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Volver, Philadelphia, PA
Volver, Philadelphia, PA
Volver, Philadelphia, PA
Volver, Philadelphia, PA
Volver, Philadelphia, PA

Volver

4.2
4.2
769 Reviews
$31 to $50
Portuguese
Volvér’s cuisine highlights Chef Garces’ culinary travels around the world. The ever-evolving menu emphasizes seasonal ingredients prepared with modern techniques that capture and amplify their inherent flavors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 670-2302
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Private party facilities
    Volvér offers private and semi-private dining spaces along with chef-curated event menus featuring favorites from our a la carte menu. Let us do the work!
  • Private party contact
    pa.events@garcesgroup.com: (267) 284-7979
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Cross street
    Spruce Street Entrance of The Kimmel Center
  • Parking details
    Parking is available underneath the Kimmel Center. Entrance is located off Broad Street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 769 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

769 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was nice, the food was really good. My concern is that I got steak and ribs and it was so small. The portion on the plate would not fill a grown man up which I think did not match the price as well. Aside that the food was well seasoned and good!

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  2. Anthony

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The salad and burrata were very good, as were the chicken and pork rib eye!

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  3. Rich

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was excellent! The food was delicious! It was a very interesting experience!

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  4. TaylorM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I always enjoy Volver, which is a handsome space - especially if you are by the window where you can enjoy the passing scene. The food is excellent and the portions are "just right." Service is also good. The only complaint I have is that during two winter visits, I was really cold inside - perhaps because the place wasn't crowded and so the room didn't heat up as expected. I would suggest that managers keep an eye on the thermostat!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and great service particularly right before a great concert

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  6. McLarbear

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    If going to a performance at the Kimmel, Volver is an easy option. Open kitchen was much louder than similarly laid out restaurants. Service was on the hyper side, with lulls. The arugula salad was quite good, the roasted winter squash entree very tasty, but the cioppino was mediocre. The chocolate dessert was outstanding. Prices were a little high considering

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  7. Ninetta

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food: the arugula salad, grilled octopus and burrata over a roasted red pepper were all innovative in presentation and delicious! We enjoyed the Branzino and risotto topped with excellent scallops and the cocktails were beautifully crafted! The bartender is attentive to customer requests. Kudos to Chef Alexandro and to GM Jenny for excellent and caring customer focus! As a longtime customer of Volver’s, this is a winning team who has mastered the art of hospitality! Thanks to all and thanks to our server, Evelyn, for a special dining experience!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small portions for prices above $35, watery cocktails Otherwise delicious presentation and good quiet atmosphere The waiter had limited knowledge of the cocktails or after dinner drinks

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  9. Neenee

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting was lovely and quiet which allowed for relaxed conversation. While the food was generally good and well presented, the entees were incredibly small for the price, the size of a small plate. $40 for risotto with two scallops was rather surprising even in today's restaurant climate. Disappointing.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Diver Scollop Rissoto is absolutely amazing. I literally dreamt of that meal after dining there. Truly Mouth watering. And the Boucheron Napoleon Loved it ❤️

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok, portions are very small compared to similar vibe restaurants. The worst thing was the service, the restaurant wasnt very busy and it took forever to get our food out.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very underwhelming. Food was good. I would recommend if you’re going to see a show at the Kimmel, but beyond that it’s not the best choice.

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  13. Tony

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    poor menu , mediocre food, good server, tacky environment

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  14. Eater

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate (and love to do it) at the kitchen counter. So fun! The preparations are impressive and the staff super professional. It makes the food taste even better when it comes.

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  15. Tommy

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Hector was excellent. He provided recommendations of his favorite dishes and the best selling dishes as well. The drinks were perfect, balanced. We didn’t feel rushed as in to many other restaurants. We will be recommending Volver to others and will be returning there soon

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  16. None

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a fine dining experience. Food was quite good and reasonably priced. Service was also good. It was not as raucous and loud as most Philadelphia restaurants, though I believe the quality of the pre-performance diners had much to do with it.

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  17. MrWag

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice for Kimmel Center. Drinks were interesting and food was tasty

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were wonderful. Flavors were delicious. The mocktails were flavorful and creative. The service left a lot to be desired. Drinks were not refilled unless we flagged down and directly asked our server and they were unable to answer questions about the menu. About the only thing done promptly was giving us the check in the middle of our dinner. It certainly took away from the experience.

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  19. LeanneV

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good with several unique options. Service was slow but attentive. The restaurant itself is lovely. Would return.

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  20. None

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible food and service—fish was so overcooked that it tasted like cardboard.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I were kindly greeted by two servers last night. Both were warm and welcoming and both deserve some praise!

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  22. Mickey

    Philadelphia

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We participated in a Saturday night Restaurant Week and rated it very highly. Food, service and drinks were excellent.

