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The Ugly American - CLOSED

1100 South Front St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
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Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
Most recent review
- May 15, 2008
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Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village

4 reviews from our community

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English first
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2008

Went with my husband for dinner expecting standard bar/grill fare- and was pleasantly surprised by the menu's many upscale entree choices. Steak entree was fantastic as was the pork chop (special that night). and those biscuits!!!!! But save room for dessert as the homemade ice cream is insanely good. Worth every calorie. We had a couple of drinks at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2008

The food here is something like upscale bar food but better. You can get a good sanwich but also a good steak or a piece of fresh fish. The waitess we had was very efficient and knowledgable about the food. We'll definitely be back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

My family and I recently tried out this new restaurant, biggest mistake ever. First we were not asked for drinks just shoved into a small corner table and forgotten, second we were given biscuits which had potential, but were regrettably still frozen in the middle. After finally placing our order with our nonexistent waitress, we ended up waiting over and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

Good brunch....lobster and leek omelette....very good.

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