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Booker's Restaurant and Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Booker's Restaurant and Bar

4.4
4.4
872 reviews
$30 and under
American
Booker’s Restaurant and Bar is West Philadelphia's latest gathering spot, an urban bistro serving up New American comfort food with Southern flair. Enjoy a glass of bourbon, wine, or beer as you explore our eclectic menu, made for the diverse community we serve. Omnivores, vegans, kids, and adults alike will all find something to love at Bookers, so join us for our famous weekend brunch, our daily happy hour, or dinner and drinks. Our mouth-watering dishes, our comfortable vibe, and our neighborly service will give you a meal you won’t soon forget.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 883-0960

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please details your event needs bookers.bmore@gmail.com or call us directly 215-883-0960

  • Area

    University City

  • Cross Street

    Between 50th and 51st on Baltimore Ave

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    34 Trolley

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 872 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. BP

    BenjaminP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    The food was outstanding
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is hot, tasty and fresh. Albeit for the side of bacon there was only two strips. Moreover while the chicken in the "chicken & waffles" was hot, crispy and tasty, the portion was small. Gerald was our server and he is outstanding. This was my fourth time there.
  3. UN

    UNknown

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    I was recommended by a friend and unfortunately was not pleased at all. I treated my family out as we are on vacation. We never received any complimentary chips/bread for the table. My fish was undercooked but the waiter said that’s how it’s supposed to be…. There was a hole in the table. (Through the wood) The waiter was not personable at all. I must say it wasn’t the way we wanted to spend our last night on vacation.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service and amazing food🫶🏽
  5. ES

    ESensual

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My second time there and I loved it as much as the first
  6. DG

    DaGuru

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The restaurant is very dark. The server couldn’t get a Soda to our table for 15-20 minutes. Her response was, I put the order in.” It’s a NA drink. It should only take 5 minutes at the most. Neither the bar nor restaurant were at capacity. On one of the hottest days of the year there was no ice in my water all night. Service was pathetic. I hope the server saw my $10 tip as a wake up call.
  7. T

    Tayana

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance! Loved the service, loved the food, loved the indoor and outdoor seating arrangements! Overall I was very satisfied.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and the family took my sister here for her birthday. We had the dinner menu.The staff was great and the food was amazing👌🏿 Can we talk about that seafood Mac and then Thai wings 😋
  9. RT

    RachelT

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I went for Sunday brunch. Had I not went inside, I would have been upset by the long wait but I could tell they were extremely busy. We had to wait for glasses to drink our mimosas. But the vibe inside/outside made the wait seem shorter. I would definitely go back.
  10. VH

    VernaH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekend brunch destination — Yes!
  11. LS

    LouiseS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal selection. Service was prompt. I had fried chicken platter. The chicken was cooked just right. Sides were good too.
  12. l

    luvveggies

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server was fantastic!
  13. CL

    CraigL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    While the food was flavorful, what was on the menu verse what we received was 2 different things. #1-ordered the catfish and received tilapia. #2 ordered the seafood pasta that’s suppose to be prepared with angel hair pasta per the server and the dish came out with thin spaghetti. When I asked to speak to the manager the server sent over another server named tiffany. Tiffany just listened and never asked us how can she fix the issue. My thought is that tiffany is NOT a manager and if she is the owners need to rethink this because she isn’t representing the restaurant in its best light. Prior to receiving our food there was a gentleman (bald head) that came around to inquire and my assumption is that he’s the actual manager however when I asked to speak to him, the waitress suddenly disappeared. After waiting for a few minutes we just decided to leave the establishment. If Bookers expects to have a lasting relationship with the city of brotherly love they really need to reconsider the people that are putting in management positions and the cooking staff should know the difference between the items on the menu and how to prepared them. Lastly, this huge disconnect between the servers, cooks and what’s on the menu verse what’s received really needs to be addressed.
  14. CL

    CharlesL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday !
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing!! Our server was the sweetest!
  16. VW

    ViviahnaW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the veggie omelette and it was amazing! The food was soooo good and the staff was very nice. It was was all good vibes and I’ll def be eating there again!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brother birthday
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Service ! Great Value
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was amazing. We were seated right away. We ordered and received our order about 10 minutes later. The food was very good. My eggs were overcooked, but I didn’t specify how I wanted them (I just said scrambled with cheese). Lively place for brunch or casual date. The kitchen closes at 2:30pm then reopens for dinner. I definitely recommend reservations. It was packed.
  20. j

    janineb

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I love brunch on Sundays! We are always welcomed and enjoy the food when we come
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mango mimosas were excellent! My meal (cheesecake French toast) was good nothing spectacular but good, the person I was with enjoyed their chicken, shrimp and waffles. I would definitely return and try something else on the brunch menu.
  22. BG

    BillyG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and friendly, helpful staff.
  23. NM

    NonoM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We found plastic in meal. The waffle and chicken was good. Service was very slow.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The food was very average or a little less than average. The service was good and I enjoyed the staff. I would fire everyone in the kitchen though.
  25. S

    Stanajah

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for brunch food options were nice and the atmosphere was on point
  26. C

    Cookie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My third time there and each visit was great
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good.
  28. RL

    RLOtown

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time, great food and service. Highly recommend
  29. JJ

    JillJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Booker’s is a must visit restaurant. You will not be disappointed.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Niece’s birthday
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a 10/10 experience!
  32. CW

    ChristinaW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and my niece celebrated our birthday!
  33. ZP

    ZPhiB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was very tasty. We enjoyed the ambience and didn't mind the travel from our hotel. It was worth the trip.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the hostess, to the server, to the food coming out super quick, hot, and delicious! The whole experience at Booker’s was great!
  35. V

    Vonnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Came from New Jersey.. After dinner we went to there lounge right next door and listened to some fabulous Jazz and had some cocktails.. Can’t write to go back
  36. JP

    JimP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant has a policy of automatically adding a 20% tip to bills over $100. This was not clearly stated and I wound up adding a 20% tip to a bill that already included a tip. Annoying.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice and earthy scenery. The atmosphere was mellow and calming. The service was average and the food average. I would go again for a brunch with my girls.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Reservations were made easy online, seated very quickly menu or waitress was not updated
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great and professional atmosphere.. overall great experience.. I would def dine here again
  40. PD

    PhillyDiva

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to this restaurant, the staff is friendly and made sure that we had everything we needed. Portions were generous in wine and food, you get a a lot for your money. Everyone was happy with their meal, except the gravy on my short ribs was a little salty and the carrot cake desert I took home was a soggy mess by the time I got home.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Booker's Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 883-0960.

Booker's Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 872 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


Google Map for Booker's Restaurant and Bar

5021 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between 50th and 51st on Baltimore Ave

  • Area

    University City

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    34 Trolley

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (215) 883-0960

  • Private party facilities

    Please details your event needs bookers.bmore@gmail.com or call us directly 215-883-0960

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