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White House Tajine

4.2
4.2
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Moroccan
Some of the Moroccan dishes we serve here at White House Tajin include Fattoush Salad, Beef Kabbab, and Chicken Marsala. We're located near Ashbridge Park and Rosemont College.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Moroccan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (484) 380-3532

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Robii

  • Catering

    Yes contact me for more details

  • Private party facilities

    Yes

  • Neighborhood

    Bryn Mawr

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 66 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and accommodating staff, amazing food. Left no crumbs. Gladly would come again!!
  2. JE

    JanE

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived on time and the place was closed despite our Open Table reservation
  3. M

    Matt

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Everything made-to-order. Came on a Wednesday night, sat outside and owner served us personally. 2 person mezze (zaalouk was the best) and kefta tajine was perfect for 2 ppl. And the best baklava around for dessert
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came alone for an early lunch and got outside seating. It was nice and quiet aside from the traffic which can't be helped. Parking can be hard to find as there is construction going on right near the restaurant that causes traffic buildup at the time of reviewing (6/24/22). Mohammed was kind enough to pay my parking meter fee, this was already above and beyond service-wise and I hadn't even ordered yet. The food was delicious, I got the lamb kebabs which came with rice and salad. I also got the recommended soup that I cannot recall the name of. Everything was clearly home-made, and tasted fantastic. It did take a while for the food to arrive, but that is to be expected when things are made fresh. The baklava is a must–a small dessert that ends the meal on a light note after all of that meat. I haven't had quality lamb in a while, so I have to give this place a 10/10.
  5. N

    Neil

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    This restaurant was new to us. We picked it based on the very positive reviews so many people had left. Our experience was extremely slow service, half an hour to get a menu. We finally asked for water and they gave us each an unopened bottle. Our entrée arrived another hour later. Ambiance was provided by music apparently playing from a large flatscreen TV located in a wall niche. Above the niche was a roll up security screen. Why was it there? Flies flew around near the front window. Something had dripped on the wall. The food was quite good but could not make up for our overall experience. If you go, try to sit outside.
  6. JG

    JonG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, and Mohammed, the owner/chef, was very friendly. I’d recommend White House Tajine without reservation.
  7. KA

    KathleenA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Lunch was a great introduction to Moroccan food for my son and aunt! Food was excellent and reflected the family recipes and personal pride of all who worked there. Service was attentive but leisurely so a great way to spend several hours visiting and enjoying the meal. Baklava and Falafel were outstanding!
  8. L

    Letjar

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Good service. Family owned and operated place - very attentive. Everything is Freshly prepared. Great flavors. Service was on the slower side - but all the tables were packed - but we were not in a hurry luckily. We enjoyed the meze and the kebabs more than the tagine surprisingly. Mint tea was fantastic. Pizza and sandwiches looked nice too but didn’t get to try them this time.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolute worst dining experience ever. We had a reservation at 7 o’clock, arrived at 7:05 to find the downstairs completely booked. They took us upstairs which was clearly someone’s apartment. We were seated and not helped until 7:49 PM. We then ordered appetizers. About 20 minutes later we ordered our meals. By 8:45 PM no food had arrived. I went downstairs to ask where our food was and they had not even started it yet. At this time the downstairs was completely empty and it look like they were just trying to clean up. The man who run s the restaurant got in an argument with me and walked out of the restaurant. We were so upset and hungry we got up and left. The chef came to the street to apologize to us but at this time the damage was done. I would never go back there or recommend anyone goes back there ever.
  10. t

    tm1949

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful, charming place. Food is very good and the service is caring. However, a little better organization would help. But the passion in the preparation of the food is worth the wait. Best baklava I can remember.
  11. S

    Sunni

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The hosts are overbooked. We arrived and they did not know when we would be seated. We were offered a small table with a bench seat and no chair. Service was VERY slow and half hearted. Food was ok —we were warned the food would be slow but it was very delayed so we ended up leaving after 1.5 hours having had a small appetizer. Servings for the appetizer was very small and looked scooped out. High prices for serving size
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    great food and engaging owner
  13. T

    ericaT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good recommendations from our server.
  14. K

    Kd12

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible atmosphere, incredible service and incredible food. Will definitely be coming back
  15. S

    Stevie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I went for a nice Easter lunch and, despite their staff being short that day, everything came out without a long wait, fresh and delicious. We felt very welcome there and would have loved to have stayed longer. We will certainly be back soon!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent! Owners is very gracious and welcoming. Only suggestion is to get a bell on the door for when customers come in.
  17. L

    Lepidus

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience2
    The food here is fresh and perfectly flavored and the portions are generous. This restaurant will be very successful because of the exceptional quality of the food. However, I think they will need to enlarge their staff, hire more waiters, and increase their space very soon to handle the demand. We can't wait to return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was excellent. The owner and his family are truly wonderful people. I ca
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The owner was very accommodating and the food was wonderful. We will definitely return!
  20. PE

    PhillyEater

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent food and service. A very friendly family-owned establishment with terrific food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I had booked table for 5 on this open table website and the reservation as for 7.30 pm. Since I was running late by 10 mins I had called the restaurant around 6.50 and informed that I will be there by 7.40 pm. We are reached the restaurant by that time and found that it was packed and they said they will arrange a table for me in the upper level. When we went up there again it was packed and the staff said he will rearrange the three seaters which was placed as waiting area for our sitting. We hesitated but he said you would not want to miss the good food and since we had traveled for 45 mins to reach here. They placed a small round table since they could not find any other table. It was 8 pm by then and we placed our orders. A few mins later the plates and accessories were placed. We then kept waiting for the food to arrive and about 50 mins went away. We were again offered a table in the lower level and we moved down. I checked with the staff if my food was ready and he said it will come soon. We waited till about 9.10 pm to get our starters. The rest of the order then followed. Again when we placed an order for a chocolate soufflé it was a long wait to get it. The staff mentioned in between that there was some issue with the OpenTable website and they were over booked. Overall it was a poor experience though I had gone expecting a lot more.
  22. K

