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Talula's Garden

210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7787
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Ranked #7 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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New York, NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Talula's Garden is a funny little restaurant in the heart of historic Philadelphia. Although the website talks about a full menu, when we were there (on a Friday night) they only offered a $55.00 tasting menu, with a rather interesting wine tasting. The meal included a collection of fried vegetable chips with anchovy breadsticks and a cheese-based dipping sauce (accompanied... More 

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London
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a really great restaurant, you are immediately struck by the decor and buzzy atmosphere and what a lovely space it is. Service was excellent and the food was wonderful. Such interesting combinations all very fresh and beautifully presented. The sides were also unusual and very, very tasty. We ate with a very fussy teenager and even he found... More 

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Indiana, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is amazing. The food, the service, the menu, the atmosphere, Talula's has it all. This is a must-experience when in downtown Philadelphia!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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201 reviews 201 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Four of us had dinner there before going to the Walnut. The ambiance is very good. Noise level was very good despite it being mostly full. We split 2 focaccias, each of which were a large size and delicious. Entrees were the scallops, NY strip, and ravioli, all of which were very good to excellent. The fried apple pie and... More 

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Elkton, MD
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129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The minute you walk through the gate at Talula's Garden you feel something welcoming and magical about the place. When you walk through the front door you are immediately welcomed by smiling, friendly faces and enveloped in the comfortable elegance that is Talula's. This was my third visit this year and they did not disappoint.The food and service are always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ambience Service Food Excellent Really enjoyed the cheese platters to start the meal All in all a very enjoyable experience. great job

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Riverton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Talula's Garden should almost be called Talulas's Secret Garden as more folks walk by it the first time than not..... :) But when you enter it's a warm cozy dining spot with great service and fabulous farm to fork food. My squash soup and fisherman's stew were just right for a cold windy evening while my husband's steak was done... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I went here alone after work and was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful setting. 10 meters high ceilings and a great atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and good at recommending the favourites. You would want to try everything! I went for the buttersquash soup as a starter, which was creamy, rich, with a little bit of crunch of the... More 

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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After experiencing Talula's Garden in the summer, it was exciting to go back for the fall. The weather was cold, and the harvest vegetables were the main feature. As per the anticipation, the Treehugger was ordered (maple bourbon, black walnut liqueur with Italian cherries) and savored ever so greatly. It is recommended to make reservations, but show up early to... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

From the moment you walk into the garden patio area, you know you are in for a great experience. Complimentary champagne and appetizers, great service, an unusual but excellent menu, this is a top notch restaurant in a city with many fine restaurants.

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Additional Information about Talula's Garden

Address: 210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: (215) 592-7787
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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