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Phoebe's Restaurant & Coffee Lounge, Syracuse, NY

Phoebe's Restaurant & Coffee Lounge

4.6
4.6
298 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Originally known as Phoebe's Garden Café, the restaurant has a long and colorful history in Syracuse. Local lore claims that the building was originally a brothel, and Phoebe was its madam.
In the summer of 2004, Phoebe's experienced a refreshing makeover with a bright new look in the atrium dining room with fresh paint, new upholstery, and artwork. The coffee lounge also opened that year, and it became an instant hit with the surrounding university and business crowd. Those changes also warranted a new name to reflect the updated attitude and ambiance: Phoebe's Restaurant and Coffee Lounge. Classic elements of Phoebe's remain untouched—the French onion soup and enticing crème brulee, for example, but other menu items change seasonally.
The Lounge also has its own seating area and free wireless internet capabilities. Phoebe's old world charm is right at home in a revitalized area of the city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:30 am–2:30 pm Tue–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (315) 475-5154

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ben Burr

  • Private party facilities

    We offer two rooms for private events. Our parlor dining room is ideal for 15-35 people and offers a more intimate setting. The atrium dining room will accommodate up to 60 people and has a bright and spacious atmosphere sure to please everyone. We specialize in bridal/baby showers, rehearsal dinners and business functions. You'll find our menu options and helpful party planning info at www.phoebessyracuse.com/events. Let us help make your next event a success! Give us a call at 315.475.5154 | Quality since 1976

  • Neighborhood

    Syracuse

  • Cross street

    Irving Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found along East Genesee Street, in the parking lot along Irving Ave or parking garage along Irving Ave.

  • Public transit

    Located on the Syracuse University bus line - Connective Corridor

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central New York

    Best Service

  • Central New York

    Best Value

  • Central New York

    Great for Lunch

  • Central New York

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central New York

    Most Booked

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  1. SS

    SeaShallTwo

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our salmon dishes, which included their special, was cooked perfectly as well as being delicious. Love the Phoebes salad, and the berry pie dessert was very tasty. As always, Kat was our waitress extraordinaire, with such a pleasant smile and infectious laugh. Always a great place to go before any event or the theater.
  2. GM

    GeorgeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was prompt and attentive. The beef tenderloin was tender and delicious. Onion soup was good but a bit charged. The cabernet was a bit pricy for the undersized portion. Overall we had a good experience and would recommend the restaurant.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone worked together, from seating, serving to checking out. The food was amazing. We never felt rushed and great suggestions were explained by our server. Would definitely recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to go before a show at Syracuse stage. Good beer and wine selection great appetizers.
  5. LR

    LorieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated and served promptly and efficiently prior to the theater. Alicia, our server was very professional and attentive.
  6. DT

    DeniseT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was terrific. I am so very sorry that I did not get her name. Food was fine but service was wonderful!!
  7. EM

    ElaineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent. Some had salads some entrees. Food prices were certainly fair. We did think that wine by the glass was a little pricey for size of pour.
  8. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner following a show at Syracuse Stage. We were quickly seated and our waitress took our drink order. We both had the spinach salad which was delicious, among the best we have had. My wife had the haddock while I had the seared shrimp. Both were excellent, well prepared and presented. For dessert we shared a bread pudding with berries. Again, everything was excellent. Our waitress was attentive without being overbearing, outstanding at her job. Highly recommended.
  9. WC

    WillC

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Food as usual excellent. We were seated near a party of 10, who were very loud. Service much slower than at previous visits
  10. HP

    HughP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Waitress Lisa was wonderful. Attentive with a great sense of humor.
  11. TM

    TheresaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived for our 7:30 reservation and were seated promptly. Our server, Katherine, was so nice and helped us with some recommendations, which were all great. The food was quick, but paced nicely. We had the fried pickles, cheese board, Caesar salad, the spicy shrimp dish, and a filet special. The restaurant had such a warm and cozy vibe, will definitely be back.
  12. j

    jenn

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Phoebes before a concert at the dome. In spite of being very busy, service and food were excellent. I’ve been there several times for lunch as well. Always a great experience. Would highly recommend Phoebes for any occasion .
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were with friends and headed to a concert. We did feel that the waiter having to use the device in his hands to take our order was a bit standoffish. It did not allow us to interact with him well since he was busy finding all of the food choices we were picking. We would’ve preferred he write it down and then if need be go use that machine elsewhere. It just would’ve made the experience more friendly and feel as if we were the focus and not the machine. He tried to interact but the device took most of his attention!
  14. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The noise level was extremely loud. We had a difficult hearing each other talk. It had a negative impact on out dining experience.
  15. RL

