Outstanding. Authentic old world Italian cooking, wonderful wine selection, excellent service.
Another wonderful meal at the Saloon! Food was great!
did a girls night at the Saloon food was amazing and so were the drinks!!! Had a great the!!!
We hadn't been to the Saloon in several years and returned Saturday night with a last minute reservation. The food and service were better than we remembered, and we plan to return again.
Tried this place for our anniversary dinner and we were very pleased. I had surf and turf which was a hefty 11oz filet and a lobster that was generously stuffed with crab. Wifey had salmon that also was “stuffed” with crab and sat in a creamy white sauce that I could’ve bathed myself in. It was so good that if I was left alone I think I would’ve licked the plate. Dessert was a cannoli cake that blew us both away.
Always treated very well when I bring my family here.
The service was impeccable and the food was excellent!
This hidden gem is a great place to get a drink and light meal or to celebrate a special occasion. The staff were all extremely knowledgeable and very attentive. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. We love this place and will be back!
The Lobster Francaise was amazung
We were excited to go to Saloon last Friday night and were surprised that there were multiple times available, not a great sign for a top choice restaurant. We were seated immediately. The waitperson was friendly and recited tons of specials. Unfortunately no prices were included so we fell for the $50 appetizer sample. It was just ok and the stuff peppers were not hot. The bisque and salad were very good. The desert billed as made in house seemed like it was not too fresh. The biggest reason I would not return was felling we were rushed. We felt that being constantly services by a variety of waitpersons was a signal that turning the tables was the primary objective even though the restaurant was only 1/2 full. I hope the food gets better and the emphasis changes for table turning to responsive service because the ambiance is very nice.
I haven't been to the Saloon in many years. I'm so glad we went. It's still very old school there. We were greeted my the maitre d' and shown to our table. The wait staff were great. We weren't rushed. The drinks and food all came at a nice pace. And that food was delicious. We'll be back.
Outstanding food and exceptional service . Great atmosphere. Truly authentic northern Italian food.
Birthday meal— phenomenal
Would recommend highly! Very good meal with excellent service.
It's been a long time since my last visit. It was truly amazing. Food was excellent! I would come back for any number of occasions. We over did it because it was a special occasion. However I'm sure we could find meals that would be great and not as much as we spent. I was not disappointed at all. Thanks for a great meal
Awesome birthday dinner. The saloon is one of my favorite restaurants
Excellent with the best waitresses and waiters anywhere. Their menu presentation is worth the visit.
Just love going to the Saloon! The restaurant has valet parking in addition to a great food. The Saloon is really unique in it's decor. The restaurant has delicious food and a perfect menu for everyone in your party. It's a lovely place to dine for all occasions . Once you dine here you will go back again. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Philly!
The Saloon is an upscale (but fairly traditional) Italian restaurant with many menu choices, with a staggering number of "specials", so there's pretty much something for everyone. This restaurant has been there for decades, so it's a bit of a Philadelphia institution. The interior is wood-paneled and ornamented in traditional "saloon" decor, so it's a nice ambiance. It's on the pricey side, but the portions are large enough, in general, to carry half of your dinner home. We went to hear the jazz group Hot Club Philly, and unfortunately, were seated behind a wall so we couldn't see them, although the sound was pretty fine. We could also have taken a better seat at the bar, but there was a large crowd of people at the upstairs bar waiting for seats, and also we wanted dinner, since the food is really good. On Saturday nights, you need reservations, and still, there are always crowds waiting for tables. Upstairs is where you'd want to be.
I treated my son for his birthday as we both really enjoy good food. This restaurant is nearby and I have been there several times over the years. We really enjoyed our meal and would recommend it in a minute. Only problem for me is the expense!
We had a party of 8 and the food was amazing! Everyone raved about their individual dishes. Service was great with no complaints at all. We will definitely be going back. We wished we came earlier to spend time at 2nd floor bar. Highly recommended!!!
Loved the ambiance, great service, and delicious food!
The service was exceptional. The food was great.
Great food and service!
Went with friends. Potato leek soup was delicious. Veal picante was ok sauce was a little heavy. My friend had the Filet and mashers and she said it was excellent as was her salad.
Would definitely go again. Waitstaff was excellent.
Mark was fantastic at having our requested table avaliable. Gabriella was a phenomenal server, very friendly and attentive. Frank had our drinks spot on. Thanks for another great night at the saloon
I'm really not sure how this place received so many high votes. The food was mediocre, wine list was sad, and the service staff dressed like tramps. Everything was extremely dated. I was hoping to find a gem based on the reviews but the whole thing was an embarrassing amateurish hack of an experience. Very disappointed.
Excellent from beginning to end!!
Awesome food. Delish. And Christa was a great server.
A South Philadelphia classic. My favorite “go to” restaurant. Richie, Mark, and Tommy are outstanding hosts in every way. I just love this place!
After not having been to the Saloon for many years, enjoyed lunch for a friend's birthday and we couldn't have made a better choice! Food was delicious and high quality, just as it has been for many, many years. Portions were generous. Our service was better than top notch thanks to the helpful and attentive, Anthony. And, the dessert selection was extensive for a lunch offering. If, like me, you have not been to the Saloon in a while, get there soon and go back often. I plan too!
Saloon is a excellent resturant from back in the day. The decor downstairs reminds me of where I grew up in neighborhood. From beginning til end was amazing
This place is always amazing. Quickly becoming our go to spot for date night and special occasions. The food is amazing. The stuffed poblano peppers are TO DIE FOR. They always have an extensive list of specials that does not disappoint and the service is top notch.
This was the first time back to the Saloon in about 20 years and it is still terrific. I will return soon.
Dinner was awesome as usual! After all of these years the Saloon is still on of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.
the veal was excellent (as usual) but the branzino was fantastic... better than restaurants specializing in seafood...
Service was perfect! Food spectacular!
Awesome food and service in a very cozy atmosphere. Free valet parking is a huge bonus. The desserts are out of this world!
Food is always fantastic. I expect nothing less from the Saloon. Filet Moda is by far the best steak I've ever eaten. Quality meats and ingredients really shows. Decor is always amazing to look at and the waitstaff went above and beyond. Can't wait to go back.
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