Taste - Society Hill

3.9
58 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Taste Restaurant at the Sheraton Society Hill serves up contemporary dining with a dash of ambiance in the heart of Philadelphia"s Historic District. Savor the best of both worlds from cobblestone streets outside our doors to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell just a short walk away. Then gather at the neighborhood's premier location for American cuisine, featuring flavors brimming with our nation's culinary style while showcasing an attitude that's all Philly.

There's plenty to talk about over a frosty microbrew from around the corner or an award-winning wine from around the world. And whether you're craving a quick bite or full meal, Taste's menu ranges from the favorites you love to the unexpected delights, all delicious and brought to you by a friendly staff. Taste is the place where new stories begin in a vibrant, welcoming environment.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(215) 238-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tracy Cywinski
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Private party facilities
Private dining room.
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Private party contact
Alyssa Blumberg: (267) 688-4071
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd and Walnut Street
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Parking details
Valet offered through hotel. Discounted valet offered for Taste patrons.
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Entertainment
Come join us to watch the fighting Phils or the Eagles take flight on our six 52" HD flat screen TVs!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.3
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very surprised to learn that fries were cooked in bacon grease. The restaurant would not use fresh oil to accommodate vegetarians.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice environment overall but really cold! Also some of the lighting was too bright. Food was good but my portion of polenta was pretty small for $17.00.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The restaurant menu is limited for dinner. Didn't know it was located at the bottom of the Sheraton Hotel. Breakfast menu looked better, but the food was not.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Svc was outstanding, food was delicious! Great portions! Well priced!! I will be visiting Tastes again!

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Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tasty meal, satisfactory, but not exceptional. Greek Salad OK, Steak Frites good, but served with waffle fries - unusual. Salmon good, but pricey. Brownie dessert enormous, sweet and delicious. Good coffee. Friendly & conscientious server, especially considering the late hour of our arrival at the restaurant.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

this was the only restaurant open for lunch within walking distance of the Seaport Museum where a matinee musical was playing. The lunch menu was very limited.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

With nothing the average priced lunch item being $15 or higher, this place is overpriced. None of the menu choices is terribly creative and the service was a bit lacking as well. I was especially disappointed when I ordered a quesadilla to-go as I could not dine in and instead of the typical sides of guacamole, sour cream and salsa, I was given a bottle of ketchup. I didn't discover this until off site so couldn't correct it. As I was at a conference in the hotel, I ended up eating here more than once. The other disappointment was being charged $10 for a "caprese" salad that included about a 1/2 cup of mixed greens, 1/2 tomato and 2 golf-ball sized pieces of mozzarella cheese! It's a good thing I wasn't looking for a full meal, and only something light, but it was a joke to be charged $10 for something so puny. While the food tasted fine, and it was not an unpleasant dining experience, I would not voluntarily choose to eat here in the future.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

staff was awesome. they were accomodating-helpful. made my daughters sweet 16 fabulous!

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste is worth the trip. Food is so good and the scene is nice. I will be back!

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

a great option located in the hotel. Food was good and the crabcake sliders were amazing!

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Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Taste was a pleasant surprise. I would recommend to anyone! The food was awesome. Great value!!!

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Matt,

I appreciate you, John and Dan for all your efforts in making my 34th Birthday Celebration a SUCCESS!!!

Zsavon M. Ramseur

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great! Food was delicious, staff very nice & on point.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I didn't like that no one greeted upon arrival at the restaurant or directed to a table -the table wasn't clean and the food was just ok not as tasty as I'd hoped. Overall not really a place that I would revisit

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Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have to say, when we first arrived at Taste, we had a bad impression. It was freezing cold, there were hardly any other customers and the atmosphere seems a bit sterile. The food and service made up for all of that. They immediately turned down the A/C for me because I was cold and the service was warm and friendly. The barbecue chicken flatbread is a must! All of the food we ordered exceeded our expectations and the bartender made fantastic cocktails. My recommendation: Give Taste a chance.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was nice and accomodating. I used open table because I was not familiar with the area, was there for a graduation and they were able to accommodate 15 people with no problem but the menu is very limited and the drinks are expensive.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We all enjoyed our meals, although the menu is very limited. I had the Cobb salad on the recommendation of the server, but it didn't live up to others I've had. My friends all had steak and reported it was delicious, as were the special mashed potatoes, but one complained that the steak wasn't cooked as she had ordered. It was surprisingly empty for a Saturday night. The ambience
is okay, it's a nice bar. The wine list was limited, although specialty cocktails were available. Still, I would recommend it if you're
looking for a nice bar in Society Hill. Maybe it would be better to order sandwiches and burgers rather than a full dinner.

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GV
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great little spot inside the Sheraton Society Hill. Quiet, convenient and very welcoming.

