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Southwark - Southwark, Philadelphia, PA

Southwark

4.7
4.7
193 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are a neighborhood restaurant and cocktail bar, specializing in seasonal and handmade ingredients.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Kitchen: Wednesday-Monday 5pm–12:30 Bar:Wednesday-Monday 5pm–2am Closed Tuesday

  • Phone number

    (267) 930-8538

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher D'Ambro

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining: Tucked away from the bustle of the bar room and separated by french doors, our cozy dining room is the perfect space for a private dinner! We can seat up to 32 guests, with additional space in our patio area (weather depending). For larger parties, we offer the ability to rent out the entire restaurant. Our sister restaurant, Ambra, located just two doors down from Southwark is just the spot for a more intimate dining experience, seating up to 17 guests! Please contact us at 267-930-8538 or info@southwarkrestaurant.com for further information.

  • Neighborhood

    Queen Village

  • Cross street

    Bainbridge St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking available in front of the restaurant as well as two parking lots located a mere block away in either direction on Bainbridge St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. PO

    PaulO

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding spot for cocktails and small bites (we ate in the bar over cocktails. Expertly and carefully prepared small plates and cocktails make this a perfect get-together spot. Cant wait to come back with my significant other; Southwark seems to be a perfect spot for special-occasion dining. Also the perfect “local” fo solid cocktails and wine by the glass.
  2. MV

    MonicaV

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and amazing soundtrack/ambiance
  3. WS

    WilliamS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. The celery root entree was incredible.
  4. g

    greatexperience

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    service, ambiance and overall experience was excellent. plate portion was disappointing.
  5. FC

    FoodieCouple

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Southwark - great cocktails, excellent food, friendly staff. What more do you need?
  6. KD

    KDEats

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the movie quote drink names! The cocktail list is creative and delicious.
  7. GE

    GoEagles

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was terrific; some of the best gnocchi I've ever had, and the squash wellington was absolutely delicious. Bar was very crowded and noisy, but seating area in back was relatively quiet. Pretty attentive and very helpful service. Only downside were the specialty cocktails, which were not very good (should have stayed with simpler Manhattans and Gimlets) although perhaps this was because the bar was superbusy; wines by the glass were very nice, though. Will definitely come back (especially when the weather is nice and the patio is open).
  8. JE

    JackieE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All we can say is we loved it. Food was excellent and staff was great!
  9. N

    Nannettev

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great....servers were kind and friendly. The only critique is that our waitress never returned to the table to ask if my husband has wanted another cocktail after dinner was delivered.
  10. KD

    KDEats

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend for what I thought would be a quick drink and maybe a bite. We ended up having such a nice time at the bar that we decided to stay for dinner. What an incredible experience! Masterful cocktails, every bite better than the last...warm service all around. Will definitely be in heavy rotation.
  11. A

    Aviation

    Philadelphia

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a wonderful impression on our guests who had never been to the Southwark dining room. The service and food were excellent. I did not know olives could be so good! Entrée choices including pasta selections were varied enough for everyone to be happy. Special mention must be made that the cocktails were too good for words to describe. A little noisy with a full dining room but still able to have conversations.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent cocktails. Food very good. Bartenders choice. The best!!!!!! Try a dark Manhattan!!!!!!!
  13. JB

    JamesB

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!
  14. KD

    KDEats

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found our new neighborhood spot!
  15. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still just a gem - especially on Wednesday evenings when it is BYO. The food is always excellent to off-scale. Highly recommend trying the mussels escabeche; pastas are always incredible. Looking forward to many more.
  16. RC

    RobertC

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very good meal, prepared with fine ingredients. Be sure to stick with the wine: my cocktail was barely drinkable, and my wife's cocktail was truly disgusting.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, from the food to the service to the ambiance.
  18. H

    Howard

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing celebration for our 10th anniversary
  19. SG

    SamanthaG

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot. Food and service never disappoint. Romantic atmosphere too.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I think we found a new neighborhood gem!
  21. ET

