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Menu Items  - Talula’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA

Talula’s Garden

4.9
4.9
12306 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 592-7787
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Charles Parker
  • Private party facilities
    Private Event Information can be found on our website https://talulasgarden.com/
  • Private party contact
    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651
  • Neighborhood
    Washington Square
  • Cross street
    7th between Walnut and Locust
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 12,306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    American

  • Philadelphia

    Best Overall

  • Philadelphia

    Best Food

  • Philadelphia

    Best Ambiance

  • Philadelphia

    American

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

12,307 Reviews
  1. FabULiz

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was great and the ambience was fantastic.

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  2. Vicki113

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant and food is always good! Excellent menu with choices for everyone. Always go for brunch!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect outdoor seating with heating for date night ambiance. Food sublime. Service perfect combination of informal and formal. Sipped a hot toddy near the heater and without my winter coat, while contemplating a menu that made it hard to decide. Will definitely be back.

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  4. Bernie

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Food was creative and gooood! Service was excellent. We will be back soon

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood fav, terrific ambiance, impeccable servers, enjoyed the experience, just the food was competent but not mind-blowing.

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  6. JessicaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful, great menu + great ambience. A real favorite in our family.

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  7. KasiaP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Kristine, was fabulous. Attentive, discrete, and proactive. Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We’ve been here countless times and last night was less than mediocre. Unfortunately, it was also my birthday so I was pretty disappointed that we didn’t have the same experience. We were seated outside and 3 heaters were going at the same time. We asked repeatedly for them to be turned down, everyone sitting around us was also hot. Finally a manager came out to adjust it but the server acted as if we were inconveniencing them. It continued to roast as it wasn’t every cold outside last night so we asked if they could turn one of the 3 off, it was met with annoyance again. It got to the point that it was so uncomfortable, we rushed through our meal so we could leave. We ended up going elsewhere for dessert & drinks. Our server was also a bit strange and was very standoffish. The whole night was nothing like what we’re used to here so I’ll definitely be back for the food but next time, it won’t be for a special occasion.

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  9. KaylaZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had mushroom soup, biscuits, and chicken with a side of potatoes. Everything was delicious. They didn’t mind sharing, even brought two dining plates for the chicken, which was perfect. We still had chicken and potatoes to bring home. The mushroom soup was divine!

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  10. KevinM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful and delicious. Everything is fresh and creatively prepared.

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  11. TraciS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice pre/post show place. Waiter Kenny was fabulous. We did a sample of appetizers & were pleasantly full.

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  12. SashaneT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was immaculate; from the ambience, to the food, to the service. I want to try everything on the menu! Lol

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent! Always a great choice! Thank you!

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  14. Rich

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining experience. The food is sensational, the ambience topnotch, and the service outstanding. One of the best in Philly

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  15. JohnnyM

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good, and something new is always on the menu. The bread pudding for desert was amazing

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  16. MrChuy

    New York Area

    179 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    179 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of Philadelphia’s most charming dining experiences. The food is beautiful and vegetable-forward. Our server was simply wonderful. Every time you eat here is an adventure.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Talulah’s Garden has been on my list of restaurants to try. We were delighted with every item we ordered from the menu. Will absolutely return.

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  18. JennA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Not a single bag thing to say it was so delicious.

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  19. Foodlover

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside so it was quiet. The heat waas great, even on a chilly night. All of us loved our food: from tuna tartare appetizer and mushroom soup to shrimp and scallops and delicious chicken to creme brulee and lemon cake. All were perfect as was the caring, efficient service.

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  20. TeresaH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and our waiter Tyler was perfect- didn’t pressure us. Sensitive to our wish to catch up. Just an overall great time. Thank you!!

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  21. JeffG

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous!!! The food was amazing and atmosphere is cozy and unique.

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  22. JackZ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a magical location for our 50th Anniversary dinner.

