Talula’s Garden

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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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K
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined Sunday for brunch as we wanted to go out and support the hospitality industry during this very difficult time. Service and food were both excellent. The staff was kind enough to send out complimentary dessert to our table as well. Thank you to the Talula’s team.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited our daughter who is a student at Temple. Took her here for a birthday brunch. Everything was fabulous! We will definitely be back!

b
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing, service outstanding. Went for brunch had a wonderful experience.

AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in the city . Anna was a phenomenal server and my wife and I had a great time

MG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So it was Friday the 13th of March but we were feeling so lucky! Weather was cooperative and we were able to dine at one of the last patio tables under a heat lamp. Everything from the ambiance, service, timing, food and drink was superb! Highly recommend and feeling grateful we took the chance for a wonderful date night after work.

KD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. The team there takes great care of my husband and me.

JD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was cozy and aesthetic. Our server (Connor)was highly informed and helpful. Aimee Olexy stopped by to check if every was fine. It was truly a perfect evening.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. The cheeses are excellent. The side vegetable dishes, al dente. We licked every plate clean.

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisitely prepared and presented. The service was very attentive and our server couldn't have been nicer. They brought out a little something extra for dessert for my mother's retirement with a congratulatory note penned in chocolate. Thanks so much for a very nice time that topped off our day!

OT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll be back

MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service great. Food, not nearly as good as last time.

NF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is delicious and very fresh. Overall great vibes with a fun but cozy atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back and enjoy a meal outside in the garden. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Sat us in a corner of the bar at a table next to the server station and walk up. Im very tall and people were tripping all over my leg the entire night.

HL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and enjoyed everything about our dining experience! Highly recommend and will ho back in warmer weather and sit outside in the garden!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a special young lady in my life...my daughter. Chef tasting meal was delicious. Will return to try some items from the main menu in the warmer weather and sit out in the beautiful courtyard.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was fantastic; the service from Elijah even better.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. I can’t recommend this place enough.

LW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience! Delicious food, top-notch service. Highly recommend the Perfect Plate cheese platter and the duck for a main course. We had a cozy, romantic dinner!

SM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It was extremely overpriced and rushed. It seems like anytime we make reservations on Open Table we get a seat by the door or kitchen, like restaurants save their crappiest tables for open table online reservations. But back to Tulula's Garden: the food was outstanding, but it was obvious they wanted to turn over our table. The $7 beer came out of a can.

AB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great meal and service, just would have liked more gluten free options on the menu.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always! Excellent service.

Q
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Will definitely be back next year when we go to the Flower Show!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, exceptional
Service. The restaurant is quite noisy but that is typical of a Stephen Starr restaurant. If it was quiet, it would detract from the good mood

GR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck dish was the best I've ever had. Each mouthful was a surprise as different flavors continued to emerge with each bite. I am a foodie and this dish would win Top Chef!
The servers were attentive and the manager was very personable. I look forward to my next meal here.

RK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I love the food and ambiance at Talula's Garden, and the servers are very warm and knowledgable.
However, this is the second time that I've arrived and been directed to the worst table in the restaurant (this one in front of the front door, which opened every 30 seconds and let in a large gust of cold air), and have had to ask for a more suitable table. On both occasions, the host accommodated me (and there were multiple better tables inside the restaurant), but I shouldn't have to ask. It feels rude and inhospitable, which makes me not want to return to the restaurant.

JR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Loved it and will return next trip to Philadelphia

N
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This our 2nd time dining at Talula's and it was just as wonderful as our first visit. We went for the brunch and we can't recommend it enough. The options are seasonal and appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Each person in our party had a different entree and we shared a few plates to start. The lemon-poppy pancakes were delicious and some of the best I have had. The beet and ricotta side dish was delicious. Cant wait until we can return.

CC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful experience! The ambiance great, food excellent and outstanding service.

OT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in Philly, and never disappoints. The drinks and food are amazing.

DH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and best service!!! Love love LOVE Talula’s!!!!!

c
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent server, Christina and would ask for her again. She knew the food and drink menu inside and out and gave excellent recommendations. The food, from appetizers to desserts , was very well prepared and tasty. Our table was a bit crowded next to another one - that is the only criticism our party had. It is a restaurant you want to visit repeatedly.

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was hosting an accomplished chef for dinner and looking for a place that had amazing food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Talula's Garden did not disappoint.

A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I have ever had. The suckling pig is some kind of sorcery that just melts in your mouth. This is my second time there and I can't wait to go back.

WG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We keep coming back for more. We loved the cheese plate. Heaven is the best waitress there.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was efficient, polite, and professional. Food was outstanding. Took the bread pudding to go and the reheating was simple and it tasted amazing!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Heaven was amazing, attentive, and superb! The food - delicious. The drinks - fantastic. Will definitely be back again.

RI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my dads birthday. The food was amazing and my dad had a really good time.

AO
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my second time here and it was just an enjoyable as the first. The ambiance is lovely and the staff professional and polite. We were in the mood for wine, cheese, and pasta and Talula’s does not disappoint here. We both felt our salads were a little underwhelming (and certainly enough to share but the greens were for our health!). Save room for dessert and coffee.

m
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, unique taste, with a variety of options to choose from depending what you’re in the mood for. Great service, servers are very knowledgeable on what’s on the menu, so it’s easy to decide what to order. Great drinks always a plus!

t
Greensboro
27 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. What an amazing dining experience. The chef is not afraid of flavor. The butternut squash soup was so complex in flavors. The bread with truffle butter exploded with full flavors in my mouth. The mushroom Risotto was cooked perfectly and the flavors were rich and the dish had depth. The creme brulee was equally as good as the rest of the meal and the cardamom cookies with it were out of this world alone. I will be back!