The Dandelion

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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.
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JB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely brunch and look forward to going back!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely experience at the Dandelion! We enjoyed a beautiful meal and cocktails . Our server was extremely attentive and very friendly . The area we were sat in was a little loud due to be close to the bar but we still enjoyed our meal! After the meal the staff brought a little hazelnut chocolate ice cream out for my husbands birthday. It was a lovely little way to end the night. Thanks guys!

RB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. My only critique is that we had at least 4 different servers coming round to try to clear our plates. We were slow eaters, and enjoying drinks and convo, but they seemed intent on moving us out. But the food, drinks and overall vibe are great!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish and chips. Our server recommended the salmon and trout pate. It was delicious. Great service!

s
Philadelphia
188 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here. Really good food and great service . It’s lively and fun inside .

J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here. Better than the first! Burger is absolutely amazing! Fish and chips also delicious! Awesome atmosphere and very reasonable prices for the city!

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect afternoon tea. Amazing scones.

CG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place, good food and great service. The music selection is awful it would have been so much better with a playlist that matched the vibe.

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly without being annoying. Food was delicious. Definitely will go again.

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with friends. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. We loved the ambience with lovely antiques, fireplace etc. Food was delicious. We had eggs Benedict, omelette, English breakfast and brioche French toast and all were enjoyed. The French toast was particularly good, surprisingly light for the size of it. Rose mimosas were the crowning glory!

K
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Busy Pub with good food.
Seems like they have lost some of the warmth and care for the customer as they have gotten busier.
Sad really.

c
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the afternoon tea. The desserts and scones were excellent. The sandwiches were tasty, but lacked on the amount (very thin) & bread got stale like kind of fast. Overall, though, the service was great. We tried the rosemary nuts too and they were delicious!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic meal. Food was excellent, service generally great- once we were seated the food was served promptly and it's one of the better values in Philly. Let down only a little by the fact that we waited ten minutes past our reservation to be seated, but on a busy Friday night I can't be too mad.

AJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As a Brit living in the US, I often find British style pubs too kitschy but The Dandelion gets the balance just right. The food was tasty and the ambiance was great. My only issue was the cask ale was very expensive and tasted like the pipes were not well maintained.

VE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch. Delicious salads and main courses.

KS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. Not at all overbearing but very attentive. We were seated a few minutes late but were given a free appetizer which we really appreciated. The food was SO good, and we love the various different rooms—all unique. We will make this a holiday tradition.

MD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Rock and roll with high tea is a bad combination.

BD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to visit the Dandelion because of the rain my friend and I arrived earlier than expected but they couldn't have been nicer in accommodating our early arrival.
Food and ambience great.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group will return again. We really enjoyed ourselves.

LW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waitress was not overly friendly and didn’t refresh my tea.....just very unenthusiastic about her job that afternoon. The food, as always, was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I came in for Sunday brunch. We come here frequently and it’s one of our favorite restaurants. Today it was cold and rainy so we came especially for the Sunday beef special. Oh my goodness it was perfect. We had some scones to start because you should always have desert first! And they were also delicious, the pumpkin scones were just the best fall treat. But the beef, the beef was mmmm just so good. It was cooked perfectly. Rich and juicy and THICK. The gravy was phenomenal and the Yorkshire pudding was airy and just right and the carrots were crisp and perfectly caramelices. Our server was delightful, so friendly and knowledgeable. Another great experience. Can’t wait until our next brunch here!

DH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great. My mom has a limited diet and he accommodated her with such ease. Food was delish.

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere! Promptly seated with prior seating request taken into account. Excellent service! Continual monitoring by management. Delicious food with awesome recommendations from the server.

AL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I would recommend this place for a meal, just not for the Afternoon Tea. The prices are high, the food and drinks are skimpy and the sweet to savory ratio was off, IMHO. Too many teensy sweets and not enough tea sandwiches. Also, I'd rather have more of the traditional fare than so many different items...more traditional (cucumber or chicken salad or smoked salmon) sandwiches instead of two pieces of 8 or 9 different, and not always tasty, sandwiches. Ditto for sweets. The scones and sauces were very good. Just a meh experience...

PP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely English pub, great ambiance, phenomenal rabbit pie. Foods better than any English restaurant I’ve been to in London or Cardiff!

MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my British mother to the Dandelion the day after Thanksgiving. She's been craving bangers and mash. I ordered the Dandelion salad and my dad had the fish and chips. All the food was excellent. Everything was cooked perfectly and fresh. My salad was delicious--which is hard to achieve in a salad. There were no bruised greens, the dressing was delicious. My mom was impressed by the Bangers and Mash, the gravy which tasted like red wine was delicious. It was authentic. Delicious.

CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and the service were wonderful, but the restaurant is very small. Our part of five were placed at a four-top table with an mini-banquette seat for the 5th person. This made for a very tight table. With drinks, a tea pot, and main plates, the table was uncomfortably crowded.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, friendly staff, very good ambient, love the architectural antiques style of the dining room...

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cocktails were creative and well crafted. Food consistently outstanding, ambience extremely comfortable. Always a positive experience.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing time ! Food and service was great!!!!

NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a special restaurant. I'd you are thinking of coming here, and you like pub style food, just do it. You will not be disappointed.

l
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready as soon as we arrived and we were seated in a cute alcove area. Our waitress Katherine was great and knowledgable about the menu. The food arrived so quickly and was great. We are from Scotland and ordered all the classics on the menu. My phone is hard to please but she loved it all! We will definitely be back.

CD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for the roast beef/Yorkshire pudding dinner. It was very good. The Yorkshire pudding was the popover type and thigh good, I prefer the way I make it (whole pan). Next time I will order medium rare - the server suggested medium for an even pink, which it was. My wife thought it was perfect but for me, while good, I think a bit under that would be better. Not a complaint at all, just setting the stage for anyone who goes. Roasted vegetables were very tasty as was the watercress salad. Bread was also excellent.

h
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Best hamburger I’ve had in a long time - a little pricey but so delicious !!!

l
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our UK friends to experience our favorite local restaurant and bar. Good food and great service—rabbit pie, mussels and fish and chips Also great cocktails!

MS
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We arrived early but they were not able to have us until ur time. We wanted to have a cocktail at the bar while we waited, but it was extremely crowed and uncomfortable, so we left and found a wonderfuly enjoyable place called Rouge, and they were able to accomodate us for our cocktail. Then we returned to Dandelion for an interesting arrray of snall plates. some were tastey, others bland. we had many servers that night as is was extrememly bussy there. Sorry they lost our cocktail business. Will try Rouge for dinner next time.

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, ambiance, service and quality. Would go again in a heartbeat.

SE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and food.

MW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our tea time was great. We had a variety of tiers including savory and sweet. There’s a kids menu with grilled cheese and pb&j sandwiches as well. The overall ambiance was of an old English pub with woody decor high ceilings, etc. Also-great options for those who wished to not have tea. A definite must. A+

DB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our dinner was very good. The food was brought in a timely manor. The ambiance was warm and cozy and welcoming. The only glitch with the night was, we had cappuccino at end and waitress began to move anything she could off of our table, brought the bill and kept asking if we needed anything else, or were we finished? Rushing us out. It felt uncomfortable and was disappointing because the night was perfect until then.