The Dandelion

4.7
5390 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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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Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken tandoori was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

They stopped using OpenTable you guys might want to revise the option of Dandelion on your app

RR
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Perfect for after work happy hour. Cool, energetic vibe. Wine + food decent.

G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited here with a friend during happy hour and we loved the service, drinks, food and atmosphere!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - salmon was fantastic. Deviled eggs great.

Close seating was a bit of a bummer.

l
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our meal was great, it is as simple as that. We had an array of small plates with wine. A bit loud but we could carry on a conversation.

DP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a evening out. I enjoyed the drinks and plates.

KK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a truly memorable meal! The service was exceptional! It was my first visit and certainly not my last.

F
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very cool vintage atmosphere. Food was good but was rushed out even though it wasn’t crowded.

b
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual, it was a very enjoyable meal. Ricotta appetizer was excellent, almost like butter. Two had Bronzino and said it was some of the best they had ever had. My fish and chips was first class. And the steak and chips was also good. A bit noisy because we were in the upper bar area. But still a great meal and experience.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful tea! I did not think I was going to like the curry chicken salad, but it ended up being my favorite sandwich! The sweets were fabulous as well, would highly recommend!!

A
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, The Dandelion was terrific. We were seated in the Man's Best Friend bar which is our favorite room at The Dandelion (perfect for dog lovers!) My boyfriend and I went for Sunday brunch. We shared the scones, housemate ricotta, bagels, and the Sunday roast. The scones were incredible--warm from the oven with a delicious blueberry compote. The housemate ricotta was super as were the bagel and lox. That said, the Sunday roast was a showstopper! To boot, our server was wonderful!

VS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Love the location and the ambiance. The food is just okay and is overpriced given the quality and the portion size.

JR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Seating by the bar was very hot, not sure if the AC was working.

Waiter was very absent and slow to check in. Had to walk to the bar to get water.

LW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service is very good. Pub favorites Lamb Shepherds Pie and Fish & Chips are delicious. Wine and beer selections interesting and enjoyable. We have also enjoyed brunch there, excellent scones and meals. Recommend this restaurant.

KN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love going to this restuaraunt. The food is absolutely delicious and the decor is so homey and warm, one of my favorite places to eat.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck and chicken liver pate was the best! Highly recommend. You’ll probably be full after sharing that with a friend - we certainly were.

BS
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good meal. The fish and chips were very good and the salmon was excellent. Service was quick and attentive. Good vibe to the place. Would go back on our next trip to Philly.

DL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch that was great

CH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the ambiance of the old building. Decor was cool. Room was a little too dim. Service was great until we had to wait a bit for the check.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was also.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bangers and mash as well as the fish and chips are always fantastic. Great selection of beers, cocktails and wines as well. Amazing service.

B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent courses! We left wanting more!

LO
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 6 of us enjoyed our dinner at The Dandelion on Monday night. We started off with two orders of the deviled eggs (my husband's favorite!). For our entrees, I had the pan seared salmon (it was cooked perfectly), my husband had the Tandoori chicken (again another one of his favorites at this restaurant), our children both had a cheeseburger (my son said it was his 2nd favorite burger ever) and additional family members had bangers & mash & rabbit stew (comment was "best rabbit stew I ever had"). In addition, Mike, our waiter, was outstanding and went above and beyond to ensure our experience was exceptional (thanks, Mike!).

EA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was literally a perfect experience. I got their shepherds pie which for me is a gamble because I’ve had it go very wrong at other places but it was likely the most perfect thing I ever tasted. Delicious. The service was great. All the good things.

W
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Our server and the manager were very attentive. We had a great meal!

MW
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful as always.
We have our favorites: Tandori Chicken is the best! I'm doing low carb right now so I didn't get the rice (which with the Tandori chicken the rice is amazing!) but instead I got the cheesy Cauliflower which was also outstanding! We also always get the ricotta & warm olives for an appetizer. You can ask for sliced apples and cucumbers on the side of the ricotta if you are low carb or gluten free.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great, reasonably priced but the service is fantastic! Our server Katie O not only suggested us with what dishes and drinks to get but also provided us with amazing recommendations in and around Philly. Would love to go back and meet her again :)

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and was very happy to receive complementary heirloom soup!!! Lovely restaurant!!

C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I love everything about Dandelion except the noise level. Please please PLEASE install more sound-absorbing panels. Just one noisy table in the small room can ruin the entire experience. I was nearly yelling in my husband’s ear just to have a conversation over noon brunch.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third time here and every meal has been very good. We had 3 generations at dinner and everyone found dishes that they really enjoyed. And everyone has to order the ricotta appetizer at least once!

JH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and cocktails were perfect. It was a nice day so my Mom, girlfriend, and I sat outside. Love it here even though it is on the pricier side.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dandelion was everything I hoped for. Breakfast was amazing! Probably the cutest restaurant I’ve been to in Philadelphia. I’d highly recommend the tarts and French toast.

CW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food in a quaint setting

LM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Most waitstaff was impersonal and uncomfortable but otherwise the food was great.

S
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dandelion exceeds all expectations. Sit upstairs and enjoy the view while dining on delicious food (the Norwegian Salmon is top rate) and experiencing absolutely terrific service (after I noted to the manager that it was a bit chilly, he came over 30 minutes later to see how the temperature was)! We will be back. What a delightful evening.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands-down my favorite restaurant in the city! Atmosphere is perfect, service was great, management (Axel) touched the table and checked in just enough. Cocktails were fun and a fair price. Food is incredible. Not too heavy, but filling. I have dreams about the whipped ricotta, I'd happily eat nothing but it for the rest of my life. Stephen Starr really is the best in the business!

SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Really cool place. Decor, furniture, layout—all really neat. The server seemed a little young, and so inexperienced. Drinks were a little light. Food was awesome.

RM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our daughter’s birthday! From the hostess to Dan our server, everyone was so friendly and helpful with our selections. Also, they remembered when I made the reservations that I mentioned it was her birthday and sent out a dessert with a candle! Was a great evening from beginning to end! Thank you!

NS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our special occasion memorable!

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