SOMO

4.4
144 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
SOMO is located in the heart of the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are an American restaurant & bar featuring friendly service, delicious seasonal dishes and a wide assortment of craft beer, artisan spirits and wine.

Specials

Early + Late Night Happy Hours

1/2 off drafts + well drinks + $5 bar snacks. Mon-Friday 6 to 7 p.m. + Mon-Sunday Late Night 10 to 11 p.m.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 13, 2019

Ends: March 14, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 144 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mussels and pulled pork sandwich was amazing! Would go back again!

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c
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty, the staff was attentive, timing of delivery was good, and wine was very good.

SOMO
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the positive review! We always love to get feedback from our great customers and are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for your business.

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SF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended by a friend so I flew into town to take my mother for Mother's Day brunch. She and I loved it, everything was great.

SOMO
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks SFBE! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our 5 star food and service. We really appreciate your business and support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My french toast was complete mush and soggy it just wasnt cooked long enough

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J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Went for brunch on Easter Sunday. French toast with waffles was phenomenal. Every food should be served with gravy and every gravy should have chorizo in it. Service was good. Waiter was apologetic when drinks came, we didn’t think it was too long a wait at all. Similar with the food. My daughter is a very picky eater, lots of choices for her (a waffle as a side was offered and worked perfect). Prices very reasonable as well. We knocked a few drinks back and were pleasantly surprised.

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, will definitely be coming back!

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JR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food and service. Comfortable for a brunch so I will try for an evening meal to see how it stacks up to other area spots.

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WA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, good food, great service.

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CC
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good, but nothing I'd go back again for. I was disappointed because I tried contacting the restaurant ahead of time to ask if their regular lunch menu was available during brunch hours and they read my message but never replied. When we got there, we were given the entire menu so we tried to order from the lunch menu. We were then told that only brunch was available. The menu was limited. While the food tasted good, it wasn't spectacular. The cocktails were good and the service was good. Overall, not overly impressed which was quite disappointing.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, very attentive service. Cocktails we're creative and strong while still tasty. Fairly loud athmosphere which we love and I think it fits the vibe they're going for, but don't expect to sit and have a quiet conversation during their busy hours. Overall great and would definitely go back

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D
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I would only recommend going to brunch if you are having bottomless mimosas. Otherwise everyone is too drunk to tolerate. I think that goes hand in hand with the noise level. Extremely loud. Requires shouting to carry conversation. Super into the food! Server forgot our credit card in kitchen for a half hour. Was MIA during that time frame.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Bottomless mimosa were good and potent. Definitely will be returning.

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s
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a nice time. Food was good and service was great

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KS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Order the flower power brunch cocktail and the fried chicken french toast (with a side of bacon), you will not be disappointing!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I’ve been to SOMO several times for dinner. It was always great, so I decided to take my parents there for brunch. It was very noisy, but it was also busy so understandable. The service was pleasant and quick. My only complaint was the food was extraordinarily salty. We ordered two appetizers and entrees, and everything just seemed overloaded with salt. I had orders avocado toast, and it was so salty I couldn’t get past the first few bites. I really do like this place! It was just a shame to take my parents there when the food was not what I usually expect from there

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SO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A fun and happening spot but way too loud for conversation.

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EC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. From the food to the service everything was perfect. It is pricey but in my opinion worth it. I had the salmon sandwich which probably the best thing i ever tasted and the fries that come with it were equally as good. For apps we had them Brussel sprouts and a mix of garlic parm and honey sriracha wings they were delicious. For drinks we tried their ginger rogers and it was very refreshing

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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Second time we have tried Someone for a nice dinner with another couple and it again fell short. Ordered the steak frittes med rare and it was blue in the middle, steak was drenched in sauce, portobello burger had too much sauce, 24 beers always on tap and listed on the drink menu but only had 12, happy hour is now only available at the bar, food menu has changed and portions have been reduced. Outside of grabbing a quick drink and bar food, this place is really slipping. Seems all their attention and (good) menu items are going to Somo SoPhi. Really hoping Somo Manayunk reads these reviews and can turn it around, used to be one of our favorites.

