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About The Good King Tavern
The Good King Tavern is a fun, LOUD, cozy 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 & shaking up cocktails, with wines ranging from "Good, Better, Best" pichets to a highly-curated bottle list, there is something for everyone within these walls.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: 11am - 11pm *First come, first serve. Accepting reservations for 6 or more via telephone.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
TV for special events (ie Philadelphia Eagles, soccer, Kentucky Derby etc.). Call ahead to check if we will be showing televised sports events.
While there is always the possibility of street parking in the Bella Vista neighborhood, there is a parking lot between 4th and 5th on Bainbridge.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Good King Tavern Ratings and Reviews
This small, corner restaurant exceeds expectations. It has an excellent wine list, with everything from inexpensive, quality choices to pricey, interesting bottles. The food was maybe the best bang-for-the-buck I've had in Philadelphia. My friend and I ordered sweetbreads and bone marrow and reclette tartine as appetizers and a carafe of the house red. I had the duck breast special, served on a sort of pilaf made with rye grains, spinach, and mushrooms, and a delicious pan sauce. My friend had mussels with a subtle garlic cream sauce and fried shallots. Both were great! We ended with coffee and the whole meal was less than $100 total. I will definitely be back, probably for a date!
Many of the entree items were no longer available. 2 of the 4 people in our party became sick later that evening, presumably from the escargots. The 2 steaks of the steak frites entrees arrived cold as did the mussels. Usually one of my favorites dinner spots. Disappointing.
Dinner was very good, waitress was excellent in timing the meal and with descriptive menu suggestions. Best part was the outstanding wine selections, especially deep with Loire Valley wines- really great attention to detail which also carries over to the kitchen!
My girlfriend and I have been going to Good King now for over a year, and it has become our favorite place to have a dinner date in Philly. The food is wonderful, and we enjoy the new variations of meals each time we go. The atmosphere is a good vibe, not too quiet, but not too loud. I always dig the jams being played. We were just there recently, and are still talking about how good our meal was days later. Good King is the best.
We thought this had a nice combination of really good cooking (interesting and really accomplished; as good as many top restaurants, and we dine out a lot, but still with a gastro pub vibe). The wine and beer choices were good and the service was super (attentive, friendly, knowledgeable). We were impressed and will go back.
The reviews were great. The menu on line looked really good, and the specials on the board were all very promising. But the execution was disappointing. The chickpea bread appetizer was limp, the gallette had too many things going on and was a block, not layers. The brussel sprouts were really good, and I liked my duck confit. My daughter and friend liked the steak on the steak special, but nothing that it came with, and they are pretty open minded. The drinks were really good and interesting, I like what they did with the wine offering. We might have hit an off night; I liked the atmosphere, and the waitress was terrific. The pasta was picked at, the mussels were hardly touched (though I poaced one, and it was pretty good.) . Oh well. Can't win them all.
Wonderful. Food was delicious. We went for our weekly Friday night date. We've been to French bistros around the world and this one doesn't disappoint. So quaint. The Trofie pasta was to die for. Steak frites melt in your mouth. The chocolate ganache was outstanding.
This is a loud fun-loving local hangout. Exactly the kind of spot and food you'd want in this area, but not necessarily expect. A short stroll off of South Street, The Good King Tavern let's you have a nice date night over some great wine, or belly up to the bar after a Phils game for a beer. Fun spot to enjoy a Summer night.
Delicious, high quality food with a strong French emphasis, meaning there are some unusual finds on the menu. Outside seating is rather basic but pleasant enough on a nice day. Inside is dark and edgy with every inch used for seating. Wine is good but pricey, especially by the glass.
The good king tavern was awesome! We loved all of the food we had...and everything was super reasonably priced!
We started with the gougeres, radishes and butter, the gem salad (which was a special) and the French picnic.
Then had the duck of the day and the mussels Montpelier. Everything was so delicious, tasty, and a great portion!
Our drinks were all so great as well. Super delicious and unique!
Loved everything about our dinner. Our server was excellent, knowledgeable and helpful! We will definitely be back!
I have been to The Good King Tavern on a few occasions before and decided to take my fiance and future in-laws there while the latter were in town for the holidays. Everyone absolutely loved it! The atmosphere, the food, the wine, the cocktails - everything was phenomenal. My favorite part of this place is the portions: you actually get a normal portion of food, and not enough to feed 3 on one plate. Fabulous all around.
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