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Talula’s Garden

4.8
4.8
10707 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 131 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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Menu

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What 10,707 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

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    American

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. NJ

    NellJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, as usual. The brunch is a must!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday fun!

  3. AA

    AbigailA

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a nice place to celebrate our 24th anniversary. We really appreciated the host finding us a table in the garden. Food was delicious and Al our server was so kind and attentive. On his recommendation, I went with chicken and it was like butter it was so tender. A+ experience all around. Thank you Talula!

  4. s

    supergirl177

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent, service was great, loved the decor. Table was sticky so got extra napkins to use as a table cloth.

  5. MV

    MoninaV

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Coming to Philadelphia is always a treat. We try to have a meal at Talula’s every time we visit. Last night’s scallop/shrimp with risotto was delicious. We have been to Talula’s approx 6x times now and every dish is wonderful and the service superb.

  6. AD

    AliceD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always and amazing dinner at Talulas! They are very gluten free friendly. I love the mock tail!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our meal was excellent and we can not wait to go back. Risotto scallops and shrimp were divine, pork belly was insane, and the salmon was perfectly prepared. We had the cheese plate was well and enjoyed every cheese. Our compliments to everyone for a beautiful evening.

  8. MS

    MiriamS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating my graduation and our wedding anniversary. It was the perfect place to do so. Food was fabulous as was the service. We may just drive the 2+ hours to Philly to come again. Thank you Talula’s Garden for making a special day even more so.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals I’ve had in Philly. Our server Elijah was excellent and support staff was very sweet and attentive as well. Very beautiful dinner and I’ll definitely be coming back.

  10. k

    karenn

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome 😎

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tasting food & exceptional service!

  12. B

    Brit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience - as always. Service was friendly and perfectly attentive without being overbearing. Food and cocktails were impeccable.

  13. K

    katieK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service from Elijah!

  14. P

    Philly17

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner! Every dish was incredible. Totally worth saving room for dessert!

  15. c

    camf

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been here a few times. The food is always amazing and ambience is so romantic.

  16. M

    greggM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The atmosphere is inviting, the lighting peaceful. The wait staff is very professional, cordial, patient, and helpful. The food is expertly prepared. Delicious. We found the noise level a bit too high (maybe because we are older?) but the hostess provided us with a table in a location where it was more comfortable to hear one another.

  17. AV

    AlexV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!

  18. j

    jsnprns

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don’t live in Philly (I’m from San Diego) but when I come here I make it a point to go to Talula’s garden at least once. Creative menu + top-notch organic ingredients = great meals. Really good plant-based option as well.

  19. CS

    CynthiaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  20. SK

    ShirleyK

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best in City!

  21. CM

    CMPhila

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  22. RS

    RebaS

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days 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.

  23. NY

    NYfoodie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 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.

  24. CA

    CherylA

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 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!!!

  25. JB

    JenB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. F

    chrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  27. R

    Roadbear

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 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!

  28. RM

    RichieM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 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.

  30. AH

    AshleyH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. LC

    LC39

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 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.

  32. S

    Susan

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 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!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish…superb!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 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.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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

  36. PS

    PamS

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.

  37. J

    Jessica

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  38. RS

    RSamI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    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.

  39. e

    ecloera

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    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.

  40. B

    Barbie

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    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.

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 10707 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 131 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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