The Hadley

4.3
114 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Due to Covid-19 The Hadley requires indoor diners to present a vaccination card or wear a mask for everyones safety.

The Hadley features innovative
shared plates and comfort foods presented with
well-crafted cocktails allow for a special occasion to be extraordinary and the regular visitor to discover something new. Not just a restaurant, The Hadley is a new place in a historic setting that serves as your glamorous living room for meeting friends, old and new.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 114 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went for bottomless brunch for my bday and it was great! The waiter was super attentive to our table & the food was good. Would definitely recommend

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vipMarcus
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time at Hadley after moving to the neighborhood 3 months ago. Great location tucked away on the Parkway at Parktowne Place apartments. It has a large charming outdoor space with a big arbor covering much of the seating area. We had hoped to eat outdoors on this unusually warm night in October, but as we approached the path as we walked down the Parkway, our hopes were blasted away by loud dance music played by the DJ - apparently a weekly Friday night event. It was not even 7:30 and I thought, did we make a mistake...is this a disco or a restaurant?! I know we'd never be able to hear ourselves outside, so we asked for indoor seating, in a cozy comfortable and relatively quiet indoor dining room, with only 2 other tables with guests. The thumping music was still audible but at least was mostly background. In the end, the service and food were vey good. Crispy calamari appetizer (shared) was indeed crispy and tasty with a sweet Thai sauce. I had the mushroom ravioli which was delicious and husband had Chicken parm which he said was a little dry but very good. Menu is not extensive but has something for everyone...burgers, pizzas, salads and mains. Would try again (but not on a Friday)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Brought wrong orders for food, cocktails were wrong, started clearing plates before we were done eating, felt rushed

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Kenya
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our waiter Jason was amazing and the food was great! However; upon arrival we were asked to show proof of being vaccinated, which was fine but there were people in front of us who were not asked to see proof of being vaccinated and were not required to wear a mask. The manager was a little rude.

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MegF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and the service was good but pricey, which was not unexpected. The only issue we had was the volume of the music. We sat outside on the patio and there was a DJ blasting music throughout the dinner hours. There were, at most, 20 diners total outside, and the atmosphere did not warrant loud club music. There was nothing wrong with the DJ's abilities, but the volume really took away from the overall experience, which is unfortunate given the cost. We sat at a two-top table, and even shouting, could not hear each other.

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Milly
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Wait was amazing but the rest of the workers r kinda rude and judgey

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BMOSJD
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This little gem is semi hidden and I didnt know it existed until a very talented artist decided to do a evening event there. Everything looks and feels great there but I have to say the service is a bit slow.

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vipNatashaD
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First visit & I was not disappointed. The food was good but the ambience enhanced the experience. The waitstaff was limited so we experienced some eels but I am looking forward to visiting again.

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Marzipan76
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Absolutely lovely outdoor ambiance. Our food was good -- perhaps a tad overpriced. A great spot to go if you want to have a long, lingering dinner catching up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The wait was really long for us to get served but the bartender came out to serve and take care of us. Which was nice of him to do because he saw how long we were waiting.

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JohnD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots . Food is excellent. Staff could not be friendlier.
John

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GigiVelez
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good spot took my bestfriend for her bday we were 15 min late to our reservation but the staff was so nice. They accommodated us at such short notice , it’s very elegant and classy definitely give them 5 stars. Bartender Mark and Server Tyler very attentive

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TDHR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions. We were here for a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My waiter was beyond attentive and professional! He made sure that we were always greeted warmly and made the night light and inviting

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Really good cocktail list and their outdoor patio space is nice. Food is only okay and fairly overpriced for the quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So bad. It took an hour to take our order and then never got our drinks. Bottomless mimosas are not worth it if you only get one mimosa.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service very amicable and capable of the job.

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DeborahW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waiter Tyler was amazing. Was on top of everything. Went to the Hadley for my son’s bday and had a GREAT time

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful OUTSIDE & INSIDE the restaurant. However, the ladies room needed to be attended to. It was not very clean with toilet tissue all over the floor in most of the stalls. It could smell better also.

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scottT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always love the ambiance of The Hadley. Great place for a business meeting.

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keithr
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The server we had was very annoying and unprofessional. He never provided his name, offered drinks besides the $45 bottomless Mimosa package. He spoke more about himself being a Psychology intern and how is studies people. Well if you did that you wouldn't speak as much and you would want to listen to your guest. He took it upon himself to split our order of potatoes to put on our plate instead of asking us. Little simple things he could have done, and not complain about he was at the restaurant until 3AM the night before and had to come back to work.

