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About Vedge

Located in Philadelphia�s Center City neighborhood, Vedge serves vegan food with global influences. Every meal at the restaurant is prepared without any animal products. Vedge also has a full bar with beer, wine and spirits, as well as a drink menu full of inventive cocktails.

Try the salt roasted beets or the stuffed avocado to start out your meal at Vedge. Choose from entr�es like the seared maitake mushrooms or the eggplant braciole. Despite the lack of animal products on the menu, the restaurant has a meal item for every appetite. Top off your experience with a dessert like the figgy cheesecake or the �trail mix.�

1221 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vegetarian, Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
12th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 320-7500

Parking Details:
Metered Street Parking available. Nearest lot is half a block away at 13th & Locust.

Executive Chef:
Richard Landau

Private Party Facilities:
We are happy to accommodate private events for larger parties. Our private dining room can seat up to 16 and the entire restaurant can be made available. Please direct all inquiries to Joe either by phone (215-320-7500) or email (joe@vedgerestaurant.com).

Private Party Contact:
Joe Pachella: (215) 320-7500

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vedge Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.6

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4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2013

This was one of the most delicious meals we've ever had. It was so good that our dinner conversation was limited to the topic of the food and how good it was. I am vegan, so a fancy meal out is a special treat. The plates are small, so you're meant to order several, which is great because you can try a lot of different dishes. We ordered six dishes to share, and that was about the right amount. We ate slowly to savor the food, and left the restaurant pleasantly full but not stuffed. We did not get a great table, but we were late for our reservation so we were glad that they held it for us. Our server was helpful if not especially friendly, and the ambiance was elegant but not intimidating.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2013

The vegetarian food was the best we have ever tasted! It was so creative, tasted so wonderful, presented well and all around unbelievable. Kudos to the chef. The waitress was really nice and attentive. Our only complaint - a big one - was the noise level while dining. It was difficult to have a conversation with another person. We finally had to sit next to each other which the table is not really made for. Hopefully, they can do something about the acoustics and resolve the noise problem. The architecture of the building was really nice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2013

As we expected, the dishes at Vedge were delicious and meticulously prepared and presented. Portions were small, which we expected and that was OK. The only drawbacks were that the restaurant was noisy and the food was too rich for most of the people at my table, who, ironically, being vegetarians, were somewhat health conscious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2013

The service was wondeful. I had a dozen roses delivered
And when I arrived they were already on the table. Great
Surprise ! The service was extremely nice and the food was
Absolutely amazing. Servings were small but worked out
Because we ordered more and got to try a lot more then
Expected. Would definitely go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2013

The very best for vegetable dining and as good ad Michelin restaurant in France!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2013

Vedge lives up to its sterling reputation. I love vegetables, but I still wasn't convinced that they could be as magical and exciting as the restaurant's reviews led me to believe. But magical and exciting they are! It is expensive, but it feels like you are paying for something special, something not actually replicable with your own CSA at home. The setting is also great - it is surprisingly spacious yet cozy and comfortable in there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2013

Incredible, creative, absolutely delicious food. Friendly, professional service and presentation. Pleasant atmosphere, but loud in back near kitchen. Tall tables with backless wooden stools are very uncomfortable, but the tables with chairs look cozy. We will definitely return but will be sure to reserve a table with chairs.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2013

It was so nice to be able to eat everything on the menu! Four of us -- one kosher, one vegetarian, two omnivores -- all thought the good was great. The space is beautiful, too, though a bit noisy at 8pm. Loved each dish and staff were helpful. We each had a drink, shared a few dishes and two desserts, and left $42 each with a good-sized tip.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2013

Excellent! And that's saying alot for a carnivore! Golden beets, avacado, tofu (!!)....yummm, grilled sweet potato pate......yummm, brussel sprouts......yummm squared, eggplant braciole.....yummm, Hawaiian heart of palm..... yummm. Every dish delish!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2013

A unique experience. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, you will love it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2013

