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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!
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
FREE PARKING in our private lots. we have 2 parking lots with an attendant on each lot.
Oscar Reyes/Jerome Palumbo
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
Fabulous all the way around! Friendly, prompt, attentive service, food is high-quality Italian fare, and really unique decor. Nosh on fresh bread, olives, and aged Italian cheese while you wait for your first course. (Ps: the fennel salad is out of this world!) Loved the rigatoni with sausage; I ordered the small plate and it was perfect (saved me room for dessert). Apple tart with vanilla gelato.... simple but decadent. They didn't rush me, which seems to be the norm these days. Had a great slow dining experience. Reasonably priced glasses of wine, too. I'll be back.
Our food was great, however, our server it appeared became ill and no one was backing her up. We waited 20 mins For one desert and 30 to get our bill. Oncevrealized the restaurant comped an item or two. Will have to give them another chance at another time.
A restaurant with character, lots of old times, fun things. Wait staff was good but we were often asked twice .. Did we want a drink, did we hear the specials, etc. food was very good, presentation not so great.
Glad we tried it, though! Tiramisu was fantastic!
I love the Saloon and bring clients all the time. However this time I asked for a table by a window or somewhere that a business lunch meeting could be held so it was a little quieter. Although there were a few tables near front windows and tables that would be more out of the way we were put at a table right in the middle of the noisy first floor dining room. My guest arrived before me and were already seated when I got there so it was too late to ask to be moved. Every other thing at the Saloon is always fabulous but I was a bit disappointed by this after making a specific request.
Iconic South Philly spot. Great food and extremely attentive surface. One exception was the birthday fail. Specified b-day when I reserved, even called to ask, but I didn't mention anything while there and neither did they. Maybe I also feel that the dollar signs listed on Open Table are low -- this is definitely a 4 $-sign place...
First of all, we love The Saloon but not just for the food (which is very good but not great). We do not live in Philadelphia but have a son who does. This is our 4th visit to the restaurant and the reason we keep coming back is the service, the staff and the beautiful restaurant itself. We have consistently been treated extremely well and have every reason to believe all who visit will be treated likewise. It is rare to find such a great staff. Our hat is off to whoever trains them.
One hint, try and eat on the second floor, it is spectacular.
They were very accommodating, we were running late from city road closings and they allowed us later than reservation. They had a large list of specials and a very nice menu selections. The food was great( we have been there many times never had a bad meal). We were celebrating an Anniversary and we had great table to have quite conversation. We had appetizers to dessert. Save room for dessert large selection to chose from. We even took another home because they looked so good.
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