The General

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$30 and under
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The General is part of the culinary revolution happening in suburban Philadelphia offering creative American dishes with an Asian twist and a full sushi menu. Everything from our signature burger to Glazed Salmon to the ever so popular Poke Bowl. Sushi menu is made up of classic rolls and house specialty rolls. Don't forget about our Happy Hour seven days a week and check out the daily specials that are offered every night.
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B
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived at 6:30 on a Saturday night. Restaurant was busy but not crowded. Our waiter was helpful and attentive. The food (chicken dinner, burger platter) was good. However, it was slow coming from the kitchen.

AG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Generally, we had a nice experience. Those who ordered pub food were happy with the results. One guest got the ramen bowl and it was way too oniony. The price seemed a little high for the quality of food. Definitely worth a try but I would stick with the pub food :)

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Finally tried this place after many years...loved the sushi and the cocktails. Will be a good addition to our everyday choices.

WV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been about 20 years since we were at what was the General Lafayette. They’ve done an amazing job of honoring the past but making it very modern. The food was excellent!!!

K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service was okay - everyone was friendly enough but we only saw our waitress twice and every other interaction was with food runners / other staff. The food was average at best, neither of us were impressed. The wine was good and the place is cute inside. I’d come again for drinks but wouldn’t eat there again.

j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Music is way too loud. Noise level goes up because of the music

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Wouldn't eat there again. The calamari had to be frozen or it just wasn't fresh. Super fishy. Ordered Ramen for my main and that is the least authentic ramen i've ever seen. All food was super salty and not terribly good. Very mediocre. I don't eat frozen food at home - why would i pay to be served frozen food out? On the plus side, my cocktail was delicious.

MP
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

reliable. good value

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch spot on a Sunday afternoon. Service and food were very good

c
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great selection fo food; something for everyone. The best Poke bowl in town and wonderful drinks

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the The General is consistently good. The wait staff is attentive and alwAys quick to refill drinks and check on us. One of my favorites. The live music is always great to listen to.

LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

There aren't many sushi places around us so it is needed and is very good.

CF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. My husband doesn't like sushi so I don't have it as much as I would like. The General has sushi and options for a meat lover as well as a children's menu that appeals to the typical child's palate.

c
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Seating area close to bar was very noisy. Had to ask to have heat turned on, very cold night. Service was great, food is very good. Would go back, advertised Valet Parking was not available.

MS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only the 2nd time me and my friends ate here but we all said, why don't we come here more often. It's a great space and the staff was really friendly

KH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal experience at The General. The service was excellent, our waitress Adrianne was attentive, courteous, and made our experience awesome. Food and drinks are excellent and it has a very nice atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable as well. Would recommend!!

FT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner with out of town family

CL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our time spent at The General. The staff is friendly, food good and atmosphere fun. My boyfriend and I often sit at one of their at 2 bars for a light dinner. Recently enjoyed dinner with friends in the main dining room with positive feedback from friends to return.

BS
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice. Good good and great service.

A
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

food good service not great

j
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was fine, nothing out standing. Not in a rush to go back.

LS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to sit in the “haunted room” Spooky!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Wasn’t crowded when we first got there. Service was very very slow and I had to keep asking for someone to help. Cocktails were really good. Food was overall tasty and well prepared. People seated after me were served before me and left the restaurant sooner.

M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice dining room. Food and service average, didn’t meet our expectations based on reviews we read before booking.

GG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don't know why I don't go to The General more often. Every time I'm there, I enjoy the food, service, etc. I need to make this part of my go to spots.

F
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Came here because it was in a convenient spot, but the food was average to above average, and the place was fairly basic. I was drinking a lot of water and it wasn't refilled as fast as I'd like. I needed to grab my own plates when the sushi came, since the server didn't think of it.
We were seated next to unruly kids that took off their shoes at the restaurant, and the bathroom had no toilet paper. The hostess was more interested in her smartphone that welcoming guests.

LT
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this gem. Menu is so varied from delicious burgers to full course meals. My favorite is the Poke bowl with two choices of fish, avocado, seaweed and rice. Drinks are generous and made perfectly.
Service is warm and gracious. The mix of stone, metal, wood creates a unique, classy spot. Plenty of parking and priced very fairly.

m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was excellent, and our server did a decent job, but our food took FOREVER to come out.

r
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

For starters we had the Duck flat bread and the Calamari. The flatbread was very good piled high with greens and shredded duck with just enough dressing. The calamari was cooked perfectly but I found the coating too salty for my taste and I found it odd that it was served hot but had a cold marinara on top. For an entree I had the cold seafood platter and it was very good, as a side I had fried rice and it decent, the rice was more clumpy than I like in fried rice. For desert I had the ricotta doughnuts they were fantastic. Over all I would not say that I can't wait to go back but I will go back and try some other dishes. I had a couple of Old fashions and I thought they were made very well.

N
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great, sushi was phenomenal... ramen was so/so.

A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal! A very loud bar area, but there was a celebrating “bride to be” party in there as well. When they left, we could hear one another just fine!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good choice for dinner!! Love the sushi and the Brie and apple toast app.

AB
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!
Every single thing we ordered was amazing.
Our server Z took good care of us and made great recommendations.
We will definitely will be back!!

BL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always accommodating and great restaurant!!!! Highly recommend!!!

KF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We have been to The General a few times and the food is always great. The issue is service. It is very slow. For our party of 4, dinner took 2 hours which is very long for wings, burgers, soup, etc. We were disappointed that our bar drinks were empty and the waitress walked by and then filled up the water glasses but did nothing about the bar drinks. We had to call someone over and order them. I expect the wait staff to pay better attention. If you are not in a hurry, this can be a great place. If you are, this is not the place for you.

m
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with interesting and unusual options as well as standards. Something for everyone. I hope more will try it.

NH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was excellent but the food was mediocre.

GE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Nice atmosphere.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server provided the best service we have had at a restaurant quite possibly ever... it was so refreshing... he was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and wine... as well, he was very attentive to our needs!

DB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our father’s day dinner at the general. The food was delicious, the portions were sufficient and the wait staff attentive.