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The Dandelion, Philadelphia, PA

The Dandelion

4.7
4.7
7044 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

7:00 PM


Booked 140 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

    Gastro Pub

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

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  • Philadelphia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Birthday dinner
  2. JA

    JABS

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved everything!
  3. LV

    LibbyV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure! Excellent everything.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. M

    Marie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic pub, delicious food, friendly staff. Reservation was a good idea on a rainy day.
  19. 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!
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. S

    Shellyeats

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best place to meet friends for lunch or dinner or just drinks
  24. l

    llleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We were seated essentially with another party. I could hear the person next to me chewing and felt like we were a part of their dinner party, rather than on a date. After several minutes of waiting for our server, I finally asked to move to another table. My partner struggled to even get out of the seat because the tables were so so close together he couldn’t fit by. Just confused why they sat us so close with another party? Other than that, service was very slow. Didn’t realize they served complementary bread or I wouldn’t have ordered a bread appetizer. More communication would have been nice. It was our first time there so we didn’t know. Loved the vibe and the food though!!! Such a cool atmosphere and everything we ordered was truly delicious. I recommend the steak!
  25. AW

    AngelaW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good and the servers were nice, however the hostesses really need to figure out how to be friendly. Without your customers you don't have a job, so I'd say they need more training!
  26. JM

    JohnM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
  27. BE

    BrunchEater

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went there for brunch not thinking: England is not exactly known for its breakfast foods. Maybe fine for savory, meat-centric foods, but not scrumptious sweet breakfast treats.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go to have a drink and a nice dinner.
  29. RB

    RittenhouseBartender

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Claire and Dean were really friendly and offered excellent service! 5-stars for sure!
  30. SB

    SteveB

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday meal. Excellent quality. Menu is small but everything was delicious. Smoked Salmon and Trout Patè and the Welsh Rarebit were especially tasty. Served was Adam who was very good.
  31. MB

    MandiraB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and the environment was great. We also appreciated wonderful service from our server.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Try the deviled eggs
  33. k

    kevinj

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    We waited about an hour and half for our entrees from when we got our tables. We had an appetizer of mac and cheese that was really good and the drinks were good. The manager tried to make it right by offering our entrees to go for free but wasn’t really a good incentive for me to go back. Might come back to the bar but not for food
  34. CM

    ColleenM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We selected this restaurant based on the menu and when we walked in I knew we made the right choice. The restaurant is incredibly charming and the service was just as great. We were seated right away and our server greeted us shortly after we were seated. We did wait a bit for our entrees but we had ordered a starter, the whipped ricotta, and I wasn't too put off my the timing. Once our food arrived we were happy with everything, I ordered the mussels with a side of chips and my husband ordered the burger with a side of mashed potatoes. If you are a french fry person you will be happy with their chips, just thick enough without a great ratio of potato to crunchiness. This was our first time here but I would definitely come back.
  35. MS

    MimiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a cozy environment. This is one of our favorite places in Philadelphia, whether it's just us or with friends. Out-of-town guests love it too!
  36. H

    Happygolucky

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been going to Dandelion for years. The food and the service are always outstanding
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    food excellent and appreciate outdoor booth dining. Could heat blowers be adjusted to blow moderately?
  38. MH

    MarteneH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tandoori chicken is excellent.
  39. OO

    OneOFone

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for brunch . The French toast was amazing!!!
  40. M

    Med2010

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought some family members from out of town fir brunch. Went with my kids and babies. The food was really good and the service was great. Will definitely return.

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 7044 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

7:00 PM


Booked 140 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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