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Restaurant School

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University City
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4207 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5296 (42nd Street)
+1 215-222-4200
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Palomino, Colombia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended the Christmas buffet. It was magnificent. Not only was the decor exquisite, but the food was delicious and by a hospitable student waitstaff who were more than receptive to any comments, questions or suggestions. I ate in the room that they call the Italian Trattoria, for obvious reasons. It was exquisite with many holiday lights draped from above... More 

Thank goingoingoingoing
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Years ago I used to have dinner quite frequently at the Restaurant School and was never disappointed. This came to mind when we planned a dinner outing and I suggested same. Off we went for an early dinner. Parking was available and there was plenty of seating, though we reserved a table beforehand. We had the three course pre fix... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The pastry shop is separate from the restaurant and has different hours. It is open in the mornings for breakfast... Outstanding selection of muffins,croissants, breads, etc. It was our 1st time visiting and I like my fresh breads with coffee. After terrific selection for breakfast we couldn't resist buying some treats for dessert that night. Our dinner party guest were... More 

Thank don w
Pine Hill, New Jersey
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Absolutely charming restaurant where you are served by students and the food is prepared by students. Great menu and beautifully decorated

Thank arrylay
S.F., CA
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Excellent food in unusual surroundings. An old mansion with lots of interesting objects and exciting lighting. Loved it!

Thank theboxes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

With a group of five students I ate at the restaurant School. The greeting was professional and friendly. The servers were relaxed and with a good sense of humor. Food all around was from good to excellent. The room is large and well-spaced so we could carry out a conversation and hear each other. When we wanted a group picture... More 

Thank Ram C
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

I visited the school with a friend. Fantastic scenery inside. Different rooms, one especially decorated with all white and slide scenery in the background. Magnificently decorated. We found out the décor was mastered by Disney consultants. Besides the architecture, the food was served by the students. We opted for lunch that day; nothing on the menu over $6.00. Our lunch... More 

Thank Lulu S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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173 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

ambiance , grace, fine food & culinary arts students. The rooms are delightfully decorated. Main dining area is castle like. Menu is liberal & changes frequently. Food delicious. And free parking!!!

Thank jean m
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Going here was always on our to-do list....glad we got around to it . Four themed restaurant settings are offered and we opted for the international. So lovely ...it reminded me of a courtyard in Brussels. The students are learning here and get to experience both the back and front of the house. There is a $21 prix fixe menu... More 

Thank judedude79
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

The premise of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill is for students to get real time training in their areas of study. These students are trained in the art of fine dining and service. They are supervised by a maitre d type who is present but never intrusive. A man of obvious refinement. Depending on which area you dine, there... More 

Thank djwalpa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4207 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5296
    (42nd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-222-4200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?