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Menu Items  - Talula’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA

Talula’s Garden

4.8
4.8
11116 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 164 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 592-7787

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charles Parker

  • Private party facilities

    Currently we are not exploring or accepting large group reservations or events. We accept groups of 6 or less. We are very eager to get back to serving our guests with great hospitality and will be welcoming back larger group events in 2022. Please feel free to check back in with us at a later time.

  • Private party contact

    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651

  • Neighborhood

    Washington Square

  • Cross street

    7th between Walnut and Locust

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 11,116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    American

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    American

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    Glow

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant. The menu is very interesting with great combinations of beautifully prepared and presented food. Two of us shared branzino with a tomato, fennel and caper confit, and the lamb bolognese with ricotta-basil cream. And the cheddar chive biscuits were sublime. Shared a French rose which went well with everything. Service was attentive, charming and came with great recommendations. Will return next time we are in Philly!
  2. G

    Geena

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Talulas always has amazing food and drinks! It is a great atmosphere for a date night or for catching up with friends!
  3. ES

    EricS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was excellent. It was a bit loud
  4. MP

    MarkP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Maybe the front of the house should train the kitchen how to pay attention to details. For $300 for two, I tend to expect more than just friendly, considerate service--which they delivered. I certainly expect more than an undercooked ravioli starter that was tarted up with fussiness on the outside to hide the boring stiff ricotta slugs on the inside. I expect a kitchen that knows not to layer rubbery overcooked shrimp between competently-seared scallops. I expect beef shortribs that yield to a fork, not a crispy hunk of beef drowning in over-sweetened jus that required violent tearing with a steak knife as well as surgery to remove the tough gristle on the base of the cut. And while the gesture of the celebratory brownie bite and complementary bubbles was a lovely touch, the romance quickly faded when my fork bounced off the rock-hard whipped cream rosette resting on top of said brownie. Oh, and don't even talk to me about the $78 bottle of Pinot that would have been an underperformer in your average mail-order wine club box. I know about markups, but 550% on juice that I can get at Total Wine might be a crime. This place has plenty of buzz, and a prime location to match. But whoever is responsible for execution in the kitchen is dead asleep on the job.
  5. S

    Shanell

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Great for groups or intimate gatherings. Sit on the patio!
  6. CW

    CarolynW

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent (the carrot salad and corn bread were to-die-for). The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and knew the right times to check in on us. Our waiter suggested sides and wine that would work with our very different main courses; he also provided the right recommendation on the seafood entrée (out of 3) I should order. The restaurant is beautiful - only surpassed by the beautiful food. I wish I lived in Philly and had an indispensable income and I'd eat here every night!
  7. EL

    ErikL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were incredible. I asked my wife what her favorite was and she said all of it. They have a nice specialty cocktail list. We sat outside and it was very cozy. We will definitely be back again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants!
  9. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is terrific: consistently excellent food, impeccable service and a warm, inviting ambiance. Don’t miss it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Tricolore… Salad of Italian Greens and Brussels, Bacon & Burrata Toast which where amazing. The main course was Pan-Roasted Salmon which was just okay..
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the most delicious flavors that I’ve tasted in a long time
  13. SB

    StephanieB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Beautiful environment and relaxing ambiance.
  14. J

    Joenyc

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great. Good selection and very well prepared.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT EXPERIENCE! Tatum was a rockstar! If you’re lucky enough to have her as your server certainly ask her for recommendations- she won’t let you down
  16. f

    foodiesforlife

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience . Service and food were both excellent . It was a special celebration for my wife’s birthday and it was worth it .
  17. B

    Beka

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant - amazing decor. Very very friendly and great staff that gave top notch service. That's why I'd give it 4 stars. However, I was expecting to be blown away by the food and wasn't. We had the cheese board to start, and it was solid. Then I had the lemon risotto with shrimp and sautéed veg for entree. The risotto was wayyy too lemony, and the vegetables were very over salted. My husband had the pork belly and it also was overly salty. (This is not normally a thing we find. We love salt). We were there for a special occasion so I didn't make a fuss. But for the cost of the evening, I would expect the entrees to be on point. The pumpkin creme brulee was amazing though!
  18. MM

    MgrMommee

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, lovely restaurant and the food and service were both excellent!
  19. CF

    CindyF

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i always love Talulah's Garden because of the quality of the food. The chicken with Gnocci is amazing. Fresh and complex. The bok choy was really interesting. And the key lime dessert was original. This is one of my favorite restaurants.
  20. Z

