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SoleFood - CLOSED

1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: 12th
Description: Delicious and uniquely local seafood dishes combine with an elegant, modern atmosphere at SoleFood. Chef Thomas Harkins creates cutting-edge, contemporary American cuisine, offering seafood-inspired choices at breakfast, lunch and dinner, using the very freshest ingredients in his farm-to-table techniques. The freshest fish, meat and produce, locally sourced from regional farmers make dishes like Pan Seared Pocono Trout, Butter Poached Barnegat Bay Fluke and Jersey Sea Scallop Salad truly special. Our Reading Terminal Cheese Plate even features local artisanal cheeses, and, if you’re not in the mood for seafood, there are plenty of meat selections, from beef and lamb to tenderloin. Take a cozy table for two, or join the group at our lively communal table. Or, try traditional American treats like salads, sandwiches, pizza and burgers. Voted one of the “Top 10 Seafood Restaurants” in Philadelphia by Gayot Guide, SoleFood is the ideal dining spot for business or pleasure.

102 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
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English first
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We started out at the bar which isn't huge but a decent size. The bartender was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about bourbons, friendly, and gave us excellent service. When we were ready to eat, we were seated pretty quickly. Service was good, the food was excellent but the prices weren't cheap. People were dressed from very... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Don't you hate it when one of your favorite restaurants goes south? Maybe it was due to renovation. Not in its usual lobby spot, the moved it (i suppose temporarily) up to the top floor. OMG would be pretty except for the ARMARK enormous sign in red, facing the building. The service and the food was laughable. Wrong dishes, cold... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Breakfast was very delicious and service was great. The prices was acceptable. I love the atmosphere. Would eat their again when visiting!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I honestly don't know who they think they're kidding. Based on previous reviews, we booked a dinner for a Friday night. The food was barely adequate, overpriced, and the service was arrogant and inattentive. Made us feel as if we were intruding on something more important.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I had dinner here with my wife on a Friday night. The restaurant wasn't very crowded - you definitely get the sense that its the type of place only patronized by those staying at the hotel. The food was very good - the pork belly appetizer I had was delicious, one of the best appetizers I've ever had. My wife's... More

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Hooksett, nh
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed in the Loew's hotel and decided to give this place a try. The food is way overpriced for what you get. There was no hostess at the hostess station when we first arrived to be seated. My sea bass was raw inside and I had to wait for a replacement, but, when done correctly was very good and they... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The restaurant is located in a majestic large space under the Loew's Hotel. Clearly a lot of attention has been given to the planning and design of the space. There many art deco elements and a beautiful mosaic hangs over an semi-open kitchen. The menu is small with modern American influences, with a clear preference for fish. We chose crispy... More

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Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Enjoyed my 3 course prix fixe lunch: artichoke soup, short rib cheese sandwich and pumpkin pie (USD20++). Our server, BJ, was attentive but not obsequious. Nice place to have a quiet unhurried conversation.

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

While staying at the Lowe's, we enjoyed dinner at SoleFood on two different nights. Both nights, Sunday and Tuesday, service and food was good. No complaints regarding speed, timing or servers. The first night I had the crab cake, which was EXCELLENT. Highly recommend it. My dinner companions also enjoyed the hanger steak and striped bass. The butterscotch cheesecake was... More

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New York, New York, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Average American hotel food (i.e., servicable and expensive). We had our breakfast here because it was included in our package. The service was terrific. The food was average. No complaints, just nothing exceptional. Very expensive for what it is.

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