Spice Finch

4.6
960 reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Named after the bird that populates nearly every port along the ancient maritime spice routes, Spice Finch pays homage to a passerine that does not sing, yet is known to vocalize or chirp in recognition of good eats. We are inspired by the distinctive flavors of the nations bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and heavily influenced by the cultures and culinary traditions of Morocco and Greece. Chefs Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle have created a bold seasonally accurate menu featuring an array of small plates, vegetables, grilled meats and fish.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 960 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service

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WilliamF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. And the service was better. We will be back

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Rollo
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant for a date who is a vegetarian. The variety and quality of food will have you both enjoying the meal no matter what your preferences. The outdoor cafe atmosphere rather than a negative with COVID-19 seating actually yields a Parisian street feel.

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vipsublimeX4me
Philadelphia
151 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

COVID outdoor dining was fine. We have eaten inside in the past. Very nice. Would rate 4 1/2 if it were an option. Love the spice flavors, very unique. Especially enjoyed the Berbere Carrots

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Awesome
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Hands-down, one of the best restaurants I’ve been to and I love trying great food.

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vipMary33
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic. Loud on the street but the restaurant can’t control that

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Took a long time to get drinks every time, but the food was absolutely delicious

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vipScarsdaleDiner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! We drove in from New York..

Wish I could go more often

MC
MadalinaC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiters seem bored and not interested in taking the orders of the clients, or attending them in general.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Outdoor heating lamps were not working so had to sit outside
Entree was sent to table with appetizers

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ColleenM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service..good outdoor dining!

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DebR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors!

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vipAteItAll
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was great. Unique menu. Loved the apps in particular. Service was dreadful. One entree showed up before one of the apps but all food hit the table within about 5 minutes of each other making it impossible to enjoy the meal in courses. Waiter didn’t seem that busy but ghosted us for most of the meal. I wanted a second glass of wine but he never stopped by to ask after I finished the first. Also had to ask the hostess to track him down for the check. Food was so good that I’ll be back at least once and hope that our service experience isn’t repeated.

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vipNurika
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time at this fantastic place... Justin our server was on top of his game, knowledgeable and friendly. Our food and drinks delicious! We’ll be back again and again...

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chuckd
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The cauliflower dish is a must have and is simply outstanding.
Chicken kabab was good, but nothing extraordinary.
The cocktails did not blow us away either.
In the hummus sampler, we really liked the Carrot hummus. The other two were too tart.

Somehow, apart from the cauliflower, we felt it did meet our expectations. Perhaps we expected too much based on Jennifer.

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Jefferster
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here last weekend to take advantage of the relative warmth before fall/winter weather. They have lots of outdoor seating (with heat lamps) since they are also making use of the sidewalk in front of the Warwick Hotel. Not as nice or comfortable as their normal space indoors, but they are making do! The food and service were excellent as usual. We had several vegetable plates and the baked cheese with flatbread. Yum!

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vipdeedee
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good service from Tapia. We tried the baked cheese, trio of dips, chili chicken kebab and the lamb merguez kebab. Everything was good but not especially memorable. We were seated in the back room which was completely empty so there was no life in the place. Server was attentive and he suggested we try the frozen drinks to go which were AMAZING.

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Gima
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! It was chilly outside so the food got cold really quick - that was the only downside. Other than that, loved the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious especially dessert. Service was excellent. Fun drinks. Will definitely be back.

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DianaX
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and server! Fries were probably the highlight

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AlexT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

LOVED this place!!! Very interesting and different menu options, but everything was incredible. Felt very COVID safe and comfortable.

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Louise
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, creative, perfectly prepared food. The wait staff picked up on our desire to have a relaxed dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love restaurants with shareables..makes dinner much more fun! Made me and friend a special tequila drink that was delicious and loved the food and wait staff. Loved this place!

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CSConn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. The Lamb was a bit more fatty then I'm use to and half was rather unedible, but luckily my company enjoyed it! All other dishes were perfect as always. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in philly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The restaurant was practically empty. We sat 20 minutes and no one came to the table. Service throughout dinner was not professional. Food mediocre and expensive.

JB
JacobB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the fish. Get the cake. Get the wine pairing.

JQ
JuliaQ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week. They distanced their tables well. The waiters were attentive even though you could tell they were busy. The RW menu had an array of dishes and even included a wine tasting option. The food was fresh and delicious. It definitely was a fun date-night choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been a fan of Chef Jen Carroll since her first stint on Top Chef. My niece and I ordered from the restaurant week menu and our meal did not disappoint. From first course to desert everything was delicious. The whole fish was fresh, white and flaky, the chicken kebab was seasoned perfectly. We especially enjoyed the chef’s first course spread crudités , spreads one made from beets the other garlic along with Mediterranean spiced pita chips which were really good. We’ll be back, hopefully indoors next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The service was nice as was our waitress however the food did not taste good whatsoever. It came out cold and I actually found a sharp object in one of the dishes. Overall, we were not a fan of this place.

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PCVisitor
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the sidewalk so I think it’s a little unfair to rate ambiance and noise. The servers were all appropriately masked and the tables were sufficiently distanced. The food and service was amazing!

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AlliV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff were all super friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back!

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mf45
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Spice Finch, so it was so exciting to go for Restaurant Week!! I loved trying new dishes and also getting some of my favorites. The outdoor seating was great and the service was fast. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Perfect. Couldn’t be better

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Alan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burnt creme dessert was perfect.

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Sandra
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the imaginative use of spices for fish and vegetables and the pana cotta dessert was so yummy. Excellent and attentive service!

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vipNurika
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised to find this little jewel on the neighborhood. The food is amazing, reasonably priced, service on the dot . I can’t wait to safely have dinner inside

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience outdoor during covid-19 pandemic.

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FairWarning5150
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service will not disappoint. Try the lamb sausage kebab and peri shrimp. Outdoor dining requires reservation.

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vipPhillyFoodieWB
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The chili chicken dish was tasty, wish it was a bit more. Pancakes are very good syrup not needed.There are a lot of citrus flavors in most of the menu items which was a tad disappointing. The brunch menu is extremely small, website is not updated with menu.

FAQs

Spice Finch does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Spice Finch is rated 4.6 stars by 960 OpenTable diners.

Spice Finch does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://spicefinch.bigcartel.com/.

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.