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Saloon Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1779 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Entering the Saloon, a family owned restaurant since it opened in 1967 is a bit like stepping into Philadelphia's past. Dark oak paneling, shiny brass and authentic local antiques create a warm congenial and casual atmosphere. The choice of two comfortable dining rooms each with its own vintage bars make dining and conversation a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Both bars feature a delicious and moderately priced food menu. The menu is Italian with seafood specials such as grilled octopus and dover sole. Saloon steaks and veal chops are legendary. Many prefer a plate of fried long hot peppers to compliment the steaks. All desserts and gelatos are made on the premises daily. The Saloon is a Philadelphia neighborhood bar and restaurant with a national reputation. And the parking is FREE!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 627-1811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for pricing and info between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Cross street

    Fitzwater Street

  • Parking details

    FREE PARKING in our private lots (7th & Catharine, 7th & Fitzwater)There will be an attendant on each lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Italian

  • Philadelphia

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  • Philadelphia

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  1. s

    sfw70

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a former Philly resident visiting from California, Saloon is a must-visit on my list. My west coast kids didn’t even understand what South Philly is, and the outstanding food they have been missing out on. I only wish we had more time because I can eat their food every night. Wonderful people, wonderful place, wonderful time!
  2. G

    Ginasic

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service great as usual ! Great place for an excellent meal!
  3. SS

    SteveS

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t been to The Saloon in over 10 years. Nothing has changed. Incredible service, attention to detail, amazing wine selection and creative cocktails. My friends and I felt valued at the restaurant and we’ll be back soon.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Saloon Restaurant is the best in the city. It’s worth every dollar. The ambience, the food and free parking make it wonderful!!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the old school authentic ambiance. Pair that with incredible food, drinks, and service… our experience was top notch! Gianna was so attentive yet she allowed for us to enjoy each other’s company as well as our meals. Can not wait to come back ❤️
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, first rate!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Steak was over cooked for what was ordered. Everything else was perfect.
  8. BH

    BigH

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome. Langostino to die for veal parmigiana was delicious.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to make memories! Wow. Fantastic food, service, everything!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience
  11. T

    Tapper

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Saloon is one of those “must go to restaurants” that is uniquely Philadelphia. Nestled in a family neighborhood in South Philadelphia, Saloon is filled with artifacts and collectibles that contribute to the overall cool vibe the place emits. I’m not exactly sure when it first opened but I’ve been dining these since my parents first took me to dinner in 1971. It’s totally old school but the restaurant has managed to stay current with consistent updates to their menu. Saloon doesn’t stand on their laurels. They keep innovating. The food is fantastic and the cocktails are very generous. Some of the highlights from our dinner were Saloon’s signature Clams Pavorotti and the Veal and Cheese Stuffed Pablano Peppers. Specials included Veal Medallions topped with Lobster Meat, a cream sauce, and paired with puréed squash. My guest enthusiastically enjoyed his seafood in a spicy red sauce over pasta. Be sure to save room for dessert because the daily selection is always great. I went for the coconut cake, a personal favorite of mine. Service is always excellent although our server last night kept having difficulty getting the drink order made correctly at the bar. That’s just an anomaly and not the norm. Don’t worry about driving down to the restaurant because Saloon maintains two free parking lots right on 7th Street. Just give your car and your keys to Nick and it will be securely looked over for the duration of your meal. Always an excellent experience at Saloon! It’s worth the price of admission. I will look forward to my next visit.
  12. HF

    HeidiF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is soooo good. The filet mignon is excellent. As are the veal, braciole, and crab pasta dinner. That is what my party had to eat so that is all I can speak for. They also have great drinks. I had a Mule with Joe’s strawberry water ice added, it was delicious. The langostinos are also awesome. It is on the expensive side, just a warning to check out the prices before you go, but totally worth it. The waitresses are great and there are always a ton of specials so do t make up your mind what you want before you go. Oh, and the dessert choices are awesome, the berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream is a delicious way to end the meal.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, service, and willingness of the chef to customize dishes to your liking. Highly recommend!!!!
  14. T

    Tayls413

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always!
  15. B

    Bart

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been coming to the Saloon since it was cash only and it never misses a beat . Gianna was our server and was terrific !
  16. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Menu leans higher level Italian. Very good food. Great staff.
  17. BD

