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About Rose Tattoo Cafe

Rose Tattoo Cafe, a favorite American Bistro housed in an over 100 year Victorian building in the historic Art Museum area is a family run business & has been serving the area since 1989. From the romantic ambiance on the balcony surrounded by plants & flowers to the lively bar with its original pressed-tin ceiling, the eclectic menu is memorable & perfect for romantic diners, drinks & appetizers after a long workday as well as business meetings. We have won Best Romantic Restaurant for the past 3 years. Great for lunch, dinner, lite fare & groups.

1847 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am to 3:00p
Light Fare: Tuesday : 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00 pm;
Sunday: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Cross Street:
19th & Callowhill Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 569-8939

Website:
http://www.rosetattoocafe.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot across the street (pay at kiosk inside lot). Meter parking (quarters until 6:30 pm) and kiosk parking on callowhill st (until 8:00 pm)

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private area for 20 to 60 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Helene: (215) 947-0117

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rose Tattoo Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Romantic (28)
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Special Occasion (27)
Cozy (25)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Casual (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Fun (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined a day ago

We went there today for a nice dinner. Dinner was great but the power went out and we were paying with card. They took down my credit card info and expected me to "trust them" and now o have to call back later to remind them to rip up the paper. This is crazy. They offered no discount and even asked my boyfriend if he could go walk in the rain and find an atm. So unprofessional and now I'm freaking out about my card info. I will never go there again

Also they charged me more than what I authorized

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Rose Tattoo never disappoints. Fresh food and great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

I went for Valentines Day. Despite the very full restaurant, our waiter was very attentive. We were pleased with the food as well.

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·Dined 3 days ago

All I can say is I love it the food was wonder, the atmosphere was beautiful. The workers where very wonder polite and on time

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The main room is brautiful, the food is very good but not amazing, the service is friendly but not over-the-top, but it's way overpriced. $37 salmon better be the greatest salmon ever, not just merely good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day is a tough night for restaurants but we had a great experience. Excellent food & service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Really romantic place, great food and drinks. Except service was really slow, at least for Valentine's Day. We had a reservation but yet we have to wait for 25 minutes to get our table. They really take their time in making the food, which the food taste excellent but if you're hungry, you might want to look for someplace else.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Rose Tattoo Cafe probably has the best calamari appetizer in the city. So good! Very cute place inside. The Chilean sea bass was very good. My husband had the jambalaya and he said that was very good. It was pretty expensive overall in my opinion, almost $200 for two people after 20% tip and only one alcoholic drink each. It’s was nice to try, but not sure if we’d go back anytime soon.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and Romantic beyond belief. It had been years since we were here and we are thrilled to have returned.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were great as usual. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect dining experience for a romantic getaway weekend. Old city charm and amazing food. Highly recommend sitting in the upstairs if possible.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Rose Tattoo! It's one of our long-time favorites. We both had the grilled filet mignon medallions with twice baked, baked potato and sauteed vegetables and loved our meals. Scott, our waiter, was very attentive and friendly. We love the atmosphere of the bar (very warm and cozy) and the restaurant (feels like New Orleans). Highly recommended!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

I love this place. It's cozy, the food is great, the service superb. The ambience is great. Always have a wonderful time here.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was the day of the eagles parade. Needless to say it was crazy. Service was great. Sorry I can't remember her name but the hostess was excellent very accommodating along with our waitress.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

The service at the Rose Tattoo was outstanding. The atmosphere was comfortable and the food was very good. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fantastic veal tenderloin and salmon in beautiful surroundings

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food and service we appreciated the small but interesting menu. BBQ shrimp appetizer was tasty and crab cakes excellent. The corn side with the crab was unusual and flavorful. Rose Tattoo Cafe is our new go to in Philadelphia.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is an adorable restaurant. Very good food. I found the service to be mediocre and when we sat at the bar after our meal we had to wait almost 10 min to be served. The signature cocktail that we ordered was the same as at dinner but it tasted completely different. Otherwise a good outing and we would try this restaurant again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service were excellent! From appetizers, to desserts... everything was delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I’ve been here several times and the food is always delicious. Service is great too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We've eaten here twice now and it's been an awesomely delectable experience both times. First time we went, which was about a month ago, we started with salad and tried the daily flatbread. The wedge was one of the best I've had, plus you have a choice of either the normal blue cheese dressing or Russian dressing. We opted for Russian and it added a nice flavor to the dish. The flatbread was delicious. The second time we went, this past Sunday, we repeated the wedge, still just as great. I had the chicken breast entree and it was done perfectly. The sides of risotto, cauliflower, and a tomato puree of some sort were just right with the chicken. My husband had the scallops and loved the entire dish. We live about an hour away, so have gone there when we've been in town. If we lived closer, it would be our go-to place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Rose Tattoo Cafe was so cozy and quaint. Beautifully done. Delicious food and friendly staff.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

1/20/18
Local Find
Loved it as we always do

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Haven't been here in 25 years and it still was amazing! It did not disappoint!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a delicious meal on Saturday night. Everything from appetizers to desert was outstanding. We’ll be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was really good. The service was excellent. I have and will dine there again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We've eaten here before and have never been disappointed. It's especially convenient if you are going to the museum district. The bar was wonderful for pre-dinner cocktails. The dinner atmosphere is VERY nice. The food is terrific and the service good. We recommend it to anyone looking for a nice dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

All three of us were very pleased with the appetizers (flatbreads, mushroom soup) and main courses (pastas and crabcakes). We were seated in a cozy and quiet part of the restaurant and the service was polite and attentive. Excellent wine by the glass (cabernet). Generous portions, very tasty desserts.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The atmosphere at the Rose Tattoo Cafe was incredible! Such a pretty restaurant and the food was absolutely delicious!!! I ate my meal so slow beacuse I didn't want it to end :)

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is our second trip to Rose Tattoo. We were not disappointed. This time we were there New Year's Eve, early. Love the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Rose Tattoo was such a unique and delicious experience. The flatbread special with prosciutto and moz and tomatoes...OMG. if they have it--get it. It was a little cold by the windows but that was because it was bout 1 degree outsside, so no points off there--not really. I don't understand wine, tbh, but the list was extensive and seemed very classy. the upstairs has such a nice ambiance-so pretty. I 100000% would eat here again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding service. Great recommendations for the veal special.
Calamari was superb.
Our first visit......will recommend to others.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious food, attentive staff. Interesting menu. Owner cares.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I was given a surprise party a few days before Christmas when most restaurants would not have given us a private room. The space/room was perfect. The staff worked to keep the surprise and everything worked. The food was served hot for a large group and everyone was extremely happy with their meals.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Had a great holiday lunch with a friend. I love the diverse menu and everything was very good. Will definitely be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service and food was excellent. I have never had a bad experience at the Rose Tattoo

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I have always loved this restaurant, So happy the still had the awesome salmon with charranoy cream sauce. I had it last Summer and it was as wonderful as U remembered. My Brother loved it also.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Rose Tattoo has been around a LONG time and is STILL EXCELLENT !!!
The dinner menu is varied so that anyone can find choice based on their
own preferences. If one is not familiar, look at the menu to get the idea!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very disappointed. Have loved the restaurant for years, and have come for many special occasions. This time, however, the food was not up to par, and seemed quite over-priced for the level of quality and quantity received. The mushroom soup, always a favorite, was not nearly as good as usual; the aged provolone app was singularly uninteresting; and the calamari were as rubbery as rubber bands. For $9, the Caesar salad was some lettuce, a few croutons, and a hard piece of what was supposed to be garlic bread that had no taste at all. Do not intend to go back, and would not recommend to friends at this point.

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