SOMO

4.5
803 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
SOMO is located in the heart of the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are an American restaurant & bar featuring friendly service, delicious seasonal dishes and a wide assortment of craft beer, craft cocktails and wine.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 803 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipLuculla
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The outdoor seating is lovely, very romantic and warm! The food (main entrees glazed salmon & the tuna) was good but not stellar, and overpriced for what it was. The chocolate cake dessert was ok, and I would go for the bread pudding next time which was really nice. Overall, I'd probably stay with the bar food next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and even better food

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LNic
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and drinks. We will definitely be back.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Let’s start with AMAZING!! I’m a pretty tough crowd, can’t lie…but SOMO exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious, the mimosas were really endless, the ambiance and our seats were perfect!! Everything about it was everything!! My sister and I cannot wait to come back! Thanks so much SOMO STAFF!!

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KieraT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went and enjoyed a couple drinks by myself and the shrimp scampi was delicious 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks delicious as always and the nicest staff ever!

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NAERO
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So much fun for bottomless brunch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Looking for a cute brunch place with your girls ? Or a romantic getaway meal with the person you love? SOMO is completely worth giving it a shot. It’s strong cocktails, good food, and an intimate indoor and outdoor seating creates an ambiance for any crowd! The outside does have heaters and bottomless mimosas are sooo worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time at Somo and I absolutely loved it! We went for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner, we had the best time. The mushroom pasta was delicious! Excited to plan my next meal at Somo 😊

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SaraB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a big birthday dinner outside in the back outdoor structure, it was so cozy and fun! Less noisy than the main restaurant so it allowed for us to be able to have great conversations. Food and drink were impeccable as always. One of my favorite places for a celebration!

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Yanzzz
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it! Isabelle ROCKED!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First date

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Ariana
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibes! Intimate setting. The food was delicious! I can’t wait to go back and try another dish on the menu. The service was also great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday. We went to casually celebrate my sisters birthday and had a great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My birthday!

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DianaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time!!

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Jbdawg5F89
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrated my wife’s birthday here and the total overall experience was absolutely amazing, our waitress Jess was awesome too, we will definitely be returning. Some of the best food Manayunk has to offer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went here for Veterans Day. Food was good, especially the smoked bacon.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious! Great service and music as well!

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Kristin
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed it, the home fries threw me for a loop. They Lee chunks topped with the veggie blend

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TaraC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the decor is beautiful. Looking forward to dining there again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, our server Isabelle was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch and drinks were delicious! Staff was very friendly and attentive. Definitely will be back!

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JoelG
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The experience was OK as expected. Manager need to get a screen or a curtain for the front door the winter time is upon us and it prevents the cold breeze from hitting on the dining guess that sits at the table right next to the host stand. Offered that seat and asked to be moved. Female manager just doing her job not warm and friendly offered another undesirable seat and took it. Food is good service is good it’s what I expect from you all as usual all the time but this time the seating was an issue. I was made to feel less than special and underwhelmed

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KristenM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good! My friend had a chicken sandwich, which was crispy and delicious. I had mushroom pasta which was good but wish it was a bit less oily. Overall good; our server was nice. Definitely you’ll see a lot of couples on a date night.

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hannaw
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating at SOMO. The brunch selection was so good. Decided on the mozzarella Benedict, and it did not disappoint. Important to note that it’s best to call early for reservation, as it filled up quickly. The outdoor seating was a very pleasant surprised although the tables against the building were very “snug” and a little tough to get in and out of. Also more difficult to get the servers attention when you are in those little booths. Overall, wonderful experience and will definitely be making my way there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun brunch spot

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Bridget1924
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Made a reservation for 7:30, got seated at 8pm, left at 9:15 without any food. Also I got locked in the bathroom because the door handle was broken. Manager also was not apologetic and simply made excuses. Multiple tables received their food before us even though they were seated after us. Soup, salad and pasta does not take an hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Our reservation was for outdoor seating but we were sat inside as there were no tables outdoors available. Our server checked on us a total of three times the entire time we were there, did not refill waters, and did not check to see if our food had come out correct. We were rushed through our meal so that someone else could be seated. I hadn’t even gathered all of my items before someone was beginning to clean our table.

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vipTamT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Piper is the best! Girls brunch and we had a ball (probably a bit to much lol) food was okay but sat outside a little tight but we still loved the service and ambiance. Had wings— few varieties (pretty good) and salads all around. Shrimp and grits was ordered by my one of my girls she advised it was pretty good as well. Not bad for girls bunch will try to come but again perhaps foe date night to try dinner menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omg!!!! First time and it was amazinggggggggg!!! Even with a reservation the wait was 1 hour but totally worth it and a vibe. A very nice male hostess bought us a shot for the wait. (FYI- the wait was probably my fault since I booked outdoor but when I came in, I fell in love with the inside and wanted to change). The music, the vibe!! Pls go! The best brunch spot I have been to. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the shrimp scampi was the best I have ever had.

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TyreeR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service, good location and place.

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Greatwaiter
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It was nice to be able to dine outside due to the pandemic. Our space was a bit cramped.

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Jena
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience3

I had booked a reservation for 12 PM on a Saturday as I heard amazing things about their brunch, we arrived right on time, walked in and there were a few people crowded up front but made my way to the host stand to let them know we were there. Told her my name and all to not really be acknowledged and receive a blank stare, then she walked away. Assuming she was getting our table we followed but then she said it was for another party. standing there confused because no one told us anything about having to wait or not, another woman walked up and said we need to wait in their “holding area”, which was already full of people, so we just went outside. On our way outside, ANOTHER woman was very rude and said “yeah you’re not going to get a table unless you have a reservation” so I politely told her we did and she just rolled her eyes. We stood outside for awhile, still not receiving any information on what is going on. After about 15 minutes (it is now 12:30) I went inside to doublecheck she got my name properly, and this time she said just she’s waiting for a table to leave and open up. WONDERFUL THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THIS 30 MINUTES AFTER I GOT THERE!
Continued waiting outside where we say four tables leave and yet we were still waiting and saw other people get sat before us. So I went up again, now it is 12:45, and said there’s tables outside that I would happily love to be seated at to which she replied “oh well I thought you wanted inside” that was never said, but you could ask if I would be okay with outdoor seating???? Whatever, then we had to wait for a table to be cleared off and we were finally sat.

Other than that this place is great, the food and drinks were lovely and our server was wonderful. It was just the lack of communication when arriving that got me bothered. I understand it was busy, but a little communication can go a long way!

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Tiffany
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great time thank you for accommodating us

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

We had an enjoyable dinner, however two of us had the chicken pot pie and both found it really bland. The other members of our party very much enjoyed their meal. The waitstaff was terrific - they were very busy, as we had an early reservation right at the end of a bustling brunch. The host staff made sure we knew they were running late. Would consider trying brunch - the menu seems more interesting. A bottle of wine was ordered, but had to be sent back as those drinking it thought it had probably gotten hot at some point.

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DanaC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Overall, I had a fine time. The food was good but not great. The service was very good and our server was very attentive! But it was extremely loud, like Cheesecake Factory loud. It was hard to have a conversation with the people at my own table which kind of soured the whole experience. That would be the main reason I won’t go back again

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JennyPeas
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Suuuuuuch a great brunch spot!!!! Highly recommend. The staff is fantastic and so is the food.

FAQs

SOMO offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 297-6668.

SOMO is rated 4.5 stars by 803 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.