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The Dandelion, Philadelphia, PA

The Dandelion

4.7
4.7
6767 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastro-pub. 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 and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

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Booked 149 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 558-2500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Private party contact

    Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    18th and Sansom

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,767 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Gastro Pub

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the very tasty Pimms cocktail and the risotto. Service was excellent and quick

  2. R

    Ratoncito22

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice time there. Good food. Great service.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food and the service were excellent. We ate outside and where we ate was not attractive. It needs some decoration.

  4. MJ

    MJLP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Don’t sleep on their scones! They are as good as the first time I tried them. Excellent service too.

  5. M

    Mambo65

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Third time there bribing guests and the service was disappointing. Didn’t write down the order and got it wrong, resulting in my guest having to finish their meal long before mine even arrived. While the server took responsibility, it wasn’t until after he treated his team members as responsible for his error. It’s a great place but a highly disappointing experience.

  6. KJ

    KenJH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been to the Dandelion multiple times for dinner and the food was solid. However, I went to brunch this time around and that food was superb! The brunch menu is extensive, drinks handcrafted, and ambiance perfection. Thoroughly recommend brunch here!

  7. c

    cafecheryl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    The food was fab...traditional pub. My burger was cooked perfectly and my husband's lamb pie came with a delish crusty cheese topping. Service started out fast and ended up slow. I realize they are going for traditional English pub but a lighter environment with nicer appointments and better lighting would be beneficial. The tired looking needlepoint needs to go in the restroom. I was thinking of a "ladies tea" afternoon with my girlfriends, but maybe now not so much. The menu looks amazing but the atmosphere is anything but uplifting.

  8. AT

    AlwaysTasteful216

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Afternoon tea was such a treat! The sandwiches & tarts were distinctive & delicious. The lemon curd & jam that accompanied the scones were memorable!

  9. R

    Ricman466

    Philadelphia

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Great traditional British pub feel and menu. Shepard's Pie was spot on, even had Brown gravy on hand for a friend from Britain. Would recommend if you are looking to travel to the UK without leaving Philly!

  10. AB

    AntoninoB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great location (old building) in Boston. Service and food are outstanding

  11. JM

    JayM

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We ate outside so can’t evaluate the atmosphere of this restaurant. The separate structures were just what we wanted (they have metal tables and chairs. The food was casual pub food and delicious. We had had fish and chips and shepherds pie. I would recommend them.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We enjoyed Mother’s Day dinner celebration with family and friends. Service was excellent. Food was great.

  13. AG

    AndrewG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sat outside, everything went great for Mother's Day Brunch

  14. RK

    RonK

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother's Day brunch was perfect. Thank you!

  15. c

    colleen

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quaint English pub with amazing decor. Food and service was excellent.

  16. JO

    JoeO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am extremely happy with my time at the restaurant. Will be returning.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A celebration with friends helped with great food, great ambience and great service.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Dandelion is one of my favorite spots in Philly, so when it came to taking a colleague out for a business meal it was my first choice. The atmosphere is unmatched, the food is delicious and the service was excellent.

  19. TS

    TanzilaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my second time coming here. I had to reschedule twice because my graduation ceremony was running late and then because of traffic. The host was understanding and accommodated to my request. Our server (Adam) was friendly and attentive. It’s always a pleasure to dine at The Dandelion 💕

  20. ZK

    ZacharyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cool place. Beautiful old pub, dimly lit and great ambiance. Had a business dinner there with one other individual. Enjoyed the Rabbit Pie. Would return.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were celebrating a 78th birthday. While the hostess made a comment, the server was not informed and therefore couldn’t enhance the experience for our special guest. I think that was a miss on the hostess by not informing the server.

  22. SC

    StephenC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A delightful restaurant in a charming historic building. As a Brit I appreciated the chance to order traditional British dishes that are actually hard to get in the UK nowadays. Try the rabbit pie - really delicious.

  23. AB

    AllysonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the menu & the presentation to the staff & atmosphere — all exceeded expectations! A wonderful treat in Philly!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Drink, food and service are awesome.

  25. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    640 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    640 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We enjoyed brunch in an outdoor booth. Eggs benedict with spinach instead of meat and pea soup were delicious. Server was prompt and friendly. Outdoor booth was cozy and quiet. (No heat needed that day.)

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress went above and beyond! Really enjoyed our entire dining experience

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Inventive menu with new twist on classic as well as surprising items . Wait staff was excellent and attentive

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is such a cute restaurant! Their outdoor seating is top notch. Katy was our waitress and she was very attentive!

  29. FM

    FrancescaMarianne1234567

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance. Excited to go back and try another room! French toast was delicious! Chicken sandwich disappeared off my husbands plate.

  30. P

    Petra

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely lovely as always.

  31. R

    Rachael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Adam was very funny and personable, he made great recommendations and made my date and I laugh! The whole vibe the restaurant is so cool, every time I come I see something new I didn’t notice before. Love this place!

  32. PH

    PaulH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great, no matter the time of day. Lunch is great, and afternoon tea is a real treat.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another wonderful evening at the Dandelion - sat in the dog bar which is one of our favorite rooms, enjoying the beetroot jar.

  34. SA

    SarahA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my 30th birthday here with 6 friends. I wish I remembered my server's name but she was absolutely lovely and the food was incredible. Definitely get the oysters and the pate.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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  36. A

    Allen

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent and friendly service. Adam was both patient and efficient. Food was varied and well-prepared. Very pleasant morning/afternoon.

  37. a

    adoll89

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time at The Dandelion and we will definitely return. All of our food was absolutely divine. The selections for dinner were intriguing and made for a unique dining experience. We were seated on the second floor and it was such a lovely spot. We loved everything about our dinner.

  38. T

    Truffle

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a delightful pre-Orchestra date dinner at Dandelion! Looking forward to our next visit.

  39. CT

    ChristopherT

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service as good as the food.

  40. J

    Jrose70

    Philadelphia

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ambiance upstairs is awesome! Server was excellent. Food was solid. Favs for lunch/brunch were oysters, brioche French toast and egg sandwich. Burgers are good. Would love to go back and try their afternoon tea!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Dandelion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.7 stars by 6767 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 149 times today
Google Map for The Dandelion

124 South 18th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th and Sansom

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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