Stir

4.3
150 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy an intimate dining experience at the only Frank Gehry–designed restaurant in the Northeast. The inspired artisan menu will feature seasonal and organic local ingredients, served in a stunning architectural setting. Museum admission required. Operated by Constellation Culinary Group

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

the waitress recommended 2 dishes which were both excellent . The parsnip pear soup was creamy and balanced between sweet and savory. the banana chocolate bread pudding was sweet and not cloying the chocolate was a compliment to the bread . I will go again to try other entrees and the menu for brunch looked very inviting

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Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Cobb salad sandwiches were excellent with great toasted sour dough bread. The white chocolate cheesecake was great - better than expected - very creamy and not too sweet. The cappuccino was excellent, as was the service. Definitely recommend lunch at the art museum.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

You will definitely need to eat when you are at the museum this is a good place. We were there for brunch so it was really noisy but 90 min later there are just a few people. The waitress was great and made us have some good laughs.

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

The reviews that say it is loud are true, but I think maybe some background music would help. We spoke in our normal indoor voices and heard each other just fine even though there was definite din around us. Totally not a big problem. The food was excellent. Biscuits amazing. I do think they should serve the grilled cheese bacon egg sandwich on a biscuit and not on toast! Service was also excellent. Will return often.

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w
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Sunday brunch. Food was excellent and service was wonderful! We'll come back the next time we are in Philly!

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R
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, great menu selection and food served piping hot.
A bit noisy due to the wood decor, but a fantastic break for a day or evening of musing in the museum.
I recommend it!

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Wild Sea Bass and it was truly excellent!

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CN
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat this was! The crab cake Benedict’s we’re out of this world!

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PW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Lady who cleared our table etc was so lovely. Servers was great. Everyone seemed happy we were there.

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

The food was acceptable -- my friends both had the burger which they said was fine; I had the pork which was decent. Service was fine. Noise level is TOO HIGH ... very hard to hear even in a booth. Its too expensive for a museum lunch if someone has just paid $20 admission ...

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r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and clean. Great service and even better food. A very nice place to sit, eat and rest when visiting the museum.

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AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in Stir ......

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J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Staff seemed somewhat tense, perhaps due to the recent negative review of the restaurant. One entree was so tough, it had to be returned. This space is smaller and less elegant than the former restaurant. If this is the museum’s final effort at a more upscale dining option, I suggest the museum revisit its space and quality options. The Phila Museum of Art deserves a restaurant better in all aspects than the current Stir.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations in every way! Very enjoyable, great food and drink. A perfect compliment to a fantastic museum.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Treated my parents to a special day at the museum.

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

much too loud to be enjoyable....the previous location ( in the building) was much nicer!

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m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely waitress and service in general. Great atmosphere. Portions were right size for lunch. Perfect all around.

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h
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Noisy! Poor service. Strange table settings. Liked the others so much better. Why no windows? Bad!

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the chicken and waffles it is usually a no go for me but... I’m so glad I did! It was just as I remember it as a child. The chicken was moist and the waffle like a cloud. Delish!!

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch at Stir. Everything was absolutely magnificent. The service was stellar and the food was amazing.

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LS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Sunday brunch with my daughter...so special and fun. This would be a great date place too. The lime coconut tart with poached pineapple is amazing. The bacon Bloody Mary is a must.

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was great. One of the people was a vegan and could find many options. Our waitress was WONDERFUL. I wish I knew her name.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

This is the only restaurant in the Phila. Museum of Art. No competition.

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f
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room, fantastic waitress, lovely food! What a nice opportunity to eat in such a great restaurant in such an outstanding museum. The museum has done a great job with their restaurant and we enjoyed our lunch very much. The room is very comfortable and attractive, the waitress was excellent and the salad spectacular. The leather seats were so comfortable we didn't want to leave. Crabcakes were good and the tart dessert better than most desserts elsewhere. Got 10% off for being a museum member so how could anyone not be happy?
Thanks Stir and Phila Museum of Art :)

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Tropea and his team have created an incredible Philadelphia dining experience. We are regular diners at many CC fine establishments and we found the food to be delicious, clever without over-engineering and a delight to the eye.

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L
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There were 9 of us and no one liked their food.
Service was slow

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I enjoyed a nice lunch at Stir. The food and service were excellent.

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PS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The overall experience was great. Our waiter was slow approaching out table and remained a bit challenged timing-wise thru the meal tho he was absolutely gracious and solicitous. The food was pretty much perfect! The space got a little noisy as it filled up. My companion commented several times how good it was!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We had salads and added chicken to them. The staff was very helpful and frequently checked with us. You definitely need a reservation.

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RR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the soup!

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LG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved Stir, really added to our Valentine's Day date at the museum. The service was great, really friendly and accommodating. We loved the food, we had the burger and the Kale salad with salmon. The free cookies they give you when you leave were lovely. We will return.

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NS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

It’s an easy lunch if you are at the museum—-it’s hard to leave that island fortress for a meal. Food was tasty, reasonable size portions, not amazing but good. Server was accommodating and the food came in a timely manner. We were not impressed by the decor and it was rather noisy but it served our purposes.

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L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best kale salad ever!

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sweet potato gnocchi was light and delicious. My husband had the duck breast which he said was excellent. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

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e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service. My only suggestion would be for them to serve better rolls.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Found myself screaming to talk. Service was slow, I appreciate not being rushed but we waited beyond what I would have expected.

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The space is entirely too noisy. Booths provide poor conversation levels. The menu is limited. I love the PMA so I hope stir can be improved.

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h
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The new space designed by Gehry is small, crowded, and noisy. The tables are so close together one can't help but hear everything of the next table's conversation, and the table next to them as well. The service was spotty at best, quick to pour the water then disappear. Then when we did order (three courses), everything was brought at the same time--everything even if the table was crowded and individual plates didn't quite match each other. The one bright spot was the crab cakes that were wonderful. We will probably go again just because we are members of the museum but it wasn't that good.

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S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food, excellent service why would you not eat here?

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JC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here, both times were for lunch. Both times were wonderful. The staff was personable and the lunch was delicious.

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