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JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-468-8800
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Ranked #193 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Federal
Transit: Broad Street Subway (Orange Line): Elsworth-Federal Sta.
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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NJ
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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493 restaurant reviews
1,364 helpful votes 1,364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This restaurant is part of the Culinary Institute that has been training students in cooking and management in the restaurant business for 25 years. It is located in an old movie theater in South Philadelphia, on Broad St. just south of Federal. Dinner is served Tuesday to Friday. There is nothing fancy about the place but you get very good... More

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NJ
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

You will be served a 4-course meal. We cannot remember when we had a better meal or better service (Thanks Edwin!). Each course was expertly prepared. You will not be disappointed!! 5-STARS!!! To the JNA leadership you are doing a great job. Keep it going!!!

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is our 3rd visit to JNA to check out their new mediterranean inspired spring menu.The service was good and the food was simply delicious. We plan to return again soon.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

My table of four had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent as was the service. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Orlando, Florida
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242 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Tucked in South Philly on Broad, you will find this spot to be adequate and the food enjoyable 4 course for $25.00 is unbeatable for the quality of fare and preparation. Your server will take you on a tour of the school and kitchen between your third course and dessert. We thouroughly enjoyed out meal. I had the Chicken Egg... More

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