La Peg

4.5
908 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 908 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMartinaT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Servers were very friendly and even had dog treats for our puppy. Fast food burger, fries and the passion fruit mango mojito were the highlights of our meal. The octopus was a little too soft and the creme brûlée was overdone (basically sweet scrambled eggs with burnt sugar). Mango water ice was just ok. The views and the staff made up for the somewhat average and overpriced food. Would definitely come back for a burger, fries and cocktail

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ChrisD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fine selection of small plates, wine and craft beers

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JustinC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Bartender needs support to be attentive to all guests.

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vipTita
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The asparagus Vichyssoise was outstanding- perfect for a hot day!

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jtmoep
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We're former service industry workers, longtime patrons, and supporters of La Peg, Fringe, and the overall mission of the establishment. We've been excited to return to one of our favorite restaurants post-pandemic. Unfortunately, we're very disappointed. The service was one of the worst experiences we've had in many years of Philadelphia dining; the waiter was inattentive and spent more time flirting with patrons at other tables than actually working his section. When, after witnessing multiple other tables receive their drinks and food long before we were served, we asked if anything was wrong. The waiter had little by way of answers and the manager eventually comped a round of drinks...but only after we had to physically enter the restaurant and inquire why we had waited nearly 90 minutes for our meal. We know that re-entry post-pandemic is tough, but this would have been an easy fix: comp the meal, offer an apology, and welcome us back. As it stands, we won't be patrons for a while. Under new management? Unclear, but in the meantime, understaffed and underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Since we were celebrating our anniversary, the server brought us two champagne flutes on the house. Quite classy, but then he brought us drinks without straws or napkins. The beet salad was innovative and tasty, but the burger was over cooked and unremarkable, accompanied by fries that we both decided to pass on. I read reviews and booked the reservation based on someone’s recommendation. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of false advertising. It’s disingenuous to call it a beer garden when the beer selection is limited. Moreover, it’s not on the water. It’s across the street- a large, highly trafficked highway kind of street. After driving into Philly and looking forward to a special dining experience, we were quite disappointed.

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Listo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent prices, service, and staff. Relaxing gem.

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TFelicetti
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, as usual. The Wild Cape Cod oysters and the mushroom risotto were so delicious!

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Happi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice venue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly the host was inviting and glowed with a warm friendliness. Secondly my server was absolutely wonderful and very helpful when it came to trying certain things I was unsure about on the menu. The pork belly with the asparagus was phenomenal. Usually you get caught up thinking the pork belly would be very fatty but nope! The perfect ratio I’m not sure if it’s the quality of the meat. Or the quality of the folks they have behind that line but regardless everything was phenomenal. An actual MEDIUM RARE steak. Not medium well not rare. The oysters are to die for I personally liked mystics over the blue points. I’ll definitely be back.

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NyszhaB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

The food is okay and manager she stared too much n didn’t come over to see how we were doing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and kind service. Plus beautiful bridge view. They were so accommodating of my dog at our outside table which meant a lot to me. Wish there were more tables in the shade but hey, that’s Philly summer for you. Thanks LaPeg!

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Megs
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor beer garden was great and very energetic and nice views. Good menu options. Cocktails were good but a little pricy. Fun environment for happy hour.

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vipDestineeD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a great spot for lunch. All small-ish plates (plus a couple of burgers) that are great to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food,it was late Friday evening around 10:45PM The kitchen closed at 11 PM , I had to think quick , luckily I. was in the mood for something lite so I had the creme brûlée and fries. To drink I had passion fruit and mango mojito(very delicious, my most favorite out of the three drinks I had) , tequila honeysuckle( it was strong which was great it my least favorite out of the drinks I had though ) , and lemon water ice with tequila (my second favorite it was a nice treat and it was the perfect night for it) . Great views , nice service . Will visit again .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Quinoa was cold

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SavonarolaBrown
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. Glad we live nearby.

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Nesteelove
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice environment, food was iight

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Mooo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor seating can get really noisy being next to a busy road and bridge.

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vipJB10
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We ate outside and it is quite loud right on columbus blvd. The service was a little slow, and the wine pours were on the smaller side but the staff was friendly and the food is good. The menu is limited - mostly small plates plus a burger. Would recommend eating inside for a light bite, but probably not ideal for outdoor brunch.

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vipMTir
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner experience. Service was at the right place for our group and super friendly. Mushroom toast points were savory, a bit earthy, and salty in all the good ways. Beet salad had a lovely acidic dressing. Steaks were grilled and charred. Would recommend for a fun night out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual place to hang out on a beautiful day. Drinks were great and food was even better. Had some drinks and apps and decided to stay for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything from service to food and drinks was above and beyond!

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SusanP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved La Peg! Amazing pub burger and great rose. Loved the wide open space inside, very comfortable as we return to indoor dining.

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vipYummy
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. So interesting inside. Super nice people. Great outdoor space too. Right under the bridge. Yummy food!

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vipBobE
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

All in all good but think the affects of the pandemic really affected the menu. Menu was very small but everything was good and the service was fantastic. Have been here before, will be back.

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Philguest
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, friendly & efficient service. A great spot IN a great spot right off the river. Highly recommend.

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BridgetD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and apps were so good! It was great to have the option to go indoors. We did have to wait a little for our table because the party in front of us wasn’t done but I highly recommend! The watermelon lemonade was amazing!

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Violesent
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

It is very loud on the patio because of Delaware Ave. and the bridge/train but still, if the weather is nice it's a good space for a group to meet up. If you're looking for beer/wine and snacks this place is a good spot to check out. The entrees were pricey and not at all worth those prices. My plate of ribs looked entirely different than the one served to my friend (one was dry, one looked appealing but neither had the flavor of honey as expected), the chicken was under-cooked, and the risotto had been sitting for so long it was stiff and had a sort of developed a filmy shell on top. Our server was great and the music selection was also really good, it's a shame that this place just isn't what it once was - maybe it's the pandemic?

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KeithK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful, I would go again. We got several small plates which were perfect. One thing to note, the meat and cheese tray value was not good. One piece of cheese and one meat didn't seem to us worth what we paid.

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vipPhillythropist
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome creative causal menu in such a gorgeous setting! We loved it and can’t wait to go back 😊

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LeahB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place to dine outdoors in Philadelphia. Full stop.

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vipterrym
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Good atmosphere! A bit loud but that’s expected!!

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JoeG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Brunch ... relaxing and scenic ... recommend if ur COVID
Conscious, excellent protocol.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had ordered two of the same plate for the table and an additional plate of a different item. They charged us twice for both (instead of just twice for the one item we did order two of). I didn’t notice it until the next day.
And the drinks are very weak.

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vipKerH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and La Peg was amazing gave as glasses of champagne to help us celebrate it was and amazing experience there!

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Jam3
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was prompt. Drinks were very good. Hostess and waitress bothered attentive.

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Gina
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and nice beer selection. All servers very courteous ...nice view of BF bridge. Would definitely return.

FAQs

La Peg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 375-7744.

La Peg is rated 4.5 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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