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Relish

4.5
4.5
2783 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

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What 2,783 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Server took too long to take our order and after our appetizer we waited almost 20 minutes for our entree. The food is always good and does not disappoint. I watched other servers handle their tables with more speed. Thanks
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    We celebrated my mothers 80th birthday. There was a accident on the high way our guest were late and could not get served. This was embarrassing I will never book a birthday diner with Relish ever again. The waitress was exceptional and tried to accommodate us as best she could. My mother had the worst birthday diner in 80 years thanks to relish.
  3. LG

    LaurenG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Our server Aaliyah was awesome!
  4. M

    Mickki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good Nice vibe Servers were nice Nice ambiance
  5. G

    Gr8tgrub

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome 🙌🏾💥💯
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I enjoyed ourselves. We would definitely go back.
  7. TS

    TamiccaS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Relish many times but this time it was my husband’s birthday dinner with family. Everything was delicious and the band was great! They even had him come up and the band did a cool happy birthday song for him.
  8. SH

    ShirleyH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Green & Cabbage side was cold and bitter collard greens only. Wings on menu were wing dings and under cooked but the flavoring on the outside was good once I took them home and placed them in the air fryer. Complaint about the flavoring of the turkey wings (not spectacular). Disappointed no refills on drinks that cost $3.95 for tea and lemonade in a medium glass full of ice. Second trip and still no potato salad but it's on the menu. No substitutions on sides with entrees. Inquired about the chicken and shrimp entree person was allergic to shrimp. She was told they could remove it but wouldn't add extra chicken. Got there at 4:30 and was told they don't open until 5 not stated online. One waiter said 18% gratuity would be added at 7:30 pm when the band started. We left at 5:45 and the 18% was added. Very disappointed in this 2nd trip not worth the hour ride. Cornbread and strawberry lemonade were delicious.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was good
  10. EH

    EricH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service will be back again. Had the fried chicken with mash , cabbage and greens . Turkey wings cornbread all that
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great live music! Good drinks and tasty food! Friendly service! I will definitely be returning.
  12. SW

    ShakiyaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend! The food was very delicious, the service was phenomenal, and the atmosphere was lovely.
  13. D

    Divine1979

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Me and my wife drove here from central NJ. There was a lot of traffic heading toward the restaurant but other than that we had a lovely evening. The staff was awesome and pleasant. The jazz players were coming to play and there was only a $5 charge to sit in that area to see them play. It was very clean and well kept. My wife raved about the shrimp and grits. My food was good too but took the skillet mac n cheese a lot longer to come out then I would have liked. Would definitely go back.
  14. CA

    ClarkA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The waiter was not a good listener and he refused to allow us to dine and order at our pleasure. Although we were not ready to order the main course we ordered anyway with instructions not to submit for 15 minutes. This was to stop him from interrupting us every 10 minutes asking for our order. The main course cam within 15 minutes of having placed the order with him.
  15. D

    Dana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed my time catching up with former co-workers at Relish. We had a great server, Chris. The food was pretty good; however, what I don’t like is that you can’t change the sides that come with the entree. Even when the sides were the same price, they still wouldn’t let us swap them. I hope that changes because some people (including me had a food allergy for one of the sides, and I was not allowed to replace it). It’s definitely a nice restaurant though!
  16. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great the service was excellent the food was excellent and the atmosphere is on point. I have been coming to Relish for years and I am still a loyal customer. Thank you Relish for the years of excellence!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time I’ve eaten here and the food & service is always good! Some recommendations: -Have some vegan/ vegetarian options that aren’t just sides. -Allow food swap outs. Ex: swap mashed potatoes for potato salad. I had the hot honey wings and they were delish. My husband is vegetarian and loved the corn bread. We’ll definitely be back!
  18. DJ

    DJMental

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    So my reservation was for 9:30pm on the Veranda we arrive 10 mins early and ask if we could be seated in the jazz area to which the host says yes the Veranda area is closed anyway but please note there is a 5.00 per person fee added to the bill. It does not say that on the website but this is fine. We get seated and the host informs us Hassan will be right with us. Hassan comes over and greets us and says what can I get you started with? I inform him of my beverage order as does my friend. I wanted the green salad and wanted to add Salmon. Now Hassan points out to me that the menu states no substitutions or additions and asks me rather directs my attention to this on the menu which it does not say it anywhere on the menu of which I redirect him. I then state I want the salmon without the rice/pasta he states it comes with it what do you not want it on the plate as you can not swap it out with anything. I retort I understood from the previous statement and yes I do not want it on my plate and I want to order collards please and thanks. From this point on I never see this man again he never asks if the food was ok, he does not even drop off the meal. Interestingly the gratuity is automatically added in so in this case for what? He (Hassan) is horrible as a server, the food is just so so the collards were cold, I had to send them back and when they came back to the table they tasted rubbery. The salmon was lackluster as well. The best thing was the green beans. I was hoping to take my husband here for brunch on his birthday its a NO for me....service paired with just so so food NOPE...
  19. HR

