The Dandelion

4.7
5144 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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.
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Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very noisy has to move but they did accommodate the request

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

the music was appropriate for a good gym workout - terrible and loud. the fries were not crisp. we enjoyed ourselves but i've seen better days at The Dandelion

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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Michael was on point, attentive, and an overall great host.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lemon drop martini and the dark and stormy cocktail are not to be missed! Loved the cheese plate and risotto was so fresh, I wanted another serving to take home! Love the atmosphere too.

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints and always enjoy Bringing family and friends.

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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very yummy and excellent service!
Great beer flight!

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Des Moines
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's like they transplanted a British pub to the middle of town. Fantastic ambience, service, and outstanding food!

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SE
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The fish and chips were marvelous, the English bread board was not so hot but the manager comped it for us. The Knickerbocker dessert was incredibly great! I will go back in a heartbeat

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MA
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding food and service! The pork belly was swoon worthy. Others in our party had rabbit pie, shepherds pie and mussels-all rated excellent. Service was perfect. We will definitely be back. Thanks!!!

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JB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed being back at The Dandelion!

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soirée parfaite, bel atmosphère, décor charmant , bon vin... on se serait cru au Royaume-Uni

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B
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday. Her restaurant choice. Food was delicious, restaurant is very cozy and service was impeccable. They even brought out a birthday dessert.

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TC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had the full English breakfast. I’ve always been a bit squeamish about black pudding but theirs was delicious and surprisingly my favorite part of the meal. The homemade ricotta, triple cooked chips, and scones are also well worth it. I’ve never had something I didn’t like here. Just make sure you reserve early because they tend to fill up quickly!

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l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely return! Our neighboring table, although nicely-dressed and at glance two lovely older women, had a problem with containing their use of the F word throughout their meal & ours! I was tempted to tell them I’d charge a dollar each time I heard it, which would have garnished at least $20! It became laughable, eventually!

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F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The character of the dining rooms was outstanding. Staff attentive and welcoming. All of the egg dishes (brunch) looked outstanding. I had the McCann's Outmeal as it was gluten free.

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MM
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun environment. Good food. Nice employees.

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our food and the service was excellent.

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B
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This is the first restaurant in quite a long time where the server brought the check/bill without asking whether I wanted any thing else.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went mid afternoon, hence it being quiet.

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b
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t go wrong with the salmon!

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super accommodating service (even when I changed the number of people on the reservation), and provided very helpful advice when we asked questions! Delicious food, tasty cocktails, wonderful experience :-)

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Interesting menu. Good food.

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LM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They have a consistently good menu, ambiance and always good food and service.
You will not be disappointed at all and will want to come back.
Cheers!

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Had the Sunday dinner with family. Was a bit disappointing. The beef was medium-well even though medium-rare recommended and ordered. Also the Yorkshire puddings were overly browned and yet still battery inside. Not that good. The watercress greens were overdressed and soggy. I would not order Sunday dinner again, especially for the price!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful from start to finish. Talented bartender made us delicious cocktails. Good was well crafted and ample. Service and hosts were welcoming and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post half-marathon lunch with spouse

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K
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The service was great, the food was outstanding and I loved the decor. It was cute and relaxing. They were accomidating when it came to my husband's allergy and the food was nothing short of delicious! I'm looking forward to going back!

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Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked this on a VERY busy Saturday in the city -- the first nice day of the year. It was a very booked restaurant, but was able to secure a table for six quite easily on OpenTable. Service was attentive, the food was really good, and the drinks were amazing. Would def. come back to try other menu items, and def. more of the craft cocktails.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dandelion was lovely! The food, drinks, and atmosphere were all wonderful.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for celiac

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TH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a true pleasure of a dining experience. It was relaxing, every bite of food was well thought out and delicious and they have thought of every detail including the light scent of dandelions floating from room to room. Everyone needs to eat here, beat restaurant in the city.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding! We had the tandoori chicken and the pork belly. Both were absolutely delicious!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late night dinner post show never fails to disappoint! One of my favorite Philly restaurants ! Great food, great drinks !

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a late night anniversary dinner and they took great care of us. The food was amazing and the waitress was so nice and personable. I’ve never had a bad experience here!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both cozy and very classy at the same time. Tea was perfect and we got just the right amount of sweets with it. They were also perfect!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The Rabbit pie should be called mustard pie , it was over powering and used way too much grain mustard in it, horriable to ruin a dish like that. It's Overpriced to just taste mustard and not the rabbit or mushrooms. Made reservations and gave us terrible seats when there were other suitable and Open seats and yet they didn't get filled till a half hour later. My waiter physically gave us two thumbs up signs , very tacky. Busser didn't know who had which food.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Dandelion!! The food, service, and venue are great! We went on a Sunday at 7 and it was quiet and quaint. I have limited mobility at the moment and they were very accommodating!

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EN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, Jade was a great waitress. Very attentive and super friendly without being overbearing. The food was also wonderful, I got the Sunday Roast, ordered it cooked medium and everything was cooked perfectly. The beer list was great at well. My S.O. got the Shepherd's Pie, and he was really happy with it. I tried it too and loved it. The desserts were great too, we got the Knickerbocker Glory and the Sticky Toffee Pudding. My only issue was that it was a bit drafty in the room where we were seated - bring an extra layer if you tend to get chilly more easily.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the Dandelion and we’ll definitely be back. Food was delicious!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and service outstanding!

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