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Walnut Street Cafe

4.3
4.3
613 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A cafe and restaurant in the University City area of Philadelphia.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 867-8067

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    30th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. c

    cassandrak

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It’s really pretty inside the walnut cafe but the food wasn’t as good as I was hoping.
  2. AA

    AlissaA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had so much! I had a brunch for my birthday/ask my best friends to be bridesmaids. One of my friends brought me a cake and the host and I believe the manager were nice enough to cut it for us, as well as provide a candle. They really made my day extra special. The steak and eggs was delish!
  3. SN

    StephanieN

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious birthday brunch, one of the few places that will accept a brunch reservation. Great food and service. Our waitress even comped us two desserts for the birthday
  4. f

    foodfanatic

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Dishes were a little overpriced.. we got a “crab” salad that was claimed to be filled with “tons of jumbo lump crab”, there were only 5 pieces of crab for $18. So that was disappointing. Side dishes were overpriced too for the value. Service was great and decor/vibe is awesome otherwise
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday
  6. K

    Karen

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John and Amber provided exceptional service and wonderful food and wine recommendations. Really nice atmosphere. Went with a group of 5 friends and we will all be back again.
  7. GF

    GusFarmer

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch menu at reasonable prices. Very good table service. Prompt but didn't feel rushed.
  8. AF

    AFan

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous brunch. John was incredibly friendly and provided excellent service- just the right amount of attention balanced with privacy. The food was very good - my husband has the daily special omelet and it was perfectly cooked. I had the French toast which was amazing - light, fluffy with just the right amount of sweetness - bacon went along with it very well. The French toast alone will bring me back and add the quality service and this is the new go-to place for brunch. Absolutely would recommend.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on March 6, 2020Hello AFan, We're so happy you came back to give us the chance to win back your trust! Thank you for warm praises, as we always aim for perfection and are thrilled to read we've hit our mark. I've already shared your review with John and our entire staff, and we're all excited to have you join us again. Once more, thank you for your time and continued patronage. Cheers, Matt S Office Admin

  9. FT

    FarihaT

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Friends and I went for Brunch on a Saturday late morning. Food was good, Service was slow. I would have liked the coffee refills to be quicker while we had the long wait for our meals. Overall ambiance was good.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on March 6, 2020Dear FarihaT, I want to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, for it's insights like yours which allow us to better our practices and keep our operation running at it's best. We apologize that your experience did not meet our standards of excellence, and hope that you will give us the opportunity to regain your trust. We hope to see you in again. Thank you, Matt S Office Admin

  10. B

    Beis

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    So, beautiful please with great service, but food was strangely underwhelming for this price point. Dishes arrived under seasoned and just barely warm which was even more inexplicable given that the open kitchen was 10 feet away. Really, in a city with some very very good restuarants, this is just not that good. I would go there for a drink since it is a very nice space but not more than that.
  11. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    265 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A lovely space where you can watch your meal being prepared! Service was excellent!

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 26, 2020Hello Margaret, Thank you for the kind feedback! We strive for excellence at each step of service, so we are always thrilled to read we've met our mark. Please join us again; we look forward to serving you! Cheers, Matt S Office Admin

  12. NG

    NeilG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, it was a nice experience. The food was high quality, service above average, ambiance and noise level good. On balance, some prices too high.
  13. MR

    MicheleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty, interesting fare. Excellent service. Our server remembered that we needed to catch a train, so we got what we wanted and needed promptly. Light and airy atmosphere. Loved the farro salad and the pot de creme we shared was heavenly.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 26, 2020Hello MicheleR, Thank you for the kind praise! We aim to maintain a standard of excellence during service, and we're always thrilled to read we've hit our mark. Thank you again, and please revisit us soon: we look forward to serving you! Cheers, MattS Office Admin

  14. R

    Ralph

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great bright modern spot. Attentive service. Exciting menu options

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 20, 2020Dear Ralph, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some kind words. We aim to maintain a lively, bright atmosphere and menu, and we're always thrilled to read we've hit our mark! Thank you again. We hope to see you back soon;we look forward to serving you. Cheers! MattS Office Admin

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely 2nd day of Valentine’s Day celebration. Thank you!