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DM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I like SOMO a lot but this experience was underwhelming and the food not up to the usual standard of excellent.

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so friendly! The food was delicious. Can't wait to go back!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My daughter ordered Mahi Mahi and it was very dry. She is gluten and dairy free and there was only one menu item that met her needs. The waiter didn't write down my entree and forgot to bring it.

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LT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was awesome, food was superb, atmosphere was ideal

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OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the staff is very knowledgeable.

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FS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I took my boyfriend out for an early birthday celebration! We had a great experience except no one acknowledged my special occasion request. Other than that everything was wonderful!

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n
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nice if you don't mind noise and close tables. Not a place for a romantic evening and menu is quite limited

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ND
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

This was our second time at Some. Our first experience was positive. This time around we were rather disappointed. The food was good but the service was terrible. We had to seek our server to order drinks. We had to seek out our server to order our meals. We had an 8:15 reservation and there were items on the menu that were out. We all ended up getting burgers. Had to seek out our server to order second drinks. Male server appeared to be pretty attentive to his customers. While we could not find our server. This is surprising since the establishment is rather small..hard not to be seen. Had to seek out server to get check.

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CH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great cocktails, good food. Cute restaurant, but very small with tight spaces and tough to navigate your way over to the restroom past the bar if needed. Good for a date if reserved in advance, but very hard to just pop-in without a reservation which gets annoying because we're usually just looking to get cocktails at the bar and it's full, so that's good for the restaurant! (but tough for local residents looking for a nice drink...)

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I go for the chicken and waffles....it never disappoints!

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PD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Mussels. Octopus. We’re all delicious and amazing!!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice wait staff!

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They had a prefixed menu for Valentine's day but also had a smaller regular menu. The food and cocktails were delicious

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BP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So fun!! Food and service amazing!! Highly recommend.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’m not sure this is a fair review since they have a price fixed meal but we had a variety of items on that menu and it was so so. Plus they did not offer us the available smaller menu. We may have had another opinion if we tried their real menu. Service was great and place is very nice inside but we probably wouldn’t go back because of the food.

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CP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at SOMO is outstanding, not just good. The creamy lobster bisque had a deep, intense flavor that comes from carefully prepared lobster stock. The seared scallops and risotto were delicious, like the grilled mahi mahi. The chocolate pot de creme had little strips of preserved lemon that set off the chocolate. The portions are more European size, which is fine- I can eat all three courses and not feel stuffed. This is my favorite restaurant in Manayunk. The menu has small plates, sandwiches and salads in the $12- $15 or so range, desserts are all $8, and the entrees are in the twenty to thirty dollar range, so you can splurge or not. The food is a cut above, in all price ranges.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

pictures on website make space looks bigger than it actually is. food was not very good. menu was not the same. not a pleasant experience. will not be back.

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JE
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Valentines fixed prix menu. Sweet potato gnocci was too dense, lobster bisque was too heavy with too little lobster. The roasted chicken was spectacular. Desserts were run of the mill. The service was outstanding. The food was good but not as exciting or satisfying as i expected. Perhaps due to it being a special fixed price menu.

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SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for valentines/anniversary. Food was delicious and I enjoyed the atmosphere because they music wasn't loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Good atmosphere. Great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very high quality food.

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CP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

SOMO has excellent food, really interesting and delicious. For example, salad with little squares of roasted cheese, pomegranate seeds, watercress, baby spinach and terrific vinaigrette costs about two dollars more than very ordinary salads elsewhere. It's totally worthwhile. The small plates are great. Some menu items like salmon, bacon, lettuce and tomato with avocado sauce on a bun are not expensive, but delicious, and the more expensive items like tilapia with a jalapeno sauce are terrific, with interesting sides. The desserts, like banana bread pudding or home baked cakes of various kinds, are irresistible. Save room!

The servers are personable and efficient, not intrusive. Earlier in the evening the noise level is quiet, and then becomes moderate- then a bit lively, popular bar, but not bad.

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