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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:
(267) 295-2302

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!

The Restaurants at Walnut Hill College Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.6

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4.6

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4.3

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Valentine’s Day. It was a great experience. The food was very good. And the decor is what I call “fake fancy”. It feels like you are at a restaurant at Epcot in Disney World. We were in “Italy” in the courtyard. Our waiter was a young, awkward student. It was the Valentines special so a bit pricey. But I definitely want to go back to try other menus.

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food4
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service3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

WHC has exceptional chefs servers bartenders and food. The decor of each room is beautiful. And the price can’t be beat! Such a delicious deal.

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Had a great time here. The food was excellent as well as the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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food5
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Thanks for letting me celebrate my birthday at your Restaurant.
I was very happy

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went to the Holiday Buffet. It was interesting and delicious. I think there should be a bit more space around the room to get to the food tables. The wait staff were amazing. Very attentive. The young man at the flambe table was chatty and laughed when he had a group that wanted to see the fire. Fun evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Not sure the quality of the food was worth the $50 price ticket. I do not plan on going back myself, but I would recommend to a friend. The experience was enjoyable, and our waitress Nina was a doll!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

As always the food, ambiance, and service never ...disappoints. I usually go around Christmas because it’s a good way to add to the holiday season

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The ambiance was like a Michelin star restaurant and it felt good to know that students were being helped.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Once again the Holiday Buffet was an enjoyable evening. The food is consistently delicious. I am always impressed by the students - their professionalism, cheery nature and attention to detail.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service, wonderful food and our son, who is 13, wants to be a chef and loved his experience dining there!

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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 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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food4
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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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food5
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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
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Philadelphia)·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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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (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
ambience5
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value2

 
 (Louisville)·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
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (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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food5
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fantastic food with personal service

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·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
ambience5
service5
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 (Philadelphia)·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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value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·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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food5
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service5
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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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service4
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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
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Everything and Everyone was fantastic

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food5
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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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food5
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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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service5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Lovely restaurant school near U Penn with multiple options for dining. The courtyard dining room set up was very distinct and cozy. I wish I had known of this gem when I first started visiting my son at school. Sadly, I only tried it during graduation but it was a perfect spot with great food for our large group.

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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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food5
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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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service3
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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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food5
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