SOMO

4.5
123 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 123 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was awesome, food was superb, atmosphere was ideal

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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
59 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
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice wait staff!

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Houston
5 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
2 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
1 review
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
3 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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DA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

1st time visit. Service was great! Door person was good. Got us seated right away even though we were early Think her name was Ladie? John, the manager, came by to check on us and made sure everything was good. Our server Kyle R, was fantastic!! Was disappointed with the limited choices on the menu. Good time.

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RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

appetizers were really tasty (wings, calamari, brussel sprouts), main dish was ok (i ordered the tuna which they were out of and subbed mahi mahi). They were out of several things (diet coke, brie, the tuna) and it was Friday night which seemed odd.

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M
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute place with eclectic menu and fantastic, knowledgeable staff. Would definitely love to go back soon. Their bourbon banana bread pudding alone was the stuff off dreams. Loved every bite!

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u
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wed. Brunch 11:00AM
We were greeted by Jordan who obviously loved her job and was knowledgeable about the food and menu everything was freash and delicious. Can't wait to return. I highly recommend Somo. The entries were unique the atmosphere friendly

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfection as always!

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Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch with friends. Took advantage of bottomless mimosa deal. Recommend the fried chicken & French toast!

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B
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great atmosphere. It was energetic and great place to catch up with my girlfriends. We enjoyed the drinks and the bartender was very helpful with making a selection. The food was satisfying. I had the hash potato. I would recommend for brunch.

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

SOMO is always amazing! Great, fresh food, chill and cool ambiance, and excellent service. I've come here many times and they are able to modify for those with special diets (vegan, gluten free). They have great cocktails as well. The last time we came here, it was my friend's birthday and the waiters went above and beyond to create a special night for us! Highly recommend this spot!

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MT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks, the staff was very attentive but by no means bothersome. The burger was amazing so was the poutine style dish. Cocktails were pricey but well worth it in my opinion. Will definitely be back again.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience as always, quality food, great beverages, good location.

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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Have visited Somo many times, but usually sit at the bar. Table service was slow and our server, while nice, forgot items and seemed overwhelmed. Food and drinks were good, but would probably only return for bar service where we've always enjoyed ourselves.

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

Good food good price

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MM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch with Santa and had a great time. The staff was was festive and friendly. Food was great. Santa and Mrs. Claus were perfect and even had gifts for the kids.

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LM
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Food, atmosphere and service was awesome!

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TF
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our server was unattentive and did not offer alternatives to non alcoholic beverages. She was very dry. No one seemed to smile or enjoy working. I was a bit disappointed especially since I drove so far.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommendations: fried chicken french toast, avocodao toast, flower power brunch cocktail

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NM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

CoreAnn was awesome! Thank you!

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HT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Somo, can't wait to visit again. The brunch menu was fantastic.

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NM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I thought that the place was very great. The ambiance was good, as well as the food. The food literally comes out in 5 min, its probably the quickest I have had yet. My only complaint is that there were two of us and we split food, and we never got sharing plates, and it was hard to catch the server to ask them for it.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and the drinks were surprisingly good.

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B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Music was great!

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