La Peg

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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.
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

DV
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

H
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

b
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

CK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !!!

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P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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

TR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Restaurant Week: The appetizer was amazing, soup was very very good. Main course was cold, and salmon dish was very spicy - though not advertised that way. Cheesecake was very dry and bland. Service was good. Got us to our table right away.

MA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter's birthday every aspect of our dining experience was excellent-we will come again

N
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ONE WORD, “FABULOUS”

J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

People say that you should not judge a restaurant during these special weeks. However, my wife and I both had a great meal this past Friday during Restaurant Week. Service was spot on (nice job Alex). Food was wonderful, and someone gave me the history of the building. Great time.

G
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The space is really interesting. The outside is wonderful. Our server was great! The food was just okay. Nothing to write home about. Would not go back.

SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I picked La Peg for a restaurant week date and it was a hit! The ambiance was chill and elegant. We sat on the balcony and loved the view of the outside terrace and river below. The food and drinks were yummy. We especially loved the chef's flat bread and our seasonal cocktails. The service was relaxed, but not slow. I plan to come back to La Peg for more great food and drinks!

RA
Caribbean
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waitress (Nancy) who made our evening enjoyable. It was restaurant week and they had put together a very special menu. The clam chowder is a must have. Very good special cocktail (Maker Mark’s Cold Hot Toddy, which is bourbon, honey syrup, lemon and clove).we had the pot roast and the sptachock chicken. The portions are generous and the food tasty.

LP
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The baby back ribs have sauce red not barbecue n baked beans have sauce n kidney beans coleslaw tasteless however crab cakes delicious dessert great clam chowder excellent not sitting at bar not A lot of choices waiter was attentive. Front desk woman not personal and we said good night have a good evening no response from her she was waiting on a customer And appears she can only focus on 1 thing at a time

CW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Came for a restaurant date night. Super chill vibe and will definitely return with friends for drinks and the environment. Food was ok- cheese curds were a highlight crab cakes were acceptable. Salmon was very good. I felt the ribs were super dense and heavy couldn’t eat more than a part of one. The creme bruelle was great other than that they burned the top with the light torch so a little on the black side. Salted caramel and icecream was good but really a few pieces of chocolate and regular icecream- not super special. Will likely come back for drinks and apps but dinner

SS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Servers checked in on us often. Drinks were good prices and the ambiance is awesome! Food was quite good.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The overall experience at La Peg was wonderful. There was a great view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the vibe of the restaurant was very rustic. However, the food had it's ups and downs. We participated in restaurant week and the best dishes were the cheese plate, crab cakes, BBQ ribs (which had the BEST BBQ sauce I've ever tasted), and the blood orange creme brulee. The rest of the meal was ok, I've had a better salmon and pot roast dish. The biggest let down was desert; the raspberry cheesecake and chocolate bark was very salty. BUT I must say the other desert that was offered (creme brulee) was very tasty - so like I said, a lot of ups and downs.

B
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great ambiance, very reasonable prices.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance is beautiful. Amazing view of the Ben Franklin Bridge, The interior of the restaurant and the outside area are fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive but not very friendly. My grilled chicken was cooked perfectly but the potatoes were undercooked. Bartender did a nice job with our drinks. We were visiting from NYC and for sure the aesthetic of the restaurant couldn’t have been more special.

d
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We dined at La Peg prior to the Fringe show (B-Side). Upon greeting, our server asked if we were attending the show. By the time we were served our entree, it became clear that he was spacing the courses so that we finished at an appropriate time to take our seats-- neither too late nor too early--- a very nice and much appreciated touch. The food has been consistently good here, but we were a bit disappointed to see some of our favorite dishes not on the menu-- perhaps with the change of seasons, they will return. One of the best reasons to dine here (apart from the food and the fascinating ambiance) is that it's possible to sit 2 feet away from other tables, but still have a quiet dinner conversation. The high ceilings work wonderfully.

t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service, fantastic brunch.
We always enjoy going here on weekends.

SK
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a dining "grand slam:" Excellent food (1st base), outstanding service (2nd base), relaxed ambience (3rd base) and great specials (home plate). Perfect in every way!

KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I brought my parents to La Peg on Saturday evening. A few of the dishes came out different than described by our waiter and the menu.

LA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant
Excellent friendly Service
Nice View
Pleasant atmosphere
Tasty meal

SJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It's great to have a place to eat before or after a performance at Fringe Arts. Can't beat it for convenience. Overpriced mediocre not hot enough food. Barely passable service. Good place for a beer

GB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine. Chris, our server, was very attentive to our needs.

TV
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed in the food. I’d been excited to try this place for a long time because the space itself is interesting but nothing tasted good and it was far too expensive for the quality. I couldn’t even finish the BBQ ribs and coleslaw, which tasted more like hot dog meat than tender pork. A side of chili glazed green beans and snap pea was wildly bland and obnoxiously overpriced at $11. The cocktail was “OK” and at least only $10.

The best part of the restaurant was the attentive service. But that’s not my primary motivation for going out to eat.

B
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were at the restaurant prior to seeing the play at Theatre Exile. The show was at 7 and our reservations were at 5:30. You would think that should be plenty of time but somehow our main course never came out and we left at 6:55 for the play. We only ordered burgers but the kitchen/ waiter either forgot our order or never actually placed it. We were very disappointed as we had a good previous experience at the restaurant. Although the restaurant comped our drinks, it really didn’t make it right.

AB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

So many great places to eat in Philly. This is one for drinks– not dinner.

GC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good. However, the pepperdelle noodles were stuck together and, as a result, some were not thoroughly cooked.

NF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cassio was our server, excellent at his job
Good food,

BP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

I've never written a restaurant review in my life, but my crab cakes and even the accompanying salad was so salty that I couldn't even eat it. If the server hadn't been non-existent, I might have been able to get something else before we headed into the show, but there was no time. Ended up hungry - and thirsty from the over salted crab cakes! Worst restaurant experience I have ever had in Philly.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place, ambiance was really cool. Nice vibes when you want a good bite and great drinks. I had the pub burger it was 👌🏽

SS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the Great location near the Ben Franklin Bridge and that the restaurant is part of the Fringe Arts building. Ample indoor and outdoor space. Menu has some great surprises including an awesome crispy salad with green goddess dressing, which was the Best we've ever had. Don't miss the Mac and Cheese app either. Delicious. Best item on the menu was the Yankee Pot Roast. It. Is. Authentic! We left nothing on the plate and wanted more!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was terrible!!!!

C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong here. We have been going to La Peg for about 3 years and have never been disappointed. It is so consistently good.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very rustic and cool restaurant/bar right under the bridge. I would highly recommend it. Service was fantastic and the food was very good as well. Nice area to walk around as well.

c
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant whether or not one is attending a Fringearts showBryna

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