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The Dandelion, Philadelphia, PA

The Dandelion

4.7
4.7
6925 reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastro-pub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 108 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 558-2500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Private party contact

    Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401

Popular dishes

What 6,925 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Gastro Pub

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. BA

    BrittanyA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Sunday roast was great! Service was average. Hard to get a drink
  2. KP

    KennethP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers were fantastic. The fish and chips were a bit of a snooze
  3. ED

    EmilyD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The whipped ricotta was great, and the omelette was superb.
  4. m

    marinas

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place, with wonderful service, so glad we came. Food was great, desert was great, and decor was wonderful. Very reasonably priced!
  5. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great place spectacular food well kept and clean.
  6. BR

    BethR

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dandelion is definitely my go to for a fun date night! We can chat and laugh and have a great time and have great food and drinks, specifically Wells Bombardier on tap!!
  7. B

    Batson

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing. Very chic and upscale feel but yet still family friendly.
  8. h

    harvey

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We’re there often but notice increased prices AND smaller portions. Services slower too. Still live the place but who knows how much longer.
  9. T

    Trish

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the English pub theme! We were seated in a Victorian tea room - so cute! Loved the English rose china and decor. Very vintage lamps, tables and chairs. My daughter raved about the fish and chips - so good! I had the warm roast beef sandwich with the side salad - very generous serving and the roast beef was excellent. We shared an order of the herbed ricotta too - again a very generous serving g - perfect for 2 to 3 people to share - some of the best bread too!
  10. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night at the Dandelion. It was packed and the kitchen was a bit slow but not at all bad. The food was really great!! Chris did an excellent job as our server. Wine, the beet root jar appetizer, dinners and desserts. Just terrific!! Thanks!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as always with great food in comfortable surroundings.
  12. SA

    SteveA

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Disappointing. The waiter lost my credit card. That meant having to use cash for the rest of the vacation. Drinks were over-the-top expensive and stingy in size. Tandoori chicken was unenjoyable and fish and chips okay but not worth returning for. Caution: make sure you get your credit card back. PS they found my card the next day but I had already canceled it. Don’t know if this has happened to anyone else but …
  13. JR

    JoeR

    Washington DC

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun place. Food's fantastic. Service was great -- our server was fun. Drinks were great too. We'll return next time we're in town.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great
  15. f

    foxchasefoodies

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate outside in a booth and it was lovely. The happy hour deal for drinks and apps was reasonable and enjoyed the summer menu immensely. (Especially the tomato soup!)
  16. T

    Truewords

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Our go to when in town.
  17. EW

    EmilyW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I was shocked by the lack of customer service. Extremely unaccommodating and rude server. Can’t speak on behalf of the food because we were served anything.
  18. TH

    TomH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gracious staff at the Dandelion made every effort to accommodate our large group. We had 11 people and gave the restaurant an hour's notice. With that it became a remarkable experience for our group. Excellent food, excellent service, and the setting tops off the memorable night.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My husband and I felt rushed. The food came out before our appetizers and salads were consumed. Should have known this when the waiter wanted everything ordered at once. Our seating was less than ideal. Our table for two was a beach behind the curtain and a seat diagonal. Very hard to have a conversation.
  20. A

    Almostasgoodasgrandmas

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety for afternoon tea. Would definitely go back.
  21. JG

    JulieG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great- creative, well-presented, delicious. Enjoyed the cozy ambience with my work friends.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wanted to try afternoon tea wonderful experience will definitely do again
  23. JC

    JohnC

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Dandelion. Liver parfait is rich and delicious. Fish and chips are some of the best in the area.
  24. JG

    JillianG

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing, scones are a must here. Spiked ice coffee also was one of the best Only disappointment was we’re sat in the middle of the restaurant upstairs when there were many more comfortable tables available that would allowed a better experience
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the 3:00 afternoon tea. It is a nice venue. The food was good. Loved all the small tea sandwiches and our tea was good. The service was great and all the servers work well together for customer needs.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience
  27. MN

    MicheleN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Pricey but worth it!!
  28. P

    Petemoore33

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food for the price and feels like I’m in a London pub!
  29. c

    czager

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Happy hour specials!
  30. GF

    GeraldF

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dandelion is one of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. The food, service, and ambiance are always outstanding.
  31. p

    pawinlin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was so helpful in all of our decisions, from drinks, to apps, to mains. We loved everything we ate (triple cooked chips, risotto, mussels), and grabbed a drink at the cute "dog" bar after we finished dinner. Highly recommend. Plan to come back to taste more dishes!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent including our waitress,Nuria!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing! Will 100 % will be back!
  35. JL

    JosephL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great Brunch spot-- menu had plenty of options for the traditional brunch goers to those who want to expand their palate. Staff were very attentive and helpful. Rittenhouse Gem
  36. M

    Matty

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great elevated English pub style menu. There are multiple themed rooms & they are all charming. Food & Staff, tip top. Cask beer may cause sticker shock, everything else is right.
  37. J

    Justin

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food is overly seasoned. Tried to hard to be different and by doing that there was way too much seasoning. There should have been item choices that were lighter for 100+ degree weather
  38. LG

    LaurenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food here. Had the rabbit pie and an English bitter beer. Can’t wait to come back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food as always, with great service from Dean in the "Dog". Don't skip the desserts -- the Eton Mess and Bananafee (pudding + toffee) were sublime
  40. R

    Regina

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Varied menu, perfect for our family of varied ages-some for breakfast brunch and some lunch brunch. Perfect before Theater at Kimmel Ctr. Will return soon!

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
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Dandelion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.7 stars by 6925 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 108 times today
Google Map for The Dandelion

124 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    18th and Sansom

  • Area

    Center City

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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