    RhondaL

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from Bemus Point NY for a concert & by chance picked Phoebe’s for reservations based on location & online menu!!! What a great find!! We enjoyed every aspect of our experience from the ambiance to the delicious food to our server…Morgan….who was friendly & took excellent care of us!! If we ever have the opportunity to visit Syracuse in the future a visit to Phoebe’s will definitely be a must!!
  16. EP

    EllenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! Food was delicious. Enjoyed the atmosphere
  17. F

    Foodie84

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Picked this place on a whim while traveling. What a nice surprise. Great food, great prices, great service. While located close to SUNY campus, it was pleasantly quiet and not overcrowded. Perhaps being a week night influenced that, but we really enjoyed it.
  18. R

    Robert

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    When we arrived and we’re seated we asked for a specific table and they accommodated us the waitress Morgan was training another girl they ordered the wrong sandwich for my wife and my hamburger was undercooked
  19. CL

    CherylL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to dine!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We loved it! Great food & the place was very nice
  22. LC

    LisaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Ordered the duck but sent it back-under cooked. Waitress said they only cook to medium. Sorry but poultry should be fully cooked unless you want put your diners in the hospital. I recommend sticking with the special. Would not recommend to my worse enemy.
  23. M

    Mamma

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alicia great server, offered to turn down the a/c for us (which was blasting). Food fresh and interesting. Pleasant and quiet atrium seating for a summertime dinner.
  24. IF

    InfrequentFineDiner

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An attractive place just right for a pretheater meal.
  25. J

    John

    Naples

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, our server was great, table was a little sticky.
  26. UM

    UrsaMajor

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, stellar service and reasonable prices. What's not to like?
  27. MM

    MikeM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience (historic), service and food at reasonable prices.
  28. d

    drkimmie

    Atlantic City

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My friend and I had a very nice lunch. The food was good and while the place was moderately busy we didn’t feel rushed. I really enjoy Phoebe’s, but parking is a nightmare! It bothers me that I have to pay $6 to park my car just so I can have lunch! My friend actually found free street parking, but it was 4 blocks away!!
  29. ND

    NancyD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve dined at Phoebe’s many times and it’s always perfect!
  30. EC

    EllyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered from salad to dessert was delicious
  31. KG

    KG43

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great service and atmosphere. Food is phenomenal
  32. SL

    ScottL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phoebes is a really great restaurant and always has consistently good food and great service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Syracuse! Everything is delicious and the atmosphere is so bright, especially on a sunny day. The cheese plate appetizer is outstanding
  34. JP

    JaniceP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was terrific all around. Great waitress, she was not only excellent but humorous, patient and kind
  35. SS

    SeaShallTwo

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always a great place to eat with delicious meals served regularly. Our waitress was very accommodating and pleasant. The soups, salads, and entrees of salmon and creole shrimp as well as the pasta special were delightful.
  36. AB

    AprilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal, friends, conversation and atmosphere made for a great lunch. We will be doing it again.
  37. S

    Slip

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambience. Our server Randy very attentive and pleasant.
  38. O

    Outoftowners

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good we ate there twice. Both nights food was excellent, service friendly and efficient. Thoroughly recommend.
  39. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both of us had the flank steak and creme burle for dessert . FABULOUS! And I had not been to Phoebe's since pre-Covid and the manager served our dinners and recognized me. It was VERY special!
  40. JF

    JarretF

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food, as always. Service was a little slow, but we were able to get to Syracuse Stage on time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Phoebe's Restaurant & Coffee Lounge using the Order Online button. Phoebe's Restaurant & Coffee Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 475-5154.

Phoebe's Restaurant & Coffee Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Phoebe's Restaurant & Coffee Lounge

900 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Irving Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Syracuse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:30 am–2:30 pm Tue–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found along East Genesee Street, in the parking lot along Irving Ave or parking garage along Irving Ave.

  • Public transit

    Located on the Syracuse University bus line - Connective Corridor

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Burr

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (315) 475-5154

  • Private party facilities

    We offer two rooms for private events. Our parlor dining room is ideal for 15-35 people and offers a more intimate setting. The atrium dining room will accommodate up to 60 people and has a bright and spacious atmosphere sure to please everyone. We specialize in bridal/baby showers, rehearsal dinners and business functions. You'll find our menu options and helpful party planning info at www.phoebessyracuse.com/events. Let us help make your next event a success! Give us a call at 315.475.5154 | Quality since 1976

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