Relish

4.5
2581 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2581 people are saying
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vipCestJoie
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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April
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing, very polite . The food was perfect very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience and food was great. Went to Sweet T’s in NJ which was horrible. Great to enjoy southern cuisine and good service. Thanks!

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KimM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food1service2ambience5

Food was not well. Rice was horrible and so was the great beans. No substitutes.

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TaheeshaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Tyree was so good last night. The entertainment was good also.

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Deboo
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great live music. Very relaxed. Staff is friendly and accessible. So glad we went.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food is not good anymore and you can’t choose your own sides with the entree..
The skillet Mac is burnt and nasty (they didn’t use good cheddar cheese)
Greens are mixed with cabbage and it tasted old and sweet with sugar
Catfish was good
Cornbread has pieces of corn in it which I don’t particularly care for..
Service is slow

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BrandonW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overall the food was okay but the service was quite poor. It wasn't worth the 30 minute commute.

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Nikki
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect the service was excellent, the food was sooo good!

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vipMarcyM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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VinC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend this place to anyone in or out of town. 💯

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SheRah
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The seafood Mac n cheese was served cold, but the manager was accommodating. The shrimp creole wasn’t seasoned as well as everything else but otherwise everything else was good

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AudShnLueAvaClr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chris of the wait staff VERY informative, professional, and courteous. He had our food orders out VERY timely, ready to refill our glasses, again TIMELY. The greens had too much turkey in them. The catfish, seafood mac & cheese, crab cakes, and smashed potatoes SOOO YUMMY! The first outing of our group since March 2020. Must do again in the New Year!!

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vipsamson
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Place was large and crowded but were seated promptly with reservation. Service was outstanding. Server checked on us at least 10X and provided whatever we needed - drink refills, napkins etc. Food was served fast - which I prefer. Corn bread was delicious. Caesar salad was fine - great croutons- overall okay. Fried chicken was crispy and perfect. Mashed and collard greens delicious. Crab cakes very good as was banana pudding.
Live jazz started around 730 and I was surprised by his excellent the trio played. Excellent jazz with very entertaining singer. Overall great night with very good food !!

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JurellJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, the staff treated us very well & our server was very hospitable. The food was amazing & the cocktails were amazing. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to support a black owned business. Keep up the great work.

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vipTamikaK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance was great!!! Our server was amazing and full of energy. We had reservations for 10:45 but when we got there the manager were we sure it wasn’t for 10:30 because they close at 11 and were told to order all our food and drinks at one time. All in all it worked out and our food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food didn’t taste fresh and it was cold

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great take on southern food and live Jazz! Thanks Relish!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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darlenem
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food presentations was excellent and tasted good also. Service was fast and correct. Will be going back in the near future.

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StanD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our date night evening and the food was awesome

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StaceyB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! The staff was friendly and the food was absolutely delicious!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service- Great Food. Music in the background was very nice. No complaints at all. First time there, visiting Philly from Connecticut.

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Destaneek
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food at Relish used to taste so much better. The service wasn’t bad & the music was pretty good. Won’t be returning however.

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RaulB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I took my Mother and Family Friend out for my Mother's Birthday, It was her choice and an excellent one. My first time at Relish and the food was outstanding. The music was a little too loud for my taste but not unbearable. Our service was great and our Server was attentive and considerate. The Front, not so much. The young lady and gentleman who checked us in seemed snooty, like they were doing US a favor. Not rude, just dismissive. They could have been preoccupied but who knows. Overall it was a fine experience and I will return,

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was horrible plus it was cold even though the plate was hot..I guess the owner must have changed in the past few yrs ...

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JeanS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I ordered fried chicken, it was dried out, but the rest of the meal was OK. My firiends' meal was good, he had chicken and shrimp Alfredo was good, also dessert was good.

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NikelC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

They need more food options. Also if you no longer serve seafood Mac and cheese please take it off the menu

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TametriasM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had an AMAZING time at Relish. We were seated quickly. The service was AMAZING. The food was DELICIOUS. There was a live band that was playing great music. And the ambiance was everything. I will definitely be visiting again. African American restaurant at its finest.

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TinaL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend Relish. This was my second time coming and I wasn't disappointed the first time either. From the host at the front door that seated us, he was the first smile and great customer service, at 5:00pm on Saturday 10/2/2021 for my husband's birthday, to our waiter Chris. Everything was perfect. Chris provided us recommendations for the menu and also described meals and drinks on the menu to us. He came back often to check on us and see if we needed anything. The food was spot on and the drinks was superb and they didn't shy away from the alcohol, like some places that water drinks down. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out hot, quick and Delicious ! Server was pleasant and attentive. Great overall experience

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ElisaD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, and the food was delicious this was my second time there. I had dinner with my brother and sister who had not been there before and they really enjoyed we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Hostess was so sweet and the food was delicious. No complaints at all.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The service can be faster
The seafood Mac is no longer on the menu one of the only reasons I go.
The string beans are being served raw
And the regular Mac and cheese does not taste good
Please expand your menu

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go enjoy your meal, you will not be disappointed!!! 😊😊

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vipKevin
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to see Tanqueray Hayward and she brought it. An amazing performance.

My wife and I always get the skillet of cornbread. I had catfish and wifey had shrimp ...both delicious.

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StaceyA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was not happy with there sides dishes that come with the meal you should be able to choose your own sides the dinner is costly

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CheritaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was good however service was overboard. Waiter Chris is training 2 very nice young ladies. Very nice however the constant coming over to the table and hovering over us made us feel rushed. Very nice- all 3. However all 3 coming to the table every 5 mins is just too much.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relish never disappoints any time I visit. The food was great and the service was awesome! We had a reservation and didn’t have to wait at all to be seated. Perfect dining experience.

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BrittanyC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my second time there. Food, drinks and vibes were great.

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 2581 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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