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SoWe Bar Kitchen

918 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (City Center West)
215-545-5790
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Ranked #928 of 3,720 restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: 22nd and Carpenter
Description: SoWe Bar and Kitchen is a casual American bistro offering creative comfort food in warm, welcoming setting. Proprietors Nancy Law and Troy Barton have designed SoWe to be the neighborhood's "home away from home", knowing that Rob Miracle's seriously good bistro fare will draw the Center City gastro-crowd to "South West Ceneter City Philly". Great snacks, burgers, salads and large plates are served by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. An extensive bar selection, wines by the glass and craft beers on tap and by the bottle. Kitchen is open late night. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.
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English first
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Nice light fare place in South Philly. We had the Pho French Dip & Pork Belly Sandwich both of which were delicious. Cocktails were good but not noteworthy. There were two interesting drinks on their menu but they didn't have an ingredient so we couldn't try them. Service was very good.

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Houston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

really enjoyed the outside seating, waitress was super friendly and took the time to answer our questions regarding the menu and just visit. candied bacon beignets and marscapone stuffed french toast was amazing!

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Philly suburbs
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The back room was stuffy on a 75 degree day. Fish and chips was very good, mussels not so much. Three, 6, or 9 slider options appreciated. Great fries and onion threads. The service was a little off though---interrupting our conversations, making gratuitous comments about what we were talking about, and disappeared periodically. We had to wait quite a while... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at 12:00, seated at 12:50, 2:05 still not served our lunch....my review is giving the benifit of the doubt, that the food is average. Not worth the time it cost me either!

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Philadelphia, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I used to love this place when it was up on 22nd & Christian (not a great place to walk to from center city) and was sad when it disappeared. I very happily just realized that it moved to 6th & South! Good food, nice portions, casual comfortable atmosphere, pleasant staff, good service, reasonable prices. We had grape leaves and... More

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Small and convenient. Nice atmosphere with very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Interesting and well priced menu. If you are close by it is certainly worth the stop.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, good happy hour (especially the $2 yuenglings). The food is delicious- I had sliders. The bartender was friendly enough, although a bit snappy. I will definitely be returning for happy hour and possibly their quiz night!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Four friends traveled over to this ever improving neighborhood for dinner at SoWe on a very pleasant Saturday evening. We took advantage of a chance to dine outside. Very attentive server and an interesting menu that works for those who just want something simple or a full platter. There is a fairly extensive varied cocktail menu and a nice choice... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I am always excited to try new restaurants in the city, so was thrilled to hear good thing about SoWe. It was an adorable spot - great bar area, decent amount of outdoor seating. There were really cute touches in the decor that made the place feel really great. The food was really good - we got a chilled roasted... More

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Philadelphia PA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

The Divan Turkish Kitchen has moved to a new location at 622 S. 6th St, just off South St in the Queen Village neighborHood. It is now called Divan Mediterranean Grill, same ownership. We ate there recently and were quite pleased with the quality of the food, general ambience, and attentive service. The Divan seems to be a family-run operation... More

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