Winthorpe and Valentine

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245 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The running theme of old world meeting new, traditional meeting modern is evident in Winthorpe & Valentine's beverage and culinary menu. The traditional restaurant focus is turned on its head as the bar menu and cocktail program take center stage. You are invited to graze on small and large plates, all suitable for sharing (or not) paired with a heady selection of cocktails, wine and beer.
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3.7based on all time ratings
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3.7
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3.5
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

A cup of coffee was $5 a cup. Way too loud. Slow service.

F
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The butternut soup and salad with pomegranates were DELICIOUS! Was told the cheesesteak was delicious too. Would return.

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast buffet was very delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our meals were not that impressive but he service was wonderful.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Not even a hotel restaurant. Just some space set aside from the lobby with some tables and a bar. If you’re in the mood for bland room service food without the fluffy white bathrobe, this might be a good choice for you. Otherwise, avoid. No one would bring an actual client here for a “business lunch” - unless you were taking some kind of bizarre pity angle.

J
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Be warned, this is essentially a hotel lobby bar that just happens to serve passable food. We booked ahead and even called ahead and yet our arrival was a complete mystery. Why they needed to be on Open Table is another mystery. The bartender did double duty as the waiter. Just forget this place unles of course you happen to be staying at the Westin and are way to tired to venture out.

JG
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

OpenTable does not make a big deal about declaring this being in a hotel and my instincts would have rejected it based on that alone. However, the menu was very diverse and appealing, as well as nicely priced so I gave it a try. The service (Bronicka??... apologies for not remembering our server's name completely) was SUPERB! Between her helpful suggestions, knowledge of the menu, overall friendliness and professionalism, she became a critical, seamless part of our great experience. The other table attendants (we had a party of 7) were great as well.
The various dishes we had were enormous, leading most of us to need a take-home box. All were very satisfied. I went out on a food limb and ordered the Poutine (a dish originating from the Canadian province of Quebec consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy)... rather interesting. The W&V has them with tater tots... I might have had more to say if it was regular french fries (likely less potato-ey), but it was worth the order.
Great time, great food, great service!

E
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for happy hour. Good options and value. I'll be back.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The kitchen is a bit slow. But for a business meal, when you need to talk shop, it was fine. Friendly knowledgeable, accommodating server. Interesting food well prepared.

BR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I made a last minute reservation for 11 people. There were 2 Vegans, 1 Vegetarian and 1 under 12 tween. Everyone was pleased with the food. A special vegan dinner was prepared. The server, Bernita, was absolutely top shelf. She remembered everyone's name and could not have been nicer without being in your face. Very professional. I would return just for that.

E
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice spot for a business lunch

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch here on the day of the Eagle parade. Great service and decor

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good but the waitstaff seemed overwhelmed since there were only two people working and it was quite crowded.

JS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

The service continues to be very attentive but the food is awful. There were fruit flies constantly around our table

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Hotel Restaurant should be in the title... but the food was good.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I needed a convenient restaurant that took lunch reservations near 18th & Market Streets. Winthorpe and Valentine worked for a 90-minute business lunch. Two of us had chopped salads, the prospective client had a good-sized cheeseburger. The food was fine, but the service was slow. We were also seated at a high top table with low-backed stools for chairs. I had made a reservation and when I asked for a standard table, I was told there were none available. It made for awkward seating while talking business. I would recommend requesting a standard table if you're heading there for a working lunch. The high top would've been more appropriate if we had been there for Happy Hour.

b
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Server was good took 1 hr to get over cooked meatballs

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server and bartender were excellent!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There was nowhere to check in so we just sat down

RO
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was inside the Westin Hotel. It was so beautiful. The ambience was decinate. My server could have been a little more friendlier. The food was alright. I rate it a B.

b
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Horrible in-hotel restaurant. Bright lights. Slow service. Orders were wrong. Would not recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server. Great ambience. Very good food. Overall, very happy with restaurant.

