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The Dandelion

4.8
6203 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 6203 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service! There was a communication error that led to a bit of a wait for service. We had no issue and did not say anything. Eventually it came to the managers attention who apologized and unsolicited, immediately provided us with a wide array of their delicious appetizers. The rest of the food was excellent and the manager stopped by several times to make sure we were being taken care of. Small mistake, huge correction - that's how its done! Highly recommended!

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RichJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very disappointing and not worth going -loud music terrible food unfriendly

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vipMyiaE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was disappointed to learn that Afternoon Tea has been discontinued and the “All Day” food menu did not offer much variety. The dishes that we chose were well executed and tasty, however. I have eaten at the Dandelion before and I will return again, and hopefully Afternoon Tea will be back by then.

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Luculla
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went with 3 kids (9 and 7) for Mother's Day, and had the best time. The Burger was exquisite, the fish&chips generous, with perfectly cooked cod and a thin, delicious crust, and the Mac&Cheese showed why that can actually be a true dish. The waiter was perfect, super friendly with the kids, witty, and knowledgeable about the offerings. I love their outdoor spaces, safe and pretty, so overall, a wonderful (although not cheap) experience.

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CindyF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was awesome! We will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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Anthony
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The scones were fantastic and the eggs Benedict were good. The fish and chips were expensive and greasy. We went for brunch but they did not serve iced coffee (hot coffee over ice was offered but, for a STARR restaurant, it just seemed odd to not at least have pre-chilled hot coffee). Overall, it was a solid meal. The outdoor setup was very nice and the service was really good. I would go back again and try a few more items but I'm probably not going to rush back immediately.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Service and food were AWESOME! What a great Mother's Day Brunch! EVERY dish we got was just delicious.

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ShariLynn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner! Would recommend the steak and chips so good! Service was great and efficient. Will definitely come back again.

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Jayson
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Limited menu for dinner. Ricotti and bread was a good appetizer. Beef entre was super salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time today sitting outside with the most wonderful server Chris. He was wonderful at accommodating all of our requests abs attending to my 3 year old. The food was delicious but he made it a truly incredible experience!

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vipDorothyM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch outside - it was cool and cloudy, but the outside table had heat, the food, wine and service was perfect.

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vipLyndaZ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and inviting interior, can't tell from the outside. As British as it can be in Phila. Brit menu, delicious and hardy. Took my son visiting from Brooklyn, he loved it. We would go back again.

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Wendibird
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server John was the sweetest ever!

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vipSurfCat
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service - amazing food - perfect proportions. Every time I’m in Philadelphia I make sure to stop here!

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MarissaC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my mother-in-law visited us in the city and we took her to the Dandelion for dinner. We made an amazing choice! We were treated like kings from the moment we arrived and the food was amazing. The star of the dinner was the chicken and duck liver parfait - wow this is an incredible dish, don't miss it! Thank you, Dandelion staff, for a wonderful dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Daughters graduation from college

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Julie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute place and pretty spaced out from other guests so I didn’t feel like I was in someone else convo! Great food

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carolove
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delight to be courteously served in a quaint attractive corner of the restaurant. The food choices are unique and delicious.

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Akhil
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent overall dining experience. Love the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Always great. Food was perfect and service was great. I hope they add AC to the pods.

The Dandelion
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining. We are working on plans to keep the structures cool!

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julieb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - one of our favorites for drinks and apps!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a lovely Sunday Brunch

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SarahT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Will return for sure next time I'm in philly.

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

This was the perfect location for a romantic date. The lighting was perfect, fish and chips were cooked perfectly, the burger was delicious, all around a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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

Our server was amazing but the hostess who we spoke to was rude and unprofessional. She also told information which wasn’t true . But the food was great and was pleasantly surprised they had British sauces that we hadn’t have since being back in the us .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I ordered the muscles and was extremely disappointed. They were filled with junk and were swollen and chewy. Not impressed. Also I was shocked at the price of the drinks.

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ScottC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Service was great, food seasoned to perfection.

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OrlaP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place and the food. Only problem was the outdoor seats built during Covid are plexiglass and it was 80degrees and sunny so we were baking

The Dandelion
Responded 7 days ago

Apologies for the temperature. We are working on cooling solutions. We are glad the experience was enjoyable otherwise. Thank you for sharing and providing feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hostess very indifferent and transactional but everything after her was better.

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LoriE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

always wonder, fresh and attentive. we live in NJ and go often.

The Dandelion
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thanks for the feedback! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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DonnaF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

loved sitting outside but we were in a cubicle on 18th street and watched trucks make the turn off sansom and come with a couple of inches of hitting us - if I do this again I will ask to be seatted outside on the side of the building

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vipphilmumzee
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and friendly but unobtrusive service.

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vipMillie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for a birthday lunch as was SO impressed! Our server (and the manager), Jolly was very knowledgeable about the menu offerings and beverage options. He made sure we were well taken care of and our drinks were never empty. Even their back of house team stopped at the table to make sure we enjoyed our lunch. I highly recommend the Beef Tartare and the Mussels- though every single item was delicious!

The Dandelion
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for sharing. We are so pleased the experience was welcoming and the staff were helpful.

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Brianne
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, we will definitely be back!

The Dandelion
Responded on April 30, 2021

We look forward to it! Thank you for sharing.

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AnnaW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sitting outside right now is tough because people do try to approach your table to ask for money/food. Staff was constantly watching for them and asking them to move on. The inside seating is small and a little loud because of the bar, but outside there are enclosed booths. Also their entire selection isn't on the menu, such as brunch cocktails, so you should ask for what you want if you don't see it. The starters and entrees were the perfect portions and so delicious!

The Dandelion
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. It is helpful to hear different perspectives. We appreciate the visit and hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting and this was a great place to go in the city! Would go again and again

The Dandelion
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for bringing the family to visit us. We appreciate it.

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LoriK
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. The ambience was awesome and the food was fabulous. I had the fish and chips and my friend had the shepard's pie. Waiter was excellent. I will definitely be back.

The Dandelion
Responded on April 30, 2021

Wonderful to hear. We appreciate the visit and the details. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Nicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dandelion was amazing. It had a cute and unique atmosphere. 10/10 recommend.

The Dandelion
Responded on April 30, 2021

Yay! Thanks for the visit and the enthusiasm.

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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 6203 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.