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Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We made last minute valentine's reservations and were a little concerned that they still had seating available. It's in the Sheraton and parking is only $7 when you eat at the restaurant, which is a pretty good deal. When we arrived, the restaurant was near empty. A few people sat at the bar and about 4 tables had patrons. We were told we could pick anywhere we wanted to sit.
We started off with Mediterranean Olives with Roasted Almonds ($5) and the Tomato with soft mozzarella appetizer ($9). The olives and almonds were very good but the other dish had just a few thinly sliced wedges of tomato and lots of mixed greens. We also shared the Cobb Salad ($15) - excellent. Cheesesteak was very good but pricey @ $15. Strip steak cooked perfectly.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good for our dinner. We both had the sirloins steak which was cooked just right. Our appetizer was tasty and our cheesecake for dessert were excellent. The restaurant was rather quiet. We sat at a table near the bar scene in the restaurant. It was not crowed and the service was very attentive. A bit pricey but overall was a very enjoyable dinner.

We also ate there for breakfast the next day. We both had the buffet. It was good but the food was only lukewarm at best. French toast was cold.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good but nothing over the top to make me say wow. It was very dead and that's never a good sign, especially during restaurant week.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I went with a large party of girls for a night out and while the staff was quite friendly and the food was good, there was nothing special about the food to make it worth the price. If I am going to drop $100 pp on dinner then I'm going something amazing and this place was just underwhelming.

The wine was OK but the mark up on a $9 bottle of Beringer is crazy. $50!

It seems as though they want to be a high end restaurant but the food isn't special enough for the price. I can't say I would go back.

It was Restaurant Week, so I understand that its a limited menu but I checked out the regular menu too and wasn't wowed. The place was empty. For the last night of Restaurant Week on a Friday, the place should have been packed.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, Great service, friendly, courteous professional staff.
Great Chef

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We saw Taste on the Restaurant Week list and decided to give them a try .... we were REALLY glad we did! The food was very good and the portions were spot on! The staff were very friendly and attentive. I wouldn't hesitate to dine here again in the future. Now that they are on my radar, I will definitely be going back!

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I like this restaurant because it is quiet and a good place to go and talk after a movie. Food a varied bar menu. A little pricey but it is a hotel, so expected.

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Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is situated inside the sheraton hotel. The restaurant and lobby are beautifully decorated and it has a great atmosphere. There is also plenty of parking along front Street and the other side streets using the meters which makes this possible free and cheap in terms of finding a place and location to park when going out to dinner. The food was very good and we had an array of things on the menu that ranged from small plates to full-sized entrees. I just wish that my cheese fries had more jalapenos on them. The fried raviolis with jalapenos were really good and the jalapenos added just a very little bit of kick to the ravioli but was not overpowering at all. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Daughter's 21st birthday we had a very nice dinner and our waitress was the best.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great experience but it was a little pricey for breakfast.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived later than expected so we were not going to have a full dinner. The restaurant was a perfect fit for us. We were able to enjoy a cocktail and have a lite meal.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place. Great food and even better service. Wine list was excellent. Will definitely return and suggest this place to my friends.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Located in the Sheraton Hotel. Comfortable setting. Attentive service.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, friendly, welcoming staff. Food was good and arrived quickly. Our server and bartender was very kind. Excellent wine list.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to dinner for restaurant week. We never thought to dine there previously due to the fact it is a restaurant in the hotel. We were very surprised and will recommend to friends. The service was great- very attentive and accommodating. The decor is very swank and modern. The food was great- especially the salmon! I would definitely consider taste an unknown neighborhood gem.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The place was empty, but the food was great. The service was attentive, and I will definitely be back. The restaurant is not visible from the street, though, making it hard to find. Thank goodness for Restaurant Week!

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Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went here for restaurant week and it was fine. For a hotel bar/restaurant it is superb. For a local restaurant/bar if you live down the street, we were not super impressed. I said if I was staying at the hotel from out of town I would have been impressed but as compared to other places within walking distance of our house, it's a little lack luster. The food was basic, tasted good but was nothing special. Service was great and the decor is cool. I could see going back to hang out at the bar for a drink or two but would probably recommend someone else if you are local.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Made a last-minute decision to have dinner here after the 6PM New Years Eve fireworks at Penns Landing. We arrived 25 minutes early, but were seated immediately. Our server was helpful and attentive, although as the restaurant filled up the attentiveness did wane a bit. Food was great, drinks were good and surprisingly reasonably priced given that it was New Years Eve.

Glad we ate here - would definitely go back again!

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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there for New Years Eve--staying at the hotel, and thought it would be convenient. We only wanted a sandwich--so this worked great. We had soup and a burger. Although the burgers were rarer than we wanted, the food was overall very good. Not sure if the noise level was up because of the holiday or not. Overall was a good experience.

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Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2012
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

No one greeted us when we walked in. I don't think there was even a hostess working at the time. There was no one eating at any of the tables and maybe 3 people were at the bar. We decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was very nice. However, the staff was on their cell phones and reading magazines while we were there. Food was crazy over-priced and drinks were as well. The food was only decent. I will never go back. Even for a hotel restaurant this was a terrible experience.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2012
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

They have a limited and pricey menu for the amount of food you get. The food was cold when served. The service was decent and engaging.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot at the Sheraton Society Hill. We ate there two nights in a row. The flatbread is fantastic!

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