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London Grill - Permanently Closed

3.8
3.8
808 Reviews
$30 and under
American
London Grill is located in the historic Fairmount section of Philadelphia, close to the Philadelphia Art Museum and easily accessible from the Schuylkill Expressway with abundant parking available. This award winning restaurant boasts a Victorian bar and several intimate dining rooms and 2 banquet rooms. Serving New American cuisine, balancing comfort specialties like the London Burger and Fish and Chips with innovative dishes like the duck breast with beet risotto, several grilled fish and meat dishes and housemade pastas. There's a kid's menu also. Great for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, late night, outdoor dining and groups.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Monday 4pm-2am Tuesday-Friday 11am-2am Saturday-Sunday 10am-2am

  • Phone number

    (215) 978-4545

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael McNally

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it be a group art museum tour, a celebratory brunch, an intimate dinner, or a holiday party, London Grill offers the ideal spaces for private gatherings. A place you’ll feel right at home outside of the center city grind, London Grill will cater to all of your special events needs.

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Kelly: (215) 978-4545

  • Neighborhood

    Art Museum

  • Cross street

    23rd and Fairmount Ave

  • Parking details

    Street parking plus parking lot ($6 Max) directly across the street (NE corner of 23rd & Fairmount).

  • Public transit

    Philadelphia Trolley Works (2200 Block of Fairmount) SEPTA ROUTE 48 Bus on corner

  • Entertainment

    Live local musicians at Bar featuring Blues, Funk, Jazz, Pop Rock, and Acoustic Rock. No cover, no minimum

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 808 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. O

    Oooooo

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    REview what? This restaurant no longer exists!!!! Thanks for ruining our evening. We had to find another restaurant and everything was crowded and we ate verye very late! Why are they listed on opentabel!?
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    You do know this restaurant is closed. We
  3. b

    bernadettet

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    this restaurant is now closed on a permanent base, I am sure I am not the only one making open table reservations and showing up and it being closed.
  4. DK

    DaddyKong

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food; but hurry the place is closing at end of May, 2019.
  5. s

    sfab

    New England

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    The restaurant was empty and we waited over 1 hour for our food. When it came it was ok, the French toast was good, the hollandaise was salty, the wings were greasy.
  6. J

    Justin

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Unfortunately everything took entirely too much time. Took forever to get menus, drinks, and food. But, when the food did arrive, it was very good.
  7. MT

    MTGSr

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just a great cozy spot with great food great prices and great service. Kelly really took care of us. Lisa and I will be back
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Food good. Service poor-clueless waiter
  9. RG

    RonG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My wife and I were at London Grill for brunch on St. Patrick's Day. She was very happy with her burger and said that the beef was of excellent quality. I could not help comparing my salmon eggs Benedict with the same dish at a favorite place of mine in Manhattan, and the Benedict at the London Grill just wasn't quite there. The slices of salmon were almost transparent, meager, and not very tasty. The muffin was doughy, under-toasted, and barely warm. The make-your-own bloody Mary table was for me the highlight of the brunch, offering a spread of condiments and sauces, large glasses and carafes of fresh cold tomato juice. I got exactly the right amount of horseradish, rimmed the glass with lime and a pesto concoction, and succeeded in producing a perfect and delicious bloody Mary. The service was fine, we had a sunny window table, and the room was quite enough for easy conversation. Though it was not loud, I was not thrilled at first with the sound of television coming from the bar in the next room; however I soon forgot all about this mild complaint.
  10. CF

    CaraF

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This old standby is always comfortable. They went out of their way to accommodate special requests. The food and wine are, while maybe not the most innovative, it's what you want to eat. We love going here.
  11. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food but the lunch & dinner menus are the same except for specials. Very old tables & chairs could use a refresh. Servers are very accommodating. This is more like that neighborhood place & caters to locals. Not a place I’d visit for a quiet conversation.
  12. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Haven’t been there in a few years, disappointing. Food just ok
  13. j

    jane

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    TOO noisy. Much too long of a wait for food and food was okay. Not great.
  14. AD

    AronD

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Broad menu choices, good specials, good food and service, quiet.
  15. GH

    GeneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    went for dinner and the food was great, made from scratch, and reasonable prices. we look forward to going back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service was extremely poor, food took way too long to come out and was cold.
  17. SJ

    SharonJ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    London needs to add vegan options to the menu. There was little to zero to eat They were the only place open New Year's Day, and so....
  18. BS

