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The Water Works - CLOSED

640 Water Works Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130-1003
+1 215-236-9000
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
26 Apr 2017
“Amazing event venue!”
8 Mar 2017
“Worst Dining Experience EVER”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
640 Water Works Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130-1003
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Worked with the Cescaphe Group on a small event here...they do an amazing job with menus, staffing and service. Their food is impeccable and presentation outstanding. The venue itself is truly one-of-a-kind. On a good weather day, there is probably no place in Philadelphia finer...More

2  Thank elizabeth m
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Took my husband here for our anniversary. So I made reservations and asked that they bring out something special for dessert for us to celebrate. We get there and had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Nice. What's the point of the reservation?? The...More

2  Thank Janice M
Reviewed 18 September 2016

no idea what has happened was great the last time we visited but according to staff in the museum next door one day it just didn't open and they had no idea why as it had seemed busy

Thank kildavaig
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Water Works is an example of beautiful architecture that still works. It sits alongside the Schuykille River and a very well maintained and well used running path.

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

So the internet sometimes miss leads us....this place has been sold and now is for events only...so dont plan on dropping in after the art museum which is what we used to do. As far as an event venue I can't speak to it...but it...More

4  Thank Patti M
Reviewed 16 April 2016

My trade organization had their 100th year anniversary banquet here yesterday. This spot recently changed hands and is now only open for catering events. I wanted to go here when it was a restaurant but it did not get great reviews so I never made...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

I usually come here for a good stiff drink on a nice day to enjoy the view and the ambiance. I always order the grilled octopus appetizer which is a must try. The staff is friendly and the other dishes are very good. Probably the...More

1  Thank GregMcCh
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

From start to finish this experience was perfect. The staff were friendly and attentive. The service was perfect - the food was divine. And dessert was amazing. We had a great view of the Boathouse Row. I can remember a better meal. We went there...More

Thank Margimm
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Called for dinner reservations this evening and was told by the woman who answered the phone that they are "no longer a restaurant. We're only doing catering and special events now." Breaks my heart. I loved dining here at sunset!

3  Thank Karl M
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Great view and awesome walking trail. I've been talking this walk almost daily, weather permitting, for the past year and still looking forward to tomorrow's walk. A blend of good history, nice scenery and lively place.

Thank Mohannad L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Water Works Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130-1003
    (Kelly Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-236-9000
  • E-mail
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