Nectar - Philadelphia

4.6
2629 reviews
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Asian
"Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon…" Dalai Lama

At Nectar, our love for cooking is deeply embedded in that belief.

Nectar, a sensuous, sumptuous, savory experience, features the Asian-inspired-French-infused signature cuisine of star chef Patrick Feury.

Nectars eclectically creative menu offers the perfect amalgamation of classic French cooking with the freshest, finest, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. From wild Alaskan salmon to Arctic Char to grass-fed beef to free range poultry to locally grown, hand picked organic produce; Nectar is committed to selecting what is best for our patrons as well as our planet. Our dedication to quality is captured in our extensive collection of wines, craft beer and fresh nectar cocktails. We assiduously pair the varietal notes in our wines to consummately complement our aromatic dishes.
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Don’t come for sushi. It is mediocre at best. Maybe the prepared dishes are better? Overpriced for the quality of sushi you get.

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LV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I enjoy my experience at Nectar with regard to the food and service. My only complaint is the club style music they play during the dinner hour. It is so loud with a large, repetitive beat that really spoils the whole ambiance when you're trying to have a nice (expensive) dinner. I know they want their bar scene to attract a younger, late crowd but it's the middle-age to older clientele that is spending the money and eating dinner there. I wish they could try some smooth jazz or other instrumental music that is more pleasing during dinner.

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SS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great, I don't know much about sake; she asked us our wine preference and chose the perfect sake for us. It was my fiance's birthday and our first time going to Nectar and we were pleasantly surprised by a delicious torte for dessert. We will definitely go back.

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NG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Love going to Nectar. Was very cold in the dining area though and food was served warm. Not hot.

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DC
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food keep us going back year o er year.

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MO
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We have always enjoyed Nectar. Not so much now. Food was way below their normal standards. Calamari tasted like rubber. A lobster dish for $45 was way over priced and had little to no taste. The rib eye was unusually fatty. The best part of the meal was the lobster fried rice. Our server was friendly but very busy and not as attentive as he should have been.

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L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service-even brought a birthday cake to celebrate my guest ‘s special day.

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G
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

First, I requested a special table. They offered horrible tables and we finally settled on a table upstairs. The service was average at best. Not at all what we are accustomed to at this restaurant. My husband ordered a second drink. After waiting 20 minutes I flagged down our waiter to inquire. Apparently never ordered. The food was excellent as always, but I have to say, I was surprised at the poor service. Hopefully this was just a off night. I doubt if we will go there again for a special occasion.

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A
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect dining experience
The hostess’ were great
Awesome server !
Had the salmon/avocado sushi as an appetizer and we both ordered the striped bass entree
Wonderful experience including the friendly valet guys as always a nice evening
Can’t wait to return
Followed by mini doughnuts and drinks

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MS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had not been here is several years and I will not wait that long again! Tuna tartare and sushi are super fresh and the rack of lamb sea bass were excellent. Great atmosphere and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Awesome!! A++ Get the edamame dumplings. Promise you won’t regret it!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner on New Years Eve and the service was absolutely outstanding as well as the food! Our entrees were a bit slow coming out from the kitchen which is to be expected on a night like that if you’re realistic, but we didn’t even notice that was the case until our server apologized because we were having such a great time. It was so nice to not be rushed and to be able to enjoy our time together in such a beautiful restaurant. Everyone from the hostess to the bartenders to the girl who took our coats were warm and friendly. A great experience from the moment we walked in until we left.
We will definitely be back for our next date night or special occasion!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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GD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and delicious! I will go back for sure!

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f
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This place never disappoints! Excellent from the time you pull up to valet until you drive home. They used to call it the "Buddakan of the Mainline", but this place in my opinion is better due to a better more well rounded menu. If you haven't been go don't wait!

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Our waiter was the best. Attentive and infirmative

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with a professional wait staff who are knowledgeable of the menu. Dishes are creative and very tasty. Have been to Nectar a number of times and always have a very good dinner plus our guests have always enjoyed the evening.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal, you must try the Foie Gras!

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p
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent but service needs to be more attentive.

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SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Out of the three menus provided to us, one menu was empty, second was missing pages, third menu had food stains on the pages.

It took forever to get our food and we had to ask for missing item. Okay, mistakes happen, I will let that one go.

Food was practically left on our table for us to figure it out.

I have been going to Nectar's for 2 decades, but this is the first time I was disappointed and embarrassed as I had recommended this place to my work colleagues.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

it was very good the food was good and the service was great

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hawkeye our waiter is the best deserves accolades. He made the night with his knowledge, attentiveness and spirit. Nectar is our go-to for excellent food, service and consistency.

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C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place,, great staff. Try the striped bass.

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l
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was there for a lunch with friends and chose meals from the lunch menu, so I am not sure whether regular menu would have offered much better options. The food was Ok, but nothing special and definitely was not worth more than $30 per lunch (including a beer). The service was Ok, but not as professional as I had expected.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my three teenage daughters to nectar Sunday evening. My kids don’t agree on anything except that Nectar is the best restaurant... every time.

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PA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was terrific, and the appetizers were so delicious it left us eagerly anticipating our entrees. Unfortunately, the entrees for each of us seemed a bit bland and lacking the same character as the appetizers, but it could be that our choices were not the right ones for us. We'll be back to try again!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fun and very tasty

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SM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nectar is an amazing restaurant. You owe it to yourself to experience such outstanding food. Do yourself a favor and order a dozen oysters. You won’t be sorry!

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k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Waiter was not up to par. Didn’t ask if we have been there before to go over the menu or if there was daily specials or not.

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s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were at the Nectar restaurant in Berwin. Everything was fine, but the service was superb!

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h
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect date night, as always! Delicious lamb and amazingly fresh sushi rolls.

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S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I haven't been here in years. I remembering being good but expensive. I decided to take my fiance and try it out again. We felt like all you are paying for is the atmosphere at this place. Our usual sushi spot has much better fish quality. Portions are small here. Our service was terrible and I felt like we were judged right away when we ordered two unsweetened iced teas instead of alcoholic drinks. Then we ordered over $100 worth of sushi and appetizers. We wont be going back here anytime soon. It's a shame.

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KJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nectar is always good but the menu has not changed much in many years. Hoping they decide to add some new options before we come back.

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JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Excellent service and food. Looking forward to return visit.

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Y
Philadelphia
152 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We hadn't been to Nectar in about 10 years. Nothing much has changed except the Menu. The place was still packed, there is still Valet parking and the food is still delicious. Heavy on the seafood and Sushi/Sashimi. Still a great place to be but it was obvious that the dining crowd is now much younger; more like Millennials. The bar is hopping busy. It won't take us another 10 years to return. A reliable restaurant in Philly's Mail Line. Book early; reservations are hard to come by at the last minute.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect for our anniversary!

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SF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been regulars at Nectar for years. The food is always fresh and perfectly spiced. The crowd is upscale and extremely polite. People watching is always fun and everyone seems outgoing and fun. The menu always has a surprise or two and the Sushi creations are usually worth bragging about. I go there for dates. I have taken my kids there many times and hosted many family gatherings as well as my business partners for happy hour. I highly recommend Nectar as it has never let me down.

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i
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Steven should shut it down for 48 hours and steam clean the entire venue from stem to stern. It’s time. Lots of grime everywhere.

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