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Fond

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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1537 S 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (Tasker Street)
2 blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 23 on 12th st to Tasker St.
+1 215-551-5000
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fond is a Contemporary American Restaurant, with eclectic flavors & fresh...
Fond is a Contemporary American Restaurant, with eclectic flavors & fresh, seasonal ingredients. Run by three friends, guests can expect to feel welcome & relaxed. We now offer a full bar as well as a wine and beer list. We offer BYOB from Tuesday to Thursday, with corkage fee on Friday, Saturday and special holidays. We are located on bustling East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. Come join Fond for happy hour, every Tuesday thru Friday from 5:30-7:00, BAR ONLY. Fond also has chef's tables that seat 10, that oversee our kitchen where Chef Lee Styer will demonstrate his cooking.
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden gem

Every dish was a very pleasant surprise. While we ordered standards such as snails and scallops, their presentation and seasoning was pleasantly unique. We ate at the Culinary Institute of America the previous week and found Fond to be in the same league, which is thin air indeed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Yrktwn
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Virginia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Every dish was a very pleasant surprise. While we ordered standards such as snails and scallops, their presentation and seasoning was pleasantly unique. We ate at the Culinary Institute of America the previous week and found Fond to be in the same league, which is thin air indeed.

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Valley Forge, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

In an attempt to try these new restaurants around Passyunk, we decided to celebrate my wife's birthday at Fond along with by 10 year old daughter, a certified foodie herself. We considered the tasting menu, but decided not to since everyone on the table gets the same dish. Starting with Seared Foie Gras, it was our all time favorite, very... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Fond is a "Find." The menu was interesting, I think Fond serve the very best foie gras I have ever had, ever. A complimentary "shot" of roasted mushroom soup was a delight! Superb everything and the service was wonderful.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had a super meal in a very attractive, small space. The staff was very attentive and the dishes were beautifully prepared and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This gem of a restaurant left us With memories of exquisite flavors. The appetizers of tuna Tatar and chicken mousse were delicate and delicious . The chicken with fava beans was cooked to perfection a very special dish. We loved Fond and will return often. One of our favorite dining experiences

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Southern Jersey
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I spent New Years Eve at Fond for a late dinner (9:45 pm). The menu was mostly fixed with only 2 options in 5 or 6 courses. We also chose the wine pairing ($30) option. Our food and wine were both incredible, as was the service. Chef Styer did a wonderful job creating a lasting memory for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My wife and I just had our anniversary dinner here and we were extremely happy with our meal. If your looking for a small romantic setting, this is the place. A small menu bursting with flavor, we enjoyed all three courses. The staff at fond, however, was what puts this place over the top. Probably the best, if not one... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We reserved the "Chefs Table" and had to wait 45 minutes past our reservation. Once we were seated we realized that it wasn't worth the wait. It's not a typical Chefs Table where you get a special meal and attention from the Chef. It's just another table that has a view of the kitchen. We were given the same menu... More 

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Delaware, USA
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They really need to put that mushroom soup on the menu and offer it in a pint glass! Awesome service provided by G. Shrimp ceviche app was nice. Short rib stroganoff and skate wing entrees were very satisfying. Skate was a tad salty, but it complimented the sweet butternut squash risotto. Pumpkin layer cake was decadent. Make a reservation as... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The restaurant isn't very big and a little tight on space but the food is big with flavor. Everything tasted outstanding, there wasn't anything that I wouldn't want to try again. We had a taste of mushroom soup, I wish I could have ordered a bucket full of that, fantastic. Had the Skate which I hadn't seen on a menu... More 

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Additional Information about Fond

Address: 1537 S 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone Number: +1 215-551-5000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1537 S 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
    (Tasker Street)
  • Public Transportation: 2 blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 23 on 12th st to Tasker St.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-551-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Fond is a Contemporary American Restaurant, with eclectic flavors & fresh, seasonal ingredients. Run by three friends, guests can expect to feel welcome & relaxed. We now offer a full bar as well as a wine and beer list. We offer BYOB from Tuesday to Thursday, with corkage fee on Friday, Saturday and special holidays. We are located on bustling East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. Come join Fond for happy hour, every Tuesday thru Friday from 5:30-7:00, BAR ONLY. Fond also has chef's tables that seat 10, that oversee our kitchen where Chef Lee Styer will demonstrate his cooking.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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