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The Dandelion, Philadelphia, PA

The Dandelion

4.7
4.7
6975 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 126 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 558-2500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Private party contact

    Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    18th and Sansom

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,975 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Gastro Pub

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. CL

    CherylynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience - what a special restaurant Would return to Philly just to eat again at the Dandelion
  2. DS

    DeniseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at The Dandelion and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved the ambiance and wood throughout and the fireplace is beautiful. Now to the food… absolutely delicious including dessert and fairly priced. We had Welsh Rarebit, dandelion salad, lamb shepherd’s pie and fish n chips followed by the chocolate dessert with burnt orange ice cream. Everything was A+!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Disinterested waitress and waited 30 minutes for anyone to come to our table. We were given “complimentary” appetizers as an apology for the wait and then we proceeded to be charged for the complimentary appetizers…. Burgers were average (not worth 21.50) and tomato soup tasted like salad dressing. Deviled eggs and the dip were good.
  4. MP

    MargaretP

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great menu . Chef must have had an off night. Salmon was not cooked medium. It was not cooked enough. Tandoori chicken was overcooked and dry. The manager was very apologetic and accommodating. We will try the restaurant again.
  5. G

    Gene

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food, service and ambiance at this place!
  6. RH

    RichardH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good english pub food, served in a friendly manner
  7. J

    John

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant…very unique setting, awesome food, exceptional service. Will definitely go back again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, nice people, great location, and ambience
  9. AE

    AlisonE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time here. Once again, everything was excellent. Our server, Nicole, was attentive and efficient. The food extraordinary.
  10. N

    Nckdrk

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Good atmosphere. Theme is pretty close to a classic British pub. Highly recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Birthday dinner
  12. T

    Tiv123

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was good but small portions and very overpriced. Service is SLOW. Took an hour after ordering to be served
  13. SM

    SethM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food excellent Friendly staff Good strong coffee Will return
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside in the chalets - always nice. The food and service were great. Beet root jar continues to be our favorite among all of the great food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were initially seated in the southeastern dining room on the top floor, where two large parties made the volume completely unbearable. We asked to be moved, as there was plenty of seating elsewhere, and once we had relocated the experience was entirely pleasant and the food delicious.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was nice, attentive and prompt. She deserves a free meal rather than 20% off the menu!
  17. A

    Alexandra

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outdoors in the covered seating on a rainy day. It was great! Great atmosphere, service, and food. Definitely want to try the dessert next time!
  18. b

    brittanyh

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i love the dandelion . This was my birthday dinner. Ive gone to the dandelion every year for my bday for the past 3 years. it has become my bday tradition. Especially during covid , not being able to go out and do much. I was glad I was able to still have this in some capactiy. Everything was wonderful ! Our servers were so kind and patient .
  19. BI

    BIgRed2

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers were excellent. Main meal was very good. Dessert, we had the try five or whatever, they were only ok. The chocolate cream one was excellent. Put that one on your menu! The others forget. Service was excellent. The atmosphere was so much better then I expected. I’ll come back. Just hope the desserts, chocolate, are better!
  20. BB

    BellaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cozy vibe and amazing food!! Love coming here with family
  21. E

    Elise

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of my favorite spots in the city. Not cheap, but worth the splurge.
  22. w

    wonkifer

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Quality and novelty compared to so much that is all same same across most restaurants these days. Server was knowledgeable and right amount of attention leaving us to visit. Highly recommend.
  23. P

    Pugmama

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always wonderful! The service was excellent. The food was wonderful too!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I went here for brunch and we had such a great experience. We sat outside and it wasn’t too hot and we had our own little seating area so it felt nice and private. Our server Nuria was so sweet and spaced out our drinks and appetizers perfectly! The food had great flavors and it was nice and light. Thank you guys! We will be back. Xoxo
  25. a

    andrea

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Everything was great except our outdoor table was at the end across fron the trash dumpsters and heat lamps. Not a great place to sit. Don't seat anyone there
  26. GS

    GloriaS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time and the food and service were outstanding! The upstairs bathroom could use some updating, but we will definitely be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very busy time for brunch but everyone on the staff worked very hard to and delivered a great meal.
  28. AP

    AndrewP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice setting. Good food. Music a bit loud/raucous. Temperature chilly. Service very good. Would gladly return.
  29. MJ

    MJTaylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place and service. They have awesome food as well. If you love appetizers, don’t forget to order deviled eggs.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service, great food. Thank you!
  31. J

    Jean

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for their mid-day menu which was limited but the food was very good. The outside seating was nicely shaded and cooled with fans.
  32. AF

    AndreaF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable lunch. The Duck and chicken liver parfait was delicious as was the shepherd’s pie.
  33. CF

    CeeFar74

    New York Area

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic British brunch. I can't recommend enough!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love the place but feel that we were being rushed through our brunch and constantly interrupted by different staff. Even in the middle of our conversation we were approached constantly to clean up the dishes.
  35. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I loved the food and the experience. We are definitely coming back soon for the fish and chips.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a solid selection for brunch
  37. h

    happybrunch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience start to finish. The atmosphere and service are absolutely standout but the food and drinks definitely didn’t disappoint- delicious.
  38. SH

    SophiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the fish and chips. Def try the Afternoon Tea.
  39. EB

    EmilyB

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch. Ample portions (I took leftovers home).
  40. MA

    MAry

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great Dandilion experience; I hadn’t been there for over four years, but it didn’t disappoint! Great good and service for a memorable evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 6975 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 126 times today
Google Map for The Dandelion

124 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th and Sansom

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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