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Serpico - Philadelphia

4.7
1012 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
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Phone number
(215) 925-3001
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Cross street: Between 6th Street & 7th Street
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What 1012 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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vipPhillyphoodphan (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Very inventive food and incredible service - the courses are very well paced and I cannot say enough about the flavor combinations!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

I had dinner with my son, his girlfriend and my husband. Service was impeccable, food was delicious and so inventive. Our whole 2+ hour experience was amazing. Should be ranked #1 in Philadelphia magazine’s top restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Service slow. Food not great

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vipmanhattan (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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vipBirdy (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Very attentive service, good food - standout was the fried cauliflower, and the special for the night - scallops and shrimps with crispy sunchokes on lobster bouillabaisse.

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vipLive2eat (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Each item we ordered was great. I'm a vegetarian, and had plenty to choose from. My husband had the short ribs and loved it. Don't miss dessert -- the sweet potato dessert sounded "meh" in its description but was, in fact, fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent all around, menu may not be for everyone as some selections are a bit unusual but it’s all delicious, just need to be a bit adventurous with a few of the menu choices

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Get the duck and lasagna.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Great experience for a date night. Sitting at the kitchen counter was neat.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
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Cross street
Between 6th Street & 7th Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$50 and over
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(215) 925-3001
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Parking details
We recommend either metered street parking, or parking in the "EZ Park" lot in between 4th and 5th on Bainbridge St.
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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.
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Executive chef
Peter Serpico
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine