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The Garden Restaurant at the Barnes Museum

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) #186 of 3,609 Restaurants in Philadelphia $$ - $$$ American, , Vegan Options
20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (27 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
“salads” (22 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in the garden for lunch. After a short wait, we were seated. The restaurant itself is lovely with a very nice view. The food was delicious, but the portions were very very small and the prices were very very high.even a bottled beer...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is a temporary location for this Café while the permanent one is undergoing renovations, it is lovely and offers a welcome break from viewing art in the galleries upstairs. The menu is unusual but the waitress explained how it works. We each had...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This restaurant is on the ground floor of the museum and was quite pleasant for lunch on a week day. You don't have to have a museum ticket to eat at the restaurant. Medium priced. Attentive service

Thank BlueNWashington
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Delicious selections of salads, yummy briead and sparkling water. It's not inexpensive but it is delicious.

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed March 14, 2017

It's a fine place to take a break from touring the Barnes' collection. The menu is not large, but the dishes are very good and reasonably priced and the service is friendly. Add in a good selection of wines and beers. The dining room is...More

Thank JohnWD38
Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is the full restaurant at the Barnes Foundation. It is a spare and attractive setting looking out at a garden. The staff are very nice. We were very happy with our lunch. The quality and preparation are top notch. They offer three entrees which...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Garden Restaurant was a highlight of our visit to the Barnes Foundation. The ambiance is excellent with full length windows looking out into a court yard and low jazz music playing in the background. The service was good but the pace of bringing food...More

Thank EABx
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food / had salmon with two side salads and all were excellent as was the dessert -- a pleasant interlude and a fine place to dine

Thank HonestMcHonest
Reviewed December 29, 2016

A nice small restaurant with a good selection of salads and a few main dishes (2 of the 3 were out by 2pm). Yummy breads included. Service was a bit erratic, but one of the assistants was very kind and attentive when my waiter was...More

Thank Joie13
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Museum restaurant ,I have had lunch at over the years. I would rate it very highly. The food and service were perfect. Lovely fresh salads and my partner enjoyed his soup .All wash down with a lovely light malbec.

Thank davide79_12
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the menu and prices
March 22, 2017|
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Response from Janou J | Reviewed this property |
Unique tasty and healthy with slightly above average prices
reservations possible?
March 14, 2016|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are not accepted, however, being seated rarely requires more than a few minutes wait. I prefer to be seated by the windows, wait for a table if necessary, and, even then have always been seated promptly. I... More
Can you dine at the restaurant without paying the admission fee?
February 18, 2016|
Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
No. All patrons must be ticketed to enter the Barnes. Those tickets are checked upon entry and scanned when entering the permanent collection.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-278-7082
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