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Dandelion's "Dog Bar" - The Dandelion, Philadelphia, PA

The Dandelion

4.7
4.7
7758 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastro-pub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 114 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, English, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–15:00 Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 15:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (215) 558-2500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Geoghegan
  • Private party contact
    Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401
  • Area
    Center City
  • Cross Street
    18th and Sansom
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 7,758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia County

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

7,757 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food came jn small portions and overpriced. Cocktails were excellent. ambience was really cool!

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  2. DCurley

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You'll love The Dandelion if you love a pub. The menu is fun and everything we ordered was delicious! The fish and chips was excellent. The beer selection and specialty cocktail menu were also a highlight. Save room for dessert!

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  3. SteveC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and amazing service. Drink selection was great and everything was well priced. Highly recommended.

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  4. PhilC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a 7:45 reservation but arrived an hour and 1/2 earlier & requested if we could be seated earlier. We were accommodated after a 15-20 minute wait. Our meal was fantastic and the wait staff is top notch. There are many places to choose from when you’re in the Rittenhouse Square area but this is the place that I would recommend

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  5. Perfectpasta53

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing fun beautiful pub . The discrepancy between entree dishes was huge . One plate was a beautiful plate and my dish was like an appetizer portion

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  6. NikWit

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second trip to Dandelion. We were there for brunch and sat in the dog room. Room had a nice ambiance. It was crowded, so it was on the louder side. Bloody Mary’s were good, a little to pickley tasting for me, but others enjoyed them. We started with bread and ricotta. Very yummy. It took the waiter a little while to come back for our main order. We all ordered something different. The ham and cheese omelette was a winner. The English breakfast and grilled salad were also enjoyed. I had the bubble and squeak and was not impressed. I had asked for no steak sauce . It was there. It was also lukewarm and dry. Thank goodness for poached eggs. Guess I just ordered the wrong thing.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, service and food. Will likely return.

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  8. STEPHENK

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent service and food. Outstanding oysters! A bit noisy last night (6-7pm) upstairs.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    315 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    315 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bust evening at Dandelion - enjoyed a nice draft beer, a pint of prawns, and the rabbit pie - delicious.

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  10. BrianM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, very cozy on a chilly evening. Rabbit pie was delicious.

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  11. sduff

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The ricotta appetizer was delicious! Ambiance is unique - truly like dining in a townhouse

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were extremely helpful and nice! Kept giving us tips and telling us what they would recommend. It was our first time there and I found it so helpful because all the choices were amazing. The place is adorable as well!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, food, atmosphere, and service!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were delicious and very authentic. Our space was crowded, but not uncomfortable. The servers were very pleasant, though the service was slow. We will definitely dine there again. Go when you have plenty of time.

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  15. MargaretM

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the funnest places I have been in Philadelphia. We had the rarebit, cheese plate, bangers and mash, chicken, mussels and shepherds pie. It was ok fantastic and so was the service!

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  16. Pete

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, my wife and I returned to a rest which we’ve enjoyed on other occasions. Tonight was the best ever as Mark and his staff were so gracious and thoughtful. The food as always was perfectly delicious and the service was excellent. Best of all, a friendly group of young people seated by us and hearing of our anniversary, picked up our check! Such a wonderful act of generosity and kindness! Needless to say it was a night to remember and thank you to all who made it possible.
    The DandelionResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you for joining us for your very special occasion Peter! We look forward to seeing you again!

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  17. RJR2

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is cozy, but needs a makeover. Chairs falling apart, lamps broken and dusty. Waiter nice but sometimes inattentive.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date place. The ambience is beyond charming and cozy. We were seated by the fire and enjoyed some great wines. The rabbit pie was cooked perfectly - piping hot, creamy with a nice hint of mustard, and topped with a perfectly golden pastry puff - and the duck bolognese was super flavorful with pasta that was cooked perfectly.

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  19. Matt

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation after a friend recomended it. The traditional roast was amazing and prices are very reasonable.

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  20. samis

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a hidden gem. The food was so good and the service was top 10!!! I’m coming back here for sure

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  21. JeffreyG

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service, good bloody and mimosa. Goat cheese and spinach omelette as well as salmon Benedict were excellent. Price point was great value. We’ll be back!

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  22. KelseyD

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty good experience overall! Food was good but nothing out of this world. Service was good. We enjoyed the ambiance.

