Fare Restaurant

4.5
1178 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Fare is a restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of the Art Museum area on Fairmount Avenue across from historic Eastern State Penitentiary and only a few blocks away from the Philadelphia Art Museum. Our cuisine can be described as clean, focusing on sustainable, local, organic, artisan ingredients with many seafood options. We also serve 10+ wines by the glass, as well as sustainable wines, 50+ craft beers and a novel cocktail menu. This restaurant was built with eco-friendly materials throughout.
What 1178 People Are Saying
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AmandaS
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great selection of food and beverages. Plus the ambience is really cute. Great spot for any and all occasions

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server was kind of abrupt and seemed agitated. I can understand that since this is an incredibly difficult time. However, with the price and the fact that getting to go out is rare, his attitude was kind of disappointing. However, the food is fantastic and they have a great outdoor set-up. Don’t order the Fairmount Pina Colada, it’s tasteless. It’s a great neighborhood spot other than a few little things.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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vipJoan
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great social distancing outside. Food was excellent. They had a children's menu which was great for my grandchildren. They ate all of their chicken which definitely says something about how much they liked the food.

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vipNancyH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to sit by the outdoor fireplace which kept up pleasantly warm with lots of ambiance. Large portions of food and delicious Bloody Mary's left us satiated. They are expanding their outdoor dining areas, which is fantastic as we move into warmer weather. Love this place!

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Miles
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. They accommodated some special order as well. The outside area was nice and comfortable even on a chilly morning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Big portions and tasty cocktails!

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vipslrf
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and continue to provide safe but creative ways to dine during Covid.

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vipNatalieB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! As a local definitely the best spot in Fairmount!

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EPags
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Fare and was very pleased with the service and the food did not disappoint

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maryg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible. We had to return our order once and waited 15 minutes + for basic items such as salt and pepper. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to grab some brunch and hang out. Great outdoor seating area and stellar service

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vipTopsy
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first brunch in over a year and it was great! The outdoor heaters kept us warm and the food was very good. My husband had the French Toast that smelled fantastic and I had the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon - a real treat for both of us.

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vipDrDiane
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating! Very Covid-19 appropriate. Excellent breakfast burger. Awesome omlette. And eggs benedict were good but didn't like the potato pancake it was on

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eliza
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was outstanding but the food was just ok. Seemed like it was not season.

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Anthony
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Salmon (was cooked perfectly) and the avocado crab cakes.

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Mpete123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food and drinks!

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JennyG
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great - relatively - warm outdoor dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality food and drink as well as excellent service. As always !! Highly recommend !

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vipPeterP
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch was exceptional and great value. The eggs Benedict was a stand out.

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GroovyBrunch
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Oh I love fare. The food is delicious and good portions, and I’m really happy they’ve managed to stay open during the pandemic. Their shelter isn’t as warm as many places I’ve visited that have been forced to serve food outside

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Miles
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, and friendly servers! One of the nicest Saturday brunch spots in all of Fairmount

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vipslrf
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and followed safety precautions

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good! We enjoyed our food

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BethP
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch, nice outdoor seating with plenty of heaters. Good service, friendly staff.

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vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best outdoor set up under the current situation! Menu was great!

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tessaf3
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food were delicious. Our waiter was awesome! We really liked their outdoor set up, it was very safe.

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vipHawk7
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cocktails at Fare was my first foray into the world of restaurant dining since the pandemic surged in November. I savored every moment sitting with friends in a nicely distance table warmed by a heat lamp outside the restaurant. We all enjoyed a Fare Mule consisted of fig flavored vodka and ginger beer served in a copper mug. We also enjoyed a generous serving of the mushroom flatbread and calamari which was light and flavorful. It was a delightful evening.

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AmyN
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as usual! Safety, food and drinks were great!

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vipAnahiS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEw years eve

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This place should have been busier. They have outdoor seating with heating towers next to the tables. My date and I shared a Greek Salad, French Toast and Eggs Benedict over drinks for a pleasant brunch. The service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and environment. Best outdoor setup in the city.

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Schwedyballs
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Drinks were just a tad pricey but understandable for the way the City is handcuffing them all.

Overall we can’t wait to go back!

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JohnS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for our anniversary!
Really appreciated the covid protocols in place.

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Abeline
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fare has done a great job of following the new guidelines. We ordered a drink and we each ordered 2 dishes from the bar menu. You would think they would be small because it’s inexpensive and on the happy hour menu. We each took home leftovers. Our waitstaff was professional and friendly.

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PaulaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed having Sunday brunch at Fare; the food and service were great and the outside seating was quite comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Fare a few times and every time the experience has been lovely. They have a great outdoor set up, take COVID precautions seriously, and the food is excellent. I tried to avocado crab cakes for the first time and they are delicious.

We will definitely be back again. Only disappointment was that they were out of the Fare fries, which are a favorite for us.

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LaurieL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Sitting outside was great

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vipBarbara
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overpriced diner style food. Service was mediocre at best. The $8 baklava was absolutely terrible. We didn't eat the dessert but the server never even asked why or offered a replacement. Wouldn't go back.

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vipthegangof4
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate outside and the set up was very nice. We had a selection of small plates and shared them among the 3 of us. The beet salad was really delicious as was the tuna roll. The oysters were a bit too gritty and not chilled enough for our taste. We also enjoyed the vegetable fritters. The wine and cocktails were very good as well.

FAQs

Fare Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 639-3063.

Fare Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.