The Dandelion

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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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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Michael was the best! We will be back!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a great environment to relax and eat.

p
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch with them on Sunday. The service and food were outstanding

TB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the spinach and feta omelet and my son had the French toast. Both were excellent !

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed it , however the room we were in was quite cold.

r
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the steak. The cheese board and the tandoori chicken were also really good. Service was excellent. My cocktail was OK, but the beer selection wasn't bad.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm ambiance, excellent service and delicious, gourmet comfort food.

L
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

A very disappointing experience. We've eaten here numerous times before and had friendly, charming service and a good meal. This time we arrived mid-afternoon to find Janis Joplin blaring at top decibel. Somewhat taken aback, we asked for the quietest table possible. We were taken upstairs and seated directly under the stereo speaker. I asked to be moved and the waitress disappeared for over ten minutes. On return she said that wasn't possible, despite the empty dining room and numerous better tables. Rather than eat a meal in dead silence, as conversation was impossible, we went down the road and had charming service and an excellent lunch. Why would I return here? You ask me - the service was less than a one star. Food - we can't say - we didn't get that far.

JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the menu, lots of choices and our food was great. Nice draft beer selection. Waitress was a little slow, but not terrible.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The dandelion is a very cool place to eat. There are multiple dining rooms and it feels like a converted mansion to restaurant. We loved the fireplaces and the general decor. We split the ricotta appetizer which was very good. My fiancé got the salmon papardelle which he liked, I got the shepherds pie - not mind blowing but I liked it very much. I wish we had gotten dessert, the toffee pudding sounded good!

GE
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great time - food and service, as always, was excellent. Pretty tight quarters though (tables very close together).

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal atmosphere. Food was prepared to perfection.

RC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son joined me for an early dinner during restaurant week, Monday 1/3/2020. It was delicious and the restaurant week menu was well done! Thank uou

MI
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always cozy and great service - would definitely go back. Yum brunch - try it all!

RN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is so beautiful and old. Loved the food and service. We had a wonderful time.

EB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Dandelion never disappoints. It was wonderful

BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome!

LN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Dandelion many times—for brunch and dinner. We always have a good experience. Love the ambiance, and the food is delicious. Brunch favorite is the French toast. They also have a fabulous Pimm’s cup. Next on our list is the afternoon tea!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Firstly,our table for 2 was ridiculously situated, my husband couldn’t sit at it straight & was uncomfortable. The waiter was blatantly up selling to all his tables which was irritating to listen to over & over.

I ordered one of their specialty dishes, bangers & mash, when it arrived the mash was very cool & it wasn’t enough to fill me so we ordered a dessert! As a Brit this is a week night meal, & so simple to prepare, keeping mash warm is not difficult. The building is beautiful & very cozy.

Would I return? Probably not, I would describe it as overpriced mediocrity in a beautiful setting.

BC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grabbed a quick lunch with my brother and everything was great as usual! High marks

DA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I must say that although the atmosphere was just wonderful, I found the food to be just average. The Malbec I ordered was truly a poor selection. I know your establishment does not suffer in patrons, but wish you could not have the quality of innovative food up one or two notches. You can do better.

RD
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The heating inside the restaurant was ridiculous. Made the dinner somewhat unpleasant, no need to have it so high. Not even that cold out.

m
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Just not our favorite place for many reasons. If you like getting bowled over by servers as you wend your way between tables (hello, nice places stand aside for customers to go first!) , tasteless tonic water and overall high prices, this is just the place for you. Not us. Atmosphere is darling, but that's it.

DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and staff. However, we had to ask multiple times for music volume to be lowered.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always good, I love tea time. Simple but tasty and your beer flip... 👍

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The entire atmosphere at The Dandelion is conducive to a good experience. The service, menu, and ambiance really work well together. There is a great variety (we were there for brunch) and the servers know the menu and are very attentive to your every need. We were there on a crowded Sunday afternoon (Eagles football day) and it was active, bustling, and crowded but we felt very well taken care of. The food was perfect. I was truly impressed with everything. This is my second time at The Dandelion and it will not be my last!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

good food, a little pricey. However, service was poor. Our waiter never came to check on our food and had to flag down the manager for the check.... not a great dining experience when you have to do that. Disappointed.

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there early so we ordered from the limited menu as they were still serving tea. I got lamb shepherds pie and we split a dandelion salad. My BF got the warm roast beef sandwich on sourdough and we split the triple fried fries. All of the food was delicious. I would definitely go again. The atmosphere was cozy and perfect on a rainy Saturday afternoon in January. Loved it!

A
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was a bit rude when asked about the menu, which for us first timers, needed some further context. Food was great. Service could be friendlier.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Make sure to have reservation, they are busy.

DS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite restaurants. The food and drinks are great and the menu selections are never boring. The decor and atmosphere is fun and cozy. The background music is always the best, too. We like to bring guests here because it is such a charming spot. My only suggestion for improvement is to bring the lighting up a tad. I noted diners of a certain age, ourselves included, needed to use the glaring light of a cellphone to read the menu, which is sort of embarrassing. Otherwise, a fabulous place for drinks/dinner.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork belly is incredible, as with the chicken and duck pate! Amazing restaurant, can't wait to go back

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Service was slow. Food was delicious.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The parfait was the best ting I ate in 2019

s
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Afternoon tea was a great experience for our multi-generational group. It was a more casual, energetic setting than a London experience, so a perfect respite from walking the streets of Philadelphia. Enough choices for both those enamoured of scones and tea sandwiches and those in need of heartier fare!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family New Year’s eve lunch and it was awesome! Both the service and the food was spectacular! Looking forward to going back.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Great food. Great service. Great beer.

K
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience having Afternoon High Tea at the Dandelion and it was fabulous!! The savory and sweet canapés and treats were delicious! We also enjoyed our teas and the selection of afternoon sherries! Highly recommend.

R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very nice, but service was extremely slow and when they brought me. The wrong drink (larger than I wanted) they said they would adjust the bill it and then didn’t. I wasn’t much concerned about the money, which was minor part of a $90 lunch for two, I was more disappointed by the neglect to do as was promised. The food was lovely, I’ll try to remember that.