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210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7787
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Ranked #6 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Pennington, NJ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was treated to dinner at Talula's Garden recently. There were 7 of us, and though we all ordered our own entree, we shared two special salads and several appetizers and desserts. Everything was deliciously prepared. Servings were surprisingly generous, and a few of the more disciplined of our group were happy to have the opportunity to order half portions... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Brunch was excellent. Their beginnings menu has a lot of great bakery items. We tried the donuts, the cinnamon role, and the bakery trio. All yummy! We could have stopped there but between us we had the frittata, the strudel, the pork belly, and the special - which was a strip steak and eggs. All the dishes were great -... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My daughter and I visited Philly recently and found Talula's on Tripadvisor. We made a reservation based on the great reviews. It was extremely cold the night of our reservation, and we could have easily decided to stay in after a long day and order in; however, I am so glad we didn't! The restaurant was lively and fun without... More 

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Dix Hills
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I spent the last weekend in December in Philly with my husband and 10-year old son. Our hotel concierge recommended Talula's Garden and we really enjoyed it. It was a tad more hectic than we would have liked, but the fine food, wine and service made up for it. The mushroom soup was out of this world! (Loved how it... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

One of the best meals we've ever had in a restaurant! It was great from the second we saw it from the outside! Getting inside we were treated with great attention. After a long day of site seeing in Philly we started our dinner with a cheese platter (I would definitely recommend). Then we moved to an appetizer also great!!... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Went to TG w two semi-vegetarians and a serious carnivore. Unpretentious, relaxing dim-ish lighting and eclectic decor. We were seated in a back corner half booth which was great for the hard of hearing amongst us. Service and food made this a standout. I think our server's name was Jill. She was so efficient and accommodating. We had an 830... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It is hard to go wrong with a Stephen Starr restaurant, but this restaurant exceeded our expectations. This was a birthday dinner for my wife. We had an early reservation which was fortunate since we barely beat the crowd (make a reservation well in advance). However, despite the crowd, the noise level was fine and it didn't "feel crowded". The... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went here on Christmas Eve and had the tasting menu and wine pairings. The quality and preparation of the food and the service equal any other restaurant in the city. We had eaten here once before in the warmer weather and sat in the garden. The interior is very attractive and warm. The 8 course tasting menu was amazing! The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband surprised me by taking here for our 5 year wedding anniversary. I thought I knew all the good restaurants in Philly until I got here. This is probably one of Philly's hidden gems - can't believe I have never been here before. Our reservation was for at 7:30 and we didn't walk out of here until 10:30. It... More 

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Lake Charles, LA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Loved, loved. loved this restaurant! Cozy, great service, knowledgeable, friendly wait staff and fantastic food. Who could ask for more? Let me just say that everything the four of us had was stellar-here is a rundown of all of the wonderment we had: mixed green salad with duck liver balsamic dressing( I know-sounds terrible-was terrific), fresh greens foccacia with goat... 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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