The food overall was amazing but the New England Clam Chowder was incredible! My server Christian was great!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Good American food in an interesting former industrial industrial space. Overall rating brought down by amateurish service and ear-busting music.
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.
Celebrated my daughter's birthday every aspect of our dining experience was excellent-we will come again
ONE WORD, “FABULOUS”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
The service was excellent. Servers checked in on us often. Drinks were good prices and the ambiance is awesome! Food was quite good.
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.
Great food, great service, great ambiance, very reasonable prices.
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.
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.
Great place, great service, fantastic brunch.
We always enjoy going here on weekends.
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!
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.
Excellent friendly Service
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
Great place to dine. Chris, our server, was very attentive to our needs.
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.
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.
So many great places to eat in Philly. This is one for drinks– not dinner.
The food was good. However, the pepperdelle noodles were stuck together and, as a result, some were not thoroughly cooked.
Cassio was our server, excellent at his job
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.
Great place, ambiance was really cool. Nice vibes when you want a good bite and great drinks. I had the pub burger it was 👌🏽
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!
Food was terrible!!!!
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.
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.
Excellent restaurant whether or not one is attending a Fringearts showBryna