Nectar - Philadelphia

4.6
2803 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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BC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We noted birthday on the reservation and it was never acknowledged. Restaurant was beautiful and service was outstanding until the end, when the waiter (who had been excellent up until this point) had us wait a very long time after paying the bill, for take out fried rice that we had ordered at the same time as our food. Overall a disappointing experience and we don’t plan to return. We primarily got sushi rolls and none of them were very flavorful. They definitely were fresh, just not tasty. We eat sushi rolls from various local restaurants weekly and have not normally had this issue.

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

We were seated upstairs near the busing station. It was like eating in a kitchen! Nothing but banging of plates/cutlery etc! It was intolerable!
However, Nectar redeemed themselves and reseated is downstairs!!

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

Food was very good, fun and creative! Reasonably priced for the mainline.

B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nectar was what I had hoped it would be from the atmosphere to the food (outstanding) and the service. Moez our waiter, was especially knowledgeable concerning the wine choices, exceptionally service-minded and friendly. It did get a bit noisy as the evening progressed since we started with an early reservation but overall wonderful!

DR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, lovely ambience, terrible service. I would have hoped for better trained waitstaff given the reputation of the restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Looking forward to a return visit.

s
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good as always. Really friendly waiter in Moez... nice specials.

F
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foie gras is perfection! Any day Bob is serving is a great day!

OT
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve been to Nectar many times over the years but haven’t been in a couple of years. The place is looking dated and when hanging out at the bar waiting for my party, smelled very fishy (not a good smell). The food and service was very good so no complaints. I guess it didn’t have the same energy that it day in days past, and that was disappointing for me.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had the vegetarian eggplant option which was decent but it was served with a very generic garlicky starchy type of sauce I think the restaurant can do better especially across most vegetarian items but thank you

s
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food but noisy. Great service in modern decor. But they need to do something to deaden sound.

AS
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and delicious food

RF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent but the noise level was so high we could not hear ourselves or our waitress

RF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My wife and I were here for a quick dinner with a friend. We were seated promptly at our reserved time. Overall, service was excellent. Our waiter checked in with us frequently and our used dishes were cleared unobtrusively. We were not hurried through our meal.

Food was very good, but not exceptional. I had the grilled tea-smoked salmon which was cooked properly but somewhat bland. My wife had the grilled filet mignon and our friend had the wok Amish chicken and shrimp which they both enjoyed. We shared the vegetable fried rice which was excellent.

On the downside, the decor looks worn and is in need of a major refresh. Given the price point of this restaurant, this was a major disappointment.

t
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Pricey but you get what you Pay for.

N
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight! Nectar never loses its creative edge in a beautiful setting. Great service helps as well!

BM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a phenomenal meal at Nectar with a wonderful server.
Thank you!

SK
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fun restaurant. James was our waiter. He was terrific! Very friendly, attentive, as well as bus staff, etc.
we were seated immediately, the staff was kind enough to bring out a birthday dessert for my husband for free.
5 star restaurant.
Valet service very friendly and nice.
Beautiful place!!

DC
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Nectar with friends. Adam was our server and did an outstanding job. The food was fantastic and they even brought a birthday dessert with a candle.
I highly recommend Nectar.

BO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went to Nectar for an anniversary dinner. Neither of us have been there and we both liked it very much.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends visiting from overseas....loved the ambience and the food.

Service from Anthony was outstanding!
We’ve been coming here for the past 10 years and they have managed to keep the standards pretty high....will happily continue to be a patron...

GR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding
Great value
Loved the dining experience

CC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and cocktails! Sake mule is a must try!

Y
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good excellent. I always get the same thing every time I go there. The Chili Wok of Beef , Tuna Tartare and sausage and lobster fried rice!

s
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great!! From the food to the service. Bob is terrific! It is easy to get to and has valet parking when you arrive.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our son’s birthday and everyone had a great dining experience. Nothing new for us - Nectar is always top notch with everything - service, food, drinks, atmosphere, and it starts from the time you pull up for the valet service. Extra nod to Nectar’s wine sommelier - great wine selection and conversation during our dinner.

BH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food as always but my waiter was a little slow. We sat at our table for at least 10 minutes without seeing a waiter.

c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

i have been to nectar countless times over the years and have never had a problem. my husband and i were out running errands and wanted to grab a late dinner on our way home. i made a 9pm reservation at nectar and we walked in at 8:55. we were seated immediately as they weren’t crowded but were then told that the kitchen closes at 9 so we need to put our order in right away! what!? why in god’s name would you allow a 9pm reservation to be made when your kitchen closes AT 9!!! i hate nothing more than to be rushed through my meal so i was immediately put into a bad mood and that left a sour taste in my mouth throughout the meal. also, the tuna tartare was subpar and if’s usually stellar here. definitely not coming on a monday night ever again...

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food was great(shrimp pad tai, lobster fried rice)

TM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food- overall great experience- would return and recommend! They even included a free dessert for our special occasion!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great for a date/birthday dinner.

Thank you!

A
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious! Lobster ravioli is crave worthy! High quality ingredients, beautifully prepared and presented. Looking forward to returning soon!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Nectar is not what it used to be. Service was slow, not attentive. Apps and dinner arrived same time. I had to put champagne bottle on the floor because they didn’t have a standing bucket. My friend ordered sushi which they forgot and came out instead at the end of our meal after sitting at the sushi bar for 20+minutes. This used to be a mainline hotspot. Looking for a new spot for a trendy night out.

SO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nectar is excellent for any occasion from business to date night . Never a disappointing meal. Staff is amazing . Ask for Bob or James as wait staff. They are so much fun and absolute pros !

YH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soup , sushi and lobster fried rice were delicious. Service was wonderful. Nectar is always a wonderful experience.

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We went for a birthday dinner with family. Food was ok, the lobster pad thai was the standout dish, sushi was just ok. Unfortunately, the service was lacking. We were never asked if we wanted another round of drinks and we sat with empty plates and then a cleared table with no service from our waiter. When we were finally asked about dessert, we had already decided to go down the street to Handels for ice cream. Won't be returning.

F
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never a bad meal at Nectar. The infused blueberry bourbon was AMAZING!!!

J
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I chose Nectar for my birthday dinner. We love everything about the restaurant! The food, service and drinks were fabulous. I got the Wok Lobster and my husband got the scallops. Both were delicious.
This was the second year in a row I chose to celebrate at Nectar. I was not disappointed!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Waiter was very nice but more inexperienced than I would expect for the prices. Great food - even after all these years. Still too loud for my taste, but many people like the vibe.

MV
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable, but desert could have been better especially the chocolate chip cookies

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