The Dandelion

4.7
4717 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.
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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Neighborhood
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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 4717 People Are Saying
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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great overall! Had to wait a bit for our table to be ready but service and food were excellent

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DG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently good service burgers, deviled eggs and butter lettuce salad are fav's

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FM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was perfect for a sunday afternoon with my wife. The place is quaint and I thought comfortable. The food was prepared well with good portion sizes. (Not too big, Not too small) Our waitress was cheerful and sociable, very professional. All in all I'd rather be at the dandelion in Philadelphia!!

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m
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for the traditional Sunday roast which was delicious though on the expensive side. Enjoyable atmosphere and would go again.

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B
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Dandelion keeps being our new favorite place to go. Anglophiles, like us, will love the selection. Get the chicken and duck parfait. Don't ask. Just order it. And a Pimm's Cup. Nice atmosphere, serving staff is very friendly and management attention to detail comes through. multiple bars, nice to be seen and just off of Rittenhouse Square. We'll definitely be back.

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

My wife and I had a very enjoyable lunch. Food was fresh and flavorful. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Great place!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of friends met for dinner at Dandelion. It exceeded our expectations food and service was wonderful. We will be back

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great find near Rittenhouse Square! Delicious food, good service with nice ambiance. Flank steak on arugula salad was fabulous!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to dine here with my boyfriend the other night and had a wonderful experience. The overall ambiance is delightful and relaxing. Decor all throughout the restaurant was adorable and it felt cozy! The staff was friendly from start to finish. This was our first time there, so we took whatever menu recommendations we could get. Our server was friendly and she spoke loudly and clearly which made it easy to hear. My boyfriend ordered two recommended drinks, the Pimm's cup and Basil Punnet which he loved! The Welsh Rarebit is a fantastic starter that we were recommended. Lots of flavors that go on a thick slice of toast that all just pair so well. We were recommended the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert, and we enjoyed every lick of it. Needless to say, I would love to dine here again and try their afternoon tea menu some time soon.

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E
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rabbit pie was amazing as was the homemade ricotta. Definitely try a sticky toffee pudding for dessert!

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KW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute neighborhood gem. Went on a recommendation from a friend and really enjoyed it

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SB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I requested a table with a warm cozy atmosphere for our anniversary dinner and they delivered. We were presented with two table options to choose from and several staff wished us a happy anniversary during the meal. At the end of our meal they gave is a little sweet treat with a candle for the occasion. Wonderful service, delicious food, and the ambience is unbeatable for an evening. I recommend the upstairs seating if you want a more intimate setting, downstairs is the main seating area with the larger bar.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a lovely surprise to find a Sunday roast on the menu - recommend!

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ED
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A traditional english pub not far from Suburban Station or Walnut-Locust on the Broad Street Line. Great beers on draught. Get the warm nuts and olives.

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was out first time here and we had a great time. The Dandelion is a example of a English pub and the menu and bar offer many items reflecting English fare. The Welsh rarebit, Sheppard 's pie, rabbit pie were wonderful.
The Desserts were interesting, I had a unique one called.....spotted dick!! Yeah, that's what I said, spotted dick. Google it and check it out. It was delicious. They have a well stocked bar including house specials. The Staff was friendly and attentive. If you want to experience something different. I highly recommend The Dandelion.

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KO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Actually we had a problem with the reservation. When we arrived, the Maitre d told us that they had the reservation for the wrong night. However, I had a confirmation of the correct reservation. The host was not very accommodating but he eventually instructed his staff to set up two small tables in the bar for our party of 6. The setting was cramped but we settled for it since we had no option. The whole experience was aggravated by the staff's lack of sincere concern for the situation they caused. It was like "take it or leave it" attitude. They offered nothing else and didn't follow up to see if we enjoyed our setting. On top of that, the waitress was a bit surly as well!

