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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (49)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Good for a Date (36)
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Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Fun (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Romantic (16)
Seasonal (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 8 hours ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Really outstanding food!!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

With a name like Serpico we expected the greatest-- it was only great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good for a special occasion. The scallops are delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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 !

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food. Go there with a group of four or more and share everything. It is expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As close as it gets to a perfect meal. Scallop appetizer, short rib entree and apple cake desert were maybe the best appetizer, entree and desert I ever had.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing food & exceptional service. By far one of the best Philadelphia restaurants

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Serpico delivers truly impeccable food, service, and ambiance.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Just wanted to check it out. Great experience sitting at the counter.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was pretty much 50/50.
Half the dishes were outstanding.
The other half were ok to disappointing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We all loved it, loved it, loved it. Chef Serpico provided an outstanding blend of tastes to his dishes that will have us coming back for more when we next visit Philly. Thank you!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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