SOMO

4.3
773 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 773 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipTamT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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TyreeR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service, good location and place.

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Greatwaiter
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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vipTiffany
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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OctaviaH
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The service here was excellent and the food was great..

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and service, food was not great..just had mussels and fries but would’ve expected a bit better for the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

The server was wonderful! The food was okay. I made a reservation here on Open Table with the expectation that the menu prices would be the same on here as they are on the menu in the restaurant. Unfortunately, that was not true. I was floored at the difference. My husband wanted the crab & shrimp Mac & cheese. The price on here is $19. In the restaurant, it’s $29. The calamari on here is $12. In the restaurant, it’s $17. I completely understand changing/increasing the prices based on market value… but to increase them THAT much & not update it here? I feel like that’s false advertising. I will not be going back, as the value/taste was not worth the price.

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Disappointed
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Sat outside for an early dinner. Sweet potato fries were burnt to a crisp. Salad was fair. Don't think I'll be rushing back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I dined at SOMO around 6pm. I attended brunch before and was not pleased but the manager reached out and apologized and I decided to give them another try. And boy am I happy I did. The food was Amazing. The fried shrimp, and mussels were delicious. The Salmon dish was cooked to perfection! The mac and cheese was delectable! And the drinks! The mango margarita! You won’t be sorry! And best of all music and ambiance was great!
Thanks SOMO for a great dining experience do over!

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CaffeBreve
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I always wanted to eat at SOMO and I'm glad I did! It was good -- minus a couple things.

Took a while at first to get to our seats. The manager and the hostess just kept talking? About the restaurant and seating but I definitely stood there for a bit. I guess she was training her? And a third woman who wasn't part of the conversation was the one to say "Just a minute we'll be right with you".

We had two cups of coffee, and the first wasn't good, but the second was clearly a fresh pot and it was great. I usually drink coffee black so if I don't add cream or sugar, it's great!

The other thing was Manayunk was kinda busy that day, apparently. It's not the restaurants fault but for future guests' notice, if you don't like noise ask to not sit next to the road.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was good, food could have been a little hotter. One issue was one of our orders wasn’t put in. It was breakfast so it didn’t take long to come out. Waitress was very attentive. The female owner or manager (not sure which she is) isn’t very pleasant. The first time we dined there, it seemed she was rushing us to leave after our meal, needed the table I guess. Second time she was annoyed that we were standing at the entrance, even though there’s not much room to maneuver when you’re checking in and we had a group of 5. It was early morning just opening so I’ll chalk it up to that. Not sure if I’ll go back. The atmosphere is nice and food is good.

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JustinB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Great atmosphere. The brie appetizer was very good. We ordered the salmon BALT and it was cooked well but could have had more flavor. The drinks were amazing, awesome bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was extremely good

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MollyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

What a lovely place! We came with another couple to celebrate our anniversary, and especially enjoyed our little booth set up outside along the wall, because it was much easier to hear than being right on the street. The food was excellent and large portioned, (I had a huge bowl of mussels and my friend was served a large chicken Milanese -- the guys both got braised short ribs) and they have prosecco on tap! I also noticed they had some nice vegetarian options. The only issue was that our appetizers were brought out with the entrees so we were finished with our drinks by the time everything arrived. But our server was very polite and things were incredibly busy. We will definitely come back again and recommend it for a great evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

SOMO came highly recommended by friends. I decided to reserve for my boyfriend’s birthday. Mary, our server, was great. She ended up choosing one of our entrees for us, the lobster ravioli. Everything was delicious, atmosphere was nice and the service was impeccable. Can’t wait to come back!

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MommaV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere for a birthday brunch with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Nick was fantastic as always. Love the bottomless!

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MarciH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

The food was good but our service was not great.

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DreVaughnC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice spot, food was delicious and was prepared fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Food and service seems to have changed since Covid- must have new chefs quality not what I am use too from this restaurant. Server could not make small modifications to my order. I wanted the chicken and French toast item I didn’t want the gravy but I wanted to add the pecans and apples that your get with the regular French toast. She told me that the kitchen could not add this they too overwhelmed. Keep in mind I get this same order Every Sunday. So she charged me for order of French toast $15 (in which they did not add the pecans lol) and chicken $8 and eggs $4 increasing my cost almost 50% Keep in mind the menu item of chicken and French Toast cost is $15. I paid close to $3o just bc I wanted pecans and apples. Never had this request been an issue prior to Covid. Need to find new brunch spot as I will not be returning. No one wants to feel taken advantage of- I can eat at home until service and quality of food improves. Oh the chicken was over cooked and dry and the did not get me all the topics for the French toast just extra apples must have been short of the pecans and coconut flakes who knows lol.

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TaahiraG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was good. Great for date night

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for bottomless mimosas and the food didn’t disappoint. Salmon BALT was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had, the salmon filet was huge and fresh. Disco fries and breakfast wrap were great too. Definitely coming back soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The experience was great and the background music was not too loud. The only issue I had was the waitress appeared slightly unfriendly. but overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It's my second time eating there, the environment is soft and great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was great and gave us insightful details on the drinks we were curious about. Food was out quickly and she was very timely with mimosa refills

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AyanaC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

I love the lychee-Tini ..and Calamari ..
Will definitely come back..

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DianaO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was delicious and the drinks. Such a cute date night spot

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vipSJUvisit
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately all our entrees were overcooked to the point of burned. There was very little flavor. The best part of our dinner was the calamari appetizer. We would come back for appetizers and drinks only in the future.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Every time I go they always sold out of everything & always about to close they should stop taking reservations a hour before they close because it’s pointless to be rushed to look at the menu then be told it’s not available

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Cathleen
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I would give SOMO a better rating if their outdoor dining was actually outdoors. The "huts" in the back are cute, but not outdoors. There are four walls, a roof and a door with a curtain. With four tables in the small space, there's probably more airflow inside the restaurant. It's fine to seat people there, but call it indoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was very good. Our server was not wearing a mask and brought us water in dirty glasses!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was great . Our server was awesome .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants.

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CharmaineJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed my time at somo I will definitely be back and the watermelon punch I believe it was called was OUTSTANDING!!!! I’ve never been to a restaurant that bring my food out so abruptly..

Thanks again

FAQs

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

SOMO is rated 4.3 stars by 773 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.