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The Love

4.8
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2442 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr are proud to introduce The Love to their hometown of Philadelphia. This bilevel sanctuary features 100 seats, split between the main dining area, outdoor seating and an upper-level loft with a 20-person communal table. The restaurant is a spirited and carefree neighborhood café celebrating everyday American cuisine. The menu is crafted around what’s truly seasonal and local, while the beverage program reflects the best of the region. This creative energy is matched by a front-of-house service staff passionate about providing homey hospitality morning, noon and night.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2442 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived to the second we left, the staff was amazing and tentative without being over bearing. The food was perfection. One of my favorite places in Philadelphia.

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AlyO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was sat on time Sunday night for my 7.45 reservation. I had a 4 person table all to myself. Service was friendly quick and on point. The mixed snap peas and green beans were wonderful and the brisket fazzioletti was absolutely incredible. Everyone working that night was kind helpful and multiple people helped at my table. I will be back

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Cherry
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great outdoor service and we got some cookies and champagne for our anniversary!

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Chris
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service. host and server were very particular and sensitive regarding the pandemic practices. much appreciated. will definitely be back!

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CatrenaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great. I will come back again and not get pancakes. I was full after eating half of them. They were delicious, however. Perfect place for brunch even when sitting outside. I would love to experience the ambiance indoors.

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Zerona
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica was an excellent server. She abided by the so is distancing recommendation and knew the menu very well. Every question we asked, she had the answer for us. Her meal recommendations were perfect. The lobster spaghetti is to die for. But above all, Veronica’s professionalism, speed of service, and overall etiquette is what will make me a continued supporter of this restaurant!

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vipRonL
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Fabulous once again

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ChristianD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at The Love this past weekend, and it was a wonderful time! Due to the pandemic, there was only outdoor seating available. However, it was a very nice atmosphere. The service was great and everyone was very friendly. We had multiple employees, come to our table to greet us and congratulate for our anniversary, which was very kind and appreciated! The food was delicious!! I had the crab cake and hubby had the ravioli and we both very much enjoyed our dishes. For dessert we tried the blondie, and I highly recommend it if in the mood for something sweet! Overall, it was a great nigh and we definitely will be going back.

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vipLogan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and our server was wonderful. 5 Stars

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Jonathan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Really enjoyed it. Waiter have us a great recommendation of a sister restaurant to check out in Kennett Square, PA, which led us to have a fun afternoon in the "mushroom capital of the world"... Very cool.

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AlyssaT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little on the pricey side, but the food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. Perfect date night spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was outstanding! We had the Mushroom toast, and pork chop. The street is very busy with cars so it was pretty noisy. The service was a little scattered, but all were extremely nice. I would definitely recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Dessert was amazing, service was meh. For the price the wait staff should be more attentive. Not sure of his name, male with a ponytail

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vipBTMemphis
Memphis/West TN
38 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first visit. We sat outside which was great! Exceptional duck confit over strawberry salad, heirloom tomato salad, and ricotta ravioli. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable, food was perfect and ambiance was as good as being on a sidewalk in Center City can be. Wonderful evening, will definitely return

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joer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delectable !!! Waitress and personnel staff was very courteous & attentive to our needs.
TOP / CLASS RESTAURANT
Can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff and service was amazing, and our server was absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, the spaghetti lobster dish was minuscule, under ten bites for $22. The risotto dish was delicious, however a tad more on the liquid texture than usual. The drinks were sensational, especially the spicy margarita!

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vipSD67
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Love has done a wonderful job with the social distancing and cleanliness. We were big fans before and will enthusiastically continue to support them. The food was amazing and the service from the hostess to the waiters was excellent. So glad you are back!

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vipSvetlanaY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A bit pricey, but the food is so good - it's worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous server made our experience for a special night

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KatieC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Love is doing a great job adjusting to current challenges. I was worried about everyone needing to be outside, but it was just like any other night. Our waiter was fantastic, food was great, amazing night all around. We wanted a night to feel “normal” and enjoy the city and The Love did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

2 NAMES ROB & AARON! Made our experience one to remember. We had a little wait even after already having a reservation but Aaron made up for it. He brought us out a complimentary Tri-Color tomato salad and who doesn't love food that's free, looks amazing, and tastes incredible lol. Rob knocked it out of the park by being so personable ,funny, and great customer service. Recommended the fried chicken dish which I don't usually go for a such an elegant restaurant but it was right on the money! To close it out he surprised us with a congratulations plate and two chocolate cookies for my girlfriend whom we were celebrating her promotion. We're definitely going back thanks guys for the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and tables were well distanced for safety. Our server was wearing clean gloves whenever he was delivering food. Perfect night out in the city!

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vipfamilyfun
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Excellent and substantial duck salad, and grilled salmon with outstanding sauce and bulgur wheat,

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vipHollyM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were outside on the sidewalk for covid social distancing. It was a little noisy being so close to the street . The food was ok and the menu was very small,.not.sure if that was due to covid or thats their.regular size menu. 5 entres to choose from and no specials. Portions were reasonable i guess. Cocktail i had was very weak. We probably won't be back unfortunately. Staff was nice enough including allowing us to be late because of a protest at city hall that day.

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LatanyaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrated a birthday with a dinner date. Great service and food. Our waitress Veronica (pretty sure that was her name) was great!

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vipErika
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great for date night. Food was good however the portion size of the food was small for the cost. After an hour later my husband and I was hungry again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We enjoyed the food and scenery.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. Also helps the company I had.

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vipShawnJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is outstanding. Service, drinks, and food are off the charts. The smoked ribeye may be one of the best cuts of steak in the city. Flavor was unreal. The Love is a top restaurant in Center City and a must go if you haven’t been.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I come to this restaurant it’s so nice & the food is always so good!

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MICHAELD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was fine. Felt like I was in Europe.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance & delicious food a good vibe all around.

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always... and they did a great job with the new normal!

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BerthaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course, we were just out of quarantine, but the outdoor dining was delightful. Could have used more entree choices, but everyone has shortened their menus for the present.
Everything was very good.

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vipLeahL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. The appetizers were amazing - don’t skip out on the Parker House rolls!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Dinner was great including dessert. Even better than the dinner was the service. Veronica was my waitress and she was absolutely amazing. She constantly made sure I had everything I needed, and she was very personable.

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michellec
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food is great. It was nice sitting outside except for the occasional pan handler interrupting our dinner. Either way it was a nice dinner and the food was good. We nervous about the collard greens because this wasn’t a “southern or soul food” restaurant but they were surprisingly good with the miso sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely phenomenal time at The Love. They have a superb menu, an incredible staff, and a great ambiance. One of the best experiences here in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent salmon and salad !!

FAQs

The Love offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 433-1555.

The Love is rated 4.8 stars by 2442 OpenTable diners.

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