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Southwark

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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701 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3101
+1 215-238-1888
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17:00 - 02:00
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Philadelphia, PA
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258 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an outstanding experience, everything was done very creatively and the food was absolutely delicious. Farm to table with extraordinary skill, and very accommodating to food allergy issues.

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Thank FellowTaveler2
philadelphia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A slow Sunday, so we and a few others had the place to ourselves. Bartenders were so attentive, knew their stuff and provided tastes of wines before we committed. I'm not a cocktail person, but now I am sold thanks to them. Excellent recommendations and cocktail construction. Appetizers, salads, chicken and agnolotti were superb (wish the latter was a larger... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were recently in Philadelphia for 2.5 weeks while a family member was in the hospital. While the trips back and forth from the hospital sucked we were lucky enough to learn that our family member lives on the same block as this gem. It soon became our home away from home. We visited the bar 4 (I think) times... More 

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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great place!!! Farm to table menu. The bread and tomatoes were very good. The apple and butternut squash soup was out of this world. What's melding of flavors. Loved it. We split that dish and they brought it out in two bowls. We followed that with a pasta dish. It had squash in it as well along with some blue... More 

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Thank Mark G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a delicious and fun restaurant in Queen Village near the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Southwark is only a block away from South Street. It has an old style feel to it with a long and winding oak bar as you enter the restaurant. The bar service is fantastic. The bartender will make you a customized cocktail or you... More 

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Baja California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at! You can tell the food was prepared with much thought and care! The flavors blend together so well and make your mouth water! We had a lamb dish that was amazing! My family is not that big on lamb, but they went crazy for it! Cannot say enough... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We tried this place on a whim because we couldn't get in to Vernick or Talulas. I'm glad we did. They had good selection of wines, and the waiter was knowledgeable about them as well as his rye and bourbon selections. Starters: The cheeses were great, they had a nice artisanal and local selection. The hummus has a light lemony... More 

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San Francisco
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The new owners of Southwark have really done something impressive with this classic Philadelphia gem. They are also obviously really put a lot of thought into what was lacking in the Philadelphia food scene. The chef is putting out food that cannot be found elsewhere in town, wonderful handmade pasta's, house made cheeses and breads, some of the best fish... More 

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Thank ElVerano
Philadelphia
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Stopped here for drinks. Service and cocktails were top-notch. Would definitely return. Great place for drinks, small bites or full dinner.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

This is a great place to go on a date or a small group of people. They have a great atmosphere and it's nice to be able to hear your companions. The drinks are quite good and they have a decent selection of beers and ciders on tap. They also have a full kitchen, so if some people in your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3101
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-238-1888

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