Laurel

4.9
633 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Tasting Menu
An intimate French/American restaurant by Chef/Owner Nicholas Elmi.

Laurel only offers a 7 course tasting menu for $115/guest. An optional wine pairing is available at $75/guest. Please note any allergies or dietary restrictions in your reservation allowing us to accommodate.

*Sample Tasting Menu can be viewed on our website
*Menu is subject to change
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30PM-10:00PM
Friday-Saturday: 5:30PM-11:00PM
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Phone number
(215) 271-8299
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nicholas Elmi
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Cross street
E. Passyunk & Tasker
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Parking details
Valet is available Friday-Sunday on East Passyunk Square where the Singing Fountain is located (Passyunk Avenue & Tasker Street).

$16 with validation.
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Gift Card
Additional
BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar
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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

This was our second time at Laurel. They never disappoint, the food is an experience, the staff are all very inviting. Five stars across the board!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Amazing.

Creative. Tasty. Very special French tasting menu of 7 courses. Get the additional courses!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We went there for my bf’s birthday dinner and we surprisingly were full! Loved the tapas

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Incredible dining experience. Literally the best meal of my life!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Still the best. It's that simple. We have dined at Laurel, as a couple and in groups, since the month it opened and, if anything, it's gotten better. There is a confidence to Chef Nick's cuisine that is rare. The asparagus and frogs' legs course was astonishing...but so was the sea bass and so was the lamb. And the eight-person-max garden is one of my favorite places for an intimate dinner in all of Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Everything from start to finish was exceptional in presentation, creativity, flavor and texture. We did the wine pairings and they were perfectly matched. The service was friendly and unobtrusive and the ambiance was comfortable, understated elegance. We left well satisfied but not overstuffed. It was not an inexpensive meal, but we were not disappointed. Laurel will remain high on our special occasion list for some time.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Tasting menu that was superb in every aspect
The service was attentive and professional with special attention to dietary restrictions
A little out of the way but well worth the 15 minute cab ride. A must if you are truly a foodie

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Amazing night. Nick and his staff are amazing. The food was some of the best I have ever had. My husband and I were having a special night out and they went above and beyond to make it perfect. It's a 7+ course tasting menu so don't expect big plates but you will not leave hungry. You can tell a lot of thought and care is put into every plate and things that you thought you knew and have had before you will experience in a different but great way. We will be back again!!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Each dish was exquisitely prepared with unusual ingredients and absolutely delicious. The portions were small but when you go through seven courses it’s enough.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Overall pretty good. We added an extra course of pasta for $75 which was totally worth it. We did not enjoy one of the courses or the dessert. Waitress noticed no one ate it and we explained it was a bit salty and tough. The dessert was some kind of a champagne fluff on top and we just didn’t care for it. Was somewhat surprised they didn’t send something else out but whatever. We had plenty of food.

Overall good experience. Doesn’t even come close to the level of vetri which we dined at the night before. Bill for three people with one bottle of wine was around $600 after tip.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Fantastic! What an incredible gastronomic experience. The staff and kitchen were extremely amenable to our dietary restrictions.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Absolutely amazing experience at Laurel. Highly recommend this place for a memorable date night!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I‘ve dined at Laurel roughly every 4 months since they opened, and I’ve never ever had anything but a fantastic experience. I can’t recommend it enough!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was top notch. They were very attentive and timely with the food. It was nice to have a Chef that actually comes to the table and cares about your experience.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Delicious anniversary dinner experience. Love that chef Elmi comes out to present dishes and meet the diners.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We came for our 10th anniversary. Service was friendly & attentive. Food was creative & tasty. Favorite course was the brined fluke. We had a few nice extra surprises for our anniversary. They pay attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Amazing, second time dining here. Most delicious meal ever.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Everything about the meal was excellent. As far as high end restaurants go this is my favorite.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

If this isn't our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia, is is in the top three. The tasting menu is both creative and delicious. Staff is always willing to explain how something was made. And the wine pairing was top notch.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great experience overall! The food was fantastic, the service was great as well.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Fantastic service, amazing creative cuisine!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great meal- truly innovative and delicious at each and every course!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

tremendous meal, impeccable service, great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Superb inventive tasty small plates. Delightful presentations. Great service from all of the servers, who answered our questions calmly and without hesitation. Will add the wine flight at our next visit, which can’t come soon enough! Thanks for a
wonderful meal celebrating my wife’s birthday.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Amazing

Best meal in years

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Two thumbs up from two foodies!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Laurel was everything we hoped it would be. The food is outstanding and we left very satisfied. The service was excellent, the staff there is fantastic. While we waited for our table to be ready we grabbed a drink at ITV, which was also very nice. My only recommendation with Laurel would be to byob (I noticed why I saw so many other customers bring their own) We opted for the wine pairing and every single one was awful. We couldn’t even finish the Merlot from New Jersey. This was a shame because the food was so good and we were expecting a similar level from the wine. Next time I would order wine off the menu a la carte or just bring my own. I would not recommend the wine pairing at all, but I can’t stress enough how great the food was. I can’t wait to come back!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Heaven on earth :)

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. A great and memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went to Laurel to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The tasting menu was outstanding, highly creative. The portions were perfect. I didn’t leave feeling stuffed. Would return in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Small intimate place serving a 7 course tasting menu with amazing favors and combinations.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This was our second trip to Laurel. We went on my birthday, and Chef Nick had a birthday message for me on the menu they give you to take home at the end of the meal. The meal was innovative and delicious. Only 1-5 bites per course, and we were satisfied after 7 courses. Each bite is packed with flavor! I missed having Chef Nick come out to the tables as he did on our first visit. That does not take away from how wonderful the staff and the service are. Go to Laurel and enjoy a unique experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Would be a 3 star ⭐⭐⭐ Michelin Restaurant if Philly used Michelin ratings.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. The quality of the food the you are getting for the price of the tasting menu is great. It might seem expensive, but I assure it is well worth it! Top 3 restaurant and dining experiences Ive had in Philadelphia hands down!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Next level dining in a quiet setting downtown.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Superb! From start to finish, every dish was heavenly. The wine pairing is a must 🍷

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Truly, one of the best, if not THE best dining experiences of my life. Every dish was absolutely sublime, service was knowledgeable and attentive, and the ambiance understated elegance

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

One of the best meals I've ever had and I literally ate 3 and 1 Michelin Star Restaurants in San Sebastian, not 6 mos ago. I had eaten here (albeit on Valentine's Day) ~ 2 years prior and didn't find it as memorable. I received a gift card so we decided to come back just spur of the moment and my wife hasn't stopped talking about it for 2 days.

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