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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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vipJayna
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good king never disappoints. Amazing food, wine list, service, and ambiance (even with only outdoor seating!)

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bit of our meal was outstanding! The Good King Tavern does French food right. Our waitress gave us great recommendations for aperitifs that paired well with our desserts too. 10/5 stars!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

European oasis just off South Street. Old and young. Wine and beer. Perfect any time of year,

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vipKristinaP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, quiet little street for outside dining. Service was outstanding.

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vipLouiseD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! Food & service

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Jack
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite French Bistro in the city. Can not go wrong with the escargot, duck and sun-choakes.

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melo3170
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak frites was AMAZING! The sauce was delicious and I wish I could've taken a bottle of it home with me.

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Dusty
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, phenomal steak frites. This place rocks

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JamesT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding. Everybody in Philly should go, and everybody in NYC should travel to Philly to visit the wonderful city and dine here too!

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vipmdb35
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in our neighborhood and likely in the city. The food is outstanding every single time. The mixed drinks are to die for.

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vipPhilly
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal, tables were spaced out and staff was helpful. Food was terrific as always. We had a great evening.

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ElbaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Great spot. Just a bit disappointed that the cheese came with no pairings.

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operagoer
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time there. We ordered Salmon Rillette, mussels, green salad, steak tartar, pomme frit, and duck. The food was uniformly excellent. Service was a bit slow in terms of course delivery but attentive. They do not charge for house sparkling water. My only complaint was the amazingly aggressive wine prices. A bottle of Vinho Verde was on offer for nearly $60. It is impossible to pay more than $10 for Vinho Verde at any store. 6X over retail is past my tolerance. The lowest cost white on the list was $42 plus 10% tax from PA. While good, it was also seriously overpriced. While the food was uniformly delicious, I would only recommend this establishment to those not interested in wine consumption with their meal.

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JordanF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place overall! The food is amazing - the menu is small but everything on their menu is a winner! The food definitely has it's own twist on French food that I wasn't familiar with, adding lots of pesto-like sauces to dishes. The table olives are great - don't skip them!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing. Menu read true. Gem.

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vipMJAF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Best duck breast that I’ve had in a long time. Did a nice job with the outdoor dining area

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem of Philadelphia

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JamieL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
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 on July 11, 2020
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
Washington DC
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
132 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipTaraM
Philadelphia
9 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
12 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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vipMichaelD
Philadelphia
18 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
42 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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