Talula’s Garden

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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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BO
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Loved the French Press and french toast sticks

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends came to visit from out of town and we picked Talula’s Garden for dinner. We were SO pleased! The food and drinks were excellent, the service was outstanding, and we had a great time catching up. The round table that we were seated at was perfect for allowing us all to talk to one another. The restaurant was crowded but not too loud to prevent easy conversation. Will definitely be back!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Incredible food.

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best fish dish I ever had from a 3-4 stars restaurants. Highly recommended their seas bass entree.

CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

It was our wedding anniversary and we requested a corner table. Sadly, they did not accommodate the request which left us feeling jammed in between other noisy diners with very little elbow room which was not what we were looking for. Our waitress was overall pleasant, but very superficial with disengaged and canned responses to questions and requests for recommendations. We have been here many times, but sadly this was not one of our more pleasant visits.

TB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was too salty. We asked server to tell the kitchen no added salt, but every one in our party of 5 agreed most still came out too salty. Nice servers though.

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A great place for a group Gourmet dining. You can share their great cheese platter with your frineds.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent and the staff was great. We went for my fiancé’s birthday and he had a wonderful meal. Thanks to the Talula’s Garden team!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, we got lots of extra additions courtesy of the chefs which my mother and I greatly appreciated. The service was amazing, as well as the overall vibe of the restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great service and tasty food- overall a great experience!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service were wonderful. Noise level was high in the restaurant so we ate in bar where believe it or not it was quieter.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Made an 11:45 brunch res but table was not ready for a while. Would had been okay but I made the res BC we had a plane to catch. Not sure why we did not have a table ready.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance.

MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious brunch option. We treated ourselves by starting with the mini donuts and they were so worth it! We'll be back as soon as we can.

AA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably good food and exceptional service. A lovely experience that we will long remember.

MH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating would be great on a warm summer day but still a great vibe inside. Very diverse menu that has something for everyone

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly experienced in the kitchen an out in the dining room. World traveler cheese plat was excellent. Meetballs hit the spot. Short rib was delicious. Bread pudding was yummy. Service was quick and attentive. Highly recommend.

O
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven was our waiter. Could not have been better! So knowledgeable and attentive. We went to the bar area first, drinks were delicious and bartenders were attentive and friendly.
Food was delicious, nice appropriate portions. Brussels sprouts were soooo goood!
Bread pudding dessert worth it 100%
Can’t wait to go back in the spring summer and sit outside!
New Favorite restaurant in philly.

TB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Meals were very good but not special. Table service was excellent.

NN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and service was good but not great at the price point. The bar had some good cocktails, but we were disappointed with the experience as a whole.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ll b back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner

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TK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We ordered drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Everything was delicious and beautiful to look at. We were here to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their food. The staff was excellent.

T
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot to go to if you're looking for some quiet fine dining, and a bunch of cheese that you didn't even know existed. The price is high, but the portions are fair and the flavors are out of this world. Staff is friendly, place is clean.

MG
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an indulgence! Easy-breezy service but super attentive; we had 5-6 people bringing and clearing food at all times. Timing was spot-on, food was delicious, experience was a perfect 10! We‘ll definitely be back.

C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience with one caveat this time...male host was not so pleasant. Normally the host staff is very welcoming. When we arrived our party of 3 was a party of 2 as my husband got sick late the night before. Male host seemed perturbed of change in number and we were taken to a smaller table jammed against wall. I asked to be moved because it was very cramped. Got seated in area I specifically had requested not to be seated but didn’t want to make a scene. Rest of day was near perfect. Waitress was outstanding. First time with her. Chicken and waffle breading was a bit over cooked but chicken was very moist. My only real complaint was the male host that needs to chill out a bit and be more pleasant.

GW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for brunch for three people on Sunday. We had a very friendly and polite server and we asked for his recommendations on "beginnings". We followed his tips and ordered the Warm Honey Butter Dipped Corn Muffins and the French Toast Bites. Both were delicious! Selecting an entree proved difficult because there were so many options on the menu. I went for the BBQ Bacon Brunch Burger and WOW. This was incredible. I think it would have felt more like a "brunch" burger had there been an egg included, however, this burger was enough as is. The spuds were small smashed potatoes that were perfectly seasoned and crispy! To drink, I tried to Carrot-Orange Juice Blend and was pleasantly surprised. I was feeling a bit under the weather, so I thought my immune system would appreciate this. It was really delicious! We were celebrating a birthday, but when it came time for dessert we were all too full to even consider it. However, our server kindly brought a complimentary serving of small raspberry danish bites with a candle. This was such a kind gesture!

KD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I understand why Food and Wine listed Talula's as one of the 50 most romantic restaurants in the U.S. The ambiance is great. Steven, our server, was really good....personable and attentive. My wife had the Sunday cheese plate. Someone from the kitchen brought it out and gave a thorough explanation of every item on the plate. I had the local brunch, which consisted of cheddar scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, fried potatoes, homemade English muffins, and honey butter. We very much enjoyed our brunch.

JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Superb experience - forgot how great this place is :-)

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

We were rushed. Served cheese and salads at the same time! Kept being asked if we were finished our entree. We were seated by the bathroom. At least the food was very good. This is the first time that we had a bad experience. We have dined here many times.

RS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant makes you feel like you are eating at a NYC restaurant. Very cosmopolitan feel. The service is superb. The food is excellent. The pricing is good. This is a very well run restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes we had were excellently composed: flatbread "pizza", garden salad, duck, and short rib. It was clear thought was put into how the components would taste together yet the were still distinct and flavorful on their own. Service was on point without being over bearing. My water glass never got less than half full but i never felt like a waiter was interrupting my conversation. Dessert was outstanding and they went they extra mile to recognize my anniversary with a tastefully decorated plate. The contents on the plate were devoured too quickly to be included in the photo below but they were but tasty and tasteful.

AD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!! Cute and unique decor in a pretty part of the city. The outside dining area is beautiful. Service was exceptional. Fine dining experience yet casual and relaxed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent. Love the cheese boards.

AO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The food was great, love the ambiance!

M
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We waited for table which is to be expected on New Years but after that the service was not good Everyone ordered a salad I didn’t get mine No one came over to check if things were ok until salads were finished So waitress says something dumb to say it wasn’t her fault Just not as good as usual Food selection same as always should make it more special add selection for New Years

SW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here on New Year's Eve so it was very loud and hectic. But, the drinks were fantastic, our server was very helpful and attentive, and the food was absolutely delicious. Very healthy portions--good value for such great food.