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About Saloon Restaurant

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!

750 S 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Fitzwater Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 627-1811

Website:
http://www.saloonrestaurant.net/

Parking Details:
FREE PARKING in our private lots. we have 2 parking lots with an attendant on each lot.

Executive Chef:
Oscar Reyes/Jerome Palumbo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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.

Saloon Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Authentic (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Romantic (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Business Meals (22)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Cozy (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Live Music (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Friendly atmosphere easy access by car ,cab,or uber

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall positive experience! Food was excellent, live jazz on second level a plus. Negatives were waitress forgot to serve bread and we had to ask for it. No side dishes, they were a la carte and a bit pricey for Angel Hair Pasta at $9.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Sarah provided terrific service, the appetizers and entrees were delicious. Wine is a bit expensive but the food will bring us back.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Always great ,never been disappointed .Going to be be regular stop .

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a bad meal at Saloon about 15 years ago. Decided to try it again. Have to say they are consistent.
- Water guy had trouble remembering that one of us ordered Pellegrino. 4 times! Must have given our bottle to another table so then tried to fool us by filling the bottle with club soda and passing it off as Pelligrino. Really?
- Wine list lists 2015 vintage. Brings up 2014. That’s all they have. It’s not quite as good vintage. Waiter tries to ridicule us by our preference for wanting the “newer wine” that was on their shockingly limited list.
- Waiter brought the wrong entree. Kept the rest of the four waiting 10 minutes til the 4th entry was served.
- Also brought the wrong appetizer. Waiting, more waiting.
Don’t even need to discuss the overcooked, oversalted food or unfriendly attitude.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Service was exceptional . I would recommend this to anyone.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

This was my first time in many years and I was really looking forward to the meal. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Actually, three people ordered the same dish plus different salads.
The Saloon was cozy, great service and quiet enough to have a conversation.
Actually, the next night we called to make arrangements to pay for our kid’s dinner and Evan was very professional and accommodating .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

This was the first visit to Saloon for my wife and I and we will definitely return. The interior is very cool and feels like you are in an old-time movie.
Service was very attentive without being intrusive. Was impressed our waitress Rachel knew the huge amount of specials by heart without a cheat seat.
I had chicken with hot& sweet peppers. Very tasty dish with just the right amount of heat. My wife got the eggplant. She said it was good but not great. Eggplant was done right but tomato sauce was too sweet for her taste. We both got Saloon salads which had avery tasty dressing and the right amount of fontana cheese. One minor complaint was at $13 it was a bit expensive. We felt both of our entrees were priced fair.
The place has extensive wine and mixed drink offerings. We got Santi Pinot Grigio which was perfect for our meals.
For dessert we shared a mixed fruit cobbler with vanilla gelato. Excellent finish to an excellent meal.
Will be back!

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The Saloon is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. It is a 50 year in the making authentic Philly experience, with incredible traditional Italian favorites as well as fresh seafood. This last visit I had the Veal chop, it was perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It is an outstanding neighborhood restaurant. One with a long history of consistently high marks for excellent service and food. The only downside is even with reservations there is typically a significant wait. However it is highly worth the wait. Bon-appetit!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazingly good on every level. Service, ambiance, and food were all fantastic. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wow! Outstanding food!
I had linguini with lobster: a perfect marriage!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My second time at this Bella Vista institution. Food is superb. Service fast and discrete. Ambiance, well, it's The Saloon. Everyone is having a good time, the walls and ceiling are hung with all kinds of old signs, clocks, an old coffee mill, etc. Lots of stained glass lights, carved wood beams, gorgeous bar. You can happily spend a couple of hours here. It's a little pricy but worth it.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great Ambiance, Good Food, Friendly Service, will definitely go again

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My favorite restaurant...I say it every time! Great service, great food, great atmosphere and the dirty martinis are delish! It's always just a "slam dunk"! 😍 LOVE IT!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Been coming to the Saloon since the early 80s
It still knocks me out!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Salmon continues to be the best restaurant in Philly

