About Time

Time offers something for everyone.
The cuisine at Time focuses on seasonal American cuisine. Every palate will be satisfied by the plates the Chef creates in a cosmopolitan, stylish atmosphere.
The main dining room offers an elegant bar, ample comfortable seating and live music every night.
The Whisky Bar & Tap Room offers twenty beers on draft, over One Hundred single malts, small batch bourbons, whiskeys and Ryes as well as a 3 flat screens with the game on.
The upstairs Bohemian Absinthe Lounge dances until 2:00am Fridays and Saturdays. This space is also great for private events throughout the week!

1315 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday and Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
13th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 985-4800

Website:
http://www.timerestaurant.net/

Entertainment:
Live Music In our main dining room Seven nights a week
DJ's and dancing upstairs in the Bohemian Absinthe Lounge on Fridays & Saturdays

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Parking across the street at the Holiday Inn.

Executive Chef:
Mackenzie Hilton

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Time Restaurant offers a wide range of options for parties. With three versatile spaces for events, Time is the perfect location for a sit down dinner with food from Chef Mackenzie Hilton, a work event where sipping on brown spirits lets everyone relax, or celebrating a birthday or special occasion

Time Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (5)
Romantic (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Live jazz duo, but not too loud to prohibit conversation. Bar food menu in addition to main menu. I had the vegetarian shepherds' pie, my husband the bone marrow starter with chimichurri sauce, and short rib main. He liked his food very well. I'd order from the bar menu on next visit I think. I had a cocktail from the happy hour menu, quite lovely l. Service was attentive. I would go again

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our only complaint was it was a little too dark. Difficult to read the menu or see the food when it was served. Lots of tables using their cell phones for light. Otherwise excellent meal.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Small portion too pricy for what food you get. Overall I just go there for live music.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome restaurant! Their marrow appetizer is incredible, their salmon was delicious and perfectly prepared. Great desserts. Service was excellent. And the live jazz music was an unexpected plus. Highly recommend!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very simple menu but very innovative and good dishes. Very good whisky cellar.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Time was very nice .The service was excellent. Our waiter was Michael and he didn't miss a beat with us. The only issue it was too dark. I had to hold my menu up to the candle to read it. We loved the live band. We especially like the fact that the patrons got to perform with them. I would definitely try it again and recommend Time to a friend. I would just bring a flashlight next time. Oh yeah the food was excellent also. Chef McKenzie did a great job

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

New fav spot! Excellent atmosphere and food.
My date and I had the five course meal which was divine! I usually don't taste too many dishes outside my comfort zone but I loved EVERYTHING.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great dinner at Time. Light jazz ensemble was just the right mood and volume for pre-theater dinner with the wife. Food was great (try the bone marrow), as was the service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

The ambiance was great for a date night. Loved the live music!!! Everything was great!!!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

My favorite spot in the city! I go several times a month and the food, music, and drinks never disappoint.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our experience was a good one. Food was excellent and ambiance as well. Great jazz ensemble.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Time was excellent. Food was great and the live jazz was nice. Michael our waiter was nice and helpful. Highly recommend and look forward to coming back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

My husband and I went there with two friends and it was lively with great live music. A little loud at times but good music.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Met friends for drinks; good music; service was almost non-existent given the crowd but not terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We were in the city celebrating our wedding anniversary and decided to sit at the bar rather than take a seat in the restaurant. Good decision! Great music, fantastic bartender (thanks Ashley!) and good company made this an amazing night. We've enjoyed Time on several occasions and it's always a great time...er, no pun intended.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

GREAT find! Celebrated my husband's bday last nite. Wonderful selection of whiskey. He tried 2 flights..one rye and one bourbon. Nice way to sample different ones. Live 2 piece jazz music. Ordered grilled octopus (great but small portion.) My husband had delicious burger with AMAZING fries. So good we ordered another round of them. Bar menu is reasonably priced. Tyler, our waiter was great. Knowledgable about all the whiskies. Delicious homemade ice cream for dessert. If you like coconut, this was terrific. Overall, a fun place. Reasonably priced, grey food, and huge selection of whiskies. will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great whisky list & food & talented musicians

