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Tria Cafe

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City Center West
Bar, Café, Wine Bar
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123 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 972-8742
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 17
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Loved the salad of Smoked Duck and Spinach with Allagash Cherries, Pistachios, Grana Padano and Citrus-Mint Vinaigrette - particularly the cherries; went back the next day and had Salad of Grilled Asparagus, Artichoke, White Beans, Tomato-Onion Relish and Pine Nuts which wasn't so special but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Loved the salad of Smoked Duck and Spinach with Allagash Cherries, Pistachios, Grana Padano and Citrus-Mint Vinaigrette - particularly the cherries; went back the next day and had Salad of Grilled Asparagus, Artichoke, White Beans, Tomato-Onion Relish and Pine Nuts which wasn't so special but service/atmosphere both great for lunch

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Reston, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The wine, beer, food, and service were all good. But... this is a wine bar. Why is the background music a bunch of ear-splitting banshees? There's no way to savor and enjoy the wine (forget about the company) because you can't hold your glass and protect your ears at the same time. There's got to be a better selection of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I wanted to like this place, I really did. When we first walked in we immediately liked the feel of it, the décor and the lighting. Staff were friendly too. But when we were seated, it started to go a bit downhill. It was loud, and there was a draft. I don't know where it came from: we were in... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I go here for beer and wine, they pretty much wrote the book on the beer and wine scene in philly although there are some better places now than when Tria came on the scene. The food is simple but good. Menu does not change often. The 18th at has a younger scene, good supply of krumpet on a party... More 

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Philadelphia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoy stopping at Tria for a glass of wine or a bite to eat. The atmosphere is always inviting, the staff and patrons helpful and friendly. We particularly like the service, advice and good cheer Katrina brings. She is knowledgeable about wine selection and gives good advice about what menu items to select.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

There are so many unique restaurants these days. Why not visit different places? The balance of interesting beverages and food anchored by warm, experienced, and efficient servers keeps drawing me back to Tria. Tria is much more than the wine bar/cafe many people categorize it as. Seating for perhaps thirty people and no reservations accepted could be a deterrent to... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a great place to hang out and have a glass of wine and small plates. It is small and gets quite crowded. This is right off Rittenhouse Square and very convenient for our needs. This is a family favorite for before dinner drinks.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews 206 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
962 helpful votes 962 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

No wonder Tria is always packed: The provocative menu of unusual appetizers, sandwiches & salads & trendy brews is appealing & prices sensible. Although it was difficult to choose among figs w/ gorgonzola & prosciutto, ricotta w/ lavender honey, etc., our lunch of warm white bean spread on paprika toast & artisan cheese w/ quince jam on fresh crunchy bread,... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place was perfect for my wife and I. They have an extensive wine and beer list. They organize the wines by general category such as "funky, bold, luscious" etc. And we were really impressed. The also had an extensive cheese selection. The dishes are smaller sizes. They even have a snack size which has tiny bites. I ordered the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I guess the best part of Center City is that there are many great places to eat and drink, so stumbling into quite possibly one of the best taprooms ever doesn't seem too far fetched. Enjoyed a meal and drinks at Tria after visiting the Mütter in February 2015 and was immediately enamored with the food AND the beer menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: (215) 972-8742

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Café, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?