The Dandelion

4.7
6482 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 6482 people are saying
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JordanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Bartender sucked. She didn’t seem to care and spent most of her time gossiping with other employees. We were going to eat dinner but left because the bartender made for a strange unpleasant vibe.

The Dandelion
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Good afternoon Jordan. We are very sorry that we provided a negative experience. We will respond privately to discuss further.

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Aidan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches I've had in Philly! Surprisingly affordable, incredible atmosphere, and exceptionally friendly and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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KellyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful! Sat outside and had a great time.

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RobertK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was not as refined as I’d like nor remember it being.

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Suzc
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, they were pleasant and attentive. Food, as always, was very good.

JB
vipJackB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always. Thank you for a great experience

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fabuliz
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was extremely friendly and attentive and we had a perfect meal. Thank you for always providing an exceptional experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lunch with friend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and drinks were off the chart! Highly recommend

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MattDude
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt the love.
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vipEmmam
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get the ricotta !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The food was good but the service sucked

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Sammy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early brunch at the dandelion. Loved the interior of the restaurant and the food was amazing. Can’t wait to come here again in the future. Service was also great. Staff was attentive and welcoming.

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SusanP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink! Lovely ambiance.

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vipSigi
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can only speak to the noise level from sitting outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav restaurant in Philly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and found the evening up to its usual high standard - I will note that the pickled beets are great and that the outside seating on Sansom is pretty quiet ...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good, our waitress Victoria was fantastic!

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TrinaV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors which was great for my partner and my puppy. The service was friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. We got the homemade ricotta dish, the fish and chips, and the mac & cheese. Highly recommend for lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my mother’s birthday. My parents very much enjoyed the experience—from the food to the atmosphere. Thank you, Dandelion, for helping me make her birthday special!

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beyondbasquiat
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was exceptional

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David
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside was a great atmosphere paired up with a tasty dinner. The Rabbit Pie was fantastic as well as the Shepherd Pie.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite reserving an outdoor table, the Dandelion accommodated us inside when the weather turned. Charming atmosphere and pleasant servers greeted us. The dandelion salad and liver parfait were generously portioned starters. We enjoyed the very fresh fish and chips and shepherd pie. Wines by the glass pours seemed very modest by comparison. Altogether a very nice experience

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Wgbh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice lighting, I enjoyed the cheeseboard. Would recommend.

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StephenF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything went well. We came for an English pub-like experience and got it. The shepherd's pie and beer were fine.

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OleDoc33
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute ambiance in a quaint little town with delicious food (we went for Sunday brunch) and phenomenal (and fun!!) staff. We were in town for a wedding and I’m so glad we tried this place!

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JulieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pub - beautiful interior, food was amazing and service excellent - reminds me of home (I'm British).

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vipLNYC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy and unique ambience! We had a wonderful table in the knook of a window. Perfect for a group. The food is delicious and so are the cocktails. Service is impeccable; helpful, friendly, and present.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO good!! Every dish we had was delicious and very kind waiter. Will 100% be going back. Tandoori chicken is cooked perfectly, beef tartare is delicious and fantastic French fries!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outside seating reservation. When we got there, we asked the host if she could maybe seat us inside. She kindly sat us inside. Always a great experience. The service is superb and food is amazing. Best burger in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Welsh Rarebit! Service was fantastic!

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LikesFood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfect- just a limit to ambience when you are eating on the sidewalk.

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vipMichaelF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made a reservation for 6 outside. They tried to cram us into a small table (the largest outside table they had) but allowed us to move inside when we requested. Once we were inside and at an appropriately sized table, we had a great experience.

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JoanM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the quaint atmosphere of The Dandelion, and the food and drinks are excellent. I had the chicken paillard salad and it was delicious (actually better than the one I normally get at Parc). We dined in the upstairs "dog room" that is adorable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipFairmountdiner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in an outside booth, which was quiet and lovely. The food was wonderful, and the service was attentive but not obtrusive. We will definitely be going back, as there were lots of additional tempting dishes on the menu!

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vipMichaelM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food waiter offered excellent food recommendations. Outdoor seating so atmosphere of an English pub was not there; “plastic” chairs were uncomfortable.

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vipthemisterjon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service at The Dandelion. We would highly recommend it!

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Quaint and quiet. It felt 'fancy' while still being a laid back vibe.

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FunToEat
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, both inside and out, with terrific service, varied menu and delicious food. We never felt rushed and our private, outdoor eating cube, was perfect t in these times of Covid. Highly recommend.

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 6482 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.