Saloon Restaurant

4.9
1412 Reviews
$50 and over
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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience at The Saloon. Great food and service. Also nice to see people dressed and appreciating this Philly icon.

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GaryO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A consistently good experience. Food and service are always good.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. From appetizers to dessert, fantastic food, service and ambiance.

DD
vipDfromDelaware
Philadelphia
255 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food always outstanding as is the service - you cannot miss when dining at the saloon!

DK
vipDeniseK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After Phillies game

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vipDavidA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to reconnect with this restaurant. It’s been a good 20 yrs and it still has its charm. Great food and service. Caitlyn was amazing

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Phillymia
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food beautiful people worth every penny

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Staff is friendly and conscientious. Food, cocktails and wine are consistently good and the atmosphere is quirky and very much of the neighborhood. It was great to be back.

PA
vipPattyA
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

JC
JosephC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Veal Parm was awesome-- and Broccoli Rabe-- so great. Tiramisu was homemade but not the best I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always my first choice for date night!

JG
vipJoeyG
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From apps to desert the food was outstanding. The service was just as great. Highly recommend the Saloon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service delicious food . Great drinks

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GeneC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another enjoyable visit with out of town friends for their first visit to PHL.

Free parking is a plus

HW
HeatherW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here, went on a Monday night, less crowded & quite however the food was amazing & recommend the Vesper as a drink. Free Parking & interesting ambiance, old style dark wood feel, sat by the upstairs front window, nice view. Pasta is fresh & highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was a little disappointing, the atmosphere was great.

MG
vipMG520
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, and major props to Alyssa! She was right on top of the service every step of the way. I tend to set the bar pretty high when it comes to fine dining, and she deserves a standing ovation!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 40 years of of dining at The Saloon and never been disappointed with my meal or service.

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vipslrcpa
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband took me here on our first date and it's always special to come back. Tonight we went for an early birthday dinner. Service was excellent and the food was delicious.

JM
vipJeffM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent for our entire party. Our server was exceptional and every dish was cooked perfectly. Can't wait to come back.

BH
vipBigH
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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vipramonap
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The unusual old world decor is interesting giving the atmosphere an old school vibe. There is parking available - a plus in the Center city area.
We had not dined there in years and happily they were open on a Monday.

JC
vipJohnC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff with great food

KR
vipKimRyon
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the Saloon. The restaurant is beautiful inside. We enjoyed the expansive cocktail menu.

LT
vipLizTE24
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always from the valet to the waitstaff!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing (I don’t know her name, but long black and white dress). Nick the parking attendant was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Been going there 40 plus years so consistent. Great food and great service.

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vipTomP
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing experience. Antique decorated, warm, sophisticated & cozy. Service was impeccable, seafood &veal is so fresh and tasty. World class, top shelf back bar & superb wine list. Among the very BEST Philadephia has to offer

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vipLouisE
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cant find a better restaurant in Philadelphia! I highly recommend.

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vipNett
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time at The Saloon and it was again a wonderful experience, food and service were amazing and we were never rushed. I love this restaurant and look forward to my next trip. Clams Pavoratti are always awesome, had the Filet Moda this time and the masked potatoes and broccoli rabe on the side...the potatoes were sinful and delicious. Ritcotta Cheesecake was a nice large piece and delicious. Thank you for making my birthday dinner a great one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! One of the best spots in the city!

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vipBenT
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant in philadelphia. Save room for desert you won’t want to miss it!

MJ
MarneeJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be one of the best if not the best Italian restaurants I’ve visited. The waitstaff was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable and the entrees were wonderful. I had the bronzino topped with lump crabmeat in a lemon butter sauce...delicious and the veal shank was so tender it fell off of the bone. The homemade linguine was light and absorbed the sauce perfectly! I truly enjoyed my entire dining experience; from the service to the food. The Saloon will definitely see me again!

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vipScooch
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been there for a while but was just as great as always

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vipHeather
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It’s usually fantastic but we didn’t have a good experience. Our appetizer for 4 was cold, our dessert was freezing and the dinners were mediocre

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing new favorite place in all of philly, the history, the decor, and the food was hands down the best I’ve had since moving up here.

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HopeZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a delicious meal at The Saloon! My husband ordered chicken parm and I had the lobster francaise I want to try a different entree but nothing is better than this lobster dish! Our server Amy was super nice and attentive! This is on our list as one of the best !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best that there is

BM
BigMike
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and their staff are top notch. I’ve been going there for over 25 years and have not had a bad meal, experience etc during that time. Even the parking attendant is outstanding!!!!

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Saloon Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1412 OpenTable diners.

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