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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Between 6th Street & 7th Street
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We recommend either metered street parking, or parking in the "EZ Park" lot in between 4th and 5th on Bainbridge St.
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Serpico - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
Everything was phenomenal once we were seated. There was a slight issue since we arrived and were told there would be a booth available shortly. The booth was then given to another party and we were told that a booth/table wouldn’t be available for 30 minutes so we were sat st the Chef’s counter. This ended up being no problem for us in the end, and we enjoyed watching the kitchen work their magic.
We quickly forgot about that when we started eating and drinking since we loved everything that was put in front of us. The Porchetta entree was notably exceptional. We had ceviche special, beef tataki, and beet salad for starters. All great versions of each respective dish.
For dessert, the Rocky Road was nice, but it is extremely rich. Something like to cut/contrast the chocolate and marshmallow would be helpful.
Sat at the bar of the open kitchen by myself and was thoroughly entertained by the chefs. The “flower” drink cocktail that Sam recommended was so delicious! The staff was attentive and engaging and really helpful describing the unique items on the menu. The food is very creative and delicious and nothing you will ever make at home. I had a wonderful experience.
Serpico is hands down one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The meal was delicious and worth every penny. The dishes were visually interesting and flavorful. I would highly recommend the short rib or porchetta. It has an open kitchen concept, and my wife and I were lucky enough to sit right next to the kitchen. This provided free entertainment because we got to watch the chefs meticulously prepare every dish. I can't wait to go back and hope to make this my new special occasion spot.
OMG! This ws one of the best meals we’ve ever had. The food was a-maz-ing and the service was equally good. We sat at the chef’s counter and found that watching the master chefs produce such wonderful food added to the experience. Our waiter recommended 2-3 items from the first two columns and 1-2 entrees which was a lot of food...if you want desert, i’d recommend less. The artichoke soup (one order split nicely) was really rich and delicious. Beef Tatiki was flavored with just a touch of soy, pickled mushrooms and horseradish and was one of the best parts of the meal. Our favorite entree was the salmon which was cooked rare with super yummy crispy skin sitting in some devine cauliflower, coconut milk heavenly creamy concoction. YUM! Cocktails were nicely prepared and, although limited, the wine by the glass was also exceptional. This is clearly one of the top 1-2 restaurants in Philly.
We are normally tasters of food we have never had, but we chose to try new dishes here- and to our surprise we loved everything that we tried! The atmosphere was great- the service was even better! This small place is big on taste, service, & value! We can not wait to go back to this fabulous place again- and soon!
We had an amazing experience at Serpico. Our server guided us perfectly as to the size and number of dishes to order. We had drinks to start, which my wife and son raved about. With our second course, our server timed our a perfectly matched glass of Spanish red. Desert was the perfect end along with rich and multi-dimensional coffee. The atmosphere was energetic and we had conversations with the people next to us. Usually, we enjoy privacy, but the open setting invited us to socialize. Next time, we will sit at the open kitchen counter.
Absolutely first-rate and interesting. The artichoke soup was beautiful (though it could have been served hotter): beautiful texture and flavor, with small bits of chestnut in it, and with a chive oil on top of an intense color. (Supposedly chive; it didn't taste of chive; instead, there was a rosemary taste.) There's a Chinese vibe to many of the dishes, such as the fried cauliflower with shrimp, where the shrimp is like the shrimp stuffing in Chinese restaurants and the short rib of beef is like beef with broccoli. That was a hit with the table, though I found it a little too obvious and I found the broccoli meh. I preferred the prochetta - unlike the rest of the table. I liked the crispy skin and the pork belly itself was much less fatty than I'd feared. The broccoli here was more interesting. (Yes, the server should have told us we'd have two dishes with broccoli.) Part of what is so interesting is the layering of tastes. I also really liked Friday Saturday Sunday.
This was our second time dining at serpico and, as before, we sat at the counter by the chefs. The chefs are so nice about answering questions on what they’re working on while busy preparing the food. For us that’s a big part of the experience.
Again the food was fabulous. I wish they would offer a mirror to see the server who stands behind you! I know it sounds silly but it’s quite hard to order or talk to the server when they stand directly behind you.
This visit there must have been a mixup with our order because the waiter realized ,
After a 30 minute wait, that we had not received our entree. An apology would have been nice.
Overall it’s a good dining experience
Honestly love this restaurant the food is as good as you will find!! The creations made to share are outstanding and this is a regular place when I travel to philly. But beyond the food the staff works together in the front of the house to the waiters, runners and kitchen staff like a well oiled machine never pretentious just exceptional service!
Our meal and service were fantastic! From someone holding the door when you enter and when you leave, to welcoming, friendly yet never stuffy service, to amazing food it was a perfect and exceptional experience! Order anything on the menu- you will love everything. Our favorites were the duck mole, the ceviche special and the steal tataki. I love the ambiance here- low lighting, open kitchen and quiet volume make it so nice. Loved everything about our experience here! Note that the wine pours per glass are very small and it may be worth bringing your own bottle despite a $30 corkage fee.
I thought this was alot of noise about nothing much. At an unusally high price there was an obviously creative team concocting special dishes but I found no rhyme or reason for what things went together- sort of " ooh let's try these and see what happens!" Nice vibe inside and attractive but pretentious.
Serpico is an outstanding restaurant. This was our 4th visit and each time the experience has been fantastic. The food is creative and top-notch and service is attentive but unobtrusive. We especially love sitting at the chef's counter and watching the team work to prepare the meal. We highly recommend this restaurant.
All we could taste was SALT.
This restaurant came recommended. We were a party of 4 and tried 5 dishes - ALL were over salted and not enjoyable in the least. We did tell the manager and she was kind enough to remove the cost of all the entrees from our bill. We all grateful this did not take an argument which would have further soured the evening. The prices are prohibitive, ranging from $18 apps to $42 heavier entrees and the portions were extremely small.
The ambiance left much to be desired as well; chalkboard walls with the menu written over and over again. Overall a very bad choice and tasteless (except for the salt) dining experience. Pass it up and eat elsewhere.
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