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Relish, Philadelphia, PA

Relish

4.3
4.3
2854 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Relish celebrates both the traditional and contemporary cuisine of the South. Our menu is impressive and thoughtful, designed with you in mind, enticing the adventurous diner and welcoming the comfort food aficionado.

We are currently offering take-out, delivery through several third-party delivery services, outdoor and indoor dining. We closely follow all City of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania State Health Department requirements with regard to safe restaurant dining. Indoors, we are limited to seating four guests together at one table and all tables must be at least six feet apart. Outdoor dining tables are limited to six or fewer guests and must be six feet apart. All of our staff wear masks and all patrons are required to wear masks except when seated at their table and while eating or drinking.


Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 276-0170
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Chef/Owner Benjamin Bynum
  • Catering
    Relish offers a wide variety of catering menus. Our event coordinator will help you make your special event come to life. Whether your event takes place at Relish, at your home or at your favorite rental facility, we will specially design a menu, handle all the details and create an exceptional affair to meet your style and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    Relish has 3 unique rooms, each of which can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 75 guests for private and semi-private events. The lounge and veranda each have a stage and are perfect for when entertainment is part of the festivities. For more information, contact us here: https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/relish/hello
  • Neighborhood
    West Oak Lane
  • Cross street
    Ogontz Avenue at Washington Lane
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in our parking lot, street parking and lot parking directly across from the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Easily accessible from SEPTA 6 and XH bus lines.
  • Entertainment
    Relish showcases some of the finest local artists and bands from the tri-state area. Music is available Thursday-Saturday. There is a minimal cover charge on Friday and Saturday. Seating in the Jazz Cafe is on a first come basis. We are open to special arrangements if necessary.We also feature Friday night karaoke.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,854 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

2,849 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice evening at one of our favorite places. Sorry they’re closing and they will be missed.

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  2. KarmenP

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was their last day of business. I will miss this gem in West Oak Lane. It was always a good time had at this neighborhood restaurant. A Black owned business that gave their community the very best‼️ Great run, Bynum brothers. Your dad, Mr. Ben, would be so proud of how you have taken his legacy to the next level and have established your family name throughout the city of Philadelphia. Thank you for the great times @ Relish🥂

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  3. CharlesW

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made this reservation not knowing this was the final weekend. That did not dampen the quality of the meal or the experience. I hope the location finds a new owner.

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  4. LatwanG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went before closing! Amazing drinks and food. Very busy.

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  5. Fanny

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience overall. The server was very attentive. The Host at the host of Stan was very prompt and efficient. The music was nice and the food was delicious!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, will miss ya’ll. Looking forward to the next grand opening.

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  7. BahiyyahT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, food was amazing as always! Hate to see them go.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as usual , So sad to see this spot go …

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  9. Ronda07

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relish is amazing. I’m so sad that they’re closing. It’s such a loss for the city.

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  10. RussellR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Y’all gave food choices, the same stuff no greens, no Mac and cheese no bbq no nothing!!

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  11. AnitaG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was disappointed at the spiciness of the fish and the saltiness of the entire meal. It took away from the flavor. First order was overcooked but was easily replaced.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven’t been here in a while. Food was good! I had the Fried chicken , macaroni and yams and my daughter had the shrimp pasta. Would recommend. They should update menu with more options.

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  13. ShereeB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good but kept giving things that should have come to me (appetizer, cornbread, check) at opposite end of table.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service , Drinks and Live band great! Food needs improving!

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  15. foodie4u

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated and waited on in perfect time. Waitress was pleasant, and food was outstanding. We were a party of nine. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Only request was to have individual checks which they could not accommodate. However, that was not a big issue and we worked it out. Definitely would recommend for a nice night out.

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  16. MayaJ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Shannon was our server and I want to commend her on a great job. She was always attentive and always came to our table with a smile on her face. You need more severs like Shannon. Get rid of the hostess who had on a green sweater Thursday ( 12.29) night.. she was a little rude and non accommodating. Make her a food runner or something where she has less contact with people. The drink orders were slow . I guess due to 1 bartender. When y’all have a full house like that, there need to be more than 1 person attending the bar.

