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Fountain Restaurant

1 Logan Sq, Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6913
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Ranked #86 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 18th
Description: A recipient of Forbes Travel Guide’s 2010 Five Star award, Fountain Restaurant has earned national acclaim and a strong following. Imaginative and impeccable cuisine is served in a warm atmosphere that features a view of the stunning bronzes that comprise Alexander Stirling Calder’s Swann Memorial Fountain. Fountain Restaurant is considered one of the city’s – and the country’s – best restaurants, having been rated the number one restaurant in Philadelphia by Zagat Survey, and receiving top honours from the Philadelphia Inquirer, AAA and Bon Appétit.
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84% Recommend
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English first
Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were really looking forward to our dinner at this restaurant, since we could not dine there during our previous visit to Philadelphia (it is not open Sunday and Monday nights). We were not disappointed. The setting is beautiful, service is impeccable and the food is excellent. There were four of us with different tastes and some dietary restrictions and... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We chose Fountain because we wanted a relaxing, enjoyable meal. As fountain is located in and affiliated with the four season we had every expectation it would be as good as every other four seasons experience we have had. We were not disappointed. Chef distefano creates an imaginative menu from seasonal, local organic ingredients. The results delights the palate and... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A visit to the Fountain for any meal is always outstanding, always special. Kudos to the hotel manager and all the staff for an upscale, top notch dining experience. If its not on the menu they will make it. If it is on the menu, it will be prepared and served in a perfect manner. It is impossible to not... More

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Warren, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A very high quality restaurant in the Four Seasons. The room is very nice, open and there tables are well spread apart. The service is outstanding, knowledgeable and friendly. They took our cue for a leisurely meal starting with a pre-dinner cocktail. The wine list is very good and prices are surprisingly reasonable given the location and meal prices. The... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great wait staff willing to make adjustments to please your palate. The staff is extremely well-prepared to help young children order a meal they would like (unusual for a top restaurant)

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Media, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Relaxed in the restaurant having adult beverages and crunchy delights until they turned it for dinner.

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Bishops Tachbrook, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited for breakfast each morning during our stay at Four Seasons. A spacious elegant restaurant with excellent service overlooking Logan Square. Huge portions! The weekend breakfast buffet was superb

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harrisburg pa
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant now and in past. I would rank it among the top 5 that I have ever been to - and probably still number 1. This pastt saturday had Anniversary dinner there with wife. Dinner was terrific, wait staff always attentive, food was delicious - everything. Had squash soup for starter and trio of tomato for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Fabulous, excellent, perfect, elegant, comfortable, attractive, outstanding, etc., etc. The Fountain is a great choice for any event or special occasion and you can actually have a quiet conversation here. Anything else to say is that I can only echo all the other 5-Star reviews.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Exquisite small portions. I ordered the pea soup and scallops, both prepared and presented beautifully. Bread was a little stale would be my only criticism. Also service is terrific but possibly a little too attentive/affected, but it goes with the fancy vibe.

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