Fare Restaurant

4.5
1145 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Fare is a restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of the Art Museum area on Fairmount Avenue across from historic Eastern State Penitentiary and only a few blocks away from the Philadelphia Art Museum. Our cuisine can be described as clean, focusing on sustainable, local, organic, artisan ingredients with many seafood options. We also serve 10+ wines by the glass, as well as sustainable wines, 50+ craft beers and a novel cocktail menu. This restaurant was built with eco-friendly materials throughout.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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Schwedyballs
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Drinks were just a tad pricey but understandable for the way the City is handcuffing them all.

Overall we can’t wait to go back!

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JohnS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service for our anniversary!
Really appreciated the covid protocols in place.

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Abeline
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fare has done a great job of following the new guidelines. We ordered a drink and we each ordered 2 dishes from the bar menu. You would think they would be small because it’s inexpensive and on the happy hour menu. We each took home leftovers. Our waitstaff was professional and friendly.

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PaulaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We very much enjoyed having Sunday brunch at Fare; the food and service were great and the outside seating was quite comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined at Fare a few times and every time the experience has been lovely. They have a great outdoor set up, take COVID precautions seriously, and the food is excellent. I tried to avocado crab cakes for the first time and they are delicious.

We will definitely be back again. Only disappointment was that they were out of the Fare fries, which are a favorite for us.

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LaurieL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Sitting outside was great

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vipBarbara
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Overpriced diner style food. Service was mediocre at best. The $8 baklava was absolutely terrible. We didn't eat the dessert but the server never even asked why or offered a replacement. Wouldn't go back.

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vipthegangof4
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We ate outside and the set up was very nice. We had a selection of small plates and shared them among the 3 of us. The beet salad was really delicious as was the tuna roll. The oysters were a bit too gritty and not chilled enough for our taste. We also enjoyed the vegetable fritters. The wine and cocktails were very good as well.

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vipDebbc
New York Area
357 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The more I eat here the more I enjoy it
The food is varied
The staff professional
Great on cleanliness and distance

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JanaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Food was excellent! Server was very nice and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

First time visit. The best tuna tartare! Still a bit chilly outdoors we wore our coats. Food was very good. I would have enjoyed more mushrooms on the flatbread. Next time we will get oysters.

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vippsuedophoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Visiting Philly, staying in a hotel. Ordered the steak. Requested that it be cooked to “medium” and got a steak that barely passed as cooked “rare.” They basically walked the steak by the grill before putting it in the take out container. No options to cook the steak further so it was very disappointing dining experience.

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ladles
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

They had delicious food and great drinks. Felt safe during COVID.

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RoxRaised
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Kudos for creating a cozy outside seating area!

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DorianJ
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I highly recommend the crab cakes so good best ones I had in a long time!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
357 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything turned out fine
The main problem was getting waited on in the first place
Being looked at by staff and ignored is off putting, but once our order was placed everything was perfect
I would like to comment there was an outside area where larger groups (6) were seated it was totally walled in on 3 sides
I entered that part to use the bathroom
It seemed poorly ventilated even though it was outside

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vipLaura
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beyond delicious. The truffle flatbread was divine and so was the brussel sprout salad! Would definitely recommend. Service was great!

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LucilleBluth
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a nice family meal here. I had the mushroom flatbread and beet salad, both excellent. The food and ingredients taste incredibly fresh! We will definitely return.

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was pretty good, however the eggplant appetizer was just a little burnt. The wait staff were extremely friendly. It was very nice eating outdoors under the heater. A few trucks with sirens went by, but that's what to be expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great friendly service. Food was excellent and the presentation was superb.

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vipHopeP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious - staff was lovely, attentive and knowledgeable. Good menu, yummy pairings - Great neighborhood gem.

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vipCeeF
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Had brunch after the jail tour. Was solid eats. Nice spot. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner. Always a delicious meal. Thanks!

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Jmendoza210
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED everything thing about this restaurant. I came at the time of my reservation and was immediately seated. Food was over the top delicious. Waiter was very kind & attentive to us (wish I remembered her name), just an overall awesome experience. Will definitely be coming again & highly recommending it to anyone i know.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We very much enjoyed ourselves and love having this place close for a nice night out

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vipMarcus
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

First visit at Fare. Food was very good but service was slow and not particularly friendly. Seating outside on the sidewalk was ok, except table was at a significant angle given the unevenness of the pavement. It seems there are many more tables outside than would be able accommodated indoors so perhaps the kitchen staff couldn't keep up? Would try again - maybe when they are back to indoor dining.

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Stephanie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fare was an all around great experience! The waitress was attentive, the food and drinks were delicious, and it was a fun atmosphere. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipRachelH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We had a great dinner! The food was delicious and the happy hour was great. Service was a bit lacking, we ordered a few things that were never brought out. But we enjoyed our experience and would go back!

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Iris
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with a date. We got there early and they luckily had seats. We got cocktails, oysters, fries, whole branzino fish. Everything came out hot and fresh. The drinks were great. Oysters were good as well. Definitely would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to Fare before and they never disappoint. My steak was cooked perfectly, and was out pretty quickly. We love Fare! Thanks so much!

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RoxRaised
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent selection and service!

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outwithsons
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Four of us ate in the courtyard as it's Covid time. For appetizers we ordered the eggplant and zucchini fries which were delicious and the truffle fries which were nothing special. My son had the steak which he said was very good. My friend has the salmon which she also enjoyed. Her son and I both had a flatbread pizza and both of those were pretty bland--tastes tended to meld together. We ordered the tiramisu and baklava for dessert. The tiramisu was wonderful and baklava just so so. I have definitely had better. Overall, it was a nice evening and I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you love food you need a visit to Fare during dinner! Everything is so well prepared! The staff is so personable and accommodating. We had the best chicken tenders ever, crispy tuna rolls and the salmon with spinach (too delicious) and potatoes.

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EbonyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Visited just for cocktails. Ambiance was very clean, nice and vibrant. I loved the hidden seating area. Cocktails where worth the cost.

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Eater
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This isn’t my first time dining there and it sure won’t be my last. The whole experience is great, every time. And I really love the seafood pasta (yum)

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Jip1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My night out at Fare went better than I could imagine. Great atmosphere, a wonderful server, and great weather to cap it off. Food was good and came out in a timely manner. Drinks were delicious as well. The table could’ve used some candles or a lighting fixture of some sort for easy reading of the menu but iPhones work just as well.

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SantoshA
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fresh and very delicious food. Excellent selection of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seafood was fresh and delicious, the drinks fantastic, and the service so very kind.
It is my new go-to place in the neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Extremely helpful staff and did not have to wait long at all in order to be seated for my reservation, despite it being right in the middle of the Sunday brunch rush!

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MarcyK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, wonderful food, and plenty of outdoor seating. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Fare Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Fare Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 639-3063.

Fare Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.