Midnight Iris

4.8
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76 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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"Casual Comfort Food to Make You Feel Good"
What 76 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
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EricS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating to our large party of 13. Great service and atmosphere, was reasonably priced.

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vipTomS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really cool spot. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Midnight Iris! Our server, Doris, was very attentive and made us feel right at home. We also found out that the kitchen had an all-female staff and the recipes were homemade. Highly recommend the chicken nuggets and pretzels for an appetizer. The entrees were delicious and the dessert was perfect. Excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely be back in the very near future! Thank you, Midnight Iris!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent experience at Midnight Iris. It's my new favorite restaurant in Philly and I can't recommend it enough. The restaurant is cool, service spectacular, and food was unique and really good. Good with kids too because they are so nice and have board games for them to play.

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Fam4
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here a few times and it is consistently an A+. We love the Veggie burger, fries, salad, desserts AND the special cocktails. The ambience is very comfortable and the staff is welcoming. It’s a neighborhood gem!

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MargaretC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I decided to try somewhere new for Valentine’s dinner and we heading here. A neighborhood bar/restaurant that was wonderful. We were welcomed by Doris behind the bar and were seated right away. Doris was our waitress as well . Great drinks, great service, great food . Not an extensive menu but plenty of great options, good vegetarian options. I loved the decor, one thing I would say was the seating was close together.

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LynnW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10 of us came together from across the country for an annual conference. We are close friends and we look for a special place for dinner each year. Midnight Iris met our expectations and more. Caitlin, the owner, and Doris, our server extraordinaire, created an experience for us that we won’t soon forget. The space was fun and comfortable and beautiful. I personally have never eaten at a place like it and will absolutely go back with a few friends or a group, no doubt. If you’re looking at this review, I stand behind it 100% and suggest you check this place out. If you’re looking for a cool and relaxed and delicious place where you and your guests will have a nice meal, and enjoy drinks and/or table games if you like, you won’t be disappointed.

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Jerome
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I, once again, had the privilege to dine at Midnight Iris, while also doing quizzo. The buffalo wings and buffalo cauliflower salad were both top notch.

The drink menu is awesome with a lot of variety. Outside of someone’s house party, where else can you order Jell-O shots?!

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Jerome
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Midnight Iris for quizzo and dinner. The buffalo cauliflower salad was incredible. I always love it there.

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LarInPhilly
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

An old Philly hangout from the 70s. Food was good. Server was engaging. Atmosphere “interesting.” Not what we expected from the gallery pix.

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Jerome
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I went to Midnight Iris to partake in Quizzo. Always a great time and the service, drinks and food are great.

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vipOMGitsDavidE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience! Service exceeded expectations, food and cocktails were incredible. Highly recommend!

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ajs1619
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always good, but the ambiance and people are really great. All of the staff at Midnight Iris are personable and friendly, and you get that “neighborhood bar” feel but at a more upscale level. It’s a nice place to go for dinner or to hang out for a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food are excellent. All around a fun and relaxing time.

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vipDrDiane
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Small brunch menu
Pitcher of bloody Mary's for $28 but most of our pitcher was ice. But the were tasty.
A must have is the "pig candy"

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vipDrDiane
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the gnocchi dish!
My husband had the roasted chicken and enjoyed it

My girlfriend had the cauliflower salad and her husband had the chicken salad sandwich


Beautiful bar and lovely bartender

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Great
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cute place, fun for brunch! Food was good, nothing extraordinary, but still tasty. Beer selection was really good, they had several seasonals on draft and a few other can/bottle options. Love the disco ball!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience. Welcoming and friendly. Great food and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Walked in as they were opening. Downstairs bar is very nice, great service, and a fun place to strike up a conversation. You feel like you're in someone's living room. Dining room is also great and food was phenomenal. Apps were great. Looking forward to coming back soon. This is a hidden gem in Philly.

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vipDrDiane
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gnocchi is amazing!
my husband loved the burger!
My friend loved the chicken!
Will come back again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a ten person birthday dinner here and was not disappointed. Food and service were superb. Atmosphere was cozy and quirky without being tacky. Our whole party was raving about how wonderful is was. We will be back.

