Serpico - Philadelphia
Serving dinner only, the cuisine is ingredient-driven offering a seasonally evolving menu of playful yet familiar takes on global fare. A small hand-picked list of food-friendly wines will perfectly complement the menu and a quality cocktail program will focus on boutique spirits.
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
A definite Michelin star caliber restaurant. Food and service are outstanding!
It is very possible it was an off-night, but I have never had an experience at such an acclaimed restaurant where every dish I ordered fell completely flat. Initially impressions were good - the atmosphere was welcoming, my beer and my partner’s wine were very nice, and I would still say the service around us was overall good. Our main server, however, was generally awkward and more of a mixed bag. He had a few opportunities to explain the layout of the menu, what dishes were or not available, and how best to approach the experience as a first-timer, but did not take these opportunities and I had to prompt him myself. My partner and I went light on the dishes and shared 4 - the soup, which was quite muted and okay compared to the others but didn’t too much for us; the eggplant, which was confusing as the texture and spicing didn’t gel in any way giving it very little taste; 3rd we settled on (I believe) the monkfish (they didn’t have their halibut) which had carrot crust which we liked but alongside the slightly undercooked texture of the bottom made it feel rubbery and at times membrane-like - an odd mouth feel that weighed down the delicate quality of the dish to where it just felt off; and lastly, the porchetta, which was far too overcooked on its crust but wad nicer in texture in the meat, tasted so dominant of a particular flavor and one-note, even with the sides together, that it felt heavy and boring. The unfortunate capper was the bill, which was far too expensive for 4 shared dishes, which all felt subpar of a restaurant of this caliber.
Great as always!! A must eat in Philadelphia, we'll miss you Serpico!! :D
Great food. Prices are a bit high for Philly, but I guess the massive (and nice) kitchen team need to earn a living wage!
The seats at the chefs table counter could use a bar for your feet to rest on while dining.
That all said the delicious food brought in more 5's than 4's so 5 stars it is.
Best meal of 2018. Fantastic on all fronts.
Sit at the counter and talk to the chefs.
Serpico never disappoints! Creatively prepared and presented delicious food! Service is impeccable! Mike was our server this visit and Michael has helped us several tines in the past. One of our favorite places in Philly!
definitely worth trying it if looking for looking for new restaurant
Such a great meal and experience at Serpico!!! The service was wonderful and it was the perfect place to have dinner!
Absolutely wonderful experience. I was in utter awe of all courses and their careful execution. Staff very knowledgeable and accommodating. Really, one of the best restaurants I’ve had the pleasure of dining at in Philadelphia.
Have been wanting to go to Serpico for a while now. Initially heard of the restaurant when living in Chicago and have now moved back to London. I was in Philly for 3 days and my one meal out was here - did not disappoint!
As soon as you enter, you're created by the warm ambience of diners, staff, and the space so immediately you feel at ease. The open kitchen (the most open I have ever seen) is exquisite and if sat at the chefs counter, like we were, your experience is even better. The service was so friendly, to the point. Not overly chatty but the right amount so you feel like you have a host but can also get on with your conversations.
The food, oh the food. Delicious. It seems like every single ingredient and placement is intentional. The visuals, the aromas, the taste, the texture. Actually beautiful. Hands down, one of my favourite meals this year!
Exceeded our high expectations
Special place. And, how nice is it that they are open for Thanksgiving dinner?
Food was overpriced. But service was good
While one sees the restaurant fill up with hungry diners, about to enjoy an incredible meal. The volume never changes at one's table. It's never too loud and I've never overheard a conversation. Not sure how they do that but it's just another thing that keeps us coming back!
Second time there! I just love it. Will be back soon
Awesome food and attentive but relaxed service.
Amazing food. Enjoyed the open space as well
sat the bar / open kitchen concept for a great culinary experience, however very pricey for the final product
The food was exceptional, and the kitchen and wait staff went above and beyond accommodating a food allergy for one of our guests.
Excellent dinner, excellent service.
Great service. Awesome food. Wish there were more vegetarian choices
Made a reservation and waited 40 minutes to be seating in a completely different section than reserved.
Such an amazing restaurant! The food is unique and delicious. I went with my parents and friends and everyone was pleased. Even the picky eaters enjoyed it. I was impressed that it wasn’t noisy considering such a big open space. One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.
We went to Serpico for our Anniversary and sat at the Chef’s Counter. At first, we weren’t sure if we would like the counter seating, but it was fun and fascinating to watch the kitchen staff and food preparation. As always, the food was phenomenal! I’ve never had anything here that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. Troy was also great. He gave great recommendations and made sure we had everything we needed. We’ll definitely be back.
Fabulous, intricate dining experience
I enjoyed Serpico. The food was good to very good. The small plates are small and very expensive. The cocktails were outstanding. We spent $125 per person but I would much prefer to spend this type of money at a Vetri or a Vernick. Nothing bad to say, maybe just a bit overpriced. Service was outstanding. A bit too packed in for such a pricey spot. I probably won't be back. I think it is worth dining here at least once.
Excellent food. Well prepared and creatively presented. I've been here twice in the past month (for two special occasions), and we have enjoyed every dish served to us. A bit spendy, but well worth it. Perfect for a small grouping for a special occasion (2-8 people), and for a very nice dinner out.
One of the only places in the city we keep coming back to. Love this place. Consistent, creative, and always delicious!
High quality food and preparation that comes with a price tag and worth a try. Wine list is $50+. Best on a business account.
Outstanding food, drink and service. Was a fantastic dining experience!
Excellent restaurant that exceeded expectations. Staff was awesome. Food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back
Amazing meal and service
Fabulous food! Great service! Thoroughly enjoyed.
Incredible food with incredible service. Had the counter seats as they prepared five wonderful courses. Highly recommended.
Very interesting and tasty food. Definitely not inexpensive but I don’t mind paying a lot for great food. Certainly not what you can easily cook at home. We had a variety of fish , meat and vegetables but I think the oyster mushroom dish alone was worth the trip
My wife and I eat out 2-3 times a week. We consider ourselves experienced diners. Serpico is for the connoisseur of food. It is about the details and combinations. AWESOME!!!!
This was my second time dining here and both experiences were amazing! It had been a couple of years between my visits, so I was thrilled to see it was just as good if not better than my first visit. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection (some favorites were the eggplant, enoki mushrooms, sirloin titaki and the NY strip). Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable and the meal was paced very well for us. With so many great restaurants in Philly, I don’t often repeat places frequently, but I can’t wait to come back!
Wonderful experience! Food and service were amazing! Only knock was the beer selection - no local beers offered, and the only stout/porter option was a $52 porter.
Incredible service, and very very very innovative cuisine! A great fusion of Japanese and new American cuisine. The chef had worked at Momofuku, which was a huge Asian influence (including some Chinese flavours as well as the dominant Japanese and American tastes). They were very accommodating to my veganism, very friendly waiter, and a beautiful open kitchen. Highly recommend.
Phenomenal. From the moment we walked in till saying goodbye. Our dining experience was impeccable. We ordered everything on the menu...literally. The perfect way to spend my birthday with my family.