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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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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 patio for bruch

This was our 2nd favorite meal in Philly. Talula's Garden is located off Washington square, in an Art Deco building. We were lucky to get a seat in their beautiful garden. The brunch menu looked great, and was hard to decide what to try. We enjoyed the burger and monte cristo, along with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was our 2nd favorite meal in Philly. Talula's Garden is located off Washington square, in an Art Deco building. We were lucky to get a seat in their beautiful garden. The brunch menu looked great, and was hard to decide what to try. We enjoyed the burger and monte cristo, along with the doughnuts. Portions were generous. The service... More 

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grand rapids, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous restaurant and location in the Washington Square area. We arrived and asked if we could sit in the Garden/Patio area. We were told it would be a 40 minute wait (only 30), so we had a drink at the very beautiful outdoor bar. Fantastic service by every employee. The food was amazing!! We will definitely go back when we... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Foodie paradise representing the best of the farm to table (Alice Waters) revolution. Talula's mother takes very good care of this place. Crowded in summer, with cool outdoor patio - a surprising and easy respite in winter.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals I have ever eaten. The outdoor garden setting on a warm summer's evening was charming. The small fairy lights and gently burbling fountains were simply magical. Offerings were inventive, eclectic and delectable. Who would have thought to combine honey and grapes to make a savory focaccia appetizer? Apparently the same genius who combined melon and... More 

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hidden gem on Washington square-The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. We sat inside and are looking forward to enjoying a table in the garden next visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tucked in between luxurious brownstones by Washington Square Park, Talula's Garden sparkled like June bugs in a secret garden. The patio was beautifully set for a romantic evening of fine dining. It was no wonder there was 45min wait for a table on the patio. The super high ceiling indoor seating was farm house comfortable with refined elegance. Our trout... More 

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boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We really liked that the food was locally grown and much was organic. The setting was very pleasant. The menu was interesting. However, little was very flavorful. Given our high expectations, we were disappointed.

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Sebastopol, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

An amazingly beautiful and elegant setting. Food was mostly good with some average dishes. Lovely gift from chef: hot brioche to start the meal. Beautiful veges.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

About a year ago we dined at Talula's, and frankly, the experience was by and large negative, mainly due to poor service but also for some obvious flaws in the menu. After we left our review, the owner has reached to us and went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction in case we decided to 'give the establishment another... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This restaurant definitely deserves all the praise it is receiving. The service we had was excellent; it was quick and attentive but we never felt rushed. We enjoyed multiple courses over a 2.5 hour dining experience. The food is mostly organic/farm-to-table and was simply delicious. The decor inside is nice, but if you are able to, a seat outdoors on... More 

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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?