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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
Continues to be one of my must visits when I am in Philadelphia. The food and service never disappoint. And where one might might misstep the other steps up for. This past visit there was one dish I found lacking but the service and hospitality provided more than made up any concerns I would have had.
Seemed like an odd place for a Steven Starr restaurant, on south street but we tried it. It is small, no windows, very industrial looking. We were early for our reservation and there was literally no place to stand. The hostess sent us down the street to a local bar to wait our table. Food was good, but not worth $100 per person.
I was only in Philadelphia for one hour when I used Open Table and found Serpico. What an amazing introduction to this city. The atmosphere was amazing but was topped by the outstanding food and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Every item put before us was so interesting. Culinary miracles. The wine director was beyond helpful and clearly enjoyed sharing his wealth of knowledge. Fabulous dining experience.
Heard about this through a colleagues recommendation. Sat at the bar which is the best seat in the house. Watched the chef and staff meticulously prepare all their dishes. Incredible chefs table experience. Staff was excellent with their recommendations on food and drink. Phenomenal atmosphere with great vibes. The menu is a foodies dream. Each dish is absolutely mind blowing. From the appetizers to main course, their heart and souls goes into it. Also visually stunning as well. Top Resturant in Philadelphia !
We asked to sit at the counter overlooking the kitchen and were accommodated without difficulty. There was an excellent selection of menu items and specials. The ceviche special was a standout item notable for its freshness and texture. The only miss was the dessert. The pumpkin panna cotta was a bit firm. Taste was fine, but texture was off.
The food is very good. The wine list is manipulative with lesser named products that the typical wine lover would not know nor have an idea of an appropriate price of. I am a wino and don't appreciate the wine list games. No one with wine knowledge was available for consult.Our waiter was not trained nor was he professional.
Another great dinner at Serpico. The fall menu is awesome, and the chefs at the counter, servers, and manager were wonderful to us! The dry aged sirloin tataki and chicken & snail lasagna are a must - but you definitely can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Love having this restaurant in Philly!
We went for Thanksgiving Dinner. The evening began with Serpico's family recipe for Mac n' Cheese. It was delicious. The dinner itself was traditional with Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and mashed potatoes. They offered a unique Loire Valley Chenin Blanc that was perfect for the meal. We finished with an Apple Pie dessert. Our only complaint would be that the server didn't ask if we wanted one or two desserts. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I believe that we will return to try their menu for another special occasion. The prices are a bit high though not for Philly. The food, ambiance, and efforts to meet or exceed the patrons' expectations are worth the price point.
Outstanding experience. Attention to detail from start to finish in all facets of the meal. It was Thanksgiving dinner and was not sure what to expect but the staff made it one of our most special holiday dining experiences.
So good that we returned the following night! Fantastic meal & service. Next night was Thanksgiving & we loved the turkey dinner & phenomenal mac'n' cheese. Even the bartender deserves accolades for his wonderful cocktails. Serpico's is well worth the cost of a meal.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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