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Serpico - Philadelphia

4.7
4.7
1538 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Serpico is a collaboration between James Beard award-winning chef Peter Serpico and restaurateur Stephen Starr. Located on South Street, the 60-seater will have a true neighborhood feel, with cozy booths, counter seating and a small bar at which the full menu will be available.

Serving dinner only, the cuisine is ingredient-driven offering a seasonally evolving menu of playful yet familiar takes on global fare. A small hand-picked list of food-friendly wines will perfectly complement the menu and a quality cocktail program will focus on boutique spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00PM to 10:00PM Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM Sunday 5:00PM to 10:00PM

  • Phone number

    (215) 925-3001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Serpico

  • Private party contact

    Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Between 6th Street & 7th Street

  • Parking details

    We recommend either metered street parking, or parking in the "EZ Park" lot in between 4th and 5th on Bainbridge St.

  • Public transit

    Serpico is located nearest the Broad Street Line, 8 blocks east of the Lombard-South station. We are also easily accessible by SEPTA routes 40 and 47, or PATCO via the 9th/10th-Locust station.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,538 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. J

    James

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I found this restaurant as one of the best we've visited in Philly! We would come back to dine here whenever we visit Philly!
  2. L

    Lobster

    Philadelphia

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The most creative and innovative food in Philadelphia. One of our favorite!
  3. R

    Resplendent

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner with the birthday boy! Every dish we had was incredible! From the sun choke, mushroom, lamb bacon and coffee oil soup, to the snail and chicken lasagne with bechemel sauce and walnut Yuzu pesto (licked the plate) to the dry aged duck breast with cabbage stuffed with duck, to the Cala Cala orange panda cotta and apple cake we were blown away! Great service and decor also! #droolworthy #gaygourmet #yummy
  4. CP

    ChandlerP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was very lack-luster but desserts were great.
  5. FK

    FredK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dishes were inventive and delicious, but portions were very small for the prices. Dishes are served family-style, so you need to order 3 dishes per person from the small plate, medium plate, and entree columns on the menu. Highlights were the Deep Fried Duck Leg and pork entrees. The shrimp mousse small plate was too gelatinous, too small a portion for the price and not flavorful - a bad choice. Each of our three desserts was terrific: Rocky Road, apple cake covered in chocolate paired with vanilla ice cream, and an orange panna cotta. The room is a large brick box without dividers, making it very noisy. Service was very attentive and knowledgeable. Wines were limited, but cocktail options were abundant. So go if you seek innovative dishes. My wife is not an adventurous eater, so she looked at the menu and wondered "what will I find to eat here"? Prepare to spend $75+ per person (before tip), and ask detailed questions about the portion size and preparation for each dish. I enjoyed the meal, but not enough to return. If not for the great desserts, I would have left hungry.
  6. g

    greatfoodonly

    Philadelphia

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t decide who’s #1 in Philly or the country but Serpico is one of the best.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Was told this restaurant was the best in Philly and was the most disappointed I’ve been in a long time. Got to the restaurant 5 mins before the time of the reservation (8pm). They told us they were running behind and that we could get a drink at the bar that was completely full and people were already standing next to the bar waiting - I asked if we could sit at one of the 10 open tables for a drink before sitting at our reserved chef’s counter and they declined and we were asked to leave. They called us back 25 minutes later to come back. The hostess then walked us over to the counter, proceeded to tell us the counter wasn’t set yet, then had us wait again. Hostess and staff were unprofessional and unaccommodating. Finally sat down and put in the entire order at 830pm. We were served one of the five courses we ordered and then it took over an hour to be served again. The food was very good but extremely overpriced for what you get. Left the restaurant hungry and with a hefty check over $200 for two people. Will never return.
  8. J

    Jess

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good meal, good surroundings, great service - pricey for Philly
  9. C

    Chloe

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked this for my boss on his work trip and he didn’t stop raving about it! 10/10 For everything. Good for other PA’s to know this is a great place to book in Philadelphia! Thank you Serpico
  10. v

    vhurteau

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Creative choices like the Romanesco Cauliflower with whipped Feta and Savory Donuts with white smoke fish cream. Fresh ingredients,
  11. M

    Mountainside

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was remarkable. The wait staff professional and informative. Extraordinaire! Highly recommend!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Perfect service and a delicious meal
  13. W

    Wineweekend

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service & food in Philadelphia
  14. JS

    JustSomePerson

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent courses and cocktails. Will happily return again as the seasons/menu changes. Diver scallops are a must.
  15. GN

    GoNow

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn't been in a year or two and the food and menu were outstanding. Really impressed across the board
  16. B

    Berraberro

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, adorable ambiance with a beautiful open kitchen, great food!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food. All good.
  18. AL

    AshleyL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you'd like to treat yourself or a loved one to a special experience I highly recommend coming here. The food is excellent, extremely fresh ingredients and creative offerings. The ambience manages to remain casual and unpretentious. I had the halibut with the savory carrot cake with old bay season - it was easily the best seafood dish I've had. The scallops with buttermilk were so refreshing - we tried all three desserts and my goodness, it was a happy ending to a stellar meal.
  19. DR

    DonnaR

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & Service was excellent!!
  20. G

    Gabe

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is excellent every time I come. Great service as well.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal restaurant but a bit on the pricier side
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Been to Serpico twice. First time, we sat at a table and the second time, we sat at the chef’s counter. Food was quite delicious on both occasions, but sitting at the chef’s table just elevates the entire experience. Seeing it all go down really solidifies how hard they work at the little details that make every dish the culinary experience you’re paying for. If you’re looking for quantity, this is not the place for you. Portions are shareable, but a tasting size at best. What you’re paying for is the experience, ingredients and presentation. A must try!
  23. c

    cityburbs

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the greatest food in Philadelphia, which is saying a great deal, given the culinary scene of Philadelphia! Chef Peter Serpico is truly a culinary artist, making magic! His kitchen and staff make beautiful food together, which is a joy to watch! The care in which the wait staff takes is beyond. Thank you to Anthony, the host with the most, for making sure our evening was seamless! I cannot wait to return!
  24. JK

    JoshuaK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    1. Service was very good with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Excellent wine list with good pairings to the courses on the menu. 2. The ambience and setting was really nice, albeit a bit loud. However, it was a good kind of loud with energy and buzz in the room. 3. The kitchen is very well run and on point with all dishes. 4. Could be a 5 star for food based on the concepts in each dish, and the execution is flawless, but each item on the menu I tasted lacked one little element to take it up a notch to a "5" level. I realize that simplicity and purity are the aims here, but for just one example, the signature scallops are delicious but imagine for a moment if they had one extra element of crunch and salinity.
  25. SD

    SusanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was divine and Anthony made our experience extra special. Cool space, love open kitchen and watching chefs do their ‘magic’. Did I mention that outstanding food??? Only wish we could have tried every plate!
  26. AK

    AdeiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing! The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We got there at the beginning of service and had a lengthy meal. Though they were getting super crowded no one rushed us out, as it sometimes happens at other restaurants. the food was sublime.
  27. L

    Lala

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect meal from drinks to dessert! We have been many times and I can't help but order the same items they are so delicious. Each time we leave I dream about our next visit and ordering the same dishes once again. Perfection!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Peter Serpico is amazing. The staff at Serpico are top notch & very accommodating. We had a very enjoyable dining experience. Keep up the excellent work
  29. AP

    AmandaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal, from delicious cocktails to start, all the way through a number of plates to my favorite, the lamb. Scallops are a real standout! No room for dessert, so can't comment on those. The service was great; everyone who brought food to the table was able to tell us about the dishes.
  30. AM

    AlidaM

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is now my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. There were six of us on Sunday night and we enjoyed such a wonderful array of delicious dishes. The space is beautiful and the kitchen is well organized with everyone working together with precision. The menu was inspiring and so satisfying. Truly a great experience for my birthday! Thank you!
  31. T

    Top23

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for an inventive, healthy, absolutely scrumptious selection of incredibly well-prepared plates ... LOOK NO FURTHER. Serpico is without doubt one of the best in the city and (unlike others), always makes you feel welcome. No snootiness here. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. And a nicely done wine list as well. Highly recommended.
  32. CM

    ChristineM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. The prices for wine way too high. Waiter was nice but had a lot of tables. I would have liked to ask a few more questions. They remembered the notation about my friends birthday.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my girlfriend’s birthday and, because she happens to be a chef, I chose to sit at the chef’s table. It was a great decision. Not only did we get to experience a meal which encompassed flavors that expanded both of our culinary horizons but she very much enjoyed the kitchen symphony of the team working together led by the maestro. We are both looking forward to the next performance.
  34. B

    Bleich5252

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant for foodies in the city. Food is completely unique and absolutely delicious. If all Philly restaurants starting seeming like the same tired menu.. this is your place.
  35. DQ

    DQ2015

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had family in town and brought them to Serpico. We had a fabulous meal. Ambiance is energetic and cocktails were great. They loved it!
  36. P

    Poes27

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t say enough about Serpico. Literally everything we ordered was an excellent taste explosion in our mouths. Dining here is such a pleasure - not only is the food exceptional, the staff is so good. No rush, familiar with the wine list, and attentive. It’s not inexpensive but worth every penny because it’s a meal you will remember.
  37. r

    reynotray

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of my favorite restaurants in philadelphia, hands down. beautifully designed, intimate lighting and decor, and the food never disappoints.
  38. RE

    RobertE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food is outstanding! I really prefer to sit at the counter by the kitchen when possible. The drink service was the only thing I might complain about. It took a long time to get drinks not just at the beginning but throughout the dinner. They made a mistake with the wine, too. Otherwise the service was terrific.
  39. TA

    TAANYC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique experience - the food was almost too intelligent for us but very good. Service was accommodating and they offered everything a first timer there would need to know.
  40. v

    vamosrafa04

    Philadelphia

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! We sat at Chef's counter, able to watch as they prepare all of their beautiful dishes and talk to the Chef's makes for a stellar experience. Absolutely fabulous in every way! Can't wait to return.

FAQs

Serpico - Philadelphia is rated 4.7 stars by 1538 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


Google Map for Serpico - Philadelphia

604 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th Street & 7th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00PM to 10:00PM Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM Sunday 5:00PM to 10:00PM

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We recommend either metered street parking, or parking in the "EZ Park" lot in between 4th and 5th on Bainbridge St.

  • Public transit

    Serpico is located nearest the Broad Street Line, 8 blocks east of the Lombard-South station. We are also easily accessible by SEPTA routes 40 and 47, or PATCO via the 9th/10th-Locust station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Serpico

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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