The Good King Tavern
The Good King Tavern is consistently excellent in its dishes, service, and ambiance. We love coming here as a treat after busy workweeks, and, if we are lucky and the weather is right, we try to snag a table outside. Inside is just as cozy, of course, but The Good King Tavern is located on one of the nicest blocks for sidewalk outdoor seating in Philly. The food here is always delicious and they have a consistently interesting and surprising drink menu as well. Their Steak Frites is the best I’ve had outside of France!
Excellent meal and great service
I love Good King. That is all.
Great casual bistro food. The mussels are excellent, rivaling the mussels at Parc. Friendly service. starters are very generous. My husband's steak frites was perfectly rare.
The drinks were great, the food was good, and the service was unskilled.
I generally do not write bad reviews. However, I emailed the restaurant privately to let them know about the particulars of the service and did not receive a reply.
I would recommend looking else where. There are too many great options in the area to spend money on bad service.
A short wall from our home. Excellent food! We had the grilled lettuce salad and the scallops. Service was friendly. We will be regulars.
Went to The GOod King Tavern with my husband and son. Had a very nice experience. Food was great, service was great. Would definitely go back.
It was a bit pricey but the food and service was excellent.
Consistently outstanding food. One of the best restaurants in the city and we eat out regularly.
Great service but disappointed in burger and pate bronzino was good burger and fries too salty
We went to Good King for a celebration.This was our 3rd visit. My husband had the steak frites and the steak was cooked perfectly for him-medium well. The branzino over lentils was delicious. The filet was delicious, very moist. My son who chooses duck whenever he eats out, thoroughly enjoyed it. The wine list was extensive and when I had a hard time choosing our server suggested a wine I had never tried and it was delicious-light and fruity just as she had described it. We went for an early dinner and the only thing about GKT is the noise level. I didn't expect it to be quite so noisy so early. However, the restaurant is a great local place that serves great food at reasonable prices so we will be back.
I would recommend Good King, but hesitate only because it would bring more traffic to that part of town and less chance of ME getting parking space so that we could eat there! Apps were the squash barbajuan for me and escargot for my husband. He doesn't eat squash and I don't eat snails, but we would both have been happy to share the other's appetizers, they were that good. I could eat the escargot sauce all by itself and may do that once or twice. I had the beef tartare and compare every tartare to that of Chef Calmels from Bibou - it passed the test. My husband had the duck confit and salted potatoes and left nothing on his plate. Service was excellent and we look forward to going back often (as long as we can find a spot to park!).
The menu was very limited so we opted for the burgers which turned out to be very average.
On a very cool April night, recently, the Good King Tavern was a comforting, welcoming place to visit. Food was excellent. I tried some nicely cooked and spicy duck wings for an appetizer and an especially hearty French variation on Shepherds Pie
They had a very excellent Spanish cider on hand
Would gladly return
The staff were friendly and professional
I went to this place on a recommendation for their wine list, and was very much pleasantly surprised. I’m not usually the biggest fan of whites, but the one that was recommended to me went perfectly with my food, and was incredible. Worth the trip.
Really just a note of caution not criticism, their Sunday menu really has nothing to do with brunch. Only an omelet special, but if it is breakfast/brunch things you want (eggs, french toast etc., this is not the pace. It is also fairly pricy.
We love everything about the GKT. Food, service, wine, spirits, atomosphere are always spot on! Wish there was at GKT in our neighborhood! (Chestnut Hill/West Mt. Airy) We would meet friends and eat there all the time! (hint, hint) : )
Shining example of a restaurant rocking a relatively limited menu - it's always best when a chef keeps it simple, makes every ingredient sing and knocks each dish out of the park. Everything was delicious; I'm still dreaming about the roast chicken and grits!
Best French bistro period.
We really liked the tavern and the area. Help were excellent and friendly. Would have liked a larger food selection for dinner. Bar snacks and appys were very good. Great place for cocktails and small meals.
Love this place! Great food and drinks. Our server seemed a bit exasperated that we didn't order more and took some time to decide. Nothing that would stop us from returning!
Very good food, nice server and atmosphere
Quaint, quirky neighborhood place with funky music, great service, tasty, inventive cocktails and a fab wine list. All that being said, you need to come here for the food! Some of the best French fare I've had outside of France. Everything we had from the escargot to the foie gras to the parmentier was exquisite. If you love French food and you're in Philadelphia, you must try GKT for dinner.
It was ok except that the steak frites were disappointing to me. The frys were good but the steak had no taste. I mentioned it and they did not charge for that dish so I left a large tip.
Fantastic food and service! Hostess was very accommodating for our stroller and waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Great overall experience
Creative menu, excellent wine list and a great value
Great neighborhood place. We went for oysters and sparkling wine. The duck special is always good. Good energy on a Thursday night.
Like always, great food, drinks, and service.
Ambience was great! Food is pricey for the little serving sizes. Not too many appetizing options on the menu. But overall interesting and energetic atmosphere. The fries were delish!
This is my favorite restaurant in the city! Perfect for a date.
Really great all around. Food and drinks were all on point, service was attentive and the space has a really welcoming feel.
One of the best pre Valentine’s Day dinners I’ve had.
We had a delightful meal at GKT. We went on Sunday specifically for the Raclette, and it did not disappoint. The delicious skillet of cheesy, garlicly potatoes accompanied by a small salad, ham, pickles, and mustard was a perfect appetizer to share. Generous portions for the Steak Frites and Shepard's Pie as well. Enjoyed our drinks and dessert too, we definitely plan to return.
Excellent food and service. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu.
First time at this restaurant. It was recommended to us by friends and we are grateful. We had the Lamb Shepherds pie and steak frites, preceded by the grilled gem lettuces. Everything was perfectly prepared and the service was very good. Will go back to try other menu itens
The food and drinks were A+. My personal favorite was the oysters and mussels! The place is pretty small so I understand that the fitting tables must be a challenge, that being said it makes it less intimate when your table is an inch away from another persons table. It kind of felt like we were one big party sitting together instead of just the two of us.
Delicious food , friendly waitstaff can't wait to go back
Seating too tight. Service great. A bit more variety in offerings would be good.
just perfect food fabulous
Great ambiance and cocktails. And house wine choices.
And awesome cheese plate. Could have had 2 of them!!