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Fountain Restaurant

1 Logan Sq, Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6913
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Ranked #112 of 3,728 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The title says it all ... . Plenty of fine food for the Sunday brunch, in an elegant room, spacious, comfy. The waiters are well dressed, smile and here to help. Food is delicious, proof that a buffet can be somptuous, all you can eat and quality. You find it all: salads, sushi, meat, pan cakezs, eggs station, cheeses, fruits... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Had breakfast three days and lunch two times at this restaurant in the Four Seasons. Inventive menu, incredible food and perfect service. Very pricy but hey I'm on vacation!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The breakfast parfait of yogurt tasted like it was made days ago and kept in the fridge. Plus very little yogurt was in the glass. The Fountain has gone downhill.

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

When I am in Philadelphia, I always treat my hosts to brunch at the Four Seasons. It is elegant, varied, delicious and fresh. The service is impeccable. We always dress up and go to the Cathedral for Mass across the street, but many families and hotel guests come as they are, so it's all kinds welcome. Yes, it's pricey, but... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What can I say. There is a place left where you can hear your guests talk. civilized dining. never rushed. food perfect. service impeccable. Any one who did not like this place doesnt know good food, service or real dining. This is not a place where loud music blasts, tables turn over quickly and food is basic. so if you... More

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Haddonfield, NJ
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We came here for our wedding anniversary and could not have been happier with the experience. The food was outstanding and the service over the top excellent. We were greeted on arrival by three pleasant staff members, one of whom wished us a happy anniversary (I had told them when making the reservation) and offered the choice of going to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I had previously been very impressed with the food and overall experience at the Fountain. I had gone several times for dinner with my company, and we really considered it a special place. I was very excited to bring my fiancee for a special dinner. Unfortunately, it did not go well. We first arrived at the Swan Lounge to get... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Booked a Valentine's Day lunch table at the Fountain restaurant after learning the Philadelphia restaurant critic from the Inquirer gave it 4 stars. The staff at the Four Seasons was extremely polite and helpful upon entering the hotel. The restaurant was full and we had a table on the window overlooking Logan Square. The wait staff wears something akin to... More

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