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“Perfect” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fountain Restaurant

Fountain Restaurant
1 Logan Sq, Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6913
+1 215-963-1500
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Ranked #126 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 18th
Description: Fountain Restaurant has earned national acclaim as Philadelphia's only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant. 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. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday. 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.
Mount Vernon, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This very ambitious menu was executed perfectly. I had the tasting meal which included rabbit, tuna, and halibut. The service was impeccable, with the silver, stemware, and flatware management orchestrated flawlessly. The Fountain is a seafood-oriented restaurant, but with a large enough entrée listing to include all tastes. Original artwork and exquisite furnishings added to the overall experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner was Delectable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Thank you so much to the staff of the Fountain Restaurant for making our wedding anniversary dinner very special. My husband and I will always remember the wonderful experience we had at the Fountain on July 26, 2013!

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worth every penny!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Been there both times that I've been to Philadelphia and for good reason- the food is amazing! My first meal there was a breakfast and let's just say this restaurant had me at "steak and eggs." Well worth the price and a great view of the Swann Fountain.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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