Talula’s Garden

4.8
10191 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 10191 people are saying
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vipfoodiedudie
Philadelphia
285 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, in a beautiful room, with A-1 service. Always a favorite spot to dine, inside or out.

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Smitty
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great Service ~ fast pace!
The food was delicious. Talula's is a great place to celebrate special events.

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JeanetteM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant, fantastic food and attentive staff!!

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vipvermont24
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Need to restore valet parking. Tables inside were too close together to be comfortable. We sat at an outside table but it was quite cold.

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RachelleG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food

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TracyI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 4 dining here for the first time. Everything we had was excellent! From the pork belly, Bronzino, scallops with shrimp, steak, and the brussel sprouts, it was all delicious and also looked beautiful on the plate. The service and their attention to detail were outstanding!

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DianeC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best egg Benedict’s I’ve ever had ! Really good !

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NellJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. We sat indoors, and felt safe. Brunch was delicious and service was top notch. We’ll definitely have to visit for dinner.

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StevenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Our waiter was great. Very pleasant & helpful.

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Manda
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four had a table in one of the outdoor "train car" booths on the street across from the park (not within the garden). It was fully heated (!), although one side was partially open, of course, to allow the staff to interact/deliver food. It was 45 degrees, but felt pretty much as if we were dining indoors and quite comfortable with a sweater and wool socks :) Absolutely wonderful experience, from attentive service to AMAZING food to a simply delightful setting. One of the best brunches I've ever had and really appreciated all the safety measures so we could enjoy such a lovely meal without any worry.

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NancyG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town for a get away weekend with another couple celebrating her birthday. Everything was excellent. We chose to eat outside so we were not there for the ambiance. Service was excellent.

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CindyF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the food and the friendly service. I especially loved the biscuits and the brussel sprouts. The froze was amazing.

I dressed warm for the outside chalet, but was still chilly. Too bad you cannot put up a cloth to cover the entrance and keep the heat in.

Other than that, we had a great time.
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NicoleD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a phenomenal restaurant and experience. The cheese board is a must get as well as the pork belly. The Brussels sprouts were also to die for. Salmon was perfectly cooked as well. Can’t say enough good things about this place. We will be back.

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Catherine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was really good. However, I was expecting great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Hanger steak was very underwhelming

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vipEpicurion
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had branzino like this, outstanding. The Brussels were the best I’ve ever tasted. My new favorite Starr restaurant. Our server was perfect- waited for nothing

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talulah’s is consistently excellent. My favorite restaurant in Phila.

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Theresamali
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Beautiful atmosphere! Food was OUTSTANDING! Our waiter, Jean Luca was extremely welcoming, knowledgeable, and friendly. It was a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend!

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dinner42
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Justin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great ambience and great service. My date enjoyed her food but my steak came out undercooked so I only had 3 bites which was disappointing with the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Truffle tagliatelle…every time.

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vivekg
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience and good service. Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation from England. Special night out as a couple. Wanted a modern twist on locally produced ingredients- we got it . Thoroughly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner and experience at Talula's Garden. The courteous, professional staff complemented our excellent dinner! We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything from the delicious food to the cosy ambience! Highly recommend the Burrata Toast, Seared Salmon, and Ricotta & Goat Cheese Agnolotti! This place is definitely an experience!!

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vipGothamite
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talula's is consistently one of the best restaurants in Philly. The waitstaff is that rare combination of being professional, knowledgeable about both the wines and food, and friendly. My salmon was excellent and perfectly cooked (medium rare). My dining companions had steak, which they loved. Can't wait to go back!

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vipLinus
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipAditiM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and lovely menu!

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KAthy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful meal. My friend enjoyed her meal as well. Our server, Jillian, was very good and made sure the food was served quickly and efficiently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Experience incredible. I'm just getting old, it got cold outside. Only issue.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was excellent. It was our anniversary and they congratulated us.

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PatrickM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Drinks were good and menu choices unique

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PatriciaBV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Taylor was very supportive and kind with us!

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Dolce13
Mobile
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome service! Pretty ambiance

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SheisFrench
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated my birthday here and it was a lovely experience. From the most attentive waitstaff, to the dimly lit and cozy dining room, to the perfectly seasoned dishes we shared, it was a perfectly intimate meal we’d go back for time and time again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on our first trip to the city since early 2020. Food and atmosphere was very good and very comfortable.

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kimd
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious
Very good service
A little pricy
Nice atmosphere

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charlesc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and entire staff was incredibly friendly with delicious food and drinks. It was our anniversary and they brought a free little dessert at the end which was very touching.

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Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 10191 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.