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AMINA, Philadelphia, PA

AMINA

4.4
4.4
330 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Owner Felicia Wilson and Chef Partner Darryl Harmon, who hails from Gouldstown, NJ in Cumberland County, which is considered the oldest black community in the U.S., is an award-winning chef for The Lure Group in New York City. He previously served as the Executive Chef at the Water Works Restaurant in Philadelphia between 2007 and 2012.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 324-3745

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Darryl Harmon

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What 330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AG

    AminaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time here. Everything was amazing and our server was so on point with suggestions.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    $65 for 1 crab cake that was not worth it!!! Food is meh! Extremely expensive for what you get! Good for drinks and apps only!
  3. B

    Blue

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    First it needs to be known that 3 is considered a large party. The food is bland and overpriced. I don’t mind paying top dollar for amazing food but this was far from excellent. Waiting to have drinks refilled and asking multiple times is terrible . Never did the waitress or owner ask how the food was. This place is very overrated and did not live up to the hype. It was a huge disappointment
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing environment, food & service!!! Absolutely love the decor!
  5. MC

    MichaelC

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The price was steep the quality of food. The drinks I ordered were watered down. I will say the host was very accommodating and the ambience was nice.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience
  7. JM

    JanelleM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Brunch was bomb. Get the shrimp and grits!! Beautiful decor.
  8. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and the atmosphere is beautiful! We had such a great time! I will definitely be returning!
  9. AJ

    AixaJ

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and drinks were delicious. We booked for our anniversary, which I noted on the OpenTable reservation, but no one greeted us with a Happy Anniversary, which was a bit off-putting. I also didn’t appreciate being placed at an awkwardly placed table facing the door. Other than that, we loved the food and drinks. We had the gumbo and fried chicken basket, plus cheesesteak beignets and wings.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be going back for a night out with friends and family
  11. LB

    LeahB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Amina’s is in a much smaller space than one would expect for a dining experience, when stepping through the threshold of the door, you’re immediately in the entire restaurant. Too many chairs in such a small space makes for uncomfortable posturing in order to get through they meal. The solution, less chairs or more space; preferably more space. The size of the room coupled with music that is wayyyyyy too loud resulted in conversations being held at a volume that made me turn to my neighbors more than once to signal they should lower their voices… The food was ok. The drinks were average. The wait staff should be trained on how to conduct themselves in the dining room from a top tier restaurant’s staff, their conduct left a lot to be desired. Overall, it was an average experience. The most exciting part of the experience is the decor, tastefully curated and blended well… Once was enough for me.
  12. P

    Philly369

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance of the restaurant is very nice. We took my mother here for her 88th birthday and she enjoyed the food-which is surprising because she’s so critical of food establishments. All of the entrees were amazing;oxtails, salmon, & crab cakes. Our waitress,Kayla, was fantastic! She recommended all of the entrees that we had. I will definitely be back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amina’s is always a great time! Great food and great service.
  14. TL

    TamikaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FIVE STAR!!!!
  15. SW

    ShellyW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for brunch with my husband and Parents. They ordered Red Velvet waffles and fried chicken I had the lobster omelette. Everything was delicious. I would definitely dine there again!
  16. SR

    SamanthaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will definitely be going back! The food was amazing. My only issue was how small the space is so seating is tight, but overall it was fabulous.
  17. T

    Tish

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful black owned establishment. Food was great and service was good
  18. A

    Amanda

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Didn't really care for the food and felt it was overpriced for what you get. I don't mind paying for good quality food and the sparkling water was served hot.
  19. LO

    LeighO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and atmosphere. I've been here twice and it does not dissapoint.
  20. LL

    LeonaL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    We were out for date night. Atmosphere and music was very enjoyable.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious. I loved the crab cake and collard greens. The Manhattan drink was very tasty.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my best friend here fir her birthday, it's a great place awesome vibe. The food and drinks were good, staff was amazing, and the music is slammin
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staffing was amazing and the food was awesome. I plan on coming back with my Husband on our anniversary
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was pretty good. Entrees we’re room temp. Overall was a nice evening.
  25. JC

    JaclynC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was delicious, service was great ( Sage) , ambiance was nice . Definitely will be going back.
  26. LT

    LaToyaT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the staff were amazing.
  27. CM

    ClevanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Need to have Mimosa available thru out brunch. Other than that it's a great place.
  28. S

    Safia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very classy. Good vibe. Strong yet tasty drinks! Get the passion fruit mimosa carafe! A good bang for your buck trust me… Staff very friendly
  29. AG

    AGirlGottaEat

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second time at Amina’s, but our first for brunch. Simply amazing from beginning to end.
  30. NJ

    NatalieJ

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food on point, drinks strong and tasty. Service outstanding!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service
  32. CO

    ChristinaO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and staff was friendly and accommodating! We arrived early for our reservation so we sat at the bar first to have a drink. Wide variety at the bar and really fun cocktails. Fried catfish hush puppies were our favorite! I got the fried chicken, my bf got the gumbo and we split Mac & cheese. Could not recommend enough!
  33. S

    Sina

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The appetizers were delicious, especially the deviled eggs. The fried chicken was crispy, moist and full of flavor. The prosecco I ordered was absolutely divine.
  34. C

    Celicia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner at Amina Philly was delightful. The service was great. Everyone was accommodating. The food came out in a good amount of time and everything was delicious. The decor is Lovely all throughout the restaurant.
  35. DD

    DanaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I had oxtails DLISH and my friend had crabcake, crab fried rice was bland didn't see any crab meat in it and King crab leg was very small and no meat. Cheesesteak beignets and wings were DLISH. My friend did tell owner about King crab and she replied what you expected a bushel, totally unnecessary just wanted her to know that wasn't worth putting on plate and you want to please your customers......
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Great customer service. Food was great. Owner personally greeted us. Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was incredible!
  38. MS

    MSCDL215

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon arrival and walking in we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. I was very impressed with the space and decor. I was seated facing the kitchen and watched the staff all night. They wore gloves, changed them frequently, maintained the upkeep of the kitchen and turned food out relatively quickly for a almost full house. Our waitress was attentive but not overly so, provided answers to questions and alternatives for things as needed. The food was fresh, plated beautifully and tasted phenomenal. Our dinner included: Drinks: Warrior Princess, Amina Crown Appetizers: Deviled Eggs w Lobster and Peri Peri Sticky Wings Entrees: Crab Cake with crab fried rice and Lamb Chops Ala Carte Sides: Greens and Lobster Mashed Potatoes Its not cheap but it was worth it and I will definitely be returning for a girls night very soon. Great experience! Keep up the good work.
  39. K

    Kaye

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My family @ I had an amazing experience there. This was my first time at this Black Owned/Operated Establishment. The food was outstanding, the drinks were delish , the location was clean, the ambience is perfect. However the staff ,OMG was defenitely on point. So many times we as a people fall short via customer service but "Amina's Staff showed up and showed out!! (#priceless).. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to any that appreciate good food and great service .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Everyone was nice, food was good. However the seating near the kitchen was rather annoying to have waiters walking by numerous times with food and drinks

FAQs

AMINA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 324-3745.

AMINA is rated 4.4 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for AMINA

104 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009

Additional information

  • Area

    Old City

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Darryl Harmon

  • Additional

    Vegan

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