Talula’s Garden

4.8
7871 reviews
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Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.

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n
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Surprisingly poor service. Food was excellent. Server was oddly annoyed to accommodate pregnancy related food issues: e.g., asked whether goat cheese was pasteurized and she said she would check; came back to take our order, had not checked, we ordered on the condition that she check, the food then hit the table and we had to wait to flag her down to see if she has checked and she finally acknowledged that the food we ordered was safe for my wife to eat. Also, and this was less offensive but hard to ignore: my wife asked or a virgin mojito and when I attempted to clarify that when these are ordered bartenders in general tend to add too much syrup, so could it be less, instead of just trying to do that she brought us out a mojito with a small glass of simple syrup so my wife could make the drink herself—the message seemed to be that she could not deal with the request. Weird experience from a fantastic restaurant. And, finally, while my wife was asking another pregnancy-related question about cheese on the entree she permitted a guest at the next table to interrupt my wife mid-sentence, did not come back to let finish and did not, therefore, answer my wife’s question if the cheese in the dish she ended up eating was pasteurized.

LD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal, with the freshest ingredients and beautiful presentation; cheese appetizer, scallops, pork chop, side beets and wax beans (the beans were *so* delicious) skillet cookie dessert..yum! Will not wait another 4 years to return to this gem.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is very accommodating.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch. Everything was excellent.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noteworthy for a comment. Attentive but not intrusive wait staff.
We enjoyed the corn muffins to start. The spicy pimento cheese was perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the corn. Yum. Then we enjoyed the frittata with a beautifully dressed salad and Crab Benedict. Both were served with crunchy new potatoes with a creamy center. Such a lovely breakfast complimented by the carefully designed interior. Most welcoming digs. Every bite was enjoyed by all. Don’t miss Talula’s when in phili.

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food. Great service

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talula’s was wonderful! The menu had a great variety to choose from and every course was delicious.

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

One of my favorite places to dine in the city. Cheese plates are great, portions are sizeable, and service is solid.

SD
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were superb

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

I always forget just how excellent the food is at Talula's. They give you surprising flavors, but nothing overpowering. The service is great. There was a slight hiccup with asking for something on the side, rather than mixed in, but they fixed it right away with no hesitation, and offered a small amuse bouche to make up for it.

JL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and perfectly portioned! We had 2 entrees and 2 desserts and shared both to get more flavor tasting👍🏻 Highly recommend for a date!

KH
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience at Talula's Garden. The food was fantastic.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall

AP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. Atmosphere is fantastic and food just as great. Tasty cocktails and friendly service. Never disappoints.

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

Great cocktails and cheese plate!

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

Service and the food were both excellent, but the price was slightly more than what you would find at comparable establishments in Philadelphia

KP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky to sit outside on a beautiful evening. The food was beautiful and delicious and the service top notch. ( shout out to our server, Amelia).

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talula' Garden was over the top accommodating to my vegan dietary restrictions! I could not have asked for better service!

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

Anniversary

K
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful dinner with my family. We had an amazing dinner and although pricey it was well worth it. The staff were accompany pleasant. Parking is tight but we managed to find a spot nearby. We love the cheese sampling plate and the waitress could recite everyone and their flavors. This is the fourth time I have had dinner there and I have yet to be disappointed.

NB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great. One of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia.

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

Wonderful dinner at Talula’s Garden! The tomato soup and chicken with peaches was fabulous! We sat outside which was just beautiful. Highly recommend👍

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place was impeccably clean, was a great ambience, a very energetic vibe, but a little on the loud side, food was outstanding and while the waitress Nicole was very knowledgeable, not super personable which detracted from the experience

MB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant exceeded our expectations. If I could give them 10 stars I would. The staff was amazing and the food was absolutely outstanding. This was our 30th wedding anniversary and this was the perfect place. We will return soon.

R
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively atmosphere, excellent waitstaff, fabulous menu! Every bite was delicious! The chicken was the juiciest we've every tasted. They brine it, dry it and then pan fry it, yum! Cocktail menu was also terrific!

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service. We ordered the sea bass and the duck. Both were great. The only downside was the noise level. We had a 6pm weekday reservation, so we expected the restaurant to be relatively quiet. However, it was busy and many of the patrons were very loud.

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

Everything about this place is phenomenal: the food, service the ambiance (I sat in the garden), I highly recommend this restaurant.

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talula"s never disappoints!!! Food is creative, fresh, and delicious. Service is exceptional. I can't wait to go back.

JT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Julian the floor manager and our server Amelia were super attentive.

We live in NYC and I hope you open a location here!

ML
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I came from NYC and have dinner there. We sat in the Garden. The food was excellent. The waitress, I forgot her name was everything a waitress should be. All the staff took care of us like family. I cannot wait to go back.

R
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative brunch menu with a distinctly American, Southeastern, flair. Reflects the influences of soul food but with ingredients more familiar to foodies interested in a low fat rich flavor palate. Get the mini corn muffins as a starter and then try the crab Benedict or the goat cheese frittata.

JD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous outside area and the food was super fresh!

AL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific and the service was friendly and efficient!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, we got to sit in the garden. They brought us a free coffee cake for our anniversary.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with my auntie, cousin and baby niece. My very first time dining here and it won’t be the last. I will be back here for dinner and another brunch. I love how spacious and the ambiance. It did not disappoint at all. The portions is def sharable and it’s huge!!!

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good as expected. Great food, and the garden is lovely

DB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have waited years to eat here and we were not disappointed. The appetizer was the best part of the meal and the main course was great but a little heavy and rich for my wife. Service was exceptional and the Martini's were awesome but be prepared to pay for them. Will definitely go again!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is great, outside sitting is beautiful and indoor sitting elegant. Food was delicious, the dry age steak was a hit

TS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talula’s Garden was a great experience! It was a beautiful setting, the service was above and beyond, and the food was absolutely delicious! We celebrated my daughter’s birthday and they made her feel very special! We cannot wait to go back!

R
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our last few nights in Philly before we go home.
One of our absolutely favorite places, bar none

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