Talula’s Garden

4.8
7363 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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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Outside dining space is unbeatable. Great cocktails with local gin featured. Got the mozzarella and asparagus soup followed by the short rib. Man, it was delicious. Pricey pricey pricey, but a good place for a romantic evening.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent and come out very fast. Everyone at the restaurant was very attentive.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Every dish knocks it out of the park.

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a
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia, from the beautiful setting, to the excellent service, to the magnificent food, it never disappoints.

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

We had a great brunch- the food and service was terrific! The team went out of their way to make our Eater Brunch a special one!

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j
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT space.....
GREAT food.....
GREAT drinks....
ATTENTIVE service......

they nailed it...... cheers

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly fresh food in a beautiful atmosphere!

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FF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast in the garden! My boyfriend had shrimp eggs Benedict and I had pancakes with lemon curd. Both were delicious. An order of “The Dude” (modified White Russian) accompanied our meal. Wonderful!

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PH
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dry lovely restaurant.
Great service very good food and a wonderful setting.

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BS
Berlin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice European inspired restaurant, great food, bit noisy in the interior

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

The food is extremely fresh. The portions are on the small side but reasonable. The outside area is perfect for a date night. The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely come back.

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CF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This would be 5 stars, except that the portion sizes for entrees are simply too small, by at least 1/2 size and possibly more. I highly recommend that they double the size of the portions. A bowl of pasta should not be the size of a fist. A slice of salmon should not be tiny.

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n
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, friendly establishment. Will definitely return and recommend to others!

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

Everything was amazing, just go and try this incredible place

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F
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is very creative and very well prepared and presented, but for an upscale restaurant they shouldn't treat you like the airlines treat passengers in coach.
The seating near the front entrance is so tight that when the server is waiting on the table next to your's, their behind is in your face or almost on your table. Just remove one table for two and everyone will be more comfortable and have a more enjoyable experience.
It's a little too noisy, but so are most center city places.

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West Virginia
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found restaurant on TripAdvisor and it had excellent reviews. Our experience exceeded that on all levels. Was most impressed how the entire staff was very polite even though they were swamped the night we were there.

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TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's amazing every time. Every dish and cocktail are incredibly memorable. And the staff are warm and friendly.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love being outdoors

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AL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always are at Talula's before a play and always want to come back the next time we are seeing a play. Some of the indoor seating is tight, but otherwise there is a nice ambiance especially with outdoor seating when the weather cooperates. The food is always amazing and even the coffee is never to be missed. Will definitely be back!

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TB
Philadelphia
212 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in the Philadelphia area. We had Sea Bass and Scallops and both dishes were excellent. Ate outdoors so the dinner was near perfect. Order a cheese plate for dessert.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Smoked trout Caesar salad and the drinks were excellent. Bass, chicken... whatever you pick it will be delicious. I would return again and now curious about the original in Kennet Square.

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MT
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice touches to make our celebration special! Our server was lovely, and the breezy outdoor seating area was relaxing and refreshing.

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LI
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A review after so many other reviews of Talulah’s? Still, consistently excellent. The warm welcome at the front. The table I requested (on the windows) so we could talk and hear each other (as very popular restaurants so, this one is relatively quiet). Delicious food in just right (not big) portions. Great cocktails. Great wines. Servers are so very pleasant.
It is a little pricey but worth it.

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d
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had not been to Talula’s in a while. The cheese plate was excellent, as was the duck, tuna crisp and Caesar salad with trout. Drinks were great and service too. We had a delightful evening.

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AK
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My new favourite place in Philly! I dig the vibes here.

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r
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious. Probably the best cheese plate (the classic!) I've had in a long time, the appetizers were incredible (tuna crudo and strawberry goat cheese salad), and the pasta was perfectly al dente and flavorful. We sat in the outdoor patio, which is a beautiful setting with lovely greenery and lighting - felt like we were dining in a garden. Highly recommend this place!

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JW
Seattle
133 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were tempted at first to order a traditional meal, but our server walked us through some options to build a very nice experience. Excellent cheeses, food, cocktails... there is still a lot on the menu we want to try. The dining room is beautiful. My only complaint was the noise, the restaurant kept cranking up the volume on the music as the place got busier. That’s one trend I will be happy to see end. Otherwise Talula’s Garden was an absolute delight, and we will be back.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was A+ except it was way too loud for my elderly parents. Maybe if we were over against the wall upstairs it may have been a little less “energetic”
The cheese tray was the perfect amount for 4 people and was over the top good!!!
Our server added a nice birthday touch to our deserts!

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were welcoming from the start. I went here with my grandmother, who is hard of hearing, and everyone was so kind and accommodating, which made our experience so wonderful. And to top it off, the food is absolutely incredible.

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MP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The tables are a bit close together but the food is fresh and delicious. It’s not a huge menu, but it offers nice choices and each one is beautifully prepared. Servers are attentive and efficient!

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c
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent cocktails

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the whole team at Talula's garden was just great. Very nice atmosphere, the food was very nice and presented well. I was really impressed with the entire experience.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal cheese tray and braised short rib.
They provided an exceptional brioche with chive butter .

Great place to walk to if downtown and can see historic sites in the way (liberty bell/independence hall).
Quiet, quaint, exceptional friendly and knowledgeable staff.

The food is absolutely amazing. On par with any single Michelin Star restaurants I’ve been to in NYC, Chicago, or Napa Valley.

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G
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were beyond my expectations. The spring cheese platter for an appetizer was excellent. And the short ribs and scallops we had for entree were delicious. Don’t forget to get the donuts for desert, they’re amazing.

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LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately as we had a reservation for brunch but waited about 10 minutes before I asked a server to see if someone could come over to help us. I wasn't complaining, just wanted to make sure they saw us. After that, we received the best service that day from our server and a few different managers. The food was delicious, as it has been when I've visited before, and we will definitely be back! This restaurant, the atmosphere, the staff and the food will not disappoint!

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DO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

we were asked if there were any dietary restrictions or allergies. I said strawberry. I was assured the cheese plate and my meal would have none. Less than an hour after leaving the restaurant I broke out into severe hives and had to stop and get emergency Benedryl.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch. Highly recommended.

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was incredible and tasted very fresh. Cocktails are fairly priced and also very good. Staff was amazing - everyone super polite and attentive. We went to celebrate our anniversary and we received three complimentary plates with our meal. Outdoor seating is so beautiful. We sat outside near the entrance which was a bit chilly; the heated lamps were not enough. Would go back, but ask to sit further from the entrance next time.

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JL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant every time!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food drink and beautiful people around

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