Ancient Spirits & Grille

4.7
49 Reviews
$30 and under
Creative Western
Pioneering as the first herbal cocktail lounge in America, Ancient Spirit and Grille prides in bringing together a unique taste and dining experience. ASG offers you a never-before lounge experience filled with opulence and wellness. Enjoy the purest and most fresh cocktails crafted from organic fruits with a twist of authentic spices to awaken your taste buds! Our exclusive personalized service will surely bring you back to us again and again!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 49 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.9
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsilverphl
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

More expensive than anticipated. I loved my food, my dining partner found his too spicy. I ordered duck breast, fabulous presentation! Pleasure to find a restaurant without blaring music.

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vipluv2eat
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met for lunch and had a great meal. The portions were perfect and very tasty. Was impressed with the chefs ability to blend the flavors in each dish. Our server was extremely helpful in explaining the menus and attending to our table. Will definitely go back there again.

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vipEliot
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed this new restaurant and concept. The herbal infused cocktails were outstanding! Amongst our group, we ordered a wide variety of items on the menu. All were well presented and excellent. The service was excellent with our server taking time to explain menu items, and also attentive without being intrusive. Will be back.

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vipKurtB
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a terrific meal, with really unique serving pieces, flavors and tastes. One of the persons in our party is vegetarian and had great options, and the drinks were really fun. Waitress was very knowledgeable and gave great insight.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Good cocktails. Very nice atmosphere. The servers were on it! Very pleasant and attentive. We went during late lunch time so it was very quiet. Can't speak to the difference in dinnertime noise levels. They accommodated the vegan diner we were with. Will definitely go back. I could see how this would be a nice date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING !! From the second I’ve arrived to when we left! Everything was perfect . Customer service ? 20/10! The Food ? The manager ? AMAZING. By far the best restaurant I’ve been to in philadelphia. I HIGHLY recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely interesting food in an attractive room. Excellent service too. An unusual and fine addition to Philadelphia’s restaurant scene.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this restaurant because the concept and menu were intriguing, and left saying it was one of the most delicious meals we’ve ever had! The service was excellent and the drinks and meals were amazing! I cannot rave enough!!

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FerniciaF
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic ambiance. Dark and romantic. Great selection of food. Perfectly cooked, inventive, sexy and and delicious. We had a wonderful time. Great wine list and various fresh cocktails to experience and experiment with. We will definitely go back and bring friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ancient Spirits is becoming one of my favorite places to go. I found out it is new and I recommend it. I have tried the tasting menu and this time I started on the a la carte items - table top kababs this time - they were very good as was the octopus appetizer ... was not very crowded, which was surprising ... If you want a place that is a little different with great service and ambiance this is the place

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Techpowercloud1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic vibe. Excellent presentation and flavors. You will experience a unique blend of flavors that you typically wouldn’t expect. The dishes are uniquely constructed - a great foodie spot!

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TinkLovesFood
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are here for the 1st time last night and had a fantastic experience. The staff is friendly, helpful, attentive and fun. The atmosphere was great - a little dark in some areas but very cool vibe. And the food...amazing. We had herbal cocktails that were great, and tried a little of everything between the 7 of us. The heirloom carrot soup was phenomenal and I tried fried octopus for the 1st time and it was sooo good! Every thing we had was perfectly prepared and seasoned. Highly recommend this place - I will definitely be back!

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EmilyF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner last night! Be sure to ask for Melanie or Tom - outstanding service! Our favorite dish was the FlapJack and the drinks were to die for. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came in with my friends and I’ll admit, we were a bit of a handful. However, our server, Gillian, was amazing and took such good care of us while we were there. It was really clear that she knew and cared about what she was talking about when she made us recommendations for our drinks and food. Would highly recommend this place to more friends

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JjjK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, helpful staff, and a great environment!

