Saloon Restaurant

4.9
1387 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
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4.9
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4.8
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GeneC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

Free parking is a plus

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HeatherW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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

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vipMG520
Miami
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
5 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.

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vipBigH
Philadelphia
36 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

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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.

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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
54 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
24 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!

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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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for son

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Yeah
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Philadelphia by far, food was incredible.

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vipJenniferA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, as always. Octopus salad to die for!

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vipJoseph
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We thank the restaurant for providing dessert and coffee to us on our anniversary. Everything was just as it has been in the past but that is the problem. The menu never changes, The decor needs to be updated. Our waitress (Shannon) was wearing a top so loose she almost lost it a few times. Management meeds to make changes. Also they were well over the 50% cap due to covid restrictions

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vipBrianR
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Never disappoints

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vipSoninlaw
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and perfect!

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vipJTO1965
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and everything was outstanding!

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vipMichelleH
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and good food, I highly recommend if you haven’t been there

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vipvamosrafa04
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, everything was on point! Food, service and atmosphere. Excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation on a whim but was blown away by the food, drinks and service. Really appreciated that we didn't feel rushed through our meal and we were able to take our time. Well worth the money - great for a special occasion or just a nice night out.

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vipJoeyG
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best dinner my wife and I have had in a long time. From the appetizers to dessert everything was a 5+ (1-5 scale). Perfectly done cocktails too. Love the upscale, cozy ambiance that has kept the feel of old school South Philly dinning. Highly recommend.

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Michelle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. We’ve come here a handful of times over the last few years and I love the environment of the dining areas and the amazing dishes served. The specials menu is always incredible. There’s something on the menu for everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining here. Excellent service. The food was out of this world good.

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vipBartM
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been coming to the Saloon since early 80s. Should say it all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Class from start to finish

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Saloon Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1387 OpenTable diners.

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