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Relish

4.4
4.4
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.

Make a reservation

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 2,854 people are saying

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening at one of our favorite places. Sorry they’re closing and they will be missed.
  2. KP

    KarmenP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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🥂
  3. CW

    CharlesW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  4. LG

    LatwanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went before closing! Amazing drinks and food. Very busy.
  5. F

    Fanny

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, will miss ya’ll. Looking forward to the next grand opening.
  7. BT

    BahiyyahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, food was amazing as always! Hate to see them go.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience as usual , So sad to see this spot go …
  9. R

    Ronda07

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relish is amazing. I’m so sad that they’re closing. It’s such a loss for the city.
  10. RR

    RussellR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Y’all gave food choices, the same stuff no greens, no Mac and cheese no bbq no nothing!!
  11. AG

    AnitaG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    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.
  13. SB

    ShereeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Overall good but kept giving things that should have come to me (appetizer, cornbread, check) at opposite end of table.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Service , Drinks and Live band great! Food needs improving!
  15. f

    foodie4u

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  16. MJ

    MayaJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    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.
  17. DA

    DonA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  18. VG

    VernellG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The catfish was way too salty. Drinks were great. The wait staff excellent. They sang happy birthday to me.
  19. ER

    ElaineR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food and menu selection was definitely better pre-covid!!
  21. DH

    DerrickH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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
  22. F

    Francessca

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Good atmosphere, food and waiter was friendly.
  24. K

    Kaybella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and atmosphere was good. Would definitely visit again.
  25. MJ

    MichaelJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was served warm/cool. Some food was returned to reheat. Some drinks weren’t available. Was not made aware of open mic night.
  26. IB

    IreneB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  27. NF

    NateF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I haven't been there for quite some time. I really enjoyed everything.
  28. MR

    MandiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is delicious. Service was pretty good and the drinks were pretty good.
  29. C

    Cassandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  30. ML

    MLA1

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Our server left us for dead.
  32. E

    Emmaline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is a hidden gem! Everyone was very nice! Food was great! Had a great time
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    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!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hassan was a great host
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was great!!
  36. m

    marie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    daughter bday dinner food was cold waitress was rushing did not like it at all
  37. t

    tf4pitt

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great day. Service, food, price was all fantastic!
  38. TJ

    TuriaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday get together for my husband. We had a party of 6 and our server was very professional. Thank you for this wonderful experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had a wonderful time. Food was great

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 4.4 stars by 2854 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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