The Dandelion

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Gastro Pub

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Afternoon Tea
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastropub. 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, a proper afternoon tea service has a sweet and savory menu and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.
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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during these tough times I know that the crew at dandelion is clean and safe. They always provide the best service. Mike and Sean are amazing as well as the rest of the crew. If I could I would eat there everyday and feel safe!

e
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my visits here. The staff is always wonderful but Saturday they went above and beyond. I decided to have the raspberry sorbet but the server had to deliver the sad news that they had just run out. I didn't want the other flavor available that day so I was prepared for no dessert at all. But to my delight, although they couldn't make up a full three-scoop serving, they scraped the barrel and delivered this lovely and perfectly-suzed single scoop..and that's one reason I keep going back. Great place, great food, and staff going above and beyond.

RL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Our entrees took a little long but we had some great starters.

NB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was phenomenal!! Everything about this place was great. I would return everytime we visit Philly. I highly recommend the Dandelion Classics! As simple as fish and chips is, The Dandelion, somehow, makes it so much better than your average meal. The deviled eggs are unique and amazingly delicious. I can't say enough great things about this place. We went here for our anniversary and they definitely made us feel special and helped us celebrate. Ambience was definitely one-of-a-kind. Service was amazing. Again, there are not enough positive things that I can say about this restaurant. During our trip, we ate at a number of the city's fine dining establishments; this was in our top two and one of the only three that we would return to. Enjoy!!

NG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!

AS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, exceptional service, cozy ambiance and good music

A
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An excellent shared meal of oysters, salad and bangers enjoyed by the two of us along with excellent cocktails. The server was gracious and the ambiance could make you momentarily forget that we were not in a London on a rainy evening.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

College reunion

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s very upscale restaurant that is located conveniently within Philly city limits.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal at the dandelion.

n
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Starr Restaurant Organization establishments always deliver. They're well-run, well-conceived and, importantly for "theme" restaurants, the food is always good. They do tend to be a bit pricey, but you're still likely to have an enjoyable experience.

JR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Dandelion, we are never disappointed when we go.

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for brunch. We were happy with all of our dishes. The ricotta appetizer was very good and a huge portion. My husband had the burger, cooked as ordered and I had the English breakfast. Our meal was well paced and our waiter, Michael was attentive without being intrusive. Definitely recommend reservations, Sunday at 12:30 had most tables filled and people waiting.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The waiter seemed impatient and was trying to rush us.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place to eat and drink with friends.

S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice for food and service. I especially love the small rooms, each with their own unique personality.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels I’ve ever had in a delicious wine broth. Everything was wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service from Dan are waiter!

BE
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any Philadelphian that had not tried the duck and chicken liver parfait is missing out on a gastronomic delight!

d
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food. Great pub beverages.

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at the Dandelion fairly often. Food and service is always of a high standard, as you would expect with a Starr restaurant. One of our favorite center city locations.

OT
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Charming spot, lovely brunch, great selections. Attentive staff even tho our particular server wasn’t as engaging as the general manager or hostesses. Never refilled our coffee after asking if we’d care for a second cup. Minor but nevertheless. Still highly recommended.

TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly staff and environment!! It was a great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Dandelion was a great experience. My friend and I were running late for our 5pm reservation and Natalie was kind enough to move it back a half an hour for us. We were ten minutes late for that reservation and were still sat immediately on what was clearly a busy Saturday evening dinner hour. The food was great (pint of prawns, shepherds pie & fish and chips), plated cleanly and tasted delicious. Our drinks from the bar took a while to come out (after our appetizer had already arrived), but were mixed evenly and generously enough that I was feeling it after one. The atmosphere is terrific here, service was great & I hope to return again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super duper cute and fun! Eggs benedict was so so good

MA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and perfect for a group of 10 work colleagues!
Only downside was the really uncomfortable chairs!

MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the afternoon tea. We ordered the "royal" tier of goodies. The finger sandwiches were delicious, especially the bacon marmalade one. There were quite a few sweet treats. There was so much food, it ended up being dinner for us. The music was fun, but a tiny bit loud for conversation. Overall, a very nice experience and I'm planning to bring my mother in the near future!

J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! It had been on my list to go to for ages and I was not disappointed. Totally charming, excellent food and the ambiance was incredible! I recommend it for everyday, dates and friends get-together. It’s lovely!

TM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is the best part of this place- so unique!

T
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious food, fast service- a little too fast. But great service.

JF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were both excellent, service was very quick and efficient

A
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Best spot in town for a business lunch. Quick, attentive service. In and out in under an hour every time. Obviously that is by choice. By no means do I ever feel rushed.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious! The crispy pork and braised lentils were amazing, the meat just fell apart. The housemade ricotta is a must try, lick the bowl good. Lastly, the beef tartare with watercress salad had the perfect combination of textures with the crunchy sourdough toast. The whole meal and service was great!

AM
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The sandwiches were lovely, but I was dismayed to see PLASTIC teabags in the pot! I'm afraid I would not order tea here again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere and great food! Will definitely be back and recommend to everyone!

P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding, but the deviled eggs and pate were superb.

j
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun night out with our college age kids—great food and drinks

BD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great ambiance!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great afternoon tea.

KC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience, delicious food, nice staff, beautiful place.