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Wed, 2/21
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TE'

4.6
173 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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TE' is located in the former Tea Parlor of the historic Inn at Leola Village, and has been awarded Forbes' coveted Five Star award for fine dining, putting TE in a group with some of the most elite restaurants in the world. The restaurant is surrounded by flower gardens and walking paths, as well as the chef's herb and vegetable gardens. Guests may enjoy an aperitivo in the courtyard garden or entrance lounge prior to dining in the romantic twenty seat dining room. The dining room is adorned daily with fresh flower arrangements by the Inn's resident florist. Typical dining time for the five course prix-fixe is two to three hours or three to four hours for the nine course degustation menu. Both menus are also available as vegetarian. The intimacy of the dining room is not conducive for children under the age of twelve, however, a private dining room as well as a five course children's menu is available upon special arrangement.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Seatings: Friday-Saturday 5:00p-9:00p
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Phone number
(717) 556-8715
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
John Calabrese
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Private party facilities
TE' offers a private dining room, "Enoteca" our wine room, that seats up to 12 guests for meetings or special events. The space has a beautiful atmosphere, nestled among our enchanting selections of wine, Enoteca creates the perfect ambiance for any occasion. A customized version of our five or nine course menu will be available for your event. Enoteca is perfect for family affairs, rehearsal dinners or corporate events. Enoteca is available for private functions Sunday through Thursday.
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Private party contact
Kelly Doutt: (717) 556-8705
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rt 23, 6 miles East of center city
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Parking details
Complimentary ample parking available.
Additional
Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 173 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KLIV (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Be prepared for an incredibly excecuted evening! Not one aspect of this dining experience is overlooked. One of my date and I’s best evenings out yet.

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Nutsforveganism (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Michelin graded restaurant that lives up to the reputation. If you want fantastic food and absolute pampering, eat there. The 9 course wine paired menu was outstanding. The entire experience took over four hours. The dessert was truly amazing but a little much after so many preceding courses. Would pare that course down a bit. Will
Be back for next special occasion.

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vipcynthiag (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

They try very, very hard to make it a very special meal and it was appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

The Degustation (tasting) menu was well well thought out. There were 9 main courses and 3 additional amuse-bouche (little bites) between the courses. The Carnivale course was very good, but the description seemed extensive or over the top.
The good: The ambiance was really good. The food presentation was very good, overall. Wine pairings were also very good.
The only so/so: The menu descriptions are extremely limited, so it is hard to know what you are getting. Food preparation was good, but there were a few items that were challenging to eat (and even cut). The Cuttlefish was nearly impossible to cut, as the knives were not sharp enough. There was rendered pancetta with the wild boar that were like little stones (read: way overcooked). There were a few times where children could be heard making noise in the hallway that was separated by a heavy curtain.
The disappointment: The first impression with the sparkling wine introduced as you sat down, seems wonderful, but it is certainly not part of the pricing, and should probably be. Additionally, generally with a tasting menu at a restaurant of this caliber, I would expect that the service be included in the price. This is not the case. Finally, two of the staff repeatedly stated mascarpone incorrectly. It should never be pronounced "marscapone" ever.
I would consider going again for the Prix Fixe menu.
Overall I would give it a solid 8/10.

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JANA (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

I think the restaurant is overrated. Everything was good but this restaurant is rated on a par with those in NYC and it's not even close.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Every dish is the best you have every tasted. It is culinary art! This restaurant is a wonderful experience. Well worth the price.

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vipKT826 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

My husband and I celebrated a special birthday. We really enjoyed the white glove service and attention to details. Te is definitely a special occasion place but the food and wine are amazing. It's not just dinner, it's an experience. And totally worth it.

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Fted2lane (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Wines were great but food was ok...presentation of food was superb... servers tried too hard & seemed fake and was very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

From the time we entered until our check we felt like absolute royalty. Regal dining room; professional and attentive wait staff; with excellent food to boot. The intermezzo's were inventive and delicious as well as the main courses. We went for an anniversary and will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

The food was very good- the service excellent. Holly was very knowledgable and very cordial.

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MoonbeamMcSwine (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

My adult son (a foodie) and I had a cause for celebration, so we dined at Te. I was glad that we did: It was an outstanding meal. I ordered the 5 course meal (with wine pairings) and he had the 9 course. Our server apologized that our courses would not line up evenly, but I was prepared for that because I don't eat as much as he does. Actually, it felt like a continual feed, anyway, with all the courses that we ordered plus many "extra bites" that they served. Dairy products were omitted, as requested, from my son's servings, and that went well, too. We had a long, delightful dinner and left feeling quite satiated. We'll probably go back for our next extra special occasion.

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vipcdorobek (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

Food is excellent - the desert is exceptional - the service is exceptional - the room was a bit too quiet. I would have liked music or something playing. It was hard to have an intimate conversation. But that is nit picking in an awesome meal

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bellasmom (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing...beautiful AND delicious food. Nice to be able to have a price fixe menu with choices in every course and the added chef's surprises that came during the meal were also wonderful. Te and its staff make you feel very special!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

Magical. Delicious. FILLING. Simply amazing. Was is expensive? Absolutely. Was it worth it? 100%. A simply great way to spend an anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

I believe Te' is the best over all food experience you could possibly have! The food is great ! The service and experience is so very special!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

We did not have dinner. We had a dining experience of a lifetime. The food was very well prepared, explained and presented. Wines were superb. Service was truly outstanding. The whole evening was elegant but not pretentious. Thanks to all.

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Jakeswmr (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Fantastic dining experience! The service was top notch and the wait staff was very knowledgeable. One of the best meals I've had. We chose the 5 course Prix fixe menu with wine pairings and grand cheese trolley. All told it was more like 11 courses as the chef sent out an amuse bouche and intermezzi between each course. I marked it down 1 star because my duck had some gristle issues. I would have expected an adjustment in my bill but that didn't occur.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Wonderful meal! So much food that we couldn't eat it all and loved having different options for each course. Our server, Holly, was attentive and very courteous. We hope to return for another dining experience at TE in the near future. Well worth the drive and the price.

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vipBobp (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Amazing dining experience. Bring your appetite and senses .. all will be satisfied at this special Resturant.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Went to Te for my 17th wedding anniversary. We had the 5 course menu with cheese and wine pairing added. It turned out to be an 11 course meal, and took 3 1/2 hours (which I didn't mind).
We were greeted and escorted to our table near the fireplace, offered a glass of champagne, and given our personalized menus. All of our servers were knowledgeable and very nice. We were definitely full by the end- the 5 courses listed, plus cheese, plus 4 little bites in between courses, and dessert was really 2 separate courses- that equals 11 different presentations to the table!!
Plus there was bread service- a waiter walking around with a basket of breads (focaccia was amazing). We indulged in the bread three times. After all that plus 8 drinks (5 with courses, 1 with cheese, champagne in beginning, and they gave non-alcoholic fancy juice before dessert course!) we were stuffed! Everything tasted and looked very good, not AMAZING, but very good.
The presentation and experience were so worth it though! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. We spent $500- including tip. They sent us home with the menus and 2 wrapped up biscotti. My only negative is they didn't mention our anniversary or do anything special, even though they call you a few days before to ask if you're celebrating anything. I thought they would write Happy Anniversary on the menu or on dessert. A few standouts for me were the scallop and pork belly, lobster risotto, and the cheese course!! You pick from a cart of around 16 cheeses from France and Italy. You choose 4 for each person and they are decent size chunks added to a plate with honey, nuts, crostini, dried fruit. It all tasted so good!! A lovely evening!!

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