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Amada

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City Center East
Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
Septa 21, 42
12156252450
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 437
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  • 187
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best meal in Philly

We sat at a kitchen-side bar and watched all the action. Lots of fun but the food was the star. We order the chef's tasting selection and everything was delicious. It was one of the best meals I have ever eaten! Highly recommend this restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Ashlea M
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

We sat at a kitchen-side bar and watched all the action. Lots of fun but the food was the star. We order the chef's tasting selection and everything was delicious. It was one of the best meals I have ever eaten! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Great place for big families or traveling with a lot of people. Usually restaurants can't accommodate big parties. We were 8 people with 4 teenagers. We had tapas that we shared, they were delicious. For dinner have the filet mignon, it was perfectly made. Its a big place, but service was great and fast!

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Dropped in here two couples on a rainy 4th July with no booking and had a truly great. Every tapas dish was imaginitive and very well presented. The staff were friendly and highly efficient.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I went there with my family to celebrate my stepfather's birthday, and was struck by just how many families and couples were there to celebrate birthdays or other major personal events. The two tables next to us were both birthday celebrations, and it's easy to see why people go there to celebrate special events. One, the food is pretty pricey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ignore the times on here, it's open evenings, really enjoyed the evening, it's a loud place and certainly not for young children.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing Tapas restaurant that creates the most flavorful bites imaginable. We love to get the Chef's tasting menu because you don't have to worry about ordering, just sit back relax and they keep bringing one amazing dish out after another! Their sangria's are my husbands favorites but I am a huge fan of their fresh margaritas. They... More 

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Bergen County
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of my favorite places in Philly. Very nice ambiance and great small plates. Even our picky eaters enjoyed the small plates. And the sangria was delicious; one of the best I have had. You definitely need reservations in advancnce.

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I tried 6 different small plates, and all were quite good. Peppers stuffed with crab, a flatbread with lamb and other things on top, and other unusual but very tasty combinations served us well. We left quite satisfied, and did not even contemplate dessert! The waiter offered suggestions and the staff explained each dish as it was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The tapas here was delicious. I usually walk away from these types of restaurants hungry, but not here. The flatbread pizza was superb.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Tapas are great but there's always the same problem, you want to try everything! Sadly, a few items were left on the plate during our visit. Everything was delicious but we def didn't need that extra order of ham croquettes! Slightly pricey but worth a splurge!!

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Additional Information about Amada

Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 12156252450
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 100
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa 21, 42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 12156252450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 100
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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