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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Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant good service food correct but pricy for what it was!

6
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had brunch at the dandelion there is a very good selection of dishes to choose from. I had malted pancakes with sauted cinammon apples. I love pancakes. They were well made and delicious

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch!

AW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food excellent ambience very good service
Was recommended to me as one of the best of the Starr
restaurants

RB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good English pub food. Service was excellent. Nice atmosphere. Room was noisy so casual conversation can be difficult. We had the fish and chips and macaroni and cheese. Both were very good.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. Pretty close to having a classic English dish in an English pub.

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

It was eventful

Y
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, wait staff were patient and considerate, in spite of it's being a busy Friday night. Good food, especially salmon & trout pate starter. Enjoyed pub atmosphere.

CS
Jersey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not to be missed when in Philadelphia. We enjoyed it very much. Thanks for the great service and the tasty food.

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

We were treated well by a professional staff. The venue feels very, very homey. Service was great.

J
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a delicious business lunch. Salmon is excellent as ever as is the ricotta.

CK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! Delicious food! Pimm’s was a delightful treat! Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great but the service was lack then. Our waiter kept making us feel rushed and would walk up to our table very casually using and repeatedly addressed us with “yo” and “sup”. We were celebrating a special birthday and it’s less than exciting when you can’t have the full experience at such a great restaurant. The managers were great and made up for the less than service. The one manager checked on us multiple times and was able to assist us with anything we needed.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single employee we encountered was incredibly kind and accommodating. The food was wonderful, as always

EB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a really great brunch - needed to get some scones for the road!

AG
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, food and drinks were fantastic. Shepherd’s pie is my all time favorite, but tried fish and chips this time and was not disappointed!! Service was a bit slow at lunch, but gave us time to enjoy the ambiance..highly recommend this place!!!

w
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is sort of American gastro pub,traditional offerings are very good,the happy wines are good, afun place to enjoy a night out

PF
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed our lunch at Dandelion. The food was well prepared and brought out to us within a reasonable amount of time. Our waiter heard us talking that it was my friend's birthday, and when he brought us the check, he presented her with a small dip of vanilla ice cream, cookie and candle. It was a pleasant surprise, and we very much appreciated his thoughtfulness.

CS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I wanted to have afternoon tea after seeing Downton Abbey. The Dandelion’s tea is lovely. The tea sandwiches and pastries were delicious especially the scones. Service was friendly and attentive. It’s always a treat to go there. We love it. 👍👍❤️

M
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service but to loud for us

VN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived in London for four years and it is rare to find in England a pub as charming as the Dandelion. The building is very old but clean and beautifully restored. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meals, the sconces were absolutely fabulous, and the fish and chips just right. The drinks also are very English and faithful to the original recipes. We will certainly return to the Dandelion on our next visit to Philadelphia.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and service as always but extremely loud table near us.We could not hear each other.

L
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and atmosphere was outstanding!

M
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service could be improved. Server was short and curt when answering questions. Food was excellent.

IS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food ordered:
Ricotta appetizer
Tandoori chicken
Steak and Chips
Cinnamon Ice cream
Excellent service in a cozy atmosphere. Everything we ordered was excellent.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing experience! The Resturant has a really home like experience. All the staff are super nice and took really good care of us. Can’t wait to be back!

p
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too noisy with music. We asked to lower the music and that helped is to be able to hear each other

BC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food. The staff are very nice and make the experience enjoyable.

GN
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first experience with this kind of food. Really different. We made sort of last minute reservation but they were very accommodating. Staff were really nice even with our should I say noisy toddler :). The food is excellent both in quality and quantity. Also their cocktails are amazing. Reasonably priced. If you are in Philly, definitely check them out. I am really happy about the entire experience. Will definitely go back.

DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration! And great service and good!!

MA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat in a cozy corner with a friend for afternoon tea on a Sunday. The ambiance and overall experience can't be beat!

OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food options weren't very well explained to us and appeared different from what was noted on the website. It would have been a better experience if the salad had been delivered first, then the scones and finally, the tiers.

m
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an enjoyable dinner. Food was very good and the atmosphere was energetic

AZ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, my waiter was a bit slow and didn’t follow our instructions properly on how we wanted food or drinks. The food was just too good tho!

SV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been to formal tea at other locations, and this was my first at The Dandelion. I have been to The Dandelion for other meals and loved it. My son and I went to see the Downton Abbey movie, and tea afterwards seemed appropriate. We went to The Dandelion even though my son thought the service on a previous visit was inattentive. Everything was just right. My son even commented that the sandwiches tasted like those at the Ritz London where my son worked while studying abroad in college. Add to it that our server had a British accent, it just made our day perfect.

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!

p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The Dandelion is absolutely charming. The nooks and crannies of each room are delightful. We sat near the bar. The food is tasty and is presented in a creative way. I would absolutely come back here.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Sheppard's pie was phenomenal and drinks were excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late and they held afternoon tea for us. The service was superb and the food delicious. A must for tea and pub lovers.

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