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Talula's Garden

210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7787
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Ranked #6 of 3,731 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th between Walnut and Locust
Description: Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.
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Eastern Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were here 2 years ago and said in our review then that we'd be back when next time in Philly. And we did come back for our anniversary. We weren't disappointed. Didn't want to wait for table outside, but got a lovely little two-top in a corner that was perfect for our romantic dinner. The food is still amazing,... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Scored a last minute table and were not disappointed. Wonderful food, fantastic service - great night!

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wayne,pa
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152 reviews 152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have had brunch here twice in the last few months and both times the food was excellent. The portions are large. Drinks were exceptional. Service is very good as well. I used the valet parking both times which I recommend if you are driving. You can leave your car for several hours.

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USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Talula's Garden certainly has an impressive location, right on Philadelphia's historic Washington Square. But once inside, the restaurant's eclectic décor seems a little jarring compared to the elegant buildings that surround it. Also jarring is the noise level, which will keep me from returning. The food was good, but the wine list, in my opinion, was very pricey. A lovely... More

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Rocky Mount, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We met friends who live in the Philadelphia area for dinner. They recommended that we meet at Talula's Garden, since it was one of their favorite restaurants in the city. The atmosphere was wonderful from the moment we entered the courtyard of the outdoor dining area until the moment we left. We had a rather secluded corner booth for our... More

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Booked for the garden, but got shuttled to a table in the bar area. Next time we will hold our for the garden. Nice looking crowd, dressed up and looking pretty and handsome. Lots of young couples on dates, and it is very nice and impressive looking space. We had a nice waitress, who patiently answered our questions. Tried the... More

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Chester, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Consistently excellent. Dined outside in the garden. The cheese plates were amazing (international and US samplers). Main courses included the rabbit and crab pastas, the swordfish, and the scallops. All were excellent but the scallops were even better than that. Valet park for $18.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great cheese varieties, pasta homemade, 4 course meal , trout great, blueberry cake with corn ice cream a bit off but otherwise fantastic, beautiful place, need reservations.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

How does one do better than this? Great food, service, wine and a beautiful environment. Second of what I hope will be many more visits. Fresh and inspired local cuisine. A must for anyone who loves fine food.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were hosting a business dinner for a mixed group of vegetarian and omnivorous colleagues. Talula's Garden was a good solution for a group of diners with various dietary preferences. They graciously allowed us to push back our reservation due to a late-running meeting, and gave us our choice of tables in the Garden. It was stunning out there, I... More

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