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We believe the finest foods should be approachable as well as exceptional. A beautiful venue that can accommodate groups from 4 to 40.
Small Plates/Tapas, Steak, Soup, Seafood, Cocktails
Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Very quiet but waitress still so slow. Served meals one or two at a time. Food mediocre and no sides. Don’t waste your time or money here.
My 11 year old grandson, my wife and daughter enjoyed a wonderful brunch that wasn't rush and allowed us to chat. The past was slow and very respectful. The waiter was extraordinary and I love how he treated my grandson as a guest from how he address him and spoke with him about his meal. I will be back again and again. Love the pork belly !!
I made reservations at this restaurant because of the Paella listed on the Open Table menu. When I arrived, it was not on the menu. The closest thing was "the Sea." On the website menu it says:
"The Sea $35
Grilled Market Fish, Daily shellfish, Rice, Pickled Veg, Dijon Ponzu"
When the entree arrived it was a soup bowl of shellfish, a teaspoons-size plop of caviar (not "on" anything but the rim of the bowl) and a thumb-size portion of sea bass, which was the Fish of the Day. When the waitress asked if everything was okay, I said, "I expected something in addition to the shellfish, like a roll or bread, a side salad or a vegetable." She said she would tell the Chef. Following the meal, someone brought me a soup spoon with a dollop of what they said was "babaganoush (but tasted more like hummus) topped with caviar. Amuse bouche? Side dish? No. Just a weird combination. It did not placate me or entice me to visit this establishment again. Not a fan.
Fine Palate is a great center city gem. It's the perfect pre- and post-show spot for any Avenue of the Arts venues. The food is delicious and unique (Buffalo Tartare anyone?) and the decor and seating are comfortable, cool and eclectic. Owner Courtney, Chef Vince and the rest of the staff are all fun and friendly. They also validate parking for $12 at the Academy House parking lot, which is a great perk! I highly recommend Fine Palate and visit them frequently!
We had dinner pre-opera. The server was very pleasant but seemed new to the job. She got my husband's order quite wrong, even after coming back to the table once or twice to describe the meal.
The first course of morell mushrooms was delicious - sauteed with garlic. My main course of roasted chicken served on ancient grains was tasty -- nothing special but good. My husband's sea bass did not have any sea bass (the error). It was a bouilliabaisse and the shellfish in it was not very good - overly large and tough mussells, eg. We had a 6 pm reservation, with tix at 8 pm. Despite this long period we had to hustle to get to the Kimmel on time because service was exceedingly slow.
really special and unique experience. The food and drink choices are so well done. The bartender( can't remember his name) is outstanding,friendly and welcoming.
Amazing time... great food and amazing service
Once again, Fine Palate delivered on its promise of great food, attentive service, and a lovely atmosphere! One of my favorite restaurants, an elegant space that we see as our neighborhood gem. Chef Vince and GM Courtney never disappoint, especially for special occasions (like my birthday dinner :)
Had a lobster tail app that was fried and tossed with cognac lemon and caper berries,,, was amazing !!! This is my favorite restaurant.this chef has a fantastic way of creating amazing dishes
Great experience! Cozy, intimate atmosphere. Staff is friendly and accommodating- the ribeye was sublime!
Went for my birthday chef made a special beef wellington with foie gras. My favorite restaurant in the city
You have to try this place! Amazing food and service. Our server Danielle made the most awesome food and drink recommendations. I know there are a lot of great places to go in Philly, but this place is a MUST!!! The oysters on the half shell are delicious, the burrata was to die for and the mixed meat grill was perfectly cooked (the pork was exceptional). The perfect finish was a glass of port with the chocolate lava cake. The prices were more than fair. Cannot day enough about what a great restaurant this is. Put this restaurant on your list!
The food was amazing as were the drinks. The owner and staff were very hospitable. We had the squid appetizer. I had the pork chop and my friend had the pasta. All were delicious! This is our new go to place!
Extraordinary dining experience. For out of town visitors seeking an extraordinary meal with individualized attention and professional service this the place! The food is marvelous and the music a suitable accompaniment. We only regret this venue is not in our home town of LA. A special shout out to our server Danielle who went above and beyond to assist us. Bravo Fine Palate.
Expensive, low quality, bad service, dirty (don't look at the banquette cushions), not safe for people with celiac or gluten sensitivity, though they advertise having GF options.
