The Dandelion

4.7
6272 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 6272 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDewey
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating on all levels..

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vipDogsandbooks
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were so accommodating when we called to explain we were late. Oysters were delicious. Wait staff so charming and efficient. We had a remarkably deliciously zen evening.

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vipmgexplorer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, and Lexi (our server) was awesome!!!

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vipWarren
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

we've been there many times....this visit was pretty bad. we were seated on the top floor where no one else was seated. the music was concert level loud. a/c set to stun level. server was a trainee....nice guy and tried hard but had little supervision. for the first time ever at dandelion, we could not wait to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful pub with multiple floors and lots of small rooms which make it feel really intimate. It's been a favorite for a number of years and this visit just bore that out. Our son calls their burger the best in Philadelphia. It is delicious.

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vipReservedGlutton
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandoori chicken and the Dandy Burger were excellent as usual. Good gin & tonic. Just a little too noisy sometimes inside but that's expected in a 'pub' setting

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vipDave
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, and our server Danielle did a wonderful job and kept a close watch on us seeing to our every need.

We had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We a bit more expensive than I thought and I didn’t particularly like the food but it seemed good and not giving it 5* felt bad

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CassieR
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful first experience at the Dandelion. The room we were seated in was all dog themed, so super fun to just take in and enjoy. The waitress was great about checking in And giving suggestions. Our drinks, appetizers and entrees were all wonderful. Had the ricotta with rye (fantastic 10/10), rabbit pie (also very good 8/10) and sheppards pie (fan favorite 10/10). Also had the date cake with banana ice cream, (4/10) could have passed on that. It was prepared well just wasn’t the best mix of flavors and the ice cream tasted a little freezer burnt. Definitely did not spoil an otherwise great experience and meal. Absolutely would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Water was a rip off.

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vipAlidaM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food - just what we were looking for!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for the visit!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Perfect date experience. Willing to accommodate dietary needs (GF, DF, low FODMAP)

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing! We try hard to accommodate and keep guests safe. We are very pleased that translated tableside.

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viptm1949
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and cocktail list is very good, and the ambiance inside the restaurant is pleasant and comfortable. The outside seating, while pleasing, should have a little more air circulation. The service is professional.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing about your recent visit. We are so glad you enjoyed the food, beverage, and service.

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Nina
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite resteraunt in philly!!!

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vipCarynB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the whipped ricotta with fresh bread... DELICIOUS as always!! It's a MUST!!! Had the shrimp which were very good, the steak tartar (very good) and the lemon risotto which was good, but wouldn't order again.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed the visit. Thank you for the details on the food.

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JeffreyF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fish and chips were great. Cute and unique atmosphere. Price a bit high for the portion size.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We are grateful for the feedback. Cheers!

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Maria
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Service is really good and the cheese platter is awesome!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Wonderful to hear. Thank you for the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Food was not as good as I remember. Drinks were watered down and had no distinction

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for sharing. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy everything as much as on other visits. I would be grateful for any additional details. We are always hoping to improve the quality of our food, drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience ! They sat us at a cozy table by the fireplace

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

We love that table! Cheers to a great visit.

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MichaelB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Charming restaurant, great food, friendly service - - - if you like an English Pub you will love Dandelion!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We appreciate the feedback. Thanks for visiting!

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KerrieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters were in town foe the weekend and we went with one of their best friends and her boyfriend. We started with a cheese platter (absolutely divine). We all loved our entrees, they tell me the bloody mary’s were spectacular. I had the tandoori chicken which was delicious. My daughter’s eyes were rolling behind her head at the french toast. The service was fabulous. I had made reservations for four (didn’t know the boyfriend was coming). The front desk swiftly made room for him with no fuss. A lovely afternoon.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are so pleased you joined us during your weekend getaway. Thank you for making the trip. We are so pleased you enjoyed the visit.

