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About Talula’s Garden

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.

210 West Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Cross Street:
7th between Walnut and Locust

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 592-7787

Website:
http://www.talulasgarden.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Charles Parker

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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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Fri 5:00PM - 5:00PM

Talula’s Garden Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (184)
Great for Outdoor Dining (176)
Fit for Foodies (166)
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Special Occasion (162)
Creative Cuisine (157)
Romantic (147)
Good for Anniversaries (132)
Local Ingredients (125)
Seasonal (113)
Neighborhood Gem (106)
Good for Birthdays (101)
Tasting Menu (87)
Cozy (86)
Worth the Drive (79)
Handcrafted Cocktails (77)
Healthy (68)
Hot Spot (63)
Fun (59)
Great for Brunch (57)
Organic (55)
Good Vegetarian Options (55)
Authentic (54)
Business Meals (47)
Sunday Lunch (47)
Casual (45)
Good for Groups (45)
Notable Wine List (45)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Bar Seating (37)
Comfort Food (30)
Scenic View (30)
Great for Lunch (25)
People Watching (25)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Vegan (15)
Disabled Access (14)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Tapas (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Great Beer (4)
Spicy (3)
Waterfront (2)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Delicious enough said

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent and great ambiance. Only disappointment was I had indicated we were celebrating a special occasion and they even confirmed it when they called to confirm reservation. However they did not acknowledge it. Otherwise it was a great evening..

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

One of my all time favorite restaurants and never disappoints.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great, fresh food with very good service

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·Dined 3 days ago

The ambience and Decour of this restaurant is wonderful. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted with a warm welcome. The food was amazing!!! My husband had the pork belly and I had the chicken and truffle risotto. Delicious!! It was my husband's birthday so they help to surprise him with a special dessert at the end of our meal. All around 5*!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

- exquisite food, wonderful ambiance, excellent service
- highly recommended
- cheese board had a lovely presentation; foccacia de recco was delicious, textured, and multi-layered; short ribs were melt-in-your-mouth; The Artist cocktail was yummy
- our only disappointment was being too full to attempt the desserts!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food and service. Everything we tried was great. Talula' s continues to keep their game at a high level!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We are never disappointed! The food is superb.The service is really very impressive.Our seating
location was perfect.The view of the garden was very romantic and peaceful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

My friend was visiting from the west coast and I selected this restaurant for our get together diner. The ambience was great. It was quite busy on a thursday noght during the holiday season so felt very festive staff was very friendly. The acoustics were quite loud... lots of hard surfaces but overall lovely backdrops. I loved the range of vegetables however they were surprisingly heavy with oil/creamed base. As if afraid to let the cauliflower be itself... the dessert selection was great and the recommendation on the wines were terrific. Dessert was appropriately decadent!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere was very nice and the food was superb! The entire meal from the wine, cheese sampling to our entrees and finally the cappuccino was every I had hoped for and Mowery. The aroma of each dish was fantastic. Kudos to our waiter, Nathan, who anticipated our every need.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Went there for my Birthday. The Restaurant was very cold!! We had to eat with our Coats on. The meal was very good and the experience was good overall.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We returned with another couple for a special occasion after having a fabulous dinner 2 years ago. Hoping this evening was an outlier because it was disappointing in several ways. Entire restaurant was super cold. We changed tables but found out that the heat had broken earlier in the day, had been fixed but it would take awhile to bring the room to a comfortable temp. We had to retrieve our scarves and in one case a coat from the check space in order to sit and dine without shivering. Temperature was also a problem for some of the food. Their fondly remembered special rolls, warm and dripping with butter last time, arrived at room temp with non melted butter on top. My pumpkin soup was also just barely warm. We also remembered truly warm and friendly service which was not matched this time around. Server seemed distracted and reciting info by rote. Won't critique every dish but quality was not consistent. Add to all of the above that prices are on the expensive side and we left feeling like we spent the evening swimming upstream, sad that our memories were not close to being fulfilled by this latest experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner experience at Talula’s Garden. Tracy, our server was fantastic as was the food. We celebrated our anniversary and they made it very special. We highly recommend this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere. Downfall was bone in ribs were extremely dry and pasta was at best so so

