SOMO

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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 173 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
service
4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The burger was awesome and the fries were great. My friend got the tacos and was very pleased. Beer and wine selection was good as well.
Only complaint is The music didn’t match the place and was noisy and not good. Should’ve been more 80s/90s versus the techno remixes.

SOMO
Responded on November 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your support and review Beth! We are glad you enjoyed our great food and beer selection and are grateful for your feedback. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mussells anywhere!!!

SOMO
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! We love to get feedback about our guests experiences and are so happy to hear how much you enjoy our mussells. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great time at SOMO this weekend. The beer selection was good, the food was tasty, and the dessert was especially delicious. We will be back!

SOMO
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our great beer selection and tasty food. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again next time.

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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was cold and the bar tender failed to make a proper gin gimlet.

MD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun, but loud and crowded for a tiny place. Service and food were excellent!

SOMO
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thank you Michelle! Your feedback is so important to us and we greatly appreciate your business and 5 star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere

SOMO
Responded on October 29, 2019

We greatly appreciate your 5 star review and support! Your feedback is so important to us. Thank you for your business, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious, and the drinks was on point. Wasn't crowded and noisy at all. I enjoyed my dinner there.

SOMO
Responded on October 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and support. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and appreciate your feedback and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SF
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service!

SOMO
Responded on October 19, 2019

Hi vipSuzannatheFoodie. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and 5 star seal of approval. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our great food and service. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, interesting menu and great, friendly, knowledge service. Will be back and highly recommend to everyone.

SOMO
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review vipOpenTable! Making sure we are always delivering the highest quality of food and service to our guests is our main priority. We really appreciate your support and feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was initially excited by the menu options that I found online and the good reviews. We were hoping for a nice night out close to home.
Appetizers- The mussels were excellent and my husband enjoyed the calamari with fried peppers for color and flavor. The roasted Brussel sprouts were fine but could have used a few more minutes to tenderize and a little more flavor.

DH and I were disappointed to find the entree options more limited than expected - he was excited by reviews of duck. For me, as someone with some dietary restrictions I was somewhat disappointed in rather limited choices and inabilities to accommodate gluten free diet. Ordered the mahi-mahi with coconut rice. The fish was beautifully bronzed but not super flavorful even with the sides of sauce painted on the plate and the coconut rice was bland. DH enjoyed the mushroom pappardelle but the lemon ricotta alongside did not add much to dish.

Service was pleasant but a bit slow. I think our server was new and we were in no hurry so not a big deal for us.

We appreciate that their kitchen is open later and we’ll come back for a functional late night meal in the neighborhood. Just wasn’t the date night treat we’d hoped for.

SOMO
Responded on September 6, 2019

Hi OpenTable, We are very sorry to hear that your last visit did not meet your expectations. We will share your feedback with our staff and make corrections where needed. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon..

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Calamari was tender, steak was a perfect medium rare, and the drink, particularly the Bramblin’ Man were delicious. Will definitely return!

SOMO
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you OpenTable! We really appreciate your feedback and are so happy to hear you had a great experience with us. Thank you for your business we look forward to seeing you again next time.

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent and gave good recommendations since it was our first time here.

The food was good leaving us very satisfied with our orders.

Major downside is it was way too hot in the restaurant which put a damper on the mood because after a few minutes we just wanted to go outside to cool off.

SOMO
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, as they help us to understand and improve upon our guests' experiences. Please let us know if there is anything specifically we can do for you next time to earn 5 stars. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon..

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J
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I recently visited this restaurant for dinner. The restaurant has cool decor and comfortable seats. The staff is very helpful and friendly. However I do not think that this restaurant has A/C.

SOMO
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hi James, Thank you for your review. We invite and encourage any and all feedback so we can continue to deliver the best experience for all our guests. We appreciate your business and support and hope to see you again soon.

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T
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We did SOMO for Valentine’s Day last year and I decided for a date night with my fiancé . We stopped in on Friday night 8/9 with reservations and were seated immediately and were able to order delicious cocktails. By the time our drinks came to the table we were both ready to leave as there was no air on in the restaurant, a couple who was leaving even leaned over to tell us it was this hot when they arrived and hour before us. We ended up staying for dinner but wish we didn’t, the heat in the restaurant made it uncomfortable to enjoy the meal because we just wanted to finish to get outside.

The steak that we order was so so so tough I could barely get through my entree with a steak knife.

Sadly we don’t think will go back for food, but will stop back for cocktails during the winter months, as I hope the heat works !

