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About Permanently Closed - Serrano

This restaurant is permanently closed.

20 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
This restaurant is closed. Thank you for your patronage.

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 928-0770

Website:
http://www.serranophilly.com/

Entertainment:
The Tin Angel provides a “heavenly” experience for music lovers of all ages. This November, Tin Angel celebrates 20 years of showcasing industry innovators and pioneers. Tin Angel is recognized as one of the country’s premier listening rooms and she’s nowhere near ready to rest on her laurels or give up her wings.

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is available. Additionally, there are two parking lots, a privately owned garage & a city owned garage, all within two blocks of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The restaurant is accessible via public transportation. SEPTA's Market-Frankford line stops at Second and Market Streets.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Daggett

Private Party Facilities:
Private parties are arranged by contacting the managers during the day. We can accommodate private parties for 20 to 70 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Donal McCoy: (215) 928-0770

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Host your next special event at Serrano. We can accommodate parties up to 70 people and cater a menu to fit your occasion. For more information, call 215-928-0770.

Serrano Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2017

The Serrano has been one of the best spots in philly for quite some time.
The staff is experienced,friendly,and always proffesional....and chef Owen makes unique menus that stand up to critical Reviews, par excellence.
What a shame they have sold the property.
I understand that most of the staff will be found at Don McCoys other property in Philadelphia "sassafras".
I encourage you to drop by and see for yourself!
I know I will!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Casual, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Great Beer, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Went to see a Citizen Cope show at the Tin Angel and had dinner reservations at Serrano beforehand. The food was great and because we booked dinner reservations we were able to get excellent seat for the show. Food was good. Our server was great! I would definitely go back.

Tags: Live Music
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Dinner before a show upstairs was great

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2017

LOVE Serrano! Great service, cozy ambiance. The food(salad, salmon) was delicious! Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Overall the experience was good. If you are seeing a show at the Tin Angel, eat here! Considering parking at the lot around the corner was $25 then the food was a bargain. Service was timely and our waiter was helpful and friendly. The food was tasty and original. If only they had a better dessert selection....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was delicious. The service was horrible. I didn't like they added 18% to my check because it was NYE because the service didn't warrant that high of a tip. The concert was great

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food5
ambience4
service1
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great New Year's eve experience - the ambiance, food and service were great, as was the Mary Fahl show. A bit pricy (i.e. about $300 for dinner and show for 2), but most definitely a memorable New Year's Eve!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Fun, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food and service were very poor in the restaurant Serrano's. The concert upstairs at The Tin Angel was excellent.

Tags: Live Music
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food1
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Sadly Serrano as a dining entity will soon pass to be replaced by a purveyor of Peruvian chicken. Serrano has always been an opening act to the opening musical act upstairs at the Tin Angel. That said, the food has always been unusual and refreshing; the service has been second to none. It will be missed

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Awesome asparagus appetizer, followed by a delicisious Serrano burger, cooked perfectly. Bread pudding for desert was a great finish. Friendly server made it a great overall experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Comfort Food
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The food was absolutely fantastic and the staff wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Live Music, Casual
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

What an awesome place!! My friends and I enjoy it every time we go. I have been there about half-a-dozen times. Enjoy it more and more!

Tags: Live Music
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Excellence enviroment and great staff. Would recommend to all

Tags: Casual
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

This was our second dinner at Serrano before a show. Food was excellent. We tried a couple of appetizers. Asparagus topped with crab and the cheese platter. For dinner we all had the skirt steak.... Delicious! Service was friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The building is beautiful. The room is crowded but the decor is very nice. The food was delicious and the drinks were strong. Our waiter seemed too busy to pay great attention to details and our drinks got held up at the bar a couple of times. They comped one drink for the delay, though, which was a nice gesture.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Went on 12/2/16 to see Thomas John medium. I thought the food was very good. I expected the price, as of where the restaurant is located. Atmosphere was wonderful, waitress was very busy, but we were served promptly. The bartender was very attentive as well. Highly recommend!

