Fare Restaurant

4.5
1159 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 1159 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipPeterP
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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GroovyBrunch
London
2 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
3 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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sflp
Washington DC
2 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
4 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
53 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 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
48 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.

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vipDebbc
New York Area
361 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The more I eat here the more I enjoy it
The food is varied
The staff professional
Great on cleanliness and distance

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JanaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent! Server was very nice and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

First time visit. The best tuna tartare! Still a bit chilly outdoors we wore our coats. Food was very good. I would have enjoyed more mushrooms on the flatbread. Next time we will get oysters.

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vippsuedophoodie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Visiting Philly, staying in a hotel. Ordered the steak. Requested that it be cooked to “medium” and got a steak that barely passed as cooked “rare.” They basically walked the steak by the grill before putting it in the take out container. No options to cook the steak further so it was very disappointing dining experience.

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ladles
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

They had delicious food and great drinks. Felt safe during COVID.

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RoxRaised
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Kudos for creating a cozy outside seating area!

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DorianJ
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I highly recommend the crab cakes so good best ones I had in a long time!

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vipEdmyP
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious, the location is beautiful for a nice outdoor brunch. Will def be back!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
361 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything turned out fine
The main problem was getting waited on in the first place
Being looked at by staff and ignored is off putting, but once our order was placed everything was perfect
I would like to comment there was an outside area where larger groups (6) were seated it was totally walled in on 3 sides
I entered that part to use the bathroom
It seemed poorly ventilated even though it was outside

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vipLaura
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond delicious. The truffle flatbread was divine and so was the brussel sprout salad! Would definitely recommend. Service was great!

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LucilleBluth
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice family meal here. I had the mushroom flatbread and beet salad, both excellent. The food and ingredients taste incredibly fresh! We will definitely return.

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was pretty good, however the eggplant appetizer was just a little burnt. The wait staff were extremely friendly. It was very nice eating outdoors under the heater. A few trucks with sirens went by, but that's what to be expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great friendly service. Food was excellent and the presentation was superb.

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vipHopeP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious - staff was lovely, attentive and knowledgeable. Good menu, yummy pairings - Great neighborhood gem.

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vipCeeF
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had brunch after the jail tour. Was solid eats. Nice spot. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Always a delicious meal. Thanks!

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Jmendoza210
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED everything thing about this restaurant. I came at the time of my reservation and was immediately seated. Food was over the top delicious. Waiter was very kind & attentive to us (wish I remembered her name), just an overall awesome experience. Will definitely be coming again & highly recommending it to anyone i know.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed ourselves and love having this place close for a nice night out

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vipMarcus
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First visit at Fare. Food was very good but service was slow and not particularly friendly. Seating outside on the sidewalk was ok, except table was at a significant angle given the unevenness of the pavement. It seems there are many more tables outside than would be able accommodated indoors so perhaps the kitchen staff couldn't keep up? Would try again - maybe when they are back to indoor dining.

FAQs

Fare Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Fare Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 639-3063.

Fare Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1159 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.