Talula’s Garden

4.8
10022 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 10022 people are saying
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vipEricS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautifully outdoor seating and overall experience. Best value for food and experience that there can be in a big city!

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vipAmyspicks
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Tuna, and Cheese plate appetizers were amazing. We sat at street tables so ambiance could have been better.

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JoeS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent well thought out menu. Wonderful execution of the dishes and great service. At no point did I ever feel rushed. All courses were perfectly timed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive and gracious waitress

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CharlotteS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic! Service was great. The only shortcoming was slight disappointment in the ambiance. I was expecting outdoor seating in the garden to actually be in the open garden, but perhaps because of the time of year already several inclosed sections have been created in the garden that were a bit stuffy and not so nice. We asked to move to the curbside seating instead which was fresher and had a nice view of the outside of the garden. Overall would still highly recommend for a great meal.

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ZoeC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here about 6 times over the past 5 years and every time it is outstanding. You can't go wrong with pretty much anything on the menu at any time! Great option for folks looking for low-card dining as well. Get the cheese board! Perfect pairings & flavor combinations. Their streetery is one of the best in the city in my opinion, well constructed, private, and across from the park so you get a view of trees.

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Kirby
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the menu, ambiance, and our server was excellent!

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LeGe
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked a month ago for a 30th birthday. Service was impeccable and food was outstanding. Ambiance is also lovely. Only disappointments were being seated next to emergency exit and tried for weeks to add to our party from 4 to 6 people with no availability to increase. I was expecting the venue to be tiny but it was larger than expected so a bit confused as to not being able to increase.
Otherwise a terrific experience & I would go back.

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vipLinus
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!!
Perfect night in the garden for a birthday celebration.

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vipTracy
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the fried chicken and the antonelli pasta-both outstanding. We also split the cheddar biscuits (awesome-highly recommend). ur server, Elijah, was outstanding and the consummate professional. He was in the process of training another server and that young man is in great hands! Everyone we encountered last night was amazing-from the bartender who delivered our drinks, to the young woman who delivered our meals (and described them to us in detail-nice touch) to Tim the manager who presented each of us with a glass of champagne and a dessert (complimentary). What an amazing dining experience! I am so glad we live in the neighborhood-what a gem!

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orlando
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fresh and creative in taste and presentation. Our waitstaff person, Pete
was professional and added some well timed personal recommendations.
Only minor inconvenience was our table was directly under an AC vent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience to celebrate any occasion

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PaulN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for dinner. Had a wonderful experience even my fussy 8 year old loved the food. Extremely fresh and tasty will definitely be coming here again. Well worth an UBER ride over.

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WayneZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite! Very flavorful and the cheese plate to start really whet our appetite. Great service. Tatem was exceptional! We ate inside and the ambience was very romantic, which we greatly appreciated in celebrating our 30th anniversary.

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vipAnnie
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dining experience here. Our reservation time was honored which was nice. Most importantly was the food and the service. I had the cauliflower soup which was outstanding and the hanger steak. It was undercooked to my request so they promptly corrected and as we waited they brought out two sides of veggies to snack! Plus the manager checked in on us and the server was professional and friendly. Highly recommend.

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vipAsher
Salt Lake City
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Talula's Garden. We enjoyed sitting outdoors street side. Very charming. Our server Kenny was attentive and helpful with menu selections. We started with the burrata toast and had the fried chicken and shrimp/scallop risotto. All three items were incredible. Chicken was moist and all dishes were flavorful and beautifully plated. We finished our meal with the banana rum blondie. Incredible! We hope to return in the future. Thank you!

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Bunny73
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Service was exceptional Must try.

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vipLinus
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to go to Talulas garden for a long time, it was so delicious and exceeded my and my husband’s expectations! Can’t wait to go back

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vipSteveP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, nice setting outdoors with a view across the street to the park.

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KARENG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly superb dining experience- I have been her for dinner and for Sunday brunch and both were excellent. We ate in the chalets which are heated and lovely overlooking Washington Square Park. The service even now during the pandemic was excellent and the food divine. I have celiac and the waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable about what options were safe.

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vipLarry
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eggs and chicken excellent. A bit slow though it was peak brunch. Biscuits could have been more moist. Muffins underdone.

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vipMark
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great brunch on a windy, cloudy October Sunday. Ate indoors and felt safe. Food is always great, overall service was good although our primary server had perhaps too many tables to attend to.

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vipGail
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was visiting us in Philadelphia, from Denver Colorado. We wanted a special place to take them for dinner, and Talula’s Garden did not disappoint. Thank you!! We will be going again and again.

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vipTruly
Pittsburgh
66 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here. Just really love it! Fabulous fresh salad and the scallops shrimp and lemon risotto was amazing!

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HHNyland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is outstanding. Wait staff is friendly and helpful if you don't know what to order.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great timing for all parts of our meal, and amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went there for our 32nd anniversary. Food was outstanding. Ambiance was great. Definitely recommend.

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AllisonB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was lovely!

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vipChrisF
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Another great meal at Talula’s Garden! You really cannot go wrong here. I recommend starting with the cheese plate - always interesting and delicious with fantastic jam pairings. I had the scallops and shrimp, which were simply outstanding.

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vipEater99
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I am from San Francisco and we are foodies. Read plus & minus reviews before coming. Well, I agree with negative reviews. I had buratta salad, pork belly, cream brulee and all lacked flavors. Just no oomphs or amazing. And overprice $33 for pork belly? Too many veggies. So beware, and not return. Too many others in Philly.

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vipLoop
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We liked Talula's Garden a lot. The food was good and well price, I think. Large portions so two people could easily share one entree. Our waiter was good when he was there but he sorta disappeared on us at the end of our meal. We asked for one glass of wine to split and he brought us and charged us for two. But we drank it. Some unknown woman came to our table to take our CC for payment. We had never seen her before. Nice meal and nice time while there.

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Nancy
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and fresh ingredients used for salad.
Bronzino was delicious as was Hanger steak.
Expensive meal as we expected from the posted menu.

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BWFI
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative compositions perfectly prepared and professionally served

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OlgaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was outstanding, the garden seating was a little uncomfortable but overall very pleasant.

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kevinB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Great ambience! Would recommend a hundred times over!

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MelissaM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and delicious menu! Always so many great options to choose from. Nice wine list and creative cocktails. The staff is friendly, attentive and work very hard!

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BarbaraG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inviting garden setting, attentive server, delicious food with good portions.

FAQs

Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 10022 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.