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205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900 (Walnut Street)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy Late Nighter

Small place that gets packed with energy and the late crowd as the night moves on....good small menu with interesting plates.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is one of those restaurants I always go to when I am in Philly at least one night for dinner (sometimes two). One a nice night, you can site outside, people watch and just relax. The food is great, never had something that I didn't like. The atmosphere is laid back, so the servers aren't hovering, which is great... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Excellent in midst of busy people watching Rittenhouse Square. Came for the festival today and scoped out this place for a bite. There was a 30 minute wait for outside table but inside we were seated right away at the corner table as you people watch as they go by. Music is mix from uh hum.. My generation while the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Came here for a few drinks. We sat outside and had some soup. Service wasn't the best and it was a little high priced which I kind of expected being in an nicer part of town.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small place that gets packed with energy and the late crowd as the night moves on....good small menu with interesting plates.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a business trip and met my 24 year old daughter for dinner on February 13th. Started with the 3 cheese appetizer and moved on to the lobster ravioli and NY strip. Dessert was a Valentine's day cake with strawberry. The service, food and vibe were terrific.

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New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I liked this place a few years ago, but this time the food and service were average - while the cost is high. It is in a great part of town and you can sit outside and look a Rittenhouse square which is pleasant.

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Spend a lazy late Saturday afternoon eating a great hamburger and chips. Really great stuff, not cheap, but a real treat. The space and staff are warm, welcoming, nd just plain enjoyable. Try the special sangria cocktail, it's probably the best 'afternoon' cocktail I've ever had. It's my new favourite Philly restaurant.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I really used to really like Rouge until recently. Ate there over the holidays with a group of 5. Two of us ordered truffle fries and got very sick afterwards I wrote to Rouge to tell them about it. I wasn't asking for anything; no compensation or a credit. I just wanted them to be aware of the experience we... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

I had lunch here, the nicoise salad. Wine was good, food great and service great as well. Lovely rear seared big tuna pieces on a salad with lettuce, tomato, carrot, potato and oniun. I did not like the olives, but then again have lived in Greece for several years so am probably spoiled in relation to these. All in all,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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251 reviews 251 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our food (tuna melt and whoppers of burgers) and our waitress was very good. The front door staff that greeted us were just odd. Don't let that deter you - this place is a great stop for lunch!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900
    (Walnut Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-732-6622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?