Saloon Restaurant

4.9
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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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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

God and service is always excellent

TC
Philadelphia
2 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++.

WT
Kansas City
3 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!

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 💦

CD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, as always!

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at the Saloon since 1974. It has always been great and is still great!! For one member of our party, it was his first time. He was so impressed with the place and pleased that he had finally tried it after hearing so much about it. The Saloon is a Philadelphia institution !!

J
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place to eat and for a romantic evening. Have been going there for over 30 years. I would like to see them change their specials. They are always the same. I suugest a smaller list with some new items.
Also the main menu has not changed in over 10 years. It is always the same. Need to offer different things. Cost is very expensive. We paid over $450.00 for 4 people and that was with only 4 drinks??

MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saloon never disappoints. Food,service,atmosphere was perfect. Can't wait to visit again.

PR
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Saloon on Christmas Eve and everything was perfect. From the escarole soup, broccoli rabe with cannelloni beans, veal and stuffed rigatoni, all the food was well prepared and well presented.

DD
Philadelphia
248 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way from the service the atmosphere to the food drinks and desserts the Saloon cannot be surpassed as simply the finest most consistent restaurant in town!!

EM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saloon remains a great, great spot. Clearly, one of the best restaurants in Philly.

DD
Philadelphia
248 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional and this meal was no exception the food the service the atmosphere were all outstanding. Try the scallops and the linguine pescatore both are exceptional so is the spinach salad. Desserts and cocktails are also always amazing

JF
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been here for about 20 years. Didn't disappoint then, and not Tuesday night! Excellent service and food, drinks were spot on!

YB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food the service was exceptional as well.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was great the food was was OK not worth the money

JC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is charming. The service is even better. Our waitress was incredibly tentative and knew the menu inside and out including the specials. The tuna carpaccio and poblano pepper appetizers were excellent. We had 2 specials, the filet and the pasta fra diavolo. They were both excellent. The veal chop, which they are known for, had great flavor, but the cut was less than average. The staff immediately noticed the situation offering to replace the chop as well as offering a complimentary dessert.

The Saloon feels like a special occasion restaurant and is worth the trip.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been going to the Saloon for almost 40 years and never been disappointed. The restaurant is extremely consistent and
“ the Best” of Philly

AF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best steak I have ever had in my entire life. Beautiful restaurant and what a wonderful experience. Looking forward to coming back!!

KI
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the Saloon! The food was outstanding! Bronzino, Veal, Lobster Fra Diavlo were all perfect! Save room for dessert and good luck choosing! You can’t go wrong! Fantastic service, great ambiance! The Saloon is a perfect night out!

PG
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The food, service, and atmosphere were perfect. I highly recommend The Saloon. I can’t wait to go back.

p
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife birthday...

i
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service! Will be back soon.

f
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a long standing restaurant. Very attentive service. Everyone enjoyed entrees and appetizers. Food was not inventive, but very well done

P
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We live the Saloon. Every time we go.e home to Philly we have a family dinner and it never disappoints. I had the veal chop, which was very juicy and finshed perfectly. May not be the very best restaurtant in town, but always get excellent sercice and a great dinner.

IB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There is much better food at this price point in the City, but the food was good, and it brought back memories from eating there 30 years ago.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Felt that the table was very noisy as we were seated at the bar. Would ask for something that is not as noisy

ST
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The menu is limited and very expensive. The food was tasty but some of the pricier items were not even accompanied by side dishes. The salmon was a la carte for $37.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect portions. No gimmicks. Clean and professional. Courteous. Small but excellent wine list.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best veal parmesan in Philadelphia.

KS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience! Staff was attentive and beyond great!

G
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saloon is our favorite restaurant in the city! Ambiance is amazing, service and food always the best. Thank you for a great night!

SK
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have lived in Philadelphia for over 40 years and had always heard good things about The Saloon, and now that we have grandchildren in the neighborhood, thought it was time to try it. We were not disappointed. Our dinner was excellent, the service was attentive and the wine choices were good. I am not sure how you could keep the noise level down, from cackling and loud patrons who show little concern for restaurant guests other than their parties.

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