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JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

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1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-3119 (Federal)
+1 215-468-8800
Tue - Fri 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Friends called at the last minute with a Groupon deal....so we took the plunge....to our surprise, we had a fabulous & flavorful meal...With my wife being in the restaurant business, paying attention to detail is important to us.....they passed with an A+... What a good way to get a great meal without spending alot of money...We'll be back...

Thank redwine05
White Haven
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Visited recently on a Friday night, our 1st ever visit and were truly impressed with the experience. Very professional host and wait staff. a 4 course dinner with a fixed price of $30 was unbelievable. there are 4 or 5 choices for each course, everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and perfectly seasoned. waitstaff was very attentive and it... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Four course meal - seasonal. Beer and wine is sold. You are given several choices in each of the four courses. Let me say my negatives: place was dated; waitress was extremely quiet and non-engaging; I'm a larger woman seat was a bit uncomfortable . Positives: hostess great personality ( Nicolette); nice pace; food cooked to order: nice relaxation between... More 

Thank beanobob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

the food was very good. It is a four course price fix. It is worth it for what you get. They are students though doing the cooking and serving. My 2nd course came out wrong 2x they have a spring,summer, fall and winter menu that changes with the season. It is a BYOB.

Thank Cindy R
cherry hill, nj
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I found this meal to be average, and frankly disappointing given that it is a culinary school. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. Some dishes are, of course, a matter of personal taste. I found the vegetable risotto to be bland and uninspired. However, the mashed potatoes and green beans accompanying the flank steak were cold. Also, their "gelato"... More 

Thank Charles C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We have been here two times, this time came with friends we all enjoyed it that we are looking forward to the next menu. See you in October.

Thank TanFran
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

A friend invited me out to eat. We made reservations at the JNA Culinary Arts Institute. I figured the food had to be good because students usually want to put their best foot forward. They did not disappoint. The food was excellent. Everyone was so kind and friendly. The atmosphere was so relaxing it made me forget I was just... More 

Thank Evelyn N
Croydon, Pennsylvania
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204 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This was our second time here they do a great job with everything JT our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and very polite. The atmosphere was inviting and the menu selection was just right we will be returning

Thank Mikek686
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

I have been going here for years and just realized I haven't reviewed it yet. They never disappoint here! The staff including the host/hostess and the students are always very welcoming and friendly. The food has been amazing every time I have been there (at least 8 times). The portions are good and the menu choices are always great too.... More 

Thank KristenJovi
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Sharon was our waitress. So very nice. Clean friendly place. It's a 4 course meal. Started with French onion soup and potato leek, very good. Had escargot, delicious.. Then had pork and fish. They were cooked perfectly. Finish with bread pudding. Can I just say OMG! The best we ever had. We brought our own wine and they were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $25
French, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-3119
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Subway (Orange Line): Elsworth-Federal Sta.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-468-8800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?