Talula’s Garden

4.8
7121 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster Ravioli was AMAZING

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy restaurant with great food, and excellent service. The experience is phenomenal and is a great date night spot in the city.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Seated quickly. Food is unique.

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D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentine’s Day Eve with my wife. We were well taken care of and the food was excellent. Some of the best service we’ve had in Philly.

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NR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and the staff was attentive! Great ambiance.

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MR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork was so tasty and melted in my mouth. Also ordered the amazing goat cheese gnocchi. This is one of my new favorite restaurants!

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j
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely dinner with my daughter; we enjoyed the food, the ambiance, our amazing server and all courses were paced perfectly.

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P
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was just attentive enough, the food was outstanding! The fried oyster starter was delicious, and enough to share. The scallop entree was as appealing to look at as it was to enjoy. We will definitely return.

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BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, prices to match. Cheese plate was superb but to much for one person. The tables were a bit close together but that may have been more of an issue because the lady next to us had a loud voice. I would definitely go there again.

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BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef’s Menu is fantastic! Wide variety of great food, awesome presentation. And highly recommend the wine pairing.

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n
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy, love this place!!! Good food, good service, nice atmosphere!!!

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J
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! From the ambiance, the service and the food, everything was 5-star. I would definitely head back next time I’m in town. My recommendation - Order the the potato and leek soup. It was the best soup I have ever tasted!

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please let me tell all who are fortunate enough to pass through these hidden gates..it is fabulous!
I am always amazed when I have a meal that is, in of itself, stupendous. Amelia was gracious when we asked for more time and some guidance with the menu. Our party sampled the "World Travel" cheese plate, all of which would give any NY or Paris bistro a run for their money. Both places I have personally been to and ate at. Brussels were perfect with the char and balsamic overture, all entrees perfect, lobster ravioli, gnocchi, and braised short rib,spectacular.
So I will say this to anyone who wishes to know how it is supposed to be done, visit here and enjoy, they do it right and do it well. I will of course pass this along to all my foodie friends, because it is people like Amelia and the staff at Talula's Garden who love what they do, and show that they love it, to those of us who are given the opportunity to share that joy. Thank you again for such an incredible meal.

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MB
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful farm-to-table experience that works for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Beautiful garden outdoor seating in spring-summer-fall and nice indoor vibe as well. Hand-crafted cocktails, lots of small plate options as well as entrees, well-chosen wine list. Staff is knowledgeable and attentive.
Gnocchi, lobster ravioli, Brussels sprouts with apple mostarde and build-your-own cheese plates all made the evening a pleasure.

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I knew it would be good but it was better than good it was fantastic!! The portions were generous not only with the food but with the cocktails as well. By far the best restaurant I’ve been too in a long time! Way to go Aimee!

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f
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is amazing as usual . They also offer modifications for my wife’s gluten intolerant .

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F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience to celebrate daughter’s birthday. Ambience was welcoming and the food was amazing. Will definitely come again

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and Food were great. Would definitely go back again.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. My favorite restaurant in the city!!!

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MB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I have been to in long time. The food was outstanding and the service even better. I will be going back.

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JP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection in every aspect - food, quality, service, creativity, ambience. Just sheer perfection

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, high quality experience. Very gluten free friendly!

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CG
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal at Talula's Garden. The food is delicious, flavorful and exciting. The service is attentive and not overbearing. A special place for any occasion.

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DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great night at Talula's! Our server, Amelia, was outstanding. 2 of us shared a cheeseboard with really interesting and amazing cheeses. Moved onto the smoked trout Caesar salad which was delicious but a little overdressed for our liking. My husband had the braised short rib entrée (outstanding) and I had the pan seared sea bass which was fantastic but unfortunately had some sandy clams in it. The restaurant was great about it and insisted on having the kitchen prepare a new dish, which I declined. In return, they took the entrée off of our total bill. Not necessary but appreciated and demonstrated the pride they take in the restaurant and how much they care about their customers (great customer service). We will definitely return!!

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L
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner! Food was delicious & service was exceptional! We will definitely be back!

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EP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful experience! From check in to our dessert, amazing all around.

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T
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved everything about Talula's- food and ambiance is exceptional. Although the service was very well-informed and efficient, they could work on warmth and sincerity. I found the entire team to be too cool for school.

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CL
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiance to Talula's for her birthday and it was amazing. She mentionned it was her birthday as they were taking our coats, and they quickly brought us 2 glasses of bubbly.
It was superbowl Sunday, so the restaurant was pretty quiet. I had requested a table a little bit off to the side, and still got one. The inside is beautiful, high ceiling, colorful walls and really cozy.
We got a cheese boards, 2 entrees (bourbon glazed chicken and scallops). I am french and I find it hard to find "actual" cheese. All the cheeses were delicious! The entrees was also really good, nice serving size (I actually took some of the chicken home). We shared the apple turnover for desert.
Our server, Elijah, was fantastic. Attentive but not overbearing. My fiance asked for wine pairing advice for her scallops and he actually brought out 2 wines for her to taste so that she could make her choice.
The price is high but fair for the quality. Definitely a place we will come back to for special occasions!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service

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H
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Philly and went for brunch. Soooo delicious - from the donut munchkins w/pear butter to the Talula omelet and frittata, we enjoyed a very yummy meal. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We will be back!

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CC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely incredible from the design to the staff to the food. This is philly dining at its very best. I had the chicken and waffles.

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SE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun birthday dinner. Friendly service. Delicious food.

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JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We usually enjoy the food at Talula’s Garden.
This time, while the service and ambiance were excellent, our meals were just OK. The Caesar salad was saturated with dressing. The duck breast portion was on the skimpy side with few vegetables. We also had a cucumber side dish which was very bland. Our guests were equally disappointed with their meals.

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J
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great but pretty loud to have a conversation especially if those around you are talking above normal level.
Food excellent and service was excellent

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JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent to say the least. The decor is beautiful as well.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night overall still talking about wine and food pairing spot on

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TZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pork belly too salty

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HF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy coming to Talula’s! The food is delicious and the cocktails are amazing. We were sat at a table on the bar side which has a lackluster ambience.

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Talula's several times from Delaware. We were meeting friends traveling from North Jersey and decided to meet at Talula's.

They too loved the food and we had a wonderful evening. We will definitely be back!

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