Spice Finch

4.7
1097 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 1097 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve gone to spin every finch for happy hour and dinner before but this was my first time going for brunch. While I love the dinner and hh menu, the brunch selection wasn’t as great as great as I expected. But I’d def go back for dinner.

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vipRaven
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had the grilled chicken kabob with yogurt dressing and greens. Tasty and ample. My wife shared a side order of spicy berbere carrots, bread, and baba ghanoush. The food was tasty. Good for vegetarians.

Due to the pandemic, we ate outside in a booth. The restaurant is on a bus line with its noise and the group in the booth next to ours was very loud. In pre-pandemic times, the inside of the restaurant is a better choice.

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AmaliaG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good , portion size could be better

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, Nate, was awesome and so friendly. He checked on us, made sure our food had come out right (we had dietary restrictions at our table) and suggested perfect choices to accommodate everyone at the table. The food was great and the service was flawless. 10/10.

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PJayne1
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved an outside table on a beautiful night for dinner. We were seated at small, uncomfortable bistro tables on the sidewalk--when several full tables in the covered "pods" were available. Asked our server to reseat us and he gladly obliged. It was the only glitch of the night. The space was charming and comfortable. Service was friendly and impeccable. We ordered the tasting menu and every dish was fantastic. Highlights: the house made pita chips, broccoli tabouli, babaganoush, asparagus with ricotta, and whole fish. The tasting menu includes bites of at least half the ala carte menu, so it's a great way to sample as much as possible. And you will want to sample it all! Every dish was light, inventive, and so delicious we were clinging to the remaining scraps on the plates when the server asked if we were ready for him to clear them. We didn't want to miss a single bite! Servers are happy to customize the offerings for those with food allergies or preferences. Cocktail program is small but memorable. (My frozen drink featuring tequila, mezcal, and hot peppers was delicious and packed a punch!) We were celebrating a birthday, so the server surprised our guest of honor with a tahini brownie that we shared. It might be the best brownie I've ever tried. If you order from the tasting menu, be sure to also order a dessert to split, because you might be a little disappointed that the "sweets" promised in the menu amount to a small date truffle per person. The truffle was the perfect finish--creative and surprising-- but wouldn't have felt like a real dessert had we not also enjoyed the brownie. Overall: great experience. I am looking forward to going again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at The Spiced Finch and certainly will not be my last! The food was amazing! I was dining with my daughter and my niece and we shared everything so we could have a taste! We got the Green Hummus with truffle (I’m not a big truffle fan so I didn’t have that but the girls said it was great), Shabazi fries (addicting), the cauliflower was amazing, Chicken Kebabs and the Shakshuka (my niece introduced me to this and it was an amazing mixture of eggplant, veggies, and tomatoes with three poached eggs served with naan). Just a fantastic meal (and company)!

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BMC90
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Spice Finch was fantastic! The food was delicious. We were a large party, and our waiter Albert was outstanding. He was engaging, attentive, and conscientious.

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NicoleW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Justin was fantastic. We enjoyed the Chef’s tasting menu and every dish was incredible.

RS
vipRichS
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as usual. Just the right attentiveness from the service staff. Very comfortable ambiance. But the food -- wow! The trio of spreads, the small plates, the sirloin kebab, the half chicken with muhamarra, and the perfect Hendricks G&T were all top-shelf, fun, and delicious. The burnt cream is the perfect ending to a spicy meal.

JZ
JeriZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the small plates

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good quality food, loved the trio of spreads, the blistered peppers and the baked cheese, in particular. The kebabs were also good, but not a great value (not enough meat for the price.

JY
JYDELANN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Perfect for a meeting with Friend. So tasty !!

DL
vipDebbieL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service!

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vipKknj
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here and it was good but not fantastic. The food was very good , my family just shared a bunch of different small plates. I was a little underwhelmed overall…

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SophiaL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience at the Spice Finch this past Saturday. I've been here twice prior to the pandemic and since then this was my first post? pandemic visit. Was a bit worried about dining indoors but since I've been vaccinated since February-decided it was about time. And I was glad that I did dine inside due to the great service, yummy food and lovely ambiance. My sister and friend raved about the food and how they'd like to come back again :) definitely super healthy and delicious at the same time.
I'm sure I'll be back a couple more times this year. See you soon, Spice Finch!

