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Volver

4.1
4.1
579 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Volvér’s cuisine highlights Chef Garces’ culinary travels around the world. The ever-evolving menu emphasizes seasonal ingredients prepared with modern techniques that capture and amplify their inherent flavors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 670-2302

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Private party facilities

    Volvér offers private and semi-private dining spaces along with chef-curated event menus featuring favorites from our a la carte menu. Let us do the work!

  • Private party contact

    pa.events@garcesgroup.com: (844) 541-4835

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street Entrance of The Kimmel Center

  • Parking details

    Parking is available underneath the Kimmel Center. Entrance is located off Broad Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 579 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. RN

    RosemaryN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The kale potato soup was good but I felt a little heavy on garlic. Bronzini (sp?)was good not overcooked which happens with fish prep many times. The flan with slightly sweet strawberry sauce was excellent.
  2. BD

    BiankaD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We have eaten at Volver before right after a performance at the Kimmel Center and it was OK. But This time the room temp was freezing. The Shrimp appetizer had way too much garlic and they were out of bread ,at 5:30 pm seating , which I would have enjoyed to mop up the sauce. The fish and steak entre were ok but very small. The Flan had been frozen and thawed which caused the custard to break apart and created a gummy taffy like substance on the top....awful. The rice pudding was unrecognizable!! The coffee came five minutes after our dessert and it was horrible. The waiter was very polite and we reassured him its not his fault. Its very convenient to eat at Volver after a performance but it will be our last time.
  3. RH

    RuisaH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Restaurant Week 2022 lunch on a Sunday. Had the garlic shrimp app, branzino entree and corn pudding dessert. Everything was delicious!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience with the Restaurant week menu. Branzino highly recommended.
  5. b

    beeranddisney

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    First visit for the restaurant week lunch. Our server and the food were wonderful! Our only complaint was the bar service was very slow. We would go back if the menu choices were similar to what was offered for this lunch!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great deal for restaurant week. Food was well cooked
  7. BE

    BryanE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week and had a fantastic time. The food and service was impeccable. After you eat theres is plenty to do and see in that area.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The vibe is great, good food.
  9. MC

    MarissaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the new corn pudding they have has no right to be as good as it is. The waitress we had was lovely and fun to hang out with. It was a beautiful place for an anniversary dinner.
  10. SC

    SamanthaC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not the experience I was expecting. Very limited food menu, dining room closed on a Saturday night with only seating open in the bar for dinner, restaurant was near empty, server was not knowledgeable.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great place with great food - our waiter was a little too busy but very good otherwise.
  12. l

    luv2eat

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent but the portions were small. The Oxtail Small Plate was excellent as was the Duck Fried Pretzel, The Manicotti stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach was very good. I ordered the lamb chops which were very good but they were small (2 bits each) and expensive. For the price, I would have expected 3 chops. I guess inflation has hit the number of lamb chops. The server was over-extended but tried his best to service our table. There was a very large party that he was tending along with 3 other tables at the time in our area, Overall the food was excellent and we will return as this is one of our favorite pre-theater places to go.
  13. S

    Sheryl

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It was attractive but dirty. The food selections were weird…cereal and milk on the menu was actually asparagus soup with marshmallows in it. Tasted pretty good but I don’t think I would ever order it again. The waitress kept making mistakes and then comped our water and then our cocktails to apologize. The place was pretty empty on a Saturday night. It was the only last minute rsvp we could find at an upscale restaurant.
  14. DD

    DeeDee

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at Violet especially sitting near the windows.
  15. T

    Techvestco

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good but nothing special. Service Wass better than the food. But "OK." especially if you're going to the theater.
  16. F

    Frederick

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Precision service from start to finish - if you are going to a show in the area and would like to eat just before curtain - this is the place to go.
  17. EF

    EliFoodLover1

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The appetizers and dessert were amazing. The Entrees were good but not as outstanding as the other meals. I love the decor and ambience.
  18. DC

    DanielC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I was hoping for more from a Michelin Star restaurant. The waitress wasn’t knowledgeable about what was on the plate and her shoes were squeaking on the sticky floor. The country pork was overdone and very salty. The Philly was the best part . Desserts ( choux and Carmel ice cream) were adequate. Nothing I couldn’t get from any chain . Overall , just a feeling of mediocrity. Aren’t Michelin Star’s supposed to bring the “ wow “ factor.
  19. A

    Akdjd

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Portion size was insulting for the price. Filet to be mr came out mw. Service and staff were great.
  20. DP

    DPearson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Started with the "duck fat pretzels" and they tasted several hours, or more likely, a day old. They came out suspiciously fast which suggests to me they were not made to order at the very least. Entree was a tiny filet mignon- way tinier than you'd expect for an entree considering there was little else accompanying it. You could tolerate that if it's a 5 course meal at the sort of restaurants this place is poorly imitation but it was not. Anyway the first one had to go back for being overdone, but it was honestly hard to tell the doneness as instead of being shades of red which you might expect from a well-made steak it was just varying level of squishy gray throughout. The tininess of the steak no doubt contributes to it. The accompanying sauces were fine but not enough to make up for everything else. The choux puffs for dessert also tasted premade and a day old, not crispy or light at all. With all the other options in the area I would definitely save your money and go some place much better and cheaper.
  21. t

    thegangof4

    New York Area

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, ambiance, and food ! We had a lovely dinner for 2. The food was beautifully prepared and the wine was delicious!
  22. N

