Talula’s Garden

4.8
9968 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 9968 people are saying
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viplorraineg
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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vipDane
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

You need to do more with noise level control! Using fabric is better than most, but you need more help there.
Elijah was an excellent server, but when he was talking t the table next to us, his voice carried guite a bit (probable due to a history of competing noise?) But he was prompt, attentive and informative, not to mention friendly.

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JudyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, attentive and friendly service and well rounded brunch menu. Food had great flavors. I would definitely come back

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HollyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely and tasty! We enjoyed brunch... the decor is charming, the food was on point and tasty for a brunch menu and the service was exceptional (quite rare in these days of covid). Thank you so much!

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EllenR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner served by impeccable staff. Beautiful surroundings.

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datenight
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tyler provided amazing service. Food was amazing from biscuits to dessert. Pan fried branzino fish was to die for❤ The Hustler was delicious if you like spicy🔥

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent, restaurant is beautiful. Would highly recommend and would return

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vipJCox
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with out of town family. We all enjoyed our entrees, service and intimate ambiance. It is our favorite restaurant on the square!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so awesome and took great care of us, thank you all 🖤

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vipLisaB
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was excellent as always! We will keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re new to Philly and wanted someplace with an a terrace and many vegetarian options to have our anniversary dinner. With a leveled terrace made of wood, a wall of plants, and many planter boxes, Talulah’s Garden Terrace is both serene and energetic. The atmosphere was lively yet quiet enough to hear one another. The service is impeccable and the food tremendous. We’ll go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
126 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and staff was very accomodating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the service. The food was good. I will come back.

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vipfoodiesRus
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service! Scrumptious food and cocktails!

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viprugbygirl
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner from beginning to end. Servers were wonderful!

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ChowHound
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with appropriately attentive service. One of my Philly favorites!

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ShannaleeM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall it was decent, although it was a bit on the high price range.

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Ellen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal this year

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing

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JonJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is tremendous! Unusual combos make for great eating. We were seated inside (would have preferred outside, but didn't book in time), and we think the outdoor seating would have given us a more lively environment. Service was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Limited cheese selection and the risotto was too lemony. Scallops and shrimp were excellent tho. Great drinks.

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ralphl
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

A very poor choice. Overpriced, limited menu. Toast was regular white bread like wonder bread. Never returning.

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DinaH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always a pleasure to eat at Talula’s as the food is always fantastic and the ambience is incredible. However, the last time I visited, the server was very pushy and rushing us through our dining experience. Hopefully the next time, this will not be the case.

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vipKseniyaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was once again a magical night at this restaurant. My boyfriend and I were celebrating our first anniversary, and the restaurant after the meal brought us a complimentary dessert. It was as delicious as the meal we had. Music was on a moderate label that we could talk to each other without raising our voices. Service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden and amazing food. One of the best meals I’ve had on a long time!!

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JourdonW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food and drinks! Quiet ambiance in the heart of Philly.

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vipJamieK
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and was thoroughly delighted. My husband and I, as well as the couple we were with, were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversaries (we were married 2 weeks apart from the other) and the restaurant staff made our celebration very special. We ate in the garden area which was beautiful and charming. The food was spectacular and the service was second to none. Our waiter (Joseph) was friendly, knew the menu well, happy to provide recommendations and made our visit perfect. Highly recommend Talula's Garden and look very forward to a return visit.

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vipSuzanne
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Used to be my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia, but it seems to be losing something in the kitchen and with the menu. They feel like they’re trying a little too hard. I hope they get their mojo back!!

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Debwil
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. Our waitress Christina was amazing and so was Chris.loved it!!

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Allegria
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Philly

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Innovative and delicious food.

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vipLesliek
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talula's Garden continues to be a consistent 5 out of 5 in all regards....food, ambiance, service....EVERYTHING! The beautiful, inviting garden transports you to a magical, twinkling-lit-heaven while you enjoy incredible cuisine at its best. We enjoyed the amazing fried chicken and scallop/shrimp entrees with the house salad, having generous bits of strawberries and crunchy almonds scattered in the perfectly dressed greens(certainly enough to share on it's own) and the to-die-for mushroom pie to start.....pardon me for a min. while I raid the fridge for the leftovers now. Mmmmmm....so good!

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BeeG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with the girls and we had the absolute best time. Our server Josh was particularly amazing! Can’t wait to get back here!

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Dineout
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very creative and well presented. Portions are not overly generous but everything was delicious. The burrata appetizer was especially good, would be nice to have 2 pieces of bread included with this appetizer. The Agnolotti and Salmon were also tasty. Wine selection by the glass wasn't extensive and pricey. Overall good food, but not inexpensive. Noise level (inside seating) made it somewhat hard to carry on a conversation, I think because of so much concrete, wood/metal and not much to soften the noise. An outside table wasn't available but it looked very nice.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food, and attentive waitstaff! Highly recommend this spot and would be great for any occasion (work dinner, date night, family dinner, etc.). The "Talula’s Fried Chicken Dinner" was excellent and didn't feel too heavy - I would absolutely order it again (though the menu is very interesting and changes often so I could easily be lured into trying something new as well). The drinks were great, the cheese platter is fantastic and fun to try, and the desserts were innovative and tasty (tried the "Key Lime Soufflé Cake" and a warm fruit crisp (it had a basil ice cream on top which was fun)). Excellent spot in Philadelphia!!

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Joanie
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here recently. The staff was very professional and personable. The garden was a lovely setting. But, best of all was the food! Nice menu choices and excellently prepared food. So thoughtfully done.

I can't praise this restaurant enough!

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vipLinus
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening in the garden.
Delicious food and excellent service!
Always a delight.

SM
vipScoMel
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and staff went above a beyond. Thanks for accomodating my special request.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went for our anniversary and it could not have been more romantic! The service was incredible and the food was out of this world! 10/10 would recommend for any special occasion!

FAQs

Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 9968 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.