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been coming here for 35 yrs. the food is always delicious and the service is always good.I love the upstairs room.There's a reason this place has stood the test of time and the reason is because its outstanding !!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always the best

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

excellent food and service - the waitress was well prepared with a complete description of 6 specials. The bar tender was a bit preoccupied talking to guests while he had a full bar it took some time to get his attention.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The manager was so kind to my parents who were celebrating their 47th anniversary and who had not been to the Saloon since 1972! They totally enjoyed their night.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were visiting Philly for a conference and found this gem on Google. I'm so glad we did. The atmosphere was fantastic, the love music was ragtime and well done! I will definitely be back here next time I'm in the city!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Antipasto special was great albeit a bit pricy. Braciole was fantastic. Porterhouse steak was perfectly cooked and good size. Place is cozy with neat old fashioned style decor. Bit loud since its small n the bar is very close to the dining area. Overall a good date spot for foodies.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A truly exceptional experience! Our meals were cooked to perfection, our service was beyond excellent, and our daughter surprised us arriving from out of town 30 minutes after we were seated, and they seated her without hesitation, and our server never missed a beat! Salads were fresh and crisp. The scallops in cognac cream sauce was lick the dish outstanding. My filet, with a beautiful salt and pepper crust, was cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes were flavorful and fluffy. The braciole made with filet ,with ravioli, was tender, tasty and delicious. Our deserts of tiramisu, napoleon with raspberry cream and pumpkin cheesecake were all a delicious end to our meal. Wonderful evening!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Rachel was a doll!! Very attentive, great service!!! I thought the food was very good, not great to me. Beautiful inside, loved the atmosphere. Drinks were just OK. and no good wine selection.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The Saloon surpasted all expectations. The service was exceptional our waiter, Anthony went above and beyond. We highly recommend requesting him. We started with the spinach salad wrapped in prosciutto and then had the Saloon's famous veal chop with crab meat and the Mediterranean Sea Bass. The veal chop was perfectly prepared and served with a genoiurus portion jumbo lump crab meat which was the ideal complement for the chop. The Sea Bass was was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. If you're looking for fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere the saloon is for you. We Are The BarReview and the Saloon gets 5 stars!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I both had steaks and a small appetizer. The steak had a sauce that was right on!! Very good. The food and drinks were spot on!! Desert was also good!

The atmosphere was very good! We were recommended the restaurant by a coworker and I will make sure to thank him. The service couldn’t have been better. Our waitress rattled off the specials by memory. The list of specials was long and detailed, she knew it by heart! What a great evening We will be back for sure!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and service as always! Our favorite place to go for any occasion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Celebrated my wife's birthday at the Saloon. Everything was fantastic - the food, the service and the ease of parking were all top notch. We'll definitely be back soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

hadnt been here for over 20 years and going back felt exactly as I remembered it. warm inviting space, great menu, fun place to be and be seen... wine list was good, food was tasty and service was great

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous as always. The Saloon never dissapoints. Thanks again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My fiancée and I went there after he picked me up from the airport. My first time there and I LOVED it. The food was delicious! Our waiter was very professional and informative. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been here too many times to count. Overall okay but has "slipped" a little on the last few years. I would suggest that they need to change the menu and specials. They have been the same for a long period. Also they need to get someone that knows how to make a Caesar's salad Their is not good at all. Prices are very high. Charged me $5.00 additional for anchovies on my salad?
Really! Took 2 1/2 hours for the meal start to finish. Very long wait between starters and main course.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Consistent outstanding service and Italian food with a Philly flare. Tomato/crab, stuffed poblano pepper appetizers were fresh and delicious. Salmon, Tuna both well prepared. Broccoli Rabe and mashed potatoe sides were generous portions, light and tasty. We love the local folks who manage and work here, and the interesting artwork throughout.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Frank and Jeanette were fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

By far one of the best secrets in the country. My favorite restaurant.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food, great atmosphere. Overall Funtime!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Best Restaurant in Town, it never disappoints. The food was awesome as was the service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food and service outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Fantastic food. Great ambiance. Fabulous service. One of my favorite places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic
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