    EdwardT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The room was too warm. the air conditioning could have been better.
  22. F

    Frank

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with great service. Outside seating was relaxing and added a nice touch to the experience.
  23. L

    Lydzdawg728

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love everything about Southwark. Ambience, staff, and most importantly fresh, heart made dishes and slammin’ cocktails.
  24. GX

    GailX

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food is locally sourced and expertly prepared. The cocktails are imaginative and tasty.
  25. MH

    MeganH

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. We got the chicken liver, corn ravioli, and fish of the day. Lovely servers who made this bday experience special.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance at Southwark are both amazing. Food is always fresh and delicious. Menu changes routinely, so there is always something new to try! Love this restaurant. Perfect for date night.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place. Creative great food, great atmosphere.
  28. t

    tessak

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Happy Hour specials. We loved everything we had: -Tartare -Fried Green Tomatoes -Ravioli -Burger *Great bartenders
  29. AL

    ALIS

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome. Sat at the bar and Wes, the bartender, was super friendly, plus he made AWESOME drinks. Highly recommend doing the "dealers choice" where you just let the bartender make you something. As far as food goes, we only ordered the ravioli and gnocchi, but they were perfect. Gnocchi were the fluffiest I've ever had, and the Ravioli were perfectly seasoned. Will definitely be back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on a quiet night. Lovely. Server excellent and knowledgeable.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were spectacular. The squid ink fettuccini was the best pasta I've ever eaten!
  32. JP

    JulieP

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Beef tartare and pork belly were excellent! Our service was friendly but rushed, which seemed odd because the restaurant was DEAD. Our second course was served before we were done with our first. Not sure why such a great place was so sparse on a Thurs night but we enjoyed our meal and I will return!
  33. G

    Grammercy

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was really romantic and a great deal of fun. The wine list is good and I’d definitely recommend for a romantic dinner or just going out and enjoying some wine with a friend or two.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Southwark was recommendation by a coworker when I complained about the lack luster food and drinks at a different restaurant. Southwark did not disappoint, and coincidentally had named their new drink in honor of my all-time favorite, Patrick Swayze (I had 2). They were also extremely accommodating to our friend who is allergic to every food under the sun. Great experience!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lived in Philly.for over 10 years and this was no joke one.of the better dining experiences. The food and drinks were both well executed and just damn good! Will be returning and I suggest you do the same.
  36. DM

    DanaM

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entrees were amazing. Chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream was the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Highly recommend!
  37. d

    daisynme

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly great meal top to bottom. Cocktails were inventive and delicious. Can't wait to return!
  38. A

    Aviation

    Philadelphia

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well-made cocktails and creative menu. Excellent service by Celia. Our guests raved about the entire meal! This is just an outstanding place.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time! Food is spectacular, creative and filling, desserts too. The cocktails are phenomenal too.
  40. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, great neighborhood spot with local/seasonal dishes, handmade pastas are spectacular and the cocktails are some of the best in the city. The service is friendly either at the bar or in back dining room and try the patio seating on a nice night, its decorated with growing herbs and vegetables!

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Southwark is rated 4.7 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bainbridge St.

  • Neighborhood

    Queen Village

  • Hours of operation

    Kitchen: Wednesday-Monday 5pm–12:30 Bar:Wednesday-Monday 5pm–2am Closed Tuesday

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available in front of the restaurant as well as two parking lots located a mere block away in either direction on Bainbridge St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher D'Ambro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 930-8538

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining: Tucked away from the bustle of the bar room and separated by french doors, our cozy dining room is the perfect space for a private dinner! We can seat up to 32 guests, with additional space in our patio area (weather depending). For larger parties, we offer the ability to rent out the entire restaurant. Our sister restaurant, Ambra, located just two doors down from Southwark is just the spot for a more intimate dining experience, seating up to 17 guests! Please contact us at 267-930-8538 or info@southwarkrestaurant.com for further information.

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