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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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Authentic (35)
Good for a Date (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Romantic (27)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Live Music (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding dinner had the osso bucco simply amazing as is the octopus sake served warm for dessert try one of the cheesecakes on the menu.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

The gem of South Philly! Excellent meal. The attention to detail separates Saloon from other meals. Fantastic dinner.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Best in class service , culinary execution was beyond great . Most impressive ambiance & a hands on owner ensures a best in class dining experience .

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was fantastic as usual. The service was great. Could not have had a better experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food, Martini du jour, & service was fantastic!
Noise level was loud...could not hear people @ my table talk.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This family owned Italian restaurant is always consistent in the preparation of outstanding food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Everything was great here except for the appatizer.
Seafood sampler was a little overdone and the clams were tough to say the least.
But love the place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great Beer, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Everything was great!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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...

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Still a great restaurant. Wonderful bar with great cocktails. Clams casino and octopus salad were superb. Great veal and veal chop. Service is warm and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic food, outstanding service, highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. Friendly atmosphere. Always a rewarding dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed it so much the food was delicious the service was great the Ambiance is great highly recommend it

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our serve Janna was outstanding in every way. She made our dinning experience a pleasure.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent birthday dinner with friends. Food and service was first rate. Pricey but worthwhile. Great atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Brought friends up from Wilmington, Delaware who rarely come to the city. Our friends loved the place, food, atmosphere. We had such a great time.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Picked based on reviews. A little pricey but excellent meal!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Third time here; a definite favorite restaurant! Always GREAT food! GREAT service! GREAT vibes!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was fabulous

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

food was delicious and service was excellent! cannot wait to go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great meal. Group dinner where we shared a bunch of appetizers and all were good. Must try the spinach salad. Everyone loved their entrees. Anthony our waiter was amazing. We will be back much more often.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 on November 10, 2017

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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