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 17, 2020Hello Anon, Thank you for the kind praise! We're thrilled you enjoyed our Valentine's Day offerings and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Matt S

  16. p

    polarbear8888

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and excellent restaurant, food and menu are delightful, staff are nice especially Manager Daniel Definetely recommend this restaurant

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 17, 2020Hello polarbear8888, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some kind words! We aim for excellence at every step of service, so we're always thrilled to read we've hit our mark. I've already shared your review with our staff and we all look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers! Matt S Office Admin

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was very intimate. We were provided with complimentary drinks and a complimentary toast. However, prices were up charged from the menu provided online (Opentable and Walnut Street’s Cafe website). Staff was very friendly!

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 17, 2020Hello Anon, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We strive to maintain a lovely atmosphere and tasteful menu, so we're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our apologies for the pricing confusion. Prices were changed to accommodate the Valentine's Day prix fixe menu and have since returned to their original numbers. Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you back soon. Best, Matt S Office Admin

  18. A

    Andrew

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would definitely recommend Walnut Street Cafe for a business dinner.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 17, 2020Hello Andrew, Thank you for the warm endorsement! We aim for perfection during every step of service, and we're always thrilled to read we've hit our mark. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Matt S Office Admin

  19. AM

    AntaraM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!! Will be back!

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 11, 2020Dear AntaraM, Thank you for the kind words. We always aim for excellence and are thrilled when we read it has been well-received. Thank you again, and please join us another time. We look forward to serving you! Cheers! Matt S Office Admin

  20. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply tremendous. From the moment that you’re greeted at the door, to when you get your coats back from check. Outstanding. Hands-down the best service I have experienced within the restaurant industry in year's.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 11, 2020Dear NickS, Thank you the warm praise and endorsement! It is our main objective to ensure top service, demonstrate perfection at every step, and accommodate all of our guests, so it is always a pleasure to read that we've met our goal. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such kind words. We look forward to serving you again! Best, Matt S Office Admin

  21. AF

    AFan

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Nice spot - I hope they do well. Food was good, service was ok.
  22. PF

    PhillyFoodie

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The pastries are exceptional. The vegetarian omelette was also good. HOWEVER the eggs benedict was so-so. The eggs were poorly cooked, the ham was simply sliced ham as from a deli, the hollandaise was cold, “gloppy” and had an odd brownish color. I don’t recommend the eggs benedict but everything else was very good.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 3, 2020Dear PhillyFoodie, Thank you for taking time to leave us some quality feedback. We aim to exceed all expectations and execute our menu with little variance, but it seems you may have not gotten our best Eggs Benedict. I've discussed this issue with our staff and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. We do apologize for this and hope you'll give us and the eggs another chance in the near future. Best, Matt S Office Admin

  23. B

    Brad

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Walnut Street Cafe offers great variety including everything from raw bar to pasta to a fantastic selection of apps and entrees. The food is very good, the service is great and the room itself is beautiful. This is a tough location but I encourage folks to check WSC out as it is worth the trip. Forgot to mention they have an awesome wine list!

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on February 4, 2020Hello Brad, Thank you for the kind endorsement! Our goal is to maintain a lively, fun menu and atmosphere for all of our guests, so we're always thrilled to read we've hit our mark. Thank you for coming in, and please revisit us in the future; we look forward to serving you. Cheers! Matt S Office Admin

  24. GD

    GinyDon

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated large group on a timetable, perfect service and meal
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster roll is the best I’ve ever had!!

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on January 30, 2020Dear Anon, Thank you for the kind feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed our lobster roll--it's one of our best sellers. Thanks for dining with us and we hope to see you in again soon. Cheers! Matt S Office Admin

  26. r

    rdrw

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went on a Sunday for brunch. Menu was good with lots of options. Our server was kind and attentive. We had Shakshuka and the butternut squash salad. Both were flavorful but both were sparse portions. The shakshuka, which normally is filled with vegetables and eggs to make it very hearty, was simply two eggs in tomato sauce with nothing else. The salad was side dish sized, and was mostly lettuce with a little bit of grains and five or six pieces of squash. I was looking forward to the La Colombe coffee, however, it was very watered down, and did not taste as my favorite coffee normally does. The ambience was lovely, and we really enjoyed the jazz trio. We would not go back - too much money to leave unsatisfied and a bit hungry.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on January 30, 2020Dear rdrw, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize that you had a mixed experience and left feeling unsatisfied, as we strive to maintain a lively, fun atmosphere and menu for our guests. The Shakshuka is our most popular brunch item, so we are surprised to read it was not well received. We hope you can take this experience as an anomaly and please rejoin us in the future. Best Regards, Matt S Office Admin