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 7 days ago

We were hosting potential business partners in Philadelphia for the first time. Thanks for showing them such a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was amazing! Very knowledgeable server, food & cocktails were outstanding. Will be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love Talula’s Garden. Always a great meal. Always different

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The brunch was delicious. Squash frittata with a little salad and yummy potatoes. The frittata was served on top of a yogurt sauce. It was out of this world. I like the atmosphere. Just a little loud. There is plenty of space between tables which seems to be unusual in restaurants anymore. Great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Packed but that't to be expected for Sunday brunch. Waiter was pretty slow, but again, its Sunday. The food was warm coming out so that was disappointing. I've dined here a few times before so I know what it's capable of. If you are looking for more of a drink-friendly lunch at 1pm, then you can't go wrong. Just don't expect too much out of the food.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely amazing meals time after time. Every aspect of the experience was perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Perfect every time!!! My favorite place in Philly!!!
Delicious food, Amazing Service, Gorgeous atmosphere!!!!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife and I entertained out of town guests for dinner. We enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairings -- simply superb! The service was first class. Talula’s Garden made Philadelphia (and us) proud.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of my top 5 favorite restaurant meals ever. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but the food is so delicious it's worth it. The apple salad was different, fresh and delicious. Had the chicken dish and I've never had such a moist, delicious piece of chicken before. The sides were all yummy. Super beautiful ambience and I can only imagine in the nice weather how beautiful the outside garden is.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went to Talula's Garden on a recent trip to Philly. It was great! The Cheese plate was well thought out, and great for two. The pasta was also amazing. The entree portions are substantial and the waitstaff, though helpful really steered us into way too much food, which is tough when you are staying in a hotel without the abilities to do left overs. While I would go back again, I would order much differently!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful time celebrating our boy's 15th birthday!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service was exceptional and the food was superb!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Seasonally changing menu to maximize local sourcing

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Talula's Garden is a darling restaurant, tucked away in a secluded nook off Washington Square. It has all the trappings of a remarkable dining experience, including a thoughtfully assembled menu with a wide range of interesting dishes. But I think the food itself falls short. I got the fall salad (apple, cheddar, peanuts, greens, vinagrette) which was terribly overdressed and beyond that just kind of odd, even though it came highly recommended by the waiter. My main course, the gnudi, was good but not memorable.

There are many other places that are less expensive where you will get a more fulfilling meal. If you're going for ambiance, though, this can't be beat.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. The cheese tray was to die for! This remains one of my favorite restaurants. Fina, the manager, was very kind and even got my hot tea to go when our waiter did not serve it right away, as we had to leave for a show.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Perfectly curated menu. Excellent quality and something for everyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This is the third time I've been there. I live in Chicago so I cannot simply go there whenever. But you can rest assured that when I'm in Philly, I will dine there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent dinner with a friend,. Scallops were excellent and the rolls were very tasty. First course salad was both delicious and big. It was a busy night and a bit noisy so they gave us a complimentary dessert that was awesome. I will definitely return

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The service is outstanding. Attentive without being intrusive. Look foward to going again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Love it! Always great!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Outstanding!! Food was extremely yummy and service out of this world.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Tis is one of the beat restaurants in phila. Everything we ordered was wonderful. The service was spot on and the atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. I can't believe this washer first time but we will be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Too much attention to the point of interruption. Food was good. Table was not comfortable, too hot and too much in the lanes of traffic.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Never disappointed. Menu changes often. Delicious and so flavorful

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food, cocktails & service were all excellent. Would definitely go back in the summer to enjoy outside seating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of the best and most unique culinary experiences I’ve ever had. Made a reservation specifically to do the tasting menu with my wife for her birthday and would have to say Talulas surpasses my expectations. Every course was so strong on its own and the wine pairing I ordered was unique and matched each course so well. They even accommodated my wife by making her a couple non alcoholic beverages free of charge. Would highly recommend and will look to come back for another special occasion!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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