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The Dandelion, Philadelphia, PA

The Dandelion

4.7
4.7
7061 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastro-pub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 126 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 558-2500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Private party contact

    Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    18th and Sansom

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. k

    kirby

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was in the top 3 meals I've had in 2022. It would probably be number 1 if I had ordered the steak, because steak will always be my favorite. I'm gluten-sensitive but I saw the fish and chips go by and had to ignore the risks. Everything was more than worth it! And eating with the holiday decor up and the fireplace was the BEST
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, atmosphere was excellent! Really enjoyed the liver parfait and the meringue within the Eton mess was delightful. The tandoori chicken was super tasty. but yet another Philly restaurant that seems to have issues with splitting tabs. Went with three friends for a work dinner. I don't want to pay for what they got. I want to pay for the items I selected. They ended up splitting it for us but not without first giving us the perfunctory "it'll be difficult to split, let me see if we can."
  3. N

    Nonna

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed immensely.
  4. JR

    JonathanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was amazing. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food and drinks were delicious, and the atmosphere was cozy and inviting. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an overall amazing dining experience!
  5. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch. Scones, omelets, French toast… One of the eggs Benedict came out cold, but everything else was good. The place is very well done and the service was very good.
  6. EC

    EllenC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, easy menu, friendly staff that was just the right amount of attentive, and their bill pay system made it so easy to divide the check and pay directly. 10/10 recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend. Great service with little wait and amazing food. Had the rabbit pie and my SO had the mussels and both were literally so delicious. It was my first time having rabbit pie and I think it was arguably one the best tasting dishes I’ve had in a while.
  8. H

    Hautebaby

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Gathering with friends
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always consistently excellent here. Staff are always nice and friendly. Never had a bad experience
  10. WJ

    WJRD

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific menu, the liver pate was outstanding; great fish and chips, wonderful shepherd’s pie. Attentive and friendly service, attractive and cozy decor and ambiance.
  11. CR

    CatherineR

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, super cozy atmosphere, awesome service. Eclectic, nice pub standards, but elevated. Plus some fun options. Really enjoyed our experience.
  12. MP

    MicheleP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met a friend as we both love The Dandelion. As usual both the service and the food were excellent.
  13. JB

    JenniferBowman

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun atmosphere and GREAT service and food.
  14. TG

    TGSF

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Lovely place and people; for all the unusual dishes food was a bit unexciting. None the less the fireplace, buzz and atmosphere made for a nice evening.
  15. DB

    DavidB

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Different, yet authentic, well-prepared menu.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    206 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    206 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars, and particularly like eating in the "Man's Best Friend" bar which we did last evening - great fun.
  17. DC

    DonaldC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steven Starr, thank you. We have been here a few times now and always great! The food is spot on & the drinks,superb! Consistently great service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The service was poor. Waited over 20 min for the waiter to arrive the first time and then we barely saw him after that.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Birthday dinner
  20. JA

    JABS

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved everything!
  21. LV

    LibbyV

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The food was great but they were not family friendly. We had reservations for a Saturday morning with two kids and two strollers and they promptly put us in the middle of the bar and didn’t offer to store the strollers. As a result, we stacked our strollers next to the table in the middle of the bar area and people were tripping over it. The servers were visibly annoyed but couldn’t/didn’t do anything to help us out. It was beyond frustrating because the restaurant is quite large and there should have been space to accommodate us.
  22. GB

    GarethB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked this without ever having visited. Such a great spot—-fees like you’re in England!! And I mean that in a very positive way!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Restaurant was tight & loud. Maybe you could call it “cozy”. But the food was good and the service was very nice. I’d dine again someday.
  24. DT

    DeniceT

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Ease of making a reservation, food was fantastic & service exceptional.
  25. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    668 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    668 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We liked the food very much and the service was excellent. We dined in an outdoor booth. The heater was noisy and didn't really warm us very well as it high and was blowing toward the open side. For people who dine inside, I would recommend it.
  26. CG

    CoryG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and service, perfect setting for a business lunch.
  27. TG

    TraceyG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely cozy afternoon tea. Expected Miss Marple to walk in any minute!
  28. P

    Papilio

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on a cold (41 degrees) and rainy night. The staff turned up the outdoor heating just for us. The overhead outdoor roofing kept us dry. The staff served us with good humor and efficiency, even though they had to endure the downpour. We enjoyed the cuisine, especially the hot soup. The two of us dining by ourselves experienced the adventure as romantic and fun.
  29. TG

    TamaraG

    Yosemite

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed a proper tea with our brunch. The decor and layout was similar to pubs in England.
  30. C

    Cailin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The eggs Benedict was hands down the best I’ve ever had and the roasted tomatoes along with the accompanying salad?? Chefs kiss!!
  31. KA

    KAtieH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great, had great recommendations. He recommended the Eton Mess and it was delish.
  32. N

    Nettie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe! There was so much to look at in the dog room! :) Doos was delsih.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure! Excellent everything.
  34. C

    Cyndi

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here before a show at the Academy of music. Due to traffic we were late for a reservation but were still accommodated. Our server was very attentive as well as the rest of the staff. We ordered the rabbit pie and it was absolutely delicious we will definitely be coming here again when we go to Philadelphia for the day.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Had to wait 15 for our table despite have a reservation and multiple table open. Expensive for the portions
  36. M

    Marie

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic pub, delicious food, friendly staff. Reservation was a good idea on a rainy day.
  37. KS

    KaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Such a fun place to eat and chat with friends! Wait staff was excellent & drinks were yummy!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The delivery guy was very noisy!! Can’t deliveries be made earlier before lunch time?
  39. SJ

    SaraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I enjoyed the food and the room I sat in was decorated with all dog pictures. It was a very nice experience as a tourist.
  40. L

    Librarian

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    Love what the ambiance could be. Service was great, food was good, but the noise level in the front room upstairs made conversation totally impossible. Rather than ordering wine with our meal and lingering over a possible dessert, we simply stopped trying to talk, rushed through our meal and left as soon as possible. Great for a party maybe. Not for a date.

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
  • 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

FAQs

The Dandelion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.7 stars by 7061 OpenTable diners.

The Dandelion does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 126 times today
Google Map for The Dandelion

124 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th and Sansom

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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