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Saloon Restaurant

4.8
810 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 627-1811
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Oscar Reyes/Jerome Palumbo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fitzwater Street
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Parking details
FREE PARKING in our private lots. we have 2 parking lots with an attendant on each lot.
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Special events & promotions
On this monday, August 12 we will have a special guest chef, Stacy Diplaccido. She is the head chef at Fitzwater Cafe and an instructor at COOK! She will be offering a special menu for that night from 5pm to 10pm. Regular menu will still be available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 810 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.7
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great from start to finish ! We hadn’t been here for 29 years and it was as good as we remembered ! Food, service and ambience all five stars. Prices are high but definite worth it! We won’t wait 29 years to come back!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We came back a few months ago after several years trying the new restaurants that were springing up. We had forgotten how great the Saloon was and still is. Since then we have recommended to our friends and we brought a couple this time that had never been there before. Great food, great fun, great times.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I had not been to Saloon for a few years. Was glad to see that it was still the great place I remembered. The food was outstanding and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had always thought of this as an "expensive" special occasion restaurant, but actually the cost was less than many other "trend" center city restaurants. I was pleasantly surprised by the wine list --many great choices at reasonable prices. We plan to come back soon, and often.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great atmosphere, very good food. The service was exceptional. Kudos to the combination of the 2 women who took care of our table, I have never experienced such perfect service. They we like a well oiled machine. They came to our table at the correct time, knew the menu, knew when to check on us and when to let us alone.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I’ve fined here 25+ times, it’s akways fantastic! I recommend it for anyone who is looking for a great atmosphere, unique dishes and attentive, friendly service.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It was date night for my wife and I, so we decided to switch up our dining area and opted for South Philly. I've dined at Saloon in a group setting once before and was satisfied with the service and meal. However, I typically find that the experience is different in a nongroup setting.

Both my wife and I enjoyed the experience and loved the food. With the exception of the sharable appetizer special for two that we ordered ($50.00), the entrees are reasonably priced and delicious! My only complaint would be the ambiguous charge on our receipt of $6.00 ($3.00 x 2 for "Up"). The waitress explained that their was a $3.00 charge for the martini glasses that our drinks came in. It was a bit obscure, but given how delicious our meals were, I was willing to overlook this charge and chalk it up to the inexperience of our waitress.

Will we come back? Absolutely! Will we bring friends? For sure! Will we pay for the type of glass our drink comes in? Probably not :)

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It was the first time we’d ever been there and we had a wonderful evening and meal!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always a wonderful meal. This establishment has maintained it’s consistency of excellence throughout the years.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a family dinner of 8 to celebrate a high school grad. The food as always was delicious and the service was fantastic! Highly recommend!!!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Philly mainstay. Great service, and staff. Always good food.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Have never had a bad meal or experience in The Saloon

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

What a wonderful experience! Food was fantastic, service was attentive and top-notch. The Italiano appetizer special was memorable! And what a treat to learn our dessert was “on the House” in honor of our wedding anniversary! We can’t wait to dine here again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Server was amazing ( how does Lauren remember all of those additions?) and she got everything right! Food was delicious. Loved beet salad, poblano peppers with veal, our 3 pasta dishes too!
We had not been there for years and years and now that our Dtr just moved around the corner we will be there very often. Fabulous dinner!!!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We were seated early when restaurant was quiet. Rachel, our server, was fantastic. She was not only friendly, she was efficient and had complete knowledge of menu and specials. Food was excellent. Only downer was as bar began to fill up with the regulars it got very loud and took away from the experience. We still love the place!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We hadn’t been to this iconic Philadelphia restaurant in many years. After a stellar dining experience, my husband and I decided to put it in our monthly rotation! Our server, Sally, was spot on perfect. The Dover Sole and Shrimp Andre we’re delectable choices! Wonderful wine selection and a delicious apple crisp with gelato added to our joy! All this and a free valet parking lot in a city that can drive you to madness when searching for a spot! We look forward to becoming regulars at this old school spot who’s focus on quality is evident.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Food was great. Waiter never brought coffee ordered twice