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  17. DonA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Front staff and wait staff was prompt and courteous. Food was delivered hot, but green beans were a little hard, and they were out of turkey wings and collared greens, which was what one of our party wanted. Corn bread was excellent and a big hit. Atmosphere on the veranda was pleasant, as well as lively.

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  18. VernellG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The catfish was way too salty. Drinks were great. The wait staff excellent. They sang happy birthday to me.

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  19. ElaineR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great. We were seated quickly, and the waiter was very professional. The only hiccup was it took a long time before our drinks were ready. We were almost finished eating our meal before they came to the table. The waiter apologized profusely. Also Relish is not vegetarian friendly. My husband was upset there was very little on the menu for him to choose from.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and menu selection was definitely better pre-covid!!

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  21. DerrickH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wry good food and service this is my second time going here and loved it both times Only wish they had a dance floor so I could do a little two step to the good music lol Cube was amazing

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  22. Francessca

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So happy to find a really nice upscale black owned restaurant, service was great, food was really good and the added bonus of a live band was fantastic!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good atmosphere, food and waiter was friendly.

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  24. Kaybella

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks and atmosphere was good. Would definitely visit again.

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  25. MichaelJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was served warm/cool. Some food was returned to reheat. Some drinks weren’t available. Was not made aware of open mic night.

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  26. IreneB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The family and I got together for my mom’s birthday. It was so amazing. Everyone enjoyed their dishes. The staff was attentive. We would love to come back in the near future.

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  27. NateF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I haven't been there for quite some time. I really enjoyed everything.

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  28. MandiR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious. Service was pretty good and the drinks were pretty good.

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  29. Cassandra

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This by far has been the best restaurant I have ever been too. The band was amazing. The food was Amazing! The drinks were very good. Can’t wait to go again.

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  30. MLA1

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Relish wasn’t bad but nothing in particular stood out. The food was alright and our server was very attentive. The live music was a plus and made the experience pleasant. We were staying downtown, so it was a 30 minute drive which I wouldn’t do again. It was too meh.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server left us for dead.

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  32. Emmaline

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is a hidden gem! Everyone was very nice! Food was great! Had a great time

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    From the setting of the reservation to the end of our meal = great experience!! I haven’t visited Philly ( Relish) since the beginning of the Covid Pandemic so on my visit back I hit all the spots I favored in the past and Relish was one and it didn’t disappoint! The service was excellent the food was awesome and our whole party was consistent in our thoughts- this was a great idea for girls night out!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hassan was a great host

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was great!!

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  36. marie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    daughter bday dinner food was cold waitress was rushing did not like it at all

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  37. tf4pitt

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great day. Service, food, price was all fantastic!

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  38. TuriaJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made reservations for my fiancé birthday with a total of 10 of us and we really enjoyed our food and time. The server was awesome and he made sure we was happy.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday get together for my husband. We had a party of 6 and our server was very professional. Thank you for this wonderful experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful time. Food was great

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Relish using the Order Online button. Relish also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Relish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 276-0170.

Relish is rated 4.3 stars by 2854 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Relish

7152 Ogontz Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ogontz Avenue at Washington Lane
  • Neighborhood
    West Oak Lane
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in our parking lot, street parking and lot parking directly across from the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Easily accessible from SEPTA 6 and XH bus lines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Chef/Owner Benjamin Bynum
  • Entertainment
    Relish showcases some of the finest local artists and bands from the tri-state area. Music is available Thursday-Saturday. There is a minimal cover charge on Friday and Saturday. Seating in the Jazz Cafe is on a first come basis. We are open to special arrangements if necessary.We also feature Friday night karaoke.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 276-0170
  • Catering
    Relish offers a wide variety of catering menus. Our event coordinator will help you make your special event come to life. Whether your event takes place at Relish, at your home or at your favorite rental facility, we will specially design a menu, handle all the details and create an exceptional affair to meet your style and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    Relish has 3 unique rooms, each of which can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 75 guests for private and semi-private events. The lounge and veranda each have a stage and are perfect for when entertainment is part of the festivities. For more information, contact us here: https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/relish/hello
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