SOMO

4.4
410 Reviews
$30 and under
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, craft cocktails and wine.

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 410 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Amazing food! This place is beautiful and the ambiance is something to love. Unfortunately the server was off. I was embarrassed for her. But the manager there handled things the day after so well. This place cares about their customers to say the least! The food and the drinks are an absolute vibe! I will be back, but hopefully we miss the server. Thank you Somo!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The food was not worth the price and our waiter wasn’t tipped because she wasn’t as present as she needed to be. They recommended the strawberry mojito to us but it tasted like old lemonade, then the airline chicken was disgusting, it was so dry and no taste. I was highly disappointed, but I did love the atmosphere, it’s really nice in there, it was way too loud from the music. I am going to give them another try and try the brunch since I see a lot of people go during brunch time. Hopefully it’s not as bad, but they need to do better. First impressions are everything.

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Elee
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good and the decor was Luxe. Perfect for our Anniversary brunch in a different city. Our server was bomb too, can’t remember her name but I remember her telling me she was from Jersey. Kudos to her and I hope that her manager sees that we’re praising her. Thanks SOMO!

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UncleWawa
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place! My server was stupendous. Grayson is solely the reason i will return. Very Fast, very nice, made it a great experience.

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Taisha
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon BALT was so good. My server Erin was really nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was amazing. Marissa (the manager) was very polite and professional. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was nice. We waited a long time for our entrees and was unimpressed. The appetizers were great though

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SoniaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We went on Valentine's Day because we were able to make a last-minute reservation. There wasn't really a wait so that was a good thing. They sat us in an area that seemed to be near a side door so I asked to be moved because it was FREEZING. Thye had a fixed menu (which we expected) but we did not expect not to be able to order off their regular menu. I got the salmon it was subpar my boyfriend got the steak and crab patty (was NOT a crab cake) and it was not tasty. Our bill came up to $200 (definitely steakhouse prices) for one drink and dinner, I was appalled and disappointed.

I did enjoy the drinks but outside of that, I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from the food to the servers will be returning and the Valentine’s Day menu was pretty cool

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BeelsFad
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went for Valentine's and got the Valentine dinner special. They were out of one of the appetizers and one of the desserts. Food was ok, roasted potatoes were on the crunchier side. Loud music was played throughout the night but wasn't really the kind that you expected for a dinner date. Mixed up my dessert and the strawberry shortcake was actually just a cookie which brought even more disappointment. Not sure if its the restaurant itself but no water refills the entire dinner so we were parched. Overall, I don't think that dinner was worth $75 per person, it felt more like $75 for two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Had to leave due to the prefixed menu

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muggastacks
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

didn't advertise valentine's special at all, understand that restaurants are hurting and happy to support but that's sneaky, plus it was overpriced for the portions and quality. just moved to Manayunk and will never go back

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Tone
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

My girlfriend and I came to SOMO for vday and it was a subpar experience. They seemed rushed and overbooked. The experience lacked intimacy from the service of waiters/waitresses, to the ambiance. The food was just ok, nothing special about it. Appetizer was cold. I could go on and on. SOMO dropped the ball on this and I’ll probably never go back.

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vipSamanthaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation well in advance for Valentine’s Day. We arrived and told that they were running 10-15 minutes behind, but would seat us soon which was no big deal. One hour later we get seated with a minimal apology, a shrug, and a statement that “we are doing our best.”

Once we sat, we were given the prefix dinner menu. Neither the menu online or the one on the website said that the prefix price was per person -75 per person not including drinks and a mandatory 15% tip. Fine.

While I don’t have a care in the world when it comes to spending money for a dinner out especially on Valentine’s Day, I take offense to SOMO parroting a few normal menu items and up charging. For example, the salad and salmon on the prefix menus can be had for 11 and 26 dollars each on a normal day totaling 37 dollars. The same items on the prefix menu plus a small dessert costs 75. Either the dessert is worth 38 dollars or it’s a blatant rip off - I think we know which.

We found it so offensive that we got up, left, and went home.

In short, they overbooked, under delivered, and took advantage of diners. We had been guests at Somo before, but not after this.

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NiaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Came here for valentine's day with my fiancé and we both were disappointed. They had
a prefixe menu for dinner which isn't a problem. However, the food wasn't horrible, but it wasn't worth what they were charging. The ambience also wasn't good and the service was very slow, we waited 30+ minutes for our entrees. This was our first time at SOMO and their regular menu looks good so maybe we'll give them another chance. But for Valentine's Day dinner it felt like a waste of money.

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Keely
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place. I plan to go back soon and try some more good food!

