Talula’s Garden

4.8
9829 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 9829 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous

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JillD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and everyone made him feel specail

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talula’s never fails to deliver an outstanding taste experience matched with a fantastic vibe. The staff are helpful and kind. When devastated that the most amazing drink I have ever tasted (Happy Camper)was removed from the new seasonal menu our waiter actually got the recipe for us to recreate at home. The flavors created in both the drinks and the dishes transform ingredients such as salmon or scallops into a food event. I love Talulah’s garden for dinner and can often be spotted in Talulah’s Daily for lunch. Outstanding! See you at My favorite table at Talulah’s!!

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Rudy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of Talula's Garden was charming. The service was friendly and the food was excellent. We were looking for a unique dining experience in Philadelphia and we found it at Talula's Garden.

VP
VPower
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setting in the “garden” along with excellent service. The menu was creative and offered enough variety that everyone can find something. Food was well executed and one of the best meals I’ve had in the city recently.

SM
vipSaraM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous meal, we enjoyed everything we ordered. Will definitely go again!

DS
vipDavidS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent main courses (Brisket, Fried Chicken, Salmon all 'would order again!')

LJ
LJ18
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The restaurant ambiance was wonderful. The food was was excellent!
I was pleasantly surprised during our dining experience - and they were all fantastic surprises.

IA
IdaliaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband I went during their brunch menu on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It was lovely. We shared the chicken and waffles and had the cucumber starter and potato side dish along with fresh squeezed orange juice.

It was our first time and we loved it. :)

SR
vipSarahR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and our server was attentive and knowledgeable. All around great experience.

r
vipreviewer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing but portions are quite small

KS
KimS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Talula's Garden for brunch. We ate inside and the space was lovely. The food was absolutely wonderful-- best food I've had for brunch in a long time. The cheesy potato gratinee had the perfect blend of spices and cheeses. The cheddar-chive biscuit with honey pepper butter was heaven. For dessert, my friend and I split the key lime pie souffle cake with graham cracker ice cream. It was unbelievably delicious.

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Kate
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was impressive to say the least! Wonderful service, incredible food and lovely atmosphere. Cannot wait to return to this wonderful place. Would highly recommend to anyone.

KF
KateF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, really knowledgeable and accommodating with food allergies.

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vipDawn
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner and great service!

KO
KoryO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great space, even better food!

SB
StacieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner, wonderful service. We enjoyed every minute.

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vipmeeasr
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful space and good service. Appetizers and entrees were hit a miss. Tagliatelle too heavy and oversauced for a primi. Peach in the peach and burrata salad was not ripe. Branzino was lackluster. Shrimp and scallops were excellent. Desserts were the best part of the meal. Not a great value for almost $400 for party of 3 with a bottle of white wine and two cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I’ve ever received at any restaurant, hands down. Even though the restaurant was full, the experience was on par with a private dinner with how attentive & thoughtful the entire wait staff was. Oh, and the food was incredible! Will definitely be returning.

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Falcon
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Four of us went to Talula's Garden for brunch, and everyone enjoyed the experience. Not only each one liked the food he or she ordered, but everyone liked each other's food - which is rare, given how different the tastes are across three generations in our family. On the ambiance side, the space felt a little too crowded, both with people and with things. My previous visit, a couple of years ago, felt a little more sparse. Overall, it is enjoyable and, although not at all cheap, a good value.

LC
vipLeticiaC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talula’s Garden was an excepcional experience. The food was delicious and ambiance made for a great night out. Highly recommended.

BG
BigGirl
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never knew about the gem tucked in so tight. I am so glad I ran into it. We had perfect dining experience.

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city
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food even better. Very creative dishes. Looking forward to going back again

JL
JanetL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and varied menu. Delicious food. I had the pork belly, my sister had the branzino, both were excellent. Wait staff was friendly and helpful without hovering. Oh and such good drinks.

JG
JamieG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous . Divine good, great outdoor seating, excellent wait staff.

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NatalieS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Talula's! My group tried some new things from our last visit, and returned to a few favorites (biscuits and beets!). The service was fantastic - thanks, Matthew! - and we enjoyed the nice indoor ambiance (last time we were outside in the COVID-built seating), bonus that it wasn't too loud inside. Also tried a new cocktail which was super fun and unique - the healer. Great all around!

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AndieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for brunch recently and celebrated my birthday there last night...We celebrated my son's birthday...

Food for every meal of the day is fabulous!!

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Laika
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dining experience. Our first visit, but hopefully not the last.

DC
vipDavidC
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Sat outside.

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debs
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

July 25th. Girls night out. Dinner delicious as were the drinks.

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vipeileenw
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Food was delicious….we shared four appetizers and drinks. The only caveat to a perfect evening was a family with two children (both looked to be under 3), who came in at 8:30 pm for dinner. Why weren’t they in bed??? Their children were outrageously loud, pounding on the table and screaming. The hard surfaces in the restaurant made their sounds reverberate and making it almost impossible to hear our conversation. The parents and the restaurant staff did nothing and many guests finished and left.

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vipeatsf1161
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely- the food was perfect - the biscuits divine- beautiful garden

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francisp
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great love my server and food was amazing pork belly best I ever had

BC
vipBrianC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a really fun vibe!! It was busy. Our server Tatum did great. When things got really busy Manager Robin swept in and helped keep the customer service at a high level. Well done! Highly recommend the scallops and shrimp with lemon risotto. The blueberry crumble dessert was a winner.

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RoyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambience and service was great. Bit pricy for food but quality ingredients.

GJ
GJWILL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal here!

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Retiredmom65
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff was outstanding. They anticipated needs and were prompt in explaining the menu. Our waitress was outstanding! The food is fresh and they were careful to respect the concerns of one of our group as to the spice level. We had a delightful time and anticipate returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chance to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary here and it was wonderful! Everything you want in a dining experience! Enjoy your meal

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Frank233
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Why can't the bar have a bottle of GREEN PUCKER so a customer can order an apple martini.

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did brunch with a few friends and the food was delicious and the service was excellent

FAQs

Talula’s Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 592-7787.

Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 9829 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.