    Niki

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not the type of quality I’ve come to expect from Alex Yoon - came to check out the last bit of his residency and the food came nowhere near Little Fish both in terms of flavor and consistency. The scallop toast - one of my favorite dishes in the city - was way over toasted and over oiled. Thankfully the quality of the scallops was still quite high. The oysters were well prepared. The real disappointment was the “Korean” fried chicken where the breading and flavor was just not there. This all makes me wonder if it’s the resident Chef or Chef Garces who staffs the kitchens and makes the ultimate menu decisions… The service was fine but they seemed understaffed so understandable they couldn’t be as attentive as other fine dining restaurants. This seems to be a place where the majority of people come early for a show which leaves it nearly empty during normal dining hours making for an odd experience. This was my second time dining at Volver and nothing about either of them make me eager to return when there are so many better options for that kind of $.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Volver pre-concert and were very pleased with the choice - the food and service were great and we liked their practice of featuring a different chef each month. It is a tough reservation to get - but well worth it.
  24. TS

    TerribleService

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Food was just okay which would be fine if it wasn’t >$110 for a dinner. The service was so bad. Some of the food ordered didn’t arrive and what did arrive was not what was ordered. Just overall insanely overpriced for the quality of both food and service. There’s a reason the restaurant was entirely empty during peak dinner hours.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we were there on a Thursday (non-orchestra) night . The food - prepared by a guest chef from LIttle Fish - was excellent and the ambiance quiet and elegant. Good service. Seating was limited to the bar area and my one complaint is that it meant we were eating on smallish round tables clearly meant more for bar food/drinks than for a meal.
  26. CK

    CKane

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Loved everything, but their restaurant was freezing cold. It was hard to enjoy my meal. They did get us out on time for our show.
  27. AY

    AngieY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Bread was ultra hard, seeemd day old, Butter was delicious. Food was good not amazing
  28. DS

    DiningStorey

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointing. Expected more from Garces finer dining experience and chef residency program.
  29. JN

    JNTenor

    Philadelphia

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food Great service Clean restaurant Wheelchair accessible
  30. k

    kitskar

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed. The flavors were good but portion size was skant (we do tastings often, but this wasn't a tasting) and attention to detail on dishes just not there. Feels like they are trying to do too much volume and the kitchen is not paying attention to details.
  31. DW

    DavidW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The ac wasn't working and the restaurant was far too hot. The manager told us this is an ongoing problem with the Kimmel center management.
  32. N

    Nicole

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Valentina's service is always wonderful, but it was a very unexpectedly busy Thursday night with a very large party next to us that slowed things down and caused confusion in the kitchen. The cocktails were stellar, as always, and most of the menu items were delicious. Especially loved the grilled octopus and the scallop toast from the current guest chef Alexander Yoon. I didn't like the ssam as much; the short-rib seemed under-seasoned. All in all, it's always a great night when we go to Volver. I LOVE the visiting chef program; always something new and exciting.
  33. CC

    CarlyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was really concerned when I made this reservation just for myself, especially as I don't drink. A lot of places I have gone in the last have stuck me by the bathroom and got annoyed when I requested only water. At Volvér, however, my server was amazing and not pushy at all. I had a fantastic seat by the window and the restaurant was lovely. The food was amazing! And the non-alcoholic drink I ordered was unique and flavorful. I got the pre-theater menu, which was a pretty good value and amount of food. My one and only gripe was dessert. It was included in my meal and it was good, but it didn't feel like as much thought and care was put into it as with the rest of the menu.
  34. JO

    JOSEPHS

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at this restaurant . Overall it was very nice and the food was very good . The portions may not be enough for some but, it’s about the quality of food . Would definitely go back .
  35. JS

    JohnS

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Underwhelmed - nearly empty Overpriced / food came out cold and our waiter handed us off mid meal
  36. P

    Poetruth

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    I've had two good meals at Volver in the past, but this one was disappointing at best. My ceviche de verduras was the highlight of my meal. Dessert was okay, but the main course, a chile relleno by their visiting Mexican chef, was almost inedible. The chile was so deeply fried as to be virtually impenetrable and tasteless; and I couldn't tell what, if anything, it was filled with. The walnut sauce was pleasant but the orange....surround? whatever orange substance that immediately surrounded the pepper was tasteless as well. My friend's dinner was not much better. I had a bite of her I-forget-which-fish tartare: I liked neither the taste nor the texture. I didn't taste her trout amandine (I think that's what it was, possibly a differet fish), which she said, fairly unenthusiastically, was pretty good, and which she did not finish. My cocktail was fine, but the rest of the meal.. . . I would have recommended Volver in the past, but not after this meal alas.
  37. P

    Philatwo

    Philadelphia

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The restaurant is very attractive and the COVID precautions made dining there more comfortable. We were welcomed on arrival and seated at a nice table. Our server was attentive and we did not feel rushed during the meal. The menu is small but the dishes were nicely prepared and flavorful. The wine list would benefit from more choices and a wider price range. We had a very good dining experience and look forward to returning.
  38. DS

    DS16

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the rotating chefs. Delicious choices that we had not eaten before. So easy to enjoy a meal and then walk out to find your seating for a concert. We are looking forward to our next visit.
  39. GL

    GregL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything from the starters to the desserts and coffee was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was good but the portions were very small. I five star dine quite often so I’m used to alacarte but for the price I expected just a bit more. My family and I were actually still hungry.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Volver is rated 4.1 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Volver

300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street Entrance of The Kimmel Center

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available underneath the Kimmel Center. Entrance is located off Broad Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 670-2302

  • Private party facilities

    Volvér offers private and semi-private dining spaces along with chef-curated event menus featuring favorites from our a la carte menu. Let us do the work!

  • Private party contact

    pa.events@garcesgroup.com: (844) 541-4835

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