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Talula's Garden

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210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (7th between Walnut and Locust)
(215) 592-7787
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the...
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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  • 425
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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 10
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Brunch in Garden Setting

Talula's Garden is a favorite for brunch especially when the weather is warm enough to sit in the lovely garden. The decor is inviting and food is beautifully presented by a genuinely knowledgeable and friendly staff. The sweet little ricotta donuts with raspberry sauce are delicious and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Rebecca W
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Talula's Garden is a favorite for brunch especially when the weather is warm enough to sit in the lovely garden. The decor is inviting and food is beautifully presented by a genuinely knowledgeable and friendly staff. The sweet little ricotta donuts with raspberry sauce are delicious and the cheese tray with accompaniments is always yummy. A great place to spend... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Yes the menu is on the very expensive side for Brunch, however the ingredients are quality ones it and the service is reasonably good. The complaint perhaps is one of value or rather lack of it. At $25 for a Crab and Pea benedict, the crab element was unrealistically small and the muffins instead were huge dwarfing the eggs. My... More 

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Munich, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Any dish is worth going for. I took the 8 course tasting menu and was in heaven. It changes regularly, just go for it. On my tasting menu the only critique I would have is I had charred asapargus twice in different courses which could have been avoided. And the fettuccine sauce was too sour. Apart from this small glitch,... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had heard wonderful things about this place and now can attest that none of it is exaggerated. While the Garden part of the restaurant wasn't yet open for the season, I can see how it would be a draw in and of itself. But the food is the star of the show and while I will say that the... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The quality of food overall was mostly excellent, from appetizers, through entrées and desert, but I will says the wines by the glass were a little lacking in choice and quality. My steak was overcooked, and usually I send overcooked meat dishes back, but being in a hurry, that was not an option open to us that night. Staff were... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very, very good food, absolutely fresh, very well executed. Wish there were more menu items & a better wine selection on the higher end and open later would be great too.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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47 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I had dinner outside at Talula's Garden yesterday. Going in I was sure I was going to be disappointed, as this restaurant has received a lot of hype ever since it opened. By the time I left I was adding to the hype. The service was knowledgeable, friendly and incredibly enthusiastic. Having staff that takes clear pride... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It was a busy night at Talula's, but the service and food were wonderful. After yummy grapefruit Bellinis, the two of us dined on asparagus salad and sweet pea salad followed by halibut and chips and blackened chicken. All of the dishes are paired with creative sides and sauces. For dessert we shared a yummy molten chocolate cake with peanut... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Enjoyed a spectacular dinner in the garden on a perfect Friday evening. Every aspect of our visit was exceptional-each member of the staff was very pleasant and focused on delivering a great experience; the food was simply delicious; the garden was delightful. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu with the wine pairings-it was the perfect way to get a broad... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was too cold to sit outside in the garden, but this is a fine old building that lends itself to a stylish restaurant. The bar was small, but efficiently run. We were soon seated and the menu is quite extensive and certainly interesting. I had Bison sweetbreads which were quite delightful and the best ever pork belly - it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (7th between Walnut and Locust)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: (215) 592-7787

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?