Saloon Restaurant

4.9
1579 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
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience I have in years. Everything was top notch from the valet to the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food, and service was impeccable.
Best quality food with a warm cozy atmosphere.

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thew bartender was very solicitous. Oyer server was first-rate, attentive without hovering or rushing us. Appetizers and entrees were to die for. Did I leave anything out???

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vipMichaelS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They just don't make them like this anymore. Neighborhood restaurants filled with local people. Great food, drink, service and atmosphere. Love it here.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Delicious food and classic atmosphere. Excellent service.

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Nanjohn
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - as always. Fantastic foos, service and ambiance. Pricey, but worth it.

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vipsr067
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great character here - feels like stepping back in time 70 years or more - but attentive staff and excellent food.

(WARNING to first-timers - if you're driving avoid Clymer St. - the restroom at Saloon is wider. Seriously.)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem, great food & service. The people are lovely and the ambience is superb

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vipSteveT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great wine list!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the most AMAZING experience. Tom is the best mixologist EVER!!!!

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MikeG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Before theater

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vipsricks
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Expect tables to burst into Happy Birthday or other celebratory sounds - Saloon is a special occasion splurge. Go for the South Philly vibe, rich & heavy traditional Italian menu, good service, good wine. It’s pricey but memorable. While it’s a splurge, it’s festive & cozy in chilly weather - and delicious. No one will rush you. We happily spent 3 hours lingering over every course. Magical night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. The Saloon is one of my all-time favorites!

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vipMiscHuman
New England
40 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful interior. A wonderful neighborhood gem. Lots of quirky characters here, and some really excellent food. Wine list is a bit small, but most people should be able to find something they like.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was incredible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a awesome dinner .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service and food are excellent. We sat downstairs and it was very loud to the point where it hindered the ability for our party to converse without shouting sometimes . …..I think some people just don’t realize how loud they are and in a bustling atmosphere, the noise level just keeps increasing.
My only compliant is that a side of pasta with the chicken parm was $12! The chicken parm is a huge serving but doesn’t come with a side of pasta apparently. most parm dishes do come with a side of pasta….I just specified that the side of pasta be ziti or rigatoni, not spaghetti. Didn’t really need or want it so would’ve been nice if we were told there was a charge, not just that “we can do that”.

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saloon is an all time Philly Favorite for 50+ years!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saloon is hands down the best reataurant in Philly!!

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vipPattyA
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and great service!!!

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TomK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Saloon dinning experience was outstanding, the food is the best quality & quantity that anyone could ask for.

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vinpayne
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic, Italian chop house with exceptional staff, ambiance and food. My wife and I loved it very much and will plan to go back there around the holidays. Frankie and Joey are great bar tenders and know how to treat their regulars.

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vipKimG
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an A+++ dinner and drinks. This is a must have experience every time we are in the city. You can’t go wrong with any meal you order and do yourself a favor and order raviolis as your side. Omg they are absolutely the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Christoph
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing. From the layout and decor to the employees. Every person was sure to say hello walking past. Some of the most authentic and tasty Italian food I’ve ever had, even things that I thought would be basic like the ravioli somehow came over the top. You could tell that all the ingredients were fresh and hand made, the chefs cooked everything to perfection, and our waitress Kimberly was great with making recommendations at every course from apps through desserts and drinks in along the way.

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vipSusanM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Been patrons of the Saloon for decades, last night's experience was dissapointing. None of the 5-star service they have always been known for.

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HowardW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable time
Our waitress was excellent

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vipChip
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a Saloon fan for 30 years… always top notch food and service

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vipJustineG
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Incredible food, nice ambiance. Prompt and precise service.

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DaynaT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner again! We celebrated our friend Sarah's birthday and it was just perfection in every aspect! Food is to die for and our server Alyssa was so nice, attentive and made us all feel so welcome!
Some of our favorites, lobster fra diovlo, braciole, paparadelle bolognese, sampler for appetizer, veal chop parmesan!

Thank you Saloon we will definitely be back!

JP
JerryP
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic meal. Sat at the bar and Joe was our server. Started with a dirty martini with bleu cheese stuffed olives. For appetizer I had the Clams Pavorotti recommended by Joe. Excellent! For dinner my other half had the Petite Filet which she really enjoyed. I had the veal chop with mushrooms. Excellent! We split a chocolate lava cake with ice cream for dessert.

The whole place is gorgeous but the upstairs atmosphere is exceptional!!! You must visit. Alyssa and Gemma are great waitresses as well!

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MichaelC
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. Last time we were there was many years ago! It was great then and it is still great! Food is very good! Waitress was very attentive

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vipHAMMER
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After 30 years of dining at The Saloon, still out favorite place to go! Food was outstanding!

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vipChocolateisLife
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!!!!

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lawdab
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at the Saloon for decades and it’s always fabulous. I love their radicchio crab salad and had the lobster and shrimp fra Diablo with homemade pasta and my husband had the lobster bisque and the eggplant stuffed chicken. The fresh thick bread was warm snd served with homemade pesto. He had the cannoli and I took home the pecan tart. Can’t wait for our next trip to Philly!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good 👍

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vipFineDining
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The Saloon is always a great experience.

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Durkdkd
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to saloon for my 40th bday, just my boyfriend and I. The service, the food… excellent. Highly recommend veal parm on the bone, the anti pasta for 2, and the scallops cognac (w crab meat). The servers and bartenders were also incredibly beautiful.

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DeborahC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance!!

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vipPattyA
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious.

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Saloon Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1579 OpenTable diners.

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