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Nobody
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food came cold, waitress barely checked on us , dining room was cold soda was watered down

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. We had the Valentine’s Day prefix menu. We had Lobster Bisque Soup and a Caesar salad to start. Both were great and I wish that soup was on the regular menu. We also ordered the shrimp and lobster Mac and cheese - phenomenal. We had the 6 oz filet with lobster tail and a 6 oz filet with a crab cake - again phenomenal. And chocolate lava cake for dessert. We loved everything and can’t wait to go back!

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ShaleaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience at Somo!!Great Time!! Delicious food! The staff was very attentive and polite! Unfortunately we were only visiting Philly or this place would definitely see us more often!

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vipDana
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Though it was extremely busy (Valentine's weekend), the atmosphere and food were high quality. Really nice staff and management team!

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GraceB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I made a reservation for indoor but was seated in a tent outside that was beyond freezing. I also had called to make sure I was indoor.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Usually, the noise level at SOMO is pretty low and very quite and discrete. However, this time around patrons were super noisy and I shouldn’t be able to hear other people’s convo while I’m trying to enjoy my night out. Otherwise, food was great per usual, the service provided to us by our waiter was amazing, and my friend loved it-it was her first time.

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ReetA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok so this was my second time ! Once for brunch the. For dinner ! Absolutely amazing flavorful well cook food ! Perfected drinks ! I’m obsessed I can wait to come back on the 26th with another friend group ! Compliments to the creator of this establishment!

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vipCindy
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and Greyson was a great server. Definitely going back!

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vipSJUvisit
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided on SOMO last minute and were very impressed. Everything was perfect and will definitely return whenever we visit our daughters at Saint Joseph's University.

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vipphillyjenn
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had brunch outside in a “pod”. Toasty, private, perfect for a winter dining experience that felt perfectly safe. We didn’t even need our coats. Food & bottomless mimosas were great, service was great considering they had to poke into individual closed pods to check on people. Will definitepy be back!

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Myerst
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere! Music and food were great! My server was fabulous! Never had to reach out for a refill because she was already on top of it! Great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Birthday. Jenell was our waitress and she was great! The ambiance was good as well. The food wasn’t too flavorful but it did come out quickly. Overall, Somo was pretty good.

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vipAlexR
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor pods were the perfect way to enjoy a nice meal during the winter. The wait staff was so patient, even though I’m sure it was quite a pain to continually have to open the curtains while holding trays, etc. Our cocktails, specifically the Respect Your Elderflower, were so tasty. Thank you, SOMO, for continuing to reinvent yourselves to meet the needs of Manayunk!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, safe and fun. We were with our toddler who loved eating their pancakes in what he called a “dollhouse” outdoors. The manager stopped by to make sure we were enjoying our meals. The crab cake benedict and cannoli french toast were exceptional. Can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in the dead of winter, they did a great job decorating to really complete the restaurant experience outdoors too! Food 10/10, highly recommend the beignets!!! And our server Molly was truly the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Fried chicken French toast and huevos rancheros exceeded expectations.

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AgnesE
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was yummy and the decor, ambiance, and service was great! The Seared Salmon on the BALT was beautifully cooked but the dish overall was a smidge salty. Would certainly go back!

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NajB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Somo. The food and atmosphere is good. We were a little close for my liking during indoor dining however, masks were worn the entire time outside of when people were eating.

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SamC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice brunch menu. Bottomless mimosas taste great and they’re very active in refilling your glass. Entrees are all quite good. Certainly not the cheapest brunch but not expensive either. Great place to go with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to let your entire staff know that you are doing an amazing job! I can’t imagine the stress you are all under. FANTASTIC dinner!

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SerenaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We arrive on time for our reservation and were seated . We sat for 20 minutes, no waiter came , we ended up leaving and going to a different restaurant in manayunk . It was not busy (Friday after the lunch rush) so I’m not sure what was going on. I dine here often and was disappointed.

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vipMikeandMakenzieR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Sadly Somo has disappointed us yet again. While the cocktails are quite good, the food is always bland and boring. The menu is pretty limited and honestly a bit overpriced for the quality of the food. This was our second time trying Somo and will be out last. Don’t waste your time here, you might as well go to Jake’s and Cooper’s up the street.

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vipTashaE
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yummy. Delicious huevos rancheros. Great drinks. Nice vibes! Excited to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We paid for bottomless mimosas but the servers were very slow to refill and then she brought us the check before we were done to cut us off. In the end we only had about 3 each which is the opposite of bottomless.

FAQs

SOMO does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. SOMO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 297-6668.

SOMO is rated 4.4 stars by 410 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.