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Talula’s Garden

4.8
4.8
10690 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.

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Booked 194 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 592-7787

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charles Parker

  • Private party facilities

    Currently we are not exploring or accepting large group reservations or events. We accept groups of 6 or less. We are very eager to get back to serving our guests with great hospitality and will be welcoming back larger group events in 2022. Please feel free to check back in with us at a later time.

  • Private party contact

    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651

  • Neighborhood

    Washington Square

  • Cross street

    7th between Walnut and Locust

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 10,690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    American

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

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  • Philadelphia

    American

  • Philadelphia

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  1. AV

    AlexV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We recently had dinner at Talula's Garden. The food was delicious, albeit a bit expensive. For a restaurant with "garden" in the name we were surprised at the limited number of vegan offerings: out of the ~8 main entrees only 1 was vegan. We asked for recommendations and were pointed to the salad starter, vegan entree, and sides of beets and fries. All in all we had a good time, drinks were delicious, and the food we did order was great. Just wish they had more vegan options!

  2. CS

    CynthiaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner on the patio. Each dish was excellent. Our server was attentive.

  3. SK

    ShirleyK

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best in City!

  4. CM

    CMPhila

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Talula's is always amazing, and was this time as well.

  5. RS

    RebaS

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Th service and ambiance at Talula’s Gardens was far above our expectations. And being a Disney retiree, this is a big deal. We will be back next time we come to Philadelphia.

  6. NY

    NYfoodie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful outdoor areas and indoor areas. Great bar. Tall ceilings. Nice art on the walls. Warm comforting tasteful color scheme. Seats were comfortable. Food was terrific, all of our servers were genial and kind, great vibe. Recommended.

  7. CA

    CherylA

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect evening and perfect meal. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu selections and recommended a perfect wine. Great way to celebrate my birthday!!!

  8. JB

    JenB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal here! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Service is great. We will be back.

  9. F

    chrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location and ambiance, great service, very friendly, food was great

  10. R

    Roadbear

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent as always! The staff were great and attentive. We were in the booths that were on the sidewalk and it was nice to see the square and have a quiet space to have conversations!

  11. RM

    RichieM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place to celebrate a special occasion- great food, arrive, ambiance - made a memorable day even better

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Staff is pleasant, food portions are plentiful, wasn't a huge fan of the cocktails. Shrimp and grits were disappointing, chicken from chicken & waffles overfried (according to the southern in the group and I concur). Burger was decent, candied bacon was good, so was the bananas foster French toast. Would try again for dinner to see if there is a difference.

  13. AH

    AshleyH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing experience! Exceptional service, fantastic food, and the best server (Tyler is our go to)

  14. LC

    LC39

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    It’s been a few years since I was last here and I had no idea that they had put what are essentially streeteries in the garden. All of that beauty and charm is gone. It had been so perfect and ethereal feeling before and now it’s just basically sitting in a tent outside. I hated it. The cheese plate was great, the tuna Crudo was arguably the best I’ve ever had. The spatchcock chicken and gnocchi was weird. It was very very heavy. The chicken almost had a fried feel to it, and the sauce was very butter heavy. I couldn’t have more than a few bites. The Keylime pie dessert was delicious.

  15. S

    Susan

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great ambiance with lots of outside covered seating in a lovely garden, superb service. Couldn't ask for more for a graduation dinner!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish…superb!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Allen was extremely warm, friendly, and attentive. The ambiance was delightful, and the food was amazing. It's hard to decide what to order so be willing to share and save room for dessert.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    It was my birthday and our waiter was wonderful very attentive but not to attentive. I had shrimp and scallops which were delicious. We sat outside and it was nice

  19. PS

    PamS

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing, great variety with terrific flavor. The service is always friendly and helpful. First time dining outside here, it was a nice experience.

  20. J

    Jessica

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Service was incredible, food was outstanding, the atmosphere was relaxing. I can’t wait to plan another occasion here or date night.

  21. RS

    RSamI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food. Mushroom soup was awesome! Indoor seating has a nicer ambience than outdoor seating though pre-pandemic outdoor seating used to be really cool.

