SOMO

4.3
713 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
SOMO is located in the heart of the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are an American restaurant & bar featuring friendly service, delicious seasonal dishes and a wide assortment of craft beer, craft cocktails and wine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 713 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AriA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food, drinks, and atmosphere are all lovely. The food is very good, but not incredible. The cocktail menu is definitely more interesting than the food menu. I would recommend SOMO if you're looking for a nice place for sophisticated fun cocktails..wouldnt recommend based in food alone. Just so-so.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! We ate in the bar which was so quiet with subdued lighting. The ambiance was great. Service was outstanding. The food was delicious. Great job!!! We will be back.

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Jack
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and our waitress was awesome.

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Brucef
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was good but we ate outside and the area did not appear to be clean. Waiter brought everything almost at the same time. The best order is drinks first, salad/app then main

DD
DeeDee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Emily was great! She made sure our bottomless mimosas kept flowing!

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AlexisG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved the food and decor! Would recommend to friends and visit again!

JJ
JurellJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great, food was great, our waiter Jade was very attentive, friendly & hospitable. The bottomless mimosas were great & i enjoyed the fried chicken with French toast meal. Definitely would strongly recommend this brunch spot to anyone.

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Gianna
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is absolutely delicious! Outdoor seating is also nice for a Sunday brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Hair in drink

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My family and I wanted to try some place new to us, Somo has a very nice vibe and setting and our waitress Hailey was really sweet and patient. The appetizers came out in good time but the entrees took forever to come out. Having said that, all the food was absolutely delish! I would recommend this place to friends and family and I will definitely come back to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely hospitable staff. We sat in a secluded booth outdoors (Hence Delta Variant) and felt very safe. Service, food and cocktails were all above average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service2ambience5

We stood at the door for about 10 minutes before anyone at the restaurant greeted us.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Bottomless for $26 was well worth it! Loved the outdoor seating and inside looked nice too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding definitely
Will be returning with more friends

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for late breakfast on a weekday. Please to discover they serve brunch daily. Fresh eggs and homemade English muffins. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really nice and clean the food was excellent prefect and delicious. The drinks was great! SOMO delivered a dessert with a candle for my boyfriend birthday was perfect. The waitress was so nice and caring of our well needs thank u all so much I couldn’t have ask for a better night ya’ll will see us again.

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KrLo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little warm inside, wish it was a little cooler inside but also understandable due to the recent extreme hot weather but not discouraged that I won’t return. Overall the food, staff and drinks were amazing. Can’t wait to come back! ❤️

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ilovefood123
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Cocktails on point! Love the new addition added (we haven’t been for some time and certainly missed it!).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
66 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night out at SOMO. Mg server, Aiden, it was his first week working and he didn’t miss a beat. Food was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter celebrated their 15th birthday there with her friends and they all loved their entire experience! My husband and I opted to sit a few tables away to give the girls their “privacy” and had a great time as well. Marissa is a wonderful service manager and took the time to meet with me beforehand to have a game plan and then made sure they had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

This would be an excellent restaurant to revisit but they need to fix their air conditioning system. Food and staff were great

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great..Everyone was polite from first entering the door. The food was DELICIOUS! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Calv
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had to wait 30+ minutes even though we had reservations. Waitress was horrible, and restaurant was extremely hot, should have had better air circulating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with my sisters. Wait staff did a fine job

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOMO is my new favorite spot!!! The food and drinks are amazing, the atmosphere is even better, and the workers are absolutely amazing! The general manager was awesome and super friendly! I will 100% be back!

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LeTava
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was absolutely great. My friends and I had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited on Friday 7/17 and found out there wasn’t happy hour on Fridays, which is fine and we still enjoyed our visit and would definitely come back on a weeknight for happy hour!

We ended up sitting at the bar and had Ryan as a bartender. You could see that he was hustling and very busy but still made us feel very welcomed and his service was so attentive!