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vipNicoleK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service could have been better but I will say before the pandemic the food and service were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the trio of dips, the broccoli tabouli, and the whole chicken. Everything was amazing and our server was so kind. Oh and the brownie too!

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MicheleS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening and appreciated the suggestions of our server. Everything was spot on.

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Lauren
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! My friend and I did the tasting menu and I don't think I have ever left a restaurant feeling so full. The tasting menu was $65 and they DELIVER! We had about 7-8 plates brought out to us PLUS dessert. The food just kept coming out and everything was just as good as the last dish. Needless to say, we both overate just because everything was so good. Highly recommend the trio of spreads, fruit and feta, lamb shank and the brownie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Yummy food. I’ve been here before and ordered the brownie with halva for dessert. The waiter brought the dessert without the halva and I asked about it, he said they were out of it. Would have been nice to be informed about this when I’m ordering it. He still charged full price too. It was odd and makes me feel like I don’t want to go back.

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NicoleC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with some girlfriends. It was my third time here and I swear it gets better and better every time. Order the Chef’s Tasting Menu. You will not be disappointed. The dishes are so fresh, have amazing flavor, and are cooked/prepared to perfection.

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vipBrianC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular again!! This time we had the baked cheese as a side dish. Really great! Filipe is a fantastic server and managers Mark and Nate add to the evening. The lemon roll and tahini brownie are tops for desserts!

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DutchessVP7
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better. Amazing service, all dishes were super. Hope to return soon.

JL
JaneL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More lightning but the decor was stunning. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. I had a reservation and was seated on time. We had some noisy table neighbors, but otherwise it was relatively quiet. The special gin/cucumber drinks were very refreshing given the hot day. A couple of appetizers were plenty for two people.

Wait staff was attentive and did a good job explaining the food. We didn’t feel rushed at all and enjoyed a long, relaxing evening.

I’ll be back.

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vipFoodie39
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I don’t know how a broiled (or boiled) chicken can be considered a kebab and this is in a Mediterranean restaurant. The ambiance, service, and menu were good, but the actual food is rather underwhelming. We ordered drinks, a number of appetizers, one small plate, and two ‘kebabs’, and they all felt like a parody of a real Mediterranean food that you eat in other places. Unfortunately, very disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Waiter was lovely and the food presentation was beautiful!

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vipjackthetraveller
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very interesting dishes, especially the hummus, the cauliflower, the chicken kebab,the brownie. Reasonable service

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Dagg
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was really good, ambience was also amazing. Love the fact they offered multiple vegan options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service were fabulous! Only complaint is that the music was very low and we could hear the conversation of every table surrounding us the entire evening - which included women talking about menstruation and another table complaining about hair in their food - both unappetizing and so distracting that they took away from our own evening out. Quite disappointing when I did request a quiet table.

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vipLindaDes
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful — every dish was flavorful, delish and beautifully plated.

KB
vipKristenB
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicous! We loved the amazing food and drinks!

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Jojo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, cocktails, ambience and service!

SL
StefanL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening celebrating our anniversary.

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Fred
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, well balanced flavors and fresh seafood. Cocktail was nice too. Would recommend as a center-city spot!

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KSCR
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh and delicious food! We had the trio, olives, baked cheese, and the shrimp large plate. We would definitely go back again!

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vipJskard
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husbands birthday for brunch. Small but yummy brunch menu!

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Abbhbbbbbbhb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Brooklyn and it was out first time at Spice Finch. The food was mood changing! We did the tasting menu and each dish put a smile on our face. We ended up having lots of dishes we may not ordered and I’m so glad we did. The broccoli tabouleh was so delicious and it never would have occurred to me to order it. The carrots were out of this world. We had the whole fish and it was beautifully prepared. And then the truffle dates!! O. M. G. Ah-mazing. The staff was really friendly and the drinks were great too.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great cocktails!!

FAQs

Spice Finch is rated 4.7 stars by 1097 OpenTable diners.

Spice Finch does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://spicefinch.bigcartel.com/.

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.