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The Dandelion

4.7
4470 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, English, British
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 558-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Liam Geoghegan
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Private party contact
Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401
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Cross street
18th and Sansom
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4470 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Excellent brunch with great service. The brunch dishes were delicious, Poached Eggs with Bubble and Squeak and the English Breakfast. The restaurant itself is an interesting space. Hat tip to our waitress Marie, great job.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This place never disappoints. The man and I went for dinner post-Royal Wedding, and they had the most delicious "wedding cake" on special. Dinner was phenomenal as always. The burger is especially good, and the sirloin was awesome. If you're a fan of gin, I highly recommend the "Queen's Garden" cocktail. Overall, a great dining experience as usual.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent experience at the Dandelion! We celebrated my daughter’s graduation and it was wonderful. Professional and courteous staff. Great place! I’m very grateful as we had traveled from Sacramento and didn’t know what to expect.Absolutely delightful.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We loved our experience, however, we found the food salty and a ton of bread, great bread BUT so much bread.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Appetizers we out of this world. Main courses were average. The rabbit pie was so mustard heavy I could not taste anything else. Very disappointing. Steak was good. Bangers and mash average. Fish and chips got a rave review. Music was a bit loud. Beautiful atmosphere and the bar is amazing to see. I’d go again and order nothing but appetizers. They were that good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The afternoon tea is lovely.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food, wonderful service, and a prime location.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Dandelion is one of our favorite go-to places in Philadelphia but do remember that it’s basically a high end pub—not fine dining. Most recently we enjoyed the lamb shepherds pie and the duck pasta, with the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Each was exemplary. Equally, the setting is wonderful—every room is immensely charming.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lunch for one on a busy day was pleasant and delicious. Depending on the staff or the seating arrangement, dining alone can be awkward. But my waitress put me well at ease. Though I requested to be sat upstairs since the bar was very noisy. Turn down the music, please! In the quieter, more intimate inglenook I dined on the Spring Pea Soup and the Lamb Shepherd's Pie.

The soup proved a triumphant start, and was the culinary highlight of my long weekend in Philadelphia. The grassy, seasonal tones of the base were exquisitely balanced by balsamic croutons and a lemon drizzle, whose sharp, acidic notes were joined by the house-made creamy ricotta. Each spoonful a delight!

While a signature English dish, the shepherd's pie, though tasty, it's heavier and vegetable-lacking character was perhaps a poor choice to accompany the soup. Creamy, whipped potatoes with a cheddar crust shelter a pleasantly complex stew. While the flavors were interesting, I had to search for anything not potatoes (soft with a suggestion of bite, as I like them) or ground lamb (overpowered by the gravy). The few carrots were made quick acquaintances with my stomach.

A fine and memorable meal. When I'm next in Philadelphia, I look forward to seeing what other seasonal delights will be on Dandelion's menu.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome! We went to Dandelion post-Azuka Theater. It was our daughters birthday and her boyfriend proposed to her at the theater. When the Dandelion learned they were just engaged they have our party of 5 complimentary champagne! And a personal birthday cake for our daughter.! The food and atmosphere are just as awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Afternoon tea at the Dandelion was delicious & well worth the price. Savory & sweet treats were both great. Perfect for a mommy- daughter date!

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Enjoyed Dandelion. Beers were good. My husband got the bangers and mash and the portion size was quite small. I was debating between the steak and the fish and chips, and since they are "known" for their fish and chips, I decided to go for it. It was ok -- literally just a friend piece of fish. Wide cut fries. We did not get dessert since we were going out afterwards. Its a huge space with lots of seating and didn't really enjoy our room, would rather a table by the window! but our waiter was lovely!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Curry with salmon was great. Fish and chips , fish a little bit greasy but tasted good. Stout Flip is great.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great ambiance and delicious food! Eclectic dining areas and great service.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Upstairs is quiet, downstairs is a little more lively. Definitely not a restaurant to bring children.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Deviled eggs were a hit, interesting beer selection. Service is always on point, I'd recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We were here for lunch to celebrate our sons graduation. The place is charming and the food was very good. The menu had a wide variety and something to please everyone in the group. Fish and chips was a favorite. Turkey club was great and the Skate sandwich a pleasant surprise Cocktails were unique and tasty. We shared 2 desserts that were great as well. Overall a very good experience. If ever back in downtown philly again we will go back. I would Recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Really enjoyed the food. Service was impeccable. Great ambiance of the different rooms.
The risotto was delicious. Others in our party had the mussels and burger and also enjoyed them.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Fantastic! Would come back to this city just to eat here again. Michael was great.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food, ambiance and service are great here. We have been a few times and enjoyed every minute! I'll be back!!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Had a great meal... duck bolognese and the pork belly which was maybe the best portion of pork belly I’ve ever seen in a restaurant. Servers were exceptional. Only slight downside is that the drinks are very expensive. Sticky toffee pudding dessert is spectacular!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Had fish and chips for lunch. The fish was juicy and fresh - delicious.

