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Marigold Kitchen

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University City
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501 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3913 (Larchwood Avenue)
Marigold is located within blocks of SEPTA's route #34 and #13 trolleys.
215-222-3699
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 10:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 10:30 pm - 10:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing service

Great experience. $90/person for 14 courses. Four of those courses were exceptional. The menu is different every night. They service was absolutely impeccable. They were the friendliest staff I ever met and they seemed genuinely happy to serve you. It was awesome, we had a great time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Dana S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great experience. $90/person for 14 courses. Four of those courses were exceptional. The menu is different every night. They service was absolutely impeccable. They were the friendliest staff I ever met and they seemed genuinely happy to serve you. It was awesome, we had a great time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. We had the 12 course tasting menu, starting with a pumpkin bisque with apples, sage and pepitas. Each course was creative with layers of texture and flavor. Presentation was outstanding. Service could not have been better. This was a very special experience that we will remember for a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

In the past year, we have eaten at Per Se in New York, Alinea in Chicago, and many other world class restaurants. None of them holds a candle to the new tasting menu at Marigold Kitchen. We had eaten here before and after the first tasting menu was introduced. We always loved it, but this new set of chefs leaves... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

First, that Marigold is a BYO is great (and if you need recommendations, just call and ask!). The location is easy to get to with plenty of street parking. The service was excellent...our waiter was helpful, fun, and conversational without being intrusive. He was very conscientious of two dietary requests. Now..the food. I will start with the end...for all the... More 

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We dined at Marigold's recently -- the 12 course (plus a popcorn treat to go) prix fixe, $90/pp. BYOwine (tax & service extra). I agree with those other reviewers who praise the quality of the food -- clearly a five star restaurant, one of my best dinners ever. Everything was delicious and fascinating, and the portions were perfectly sized. We... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you're looking for a wonderful dining experience, make the trip to Marigold Kitchen in Philly. It was a fabulous experience with delicious tastings of unusually prepared food. It was truly art that was delivered to our table. Everything from the dimly lit garden outside, lovely ambiance inside, professional and friendly staff, and amazing chefs made this a dining delight.... More 

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new jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Just had an amazing meal at the new Marigold Kitchen. 14 courses of foodie heaven. The restaurant is shined up, delicious, and bursting with fabulous energy! An unforgettable dining experience. Excellent food and service.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Though the food I had was great, I only enjoyed 2 courses. During the second, I was given almond milk, despite repeatedly discussing my nut allergy with the staff. I have a very serious allergy and have to take epipens, go to the hospital, etc... really unpleasant. They even confirmed my allergy prior to the meal and assured me the... More 

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Philadelphia pa usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We love Marigold's Kitchen and are deeply upset about the news of them closing. We are so happy for the chef and his fiance and wish them the best in California. There will be some happy folks out there when chef Robert Halpern decides to do his thing and open up something there. Love his dedication to each and every... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had a reservation for Mother's Day for seven. We were treated like royalty in our own little private room. The service was phenomenal. The food was superb. Ambiance was very nice. Love BYOBs. We brought champagne and the orange was perfect for our mimosas. Salute.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3913
    (Larchwood Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Marigold is located within blocks of SEPTA's route #34 and #13 trolleys.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: 215-222-3699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday
10:30 pm - 10:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?