The Dandelion

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$30 and under
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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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4.6
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4.7
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, everything was amazing

ND
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch this past Sunday! The Full English Breakfast took us back to a recent trip to London!

ST
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the service and being taken care of here. Everyone was wonderful and on top of things. The food was great and the ambiance was great and lively as well which set a really great mood seeing everyone just happily chattering and enjoying themselves.

D
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience. This time with a friend from out of town; he also enjoyed the meal and service.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and drinks and food!!!

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an extraordinary experience- ambiance and feel of the rooms just puts you in the right happy place. Excellent food and in our case, lunch menu. A ‘“must” while in Philly!

G
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the basil punnet drink and the dandelion salad! Will be back for more.

MM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

RV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a date, the cheese board was EXCELLENT

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious. We shared the roast special, it was amazing. The cheeseboard was fun and made us feel adventurous. Apple Crumble for desert was heavenly. Salmon Cakes for appetizer was not my favorite, a little underwhelming. Service was mediocre (at best), though it was Valentine’s Day so perhaps they were understaffed for the flow. We had difficulty getting our waiters attention, and she failed to offer us many of the options she gave the table next to us (like pepper!!). We also struggled to be seated (even though we had a reservation) and they tried to force us to sit in the bar area.

PP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Dandelion several times (including brunch) and they never disappoint. Love the food, the atmosphere and the service.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine family night

MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were great, but even more amazing was the ambiance of the entire place. Romantic, intimate, cozy. The great food was just a bonus.

AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I love afternoon tea at the Dandelion and plan to come again. We came on Valentine's Day and the room we sat in was too full. It was a little chaotic with a loud family with young children nearby. The waitstaff seemed overworked. The food and tea was great, but the vibe was off. I think it's my fault for coming on a busy day.

KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The dandelion is absolutely adorable. It is such a cute and quaint place to come for afternoon tea! I can’t wait to come back again. The tea and crumpets were scrumptious and it is a truly unique experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff here is always really friendly and food is always great!

C
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food fabulous, service good. Warm and cozy on a winter’s night. But it was so loud! Music should be in the background not the main thing! We asked the waiter to turn down the music but I don’t think he did.

CS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server forgot our order of scones but everything else was amazing!!!! Great recommendations. Food was amazing and ambience was top notch

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - good food, great experience all around

HR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This could be a very romantic spot with the lighting and decor. However it was VERY loud the night we dined there. (Just with friends, not romantic dinner.) Food was excellent though. My favorite was the house-made ricotta appetizer. Service was pretty standard; did not feel neglected or hovered over.

Y
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph our waiter and the server were outstanding! Our experience visiting from NY has made us want to come back to visit soon!

EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely location, great staff. Afternoon tea was a great presentation. Some of the sandwiches had bread that was getting stale.

TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. Love the food, the feel, the ambiance, the service. Need I say more? Brunch Lunch Dinner are all winners

K
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute place, but not if you have mobility issues because most of the dining is up a long flight of stairs. There are a few main level tables, but I would suggest that you include a request with your reservation. Food was good, had carrot soup which included toasted coconut topping and raisins. Tasty

A
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening and delicious

O
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was perfect. The only feedback I would give (and this is super specific) is that I went to great lengths to hide the surprise birthday dessert for my boyfriend, but before the dessert with the candle came out they brought out a dessert soon--effectively ruining the surprise.

Next time just bring the spoon with the dessert!

N
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While the food seemed unsure if the kitchen could substitute mashed potatoes instead of roasted potatoes with our Sunday Roast; forgot to bring the mashed potatoes that we ordered in addition to our meal; did not clear off the tea cups and saucers on the table that were there from the mid-day tea. Our table was crowded and cluttered and we had to hand off the cups & saucers to make room for our appetizers. In addition, the bathrooms were in horrendous condition - papertowels strewn on the floor, the toilet needing cleaning and the trash can is in need of replacement - as it is rusted and grimy. This was to be a special night out with family and it was not quite up to snuff.

EL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Took a good friend to tea for her birthday. Had a lovely time and they even brought out a candle in ice cream for dessert. We’re definitely going back!

RL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dandelion is a must experience in Philly. Cosy gastropub with great ambiance and fantastic food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous food, unfriendly waiter.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night place!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Good value too.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Just had an interesting experience at dinner. I travel extensively for work and as a result often have to eat by myself. There’s a certain pleasure one derives from the opportunity to be alone with ones thoughts, and if one is being honest, with one’s technology over cocktails.
I was excited to eat at The Dandelion, it came highly recommended. Pulling up to the restaurant in my Uber, I must confess to being absolutely charmed by the quaintness of it all. The hostess was lovely, the lady who showed me to my seat—a small table tucked away in the corner. I was pleasantly surprised and grateful to have this little tucked away space, a bit removed from the thrum of cheerful diners.
Just as I was settling into the space, one of your employees, a black gentleman brought two male diners over. Apparently, he had agreed to move them (I’m assuming at their request so they weren’t too close to the large group of exuberant guests adjacent to them. So, in light of his I distance and persistence in asking if I minded relocating tables, I sadly caved to the request. While I could have firmly insisted on keeping my nook of a table, I acquiesced. But here’s the thing, I should not have had to. Placing a diner in such an awkward position, having other diners looking on and not making any move to be, themselves, accommodating, brought the first sour note to the evening.
I appreciated my cocktail—which was delicious by the way—being comped. The meal itself was very good, particularly the cod of your fish and chips and the sticky toffee pudding. Both eased my homesickness a tad and irritation.
But if I may, it’s the lovely little touches, that sense of deep consideration, and frankly, flawless manners that help carry a restaurant from being good to being stupendous and keeping it there. I’m sad to report I was not impressed with this particular host or perhaps he was a floor manager? He never bothered to check if the new seat was adequate or the dining experience good.

CF
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met friends for dinner here. We have been to Dandelion before but it was their first time here. Our table was too small for four people but otherwise the food and service were awesome as always. The martinis are too small for the $ we will not order them again. Our entrees and a cheese plate were delicious and priced reasonably. The shepherds pie was the best of the four entrees we had.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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RH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites! The food, the ambiance, the decor. Can’t be beat!

S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Service, ambience, food and comfort - first rate. Highly recommend!

MD
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We made a reservation for 10 and where we sat was not spacious, there were people (not wait staff) bumping into our table and chairs. The food was bland. We ordered a round of Green tea shots and were overcharged based on 1/2 ounce of Jameson. I will not visit this restaurant again.

V
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is wonderful and the services was superb. We celebrated a birthday and they brought my friend a small dessert with a candle and she felt very especial. Thank you for the small things that make a difference.

s
Philadelphia
195 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service