The Dandelion

4.7
4925 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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Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our granddaughter there on her way back to school. We all loved the vibe, the food and the service. Definitely will visit there again!

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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was on Sunday for brunch. It will not be our last.

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EE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What could be more nurturing on a cold winter night than comfort food at The Dandelion? Not much! This was my first visit, but there will be many more I promise. The fish and chips, and rabbit pie were both gourmet quality, with all the kinks worked out and some secret magic added in. Just amazing. I can't wait to see how The Dandelion will spoil me during the other 3 seasons!

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

Amazing meal and service. Great drink and food menu. Highly recommend.

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DS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in Philly. Everything on the menu is amazing and I love the old school pub atmosphere.

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LB
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fish and chips, beer flip, risotto nice comfort food

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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was our first visit and was very enjoyable. We will be back with friends

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TG
Chicago
476 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, great meal, excellent attentive staff and really good food. Truly a lot of fun to have tea. Also an extensive beer list. No complaints at all. We will definitely be back.

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was outstanding. And the Queen Mary Bloody is one of my favorites!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

21st birthday brunch celebrated with 12 people. We could not have been treated better and the food/service was outstanding, as were the drinks. Highly recommend

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

This is a true story and I am still having time processing it. Plastic in my food. And it was "no big deal" to this place.

We have heard rave reviews, so we made a reservation for a Saturday. Food came out cold, but the manager stopped by to see if all was well and I appreciated that gesture.

Then i saw it. The shard - triangular shaped plastic. On my eggs $16 Benedict. It was about 1cm all around and luckily, I didn't miss it. But, how much had I eaten and not noticed?

I told the waitress who was appalled. But, then the manager came out and said "it's just from the containers we keep the food in, happens sometimes." Like this was a known thing and it was no big deal. I think finding non food in my food is a big deal. As in... dangerous.

He did give me his card as a courtesy. It still did not seem like a big deal to this place. We still paid $40 for our other two dishes/coffee, we did not insist on having meal comped - but we thought they'd offer? It was so odd the whole thing and so uncomfortable - and I was concerned about my husband and 5 year old's meals and bellies.

Mistakes happen, I get that. But this seemed like a known happening there and not important. I was in shock and didn't make a big deal and they just sort of said, "sorry oh well".

I would avoid this place.
For all the above reasons.
The oddity of it all, the unimportance...
The bill and awkwardness.
The fact that it happened ... and their weird response to it.

Yikes.

Also TURN THE MUSIC DOWN. Saturday AM brunch is for chill people - minus plastic in food and anxious music.

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OA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Here during Philadelphia Restaurant Week. Entree portion (Shepperd Pie) was rather small. Comfortabe atmosphere.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and excellent service.

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O
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to The Dandelion during Philadelphia Restaurant Week. The meal was delicious from their Dandelion Salad to the Lamb Shepherd’s Pie to the surprisingly good Spotted Dick for dessert. Our server was attentive and suggested a great red wine that complimented the meal. Our dinner was served in a timely fashion and the surroundings were charming. Will definitely return.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time there and it was an amazing experience. From the ambience, the service and the food. Everything g was exceptional and well worth the money. The prices are very reasonable. I had the lamb Shepard’s Pie and it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend this place.

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SF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Dandelion. The food is excellent, service top-notch and the Old English charm terrific.

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KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The tea is a fun experience! This was our 2nd time. I felt the tea sandwiches were very small. The food was good. It was better last time. I also think 1 pot is not enough for 2 people. Especially for the price.
The service was good. Best thing, the atmosphere!

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w
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband had the eggs Benedict and said it was the best he’s ever had. I had the burger and enjoyed it. Very comfortable space - we sat in the pub area. Friendly service. Will be back for dinner and afternoon tea service.

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JG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to The Dandelion and we had a great time. The service, food and ambiance were all spot on. The drinks were awesome and the food was superb. Our waitress was super down to earth and took great care of us. I recommend the Deviled Eggs, The Cheese Plate and 100% you have to get the Fish and Chips (Homemade Fries).

