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About Tinto

Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces.

Specialties of the House
Duck Montadito, Shrimp & Chorizo Brochettes, Short Rib Bocadillo, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders.

Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com

114 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Basque

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2pm

Cross Street:
Sansom Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 665-9150

Website:
http://www.tintorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
If you book a private event at Tinto, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

Catering:
Bring your favorite Tinto dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information.

Parking Details:
There are numerous lots nearby; prices vary.

Public Transit:
SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.

Executive Chef:
Jose Garces

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Complement Tinto’s sophisticated and intimate private dining room with a personalized wine-pairing menu from Tinto’s award-winning, Basque cuisine—perfect for celebrating a special occasion with a small group.

Private Dining Room – private second floor
Capacity: 20 seated

La Cocina – created for private reception-style events
Capacity: 25 standing

El Comedor – main dining room
Capacity: 45 seated

Full Restaurant
Capacity: 70 seated / 100 standing

Please note, a fixed price menu is required for groups of 12 or more.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

For New Years Eve, Tinto will only be serving two different tasting menu options, priced at $75 and $95 per person. Our regular dinner menu will not be available. Please contact the restaurant with any questions.

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Private Dining

Dine on Basque tapas while sipping crisp ciders and sumptuous wines in one of our intimate dining rooms, designed to make your guests feel right at home. Tinto's sophisticated space and award-winning cuisine ensures every event is memorable.

Tinto Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

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4.2

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was VERY good and inventive, and all of the items were creative, with excellent sauces. My companion and I both thought that the format of the menu was confusing and difficult to focus on (should be easy to change), and the meal was somewhat pricey - but I'd recommend the restaurant for a really-good, unique meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service was exceptional. We were pressed for time and the staff provided great service within a short window. The food was very good but most impressive was the service. We were seated in the lower level- cushions in the booth were a bit too low to the floor level, slightly uncomfortable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fun evening out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food, as always, was delicious. We were there for a late meal and the service was fantastic.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delicious, love being able to try many different dishes. Loved the baby beets and wild boar ragu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ridiculously small portions (ie: two shrimp on a plate for $14.00). You can drop $100 fast without eating so much as a handful of peanuts. Ponzi scheme of a menu

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very good food and busy. Waiter was a little impatient. Should be used to indecisiveness at a Tapas place. Tables were a little close, so not too private.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had the chef's choice tasting menu and it was amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food and service as always, was dining for a special occasion and it was a special evening. Will certainly be back in the future.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Tinto has always been a great place. It appears reservations are easier to come by, if that's true it is not because anything is "lacking". This place is great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I went to Tinto's by myself while traveling for work. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get the tasting menu for one person. The meal, drinks, and service were excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Not as good as it used to be.
Dishes neither as fresh nor as well-prepared as I recall at its inception.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for an early Sunday brunch. Our server was great and the food was awesome

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Family weekend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Requested a table by phoning restaurant a week in advance , arrived 10 minutes early to find the hostesses had no knowledge of my request . WE were seated in duce line with really no privacy . We texted each other our thoughts at dinner . We selected the top chef's tasting with the top wines pared .
The food came out fast , the wines were not similarly timed . We had 2 and 3 courses in front of us , felt like we were rushed , food was warm/ cold noise level was high , My bill : $336 with tip.
My third time here . Will not go back for $300 /2people , to be rushed through a loud chaotic dinner .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Chef’s tasting is perfect for date night! Get a bottle of wine, put the food on autopilot and focus on eachother.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The best paella EVER. Seriously...

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good service & delicious tapas style plates! We had the short rib, free range chicken, seafood rice & green beans. Next time I need to leave room for dessert :)

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I went for our 10 year anniversary and sat downstairs. The staff and food was amazing! We did the chefs tasting and it was totally worth it. Would highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Absolutely amazing. Our favorite tasting menu across PHILLY

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Must haves: chestnut soup, lamb chops, and arugula salad

Also good: meat and cheese plate, paella

Could do without: meatballs. Sauce with it was good but meat itself was dry. For some reason the brussel sprouts—I usually love brussel sprouts but for some reason didn’t like theirs. Maybe not roasted or charred enough to my liking?

