be seated upstairs and was told "sorry".
Totally missed the fireworks, with the 6 pm fireworks lasting only about ten minutes.
Bread & butter rated as "good". First course crab cakes w/ cauliflower rated as "pretty good." Main course; scallops nice sized, but undercooked, rated "sorry". Desert pumpkin? creme brulee, "sorry". Eric's service "good to excellent".
Restaurant was freezing cold & drafty with tables on top of each other.
Valet service cost $30, rate it "good service, but sorry by $15". Bill not including tip or valet parking $177, which means I spent $250 total for a few crab cakes, rate it as "sorry or sad or going somewhere else next year". Total disappointment.
Food was delicious and service friendly. The restaurant was very patient with the fact that the other members of our party arrived late for the reservation.