The Dandelion

4.7
6279 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 6279 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Dandelion
Responded 2 days ago

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

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Erin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Aymek
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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

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Jax3579
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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

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vipPhillyPhoodie
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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

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vipSteveB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 2 days ago

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

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vipDewey
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating on all levels..

The Dandelion
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the visit. Cheers!

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Dogsandbooks
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipmgexplorer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipWarren
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 2 days ago

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

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vipReservedGlutton
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
53 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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Victoria
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Perfect date experience. Willing to accommodate dietary needs (GF, DF, low FODMAP)

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing! We try hard to accommodate and keep guests safe. We are very pleased that translated tableside.

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viptm1949
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and cocktail list is very good, and the ambiance inside the restaurant is pleasant and comfortable. The outside seating, while pleasing, should have a little more air circulation. The service is professional.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing about your recent visit. We are so glad you enjoyed the food, beverage, and service.

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Nina
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite resteraunt in philly!!!

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vipCarynB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the whipped ricotta with fresh bread... DELICIOUS as always!! It's a MUST!!! Had the shrimp which were very good, the steak tartar (very good) and the lemon risotto which was good, but wouldn't order again.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed the visit. Thank you for the details on the food.

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JeffreyF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fish and chips were great. Cute and unique atmosphere. Price a bit high for the portion size.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We are grateful for the feedback. Cheers!

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Maria
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Service is really good and the cheese platter is awesome!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

Wonderful to hear. Thank you for the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Food was not as good as I remember. Drinks were watered down and had no distinction

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for sharing. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy everything as much as on other visits. I would be grateful for any additional details. We are always hoping to improve the quality of our food, drinks and service.

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vipkristina
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

With all the positive reviews and since I am now a local to this neighborhood, I thought I had to try it. I felt the food was just okay. The menu doesn’t particularly speak to me, but I would return (not in a rush) and maybe try something different. Cocktails were good.

The Dandelion
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing. We appreciate the honest feedback. We are always working on updating food and beverage menus. We will have some seasonal changes effective soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience ! They sat us at a cozy table by the fireplace

The Dandelion
Responded on June 4, 2021

We love that table! Cheers to a great visit.

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MichaelB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Charming restaurant, great food, friendly service - - - if you like an English Pub you will love Dandelion!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We appreciate the feedback. Thanks for visiting!

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KerrieS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters were in town foe the weekend and we went with one of their best friends and her boyfriend. We started with a cheese platter (absolutely divine). We all loved our entrees, they tell me the bloody mary’s were spectacular. I had the tandoori chicken which was delicious. My daughter’s eyes were rolling behind her head at the french toast. The service was fabulous. I had made reservations for four (didn’t know the boyfriend was coming). The front desk swiftly made room for him with no fuss. A lovely afternoon.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are so pleased you joined us during your weekend getaway. Thank you for making the trip. We are so pleased you enjoyed the visit.

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vipLaFleur
Philadelphia
214 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice brunch on a rainy Sunday. Tables were well spaced. Loved the oysters, fish n chips, fruit plate.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for joining us on a rainy holiday weekend. We appreciate your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our server was friendly. The atmosphere is comfortable. Will definitely go back again and again!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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CRGA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Not rushed. Able to linger and enjoy! Superb!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are so pleased to hear it was a great experience. Cheers and thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is stunning, such a unique and cozy space. The ricotta and sourdough was out of this world and honestly nothing we ordered disappointed. This is a must stop on your list of fine Philadelphia dining.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Cheers! Thank you for sharing about your visit with us.

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vipPhillyPhoodie
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always enjoyable and a decent value for your meal. Not cheap… but not outrageously expensive. Service is almost always very good.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for the visit. We appreciate the feedback.

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HarryS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We ate outdoors, it was chilly (48 F) and rainy but we were comfortable. We would go there again

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We are glad you were able to stay comfortable despite the lousy holiday weather. Thanks for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the staff and the food was amazing!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

We love them too!! Thank you for sharing.

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vipBuntz
Philadelphia
788 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good British-oriented food in a quaint, funky, informal setting in an older multi-level building. We were there for brunch/lunch and it was very enjoyable with large servings and friendly service. Had a great time.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for joining us and sharing.

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LeslieM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a lot of options for vegetarians, but food was delicious. Cheese board never disappoints, and they added sliced apples in a lovely arrangement. The best service I’ve had anywhere for a long time. Our server was very pleasant, thoughtful, and attentive without being too present. She made a rainy, chilly evening a great experience. Absolutely loved the desserts!

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the service despite a soggy holiday weekend. We will work on more vegetarian options and appreciate the feedback.

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Kash
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The burgers were excellent, but the fish and chips were much to be desired. Fish was a little fishy and mushy. Drinks were good so was service

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for sharing. We take the fish & chips very seriously and will address with the team. It should be crisp on the outside with a flaky tender inside. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

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Tori
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. Food is always amazing. Atmosphere is always fun. Service is top notch.

The Dandelion
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you! We are grateful for the visit and so pleased it was a delightful time.

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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 6279 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.