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Amada

217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 625 2450
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Ranked #35 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $5 - $100
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Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd
Transit: Septa 21, 42
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Good Spanish food and wine! I was there for a work dinner with colleagues! Just a little much expensive and noisy! Good wine choice and nice waiters.

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Philadelphia PA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

An interesting menu, some very well done pairings. Picking a favorite dish is a bit difficult, but the chicken breast with egg would be a front runner. I can safely say we enjoyed everything. Service is exceptional. Ambiance is quite nice. I strongly recommend.

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New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The wine list was great and the tapas even better at this Center City restaurant by Iron Chef Garces. We really enjoyed the simply grilled tapas selections - the lobster and lamb chops were terrific! Garlic shrimp and charcuterie were also delicious. The service was excellent and the space was nice and romantic (dim lights, not loud). Overall, a very... More

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Buffalo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a Cuban restaurant that has wonderful tapas. There were so many good tapas to choose from that it was hard to make up our minds. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Philly.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is my hands-down favorite restaurant in Philly and in my top 5 nationwide. I try and eat here whenever I visit. I love that they keep staples and mix up the rest of the menu to keep it fresh. I recommend the following: manchego cheese with lavender infused honey, spreadable cheese with balsamic strawberry topping, chefs sampler of meats,... More

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Bayside, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tried the traditional chef's tasting menu with a large group. Plentiful, yummy options were served.. but would have liked if they had included at least one higher end item. . Great, attentive service. Was disappointed with dessert = would have liked if they gave us more than one option.

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New Castle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I believe there are various locations in different cities for this great Spanish restaurant. On a recent trip to Philadelphia for a concert and ling weekend we tried this place and just lived it. The small plate selection is fantastic. Loved the variety of cheeses, we tried several. If you are visiting the city of brotherly love, be sure to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited for Sunday brunch recently, a party of 4 people at noon. The food was at the outstanding level you expect from one of Chef Garces' iconic restaurants. We started with the white sangria, refreshing with typical citrus fruits plus rosemary to elevate the flavors with a crisp herbal note. Later, our server Carrie recommended a bottle of viura/malvasia... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I enjoyed some wonderful tapas at Amada, coupled with outstanding service. The experience was excellent all around, and I am looking forward to my next visit.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great small plates -- favorites were the octopus (didn't think i would like), chicken skewers, and shrimp prawns. upbeat atmosphere that bordered on being loud. Fortunately we were seated at a table in the bar area (high boy) and it was less loud.

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