Talula’s Garden

4.8
7854 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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JL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours 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!

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

Anniversary

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

Gorgeous outside area and the food was super fresh!

AL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

DB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

I
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner on our 35th Anniversary. Everything was superb! The wait staff was excellent. Attentive, but not intrusive. The food was fabulous! We love it there!

PM
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of the best spots in Philly! TIP: get there early.. when it opens.. to get a seat outside in the garden

A
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky enough to get a seat in the garden. It was perfect. We had the tasting menu which was fabulous. I just wish they have you an option for one of the main entrees.

BH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Talulah’s Garden. My pork chop was delicious even though it wasn’t cooked to my specifications. Management was awesome about it!!! It was a memorable birthday celebration for our friend.

TT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Hostess was unprofessional. We showed up 4:55 PM for 5:00 reservation and they would not seat us. When we did get seated, they put us in the back of bar area. Also, the organization of hostess area was highly inefficient and created long lines of people waiting to be seated. Recommend moving hostess area. Food was extraordinary. Hostess needs work.

TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was fresh, flavors mild over all and not very interesting. Dining with food allergies is difficult here.

s
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice dinner for 10 year anniversary

FS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for an early dinner in the garden with just my 6 year old son in tow. We had the best time! Both our meals were delicious. Though they don’t have a “kids menu” the kitchen made a truly delicious spaghetti and meatballs meal for my son. I had the orchard salad and the blue crab spaghetti. So very good! And the service was perfect.

DI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Music was inappropriate...loud and interferes with conversation.
Soft, light, calm music fits the restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing on all levels

LE
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all-time favorites, especially for special occasions and celebrations. While an energetic atmosphere, still makes for a romantic evening. Wonderful!!

JH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Honestly, incredible service, terrific food, great.

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Their menu changes and the chicken entree I ordered was not as good as what I ever had there. In July when I was there, the chicken dish was out of this world but not this time, it was served barely warm since they serve couple spoonful of Cole slow with it. The fusion of tastes was just ok, nothing Talula worth. They did separate the dish and warmed it up but not something had freshly cooked, thoroughly warm taste

AC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Food not amazing, but good. Substitutions can be made, but not well described.
They do have an organic wine.

BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, as always. Continues to be our favorite restaurant for date night dinners

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What FANTASTIC experience!! The Garden, the Service, the FOOD, the orientation to details... LOVE IT! It is PRICEY, but the experience and 22 years of Marriage completly deserve it. LOL!! We had the August's Tasting Menu.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Cute place, good food. But, disappointed by how rushed we were. The moment food was put on the table, four different wait staff rotated asking us if they could take our plates. I had to repeat several times I was not finished.

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