Talula’s Garden

4.8
9653 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 9653 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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vipjoel
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food continues to be excellent. The outdoor dining is beautifully set up.

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SaraR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and outdoor seating was great atmosphere. Our server Isiah was wonderful. A favorite spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Did feel a bit rushed. Would definitely dine here again.

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vipStanS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! The chef is creative with flavor combinations, herbs, spices and more! Fresh, local, amazing food! Service is just as amazing; friendly, accommodating, well delivered time and attention - kudos to Tyler! I really appreciate a conversation with the manager, Colin. You have made this restaurant special, unique, a place to return to again and again! 👏👍😃

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Rainne
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Felt very welcoming and the atmosphere was beautiful and eclectic. Loved everything!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent recognition of wife's birthday

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KristinM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as amazing as I imagined it would be. So many delicious-sounding choices and ours were excellent. A lovely room and a friendly, nice server.

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vipMikeD
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is fantastic and food delicious. Highly recommend!

KJ
KenJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Third time there. Great food and atmosphere. One of my favorites in Philadelphia.

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vipR3p91
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect date night spot for some incredible farm fresh food and a committed and knowledgeable waitstaff!

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vipjoebwan
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time back to Talula's Garden since the Covid shutdown, the service and food were both great. I hope they are able to get rid of the roofs over the garden area and open up that outdoor bar at some point. Its understandable that they needed to do it, but it really takes away from the experiences we loved there. So nice to be back!

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vipDinerDude
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal. Service was just a bit slow at times.

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Amba
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fabulous service with our waitress and they really made our special event extra special with toast and the added candle with dessert! Every dish was beautifully presented and completely delicious.

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David
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food in lovely shaded outdoor dining area. A little pricey but generally worth it. Knowledgeable server. Some small gaps in service -- e.g. no bread or rolls offered. But the pluses far outweigh the concerns...we have been going there for years and will be back

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Catherinem
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night! Amazing flavors and always impressed with this place! Highly recommend

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vip2ndbreakfast
New England
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food, and an interesting menu. Good service.

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TomC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Elijah. Food was excellent as always. Our favorite place in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday Brunch at Talula’s!!! The beverages, the atmosphere and the food we all spectacular!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual....the food was awesome...the service was excellent and the reservation was honored as scheduled...thank you for a lovely experience. It was my daughter's birthday and she was very happy.

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vipKatieB
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful!! The food was amazing! It was really something special.

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Scotty
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food but a little pricey for breakfast foods.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Brunch!

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PreethaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for brunch! The food was delicious, service outstanding! Was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning!

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MadelineP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely time at Talula's Garden. Food, drinks, service-- all were impeccable. Highly recommend and I can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good

MB
vipMichaelB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant in every way.

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vipAmyM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NancyB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place with great food & service !!

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Jason
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and terrific service that starts from the moment you arrive. Thanks to the hard working team that make Talula’s one of Philly’s best restaurants! Jason

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talulas is our go to - fav spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is wow. From the food, to the ambience, and the service - I was very impressed. A friend and I went for brunch and definitely will be back very soon. This place is definitely a gem!!

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RosalieC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talulah’s Garden. The best brunch in Old City. What an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend it.

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HarryL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious (as always), however, our meal felt incredibly rushed. We placed our order for the cheese board and small plates at the same time as our entrees, but our meals were brought out less than 10-15 minutes after the appetizers. This was inconsistent with our prior experiences here, but really made the entire experienced rushed and felt we couldn't enjoy our meal at a reasonable pace.

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vipAlex
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viptwofoodies
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
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 on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 9653 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.