Talula’s Garden

4.8
6540 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm.
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Phone number
(215) 592-7787
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Charles Parker
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th between Walnut and Locust
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Parking details
We offer valet service during all of our normal business hours. We discount parking at the Walnut Towers garage at Eighth and Walnut streets, directly across from the Walnut Street Theater for all dinner services. For Sunday brunch we can only discount at the Independence garage on 6th and Locust.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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5.0Dined a day ago

Everything was amazing. I love it ther

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5.0Dined a day ago

Tracy made sure everything was ideal. The lagniappes were special. We made the right call in dining in the outdoor garden.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We celebrated our wedding Anniversary enjoying the tasting menu with wine pairing.
Excellent, thoughtful menu. Supremely delicious food & wine.
It made for a very special evening, sitting outdoors in the garden!
Wonderful service!
Look forward to returning!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Have been many times never disappoints. In a city with many amazing eateries this is one of the best. Eat, relax , drink and live the good life

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Been there twice. Experiences both times were exceptional.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic atmosphere, outside garden patio is beautiful at night. Fun small bar. Scallops are fantastic, and you must start with a cheese plate!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went here for a birthday celebration, it was great, good food and excellent service.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved the restaurant but we couldn't talk without shouting to one another!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Talula's Garden is an exceptional eating experience. They have a cheesemonger who creates the most amazing cheese plates which offers diners a cheese experience they don't even know they're missing. Every bite of every dish is well thought out, made with fresh ingredients and inventive with multiple flavors. The staff are especially well trained, attentive, professional, but not intrusive. The high standards of the Starr organization with the elegant choices of the owner make this restaurant exceptional and well worth the cost, which is in line with with other higher end restaurants in the city.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Creative and fresh. Staff was attentive. Nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

2nd time there. Outstanding again. Innovative menu. Excellent service. Great vibe on the patio.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

What a find! Excellent food, inspired by seasonally fresh ingredients. What a treat! The wait staff could have been sightly more attentive, but overall I would go back in a heart beat!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Made my tourist visit to Philly as memorable as Independence Hall.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is wonderful in every way – the food is super innovative and delicious. Cheese boards are a real treat - so many excellent ones to choose from. Unlike many trendy restaurants where the dishes are just a big mash up of flavors and you really can’t sort through them, talula’s is superior on flavors because you can sort and taste every flavor and everything is perfectly cooked to perfection. Wow!!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful relaxing meal with many surprising menu options! Please go....

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

What a perfect ending to a weekend in Philly! We chose to dine outside which allowed for a quieter experience. Choice of background music could have been better but the food, the cocktails, the ambiance were all outstanding. Loved the eclectic look of the table setting, the brick walls, the patio lighting. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My friends visiting from Brooklyn requested I make reservations here for a second time. The first time was outdoors and the ambience is terrific. The food has all been good. I especially like the local ingredients on the menu. Healthy, good portions, attentive staff and great atmosphere in or out. I have recommended Talula's Garden to my friends and I expect to visit again.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Food is excellent, we love the atmosphere... we had hoped to bring our family for my daughters last home town meal before heading to college but we could only book for 4 people through the app. We called the restaurant directly 5 times trying to expand our table to 7 people so that all of our children could attend, the manager said they were completely booked and if anyone cancelled they would call us... which we never heard back so 3 of our children stayed at home, but yet tonight the restaurant was only half full...Not sure why they turned away business?

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

One of my favorites. Came here with hopes to dine in the lovely garden but it was a very rainy evening.
Nonetheless we had great service and a lovely meal. Had a delicious Sicilian rose and my husband and I shared two small vegie dishes and a cheese plate donwe would have room for dessert. The small dishes for us are not small and good to share. The cheese plate had great cheeses but I thought overpriced for the size of the cheese they give. My only complaint. We shared the peach tart and it was divine. Will be back soon to dine in the yard before it gets too cold.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Food was outstanding in every way. Service was extremely friendly and pleasant but both apps and main courses actually arrived too quickly (in my opinion) and I felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

It was great

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

I took my wife and daughter to Talula's garden for my wifes birthday. We had the 10 course small plate meal matched with the winde pairing and both were sublime. We aall agreed that it was ome of fines restaurant experiences that we ever had

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Incredible food

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

From start to finish you all hit it out of the park. You made my wife’s birthday very special.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Good restaurant, nice outdoor seating . Delightful cheese platters.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

We sat in the garden, which was lovely. A little bit of street noise, but that is to be expected. Interesting menu with several vegetarian options. Waiter was a little pretentious, bordering on obnoxious, but this was not the case in previous visits. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

The food was good. Was disappointed that you couldn't take our gift card for Talula in Kennett Sq.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner! We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, in a romantic, fun atmosphere. The food was absolutely amazing!!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Excellent food and service. A delightful way to spend an evening with a good friend.

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Never again. It started badly and went downhill from there. We arrived promptly for our Tuesday, 5:30 reservation to an Empty restaurant. We were directed to sit at the bar until our table was ready. Huh? Twenty minutes later, feeling forgotten, I inquired about the delay. Finally seated, we were greeted by a supercilious, curt, robotic waitress who was clearly not going to make our meal pleasurable. The cheese plate was nice. Downhill from there. My companion's risotto was really a risotto mac and cheese, problem being that the cheesy part was not cited on the menu. My overpriced striped bass, while tasty, was submerged in a messy soup, but the menu stated "sauce." This 'lake' made cutting and eating difficult. We should have sent both entrees back.
We didn't like the cucumber/edamame side dish either, which was mostly long cucumber slices.
The snooty waitress would wisk by, saying, "Let me know if you have any questions," and race off so rapidly that it was clear she had no intention of allowing any questions to be asked...or answered.
We decided to skip dessert.
This was intended as a special occasion for myself and my niece, but there was nothing 'special' about it.
This was the second and last time I will waste my money here, and the first time wasn't much better. Good-bye Talula.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Absolutely fabulous meal in a beautiful setting. Food is delicious, service is perfect, drinks are great. Love the outdoor seating!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

great service had problem with my aperitif that was corrected and a delightful waitress Ariel

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Outstanding restaurant, excellent food, nicely appointed. We ate inside because it was a hot day and it was very noisy in the dining room. We would go back for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I loved the garden seating. The wait staff is knowledagble and friendly. The food was excellent! I recommend getting a cheese plate.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

A beautiful Sunday brunch garden theme vibe

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious brunch at Talula’s on a recent visit to Philadelphia. The garden was lovely, but we ate inside, lovely ambiance as well, as it was a rather warm day. The menu and setting is also very suitable for children.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Sunday brunch was amazing. I highly recommend Talulas. My only complaint is our server was not very friendly or personable. The serving sizes were just right but some servings could have been bigger for the price. Besides those two things I highly recommend trying this place out. The atsmophere is amazing and the food tastes so good.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Very good food very nice place. We ended up at the bar because it was very cold le inside, the hostess was not helpful at all and she was even a little mean. Place is great food is great the service at the bar very good.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Always have a fantastic meal and enjoy new foods at Talula’s!

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