Laurel

4.7
944 Reviews
$50 and over
French
On behalf of Chef/Owner Nick Elmi and the entire staff at Laurel, we’re thrilled to welcome guests back. We kindly ask that those who dine with us are aware of current dining restrictions and safe practices, and adhere to a 2-hour limit on all reservations of up to four guests.

Please understand that outdoor reservations are weather dependent, and we will make every effort to accommodate or reschedule your reservation.

Indoor Dining at Laurel & ITV/Outdoor on Passyunk Ave. (Wed-Sat):
-6 course Tasting Menu $120pp

Chef’s Garden Table (one seating per night for parties of 4+; Wed-Sat):
-9 course Chef’s Tasting Menu $165pp

Laurel offers a full wine, beer, & cocktail menu, as well as wine pairing options. BYOB ($25 per bottle corkage fee).

We offer a set menu, and kindly ask that all allergies/dietary restrictions are brought to our attention at least 24 hours in advance.

*Sample Tasting Menus (subject to seasonal change) can be viewed on our website.

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 944 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Forced to eat outside thanks to our mayor’s lovely new rules. Not enough heaters- they offered us blankets. Spent $500 for a date with a overpriced wine tasting and extremely small courses. Will never come again because I’m leaving the city for good. They said they are closing for the month anyway so I assume they just tried to make due with what they had in supplies. Horrible dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and the team at Laurel did a fantastic job! We will definitely be returning! Maureen and Nick did a phenomenal job taking care of our party. The food was mind-blowing, and I couldn't have asked for better service. I am really looking forward to our next visit!

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vipChristinaK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. Food was wonderful, service was fantastic, and the atmosphere was pleasant, given that with covid, we were eating outside in November.

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vipvpsandler
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

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vipBensalemJoe
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has always been special because of their attention to detail and the quality of the dishes they serve. They go above and beyond in this Covid environment to keep its patrons and staff super safe. We had no concerns, whatsoever.
We enjoyed 10 courses as we added the signature supplement Gnocchi with Truffles. Early seafood offerings include paddlefish, scallop, blue crab, and more, finishing with our two meat courses of pheasant and then finally venison. Truly the best venison dish we have ever had. The pheasant was a close second in flavor to the venison.
It seems that Laurel builds upon each dish that takes your taste buds to the next level. We picked and chose certain dishes to be pair with wine, and they were standout pairings that truly completed our food.
The menu offerings published on Open Table are not 100% accurate, but neither is the one on Laurel's website. There are always brilliant surprises, but if you have any doubts, call the restaurant. We love Laurel and if the city doesn't shut down indoor dining (stupidly) again, we'll return again during the holidays. Well done to the team at Laurel.

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darlenec
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, excellent food, fabulous ambience.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic course after fantastic course. Great for our anniversary.

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Paige621
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a meal that helped us forget everything crazy going on in this world. For two hours life felt normal- the amazing food made us forget we were bundled up in layers while we ate outside. The service was fantastic and the staff were wonderful. We went into the meal understanding that the quality may suffer because the of the colder temperatures outside but we were wrong. Everything was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to get back to Laurel, amazing everytime!

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Ryan
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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vipThea
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening as always!

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vipLouiseG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service!

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vipNortwestGourmet
London
33 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative cooking and Covid safe. The tasting menu is varied and delicious. There are fewer tables, but the masked staff are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Don’t miss it.

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ShanaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth time visiting Laurel. We love coming here. The food, service, and overall experience is always amazing. Can’t wait to come back again!

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vipphilly
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is special on all levels. Pray they survive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was lovely. The food and service were as good as ever. The small private tent was cozy and the space heaters made it cozy. What a lovely experience!

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vipFoodie220
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff! I cannot say enough good things.

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Gouri
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I had dietary restrictions and thought I would still enjoy the meal with the replacements. I didn't to be honest but I'm sure if you ate all red meat you would enjoy it more.

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jayr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food and wine pairing was fantastic!

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WilliamM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laurel was such a treat from start to finish. The team has done such an incredible job to keep the restaurant running so smoothly. Truly an amazing experience.

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LarryB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Fine dining at a high level. Awesome wine selection. And the prix menu is just right. Kate, the hostess is very nice.

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54mg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick Elmi and Team Laurel are exceptional! The food is creative, surprising and most importantly tasty! We felt absolutely safe, everyone wearing masks and splash glasses. Social distancing was always maintained. We have dined at Laurel many times and the experience is consistently positive.

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing- Best ambiance for outdoor seating. So cute & quaint! 10/10 loved everything.

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SaraA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I think the price is too high for the food you get. I have been in much better restaurants where I paid much less. The service was not as good as I expected for that price. We had to wait quite a lot between the different plates. I do not recommend this at all. It was disappointing, and the worst part is that it was a birthday present to my boyfriend.

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vipMinkster
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a taste sensation! Paired down 6 course only offering due to Covid, but every course was something special. Egg with caviar course was a stand out and perhaps one of the best things I’ve eaten in Philadelphia.

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James
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and menu that was well thought and executed flawlessly. Each course built wonderfully upon the last. Service was prompt and informative. Ambience was quiet and intimate.

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vipSaki
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was exceptional from start to finish: food, service, presentation.

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vipVinsMom
Philadelphia
176 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and we were thrilled to be able to dine “inside” after 7 months.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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LauraR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a very cool experience. glad we were able to go, even in this crazy time. Felt safe and well taken care of, and the food was so fun and exciting. Not like any other restaurant I've ever been to.

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vipJfdorozco
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most special restaurants in Philadelphia without a doubt. This was their first night back after a 6 month hiatus due to covid-19 and it was spectacular, I can’t imagine how good they will be once they get back in the groove! Outstanding!

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PhillyDiner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Laurel is one of my favorite restaurants. Food, presentation, and service is always top notch.

I'm disappointed with the choice to remove the byob option, which is why I took away one star. IMO, it decreases the 'value'. I go to Laurel for the excellent food experience, and I was happy bringing my own bottle of wine to complement that.

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CodyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the 9 course tasting. The food was amazing. Each course somehow topped the previous one. We can’t wait to go back when the menu changes!

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Jose
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. The portions too small. Service was not up to the expectations. Poor communication regarding pricing of day specials. Overall a good one night experience but not a restaurant to repeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The creativity of the menu is from chef is superb! His dishes and the wine pairings are perfect. This place is inspired. The courses were a revelation with fresh ingredients, excellent timing and chef actually taking time to serve the tables one if not two of the courses. A must if you are in town. I was there for a visit and promised that I would visit first opportunity I get

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shariqv
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great experience. Would definitely recommend

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Tricia
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the 9 course tasting menu and added the gnocchi. Overall it was an wonderful dining experience.

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vipShannenP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 6 course tasting with wine pairing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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Alexander
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

World class food, knowledgeable staff, and great value for the money!

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Laurel is rated 4.7 stars by 944 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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