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Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
10:00 PM
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The Dandelion

4.7
4429 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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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 4429 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

This restaurant has the coziest atmosphere with comfort food that is to die for.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food, service and wonderful atmosphere. Sunday dinner was just like the English dinners we grew up with.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious! Really cool spot with great ambiance. Food was amazing.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoyed my wife’s birthday dinner. The management and staff were super. What a great time! Definitely going back. Thanks!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We were a party of 6 and the restaurant accommodated us perfectly in a nook on the second floor with a window view. Service and food were very good. Drinks were also made well.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Menu was extensive with English fare and other items. My wife and I started with the salmon which was plentiful and excellent flavor. Our friends started with the pickled beets and thought they were delicious. My wife and I both chose the shepherds pie. It was authentic and was delicious. One of our friends chose the rabbit pie and the other chose steak and chips. Both were very satisfied with there choices. The dessert list was quite good, but couldn’t eat any more. There is a choice of wines and beers. There is a flight of cask beers served at cellar temperature and they were very good. Our server was knowledgeable and very efficient. I definitely would recommend this restaurant especially if you are in the mood for English food.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Went for evening tea for fiancés birthday. Was very laid back and relaxing environment

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very good food, tasty but small portions for the prices. Great atmosphere and relaxed but responsive staff. Great location as well.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great location, nice place to go for brunch with friends or a dinner date. Highly recommend the scones!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was amazing as usual! Dark and stormy pitcher is a must have- it's totally delicious. And the fish and chips were excellent. The fish was prepared perfectly in British tradition. Can't wait to go back😋

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and lovely staff. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a baby with us and had to change our reservation time. Everyone from the host stand to our server was super accommodating. The food was pretty decent too with some creativity. Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Really great place with fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

dandelion never disappoints great happy hour satisfactory wine selection and those olives they are to kill for

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

the lamb shepard's pie is out of this world -yum. happy hour drink specials were great too

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our first visit - Dandelion was recommended by our friends.
We really enjoyed the place - food was excellent & very good
service. Reminded me of my roots as I'm a Brit.
We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great little hidden restaurant. Great ambiance very quaint. Chicken tandoori was to die for. I had lamb Sheppard pie which for my taste was too rich. Only downfall about the food was there was too much salt on complimentary bread and too much salt on the butter. Would definitely visit again if ever back in philly

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Perfect dinner on a cold and rainy night! Delicious, cozy, and warm.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We've eaten at old pub restaurants in London and the Dandelion has done a very good job of replicating the feel of this era. The menu is a good representation of authentic English dishes and we all found a beverage that we liked. This was a Sunday dinner chosen by our daughter for her birthday and she loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was an overall great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Three generation brunch! Food and service were wonderful, as always. Even though they were busy, the waitress did not try to rush us out, which was very much appreciated!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First, I need to say that my husband and I were very nice to our server as I have worked in fine dining for many, many years. This review may sound otherwise, but it’s because we were soured to the place.
My husband and I were in this past Saturday for dinner. Hosts were tremendous.
Love the warm milk bottle of water (utter sarcasm) and then having to ask a second time for a glass of ice because “[I] was going to bring it when I brought your drinks.” (Bottle of water was half gone by the second request thanks to my extremely thirsty husband, and was slammed down when she returned it refilled.) This leads me to the drinks: pitcher of dark and stormy took over 15 minutes-not a server issue, but a bartender issue as I watched it bring made. I would never order another pitcher again—too much juice-yes, juice. Why was my dark and stormy pinkish? We were very nice to our server, but, for whatever reason, she stopped to check on every other table, but not ours-overly professional female manager type did. The only time we saw this girl again was to bring the check. Check total was $114 (after tax), and we left $20...this is quite low for me as we leave a minimum of 25% after tax because I understand the business. We just felt that we did something wrong to offend this girl, but then realized that if she gets offended by a second request for something and plays that we were rude (which is how we felt by her ignoring us and only manager type addressing us), well, maybe she shouldn’t be serving.
The food: wellfleet oysters fantastic and minuet sauce (which I usually don’t use, but no cocktail or horseradish was supplied) was excellent. Entrees took a long time. rabbit pie (What little that was there) was fantastic! The fish on the fish and chips (one medium piece) wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good-hot on edges only, expected something above bland. They weren’t served with malt vinegar, and because of how we were being treated, I wasn’t about to ask. The chips were good. Nope

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Wine and beer selection was great too! We were almost an hour late and they cheerfully honored our reservation. We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner before a show at the Merriam Theater! Service was on spot! Food was terrific!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Knowledgeable bartender and wait person. We will go back...soon.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Afternoon Tea is a must!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love this place! Accidentally made my reservation for the wrong week but they were so helpful and took us anyway (and the food is amazing)

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

If you want to feel like your back home in a nice British restaurant this is the place to go. The food is great the staff is fantastic I have never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Pricey, but great atmosphere, very comfortable. Food is interesting take on traditional British Pub food. As with all Starr restaurants, the service was flawless.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I went there with girlfriend to celebrate her birthday and we were treated like king and queen. The foods were delicious and the wine is just great. Love it.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Birthday celebration
The food was delicious, service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

all entrees and salads were too salty - even the fries :(

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The inside is very cozy with a family like vibe. The staff are very courteous from start to finish. The food was slightly salty for my taste, but not too excessive. Had a great experience and will come back.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Absolutely delicious food. The chicken and duck liver parfait was beyond fantastic- foie Graz lovers take note. Looking for a low carb option, I ordered the tandori chicken and was offered a salad in place of the rice. Amazingly good! My colleagues also raved- fish and chips and the salmon, both perfectly executed. Our server was attentive and very accommodating to my dietary requests.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Second time there, this time with my wife and son to celebrate her birthday. Enjoyable time with good food options and cocktails. My wife was in love with the bread, so they gave her a whole loaf to take home for her birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was wonderful, service and ambiance were fantastic as well. 5 Stars all around!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent !!!!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very good food and fun ambiance. Good drinks!

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