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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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 (162)
Fit for Foodies (155)
Special Occasion (143)
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Creative Cuisine (137)
Great for Outdoor Dining (126)
Good for Anniversaries (123)
Romantic (123)
Local Ingredients (106)
Seasonal (93)
Good for Birthdays (92)
Tasting Menu (86)
Neighborhood Gem (80)
Cozy (69)
Worth the Drive (69)
Handcrafted Cocktails (63)
Healthy (59)
Authentic (50)
Fun (50)
Hot Spot (49)
Good Vegetarian Options (45)
Great for Brunch (43)
Business Meals (41)
Organic (40)
Notable Wine List (39)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Bar Seating (31)
Casual (29)
Comfort Food (28)
People Watching (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Scenic View (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Tapas (11)
Vegan (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had our New Years Eve dinner here. The place is really beautiful. Had a nice cocktail at the bar while we were waiting to be sat. We were brought to our table in a relatively timely manner, but were dismayed to see that it was equal distances from the coat rack, the wait station and the bar - which wasn't ideal - but the kicker was that there was an extremely cold draft blowing right over our table, which would have dampened our enjoyment of the experience. We talked to the waitress and hosts and they were all very gracious about reseating us - and more quickly than I expected on such a busy night. The new table was cosy, bright and much warmer! Overall the food was good. The rolls with herbed butter were very nice, then we had the cauliflower to start. Our mains were the duck and trout. I would go back to try it again but I have to say in my opinion all of the plates except for the cauliflower were too heavily salted which lessened my ability to appreciate the flavors. Other than that it was a lovely venue with excellent staff and a very nice evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

PERFECT for what we were looking for. My boyfriend and I were looking for something special, small, and "different" and Talula's Garden met all of my requests. Our waitress was extremely attentive and personable, the environment was not only beautiful and modern but decorated for New Years Eve as well. On top of that, the food was incredible and had very large portions, good for sharing!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved it! And they even treated us a dessert for or anniversary

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for brunch on 12/31 with my daughter. The restaurant was lovely but noticeably drafty. (It was a particularly cold day.) Service was good. The starters were very good, particularly the special deviled eggs. The main brunch courses were not so good. The steak and eggs benedict is misleading as there very little meat in this dish. The lox platter came with a large portion of salad and comparatively little lox with not enough bread. Overall, the dining experience was fine but not spectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dinner was wonderful.  We both ordered the Chef's Tasting menu. 8 courses of delicious unique samplings. But it was too much food. We shouldn't have been surprised because it was all spelled out on the menu. However, They need to reduce it to 5 or 6 courses. Or perhaps we could have shared the tasting. 

Service was very attentive. Each course resulted in new silverware and cleaning the table. Highlights - Scallops melt in your mouth, cheese plate was wonderful. Least favorite was the gnocchi and meiji mushrooms. Too heavy and cheesy. Will definitely be back and order from the regular menu. 

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent Food, Excellent Services . Recommend the Tasting Menu. Will be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good service, tasty food and nice cocktail. Worthy to try and good environment for dating and special event

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our waitress overheard that our foursome was celebrating joint anniversaries and sent over a dessert to celebrate! Very personable and food was excellent!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wedding gift

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