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114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Ranked #45 of 3,758 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish, Basque
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
Description: Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces. Specialties of the House Duck Montadito, Shrimp & Chorizo Brochettes, Short Rib Bocadillo, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders. Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I wanted to love Tinto, as we had great experiences at other Garces restaurants, including Amada, Distrito, etc. The food was absolutely great. However, when we spend $300 for two for the tasting menu and wine flight, I at a minimum would expect descriptions of what I am eating/drinking. There did not seem to be one individual that was accountable... More

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Selecting Tinto for a business dinner was a bold choice but Basque cuisine is one of the best in the world and this was a dinner for two so I went for it. The food was truly outstanding. Lacking inspiration, we selected the tasting dinner (the $75 p.p. option - they have a cheaper one too). Everything was delicious, the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Went there with 4 co-workers after a seminar, i was kind of weary of Tapas style restaurants, as many times I leave hungry while spending as much or more money than in a traditional entree type rest. First off, had the "Sopa De Castaño" Truffled chestnut soup, duck & mushroom hash, fried quail egg, pistachio, very inventive and extremely tasty...our... More

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126 reviews 126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The restaurant is neat: it feels like a wine cellar. The service was polite, but a little off (we were clearly trying to catch-up a bit and they didn't seem to want to wait for us to order, even though it wasn't particularly busy that night). I had one great glass of red and one other average one...I had selected... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Was there with friends and we took the tasting menu which was excellent. My favorite were a salad with beats and meat on skewer dipped in creamy sauce. There were so many good items I can't recollect all. The only downside was the sitting which was a little crowded even though we had reservations made.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Jennie our server talked us into the $75 tasting menu and wow! It included all of their best selections in moe dishes than I can count. We complemented it with the chefs wine tasting for one of the best meals I have had in Philly. Highly recommend.

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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went to Tinto in mid-October while on a mom/daughter tourist trip to Philly. FWIW, we are both huge foodies with fairly high expectations. Overall dinner was very good, we would definitely go back, but there were some big highs/lows to dinner. Highs: - "Sopa de Castana" soup: this was absolutely to die for, I've never had such a wonderful... More

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Thomaston, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Although this place calls itself a Basque tapas place, many of the dishes were from other regions or not even from Spain. I still enjoyed a number of the dishes but would have liked to see them focus on true dishes from the Basque and Asturias regions, rather than US. The Iberian and Serano Hams were excellent, as was the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We loved everything we ordered. Manchego cheese, beet salad, Brussels sprouts, lamb, duck, mussels. Red sangria. It was all fantastic. The service was excellent too. They confused our reservation and we had to wait 15 minutes while they found us a table but the wait was worth it.

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Dallas, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We arrived and found ourselves with a table overlooking the kitchen - which we loved as we got to watch the chefs prepare an astonishing amount of tapas. The service was excellent and helpful, especially with suggestions. The duck was simply amazing - my mouth is watering right now just thinking about it. The crab croquettes were exquisite and the... More

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Additional Information about Tinto

Address: 114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215-665-9150
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

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