Talula’s Garden

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The restaurant offers a very pleasant atmosphere and the service staff is attentive without being overbearing. The food was good, but not outstanding.

J
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It started as a birthday celebration but my boyfriend (now Fiancé) proposed the night before. The waitress was welcoming and really helped us celebrate as a family. It was absolutely a fantastic birthday dinner!!!

J
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Too noisy

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Got seated 45 minutes past reservation time... then forced them to seat us after they offered us a “bite” while we stood by the hostess stand. Disappointed.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food from the bread, to my succulent pig, to the wine (small pour ☹️), to the dessert. Servers were a bit over the top and affected but knowledgeable and helpful.

Fabulous, Fabulous place for special occasions or those with a large chunk of change in their pockets.

Romantic ambiance albeit on the loud side. Other patrons were all lovely and friendly. GO!!! It’s an experience for the taste buds!!

EH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was disappointed - had been there many years ago and loved it
We waited which we didn't mind - that happens on a Saturday night but then our server was very short with us and told us weren't ordering enough food and there would be a long wait since we didn't want appetizers so we ordered appetizers and our server then came back to tell us that she thought we had too much food with the entrees and vegetable sides that we ordered. This was nice although we would rather have had the vegetable sides that wanted in the first place rather than the appetizer that we ordered at her suggestion. Also she was extremely unhelpful with the composition of dishes and the taste preferences of our dining companions. We ordered more than one round of drinks and desert so the meal was expensive but honestly did not feel worth it.

l
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed our meals and cocktails!! Service was excellent, as well! Only complaint was that it is very noisy....it was challenging to hear our server at times above the noise of the busy restaurant. Our table was to the left side of restaurant, in front of a large table, which contributed to the noise level. Otherwise, super yummy appetizers, entrees and dessert!

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, except for noise level.

P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We wanted to love it, and it was good but really nothing exceptional. My scallops were ok but unimaginative. My wife's chicken was interesting bu the dumplings were without merit.

JC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent cheese course selections and terrific pastas. Good wine list. Service is always friendly and attentive. Reserve well in advance for weekends.

NB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server was fanatic and the food and drinks were delicious as always.

P
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food , nice feeling to the place. Louder than I consider ideal but I’m old. Didn’t feel at all rushed.

AW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a 9 course taster's menu. Everything was delicious, and we all enjoyed the experience!

s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Very good food and service. Very noisy. Excellent fresh food. Lots of vegetables

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talula's remains our favorite restaurant ... anywhere. Outstanding and delicious, we hope to be back soon. Thank you!

KD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. Food was outstanding (as usual), the service was top notch, and the attention -to-detail superb. Thank you!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience, will certainly return.

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing negative to report. Everything was was on point. Hostess was friendly, smiling. Seated promptly. Very professional server. Food was wonderful. Only thing that was “interesting” and not a negative by any means, was how quickly the food came, literally less than 10 minutes after ordering. This worked for us as we were on a little bit of a schedule, but may be less desirable for a business meal or date.

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the chef’s tasting menu as always and was not disappointed. This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia as it offers incredible farm to table creations and is truly an elevated dining experience.

BS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect combination of ambiance, food and service. I can't wait to try it in the warmer months and dine outside!

P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious but a bit pricey. Glass of wine at 13.00 was a bit pricey. Soup delicious and shrimp pasta dish delicious also.

J
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and our service was excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Really cute place also!

BO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Loved the French Press and french toast sticks

LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meals. I have been there for both dinner and brunch and have never been disappointed.
Service is friendly and expedient. Only con, noise level can make it difficult at times to hear your dinner companion.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends came to visit from out of town and we picked Talula’s Garden for dinner. We were SO pleased! The food and drinks were excellent, the service was outstanding, and we had a great time catching up. The round table that we were seated at was perfect for allowing us all to talk to one another. The restaurant was crowded but not too loud to prevent easy conversation. Will definitely be back!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Incredible food.

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best fish dish I ever had from a 3-4 stars restaurants. Highly recommended their seas bass entree.

LS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here every year for our anniversary. We had excellent service this year! Our waitress recommended a cheese plate and port that were out of this world. Also, they made the brussel sprouts for us in a vegetarian manner and they were excellent! Always a special evening at Talulas!

CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

It was our wedding anniversary and we requested a corner table. Sadly, they did not accommodate the request which left us feeling jammed in between other noisy diners with very little elbow room which was not what we were looking for. Our waitress was overall pleasant, but very superficial with disengaged and canned responses to questions and requests for recommendations. We have been here many times, but sadly this was not one of our more pleasant visits.

TB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was too salty. We asked server to tell the kitchen no added salt, but every one in our party of 5 agreed most still came out too salty. Nice servers though.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs were unbelievable. Great ambiance. Looking forward to going back there in the warmer weather to see what the outdoor patio is like.

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A great place for a group Gourmet dining. You can share their great cheese platter with your frineds.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent and the staff was great. We went for my fiancé’s birthday and he had a wonderful meal. Thanks to the Talula’s Garden team!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, we got lots of extra additions courtesy of the chefs which my mother and I greatly appreciated. The service was amazing, as well as the overall vibe of the restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great service and tasty food- overall a great experience!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service were wonderful. Noise level was high in the restaurant so we ate in bar where believe it or not it was quieter.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Made an 11:45 brunch res but table was not ready for a while. Would had been okay but I made the res BC we had a plane to catch. Not sure why we did not have a table ready.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance.