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“Fresh, innovative food with incredible ambiance”
Review of Talula's Garden

Talula's Garden
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Ranked #7 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th between Walnut and Locust
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.
North Canton, Ohio, United States
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fresh, innovative food with incredible ambiance”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have to admit, normally food takes center stage in a review but in this case the atmosphere was so incredible that I could have been served cold toast and still enjoyed it tremendously. The menu was very unique and fresh with some interesting ingredient combinations. An impressive selection of cheeses with accompaniments started our meal. I decided on the beet salad with goat cheese. Delicious and so sweet and rich. My main course was the roasted chicken. Succulent, crisp skin and fall off the bone tender. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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North Canton
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great spot with unique food and interesting wine list.”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Went here with my wife & sister. Every eclectic/interesting menu, with a really nice wine list. Atmosphere was warm and cozy, and would definitely like to try again in warmer weather where we could sit on the patio.

Highly rated and would definitely go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

I was surprised at how ordinary this restaurant is. We went on a recent visit to Phila. The first thing that tuned me off was the wine markups. On a bottle i knew it was in excess of 3X. The food was OK but nothing that i could say was exciting . The service was very good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Chester Springs, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The tasting menu was a treat!”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

After attending a matinee show at the Walnut Street Theater, my husband and I had decided we would treat ourselves to dinner at Talula's Garden. {We've enjoyed foods/breads from her location in Kennett square and thought we'd try the restaurant.} We decided to venture to the tasting menu (with the wine included) and were not disappointed. Highlights included the crab appetizer; the sweet breads; and the trout! Overall, all courses were wonderful. Although we had 5 pm reservations, we enjoyed a 3 plus hour leisurely dinner. The atmosphere is lovely. Yes...some may say the tables are close together but we were at a table for two close to Washington Square so we felt we had enough privacy. Our server, Abigail, was very attentive yet gave us space. The manager/sommelier (I'm sorry but we forget his name) was very informative, friendly, attentive....etc. The food was absolutely delicious- more than generous portions for food and wine. We would definitely return in the summer/spring to enjoy the outdoor garden. It's a must try place! Happy Holidays to all!

  • Visited December 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The cheese choices are to die for”
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. The food was excellent. The cheese selections were great as was the vegetarian main dish I had of pumpkin risotto. Dessert doughnuts were warm and tasty. Service was also strong. A definite return is in store.

Visited December 2013
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