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Volver

4.2
4.2
624 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 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: (844) 541-4835

  • 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 624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Bumper

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Waitstaff needs better training.
  2. T

    Topsy

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated at the Chef Counter, as requested. It was wonderful to watch the talented team work so collaboratively! And the food?? Awesome! I had the Sunchoke and Kale small plate that was delicious. The gnocchi were soft little pillows of deliciousness coated in a lovely cream sauce with exotic mushrooms, cheese, garlic and truffles. My husband’s cheesesteak spring rolls were also delicious as was his duck breast.
  3. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a great date there. The shrimp and the spring rolls were amazing! The entrees of chicken and short ribs were really a perfect portion and packed with flavors. The cocktails were well balanced, and the zero-proof cocktails was also wonderful.
  5. L

    Lindsey

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The ambiance was lovely. Very nice place to go before a show. Food was good. Everything was cooked to perfection. I waiter was nice but there was areas for improvement as he forgot the tape of water we requested, the lemons I asked for ( he brought limes) and the beer I ordered. But to me these were minor things. And I would return to the restaurant.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is truly a gem. The food, service, and vibe are exceptional. I waited too long before making a reservation here - trust me you won’t want to do that. All of the happy hour apps were so delicious but you’ll want to order regular menu portion sizes. The Brussels sprouts with bacon are a perfect first appetizer. Other favorite dishes were the Short Rib with carrots over polenta (Juan Lopez visiting chef special), and the delicious strawberry flan. Valentina went above and beyond in making sure my girlfriend and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner- we already are talking about going back.
  7. A

    Angel

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Part of the pan seared duck breast was raw and service wasn’t super efficient. I was a little disappointed because my first time there was a nice experience. The ambience is still pretty good though.
  8. D

    Dave

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space and wonderful food!!
  9. w

    wheelyfoodie

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    If you're doing a Phil Orch or Kimmel program, the location can't be beat. Service was friendly, quick & efficient. The 'Theater Menu' was a bit limited but appears to have assured the 'quick & efficient' part of Service - always important when trying to make a program. The value is good & the food quality was, for the most part, excellent. The noise level was low for quiet conversation, & if you get a window seating it makes for an interesting view & fun people watching. (PS: Volver dropped out of Restaurant Week on short notice. To make up for that they offered a choice of free entry or appetizer. It wasn't really necessary (the Theater Menu sufficed) but it was a nice gesture. Freebies are always appreciated.)
  10. r

    robinh

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    So happy that we could catch resident chef Chance Anies at Volver! We have been fans of the Tabachoy food truck and enjoyed our more upscale meal at Chef Garces restaurant. The crab turnovers were amazing as were the Kare Kare short rib. Hope some of these items can make their way to the brick and mortar Tabachoy restaurant!!
  11. S

    Snowskier

    Philadelphia

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had an excellent meal and totally enjoyed Volver. I had the chorizo soup, unbelievable. My wife had the Sea Bass and it was cooked to perfection. we split a green salad, the dressing was fabulous. We chose a french Syrah which went perfectly with our meal. I highly recommend this restaurant
  12. C

    Cpalsky

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    What a disappointment. We love the other Jose Garces restaurants and had reservations at Amada. We changed them at the last minute because we wanted to try Volver. A regrettable decision in every way. We should have realized something was amiss when the restaurant was all but empty at 7:30 on a Friday evening. The food overall lacked flavor, but worse our meals (there were four of us) all came out about 20-30 minutes apart from each other. Two of them were actually cold. While I appreciate that the manager took those two off the bill, the rest of the experience was so underwhelming that I can say with confidence we will not be giving Volver a second chance.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    212 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Volver has been very good in the past, but his time we felt that the meal was a little subpar. Not as favorable or as well-prepared in the past.
  14. JD

    JeDe

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was terrific! Really tasty meal and starter.
  15. LH

    LauraH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The Resident Chef's food was amazing (Chef Chance Aines). Hector was incredibly kind and hospitable and made the experience even better. The drinks were pricey but so tasty. Also really enjoyed the ambiance overall. Great recommendation for a special night with someone you love.
  16. C

    Carleton

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Meal was good until my wife's steak came. Had to be returned at medium, it was tough and full of grizzle. Second one came out even smaller, not much better in taste. For a $42. steak, it might have been 2 to 3 ounces. Whish I had taken pics of each.
  17. LH

    LizzyH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was outstanding, and our server was very warm and attentive. However, we actually had to rush to get to our curtain on time, even though we purchased the pre-theater meal for a full two hours before the event. We would have ordered off of the full menu if we had had a sense of the timing.
  18. JA

    JosephA

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet atmosphere in an interesting setting. Good food and ever changing menu with some standards.
  19. PL

    PerL

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ordinary modern American dishes for this level of restaurant
  20. A

    Andy

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cuisine is adventurous and superbly prepared. The visiting chefs never fail to add intriguing variety to the experience, and the waitstaff are attentive and deeply concerned that diners are enjoying the experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Nice place to dine before a show at the Kimmel Cultural area.
  22. GB

    GregB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    It was eh…
  23. SS

