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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-625-2450
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“tapas” (312 reviews)
“lamb meatballs” (69 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Isn't tapas about choosing different things to try? Not on New Year's Eve apparently. Not only were there only two set (and expensive) options, but the ENTIRE table had to agree on the one choice, undoubtedly solely for the convenience of the kitchen. It didn't...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wood fired and flavors everywhere. Flagship in the old city that's amazingly good. It lived beyond what I had thought possible in a busy, really touristy, part of Philadelphia. Old restaurant friends from 40 years who have put their feet under a huge number of...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For $250 for two we expected Food Network perfection and got less. Soup and olives dismal. Crab stuffed peppers and sea bass improved our experience. Waiter charming but this place is riding on reputation and we expected an higher quality than what was delivered on...More

Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having our reservation at Farmicia DisHonored we were looking for a replacement. Luckily we happened upon Amada. Every one of the 5 dishes we ordered was Outstanding: Olives, Goat cheese, flatbread w/truffles, Garlic Shrimp (on the spicy side), & Octopus. Service was quite good. The...More

Thank HonestPhilReviewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with family for Christmas Eve dinner. Multiple course pork meal that was outstanding. Everything was great from unusal veggies to delicious pork main dish. All dishes had a pork theme including the ice cream for dessert. We have a new family holiday tradition!

1  Thank Ragtop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends recommended this place and the food was great! My wife is vegetarian and the tapas offered was all excellent A little noisy maybe but shows that is popular!

Thank PeterAB66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met with relatives at Amada for Brunch, and the tapas are excellent. Located near the historical district, this restaurant is nicely decorated and bustling. The service is courteous and efficient. The portions are small, so we were encouraged to order three items each. I ordered...More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Had dinner here before an event at Wells Fargo Center. Paella was ordered ahead of time and was ready no more than 10 minutes after arriving. Paella was very tasty. We also ordered an olive tray and a mixed cheese tray - all very good....More

Thank BigBird57
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I took my wife here for her birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves. We both went with the Chef's Tasting and the Wine Pairing. I think the fear with tapas is that they are small plates so you do not get much food, but this...More

Thank jwkeebs
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I used to go to Amada and loved it. I hadn't been back in at about 6 years so I was excited to walk in and get a seat at the bar with my husband. To start we ordered white anchovies, an artichoke flatbread and...More

Thank LisaP0
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Cheryl B
2 June 2017|
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Response from RKM036 | Reviewed this property |
8 May 2015|
Response from Brett T | Property representative |
While we do not have a separate kids menu, we do have very extensive offerings and we are quite used to serving children. If you'd like to view our full menu, please visit our website or feel free to call us directly. Thank... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa 21, 42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-2450
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