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vipLaFleur
Philadelphia
214 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice brunch on a rainy Sunday. Tables were well spaced. Loved the oysters, fish n chips, fruit plate.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for joining us on a rainy holiday weekend. We appreciate your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our server was friendly. The atmosphere is comfortable. Will definitely go back again and again!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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CRGA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Not rushed. Able to linger and enjoy! Superb!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are so pleased to hear it was a great experience. Cheers and thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is stunning, such a unique and cozy space. The ricotta and sourdough was out of this world and honestly nothing we ordered disappointed. This is a must stop on your list of fine Philadelphia dining.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Cheers! Thank you for sharing about your visit with us.

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vipPhillyPhoodie
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always enjoyable and a decent value for your meal. Not cheap… but not outrageously expensive. Service is almost always very good.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for the visit. We appreciate the feedback.

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HarryS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We ate outdoors, it was chilly (48 F) and rainy but we were comfortable. We would go there again

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are glad you were able to stay comfortable despite the lousy holiday weather. Thanks for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the staff and the food was amazing!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We love them too!! Thank you for sharing.

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vipBuntz
Philadelphia
788 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good British-oriented food in a quaint, funky, informal setting in an older multi-level building. We were there for brunch/lunch and it was very enjoyable with large servings and friendly service. Had a great time.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for joining us and sharing.

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LeslieM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a lot of options for vegetarians, but food was delicious. Cheese board never disappoints, and they added sliced apples in a lovely arrangement. The best service I’ve had anywhere for a long time. Our server was very pleasant, thoughtful, and attentive without being too present. She made a rainy, chilly evening a great experience. Absolutely loved the desserts!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the service despite a soggy holiday weekend. We will work on more vegetarian options and appreciate the feedback.

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Kash
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The burgers were excellent, but the fish and chips were much to be desired. Fish was a little fishy and mushy. Drinks were good so was service

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for sharing. We take the fish & chips very seriously and will address with the team. It should be crisp on the outside with a flaky tender inside. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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Tori
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. Food is always amazing. Atmosphere is always fun. Service is top notch.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you! We are grateful for the visit and so pleased it was a delightful time.

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Lori
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! I haven’t been to The Dandelion in several years because I moved, and it was like coming home. Same wonderful food and service.

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LawrenceD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was just ok. The entire place feels a little dirty.

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diner219
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rabbit stew was absolutely delicious and the cheese board never disappoints!!

The Dandelion
Responded on May 26, 2021

Wonderful to hear. Thank you for joining us.

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vipLilly
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was such a pleasure to have a good meal again at Dandelion but we did NOT appreciate the 90 minute notice we were given to occupy the table for that period of time.

We could understand if they were practicing social distancing, but they were not doing so inside and therefore, telling us that we had only 90 minutes to occupy the table for three courses, was not sufficient. The food and service were good but that time limit while not socially distancing indoors, did not sit well with any of us.

The Dandelion
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for making us aware. We are still limited in capacity indoors and are currently reevaluating the timelines since we will be gaining capacity in the next few weeks. We are glad you enjoyed the meal and truly appreciate your feedback. We want to make sure everyone can relax and enjoy themselves.

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vipjamie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had a really fun meal. I'm not even a liver person and I loved that appetizer. The beef tartar and fried fish were also great. The steak was cooked more done than requested and the service was slightly overkill- too many check ins. Good ambiance outside, especially during COVID.

The Dandelion
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for sharing. We are so pleased you had a nice visit with us outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish and chips ever

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JoeyD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks by the pitcher and excellent food. The lamb Shepard's pie was thick and seasoned with just the right level of spice. We also ordered a cheeseburger that was perhaps the most flavorful burger we had ever tasted and we have ate burgers from all over the country. Hand cut fries were a surprising bonus. They were served in a metal cup which kept them hot and crisp all the way through dessert. And the dessert was the best in the city. Save room for it! The location was the real seller for picking The Dandelion! It is set in a repurposed colonial era home. It felt like stepping back into history.

The Dandelion
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for the details about your recent visit. We are so pleased you enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipLynnK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the issue was there were alot of gnats flying around and they also landed on the food

FAQs

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

The Dandelion is rated 4.7 stars by 6272 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.