Booker's Restaurant and Bar

4.4
378 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.

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
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
What 378 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tina
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must favorite place to return to.
5 stars!!!!!!!

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommend! Both the food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was really good. Larger portions for super reasonable prices.The ambiance was super dope and a plus it’s black owned. It gets no better that that!!!!

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AngelaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was just GREAT!! I must say the Booker's Burger and Vodka Lemonade were a great combination!!! I'll definitely will be using DoorDash or UberEats for more food during COVID

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Toytoy06
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

It was my first time there and I wanted to do happy hour but unfortunately they only offered it in certain sections . So I decided to dine in instead . My first order was cold but the server did fix it promptly with no problem. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the atmosphere was very peaceful . They had candles lit and flowers which was a beautiful scenery. I enjoyed myself honestly . Only thing I would say is to open up more sections for happy hour . I had a bookers punch which was amazing and the salmon sliders as appetizers. My main dish was mango salmon which was good . Good experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday 🥳
The food was on point!

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viphydeme
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The jambalaya and Buffalo cauliflower was good. My friend didn’t care for his cioppino.

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viplakeside
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Services was great food was good will be back

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tanyah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor atmosphere was nicely decorated setting the mood for a warm fall evening. The happy hour has a variety of tasty items. My catfish entree was also very good.

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AlyssaP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time being at Booker’s and it was a great experience! They had a live Jazz band and the ambience was amazing.

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Sunshine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Sunday brunch! Loved the outdoor dining. Food was delicious!

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BritneyDaniel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was my second time dining at Booker’s and I absolutely enjoyed my food and experience. I went for brunch and had the cheesecake Frenchtoast, it was delicious!

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PaulaT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

The waitress had an off morning. She was a little slow so we sat for a while waiting on the check. However, she (all staff) was very polite/professional!

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DebC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It’s my third time at Booker’s restaurant and it’s been a pleasure! Food is very good :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Waitress totally kept forgetting us. Forgot a box, forgot to refill drinks and get check! I had to actually get up and find her or grab the busboy for service! Smh she got no tip! Good was food and so was drinks but service so bad I wouldn’t go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful first visit really enjoyed everything the food, drinks and jazz. I plan to come back.

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VeronicaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booker’s is my new favorite do to restaurant. I love everything about it!!

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DawnH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

The Hostess was confused on where to sit us. Once we were finally seated, we sat for 20 minutes before anyone came to our table to offer water or take our drink order. We were told the Bartender was not aware we were seated.

My husband’s French fries were soggy and bland and we did not receive complementary chips like everyone else.

Our waitress did a good job with our table

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice service! I didn’t have to wait to be seated and the food was very delicious and filling. Affordable and tasty! ☺️

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TurenneM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service, would definitely recommend.

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Lola2unique
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food. Black owned restaurant full of life and professionalism. It
was our first time visiting Philly and we enjoyed it

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TrinaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

They weren't big on social distancing (my personal opinion). Also when I booked my reservation I asked for a high top table and was seated at a regular table when there were high tops available, why ask my preference if you not going to honor it, I was very annoyed so my evening wasn't enjoyable from the onset. The bartender kept looking at a piece of paper to read the ingredients to make the drinks which was a little unnerving, overall the food was wonderful. The music was great! I took a dessert home for my mother. I'm making another reservation to take my sister and brother and law there so the four of us can enjoy an evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well we reserved a table for two at 2pm. Unbeknownst to us the kitchen closes at 2:15pm but the waitress told us not to worry because we were going be served. She was really pleasant, and well mannered

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AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very friendly and professional, the food was excellent, the margaritas were great! No complaints here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Roomy, friendly and a menu to fit any mood.

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Terrence
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time, despite following their COVID-19 seating restrictions.
We will continue to support Booker's restaurant, not only because it's Black owned but because it has excellent food, service and ambiance.
Book your reservation today at Booker's!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, food was amazing and the staff professional and pleasant!

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VictoriaB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! The service was great. I’ll definitely be going back soon.

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CupcakesWanted
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

The food was okay...lamb chops were very small portion and not seasoned very well. The spicy mango salmon wasn't spicy like I expected, it was quite blah. The vodka & lemonade was refreshing. the outside atmosphere was little disturbing with homeless people walking by and begging for food and money while you're eating. Also, the trolley riding by and blowing the horn every 10-15 minutes was annoying as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, food was delicious!

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Tonitee
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

enjoyed my meal but service was very slow...I think more people should be on board to serve folks, other than that food was very good and pleasant atmosphere.

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MarqC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The hostess was amazing. Outside dining was amazing. I am glad that I went there for my birthday dinner. I will be back for sure.

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vipMarianaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Went here for black restaurant week for dinner. Was seated right away at a nice table outside. ordered drinks which were off. asked for vodka with a lime and instead was given what tasted like a little bit of vodka with a full cup of lime juice. We then decided to order off of the prefix menu three courses salad, entrée, dessert. We also decided to add an additional appetizer. To our surprise our entrées arrived first. The waitress said ‘oh your soup isn’t ready and your other app is it ready but they told me to bring you these entrées anyway.’

Additionally the side my entrée was supposed to come with was polenta instead it was swapped out for mashed potatoes. When we asked she just said ‘oh didn’t realize we just ran out weeks ago.’ Yet we ordered off the restaurant week menu which was just this week?

So we’re eating our entrées reluctantly, when my salad comes and the waitress seems to be trying to talk my boyfriend out of the soup he had already ordered first saying that it still wasn’t ready and did He still want it. We said yes and kept trying to eat. Then the other appetizer, mussels, came out with some very burnt stale bread. Finally my boyfriends soup comes out. It was chicken gumbo. However it was very cold and the rice was so hard in the soup. We were baffled at the fact that for a prefix menu they were just not ready to deliver food in the way that it was ordered. We waited for another drink and that took forever but they finally got it right. we left most of our food on the plate as it was either overcooked cold and or just didn’t want to eat my salad after my entrée. That brings us to dessert. We ordered bread pudding because they were basically out of everything else. It was also very cold, dry and burnt on the bottom. We took a few bites but it just wasn’t good. The check comes and gratuity is already added so there’s no surprise that the waitress just didn’t seem to care about anything.
very disappointed and will never be going back.

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SaudamaniG
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delectable with beautiful presentation. Love the atmosphere

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FineDiner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was great! Our first time did not disappoint! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Black owned restaurant and it was worth going too. I love the drinks and service was Immaculate. I’m Definitely coming back for brunch on the weekends

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love Bookers! Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Very long wait for food from kitchen after ordering. When our food arrived, appetizers and entrees were served together. Our meal was room temperature at best. Also gratuity was automatically added to our bill.

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Tiff
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Booker's for the first time this past Sunday for brunch. The food was very tasty and filling. I thought they offered a good amount of options for breakfast and lunch. I also enjoyed the service I enjoyed the service and ambience. I will definitely be back for brunch and dinner.

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Amazed
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best meal I’ve had in years!!!

FAQs

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

Booker's Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 378 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.

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