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  23. Datenight

    Orlando

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Best whiskey sour ever! Fairly loud and seating that is extremely close. This was really bothersome at first due to the complete lack of indoor voices by the couple sitting next to us who by all accounts wanted us to know everything about their personal real estate dealings. Thankfully, they were finishing up and left shortly after our arrival and did not ruin our amazing meal.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal! Great variety, incredible flavours, and a large selection on the menu. Wonderful service. A perfect night out.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner. Staff is amazing. Beautiful venue. Thank you!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous from start to finish. Easy to hold a conversation and enjoy the delicious food. Next time in Philly will definitely dine here again.

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  27. DianaM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff as always was attentive and pleasant. The food as always was amazing, especially the appetizer - gnudi. Drinks were great. There is a reason my husband and I choose Talula's for our anniversary dinner every year. The restaurant is consistently 5 star and everyone there makes our evening feel special.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and the food was spectacular. Best bolognese ever. Unbelievable truffled gnocchi!

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  29. MarshalG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Talulah's Garden never fails to impress. The staff were incredible watching over the guest with a gluten allergy. Food blends wonderful flavors in beautiful and unusual ways.

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  30. Birddog

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Talula's Garden is a gem of a restaurant. The chef combines food in such scrumtuous ways and everything is so fresh. The service is impeccable and the ambience transports you so that you don't feel hat you are merely having a meal, but rather an experience.

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  31. MindyB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about Talula's Garden! The food was amazing and the ambience was beautiful and relaxing, very intimate. The chef even sent out a sample of delicious cheese as well as a mini-dessert to celebrate our anniversary. I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occassion celebration!

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  32. Kelsey

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked here based off of the reviews and it did not disappoint! Highly recommend!

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  33. AmyO

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch and Kevin was a fantastic server, so accommodating for our needs with a toddler.

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  34. JudithDay

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a few times now and everything is consistently as good as the next. Love the cozy interior along with how incredible the food is.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dined here last night for a friends birthday. Everything was great, my drink ( the cosmopolitan ) was delicious! We had two starters which were also great and both enjoyed steak for dinner. Temperature’s were correct and the fried potatoes were a new item I’ve never had before. The bread pudding amazing. Service was polite and never overwhelming. I noticed the staff all helped one another which was a nice touch. They did a candle for my friend in these little pumpkin squares which we also enjoyed. I would for sure come back. Loved their bathrooms as well.

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  36. jjssap

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have dined here many times and the food and service are always top level! Our absolute favorite restaurant.

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  37. Rachel

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was delicious- perfectly made beyond all expectations with amazing hospitality. The seasonal specials are worth every bite.

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  38. AimB

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a pretty restaurant and great service. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing. Of 4 appetizers/sides, three were ok, only the fried smashed potatoes were above average. Of 4 entrees, none were noteworthy.

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  39. MJarmand

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was excellent, best i have had in a long time. Ambience was great, pretty room. Food was also very good.

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  40. jackiel

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My first visit to Talula's Garden was disappointing. The establishment boasts a cozy and casual ambiance coupled with pleasant service. Despite these merits, the overall dining experience fell below expectations. We felt rushed from when we entered until our departure; turning tables appeared most important. Eggs Royale, Smashburger, and Egg Omelet lacked the anticipated wow factor. The omelet was bland, Smashburger was mediocre, and the potatoes were at room temperature. The surprise birthday candle was a thoughtful gesture that personalized our celebration. In conclusion, while Talula's Garden exhibits positive attributes in its ambiance and attention to special occasions, there is room for enhancement in the execution and flavor dynamics of its dishes.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Talula’s Garden is rated 4.9 stars by 12306 OpenTable diners.

Talula’s Garden 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 113 times today
Google Map for Talula’s Garden

210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th between Walnut and Locust
  • Neighborhood
    Washington Square
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Charles Parker
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 592-7787
  • Private party facilities
    Private Event Information can be found on our website https://talulasgarden.com/
  • Private party contact
    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651
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