Saloon Restaurant

4.8
1329 reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Entering the Saloon, a family owned restaurant since it opened in 1967 is a bit like stepping into Philadelphia's past. Dark oak paneling, shiny brass and authentic local antiques create a warm congenial and casual atmosphere. The choice of two comfortable dining rooms each with its own vintage bars make dining and conversation a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Both bars feature a delicious and moderately priced food menu. The menu is Italian with seafood specials such as grilled octopus and dover sole. Saloon steaks and veal chops are legendary. Many prefer a plate of fried long hot peppers to compliment the steaks. All desserts and gelatos are made on the premises daily. The Saloon is a Philadelphia neighborhood bar and restaurant with a national reputation. And the parking is FREE!
What 1329 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michael
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at the saloon. Their food never disappoints.

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vipBartM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

One of my all time favorite restaurants for years, since it was cash only and that is a long time!

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ESLfoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual. Looking forward to our next reservation. Hopefully our Governor cooperates!

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vipccesq
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Good service. Excellent food.

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vipDelawareHappy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. great service! I will definitely return. Also, the tables were spaced appropriately due to COVID.

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Marilyn
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing! Great service and really cool ambience.

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vipSue1983
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't believe we had never been here in all these years but so glad we finally found it! Beautiful interior and atmosphere and the staff was super friendly. The beet and burrata salad was amazing and the chicken parm and filet were also very tasty. Cocktails were on point and nice wine selection too. We'll be back!

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vipThomas
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not have been better! Every last thing was fantastic. I wish I could have eaten dinner twice!

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Janna
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were not rush to order our dinners, we were able to sit, relax and enjoy our drinks.
The service, drinks and food were awesome. Looking forward to going back.

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vipLeapo
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always look forward to dining at the Saloon. Everything was great as usual. I was a little disappointed with the clams casino and pablano peppers. The peppers were bland. The octopus was so tender-cooked perfectly. Hard not to come here and not get the veal chop which is the best in the city. Lobster franchise was outstanding. Plenty of social distancing while dining on the second floor.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On a whim, we found Saloon on Open Table. We immediately became intrigued with how amazing the menu looked so we had to try it out...and we are so glad we did! Every single bit was savored and even though we were so full we had to order dessert to go! We will be returning

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vipLucy
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner. We were a little rushed as the restaurant was mandated to close at 9 pm.

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BrianM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. Has a great old-school Italian feel to it. The service was amazing and the food was just as great. We will be back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! They gave us complimentary coffee and deserts for our anniversary.

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vipHAMMER
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Still my all time favorite restaurant. If you have never been, you need to go!

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vipDeniseB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so impressed with The Saloon Restaurant, can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service by Shannon
Awesome meal
Social distance practice in full effect

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best time at saloon! The food was excellent and our server, Caitlin was amazing. She made us feel comfortable, paced our meal perfectly, and gave great recommendations. Would definitely recommend.

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KerryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience never disappoints! Recommend it all the time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Disappointed, exceedingly expensive for a heavy handed and artless meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife’s birthday destination for last couple years and every once in awhile for date night

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Gina
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely exceeded my expectations. The layout, food, and service were awesome. Will definitely be back but likely only for special occasions due to the price point.

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vipTomP
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still TOP NOTCH.....spot on service, food quality AMAZING, wine & beverage program innovative and current. Great wines by the glass and fantastic Bourbon selection. Food portions more than over-deliver while the "CLASSIC" dishes that created the fine dinning movement in Philadelphia are still available. Seafood and chops are a must.....can't wait to return and don't forget to try the LOBSTER FRANCHAISE.....wow!!!!

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vipAnthonyD
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the saloon has never disappointed, great food, people and Atmosphere. The porterhouse was unbelievable and the Italian sampler is simply magnificent. our only request is to bring back the banana cream dessert tart it was a saloon classic

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Mary
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and Lauren, our server, was wonderful! She made great recommendations and was friendly.

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Kitty
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Hadn't been back in many years and the quality of the entrees was nothing like what it used to be. Went for my nephew's birthday. Service was excellent. Appetizers were delicious. Fish and veal parm were lukewarm. Sorry to say we won't be returning.

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viplysslyss10
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fab as always, as was the service! best in the city

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JasonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at the Saloon is always excellent!

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vipJeffT
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great

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vipAnthonyD
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bronzino was amazing as well as the crab cucumber tomato salad it was out of this world, Hanna was our server and was outstanding , another amazing meal at the Saloon a real gem

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MichaelD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place every time we go. Never disappointed. Great food, bar and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a birthday. Incredible food and top 3 restaurant for me in Philadelphia

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ThomasL
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Saloon is always good!!!

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vipShirtman
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and service under difficult conditions.

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Topcat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Calamari and peas in tomato sauce....i licked the bowel...delicious! Everything we requested was perfect. Thank you very much to the whole staff at the Saloon. Cheers. 40th Anniversary

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
123 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had in a very long time we took my friend BRIAN there for his 60th birthday which is his favorite restaurant is saloon outstanding in every way thank you for a great evening will be back

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LisaN
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time, we’ll be back. Dishes and drinks were all excellent! We had Crabmeat angel hair, lobster franchise and lobster pasta.

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AudreyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great and unique place. We had such a nice time celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday. Hands down a new favorite.

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vipJeniNBob
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!

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AmyW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fabulous as always. The portions are generous. I have been going to the Saloon for 30 years, it is consistently good. The wait staff is great and working in the confines of all current restrictions of covid. The have outside seating; the seating is on the curb & the street. It felt like a night out:)

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