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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

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Authentic (40)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
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Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for a Date (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Romantic (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Business Meals (19)
Cozy (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
People Watching (8)
Casual (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Live Music (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

I had not been to Saloon in years. I viewed it as a dinosaur of a place - with dark paneled walls and very formal waiters and hosts dressed in suits. While it does have an old fashioned feel to it, It also represents such a welcome contrast to the largely informal dining now in south Philly. The food was outstanding. There were so many specials- all of which sounded so good that it was very difficult to choose. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and loved the old time South Philly ambiance too. I hope it never changes!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful place. Great spot for romantic evening. Outstanding food. It could use a little more variety on the menu especially in the appetizers, and mains.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere and attentive friendly service. Could not ask for more!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

One our guests was gluten free. She was disappointed there were no dessert option for her. Otherwise it was fantastic!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great dinner I will certainly be back and become a regular every time I’m in Philadelphia. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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food5
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Splendid birthday celebration! Exceptional food, grand decor and impressive service (Gianna was remarkable). We all enjoyed our dining experience from cocktails thru dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The Saloon never disappoints! Excellent, old world Italian dishes and continental cuisine. Varied menu... something for all tastes. Fresh fish, steaks, pastas and more. I had the Lobster Francaise. Yum.... Yum. Hannah was our server that evening. What a great job!! Many thanks! We'll be back, soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very accommodating. Quick and friendly service. They have Parking! Deserts are a must! Many specials.

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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was our first time at Saloon and we picked it based on Open Table ranking. Beautiful woodwork throughout and authentic Philly decor. Delicious Italian food-simple cuisine which I like. Live music in the second floor bar (Sat. night) which was a nice spot to enjoy an after dinner drink. We will be back when looking for a spot in the city.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food great service great ambiance

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent meal and cocktails. Lovely, well maintained, vintage building

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Saloon is an outstanding Philadelphia restaurant. The food is always, always
Perfect! The service is excellent. And the atmosphere is quite beautiful.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great friend dinner or date night

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was great but a loud table full of kids next to us. The father was louder than the kids

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always enjoy it here. We live an hour away but whenever we are in town we try to come

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Absolutely a must for Italian fare lovers and menu diverse for all. Outstanding service and great old time Philly flavor. Easily of the best restaurants in the city.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Kinda disappointed especially that I was so excited to finally go there. First my salad and my dates soup were served with our hot appetizer. (Never serve a course til the first course is done) When we finally ate the clams casino they were cold. My salad was very fresh but hardly any dressing. I asked my waitress to pick an entree for me between 2 different ones. She picked the veal chop n added the raviolis (add'l charge) but did not serve the potatoes that came with the dish. Very disappointed!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great as usual. Meal was delicious
Will return soon

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always searching for great Italian restaurant and this place did not disappoint. Food was delicious and drinks were strong. Will definitely be going back. Only downside was that the parking lot kid left our parking lights on so we had to be jumped when leaving.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Out of 3 people only 1 loved there dinner. A restaurant known for veal was not very special

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

After all these years, The Saloon is still the best restaurant in the city. Seven of us had dinner for my daughter's birthday. Both the food and the service were impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My sons birthday

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food, great service. I am officially a regular!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food great service as always !!!!!! Best in the city !!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome meal, definitely coming back! Great food and great staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous food and drinks pasta with crab meat was delicious as was the veal chop

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best Old Fashioned cocktail. The place has an old world charm that you rarely see any more. Great food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A local institution for generations that has kept up with the Philly restaurant renaissance. Great staff, authentic old school upscale South Philly. Great cocktails and delicious food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

always a tremendous experience at Saloon! beautiful restaurant & impeccable service. old-fashioned & timeless. wonderful classic italian cuisine. this place is a treasure.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 9, 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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food4
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service3
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 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 8, 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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