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About The Restaurants at Walnut Hill College

Walnut Hill College distinguishes itself from other hospitality schools with its four on-campus restaurants, which are open to the public.

In each of our restaurants, ambiance and cuisine collide to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience that guests won’t soon forget. From our classic International Bistro to our modern Great Chefs room, guests can explore diverse menus and receive exceptional food and service—all provided by our students. Our resident sommelier has also carefully curated a wine list that has won The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year for over a decade. So whether you’d like to be transported to Rome in our Italian Trattoria or prefer to go on a cross-country culinary tour in the American Heartland, we look forward to treating you to a memorable night of fine dining.

4207 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Continental, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
42nd Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 222-4200 ext. 3002

Website:
http://walnuthillcollege.edu/restaurants-shops/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary, gated parking adjacent to our restaurants.

Executive Chef:
Todd Braley

Private Party Facilities:
Many of our dining rooms provide the perfect atmosphere for private parties. Our Italian Trattoria can seat up to 24, while our Great Chefs room can seat up to 34 (in 2 adjoining dining rooms). We also offer private dining menus unique to our guests' specifications. A popular example is the exciting "Menu Degustation," our Chef de Cuisine's special tasting menu that consists of 7 courses. All courses can also be paired with their appropriate wines.

Private Party Contact:
Banquets: (215) 222-4200 ext. 3033

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please check our website at www.walnuthillcollege.edu for exciting dining and wine events as well as special holiday menus throughout the year!

Specials

Holiday Buffet

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Holiday Buffet

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Featuring an exquisite array of hors d’oeuvres, pastas, carved meats, and entrées, among other offerings, our Holiday Buffet promises to be a truly festive feast! Celebrate the holidays at Walnut Hill College and make your reservation today. Excludes Tax and Tip. See the menu section for our special Holiday Buffet menu. Special valid Nov 30, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

The Restaurants at Walnut Hill College Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.9

value

4.4

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This restaurant school has got it all over "professional " restaurants. First off, the ambience- there are multiple restaurant choices, we chose the international bistro which was lovely. A real flavor of a European street cafe. The other restaurants were equally nice.
The food was tasty, the service attentive, the prices very reasonable. I would go back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Dining at the Restaurant School is always a treat The food is delicious, the atmosphere charming and the staff competent and eager to please.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Disabled Access, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service and ambiance were great. When we first got there, we had the place to ourselves. The decor was lovely in the international bistro. Felt like I was in France. The three other people in my party got the same dinner. They said it was way too salty. I got the coq au vin. It was good. Dessert was good too; very creative ideas.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food3
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value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Outstanding food, an excellent wine, and a great dining area.

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food5
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Only thing I would have preferred is that the staff no stand there and watch ur every move it's like ur being evaluated. Don't get me wrong but loosen up a bit it's Philly

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was... OK. When wr went a few years back, it was a pris fixe menu and now it's a la carte and not as good a value. The selection of choices wasn't impressive either. It was disappointing this time around. We might not return becuase of this new format.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food2
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The staff was readily available and eager to serve. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

They have their own parking- we didn't know and paid to park in a lot.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fantastic food with personal service

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

A very unique location, very well priced, and delicious, especially the bakery.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I brought my wife on a date and the staff, the food, the service was outstanding! Can not wait to go again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great Ge together with friends. Wonderful service, food and atmosphere!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Charming setting; excellent food; enthusiastic and attentive service. The student servers are eager to please, full of enthusiasm and a pleasure. Whatever errors there are, they are minor and easily overlooked. A pleasant meal; a pleasant surprise.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The Courses Through History meal was excellent. Everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The experience was wonderful. Very nice set up inside and out. Great service and food.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Wedding Anniversary

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food2
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Everything and Everyone was fantastic

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Hurry , hurry the 5 week pop up menu won't be here for long so you better go now! The salmon was crazy good and Chef Pohubka 's Chicken Involtini was still exceptional! The desserts were outstanding! I don't know how I will survive the summer when the restaurant is closed. Love , love , love!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was excellent! The students, who do everything from seating to cooking to serving, were polite and enthusiastic. The atmosphere in the International Bistro was so beautiful. What a wonderful place to enjoy a great meal and visit with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 30, 2017

The restaurant is always fresh and innovative. The menu is always changing and the choices are outstanding. Chef Pohubka prepared the Chicken Involtini that was pure perfection. The presentation was phenomenal and the flavors extraordinary. I have already made my next reservation. Their $25.00 three-course dinner is a steal and award worthy. I can't wait to go back and neither can my friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Fun, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Seasonal, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2017

My husband's bass was raw in the center and cooked on the edges. We waited at least 25 minutes for his entree to be fixed. We were comped wine and the server was professional and apologetic. My lamb was overly salty but for a student run experience we would recommend it and say they are well on their way to becoming professional.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Amazing food and good service! Great price for what we got!

