The Dandelion

4.8
6614 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 6614 people are saying
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JessicaP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great cocktails

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect luncheon with my daughter in law and granddaughter!

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vipbrianf
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was a little cold on the second floor. Need to turn the heat up a bit

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INIGO
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to have a drink and good food

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vipEmmam
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly wait staff, and awesome food

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sandi
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group wanted to eat outdoors and Dandelion had very warm outside units. We were very pleased.

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AjUrban
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated quickly and the friendly server appeared quickly as well. Decor was fun, so many doggos! I had the Dandy Burger, which is one of the best burgers I've ever had. The combo of ingredients along with the chuchhill sauce was 10/10, and my burger was cooked perfectly to the requested medium rare. As I was finishing, I saw a table next to me get the Fish and Chips, looked wonderful, and would definitely try next time!

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vipThierryS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice settings for a great brunch with family and friends. Among others things we had the samon and trout pate on black bread toast, the Royale and Bagel and Smoked Salmon.
One of the best smoke salmon I ever had.

And kudos to the staff in these difficult times.

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SarahM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitstaff and great upscale British pub vibes.

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vipDavidD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good, could use more selections on the menu. Service was OK, think employee shortage is the cause. I would rate this restaurant as a 3 out of 5 overall.

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vipjosephb
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambiance only OK because we were eating outdoors and it was 25 degrees

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vipKevinN
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience. Tried the fall root vegetable soup and Lamb Shepard's Pie which hit the spot on a cold winter day.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not dined out with my in-laws since the pandemic so this was a memorable moment. The Dandelion was perfect for the occasion.

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vipRittSqWest
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Bad night for the kitchen. Fries were not fresh - tasted old and reheated. Steak was also not freshly cooked. Salmon was fine and pints were good

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vipAdam
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a solid choice in the neighborhood and staff is very friendly.

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vipSilverQueen
Philadelphia
618 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the eggs benedict - one with spinach, one with meat - for brunch in an outdoor booth. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding, and the booth was very private and cozy.

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ToniaB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Cocktail Drinks were made perfectly and loved the international beer list.

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vipRichardF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here on New Years Eve and it was incredible! Service and food were outstanding! I just can’t say enough about this wonderful, amazing restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and good food!

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Erin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Food was delicious, and the rose mimosa was amazing

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JoanT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was great. Our only complaint is that the room was sooo cold with cold air blowing on us. Couldn’t wait to get out to the warm.

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Meallan
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and helpful servers, and an excellent ambience make for a lovely experience every time.

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Phillynutt
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! The Welsh Rarebit and steak and chips are to die for!

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vipLive2Dine
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and everyone in our group of five agreed. The service was attentive but not overly so, and our outdoor dining experience was warm and comfortable. It was a terrific experience all the way around.

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KSLM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It is dark and cool in the summer and cosy in the winter. Around Christmas they do a beautiful job of decorating. The food is really good and the service is outstanding.

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MarkB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Dandelion. Fantastic all around - nothing else to say, really. Thanks for a great experience :)

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eatsrus
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great meal. However the dinning experience was negatively impacted by the lack of heat. The manager was very nice but the heat never came up. A shame because food was excellent

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vipMarti
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Had to wait 15 minutes before server appeared at the table. French fries were soft.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved The Dandelion! The food was amazing and the service was great! We will definitely come back next time we’re in Philly!

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JSNS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I would go back again!

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Andrew
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Walked in at 11:20 for an 11:30 reservation. It was 30° outside and host told me I had to wait outside for 10minutes until they ‘opened’. Nearly went elsewhere for lunch.
Waitstaff was very pleasant. We were the first there and got a nice table. Ordered the shephard’s pie. Also ordered was the chicken sandwich.
Shephard’s pie was served in a cup/bowl. What you’d expect a french onion soup to be served in at a chain restaurant. Sorry, but it was mostly cheese and potatoes (tiny bit of lamb) so $20 seemed like robbery. That speaks volume to management. Expected better. Not what I remembered when there last 6 years ago. Everything was excellent then. Not sure if I’ll go back. Just too many options in the city from which to choose.

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MaryS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor dining option during these crazy Covid times. Despite the cold weather, the heat provided was perfect! My server was helpful and friendly and the fish and chips exactly as I expected. Delicious meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!

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MaddieS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dandelion never disappoints! Our server was fantastic - friendly, would check in regularly but not too much. Both the food and drink are great, everyone loved their meals - a good mix of comforting but different.

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stephenm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Our server was fantastic!

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JohnL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Go here frequently. Good vibes overall; always enjoy the food, this time, however, pretty rough service. Dude was super unwelcoming the entire meal and we (my sister and i who were enjoying our only holiday time together) felt very rushed by the end to get out of there. Mind you we were only there for 75 minutes. Totally rubbed me the wrong way but may return at some point.

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AgentDaleCooper
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time at The Dandelion is always memorable. Food, atmosphere, and service have been great each time I’ve been.

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Kimberley
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer selection! We had the pate for an appetizer, Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, and the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. All were excellent. Great service and great ambiance. A lovely evening out!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas brunch!

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vipDAS442
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. The ambiance, food & spirits selection, service, and quality. All on point! Looking forward to returning.

FAQs

The Dandelion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.8 stars by 6614 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.