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For 2
Date
Tue, 6/19
Time
10:00 PM
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Townsend

4.8
828 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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A contemporary French restaurant in Philadelphia. Located in a renovated East Passyunk row home, Chef Townsend Wentz's elegant French menu follows the seasons. GM/Sommelier Lauren Harris's wine selections are carefully cultivated, constantly searching for honest wines made by caring producers. A culmination of working together for 10 years, they have succeeded in highlighting the synergy of food and wine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday & Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(267) 639-3203
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Townsend Wentz
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Cross street
on East Passyunk between Morris & Tasker
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Parking details
Valet available Friday and Saturday on East Passyunk Square where the Singing Fountain is located.



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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 828 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.9
service
4.6
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4.1
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The scallops were the best we have ever tasted. Service was top rate.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, service, quiet.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

An upscale restaurant in a neighborhood. Thoughtful, helpful and vigilant server French food full of taste- portions on the small size but artistically presented and delicious. Menu has many seafood options which we enjoyed but might be a problem for some.. There were 6 in our party and we had a lovely round table in an alcove on the 2nd floor - great for conversation. It was a delightful evening for celebrating a memorable occasion. Pre-reservation phone call to check for allergies was a nice touch . Thanks for everything

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I don’t usually write reviews. We are very picky foodies.. our meal was outstanding. Escargot was average, foie gras outstanding didn’t like the recommended pairing wine. Bone marrow spot on, bread could have been toasted more. We had 2 fish dishes, both spectacular. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Everything was wonderful from service to wonderful food.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Portions of food were way too small for the price. The food overall Was excellent. Three bells using the Craig Laban scale. We will try brunch next time. Wines are also overpriced. Only 4 tables dined there last night.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We decided to dine at the bar instead of the dining room & the bar staff were very attentive. Our food & wine selections were delicious and they were very accommodating with my GF requests.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great cocktails and food. Some memorable dishes and excellent place to dine. Service was a little underwhelming but decent.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

First visit in couple years. Food is wonderful but portions are tiny. Left feeling somewhat hungry. We did not have desert.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Looks right, feels right, tastes right. What more could you ask? From the perfectly prepared cocktails, to the delicious desserts and "afters", we enjoyed every minute! We shared both the Hamachi and the Roasted Marrow, because we couldn't make up our minds - two wonderful dishes. The Rib-eye for Two was beautifully prepared and presented, and enjoyed again as the most decadent "leftover", ever! We should have asked for more of the incredible potatoes to take with us...
And, if you are fortunate enough to have Megan serve you, you'll agree that Megan RULES!
Thanks for a great evening - we'll be back!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great, great restaurant. Food, service, and it was quiet enough to have a conversation. Went there for a special birthday, and the menu came with a Happy Birthday greeting using the birthday girl's name. And a birthday candle came with the dessert. Small but very thoughtful touches. Will definitely be back and won't wait for a special occasion. Foie gras best I've ever had. No heavy liver taste, just done to perfection. And the oysters were fresh and flavorful. Limited menu but you're sure to find something to your taste when everything is the best in its category.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Delicious! We had the tasting menu. The food was inventive and interesting, but most importantly it just tasted good. We will be back

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our first visit we loved it and will be back. Great food super service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

You will always have great meal at this restaurant. It never disappoints. The food , wine and cocktails are some of the best in the city. We love this restaurant and make it a regular part of our restaurant rotation.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

3rd time being to Townsend and it didn’t disappoint. Tried the tasting menu, every course I would have never ordered off menu but was excellent. Our server was top notch, great at suggesting wines with each course! Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Top notch craft cocktails ... great twist in Old Fashioned and Manhattan. The apps and main dishes are expertly prepared and plated. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Townsend never disappoints. The food and service are always excellent. This time a member of our party needed to have a gluten free dinner, and it was not a problem accommodating him and my husband who cannot eat melted cheese.

Townsend is one of our favorite places to dine.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Service and food were spectacular. 4 college aged people were annoyingly on their cell phones.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I have lived in NYC and Philadelphia most of my life. This may have been one of the top three meals of my life and that includes international and local dining. For our anniversary, every single staff member wished us a happy anniversary and the menu even mentioned it. The speciality cocktails menu, the wine list, the menu, the dessert, and the wait staff all get fantastic grades. No complaints what so ever. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

If you like interesting cocktails and wine, creative and delicious food, and fabulous service then you’ll love this intimate restaurant.and cocktail bar. Opt for the chef’s menu!

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Staters were delicious. Mains were not good value at all. Rabbit was bland and very small for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

As good as it gets!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Always fabulous at Townsend!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Terrific all around experience - delicious food and friendly efficient servers

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great meal from start to finish in a small, charming setting. Knowledgeable wait staff, prompt service, four courses of outstanding food, plus an amuse bush. Only wish that the seats in the dining room were a bit more comfortable.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Quiet romantic delicate (ie not over the top portions), great food and service.
A bit pricey

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very relaxing, wonderful food and service looking forward to next visit

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Exceptional dining experience. Food was creative and more important delicious. Great waitstaff... our waiter was informative about everything on the menu and his suggestions were right on!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fantastic experience always!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We are regulars at Townsend, going there for dinner a few times a year and ending up at the bar every 2 months or so. As always, the food was great and the service (Steve is the best server in the city) was outstanding. Great wine pairings with the tasting course dinner (which was able to be made gluten free!). All in all, top knotch!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Everything was delicious and well portioned.
Our server Megan was delightful and knowledgeable.
Our only real criticism was no espresso.
Really?’ Just plain coffee was a disappointment after a fine meal

Your scotch selection was limited with all choices from the same area. Diversity would be welcomed. I don’t like drinking a cigar

Bone Marrow was fabulous

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Portions were small

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Our server Meghan was exceptional!!!’ A true asset to the restaurant and made our experience extra special.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The tasting menu with the wine pairing was very good. Service was very good as usual. This is our new favorite restaurant in the city because of excellent personal service, and the always fresh, interesting food, but, make sure to bring your wallet, because like everything in life, very good does not come cheap!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This place never disappoints. The tasting menu was great and the wine pairings were excellent. Service was outstanding as was the bartending.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The service was impeccable. The am since of the restaurant was very cozy and perfect for date night or a long dinner with friends. We really enjoyed our evening here.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

As always, the food is great and the service is impeccable. Small, quiet, intimate dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Went on a Wednesday night and sat downstairs. At the time there was just one other table seated and we were placed right next to them. They were a bit loud and pompous...which isn't the restaurants fault but there were plenty of other tables where they could have seated us...being an anniversary dinner it was a real bummer. I would have, and in hindsight should have, asked for another table so I partially blame myself. I had assumed the place was going to fill up which it never did. Otherwise service was EXCELLENT. Portions are small and it's expensive but I'm willing to pay if the food is delicious and Townsend rarely disappoints. Wish they had more selection on the menu. Unfortunately, my girlfriend recently found she has a food allergy to crustaceans and shell fish so half the menu was off limits for her. I would go again but only on special occasions at their prices..and I would check their menu first and be more assertive about seating.

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