  22. e

    ecloera

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and the wine menu offered a nice variety. Ambiance was lovely and the weather cooperated too! All in all we had a great meal.

  23. B

    Barbie

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely table outdoors, the service was exceptional. Our server was helpful, friendly and terrific at her job. Our food was perfect- e everything was delicious.

  24. TY

    TiffanyY

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so solid and garden seating was pretty. Attentive service.

  25. MM

    MaryM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super friendly staff. The food never disappoints. We started with the cheddar and chive biscuits. So delicious! I had grilled Branzino. It was fresh, just the right portion size and so good. I’m always amazed at the combinations of ingredients result in such amazing flavors.

  26. E

    Enjoysfood

    Philadelphia

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner at Talulla's Garden. This was a return visit as we have dined there in the past. Both meals that we had at the restaurant were delicious. This meal was pre-Theater. The service was excellent, and we were not rushed, and we finished in plenty of time to arrive at the Theater. My husband and I shared the meatball appetizer that was delicious that came with a piece of garlic toast. We had also gotten their biscuits which were very tasty. I had the lamb bolognaise with pappardelle noodles which was very good. My husband had the chicken and gnocchi dish which also was excellent. The menu does change so these items may not be on the menu, but like I said we had a wonderful meal the last time we dined at the restaurant. Would highly recommend the restaurant.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delightful meal in every way. The mushroom soup was out of this world!! The chicken and gnocchi was fabulous!! And the dessert was the apple tartin. We ordered one, thinking we would share, but we ended up ordering a second. It was that delicious!! Drink and device were excellent as well. We are never disappointed when we come here. We do, however, miss the tasting menu. Over all a fabulous night out!!

  28. YD

    YancyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it. Keep going back there for anniversaries, as we're always so happy with our meal.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate outside for a birthday dinner. The food was delicious and our waiter was excellent. The birthday desserts were wonderful and a terrific surprise.

  30. MW

    MichaelW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our paty of five thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Talula's Garden. The food was excellent, even if the menu choices were limited. The service was prompt and friendly.

  31. A

    Alwayseatingout

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great waiter. Great food.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day dinner. Absolutely wonderful. Best salmon I’ve ever had

  33. AB

    AndieB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter/server Kenny was fantastic! He was everything you would want and hope for! He was knowledgeable, patient, and always had a smile on his face! We went for Mothers Day and he helped me make my entree selection which was yummy in my tummy!! The other servers were really nice and helpful too. It was just my son and I and we love it at Talula’s Garden. It is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is great quality and is very fresh and you always know that you will be having a great meal and wonderful dining experience whether you are dining inside the restaurant or lucky enough to get a reservation outside! We can’t wait to go back!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for a Mother’s Day dinner - everything was so so good. The sides, the entrees, the appetizers were so delicious I can’t wait to go back - and our server was so sweet. Couldn’t recommend this place more!

  35. KC

    KevinC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Time w Mom on Mother's Day. Service was great as well

  36. SL

    SLC922

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Mother's Day brunch! The food was delicious and he service was on point. My only wish is that my entree had been a bit hotter in temperature. But not a deal killer at all. We look forward to returning soon.

  37. HH

    HelenaH

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome brunch!! Food was amazing! Will be back for dinner🤗

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and outstanding sevice! A very enjoyable evening!

  39. d

    dickie

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful spot, great atmosphere, awesome staff and great food. Our “go to” place!

  40. GG

    GG16

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Menu is ok, food was good, service was slow and waiter was inattentive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 10690 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 194 times today
Google Map for Talula’s Garden

210 West Washington Square Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th between Walnut and Locust

  • Neighborhood

    Washington Square

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charles Parker

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 592-7787

  • Private party facilities

    Currently we are not exploring or accepting large group reservations or events. We accept groups of 6 or less. We are very eager to get back to serving our guests with great hospitality and will be welcoming back larger group events in 2022. Please feel free to check back in with us at a later time.

  • Private party contact

    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651

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