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Amazing from beginning to end!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We came here during one of their speciality themed menu weeks, created by the senior students of the school. The presentation of the food was excellent and the food was excellent! The student service staff were sweet and personable. You can tell that some of the bussing students were shy, nervous, or just not used to service quite yet. I think was also part of the appeal and charm of our experience as well. A gorgeous dining space!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I went last night because I had to have the Bon Voyage menu again and took five friends. Everyone raved about the dishes . This innovative menu, presentation , service and value are unbelievable in every respect. I can't wait until the students return from spring break to try the next menu. The students are tremendously attentive and professional. Chef Pohubka did a spectacular job as did the rest of the students.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

This was our first visit to the college, although we've dined at other culinary school restaurants before. We ate at the Trattoria on a Saturday evening. The room was surprisingly empty - there was just one other couple besides us, though there were many others dining in the inside courtyard (probably at one of the other "restaurants").

We didn't understand until we got there how the pasta was to be served, even after checking the menu at home. We were offered a choice of soup or salad (both quite tasty) and then five pasta courses (one served every five minutes or so). The food was all great - fresh and flavorful. All five of our pasta courses were vegetarian (in case that's a concern). We also had rolls that were delicious, and the small basket was refilled multiple times. :)

The two student servers working the room were very friendly and helpful, and if we had a question that they didn't know, they went to the kitchen and quickly returned with the answer.

We were there celebrating our son's birthday (it was a few days after his birthday). I had only briefly mentioned it to the maître d' when we arrived. But when my son and I got the desserts we ordered, the servers had put a candle in his krimpet and sang him happy birthday. :)

All in all, it was a wonderful meal, especially for the price. We'll likely come back again to revisit the trattoria or maybe try one of the other restaurants on-site.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The latest international menu is superb! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Would have liked to have a salad option. Service was excellent and we were given a really interested, well narrated tour of the facility.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Awesome service, impeccable food, beautiful scenery, exquisitely decorated.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Incredible staff made us feel welcome and even offered us a tour at the end of our dinner. Incomparable desserts - the Black Russian bomb featured the most delicious mocha mousse. Tempura rock shrimp with Japanese eggplant was perfectly prepared. Crispy black bass was a showstopper!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Atmosphere is great, International Bistro area. Food was okay. Service was good. Food prices are okay. Wines are too expensive. Enjoyed it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 21, 2017

The food, decor and service are outstanding. Chef Pohubka is one to watch and the entire staff is attentive and hospitable. There is a free lot adjacent to the restaurant and the quality of food along with the presentation and service at low prices make me want to eat here everyday! I can't wait to go back to try another menu! There is always something new and exciting to try! Love, love , love!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We loved our night at the Restaurant School! The food and service were fantastic, and it's a fantastic deal. Another plus is the big parking lot, which you don't find many places in Philadelphia. We will be back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

My second trip to this student-run restaurant of a clinal you school. Students are engaged and want to do a good job. The dining room space is beautiful and creates a fantasy European mood. And the food is really quite good, easily near the top of the local restaurant scene. And for $25 for a three course prize fix- unbelievable value. And you feel like you are supporting the students' learning! It's all good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Being an alum, I'd like to think that I'm actually a tougher critic than most. My boyfriend and I have booked our Valentine's Day dinner here for the past 5-6 years and have never been disappointed. The value is fantastic and it makes for a change in scenery being served and cooked for by students; students that want to do well to say the least. This most recent visit, I had the best petite filet I have ever had. And I'm not a steak person, trust me. Keep it up TRS. We look forward to many more delicious visits here.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

My carrot ginger soup was smooth and creamy but it could have been hotter. My companion has the spring rolls which were very average. My entree was black bass, nicely crisp. The flavors were not very exciting. His was the chicken and it was quite a small portion for a man. Dessert was delish - mine was chocolate mousse and he liked his chocolate torte but I thought mine was much better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It was a wonderful Valentines Day supper for my relatives and I. We loved the decorated Italian room. The staff was very nice and friendly. It took a couple of times for me to get the grated parmesan cheese on the table. My brother-in-law thought the waiters and waitresses were giving slow service. I understand this as they are only learning. Everyone loved their appetizers. And especially the deserts were out of this world. A few of the pasta dishes were excellent. It was the first time I had Spanish wine. We'd highly recommend this for a wedding shower for someone in the family. A very festive and highly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2017

This was my second visit and I tried a different menu - the pop up Asian menu- and it was fabulous. Service is always top notch and the value cannot be beat! The Asian menu covered the continent of Asia and had so many interesting dishes to try. I highly recommend the Restaurant School. The dining room is so pretty and the ambiance is perfect. Wine and cocktails also available.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Fantastic food and enthusiastic service. The 25$ Prix fix and cocktails were totally worth it. The butter could have been warned up but it was pretty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Thank you to everyone at The Restaurant School for a spectacular Christmas celebration with your Holiday buffet! We were so impressed with the food, the atmosphere, the servers, and the decorations. If we did not know that everything was done by students, we would not have realized it. That is the kind of quality that we saw. We will be back!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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