Talula’s Garden

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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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BH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, food and service. Great attention to detail by the staff all around.

TA
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great, service was perfect, food was okay. Meatball appetizer was delicious. The crab pasta had very little crab, and tons of heavy buttery sauce. Pasta was cooked well, al dente, but overall not what I was hoping for.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double date with our best friends and had one of the best meals ever. Try the short rib, I’m going back for another one soon.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. The drinks are awesome.

LG
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time at brunch here, absolutely loved the menu. The Donut Holes were fantastic, Mushroom Omelette unreal, Mediterranean Cucumbers were perfect, and a great Bloody Mary! Only complaint was how close the tables were together ... hard to have a conversation when having to focus so much to drown out the table next to you.

LB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch is very good. Strong drinks! We had the “munchkins” which were perfect. Then the local brunch dish, cheesy eggs and homemade English muffins! Crab Benedict which I wish had more crab on it. Servers are great too.

OT
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I have eaten at Talulas several times. Each time I loved the food but hated the noise. It never changes. So as far as recommending the restaurant I do but with caution about the noise level.

BC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food, outstanding service. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. If you could afford to go every weekend go for it. We went for Sunday brunch at noon and it was a packed house. We waited about 10 minutes to be seated. Even though it was a little bit loud it’s to be expected at that hour of the day. We Enjoyed the mushroom omelette, and “munchkins” with Blueberry compote and lemon curd.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful Sunday Brunch to celebrate a birthday. The drinks and food were delicious, especially the shrimp and grits! The eggs were some of the best eggs I’ve eaten. If I had to draw attention to one thing it was the length of time it took to receive our “brunchatizers”. Other than that, food service and surroundings were great. Highly recommend.

SQ
Philadelphia
542 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding brunch. So many choices. Everything was delicious. We would definitely return and recommend it to others.

JP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for another great anniversary brunch! Everything was perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The day of, We ended up wanting to add 2 additional guests to our reservation. Even though they were totally booked, they did us a huge favor and made it work for us! All 4 of us thought that the meal we got was the best we ever had!! The French toast bites were PHENOMENAL. And the omelettes were a perfect texture. The potatoes that accompanied the omelettes were so crispy and flavorful. Talula’s has such a great, and unique menu! We already can’t wait to come back! Couldn’t recommend more!

JA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing.

RD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excited to dine here when in Philly.

M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was AMAZING! My girlfriend was in town visiting and we came here for dinner. Everything was perfect from the food to the drinks to the ambiance. I would recommend this place to anyone.

PM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Talula's Garden. My husband and I were celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary and the wait staff brought us a complimentary glass of champagne, a cheese app and a dessert.

We started off with the international cheese board beautifully arranged on slate followed by braised short ribs and roasted duck and finished with the lavender donuts with lemon blueberry compote. Everything was beautifully plated and equally scrumptious. Thank you for a perfect evening. We'll definitely add this to our hit list.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Our waitress was so knowledgeable and friendly. Food was amazing, and the ambiance very homey

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience per usual. Never a bad dish at talulas. Also very helpful for selecting dishes for those who had allergies or food restrictions. Will be back soon

RP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef’s tasting menu is absolutely awesome. IMO the best offering in Stephen Starr’s collection in Philadelphia. I loved every dish in the chef’s tasting menu and couldn’t recommend it more for gourmands that appreciate fine dining and the art of food.

MM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The servers are knowledgeable, but over attentive, not to say pretentious. They wanted constant affirmation that everything was ok. On the other hand, the server was truly helpful when one of us had to return the soup because it was too spicy. She was happy to replace it with a milder version. Much appreciated.
It’s no way your fault, but there appears to have been an umbrella thief on the premises tonight so we had to walk home in the rain.
But we still love Talula’s and will be back.

DS
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with friendly, attentive staff. Definitely coming back!

PS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

While the food is excellent, service is good, and the interior decor lovely, I probably will not return. The tables are packed so close together that you can't have a private conversation. And, when I sat down and stood up, I couldn't do so without bumping into someone seated at the next table (and I'm not a large person). It was very noisy, one of those places you leave with a scratchy throat from having to speak loud enough to be heard by the person across the table.

D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was outstanding.

RH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved this restaurant! The ambiance was very cool and unique, the food was very delicious and fresh, and the service was great as well. We definitely found a new favorite restaurant.

SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local foods restaurant with creative dishes and a chill atmosphere. My only wish is that they would also offer local wine.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband went here on a special date night. It was highly recommended all over the internet and they sure know what they are doing! Best food of my life! The service was wonderful and the mods lighting was incredible. The cheese board was the first for and all in all one of the best restaurants we’ve ever been to!

G
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tatiana was an incredible server! She accommodated my dietary restrictions and remained professional for one of our particularly difficult family members (sorry about that!)

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for brunch. We sat at the bar.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, fantastic decor, and wonderful service. One of my favorite restaurants. Additional bonus: the staff brought us a small complementary dessert with a candle (as it was someone's birthday).

GT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Squash soup was delicious, my sea bass and cous cous was delicious as well, and my significant other thoroughly enjoyed her crab pasta dish. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Meals were served pretty quickly for a busy Saturday.

MN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been any better! Such a wonderful evening from walking in the door through dessert!

J
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the service was incredible. Great wine selection. A very enjoyable evening

CG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredibly fresh, with lots of flavor. Wonderful detail to using seasonal vegetables in the dishes. Nice ambiance, and waitress gave us nice amount of time between courses to enjoy everything. Superb job!!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was wonderful . Nice attentive service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

They arranged us to a narrow table . I hate narrow things !

DS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb. Busy evening therefore noise level not great and tables near to each other therefore very easy to hear neighbor’s conversations. Cheese choices and my scallops superb!!! Definitely will dine there again and recommend to my friends. Tried to make reservations in past for >4 people and was told no. Seeing how tables can easily be combined not sure I understand the rule of no more than 4???)

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Great service
Beautiful room

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a terrific meal! Our server was great, and all four of us were totally pleased with our meals!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was was great. Well done guys! That crab pasta was super nice.

k
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant experience overall. Staff was attentive to our dining, and the food was delicious. Decorum in the restaurant was tasteful. The restrooms were clean and tidy, the sinks are in a shared space i.e. restroom is behind a door and the sinks are within the restroom area and the toilets (4?) are behind lockable doors.