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J
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful. Our server was pleasant, helpful, attentive, and fun. We never felt rushed and as a result we proceeded at an enjoyable pace. Our party of six ate every bit of the food put in front of us from appetizers to desserts - just so yummy!

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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 4

I left my debit card there in error and then 2 charges shoed up I did not make. Employees are not trustworthy. The are thieves.

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s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my brunch!! Delicious!! Beautiful, cozy interior. I also have loved this place for an evening drink and dinner. I went on a wonderful date here once— the upstairs bar is quiet and intimate :)

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p
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Restaurant is extremely noisy. Tables are so close together is becomes rather uncomfortable having a conversation. Food was okay but overpriced. Not for anyone with mobility issues. Slow service.

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JD
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a great stop. The cask beer is a bonus and the place has an authentic English feel and menu. The fish s d chips are to die for and they have great deviled eggs and Shepard’s pie.

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I
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the cocktails were excellent! Great experience overall.

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H
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great beer! I had the English bitter, which wasn't bitter at all, the carrot soup,bwhich was excellent and the Bronzino fish, which was outstanding!!

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R
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a business lunch. Everything was incredible! The hospitality was impeccable from the moment we stepped to the hostess till our departure. Amy was our server and she was magnificent! Thanks a bunch, The Dandelion!

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BL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old house turned restaurant in Center City. Large seating capacity. Nice menu. Great food. Was there for restaurant week.

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HS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The appetizers are outstanding. In the past I’ve had wonderful chicken dishes. This past visit I had salmon and would not order that again.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my girlfriend's birthday and I decided to take her to this place for a fine dining experience. This place is classy and you can notice the exceptional level of quality in the service from the start to the end. We tried the lamb Shepard's pie and crispy pork belly for main course along with the beef tartare. The food was delicious and perfect flavor.
The place provides a romantic ambience with high quality food for those who are looking to splurge a bit on your loved ones.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a girls night out!

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I had a reservation for 3 weeks. Four of us were placed at a table that was too small to properly hold our dishes for our meal. It felt crowded.
Food is serviceable. Nicely served. Had a salad that had ncluded roast chicken. It was adequate.
The waitstaff, however, is excellent. They allowed my friends and I to talk and never rushed us. They were nobtrusive when serving.

I would recommend if you were looking for a place to eat with friends and wanted to linger. The cocktail menu is creative.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the choice I made during center city restaurant week, and that is not to order by the restaurant week dedicated menu. I know it is a more expensive option, but the dedicated menu couldn't do justice to the great items on Dandelion's regular menu.

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b
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy food and good drinks. Such a good time, our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We ate so much it was hard to get up.

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AT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing atmosphere. The service was impeccable, we never had to ask for refills, someone was always readily available to serve us drinks. The manager walked by and checked on our dinner. Food is excellent and expensive. The salmon is always cooked to perfection every time I go.

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DK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food and service were amazing

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m
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good place for a casual lunch in CC -- solid food and excellent service.
It can get a bit noisy though.

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for restaurant week - spiced carrot soup and sticky toffee pudding were excellent, shepherd's pie was underwhelming (very very heavy, monotone filling), drinks and ambiance were great. Sat in the bay window overlooking 18th street - great experience!

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MW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dandelion is very underrated. Calling this place a brutish pub does it a disservice. I had the branzino and it was as good as any I’ve ever had.

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MM
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I had the rabbit stew which was prepared like a chicken pot pie along with a glass of Pinot Noir. The stew was very good. The wine was ok. The wine list, particularly by the glass, needs work. It uninspiring. The server brought out bread and butter. It too was very good; always like the salt crystals on the butter and crust of the bread. However it would have been nice to receive before the stew. The server was proficient but not terribly friendly. I sat at a high top on the 2nd floor near the window which was nice with the breeze. However the restaurant is very loud and dark. Also sat near a family and their friends whose young adult children were loud, obnoxious and pretentious while the parents were not much better.

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back!

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