Talula’s Garden

4.8
9671 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 9671 people are saying
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LishaZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cocktails are amazing!

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AlexK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tatum, was outstanding and really enhanced our experience!

She was very knowledgeable and made some stellar choices for us.

Food was delicious and the service top-notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect spot for outdoor dining -- attentive but not overbearing service, delicious food and lovely urban garden surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Philadelphia restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful place for a quick bite and a drink!

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JessHMNYK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a nice weekday dinner and it was just what we had in mind. Situated tucked away off of Washington square park, the alley way where the outdoor seatings, is quiet and serene with lots of plants and flowers. Service was great and food was fresh and delicious. Would have liked to take home a gallon of that salted honey butter that is served with the biscuits !! Ate them all so quickly I forgot to take a picture of them!

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PaulaF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. The food speaks for itself; the ambience is so relaxing (we were outside); and all the staff was top-rate.

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vipJimbo
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine. They’ve done nicely with their garden post pandemic. Almost back to the way it was.

Their menu had some nice changes to it.

Happy to dine there!!

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DeeJay
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top notch! Food was outstanding, service was outstanding, scenery was beautiful . What an amazing place! Worth every penny! Everyone was nice and friendly and Kenny…. your service was outstanding. Thank you for taking good care of us.

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NancyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden setting and excellent, inventive food!

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BeckyM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Talula's Garden regularly, and this was our FIRST time for brunch! As always, Talula's does not disappoint. I highly recommend the raspberry muffins (don't let the gluten-free element scare you off), and the Nutella croissants. Both of these starters are excellent, the muffin standing as the big surprise. Fresh, flavorful and succulent, any "carbo-holic" will love these. Main course items, fried chicken and waffles like your mother makes, and a fluffy and delightful farm fresh egg omelet hit the spot. We thoroughly enjoyed the Rose' Froze' - a wonderful summer frozen spritzer that refreshes and rounds out a lovely meal.

As we know, food never stands alone. The service was prompt, friendly, informative and unobtrusive. From our first encounter at the host stand, until the service team cleared our table at the finish, Talula's staff is friendly and professional.

Talula's Garden is a delightful dining experience for weekend brunch or dinner any time. If you're visiting the Constitution Center, Independence Hall or strolling through Washington Square, a visit to Talula's will make your day complete.

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vipBBruno
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome! Service was Excellent! We couldn't of asked for a better day!

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Colleen
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Trainee waiter. He was okay but not great. Disappointed the ricotta doughnuts were off the menu but mini chocolate croissants were a great replacement. I like the new overhang for outdoor dining. Our favorite place in Philly for brunch. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was the trainee waiter.

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WendyN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Service was very rushed despite open tables around us. Food was above average but will not be rushing back

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Christine
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was outstanding.

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vipjoel
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food continues to be excellent. The outdoor dining is beautifully set up.

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Katharine
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, fresh food. Wonderful flavor combinations and the perfect portions. Friendly staff was the cherry on top of a perfect dinner.

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vipGarry
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Great food, good attention from server BUT...rushed into and out of meal. Terrible experience. Ordered cheese tray , appetizers, and main course. Cheese plate deliver and then appetizers within 2 mins of cheese plate. All Plates cleared almost before we put down silverware. Entree's came 5 mins before we finished cheese plate and appetizers. Waiter held until we finished. Total 65 mins. We looked forward to this meal since it had been a few years since we were able to dine at Talula's. Very disappointing. They seem to be trying to make up for the lost business because of Covid; understandable, but don't try to make it up in one day. We probably won't return anytime soon.

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DeeLisch
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Philadelphia and super server

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SaraR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and outdoor seating was great atmosphere. Our server Isiah was wonderful. A favorite spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Did feel a bit rushed. Would definitely dine here again.

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vipStanS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! The chef is creative with flavor combinations, herbs, spices and more! Fresh, local, amazing food! Service is just as amazing; friendly, accommodating, well delivered time and attention - kudos to Tyler! I really appreciate a conversation with the manager, Colin. You have made this restaurant special, unique, a place to return to again and again! 👏👍😃

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vipGailD
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great! The only issue was we were seated outside right by a manhole!

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Rainne
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Felt very welcoming and the atmosphere was beautiful and eclectic. Loved everything!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent recognition of wife's birthday

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KristinM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as amazing as I imagined it would be. So many delicious-sounding choices and ours were excellent. A lovely room and a friendly, nice server.

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vipMikeD
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is fantastic and food delicious. Highly recommend!

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KenJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Third time there. Great food and atmosphere. One of my favorites in Philadelphia.

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vipR3p91
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect date night spot for some incredible farm fresh food and a committed and knowledgeable waitstaff!

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vipjoebwan
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time back to Talula's Garden since the Covid shutdown, the service and food were both great. I hope they are able to get rid of the roofs over the garden area and open up that outdoor bar at some point. Its understandable that they needed to do it, but it really takes away from the experiences we loved there. So nice to be back!

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vipDinerDude
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal. Service was just a bit slow at times.

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Amba
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fabulous service with our waitress and they really made our special event extra special with toast and the added candle with dessert! Every dish was beautifully presented and completely delicious.

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vipBigEater
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice!

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David
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food in lovely shaded outdoor dining area. A little pricey but generally worth it. Knowledgeable server. Some small gaps in service -- e.g. no bread or rolls offered. But the pluses far outweigh the concerns...we have been going there for years and will be back

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Catherinem
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night! Amazing flavors and always impressed with this place! Highly recommend

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vip2ndbreakfast
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food, and an interesting menu. Good service.

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TomC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Elijah. Food was excellent as always. Our favorite place in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday Brunch at Talula’s!!! The beverages, the atmosphere and the food we all spectacular!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual....the food was awesome...the service was excellent and the reservation was honored as scheduled...thank you for a lovely experience. It was my daughter's birthday and she was very happy.

KB
vipKatieB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful!! The food was amazing! It was really something special.

FAQs

Talula’s Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 592-7787.

Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 9671 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.