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Talula's Garden

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210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (7th between Walnut and Locust)
(215) 592-7787
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here w/ a group of co-workers and vendors. The two things that stood out the most was my amazing cocktail which was a seasonal strawberry puree variety and the cheese plate. My main dish was good as well but I love a good cheese plate and tasty summer cocktail!

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Thank Roshella S
Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Talula's Garden for our wedding anniversary. The meal was great - we had the cheese plate (highly recommend), the clam toast (very good but not my favorite), short rib cavatelli (homemade pasta - YUM!) and Scallops/Calamari that was amazing. They brought out a nice dessert wishing us a Happy Anniversary and everything was complete... More 

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Thank Joanna W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perhaps the last remaining top-of-the-line kitchen that dares to try new dishes backed by expert knowledge. This is the Chez Panisse of Philadelphia. In fact, there are direct quotations of Alice Water's philosophy of food in the offerings at Talula's. Looking forward to dinner there again in August (Kim's birthday).

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Thank John C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my team out for dinner here and the entire experience was something to write home about! The decor was beautiful, the service was impeccable and the food was creative and delicious! Everyone enjoyed themselves and the check wasn't outrageous. If it had been a little nicer, we would have loved to sit outside as it was beautiful.

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Thank travelingmooners
Philadelphia area
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food, the service and the ambiance exceeded our expectations. Classy, fine dining without being "stuffy " . Philadelphia is a changing city and Talulah's Garden seems to to meet the expectations of the NY Style diners and the Philly locals or recent transplants. We had fish and it was prepared to perfection. Good wine list and the best cheese... More 

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Thank astrogirl57
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the menu is chock full of standouts any meal here would be missing out if cheese is left out. The range of the cheese selection is wonderful and the staff can easily guide you to ones that match your tastes!

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a business dinner at Talula's- local beer on tap, good cocktails, the salad was world class. All parties enjoyed their Tilefish and filet respectively. The 'garden' is wonderful when candlelit at night and the area is prime for a post-prandial stroll.

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Thank Eric G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This charming restaurant came to us from Kennett Square where one had to make reservations for 12 at a time. Thank goodness you can make a reservation for a small number without rounding up a crew. And the food is wonderful food. Eat outside and enjoy a rustic feel with plants & herbs all around; in planters and growing on... More 

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Thank Jamalily
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Atmosphere lovely it the outdoor garden. Service very good. Cuisine tasty and well prepared, Portions too small for even an unremarkable appetite affecting the rating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Tahlua's Garden for so many reasons. The service is excellent, fresh choices of the garden variety , and a memorable menu. We have frequented here several times because we can't get enough of the " just picked from the garden" freshness. Enjoy! You will love it - I promise!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (7th between Walnut and Locust)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: (215) 592-7787
Description
Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?