Tags: Casual
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Very limited menu.
Only 1 salad to choose from , no chicken and only
About 5 entrees . I understand most is going to a show and have limited time, but that should not
Limit food choices at the prices they charge.
They charge dining prices with a sub par menu with no specials! Will not eat there before a show again

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food2
ambience3
service2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We had reservations at 6:30, didnt get our food until 7:40. We were told our order was lost. We had a show to go to by 8:00 and had to eat our food so fast we couldn't even enjoy it. While we waited for our food the waitress never checked to see if we needed anything to drink or offer bread or salad. Very disappointed

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food3
ambience3
service1

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We came to see Jeffrey Gaines, the concert was awesome. We ate at the restaurant so we could have reserved seating for the concert. The menu is very limited, our drink order was wrong, our food order was wrong and the bill came out wrong. Not sure if there are new owners but the
service was not like it used to be.

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food1
ambience4
service1
value1

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Eat at Serrano before music at Tin Angel This will get you a reserved table. Otherwise the food is unremarkable

Tags: Live Music
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food2
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great meal before the show. Beautifully presented. Great service. We were well taken care of to make sure that we made the show.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, People Watching, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2016

there may be such a things as a good-value $18 burger and fries, but this certainly isn't where you'll find it. The Buger at Serano is better than 5 Guys but not better than Dandelion or several other spots. same with the $25 pork chop. The food isn't bad, it's above average/good if not particularly memorable, but at this price point you can do better.

dining at Serano is a way to get access to better seats for a concert at Tin Angle, just be aware that it's going to run you $44+ for you and a plus one (and that's without drinks)

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food3
ambience5
service4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2016

The live music was great & very intimate. The dinner was good but I felt that it was overpriced. The lighting was extremely low. We would return again if there was live music that we were interested in seeing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Our meal was enjoyable but the menu was limited. The lighting was so low we needed to use our flashlights on our phones to read the menu. The wait staff were friendly. It was more expensive than we thought it would be.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Great food, great service and wonderful show.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

I've eaten at Serrano before shows many times, but the recent menu facelift is extraordinary. Don't let the familiar entree names fool you—there's a focus on fresh ingredients and expert preparation that would rival some of the town's trendiest spots.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The burger was quite tasty (if overcooked a bit...) but the service was ... not that great. Had to practically beg to get the check, and it was difficult getting water and/or another bar beverage. I believe they were short staffed that night... but daaaaamn.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2016

It was a show night. Not very crowded. Dinner tool an hour to arrive. Difficult to catch waitress for a refill of drink. Pricey for what you get. Food is tasty, but expensive. Disappointed with the overall experience. A/C was apparently on the blitz too

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Much to our disappointment we were called by Serrano just a few hours before our reservations. They had a kitchen malfunction and cancelled our reservations. There was nothing offered to us for this inconvenience. They could have at
Least invited us back with a discount. Very disappointed how they handled this emergency.

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food1
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Food service excellent. Great music venue. Warm and friendly. The owner is a great guy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2016

What a perfect evening, the food at Serrano was great, presentation was great and of course was quite tasty, we both had the Turkey meatloaf... afterwards we went upstairs to see Jeffrey Gaines..
Thank you for a great evening.

Roland

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2016

The food was excellent, the service was fast and efficient. I'd definitely go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 18, 2016

I enjoyed the food very much. I hadn't been before, but my brother Tom Bazzanella was opening up for Radney Foster, so I went. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Parking directly available across the street . Dinner was a delight. The night continued with a show which was brilliant, entertainment ....thankyou Tin Angel....

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Tin Angel is the upstairs music venue. Serrano is street level. If you eat before the show, they will reserve a seat for you upstairs. Great deal!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Excellent food, love their steak. Service a bit slow this time despite the small crowd, but they were most apologetic and gave us dessert on the house. We enjoy being able to have dinner before a concert upstairs. Only wish is that they had an elevator

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Both mine and my friend's meals were scrumptious! The wait staff was pleasant and helpful. The show, upstairs at Tin Angel, was fantastic. Tight quarters both in the restaurant and upstairs , but perfect for an intimate evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Come join the great dinner at a great price and then hop on up to the Tin Angel to listen to great music. If you eat at Serrano's you get priority seating at the Tin Angel. But the venue is small enough that any seat is great. I am now on their mailing list and we will definitely go back again. So much fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2016

A wonderful surprise to enjoy such a nice meal before a show upstairs. Despite it's typical no-frills bar atmosphere, the steak and salmon we had was beautifully presented with excellent flavor. Would love to see more desert options!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 24, 2016

Fabulous food!

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