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The Dandelion

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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Afternoon Tea
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastropub. 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, a proper afternoon tea service has a sweet and savory menu and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5800 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food - great drinks - great spot for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was fabulous. I got eggs Benedict’s, it was bland, dry and just not good. My husband and daughter enjoyed their meal. Mine was a disappointment.

The Dandelion
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the service and will work with the team to ensure every dish is served to specification.

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vipJPAA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Glad to see the Stephen Starr restaurants take Covid seriously and implement true social distancing measures along with investing in high end and convenient temperature scanners.

The Dandelion
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us. We are so glad that the measures taken to keep guests and staff safe translate well. We appreciate the feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My date was so bad, thank goodness the server was so sweet!

The Dandelion
Responded 4 days ago

Wonderful to hear we could make an unpleasant situation brighter!

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NoelleS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All the food was great besides the salad we ordered. Service was on point!!

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MegH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our outdoor dining experience at The Dandelion. We went for my fiance's birthday and appreciated the extra attentive wait staff. My fiance loves English beers, so this was a great place for us to take his parents who were visiting from out of town.

Each of our main courses were fantastic: I got the Tandoori Chicken which I loved. The homemade ricotta appetizer was a great treat.

Even though the weather was HOT, there were umbrellas and the staff did a great job of shifting them as needed to cover as much of the table as possible. We will definitely be back!

The Dandelion
Responded 4 days ago

We are so pleased you had a lovely time celebrating your fiance's birthday. Thank you for the feedback. We will share with the team.

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vipNurika
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As usual at the Dandelion, we went for lunch, had refreshing Gin and Tonics and ordered plates to share, service was outstanding, they are handling safe distance very well and I cant wait to go back! Dinner time next

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MiaB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual, but was very impressed with their Covid-19 precautions. Temperature taken with a no-contact device at the host stand, outdoor seating only with tables placed more than 6 feet apart, masks worn by everyone (able to take off at the table), along with many other safety measures. Very nice to be able to enjoy a great meal out without feeling as if health and safety are at risk!

The Dandelion
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you very much for the feedback. We are trying to proceed with caution for both the staff and guests. We are very pleased that translates.

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JackieZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I typically visit Dandelion every time I am in Philly. One of my favorite restaurants.

The Dandelion
Responded on July 29, 2020

Wonderful to hear. We hope to see you again soon.

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MikeandMakenzieR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from start to finish. The drinks were fantastic, the food was delicious and our server Kelsey was wonderful. My husband and I came on a date on a Sunday night and despite the heat it was still great. Kelsey had great recommendations and kept our drinks filled, we cannot wait to come back again. Try the Shepard’s pie or lemon barley risotto - you won’t be disappointed!

The Dandelion
Responded on July 21, 2020

We are very appreciative of the feedback. Thank you for braving the heat to join us. We are so pleaed it was a lovley night and look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during these tough times I know that the crew at dandelion is clean and safe. They always provide the best service. Mike and Sean are amazing as well as the rest of the crew. If I could I would eat there everyday and feel safe!

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ebatista
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my visits here. The staff is always wonderful but Saturday they went above and beyond. I decided to have the raspberry sorbet but the server had to deliver the sad news that they had just run out. I didn't want the other flavor available that day so I was prepared for no dessert at all. But to my delight, although they couldn't make up a full three-scoop serving, they scraped the barrel and delivered this lovely and perfectly-suzed single scoop..and that's one reason I keep going back. Great place, great food, and staff going above and beyond.

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vipRomanL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Our entrees took a little long but we had some great starters.

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NatBurl
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was phenomenal!! Everything about this place was great. I would return everytime we visit Philly. I highly recommend the Dandelion Classics! As simple as fish and chips is, The Dandelion, somehow, makes it so much better than your average meal. The deviled eggs are unique and amazingly delicious. I can't say enough great things about this place. We went here for our anniversary and they definitely made us feel special and helped us celebrate. Ambience was definitely one-of-a-kind. Service was amazing. Again, there are not enough positive things that I can say about this restaurant. During our trip, we ate at a number of the city's fine dining establishments; this was in our top two and one of the only three that we would return to. Enjoy!!

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NicoleG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!

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AlinaS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, exceptional service, cozy ambiance and good music

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vipAviddiner
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An excellent shared meal of oysters, salad and bangers enjoyed by the two of us along with excellent cocktails. The server was gracious and the ambiance could make you momentarily forget that we were not in a London on a rainy evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

College reunion

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San1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s very upscale restaurant that is located conveniently within Philly city limits.

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Dublindoll
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The place has gotten worn down as has the food. Disappointing special occasion meal. Showing a guest the city ~ we raved about Dandelion the food was mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal at the dandelion.

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vipnatureboyag
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Starr Restaurant Organization establishments always deliver. They're well-run, well-conceived and, importantly for "theme" restaurants, the food is always good. They do tend to be a bit pricey, but you're still likely to have an enjoyable experience.

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JimR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Dandelion, we are never disappointed when we go.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for brunch. We were happy with all of our dishes. The ricotta appetizer was very good and a huge portion. My husband had the burger, cooked as ordered and I had the English breakfast. Our meal was well paced and our waiter, Michael was attentive without being intrusive. Definitely recommend reservations, Sunday at 12:30 had most tables filled and people waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The waiter seemed impatient and was trying to rush us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place to eat and drink with friends.

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Sheri
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice for food and service. I especially love the small rooms, each with their own unique personality.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels I’ve ever had in a delicious wine broth. Everything was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service from Dan are waiter!

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BigElJefe
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any Philadelphian that had not tried the duck and chicken liver parfait is missing out on a gastronomic delight!

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vipdericp
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food. Great pub beverages.

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MarkC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at the Dandelion fairly often. Food and service is always of a high standard, as you would expect with a Starr restaurant. One of our favorite center city locations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Charming spot, lovely brunch, great selections. Attentive staff even tho our particular server wasn’t as engaging as the general manager or hostesses. Never refilled our coffee after asking if we’d care for a second cup. Minor but nevertheless. Still highly recommended.

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TheScenesSmith
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly staff and environment!! It was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Dandelion was a great experience. My friend and I were running late for our 5pm reservation and Natalie was kind enough to move it back a half an hour for us. We were ten minutes late for that reservation and were still sat immediately on what was clearly a busy Saturday evening dinner hour. The food was great (pint of prawns, shepherds pie & fish and chips), plated cleanly and tasted delicious. Our drinks from the bar took a while to come out (after our appetizer had already arrived), but were mixed evenly and generously enough that I was feeling it after one. The atmosphere is terrific here, service was great & I hope to return again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super duper cute and fun! Eggs benedict was so so good

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vipMaryA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and perfect for a group of 10 work colleagues!
Only downside was the really uncomfortable chairs!

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MellanyA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the afternoon tea. We ordered the "royal" tier of goodies. The finger sandwiches were delicious, especially the bacon marmalade one. There were quite a few sweet treats. There was so much food, it ended up being dinner for us. The music was fun, but a tiny bit loud for conversation. Overall, a very nice experience and I'm planning to bring my mother in the near future!

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vipJmms
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! It had been on my list to go to for ages and I was not disappointed. Totally charming, excellent food and the ambiance was incredible! I recommend it for everyday, dates and friends get-together. It’s lovely!

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TaylorM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is the best part of this place- so unique!

FAQs

The Dandelion does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Dandelion also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.7 stars by 5800 OpenTable diners.

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