We were seated at the right corner on the 3rd floor. It was an odd seating arrangement as my wife was literally facing a person at the other table.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Cute spot with great good and service. Unique and delicious cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went during tea time. Had a great time with our family that included a two-year old and four-year old. Service and food for great and the atmosphere was good for little ones. Would totally go back.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We were a group of 12 with SEPARATE CHECKS Sat., 5/5/ for brunch.
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Thank you, Dandelion Staff!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Fish and chips for three and a shepard's pie. Fish was a bit greasy. Fries are plain. The shepard's pie was ordinary. They kept the baby stroller downstairs which was nice. We were in an enclosed spot so the baby did not intrude on other guests.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Good, but slow, service. Initial drink order took a very long time to arrive. Good for not feeling rushed. Good was very good. Pea soup was great. Pimms Deluxe is the drink to have, slightly sweet and nicely Pimmsy.
Vegetarian with us was pleased with his selection. Meat eater enjoyed the steak and chips. Desserts looked great, but alas, not tonight.
The location is wonderful and definitely adds to the overall experience.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

The ambiance does it all. The service was not up to usual good service. But overall a fun place to be.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Restaurant in a Victorian rehab house. Very pretty form the outside with plants and did not look your typical restaurant. My husband finished his meeting early and the restaurant gracious accommodate the request to be seated and hour early. We had shared their Sunday special of the Traditional Roast Beef (Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, roasted carrrots and watercress salad). It was absolutely fabulous and the portion of was than enough for two. Our server Roxanne was wonderful and very considerate of my husband's food allergies. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and I would definitely go again when we visit Philadelphia again.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was amazing, everything we ordered came out delicious and perfectly prepared. We loved the music selection and the service we had was fine dining attention to detail executed in a pub restaurant setting. The food was very reasonably priced for the quality, in addition to our entrees, we split an appetizer, had 2 rounds of drink, and each had our own dessert for a little over $100 before tip. Great choice for date night without breaking the bank.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was our first time there, though we’ve eaten at other Stephen Starr restaurants. Interesting British style menu. We each started with a Dark and Stormy cocktail....very refreshing.
We opted to share everything, starting with cheese board. It had 3 good cheeses. The complimentary fruit spreads and cracker/bases were wonderfully chosen.
We then had what was called chicken/duck parfait...which was a very rich, smooth foi gras type of dish. It was a large helping, more than enough to share and again came with large pieces of good sliced lightly toasted bread, a type of jelly and baby gherkins to offset yet compliment the liver spread. We shared a lovely Bibb lettuce salad with grapes and a few nuts. Finally, with the waiter’s suggestion, shared a bolonaise.... very good. Our only complaint was though very flavorful, it was a bit salty...something we’ll address next time.
We finished with a delicious dessert- toffee pudding with banana ice cream....delicious!
Our waiter was very good-attentive and good at recommending items. The manager, Jolly, actually came over and asked how our meal was. He seemed genuinely interested and didn’t rush off.
We very much enjoyed our meal and the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Went for afternoon tea. The service was very good. The food was delicious and had great variety. They made tea feel like a special occasion.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We have eaten at the Dandelion before and enjoyed it. This time our server was rude. We also had hair in 2 of our entrees.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our server Nicole was awesome

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Delicious brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

As always, fabulous! We started with the homemade Ricotta and fresh bread... delicious!! Then, I had an omelette which was fantastic! ALWAYS love dining here!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Brunch was great, omelets and scones were to die for, can't wait to go back, thanks!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The roast beef sandwich was generous and delicious and the prosecco was decent. Service was friendly and efficient. The staff went out of their way to look for a bracelet I dropped and I was thrilled when it was returned! I will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great food and great service. The butter lettuce salad was very good and the fish and chips were not heavy.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Beautiful setting! Food is good and great for a group

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