Permanently Closed - Blitzen

4.7
20 reviews
$31 to $50
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. We’re back for year two, and while the surrounding life circumstances have been a challenge, your gracious host has decided the winter festivities must go on. Join us as we spread out a bit and raise a glass to the holiday season from Nov 11 until Christmas Eve.

We’re not your traditional holiday pop-up, Blitzen Bar acts as a visual experience. You’ll be welcomed into Blitzen’s off-season den and invited to stay a while. If you take a moment to look around you’ll see how Blitzen really feels about leading up the back of the pack for all of these years. Cozy up by fireplace for pre-dinner cocktail or stay all night for the reindeer games. Who’s last now.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 20 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.7based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was closed when we got there

KP
KarenP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The bartender was excellent and we really enjoy this Xmas themed bar during the holidays.

KB
KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Love the ambience but they appear to Overbooked because I requested a high top and was only given the option for corner low seating. There was also a party of people they were walking around with no mask on. The waitress did request that they put their mask on multiple times but I’m unsure why they weren’t asked to leave after being asked multiple times. It made me uncomfortable therefore we left.

JD
vipJD63
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience2

No social distancing at all inside

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! It’s so festive and puts you in the spirit of the holiday season. The drinks are superb, the service impeccable and the atmosphere is not to be missed!

EJ
ErinJS
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I loved blitzen!!! Drinks were delicious and themed perfectly. The ambiance was great and the Christmas playlist was on point. Definitely recommend making a reservation!!!

AC
AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting outside with the fire pit, decorations and warm beverage felt like Christmas.

DW
DevonneW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

This place is a must during Christmas time! My group of friends had a blast here. Just wish there was a TV outside so we could watch the football games. Other than that; we can’t wait to go back next year!

KP
KarenP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a great time. Xmas themed and fun drinks. Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a perfect night. Everyone from start to finish was attentive, friendly, and safe / with masks. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Christmas-y night. Drinks were incredible and the decor was out of this world. We loved the music as well- dark Christmas beats!! Bravo Dallas and team. Keep rockin it!!

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anyaec
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice... not too many people clean , nice decor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They had birthday shots waiting for me :) so nice

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Waiting
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

The drinks are pre-mixed (not sure why they're so expensive) and the food is basically frozen food reheated or from a food truck (again, not sure why it's so expensive) but the ambiance is awesome. Be prepared for a cool atmosphere and a high tab with mediocre service.

MB
MaryBethB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

So cute, fun, and festive! Only thing is my group would have liked to take a picture in some of the other rooms, but the hostess was ushering us out.

LM
LynM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiance and I came to Blitzen to finish off our 2nd anniversary celebration and had such a great time. The staff was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, and the festive decor was fun. We had drinks and then went outside to make smores. And it was great.

LM
LaurenM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time there, in 2 years --------- FANTASTIC PLACE ! will be back, for sure

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

I really wish Blitzen lived up to the hype. For starters, we made reservations online but was not seated until roughly 20 mins after our reservation time. Okay fine I get it with the restrictions in place, we fully expected the place to be busy. We were given the explanation that our reservation said 2 so we needed to wait for a table for 3 people. Again the wait would not have been an issue for me but when we finally got sat, we were sitting at the smallest table with a chair pulled up to the end. Secondly, there seemed to only be one bartender that was working in the back room who never came to serve us. The host had to come check on us and even offered a round of drinks for the absurd wait. She came back later and brought our food and we ordered a second round of drinks, after that we virtually had no server at all. The bartender tended to every single table in the room accept for ours, even one that was sat after ours. Honestly, not sure where to place blame for the terrible service since no one officially greeted themselves as our server. To pay I had to flag the gentleman down and hand him our cards. Which he did not process correctly. Again I wish the service was better, the place is decorated so well and the drinks were photo worthy as well. They have a very small food menu with great snacks to choose from.

Blitzen - Permanently Closed
Responded on 9 December 2020

Hi Brittany, we are sorry to hear about this experience. Please send a message to @blitzenthebar on Facebook or Instagram and we will do our best to resolve this issue for you. Have a happy and safe holiday season.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We had an awesome experience. We sat In the new area. The staff was extremely welcoming & our bartender was on top of everything. We did not order food but the drinks were awesome along with the atmosphere. I felt extremely safe. Tables were spaced appropriately & everyone was respectful about social distancing & wearing masks.

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volleyballcoachmom
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great spot to visit to get into the Christmas spirit

JS
JamesSpadola
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as always! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. It was clean, safe and an overall great atmosphere!

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Permanently Closed - Blitzen is rated 4.7 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.