Sedition Restaurant & Bar

4.3
109 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Sedition Restaurant & Bar is one of the largest underground restaurants in Philly. We have exposed brick, arches, and cozy nooks that will make you feel right at home.

Our menu features the best of new and traditional American cuisine, and our bar has a wide selection of local drafts, bottles and classic cocktails with a modern twist. Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday from 4-7pm; all drafts and wines are $2 off, a $5 bartender’s choice cocktail, plus a discounted happy hour snacks menu.
Please join us for Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or just a great happy hour or night out!

We now have live jazz Thursday nights with Hall of Mirrors, a local jazz duo specializing in gypsy jazz/latin jazz & standards, from 6pm-8:30pm! We also have live music from local artists on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm-10pm, and Sundays from noon to 2pm!
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OM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Sedition was very accommodating for a large group and has such a great environment!

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N
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A excellent after theatre dining location, very good sandwiches and salads, we did not sample entries but will next visit. 20% discount for Walnut ticket holders a huge plus! Quiet, we were able to discuss play with ease.

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p
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

First time here and we will go back. The service was wonderful... food was ok. Not GREAT but not bad.
Live music was a plus.

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e
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Sa was a fantastic server - very energetic, friendly, and helpful. Looking forward to going back

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M
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Though the food was great, the service was so slow. We even asked them to hurry because we were under time constraints and they didnt make an effort to hurry.

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JB
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had dined at Six Feet Under, the previous occupant of this space, and were hoping that the current tenant would meet or exceed our previous experiences. The grilled octopus appetizer was very good. Our grilled cheese sandwiches were oddly lacking in taste, and the French fries which accompanied one plate weren't crisp. The side salad which accompanied the other plate was quite good, and we liked the coffee. We went during Restaurant Week, and the menu was limited. We're hoping that when the regular menu is back in place, we'll have more options. This wasn't a bad meal--some parts were excellent--but it could have been better.

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SD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall it was decent and I’m interested to return and try the non-restaurant week menu, but a few things -

1. Completely empty on a Wednesday night at 7pm. I mean absolutely empty.
2. Loooove the brussel sprout appetizer
3. Flank steak was a bit chewy, French Dip came w onion soup as the jus so it was a bit hard to “dip” through the onions. Also didn’t seem to be traditional shaved roast beef but rather some sort of shredded meat. Was still tasty.
4. Creme brûlées were not set nor cold - makes me think they were not made correctly

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e
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on a double date for restaurant week. Cute intimate place. Live saxophonist- very nice touch!

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JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was a bit slow, possibly under staffed that night. Didnt se waiter for 15 minutes after seating. Restaurant week menu gave good options. Portioning a bit small but food was good. Dessert course of creme brulee had great flavors but the custard didnt set and was liquid. Their "Heresy" is definitely a drink worth trying. Would certainly go back for drinks and while I would eat again, I probably wouldn't seek it out.

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S
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great neighborhood place. Good food, good prices, great service. My wife and I have become regulars.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch with live music. Had a great time and will be returning.

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KK
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Sedition and it was fantastic! Our server was great, friendly and helpful. The four of us all enjoyed our dinners, which included short ribs, gnocchi, tuna and French onion soup - all were excellent. A hidden gem!

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SM
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good. I had gnocci and shortrib. The ambiance was the best part.

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S
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice food and service. Great local place.

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RS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Came for Sunday brunch with a party of seven. We were the only ones there for much of the time. The food was excellent and we had a wonderful experience. The only negative was that they automatically charged a 20% gratuity for the large party - I understand the automatic gratuity, but most places charge 18%. I would have given more than 18% anyway, but the principle of the thing turned me off. Nonetheless, I will be back and I highly recommend it.

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SM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This hidden gem sits in a basement location on Walnut between 7th and 8th, tucked away amongst shovel and pipe sconces for lighting, two awesome bars, little nooks to meet and talk to friends, and two separate private dining rooms besides the main one. It is a huge place but feels intimate nonetheless. We came for brunch on Sunday and it was DEEE lish. I had a special omelette of the day that was fluffy and light, and my husband had the braised pork hash, both were sumptuous and filling. Our waitress, Sa was always attentive and responsive. I like this place; it is has a nice feel and is really cozy. With the cold winter in full speed ahead, this cozy underground place is a fun place to go to get out of the cold. Hoping to go back with a big group and sit in the U-shaped nook, which is perfect to socialize in with our own private tv's to watch the game! Cheers to the staff, keep up the good work!

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CR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The cheese plate special, the spinach salad and pork chop entree were very good. Very disappointed in the chicken parm special. Little mozzarella on the chicken and the chicken was burnt.

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M
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service. Cheese tray was nice, entrees less than spectacular. Shepherd pie mostly mashed potatoes. Apple pie in a skillet as barely warm.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre, I ordered a grilled cheese w/ out bacon which came out with bacon. I also ordered the potato soup and received the French Onion and had to wait for my soup. We ordered the the cheese board, which was very slim. My date had the gnocchi, he said it was very cheesy for his taste. We each had 2 drinks and the bill came to $94! We agreed that it was not worth the price and will not return.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and the staff especially the manager Brian was very accommodating. Thank you all for the great evening.