The meatball appetizer was basically a whole meal and was delicious! I loved the ricotta. The asparagus was phenomenal and tasted fresh and was cooked to a perfect texture. The manager was active on the floor checking on bar guests and on tables which was nice to see. Been before and would definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot for a bottomless mimosa brunch! Service was good and food was great!

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ClaireD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Some dishes were quite expensive but did not get a lot for the price

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CBells
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We went to Somo for a business dinner and dined inside. The food was excellent, loved the appetizers we ordered and entrees for our clients were great. The drinks were fine for the beer and cocktails, one guest ordered the mojito which was bitter and not balanced.

The waitstaff was good, but busy and kept having to run back to get sharing plats, added silverware, etc. The noise level where we were was really loud and our table was between the server pick up window and restrooms. It was far enough away, but still a really busy spot with a lot of activity.

Overall, great food choices and super convenient to park near. If I sat in a better spot, would have probably made the experience better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service despite how busy they were. Friendly staff. Excellent apps and pasta dishes. Great teamwork happening with staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and great ambience !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baked Brie, Calamari, Shrimp Scampi all were fantastic. Great atmosphere and our waiter was very knowledgeable . For cocktails we had the Frose & lychee martini and both were perfect as well. Thanks SOMO!

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Anniversary
Austin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was looking for a little cafe or boutique restaurant. I picked Somo based on the pictures on their website. It was very misleading. There isn't much atmosphere or ambience in the restaurant. There is outside setting that is cozy for 2 but not for larger parties. Ok for hanging with friends but not a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The ambience was nice and it wasn’t too crowded. However, they didn’t have almost anything my husband ordered from the brunch menu. If it wasn’t for the server being so honest and kind, I probably would have gave it less stars for service.

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Sassy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Everything was okay except the service. It took over an hour to get our food and when we did, most of the orders came to us wrong. You could not substitute the pork bacon for turkey bacon so we all had to place a side order of turkey bacon. One person did not receive his food when the rest of the table received their food therefore he had to wait an additional 20 mins. to get his food. In the end the manager did comp his food and the turkey bacon we all ordered. Hopefully, the service will improve.

PR
vipPhillyRaine
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

2 hours to get food. Food was overcooked. Even with the wait, there were just things unacceptable

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It was Okay. Nothing special. Kitchen was backed up and took almost an hour to receive our breakfast dishes that were not even that hot. Bottomless mimosas were tasty and fairly inexpensive. The decor and vibe were amazing and i loved the pictures i got! Parking was easy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We often brunch on Sunday’s but yesterday was special because we were celebrating a birthday. We selected Somo based on a friend’s experience and their menu items. The hostess (yellow dress) and I am going to assume a possible manager was very hospitable and accommodating. However our server Dana was the complete opposite. After placing our orders we waited an hour before receiving our meal. But in the meantime With the exception of refilling our guest of honor’s mimosa she never checked in on us nor did she offer any information regarding the delay in the delivery of our meal. When I was finally able to get her attention to ask about our meal, she stated, “ there’s two tables ahead of you”. Which still doesn’t explain the hour long wait. (It wasn’t until the birthday spoke to her way from the table that we learned the kitchen was backed up (which I definitely understand but wish she thought enough of us to come to our table and share that information. Also I even asked if we could receive the Beignets we ordered to feast on while waiting on our meal. She said yes but never returned with the Beignets nor made mention of them once we received our meal. When our food finally arrived I asked that the Beignets be removed from the order which she did do that correctly. Dana could benefit from customer service training. Where it’s emphasized that customers are important and that communication is everything! I am a person who always tips20% or above but i only tipped 15% and it literally pained me to do that.
Now because of the delicious chicken & French toast I will definitely try this establishment again with the hopes of having a better experience & not being serviced by Dana.

FAQs

SOMO offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 297-6668.

SOMO is rated 4.3 stars by 713 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.