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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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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
Wonderful dining experience

My husband and I enjoyed a fine dining experience in the outdoor garden. The interior looked nice too, but the weather was perfect for outdoor dining. We started with the cheese plate and shared a few dishes. Everything was good quality and the service was excellent. I enjoyed my cocktail and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
bhappy50
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a fine dining experience in the outdoor garden. The interior looked nice too, but the weather was perfect for outdoor dining. We started with the cheese plate and shared a few dishes. Everything was good quality and the service was excellent. I enjoyed my cocktail and we had a couple of glasses of wine -... More 

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Detroit, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Of course they can't really be responsible for the weather, but someone made the humidity evaporate and the temp was in the mid-70's--believe it or not-- in AUGUST. The kids had not come back to college and the locals were down the shore, so we had a lovely meal (can't go wrong with anything on the ever-changing menu) and skedaddled... More 

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went here for wife's birthday dinner with another couple. The restaurant has a cozy outdoor seating area and its own bar. The food was phenomenal and the bread was the beat we've EVER had. We drove an hour to eat here and plan on coming back. Discount parking available at Walnut Towers. And did I mention co-ed bathrooms 😳👍🏼.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife & I took our parents her last evening to celebrate our wedding that they were unable to attend in July. The atmosphere, the cuisine and my favorite part was or waitress, Kerrianne. So knowledgeable, pleasant, funny and a true passion for her craft. Kerrianne made it a special night for all of us - thank you! Not our... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I used to live right around the corner from this place, and it was my go to restaurant for when I wanted to get something really good to eat. They make an effort to use local ingredients and their food is delicious. The wait-staff is very knowledgable and make excellent recommendations. I particularly love their garden and view of Washington... More 

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Berlin, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped there last night for a quick dinner. Although it was very crowded they managed to squeeze us in for immediate seating. We both loved every bite we took and the atmosphere and the service was tremendous. They also have a small cafe which serves prepared food during the day and then offers a five course chefs tasting at... More 

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Elkton, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped by Talula's for brunch to celebrate my birthday and sat outside in the delightful garden area. The garden was packed by 10:30 am with a moderate buzz of contented conversation in a gorgeous setting. We have experienced Talula's several times over the past two years and the ambiance, service, and food are consistently top quality. We ordered the... More 

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maple shade
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to Talula's garden last minute as we were going to be in that part of the city. We had driven by several times and always wanted to go because we heard such good things about it. It's beautiful on the outside with the garden like seating but the inside is just as nice with its high... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We celebrated our 17th anniversary with brunch at Talula's Garden. The overall decor is very warm and inviting with great textures and fabrics. We started with biscuits and bacon for an appetizer. We also shared the Burger and Smoked Trout eggs Benedict! Both came with crispy smashed potatoes. For desert, we shared the Nutella donuts! They are the best way... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I visited Talula's Garden for dinner on a Saturday night whilst in Philadelphia on business. After reading reviews online it did not disappoint! I walked in without a reservation so was sitting inside but the garden looked beautiful. Although I was dining alone I didn't feel self conscious and the service was very attentive and not rushed like I had... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?