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Talula’s Garden

4.8
9464 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 9464 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRefinedVegan
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good but understaffed restaurant. Good service but really slow.

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Mack
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here - Talula's is so lovely inside and outside, and their menu is delicious. Would come here every week if I could afford to eat out that often!

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Lmog
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so delicious!!!!! We continue going and trying everything in the menu. Must try Pizza. And everything you can!!!

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SLP18
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 3 courses- pizza, yellow tail crude, pasta with veggies , then dessert. All delicious. GO

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dwgroucho
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS always at Talula's I leave feeling as though I had the perfect restaurant experience. Most important - the food was superb, original and beautifully presented. The service top notch. excellent wine and drink list. Sparkling ambience - I love the décor and the feel of the place. You get your money's worth and then some and I cherish each visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was AMAZING!

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bedelman
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch on a beautiful day, Sunday, May 2. We ate in the plant-filled, outdoor area on the side of the restaurant. The ambiance and the soft breezes were perfect antidotes for pandemic boredom. The food was excellent. Our server was professional and friendly. We enjoyed the time at Talula’s very much. A five-star experience.

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LyubovS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food, good service, very nice place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time from the reception to the end of the meal. Very gracious and professional👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tyler, our server, was wonderful. Food was delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food was good. But wasn’t that great for the price. We were disappointed in the service. Our waitress delivered our appetizer and didn’t come back to check on us until we were almost finished our dinner. The manager did get us drinks and was apologetic and understanding when we told him about our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The plating the service and the food was outstanding. We felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got rained- and even though we got a bit damp it was such a lovely experience- the rain just added to the lovely ambiance if of the restaurant. food felt fresh, clean, comfortable and lovely.

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Mandyrn
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My best friend and i come here specifically for the cheese board. It’s our favorite in the city, and their food is always amazing, but the service is definitely lacking from previous experiences. I imagine they lost a lot of servers due to the pandemic so hopefully next time it isn’t a problem.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out for life

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The waiter did not take our wine order before the entree was served thus the wine arrived after we were finished our meals - however it was pouring rain - otherwise always excellent food and service

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JenniferK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were wonderful excellent service! It was our 43rd wedding anniversary and the staff made us feel special and well taken care of.

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vipTheBigCheese
Philadelphia
235 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. I had the short rib and it was beyond tasty. My wife had the ravioli and it was also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though my friend and I were sat later than our reservation, the excellent food and service more than made up for our only extra 15 min wait. We were sat with complimentary drinks, given complimentary, off-menu apps, and then complimentary dessert. We had extremely friendly service and the food was wonderful. Will recommend to everyone I know and will definitely be back!

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SteveInPhilly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waiter was excellent. Host and scallop entree was subpar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The salmon was undercooked even after recooking. It was said to be “med-rare”, which is not a way to cook salmon.

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vipkermitsmom
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food beautifully presented. Excellent service. A winner’

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vipLorinM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was awesome! Really enjoyed the night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food
A bit pricy but worth it for a special occasion

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HarpreetS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked this place and was so happy we were able to catch a reservation during our visit to Philadelphia. We were promptly seated and chose to sit at an indoor table. The waitress was very kind and attentive and provided great recommendations for wine for my husband. I chose the goat cheese ravioli and it was exquisite. My husband had the pork belly and liked the meat but the dish had all the additions which weren't too necessary. They saw that we were there for our wedding anniversary celebration and brought out an apricot tart complimentary! Also the cheddar and chive biscuits were soo yummmm!!! Definitely check this place out!

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BobW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The weekend brunch was fantastic. Get the cheese plate! It was the best we ever had! The coffee was good. Go for the fresh juices, The candied bacon was also spicy and a real treat. There is nothing bad at this place although the spring ham on the Benedict was cold. We called that to their attention and they offered to replace the dish. The chicken and waffles, a regional dish, was tasty. We had no room for dessert but they brought us a little complimentary sweet treat at the end. We want to try a dinner here.

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MarkS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Meh! It was aight, took forever. Probably won’t go again.

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NPS100
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner & I went to Talula’s Garden for a late Saturday night dinner. The service was excellent. Our waitress was friendly, prompt, professional and gave us helpful suggestions on entrees and desserts. The food was all incredible - the fried chicken & asparagus Parmesan soup was especially good. The environment was quiet and cozy outside - even with COVID-19 safety measures, the restaurant has really gone all out to ensure their costumers have a nice place to enjoy a meal. We shared the strawberry-rhubarb crisp was delicious for a dessert. It came with a basil ice cream we both didn’t care for, but our waitress brought out a big scoop of vanilla as a replacement and that was perfect!

We’ll be returning in the near future!

MJ
vipMJoyS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We had a wonderful server Kenny who assisted with selections, including wine and provided superb service. Highly recommend Talula's Garden for a great dining experience!

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Foodisgood
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely impeccable- end with a dessert! You don’t want to miss out :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Highly disappointed. First time to this restaurant and came with high hopes. However the waitress sat us snatch against the wall that closed us off from the rest of the restaurant. Ordered the scallops which was in a very salty broth with beans thrown in. For over $30 I expected more. Date had the fried chicken which was nothing special. We also ordered the marinated cucumbers which were ok. I would only come back to try something different.

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DanaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! We went for my husband's birthday and every bite and sip was so delicious, however it left us wanting more. I would absolutely return and recommend this to a friend. Be prepared for price. Quality comes with a high price, and a small plate.

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AllisonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waiter was great, food was amazing.

Our table was back by the bar kind of like a makeshift table, but overall everything was great.

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KarenM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal here as always, but the smoked pork belly was phenomenal.

JP
JoePhilly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. I took my wife there for her birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My only complaint is that I specifically reserved an outdoor table (weather:70 degrees) and because I was a party of 2, was directed to the hut that basically is indoor dining. Frankly, given the weather that day we wouldn’t have even gone to Talulas if I had known we would be sent there. Talulas and open table need to coordinate so restaurant seating policies match the actual reservation options.

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debie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very creative and delicious. Highly recommend the restaurant. The service was as great as the food.

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vipCMGgg
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining in 35 degrees. It was warm, cozy with delicious food!

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DonaldB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival the experience was very pleasant, we were quickly seated at a pleasant corner table, service was quick, but the allowed us to enjoy each course of the meal, no rush. The wine and each course of the meal was excellent. We will return.

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Ssco
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First indoor dining since the pandemic started, celebrating our full vaccination status. It was delightful! The food and service were great, as always, and the tables were appropriately distanced. Have always loved Talula’s and they have kept up their high standards!

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 9464 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.