Talula’s Garden

4.9
9947 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 9947 people are saying
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Ellen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Limited cheese selection and the risotto was too lemony. Scallops and shrimp were excellent tho. Great drinks.

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ralphl
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

A very poor choice. Overpriced, limited menu. Toast was regular white bread like wonder bread. Never returning.

DH
DinaH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always a pleasure to eat at Talula’s as the food is always fantastic and the ambience is incredible. However, the last time I visited, the server was very pushy and rushing us through our dining experience. Hopefully the next time, this will not be the case.

KC
vipKseniyaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was once again a magical night at this restaurant. My boyfriend and I were celebrating our first anniversary, and the restaurant after the meal brought us a complimentary dessert. It was as delicious as the meal we had. Music was on a moderate label that we could talk to each other without raising our voices. Service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden and amazing food. One of the best meals I’ve had on a long time!!

JW
JourdonW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food and drinks! Quiet ambiance in the heart of Philly.

JK
vipJamieK
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and was thoroughly delighted. My husband and I, as well as the couple we were with, were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversaries (we were married 2 weeks apart from the other) and the restaurant staff made our celebration very special. We ate in the garden area which was beautiful and charming. The food was spectacular and the service was second to none. Our waiter (Joseph) was friendly, knew the menu well, happy to provide recommendations and made our visit perfect. Highly recommend Talula's Garden and look very forward to a return visit.

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vipSuzanne
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Used to be my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia, but it seems to be losing something in the kitchen and with the menu. They feel like they’re trying a little too hard. I hope they get their mojo back!!

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Debwil
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. Our waitress Christina was amazing and so was Chris.loved it!!

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Allegria
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Philly

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KarenP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Innovative and delicious food.

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vipLesliek
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talula's Garden continues to be a consistent 5 out of 5 in all regards....food, ambiance, service....EVERYTHING! The beautiful, inviting garden transports you to a magical, twinkling-lit-heaven while you enjoy incredible cuisine at its best. We enjoyed the amazing fried chicken and scallop/shrimp entrees with the house salad, having generous bits of strawberries and crunchy almonds scattered in the perfectly dressed greens(certainly enough to share on it's own) and the to-die-for mushroom pie to start.....pardon me for a min. while I raid the fridge for the leftovers now. Mmmmmm....so good!

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BeeG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with the girls and we had the absolute best time. Our server Josh was particularly amazing! Can’t wait to get back here!

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Dineout
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very creative and well presented. Portions are not overly generous but everything was delicious. The burrata appetizer was especially good, would be nice to have 2 pieces of bread included with this appetizer. The Agnolotti and Salmon were also tasty. Wine selection by the glass wasn't extensive and pricey. Overall good food, but not inexpensive. Noise level (inside seating) made it somewhat hard to carry on a conversation, I think because of so much concrete, wood/metal and not much to soften the noise. An outside table wasn't available but it looked very nice.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food, and attentive waitstaff! Highly recommend this spot and would be great for any occasion (work dinner, date night, family dinner, etc.). The "Talula’s Fried Chicken Dinner" was excellent and didn't feel too heavy - I would absolutely order it again (though the menu is very interesting and changes often so I could easily be lured into trying something new as well). The drinks were great, the cheese platter is fantastic and fun to try, and the desserts were innovative and tasty (tried the "Key Lime Soufflé Cake" and a warm fruit crisp (it had a basil ice cream on top which was fun)). Excellent spot in Philadelphia!!

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Joanie
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here recently. The staff was very professional and personable. The garden was a lovely setting. But, best of all was the food! Nice menu choices and excellently prepared food. So thoughtfully done.

I can't praise this restaurant enough!

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vipLinus
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening in the garden.
Delicious food and excellent service!
Always a delight.

SM
vipScoMel
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and staff went above a beyond. Thanks for accomodating my special request.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went for our anniversary and it could not have been more romantic! The service was incredible and the food was out of this world! 10/10 would recommend for any special occasion!

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BillEnjoysLife
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just ate the best fried chicken I have had in my life (sorry, Mom!) at Talula's Garden. Service was helpful and unobtrusive, gave useful wine advice. Setting outdoors is comfortable, polished, a bit Edenic under a fruit-laden fig tree. Highly recommended.

MB
vipMicahB
Philadelphia
456 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could dine at Talula's Garden every week and probably not tire of it. The outdoor pods are the best--quiet, comfortable and safe. We always seem to order some of our favorites--tuna crudo, burrata; seafood entrees. And a creative cocktail. And amazing how busy it was at 6 pm on a Tuesday night. Great following.

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DonM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific ambiance, wonderful food and top notch service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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JennieQ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this beautiful meal was perfect.

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vipRestaurantWeek2014
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, atmosphere great, service good. Wine was $70 but $13.99 on Vivino so not happy about that. I would hope for a more expensive bottle at Talulahs, especially marked up $70. Not something I normally check but liked it so took a pic. Yikes. Have a drink instead.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night on the patio made perfect with exceptional service and incredible flavors! Don’t miss the biscuits to start! We also enjoyed the peaches and burrata. Our table of four loved every entree we ordered - the fried chicken, the lemon risotto with shrimp and scallops, and the branzino. Save room for dessert (the toffee zucchini cake) or another cocktail! Talula’s Garden is a treasure. ❤️

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NissaW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The biscuits were awesome. The tomato soup and cornbread not so much. Both tasted premade not fresh or distinct in flavor. My husband had grilled fish that was served with plain slices of orange. He said it was an odd flavor mix. He didn't enjoy it. The garden salad with baked goat cheese and strawberry vinaigrette was good. The table next to us was especially loud. We couldn't hear our own conversation. I read the reviews on this restaurant and it appears many people really enjoy it. Maybe we showed up on an off night...

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere- my favorite place to go when I visit Philly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service excellent food going back next weekend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food..

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LindaC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Talula’s. The food was outstanding! Can’t wait to go again.

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SaraD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good ambience. Will keep coming back

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vipV189
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Cocktails and appetizers were excellent. The portions were large. Beautiful location and music perfect for having conversation.

JR
JohnR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants on the east coast. Every dish is crafted from flavors that wow and deliver fantastic taste.

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EileenK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Award winning food, service and atmosphere. Will return again and again!

MC
vipMarissaC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, fantastic service. All around, great experience. Definitely a great spot for celebrations!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner - Talulas never disappoints. Fantastic service. Cheese plates are always a must. Great cocktails. Generous portion sizes (that goes for apps too).

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vipAlberto
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Drinks was blah, I am not a fan of spicy in my drinks and it was an over kill. Waitress was super nice.

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Talula’s Garden is rated 4.9 stars by 9947 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.