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Permanently Closed - Sbraga - Philadelphia

1848 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Top Chef Kevin Sbraga's eponymous restaurant located at 440 S. Broad Street! The menu features a four course seasonal prix fixe tasting menu for $55.00. A la carte dining is available at the bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
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Phone number
(215) 735-1913
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Sbraga
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Cross street
Pine Street
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipMepp (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 17, 2017

It's closing tonight we were told as we ordered!

Would have preferred another restaurant to celebrate a birthday as we shared a dining room with sad staff losing their jobs .

Food was good, but of course not everything was not available--sbraga would no longer be.

Little else to say except a more classy and honest departure could have been communicated!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Excellent, unpretentious, well-priced dining experience. Each course was special and perfectly executed, service was prompt but not fawning. Appreciate the thoughtful vegetarian options, even for the amuse bouche. Would definitely recommend and return.

Jonja (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

We enjoyed dinner at Sbraga. We arrived after a film preview at the Kimmel. We were greeted by very nice hostess and shown to our table. The table was small and one side was a bench, the other side had a single chair. It was a bit difficult to have a conversation because we were close to the other tables and there was lots of chatter. The gruyere popover was good, but it would have been better if it was warm or, better yet, right out of the oven. The service was fine and the food was delicious. We enjoyed the small plates. The dessert was delicious!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Excellent meal and service. We got a complementary goodie bag with a cookie, small copy of the tasting menu, and dessert coupon for our Anniversary. Will definitely return!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

I've eaten here a few times, but was sadly disappointed with the change in wine pairing and the lamb dish. They are "weaning out" the select wines for the pairing and it's just whatever they serve by the glass. The lamb dish has either changed or I don't remember it being so basic, but it was basically a grilled piece of meat that tasted like beef with barely cooked red onion and some seasoning. Everything else was delicious, as usual.

vipTJMoir (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

We ate at the bar. The food and drink were all excellent. The new cheese dessert was an innovative cheese option with an almost apple pie like presentation. We always love the salad option to start, and it's hard to choose just one of the pasta options. Thanks to Alexis for taking care of us.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

Loved everything about Sbraga. Great food and atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2017

I took my wife for her birthday and we could not be happier. We both ordered separate items from the Pre-Fixe menu so that we could taste all that we could. I told Yulee (I think that is the pronunciation of my waiters name) that each item that came out set the expectation for the next and each item did not disappoint. The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. We are already making plans to take friends who are traveling into town in the next coming months. Now I have a place to brag about to take them! They take us to outstanding places when we visit their cities.

vipTiger67 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Our second visit to Sbraga was completely satisfying. The prix fixe menu offered great variety in each course and my companion and I each felt we had made the best choices. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and the other staff were sensitive and courteous, not clearing our plates before we had both finished - a failing in too many places we visit. There was just the barest feeling that once we had placed our orders a train was coming down the track that would bring dishes at intervals a bit faster than we would have preferred, but we were not uncomfortable. The variety of wines by the glass was sufficient for our purposes.

This is not an inexpensive outing, but Sbraga delivers full value for the price.

The presence of the chef/owner at the pass - always a welcome sight - gave us an opportunity to express our pleasure in person.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Quite underwhelming in all aspects. Food is okay: the famous popover is cold; half of the dishes are way too salty, including the espagot soup, the octopus, etc. Our table is wobbly so i asked the server to fix it. He did; but acted like he did me a huge favor and never apologized for the problem. Ambience is not good. Tables are set so close to each other that i felt i was having dinner in a party of 6 instead of just the two of us. A business venue not a romantic one.