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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

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (164)
Fit for Foodies (149)
Special Occasion (141)
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Creative Cuisine (140)
Great for Outdoor Dining (124)
Good for Anniversaries (121)
Romantic (120)
Local Ingredients (104)
Good for Birthdays (91)
Seasonal (91)
Tasting Menu (86)
Neighborhood Gem (78)
Worth the Drive (70)
Cozy (67)
Handcrafted Cocktails (62)
Healthy (57)
Fun (50)
Authentic (47)
Good Vegetarian Options (46)
Hot Spot (45)
Great for Brunch (42)
Notable Wine List (40)
Business Meals (39)
Organic (38)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Casual (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Comfort Food (26)
People Watching (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Scenic View (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Vegan (12)
Tapas (10)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Amazing food and service. It’s expensive though so save for a special occasion

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

I went to TG for New Years Eve dinner. The short rib I had that night was epic. Large, tender, flavorful... so, when my daughter and her husband and I went for brunch, my eye went right to the “steak and egg Benedict.” Standard eggs Benedict has ham, Maryland eggs Benedict has crab cake, and talula’s boasts short rib. Despite a 24$ price tag (steep for two undercooked poached eggs and a biscuit), there was no short rib. I uncovered everything from a massive dose of ‘hollandaise’ and found nothing but caramelized onions. Where’s the beef? Service recovery ensued though. An offer of another entree (declined, as we had a baby with us, and others were waiting for a table; it took a bit of time to get what we had...) they took the entree off the tab, the manager explained that they were revising the menu in the future. They also brought a plate of delicious warm beignet type donuts.
My opinion is this: when you are aware that a menu item is misleading, don’t let your patron dive in unaware— tell them ahead: “by the way, the short rib is really shredded tidbits in the sauce, not a piece of meat...” The French press coffee is awesome, the fried potatoes on the side are excellent, and the “little plate” of scrambled egg we got for the baby had to be at least 4 eggs.
I will go back again. But for dinner, Or coffee and donuts. Not brunch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything on the menu looked delicious, we split the fried oysters which were perfect and the Ahi tuna which was also excellent. I had the Salmon cooked perfectly, my wife enjoyed the ravioli, which were home made and contained a very flavorful cheese. Dessert was good also.
The service was exceptional, the server knew the menu perfectly and described them to a "T".
The wait staff was very attentive, but not bothersome. This is a great dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

Amelia our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Loved the cheese plates. She knew everything we asked about the food. She made our dining experience wonderful.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Went here for dinner after Les Mis. Easy 15min walk from theatre through nice neighborhood. Love the open outdoor but private seating. Will take advantage again when weather is warmer. Small bar area but awesome cocktails. Little pricey but excellent. Loved the different cheese sample platters. Dinners were excellent but my wife said her side to scallops a little spicy for her tastes(not a criticism since everyone has personal taste) My short ribs were AWESOME! No small serving here. Got a lumberjack serving of buttery meat! To add our server was very pleasant and attentive and knowledgeable. The greeters at the front were super nice and appeared to truly enjoy being there. Overall highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

This was literally the best meal of my life! They gave us extra cheese and desert for my birthday. I really love this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

The place is very inviting. The tables are too close from my perspective but the nooks allow conversation. The food is first rate and the value is in the experience. The wine list is pricey , but beer and ciders are not. I'll be back.

The place is A+++.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I have wanted to try Talula’s for a really long time. The food was delicious and the sevice was outstanding. It was definitely worth the wait but we won’t be waiting long before returning!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service and atmosphere. Upon arrival we were promptly seated and greeted by our waitress. Throughly enjoyed the cocktails and appetizers. Entrees were good but not great. Duck was a little over cooked but the bed of rice cooked in duck confit was outstanding. My wife’s scallops had a salty flavor hiding the sweetness of the scallop. The accompanying seasoning on this dish was a little overpowering.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good experience

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding in every way. The food is amazing. The cocktails (beekeeper stands out) are creative and flavorful and the ambiance special. Love it here.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Amazing experience! We had the Chicken Liver Mousse Toast as a starter, followed by two pasta dishes, the Gnudi and Cavatelli. Preceding our pasta course we moved onto our entrees which were the Duck Breast and the Over-Night Short Rib. Dessert we shared the Peppermint S'mores. This all was more food then we needed to indulge in, but we wanted to try it all and every single dish was delicious. If you haven't tried Talula's Garden yet, what are you waiting for?

