Saloon Restaurant

4.8
1475 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful way to spend our anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Server seemed to struggle which was very unusual based on our experiences!
She did not take or cocktail orders and we had to ask for specials which was a bit embarrassing given we were hosting a business dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guys at the valet parking were kind, courteous and professional upon parking and pickup of car. Staff inside were phenomenal as well. Old school customer service which seems to be a lost art nowadays. Saloon nails it!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and service. Evan and the entire staff are extra attentive and always aim to make every meal special.

PG
vipPhilG
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb! My favorite restaurant in Philly. Great place for dinner with colleagues or clients.

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vipGeorgeL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. Great menu, well prepared and served.

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vipKimG
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, drinks and good times. Love this place. Lobster franchise is the best! My husband switched his usually veal chop for egg plant parm. I told him not to do it because it won’t be like mine. Skin was on and it was rather thick slices. Definitely not like mine which I have to say is the best! Either way we had a great time and he enjoyed my lobster franchise A LOT! We’ll be back soon.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was even better!!

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot. Good food and drink. Service was excellent.

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vipAnna
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious dinner for my sister’s birthday. Everything about the evening from dinner to servers to atmosphere was elegant, welcoming and memorable. Thank you Saloon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and excellent service. I would highly recommend

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Foodlover59
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at The Saloon, and it did not disappoint! The menu options along with a long list of specials was impressive! We started with an order of grilled langoustines that were mouth-watering. We both had a salad option - beets with arugula and cheese and radicchio with mushrooms and crab. Again, delicious! The portion sizes were impressive for the price! Surf and turf included a large lobster tail and a perfectly prepared filet with greens and a side of escarole. My date had a grilled veal chop with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. We opted to skip dessert but enjoyed a cappuccino! While the food was phenomenal, the service provided by Amy was what really made it a dining experience! She went through the specials menu like it was no big deal with descriptions that made our mouths water. She knew the wine list and offered suggestions when asked. We enjoyed a lovely Barolo. She decanted our wine when we said it needed to breathe. She returned to make sure everything was good just the right amount of times. We observed her interaction with another larger party and could tell they were also impressed. The entire wait staff did a superb job, but Amy was the best we’ve encountered in quite some time. We will be returning to The Saloon for sure and will ask if we can sit in Amy’s area. Yes, she was that good!!

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MarieM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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vipAndrew
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food experience I’ve ever had. Amazing food and on point service. I love this place!!!

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vipJTO1965
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our daughter’s birthday and had a fantastic meal and time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveled to Philadelphia for a wedding and had to stop at our favorite restaurant we always dined, before moving to Arizona 23 years ago. The Saloon was as magnificent and endearing as it was delicious. We started with radicchio salad with crab meat, stuffed poblano peppers, beet and burrata salad and fennel salad. Entrees included my favorite, Filet Moda, Chicken Melanzana and Lobster linguine. Espresso topped off the meal. So good!! Service was wonderful!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very homey - we felt very welcome and almost like we were in someone's dining room in their house.

The food was delicious - everything was fresh, you can taste the care that was taken during preparation to make our meals delicious!

The service was knowledgeable, kind and professional.

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Kcw1219
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants pre-pandemic, so we were excited when it reopened. It did not disappoint- great food, great knowledgeable servers and great drinks.

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weliketoeatwell
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Dinner this night was fair. My husband's papardelle bolognese was just ok he said. My branzino with "lump crabmeat" was also just ok. The crabmeat was quite sparse, the fish done in an interesting lemon sauce.
Bottom line, we have had better meals at the Saloon in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food perfect and made well. Very clean! Great staff.

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vipDfromDelaware
Philadelphia
265 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and wonderful celebration for a special birthday with family the food cocktails and dessert were all exceptional as was the service by the staff. Thanks for making out celebration so memorable. Your restaurant and staff never disappoint!

JK
JoeK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointing after many years.
Food was fair at best.
Not very hot.
Way over priced.

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billv
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great food was excellent will return next time I am in PHL

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took my wife her Birthday. We both had delicious dinner specials, mine , veal chops & my wife , scallops. We shared a appetizer special also. As I said everything was delicious, but very pricey.
But go and treat yourself

JC
vipJohnC
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is friendly and we really enjoyed our conversation with Franky the bartender. Our server, Amy, was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent as always. Creative and delicious

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vipBBruno
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I was let down this time. The Saloon has always been a solid place with great service and awesome food. We were very disappointed with the service and the food was not up to par. I am very sad about this.

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DonnaD
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter out to celebrate the end of the pandemic at a restaurant that was an old favorite. I was not disappointed. We shared a Caesar salad. I had Bracciole and she had veal piccata. Everything was delicious. Our server Donna was fabulous.

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HANN
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants that we have been to in Philadelphia. The food and drinks are amazing. We would totally come back to check out other dishes on the menu. Don't forget the try the desert, it's worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great food. Nice ambiance. Great service.

BR
vipBrianR
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant which is well worth the trip into Philly. They haven't missed a beat no matter the challenges thrown at them.

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vipCraigM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the service was extremely accommodating and the food was fabulous.

EH
vipEricHibbs
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Our server was great. We can’t wait to come back!

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EleanorM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saloon is an excellent, classic restaurant to create memories or celebrate a special occasion. Expect a relaxed pace, as everything is made to order. Located in an older neighborhood of Philadelphia, you’d be comfortable dressed up or dressed down and the atmosphere is filled with character. If you’re looking for a trendy, bustling restaurant you won’t find that here. This is a perfect place to spend an evening celebrating an anniversary, birthday or graduation dinner.

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vipSuerob
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service. One of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine. It was wonderful to see the smiling faces of all the servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server frank was awesome, dinner was great and we loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, an excellent evening ! The food, service and ambiance was very good !

EH
vipEricHibbs
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We can’t believe we haven’t heard of this place before it was amazing! We can’t wait to go back with friends.

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ClaudeB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite eating establishment in the city! We suggest the Saloon to everyone we can

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Saloon Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1475 OpenTable diners.

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