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Talula’s Garden

4.8
6166 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm.
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Phone number
(215) 592-7787
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Charles Parker
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th between Walnut and Locust
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Parking details
We offer valet service during all of our normal business hours. We discount parking at the Walnut Towers garage at Eighth and Walnut streets, directly across from the Walnut Street Theater for all dinner services. For Sunday brunch we can only discount at the Independence garage on 6th and Locust.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6166 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

So, the location is great. The ambiance is good. Our bartender was FANTASTIC! (Honestly, she might have been the best thing I saw that night. She was helpful, efficient, pleasant, friendly, etc) The food was very good. However, I think it is pretty overpriced for what is offered. I was simply amazed when we got the bill. I did not have an entree, my friend did not have any apps. Still expensive. Oh well. I guess it would be ok for a special occasion especially if you could sit outside. Otherwise, I am rather lukewarm about it.
PS- not crazy about the salmon crudo.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful, lovely, delicious! Really special place!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious dinner with friends. Service is impeccable. Ambiance beautiful.. It can get noisy, but, not much can be done about that. It's just people having fun!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place, but patrons were all way too loud

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always, one if my most favorite places! Great drinks and wine, food is spectacular—this time I had the chicken which was amazing. The service is helpful and warm. Love this place!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The risotto was much too rich to eat. The beets were marvelous!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Overall very nice restaurant and experience; we had dinner, unable to dine outdoors due to weather, food was very good, the main detractor was the noise level, way too loud which made table conversation a challenge at times.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The cheese plate was excellent, best I've had. The food was good but not very interesting.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated my graduation with family, the whole experience was amazing!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Such a great experience!!! I surprised my boyfriend with dinner for his birthday and we couldn’t have had a better time. Can’t wait to go back! :-)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very kind staffs & good foods!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Never disappoints! Awesome dinner at my fave place.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

We decided to have brunch on Mother’s Day here and our waiter was barely pleasant. Food was served room temp which was so disappointing. Very sad that we could go anywhere and get a delicious breakfast but it’s “Mother’s Day” and we thought this could’ve been extra special but it fell way short. I would’ve liked to send a personal message but there seems to be no link to do so on your Website.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate Mother’s Day!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It a perfect beginning to Mother’s Day. The brunch menu was amazing. The cheese plate is a must try.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Did tasting menu..got to try a lot of little thing for a hefty bill but also had complimentary bread and wine thrown in there which was very nice! food sadly I wasn’t wowed for the money I spent but the ambiance the service and attention to detail was great! Glad. I tried it!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Truly amazing. Worth every penny and loved every single bite. Wanted to try this restaurant because of the amazing reviews and yes, the reviews were spot on and well deserved.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was our first trip to Talula's and we loved it! Service was amazing and food was even better. We had various appetizers and a cheese plate to start followed by delicious entrees. My boyfriend said it was the best meal of his life. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

As always, our experience at Talula’s was fantastic! The food was delicious (no surprise there), and we were able to sit outside now that it finally feels like spring. Thanks for another memorable experience!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

A little loud, but the food, drinks and service were outstanding. Will definitely be back soon to enjoy the garden.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

My partner and I already cannot wait to go back and eat here again! Everything was so fresh and so delicious! We're hoping next time the weather is better so we can eat outside and enjoy the beautiful garden area!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Loved Talulu's Garden! Collin, our server, was the consummate pro. He impressed with his in-depth knowledge of the cheese course (one of seven!) and every course thereafter. He never rushed us but was always attentive when we needed more wine or had a question about the entree. The cooking was first-rate: complex flavors with fresh, seasonal elements. Not cheap but cooking of this caliber with such expert service is never cheap. High recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Just fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service , excellent food. Definitely on my top 10 list.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

exceptional service! we love it here!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This was one of the best meals I've ever had in Philadelphia. Every thing about the evening was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Took friends who had never been there before and hit a home run! It was within walking distance of our home and it's a great night out at a special restaurant whether you're inside or out. I'd highly recommend it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Goat cheese plate was awesome

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My girlfriend and I decided to come here for her birthday dinner on Sunday. Neither of us had eaten here before and were very surprised. We each had two cocktails that were very good and had the Chef's tasting menu which was exquisite. It was a lot of food and we were both stuffed by the time the last dish was brought out. We will recommend this to friends/family and will consider coming here again.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wow! BRAVO!
Everything was full of wonderful flavor combinations.
Ravioli was homemade & to die for as was the chocolate cake. Expensive but worth every $$.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful food and services. Noise level disturbingly high

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Hands down the best meal I’ve had in Philly to date. The food was phenomenal and the service was fantastic. My husband and I were celebrating our first year anniversary and we couldn’t have had a better evening. Highly recommend this place. Can’t wait to come back with family and friends.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We actually didn’t get to eat there. The service was horrendous. We waited a long time for anyone to even acknowledge that we were even sitting at our table. My husband went to the front desk to tell him no one has approached us yet - they said they’d send our server right away - we waited several more minutes - and left. We will never go back. Stephen Starr needs to keep a closer eye on his many restaurants. When food costs what it does at Talulas there is no excuse for this service.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

my absolute favorite restaurant in the entire city

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Chef was able to accommodate some food restrictions with our tasting menu. Overall, a great experience and with food and drink. Servers were very attentive and explained the dishes well. Great evening out.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Quick service
Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff
Tasty menu
Wonderful cheese selection
Casual tasteful decor

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Garden is the best place to dine during the nice weather. So beautiful! Expensive but good food.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Had a celebratory meal in the garden - lovely ambiance and great food. I highly recommend the mushroom omelette.

The $40 for an omelette and a cappuccino is somewhat excessive, but the quality was excellent and the service was superb.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great service from Trish and the whole Talula’s Garden crew. I even called early in the day to alter my reservation and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious and the outdoor seating (although it was a bit windy) was charming. We will definitely mAke a return visit when we are back in Philadelphia.

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