Stateside

4.3
136 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Stateside is a staple of the thriving East Passyunk Business district in South Philadelphia.



Our menu showcases locally-sourced products and ingredients in a small plate format.



The bar features only domestic beer, wine, and spirits. We offer a rotating craft draft and canned beer menu, a whiskey list of over 100 bourbons and ryes, as well as a handful of classic and creative specialty cocktails.
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K
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Disappointed with this restaurant. Dining area music was too loud. Food was good, but portions extremely small considering the price. Dinner for two and a drink each cost almost $100 and we left hungry.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was friendly, prompt and attentive (but not excessively so). The restaurant itself is not spectacular in terms of appearance but you must ask yourself if you’re going to eat delicious food or to be in a beautiful room. If it’s the latter, then head to some trap in center city where you’ll get rude service and meh food but you’ll be in a converted bank with beautiful accents. Stateside does it right and you won’t be let down by the people or the food.

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TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food ranged from okay to very good, the highlights were the cheese and meat board and the pasta. Drinks were excellent, pricing on drinks was reasonable compared with other local bars. Noise level is VERY high, so make sure you're ready to shout to be heard. Service was personal and friendly. Overall a nice spot.

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TP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This is such a solid spot for great food. The reservations fill up fast so get to it at least a week in advance. This is also a great place to bring friends from out of town, I can guarantee that Stateside's unique menu will be a first for your guest.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, smaller menu and great beer selections.

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JP
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophia was an absolute angel!! Couldn’t have been more helpful!! Made the meal so complete.
Will be back!!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend Stateside to anyone I know. The food and drinks were outstanding and the waitstaff was wonderful!

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S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server (at the table) was great - knowledgeable, efficient, pleasant. The big red flag: my out-of-town guest arrived before I did (at 5:15pm) and sat down at the bar. The bartender handed him a drink menu and never mentioned happy hour or specials (which included a $5 old fashioned, which he would have been thrilled with). So I ended up buying him a $12 cocktail off the drink menu during a stellar happy hour. Not happy about that.

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TM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique dining experience. Ordered 2 small plated items from the menu and this was just enough for my friend and I. The staff was attentive to our needs, and informative with respect to our questions.
Would definitely visit again.

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SN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was very friendly. The food took awhile to come out but it was a very good value, especially since we were there during happy hour and received $5 glasses of wine.

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s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I don’t like that there are no big players anymore

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MN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a birthday celebration with friends, who were less than enthusiastic about small plate eating. Stateside changed their minds, nobody left hungry. Great place, creative food and top notch service.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. We had a great time. Gggggggghggghhhhhh

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was so nice!!!

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JB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely 5 cheese plate! Order the ‘Thats What she said’ drink!

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter and Bartender were nice guys and fun to talk to. Good service all around.

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Y
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Only the small plate menu was offered, it was not enough for dinner. I wouldn’t recommend coming here for dinner, would’ve been nice to know beforehand that the entree/large plate menu would not be offered. Will return for drinks but would not order food.

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KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went here with 5 friends, celebrating a birthday in the group. The cocktails and drinks are fantastic. and decently priced. Our favorite was the 'That's What She Said'. Service was great. Don't come for a lavish dinner spread but if you're willing to split small plates, they have a decent variety and they are all done pretty well (we loved the calamari the best). I would definitely come back here.

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KP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was decent- little over priced. The bartender and drinks were awesome. Or server was horrible. We ended up leaving after apps and went to another restaurant for dinner.

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CW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was really creative, flavorful, and—for tapas—surprisingly filling. The two of us had three plates between us, and it was plenty!

The ambience was nice, casual, and comfortable

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious cocktails, knowledgeable and attentive staff, unique cuisine. I went here because I've only heard great things about Stateside from others, and they did not disappoint. Only real drawback for me was the noise level. The bar was rowdy and the venue is on the smaller side, so we found ourselves struggling to hear our conversation at times...but it was a Friday night in June, so they were crazy busy. I'll definitely be back to Stateside in the future.

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D
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Drinks were fantastic, food was good.

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M
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

We only stayed for one round of drinks and a snack because it was so painfully loud despite going at only 6pm. Even with the windows around the bar open it was awful. They had music blasting so loud and that just made it worse with people yelling to be able to be heard. The drinks we had were very good and the rest of the cocktail list looked great. We had the beet snack and it was excellent. Would like to try on a quiet weeknight or maybe another Sunday that doesn't precede a holiday.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great cocktails. Food very good!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing and amazing!!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The outside closes at 8:30pm, but other than that everything was amazing.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot.

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W
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood dining option - attentive service and good quality fare. Menu was well planned offering variety and interest to each small plate option. Good if not extensive set of craft beer options on tap and solid selection of spirits as well. Casual and inviting. Would definitely return.

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TB
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tim waited on us at the bar. He recommend the fish and chips which were excellent. The old fashion he made was exceptional. Look forward to returning soon. Also wanted to note the attention and service of Tim and the host, both were 5 star.

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N
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our master distiller in for an absolutely incredible dinner. Cheese and meet board was unparalleled and the 22oz bone in ribeye dry aged for 22 days in house was wagyu level delicious. Would come back again and again

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whiskey selection was amazing - tried two tapas dishes and the chef’s board and couldn’t be happier. Definitely recommend trying the ribs!

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LO
Philadelphia
261 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Have been meaning to go here since the George Sabatino days (sad news about Aldine BTW). Enjoyed the many beer offerings as well as wines by the glass. The menu is not very long but all the dishes we had (including the cavatelli, ribs, steamed buns, shrimp dumplings and risotto) were plenty for the four of us to enjoy. Opted out of dessert and walked down the street for rolled ice cream at Roly Cow Creamery (Capogiro was closed due to winter schedule). Excellent service by Taylor, so friendly and accommodating, attending to all of our needs.

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T
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, marvelous drinks, and great food made it a wonderful evening!

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BK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good. Cauliflower was amazing. The lobster and shrimp were a bit bland but pastas were amazing.

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t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue, spot, service! Highly recommend. Great ambiance.

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y
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stateside is a cozy, local restaurant with the most amazing tapas plates and cocktails. The bourbon stateside cocktail was a perfect blend while still preserving the delicious bourbon smoothness. We had a total of 4 plates and they were plenty as a pre-concert meal. The cauliflower (we ordered 2 servings it was so good) is a little fusion flavor with lightly breaded florets that were tender and tasty. The risotto with pancetta a(I forget but it was delicious) was perfect and delicious. We also had the pork dumplings that were loaded with pork and the dumpling was cooked to perfection.
Loved this little slice of South Philly heaven where you can sit and look out of the big windows and watch the world go by.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this spot. It’s become our place to go to before sixers games - 2.5 Miles from the complex. Great vibe to Stateside. Cocktails are top notch, and the food, mostly small plates, are creative and delicious. We’ll be back...

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JW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food has gone downhill from the last time visiting. The brandade was scorching hot and scorched my mouth 2 days later. The risotto was undercooked and resembled porridge more than a risotto dish.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

cool outside corner bar- would be nice on to have a beer on a warm evening.
small menu but food was good not great!

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BE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server was not only knowledgeable about everything on the menu but genuinely enthusiastic about it as well! It was great to get a drink on one of the outdoor bar stools before heading inside for dinner. Cheese board was delicious!

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