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“Mediocre and disappointing ” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Wine Thief
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Mediocre and disappointing ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I thought that the Wine Thief was one of our neighborhood "go to"
places however we were disappointed with last night's dinner. On the positive side, the ambience is very nice. However, my crab cake was not hot, the fries were dry, there was not enough greens in the beat salad. The menu is limited and the food was mediocre for the price. Parking is a challenge in this section of the city so give yourself a little extra time to find parking. We are not sure that we would return.

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15 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Friendly, tasty neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

We have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The menu is varied and includes something for everyone - vegetarians, meat eaters, etc. The service is friendly and efficient. The bar well stocked. The restaurant is comfortable and in warm weather, they open their large front windows to the street. It's a neighborhood gathering place and somewhere you can bring anyone for a relaxed evening. We have celebrated family birthdays here, sent our AirBnB guests, and entertained friends. It's always worked out well.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jean H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Quite Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

A couple friends brought me here for a celebration and though I live around the corner i had never been. It was delightful, food was delicious, staff was great and it has such a lovely atmosphere. I highly suggest it!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Joshua Y
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Level Contributor
277 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Wonderful relaxing meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had a lovely mid-afternoon Sunday meal here, next to an open window. What a fun environment and the food was very good. No rush, we just kept ordering more!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Swl781
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wherever
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently pleasant overall experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

The Wine Thief has been offering up a comfortable and relaxed place to have nice wine or a beer at the bar for a few years now. The bartenders are almost always friendly and knowledgeable.
The food here is a real plus. The menu is solid and fairly priced.
I've been here several times now and have not been disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank harryspider
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