Talula’s Garden

4.8
7705 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
4 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding! I took my daughter and her boyfriend there for her birthday. It was a great experience.

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time here - no need for specifics because it was all excellent!!

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and friendly service. Wait staff at the ready to refill glasses, refold napkins, bring clean silverware for each course. Dining there was like going on an excellent adventure.

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TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious and abundant. place is very pretty. service was on point and very accommodating.

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AV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with flavorful dishes. Never ceases to disappoint!

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

Amazing food matched with equally amazing service. I highly recommend waiting for a table to open outside.

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B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Culinary delight - food and presentation exceptional! Our server, Nicole the best of the best. What a marvelous place to dine!

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SS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started off with Petite Italian Meatballs which were delicious. Then we got World Travel cheese board which was outstanding. My girlfriend got Crab & Spaghetti which was delicious. I got the Mediterranean Sea Bass which was outstanding. We also got the Mustard & Thyme Glazed String Beans which were delicious. My girlfriend got Fresh Baked Daily Fruit Crisp which she said was delicious. The service at this restaurant was impeccable.

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

The service and food was exceptional. Love the atmosphere. Waitress was awesome.

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

Food, ambience and service were outstanding, and all contributed to an outstanding experience celebrating with friends.

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

It was nice, would return and wait for a table outside

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SK
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places I've eaten at in Philly. Celebrated my and my best friend's birthday there
Wonderful food and service. They brought out a complimentary starter cracker with cheese to begin. Ordered the "Not your grammas" cheese plate - absolutely incredible. Followed by chicken fried mushrooms (yummy, a little salty, but hits the spot), ricotta ravioli, and meatballs. The restaurant gave each table fresh baked brioche with paprika butter as well. Finally, we were brought a cute little salted caramel dessert courtesy of the restaurant for our birthday(s)! Such incredible service. Ambience is unparalleled. Will always remember this experience!

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AD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second visit was not disappointing ---a wonderful array of choices that were very creative and delicious. for these two over age 50 diners, the noise level is high but food, service and décor are worth it !!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, although a bit over salted for my taste. Nice decor and ambience, but not private seating. Service was excellent. I thought the food was very good, not excellent. Food and intimate seating could be better at this price point.

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

Always blown away by the amazing plates of yummy food and I highly recommend pairing meals with wine if doing a tasting. Can’t really go wrong here.

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

It is one of the finest restaurant in Philly, it is my go to place when I go there on a business trip, even on a weeknight it can be crowded, order almost anything from the menu, all with complex flavors.

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a reservation for two for my girlfriend's birthday and we were not disappointed at all. The waiter wished her a happy birthday at the beginning of our service and we received a complimentary cheese amuse bouche which was a hint of what was to come. We ordered the seasonal cheese plate which was sensational; each cheese was amazing and it was hard to pick an overall favorite. I ordered the pappardelle and my girlfriend ordered the ravioli along with two vegetable sides (The plum string beans and the beets/ricotta). Everything was hands-down delicious. Next time I want to try the duck or the chicken. For dessert, we split the fruit cobbler and we split the salted caramel chocolate shortbread my girlfriend was given for her birthday (that was probably the best chocolate-caramel dessert I've had in a long long time). For the price of the dishes and the attentive service, you sure do get your money's worth. Definitely worth coming back again for a special occasion.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Reserved well ahead noting a special occasion. We were given a crappy cramped table in the bar where the volume level had us yelling at each other and I was hit in the head 4 times by the purse of people waiting in the bar for their much nicer table locations. It was truly disappointing. We felt like we did not matter

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

Environment is just phenomenal! Literally felt like I was in a European cafe garden. Food was fresh and unique! Cocktails were interesting and delicious! Cheese selection...wow! Don’t miss out on that!

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

Service is a difference maker for me and my server, Vanessa, was excellent.

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

Amelia was wonderful. Management and the host/hostess are always spot on and accommodating. We love our tables.
The tomato bisque was delicious and will be back before it is off the menu.

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MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting in an art deco building for dining either indoors or out. Good menu, bar and service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place in Philly. Best meal I’ve had in a long time.

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SS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Food very good. Be back again

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BR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal in the garden. The food and service was excellent. The outdoor location is great for a romantic meal. We will definitely go back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I frequent many restaurants in Philly. Talula’s Garden is hands down the most amazing restaurant in the city. The food is simply spectacular with flavors that you’ve never experience. Definitely shoot for seating in the garden. Awesome atmosphere, AMAZING food, unbelievable service, and not the least bit stuffy. You can easily go with shorts, a button up, and flip flops and not feel out of place. Highly highly recommend!!

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n
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!!

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef and wait staff made my Girlfriends bday very special! The food was delicious and worth every cent! The drinks were refreshing and paired brilliantly with the food. I personally recommend the Porkchop with Grits. Lastly, the cheesecake was the perfect way to end Dinner! Will be coming back here soon!

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a whimsical place to have a birthday brunch. Inside or outside. The food was flavorful and everything complimented eachother. For a lighter meal, the smoked salmon dish is perfect. Add a sparkling beverage and its heaven.

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OT
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excelent restaurant, service and food

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JM
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner. All four of us enjoyed our food, from first course to entree. Their cheese tray selection is outstanding, and the service is excellent.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Nice team of
Servers working the table without being over bearing. Food was fantastic. A tad pricey.

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KE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was exemplary. Food and services are second to none.

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BJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talulas always has the absolute best food & the best service !!
Beautiful , romantic garden dining !!

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RP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great from start to finish.

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TM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Cheese plate was the smallest I’ve ever seen.! Our server didn’t check on us for over 30min and we needed more drinks and bread and wanted to order desert but didn’t because it took so long to get our server.! It’s over rated and we will not go back.

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EM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Little overpriced but food was good.

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o
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderfully prepared fresh ingredients. Great service: very attentive and professional without hovering.

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AS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talula's Garden is a Philadelphia treasure. It is always an outstanding dining experience with incredible food and wonderful service.

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MH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service team worked very well together. I sat inside with a beautiful view of the outside garden. It rained And the service team move the guest and quickly. The food we are generous portions and the international cheese plate was fabulous.

After dinner the server brought us out a small dessert plates with happy anniversary written on it. I only told open table it was my anniversary nothing new today. That was excellent.

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