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kn564097
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING ALL AROUND - Food, Atmosphere, Concept, Service! A+++

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klynnf
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Gillian was great! Provided us great drink recommendations and really understood the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to try out this unique new spot and really loved it. It has wonderful ambiance and such interesting or different food and drink options. The food was flavorful and the service was amazing. I liked hearing their recommendations and I loved all that they shared. I would definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On this visit, we tried the "recommended" five-course tasting menu and found it to be quite good and I would recommend trying it at least once ... interesting preparation with a nice assortment of flavors ...

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vipChestnutLocal
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Has a unique presentation that makes for a fun and novel experience. Staff and service were excellent. Food ranged from quite good to great; cocktails were varied, interesting, and tasty. We really enjoyed ourselves. Newer restaurant that deserves some love!

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vipKimN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ancient is amazing, drinks are super creative and the food is absolutely delicious! Atmosphere is very romantic also! We will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. Also, very cool design!

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vipVNAH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drink were quite good.Service was excellent. Nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food & service!

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SallyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were outstanding. I will be back!

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vipSamanthaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! The place has delicious cocktails, great ambiance and a fantastic staff (including the GM, super nice guy)! I had the grilled octopus and it was incredible. 1000% coming back soon!

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vipfoggy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This chef clearly knows what he’s doing… The most amazing complexities and subtleties to the flavor combinations of almost everything we tasted, including the lamb, the duck, and the chicken. Cocktails are different from what you’ve probably had in the past but were exceptionally flavorful and well-balanced. Attentive and cordial staff. Totally cool ambience to boot! You won’t be disappointed.

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vipCatInTheCity
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We love the concept and ambiance. So much potential! The service and kitchen felt disorganized and a little stressed out. It felt like the place was on its last lags, but it's so cool! Maybe it was just an off night. I would go back, but only for a drink - awesome bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place with an interesting menu strategy - we will definitely go back and try more of the menu. Duck was delicious and cocktails intersting.

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DowntownShelleyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our experience! This restaurant offers an exquisite, chic, welcoming atmosphere and elevated dining experience for everyone including those with dietary restrictions. The service was impeccable thanks to Ryan. Jerome (GM) out wonderful server (former cruise-ship Hawaii guy)

We will return again and again!

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Peter
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal in a unique environment

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg everything was amazing! The food, the service and the ambiance. Very elegant interior and we forgot our to go bag and the server followed us for a block and a half to give it to us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, everything was superb

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viptm1949
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A wonderful new addition to the Philly restaurant experience. Food preparation is a little different and the presentations are wonderful. It’s a mix of south Asian cuisine and Middle East with a touch of North Africa. Loved it. And the cocktails are fabulous. They do have to work in their service. The waiter was wonderful but the food came out at the discretion of the kitchen and not the customer. Got to a point where there was no room for plates, and some of the warm food got cold because you didn’t know what to consume first. I think they get a pass on that because they are brand new, but if that doesn’t get fixed, all the wonderful things about the place will be tainted.

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vipMike
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bottom line is that this is really good food. All is made with a holistic approach. If you are not into holistic cooking don’t worry. Everything is very tasty. The drink descriptions are unique but also really good too.

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the vibe here! It was absolutely gorgeous and the service was great. The food was good not great...we ordered all the appetizers and most of the salads to get a good taste of everything. The dishes were shareable and pretty tasty overall. My favorite items were the falafel, the braised lamb flapjack, bourekas and frisee salad. The herbal cocktails were AMAZING. Definitely would recommend them! There wasn't anything we didn't like but we also didn't LOVE everything. Overall the place was great but I felt it was a little overpriced.

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vip1R8Kate
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive service. New concept for eating which was fun. Food was excellent.

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viperici
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and very innovative. Very much liked the vegan and vegetarian options which were very tasty and creative. We ordered the avocado and falafel as appetizers and had the eggplant and rabbit as entrees. All dishes looked fantastic and tasted even better. We also ordered some very fancy cocktails with some help from our server. Service was excellent and they acknowledged our anniversary. The restaurant looks beautiful and we definitely come back when visiting Philly again.

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LauraM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The watermelon salad and freebie dips were delicious. The paneer lacked flavor. Beautiful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing one of a kind drink menu

FAQs

Ancient Spirits & Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ancient Spirits & Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 478-8777.

Ancient Spirits & Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.