The Dandelion

4.8
6627 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastro-pub. 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 and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6627 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A late-night visit found the same great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophie was a fabulous waitress. They were all very attentive of my allergy to black pepper !! Highly recommend. Dog room is my favorite !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was really friendly and helped us celebrate our anniversary. Very classy vibes.

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viplikefoodalot
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Not bad, they make use of the small space well, good service for us that night. My main issue is a simple small glass of "Dewars" scotch was $16... really that mid-to high-teen cost is usually reserved for a single malt, not a standard blended Scotch, bar tender just said "I don't make the rules" probably true but dang
Other than that food was good and waiter service was too!

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chweris
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food! Cocktails were very tasty and everything was running very smoothly. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service, ambiance end food were delish. Alcoholic bev were tasty but gave one ounce of liquid , filled a glass with ice and didn’t fill a glass - the only disappointment

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pub/restaurants in town. Excellent food and drinks and great and cozy ambiance.

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KarliH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner in the outdoor area. Small private area with heat was perfect for our dinner. The food was incredible and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

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vipwineanddine291
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good service from our waitress Victoria. Had a great table for 6 in a small private foyer type area which we loved. Chicken Tandoori and beet appetizer were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going to the Dandelion and we loved it! Food was good, the ambiance was amazing. Dessert was something we would normally never order but the waitress suggested it, so we tried it and it was sooo good!

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vipRachelD
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dandelion is our go to. Always good food and drinks and great staff.

We will only do outdoor dining right now and they have that down great

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MichaelG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best scones in the city and quite possibly the entire country!

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Justin
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, got the dandy burger and it was delicious. drinks were great as well

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Merrrrry
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, amazing service, so attentive and knowledgeable. Loved this place and will come back!

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DanaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Fun food. Beyond wonderful staff.

The food & environment were terrific, but your staff? Absolutely perfect. I wish I had taken specific names, but each one was so superb I want to say thank you to all of them.

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vipErinn
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I keep wanting to love The Dandelion and I keep thinking that I’ve made poor ordering choices but after 3 visits that have ranged from disappointing to at best, meh, I’m done trying. The food simply isn’t there. The the space is lovely, the servers are generally good, the bussers are aggressive, the food is lackluster at best - though the portion sizes are more than generous (which isn’t really a plus as it’s not very good).

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JessicaP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great cocktails

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect luncheon with my daughter in law and granddaughter!

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vipbrianf
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was a little cold on the second floor. Need to turn the heat up a bit

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INIGO
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to have a drink and good food

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vipEmmam
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly wait staff, and awesome food

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sandi
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group wanted to eat outdoors and Dandelion had very warm outside units. We were very pleased.

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AjUrban
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated quickly and the friendly server appeared quickly as well. Decor was fun, so many doggos! I had the Dandy Burger, which is one of the best burgers I've ever had. The combo of ingredients along with the chuchhill sauce was 10/10, and my burger was cooked perfectly to the requested medium rare. As I was finishing, I saw a table next to me get the Fish and Chips, looked wonderful, and would definitely try next time!

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vipThierryS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice settings for a great brunch with family and friends. Among others things we had the samon and trout pate on black bread toast, the Royale and Bagel and Smoked Salmon.
One of the best smoke salmon I ever had.

And kudos to the staff in these difficult times.

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SarahM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitstaff and great upscale British pub vibes.

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vipDavidD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good, could use more selections on the menu. Service was OK, think employee shortage is the cause. I would rate this restaurant as a 3 out of 5 overall.

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vipjosephb
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambiance only OK because we were eating outdoors and it was 25 degrees

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vipKevinN
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience. Tried the fall root vegetable soup and Lamb Shepard's Pie which hit the spot on a cold winter day.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not dined out with my in-laws since the pandemic so this was a memorable moment. The Dandelion was perfect for the occasion.

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vipRittSqWest
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Bad night for the kitchen. Fries were not fresh - tasted old and reheated. Steak was also not freshly cooked. Salmon was fine and pints were good

The Dandelion
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vipAdam
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a solid choice in the neighborhood and staff is very friendly.

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vipSilverQueen
Philadelphia
618 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the eggs benedict - one with spinach, one with meat - for brunch in an outdoor booth. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding, and the booth was very private and cozy.

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ToniaB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Cocktail Drinks were made perfectly and loved the international beer list.

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vipRichardF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here on New Years Eve and it was incredible! Service and food were outstanding! I just can’t say enough about this wonderful, amazing restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and good food!

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Erin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Food was delicious, and the rose mimosa was amazing

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JoanT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was great. Our only complaint is that the room was sooo cold with cold air blowing on us. Couldn’t wait to get out to the warm.

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Meallan
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and helpful servers, and an excellent ambience make for a lovely experience every time.

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Phillynutt
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! The Welsh Rarebit and steak and chips are to die for!

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vipLive2Dine
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and everyone in our group of five agreed. The service was attentive but not overly so, and our outdoor dining experience was warm and comfortable. It was a terrific experience all the way around.

FAQs

The Dandelion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.8 stars by 6627 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.