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Menu Items  - Talula’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA

Talula’s Garden

4.8
4.8
10828 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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Booked 142 times today

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 10,828 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service & delicious food

  2. D

    bernadetteD

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and service but noise level was really high. Hard to hold a conversation.

  3. MS

    MoiraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent garden ambience. Master class cheese good and fun experience. Shrimp and scallops expertly prepared. Will visit again!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Food was better than expected and the service was exceptional

  5. C

    Clio

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner and dessert; will be certain to return!

  6. EB

    EdwardB

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super nice and whimsical!

  7. MD

    MatthewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was very good would recommend to anyone looking for a good new spot

  8. E

    Eileen

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The garden is lovely. I had the biscuits, seasonal veggie stir fry, lime soufflé. All very good.

  9. B

    Beetle413

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely gathering for dinner, drinks, and appetizers post matinée at the Walnut Street Theater. Great dinners, cocktails, and friendly wait staff.

  10. FM

    FMCinDC

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome experience in every way. The French pressed coffee was OUTSTANDING!

  11. DL

    DrLiberal

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful- The drinks, the dinner, dessert, ambiance, and staff. Were exceptional. We will be back.

  12. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience. Chose to take some company execs that came in from out of state based reviews and it was a great experience for all.

  13. SL

    SteveL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent, and the service was just as excellent

  14. P

    Private

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An oasis of civility in these crazy times. Food, service and setting is delightful. Sat indoors as the charm of the garden is diminished by the separate eating huts.

  15. BK

    BillK

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food. great service. awesome outdoor garden setting. we’ll be back!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Gorgeous restaurant!

  17. RV

    RobertV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating the marriage of our good friends.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing, which is always very important when we go out for dinner. The food was perfectly portioned, and you must get the biscuits- delicious!

  19. L

    Lolly

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always perfect

  20. r

    redram

    Philadelphia

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very professional service. Food preparation was above average, with some interesting takes by the chef. Drinks were good. The atmosphere is very elegant, yet not overly formal--high ceilings and nice decor.

  21. BD

    BucksDiner

    Pittsburgh

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there for Father’s Day brunch and it couldn’t have been more perfect, from the food to the ambience to the service. We sat outside in the garden but I could tell that even the inside of the restaurant would’ve been a wonderful experience. We plan to come back sometime soon. Thank you to the staff at this restaurant for making this a special Father’s Day with my wife and daughter and her roommate. As for the food that was some of the best fried chicken I’ve had in a long time. My wife had pancakes which I got a chance to sample and they were delicious too. The omelette was also tasty. Keep up the great work!

  22. BM

    BeckyM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day brunch was exceptional! From the cinnamon scones to the Benedict and farm omelette, to the chocolate bite at the end of the meal, the locally sourced fare was outstanding. Our server, Tatum, was friendly and always attentive. She made our brunch pleasant and fun. Talula’s is a “go-to” restaurant where we enjoy every minute!

  23. P

    Phillyfoodexplorers

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Fabulous service Very considerate about one guest in electric wheelchair Food very good except for starter bacon which was too sweet for our tastes. Grits and eggs and chicken waffles wonderful

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious as usual. Loved sitting at the streetery tables. Never had a bad meal here … even my 9 yo devoured every bite!

  25. JE

    JasonE

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  26. MS

    MiriamS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Likely one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The food was incredible, as was the atmosphere and staff.

  27. KR

    KROQ

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole experience was amazing! We loved everything!

  28. J

    Jmichael

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super cool place to eat fresh food that is super yummy.

  29. S

    Stevie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jut delicious and perfect. We would definitely go again!

  30. R

    Raven

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The food is wonderful and ample. Entrees are all priced in the 30s. The biggest problem with Talulah's Garden is that if you don't specify that you wish to sit IN the garen area, you'll likely wind up in the outdoor seating in the street opposite Independence Square. And that's a downer. Sewer gas and exhaust from dirt bikes and SEPTA buses were not exactly the ambience we bargained for.

  31. JD

    JamieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a cute place. Loved all the garden decor and plants. Our waiter was courteous and knowledgeable. Ambiance was amazing. Food was even better. Definitely will go back. Seared scallops and shrimp a must. Five stars!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food!!! The Roasted Chicken & Gnocchi was superb. The skin was crisp and the fat was perfectly rendered. There most surprising part however was the gnocchi. It was crisp on the outside and almost airy on the inside. Absolutely amazing

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food and drinks were incredible. I was slightly disappointed with an outdoor reservation thinking my party would be outdoors in the garden area and not by the street cabanas. Service perfect. We enjoyed the tag teaming so that nothing fell short.

  34. M

    Martyheck

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service and food. A real treat and worth the splurge!

  35. J

    Jennifer

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I was disappointed that we were told there was nothing available outside and yet there were several empty tables

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I love everything about this place !

  37. G

    Gremlin

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Disappointed that though there appeared to be plenty of seating available, my nephew & I were seated in a corner at the entrance. This, despite having reservations. Food, service etc was alright but unfortunately the seating spoiled it all.

  38. PS

    PamelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal start to finish. We were seated immediately, the patio atmosphere was lovely, and our server, Elijah, was great. I highly recommend ordering the cheese plate to start. It's the perfect appetizer for two or three people. Our drinks, entrees and desserts were all delicious. Definitely a special place.

  39. F

    Fundiner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Cocktails were awesome too

  40. D

    Delicious

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter and all servers were fantastic. The food was delicious had not been in about 4 years will be back.

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 10828 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 142 times today
Google Map for Talula’s Garden

210 West Washington Square Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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