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The Good King Tavern

4.7
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458 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
The Good King Tavern is a fun neighborhood spot located in the heart of Bella Vista at 7th & Kater. With a casual French-inspired menu, chalkboard specials changing daily, with bartenders stirring and shaking up cocktails, with wines ranging from house wine pichets to an expertly curated bottle list, there is something for everyone.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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JamieL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Not a huge menu, but everything was delicious. They also did a great job setting up outdoor seating during COVID. Would definitely go back and recommend to people!

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Mtthw
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely enclosed little area outside for dining, plenty of space between tables. Fantastic cocktails, and the duck of the day is always a good pick.

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Tortilla
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining during the modified green phase. Everything was clean and there were direct instructions on how to proceed with a safe dining experience. The food was absolutely delicious and memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife an I got to The Good King at 8:30 pm and was greeted with smiling eyes behind a mask. We sipped cocktails outside until our table was ready. We had an amazing dinner as usual, I ordered the escargot twice and sharing small talk with the Grigri family just felt nice to be among friendly faces again.
Cheers to The Good King Tavern and Le Caveau!

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Monkey2go
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the service excellent! Duck breast with figs w/ a sazerac 😊 We were seated in the patio along with 3 other tables. It was intimate and very well spaced. We viewed the online menu to avoid single use menus (available upon request).

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DanielE
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good King's food was a bit mixed the last few years, but it's back to being amazing! Service was attentive to the Covid situation. Will be back in short order!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebirth after months of quarantine could not have found a better place. As always, the choices of wine could match each course (and mood) to perfect elevation of mood!

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vipLisaC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great meal at The Good King Tavern! Salads, entrees were wonderful. Great staff and fun, cool ambiance. Perfect after a wonderful time at the Convention Center for the Flower Show! We will definitely consider visiting you again!

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vipBethany
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweetbreads were delicious. My partner had the burger and that was yummy too. Wonderful wine selection.

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vipDavidS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat Tuesday was delicious and made us wish that shrimp and grits and oysters Rockefeller were part of the regular menu!

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vipAwesomeeverytime
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Fat Tuesday special; those cheesy shrimp and grits rival anything that Charleston has!

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vipstepheng
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our first time here. The food was very good with a select but wonderful menu. My daughter kept on commenting a day later on the flavors.

Our server was very distant. But the assistant was attentive. We asked him a question on one of the dishes and he answered wrong( which we wouldn’t have known) He came back, very apologetic and gave us the right answer.

We had z a reservation for 2. I wish we would have been given the option of the high top or the 2 tops on the back. The 2 tops on the back are on the middle of the serving entrances and blocked from the main room which seemed to have more of the atmosphere. Next time I I will request to stay in the front.

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vipNick
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good restaurant experience. The steak frites were very good.

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vipTaraM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Food and service were wonderful. Cozy, perfect for a great night out. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, very good food. A good night guaranteed, but definitely expensive for what it is - 3 people; one drink, an appetizer and a main course each = $180 with tip.

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JillR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch on Sunday so I imagine this place is louder later in the day. The room was charming and the traditional French dishes were delicious--cocktails were good too!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. No complaints. Highly recommend the rotating duck special. Cocktail list is super unique as well.

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abcd
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent grilled leek salad with an amazing pistachio dressing. Great and unique drink selection. My entree was a very tasty branzino with haricots verts and an out of this world tomato sauce. Only reason why I didnt give food 5 stars is because the potato leek salad my girlfriend ordered was overpowered a bit by the smoked salmon taste. I definitely recommend this bar/restaurant, overall!

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MichaelD
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant! Everything was delicious. Would recommend, would come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world with service to match

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vipLIly
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food was good but portions are very small for the price.

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PATravelNut
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a meal at The Good King with my college student daughter after a trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum. The food is very good.
Our waitress was very attentive and had a very smooth cool style.
It would be nice if they had a bit more of a varied menu. It seemed like the choices the evening we were there were limited.
We will return in the future.

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vipRobby
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have not been here for quite a while and we were pleasantly surprised at how good everything was. We can’t wait to go back...

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vipMichaelT
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best steak frites in Philadelphia. Don’t deny yourself, get there and experience a true gem of the city.

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vipBobI
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience

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vipRaymond
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good dinner. Excellent sunchokes appetizer. Great cocktails and wine choice. Excellent service. Entrees were good. Definitely would eat here again

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vipSamC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start with some delicious fois gras and finish with the best burger in town. Never disappoints. One of the great spots in phila. Serving great cocktails. Now accompanied by the sister location upstairs - a wine bar. Great night out.

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
165 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A good neighborhood place. The chef tries.

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Philly
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant!!!!! Would kill for the kale that rested under the duck.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a cozy, delicious meal while visiting Philadelphia for the Army Navy game. Found this gem and returned one more night it was so good. Make sure to make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great place.

The waitstaff was friendly, accommodating, and professional.

There’s a great bar.

The food is delicious.

Can’t wait to go back.

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PhillyBP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great go to place.

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AnthonyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Striped Bass I’ve had!
Go there for my wife’s birthday every year.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m usually a big fan, but the food wasn’t great this time. The ham served with the raclette tasted like stale refrigerator, and when I mentioned it to the server, his response was, “that’s strange. It’s cut fresh on Saturday.” I replied: “It’s Sunday,” and we all kind of laughed, but nothing was done to remedy the situation.

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vipMike
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our citywide favorites. Food is always excellent, inventive, and reasonably priced.

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jamich
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I'd love to be more specific about what led to this rating, but we left when customers seated before us were served well after we placed our order. When we raised this with the manager he blamed the lengthy cooking time of the duck breast. However, no warning to the effect was made when we placed our order. So, the food at the Good King Tavern looked very good, but I couldn't say for sure. I never got mine. Many customers seemed to get good service, but I couldn't say for sure. I never had any. Few customers seemed to have little need for intervention by the manager. On this, I can comment. He was quick to blame the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in to when I paid the bill the whole experience was exceptional and we can’t wait to go again the food was very impressive if I had any complaint my frites were just a tad too salty but they were so good I devoured them any way. Merci

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