  27. P

    Phillyvisitors

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The restaurant was comfortable and perfect for a visit to catch up with a good friend. Our waiter was very friendly and had good recommendations on the food

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on January 30, 2020Dear Phillyvisitors, Thank you for the thoughtful feedback! We strive for excellence in every step of our operation and are always thrilled to read our efforts are well received. Please join us again in the near future; we look forward to serving you. Cheers! Matt S Office Admin

  28. DT

    DanT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very nice restaurant in university city. Great food, service and decor. However, the menu was a bit limiting

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on January 21, 2020Dear DanT, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such kind feedback. We strive to accommodate our guests, keep our atmosphere fresh, and our menu lively, offering a variety of options throughout the week and the day's services. Depending on when you dined, you may not have had a chance to experience all that Walnut Street Cafe has to offer. Please join us again, perhaps for dinner, when are menu is at its fullest and most appetizing. Thanks again. Cheers! Matt S Office Admin

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Veggie sandwich was not good. No description provided.
  30. JP

    JillyeatsPhilly

    Philadelphia

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a pleasant surprise. Food was great as was the service. Will definitely go back and recommend. The Cod was fantastic!

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on January 14, 2020Dear Jillyeats, Thank you for the kind words you left following your dining experience at Walnut Street Cafe. In addition to excellent and consistent service, we strive also to maintain a fun, lively atmosphere and menu, and we're always thrilled to hear it all well-received. Once more, thank you for dining with us; we look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers! Matt S Office Admin

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I was planning on ordering a very large amount of items from the full menu, however I was told that I was only limited to whatever was available on their fixed New Years menu and it was quite disappointing. You guys could’ve made much more if your menu wasn’t limited to a bunch of rather average dishes but I’m sure you had your reasons for doing so.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The server “Dee” was the best part 😁

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on December 31, 2019Dear Anon, Thank you for taking time to leave us some kind words. We're very pleased you enjoyed Dee's service and your dining experience overall, and I have already shared your review with our entire staff. Please dine with us again in the future; we look forward to serving you. Cheers! Best, Matt S Office Admin

  33. GA

    GregA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around. Great food and amazing service from server and management team!
  34. W

    Wino64

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We let our waitress know we were in a time crunch trying to get dinner in before a show at nearby World Cafe Live. They did a great job getting us in and out in time for the show, serving us great food in the process. Will definitely be back!

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on December 31, 2019Dear Wino64, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some kind words and a nice rating. We strive for excellence and total accommodation at every step of service, so we are always pleased to read a review such as yours. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers! Best, Matt S Office Admin

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mom’s 60th birthday celebration.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on December 16, 2019Hello Anon, Thank you for the kind rating! We hope you found our service and atmosphere accommodating and cozy. I also hope the rating reflects Mom's stellar 60th Birthday celebration! Come see us again in the future. We look forward to serving you. Cheers, Matt S Office Admin

  36. S

    Sweeps

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, tad on the pricey side but good nonetheless.
  37. P

    Patrick

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was lacking, food and drinks took way too long to come out. Waiter forgot my drink order and it never came out. By the time the waiter came back it was when the food was dropped off. Food was delicious though.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner out with my son and girlfriend before we went to a show at the world cafe live. Great choice! Waiter was very nice, polite, very knowledgeable about the menu and helpful with suggestions. Cocktails were delightful and the wine list was extensive. The hangar steak was delicious, my son’s chicken roulade was exquisite (a special) and his girlfriend’s lobster ravioli was “fire” (her words). Happy we went and not overly expensive. Would definitely recommend.
  39. d

    dorben007

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the menu and the attentive service! Food was fabulous and everyone enjoyed themselves!
  40. KB

    KimB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We were very disappointed. The food was no more than diner quality at a much inflated price. Our server was not attentive and we felt like we were doing him a favor by being there. We won’t return.

    Walnut Street CafeResponded on December 5, 2019Dear KimB, We're sorry to read you had a poor dining experience with us, but we do appreciate you leaving feedback. What you've described above I can assure you are not the standards to which we hold ourselves, and I hope you can see the experience as an anomaly, and give us another try. I've gone over the details of your review with our staff and we all must, and will, work more diligently in the future to avoid further missteps like these. Best, Matt S Office Administrator

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Walnut Street Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 613 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    30th Street

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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