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  23. Kate

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, very good quality food, although I was not a fan of the caeser salad, had slices of anchovies throughout, wasnt appetizing with so many. Otherwise everything is top shelf. Amazing coffee.

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  24. DPHIT

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful, from the welcome to the service.

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  25. theatergal

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you want to appreciate the fabulous food here you must eat upstairs. Downstairs gets too loud from the bar. If you don’t mind extreme noise level the menu and service here are always on point. But for me, I only stay if I can be seated upstairs.

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  26. Dutchconnectionfarm

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is absolutely amazing. Our food was great, portions decent and our waitress was very friendly! We will definitely be back.

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  27. PaulL

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Reminds me of an authentic English Pub. Best fish and chips outside of an English Pub.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was annoyed because we parked at the Parkway Garage at 1845 Walnut St, where a posted sign advertised 20% discount on parking for “Dandelion Restaurant” customers (among other local businesses). Parking was $40. We asked the waiter as well as manages about this; all said this discount was not offered. Hard to get the taste of this bait (and switch) out of my mouth in order to enjoy the dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. Josie

    Leicestershire

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Attended this weekend for a celebration. The 3 of us all had fish and chips. The fish was cooked to perfection. We were expecting the triple cooked chips to be fluffy inside, alas they were not. Still, it didn't spoil the meal. We were seated in the downstairs bar area. The table was opposite a 2 couples who had obviously been there for many hours drinking cocktails. They were extremely loud, rude and banged into us a couple of times. We would return, but suggest you book your seating away from the bar area.

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  30. RyanS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good. The service was just okay. Overall, a great spot for food or drinks.

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  31. MarcieT

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great Steven Starr restaurant. Love the british pub atmosphere and the food was great. We both had the fish and chips which were outstanding

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decor is unique, and the restaurant has a great variety of food/drink choices. They have a separate gluten-free menu with lots of choices, which was fantastic. Service was great too. would definitely recommend us for Sunday brunch.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This time was set on the second floor. I will start with a positive. Food was fantastic. We ordered muscles, soup, crab croquet, chard cabbage salad, and salmon. My bloody Mary was outstanding. One of the best, however, even though we made reservations when we ahead of time, we were stuck at the table booth that was obviously an afterthought, it was just shoved in the back of the other table where people were already sitting. So if the guy behind me wanted to move, I would have to get up each time. Place is super dark to begin with. I asked for one extra candle on a table just so we could see the menus in our food and the waitress said they didn’t have any, which I doubt because these are regular candles that need to be replaced – wax. Because our table was stuck on addition, didn’t have its own light over it. I mean it’s dark to the point that you could not see if your glasses are clean or not or if you had hair in your food or if you had a bad muscle in the pot. We asked several staff members including our waitress. to snap a quick picture of us sitting at the table and three times got the response “We will come back later “-the picture takes a second we obviously don’t get together often if we need a picture. We never in my life had a wait or denied to take a picture. One of the staff members kept walking. Past us after we ask her, pretending she was busy. I will never return for dinner that’s for sure. Probably brunch so I can actually see what I’m eating.

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  34. AlexandriaC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They're always great with my dietary restrictions.

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  35. JerryL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was attentive and respectful. The food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner. The restaurant’s ambiance, though it could use a few upholstery upgrades was homely, comfortable, and inviting.

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  36. Beth

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Dandelion to celebrate our anniversary with brunch. The brioche french toast was out of this world! The english breakfast was delicious also. Service was quick and professional and very friendly! The staff made us feel special on our special occasion.

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  37. SusanP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the atmosphere and service was great but food was mediocre. Concept was good but undercooked and underseasoned.

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  38. AndrewC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server was wonderful, sold us on the tri colored carrots to go with the lamb pie and was a great addition to our meal. Was really happy with my experience!

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  39. JohnS

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic English pub and Inn right in the heart of Philadelphia. A real wood burning fireplace greets you on a cold winter’s day. An amazing decor of a bygone era begins your journey into pub life. Great food and drink with prompt attentive service follows. All this at a very reasonable price. Thank you!

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  40. VivianM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the first time ever for my birthday and it was amazing! Delicious drinks, appetizers and the over all meal was spectacular! Will be returning!

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FAQs

The Dandelion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.7 stars by 7758 OpenTable diners.

The Dandelion 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.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 114 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Dandelion

124 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    18th and Sansom
  • Area
    Center City
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–15:00 Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 15:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, English, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Geoghegan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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