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Our server's name was Zack and he was awesome! He educated me on the various drinks on the menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is my third time attending TIME. I wasn't disappointed at all. The jazz band set was the icing on the cake. Our waitress Will, was great! Very attentive. I feel so fortunate to have found this hidden gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The food was ample and tasty! The bone marrow offering was enormous. We were in the seating directly next to the band which impacts my review of Time. It was simply too loud for any conversation at that table once the band began. If it was stated in Opentable that a band and open mic occurs every night, I overlooked it. I wouldn't make it a point to return because of this. However, many patrons at the bar were likely present specifically to enjoy the music and the food was worth the visit.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Time was amazing !! I will definatley go back for a third time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Romantic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Not only was the food exquisite and the staff warm and friendly but chef Hilton herself came out and chatted with us and informed us that every night the chef menu changes. If this was an off-the-cuff night then sign me up again! If you want a fantastic experience Time is where you should go!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Specialty menu limits the selections, but the meal I had was great. Enjoyed the cheese board and cocktails. Worth checking out.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The chef's tasting menu is a foodie extravaganza! Our seven courses included spring pea soup, a salmon ceviche tower topped with an edible flower, arugula and fig salad, mussels and clams in garlic sauce, duck breast, steak and asparagus, a cheese course, and brioche French toast topped with banana pecan saute. Everything was beautifully presented and service was excellent! Time is also a whiskey bar, so dine early if you want to miss the loud music.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

My experience with Time was amazing, from the atmosphere to the live music to the food and drink options. The cost is very reasonable, and the portion sizes were solid as well. I highly recommend going during happy hour!

Tags: Live Music, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Stopped here after the flower show, service was great, food was good. I wasn't disappointed with anything, but with all the options in Philly there was nothing that makes me feel like I'd need to go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Superb Jazz music! Food is decent and service is good

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Food was delicious--try the burger and wings from the bar menu. Shrimp and grits--wonderful! The live jazz can't be beat!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 2, 2017

We were given the table requested which we were happy about.
Everything was very good except that between bands, the break was too long and for much of it there was not even music playing.
For a jazz bar, we heard little live jazz.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Awesome evening of great food - excellent service and a jamming live band! I highly recommend it for a fun night in center city Philly!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We had date night at Time on Friday. We chose the 7 course pre-fix meal and the food was fantastic. It seems a little steep at $65, but afterwards we felt it was completely worth it. Although they were all good, the cheese and steak courses were the favorite. Our server was very knowledgeable about the drink menu too and helped us select fantastic drinks all evening. Time, however, is a very busy place on Friday evenings. They have live music and it was very difficult to hear. It is a small space, I would not recommend for large parties. We will probably be back at a less crowded time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Enjoyed a great night at Time- great food, drinks and love jazz! Definitely will come back when in philly again

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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Had been wanting to try Time based on a recommendation from a friend last year. Booked in advance which was good as it is a small space. There is live music so check the schedule before you come in. We were there during a live jazz jam. Sat right next to the stage area so it was loud but I was prepared for that. The menu is not huge in variety but everything we had was amazing quality. Do yourself a favor and get the bratwurst and the deviled eggs. They are beyond delicious. The cocktails left something to be desired so stick to wine or beer.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2017

This was my first time @Time. I really enjoyed my visit and the jazz..the staff was very friendly and attentive. The Time will be seeing more of me and my friends. ....keep up the good work

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Fun place, good food and great live music. A nice place to go for a reasonably priced evening out. We'll be back often.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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·Dined on January 31, 2017

It was a great experience. We caught the tail end of the dinner rush which transitioned in to the nightlife perfectly when we moved to the bar after dinner. The live band Open mic made for a fun time with me and my date! 10/10 I will definitely return!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2017

We loved the the meals that we choose. The appetizers were small but just enough to get the awesome taste. The salad, soup, and desserts were very good. I enjoyed the main course the best. The beef was so tender. I would go back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2017

We ordered from the bar menu. Food was tasty, good value, and service was great. Awesome jazz!

Tags: Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2017

We wanted to hear some jazz and we were looking for a place that had jazz early in the evening. Time met our criteria. Our waiter was excellent and so was the music (a 3 piece jazz group). Also excellent was the $5 champagne cocktail. There were an amazing array of whiskeys on the menu but my spouse chose a good beer instead, from an excellent recommendation from our waiter. The meal was blah, unfortunately. My spouse had the fried chicken. Being a southern boy, he knows his fried chicken and he would give this fried chicken a 1-2 star review. I had the duck breast and it was ok (3 rating category). So, we would come here again, but not to order dinner. We would sit at the bar and listen to music and I would have happy hour champagne cocktails and my spouse would try some of the tremendous selection of whiskeys. Unfortunately, my rating of 3 for our meal experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Great old school bar, very friendly bartenders. Great food and a perfect bar with many choices.

Tags: Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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