    BonnieS

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice New Years Eve dinner. It was a rainy evening so my husband and I decided to eat at a local favorite. They had noisemakers, hats and good food.
  19. MS

    MiriamS

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place, but food used to be a bit better . Our waiter was delightful and attentive. My significant other’s dish was not attractive and difficult for him to eat. He had ordered the RanchoHuevos. My biscuit on the fried chicken was too breads.
  20. Y

    Yorkville

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I added one star to this review because the restaurant is in my neighborhood and was opened on Christmas Eve. I do think, however, that if a restaurant decides to open on Christmas Eve, they should, at the very least, put a little effort into making the experience festive for their customers. This was not the case when I dined this past Monday. The food was lackluster. I ordered the tortilla soup and it was just a bowl of orange/brownish puree of something. A dollop of sour cream, a wedge of lime and maybe a tortilla chip or two would have made all the difference. My friend's chicken chowder looked like they scraped the very bottom of the soup kettle. And when he asked for more dressing for his salad, the waiter brought him what looked like a teaspoon full and explained that that was all they had!! The waiter was pleasant, but very harried. I don't know why he was rushing around so much, when the restaurant did not seem to be that busy. Dirty dishes sat way too long. My friend ordered a cup of coffee, and that was what he got. A cup of coffee, no cream, no sugar and no saucer.... I have had Christmas Eve dinner at London before and it has always been better in the past. There was absolutely no effort put into this dinner at all. Last Christmas Eve dinner at London for me!
  21. DF

    DaveFromEastFalls

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    London has been a standby over the years. Unfortunately the experience was pretty lackluster recently. Mussels in white wine sauce had an alcohol burn, breaded cauliflower kind of soggy. On the other hand, the potato soup of the day was excellent. Not trying to drive people away. The place is usually better than this. Just really off tonite.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The room where we were seated was quite cold. We asked them to turn up the heat so they brought a small space heater that was hardly adequate My daughter ordered “meatball sliders “. That is exactly how it read on the menu, no accompanying description. When they arrived it was chicken meatballs. Extremely fine ground chicken with mostly breading Very gross Most people would have expected a classic meatball the way it was listed on the menu The waiter got very snitty when we asked what kind of meatball it was. Nothing wrong with serving a chicken meatball but we all felt it should have been described as such on the menu. Also the waiter should not have been so rude when my daughter asked about it.
  23. JJ

    JocelynJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. They had a call out in the kitchen, so things were backed up, but staff helped entertain our kids and all was well.
  24. A

    Anni

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I have always enjoyed London Grille because of the fun and professional bartenders, staff and the atmosphere. However, this past Wednesday, I took a friend to London Grille - who recently moved into the Fairmount area - because of it's neighborhood feel. I was so disappointed. We sat in the dining area (not the bar) because we had a lot to talk about (which is a great thing about this restaurant). However, I think our server had an attitude from the beginning. We ordered drinks and shared our food (octopus, salad, mussels - all excellent!) - you know how you love to dip your crusty bread into the sauce from the mussels? They didn't give us bread, so we asked our server. We were told that they were out of bread b/c they didn't get their order today and they were saving the bread for sandwich orders!! What? Saving for orders that haven't been submitted yet?? If I was the chef, and didn't get my bread order, I would have purchased bread at the Acme before I would tell anyone that they were out of bread! When we complained, they brought us "one" slice of Italian bread for both of us to share and then later, they toasted English muffins !! which at that point we were finished with our dinner! I know this may sound like a simple thing, but it really threw us off and with no apologies from our server. I will still go to this restaurant, I doubt my friend will, but I will call in advance to see if they got their bread order in!!
  25. J

    Jenni

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    I have been to the restaurant over the course of 30 years. Not regularly but a few times unfortunately this last visit was very disappointing. Food was not as ordered. Salad greens were dirty. Service was extremely slow although server was perfectly nice and pleasant. There appeared to be kitchen and staffing issues.
  26. PM

    PatriciaM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go frequently for lunch and supper, (not on the same day!), with friends and just family. It's cozy, friendly and friendly service.
  27. P

    Peformer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of 4 of us went on a Sunday night. We went before we took the haunted tour at Eastern State Penitentiary. We got in and out, the food was great and on the cheaper side for city food! Totally would go again.
  28. TM

