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Talula’s Garden

4.8
4.8
12346 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 120 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 16:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (215) 592-7787
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Charles Parker
  • Private party facilities
    Private Event Information can be found on our website https://talulasgarden.com/
  • Private party contact
    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651
  • Area
    Washington Square
  • Cross Street
    7th between Walnut and Locust
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 12,346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia County

    American

  • Philadelphia County

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Best Overall

  • Philadelphia

    American

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

12,346 Reviews
  1. JimP

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, outstanding meal and great service! The space is beautiful if you’ve never been there.

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  2. StephT

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, amazing service. Staff was attentive and our sever was so sweet and helpful with attending our dietary issues and navigating the menu. It’s a beautiful restaurant, but we were sat next to the bathroom door which had a lot of traffic throughout our meal. Other than that, 10/10!

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  3. intlfoodie

    New York City

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food, fun energetic place. Egg dishes were excellent, as were several of the desserts. Would recommend and will definitely visit again!

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  4. Jillybean

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can you say. Awesome place. Pleasant service. Pleasant atmosphere. Noise level is noticeable but does not require you to scream to your dining partner. Menu is varied and there was not a thing on it that I would not try. Preparation shows both art and science. It is evident that the preparation of each dish was tried many, many times so on a busy saturday evening, execution is perfect. Certainly I like the flavor profiles of their dishes. I had the shrimp and scallops. Shrimp were briny, scallops very sweet. Cooked perfectly. Risotto was flavorful without being heavy. Charred cabbage side was crunchy with layered flavors. Yum. Wife had branzino which she loved. Salad and mushroom soup hit the spot, showed obvious care. Fresh made donuts for desert were outstanding; creamy and not overly sweet. Whipped cream was fresh and amazingly flavored. I am not a big drinker but our cocktails were excellent as well. If they brought in valet parking and put back the street side seating like they had during the peak of the pandemic, it would be appreciated. But the lack of those items does not deter me from coming back. And really, given the quality of the experience, the value is quite good. I have spent much more for far less at other restaurants.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    16th birthday for my daughter

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  6. LauraW

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, the smashed and fried potatoes with onion aioli were amazing, must try

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  7. CherylP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The appetizers were exceptional! The warm orchard apple dessert was excellent. Quite loud and close quarters but would definitely go again.

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  8. RitaG

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails. Consistency in food, service. Always great.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and great environment. However, it’s can be pricey.

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  10. David

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was superb! Mushroom soup was out of this world delicious!! Just a great night!

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  11. CatherineA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a must go to when in Philly. The restaurant is elegant but in a casual manner. Tatum my server was very accommodating. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend Talula’s Garden

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, flawlessly presented. Lots of layers of flavors in every dish. Branzino was a stand out favorite. Noise level a little high at times, which made it less than perfect.

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  13. PhillyPhoodie

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner and Joe was an excellent waiter with good suggestions and a sense of humor.

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  14. Chloelulu

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Talula's Garden is lovely in all seasons. The service was truly exceptional.

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  15. SimonK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife going to Talula’s Garden twice a month. It is a unique place where I order the same dish ( chicken) over and over again and can not get enough of it. My wife usually takes bronzino or salmon. All dishes are perfect. We have travel to Europe and dine n 2-3 Michelin stars restaurants. But there is no place I can remember to bring us such joyful experience. Service, place, tableware, food- absolutely perfect. You simply can not go wrong selecting this place for your occasions. With respect to the chef and personal of the restaurant, Simon and Tatyana

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for brunch and the shrimp and grits was phenomenal. The chicken and waffles was not good. Lots of odd flavor combinations going on and the waffles were a weird texture. Scones were amazing. We have been for dinner many times and it is always amazing. The verdict is still out on the brunch.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place seemed humble outside. Then we turned the corner and were greeted in the dining room with its grand high ceilings, quietly awesome decor, perfectly romantic lighting, and teeming with a vibrant crowd. My sister and I dropped $300 on one of the best meals of our lives. The food was absolutely astonishing. Three huge courses with a days worth of leftovers. We literally didn’t need breakfast the next day!! Awesome experience, rare jewel. Showcases Pennsylvania and Philadelphia together with rarified genius.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I forget his name, but our server was one of the best servers we ever had, very knowledgeable on the food. The food was excellent from the Tartare, to the Chicken and Gnocchi, to the doughnuts, and the Creme Brule! We will definitely be back here again. It felt like we were on an episode of The Bear!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Other than feeling a little rushed - it was a great experience. We were in and out within the hour and I would’ve preferred a more relaxing and less rushed service.

