Spice Finch

4.6
419 reviews
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Mediterranean
Named after the bird that populates nearly every port along the ancient maritime spice routes, Spice Finch pays homage to a passerine that does not sing, yet is known to vocalize or chirp in recognition of good eats. We are inspired by the distinctive flavors of the nations bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and heavily influenced by the cultures and culinary traditions of Morocco and Greece. Chefs Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle have created a bold seasonally accurate menu featuring an array of small plates, vegetables, grilled meats and fish.
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1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, drink, and service! First time in for brunch, and will be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about spice finch. Every time we go it’s perfect!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time and I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was delicious and flavorful. Love that everything taste so different, but you can feel the freshness.

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RC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and a lot of gluten free options. Carrots are amazing!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great device. Table was by the bar. Kinda loud.

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F
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience

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F
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service will certainly go back

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A
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing cuisine and service. I believe our server’s name was Bria - not entirely sure. But she was very knowledgeable about the menu and made nice suggestions without being pushy. The kitchen and management catered to my girlfriend’s allergy, much to our appreciation.

We loved our experience and will be back!

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SL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Looking forward to a return visit!

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KT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Our server was terrific in offering suggestions and helping us get the portions right. It was an amazing dinner with lots of flavors you don't get other places. I loved it.

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely quiet table in the back. Flavors and preparation were wonderful and varied. The lamb was especially delicious. The carrots: To. Die. For. Our server, Matthew, was the perfect guide along the way making recommendations and checking in just enough. Fabulous experience.

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PK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is unique, interesting and well prepared. Delicious!

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great flatbread, awesome hummus, fantastic braised lamb ribs.

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DM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really like our brunch. Very attentive service
The pumpkin roll was very good!

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N
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really interesting food which is veg forward--really a great and modern take on standard food.
Great space--bright and cheerful and competent service

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O
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went for the Shakshuka and I loved it! The only thing I saw that was off, was the egg was pretty much hard boiled in the center and not runny. Everything about the experience was great though!

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ME
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent meal. Waiter did a great job of describing the menu and flavor inspirations, and suggestions for how much to order. Everything is designed to be more or less shared although a single diner could easily order a couple small plates for a nice meal.

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KS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular. From the peri peri shrimp to the lamb ribs, it will not disappoint. Chef Jen also stopped by a few tables and said hello.

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N
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The last time I dined at Spice Finch the food was wonderful, tasty and thoughtfully prepared. This visit
the food did not taste freshly prepared and was greasy and far less tasteful. I will probable avoid dining there again.

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R
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four visits to this place and never fails to delight in all regards especially THE FOOD. Marked off one star for value due to somewhat small pour of $12 glass of wine. Won’t stop us from returning frequently but maybe have a glass at home first :)

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m
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the experience but expected the food to have more flavor given the region it represents. Service was great. Bar was nice.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good but not exceptional

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B
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. The food was fun and just right for sharing. Four starters was actually enough for three light eaters, but we also got one large entree to share and had to pack most of it up to take home. The baked cheese was divine. The service was friendly and helpful and not obtrusive and actually thoughtful.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch!

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S
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Had been wanting to try Spice Finch since opening and had a chance before the ballet on Saturday. Grant it my review is based only on brunch and may have been better had i gone for dinner. I ordered the eggs, potatoes and merguez sausage. The sausage was outstanding. The eggs were ordinary and the potatoes soggy and over spiced. Nothing else came on this plate, not even a small flat bread. My friend had the frittata which was tasty but relatively small and again came with nothing. I had coffee and my friend sparkling water. The bill was $26 each which I thought was way overpriced for what we had. We wanted to finish off with a dessert but there was only one sweet on the menu (pumpkin roll). We elected to go to the near by Aleche for gelati and dessert where honestly I could not pass up a small piece of their delicious pizza.

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and drink. Responsive service.

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JF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. A little pricey but overall worth it. When it got crowded it was noisy. This is our second time having dinner here and we especially like the variety and nastiness of the food. Will be back.

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Spice Finch will send your taste buds to places they've never been before. Their modern twist on meditation is fantastic. I made it a point to eat here 4 times this visit to Philly because the first visit was so good. Each dish had a touch of citrus, complementing the fats, carbs, and proteins in a way I had never tasted. The veggies were delish, the portions were decent, and the price to value is off the wall for a foodie restaurant of this quality. I will be back!

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DV
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, and service. Order the cauliflower!

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OT
Philadelphia
114 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Family visiting from out of town. Mediterranean was not the correct choice for them: my mistake. That being said, the rest of us enjoyed our meal and the waitress was very professional. I had eaten at spice finch two other times and enjoyed it more. Perhaps it was an off night

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Original, different, beautiful.

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DP
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Everything was beyond delicious and the place has a really nice vibe. Was super busy when we were there but we didn't mind it one bit. Service was great and we would go back.

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, drink was amazing!

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific Such interesting and beautifully plated food.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was fine. Service was poor. Server took order & then disappeared for 45 minutes. Didn’t bring stage courses. Food didn’t come out together for all guests. 1 guests order was incorrect 3 times. Asked many times for water. Never got cocktail refills

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PC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for Sunday brunch and was disappointed with the selections we choose. Got the shakshuka which was the best dish of the two. It was tasty but nothing special like I expect in Philadelphia. The frittata was okay and not accompanied with toast or jam for $24 overpriced. Nice location and service. The moroccan mint tea was just a tea bag mint medley. Won't be back for brunch or any other meal .

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s
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server she was wonderful with recommendations for drinks and dinner. We sampled several small plates and enjoyed the evening. Can't wait to go back and try more!

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MB
Philadelphia
382 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding new Mediterranean restaurant by Rittenhouse Square, with strong combination of excellent, creative and flavorful dishes, good ambiance and service. The spices in the name lives up to the billing. Looking forward to returning.

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JP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic restaurant we loved it!!

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent breakfast and dinner here. Creative, delicious, spicy, fun and friendly spot.

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