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  23. lovestoeat

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have wanted to try Volver for quite awhile. HUGE fans of all Jose Garces restaurants. The flavors are always amazing, service top notch, and always consistent. We will be going back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious but very very small quantity. First time I’ve spent $200 on dinner and didn’t take anything home but the steak was a definite must!

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  25. Alfonso

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious but the portions very small. We were charged extra for additional bread (only 2 dinner rolls). Service was very slow. Our table had uncomfortable chairs which were different than other chairs in the bar area. We love other Garces restaurants and were very disappointed in this experience. We went during restaurant week. I'm not sure if that impacted all of these areas.

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  26. ElizabethZ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant Week truly is a gem. Eating here had been a pipe dream for a few years, ever since we moved into the area, and the wild thing is that once we actually got to go, it surpassed our wistful longing expectations. The food was beyond belief, everything done to absolute perfection. The chairs are upholstered in velvet, so you feel like you're reclining on a throne. The service was friendly and informative, but never intrusive, and our server was particularly fantastic. 15/10, even better than I daydreamed it would be.

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  27. gourmande

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant week offering--octopus, hangar steak, lemon cake--all cooked to perfection. Excellent service. Will return.

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  28. traceitback

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mixed drinks were good plus 2 complementary glasses of champagne for birthday celebration. Chicken and dumpling soup was basic (tasted like canned chicken noodle vs creamy), grilled octopus was delicious, Hanger steak entree tasted AMAZING but very skimpy portions, desserts were just okay (lemon cake and chocolate cake). All dishes plated very well. Customer service was great and a cool atmosphere

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Arugula Salad with Walnuts & Dates was AMAZING. Everything I got was very flavorful but the Hanger steak was very tough & chewy. Other than that the ambience and service was great. I'd definitely go back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, great service, relaxing atmosphere.

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  31. AllanH

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scheduling, wait and kitchen staffs were exemplary. The reservation was easy to make. My dining partner and I showed up early, but we were seated immediately. Our server guided us through the food and wine lists with knowledge and good humor. The food was imaginative and expertly prepared. It was a superb experience that did not break the bank.

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  32. debs

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to go during Restaurant Week on the first Sunday. It was early and on the quiet side because the orchestra concert had begun. The food was plated beautifully but it lacked in flavor and depth. My husband's arugula salad was probably the best thing we ate. I ordered the chicken and dumplings and the soup came out lukewarm. I sent it back, but it still wasn't hot like it should have been. Our entrees were fine and quite tiny and not worth the price on a regular night or restaurant week. The food was not seasoned well at all. The desserts were meh.

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  33. LizK

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, lovely service, very accommodating staff, (we were very late), and excellent value with the Restaurant Week special!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food but service could be improved. Had a pre theater dinner and nice cocktails.

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  35. Larry

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    convenient for Kimmel concert. Attentive service. Excellent cocktails

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  36. manhattan

    New York City

    241 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    241 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A friend and I ate here after a heavy snowstorm, so we had the restaurant almost to ourselves and could have a lovely conversation. The food was very good - except for the bread - and the service was very attentive and amiable and helpful. One of the dishes seemed to have been made ahead of time and refrigerated, and an accompaniment to another dish tasted rewarmed rather than freshly made, but, overall, the meal was very good. Plating was very attractive. Prices do seem rather high, as other commenters have mentioned.

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  37. BarbaraR

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were excellent. The portions were small, but delicious. A glass of wine was way overpriced.

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  38. wheelyfoodie

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a cold winter's dinner ahead of looked forward to Phila. Orch. concert it was just the ticket. The selection was good, the food was better & the portions were not overwhelming. The ambiance was good - dim & quiet. Just right to set the mood for the Orchestra. The value was acceptable: about even with other fine center city restaurants. As long as the food stays good, the value will as well. The location, on a bad winter weather night, tips the scale. PS: A private culinary note for the Chef: the 'Lemon Cake' was a disaster. Little lemon flavor, more like a cheesecake souffle & whoever thought that salted kiwi was a thing should re-think it. The chocolate 'Ho-Ho' despite it's name was much better.

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  39. Mark

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The bar area and nearby tables have a better vibe, whereas the show and tell restaurant area attached to the open kitchen is a bit brighter and starker. The food was quite good—especially the chicken and dumpling soup, which is nothing like your southern ancestors made, and the scallop risotto was well prepared and presented. Service was excellent.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow. Hector was great(our server). Octopus, burrata, scallops w/ risotto were delicious. Free dessert for our anniversary was so kind. Will definitely be returning. Also- the cocktails were amazing!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Volver is rated 4.2 stars by 769 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Volver

300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spruce Street Entrance of The Kimmel Center
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available underneath the Kimmel Center. Entrance is located off Broad Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 670-2302
  • Private party facilities
    Volvér offers private and semi-private dining spaces along with chef-curated event menus featuring favorites from our a la carte menu. Let us do the work!
  • Private party contact
    pa.events@garcesgroup.com: (267) 284-7979
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