Taste - Society Hill

3.9
57 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.
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Foodlover
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

LJ
vipLeahJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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DRom
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSarsaparilla
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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maryalice
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tandy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Balletgirl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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Zsavon
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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Ty2day
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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vipSunshine
Philadelphia
114 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

KD
KenyaD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

DW
DianaW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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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GeorgiaVette
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

MB
vipMrBlueSkies
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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Dave
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Bummed
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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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Worthington
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCathie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipBarb
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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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Tfelty
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2013
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2013
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great experience but it was a little pricey for breakfast.

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Cynthia
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2013
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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vipClaudia
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

HF
HungryFamily
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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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Jane
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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vipphillyfoodie400plus
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2012
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2012
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Taste - Society Hill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 238-6000.

Taste - Society Hill is rated 3.9 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.