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The Love, Philadelphia, PA
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The Love

4.8
4.8
4657 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr's The Love is a bi-level sanctuary features 150 seats, split between the main dining room, sidewalk seating, and an upper-level loft. 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.

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Booked 185 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 433-1555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charles Parker

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    Sansom

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 4,657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    American

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Patricia

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were a few minutes late (traffic) and called to ask them to hold our reservations. They were really good about accommodating our request to hold our reservations. Front house staff was friendly and seated us quickly. The server was amazing: friendly, engaging and informative—and remembered from our reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion. The food was perfection, the beet salad was heaven and the miso collard greens will be the reason I return, with guests. It felt welcoming and warm, like I was visiting a friend. Highly recommend.

  2. KD

    KrisD

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service and food. It’s always a pleasure here.

  3. MZ

    MicheleZ

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, excellent food

  4. l

    lmg22

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Our waiter was FANTASTIC

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You cannot go wrong with ANYTHING on the menu. We will be back until we have tried everything. All food was amazing. And service was impeccable. Such a great experience!

  6. NM

    NMLa

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had fried green tomatoes, salmon, striped bass. All very well prepared. When we didn't order dessert (took leftovers home), the hostess gave us delicious chocolate fudgy bites. Just the right end to a lovely meal.

  7. L

    Lunch

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    our server was great! food, drinks and ambiance were awesome, and I even got a little birthday treat! will definitely be back.

  8. j

    jsnprns

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice, creative menu, great plant-based options as well. Top-notch ingredients too

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Old friend in town

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous over the top. I’ll Definitely be back….. Jenna our server was amazing but I’m Biased…. We had the Duck app and the Beet salad followed by Tuna Crudo Complimentary……our entrees were the Ravioli , the Salmon and finally Striped Bass. Finished w Creme Brûlée and Chocolate Cake nites Courtesy of The restaurant . I felt Like a VIP !!!!!!

  11. G

    Geez

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good service and great food. Also had a Manhattan it was delicious

  12. LK

    LeeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined upstairs in the more private area which was quiet & provided nice windows for viewing the neighborhood. The service and food was the best we’ve had on this vacation to Philly. We will surely return. I am thankful to the person at Reading Market that recommended this delicious restaurant to us.

  13. GF

    GailF

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a delightful place! Great atmosphere, food and service. Wish we lived in Philly, if we did this place would be my go too!

  14. JR

    JonR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My Wife and I went to The Love for our 3rd wedding anniversary. I had booked the reservation and notified them of the occasion without thinking much of it. To our surprise, after we were seated at a nice table outside, they provided a complimentary glass of champagne and desert. Exceptional service and delicious food. Will definitely return!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food4service4ambience3

    The food was delicious and the service was great. The chairs were terribly uncomfortable. And my friend got her wallet stolen while we were there. Didn’t realize it until we got home. Very upsetting.

  16. k

    kjtripper

    Baltimore

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service from the beginning to end, topped with very good food made our first visit a pleasant one. The blueberry scones were the best of the items we ordered.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fantastic brunch. The staff is very gracious and kind. Management, impecable. Food, next level. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

  18. RE

    RussellE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love The Love. On one of the biggest weekends of the year (graduations, Penn Reunion, etc.) we were able to get a last-minute reservation and never felt rushed. The service was personal. Oh, and the food? delicious.

  19. MH

    MegH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    nice atmosphere, good food, staff were polite and friendly. went here to celebrate an anniversary and it was a great experience.

  20. l

    lsbtravel

    Philadelphia

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I regularly have brunch or lunch here at least once a week. Very pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff including the reception hosts. Reasonable menus and of course always the finest quality ingredients as befits a STARR restaurant

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service, delicious food, lovely ambiance. A win every time!

  22. s

    sweezy

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and excellent service! A beautiful venue for brunch. I ordered the Posh Brunch with the truffle scrambled eggs.

  23. A

    Angelica

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my husband’s birthday. Beautiful place, delicious food

  24. PF

    PhillyFoodFan

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was warm, considerate and attentive. Menu options were great, like a farm-fresh take on American fare, but not too overwhelming in its breadth of options. Highly recommend the Fried Chicken and Miso Collards! My prickly pear cocktail was delicious!

  25. CC

    CaraC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole experience was great! Our server Dana was amazing. We couldn’t decide on what to get and her recommendations were perfect. We had the sea bass and bolognese dishes. Delicious! Also get the carrot cake! Might be the best dessert I’ve ever had! Great experience!

  26. c

    chester

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Wonderful selections, good wine list.

  27. R

    Robin

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    The ambience was terrible. Looked like a barn. Not at all what I expected and for the price of the dishes the ambiance should be just as important. Was really disappointed I took a first date there. Deafening. Had to scream in each other’s ears to talk!

  28. SB

    SusanB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and ambiance!

  29. s

    silver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Do Not look at yelp, many items are not on the menu.

  30. LD

    LibbyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very beautiful, very fun atmosphere. All of the staff was very great :)

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  32. KE

    KENMONEY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    🌍THE QUEEN AND KING ENJOYED, SATISFACTION, GUARANTEED[!]

  33. L

    Luculla

    Berlin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Ultimately, the dinner was underwhelming m, at least for this price point, and we won’t come back. The mushroom risotto (appetizer) with fried sage was great($24). But the main dish, a $38 sea bass, was nothing special; the small potatoes didn’t go well with the sauce and the sauce was too lemony. The dessert, lemon crème brûlée, was nice. The music could have been more donning-room friendly, as we belong to those who s Tilsit want to converse with their dinner guests. Overall, we felt the the menu didn’t justify the price. Maybe the pasta would have been a better choice but the waiter did recommend the bass, so that’s what we got.

  34. CB

    CharlesB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Pretty average experience

  35. m

    marie

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific brunch menu. Every item we ordered was excellent.

  36. AF

    AFan

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Love was the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend the blueberry scones. The complimentary chocolate cake bites were the perfect ending to a delicious meal.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came for Mother’s Day brunch with my mom and eight week old baby. Bringing a baby into a restaurant can be so stressful. The hostesses were patient and accommodating. They couldn’t be nicer. They waited until a booth opened up so I could comfortably sit the baby’s car seat down. Andrew was our waiter (second weekend in a row). He was just as wonderful as the hostesses. He’s very personable and kind. His service is on point! It’s always a great experience at The Love. <3

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I treated my mom to brunch at The Love. on Mother's Day and we had an absolutely flawless experience. The food was decadent, the service was quick, the ambience was lovely, and our server, Nebojsa, was friendly, attentive, and an overall superb server. We will definitely be back!

  39. P

    Poetruth

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were very pleased with our Mother’s Day brunch, even though my omelet wasn’t exactly as described (but still delicious), and the potatoes were dry. But everything else was excellent. Note that the noise level was low upstairs, not at all so on the first floor.

  40. TB

    TimB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service! Fantastic food! Beautiful space! Couldn't be better!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4657 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 185 times today

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Google Map for The Love

130 S 18th St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sansom

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charles Parker

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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