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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Shades of the old Warwick, even Hollywood..almost...

`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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Camden, New Jersey
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Camden, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
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56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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105 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
240 reviews 240 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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
  • 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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