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall good experience , little too expensive, service was good,

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was great and staff was friendly. I’d recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always my favorite :) The gnudi pasta, and winter salad was amazing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The atmosphere of Talula's was relaxed and beautiful. The attentive wait staff was superb. Thanks Pete. They offer an amazing cheese plate featuring cheeses from all over the world. The scallops were cooked to perfection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First timers at Talula's Garden and we were very impressed. The food was incredible and the service was great. We will definitely be back with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food excellent and interesting combinations. Chef does a great job but restaurant is so dark you cant appreciate the presentation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Superb knowledgeable friendly staff, exquisite food!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Organic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely delicious local produce, best meal we’ve had in the US, gourmet food at a very reasonable price, excellent service and gorgeous ambience. Highly recommended for all group types and occasions

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was amazing. Perfect dishes to share or eat solo.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious, inventive choices, wonderful sides, just a bit loud but bustling and fun.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

My boyfriend and I celebrated our birthdays here and it was EXCELLENT! Our server (big shout out to Corey!) was amazing, kind, and thorough. The food was delicious, the perfect temperature, and everything was very prompt. The taste, experience, and ambiance is absolutely worth the cost!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always come back to this place!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Birthday dinner with my wife, experienced wonderful food with the chef's tasting menu. Excellent attentive service left us wanting for nothing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We wanted a relaxing meal with friendly service and good food. This hit the mark. As it was winter we were inside. The outdoor space also looks inviting for warmer weather. Also a great historic location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

COLD,COLD NITE! Warm inviting place.This is our anniversary week and we had theater tixs as well.Very good serive and kindness here.Food was just great,Things we love,but do not cook at home.YUMMY...Place is not cheap,but food is A +.warm place with kind people...what eles can you say.seems to me they care about the food and customers.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch!
Savory croissants, Bloody Mary’s , authentic scrapple from Lancaster- all out of this world!
We will definitely be back!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Seated almost one hour after reservation. They gave us a drink and some chips to wait. Food was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was our anniversary and the restaurant was kind enough to recognize it with a special appetizer and dessert. The food and service were impeccable.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A really great evening! We enjoyed the 8-course tasting menu - everything was absolutely delicious - a great way to try lots of new items. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Meals were outstanding. We've been telling friends about it, describing each dish! And our waitress was wonderful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Well run, excellent service, great location, unusual preparation and fantastic flavors made for a memorable first experience. However, Waiter should have waited for “me” to ask for the check, NOT him drop it on the table!?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our second time at Talula's Garden. Our first experience was awesome, but this time was even better! My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary, and at the end of the meal I told her that I thought it was one of the top 3 meals I have had anywhere, ever. We shared a cheese plate that was amazing, we also shared a cavatelli dish that I was legitimately sad when we finished it. I could have eaten 10 bowls of it. My wife had trout and I had the braised short rib. Both were phenomenal, and the sides that came with them were also delightful. She had a peppermint smore for dessert which was excellent, and I had a great cup of coffee to finish my meal. The mixed drinks we had with dinner were great. The servers were attentive, knowledgeable, and helped make our experience even better. If I were a rich man, I would go back tomorrow! We cannot wait for another opportunity.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is our Philadelphia go-to for my wife and I. We go here for date nights and special occasions. Our favorite restaurant by far!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious. Last minute reservation. We were seated at the bar area tables, which suited us well. Ordered the short ribs which were very flavorful although a bit too fatty for my taste. My vegetarian companion found ample choices and the squash soup was amazing. This is an expensive resturant so next time I would reserve this quality of resturant fir a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and ambiance. NYE choice that we don’t regret. Nice touch w complimentary champagne glasses for toast and a couple treats compliments of the kitchen. Very attentive service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall I consider this restaurant to be excellent. My pasta dish (ricotta gnudi) was exceptional. I wish they'd given me a little more. My date requested a vegetarian dish (not on the menu) and was given a very nice and substantial plate of assorted cooked vegetables. My dessert (apple crostada) was excellent. My date was a bit disappointed with her poached pear.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great meal and service
Wonderful time excellent service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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