    BrianD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The grilled langostino are incredible. All the waitstaff are extremely attentive and extremely efficient. Excellent cocktails. Great wine list.
  18. Z

    Zach

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service and good was excellent. Good portions and great quality.
  19. L

    Lisa

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always pleased in every way!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the city !
  21. j

    joec

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to the Saloon soon after it opened and I have never been disappointed. Great food, great atmosphere, excellent consistency.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and amazing food!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never been disappointed with this restaurant. Been going here since the mid 80’s. Love that there is a parking lot with all the violence in Philadelphia. It’s a good feeling to feel safe
  24. C

    Carol

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Saloon is now my favorite restaurant in Philly. Over the top delicious food and wonderful service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely everything was outstanding. Great friendly experience. A new favorite that I would recommend…wholeheartedly
  26. S

    Stella

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere - Fred did great job at the bar while we waited for other guests. Our server Gianna was friendly, attentive, and lovely. My chicken dish was a delightful surprise - not something I would normally order! My favorite for years was my radicchio with crabmeat and it did not disappoint. My sister-in-law’s Filet mignon was done perfectly. Othermeals were veal piccante, steak braciola, pasta with crabmeat, and veal chop parmesan. All generous and delicious. My husband enjoyed and wants you to know how much he enjoyed his stuffed publano peppers.
  27. S

    harveyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible, traditional South Philly Italian restaurant. I live for the Specials!!!!! Character servers and ambiance!!!!! Three stories of old world charm. Menu is exceptional and covers everything from meat to seafood to pastas to braciole etc etc and each dish is offered in a variety of ways.
  28. MP

    MelissaP

    Raleigh

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! We lived in Philadelphia many years ago and frequented Saloon and always loved it. Even though we get to Philadelphia once or twice a year we’ve not been to Saloon for many moons. I actually started coming here when my parents would visit me ….probably beginning around 1976 and until the 90’s. Went with friends last night and WOW ! Excellent! Service was wonderful too. Radicchio salad , veal chop , langoustine special.. all top notch. It was hard to choose. Menu is filled with amazing choices. Lovely atmosphere. Hadn’t changed one bit and so looking forward to returning. Thank you and congrats for maintaining such a fabulous restaurant!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, ambiance all wonderful. Will definitely go back
  30. DM

    DrewM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Definitely one of our favorites spots. Great food and a very traditional South Philly feel. Great time!
  31. A

    Abby

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal here. Seating doesn’t have you crowed in so you don’t hear the nearby table conversations. Great cocktails along with the food. Love the warm bread with pesto dip.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great vibe, love it!
  33. JK

    JKConductor53

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing; however, a table of 8 men were seated beside us, and their volume was difficult to contend with. The next time, I will make sure to request a table not near a large party.
  34. KK

    KailaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect, as always. Having not been there for several years, we looked forward to going. The food was just delicious and cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. Our server did a fantastic job and was just lovely. We entertained out of town friends and couldn’t have been happier. The Saloon has never disappointed. Thank you.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Always fresh and cooked to perfection. The staff is always friendly and never feel rushed.
  36. WK

    WilliamK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Bad bottle of wine. It happens. But two crab dishes came to the table without ANY crab. Waitress tried telling us: "it is underneath". Underneath what? The table? They fixed it. And a good evening ensued.
  37. E

    Elbo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough about how great everything was. Friendly waitstaff including the hostess and the guy clearing the table. And of course the food was soooo good! Looking forward to my next visit
  38. G

    Gemini018

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pricy but worth it! Amazing appetizer that was made for our whole group - my meal was delightful…super cool spot!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I have been to The Saloon before but never just the two of us. We went to celebrate his 45th birthday and had the best night out in a long time. The food, drinks, ambiance, and service were all phenomenal. It was intimate enough for a date night but also dynamic enough where you felt like a part of the scene. Highly recommend and hope to go back soon!
  40. PG

    PeterG

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers Day

FAQs

Saloon Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1779 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Saloon Restaurant

750 S 7th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fitzwater Street

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    FREE PARKING in our private lots (7th & Catharine, 7th & Fitzwater)There will be an attendant on each lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 627-1811

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for pricing and info between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

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