Spice Finch

4.7
1046 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 1046 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lorrainec
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service!! I don't live in Philly, but will definitely return here. Thouroughly enjoyable dining experience. Thanks to all.

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Rere
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little expensive. Was hungry an hour later. Next time I’ll look at menu more clearly. Should have looked at large plates. Food was good.👍🏻

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vipTomS
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wonderfully prepared and flavorful. Truly outstanding.

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MichaelL
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten here before and haven’t been back for a while but it was just as good! The food is delicious and service very but not overly attentive. Would highly recommend.

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vipShannon
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

A little disappointing, honestly! We were sat at our table and about 15 minutes later, nobody had come to give us water or take our order. I had to go the host stand to ask about a server, and she finally came a few minutes later. Once she came that first time, her service was good, and she made good recommendations (like telling us all their cocktails are sweet, which we wanted to avoid) and what to pair with food. Overall, food was alright, but maybe a little lackluster. I will say, the baked cheese with pita and the berbere chips were excellent. At the end, we split the check in half and thankfully I noticed that they charged me the full bill, plus half the bill to my partner. Flagged a manager down and he fixed it (ETA: several days later my credit card was corrected), but not really a great way to finish the night that also didn't start great. Probably won't go back and wouldn't recommend it.

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SusanaR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. My favorites were the roasted cauliflower, fruit and cheese, steak kabob and shrimp kabob! Loved Jen Carroll on top Chef and her restaurant lives up to her name. everything was amazing! Had a great waiter too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebration with an infant. Very accommodating staff In a good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would recommend

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vipSusanS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service, outstanding food and lovely wine list. Sat outside and ambiance was lovely.

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vipsfgever
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Service was attentive but not annoying. And the noise level was ZERO! Loved it

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to try this place and so glad we did! The food was delicious and the service was amazing. We can’t wait to go back.

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Ernie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and great bartenders! Try the flatbreads, baked cheese, trio of dips, and kebabs.

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vipPhillyfoodie
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and the selections were amazing. Wait staff was superb, even bringing us glasses of champagne for our Anniversary without asking. Looking forward to going back soon.

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Brandi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great ambience, very tasty food, and delicious drinks! waitress was nice but took awhile to order our food and get water

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vipBrianC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was a terrific waiter and had great suggestions. A bottle of wine, a couple of apps, 2 dinners with a bowl of chopped brocolli rabe for the table. Excellent desserts. The Fig Truffle is a MUST!! It was great to see waiter Philippe and Mgr. Mark again. A perfect evening! Thanks!!

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BenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal from the restaurant week menu, restaurant is very nice and staff is very friendly. Service felt a bit scattered and we felt a bit rushed.

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arona3d
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The whole fish entree, a type of snapper, was delicious and bones were not a problem. The broccoli tabbouleh portion surprised me with its generosity. I took a little home where it made a fine addition to a salad the next day. By itself the flavor was a bit strong.
The brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and tahini cotton candy was amazing in its mix of salt and sweet, dense and airy.
Service was friendly and timely.

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vipGreatdining
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spice Finch is where I go when I want great food, expertly prepared, with commensurate fine service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious- great rose wine and the babaganoush, fruit and feta and the tahini brownie are to die for!

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vipKristieR
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding. Everything we ordered was delicious. The decor was cool and the seating was very comfortable. Tasty cocktails too!

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vipIreneR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted whole fish was memorably delicious, and every dish was surprising and scrumptious. Can’t wait to go back!

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TiffanyY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and kind attentive service during restaurant week.

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vipFlushingFirstTimers
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

On this very hot day we chose to eat inside though the restaurant a a number of nice outdoor options. We chose to share a variety of small plates, though I was tempted by a brunch flatbread! We shared the trio of spreads which came with toasted Pita like crisps and sliced cucumber and radishes. The spreads were very tasty. We also had the berbere carrots, which were nicely spiced, the asparagus with morel mushrooms and feta, as well as the fattoush with kale and snow peas. Everything was well flavored and attractively served. We ended our meal with a tahini brownie, which wonderfully chocolaty, and burnt cream with strawberries. The restaurant itself is very attractively furnished and the and the service is fine.

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CeceliaT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spice Finch was wonderful. Creative and flavorful dishes. Small plates to share and enjoy. Attentive service. Pretty Scandy modern decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The menu was limited, cooked poorly and served slow. Staff was kind, but overall this was like eating below average fast food for $200, not a meal worth that price from a Top Chef competitor as expected. We won't be back.

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vipPaulY
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent - tried a bunch of appetizers - all excellent. Pedi shrimp were awesome as were the chicken and steak kabobs. Excellent desserts as well. Justin our server was great. Good time.

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Holly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only sad thing is that we wanted to see Jen Caroll and she was not there. It is always a pleasure going!

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vipleahp
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great Restaurant Week experience! Such tasty, colorful, refreshing food.

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Birthwright
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I was told to follow Chef Jen on Instagram for recipes. I'm wondering if there is a class one can take to make side dishes like yours but at the amateur level to achieve the same flavors. I'm good at proteins, but I would LOVE to get better at the entire plate.

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vipnancyB
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service outside was very slow. Food was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and food and more amazing staff

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vipNurika
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a get together with friends of Nyc and ordered the Chef Tasting.... amazing! We had the opportunity to try almost everything on the menu and the service is fantastic. One of my favorite places in Philadelphia
Highly recommended

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Lizziebeth
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Chef’s Tasting. Everything was delicious! The shisito peppers and the broccoli tabbouleh were outstanding as was the lamb shank. Our server, Lee, was attentive and friendly. A perfect spot for our date night.

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casey
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we dine at Spice Finch it is perfection.
The service is the best around and the flavors are so layered and intriguing.
We picked some plates to share and the server helped us decide on a few more. In total we had the trio of spreads, shishito peppers, roast cauliflower, and baked cheese.
We both had the hibiscus lemonade for a drink.
It was one of the best dinners I’ve had in years.
And don’t leave without the brownie for dessert.

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vipJnIB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food. Service was amazing, very attentive staff! Only downfall of eating outside for a couple is the tight table right next to the alley where there is busy foot and car traffic. The outdoor booths were cute unfortunately we couldn't get seated there cuz we were only a party of 2.

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Sheri
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - flavors were nicely balanced with sizes that allowed for a sampling of multiple plates even for a table of two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best friends celebrating all being together

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LoriG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place . Perfect everytime ! Amazing food, service , and atmosphere!

FAQs

Spice Finch is rated 4.7 stars by 1046 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.