Southwark

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We are a neighborhood restaurant and cocktail bar, specializing in seasonal and handmade ingredients.
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4.6
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4.6
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PO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding spot for cocktails and small bites (we ate in the bar over cocktails.

Expertly and carefully prepared small plates and cocktails make this a perfect get-together spot.

Cant wait to come back with my significant other; Southwark seems to be a perfect spot for special-occasion dining.

Also the perfect “local” fo solid cocktails and wine by the glass.

MV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and amazing soundtrack/ambiance

WS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The celery root entree was incredible.

MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

service, ambiance and overall experience was excellent.
plate portion was disappointing.

FC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Southwark - great cocktails, excellent food, friendly staff. What more do you need?

KD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the movie quote drink names! The cocktail list is creative and delicious.

GE
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was terrific; some of the best gnocchi I've ever had, and the squash wellington was absolutely delicious. Bar was very crowded and noisy, but seating area in back was relatively quiet. Pretty attentive and very helpful service. Only downside were the specialty cocktails, which were not very good (should have stayed with simpler Manhattans and Gimlets) although perhaps this was because the bar was superbusy; wines by the glass were very nice, though. Will definitely come back (especially when the weather is nice and the patio is open).

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All we can say is we loved it. Food was excellent and staff was great!

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great....servers were kind and friendly. The only critique is that our waitress never returned to the table to ask if my husband has wanted another cocktail after dinner was delivered.

KD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for what I thought would be a quick drink and maybe a bite. We ended up having such a nice time at the bar that we decided to stay for dinner. What an incredible experience! Masterful cocktails, every bite better than the last...warm service all around. Will definitely be in heavy rotation.

A
Philadelphia
164 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a wonderful impression on our guests who had never been to the Southwark dining room. The service and food were excellent. I did not know olives could be so good! Entrée choices including pasta selections were varied enough for everyone to be happy. Special mention must be made that the cocktails were too good for words to describe. A little noisy with a full dining room but still able to have conversations.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent cocktails. Food very good. Bartenders choice. The best!!!!!! Try a dark Manhattan!!!!!!!

JB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!

KD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found our new neighborhood spot!

MC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still just a gem - especially on Wednesday evenings when it is BYO.

The food is always excellent to off-scale. Highly recommend trying the mussels escabeche; pastas are always incredible.

Looking forward to many more.

RC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good meal, prepared with fine ingredients. Be sure to stick with the wine: my cocktail was barely drinkable, and my wife's cocktail was truly disgusting.

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, from the food to the service to the ambiance.

HF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing celebration for our 10th anniversary

SG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. Food and service never disappoint. Romantic atmosphere too.

OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think we found a new neighborhood gem!

ET
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The room was too warm. the air conditioning could have been better.

F
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service. Outside seating was relaxing and added a nice touch to the experience.

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Southwark. Ambience, staff, and most importantly fresh, heart made dishes and slammin’ cocktails.

OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food is locally sourced and expertly prepared. The cocktails are imaginative and tasty.

MH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. We got the chicken liver, corn ravioli, and fish of the day. Lovely servers who made this bday experience special.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance at Southwark are both amazing. Food is always fresh and delicious. Menu changes routinely, so there is always something new to try! Love this restaurant. Perfect for date night.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. Creative great food, great atmosphere.

t
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour specials. We loved everything we had:
-Tartare
-Fried Green Tomatoes
-Ravioli
-Burger

*Great bartenders

AL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome. Sat at the bar and Wes, the bartender, was super friendly, plus he made AWESOME drinks. Highly recommend doing the "dealers choice" where you just let the bartender make you something. As far as food goes, we only ordered the ravioli and gnocchi, but they were perfect. Gnocchi were the fluffiest I've ever had, and the Ravioli were perfectly seasoned. Will definitely be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a quiet night. Lovely. Server excellent and knowledgeable.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were spectacular. The squid ink fettuccini was the best pasta I've ever eaten!

JP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Beef tartare and pork belly were excellent! Our service was friendly but rushed, which seemed odd because the restaurant was DEAD. Our second course was served before we were done with our first. Not sure why such a great place was so sparse on a Thurs night but we enjoyed our meal and I will return!

G
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was really romantic and a great deal of fun. The wine list is good and I’d definitely recommend for a romantic dinner or just going out and enjoying some wine with a friend or two.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southwark was recommendation by a coworker when I complained about the lack luster food and drinks at a different restaurant. Southwark did not disappoint, and coincidentally had named their new drink in honor of my all-time favorite, Patrick Swayze (I had 2). They were also extremely accommodating to our friend who is allergic to every food under the sun. Great experience!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've lived in Philly.for over 10 years and this was no joke one.of the better dining experiences. The food and drinks were both well executed and just damn good! Will be returning and I suggest you do the same.

DM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entrees were amazing. Chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream was the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Highly recommend!

d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly great meal top to bottom. Cocktails were inventive and delicious. Can't wait to return!

A
Philadelphia
164 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-made cocktails and creative menu. Excellent service by Celia. Our guests raved about the entire meal! This is just an outstanding place.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Food is spectacular, creative and filling, desserts too. The cocktails are phenomenal too.

D
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great neighborhood spot with local/seasonal dishes, handmade pastas are spectacular and the cocktails are some of the best in the city. The service is friendly either at the bar or in back dining room and try the patio seating on a nice night, its decorated with growing herbs and vegetables!