Review your menu. There are some grammatical mistakes on it. ex: you can have cheese or vegetable with your omelet, but for $1 more you don't get vegetables, you can get another vegetable.

Just the small things that are important. The jazz was a nice feature.

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Vfas
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, service, and reasonable price. 👌

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Melo
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This was my second time at the Hadley. The ambiance and aesthetic are beautiful! Food and drinks were blander than what I can recall from my first experience. Nonetheless, would definitely revisit for happy hour!

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vipRey125
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great service.

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vipBecky
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This setting is beautiful - inside and outside on the patio. The servers are professional and courteous. Food is excellent altho some may find it a bit expensive.

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ldlindsay
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything we ordered from the brunch menu here was excellent down to the most basic items like coffee and fries. Great atmosphere and decor. Walking distance from Parkway museums where there are few options. Very obviously shorthanded on staff this weekend, but worth the wait!

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RaymondH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience3

I was torn between two and three stars here, so don’t let the two star rating totally fool you.

The food was, for the most part, very good.

However, I was perturbed by the absence of simple things.

They didn’t have Iced Tea. That’s a standard beverage anywhere and they couldn’t provide it because of an issue with their dispenser. Vexing to some extent, but not the end of the world I suppose.

They also couldn’t furnish my wife’s requested entree. She wanted their Cauliflower Parmesan. Now I understand that sometimes restaurants run out of entrees towards the end of the night based on unexpected demand…

But this was at just shy of 5 PM in a fairly empty restaurant.

The food that we did get was pretty good, the pita in the spinach dip was a standout though the dip itself was just ok.

The filet was delicious and my wife enjoyed her tuna.

Seeing the other reviews I expected to walk in here and be blown away, that wasn’t the case.

I will say that our server, I believe his name was Tyler was excellent.

This is not a place I’d say stay away from, but surely don’t rush out to visit.

When I drop nearly $150 on a meal for two people, I expect a better experience.

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vipTashaE
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Nice spot! They could focus more on the outdoor vibe. Seemed disconnected from the restaurant. Also, make a note who where to park. The restaurant is not well lit at night.

Food was great! Nice drink selection!

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ImaniM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious brunch mimosa’s! I had the hangover sandwich with a side of French fries. The sandwich had a lot going on, the mushrooms should have been cut smaller and my sandwich was missing bacon even though it was supposed to be on it. Other than that staff was super friendly and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Food was good. Filet was meh. Service was decent. Worth going once

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs and fried pickles were amazing

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JeremyW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Father’s Day lunch with my daughter. It was a last minute reservation situation and based on the reviews sounded like a great place. Most of the food was good. The Pink Lady Apple salad was delicious and the hand breaded fried pickles were excellent. The Big BLT sandwich was not big but the bacon was tasty. The Marghertia pizza was just a cheese pizza with some basil flecks. Our server was very good but the food took a long time. And the restaurant was not that busy (30% capacity, maybe.) Lastly the location is unique. It’s attached to a huge condo complex. Unless you live there, street parking is the only option. If you lived in one of the condos, I’m sure the location is perfect.

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phillymt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lot of great options for vegetarians

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EQUINOX
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to The Hadley midweek shortly after they opened and ate on the patio. It was so early that no one else was dining (introverts’ dream!) but the fare was delicious!! Had a blueberry mojito that was superb I can definitely see myself going back

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Food was great! Bartender was great. Great place to try out in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! Brunch seems to be a very popular time.

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PrettyEyez
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there and definitely WON’T be our last. The atmosphere was just what we was looking for and all the staff from the front door attendant to the waiter was awesome. And needless to say the food was something to write home to momma if you know what good food is all about. This restaurant is a must go to!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband find different restaurants we’ve never been to and have date nights...I’m vegetarian but he’s not. They have a variety of vegetarian options and non vegetarian so we were happy! The Mac and cheese was delicious ❤️

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vipSuzanneR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our reservation was for 6;30.. we paid our check at 9:45..
the food was mediocre & it took hours to get served.. the outdoor setting was quite nice & only one other table of diners.. they need to get their act together to survive.. the interior of the restaurant is very hip & well designed..

FAQs

The Hadley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 982-2685.

The Hadley is rated 4.3 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

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.