The Love

4.8
2656 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr are proud to introduce The Love to their hometown of Philadelphia. This bi-level 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2656 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShonta19125
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. We are outside and it was outstanding still with great service and excellent food that’s unforgettable!

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LatanyaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time visiting. Great food & service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for brunch for our mom’s birthday. The menu had many options that varied from sweet to savory. Two of us ordered the chicken and waffles, which were excellent. In addition, people got the turkey melt and the ricotta raviolis. They said they were also delicious. Overall, great meal and service. We sat outside not under the tent. I would suggest wearing a warm jacket, but they did have heat lamps.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sublime and our server was so wonderful!! Friendly, sweet, accommodating and so speedy!! I definitely recommend treating yourself to this place!!

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VeronikaZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their chicken and waffles were delicious! They are very accommodating to particular tastes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious as always. Outdoor dining only in Philly due to Covid restrictions. Still a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful night at The Love. The outdoor dining was atmospheric with the city skyline, beautiful lights and the energy of the street musicians. Service was exceptionally attentive and caring. The menu - as always - was creative, fresh and beautifully executed. In this era of so many tensions, I wish we could replicate the experience at The Love for everyone all over the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Very rude staff members, servers and bartender. Felt like they were trying to kick us out from the minute we arrived and consistent attitude. No attendance from staff either. Hostess was the only nice person.

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Steven
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was great! Waiter’s name is Shannyn. Very thoughtful in the service to us.

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vipDonD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal sidewalk pandemic oasis at The Love! Everything was on point from the sumptuous Smoky Manhattans to the perfectly seared scallops. Excellent service and much appreciated dietary accommodations.

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Marc
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No OTHER words to describe this place & its food... But "AMAZING!" simply, the best! Hands down!

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Sarona
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in Philly. Beautiful setting, excellent service and exquisite dishes. The seasonal ricotta ravioli is an explosion of rich flavor - not your typical ravioli. The pulled brisket fazzoletti was also a favorite, a very inviting pasta dish. The fried chicken is amazing. You know what else is great? The portion sizes are reasonable. You are well fed without feeling stuffed. So so good! When things open up again, it’s going to be my weekly haunt.

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BarryR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was overall a great dining experience during a global pandemic. Staff was great. Just a bit busy on a Saturday night so just a bit less attention than expected but still really good.

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AngelaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. This was my first time dining at The Love and it definitely will not be the last.

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XaveriaC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I very much enjoyed dinner at The Love. Our waiter was wonderful and the food was outstanding. However, we had a reservation and arrived on time, but were told to wait for nearly 30 minutes along with a bunch of other people, seems they had overbooked. However, I would totally go back, the outdoor seating is especially lovely on the weekends when the street is all blocked off and the heatlamps were sufficient if you dressed moderately warmly. As mentioned previously the food was outstanding.

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PaulaK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The cocktails and the service were amazing! The staff picked up that we were celebrating my friends birthday and they came out with an amazing plate of desserts wishing her happy birthday! We had a blast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Food was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with two girlfriends for brunch and it was so delicious. The Bloody Mary was AMAZING!

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Labella
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service, great food, just a little cold. I’m going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Waiter was kind, informative and attentive. Social Distancing protocols within the restaurant were in effect. Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious drinks, seasonal menu. Food was delicious and desserts were outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience everyone was really nice and the food was amazing I will definitely be going again.

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DebbieL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Great service.

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frankq
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, delicious and beautifully presented.

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viproadwarrior
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Always a fantastic experience!

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AjianaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. I would definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Love came highly recommended! Great Ambiance, Service, and Food. Perfect for a Birthday Dinner, Date Night, or a Night Out! We enjoyed our experience and we’ll definitely be returning! Our server Dylan was awesome too!

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whatAMYsays
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Temperature check, paper menus, safe covid measure. The food was excellent (scallops, ravioli, fried chicken). Service was good at first but once we got our entrees we didn't see much of our server. The second round of drinks took 20 minutes, we didn't receive much attention towards the second half of the dining experience.

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JenniferM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience with street dining but still really nice !!

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NancyRR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. We were seated immediately at an outdoor table as per request. Food was excellent as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for brunch.

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GeorgeB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Love is where I head for a dependable great dining experience. Food is always delicious and the service exceptional. You are always made to feel like they’re so pleased you came. I love The Love!

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KarenZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food! Friendly service. A Philly must if you are in town

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vipNathanB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful outdoor dining experience. They have heaters for every table, the staff is on top of every little detail. Let’s not forget that the food was divine and cocktails fabulous! Highly recommend during these unusual times.

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GabrielF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fantastic experience! Unbeatable service and the food exceeded all of our expectations.
The service was fast and protocols were in place to minimize the likelihood of transmission of COVID. The portions were of decent size and the price was fair given the quality and taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took myself out for date night!! I had the fall harvest plate and the pumpkin ravioli, and both were outstanding! First time back since covid, and I felt incredibly safe and comfortable dining at The Love. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing staff, food, experience!!

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vipShonta19125
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with great service and excellent food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place 1st there. Next time we would prefer not to be sitting next to the door. Cold.
Sever was great food delicious. We will be back.

FAQs

The Love does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Love also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 433-1555.

The Love is rated 4.8 stars by 2656 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.