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

This has become one of my favorites. Everything was excellent, as usual.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service was exceptional. Great vibe in the upstairs bar with music. Downstairs bartender was a character who provided some laughs while we waited for our table. Food was fantastic. Came with guests from out of town and the experience was great. Not the first time we've been at The Saloon, but it was better than ever.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Always fantastic service and food. The decoration and live jazz upstairs reminds my wife and I of New Orleans; a must visit for anyone looking to be transported. If you love Philly and food, go here. Truly a gem.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

fine dining experience with superb food highlighted by perfect dover sole. service both hospitable and impeccable. kudos to all

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Took Mom for her B-day pre show at Academy and was pleased with free parking, site inside and out - just classic / fun and what I'd expect in S. Phila. Service from greeting, seating to check was good and food was very good. Special list was exceptional and took some entree home to enjoy later. Recommended and would return to share with others. Ted, KoP, PA

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always awesome food and service; especially Kira - friendly, fun and accommodating. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Celebrated hubby’s birthday at The Saloon on Fri night 5/18. Service was excellent. We had the filet moda and tuna entrees. Both excellent. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Perfect every time. Great food. Great service. Great times!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Been here many times and they never disappoints. Excellent in all aspects

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food was fabulous the server was outstanding. We sat upstairs the bar and cocktails were excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

One of the best in the country has been for decades!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was excellent as always! The grilled octopus salad was delicious and the clams casino were served the way a clam should be. The whole clam with a topping, not a ton of breading. I had the short rib and gnocchi which melted in your mouth. My daughter had the fettuccine with lobster and my husband the salmon topped with crab meat. Not one complaint all cooked perfectly, served hot and delicious. Dessert was a homemade mixed berry cobbler. We should of asked for it to be served warm but it was extremely good, not overly sweet. We always enjoy a cocktail first and love the wine selection. We look forward to the next time!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food is fantastic!! Everything on the menu is delicious. The banana custard pastry dessert is a MUST!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

It is my favorite restaurant in Philly. Old school Italian. Been there since 1967. Great place in philly. Try it for sure.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Met old friends who live out of town for a get together . Great food and we could talk and actually hear one another !

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Our dinner was amazing and our service outstanding! It was a special occasion and we were not disappointed! Looking forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was the best I’ve had in the city. The service was perfect ( perfect service is rarely seen) . It was an amazing evening, can’t wait to go back !! Thank You Saloon

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Our dinner was perfect. I brought my boyfriend there for his birthday. He had never been and wanted a "good steak. I knew this was the place to come. He ordered the " Surf and Turf" , which he thoroughly enjoyed, while I ordered the Fettuccini Lobster Amatricana, in an Alfredo Sauce, which was absolutely delicious!!
Everything we ordered was very good and our waitress was great. Pleasant, knowledgable and extremely helpful when trying to decide what to order.

Thank you Saloon for a great evening!!!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We had a great time. Its a classic. Can get noisy and a wait to be seated even with reservations

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Consistent outstanding food and service. Professional and attentive staff, well managed, very welcoming. Food is authentic Italian. Poblano peppers appetizer outstanding with just a tinge of spiciness. Tuna was fresh, well prepared. Bronzino different that the typical baked & fileted tableside - not as healthy, but tasty. Atmosphere is unique - it's the real deal in South Philly, and feels like your back in time.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

My siblings and I took my parents to dinner for their fiftieth wedding anniversary. We had a nice table in a good spot by the window. The service was attentive and knowledgeable.
The food was amazing... I have not been here in years. The ambiance is exactly the same. My parents loved it and we all had a very nice evening.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Outstanding. Authentic old world Italian cooking, wonderful wine selection, excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Another wonderful meal at the Saloon! Food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

did a girls night at the Saloon food was amazing and so were the drinks!!! Had a great the!!!

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