Talula’s Garden

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$50 and over
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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.
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vipjosephb
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had to run after 55 minutes because of the storm, thanks for being there during these terrible times!

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great! The food is delicious!! Felt a little rushed due to the 1.5 time limit for the table but it was manageable.

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vipMatt
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening for eating in the garden. Tremendous service and food. All precautions taken for safety. Hope to be back very soon. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect; food and staffs. The food was excellent like all reviews I’ve read. They were detail-oriented in order to make customers felt safe; good distance for each table and even leaving all doors open so you didn’t have to touch any handle after washing hands!

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BeckyM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talula’s Garden never disappoints! Wonderful meal, excellent service, fun atmosphere.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at your restaurant. The manager was very helpful in helping us select the champagne bottle as well as the staff. Will definitely return and also recommended .
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt very safe. Everyone was respectful and tables were spaced out. Phenomenal food and the service was top notch.

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daniellaj
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Connor was the best with recommendations on food and cocktails. The short rib and grits were impeccable. Peach pancakes were divine. Chicken and waffles with the perfect balance of crunch and juicy meat. Bacon and a biscuit with eggs and twice fried potatoes. We cannot wait to go back! We sat outside but we hear the garden is not to be missed.

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Kelly
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place to brunch, a great atmosphere and even better food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the food and ambience were on point like a pencil. Unfortunately, whether due to COVID or whatnot, the service was not as phenomenal as usual. I like the experience of having each course explained and the occasional “compliments of the chef” dish arriving. It adds to the special experience of being in the garden. Though I didn’t feel rushed, the pace of the meal was definitely accelerated.

I’ll chalk it up to COVID and 2020 being a riprip, but while I understand the need to shuffle as many people through given the limited seating, I would have enjoyed the added layer of dishes on the menu talked through or even the menu additions spelled out as I heard a couple of other waiters doing.

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LarInPhilly
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Talula's! Especially the garden seating. It is "magical" after dark with the pinpoint lights on the side walls.

Waiters are cordial, helpful, quickly at hand.

The tables are spaced well for covid concerns.

Food is very good although not everything was what I wished it to be. The braised short ribs with their delicious polenta was fabulous! The pinot noir I chose to go with it was perfect. Not all perfect, the heirloom tomato salad was almost only cherry tomatoes on an iceberg heart, not heirloom tomatoes and the mule cocktail was "different" than I expected.

Overall, a bit pricey but worthwhile.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best chicken and waffles and the best scrambled eggs with cheddar I've ever had. You won't be disappointed.

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vipKaren
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter for brunch to celebrate her moving in to a new apartment , everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening in a garden setting.

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ElbaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a great spot for dinner. Beautiful outdoor seating and vegetarian options.

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vipDavidM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st Covid Open-Air dining experience.

Exceptional. Enough said.

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AlexisB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from start to finish our friend had some dietary restrictions and they went above and beyond to help her find something to have

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Conner was amazing! We all had a great time and the food was delicious.

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Janine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Talula’s Garden! It is by far one of my favorite places to go in the city. Was so excited to reunite with one of my friends and see each other as COVID protocols have been modified to do so. The ambiance was cute and relaxing as always, especially in the garden area, service is always impeccable, and restaurant is clean. Can’t wait to go back again

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Karenlev
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience sitting in the garden once we were able to get moved from the sidewalk seating on the road. Food tends to be expensive with everything a la carte, as were the drinks, but the attentive and helpful servers and great ambiance on a hot summer evening led to a special night out.

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vipDebbc
New York Area
331 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The cleanliness and attention to this was evident
Overall my meal was good
This was my second experience and we will return
The only issue is that they served the items to the wrong guests
Also I ordered Pellogrino
Only after 3/4 of the meal was served did they offer ice
This is why I did not give it 5 stars

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vipAlice
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! It was our first time but definitely not our last!!!

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vipBmarie28
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch spot!! Food & ambiance are amazing!!

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vipSallieG
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this restaurant. The food is first class. We were unable to eat in the garden the first time we went because it rained. This time, everyone has to eat outdoors!! The staff are amazing and I can't wait to return. We live in Philly and have been to tons of restaurants, but this is my favorite!!

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vipFW84
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal meal... I would give it 5 stars, but the hostess interaction left much to be desired. I was 6 mins late to my reservation, which yielded a 3 minute scolding about turning tables and not holding reservations. The conversation continued to include a mandatory end time, as the table would be needed for another reservation. I understand that covid has thrown a wrench in dining... but basic courtesy towards the guest should always be paramount. If im spending $300+ on dinner, you wont tell me when I have to "free up the table" by. And no, im not "ok with that."

Server was amazing, food was mouth watering, dessert was heavenly. Aside from a marred interaction with a less than gracious host... the meal was exceptional. Butterscotch pudding for the win. So sad the hostess sat me in the street and not in the beautiful garden area that had open and available tables when I arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Peter! We loved sitting outside and the food was excellent!

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vipMolly
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Would definitely return to try more. Overall great experience.

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ElizL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. Temp
checks, masks, appropriate table distances, were all appreciated!

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NailahA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weren't very hungry, but had to eat here while in Philly. The food was perfect.

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vipTheBigCheese
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal here despite restrictions brought on by the COVID 19 crisis. I had the scallops and succotash and my wife had the ravioli both of whith were top notch.

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KarenS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff handled the rain storm very professional and made it as pleasant as possible to wrap our meals to go!

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vipTylerB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent and very accommodating for vegans!!

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vipHairfood
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd time in less than 2 weeks and I loved it! The food is incredible

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vipNta52
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent . Great service, great food

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vipMicheleM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong with Talula's!!! You must go :-)

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vipNadiaG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Out of the many COVID times outdoor restaurants i've been to, Talula's diner ambiance is the best... but the servers not exactly the best. A little hostile, with an attitude, and from the moment we sat down he was rushing us to order and get out quickly. Loved it, but will NEVER go back. There's always Positano with live music and much better food and servers and overall experience :)

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vipCleanPlateClub
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening in the garden was perfect. The scallops and the short ribs all succulent. The service was attentive and not obtrusive. Hot summer night with a beautiful breeze. Love the music! Thanks for making our evening perfect.

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vipLindaM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance in the garden. Good service and nice menu

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Jess
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cocktails, and service! I went for brunch I will go back try dinner next time!

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