Serpico - Philadelphia

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1323 reviews
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Serpico is a collaboration between James Beard award-winning chef Peter Serpico and restaurateur Stephen Starr. Located on South Street, the 60-seater will have a true neighborhood feel, with cozy booths, counter seating and a small bar at which the full menu will be available.

Serving dinner only, the cuisine is ingredient-driven offering a seasonally evolving menu of playful yet familiar takes on global fare. A small hand-picked list of food-friendly wines will perfectly complement the menu and a quality cocktail program will focus on boutique spirits.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoughtful creations. Caring staff.

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W
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends - really excellent service, food was delicious as were the drinks. The sharing style really added to the conversation.

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g
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Eclectic and inventive menu, great venue for sharing to try the numerous options. Informed and attentive service. A little pricey when eating the "recommended" number of plates. Very much enjoyed.

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing culinary experience. It was our second visit and both times have been among our favorite meals of the year!

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T
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing. Everything. Making food an art form that I get to eat!!!

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DT
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, friendly service. Tables smashed together and way too small. I was hit 19 times in 60 min by servers and patrons trying to squeeze by me. No one said excuse me. Dinner was rushed despite getting a nice bottle of wine.

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serpico is an absolute must-visit. We had the ceviche, deep-fried duck leg (think bao bun), and Japanese eggplant to start, then the venison and the halibut as our mains... we licked our plates after every single course. Everything was incredibly delicious and the atmosphere is trendy and fun with the open chef's counter. We highly recommend!

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KL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No comment

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j
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional, very knowledable staff. Menu options were very fun. Great drink selections.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Although Food Was Very Good, Not Everything Was SPECTACULAR. I Was Truly Expecting To Be Blown Away, But I Think Food Couldve Been Seasoned Better. Also The Panna Cotta Lacked In Everything Except Texture. It Was Perfectly Creamy But Needed More Flavor. Carrot Cake On Halibut Was Seared A Little Too Long, Tasted Slightly Burnt Flavor. Everything About The 45 Day Aged NY Strip Dish Was Perfection! My Expectations For This Restaurant Being Owned & Run By A James Beard Awarded Chef Was To Be Knocked Off Of My Feet, Although Impressed By Some Dishes, I Was Not Completely Awed By Every Single Dish I Tried. Would Still Reccomend This Restaurant, Especially For The Oysters, But Wont Neccesarily Run Back.

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d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food-service impeccable-upper end pricing

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I
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Portions are very small but taste was good

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L
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative beyond belief and super delicious. A memorable dining experience

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CM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and presentation was exquisite !!!
We enjoyed every morsel.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific, staff were knowledgeable and fun, and it was quiet so we could actually have a conversation over dinner. Definitely recommend for fun splurge.

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j
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and service. One of the best restaurants in the city.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, second only to the service. I love it there and con not wait to go back!

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HH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gastro experience. Outstanding!! Unusual combination of flavors. CNnot wIt to go back.

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D
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our meal here. It is one of the finest restaurants in Philadelphia. Never a miss.

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g
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As I’ve said before, one of the best restaurants anywhere. Food and service is unbeatable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but difficult to justify the price. There are better options for significantly less $ in the city.

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JC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another super meal at Serpico.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very nice meal. Creative cuisine. Main dishes overpriced for what you get. Fun to sit at bar and watch kitchen in action.

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A memorable meal. The flavors in each dish were amazing. The service was attentive and friendly. This was a special occasion, and we were surprised with a delicious birthday dessert and the end of our meal.

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t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serpico was magnifique...!

Special birthday occasion and the food, service and ambiance did not disappoint. Everything tasted fantastic and was presented with aplomp...!

The price tag for such delights was rather steep but the occasion dictated special and special it was..!

thanks and best, tom

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.

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TS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, inventive food. Service was friendly and professional... waitstaff very knowledgable about menu,preparation and ingredients. Everything memorable!

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MK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The visual aesthetic, presentation, and service at Serpico is exceptional, only to be topped by the quality of food from beginning to end. While the approximate value of the dishes may be on the pricier end, it is generally worth it.

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EE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible cuisine, super imaginative!

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ST
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went as a break from a long week. The food was fantastic and Michael our server made the meal even that much better with his recommendations.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Portions were smaller than I expected—more tapas style—so I had to order more than I initially thought.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Although it was pricey, it was well worth it. Raw diver scallops, savory donuts, fried duck leg, king crab, venison all highly recommended. Not too loud and a great experience sitting at the kitchen. Wonderful experience

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C
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Serpico! Cool vibes and decor, the staff were all professional al, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was unique and delicious and seeing the open kitchen was a nice touch. Pricey but great experience, thoughtful dishes and a great drink menu Would love to return!

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, although I don't think it deserves the price it asks for the food you get. It's certainly unique and has interesting and bold flavors, but you could spend the same amount at many other great Philly restaurants and enjoy it much more.

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RC
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal!!!
Incredible server- Michael

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WM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Adventurous without pretension or flashiness. And the service is friendly and enthusiastic without being overbearing. Second of two wonderful experiences. Will be back next time I'm in Philadelphia, for sure.

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J
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second trip to Serpico and we were very impressed. I started with the potato and cucumber soup that was very good. My husband opted for the savory donuts which did not disappoint. We split a second course of chicken and snail lasagna that was delicious. Our entrees were pan seared halibut with a layer of savory carrot cake and the slow roasted venison. And the apple cake covered with caramel sauce with vanilla ice cream over shortbread crumbs and dehydrated apples for dessert was scrumptious. We will definitely return to this gem.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the staff, the service, and a bunch of other things are all great. Awesome all around. We'll be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - well balanced, great flavor. Ambiance was wonderful. Open kitchen which is my favorite: fun to sit at the chefs table if you like to watch everything get prepared. Cozy bar seating right when you walk in. Highly recommend

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

Really beautiful, creative, special cuisine. Chef Serpico came over to say hello which was such a nice touch to top a really exquisite meal.

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