The Hadley

4.4
90 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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 90 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRey125
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great service.

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Becky
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
5 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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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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs and fried pickles were amazing

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JeremyW
Tampa
3 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
8 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..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at The Hadley! Food and drinks were very good.

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Sandra
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment, fantastic meal and great staff. The food was delicious and we especially loved the team approach to service. Looking forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Food was amazing. Got 6 drinks between two people wrong and a dj was blasting music in the middle of dinner service. Weird vibe.

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Janay
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Went to The Hadley for Happy Hour with my friends. When we arrived we were immediately greeted and sat per our reservation. A server came and brought us water. Shortly after another came to take our order. As it being our 1st time there we had questions about the menu. The server made a snide comment about what was taking so long. After we gave our drink and appetizer order. It took quite some time for our food to come. We had to wave down another server who brought our appetizers out as he went to six different tables with our food before we could get his attention to tell him that was our order. After that no one came back to our table to ask if we needed anything, refill on drinks, more water, nothing. I asked the bus staff to get our server because we wanted to order more drinks.The drinks we asked for went to another table. The bus staff returned to check in about whether our server returned. I told him no one had come over and asked to speak with a manager after waiting for almost an hour with no follow-up from the server. The manager came out and checked in with another table and never came to our table. I had to go inside (as we were seated on the patio) and track down the manager to make my grievances known. He apologized but we continued to get subpar service the rest of the evening. It seemed like blatant racism as we were one of few tables with guests of color. We were put in a corner and completely ignored. We left so discouraged and disappointed because we had heard good things about this place and the aestethic was so pleasing. The food was pretty good and the dj was fun but the service and the management ruined the entire experience.

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KayW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience1

The food was not good at all. The music was to loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was not good. We had a reservation and stood there for a while other people that came after us got seated. I even put special instructions in my reservation for outdoor dining. We were seated about 20 minutes after our reservation time.

Service was good once we received it but then died off. We waited at least 45 minutes before our appetizers came. And the waitress only came back once during our entire service.

The food was good the atmosphere was great but the service wasn’t what we expected for the place where the price.

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Jane
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open Table lets you reserve a table before 12 on weekends, however they are not open until 12 on Saturdays and Sundays

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vipLinnie
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, professional staff and a very cool atmosphere. I highly recommend this spot! Brunch is great on Sunday too!

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TanikaF
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My family and I enjoyed brunch at The Hadley. The food was superb and the entire staff was amazing! Great Philly trip!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good semi long wait for food due to it being busy the manger was super nice and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, even better food & amazing ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Place is cute for a casual lunch or dinner. My waitress was very inexperienced and lacked basic customer service skills. We waited quite some time for our food. We called the manager Yas over - he was nice, and made sure our food came out, but nothing done for the inconvenience.

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vipthebutlers
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hadley has become one of our all time favorite restaurants in the Art Museum Area!
Ambiance is excellent, service is friendly, food is imaginative and varied and bathed prices are fair.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here. We were a little sad it was too cold to sit out on the patio, but inside definitely worked. The service was some of the best I have had in a long while and Will the bartender was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Hadley was a 5 star experience. Highly recommend!

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vipCherylH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yasir the general manager was amazing, the food was tasty and drinks made by Will the bartender were outstanding. Such a good vibe! Music selection was also perfect.

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Emily
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was fantastic! It would have been nice if the brunch pricing had been more transparent, but overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing STAFF, SERVICE & FOOD!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

katie was a great server, food was great, beautiful seating

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KellyA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating and very good cocktails

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Place was good a bit hard to find at first

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute and the service was great. Jason and Tyler were great waiters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. It is truly a hidden gem. The set up of the restaurant makes social distancing easy. And the decor and ambiance is beautiful. Our server was on point and very attentive, he made the experience 10x more enjoyable. He suggested a bottle of wine that was absolutely delicious. The support staff and other servers were very helpful and attentive as well. The food was outstanding, and for the price I think our three course meal was a steal. I will definitely be back for brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and as often as possible. This will be one of my new favorite places in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful valentines dinner with my wife. We love the food music and our servers! We’re definitely coming back

FAQs

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

The Hadley is rated 4.4 stars by 90 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.