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The Dandelion

4.8
5985 reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastropub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating, a proper afternoon tea service has a sweet and savory menu and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

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 5985 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cheese board was the best part but don't take that as a critique. It was delicious. Mac and cheese a hit with the 11 year old. Wife doesn't like chicken, and yet she liked the Tandoori chicken. I don't know why she ordered it either. But she actually liked this one. My lamb shepherd's pie was delicious and desert - the trifle, was light, creamy, and not too sweet with a scrumptious chocolate cake. Rather pricey, but I didn't feel ripped off.

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vipBunni
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent! Compliment to the chef & the kitchen staff!

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vipMMoore
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Outdoor dining in one of the wood chalets. Very cold day and chalet was not incredibly warm but not bad, definitely protected against the wind. Food was fantastic but the girl who waited on us was not great. We waited for a long time until she took our order and when my friends said politely that their tea was not that hot, she basically said that there was nothing she could do. A few other small things that bothered me too but it was also a freezing cold day so she might have just been a little miserable. Overall will def come back as food was great.

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vipJamesY
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

There venue was great. Great wood and staircase. We ordered food and when the food came to the table it was cold and the sauces were crusted over. The drinks were all ice. Not a go to place for me.

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SebastianR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time!! The food and cocktails were amazing.

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ErikP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside dining was good within the separate cubes. Food was very good as well as the selection.

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vipoenophiles
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definite London ambience with outstanding food with an English touch.
Very romantic ambience. One of the best in the Star Group.

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vipPaola24
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great private outdoor setup (very safe), delicious food and great service! Highly recommend.

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vipRegina
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Appropriate indoor distancing. Almost empty, actually.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Chris, was AMAZING! The food is impeccable, delicious, and consistently delicious. The heating situation outside was just right, a tiny bit chilly, but still very comfortable with our coats off on a 27° night.

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vipgogarden
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around. Will definitely be back. Cheers!

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vipSVdiner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent brunch on a Sunday morning in an outdoor dining pod. There was plenty of heat even though it was a chilly day. The food was outstanding and portions generous. French toast, egg sandwich, scones, triple cooked chips and a raspberry, chocolate and vanilla custard trifle were all excellent! The hostess and servers were friendly and attentive. Will head back again soon for dinner.

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vipTinaA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My son and I went to breakfast. I had the egg sandwich and he had French Toast. Both were delicious! This is one of our favorite places to go for breakfast/brunch.

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Cate
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great meal at the Dandelion. All staff wore both a face mask and shield and may also wore gloves, as well so we felt very safe and confident eating out in our small cubicle. Service was forgetful, but we understand that they were busy and this can happen.

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BethanyC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and the outdoor seating is so charming! Definitely nice and warm, too - we wore short sleeves comfortably!

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vipFooSue
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To start, it is so wonderful to have the Philadelpha restaurants back open and to sit inside. The Dandelion followed all of the Covid protocols and it was evident, that were delighted to see folks back inside.

We were greeted by our server Michael, who was awesome. He was friendly, pleasant and took real good care of us.

We ordered lemon drop martini’s, the dandy burger and mac/cheese. All were satisfying delicious! Highly recommend all of these items.

Great place, the outside pods looked so cool but we were so happy to see the city was busy with people walking around and shopping. Most were following Covid protocols.

Looking forward to visiting the Dandelion again!

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vipKblovesfood
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

consistent quality food in fun atmosphere of British pub. it would be fun to try some 'gastro' pub new items on the menu, but the items they do serve are always good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Rushed out but I don’t blame them given restricted space during covid.

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vipDebbieM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The outdoor individual dining pods are warm and cozy! We had the Fish and Chips and Mac and Cheese and it was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food! Never disappointed

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viprachelDC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. We felt safe and were well taken care of.
Thanks so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice meal. The outdoor dining kept my warm and was very cute. I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience1

It was way too cold even in their “structure”. The heater was blowing out cold air. I will wait until indoor dining opens up again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Food was great. Waiter was attentive. Great outdoor setup!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the tartare and the oysters. You won't be disappointed. Also, the tandoori chicken was delicious. The service is excellent and the outside seating is warm and perfect to enjoy a nice dinner.

The Dandelion
Responded on 9 January 2021

Thank you for joining us. We are glad you enjoyed the experience in "The Tube".

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the dandelion love the food service was great just one little recommendation because of the new outdoor seating maybe get some cushions for the chairs cause a little bit hard on your butt that’s all thank you thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, great server, great food.

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vipBrianC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding outdoor dining enclosures. We stayed warm and our food did as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outdoor lunch in a warm chalet - waiter was helpful and very efficient - nice experience

The Dandelion
Responded on 9 January 2021

We appreciate the visit. We are glad you were comfortable in "The Tube".

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

How does this place maintain 5stars? Went for brunch. Ordered Eggs Benedict. Got a plate with eggs Benedict on it. No sides, no attempt at presentation, and very marginal on flavor. On par with an egg McMuffin at 10x the price! Didn’t even come with utensils! Skip this place. Too many other options where excellence is being achieved in tough times.

The Dandelion
Responded on 9 January 2021

Thank you for sharing about your recent experience. We are sorry the Eggs Benedict were a disappointment. We will share your feedback with the team as we are always hoping to improve food, service, and the overall experience.

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caguanadelmar
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistent, delicious food. The outside seating is suitable for any weather.

The Dandelion
Responded on 9 January 2021

We are so glad you were comfortable. Thanks for sharing.

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Bbell
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We were outside in their newly constructed "dining pod." Our pod had the air intake and it felt like there was no heat at all. My feet and hands were frozen by the time we left. Everything else was great though

The Dandelion
Responded on 2 January 2021

Thank you for joining us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

They did a great job with the outdoor dining experience. It was warm with the heating and I liked that we had individual pods to ourselves . Would def be going back

The Dandelion
Responded on 2 January 2021

Wonderful to hear. Thank you for sharing. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor dining accommodations for the winter. We were very warm the whole time as we were seated in a covered area that has an HVAC pumping out heat. The basil punnet was one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. Highly recommend ordering a pitcher of it to get the best value. Our server was very friendly and the food, of course, was outstanding. The ricotta and the fish and chips are must haves.

The Dandelion
Responded on 2 January 2021

Lovely to hear about your recent visit. Many thanks for the feedback.

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AndrewL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

New Years Eve

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vipKatieS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve early reservation. Food and service were excellent, can’t wait to come back!

The Dandelion
Responded on 2 January 2021

Terrific. Cheers and Happy New Year.

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Jmank
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved the outdoor dining experience!! Great job on setting up safe & enjoyable dining during this pandemic. It was a cold night but pleasant with the heated pods. Def going back! Get the ricotta!!

The Dandelion
Responded on 2 January 2021

Wonderful to hear. Thanks for the visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday and it was very good!

The Dandelion
Responded on 9 January 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us. We are honored to be a part of your birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside in one of the heated cubicles and it was a great experience. Our server was very attentive and the meal was intimate and warm even though it was freezing outside. Best food we had ever had there that night. We ordered the ricotta, and the winter vegetable soup (AMAZING). For dinner we split the burger and mussels. Everything was absolutely delicious.

The Dandelion
Responded on 2 January 2021

We are so pleased it was a great experience. Thank you for sharing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Our waiter deliberately ignored our table for almost 30 minutes.

FAQs

The Dandelion does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Dandelion also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.8 stars by 5985 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.