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  20. Yumm

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As with most SRO restaurants, Talulah's delivers the ambience in spades. Conspicuously lacking was the appearance of exceptional cuisine. The scallops were certainly not "day boat" scallops and the shrimp were not very large. They were both sadly seared to a rather hard texture. The risotto was delicious but I got the impression that I was supposed to fill up on that and not the protein of my entree. Cheese assortment was delicious but super tiny. Desert was tiny and unexceptional as well. Having dined with SRO many times including at Talulah's, I can say that I was surprised at my disappointment. Not a bad time, but nothing to rave about.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience is just about perfect. Beautiful space, professional service, and wonderful food.

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  22. BrianF

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints! Delicious food which is often unique. The mix of food, vegetables, and sauces were perfect with every dish. Our server (Angela) was very attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes (and extremely nice). We have been here many times and will continue to come back. The only warning is it can be a bit pricey, but worth it in our opinion. One of the best restaurants in Phila.

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  23. Sweetie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallop dish and the butternut squash raviolli were divine. The service was excellent and the design of the dining rooms is stunning.

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  24. FrankP

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a treat to eat here when we visit Philadelphia. The seasonal menus always provide an interesting new dish to try. The service is always friendly and professional and there is a relaxed atmosphere.

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  25. Melfunktion

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well balanced unique flavors and good portion sizes. We had the roasted spaghetti squash with stracciatella cheese, roasted chicken with gnocchi, ricotta ravioli and the dessert special which was a red velvet lava cake. All were delicious! The drinks were very well made too. The service was spot on, gave us plenty of time to think things over and gave good suggestions. Can't wait to return!

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  26. Housecalls

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always excellent. Always consistent

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  27. SusanM

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Only accommodating to a business professional level. Not interested in making anything personable. Was not offered desert. Just given the bill as waiter scooted off. We literally only spoke to him long enough to place an order for dinner, which left us hungry. Very regretful for overtipping, bc did not even earn/deserve a 10%,

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  28. ConnieS

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday brunch! A little pricey but worth it!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was wonderful. Best pancakes I’ve ever had!

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  30. EkaterinaS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an excellent dinner, drinks were on point, mushroom soup - omg… I am dreaming about having it again… meals were generously portioned… just an entry is enough to get full… chicken with gnocchi was excellent, steak was cooked right… all flavors are well balanced and with a little twist… we didn’t have room for desert, but I’m sure desert wouldn’t disappoint either!

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  31. IBurgis1

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Waitress Christine I believe was fantastic. From the moment we sat down at the table she was friendly and attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant as a place to dine. One concern is that they need to bring back Valet Parking as it is not easy to find parking in the city.

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  32. Emily

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing dining experience at Talula’s Garden. The people are always so lovely, the food is delicious and the ambience is just so cool. Thank you to Amy and her amazing crew for bringing so much love and joy to Washington Square and beyond. -Emily & Kristin

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  33. valh

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional and well proportioned. There were many unique dishes on the menu. Service was excellent! Loved the ambience. It was crowded at 4:30pm for dinner on a Saturday night. I plan to go again soon.

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  34. PaulaG

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here. In town for a show. We had read about the restaurant a while ago and boy did it hit the spot. Beautiful and intentional dining space that pays homage to the garden and fresh, local ingredients. The food exceeded our expectations with a big Wow. Little touches elevate the dishes and the basics are rock solid (as if you could call these biscuits a “basic”?!) We had starters, entrees and dessert and every detail was perfection. I would highly recommend and would return again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Valentine’s dinner! Love this place so much!

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  36. JulesQ

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a delicious experience. The server made us feel very well cared for and the ambiance is perfect for a date night or other special occasion. The food was delicious and unique.

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  37. Kiki

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    dinner was delicious. Branzino and salmon entrees were well-prepared and generously sized. Our server was attentive but not overbearing.

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  38. JohnS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Atmosphere here is cozy and charming. The service was excellent. The mushroom soup was to die for and the entrees were delicious. I had the roasted chicken and it was perfect for a cold evening. My only complaint is that my husband and I were seated at a two top table and the tables are entirely to close to one another. We definately could not have a private conversation and neither could the people on either side of us.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Great drinks, yummy cheese board, corn bread, bronzino, lamb bolognese, & red velvet lava cake!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing tuna tartar and good drinks. Would highly recommend for a nice occasion

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Talula’s Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 12346 OpenTable diners.

Talula’s Garden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 120 times today
Google Map for Talula’s Garden

210 West Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    7th between Walnut and Locust
  • Area
    Washington Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 16:00–22:00
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Charles Parker
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 592-7787
  • Private party facilities
    Private Event Information can be found on our website https://talulasgarden.com/
  • Private party contact
    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651
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