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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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipRobiaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talula's Garden did a great job with temperature checks and providing their staff with protective gear. However, one thing I think restaurant patrons would appreciate is being asked their preference of indoor vs. outdoor dining. We were inside, and while it was overall fine, we would have preferred to be outdoors. Additionally, we were seated right next to the restroom which was a high traffic area and there were other restaurant patrons who went to the restroom without wearing a mask. While we have these concerns, we love Talula's Garden, it is one of our favorite restaurants and will continue to come back.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening! The staff was outstanding! We felt safe with all the protocols they had in place .

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vipNancyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

When it starts off bad, it’s hard to enjoy the rest of the visit. Hostess was rude when we specified we wanted a outside table—especially during a pandemic. We were probably the 20th party that day—that didn’t want to sit inside but there’s no reason for attitude. The service was not as attentive as past experiences. The menu was mediocre and so was my meal.

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MooseQuest
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

While I’ve had great experiences at Talula’s I found their hospitality at my most recent visit wanting. In the course of the pandemic we have defaulted to outdoor seating. Other restaurants on OpenTable have the option if they have indoor. Talula’s did not. So it was my assumption that outdoor was only available. Turns out not the case. I asked about it and even though I had a reservation, our hostess said you can wait if you want. Not, “Let me see what’s available, etc”. Very off putting and soured the experience. I overheard another hostess treat their patron much differently and went out of their way to find seating. Either way, that ruined the experience.

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vipsahey22
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious brunch in the beautiful garden!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Delicious food that accommodated my dietary restrictions.

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verb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I don't get the hype. The food was good but not incredible. It's entirely possible we dined on an "off night", but if that's the case then it's worth noting that this is a risk everyone should factor in. The starters were good, but a little over seasoned, but the entrées were *way* over seasoned and drowning in sauce. Pretty lackluster honestly, saved only by the ambiance and service which were both outstanding.

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Alanna
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! We went back for brunch the next day. Can’t wait to get back!

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MarkM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was suspect. She never stopped by after taking our order. Had to ask other people for more water, drinks and dessert menu. But we would go back, just ask for a different server.

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MicheleM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and drinks were delicious. Loved sitting in the garden area.

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Jamie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the location is beautiful! My husband and I will be back❤️

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patm
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful brunch! It was lovely with all the candles going so early in the day! It’s all in the details and they did not disappoint. Food was deli delicious and service was just perfect- thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Aesthetically Talulahs garden is beautiful. The wine and cheese great. Service, my waiter came around a total of 3 times I wanted a coke so badly she was no where to be found took forever too ask how my food was which was the fried chicken and it was unbearably salty until it was time for the check it was the most I saw her mind you it wasn’t busy. Very dissatisfied.

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Alessandra
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh delicious food, friendly staff, great ambiance, want to eat here everyday

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MaryD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our first time here and the food was fabulous. We were able to sit outside and we loved everything about our dining experience.

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vipKatieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a beautiful dinner outside. The menu had great choices and the service was great. Will be going back!

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vipPramilaA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very Clean and social distancing was occurring

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ErinTM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We preferred outdoor seating but assumed it would be in the beautiful garden area. We did have a reservation. Instead we were placed on the sidewalk. Food and drinks were amazing, however, it was disappointing to be seated where we were. We asked to change to inside if there was nothing else available, even though it seemed there were outdoor tables...Even though it wasn't what we were expecting, the food and drinks were amazing as usual. The fig appetizer and short rib entree were incredible.

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remarkDOG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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MrBinNYC
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider ourselves blessed to be able to dine here during a last minute trip to Philadelphia from New York City. A friend recommended it and we could not get in for dinner, so we chose the next best thing: BRUNCH! We were greeted with smiles (masks and shields included) and immediately escorted to our table outside. Service was prompt, knowledgeable and attentive. The Maryland Crab addition was a table favorite. We started with the candied bacon (Hog Candy). They give a new meaning to having "pigs fly." -the wind picked up when the server brought our dish to the table. It was a good laugh and a great memory. Bloody Mary was delicious - I love a good pickled green bean. Well paced food delivery. The Smashed Potatoes were out of this world. We didn't stay for dessert, but we will be sure to return during our next trip.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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MayaN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious. The restaurant was perfectly socially distanced.

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vipwineguy
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great brunch. I don't like brunch in general. Actually, I am an anti-brunchite. I hate waiting in line for eggs with a bunch of hipsters. Talulas has a really good brunch, however. Excellent service, took and honored reservation with only a short wait. Maybe brunch isn't so bad.

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vipACWJSP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Lovely safe social distance but still charming.

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RCRC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and waffles were crazy good and the restaurant has the most beautiful ambiance in the city

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents to brunch. Food was fantastic and our server was very attentive. We sat on the patio because we’re not comfortable yet with indoor dining, however the staff had all requisite PPE and were very accommodating.

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vipVanessaC
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with all the COVID precautions, our evening was wonderful! Hats off to all the staff!

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vipKateF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the outdoor seating area was gorgeous!
We felt safe the entire time. The staff all took appropriate precautions.

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RosemarieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service in a beautiful garden—need I say more?

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AshleyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Talula's is one of my favorite spots in Philly! Excellent all around!

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vipgreatplace
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, beautiful setting & Devine food

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vipKelseyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place - service and food were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! I loved the apple dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Handling COVID very well. Felt safe. The food and service were awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great outdoor set up. We were very comfortable and service was extraordinary. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I had a risotto and it was very salty

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Melcd
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Outside seating was very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing Top 2 spots for us now! Elijah did a great job and i can’t wait to go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an amazing date/birthday restaurant, the scene and vibe was relaxed and it offered enough space in between ordering food to talk. The manager was highly professional and welcoming. I definitely will be coming back to this location. I would recommend making reservations because although it’s usually quiet it’s fairly packed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great! Nice was the enjoy my husband’s birthday

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Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 8899 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.