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Tinto

4.7
3884 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Basque
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2pm
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Phone number
(215) 665-9150
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Garces
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sansom Street
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Parking details
There are numerous lots nearby; prices vary.
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Public transit
SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
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Entertainment
If you book a private event at Tinto, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 3884 People Are Saying
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Really delicious food! The Sopa de Castaña was by far the best soup I've ever had in my life. I would come back just for that. Beet dish was also great.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite meals of my life. Beautiful food, expertly prepared. Service was exceptional - the waiter asked us great questions than helped prompt him to make suggestions that far surpassed our expectations. And the cocktails and wine were exquisite. I can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

been here many times before, never disappointed. food and service are top-notch. i bring out-of-town guests here, always a big hit.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Interesting takes on tapas with great portion sizes and attentive service. I’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I have been wanting to eat there for a long time.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent menu and authentic food in a unique restaurant ! Highly recommended, staff is really nice.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We just celebrated our anniversary at Tinto and had a lovely time in this gem of a restaurant. My husband has celiac disease, and there are so many fabulous gluten free options here! Our waiter was most helpful with that and also suggested some lovely wine. Everything was first rate and artistically presented- our favorites were the octopus and the scallops!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great time! Get the lamb

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wonderful small plate options. Creative cuisine. Excellent tastes.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent tasting menu and wine pairing wonderful as usual. Very friendly and efficient service and ambiance. My preferred at Philly.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Exceptional Tapas. We had the tasting menu which was just fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice selection of tapas options. Wine was good but overpriced. Great service.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a 9 PM reservation, our table was not ready when we arrived. We had to wait about 15 minutes. They finally gave us a hightop table next to the crowded bar which many patrons kept bumping into. Our servers were fantastic and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Server was very knowledgable, recommended some great wines. Food was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Spectacular! We have the chef’s tasting with wine pairing. We love Basque cuisine (love the Basque Country (Bilbao in particular - and it’s regional food). Tinto is phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went to Tinto on a recommendation from a friend and LOVED it! The food and service was great. Mike, our server, was very attentive and gave great advice on the wine and food. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Loved Tinto! Such a cute place for a date night, we got the chef tasting menu and it was everything we could have hoped for...the food and wine were amazing. The service was great! Def. one of my favorite spots in Philly!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Dining at Tinto was a wonderful experience in every way. Michael, our server, was personable, knowledgeable and very helpful. The food was excellent. We shared the Brussels sprouts and mushrooms and the omnivore had the small plate with meatballs. All very fine. Would not hesitate to heartily recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Small plates = firing away at the menu and sharing around the table. Great experience.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was excellent as usual - service was excellent - Michael was very good and attentive with good advise.

We were seated in basement - dark with an unusual seat to table combination. Not very comfortable to eat - seats were more lounge like - put the seated too low to the table.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful experience. Outstanding food and service

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Authentic Spanish food and excellent variety of wines- great place overall (but expensive)

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The whole experience was fabulous. Our waiter gave good advice on how to order and the combined the small plates in courses that went so well together. We started with the beets. They were out of this world.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Waiter was very pretentious to my one guest which affected what we ordered. Was fully aware that it was a tapas bar but he did not make an effort to guide on reasonably priced wine that would allow us to order multiple plates to prioritize the food. I had been here before and know the routine. I am hoping it was just this waiter and not general customer service.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wonderful way to spend an evening. The food was outstanding, we had small plates so experienced many flavors. Scallops so tasty cooked just right, pork belly was perfect.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First time back since Tinto opened. Same good quality and it’s now twice the size. Staff was very friendly and helpful with the quantity of our order which is always a bit tricky with Tapas. Only real complaint is that the pace and timing of dishes was a bit quick

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Service, creativity, presentation, food all excellent

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I went here for a date night dinner. Every dish that we ordered we loved, and service was attentive and helpful with their recommendations. Atmosphere was dark and cozy, perfect for a romantic dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Tasting menu is a must! Each dish was more creative and tasteful then the next. Just suggest that they slow down service a little.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The tasting menu with wine pairing is the way to go. We had an outstanding dinner. Don't be afraid to sit downstairs. We have been there before and eaten upstairs. This time we sat downstairs. Quieter and not as lively but it was the perfect location to focus on our dinner companions and the food. We had an excellent evening.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We love Tinto. Our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Small plates. Tasting menus. Wine flights. Outstanding food. Great service. This trip we decided to make our own choices, with a little advice from our server, and it was great. Standout items include the duck confit with cherry, the foie gras torchon, and the wild boar bolognese. Lively fun atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Restaurant was nice and service was very good. Food was good but not as good as we had anticipated.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

This was one of the best meals that I’ve ever had. I’m so glad that we chose the chef’s menu so we could try a little of everything. Great tapas, wonderful atmosphere and our waiter Vlad provided great service too.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Always love coming here! Great food and service! They will always cater to your needs, and can customize your meals based on your needs/allergies, etc.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Qe had a wonderful experience at Tinto. We sat at the bar and we were able to have a noce conversation because music is not loud and nice. The somelier invited us to tey sone of their wines and the personnel were very friendly. Also we were able to do our reservation last minute and it was very nice thatvtjey were able to accomodate us on a Saturday evening.
Food is fantastic and well presented. Also they have a wonderful list of wines.
I really recommend this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A really nice place. Great servers, an interesting menu and very good food. We will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Got there early bartender (female. Jess?) So welcoming and friendly and more than willing to help me decide on my non California wine.
We where seated at a high top as requested with a great view of the chef’s creating all the phenomenal dishes. Chestnut soup incredible! Can’t wait to go try try the fantastic looking scallops. I guess we have another favorite restaurant in PHL!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was our second time coming to Tinto and I would just like to say that this experience was better than the first. Don't get me wrong, the first time we went was amazing as well but they out did themselves this time around. We decided to choose our tapas this time instead of doing the chef's tasting. Our server, Mike, gave some good recommendations that we went with but most likely chose what we had when we try the chef's tasting. Unfortunately there was no room for dessert afterwards but it was definitely worth it.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The food was fantastic! Certainly a place where you can taste a variety of foods that work well with each other. The restaurant also fills up very quickly, so make a reservation to secure a seat!

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