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About Serpico - Philadelphia

Serpico is a collaboration between James Beard award-winning chef Peter Serpico and restaurateur Stephen Starr. Located on South Street, the 60-seater will have a true neighborhood feel, with cozy booths, counter seating and a small bar at which the full menu will be available.

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.

604 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday 5:00PM to 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Between 6th Street & 7th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 925-3001

Website:
http://www.serpicoonsouth.com/

Parking Details:
We recommend either metered street parking, or parking in the "EZ Park" lot in between 4th and 5th on Bainbridge St.

Public Transit:
Serpico is located nearest the Broad Street Line, 8 blocks east of the Lombard-South station. We are also easily accessible by SEPTA routes 40 and 47, or PATCO via the 9th/10th-Locust station.

Executive Chef:
Peter Serpico

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM

Serpico - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (55)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Good for a Date (41)
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Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Fun (21)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Authentic (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Seasonal (12)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Organic (5)
People Watching (5)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Each food dish was superb and the service was great ...Thanks William ! Meal was top rate but, a little pricey.... also the cocktail and drink pours we quite skimpy. I would go back in a heart beat if my pocketbook could stand the hit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely amazing meal! This is the third time I've had the pleasure of eating at Serpico, and it continues to be one of the top restaurants in Philadelphia in my humble opinion.

We each had the plates and so had a solid portion of the menu overall. The highlights were the diver scallops with buttermilk, poppy seeds and yuzu, and the porchetta with broccoli, which was a special. Both were mind blowingly good.

The porchetta was rich and crunchy, with some nice herbal notes, balanced with a broccoli salad that was needed to break up the fattiness of the pork. Delicious!

The scallops were tender and fresh, and the flavors to turns in your mouth, starting off with sweet fishiness, transitioning into the tangy buttermilk, and finishing with the yuzu and Poppy seeds. A really complex and wonderful dish!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent culinary experience and fantastic service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our first time here and loved it. Especially liked the idea of sharing the selections. There were 3 of us so we got to tasted more dishes. The beet and goat cheese salad, mushroom risotto and beef short ribs were some of my favorites. Excellent service and very friendly staff. Also very helpful in making gluten free selections.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great sharing experience. Food was delicious and unique. We would dine here again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and experience, felt a bit rushed

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Let me just start off by saying: Wow! Dining at Serpico was an experience for all the senses, and especially for the taste buds. Everything was new to the pallet in a fabulous way. Textures and design complimented the just right and never overdone combinations of flavors. Our favorites were a middle plate: Egg custard with jumbo lump crab, brown butter, crispy potatoes and long hots; and a large plate: Ora King Salmon with caviar, Napa cabbage, smoked creme fraiche and dill. The wine list is pricey but the servers are well informed to assist you with the right selection to compliment your meal. Don't go hungry not thirsty. Go for a most amazing experience! Bring your credit card. It's worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

There were 4 of us at Serpico so we were able to try 4 small plates and 2 entrees. Mushroom, custard, and eggplant were outstanding. Squash and risotto solid but not as special as the others. Everyone loved the oxtail stew. Halibut with beet surprise underneath was well done. Apple cake was outstanding (more like Apple dumpling).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Creative, unique... each plate was an experience of its own. Highly recommend the raw divers scallops and egg custard. Chefs counter seating was "food theatre"!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food and our server could not have been nicer! Great experience overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was delicious, but the portions were small and the prices were steep. Also be prepared to share! 75% of the menu is sharing style (which I love). I love that they have a small menu, but I wish there was more variety, ie vegetarian friendly option. Overall it was delicious, and I would recommend it for special occasions / good for foodies.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was truthfully so excited for Serpico because of the reviews. I had made an open table reservation but a table was not ready when we arrived so we were seated at the bar for about ten minutes. After which the hostess took us to the kitchen side bench - in front of the hand washing sink. I requested a table, which the hostess denied, saying they don't guarantee tables. She came back several minutes later and moved us. The rice crackers that came out first were incredible. They set my expectations high. I tried to order the ginger cocktail but the bar was out of one of the ingredients. I ordered the floral which was, again incredible. Unfortunately it was blaise from there. The food preparation was done so skillfully. Everything individually was cooked well but the food combinations did not work well. Consistency was also a negative for me since all the dishes had a similar mushy texture. We got the beet salad which was delicious but was more of a soup. It was my favorite of the night. We then had steak tataki, egg custard, mushroom tartar, and halibut. The egg custard confused me because they served it in a dish and said it was best to scoop it into your own bowl. The single bowls were cold which made the egg custard cold. It would have been a delicious dish (sans the crunchy rice bits) had it been served piping hot. The mushroom tartar was too salty for the carrier. It was served with a fingerling potato chip which didn't hold the salt of the tartar well enough. The halibut was prepared really well but beat puree, halibut, horseradish, apple, and asparagus just fought too much. There wasn't a consistent flavor. For a $200 meal I walked away really dissatisfied with flavor combination, service, and consistency.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, reasonable prices for portion sizes. Sit at the chefs counter, makes it dinner and a show!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really cool experience. The place was packed when we came in, but they were still able to honor our reservation time, which was great for the reservation being so last-minute. Food was outstanding. We were told the menu was set up like a three course meal, but made for sharing, so between three of us we split two apps and each got our own meal. The Caledonian Blue Prawns were an original dish I highly enjoyed, and the Wagyu skirt steak was tender and cooked to perfection. Only complaint is that the server was not very attentive. She did not offer another round of drinks when we finished our first, and was not around when my meal came out so I was unable to order the glass of wine I would have liked with my dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wine by the glass measured using a thimble. Very inconsistent from glass to glass. An hour-and-half before entrees were served. Otherwise good food and good vibe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Best restaurant in Philly. Been here many times. It remains consistent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The place is pricy , very pricy for the area.
It was my second time and the food wasn't a stellar. The wagu beef was tough and didn't taste good at all. However my friend's dish was very good.
The food is beautiful and the place is very cool.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food! Beautiful environment! Definately will be returning! Chef zack was amazing and made our dinner special as well