Every single dish is as good as the next! This was about the fifth time dining at the Vedge. It is one of the best restaurants in the country, let alone one of the best vegan restaurant! So creative, so tasty and so elegant. The service was just as good as the food. Absolutely AWESOME dining!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2013

All the plates were special and could not be found anywhere else. That makes the Vedge a unique experience that was not over priced

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2013

My food was amazing as usual. Vedge is consistently great. The food is so delicious and imaginative. I go at least once a month.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2013

Vedge was a dining experience that I had been looking forward to very much before the theater. I did enjoy the food, but my only complaint is that the portions were very, very small, as I was sharing with a friend, and it was difficult to share a portion that was so minute.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2013

and I was very pleased. The food was delicious and interesting. The noise level was a bit high for me, and it was hard to hear my fellow diner at times, but the service and ambience were on the whole, lovely. I would like to return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2013

delicious food, good cocktails, fast service.
waitress was almost over-solicitous, but if too nice is my only problem, it ain't too bad, right?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2013

We have tried to get a reservation and finally got one on the spot Wednesday. I am allergic to soy and usually have to go through a tiring process when I begin to order. Vedge has a soy-free menu!!! They also have a gluten-free menu. No more sorting on your own!!!

The food was delicious. My only suggestion is to ask them to be light on the oil if that is your preference.

Our waiter - Joe -- was very knowledgable as well as there whenever we needed something.

Enjoy!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2013

ordered 7 things between two people - flatbread is delicious but not overly complicated - heirloom tomatoes on flatbread - brussel sprouts are fine, but can make better at home - tofu had strange consistency and was just ok - fingerling potatoes were gross and too thick - ambiance is very nice and server very nice -

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 9, 2013

Excellent food, drinks & ambience. Truly a classy restaurant which is hard to find these days. Service was superb as well - shout out to Joshua:) Memorable experience - top ten meals in my life. Looking forward to returning.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2013

As always, Vedge never fails to deliver an overall excellent dining experience. Food that not only dazzles the eyes but satiates the pallet. All with friendly incredibly efficient service in a wonderful relaxed but upscale atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2013

Small plates were incredible.....presentation & taste amazing!!!
Just a few semi-negative comments. Wine list was so marked-up....cheapest bottle was $40, sells for under $10 in state stores.
Our server was very attentive at first, but seemed to loose interest in us as restaurant got busier. We ordered 4 plates with the intention of maybe a 5th, but the table was cleared and she asked if we wanted dessert. Seemed like she couldn't wait to turn the table over.
We did order the 5th plate.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2013

I never knew vegetables could taste so good!! The fingerling fries and Brussels sprouts are a must have!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2013

While I had my reservations when my wife booked a restaurant called Vedge for a Friday night reservation since I'm basically a "meat & potatoes" kind of guy, we had a wonderful dining experience as the food was amazing, service was excellent and the overall ambience made for a remarkable dining experience!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 5, 2013

vedge is amazing! the portions are small and expensive, but taste incredible. Plus, everything is vegan! it is truly a treat for small groups or families and a must go for vegetarians and vegans.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2013

This isn't a "vegan" restaurant, it's a restaurant that serves impeccable and compassionate fare.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2013

My daughter and I are vegetarians (former vegans) and finally we were able to get a reservation at Vedge! The wait was well worth it! Every course during the meal was delicious. The service was great...our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the dishes and their ingredients and how many dishes to order (it is similar to tapas plates). I am actually returning with my other daughter at the end of the summer...I can't wait

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2013

My girlfriend and I had a reservation and even though we were a half hour early they seated us. Our waitress was very energetic and cheerful. She also knew the menu very well and was more than willing to give suggestions on dishes we were unsure about. I found everything we ordered fantastic. The most noteworthy dishes were definitely their cucumber avocado soup (it had a great mesh of different flavors) and the grilled seitan, although there really wasn't a single thing I tried that I didn't like.

