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$20 - $40
Bar, French, Wine Bar
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

We were very happy with our food and service! It was a first time visit and we now plan to return again as we had such a nice time and wonderful meal. Tahnk you!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Went to the tavern on a Saturday night with a friend before a show. Service was attentive and helpful answering questions. Nice, relaxed venue. It was crowded but not too noisy. Pretty standard French bistro offerings, but several with a little ‘flair’ to them. We...ordered escargot and oysters as appetizers. The oysters came with a little bit of trout roe and cream fraiche. Really nice touch. Excellent. For entrees, we ordered the duck breast and scallops. Duck was the most tender we’ve ever had. Really excellent, and came with risotto and butternut squash. Scallops were tender and tasty, presentation pretty basic as it was accompanied with only a simple salad frisée. Ordered a cheese plate for dessert. Four selections with a mix of cow, sheep and goat. Nice way to finish a meal. We found the wine by the glass and beer offerings a bit limited. Nevertheless, we will definitely return and sample other menu offerings (and the duck if it’s offered again).More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 26, 2019

The Good King Tavern, located on a corner a block off South Street, is popular and crowded even on weeknights, so we were happy to get a table in the dimly-lit back room. Service was somewhat slow because our server was constantly moving at a...trot to keep up with her tables and it was hard to catch her eye; maybe adding staff could improve this. The rest of our experience was very good. Escargots, tagliatelle with mushrooms, Swiss chard croquettes and the burger were all very nicely prepared and tasty. Duck of the night (there always is one listed on the chalkboard outside the front door) was confit, a bit too rich for us but still good. Our cocktails were especially well made -- they and the cozy atmosphere were the best aspects of our dinner here.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 9, 2019

We came in on a cold night, and the creaky wood floors and wonderful food charmed us. The service was great, and so were the cocktails.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

For dinner we had cocktails and wine and get ordering small plates till we were filled. Love eating this way and it’s a good place for this. The main negative is that the food and dining area are just a little rough/raw for the price...tag. The food is fun but has a tavern/bistro feel that doesn’t deserve the price. The sunchokes in duck fat were yummy like having fancy chips. The salad was yummy. Service was very bright and helpful.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

This was a pretty cool experience they had a lot going on with flavors of the food and presentation with interesting drinks to choose from. Our adult family had a great time sampling different craft cocktails and appetizers. With both indoor/outdoor seating and our really...good server, we are certain to return here again. Try the tomato appetizer dish for sure. I think it may have been just a special, definitely ask about it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 27, 2019

Short couple of days in Philly and spent some time finding a restaurant that we would both love. FOUND it. Husband started with a drink, a sazarac. It was perfect, I had to try it because he was raving. I had the rose wine with...the help of our server, and it was so good I had two of them. Husband had the steak fritte which he loved. I had the tomatoes provencal, so so good, it was very well done. I then had the mussels so very well prepared and flavorful. They came with french fries. OMG I could not stop eating them, I'm not sure what they do to them but I assure you they are addictive. Excellent food and exceptional service in a casual atmosphere. Wish they would add a restaurant in Wilmington because I would be there every week. Cannot wait to go back to this one.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Found this place on the walk back to the hotel as a rest-stop and went back for dinner that night after reading the menu. All these vacations roaming the streets of Philly and only discovered this place now - where have you been all my...life? FABULOUS food, friendly service - just a great place to be. I had the duck, my son had the rabbit and my mother-in-law LOVED her omelet. And really, when was the last time anyone - ever - raved about an omelet. That's how good it was. Delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

This place is my new favorite! Everything... I mean e-v-e-r-y detail was met with the utmost strive...arrived to perfection. Started with escargot.The tender snail with a delicious sauce made me want to lick the plate! Then the duck wings. OMG!! I didn't even expect to...really like them because of the "orange" glaze. But there was such a layering of spices and flavors...brilliantly executed! The Jordan Artichokes were delightful. Nice texture and very tasty. The steak was perfectly done, medium rare and the flavor of the sauce with the nicely crisp frites... could not stop eating! And let me tell you that you will not be disappointed if you order a cocktail! We had a few and they were fantastic! I loved the food, drinks, service, staff, and decore! Congratulations on winning for everything that goes with a dining experience! Applause!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

On a beautiful day, I stopped for dinner and sat at a table outside. The four tables in the area and rice that were full. The server was it attentive throughout the meal. She had some very helpful suggestions and knew the menu well. I...started With the very tasty soup and had the special, pork pane, which has been on the menu as pork schnitzel. I chose it over the burger because it seemed to be more work for the chef and something that I could not do myself. It rewarded me with wonderful flavor. I’ve been here before, several months ago, and plan to go again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5