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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (495 reviews)
“tasting menu” (195 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Philly. Make your reservations well in advance. The food is unbelievably delicious and the wine pairings were perfect. Our server was Julie. She was so professional yet friendly and described the menu beautifully. This is an award...More

Thank joannbill
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While it completely disappoints me that this restaurant has a reservation list two months out...I jumped on the list as soon as I knew we were headed to Philly. The 4 of us ate our small portion size plates like Kings. Often, small plates are...More

Thank kelliec812
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to celebrate a graduation and found the menus personalized with a congratulatory note. They offer a price fixed menu with hummus and about 6 different other toppings. Then the second course offered 6 more small plates including fried cauliflower and rhubarb both of...More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food drinks and waitstaff. Ordered the Tayim. The tuna tartare was my favorite along with the Turkish hummus. Hanger steak was tops over the lamb. Thank you Gabriel and Natalie for providing great service.

Thank beanbug2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite place in Philadelphia. The food and the service are excellent. You cannot go wrong here.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the food. Staff was wonderful. Fortunate to get a reservation. Looking forward to returning.

1  Thank LarryConnecticut_USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just walking into the restaurant you feel the excitement for the meal your about to partake in. The place is loud and fun. The service, food and drinks all outstanding. As many have stated get the tasting, it is a plethora of food and you...More

Thank RussU2525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an incredible dining experience. Attention to detail is a hallmark from the attentive staff to the food presentation and taste. We had a wonderful experience. To begin, we were offered water, our choice of still or sparkling. Our glasses were kept full for...More

1  Thank umcpastor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone kept telling us this place had the best food, when we asked for recommendations for dinner. They also all told us that we would never get in, because you need reservations at least two or three months in advance. So... we took this as...More

2  Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard people rave about this restaurant for well over a year. I was finally able to see for myself. Went with a large group and had a tasting meal family style. The salads were fantastic. I especially like the beets and the spicy...More

Thank Marc M
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Jeannie L
10 April 2018|
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Response from lhamilt77 | Reviewed this property |
I will tell you exactly what I did and learned. The reason you can't book on Open Table is because they only open a 60 day window at a time. So if today is 4/11 and at 12a tomorrow you can book on 6/12. Now because I'm not... More
6 April 2018|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
Either street or parking garage on 2nd st. Very safe neighborhood and area
Rob z
9 February 2018|
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Response from Yoo J | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. I think they always have the lamb ready because many ppl want to order it even tho its not on their menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
    (Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd))
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-8800
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