    HonestReview

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice evening! Good food. Ambiance was good. Service was good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday everything was done in excellent the atmosphere food employees greeted us with smiles and the greatest personalities I Come in the owner
  21. KB

    KarenB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    My husband and I just wanted a quick little getaway from DC so we booked a nice hotel and reserved a table for 2 because we have been to a few spots in Philly and wanted to try a different spot out . My brother told me about Relish and it was really nice, the food was awesome and the entertainment was definitely a plus.
  22. NR

    NaajaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing and affordable food and drinks, nice and attentive waiter, and decent wait times. I relished in the moment. 10/10
  23. MA

    MarilynA

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We picked this restaurant based on OpenTable’s rating and we LOVED Relish. The dressing on the caesar dressing was the best I’ve ever had. Also amazing were the Short Rib Sliders, Blackened Shrimp, cornbread croutons and the sangria (not Hennessy Sangria). Our server was very nice and attentive (but not overly so). This is a hidden gem!
  24. G

    Goodfood

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only drawback was doors did not open until around 5:15pm for a 5pm reservation. Otherwise, my food was amazing, our server was fantastic and I will return.
  25. CW

    CrystalW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation Celebration…!!
  26. MR

    MetR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time there and I was amazed. Everything was beyond my expectations
  27. AW

    AnarrahW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Love the food here. I've tried a different dishon the menu at each visit, I haven't been disappointed yet.
  28. SP

    SolomonP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Service was the only good thing I can say about this restaurant, for this being my very first time dining there I can say that it will definitely be my last. Food was over cooked my wife’s stuffed salmon was so dry and the noise was ridiculous, I need not go on just know that we were totally unsatisfied with the experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was ok…serviced kept disappearing
  30. T

    Timm

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and atmosphere is amazing. Food is delicious and filling.
  31. LW

    LawrenceW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful and the food was delicious.
  32. LR

    LoriR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and service was amazing . Loved the live music band Will be telling all my friends
  33. HG

    HopeG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Cons: very rude and disrespectful "hostess". I reserved a table for 7 in the veranda. We were on time. She seated another group there, because they arrived 5 minutes before us. The staff was dressed inappropriately. Someone even had on flip flops. Strawberry lemonade was so sweet it was undrinkable. Food was loaded with salt. Turkey wings had feathers on them. Hot chicken was dry. Will not support this establishment. Management should train staff. Pro: servers were courteous.
  34. SS

    SafiyahS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ordered damn near half the menu...everything looks good and was good! Alcohol drinks need a lil more liquor but overall would definitely go again!
  35. MJ

    MarcellaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very wonderful experience enjoy the open mic night
  36. l

    lorettam

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Enjoyed my visit to Relish and will surely be returning soon!
  37. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. Everything was cooked perfectly and our server Ty was awesome. My only complaint was that I asked for a dish of ice cream and even paid for it. I didn’t get it. It didn’t cross my mind until I got home. We were distracted in celebrating my husband’s birthday.
  38. VF

    VeraF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I was expecting a little more ambiance for what the prices where on the menus. I'm not a decorator but my friend and I saw so much potential that Relish could have. It's a very popular restaurant for that area and I'm sure people come from all areas of the city to eat there. Even Pastor Waller gave it a play one Sunday morning.
  39. DH

    DamonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent Ran out of steak Didn’t allow substitutes but gave me sides on the house because they were out of steak The house band was extremely entertaining. They were loud but not enough that I wouldn’t enjoy but I can see how someone would think it’s too loud Only Thing was they’re were people at the bar who began line dancing near my table it just needs to be a designated area that people can go to where they’re not close to people trying to eat Other than that the atmosphere was lit I would definitely come back
  40. E

    Erica

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, food was reasonably priced our waitress was very pleasant. I can’t wait to go back!

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 4.5 stars by 2783 OpenTable diners.

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


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

  • 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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