Stir

4.4
289 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Sunday Lunch
Located in the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy an intimate dining experience at the only Frank Gehry–designed restaurant in the Northeast. The inspired artisan menu will feature seasonal and organic local ingredients, served in a stunning architectural setting. Museum admission required.

Operated by Constellation Culinary Group

Constellations are made of connections.
So are we.

What 289 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came from Tulsa, OK, for the Flower Show and also love art. We spent all day at the museum and didn’t want to leave for lunch. Stir was relaxing and we both enjoyed the smoked turkey salad and liked all ingredients. The coffee was delicious and liked the orange nut cookie with our coffee. So appreciated the entire dining experience that was quality with quality service and the relaxed atmosphere where we were not rushed but could stay until we felt we could continue our afternoon journey through the museum.

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vipBetsy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table was waiting for us, comfortable and quiet. Linda took our orders, everything arrived on time, and it was all delicious. We especially enjoyed the roasted carrots with labneh, and our quiches. A perfect addition to our museum day!!

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GaryN
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate there for lunch while visiting the museum. My wife had the roasted cod and I had the cobb salad. Everything exceeded expectations. The food and service was excellent.

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Foodie911
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service! The Salmon was superb.

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JeanF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

This is a step down from the former dining room at PMA. Zero ambience and no sound absorption or barriers so the noise level is quite high.

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vipitalianfoodlover
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The food was tasty. The service was adequate. The music

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vipAndrea
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Stir has a great brunch on the weekends and the dining area is beautifully designed. It takes a while to find it with the Art Museum construction underway so allow time for it.

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viphaverforddiner
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Brunch choices were excellent. Food was delicious abd aervice was very good. A bit noisy but conversation was okay.

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vipSally
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good setting in art museum, food was delicious with generous portion size.
Like the attentive wait staff.

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vipupperwest
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ricotta pancakes were amazing

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RobertK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a pleasant interlude to our museum visit. Our 4-star ratings are on a 3-star is average scale, and Stir is above average in every category. Our server Linda was pleasant but we had to get her attention to get our bill. The Sunday lunch was at capacity and we were glad we made reservations on Open Table. The menu selection was adequate and fairly priced. Wine served from individual carafes poured at the table was elegant.
We are looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was not very attentive and coffee was almost undrinkable.

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vipMerlyn
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious, creative selections offered for brunch on Saturday that were fairly priced. The Benedicts were delightful and varied. Loved the avocado tartine. Server was charming, warm, friendly, knowledgeable and made a great dirty martini. He picked up on my lactose intolerance and made good recommendations and cautions. Desserts were spectacular, beautiful, delicious with crispy crusts.

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StephanieB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! The food and service were exceptional.
We plan to return.

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vipGregory
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Limited menu, good “eatery” type of food, crowded tables and noisy. Not as elegant as the Steven Star restaurant it replaced.

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Niki
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was so nice! I was there with girlfriends in Valentine day and Chef has treated us with some delicious appetizers.
We have loved our experience and will come back

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vipMdRik
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice Saturday brunch.

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Betsy
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A beautiful space. Our service was outstanding, patient and responsive. I had the frittata which was a little bland.

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Jill
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Four of us had lunch here recently and all agreed it was good but not outstanding. The crab cakes had plenty of good crab and unlike some elsewhere not much "filler" but were a bit dry, and the maitake mushroom was also a bit dry. Overall pleasant but a bit disappointing , which is similar to my experience last year.

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MCD19
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

This small restaurant inside the art museum was unexpectedly amazing. We went for brunch. The food was delicious and the staff could not have been more attentive and friendly. The only drawback was the lack of natural light. I would definitely recommend this restaurant while visiting the art museum.

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vipNancyB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant spot to have brunch before a Sunday afternoon at the Museum. The service was very good.

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JohnC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic space for a Museum lunch, good food and wine, not too noisy, tables not too close together, etc. A much better than one might expect lunch experience.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Poor service by waiter not trained in the basics. Never visited table after food served. Perhaps room needed another waiter.

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vipBluefin2
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is creative and tasty. Great / pleasant service. The room is all hard surfaces so sound can be a problem when the room is busy.

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vipcocoprincipessa
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious brunch on New Year’s Day in the beautiful Frank Gehry designed restaurant. Will definitely be back!

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vipHms65
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

My husband of nearly 50 years and I enjoyed New Year’s brunch at Stir. We did notice, and refused one, that there are a number of two tops where one person faces a blank wall—what were you thinking?

The whole room feels more closed in than before, smaller, with fewer windows. Too bad. The food was quite good, as was the service (perhaps a touch intrusive even).

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vipEllenThePlanner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good salad. Mediocre service. Pleasant staff who were responsive when we asked to have restaurant music lowered.

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vipburbanite
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our third time at Stir, this occasion was lunch. You are greeted and welcomed immediately upon entering.

Our waitstaff, Alice, was terrific. Made great drink and entree recommendations, including delicious salmon with nice accompanying salad.

The cloufitis desert with buckwheat, figs, lightly candies almonds all with a light lemon flavor was fabulous. We shared the first one then ordered a second.

The perfect thing to do in between seeing the treasures on exhibit at the Phila Art Museum.

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

You are trying too hard. The food is too trendy. Sometimes, simple is better. As for recommendations, right now I would say maybe.

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vipRichard
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stir is hard to find but worth the walk - leave a little time to wander along the way.
The venue is very attractive - the only thing missing is table clothes.
It is a nice luncheon menu and the food is very good - friendly service.
If you need a little rest while at the Museum, this is the place to do it.

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vipeatsoutalot
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet refuge when visiting the Philadelphia Art Museum. A great lunch with flexibility to change as our desires wanted. Quiche and crab cake was a tasty combination. Nice surprises at the end with the cookies as a treat with coffee.

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vipTopsy
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A gem of a restaurant tucked inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lunch was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very very nice. Service and food quality were excellent. They made our birthday brunch special!

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vipChristinem
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Very excited to try Stir. The food did not disappoint but the staff did. I made our reservation 1 month prior to our visit When we arrived (on time for reservation) we were seated at front of house next to kitchen and entrance (very noisy) I noticed two booths were empty and set up. I asked to move to one of those (to a quieter setting) I was told the patrons had reservations - I said “we have reservations” but we were not as important as those who reserved booths We (not the hostess) noticed another freestanding table and requested (and granted) seating there.

PS - One of the “chosen reservations “ never showed up and the booth remained empty the entire time we were at lunch.

So rude!

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DonnaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect to stop for lunch while at the museum. Very nice ambiance and good food.

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AlexisR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Henry was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipteacher7
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, superb service, lovely time! Really enjoyed our lunch at the Museum!

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RalphP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended! Food is excellent.

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Henry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience5

We were four people, our guests were there for the first time and were overjoyed at the beauty of the interior. The food far exceeded our expectation!
Congratulations

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viprtnut
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a special dining experience. I took a friend for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The hostess was warm and welcoming and the waitress equally friendly, professional and knowledgable about the menu. My friend is vegetarian and there were many options for her to chose from. We both ordered the vegetable soup and a salad. Both were fresh and delicious, the salad had the perfect amount of dressing, very light letting the flavors and textures of the salad shine. We also ordered the truffled fries which were perfect. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes.

FAQs

Stir is rated 4.4 stars by 289 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.