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Talula’s Garden

4.8
9330 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 9330 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBonnieL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful evening last night at Talula’s Garden! Beautiful Patio seating, delicious seasonal food and extremely lovely service! The Rant pizza appetizer was memorable and delicious! We are still smiling this morning!

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice brunch.

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SeannM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starters were amazing andOne of the best fish meals I’ve ever had. Exceptional service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for helping to make my birthday EXTRA memorable. We loved the entire experience start to finish. We knew we would be in for a fabulous meal but the added touches of the beautiful garden, friendly service, and amazing ambiance made it all the more special. Thank you for treating us so well!

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vipStephieC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with complimentary champagne for our anniversary. Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere and impeccable service.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, great outdoor ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always

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RoseannS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite, so delicious. Excellent, professional, friendly staff. Top notch drinks. We had a wonderful evening, can’t wait to come back.
And of course the main attraction we couldn’t help ourselves; one of the waitstaff seriously looked like Stanley Tucci. ❤️

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RamaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and excellent food. All four of us ordered different dishes and we were all very happy with our choice. The cocktails were very good too.

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DianeG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was beyond perfect beginning to end.

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GB744
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Talula’s and everything was so delicious! I loved the ambience of the outdoor seating area. All around it was a very enjoyable experience.

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KimandRyan
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 ate outside in the cozy pandemic structure. Felt safe, but not too closed in.
Our server was excellent: friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and personable.
The food, as always, was simply incredible. From the delicious cheese board and seasonal ramp flatbread appetizers to the perfect entrees to scrumptious bread pudding dessert, a truly memorable meal.
Always our favorite restaurant!

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vipNicole
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always spectacular and well presented. All precautions were in place and the service was excellent. The short rib is the best!!

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vipStillers
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Soo very disappointed. Waiter repeatedly disappeared.
Waited 30 minutes for coffee. Eggs were inedible as they were very salty and had to send them back. I do not recommend or suggest Talulas for a special brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tracy was so nice and pleasant 🙏
The food was phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Reserved a table via open table and has no issues at the restaurant. The main course was a recommendation from the waitress and it just didn’t live up to the hype or the 5 star rating with over 9000 respondents. The drinks and dessert was 5 star. The rest, 3 at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipBucksMark
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colin, the manager, was excellent. So was our waiter Seth.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience I’ve had at a restaurant. Amazing service and such friendly staff. Everyone had a smile on their face and were more than happy to help. Was celebrating my 3 years and our waitress had a small dessert sent over for me and my boyfriend! On top of service, the food was delicious! Will definitely return.

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Damien
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful ... hate all the dividers but there needed unfortunately... drinks were tasty just a little weak.

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KatieM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! Average time at table more generous than other venues. Overall great value and experience

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vipDinerDude
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! My wife and I both had fish (salmon and branzino), and each was prepared to perfection. The fresh baked cheddar-chive biscuits made a great side. Our server was outstanding.

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vipgr8mood
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new outdoor seating during Covid. We had our own little pod. Our server was very friendly. Food came out quickly. The cocktails were excellent! Definitely get the biscuits when you go.

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RWise
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing I can't wait to return. More vegan options and oil that irritating bathroom door squeak for full stars

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MaryellenM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice and good food. No truly open area in the garden. Everything is enclosed, which was a disappointment, but probably to keep business up with covid. A little overpriced. Great location in the city.

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JosephQ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reconnecting with a friend from 20+ years ago

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ValerieL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the drinks were amazing. The seating was very Covid friendly!

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vipMarcH
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we ate outside and it was perfect
sunday brunch around Washington Square in Philadelphia
food was terrific and very interesting
service was perfect
will return

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CynthiaMC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The starter of French brioche sticks was amazing!!! My husband had the local brunch and loved it. I had the chicken and waffle. It was ok. One piece of chicken would of been enough for both waffles but it was more savory than sweet. I wanted a balance between savory and sweet. Overall the food was great.

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JessicaJ
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well planned and warm space, the cheese plate was delicious as always. Perfect service and tasty drinks.

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Yummy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Very pretty restaurant. Ambience was lovely. And food was tasty but very overpriced. Nutella croissants were delish. My avocado toast was tasty but very small portion (coming from someone who likes Torah’s mallet portions). Husband’s “local brunch” was ok. His cheddar chive biscuit was delish. Over all the pastries were the best part of our meal. I wish there were more vegan options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wanted to try talulas Garden- it didn’t disappoint. The ambiance was amazingly charming and food was delish! Can’t wait to go back!

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DeliciousDinner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. It was also expensive, but we definitely got what we paid for.

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vipfoodie46
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food and service. Very, very loud in the courtyard, which makes you want to get out of there pronto and rush through your meal. Also, Steven Starr restaurants must not be familiar with the research that temperature checks are a colossal waste and essentially COVID theater. I find it intrusive and stupid.

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martyr
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, in a lovely setting.
Cocktails and desserts were also excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Our dining experience at Talula’s Garden was great. The cheddar chive biscuits were delightful and short rib was incredibly tender. The only thing I complained about was the dirty cutlery. Everything else was great,

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jamie
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Talula's was fantastic, they we're knowledgeable and handled other customers difficulties with ease not far from our table. Everyone was kind and the food was amazing. A bit over priced but im cheap and the value was absolutely there.
It was our anniversary and they Brought us a cute little dessert to make it special.

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Rzimmer92
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! First and foremost, the service from Christina was excellent! She truly made us feel welcomed, comfortable and cared for as a costumer! The food was incredible, everything from the cocktails to the “sweet treat” that was gifted to us as a little thank you for coming. Location is beautiful as well. The topper on the cake was for the upscale food and experience the price was unbelievably fair! I was expecting it to be about $100 more than it was! I CANNOT wait to go back!

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vipjball1383
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ambience and service as usual. We love to enjoy their outdoor space! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate in one of the dining stalls on the street. Good food and good service.

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 9330 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.