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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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
19th & Callowhill Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rose Tattoo is our "go to". The food is aways really very good and reliable. The simple Wedge salad is elevated! It's served at the right cold temperature with a perfectly cooked egg and crisp, bacon. The fresh house-made pasta is delicious especially with the clams in white broth. The Chef's specials are well conceived and imaginative.
We used to eat at RTC more often when we lived in the city. We recently have eaten there a few times before a music event that started later in the evening. We we so happy that the food remains still good after all of these years. We're looking forward to the next time.
My husband and I took our 95 year-old aunt to dinner. She has a great deal of trouble hearing. I requested the quietest table and they obliged. It was a pleasure to be able to talk and to have our aunt be comfortable. The waitress couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. And the food was all delicious. We were so grateful to have had such a pleasant experience.
We frequently go to Rose Tattoo before attending an Author Event at the Library. We went again earlier this week and we were disappointed - not in the quality of the food. It was good, as usual. But "usual" is the problem. The menu has not changed in forever and the "daily special flatbread" was the same "daily special flatbread" it has been very single time we've been there. If you don't go frequently or are looking for a new place in Fairmont, I strongly recommend Rose Tattoo. We, however, will be looking for someplace new.
This is one of our favorite places. It was my boyfriend’s birthday but he was disappointed that the menu had been changed and his favorite meal was gone and they were unable to accommodate. It was slow in there but we were seated right between two other 2-tops instead of allowing us to spread out. The people around us were having loud conversations so our fave place was a bummer tonight.
We're from out-of-town but visit Philly occasionally. We had tried the Rose Tattoo on our last stay a few years ago and found it an excellent value. We were happy to find that it still is --
good food, reasonable prices, and charming ambiance. We'll be back!
I was pleased that I was able to make a reservation online several weeks in advance, since I was meeting family there. So many restaurants don't let you reserve for small parties. I was concerned about parking but there turned out to be a municipal lot across the street with plenty of parking even on a Friday night. We were seated right away even though two of our party were running late. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, everything was great.
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