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a party of 9 and seemed to overwhelm the food server. We waited a long time for simple things like a beer. The food was very good especially the chicken under a brick.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We went for Thanksgiving and there was no notice that they weren't serving the full dinner menu. The Thanksgiving special was only okay but grossly overpriced at $45, and I never got the soup and salad that were included. My fiancée 's steak and my daughter's burger were both overcooked. Overall, it was a disappointing experience and we won't be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The waitress staff was nice but the service was very very slow. There was hardly anyone here. If you're in a rush not the place to go.

AV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The place wasn't very busy for a Saturday night, but was under-staffed. Drinks were slow to arrive once we ordered. Our appetizers arrived with our dinner or, in one case, slightly after. Two people in our party ordered the Salmon (Large Plate) and they were served with different vegetables. Several bottles of wines were out of stock on a small wine list.

m
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

very slow service and there were only 3 tables occupied.

ML
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Big portions. SLOW service.

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Perhaps its because they are understaffed but the service was horrible. The woman who greeted us also seated us, took our order, and brought our food. She also did the same for several other tables. As a result, we waited way too long for any service. The woman was very nice and professional but i waited at least 20 minutes for a glass refill several times, and 20 minutes just to request the check which took her 35 minutes to bring to us. Overall the time we spent waiting for anything was ridiculous. This experience consumed our entire evening and we felt forgotten.

s
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mouth watering scrambled egg, turkey and avacado breakfast wrap!

A
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Winthorpe & Valentine is a great place for a business lunch as well as other occasions. Great Menu , relatively quiet atmosphere, friendly service.

AR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Our server was very pleasant and the decor of the resturant was nice. However, service was very slow, the food was not cooked or prepared well. The place has potential, but it is not a resturant I would recommend to anyone.

C
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

our second visit to this restaurant and the food is good and the service was excellent. Great value in Center City dining

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Saturday night and only 1 waitress for the whole place. She also bussed and played hostess. And served drinks. What a shame. The food was good,if you could get service.

AG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

If you work nearby it's a good lunch spot. The crab cake sandwich is delicious!

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Our food was excellent and our server very pleasant but here's the thing it was one of the longest waits for a meal I've ever had.

Some of our party arrived at 6 and because of an unavoidable delay the rest about a half an hour later by which time the initial group had their salads. The server came right over and greeted the latecomer and we ordered the remainder of the meal.

So far so good and then something went wrong. We told her we had theatre tickets at 8 and she assured us the food wouldn't take too long and proceeded to vanish for long periods. She would appear from time to time and tell us it would be soon, that there was a problem with their computer-how this affected food preparation I'm not sure. The bottom line is that our food did not come out until almost an hour after we ordered, at that point what could we do? We ate it and it WAS delicious but then getting the check was slow and we were by necessity late for our show.

So would I recommend this joint? A very cautious yes....if you have the time for a leisurely meal that you don't mind taking a long time to be prepared. However if you have ANYTHING to do after the meal go somewhere else. The chicken under a brick entree was especially good.

3
Philadelphia
174 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I loved the place! The food was great!! I had the chicken and my wife had the salmon. The chicken was cooked perfectly with crispy skin and was seasoned beautifully. The salmon had a crispy skin also and my wife loved it. My only complaint was that the appetizers were unexpectedly large. This is a bar and the appetizers were bar snacks meant for a crowd. I had the home made potato chips and blue cheese and it was terrific but big enough for a small crowd. The deserts were also quite large. I admit to being surprised at how much I liked the place. As an aside, the dinners were served with six, just out of the oven soft rolls. Really good.

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our attendant was very friendly and she provided excellent service

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely, quiet location for a business meeting or quiet, romantic lunch when you can actually hear what is being said. Food is quite nice, although a little pricey, especially given the availability of other qualify spots in the area.

C
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

W&V is the Westin Hotel's bar restaurant. My wife and I were staying at the Le Meridian but love the movie Trading Places so we decided we should try W&V. Food was average (3 out of 5 stars) but the service was very well attended by Kendra. The aspect of a restaurant W&V mostly lacked was ambiance but, then again, it is a bar restaurant so what can one expect. With all the great restaurants located within a few city blocks of the Westin, I can only recommend W&V if you're staying at the Westin and you aren't up for leaving the hotel property due to fatigue or inclement weather.

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