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Palace at the Ben - CLOSED

834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5127
+1 267-232-5600
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
12 Jun 2013
“This restaurant now closed”
2 Jun 2013
“Great food but dead restaurant - no booze”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5127
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2013

This restaurant was great. We found out at the end of our meal that we were dining there on their final night open. During dinner, out the window we saw men moving kitchen supplies, this should have been an indication to us that something was...More

Thank Kristenked
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

The food was outstanding - better curry than we can find in DC. But the place was dead even though it was a holiday weekend. No alcohol at all which might put off some. I'd go back though as the curry was superb. Great for...More

Thank kellyenz
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Food was ok, Not bad at all, staff really need to learn smiling, Curry was too spicy and also they massed my desert! Don't have lots of option for indian food so have to follow it is what it is concept!

1  Thank Henidh S
Reviewed 15 April 2013

The atmosphere is elegant and yet casual dress is appropriate. The food was really really good. The nan was freshly baked and the palak panir some of the best ever and we've eaten in many Indian restaurants! The price was absolutely appropriate for the quality...More

Thank sail45
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Palace at the Ben is a nice place to land after shopping at the Gallery. The location is also convenient for tourists on a schedule. The staff was welcoming. The food was better than good Indian fare. Our group was divided, meat eaters and vegetarians....More

1  Thank wddj
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Thoughtfully cooked food, excellent lunch buffet, very clean and lovethe bhindi masala and saag panner

Thank aakasharmand
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We were looking for an Indian restaurant on a Sunday in downtown Philadelphia. We were able to find this place after looking it up on TripAdvisor. We found it easily and were seated promptly upon entering. The server waited on us without delay. The interior...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We stopped in Palace at the Ben for lunch on a Sunday and were one of 3 tables, so it was quiet. The server was great and the Chicken Vindaloo was some of the best I have had in the Philly area. What really sets...More

Thank George V
Reviewed 30 December 2012 via mobile

We were roaming around philli downtown when we sort of bumped here. Awesome ambience, good service and equally good food. The cocktails are ew, but then again I have not had a good cocktail in any Indian restaurant before; may be they are not supposed...More

Thank Varun B
Reviewed 13 December 2012

It was a pleasure to eat here. Nice setting, wonderfully quiet , although it was early and not crowded. The food had a mix of northrn and southern indian cuisine, some old staples, but also some preparations not usually seen. All food we tried was...More

Thank gino41
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5127
    (9th & Chestnut St.)
  • Public Transportation: Regional trains (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8) stop two blocks away at the Market East Station located at 11th & Market Street. All below listed buses stop in front of the restaurant: 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 47, and 61. The New Jersey High Speed PATCO Line station is located in less than a block away at 9th & Locust Streets.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 267-232-5600
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