    TimM

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Chris M. was wonderful. His knowledge of the dinner and drink menus was really helpful in making decisions. Chris was funny and personable. Steve at the host stand was very nice and easy going. the food was good and the price was very reasonable. The season cocktails were very good.
  29. Z

    Zillybean

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Appetizers were pretty good. Meals were okay. My pasta had way too many mushrooms in it. My friend got the brick chicken with the mashed potatoes and said it was really good. They were out of some of the desserts even though they were written on the chalk board. I would go here again for drinks and apps but probably not for dinner.
  30. RG

    RossG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food, food, food!!!! Terrible. 12 different dishes in our large group and pretty bad.
  31. AC

    AnnC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really a great find. Food delicious and staff super friendly. Good night!
  32. SW

    SteveW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Nice place-- good food and atmosphere and good value. Only problem was no real urgency from server on getting our meals -- almost missed our time at Prison tour even after telling her our time constraint.
  33. d

    danar

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    We went because we were going to the penatentary. We saw the good reviews and unfortunately have to agree with the bad reviews. My friend got the chicken with brie and there was no brie. We ordered nachos and mussles to start and only got the mussels 25 to 30 min after ordering them. Never got the nachos. I ordered a burger with bacon and cheese wirh no bread because i have celiac and can not have it . My friend also ordered a burger and his was done wrong. Wrong toppings. Waitress took mine back and asked if it was an allergy and I said yes. She told me they would make a new one. After she left the table I heard the kitchen and staff makimg fun of me and my food allergy. Yelling "no bread!" Loud enough for everyone in the resturaunt to hear. It's bad enough I have to live with this. That is very embarrassing. Nothing was taken off of our bill despite the mistakes and embarrassment.
  34. L

    Local

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I have not been to this restaurant fir maybe 15 years. It used to be very niceGoing back was a huge disappointment. Very limited menu. Food not so great. Service is spotty.
  35. AW

    AlanW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    It took an hour for our food to come out and we were consistently lied to by the waiter when we asked what was going on. The food itself was fine (but not worth an hour wait) and the one good thing I can say is our bill was on the house. Seemed like the people next to us had a similar opinion but obviously I can't speak for them.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Tables rock so bad I couldn’t stir my coffee. The coffee was cold. Eggs Benedict yolk solid as a rock.
  37. SS

    StephenS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Meatball sliders were lousy, couldn’t even finish them. Fortunately the waiter took it our bill. However my wife liked the lobster roll.
  38. S

    Sherz

    Philadelphia

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was a nice choice for lunch in the Fairmount area. The day we went there, it was very un-crowded, so wonderfully quiet. The food was great: nothing fancy, but they did a great job on familiar favorites like hamburger, fish and chips, and veggie sandwich, (using very good bread, by the way). There is a good drink menu, with plenty of choices, and in general, it was a satisfying lunch. The prices are reasonable. We will be back.
  39. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I truly don't like writing bad/mediocre reviews, but this place deserves it. We were there for dinner on a Saturday and the place was empty (bad sign for a city restaurant). The server was nice enough, but he forgot our appetizers, and my burger was one of the worst I've ever had - it tasted like old meat and the fries were mushy and barely warm. Dessert - not-so-tasty chocolate cake, and no vanilla ice cream to accompany it. So much for that birthday dinner.
  40. DI

    DiningInPhilly

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food and menu need a serious overhaul. Burger was way over cooked and the spring rolls sucked. Fried pickles were okay. Just okay experience overall. Has potential to do better. Hopefully they can get it together.

FAQs

London Grill - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 978-4545.

London Grill - Permanently Closed is rated 3.8 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    23rd and Fairmount Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Art Museum

  • Hours of operation

    Monday 4pm-2am Tuesday-Friday 11am-2am Saturday-Sunday 10am-2am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking plus parking lot ($6 Max) directly across the street (NE corner of 23rd & Fairmount).

  • Public transit

    Philadelphia Trolley Works (2200 Block of Fairmount) SEPTA ROUTE 48 Bus on corner

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael McNally

  • Entertainment

    Live local musicians at Bar featuring Blues, Funk, Jazz, Pop Rock, and Acoustic Rock. No cover, no minimum

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 978-4545

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it be a group art museum tour, a celebratory brunch, an intimate dinner, or a holiday party, London Grill offers the ideal spaces for private gatherings. A place you’ll feel right at home outside of the center city grind, London Grill will cater to all of your special events needs.

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Kelly: (215) 978-4545

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