The Dandelion

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Gastro Pub
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastropub. 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, a proper afternoon tea service has a sweet and savory menu and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good service

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LN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love brunch at the Dandelion. It never disappoints!

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MA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in Philly! Such a cool vibe in there. Ambiance is great! Getting snowed in here would be fun!

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the steak tartare charcuterie and tandoori chicken. Both were great. Will be back for sure.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at the Dandelion and was just as impressed when I dined with them over 5 years ago. The ambiance is great and service is top notch. Dandelion Salad is refreshing on warm spring/summer day. Quality bar program and great British beers on tap. Would highly recommend this place to all.

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z
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Train your wait staff.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I had the pleasure to discover Dandelion for high tea before going to a 6 pm show at the Academy of Music. We will definitely be back!

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ZD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here and It's such a treat!!!
Definitely one of my favorite spots in all of Philly!

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EH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Charming place, but I’m all about the food and it was rather mediocre.

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TK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Philly it is our go to brunch stop!

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KB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish! Greg was an absolute gem. He was super knowledgeable about the menu and every single recommendation was superb! Phenomenal drinks, food, service- we had a drink at the bar waiting for our table and the bartender was also wonderful!!!! If I could give 100 stars I would!!

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l
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Long delay between dropping menus and taking order

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i
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

In heart of Philly, we went on a Wednesday evening to visit. Booked a table in advance still got a crammed table at 3rd floor, upon requesting we got moved to a better place.

Pros:
1. Food is really good (Egg devils and Chicken/Duck perfait were too delish)
2. Cocktails are good too, could have been better, Liked one of the ginger-vodka based cocktail.
3. No complain about service

Cons:
1. Get a table in advance.

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Noise level was unbelievable loud that it drowned out any possibility of a conversation over food which ruined a evening out The staff rushed you through the meals Again it spoiled a good evening out
Staff let your guest enjoy the evening and please don’t remove food until the customers have finished and then straight exchange the starter with the main course

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TB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always the food was sensational but the portions where small. The staff is very pleasant.

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F
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of five and got seated at a nice window table. I would describe The Dandelion decor as a refined British pub with a cozy atmosphere- the kind that is perfect for afternoon tea. We went for dinner. Everything we ordered was delicious. The ricotta cheese spread was the standout.

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London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great taste of British food & British style pub. Highly recommended

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b
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great experience

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n
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience of Dandelion, it’s perfect for afternoon tea or a romantic dinner. Shared the Special Occasion and the liver & duck parfait. Their parfait (aka pate) is amazing. I often go here just for that dish. Afternoon tea portions filled 2 people.

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CD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my son's graduation from high school for Saturday lunch/brunch. Service was perfect and our server, Christopher, was the best -- he even sent over a surprise dessert for my son after hearing we were there for his graduation. Roast beef sandwich with horseradish sauce is delicious, as always, and something I crave for a return visit. My husband raved about the omelette. Portion size maybe a tad small for the shepherd's pie, but very good. Love The Dandelion and will return.

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BG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great meal here. This time I ordered the tandori chicken and it was so good.

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AH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful! Food was just as good. We hope to return again soon. Would recommend The Dandelion to anyone visiting Philly and looking for a nice meal. Location is also a plus, as it is a short 15 minute walk to several Broad St locations.

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JE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, FABULOUS. But finally was able to make it there for the afternoon tea (always wanted to go, never seem to hit the timing right!) It didn’t disappoint. The two-tier tray of sandwiches were perfect. Great little portions to give you a sample of some fantastic tea sandwiches. Favorites were chicken curry salad and the open face deviled-egg. Wonderful cocktail list. I got the Rosè mimosa (outstanding) and my friend got a basil strawberry drink with rosemary infused simple syrup - perfect flavor for summer. This spot is perfect if you actually want to talk with your dinner partner without a busy, loud restaurant buzzing around you. Quiet and pleasing atmosphere in an intimate, cozy setting!

