Talula’s Garden

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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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner

DM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fabulous, inventive food, with great flavor combinations. The cheese board had five very different cheeses with honey, raisins, grapes, pepitas, pears that were just the right pairings. The shrimp tagliatelle was just the right amount of pasta with shrimp in each bite in a comforting delicate cream sauce. The scottish salmon was cooked perfectly with a delicate crunch to the skin. The bread pudding and chocolate salted caramel biscuit with peanut butter sorbet was unmatched. So glad we finally got there!

f
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are Regulars here and everything was great as usual . My wife had this salmon entree was simply heaven!

l
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much. Our problem was the heat didn't seem to be up to the task on this cool and windy day. Whenever the door opened we were subject to a blast of cold air. We had to change our table. The staff was very accommodating.

D
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal. A little noisy in the bar area seating. Loved the food and the entire vibe.

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious & interesting. Decor & ambience were very attractive. Service was pleasant but somewhat inattentive & there was a draft that swept thru out part of the restaurant each time the door. However I’ve been there several times already & plan to continue going as long as the food is so good!

DN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and excellent food. Our favorite brunch in Philly and we have tried many.

FC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We were told Sunday Brunch was special and it certainly was. I had a fluffy goat cheese frittata. Another had lox and loved it. My wife had acountry breakfast she couldnt finish. Pur waiter was attentive even after the place filled up.

m
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my partner's birthday, so we wanted somewhere special to celebrate in Philly. Hands down, this was one of the best places we could have ever gone for her birthday. We both selected the 8 course special tasting menu. It was an extraordinary experience. The only regret we had, was that by the 7th course, we were perfectly stuffed.

If you're looking for a place that has great ambiance, romantic, and just amazing food, you won't be disappointed. Special shout out to the manager and server, Anna, since they went above and beyond to make it special for my partner's birthday.

JZ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Will return!

GM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time will not be the last !! Birthday for my wife excellent food and service thank you so much for a wonderful evening

OO
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Spectacular service and venue. Food was way too salty, and was sent back, only to return as salty as beforehand. Nice restaurant, but I’ll have to think a while before returning again.

BB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Little on the pricey side though. Our table was too close to the door and every time someone came in it got really cold for us.

SM
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never ever disappoints! Consistently one of the best in the city.

AP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, service and cuisine. Loved the speciality drinks as well which had a nice amount of alcohol. We will be back.

I
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s almost the perfect place for a date. Food is awesome. Service is fabulous. Drinks are outstanding. If only the tables were a tad less deep, it would be easier to hear the person sitting across the table.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was absolutely exceptional. Probably one of my greatest dining experiences. Highly recommend getting a cheese board for the table!

O
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was a 10

Exceptional

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I have been to Talula’s Garden on several other occasions but only for brunch and I was very satisfied. This particular evening I was not satisfied with several things. First, we were seated promptly but stuffed into a small corner table for a 7:15 reservation. It was so tight that every time they cleared plates from the next table they bumped our table and spilled some of my martini, which I will add did not arrive to our table until 7:55 along with 2 rolls.
The meal itself was very good but I feel like they cater to large parties better. I would never go here again on a date but I would certainly go with a group for brunch

SN
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely dinner all around. This was our first time here. The service was great. Food was very high quality, creative and fresh. I will be back!

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It has been awhile since we've been to Talula's Table and it did not disappoint. Food was wonderful, though quite rich. The service was superb.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the butternut squash soup, ravioli and beets. Friend has a meal (can't remember exactly) of mushroom, spinach and cheese. Look forward to returning.

JA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this is my second visit to lose garden. The cheese plates are two absolutely die for.

Last time I had an appetizer for my main course of raw tuna which was delicious. Unfortunately that was not on the menu this time so I chose the scallop and cauliflower. I was quite disappointed that they were three scallops at 11 bucks apiece. I didn’t care for the lentils that they came over nor the roasting that they did on the cauliflower. We did have the bread putting that was out of this world.

I think the next time I go I’ll get two cheese boards and dessert and skip the main course!

PC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gillian, our waitress, was wonderful! Everything from the ambiance to the attention to detail on every level of care was greatly appreciated! Thanks for making my special occasion feel all the more special!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with our toddler after a long day at the Please Touch Museum (not our best idea as she was starving and exhausted). The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating! Cocktails and wine were perfect and food was all delicious. Our first experience and won’t be our last- thank you!

AK
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Not sure why we have missed this one previously. It is a lovely space and the food was outstanding. The server was very nice. We had the butternut squash soup- best ever. The garden salad was excellent and the pasta was wonderful. We over did it with deserts. Will definitely return. It’s pricey and I just don’t like paying 14 dollars for a small pour of Chardonnay but that’s unfortunately all too common.

RM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went here for my wife's birthday and were not disappointed. The food is very good with high quality ingredients and very tasty. My one complaint is that I got the ravioli and for the cost, I would have hoped for more than 5, but it's a small point since they tasted great. The service, as at all Starr restaurants, was professional and our server added some kindness to the professionalism, which was nice to see. Overall, a very nice experience, and one we'd recommend to friends.

P
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place - food, service, ambiance - definitely recommend!!!

HA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Sunday brunch and loved our meal, the atmosphere, the service and even the valet parking!

EW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We were there in August and loved it, couldn’t wait to eat there again. It was disappointing, the chicken with the chicken and waffles platter was very dark and not very appetizing; there were only 3 shrimp with the shrimp and Grits and the grits definitely were not as good as before, it came with a lot of peppers. The appetizer deviled eggs needed seasoning, but the biscuits were excellent.

All of the food we ordered was the same as what we had in August so our expectations were high.

Hopefully (should we go again) we’ll have the same food experience we had in August.

DM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Talula’s Garden. I had always wanted to try this restaurant and it completely lived up to the hype. The server was awesome, the food was out of this world and my husband and I enjoyed it all. Going to make going to Talula’s Garden an anniversary tradition!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nicole was fantastic, the food was incredible. So glad we got to try this place out and can’t wait to go back. Thank you!

M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can see why this restaurant retains its reputation as one of the best in Philadelphia. The seasonal menu is outstanding. My husband loved the short rib with roasted root vegetables. I really enjoyed the chicken with apples. We appreciated that our server suggested that we order some sides as appetizers to share to accommodate vegetarians in our party, kept us from over-ordering and offered our vegetarian a special that wasn't on the menu, which he liked very much. In sum, TG is wonderful.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our 25th anniversary- excellent bar experience before, great server and fantastic food. Very lucky to be able to experience such a restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is so goodddddd! I love every details in every dishes. One of the best restaurant in Philadelphia.

CM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

It is a pretty restaurant. I was just disappointed in the waiter. He recommended the scallops which were in a curry sauce and I asked for it on the side because I don't like curry and the scallops were not good on their own, they needed a sauce. I felt that he should have known that and suggested something else.

CR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great food. Well prepared, fresh ingredients and interesting combinations.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food,nice ambient, great service....👍👍👍

BS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have had many meals at Talula's Garden and it is excellent each and every time. Highly recommend.

e
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every aspect. We always come here for special occasions.