SOMO-South Philly

4.3
26 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Restaurant description: SOMO SoPhi is a New American restaurant and lounge offering mouthwatering appetizers, salads, sandwiches, steakhouse steaks and chops, and seafood compositions, along with seasonally-focused local craft beers and specialty cocktails. We are located in the heart of South Philly at 3101 South 13th Street (at the corner of Packer Avenue) near Philadelphia's stadium complex. SOMO SoPhi (short for South Philadelphia) is a stylish 5,000 square foot multi-level destination which includes two outdoor dining/lounging spaces. A lavish hotspot to dine, drink, chill and rub elbows with the city's movers and shakers, the restaurant’s second floor boasts an open chef's kitchen, cocktail bar and a heated outdoor terrace. The first floor houses a sleek, eco-friendly bar, dining area and lounge — a wonderful gathering place to watch sporting events. We feature an upscale dining experience that is complimented by premium spirits, craft beers, wine and champagne.

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Happy Hour Every Day Including Weekends at SOMO SoPhi


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Every day from 5 -7 p.m., including weekends, stop by SOMO SoPhi, located at 13th and Packer for 1/2 off all small plates, draft beer, $5 select white & red wines, and our $5 Citywide "Yuengling & Dads". Stop by SoPhi before or after a game or show.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 12, 2018

Ends: December 13, 2117

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 26 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for brunch!

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RP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really liked our experience overall. The octopus appetizer was definitely a highlight. Our only criticism would be that they reevaluate their menu organization and pricing. Most food items seemed priced too low honestly, especially main entrees and specials. We really enjoyed our meal and service.

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PF
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the high tables near bar downstairs
Had appetizers and a few drinks while watching playoff football
Nice lookin place...you should check it out

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PR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Menu on a Saturday afternoon was not what was published on the internet. It was very limited and mostly breakfast items. The food itself was good, albeit very hot in temperature. Very small upstairs so I am not sure I would want to dine here when it is crowded as it seemed very cramped.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I found it to be just okay. My dinner came out lukewarm. The coffee came out cold. The appitizers were okay. They ran out of Tito's vodka and had to use a different vodka and increased the price of the drink over 4.00. It wasn't our fault they ran out of Tito's. I wouldn't go back, nor would I recommend it to any friends.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was insanely delicious and it was arguably the most beautiful restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. Worth the trip!

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu you have listed on here is very exciting, and when we arrived you have none of the cool stuff. No beef tartare, no tuna at all (sold out). Asparagus dish was a big yawn I can get a poached egg on grilled asparagus anywhere. The only thing you manipulated at all on the eggplant purée dish was the actual eggplant. Store bought pita that you did grill a little, olives right out the jar, and undressed spinach. Waitstaff was super nice and the food was good- just boring.

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KB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great NYE dinner

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MM
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s was just OK! My second time here.

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N
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

it was sooo nice in somo such a great atmosphere and the food was great!!

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LS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday brunch here. We were a party of 10 everything was delicious. The service was great! Love the decor/ambiance.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Brunch before the Army/Navy game and was very impressed.

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OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to try it because we loved the restaurant that was previously there....WOW!!! The fried chicken you could clearly tell was FRESHLY hand breaded and fried. It was off the charts!! The lobster Mac n cheese 😍😍 cheesy grits, can’t say they r the best because I’ve never had them before but I’m in love lol!! Music sucked that they were playing but it’s worth it. The place is gorgeous!! Btw our waitress Jess was wonderful and friendly!!

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceed my expectations! Food was all homemade and delicious. Waitress, Whitney was friendly. Close to eagles stadium . Great for a date night or brunch

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I have been to the Somo location in Manayunk several times and love it. I was in South Philly with friends and we decided to try this location. The ambiance is so nice here and really sets the mood for a good time. The food was good but not great like the other location. We had the Brussel sprouts which were yummy, the disco fries were sort of drenched in gravy which some folks may enjoy but I would have preferred a drizzle. The lemon garlic wings were the biggest disappointment. The chicken was not seasoned at all aside from the fresh lemon and garlic that was sprinkled on top after it was fried. Service was friendly and fast, management came over to check on our table - very nice. I would go back, sometimes it takes a while for new places to get in their groove. Lastly, the menu was a little different - I always order the mussels at Somo but this location didn’t have them on the menu - I was sad about that.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

One friend got charged with tax for a glass of wine during happy hour that was $5 wine so she paid more than $5 while another friend, her tab came to $5 even so not sure what happened there?! We ordered flatbread, it never came. We inquired about it. Turns out it was 86’d and were were never told. It was also never taken off the check. Unfortunately we didn’t notice until after we paid. Getting that fixed was a whole big deal. The lobster Mac and cheese was decent. The pasta with the scallops was not very good.

It had a great ambiance and music was good. Nothing that happened was horrible and I think I would give them another chance, bc I believe maybe the staff just wasn’t trained enough. But I wouldn’t suggest it for anything other than a happy hour.

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here. Went before a Wells Fargo event. Food and service were excellent. Daily happy hour from 5-7 is a great deal for drinks and apps. The rest of the menu offered a good variety of dishes and ours were delicious. I would highly recommend to anyone and we will absolutely be going back.

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l
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so sweet, and the food was great. They def need a second bar, or another service bar bc the drinks take forever every time we go! However, we do love to drink, they’re always good, so we may just drink fast! we left happy

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PF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There was nothing on the menu we wanted to eat! The bartenders were good though!

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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Service downstairs at happy hour was very good thanks to our server Valerie. Once we went upstairs for dinner, everything went downhill. 4 out of 5 of us had to send our food back because it was undercooked, cold, and tasteless. The manager was nice enough to take our food off the bill, and sent us complimentary desserts. Sorry to say, they weren't any better. Maybe they just need to get the kinks out since it just opened 3 weeks ago.

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SC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only problem I had with this place is that there was sooooooo many things I wanted to try but only so much time in the day!!!! This was amazing food! The chef created us a special dish off menu! Adam was an extreme delight, humorous and friendly! Will definitely be back! Very soon! Highly recommend trying this gem!

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JG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent new place. Will try again.

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OT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clean, chic and modern restaurant. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a variety of small and medium plates. The food was delicious and the service was great. Brian the bartender was polite, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. I’ll definitely stop back again on my way through Philadelphia. Well done!

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k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it ws clean, ambiance was nice and food was delish! so was the sevice

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RC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Joe was attentive, friendly, professional and we felt welcomed. He had a good understanding of all the dishes and explained them well. Two additional people (managers maybe) came to the table through the meal to check on us. The meatballs, brussel sprouts with bacon, grilled shrimp were delicious as well as the mushroom pasta and the buttermilk fried chicken, grits & greens. The ceaser salad was unique. One of us loved it, the other did not. The artichoke and carrot was a beautiful dish but a little underwhelming as far as flavor, rather bland. Drinks are center city prices. For an average but very good Sauv blanc a glass costs a little more than a full bottle of the same in any wine store, but they give you a generous pour. The specialty cocktail was pretty and tasty but a very small glass, packed with ice, did not get to enjoy the flavor of the cocktail nearly enough, gone in a few short sips. Switched to the expensive glass of average wine, but it was much more fulfilling. Creme brulee was very good. The restaurant decor was trendy and pretty. They did a very nice job. Very pleasant atmosphere. We will return soon. We are very happy to have a new restaurant in this neighborhood. Thank you

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M
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint is the price of milk. $4.00 a glass. I don't feel as though that price is warranted. It's a neighborhood restaurant, not center city.

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