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The Temperance House

22 reviews
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$30 and under
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Featuring friendly customer service and marvelous cuisine, the Temperance House makes it easy for guests to enjoy an exceptional dining experience without leaving the hotel. Come and enjoy the Temperance House dining room, boasting two beautiful fireplaces. This quaint and cozy alcove is the perfect setting for delicious meal, artfully prepared, by our award winning chef. **If you prefer to enjoy dinner in the Tavern, please put a note under Special Requests. Thank you**
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dining Room Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 944-8050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our premier private dining services cater to a variety of occasions and party sizes. Whether it is a small business meeting, corporate retreat, rehearsal dinner, birthday party, wedding or anything in between, we have rooms and menu options to serve all of your needs. Please contact our banquet sales department for availability & pricing.
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Private party contact
Melissa Lewis: (215) 944-8050
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Cross street
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHughbeedoobee (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

Pleasantly surprised by how nice it is there. Food was very good. Nice bar. Would definitely return.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Oddly, since it was busy, our meal was mediocre and the service very poor. We were disappointed....

PhillyGirl456 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

We were received with a warm greeting at the door, and friendly service at the table. The ambience, food, and service were great! The only reason why I get four stars is because the food coming out of the kitchen was very slow… Otherwise the seafood risotto, the shrimp cocktail, and the lobster fettuccine were superb! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an intimate dinner with a spouse or with family and friends.

vipLove2eatsalmon (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

Lunch with two friends. Had dining room to ourselves. Food was great. I had portobello sandwich. A great experience

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

We were in town for a brief visit and wanted a convenient, local place and this was perfect. Historical ambiance, generous meal, interesting beer on tap and a charming waiter/bartender.
Our lunch was thoroughly enjoyable!

vipBobinBucks (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Starting with no one greeting us upon entry things went down hill. Eventually a nice woman did come out and found our reservation although she commented on how things were "disorganized out here". Perhaps she was comparing it to the separate bar?

Then a man approached dressed in beaten jeans and an untucked shirt who informed us he would be taking care of us. Took my wife's wine order. Reappeared later through a mysterious door in the room and left without closing it. Later asked if we wanted bread. Eventually took our order. Delivered salads which we did not like. Brought main courses. Undercooked salmon for her, nice scallops for me although the potatoes could use more heat.

Eventually the room filled up and we watched a number of men and women in dirty jeans serving the diners.

Not a great experience.

vipAndy (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

Quiet Sunday night. Earnest and helpful server. Simple food well prepared.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 13, 2016

After an unpleasant first experience where after a long wait of 1-1/2 hours for a simple cheeseburger that arrived totally raw, at the urgency of the manager, we decided to give it another try with friends. One friend got the burger and again, it was raw. The server (with hat on) was clueless and rarely seen. Wine and beer refills were hard to obtain. The bacon crab truffle mac and cheese, which was the only item that was edible on our first trip, was changed to include red pepper flakes by the chef (not noted on the menu) was not eaten by my wife as she cannot have spicy foods. The manager, Kathy, was very nice and again, apologetic for everything. Will we go back? No.

GoodDinner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

We sat in the dining room, where the food and service were very good. Next time (and there will be a next time), we'll eat in the tavern area, a bit more lively and fun. The dining room ambience was dated and too quiet for our group of 6.

vip1940marv (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 31, 2016

One of the worst restaurants in a long time. Chicken over cooked and super dry, stuffed shrimp fishy tasting, fish swimming in some kind of sauce.