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The Love

4.8
4005 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, outdoor seating, temperature controlled 'Love Shacks' 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4005 people are saying
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4.8
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and awesome architecture!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gorgeous environment great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite!

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vipCorinne
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. They have a lot of unique menu items that worked well together. Service was also exceptional. My only complaint was that the two person table was very small and we often had trouble fitting all of the plates and drinks on it. I would definitely recommend for a nice night out though.

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vipKate
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had dinner at the Love last night and all of us had great meals. I had the mushroom risotto, and the others had the Tuna and the brisket. We recommends all three dishes. We also each had a signature cocktail and they too were delicious. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Looking forward to returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Lovely service and warm outdoor seating.

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poleinseattle
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb kitchen, imaginative, dishes prepared carefully, thoughtfully. Great ambience, a little noisy but that's because it was full even on a cold Tuesday evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, environment, and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Dropped my knife and was immediately given a new one without asking. Great service. I wish the bathrooms weren’t so dimly lit, but the food and everything else was fantastic! Will definitely return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good only thing was chairs very uncomfortable

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is 10/10 as always with the love.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10. Server was polite. Food was amazing, came quick, pear margarita cocktail was a 10!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was our server, and we had the best time! My mother continued to talk about the meal into the next day! I’ll always recommend this restaurant!!! Thank you for a great Brunch!

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Diane
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for a great Sunday evening meal. A++!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Outside seating was great despite cold weather- heaters made the difference. can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Nice restaurant for Steven Starr. Jenna was a great server 2nd floor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Essex
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff, interesting menu and some really tasty food! Would highly recommend

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Scott
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really wonderful time at The Love on a busy Saturday night, with attentive, accommodating service and a meal that surprised us with each dish. We will absolutely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food- meh.
Good atmosphere

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philaholleyopolis
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch with family who was visiting from out of town. Tbe service was great and the food was so so delicious. We can't wait to go back again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always

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vipmadsmom257
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch before seeing Hamilton - it was great!! We sat on the second floor and felt comfortable there, crowded but not uncomfortable. Our waiter was excellent, very pleasant and never rushed us. The food was great - highly recommend the ravioli with butternut squash sauce - absolutely wonderful!! Definitely recommend going!!

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Catniss
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My egg was raw. The server and manger kept coming to our table, it was clear they wanted us to leave. Breakfast options were limited.

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WendyZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the upbeat (but not too loud) music that was playing. Food was excellent and the added touches for our anniversary were appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner spot in Philly by far!

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JodD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It has slipped. Appetizers ok, but neither of us wanted to eat our entrees after a few bites. Brisket was diced chunks of fat, and chicken had a heavy smell. Unfortunate experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Intimate and cozy setting. The Manhattan is worth the $20; absolutely delicious. The cioppino was light on the seafood but the broth was amazing. The fried chicken was delicious but the grits stood out the most. The pumpkin ice cream sundae was perfection. Our server, Rebecca, was impeccable. Great evening. We will be back. Thank you.

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Libby
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu that nicely reflects the season, beautifully and deliciously rendered, with excellent service (knowledgable, attentive and pleasant, never pretentious or intrusive). Thought it was a very chilly windy late-November evening we chose, in an abundance of pandemic caution, to eat outside in a “Love Shack,” and we found it to be a cozy space protected for the most part from the cold air by the plastic curtains partially enclosing it and the actual heating duct pumping out warm air inside (though on a night in the upper 30s you’ll still want to keep your jacket on). Delightful cocktails, lovely starters, wonderful entrees (ample portions, too) and commendable coffee and cappuccino to conclude the evening (we were too stuffed for dessert, though the options were tempting). Not an inexpensive evening but no outrageous prices, either; we were very happy with the entire experience and so considered it a good value. We’d eaten lunch here once before and also found that experience to be very positive. Highly recommended! We’ll be back.

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LindaC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Appetizers were amazing--buffalo cauliflower-wow. Wish there were small plates so more tasting was available. Entrees only okay-I did not eat 2/3 of pork chop-overcooked, tough. Better like butternut squash-it is everywhere on the menu! Service was impeccable-we were a party of 4.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was exceptional

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vipJulieP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Will be unlikely to return. Had a 2 pm reservation. Did not get seated until after 2:15 pm. Ordered lovely drinks, and then appetizers. Apps arrived super fast which was appreciated since we were hungry and hadn’t expected to wait. Food is really very good. Suddenly our 4 entrees arrived - apparently the last reservation is 2 pm and obviously kitchen wanted to close. We had to ask them to take the food away until we were ready.

Our waiter was very professional and sweet but honestly for a lunch over $250 it wasn’t the experience I expected. Just spent last weekend in NYC with 4 reservations and not 1 restaurant made us wait.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Love was fantastic! Our server was very attentive and was able to accommodate our party’s requests easily. The good was also outstanding-the cheeseboard and ravioli were highlights with our table. I will definitely be coming back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was fantastic as well. From the appetizers, to the main dishes, to the dessert and drinks!! Everything was delicious, we will be going back.

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CharlesB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, delicious food!

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vipJohnL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding🦃

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, dessert & espresso martinis! Beautiful place, and our service Matthew was very professional

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were meeting old friends and wanted a place with good food, not too loud and a nice ambiance-it delivered on all counts. I had the mushroom risotto and it was delicious. Friends had the shrimp and grits-also great-and the salmon bowl that my friend loved. I’d definitely go back. And our waiter was really good, too!

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vippegster
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service! Will be back!

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Dman19
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ambiance and service was amazing. Food was average. I won’t be going back again.

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RimmaZ
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there for a wedding anniversary. Great food and service!

FAQs

The Love is rated 4.8 stars by 4005 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.