Saloon Restaurant

4.8
1508 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We came for my sisters birthday. The waitress was nice, but another waiter gave suggestions and even came back to see what we liked best. He was very personable and seemed like he wanted to make sure we enjoyed what he recommended. I Wasn’t particularly fond of my meal (lobster fettuccine) however the angel hair with crab that my sister got was outstanding. My dad thought the veal parm was good and loved the ravioli that he got on the side. He said he would have ordered just those had he known they were so good. Tiramisu and cannoli were fresh.

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KirkW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arianna our bartender and Lauren our server were outstanding.
Food was excellent
Overall a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just pure perfection. The staff is incredible food amazing and such tradition.

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vipWendyA
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always! The filet moda is my favorite steak anywhere. The octopus salad is fresh and tasty, the bronzino is delicious, and the desserts we shared were lovely as well. Giana, our server, was attentive, and the other staff were all kind and accommodating too. We had a wonderful evening!

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vipKimG
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner last PM. My husband had the Veal Chop Parm, with the most delicious homemade raviolis EVER and I had the Lobster Francaise and the Escarole, Beans and Sausage. Oh we can’t forget the bread and Petso which is the best II’ve ever had along side my future daughter in law’s.

Our excellent sever was Amy. We had her the last time we visited the Salon which was about a month ago and can I tell you she remember our entire previous order including our drinks. Now that’s impressive! Amy is an awesome server who is very kind, sweet and beautiful. She knows her menu including the specials and described them in such a matter that you want one of each please. Thank you Amy for a great night and we will be back to see you soon!

Kim & Scott

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viphappyeater
Atlantic City
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dover Sole and Petite Filet were excellent. Also Sauteed spinach.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fir a birthday food is always good and service was excellent

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Sswish
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and the service was impeccable. Frankie the bartender was delightful. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was bad and waiter made an inappropriate joke. Food was okay.

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vipKimG
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at the Saloon. Our favorite restaurant in the city. Always a good time with delicious food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Saloon so much. We usually love to sit at the bar. Last night we went with a group so we had to sit at a table. We had an amazing experience in the upstairs back room. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is the best.

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vipAfoodE
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good here , waiters and bartenders are very friendly the upstairs Host
tonight was great very friendly and knowlegeable.

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Terri
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian food with a flare.

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DomenickS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Salads- Spinach wrapped in prosciutto was excellent. Radicchio Veneziano was disappointing. It was wet from to much dressing and very little crabmeat.

Apps- Soups were good. The Seafood Antipasto was very good.

Entrees- Linguine Pescatore was very good. Lobster Francaise was disappointing. The Francaise was very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as usual. Our waitress Alyssa was amazing…

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samoas
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, as always. The server Frankie went above and beyond. Excellent service! Highly recommend!

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vipThomas
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. In fact ran into a

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vipTimA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the place is the best, always excellent food, drink and service. best place in philly year after year

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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joedocbc
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been back to The Saloon for a few years and, as always, it was a great meal. The base menu is has unique and classic dishes. The lobster pasta my wife had was outstanding. But, wait for the specials menu. Our server Frank was wonderful and the made us want everything on the specials menu. Also, they finish the meal with a nice array of desserts (we shared the ricotta cheesecake) and great coffee. Lastly, especially in todays market, the meal was a great value. We went for a special occasion but won't wait to go back.

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vipsusan
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipPattyA
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and experience. Soecial

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so loud we couldn’t hear each other! Lots of big tables and the noise level was deafening - first time ever this happened. The food was worth it❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great service great atmosphere

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vipGeorgeM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best restaurant in Philadelphia, I come here for all my special day, birthdays, anniversary, or any other day. Just perfect.

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vipBillE
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way! Hannah was a great server! The food was exceptional. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipKimG
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner! I had the lobster franchise and my husband had the veal chop “boss” style. Absolutely my fav Resturant in the city. We dine here at least 3 x a month. Always spot on!!

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Carl
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good food was great like always. Can’t wait to come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Too loud. You put us at a table upstairs next to an obnoxious loud group. Couldn’t hear ourselves let alone the poor waiter. My 85 year old mother could not hear a thing.

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vipAnthony
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school steakhouse where everything is done right

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vipKarenF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to The Saloon in almost 40 years. I am so glad I went last night, I was there for my birthday, everything was amazing. I am looking forward to going back.

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PeterG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful way to spend our anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
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 on July 24, 2021
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 on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPhilG
Charlotte
16 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
29 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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Saloon Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1508 OpenTable diners.

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