    SSubb

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    `It took a half hour from when I ordered a cocktail until I finally got it. It was odd that the bar was out of so many common whiskeys...no Crown Royal, no VO, no Seagrams. When the cocktail was served to me a half hour after ordering it, it was not made correctly and had to be sent back, thus an additional 10 minute wait. These are all whiskeys every bar I've ever been at has had. Note also that the restaurant and bar were not swamped with people making the long wait a mystery. The salad was great and our entress were delicious, albeit very small. Dessert was ok.
  24. F

    Foody

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food! Best short ribs that I have ever had!
  25. CL

    CaryL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We're in town for business and thought it would be great to visit Volver. Because we Love Amada in Atlantic city. However we were disappointed here.
  26. a

    anosmimi

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Two out of the 4 dishes we ordered were marginal. They both had shrimp in them which tasted a little off and we should have sent them back, but chose not to finish them. We ordered 1 entree and 3 small plates, one beer and hot tea which came to $90.00 + tip. For not wonderful food not a very good value. The room was also very cold and we and other folks around us were eating with their coats on. Won’t return.
  27. S

    Scotty

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Combined anniversary and pre-theater dinner. Resulted in a early evening reservation which actually was nice since the dinning room was quieter. Seated along the window which was nice. Ordered a glass of wine which seemed to be a light pour. The apps were very good -especially the shrimp which were large but only got 3. Dinner was fish and short rib. Both entrees were on the small side but were very good. Overall good food but serving size were small. Our server (Jennifer) was excellent - friendly and personable.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    After we were told that the kitchen closed in 20min several servers ignored our table and we left because we did not want to be rushed
  29. L

    Lilly

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We typically enjoy Volver but we were all disappointed in the appetizers. We had pork egg rolls that were really dry and potatoes with cheese as a small plate before our entree, and it was tasteless. The main course was decent but not great. If the chef has changed, it is obvious.
  30. H

    Hungrydiner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Soup served without a spoon. Water glasses left empty. If the best part of dinner was the champagne that preceded it, you have a good sense of the restaurant. And if you are not tall, be sure to bring a pillow. Otherwise, with the low chairs, your chin will be uncomfortably close to the table.
  31. KJ

    KrisJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. I was very disappointed that pre fix menu wasn’t same as listed on website.
  32. D

    David

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place. Adjoins the Verizon Hall lobby so it's the most convenient place for a meal before or after an event there. Food is very good and service is very professional.
  33. M

    Marilyn

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with wonderful service. We will return.
  34. MF

    MarshaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Not my 1st time at Volver , have had cocktails w/friends & a couple of dinners in which I enjoyed. Unfortunately this time around I felt like we were victims of discrimination or a huge mistake that no one wanted to own. We were first to arrive at the restaurant ( 4:30 pm ) the server came over & we ordered drinks, a few minutes later we ordered appetizers, as well as our entrees. So we chatted for awhile & shortly after others began to arrive. Our appetizers had been done for a while & we were just waiting. We ordered the fried chicken dish so I know that can take a while. I have fried chicken. So we are talking & all of a sudden my husband look & turned around & the people behind us were receiving their food ( the exact food we had ordered ) but we were there long before them . So we motioned for a server going by & told him the problem & in turn he got our server. She came over & we told her we have been waiting for a long time & the people behind us got their food first. She was young & seemed to not really know how to handle this , she said she would check with the kitchen. I was very frustrated & responded in that fashion. I also said I want a manager who did show right up, very pleasant & courteous but said something about them maybe waiting for us to finish our appetizers etc. By the way our server never came back to see if we were finish our appetizers because that was done a while ago & she never came back. But I noticed she checked on others. Finally they came with our food my appetite had changed, it was about an hour now. I tasted a little, it was Rube’s food (delicious) but I was not in the mood for it so they packed it up. The manager said she was taking off the appetizers, again she was very nice but at that point the same way I could pay for anything on the menu including the appetizers she took off. It’s not about that it’s about treating everyone Fair. I would have preferred to see Jose Garces himself though I know he was not there.
  35. RD

    ReginaD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had appetizers and small plates and finished with dessert. Service was prompt until it wasn’t. The restaurant began to get busier so we saw the server less and less. Had to wait a while to get the check. Food was good, not great. Menu is very limited.
  36. C

    Catherine

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    The restaurant was less than half full, but service was really slow and our drinks arrived after 2/3 of our food did (and well after drinks were delivered to others who arrived & ordered after us). Food arrived at random intervals and was fine, but expensive/extremely small portions for what we got. The air conditioning was uncomfortably freezing, an odd choice for late October (and we asked if they could adjust the air… never heard if they did and never felt the cold air stop.) We won’t be going back.
  37. L

    Lilly

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The best chicken dish ever - the fried chicken with yummy mashed potatoes and gravy - is to die for... I really hope they put it back on their menu!!! We all loved it and order the same dish every time we visit.
  38. c

    csays

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Volver is strategically located in the Kimmel Center so it is a perfect spot for a get-together for a glass of wine before a concert. The menu offers a delicious and varied choice of dishes from tapas to a full dinner. We will definitely return.
  39. S

    Shardae

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    It was okay Drinks were the star of the show that night
  40. MW

    MicheleW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful customer service. Had a great experience. Will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Volver is rated 4.2 stars by 624 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    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: (844) 541-4835

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