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JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

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1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (Federal)
Broad Street Subway (Orange Line): Elsworth-Federal Sta.
215-468-8800
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best meal with lavish extras and attention to detail - AWESOME !

First of all, I stumbled across a deal on one of the major coupon websites. I read all that they (JNA) provided and was astounded in advance about what a great deal this was. More than just being a great deal, the food was excellent. I am always willing to try new things so my wife was concerned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
BillKeal
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Berne, New York
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Berne, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

First of all, I stumbled across a deal on one of the major coupon websites. I read all that they (JNA) provided and was astounded in advance about what a great deal this was. More than just being a great deal, the food was excellent. I am always willing to try new things so my wife was concerned. We are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been there many times, the first time we had a groupon so decided to try it. This is now my favorite place to go for a really nice dinner. I usually go with my sister and an assorted group of women friends. The menu changes several times throughout the year and we have loved every one of them.... More 

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Camden, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

`Went with a large group during Restaurant Week. There was a special deal($) & I couldn`t wait. For many years I have passed that place( u can`t miss it-the marquee is HUGE ) BUT, i NEVER realized it was a restaurant. You can`t see thru the ''movie house'' doors, & there is no indication that it is other then a... More 

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Cinnaminson, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Four of us in my family had a very good dinner at JNA. The environment is a little dated but very relaxing. The four course dinner was delicious off of their French Menu that was being offered tonight. BYOB or buy wine from the school. The servers were very nice and knowlegeable about the menu and service. $25.per person. Look... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stopped by with a groupon but will definitely be back. 4 course meal for $25 price fixe. Started with a lovely puffed pastry then mussels in red curry, followed by a flank steak entree and s'mores for dessert. The servers and chefs are all students and were friendly , skilled, and earnest. The surroundings were a bit 1970's but that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

my fourth time at jna for dinner...my dining partner's second visit...the atmosphere has improved over the years since my first time dining...cleaner, brighter, more cheery with the plants and palms...mediterranean menu was served for this last visit...music to match the regions of italy, turkey, greece, morocco...everything seemed to contain the same onions, peppers, tomatoes...cucumbers....the lamb dish i had (turkey) was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Our family dined here because we had a groupon. What a great find. The food and service were excellent. Even without the groupon special I would go back. For a 4 course meal with a fixed price of $25. It's a byob although they do sell wine there as well. The menu changes every 12 weeks. I can't wait to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I discovered this gem due to Groupon. What a fantastic meal and dining experience. The food and service was superb. I couldn't believe the meal was prepared by students. They receive excellent training. 4 courses for the proice was exceptional. I was so full when I left. Will definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We were here about 2 years ago. Not a great experience; everything was so-so. So we decided to give it another chance with our Groupon. Let me tell you! It was fantastic. A four-course meal that was fit for a king from start to finish. The soup, crepes, entree, and dessert were out of this world. Two of us had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

If I lived in Phila..I would have standing reservations every Friday..the food was cooked perfect.. alot of flavorful combinations.. not over spiced..more food than expected..something for everyone..will be back again!!

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Additional Information about JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

Address: 1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone Number: 215-468-8800
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    (Federal)
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Subway (Orange Line): Elsworth-Federal Sta.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-468-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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