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere! Such a cool space and perfect on a cold winters nights! The stout flip was creamy goodness. The carrot soup was life. And the cheesy cauliflower was the bees knees!!!

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MI
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner at Dandelion prior to going to theater. The dinner was excellent as was the service and ambiance. It's a wonderful British pub - with a menu that is consistent with what I've had in London. We ate upstairs in the "Dog Room" which was fun. The table was a bit cramped but not uncomfortable. We loved the dark wood walls and everything that went with it. We highly recommend Dandelion.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance.

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s
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Difficult to decide among the varied offerings. As appetizers, had wonderful house made ricotta, several delicious breads, and a half dozen excellent oysters! Almost no room for the entrees, including beautifully prepared Norwegian salmon accompanied by sunchokes. Excellent craft cocktails. Definitely recommend and will return.

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DB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday at the Dandelion. The food was notable, especially the deviled eggs, fish and chips and bangers and mash. The "chips" - French Fries - were excellent. The only recommendation would be to buy Sarson's Vinegar for Great Britain, instead of the Heinz vinegar, for the fish and chips dish. Sarson's is so much more flavorful and authentic.
A great meal and would definitely return.

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful experience. our tenth wedding anniversary. Dandelion staff provided candle lit ice cream and cookie with their compliments. love the food and the beer is always diversified. we come here often.

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GF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Warm atmosphere. Honored seating request.

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend to Dandelion for her birthday - she loved it! We had the roast beef and grilled chicken sandwiches with a side salad, both of which were outstanding. So fresh! Love the wooden serving planks. Jade, our server, was the best - just the right amount of attention and so knowledgable regarding the cocktail menu. We'll be back!

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HH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go to places for out of town guests. Great place to have a business lunch.

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To our party of four, The Dandelion delivered exactly what we'd expected, based on earlier visits: a fine English pub/restaurant atmosphere, attentive service by a friendly and well-informed staff, excellent preparation of typical pub food plus a few other specialties, and a discriminatingly selected variety of beers. All tables in our second-floor room were taken by the time we were ready to order, but we were served promptly, and the noise level was never so high as to hinder us from conversing comfortably at our own table.

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DF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was looking for an affordable place to take my mom for afternoon tea and the Dandelion did not disappoint. We will be going again.

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s
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Early Monday lunch. Empty site but service was poor as a large party took over our waitress. Coffee was cold. Fries overdone and food not as wonderful as our past experience. Sparkling water had no sparkle. Portions smaller especially fish and chips. Poor value for the price Will not return

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Went there for tea time, enjoyed the little sandwiches and treats with tea very much. Cute decor. Guess the only drawback is service. Waiters with straight faces, no politeness whatsoever. All you get is a high pitched "have a good evening" when they hand you the check for tips!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! English breakfast was outstanding.

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DN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic meal at The Dandelion! This is the perfect location for a cozy brunch...the staff is super attentive, the ambience is very quaint and the food is delicious.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfect! Asked for a cozy table and got a marvelous view on the upper floor. Server and manager checked that we had all we needed and the food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the dandelion. Super accommodating staff, amazing food. A+++++

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firstly, your waitstaff is fantastic! As dog lovers, we were immediately delighted with the dog pictures. Exiting guests were raving about tea time as we entered but we were just there for a light meal before a show at the Kimmel Center. The chef in our party was very pleased with the appetizers & drinks that we ordered. I already have my next 2 meals planned and we've made future plans to take our mothers for tea! Bravo!

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A
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Crowded, and food was on a plate instead of a tier, maybe they ran low... it was enjoyable but not phenomenal

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R
Philadelphia
228 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, love the genuine British atmosphere, and love the cask ales. The lamb shepherd's pie is delish!
Dandelion is one of my favorite restaurants.

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RG
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cozy and cool ambiance, the service was super attentive but not too intrusive and the food was excellent! Will definitely return for many meals.

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