SOMO
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Taylor. We are sorry that we missed the mark on your last visit. We will share your thoughts with our staff to ensure that next time you experience the 5 star food and service we are known for. We appreciate your business and hope you give us another try soon.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little late for a 6:00 reservation- no problem.
We were seated immediately. It’s a cozy atmosphere- the waitress, bartender and host were very friendly and welcoming.
The Belgian beer was excellent as was the burger, actually the burger was incredible.
Pulled pork sandwich was good, nothing fantastic. The hummus appetizer was also really very good. I will be going back

SOMO
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thanks for the wonderful 5 star review MaryMore! Your feedback is so important to us in our efforts to deliver the best experiences for our valued customers. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My husband and I took our son and daughter in law to the Manayunk location. They had been before and really enjoyed the cocktails and the food. I was underwhelmed. The air conditioner wasn’t working so it was very stuffy. The service was very good. The food was mediocre. The version of poutine had cold french fries and cold short rib gravy. The Brussel sprouts were undercooked and the fried chicken sandwich was over cooked.

SOMO
Responded on August 5, 2019

Hi Hespera, Thank you for your review. We invite and encourage any and all feedback so we can continue to deliver the best experience for all our guests. We appreciate your business and support and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had mussels all over the world. Somo’s are as good as you can get anywhere. Spectacularly flavorful dish!!!

SOMO
Responded on August 5, 2019

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We love getting feedback from our amazing customers and value your opinion greatly. Thank you for your business, we hope to see you again soon!

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The lobster and shrimp mac and cheese was delicious.

SOMO
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi Symone! We are so happy to hear we were able to provide the great experience for you that our staff always strives to deliver. We will share your feedback and kind words. Thank you for your business, we hope you stop back in to see us again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a recent job promotion. Our server was so friendly and very personable even while being quite busy. There were server all attentive staff members to fill water, clear plates and be of general assistance to the server. Drinks were pricey but delicious. Center city would have been outrageous prices. Would absolutely come back.

SOMO
Responded on July 23, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and honored to receive your 5 star review. Feedback from our amazing customers is so important to us and we love sharing it with our staff. Thank you for your business, we hope you stop back and see us again soon.

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SF
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef FuFu is AMAZING! every dish was delicious! The wine was spectacular and the service was great!

SOMO
Responded on July 20, 2019

Thanks so much! Your review and kind words are greatly appreciated. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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DM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They advertise an early and a late happy hour but when we got there to eat and take advantage of the happy hour discounts we were told that we would have to sit at the bar to be eligible for the happy hour which I felt was misleading.

SOMO
Responded on July 1, 2019

Hi Dan, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We invite and appreciate any and all feedback to help ensure we are continually improving. We appreciate your business and look forward to providing you with a 5 star experience on your next visit.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great meal, although menu was relatively small.

SOMO
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review JackieB. We appreciate your feedback and will share your thoughts with our staff. We are grateful for your support, and hope to see you again soon.

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KF
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding

SOMO
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thanks KateF. We are so glad we were able to deliver a 5 star experience for you. Thank you for your business, we can't wait to see you again soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. It was quiet on a rainy Monday night.

SOMO
Responded on June 15, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed our food and appreciate your review. Thank you for your business, we can't wait to see you again soon.

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JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a bit slow and the temperature was a bit warm inside. But love the food and the cocktails.

SOMO
Responded on June 25, 2019

Hi Jennifer, We really appreciate your business and support and are happy to get your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us, we hope to see you again soon.

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CT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was a little greasy and my dirty martini wasn't the greatest. But they had a good selection of food and drinks.

SOMO
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hi Christine, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We love feedback and take great pride in trying to deliver the best experience possible to all of our guests. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect for any kind of date with friends, family or anyone! Brunch was awesome!

SOMO
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi Mary, Thanks for the great review. Your feedback is important to us and we are always looking to improve upon our guests experiences. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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LM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to brunch with one other person. We ordered bottomless mimosas for our meal and they kept them flowing through our whole meal.
I got the pulled pork Benedict and it was so good and filling. I wish there was a touch more hollandaise sauce, but it doesn’t lessen my score.
The woman I was with got the avocado toast and it looked good and filling too.

SL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SOMO
Responded on May 23, 2019

Hi Sasha, Thanks so much for the great review and kind words. We take great pride in delivering the best experience to all of our customers and love getting your feedback. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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c
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

SOMO
Responded on May 17, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on May 17, 2019

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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.

LB
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, will definitely be coming back!

JR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

WA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, good food, great service.

CC
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

E
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

B
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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