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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K
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great lunch spot and would love to try it for dinner!

DK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner there. The food and service were excellent! Highly recommend the shepherd's pie.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first they put us in a very cramped corner table, but we asked to move. They accommodated us and everything else was wonderful. Sunday Roast was amazing and makes me miss London!

LG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Our meal and service were exceptional. I would highly recommend The Dandelion.

MW
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was outstanding! In fact my wife said that the chicken sandwich was the best she had ever had.
On the other hand, the service was poor. We ordered an oder of scones and asked for all of them to be the regular raisin ones. When the order came out it was split between the ones we ordered and the chocolate coconut ones. It took a while to get this resolved. One of us ordered toast and it came w/o butter. It tool a while to get that resolved. We asked for salt and pepper. The waitress brought a pepper grinder out and gave a few twists. She then brought out a jar of very coarse salt that really couldn't be used on an omelet- in a soup perhaps, but not an omelet.

Finally when the check came we split it between a credit card and gift card. When it came back, the amount bore no resemblance to what we ordered and one of the slips to sign was for a completely different order. It tool a while with the manager to get this fixed.

Excellent food, poor service. I'm split between coming back.

b
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in Philly. Atmosphere, comfort food, great drinks. All you need. Love it.

LS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious.

BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner with long-time Friends/colleagues. Restaurant was very noisy and it was difficult to converse comfortably.

EF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was even more impressive the third time around. Great atmosphere and a very satisfying dinner.

AZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had dinner at The Dandelion several times but this was the first time for brunch.... we'll be back! Excellent menu! Execution was on-point (as usual) and the cocktail program is excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone we encountered was lovely! The hosts were welcoming. Our server was delightful. The food was delicious and well presented. Look forward to going back to Dandelion!

e
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter what meal I have at Dandelion, I am always happy with my choice. The food is always delicious. This time I had the poached eggs over bubble and squeak (vegetable medley) and it was perfect. The scones are baked in house and were heavenly. The service was impeccable, as always. It's a joy to eat somewhere that the staff so clearly enjoys as much as the customer.

RS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Diverse brunch much menu. Exceptional service. Beautiful room and ambiance. Every time I come I find something I never saw before. It’s spectacular. Never gets old. Lol. Antique and well preserved items galore. Food. Off the chain. Can m driving from the diner s to eat French toast” so right there you realize it’s not your mom- moms French toast. So darn good and she was a great cook. Hats off from operations to food deliver, taste and temp. Rocked it!! Thanks for keeping it amazing every time. Sustainability is really hard to master.👏👏👏

PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience. Food was very good but included too much salt and seasoning. We had the salmon couscous.

NP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow. Food was decent but not worth the cost.

BB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! It was restaurant week and we got the 3 course meal. My guest has the carrot soup and I the ham open face. For entrees we both had the lamb Shepard pie and it was the best entree I have had in years. The gravy had a rich flavor. For desert we both had the sticky toffee and it was fantastic!

JL
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The waiter was not friendly- we got a new waiter half was throughout the dinner and the food was salty.

f
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful food, and the restaurant week deal can’t be beat!

E
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Shabby chic, peeling paint, filthy rugs, barely passable bathrooms but absolutely wonderful food!

c
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Michael was the best! We will be back!

ET
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week. We both had the beetroot cocktail: phenomenal! We both loved our apps: carrot soup and ham toasties. I had the salmon on top of curried chickpeas, which was a wonderful, exciting mix of flavors and textures. He had the chicken w/ lentils, which was good, but lacked the same excitement. The pudding cake is always scrumptious. The panna cotta was fine, but the sticky date pudding...delish.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a great environment to relax and eat.

p
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch with them on Sunday. The service and food were outstanding

TB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the spinach and feta omelet and my son had the French toast. Both were excellent !

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed it , however the room we were in was quite cold.

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually a little concerned that the food came so fast. Even our out sate friends commented to me on this. I said they were just prepared due to restaurant week being so busy.

r
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the steak. The cheese board and the tandoori chicken were also really good. Service was excellent. My cocktail was OK, but the beer selection wasn't bad.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm ambiance, excellent service and delicious, gourmet comfort food.

JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. It was well done. Food was excellent

L
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

A very disappointing experience. We've eaten here numerous times before and had friendly, charming service and a good meal. This time we arrived mid-afternoon to find Janis Joplin blaring at top decibel. Somewhat taken aback, we asked for the quietest table possible. We were taken upstairs and seated directly under the stereo speaker. I asked to be moved and the waitress disappeared for over ten minutes. On return she said that wasn't possible, despite the empty dining room and numerous better tables. Rather than eat a meal in dead silence, as conversation was impossible, we went down the road and had charming service and an excellent lunch. Why would I return here? You ask me - the service was less than a one star. Food - we can't say - we didn't get that far.

JC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the menu, lots of choices and our food was great. Nice draft beer selection. Waitress was a little slow, but not terrible.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The dandelion is a very cool place to eat. There are multiple dining rooms and it feels like a converted mansion to restaurant. We loved the fireplaces and the general decor. We split the ricotta appetizer which was very good. My fiancé got the salmon papardelle which he liked, I got the shepherds pie - not mind blowing but I liked it very much. I wish we had gotten dessert, the toffee pudding sounded good!

GE
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great time - food and service, as always, was excellent. Pretty tight quarters though (tables very close together).

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal atmosphere. Food was prepared to perfection.

RC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son joined me for an early dinner during restaurant week, Monday 1/3/2020. It was delicious and the restaurant week menu was well done! Thank uou

MI
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always cozy and great service - would definitely go back. Yum brunch - try it all!

RN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is so beautiful and old. Loved the food and service. We had a wonderful time.

EB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Dandelion never disappoints. It was wonderful

BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome!

LN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Dandelion many times—for brunch and dinner. We always have a good experience. Love the ambiance, and the food is delicious. Brunch favorite is the French toast. They also have a fabulous Pimm’s cup. Next on our list is the afternoon tea!