The Dandelion

4.7
6299 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 6299 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eric
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The chicken/duck liver parfait and the rabbit pie were excellent. We loved our server, Katy. She was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Philly, another Steven Starr hit. Everything about it is relaxed but just on point and everything we’ve had there is excellent and a little special. Tried different entrees every time but always get the oysters. Will be back!

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vipBrianC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rene was an excellent server. Very knowledgeable about the wine. He accurately described the French Viognier and we were really glad we had a bottle of this fine wine with our oysters and salmon. Speaking of the salmon: the Chef is preparing it in a new way for the summer. It is surrounded by vegetables and cantaloupe in an incredible sauce. Fantastic!!

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vipCharlesJ
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible in every way. Three of us sat at the bar. Bartender was knowledgeable, friendly and just a great personality. I ordered some scotch and GM came over with talk and had a suggestions a sample on something I’d hadn’t seen before. Just a great customer experience. Food was perfect. We ordered a cheeseboard. The pairings and the bread/crackers were the best. There was a nice blue paired with honey and semi soft cracker. Outstanding. Ricotta dip was really special and unique, smooth and silky with a hint of lemon. Paired nice with a thick sliced crusty bread. Really a great place to hang and enjoy food and company. Thank you.

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Rosa
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the Royale and fish and chips! Our favorite part of the meal were the scones, jam, and tea. The curry deviled eggs were also terrific. Will be back!

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vipGMCccc
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A favourite of ours. Very good English food. Service is excellent. Michael, the server, deserves special credit. The interior is pretty English pub-like. We ate outside in very nice street seating built for the pandemic, one of the best of the street enclosures in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from beginning to end!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service outdoor was excellent— they were very attentive throughout. My friend had a medical problem while we were there and the whole staff was helpful, kind, accommodating and respectful. Highly recommend!

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BillB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible wait staff. Great food and beer at a great price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, we had an after work meal. The server was HIGHLY knowledgeable of the menu, knowing what was I. Every meal for allergies.

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TomD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Lovely atmosphere. Food was good. Staff was great. Very friendly and accommodating.

Menu is somewhat limited, but there is variety.

I will definitely go back

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Fredlystew
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My English breakfast was very good and my wife’s salad was too. She was not satisfied with the beef tartar, however. Our guest liked her salad and soup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The entrance to the Dandelion was very confusing, since the photographed entrance on the corner is not the main entrance. It took us 10 minutes to be seated by the host with a reservation. The menu had expensive cocktails and standard food. We noticed our food being delivered to the wrong table first, and the servers continued to placed it down at the wrong table. Took extra time to get both dishes delivered. Nothing was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the fish and chips, excellent. My wife had the lemon risotto, which see liked. We sat outside so we could be a part of the city. Overall, a great dinner. Would definitely go back

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vipNOLAtoPhilly
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my parents here for lunch when they came for a visit on a Friday at 2pm. I booked outdoor seating and we sat in one of their covered 'huts.' Great experience overall - though wish the waitress stopped over a few more times to check on us! My mother loved the tandoori chicken. Thank you so much! Really happy to support local biz

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pinklamb
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy ourselves at The Dandelion! Great cocktails and a delicious menu of pub favorites from across the pond.

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JohnR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat outside in the booths on the street. Every once in a while you felt like one of the passing vehicles was going to join you at the table. Food good - not much for vegetarians. Good, speedy service.

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lindy
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were very comfortable and enjoyed our surroundings
food was terrific

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dennis
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It look as if Dandelion has made a full recovery from the Pandemic and service and food quality have been fully restored. We had a delightful lunch on Wednesday and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious fish 'n chips, which are always excellent. I will come back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Go there. Support them. You won’t be disappointed. Sit at the bar if you enjoy it. The bartender is aces.

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susanB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait service was good; as were our dinners.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Great as always!! Just hard bringing or being a vegetarian at The Dandelion for brunch.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food and drinks were so delicious!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 14, 2021

Wonderful to read. We are grateful for the feedback. Cheers.

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Erin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved location! Food was great! Surprising big inside, lots of room.

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Jax3579
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our Anniversary dinner thinking we would get a drink at the bar but luckily our table was ready and we were seated immediately. Our waiter was very attentive. Drinks and appetizer arrived quickly. The food was great! For entree’s we ordered some everyday comfort foods … my husband had the rabbit pie & I had the Mac and cheese (without the ham hock) and we both absolutely had to have the triple cooked chips (the main reason we went to The Dandelion, loved these chips from a past visit). Food arrived in a timely fashion and we demolished every bit - delicious! Time for dessert. There are some great options but it has to be the sticky toffee pudding w/ice cream. Fantastic!! One of the owners/managers was walking around making sure patrons were happy and even clearing tables if needed. That’s always a nice touch to see owners engaging with their customers. Everything was perfect - we will definitely be back!!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for the details. We appreciate the visit and the feedback. Cheers!

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Aymek
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Sat outside. The cubbies were very private. The food was exquisite, esp the carrot soup and chicken tandoori
Presentation was beautiful. Can't wait to go back and try more. Hope they can bring back tea. If t hgv ey can make curried eggs like that, tea sandwiches would be mom good

The Dandelion
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to the return of tea sandwiches too. Stay tuned.

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vipPhillyPhoodie
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is always good... although this time I did NOT have a reservation and they REFUSED to seat me as they were "Totally Booked!" As I walked to the exit I logged onto OpenTable to see what might be near by with availability... and BOOM... the Dandelion at 2:45pm... it was 2:38pm according to my phone. I booked the reservation... walked back to the hostess... got glared at... she looked at me and just said "Yes?" I said... "Now I have a reservation!"... she had no choice but to seat us... we walked past a half dozen empty tables... ALL with set-ups... which REMAINED empty during our entire meal. Why did I need to go through all that trouble? I was quite annoyed... I thought restaurants were hurting for business? Yet they almost gave up a $150 check for a late afternoon lunch... I guess they are not hurting all that much. Luckily the food and service during our meal was very good... had it not been... this review would have been very different. Customers need to be treated with a little more common courtesy. There were 4 "hostesses" at that stand... and not one of them had the ability to determine there were PLENTY of available tables? Doesn't say much about their abilities in that position. The last thing a restaurant EVER wants to do is lose a customer. Will I go back... yes... eventually. I do enjoy their menu. Will I rush back... no... I will give a few other restaurants the opportunity to "WOW" me.

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Sarah
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We got the cheese board, dandelion salad, and English breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful and the outside seating was lovely!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 14, 2021

Lovely to read. Thank you for sharing about your visit.

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vipSteveB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to The Dandelion many times and it never disappoints. Well-run establishment. The staff was very professional and attentive. The menu is great. We will definitely go back again and again.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 14, 2021

Wonderful. We are so pleased you enjoyed the visit. Thank you!

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vipDewey
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating on all levels..

The Dandelion
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for the visit. Cheers!

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Dogsandbooks
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
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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vipWarren
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
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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vipmgexplorer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
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.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for the details. We appreciate the visit. Plus we agree about the burger!

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vipReservedGlutton
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
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 on June 8, 2021
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
55 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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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 6299 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.