    Zenmeister

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food - so tasty and interesting. Highly recommend for special ocassions, get togethers, business meetings.
  21. JS

    JeffS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must restaurant to dine. Food is amazing and the atmosphere matches the food. Same with the service. Perfection.
  22. J

    Jamison

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a very nice meal at Talulu’s. We have been there several times in the past and always left being delighted in our choice of meals. Last night we decided to start with the cheese board (it was great!) and then instead of having an entree each, we decided to have 4 of the appetizers. All of the appetizers were tasty and fresh however they weren’t the outstanding quality we had in the past. We were still very happy with our dinner!
  23. RG

    RobertG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a superb evening dining outdoors in the garden. Food and service was excellent.
  24. b

    bruceh

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special gem in a really cool neighborhood. Had perfect weather while seated outside in their beautiful garden.
  25. FS

    FoodieSnob

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom for dinner for her birthday. Service was stellar and the food was delicious! We are already looking forward to our next visit! Thank you for making my mom feel extra-special!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I made a dinner reservation to celebrate my birthday and everything was lovely- the food, the service, and ambiance, too! 10/10 would return to try more of the entree options!
  27. KG

    KellyG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Great place for a special dinner!
  28. J

    Jrose70

    Philadelphia

    149 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was only average for brunch, except for the French toast sticks app, which were phenomenal! Server was great, but food was very slow to come out. They opened up a side wall portion of the restaurant and it felt so nice inside, breezy day and fun vibe! I’ve eaten here many times and I’ve never seen that open. I go here for the convenient location to friends and family, but I felt it was overpriced for brunch.
  29. AP

    AbbyP

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great brunch on the patio with friends. Patio is shaded with a great breeze. The food was delicious. Had the shrimp and grits and others had eggs and pancakes.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place! The brunch is excellent!
  31. CB

    CristinaB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a beautiful garden. We’ll be back!
  32. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our brunch dishes were delicious- omelette w/Brie cheese and caramelized onions and avocado toast and poached eggs. Service was excellent at the outside garden.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. The funny part was we got the banana French toast sticks as a starter but only had three tiny banana slices. But it’s always great food and service.
  34. e

    erjoififh

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This restaurant’s best days have passed. Living off its name and nice outdoor space, the food is quite unremarkable.
  35. J

    Jillybean

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish had deep, rich and intense (but not overwhelming) flavors. Not a bad item ordered. We had the chicken, branzino and short ribs and everyone was very pleased. The mushroom soup had to simply be the best version we have ever tasted. So rich in flavor it is almost worth the trip just for that. How do they make a basic salad that good? A really nice meal with a nice outdoor area as well. Very good and attentive service as well. Portion size is substantial so the value is there as well. Definitely worth the trip into the city.
  36. GK

    GeraldK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    You have a wonderful, beautiful restaurant with terrific service. My dinner was oversalted, which is a problem in many places, but I could eat it. I would certainly come again, but warn the waiter about the salt.
  37. CM

    ChristineM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant when visiting Philly! Top notch!
  38. AI

    AndreaI

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service with outstanding attention to food restrictions. Our server Al must have shared our restrictions with the entire team, because each staff member that came to our table was aware.💕 Food and drinks were amazing…biscuits, cornbread, salad, chicken, short rib, and scallops with shrimp were all wonderful. My husband and I don’t get out very often because we have a special needs son - and this was a perfect evening. Time well spent.🥰
  39. NB

    NancyB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Way way too much vinegar on my grilled fish, romaine and the accompanying salad. Wait service attentive, discreet. My husband loved his grilled chicken and gnocchi. Our business associate from Ireland had never had pork belly or key lime so he was delighted. Our business guest from Germany is a vegan. He had one, but only one entree option, which he seemed to enjoy, but not delight in. The kitchen would have obliged removing cheese, etc. from this side dish or that, but....
  40. M

    Matt

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 11116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 164 times today
Google Map for Talula’s Garden

210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th between Walnut and Locust

  • Neighborhood

    Washington Square

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charles Parker

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 592-7787

  • Private party facilities

    Currently we are not exploring or accepting large group reservations or events. We accept groups of 6 or less. We are very eager to get back to serving our guests with great hospitality and will be welcoming back larger group events in 2022. Please feel free to check back in with us at a later time.

  • Private party contact

    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651

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