The Dandelion

4.7
6443 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 6443 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food. . will absolutely be going back

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vipJudyG
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, upbeat hostess, waitress ( and new trainee) and food delivered in a reasonable amount of time. They checked on us throughout our meal. Food was hot and delish! Chicken tandoori, fish and chips were great.

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krh15
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went for brunch... love the outdoor seating! Whatever you do, GET THE FRENCH TOAST!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Very good service highly recommend.

BC
vipBrianC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch before taking the Broad Street line to the Phillies game. Nichol was terrific as a server and the food was outstanding. The ham and cheese omelet, the beet root jar and the cheese plate. You don't get great food like this at the ballpark! and Mimosas!!! Thank You!!

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Happyeater
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I love the Dandelion - have always loved the look of it - very warm, inviting, comfortable and with a definite sense of place - you've stepped into another world, if not another country. Just a little disappointed to see it looking a bit worn, and in need of tending - loose wallcovering on the second floor, torn upholstery, just a bit more shabby than chic.

That said, the food was delicious, and our server was lovely - so that's the important stuff - just hope they don't let it deteriorate too much

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night to sit outside. Service was wonderful. Food was fabulous!! Try the Fish and Chips!

CB
vipChuckB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The Dandelion is a charming restaurant and the food was very good. The Ricotta and Toasted Sour Dough bread was excellent as was the Trout and Burger. My wife even received a scoop of ice cream as a desert for her birthday. Unfortunately, the waitress’ service was not up to Par. She was not as attentive as you would expect. The only real issue was when we tried to use one of the two Starr Restaurant gift cards we had purchased early in the pandemic. The manager was unable to apply the gift card to our bill. Apparently, this is an issue with a lot of the BOGO certificates that the Starr Restaurant group offered. The manger gave us the Starr Restaurant Group contact info which we will definitely follow through with.

CM
CMYMLm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was excellent.
Food and services were outstanding.
Even though during the pandemic we dined outside, the dinner was pleasing for us.
The roaring cars and the busy street took nothing away from our Dinner outing.
Everything was terrific!!
The fish and chips were delicious.
A friend of mine is coming to Philly on October 4 or 5th. His favorite dine out dish is fish and chips.
I told him about your Fish and Chips and he can’t wait to try them.
See you on the 4th or 5th of October!

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Painterli
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside so not terribly pretty but server was very timely and food was really great. A treat.

BM
vipBarbaraM
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent , the Bangers and mash was delicious , just as you would have them in England, the service was good

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mnate
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Will be back especially when it gets chilly outside. Great fireplace to sit in front of.

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Awesom
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and great service! The homemade ricotta was delicious! The summer corn entree and salmon was amazing, and the rabbit pie was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the midst of Ida the Dandelion was the shelter from the storm - good food and great service ...

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HeleneA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We were seated in the streetery, and immediately upon being seated we commented to the hostess that the floor was not level - it sloped down towards the sidewalk. She looked at the other units and saw that they all sloped; she said that it was likely because they erected it on the street and the street probably sloped that way.

Given the effort that the Starr Group puts into many of its restaurants, I found it disappointing that they did not make the extra effort to level the floor. As a result of the slope, the table also sloped and seating was awkward.

Now to the food: my mussels and baguette were mediocre at best - the baguette was on the verge of being burnt; the mussel broth was incredibly salty (and I enjoy my salt!) and the mussels were simply underwhelming.

The one highlight was our server - he was gracious and accommodating throughout our meal.

PP
PaulP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. The outside seating was comfortable, but I missed the great ambience inside.

PF
vipPhilly4Food
Philadelphia
150 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had a very pleasant lunch outdoors at Dandelion. We both had the grilled chicken sandwich on raisin walnut bread which was great as usual.

TM
TraceyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Ambivalent service but good food. The atmosphere is lovely.

JM
vipJoanneM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful except we had outdoor dining and the train car box was listing terribly so much so the bottle of water would start rapidly traveling same with plates etc. I recommend this be looked at and addressed While for sure not a show stopper it did make it less inviting to sit back and relax !! Best fish and chips around ❤️❤️

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vipLocal
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch.. can’t wait to go back. Amazing ambiance, like being transported to England! Food was

BP
BrigitteP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. I'm from England and the fish & chips was how it should taste. The lamb shepherd pie was so so good, the ambience
was great, definitely coming back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the dandelion.

J
vipJamonera1
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a marvellous restaurant with top-notch food and service. The outdoor cubicles are lovely, but not in a rainstorm. There's a roof but the sides are open to the sidewalk and street, and we were sopping wet by the time we finished eating. But it was worth it!

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vipZoobeefoo
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this upscale pub! The food was delicious and fresh. The service was absolutely some of the best around. We had so many people come to our table to serve and check and remove plates - and our table required a lot of steps to get to it, tucked in a raised corner. The diversity of the diners and afterwork drinkers was heartening, and the entire experience felt like we were in London or Edinburgh or West Yorkshire. Each room (and there are many) has its own unique personality. We cannot wait to return. I'm not one to gush, but this restaurant totally deserves it.

KS
vipKerrieS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family wedding this weekend and scheduled lunch with my brother in law and niece the morning before they left. They are Californians and very covid sensitive. Is there any place better than Rittenhouse Plaza’s collection of outdoor restaurants? Our server was delightful. The food as always divine. I feel so lucky to live nearbye

BC
vipBrianC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael did a great job as a server. It was white wine and seafood with oysters, the Salmon, and the Trout. Just great!! New this visit was the blackberry rollypolly dessert. Wow! We ordered two cups of tea with dessert. We were served a pot of tea with two cups in the best British tradition. Very upscale and wonderful. Thank you!!

JD
vipJimD
New England
42 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived in UK for 18 years and when I come here I feel like I’m back. Great place to eat and drink with friends in a relaxed environment. The duck and chicken liver parfait…delicious

LF
vipLaFoodie
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming old-country English setting inside and out, including plating. Friendly and accommodating service. Best French toast we’ve ever had! Delicious, refreshing dandelion salad and chilled green tomato soup. Would dine again, thank you!

RD
vipRobertD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was terrific… classy atmosphere and great wait staff

GG
vipGeorgeG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks in a historic building. Would recommend to anyone!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was delicious.

TC
TheresaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Got the ricotta app for the first time- delicious! Always perfect burgers and cocktails.

AO
AllOvrNYC
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in a fun pub environment. Great service. Can’t complain.

The only tweak Is make is to use normal British toast and back bacon instead of Texas toast and American bacon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

GD
GoodDoug
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service.

T
vipTom1026
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan was our outdoor server and he was impeccable. Attention to detail and kind friendly and courteous.

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Corey
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great experience at the Dandelion! We actually planned to have dinner elsewhere, however plans changed and we are grateful they did! We both got to experience a new meal! The lamb Shepard’s pie and rabbit pie were SOOO tasty and the perfect comfort food. The oysters were delicious, and the cocktails were perfect.

MS
MaryS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our appetizer came out with dinner. I got my small grandson a lemonade it was in a small cup with a lid. I appreciated that but it was $4 and no offer to refill. The Fish and Chips were delicious the burgers tasty but not done like ordered. All in all three dinners and three very expensive drinks wine was 14 drink was 15 added up to a pricey casual dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor, service, and best of all food were immaculate. This is my new favorite spot!

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 6443 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.