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DS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent management. Terrific server.

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KS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our third time at Sedition (The first time the restaurant was called "Six Feet Under") We came from the American Revolution Museum the first time, and before the Walnut Street Theater the last two times. They accomodated large parties brilliantly (party of 16 in a back room and a party of 7 this last time in a private room. The wait staff is exceptional, knowledgeable and attentive. Cocktails are unusual and great. The vegetarian offerings (which many of our party needed) are fantastic. We ended up this last time splitting appetizers and salads among the 7 of us, many of us had the squash soup special - exceptional. We even managed to split two desserts among the 7 of us. (Wait staff graciously brought over clean plates and spoons/forks). We highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back again!

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KK
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dinner with 9 others. Everyone enjoyed the small plates and mains. We tried much of the menu, all very good! Definitely recommend.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and super accommodating! All the of the staff congratulated us individually on our special occasion, the manager/owner (I couldn’t tell) welcomed us to the restaurant and then came to us twice throughout the meal to check in and inform us that they’d like to give us a dessert on the house. Waiter was also super attentive and conversational. So kind and welcoming of them!
Food was, without a doubt, outstanding! We ordered the baby back ribs and the burger, then the pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. I was blown away and so full by the end of the meal.
100% would recommend. Please try out this Old City gem!

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LA
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's a noisy bar. Limited menu. Hamburger was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time there I was greeted and they made me feel at home, went over drinks and menu and when my date arrived Brittany our server was awesome! They also recommended a new drink on the menu the Dominator which I love. The appetizer and food was delicious.

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AH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall, the food was very well prepared and tasty. Interesting dishes.

The biggest knock i have is the draft beer selection was not too inspiring and the wines by the glass had no description. Your choices were Cabernet, Chablis, etc. Didn’t mention what the producer was or even the region.

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KK
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy that we had an excellent lunch at Sedition. Know the restaurant has struggled to get the right menu, so happy that all is now good! We need a go to place in the Washington Square neighborhood!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came with about 5 colleagues for a special retirement and birthday lunch. Great ambience and our food was delicious. Lunch menu is limited but all of it was amazing. Brussels sprouts salad was really good.

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KF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A decent location and well maintained but the sports bar atmosphere is lost. Dishes contained Ingredients that were not on the menu nor asked for (gnocchi had sausage in it and my wife had to pick it out). The desserts were decent but extremely overpriced for size and quality.

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HG
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the most recent of several restaurants in this location. It is about a block from the Walnut Street Theater, and offers a discount if you are attending the show. The menu is limited but what we had was excellent. The baby back ribs were meaty, and my wife left no remains of the duck breast. There is a wide selection of beers on tap. We shared a bread pudding for dessert, but it was so large we couldn’t even finish. We will certainly return on our next visit to the Walnut.

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GC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brian was fantastic at the bar. Small plate appetizers were delicious. Ribs were inedible. Cooked beyond recognition the sauced heavily. Drinks were fantastic.

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LW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please service. Food was tasty and reasonably priced.

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KS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 5 having dinner prior to the Walnut Street Theater (BTW offers a discount for WST goers). The waitress was attentive and helpful. The menu was smallish but eclectic and interesting and enough choices that we had a hard time deciding what we wanted. Vegetarian options were terrific!
Portions were huge (You might want to share some of the appetizers and salads)

The ice cream selections were "insane" and delicious (popcorn, redwine stand out). The Peach dessert was amazing We had a "flight" of 3 ice cream scoops

Would highly recommend it. We will be back

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RA
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Regrettably very disappointing. The server took down the order wrongly and also totally ignored the serious allergies that was spelled out to him with a piece of paper. This caused the meal to come with all the wrong ingredients and almost caused a major issue with the individual that thankfully spotted it just before eating.

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f
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

food was really good!
waiter was very attentive.
love the chicken and biscuits.
biscuit gravy was amazing

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there in a Thursday even before going to the Walnut. It is a cool place with an underground vibe.

It was pretty quiet, but I would expect it to be a fun place on weekends. Food was good. Service was very good.

Will definitely return.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came here with a group, we especially enjoyed the meatballs and the popcorn ice cream- definitely my favorite thing I had that night! I loved the atmosphere but was sad that the place was pretty much empty on a Friday night, there were a few people at the bar and only 1 other table that finished shortly after we arrived. We had a great time so I was surprised there weren't a lot of people.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to the area, so chose the location based off of Google Reviews. They didn't disappoint! Had Sunday brunch with college friends who I hadn't seen in years, and we had a great time eating, laughing, and catching up. The food was delicious, our waiter was very attentive, and the quiet atmosphere was perfect (to be fair, it was pouring out, so perhaps its a bit louder when there are more people around). Would definitely return here for brunch, or even a drink after work.

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