The Dandelion

4.7
6456 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 6456 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1st time here. British restaurant. Service great... food was okay

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Sventino
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The french toast is basically just having syrup. They serve it soaking in a bath of syrup. So much syrup it's hard to taste the bread which I'm sure is delicious. Ask for the syrup on the side.

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vipLaFleur
Philadelphia
223 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch outside on beautiful day. Friendly service. Rose mimosa. Salmon n trout pate. Fruit. All excellent.

CJ
CoJo
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place! The decor is quite special and it feels like you are dining inside a house. The food and cocktails are delicious.

TL
TomasL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great dinner outside at the Dandelion - we went for the fish - trout, salmon and fish and chips - all were great as was the service...

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GailH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated outside and the waiter was prompt with drinks and food, but then forgot to bring our bill...despite having been asked once. He seemed very busy, so perhaps he just had too many tables assigned to him.

Some of the cars and other vehicles on 18th street side are very noisy, so if you plan to sit outside ask for the Sansom street side.

Veg/vegan choices are very limited.

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TomK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch! Nice atmosphere. Awesome food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was so very cute and the food as amazing! Get the pumpkin scones!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Wonderful service. Wonderful management. Wonderful food. Just overall a wonderful experience.

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NateM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A little pricey for very fancy pub food that was quite tasty. Really what draws you in is the atmosphere

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SandyF
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming and warm Victorian home turned restaurant. Multiple levels and dining areas with stain glass, high ceilings, exquisite molding. The waitress was friendly and well informed. Though the menu is limited, the food was delicious. Would highly recommend it.

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Found312
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside on a Saturday morning for brunch and really enjoyed ourselves. The staff was attentive and we didn’t feel rushed as is the case sometimes in Philly. We had the chilled yellow tomato soup, the scones and the Welsh Rarebit. Everything looked amazing! The scones came with lemon curd which was my favorite, Devon cream and raspberry “jam”. The jam tasted good but was more like a purée that would be used to drizzle over a dessert for decor. The soup had a great flavor but the Rarebit was the star of the show. It was perfectly toasted and absolutely delicious! I got a Rose Mimosa which came in a tiny glass but to my surprise held A LOT. Would definitely give it a little stir so the last few sips aren’t too sweet. Pricey drinks but not overpriced for being in Philly. We will be back again another day for dinner. Excited to try dessert there one day as well.

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SabrinaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough about the food. So creative and delicious. Try the Ricotta starter with fresh sourdough bread!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time being at The Dandelion, I came for the drinks and desserts and both were delicious. A must try is the Toffee Pudding.

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SusanA
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great start to our weekend in Philly. Loved the old building and cozy decor. The food was delicious… lamb shepherds pie and Rabbit pot pie were excellent! Great cocktails too

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Shellyeats
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Dandelion very much so, when friends from Cleveland were visiting we promptly made reservations. I want to thank the staff for being so understanding when our friends got lost coming into the city and changing our reservation time.
Everyone enjoyed lunch and our friends loved the décor and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food. . will absolutely be going back

JG
vipJudyG
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, upbeat hostess, waitress ( and new trainee) and food delivered in a reasonable amount of time. They checked on us throughout our meal. Food was hot and delish! Chicken tandoori, fish and chips were great.

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krh15
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went for brunch... love the outdoor seating! Whatever you do, GET THE FRENCH TOAST!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Very good service highly recommend.

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vipBrianC
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch before taking the Broad Street line to the Phillies game. Nichol was terrific as a server and the food was outstanding. The ham and cheese omelet, the beet root jar and the cheese plate. You don't get great food like this at the ballpark! and Mimosas!!! Thank You!!

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Happyeater
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I love the Dandelion - have always loved the look of it - very warm, inviting, comfortable and with a definite sense of place - you've stepped into another world, if not another country. Just a little disappointed to see it looking a bit worn, and in need of tending - loose wallcovering on the second floor, torn upholstery, just a bit more shabby than chic.

That said, the food was delicious, and our server was lovely - so that's the important stuff - just hope they don't let it deteriorate too much

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night to sit outside. Service was wonderful. Food was fabulous!! Try the Fish and Chips!

CB
vipChuckB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The Dandelion is a charming restaurant and the food was very good. The Ricotta and Toasted Sour Dough bread was excellent as was the Trout and Burger. My wife even received a scoop of ice cream as a desert for her birthday. Unfortunately, the waitress’ service was not up to Par. She was not as attentive as you would expect. The only real issue was when we tried to use one of the two Starr Restaurant gift cards we had purchased early in the pandemic. The manager was unable to apply the gift card to our bill. Apparently, this is an issue with a lot of the BOGO certificates that the Starr Restaurant group offered. The manger gave us the Starr Restaurant Group contact info which we will definitely follow through with.

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CMYMLm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was excellent.
Food and services were outstanding.
Even though during the pandemic we dined outside, the dinner was pleasing for us.
The roaring cars and the busy street took nothing away from our Dinner outing.
Everything was terrific!!
The fish and chips were delicious.
A friend of mine is coming to Philly on October 4 or 5th. His favorite dine out dish is fish and chips.
I told him about your Fish and Chips and he can’t wait to try them.
See you on the 4th or 5th of October!

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Painterli
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside so not terribly pretty but server was very timely and food was really great. A treat.

BM
vipBarbaraM
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent , the Bangers and mash was delicious , just as you would have them in England, the service was good

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mnate
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Will be back especially when it gets chilly outside. Great fireplace to sit in front of.

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Awesom
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and great service! The homemade ricotta was delicious! The summer corn entree and salmon was amazing, and the rabbit pie was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the midst of Ida the Dandelion was the shelter from the storm - good food and great service ...

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HeleneA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We were seated in the streetery, and immediately upon being seated we commented to the hostess that the floor was not level - it sloped down towards the sidewalk. She looked at the other units and saw that they all sloped; she said that it was likely because they erected it on the street and the street probably sloped that way.

Given the effort that the Starr Group puts into many of its restaurants, I found it disappointing that they did not make the extra effort to level the floor. As a result of the slope, the table also sloped and seating was awkward.

Now to the food: my mussels and baguette were mediocre at best - the baguette was on the verge of being burnt; the mussel broth was incredibly salty (and I enjoy my salt!) and the mussels were simply underwhelming.

The one highlight was our server - he was gracious and accommodating throughout our meal.

PP
PaulP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. The outside seating was comfortable, but I missed the great ambience inside.

PF
vipPhilly4Food
Philadelphia
150 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had a very pleasant lunch outdoors at Dandelion. We both had the grilled chicken sandwich on raisin walnut bread which was great as usual.

TM
TraceyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Ambivalent service but good food. The atmosphere is lovely.

JM
vipJoanneM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful except we had outdoor dining and the train car box was listing terribly so much so the bottle of water would start rapidly traveling same with plates etc. I recommend this be looked at and addressed While for sure not a show stopper it did make it less inviting to sit back and relax !! Best fish and chips around ❤️❤️

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vipLocal
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch.. can’t wait to go back. Amazing ambiance, like being transported to England! Food was

BP
BrigitteP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. I'm from England and the fish & chips was how it should taste. The lamb shepherd pie was so so good, the ambience
was great, definitely coming back

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 6456 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.