Talula’s Garden

4.8
10038 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 10038 people are saying
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Gaby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

food is always consistently good and the service was wonderful

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vipBenedetto
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is always very good, with few excellent dishes. This time the menu looked a bit less attractive than the one of a month ago, but still pretty good. The main course this time looked more "standard" with salmon, pork, steak etc. The service is always impeccable.

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Alison
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong choosing Talula’s! Every dish and the drinks were fantastic!!

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vipDave
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Most expensive main course, hanger steak, was tough and broccoli rabe was too bitter. Husband had fried chicken and said it was no better than Popeyes.
We see no need to rush back.

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LauraB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal, food and cocktails were divine, ambience was perfect. Thank you to our server, Joseph for helping us get through our celebration dinner seamlessly even with our food restrictions and our one-year old in tow :-) We'll definitely be back!

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teamclark
Detroit
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for wrong date but they still
Accommodated us. Wonderful
Meal, good service.

TM
vipTheMurray
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best meal so far in 2021. Loved every moment of the experience from the fantastic cuisine to the outstanding service. Worth every penny and then some. Bravo!

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DonW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heated outdoor dining in the garden area was very comfortable on a chilly night. Very happy with the food, atmosphere and service.

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AnneB
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our reservation was for the garden but as we noticed the street side chalets, we asked for a change and were graciously accommodated. There we were, out of the wind with warming hot air, a charming waiter and privacy plus safety plus a great fall menu. This was a very good end to a long day.

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Michael
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly delicious food, excellent considerate service, beautiful ambience. Couldn't have asked for a nicer night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was delicious and the restaurant was cozy

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vippattyt
Denver
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious - we have not been there in 2 years and it was as good as ever. We recently moved into the neighborhood and will be returning again.

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vipBarbara
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. I thought the cheese plate was way too small for the price and no refill for decaf was difficult for me as well...
Great place..will go again,,,

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Indeblue
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, cocktails were great. Staff is friendly & excellent service

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viplieb923
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was excellent. The service, the ambiance the food and of course the drinks were all wonderful. We have been to this restaurant many, many times for brunch as well as dinner. We are fans of the chef from her previous restaurant, Jango (sp?) . We were also fans of Continental in old city and miss it very much. We remember when Steven Starr used to drop in on Sundays and his daughter (who was very young )would sit on a bar stool. I often joke that we are entitled to frequent mile benefits. Steven Starr you have the proper formula. Keep up the great streak. Sylvia & Norman Lieberman I

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RitaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of the jewels of Philadelphia. I have made this my go-to when I come to Philadelphia and want a nice meal. The location is great as that it is near main historical attractions of Philadelphia. The atmosphere is nice and cozy with a very nice and professional staff. Our food came quickly after ordering and was hot.

We were there to celebrate our daughter and mine birthday and had a wonderful meal. Our daughter had Green Eggs Benedict and loved it. My husband had the Local Brunch, and I had the Alpine Omelet. We couldn't stop marveling over how good the food was. I had the Beekeeper Moscow Mule and it was so good that I had two.
I am so happy that this restaurant has survived COVID.

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EmilyB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner out! We ate outdoors in a rainstorm and it was lovely. The outdoor area is excellent, the server was fabulous, and the food was prepared to perfection.

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Sydney
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had a reservation Saturday 10/16/21 to celebrate our anniversary. Our service was outstanding by each server who came to our table, the manager even stopped by to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. It was incredible! We are both apart of the LGBTQ+ community so it can be nerve racking on how people interact with us in restaurants. But we felt safe and respected while being treated like any other couple. I would highly recommend this place to all my friends! Our food was delicious and we got it pretty quickly after ordering! Additionally, they gave us free cookies for dessert which just made the experience that much greater! I never write reviews on places but I felt compelled to do so after our date!

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GTalwayshappy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was a celebration, our 24th! We have eaten at Talula’s many times in the past. Always consistent, staff courteous and a great experience.

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vipEricS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive and gracious waitress

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CharlotteS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
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 on October 14, 2021
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 on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LeGe
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTracy
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
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 on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience to celebrate any occasion

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PaulN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
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 on October 12, 2021
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 on October 12, 2021
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 on October 11, 2021
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 on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Service was exceptional Must try.

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vipLinus
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
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
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Birthday

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Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 10038 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.