Talula’s Garden

4.8
9626 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 9626 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good

MB
vipMichaelB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant in every way.

AM
vipAmyM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with excellent service. Food is amazing and very fresh! Highly recommended!

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NancyB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere. If you’re eating outdoors, request in the garden, rather than on the street side.

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vipTracy
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place with great food & service !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talulas is our go to - fav spot!

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vipAlex
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Great food and service - thank you Quinn.

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viptwofoodies
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking forward to our dinner at Talula's garden. We were seated promptly right next to the kitchen which wasn't ideal even though there were quite a few other open tables. Our server was pleasant and informative and the food came out in a timely manner. We ordered salads, biscuits, fried chicken, short ribs, ravioli and desserts. Our overall impression was that it was good but not the wonderful culinary experience we anticipated.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All great but , I’d like the table to stay stable. Ours rocked back and forth. Waiter tried to shim it but that slipped out during dinner.
It’s the little things that make you the best or not

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vipJ9NJ
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband, daughter, and I had an early dinner at Talula's Garden prior to attending her college graduation. We started with cocktails; I had a dirty martini with blue cheese-stuffed olives, my husband had they house special old-fashioned, and my daughter had a tequila sunrise. I had to ask for extra olive juice on the side and was also surprised to find when the bill came that the olives cost extra--I've ordered this drink in numerous bars/restaurants and have never seen that before. My husband thought his $20 drink was just okay and ordered traditional ($5-cheaper) Manhattan for his next round--he liked that better. My daughter didn't care for her drink; I tasted it and didn't really like it either.
We all enjoyed the cheese platter as a shared appetizer, but, for three people, we could've used a little more bread/crackers. For dinner, I ordered the short rib, my husband ordered the goat cheese ravioli, and my daughter ordered the fried chicken. We all really liked the short rib, my husband liked (but didn't love) the ravioli (I didn't really care for it), and while we all liked the fried chicken, we all agreed that it wasn't really worth the $35 price tag. We did not order dessert.
The service was good and the decor and ambiance of the restaurant were pleasant. We all wished it had been a nicer/warmer night so that we could've eaten outside.

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vipglad2eatout
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great reception by staff. Lovely table. Food was delicious and meal was well paced. We had a cheese board, tuna crudo and shrimp and scallops with lemon risotto. Wonderful evening.

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GregoreyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were both spectacular. Our waiter was fantastic. Thank you!

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TomA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and I look forward to going back.

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vipAdrienneT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with old friends

JJ
JJ1405
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my anniversary and was amazed as always. Food was spectacular, drinks were delicious. Our server, Connor, was great. My favorite dessert is the carrot cake so i was happy to see that on the menu. Never a bad experience!

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gabby
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good food, good staff and delicious food. Recommend

LM
LindaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cheese board ever! Entrees were innovative and delicious. Wine list tended towards the high end but we found a couple of nice bottles that were not outrageous. Highly recommended!

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NatalieS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were fantastic! Especially loved the biscuits, pasta primavera, and beet side. Service was attentive and friendly. Great cocktail list as well!

My only complaint is ambiance. They are unable to meet requests for garden seating vs the stalls they built out on the street across from the park. I made a reservation well in advance and commented with a request, so it was disappointing to find upon arrival that it wasn't able to be met. The street outdoor seating is fine, but could do with some plants or other embellishment to mimic the garden vibe to a fuller extent.

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vipElla3
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect about our meal. Each course was divine. We sat outside in the lovely, pleasant garden. The service was warm and attentive. The food was exquisite. Could not have been happier.

MW
vipMickW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food options were interesting and delicious! The outdoor seating is wonderful, hopefully it stays beyond the pandemic.

SA
SilverAnniversary
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TG never dissappoints. This is our 9th straight year celebrating our anniversay.

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Happyguest
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting

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CarolineH
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

JH
JamesH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent

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vipandyb
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience for Sunday brunch. The sound level should be controlled better, that was the only detractor from a very enjoyable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Tatum. The ambiance in the garden was beautiful. The food are really good too.

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DEBP
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the lemon pancakes. The breakfast potatoes were also excellent. Next time we are in Philadelphia we will go to Talula’s Garden, an excellent place all a round.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Excellent venue. Friendly staff. Can't recommend more highly.

JB
JenB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service and ambiance were great. Get the cheese plate!

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vipsushigil
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, wine recommendations, atmosphere. We reserved outside but my open table instructions included something that made them think inside. Because of the misunderstanding they comped us a great cheese plate. Everything was wonderful. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We got married here in 2018. We visit 3 or 4x a year and always celebrate our anniversary at Talulas! My wife is gluten and dairy free and we have zero issue!

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vipJulieE
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Very good food, beautifully presented with carefully crafted flavor combinations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and the service at Talula’s Garden were phenomenal, as always, and they’ve done a great job with the setup for outdoor dining during this pandemic.

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DaveR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot. Delicious cheese plate and entrees.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambiance

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viprksi
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently brilliant

JS
vipJodyS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. and a beautiful setting!

MP
MansiP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food experience:)

PF
vipPhillyFoodLover
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while since we last ate at Talulas (due to COVID) but it is just as good as i remembered still. The cocktails were delicious, as was the entire meal.

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DianeC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Started with the cheese plate and burrata with fresh peaches which were both great choices. For entrees we had the branzino with wilted spinach and blood orange which was delicious! A very generous portion of fish that was moist and paired with the perfect accompaniments. The short ribs entree was also very good. No room for dessert but enjoyed a Grey Goose Cosmo that was probably the best I’ve ever had!

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 9626 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.