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1537 S 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
+1 215-551-5000
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Ranked #83 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tasker Street
Transit: 2 blocks east from the Broad Street Line - Tasker/Morris stop. Bus route 23 on 12th st to Tasker St.
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.
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Lumberton, New Jersey
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125 reviews 125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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211 reviews 211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had dinner at this small fun french restaurant. The four of us went last minuted. We at at the bar. The service was very good but not stuffy. The food was exceptionally prepared. Look forward to out next time. The prices were very affordable. Thanks for a great evening.

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161 reviews 161 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

One of the BEST French/American restaurants in Philly! I think about returning more often than my wallet could handle. A restaurant every diner should experience. Parking: $8.00 for valet in the area for a few restaurants in that street corner Otherwise you may be able to score a parking spot for free or with a meter. Food: Outstanding. Excellent. Flavor... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I thought this place was great, but somehow just not all that memorable. We both ordered the Matador, which was a margarita made with Cabo Wabo Tequila and passion fruit purée. Simply best drink I have ever had in my life. Huge props to the bartender. For appetizer we had oysters, which typically I love, but these tasted very fishy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Squirreled off the square on Passyunk Avenue, this little spot has a bar, window walls that open on a nice day and the quality food that will make you want to come back. SO WE DID! :) DJ

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Second time here and it was as good as the first. The waiters and waitstaff are some of the best you will experience. On this night it was Tory and Mike. I have to say early on if you are visiting Philadelphia you have to consider a visit to one of the many restaurants on and near East Passyunk Ave.... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped in for an appetizer and a drink. We sat at the bar and chatted with the friendly staff. Beautifully presented dish, we will return for a full meal. Our picture says it all!

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Enjoyed dinner last night - nice atmosphere - warm service - exceptionally well prepared food. Really small menu - soft shell crabs was a special - we had a 8PM reservation - by the time we sat down and ordered guess what they were out of. Valet parking a big plus.

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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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