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“Fantastic food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fountain Restaurant

Fountain Restaurant
1 Logan Square, Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19103
+1 215-963-1500
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Ranked #77 of 3,481 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 18th
Description: Fountain Restaurant has earned national acclaim as Philadelphia's most renowned restaurants. Imaginative and impeccable cuisine is served in a warm atmosphere that features a view of the stunning Swann Memorial Fountain in the Parkway Museums District. Breakfast and lunch are served daily. Fountain Restaurant is widely considered one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia, having been rated the number one restaurant in Philadelphia by Zagat Survey, and receiving top honours from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine and Bon Appetit.
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We decided to have a more relaxing evening and try the restaurant in the 4 seasons lobby and were not disappointed. The service was outstanding and the food matched the service. While it's pricey, it's absolutely worth the cost.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fancy but can find better in Philly at this price range”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The restaurant is a definite 5 star. Amazing service that you'd expect at this price level. Most dishes were excellent, we only had to send back the fish. Overdone halibut would have been ok if didn't cost THAT much, however they promptly changed the plate for a perfectly cooked one. If you have a special occasion to celebrate and your budget is stretchable it's a great choice. The restaurant is full of older people covered with diamonds, but it is still a little loud in the dining room, but not deafening as in most american restaurants. If you do not live in Philadelphia and want to try the best of the best go to Le Bec Fin or Morimoto.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kimberton PA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“For a special occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The food was excellent and the service absolutely fantastic. Even the bus boy was incredibly attentive. The menu was not extensive but everything was beautifully prepared and delicious. The scallops were the best I ever had. The chocolate soufflé was amazing.

We also went there for breakfast. The buffet was excellent. They are very accommodating and you can get anything on the menu with the buffet.

The restaurant is expensive but the memory will last.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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parsippany, nj
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Had breakfast here while staying in the hotel for a meeting. Excellent pancakes but a cup of coffee was 6.50! Good for breakfast that you can put on an expense account.

Visited May 2013
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New York City
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116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
“Good brunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We ate here for Mother's Day brunch. The selection of food was very good, but some dishes missed the mark. The service is average despite the multitude of staff. We faced much push back when our party increased by two persons, even though when we arrived, a larger table was ready for us. There was some discrepancy with the bill as well, which was handled poorly by the manager. All in all, the pricey brunch was worth it, but better dining options exist elsewhere in Philly.

Visited May 2013
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