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food overall is great, with the greatest accolades given to the pastry chef - just amazing. Oh and the bread! It’s probably the best bread I’ve ever eaten. The service was outstanding (the waitress let my husband try a new beer before he committed to it) and the overall ambiance is lovely. The only suggestion for improvement I have is that a wee bit more lighting would be nice as we had to turn on our flashlights on our phone to read the menu.

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was here for our first time.. I brought my English hubby. Was hoping there were some English employees. Only counted 1, however the ambiance was very very nice, our waitress was great & I loved the food. I had the deviled eggs which were outstanding. The shrimp cocktail which was... a shrimp cocktail but the shrimps were very large. I also had their burger which was an obvious blend of meats and was extremely tasty. I asked for it off the bun , but it arrived on the bun. Hubby got bangers & he liked them very much and said the bangers were the real deal. Id go again. TY :)

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very good dinner here the other night. Service was great. Wish we had more time in town to eat at The Dandelion for another meal as it was so good from start to finish.

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MI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with great food. The decor is cool as well. They had a great drink selection as well.

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VC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding: food, service and presentations. The food is wonderfully balanced in taste and textures. We loved it!

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CH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great food and atmosphere at Sunday brunch, go!

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PP
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, waiter was great. I did not care for the location of my outdoor table... but I chose to sit outside and I did NOT request a different table. I would probably sit indoors from now on. It was the first time sitting outside at the Dandelion... Was quite though... when you sit indoors, it is sometimes difficult to carry a conversation with all the background noise.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was very cool!

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DP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really loved our server and afternoon tea was delightful. I had no idea that you offered tea services. I look forward to another visit and trying brunch as well.

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KJ
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dandelion was amazing. They accommodated the vegan in our party at a reduced price. Our waiter Michael was amazing. All in all a wonderful experience.

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TD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My companion and I met for a mid-week dinner and requested the Dog Room, where the noise is mitigated by draperies. The crisp smoked salmon & trout kedgeree cakes with minted yoghurt to split provided a light savory before the main course: risotto for my friend, and small tender mussels in the most delicious white wine garlic broth I’ve tasted.

Our server was attentive without being intrusive, keeping a watchful eye on drinks and clearing service items. My date declined a dessert, but I thoroughly enjoyed the shrewsbury cake.

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JD
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I took my 2 friends to afternoon tea. We liked the restaurnt itself, the decor was fine & we liked where we sat in the bar decorated with dogs, but the food wasn't really good. The sandwiches were just terrible. They were so old the soft bread had crusted over on the outside, they tasted of refrigerator & the flavors were either missing or terrible. I was really disappointed. The dessert layers were better, with some actual winners. Scones were just OK, more like a biscuit than scone, but the clotted cream, lemon curd & jam were very good.

The champagne was very sweet, not sure what it was, but not good & the rosé mimosa was awful. We were told it was pureed raspberry & champagne sprayed with rose water. Unfortunately it smelled like an air freshner & didn't taste very good. I'm sad because I really wanted to like this place.

Just to clarify, we didn't go on a weekend, during a rush period, special event or holiday. It was a Wednesday afternoon & they weren't very busy. It should have been better.

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VK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the tea extraordinary. Already planning another trip there.

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SS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It's not a big group place...they were helpful in adjusting our reservation. However our group got too big and we ended up at bistro tables in the bar. Much too crowded to accommodate us which wasn't their fault, it was ours.

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LN
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service friendly atmosphere top notch scotch selection and delicious meal

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AT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We actually went for breakfast AND lunch! Both were so yummy. Service great too! And the building was also pretty groovy. Nice healthy options available... so important!

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BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was amazing. I went with my parents and my boyfriend, and we all had a wonderful time. I had the shepherd's pie and we all shared the pickled beet jar appetizer that came with crostini and smooth goat cheese, as well as an olive tapenade. The food was delicious and arrived pretty quickly. We also shared the caramel bread pudding! Amazing!

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