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Permanently Closed - Sbraga - Philadelphia

4.5
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pine Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

Loved everything about Sbraga. Great food and atmosphere.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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bulldog (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

We had the prix fixe menu and it was wonderful. So creative with a tasty blend of flavors. Gnocchi with blueberries was amazing! Great variety for people with different tastes and gluten free too.

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michelleK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Our first visit was on New Years Eve, so of course, I was holding my breath. So many times, these nights can mean chaos for a restaurant that's unprepared. Sbraga hit a home run in every single way. From the moment we entered the restaurant and was greeted by the staff, to the perfect cocktail at the bar and then on to one of the most fabulous dinners EVER....attended to by our amazing waiter, Ylli, it was nothing but perfect! We will certainly return!!

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vipConnieTom (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

As always, a delicious meal and perfect for New Years. From the prosecco upon seating to the popovers and foie gras soup, and lovely courses, it is always impeccable. The hamachi crudo was the best course. So bright and fresh! Loved it all

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

On Dec 31, I got dinner with my girlfriend. She mentioned it was my birthday and only our server said happy birthday
First and second course weren't good or worth the money, the third was just ok, dessert was good

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

That foie gras soup and gruyere popover is just everything. I would like to get a gallon of that to take home with me.

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vipWillman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

It's a prix fixe 4- course menu. The cuisine is very creative and delicious. Everyone raved about the meal. We licked the platter clean. Wine choice also excellent

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billc (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

My date who has lived in the city for the last 35 years , knows it well, and serves on over ten city boards, chair of two, invited me to the Vienna Orchestra at the Kimmel but it was my duty to surprise her with pre event dining. With some research I chose Sbraga. We walk everywhere from her brownstone in the Society Hill area so there we were across Broad Street when she says Sbraga?!? I was elated at the tone of her voice! We sat down to the best 4 course dining experience that I have ever had, each course better than the previous! Two days later while watching the Mummers perform she brings up the topic of our dinner again saying that it was the best tasting experience she has ever had in the city. Coming from this accomplished woman who knows the city so well there is no finer compliment in my mind!!

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vipSKAMAN (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

The food and service were great. However, the portions are way too small. We were still hungry at the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Started with terrific cocktails and a friendly and knowledgable bartender who helped us throughout the meal. We sat at the bar looking into the kitchen and chatted with the chefs. Just an amazing deal for 4 course tasting for $55. Started with foie gras soup (just as good as it sounds and comes with the 4 other courses, so really 5 courses) and my wife and I ordered different items so we had 8 dishes. Really nice variety in dishes - standouts were creamy saffron risotto with uni butter, muscles and calamari; tender gnocchi with blueberries and chèvre; the spicy fried chicken in berbere stew (just great) and the salmon with white beans and apples. Great night - my wife says one of her all-time favorite meals.

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vipTucker (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

Remarkably creative and always consistently excellent in all respects. If we only had time for one meal in Philly this would be our choice -- and the menu is continually refreshed. The new steak diane preparation was phenomenal -- and that's not an adjective we typically would use to describe a beef steak dish. Bravo!

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