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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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9:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    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
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If you're looking for a warm, inviting restaurant with impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in Philadelphia, make a reservation for dinner at Marigold Kitchen. The multi-course chef's menu is spectacular, with all dietary preferences honored. The delicious, fresh ingredients make for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
EasyTraveler2000
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a warm, inviting restaurant with impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in Philadelphia, make a reservation for dinner at Marigold Kitchen. The multi-course chef's menu is spectacular, with all dietary preferences honored. The delicious, fresh ingredients make for an unbelievable combination of tastings and were rivaled by incredibly beautiful presentations. The service provides for a memorable experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Creative, Exciting, Fresh! I can't say enough about our experience at Marigold Kitchen. Everything was perfect. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable. I am already planning a return visit.

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Thank empressemi
West Vancouver, Canada
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Great place for celebration dinner, made you feel special. Kinda expecting gastronomic food, a bit disappointed, but taste's overall's good, though not much surprise element. Presentation could be better. Only one to two dishes stood out.

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Thank Lraep
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We dined with friends last night and we marveled at each of the 13 small plates served in a perfectly paced friendly atmosphere. From Walnut bisque to pumpkin brioche, Charcuterie and veal sweetbreads, each serving provided new surprises & flavors. The tasting menu changes with the seasons but we felt fortunate to have experienced courses which included "some of the... More 

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Thank Michael G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

14 courses, each a surprise, unique and intricately layered. All combined to create a elegantly satisfying whole. The usual suspects of the Philly food scene beware...this is a gem!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Food is excellent , personel is great , especially to change every ten minutes the silver ware of the 13 courses., which is a challenge. There is lots of ideas, but 13 is too much of trouble, and the quantity in your plate is too small. At this end you don't remember what you had for dinner. and the price... More 

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Thank Francois G
Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very interesting place. You do not order, they simply bring you 13 or 14 or 15 (depending on how you count and what they are doing on that particular night) micro courses. Each a small microcosm of hopefully complementary tastes. The place seems to rework its menu every 6 weeks or so, so what you will be served depends on... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food served over 13 (micro) courses. Service was excellent too. You do need to book ahead as you might expect. Street parking seemed readily available

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

High up, among a few other brilliant stars, this rare dieity opens its welcoming doors to mortals. I had called ahead to learn more about the test dinner menu so I could bring appropriate wines & received a helpful imediat response. With a comforting greeting and successive courses introduced by each of 3 chefs, every step, every course not only... More 

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2 Thank foodnwine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

A fabulous tasting menu with originality. All courses superbly thought out and prepared. Price is beyond reasonable considering the meal. Worth the trip. Couldn't recommend more highly

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?