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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, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
True gourmet restaurant

If you are looking for true gourmet food experience this is the place for you. The menu is 14 courses served in a very nice pace. Everything was cook to perfection. I personally did not like two of the dishes, but was very pleased with the overall presentation. The service is excellent, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
TheKritk
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you are looking for true gourmet food experience this is the place for you. The menu is 14 courses served in a very nice pace. Everything was cook to perfection. I personally did not like two of the dishes, but was very pleased with the overall presentation. The service is excellent, very professional and attentive. The mix between the... More 

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Baltimore MD
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I shared a meal at Marigold Kitchen this weekend. It was one of the more interesting and engaging meals I have had. To correctly approach Marigold you need to think of it as a total experience not just a meal. Its really more like a play that is staged with food not actors. This is a tasting... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Food is excellent (with a few "misses"- I don't consider a piece of CANDY a "course"- i.e. the piece of caramel with salt or the tiny sorbet in a spoon). The rest was great but don't go there if you really want to converse since you will be interrupted about every 12 minutes for a new set of silverware and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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130 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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, Doing business, 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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