The Dandelion

4.7
6383 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastro-pub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6383 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Farm
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time. Drinks were very good. Food is good but didn't adore the menu. Dandelion salad was tasty. Lemon risotto with shrimp was decent. Fish and chips obviously great. Chicken Tandoori was very good. Waitstaff was excellent- sat outside. Cured salmon was good- but should have come with some toast or bread.

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NicoleS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional especially the food. My family and I are on a mission to try everything on the menu :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger and fish and chips in town. Amazing service. Brilliant ambiance and drinks. Highly recommend to everyone.

LG
LoriG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu options were great. Server over-sold an appetizer that was average at best. Server was not attentive to aligning our lunch schedule timing needs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great. Decoration and menu was outstanding

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vipRolandW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was first for lunch and the greeters were warm and welcoming. By the time I left, the place was full, so they're doing something right! I had 3 first courses and dessert. The Wellfleet Oysters with Cucumber threads in a Mignonette Sauce were delicious and reminded me of a finely diced cucumber-lime relish I had for raw Oysters in Ireland. It was delicious! The Chilled Yellow Tomato Soup was GORGEOUSLY plated. The taste though was very tart, very vinegar forward. I got none of that delicate sweetness that Yellow Tomatoes can yield. The texture was lovely and the tapenade of Kalamata Olive and Pignolis was tasty, but also a bit tart. I could have used more salt, less vinegar. I had the Beef Tartar. I liked the interpretation, presented on a thin slice of crisped sourdough bread (I think it was Sourdough, very wide texture) but here too, the lusciousness of the beef was lost to tartness in the aioli. It was good, but I don't think I'd order it again. It was topped with cress that added the bitter note usually needed to cut the richness of Beef Tartar, but it wasn't needed here. Again, I'd have wanted more salt, less vinegar or mustard or whatever created that challenging edge to the flavor. The Eton Mess wasn't Eton Mess (which is easy to make) but it still was refreshing and tasty with Coconut Ice Cream topped with diced strawberries with about 3 mini meringue kisses (the size of mini Hershey Kisses) and micro-mint. I'd go back but to try other pub classics they have like Bangers & Mash, Shepherd's Pie, etc. I had a glass of Grenache with the beef that was good, not great. The decor at The Dandelion is as beautiful as O'Neill's Pub in Dublin, actually even a little nicer, and they have cozy unique spaces for varied party sizes. It was as though I was back on the old sod, right off St. Stephen's Green. And their beer selection looked enviable, if only I were a beer drinker. Again, the service was lovely. Definitely worth another shot.

AF
AvidFoodie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful brunch

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BaltimoreBites
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A classy British pub with all the ambience of Old London, and better quality than most places that offer traditional English dishes. Service was great, but boyfriend thought some of the food was under seasoned. However, makes even a tea hater like me appreciate a nice cup of tea! Definitely worth a try! Good for brunch!

BH
BrianaH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cutest little place ever!! Customer service was absolutely amazing from all staff. Great for a solo evening, group or date. The food was great as well. The dessert was to die for (toffee pudding) but the starter salad (baby gem caesar) and the main course (tandoori chicken) was also good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters, mom and I were celebrating a 50th birthday. The staff did their best to make the event special. We love Dandelion!!

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

I loved the cheese board and the roasted portobello mushrooms. The food was great so were the drinks. I would definitely recommend and I will definitely be returning

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KristinaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. No comments; only compliments. Love it here.

LF
LizF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, loved it and so did my older mother. Great food and adorable presentation. The only issue was it certainly got very loud once more people started being seated (maybe due to the wood/metal walls) regardless, I'll absolutely be coming back to try the cask beers! 😊

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vipScottH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent attentive service. A little loud but easy conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was excellent...the food, the wait staff and. the noise level because it was outside...

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vipmb58
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The hamburger was medium and not medium rare like a requested. Beyond that it was nothing special. Perhaps because they weren't busy service was SLOW. I like the place and would still recommend it - assuming this experience was an abberation

LG
LaGourmande
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming interior. Freshly prepared food. Very friendly, efficient staff.

MA
vipMarilynA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quaint and cozy, homey food, craft cocktails, and excellent service. My new go to in Rittenhouse Square.

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ElizabethC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is perfection and fare always delicious.

SL
vipSharonL
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service!!

JD
JeannineD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We are visiting from out of state and this restaurant was recommended to us. It was a wonderful experience enjoyed the food and Ambiance very much. We miss the roasted olives appetizer that was no longer on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing eating at the dandelion. Always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You would be happy eating indoor or outside at this lovely restaurant

Staff will help you navigate the right libation for your meal or just b/c

Great for families, dates, or dining alone

Thank you to everyone at The Dandelion for a wonderful time and delicious food from start to finish

TD
vipTaylorD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing Service

MP
vipMaggieP17
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Dandelion never disappoints! I love the fluffy, melt-in-your mouth goodness of the omelet, and the burger always packs a punch.

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Katy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party for my friend

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vipmmmmmm
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful brunch at Dandelion. We loved both the bubbles and squeak and the eggs benedict. The bubbles and squeak was not at all what we expected, I wasn't sure how steak sauce and eggs sounded, but was very glad I went out on a limb and tried it! It will likely be my new "regular". Our brunch cocktails were fantastic as well. The service was great and the restaurant was very clean. We will definitely be back!

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viphelene
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kara our server was friendly and knowledgeable

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside in the pod on the street. It was nice although very hot that evening and a rain storm brewing. But overall everything was great

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EmilyV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a belated anniversary dinner at the Dandelion and had a wonderful evening. Our server, Chris, made very helpful suggestions and provided excellent service. The food was delicious and the drinks were superb. Our only (minimal) complaint was that we were seated upstairs and it was a bit warm; however, it was an extremely hot day and I don't know that anywhere else we could have gone would have been much different. It did not affect our experience, nor were we disappointed in any way. We will definitely keep it on our list of places to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there for brunch with one of my girls. It was awesome

KD
KatD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Make a reservation! We saw multiple people leave due to a 2 hour wait.
Also don’t be in a rush, everything happens very slowly in terms of being waited on. Everything was delicious.

MM
MichaelaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such cute ambiance, tasty food & nice staff! As a NY’er who dines out a lot, it was wonderful to stumble upon this gem. Really unique & will happily recommend to friends. Chips (fries) were exceptional.

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khs7375
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We loved the atmosphere of this unique restaurant - so British! - so pub-like!
The menu offerings for Saturday Brunch were diverse and sounded delicious.
We thoroughly enjoy our experience at The Dandelion! I will plan to definitely return with a friend for Brunch again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

WG
WilliamG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Food great. Definitely do again.

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eprajapati
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in a cool area. Loved the decor and ambiance. Sticky toffee pudding was delightful.

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StevenO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A consistent menu of pub favorites that are well prepared and served by a friendly staff

EP
ElizabethP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Service was outstanding as well. Would recommend for as a cozy reprieve from the bustle of the neighborhood.

KC
KristinC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was tough deciding on an entree as they all sounded really good. My party shared multiple staters which were all delicious and finished up with a lamb shepherds pie that had a terrific gravy. They had a great selection of bottled beers and ciders. Finishing it all off with a pot of tea was perfect.

FAQs

The Dandelion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.7 stars by 6383 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.