I'd recommend this place to anyone, this is a great restaurant and I can't wait to go back

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 (東京)·Dined on July 3, 2013

The food at Vedge is always creative and consistently tasty, service is attentive and friendly. We have been to Vedge four times now; it is a good choice whether you are a vegetarian or not!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2013

For vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters a-like, this restaurant combines outstanding, well-thought-out dishes with a great dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2013

The food was delicious and certainly unexpected -- interesting twists on many different vegetables. It did feel, though, especially expensive. I've had food of equal or better quality and taste for significantly less at other area restaurants which serve some vegan fare but are not exclusively vegan. So while I love the idea of all vegan and the food was exquisite, I'm not as likely to turn back up here as other places in the neighborhood.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2013

We've been dining at your restaurants since Willow Grove and so we are loyal customers/fans. But we miss the opportunity to enjoy an entree-now you take a few bites and the experience is over! Perhaps you could provide both entrees and small plates. Also, the lovely breads you used to provide are missed as well as the salads. Also, you really can use less salt and still have amazing flavor!

Please know we are grateful for your continuing creativity and it's a pleasure to dine with you!

Sharon Sigal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2013

This restaurant surpassed my expectations.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2013

My food was inventive and delicious. I visit Vedge every 3-4 weeks and it is always great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2013

We don't eat out often because we rather cook at home but it was a special occasion. I wanted something different from what we would make. I had read Horizons closed and that Vedge was the new and improved version. We are not vegans but the concept of gourmet vegetarian food intrigued us. The service was perfect, friendly and helpful. The food was so good we bought the Horizons cookbook and will purchase the new one when it is released. I don't normally follow recipes but got a few great pointers. My only suggestion is to clean the beautiful leaded windows. It will make the room sparkle.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 29, 2013

I had a great experience at Vedge. Food was fantastic! Ambience was great! Would definitely return there again in the future.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2013

I have been a patron of Vedge and its predecessors (Horizon, South St. and Willow Grove) for years. When Horizon moved to South St., the food was excellent as it had always been at the funky Willow Grove venue, but more refined and with drinks. My first visit to Vedge was disappointing because the cuisine was less inviting and considerable more expensive, but still a viable choice for a special occasion. But as a long time vegetarian, I was saddened that gourmet vegan/vegetarian fare was now priced in the elite range. My most recent visit was a deal-breaker. For two couples having five drinks and small portions of mediocre food, the bill came to just under $300 including tip. Look for good veggies elsewhere!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2013

I am not a vegetarian. You will not find tofu in my refrigerator. But I must say the food at Vedge is absolutely delicious and would convert any carnivore. Mom was right "eat your veggies"! The atmosphere is charming and the service was excellent. Highly recommend the eggplant and the house speciality beets. The desserts (no dairy added) will amaze.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2013

I was a bit disappointed-I'm not vegan, but eat lots of vegetables. Many of the dishes had an over powering smoked taste-don't know why they feel the need to add that, they have great quality ingredients, the smoke taste detracts. If I wanted a steak, I would go to a steak house...That said, several of the dishes were very good & interesting. Loved dipping the fries in the mushroom sauce. Happy we tried it, but won't return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2013

Great for carnivores willing to step out and try something new. We went to Vedge by recommendation on a romantic vacation and LOVED it. Everything from the ambiance to the food and service were great, and we are by no means vegans or vegetarians. But we appreciated being able to eat healthy, leave with full stomachs, and not be starving an hour or two later. Highly recommend!

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 (London)·Dined on June 26, 2013

What a wonderful experience! My thoughts on vegan eating were clearly "out of the dark ages" after this experience.
The food, its and the service of the food were all outstanding.
Small, but reasonable tapas size plates, required you to pick and choose several for your meal. Waitstaff were readily available to assist. Our party of four had numerous different dishes; all were just excellent.
The pace is easy but not slow and we felt the ambiance of our setting. Everyone around us seemed in their own world. Seating was so arranged and well thought out from the clients' perspectives.
Parking can be difficult, so cabs are more convenient and about the same cost. Located in center city with lots of cafes and parks around. Philly has become fun!

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