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Small plates were great. Able to sample that way. Outstanding distinctive flavors in each dish. Octopus was amazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Far and away the greatest dinner we have ever experienced. Great atmosphere near the kitchen that allowed us to watch the staff create their amazing dishes. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Tinto exceeded my expectations. Our waiter Anthony was extremely knowledgeable and we loved each recommendation that he made. The food was absolutely fantastic. We ended up ordering a varied cheese and charcuterie board along with a couple of small plates that were perfect for sharing. I would recommend this fantastic restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service, well-executed food, tasting menus was good, but overly safe, dated,and even boring.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We ate here two years ago and it was amazing but this time it was just good. We had the beet salad, the beef bruschetta, the mushrooms and the bolognese. Most of the food was just luke warm. The mushrooms were overdone. The wine was excellent.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We have been to Tinto twice now and it was both times great food in an easy going but cozy place. If you like Spanish tapas and great Spanish wines this is the place to be.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was really tasty. The pork was particularly great. I highly I recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loved it! Went there with my boyfriend for our 1 year anniversary. The service was great and the food was even better!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

All I can say about this place is love, love, love. Love the food, love the service, love the place. This is our third time there and they did not disappoint. There were four of us and lots of sharing. Our favorites were the lamb chops, the albondigas (meatballs) with the egg, and the scallops. I would probably skip the crab dish next time. I liked the red sangria a lot, but I liked the white better. All three times we've had excellent, super helpful servers. I really can't say enough about this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great restaurant for wine and fellow colleagues or customers if you’re looking to take some folks out. Had a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The menu has an interesting and varied selection of tapas and other dishes. The three of us shared several dishes and we all enjoyed each one. Service was fine. The place got noisy, though--not the spot for a quiet, romantic dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We ended up returning 2 dishes, one was uneatable salty and another had anchovy which was not stated on the menu. The atmosphere is great, service was efficient, though not too friendly, and other dishes were good, but I had better tapas (especially for the price) at other restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We eaten here several times. The atmosphere feels cozy and earthy with warm woods on the walls and tables of weathered wood and beaten iron. Its loud because they are always packed. Food is tapas so a steady yet not rushed stream of delicious foods to enjoy shared. Our wait staff are always well versed on the wine selection and can make a good suggestion. The cost adds up fast choosing multiple tapas if you don’t pay attention...which we never do because it’s all so good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our third visit to Tinto, and our best yet. We did the tasting menu, and everyone in our party agreed it was one of the best meals we have had. The service was excellent also.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A noisy ambiance made noisier by boorish patrons. I was there with a party totaling four persons on Friday night, a busy time admittedly; and the restaurant was full both when we arrived at 7:15pm and when we left 2 hours later.
There wasn't much communication with our waiter (a knowledge of sign language would have been handy).
We were seated in the basement--an area with six tables-with-benches billed as being a quieter area. The benches were too low for the table height. Two throw pillows were provided, and they helped, but the facing benches were jammed up against the table, so you found yourself playing footsie with the person opposite you, a problem made more annoying by the table's heavy supports and cruciform feet.
The dozen tapas we ordered arrived several bunches, delivered by two persons neither of whom was our waiter. The servers announced the identity of the dishes as they plunked them down, a gesture that would have been more useful if we had been able to hear them.
I am probably being more of a grinch about this restaurant than is entirely fair. It seems to be primarily a place aimed at 20- and 30-somethings -- and I am in my 70's. Further, I am sufficiently set my ways that a bunch of complicated little dishes seems to inhibit conversation. Still, having had a really excellent meal at Butcher & Singer on Thursday night and a very good one at Scarpetta on Saturday night, Tinto was a real disappointnent. [The per-person price at all three places, incidentally, was about the same.]

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice atmosphere. The food was very good. It is fairly pricey. It to has a small plate menu, which we enjoy. We could have used more help from the waitstaff. She told us we should choose 3 or 4 items per person and walked away, even though we said it was. Our first visit. We ordered much more food than we needed.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food and service, reminds me of being back in Spain.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My husband and I planned a spur of the moment date night at Tinto and we are so glad we did. It was delicious! Our favorite were the bocadillos that we tried. The bikini is AMAZING!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Have been to Tinto several times before, and it is always a pleasure. Hip stylish interior, reliably good food, helpful service, not all that expensive. Can be a bit noisy, but worth that for the fun ambiance, good food, and great location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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