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vipPete
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Tiny fish tacos (2 for $14) and grocery store hummus plate were mediocre and overpriced. Noise level was unbearably loud. Many better options out there.

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DougK
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with eclectic stylings. The food was creative and delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. Will be making this a regular destination.

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Fam4
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cool eclectic decor, comfortable neighborhood restaurant. Great menu choices. They have 2 bars - the one upstairs is bigger than the downstairs bar. Staff is welcoming and friendly. Board games are available. We have been here many times and will continue to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ideal place to hang with games and fun service

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francesp
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant. Beautiful presentation, excellent food. Friendly efficient service. Attractive surroundings.

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JudithA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Server was great....hamburger good but for price should have been a bit bigger.
Quiet enough to have a conversation which was great.

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vipMJNC
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and a great staff! Had brunch there this past Sunday. They treated us like friends right from the start. The food is what gets you to make the reservation. The staff and the food is what brings you back!

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Kelsey
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! The food was excellent and our server made our experience even better! Great for groups and birthdays

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pacatalano
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish food and great service! I highly recommend!

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vipbrian
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

There was nothing special about the food and there was no theme.

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JoelE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious and prepared just right. Our wait staff-Doris was wonderful.

JB
JudithB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service from a knowledgeable server. Suggested the salad of the day, Mexican corn salad and it was wonderful. Pasta entree was great. Very quiet for a first date..

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ADORE Keen. We had a meal full of flavor and utter deliciousness. Even the salad was perfection. They line the bowl with house ricotta ❤️. The garlic in each dish was exactly right. We loved the two people who were covering the dining room, both so warm and fun. Seriously, go here!!

MB
vipMadelineB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Keen and we loved everything about it. Let me begin by recognizing the staff for being so accommodating and upbeat-the service was nothing short of excellent. The food was even more excellent! I had the fish tacos and they were great. All 6 of us loved our food including the bacon. I wouldn’t have ordered the bacon but when I tried it I understood what all the fuss was about. They did not rush us out of the restaurant which made us feel relaxed. Great decor and ambiance. I highly recommend Keen and I will be back.

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vipJodyG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinner in a super fun spot! Our group ordered the fish tacos, scallops, chicken sandwich and steak salad. All were excellent. Jamyl, our server, was entertaining and attentive.

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vipJennRB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place! The servers are so fun and the food is great. It’s comfort food with many quality cocktails. We have gone 3 times so far and every time we end up going upstairs after dinner for board games, lounging, and a couple more cocktails. It is our new favorite hangout!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

The menu was completely different than what was online and replaced with the most basic of brunch options. The food took 40 minutes despite us being the only party in the restaurant (that should have tipped us off). My eggs arrived a few degrees below Luke warm. The waiter was very nice but the restaurant was pretty bad. With all the wonderful Philly options out there, this is one I would take a hard pass on.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good vibes and even better food.

JM
JudyM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Keen was recommended by a friend - so for our first Philly dinner we chose Keen and it did not disappoint. Great service. Loved the Moscow Mule cocktail. A great start were the mushroom rice balls with celery sage pesto - nice flavors - 5 nice sized rice balls. We couldn't resist getting the PIG CANDY - Lean maple glazed bacon. We got to try some new items to be added to the upcoming spring menu - 2 salads and we can't decide which one we liked best --both unique. A spring asparagus salad with watermelon radish. The asparagus was cooked just right - crisp - not over or undercooked - really perfect. And a raw spicy broccoli salad with spring mix, sprouts, lacto-fermented rhubarb with a house made hot sauce vinaigrette - all the textures and flavors came together so nicely. We went all the way and also ordered the pork tacos (mustard rubbed roast pork with chipotle aioli, mango, black bean salsa, pickled red onion and cilantro. These had a nice "kick". Every dish was carefully prepared and served. We weren't rushed and being able to have a normal conversation was a treat. Check this hidden gem out. I know we'll be back!