    Keith

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at White House Tajine was outstanding! Our host, Mohammed, made us feel at home. I’m part of a dinner group and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Seating is intimate but it was we thought that was a plus. Highly recommended.
  23. SL

    SteakLady

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We did not only eat great homemade Maroccan food in an authentic ambiance with friends but also learned about Marocco and Maroccan music from the owner/chef. He helped us pick out some good representative foods. It was a great experience.
  24. EB

    EricB

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Food was excellent however dont be scared off by the space
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really small place so it feels like you are next to everyone else so maybe not ideal for a romantic first date but otherwise a fun atmosphere. Food is amazing and the owner is very social and helpful.
  26. NW

    NathalieW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent. Prepare to spend a leisurely time at your table as all the food is freshly cooked. The space is casual
  27. KD

    KuroshD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meeting with a friend
  28. N

    Nlb11

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Great food - authentic. Ambiance isn't for everyone.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant is a hole in the wall but the food is delicious! Everything is scratch made so be prepared to wait a little. Also, it’s BYOB.
  30. ML

    MainLineFoodie

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    It's very exciting to have an authentic Moroccan restaurant on the Main Line, but White House Tajine needs to make some major improvements. Four of us had dinner on Sunday night. When we arrived for our 6:30pm reservation at the VERY small restaurant, there was no one there to greet us or tell us where to sit. One of the other guests suggested we just sit at one of the two available tables, which we did. The tables are also quite small - essentially two-tops turned sideways and being used to seat four people. We ordered a meze appetizer: the eggplant, hummus, and yogurt dips were excellent; the carrots and beets needed a little more zip. We then ordered three entrees to share. The lamb shank couscous was by far the best, but the kibbeh tajine was also very tasty. The chicken tajine was oddly covered in french fries, and while the sauce was tasty, the chicken itself was overcooked and dry. The mint tea was authentic and delicious. The biggest issue was the almost complete lack of service. After not being greeted when we arrived, we had to ask multiple times for our beverages, and our dishes/platters were not cleared, which was particularly problematic, given how small the tables are. We would have liked to try at least one of the desserts, but no one cleared the entrees or asked us if we'd like dessert, so we ended to chasing someone down to get our check so that we could leave. My sense is that this restaurant is being run by a Moroccan family who knows how to cook authentic cuisine but has NO idea how to run a restaurant. I hope they're able to work that out so that the business improves and sticks around. If you go, be prepared.
  31. SP

    ScotP

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The owner and his family are very gracious and do their best to provide service. Unfortunately, they are woefully understaffed. We waited more than an hour after our appetizers came for the entrees to be served and some of the food (chicken) was undercooked. The appetizers were good and the entrees that were properly cooked were decent.
  32. P

    Paulad

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tajine offered a fine selection and reasonable prices. Our server was most accommodating, but overwhelmed. This led to a welcomed leisurely experience - for a change. Seating on the 2nd floor led to a quiet experience. The ground floor had a family friendly vibe. I would go again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely outstanding. Totally worth the wait. Will definitely be returning!
  34. H

    Harpzzz

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Reservations with friends based on the strength of a Facebook group post. Did not disappoint! Arrived for our 5:30 reservation to an empty restaurant- which lasted all of 15 min. By 6 the place was full and a line outside. Owner greeted us and guided our choices. What I really liked was that he basically downsized our order - making sure we didn't over order. Ordered mezze for 4- nope, 3 was the right number to leave room. How many tajines? 2 enough - order more i if necessary. Needless to say he was spot on. Allowed room for some truly outstanding baklava for dessert, Every dish was outstanding - we reveled in each dish. Flavor, portions and presentation were top Notch. It was clear these dishes were prepared to order. The only reason this isn't a five star is that the servers were a bit inexperienced ( obviously family members), but great attitude and friendly. BYOB. $40pp all in. Given its popularity, I suspect they'll need a bigger space at some point- limited seating. We will return- next time I want to try the pizza which apparently is equally excellent. Can't go wrong here...
  35. S

    Scottso

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really tasty food, and the personal touch of being served by the proprietor, who is a charming guy. Not only were our kebabs excellent, the serving/plating was also very cool. I will definitely eat here again.
  36. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We are thrilled to have White House Tajine in Bryn Mawr! From the awesome staff (such great senses of humor and so warm and friendly) to the truly authentic Moroccan food... as good or better than any food we ate in Morocco.... Can't wait to return! AND, it's BYOB!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was nothing less than incredible! We shared the mezze and the lamb shank tajine which I would highly recommend. The ambiance was weird…felt like we walked into someone’s living room and they weren’t quiet expecting us, but definitely check it out!
  38. MP

    MissyPA

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. The Mezze (for 2) was absolutely scrumptious. The Beef Kefta Tagine and Goat Tajine -- served with special Moroccan bread -- was absolutely wonderful. Mohmmad was so kind, and he attended to our needs and made excellent recommendations (including the Baklava). We will definitely return. We highly recommend this restaurant for excellent Moroccan cuisine.
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    atagh

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a great BYOB and the food is delicious.
  40. AM

    AlexM

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, worth the wait, and the servers are always busy but its worth it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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 is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from White House Tajine using the Order Online button. White House Tajine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 380-3532.

White House Tajine is rated 4.2 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for White House Tajine

1047 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3012

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bryn Mawr

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Moroccan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robii

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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