Talula’s Garden

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$31 to $50
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Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s unfair to increase the valet charge for suv’s when we’ve been using my suv and this service ever since . Had I known we wouldn’t have used this service at all or not come to Talula’s anymore

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We were the last ones there but did not feel any pressure to leave.

e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful restaurant
would go back in a heartbeat.

TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great variety of choices on food and alcohol. Food was delicious and the service was great. However the restaurant is very tight. It’s not uncommon to get bumped a few times as the servers walk by or people trying to pass. Makes for unpleasant eating experience when people are constantly bumping into you. But overall if you can get a table that’s not squished into other tables then nice place!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delightful experience! The food was amazing and the service was on point. No one regretted what they ordered.

VA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

OT
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I have had in months. My guests from London raved. The entire menu is so inventive and fresh. And the cheese selection is unmatched in any restaurant in Philly. Can't wait for my next visit.

BV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and exceptional service. Large selection with many unusual items on the menu. A must GO TO PLACE - over and over again

JT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was amazing sitting outside in the garden. Cheese plate was very nice and the waiter did a great job describing each cheese and its flavor profile. Tuna crudo was very refreshing with multiple layers of flavor. Entrees were very good, but the short rib was the shining star. Fork tender and melt in your mouth with a jus that had a great depth of flavor. Highly recommend this place!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time. The food and service impeccable. the garden is beautiful. I love this place.

ER
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated almost at the exact same time is our reservation. You come in you see a nicely designed but not huge bar. There is an awesome outdoor seating area which if you can get it and the weather is good I would strongly recommend. The service was efficient. The food was very good. They have a cabbage or brussels sprouts Caesar salad which is excellent. Not too much dressing which is something that normally can kill a Caesar salad. Had the Seabass which they call panfried but it’s really just see seared so it’s not actually fried. The flavor was excellent not overwhelming with flavor but very good with a couscous in the sauce. Nice wine list. Waitress Jillian was good. A very good dining experience. Would go back.

JJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and server Connor were fabulous! Only downside was outdoor seating area was so dark myself and other partons were resorting to using cell phone lights to read menus.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at Talula’s is truly outstanding! The mix of flavors is perfect—creative without being pretentious. Service is consistently good.

RS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. I love the service. It is caring and with such attention to details. The food is outstanding as is the presentation.

RL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and very fresh.

FM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic -- even super simple things were 'a cut above.' Service was exceptional. Prices on some things were a tad steep, even for this echelon of dining (eg two deviled eggs for $13, omelette for $22). Would still go back, though! Also: the sides are a relatively good value and truly exceptional.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday brunch was very loud and tables are very crowded together, although staff made great effort to accommodate us.

JH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

This was an off day for the Garden. Food was good, but the pace was a bit hurried. Staff did not keep table clean. The person that checked us in seemed like we were a nuisance. Love this place, but this was not their best effort.

c
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Talula's Garden although I have many times been to Talula's in Kennett Square. We were not disappointed. The service, drinks and food were outstanding! Large plates of brunch food, we were all full before the theater.

CD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Philly for the first time in years. Our daughter-in-law's close friend, who lives in Philly, recommended Talula's for brunch. It was absolutely wonderful! The servers were all attentive with excellent suggestions. The food was over the top delicious. So good, in fact, that we are planning another trip back so that we can try Talula's for dinner.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place.

KA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it and will come again. Totally recommend it.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Garden is lovely

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Server was not the most attentive which was frustrating, but the evening was redeemed by great food and wines poured by Josh!

P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unparalleled service.

B
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant never fails to deliver. New Fall menu (as to be expected) is both creative and appetizing. First taste is with the eyes and everything we tasted was presented extremely well. Portions were not skimpy, and there were no negative aspects to our meal. While service here has never been an issue, the service we had on Sat. Oct. 12 was definitely a notch above normal and was most appreciated. All in all a great dinner in a lovely setting.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic every time we go. Service is stellar, food is amazing, and the ambience is so relaxing! We love this place!

AL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talula’s Garden is fantastic. The ambiance is romantic, relaxing, and elegant. The outdoor area is charming and the service is great. Highly recommend starting with a cheese board!

C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been here a number of times, and it is delicious every time.

LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect!

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice outdoor setting, good service. Probably avoid the tasting menu, more adventurous options on regular menu

KD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dine at Talula’s about once a month. Fabulous food - but want to highlight our server - Connor. He is the best!

RW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was exceptional. The service was top shelf. The food was excellent. I would recommend Talula’s Garden to both family and friends.

LR
Philadelphia
128 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tomorrow soup was so perfect on a cool fall evening. The meatballs and ricotta bread were also excellent and the scallop entree was delicious as well. Dessert was sinfully delicious. Can’t wait to go back. Our server was so friendly and the food runners were also very nice and professional. Highly recommended.

DT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a very good experience. The service was exceptional!
Noise level was high.

FW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first time there and it exceeded my expectations in every way.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Food excellent. Definitely a special treat.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood place that we are happy to share with others!

n
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A charming place for our anniversary brunch. Good food, great service

d
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely experience! Beautiful restaurant with delicious food and professional service

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