Before ordering, I told the server that I have celiac, and confirmed menu items that were strict GF. I ordered 2 of them and confirmed again that these would be prepared separately from any wheat.
The artichoke fritters were served, battered. At a gut level, they just didn't look right to me, so I confirmed again that the item was GF. Server confirmed.
Two minutes later, she came back to retract this - the wrong batter had been used. Fortunately, I had not yet eaten them.
She offered to comp me a new order of the same item. I declined. She offered to comp me something else, so I got the burrata. Of course, it appeared on my bill anyway, and I had to get it corrected.
Would not visit here again or recommend. I ordered a Jameson and water. My friend ordered a glass of wine. My drink came and was so watered down, it barely had a flavor. They told my friend that they were out of his wine choice. They were also out of his 2nd choice. He then ordered a Jameson and they had to run to the liquor store bc they were out. Our food was below standard. Over cooked and flavorless. After we had ordered drinks and food, our waitress gave us the drink and food specials?! Overall a poor experience.
Coconut French toast was delicious! Had brunch before matinee performance at Academy of Music...perfect location with parking garage across the street.
Fine Palate is a hidden gem. Chef Vince always delivers delicious and creative cuisine. It is a warm and welcoming restaurant where there are always new tastes to discover. I highly recommend it.
Service it was very slow and food horrible.
We will be back
Pre theater dinner. Close to the venue, excellent service and great food. Lived being downstairs for dinner. Very cozy and intimate.
This is an interesting small venue. We went for Tapas before a show and the food was very good. Menu was eclectic but with a variety of small plates perfect for pre-theater dining. Close to theaters and parking.
Great Food and ambiance. Exceptional casual dining experience
Had a wonderful evening with my wife. Perfect spot for a date or if you want to casually drink at the bar. Food was exceptional, service was very accommodating. The chef was amazing had a great conversation with him and he spoke a lot about his background and how he worked all around the globe with world class chefs
Happy hour drinks followed by an awesome ribeye! I'll be back!
The food at Fine Palate is absolutely amazing! If you're a foodie, I highly suggest trying this place out. Vince is a wizard!
The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere where you can dine and enjoy your time with friends and family.
cant say enough...food, service, atmosphere ..... awesome!
Fine Palate is a gem. The menu has something for everyone, but I’d recommend asking for the chef to just make a few courses.
The setting is comfortable and perfect for a relaxed dinner. They keep things simple. There’s no wait staff hovering over you every minute of the meal. Drinks, like the food, can be ordered from the menu or you can just let them get creative.
Will definitely be back.
Great meal as always!
Had a great experience. Food was great service was friendly and the atmosphere is sexy. A definite must.
One of the best steaks i've had and very attentive staff! You'll enjoy it too!
I had dinner last night and was impressed. The atmosphere was perfect for my date. The staff did an awesome job making sure I was happy with my drinks and food when they arrived. My steak was cooked perfectly and was one of the best steaks I’ve had in the city. We arrived a little late but the happy hour deals also looked good
All I can say is wow, this place was stellar everything from the staff to the food and service, hidden gem for sure, definitely plan on this place being in my normal rotation 👌
I took a date here, and I couldn’t be more satisfied. The ambiance is both cool but relaxed with an excellent location. Although they didn’t have as far as a tequila selection goes, that simply didn’t matter. The menu was diverse and expertly executed. I will definitely be back. Thanks for making look so good!
WOW. This place is amazing. The menu is excellent, there is a something for everyone. Great food (fried oysters and agnolotti pasta are out of this world!) and drinks, extremely attentive service and overall relaxed and pleasant ambiance.
We had a great time. Chef Vince produces exceptional food and the service was top notch. Well done!
A neighborhood gem! Combination of sophisticated food and a fun and warm atmosphere. Always a great meal and a lovely time. Vince and Courtney make you feel as though you are dining in their home. A must!!
Our Neal was amazing!!! The foo is delicious and the service is great. I definitely will be coming back to dine here. They take classic dishes and put a spin on it, love !
Always a favorite spot to catch up with friends and enjoy delicious food. Tried the salt & pepper squid (try it!) And favorites always include the cocktail hour oysters!
Thanks for another great dinner & drinks with friends
(One friend is vegan - had some nice options for her too)
5 Stars all the way! Outstanding food and Amazing staff! Cant wait to go back. Great experience