Saloon Restaurant

4.8
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$31 to $50
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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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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian service to food. Well done

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food- steak ordered rare and cooked to perfection. In my opinion that says all you need to know about the quality in the kitchen. The ambiance was excellent and service was even better. Very nice people on staff there. Looking forward to going back.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saloon never disappoints!

JN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best dining experience I have had in many years. The ambiance was great, but we were seated next to a rowdy table of Flyers fans. But, we did not let that ruin our evening. The food was fantastic - crab bisque was the absolute best ever. Seafood and chicken meals were very good. The dessert products from the bakery down the street were also delicious. My wife and I were celebrating my birthday and the server (Gabby) went out of her way to make sure we were welcome and satisfied (including a birthday dessert on the house). I'll be back with no hesitation, although the word is out and they get very busy on Saturday nights.

p
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience as usual. Excellent food and great service! Always look forward to our next time!

JA
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, this place never disappoints. Great for any occasion!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Took my husband out for his birthday (noted on the reservation). Birthday was never acknowledged, experience seemed extremely rushed compared to neighboring tables, server never presented any specials. Compared to the waitress at the neighboring table our waiter was clueless. Was never offered any dessert options, asking for a cocktail/wine list seemed like a hassle. In the end, feeling forgotten is never nice, especially on a special day, and that’s how we felt. On the bright side, food was good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The character of the Saloon was magnificent. Beautiful old decor with exceptional along with the service. Now the food...off the charts good! I never ate so much in one sitting. Delicious! As they said in Godfather; “get the veal. It’s the best in the city!”

T
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastoc food, staff amazing! Highly recommend

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and also enjoyed a few delicious cocktails. I will definitely be coming back in the future.

A
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saloon never disappoints! Steak was cooked to perfection and the moda sauce is such a delicious compliment to the filet. Can't wait to go back!

BM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were satisfied with the food and service and will definitely go back for dinner.

R
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

TM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience from the Valet who parks the car to the outstanding service table side. Napkins are refolded whenever you leave your table. The food is excellent quality. I had the veal chop topped with crab meat and brussels sprouts wrapped in bacon. Both were excellent. For dessert it was strawberry cheesecake and cappuccino. We also had French Martinis which were very good.

R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service was okay

CM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails to impress We love the food and the service is superb. Well worth every penny.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by a very polite gentlemen working the host stand who informed us our table would be ready shortly and invited us to have a drink at the bar upstairs.

The bar upstairs was full but that didn’t stop us from promptly receiving our drinks. After one round at the bar our table was ready and we were led to our seats.

We got the hot anti pasta as an appetizer as well as the spinach salad wrapped in thinly sliced prosciutto. Both were excellent. Our table was perfectly cleaned and cleared by our outstanding busser/food runner. His name was Frankie and he was really a handsome fella. I wouldn’t be surprised to see modeling in the future.

Our dinners were great, scallops cooked perfectly, raviolis were excellent and the veal chop fell off the bone.

Again Frankie came to perfectly clean our table and ready it for dessert. That guy was really something else.

5 out of 5 stars.

CR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was one of the best we’ve had anywhere ever! We shared the spinach salad (very good) and the stuffed poblano peppers (incredible). My wife got the scallop special (loved them) and broccolini (very good). I got the veal chop (top five meal I’ve ever had) and the pasta with oil and garlic (awesome) .... Aimee was our waitress and did an incredible job !!! Would 100% recommend !

JS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went here for my anniversary and it was beautiful! Very historic elegant vibe and the night ended with a 3 piece jazz band which only made me love this place more. It is definitely on the pricer side but the portions are large and the food is delicious. I will definitely be back!

T
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, service was good, ambience was great. Value for money was ok. We had to wait 40 minutes even though we had a reservation which was very disappointing, and they were not apologetic at all nor did they try to make it right. It ruined our experience a bit and it was very pricey, not sure I would go again.

CT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food delicious, as always. Service very good. Very expensive, however.

LF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the city love it

CW
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

DS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for my wife's birthday dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it.

L
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give more than five stars for this restaurant I absolutely love it! It is my second time there and it certainly will not be my last. I so enjoyed the entertainment. it was Drew Nugent and the midnight society. The food is always spectacular. Lauren our waitress was so knowledgeable and just great. If you haven’t tried the Saloon you are missing one good restaurant.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Fun ambience but the food was disappointing.

RC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, excellent service, can’t wait to return‼️

k
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place NEVER disappoints. Excellent food, awesome service, romantic and the best restaurant in Philly and NYC. This eatery is what dinning out is all about....seriously.

EE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

God and service is always excellent

CC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was delicious and the service was great! Their lobster tail is to die for.

TC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely amazing! The started sampler was a great start, followed by the scallops special dish and my friend had the bronzino and everything was fantastic. When you think it’s over and it can’t get any better here comes dessert! Overall experience was amazing and Gabby the waitress was by far, the best!!!

SB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been awhile since I ate at the Saloon and I'm so happy I went back. Fabulous food, great service with Amy and an overall excellent experience. They are still A++.

KC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Two top so ended next to kitchen ENT besides that. Spot In

WT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been some time since we were at the Saloon. Not sure if it has maintained it's quality. It has. Everything was great. Many specials on top of a large menu. Waitress was great and on top of things. Food came out at decent pace. Desserts were also really good.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was amazing! Never disappointed!! Salmon and steamers were delicious!!

j
Dubai
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I recently had dinner at the Saloon on a Saturday night. We have a reservation for 7:15. We arrived at 7:00 and were promptly seated. We shared an appetizer (roasted peppers and cheese). The appetizer came out immediately and was delicious. My wife had the pasta and crab and I had the veal chop with a side of asparagus. Both the entrees were amazing. The veal chop was incredible. I have already recommended The Saloon to friends and family!

EG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was excellent. As always, you can count the Saloon’s consistency - great meal, great atmosphere, and service.

RS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual this is my top resturant to go to in Philadelphia

L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal in an attractive setting with considerate and professional service!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super fast service, very friendly. Dessert tray and cannolis are a 10/10. Bread is bomb. Clams with white sauce are 💦

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