The Dandelion

4.7
6556 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 6556 people are saying
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vipmlalaa
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice. Service was top-notch. Excellent food!

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DavidB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening at the Dandelion - the food was excellent, the service was attentive and the atmosphere and building itself added to our enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to secure reservations for lunch after holiday shopping and sightseeing. We were welcomed and seated on time. Service was flawless and friendly. Menu and food was just right. Have dined here 6+ times and will keep returning each time we visit Phila.

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vipMaryR
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dandelion is a great stop for lunch while in Center City.
Espresso Martini made for a nice dessert. :-)

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JeffreyS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Five colleagues had a business lunch at an outside (heated) table and it was perfect. The food was excellent and the service was efficient. We are regulars at Dandelion and will be back!

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Dessertfirst
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a quiet Wednesday night, but food and service were great. Will definitely come back and will recommend highly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it gets colder the Dandelion's multilevel restaurant offers great seating options to go with its outstanding food and service - a true pub feel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for any time of day!! Brunch was so nice. Definitely recommend the raisin scones and jam!! Super nice server and the restaurant is just so dang cute!! Very homey.

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SarahT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here. Wish they would ask for proof of vaccination but at leash the staff were all masked, which is more than I can say for some other places in the Philly area. Hope to be able to dine here again.

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vipBLKcustomer
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Dandelion! This was our first visit since the start of the pandemic. It was good to be back.
My daughter and her boyfriend were visiting from Iowa. It was nice sharing this restaurant with him after a day of visiting the Philadelphia historic sites.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch with delicious food and great cocktails. Great service, too! Thank you!

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It would have been nice to have another vegetarian option or a vegan option.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went here for drinks and dinner after seeing Hamilton. Had the best whiskey sour and fish and chips was outstanding. Also loved the beef tartare and salmon pate apps. Great vibe!

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MarjorieW
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was a British treat. All our food was excellent. Burgers, fish and chips, mussels, drinks. All excellent. We had outdoor seating and it was a very blustery and cold day, but were still pretty warm inside the plastic tent like enclosures. Would have been nice if there was one more piece of plastic across the entryway to the enclosure, as that let in quite a bit of cold air. Our servers were brisk but friendly and knowledgeable. Food was perfectly timed.

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vipKelly
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great beer selection and delicious food.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! Sat outside so it was a bit chilly even with the heater on. Great waiter - really enjoyed our time here for lunch. Cocktail was a little weak but a good flavor - too much ice! I definitely recommend this restaurant!

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PaulN
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place and not just because we’re from the UK but it may help. Great food, wonderful decor inside and staff are always a pleasure Thanks see you again soon !!

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LAN123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Way way overpriced for not very authentic English pub food. Have any of you been to the UK????

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Had a terrible table in the flow of traffic. Chair was broken and had to ask for another. Food came out too fast (like less than ten min after ordering - no time to enjoy drinks or make convo) . Steak was cool and rubbery, fries were undercooked. Staff was lovely.

As with all Starr restaurants, the only good thing is the interior design. Otherwise, mediocre meal.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. They did forget part of our to-go sticky toffee pudding order, but everything was so delicious that it didn’t dampen our experience at all.

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DE626
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely smashing!

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PhilipR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service nice ambience. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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Ssco
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a very pleasant and accommodating server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special Sunday brunch, with superb service, delicious food and wine, and great ambiance. Many pleasant memories.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent!!!

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vipDorothyM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Brunch was excellent, lots of great choices. Sat outside in a heated cubicle that was just perfect on a chilly day.
Service was very good until the moment my companion asked for a box to take home leftovers and this request was completely ignored - very odd.
I would highly recommend Dandelion - go for the deviled eggs, they are the best.

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vipCCWW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for years and it never disappoints! The food is delicious, it is a beautiful space - and the staff is terrific. I come back every time I am in town, never miss a chance. ;)

Love it!

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FoodieinBC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch after running a half marathon. His is a favorite place for celebrating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The waitress was very nice but too often we were sitting waiting for her to check on our table as she was walking around or standing at the bar.
The food was excellent.
They could provide better quality, more comfortable chairs in the outdoor seating area. I had to sit on a jacket to keep from going numb from the small cold hard metal chairs.

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vipDanielS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outside in the "shed" so very quiet. Food, service & value all very good.

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vipSaloonkeeper9
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Whatever happened to triple cooked chips? Both of our servings were almost raw inside. Burger was great as always.

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vipFoodops
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Food was good, service was good, ambience was good but when we got charged almost $40 for a martini that ruined the experience. After speaking to the manager we were able to get part of the charge taken off. The waiter explained they don’t charge a lot for their food and that they make their money on cocktails. They need to make that point transparent before people order a drink. We won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thfood and service were great!

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vipIlanitB
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much. The food was upscale but also very comfy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat! The food is great, and the seating areas are all well decorated and unique. Depending on what you get, it can be a tad on the pricey side, but it’s so good that you don’t walk away feeling like you overpaid for anything.

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StevenF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great place, very unique true English pub ambiance for a Philly. a little pricy

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BrettW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

It took too long (35+ mins) to get our food, then food was overcooked. Had to rush to eat and leave. Server never returned to fill coffee for 25 mins after serving it w scones. Usually this place has been excellent.

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vipFatty
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fish & chips were not particularly good. Rabbit pie was excellent.

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SaraA
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Dandelion is great for date night. We had the cheese board and deviled eggs to start and the tandoori chicken and dandy burger for our meals. We missed out on dessert because we were heading to a show after dinner, so we have to come back and get that next time. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was really neat. My only (very minor) issues were we were asked if it was a special occasion when we made the reservation but our special occasion wasn't acknowledged in any way, and the bathrooms needed some attention. But overall really nice experience and we will be back.

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 6556 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.