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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.

614 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: 11am - 11pm *First come, first serve. Accepting reservations for 6 or more via telephone.

Cross Street:
Kater St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 625-3700

Website:
http://thegoodkingtavern.com/

Entertainment:
TV for special events (ie Philadelphia Eagles, soccer, Kentucky Derby etc.). Call ahead to check if we will be showing televised sports events.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Bazik

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

"Fancy Foods" at The Good King Tavern All. Night. Long. Regular a la carte menu 5pm-1am, per usual + Frenchie celebratory chalkboard FUN like foie gras, rossini, lobster pasta, seafood plateaus & of course CAVIAR! "Chloé-selected" mags of champagne popping all night. NYC televised at 12am. Party-on!

The Good King Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (12)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Great Beer (5)
Romantic (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We had the lamb breast and a burger here for our snowy date night on Saturday. It was a great atmostphere, delicious food and excellent prices. I have recommended this to my friends as a great spot to try!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved the cheese plate and we each had a entree. My mussels were amongst the best I've had in Philadelphia.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Took me back to the feeling of being in a Paris bistro - Escargot and Steak-frites excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and value but so cramped. Literally have to have waitstaff move your table out to be seated and it makes you unable to freely get up to use restroom.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyable 1st dinner. Nice wine list. Chick pea fritter with ratatouille was a favorite.

Tables are very close. Enjoyable for us as we met 2 ladies down from Manhattan for the day. However some diners may not be as friendly.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Inventive dishes, stellar service, great house wine and impressive wine (by the bottle) list. All-around wonderful neighborhood bistro. A corner bistro from France in QueenVillage/Bella Vista!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic lively bistro.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always good, just changed to fall menu. Had poussin served w/ kale and pumpkin seeds - a little tough and seeds were just raw and weird so not sure I'd order again. Trout was great and a pasta dish was yummy. Drinks always a highlight.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great Beer
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food3
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was disappointing
Just ok
Onion sup very heavy cheese

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great experience! Server was knowledgeable and helpful with his suggestions. Dinner was reasonably priced and satisfying portions. The restaurant was cute and cozy. Finding parking was difficult, but worth the trouble. Glad we found this place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and great service . Love the vibe and the music playlist was perfect for Sunday brunch. Great French classics

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The Good King - always lively, friendly and good. Nice red endive, good duck dishes (uck confit, fingerlings and greens, in this case.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Good food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food - owner is genuinely greets all - wait staff checks in frequently - great multi-layered cocktails- thanks for another great meal( squash and chickpea fritters were favorites)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We sat outside on a Saturday night; no traffic interference with ambiance. The escargot and fritters with Ratatouille were a group favorite; the duck entrees were delightful! French press coffee smooth and rich. Lemon curd with sorbet: WOW.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great tastings. Flavors are great. Good with a toddler.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2017

overly ambitious food - the dishes we had were OK to fine - not great. But the price is fair and worth trying again.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food is always tasty and ambience is good. Menu is less diverse than it used to be and gluten free options are quite limited--lots of foods fried in common drier.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is a neighborhood spot and a favorite - always a pleasant experience with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great service. Cheese board, endive salad, & duck of the day were all standouts. Great value in a chill, fun setting. Will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great spot for a casual but delicious dinner. The cheese plate was perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The 'boozy' ginger drink was amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Family and I had brunch and everything was delicious! Would highly recommend The Good King Tavern!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Everything was excellent, as usual. Will definitely return, recommend, etc.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Fantastic meal. Very attentive staff. Steak frites and oysters with fantastic service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Food was amazing except dessert. Great music, service was good. Lovely bar, especially on a nice day.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

A couple of the sauces were a bit salty. One soup was not warm enough. There was no bread served. But the rest of the food was tasty
We went for New Year´s Eve and it was crowed and quite noisy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Great food and ambiance, yet due to extremely packed table spacing, just a bit too close for meaningful conversation. Noise level is better for 25 year olds who like to TALK at each other.......

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Always delicious. Always different with specially crafted menu additions. Staff is very knowledgeable about the food, wine, beer and cocktails. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Our meals were great, especially enjoyed the French onion soup, wine is reasonably priced

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer
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