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent and helpful staff. Good place for a relaxed dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING WAITER WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL WITH ORDERING AND PACING OF MEAL ARCHICHOKE SOUP DELICIOUS BUT LUKEWARM DIDNT LIKE THE CUSTARD BEEF TATAKE, CHICKEN SNAIL LASAGNE , SHORT RIBS, APPLE CAKE SOME OF THE BEST FLAVORS IVE EATEN HALIBUT ENTRE WAS NOT HOT ALSO DESPITE FEW FAILIGS GREAT EXPERIENCE

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We loved our dinner at Serpico. We had been wanting to try it since it opened and it did not dissapoint. Slow-poached halibut, ceviche, prawns and beef tataki were highlights in an overall outstanding experience. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had an incredible experience at Serpico. The food is original and outstanding. Each dish is truly unique. Our server was extremely knowledgeable on wine pairings and we had an incredible experience. We have recommended this to several friends and family already!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Visiting Philly and was lookin for a farm to table, small plate, restaurant where the chef was artistic and who took great pride in their food as well as presentation. Serpico certainly fit that bill. It wa a wonderful meal and evening. I sat at the Chef's bar and was able to watch all the creative efforts of the staff as they prepared each of the dishes. It was definitely my kind of place and I highly recommend anyone to dine here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Honestly, the food preparation was too fussy and that statement is not made because I have simple food tastes. We ordered 3 fish entrees and the fish was underdone in 2 of the 3 and each fish serving was very small served over differing mush. Not great tasting mush. Just mush. In trying to get too cute and precious— they just missed completely. They couldn’t even serve a palatable beet and goat cheese salad. Don’t get me started on what they bring out to replace the bread. When the bill came (very very expensive) I apologized to my companions. The meal wasn’t worth a third of the price! Avoid.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely stellar meal from the knowledgeable, personable and talented bartender to every inspired and complex dish we savored. The diver scallops were delicate bites of perfectionm, as were the wagyu skirt steak and the short ribs. The egg custard was silken and featured delectable lump crab and crunchy potatoes that were the perfect textural counterpoint. Desserts included an inspiringly light yuzu semifreddo, a prickly pear sorbet and an appple caramel cake that was sublime. A perfect eve.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Really beautiful spot with interesting menu options...and wow...the food was great. Can't wait to go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Serpico never ceases to amaze me with the variety and quality of its preparations. I go frequently, and there are always new additions to the menu (as well as the daily specials) to ensure that each visit offers something unique. It is also kind of rare to see a chef who is behind the counter almost all the time, and particularly fun to watch him prepare the dish that is about to be served to you.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The artichoke soup was amazing! My mushroom risotto was very good and they were able to make it an entree portion as I am a vegetarian and there are not a lot of vegetarian options. Short ribs were very tender. The crab egg custard was tasty but the custard was a little too odd in texture with the crab for us. Our server Sam was knowledgeable, helpful and extremely upbeat and fun! This was a very nice place but prices are too high for everyday, casual dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of the best eating places in Philadelphia. I been to most of the
good restaurants in Philly. Serpico is still one of the rare, under appreciated
gems in the city.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Quick Bite, Organic, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal. Food was fantastic. Service was very good. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Husband took me here foe my birthday and I'm so glad he did, food was amazing and the service was great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Been here many times and keeps it getting better. It is definitely a top 5 restaurant in Philly

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 3, 2017

By far my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Food is fabulous and meticulously prepared. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Counter seats overlooking the open kitchen are the best. Pricey but worth every penny. Local, seasonal, interesting ingredients and flavor profiles.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very creative menu. We shared everything beause it all sounded so good, and it was! Favorites - mushroom tartare, steamed egg custard, and the slow poached halibut. The Rocky Road dessert was incredible. We sat at the counter so we could watch the chefs, which was great. Nice wines by the glass and intesting cocktails too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Completely unimpressed. Food was cold. Had to send back. Nothing good to say.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Every meal is special in this gem of a restaurant. Friends just back from Europe raved!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was awesome. If you get anything other than the short ribs for dinner and the apple cake for desert you are a fool!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Sat at the counter and watched amazing food preparation with great presentation and timely service even though it was packed. The duck is to die for.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Totally over valued. Some plates were good like the mushroom tartar but other plates were either too bland like the salmon or were too sweet like the short ribs. I've had better tasting meals at cheaper places which is a shame because I wanted to like this place. Drinks were good and so was the service. The menu However was subpar

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food quality, presentation and service.

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