SOMO

4.6
844 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
SOMO is located in the heart of the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia right on Main Street. We are an American restaurant & bar featuring friendly service, delicious seasonal dishes and a wide assortment of craft beer, craft cocktails and wine. SOMO offers indoor & heated outdoor dining. Our outdoor dining is all covered & heated to keep you warm during your dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 844 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It’s was a really good place but sitting by the door in the winter time will chill your food faster then you can eat it hot .

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MyliaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our meal was great! Everything was cooked perfectly and the bottomless mimosas were wonderful! The only issue we had was not being informed regarding needing to show proof of vaccination. This would have been helpful to know prior to coming--resulting in our party being seated outside. This was a great alternative once seated and not having to be in close proximity to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch on a Sunday. Nice vibe. Good music (mostly r&b). Good food. Bottomless mimosas 🤗. Service was great. The noise is loud from other conversations, eventually, we became apart of the noise and it was barely noticeable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I made this reservation a month ago because our friends were visiting from out of town to celebrate New Years. They both work in hospitality so I wanted to show them the best, unfortunately I don’t feel that I made the right decision. It took over five minutes for our table to be greeted, which is unacceptable when half the restaurant is empty. Despite making this reservation far in advance I was never notified that there would be a prefixe only menu. We asked if we could order other things and were told no. We were all very uneasy but didn’t want to ruin New Years by having to find somewhere else. My friend not once, but twice had to wait minutes for silverware watching their food get cold in front of them. Not only that but right after we ordered we see non prefixe items going out to tables. We asked about it and were told that a manager had changed their mind about serving regular menu items. So not only was the service sub par but we were paying $85 a person not including drinks for a meal that honestly food quality-wise was not worth the price. They also sat us right by the door and the bar which was not the atmosphere we wanted. To top it all off we were served sparkling wine that was flat in regular wine glasses at the end of the meal. I’m so disappointed in our experience and the fact that we had to pay fine dining prices for this. We really wanted to have a great time and were let down at every opportunity.

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vipCrissy
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went there for NYE. Booked 2 days prior and saw their prix fixed menu for $80pp. At the restaurant they upped it to $85pp and took an appetizer and an entree off the menu with no substitutions. Dinner was ok but the Bourbon banana bread pudding was delish! Then when the check came, they overcharged us for 3 drinks that was corrected once brought to their attention. Decent but won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

My party ate there for New Years, which meant we had to do the Prix Fix menu. It was $85 a person and it was no where near worth that. Plus we got sat directly next to the bathroom which is not appetizing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Only one bartender for full bar and restaurant is crazy drink at bar took 20 minutes and same for at table.

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vipKatydid
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Very disappointed in service. Ordered drinks with appetizers and did receive our drinks until after appetizers were cleared and just before dinner arrived. Waitress was apologetic saying "the bar is backed up". Waited 20 minutes for our after dinner sugar cookie shot before we finally cancelled the order settled up and left. The food was good and came out very quickly. Maybe the kithen staff could have helped the bar staff get caught up.

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vipLisaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somo never disappoints!!!

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NicoleQ89
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess was a tad frazzled when we came in without a reservation. We left and booked with open table before returning about 30 min later. We sat outside in one of the huts and had a great time. Drinks were great and all the food tasted delicious. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

While the food left something to be desired, the ambience and drinks made up for it in many respects.

RB
RachelBaker
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food drinks and service! Perfect atmosphere for date night or dinner with friends.

DP
DeniseP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was phenomenal. The food was displaced in an attractive manner and the quality of the meal was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Mike H was a phenomenal service. Bottomless mimosas are a great price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This year we decided to eat out for Christmas and SOMO looked like a nice place and got good ratings.
Things we were not told by the restaurant. It closes at 6pm and we would be having brunch?? Our reservation was 5:45.
With that in mind we were seated. We were not asked if we wanted to order drinks so we asked. We ordered the honey hot chicken wings, they were good, the main meals were fair. The food was edible but nothing to return for. They started clearing the table so quickly (still food on our plates) I asked if they wanted us to leave and the answer was yes. Really?? We had been there just over an hour. If they didn't want us to come then why book a 5:45 reservation when you close at 6. I know it's Christmas but think ahead next time.
All in all a very fair meal but very bad experience. We will not be returning.

LM
LyndaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for dinner and they were just selling brunch items since it was Christmas Day. The food was good and I liked the restaurant and the music they played.

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VictoriaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time !! Great food, service and ambiance. Will be back soon !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

SOMO does an amazing job of turning Covid precautions into a beautiful, private, Christmas experience

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vip1NewZagatsGuide
Philadelphia
358 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the Asian salad, the mushroom Papperdale, the smashed pea burger that had amazing sauce on it, and the chocolate torte dessert, and ginger beer , mint leaf and lime Mojito mocktails with agave

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CenterCityConnoisseur
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Took FOREVER to get the so-so food. Could be better, could be worse.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was an amazing place and the food was great. I really wanted to try a new restaurant and I’m happy I picked this one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wings were super good as always, the service was great and the music was awesome

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DoriseJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. I also loved we was able to reserve our table a head of time.

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Shanforreal
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great... disco fries were everything! I went for brunch after church with my mom and sister. We had bottomless mimosas 🤪. It was awesome. The music was definitely on point. Good time great food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It seems tighter inside than online photos portray but it wasn't too crazy in size

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michelec
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,

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PHLYTRAVEL215
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

over booked, under staffed, food was way over salted. Extremely long wait. Waited 1.30 minutes for room temp calamari and weird garlic wings.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time at somo. Service, both at the bar and table side, is outstanding. Jessica was our server and is very friendly and professional. The food never disappoints and the drinks are unique and well put together. One of our favorite places!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

My experience is typically top notch, it just seemed last night everyone was quite overwhelmed.

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FatimaK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience overall , was able to sit quickly, food came out quickly , service was great, wouldn’t change anything

DP
DareemaP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience. Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We were sat in a greenhouse which was incredible. Very warm, private, and beautiful. Great service, our server was friendly, attentive, and had a great memory! She remembered everything we ordered without writing it down and brought out every dish correctly as well. All of the food and drinks were spectacular. Highly recommend for a date night or dinner!

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DemiM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an amazing brunch! The music was great, the environment was soothing and food/mimosas were top tier. We are coming back for Piper <3

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, great customer service, great music selection. Will definitely be back!

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michellec
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place! It is a little pricey but the quality was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the ambiance to the food.

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vipmizzk
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great experience. Somo is always bustling, and they handle volume with ease. We were immediately greeted, promptly seated and had time to settle in, have coffee and review the menu (QR code menus only). We had Jack, and he was wonderful. Great server, attentive and friendly. This is a go to spot, and the brunch menu is delicious.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Somo is always a good choice. Reliably good food, excellent crafted drinks, and a comfortable, urban atmosphere. Will always come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I wish the outdoor lamps were just a little warmer!

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SheilaT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the siracha wings the butterfly shrimp the lobster ravioli and the crab and lump Mac and cheese the drinks was also good this shot called the sugar cookie highly recommended the drinks respect your elderberry yeess and the strawberry mojito great place nice atmosphere the service fast food hot don’t take long once you order this was our second time here will be back again

FAQs

SOMO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 297-6668.

SOMO is rated 4.6 stars by 844 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.