The Dandelion

The Dandelion

English Restaurant and Pub$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
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    Cory S.
    "Pork belly, rabbit pie, cask beer... Desserts to die for."(19 Tips)
    Emilie F.
    "Yummy British food, great beer list and cozy decor."(14 Tips)
    Mark H.
    "Sat at the bar for some beers, and great deviled eggs."(17 Tips)
    "Great drinks...Pimm's deluxe and Tatanka are delicious :)"(6 Tips)
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  • rabbit pie
  • british
  • good for dates
  • deviled eggs
  • pimms
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  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 6, 2015
    There are two or three rotating cask ales reliably on offer, and half a dozen taps pouring a similar mix of colder suds. Kudos to Starr for offering half-pints as well as $8-to-$9 Imperials. Read more
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  • Janice K.heart icon on user image
    Duck pasta dish was wonderful. The portions are smallish but perfect considering they are heavy but very tasty. Also had the rabbit pie, which was very heavy, but delicious!
  • Becca H.heart icon on user image
    Becca HillSeptember 3, 2017
    wonderful staff and atmosphere. maitre d said hello and waitress amy had awesome recs like these prawns! whole meal was amazing including bread, mac and cheese, fish and chips and toffee cake!
  • Shahrzad S.heart icon on user image
    Shahrzad ShamsJuly 13, 2017
    Love this place. For me it's a reminder of home, meaning England. Food is great. I went for the rabbit pie. The Argentinian red wine was great too. Devilled Eggs could be more exciting.
  • What's Good Hereheart icon on user image
    What's Good HereMarch 29, 2016
    Roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding, watercress, roast potatoes, veggies, horseradish sauce and beef gravy from Stephen Star's London gastropub
  • Annaheart icon on user image
    AnnaJune 2, 2017
    this is one of the cutest restaurants I've ever been to. good beer list and tasty cocktails, the fish and chips were excellent and great service to boot.
  • Erica N.heart icon on user image
    Erica NardelloNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great brunch menu. If you're thinking about a savory dish, go for the English Breakfast. If you'd rather have a sweet dish, choose the Scotch Pancakes. A nap is the perfect follow-up.
  • John D.heart icon on user image
    John DuncanFebruary 23, 2016
    Roast beef for lunch and a litany of excellent things to pick from for dinner. Rabbit Pie is great, so is the Pasta w/ Duck. Pate is delicious along w deviled eggs. Really impressed with this place.
  • Emily B.heart icon on user image
    Emily BrownMarch 2, 2020
    Really liked it here - typically English. I would definitely recommend having the Sunday lunch it was amazing. Also they had English breakfast tea which was a bonus! ☕️
  • Luke C.
    Luke CardyDecember 27, 2015
    The food was fantastic! I had the deviled eggs to start with the rabbit pie for my main. The bar staff were fantastic and really helpful, although we did have to wait quite a long time for a table.
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 24, 2011
    Stephen Starr does it again, and this time with a British inspired pub. This gastropub knows makes delicious Cumberland Sausages with Mashed Potato and Onion Gravy and Beer-battered Fish and Chips.
  • Tammy G.heart icon on user image
    Tammy GordonNovember 3, 2013
    For brunch, order the beet cured salmon (trust me) and the poached egg with bubble & squeak. If there's a wait, head to the top floor bar and scope a seat instead.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SmithAugust 26, 2018
    The decoration inside has so much thought put into it - it’s great to look at! We ate brunch in the dog themed room and it extended to the drapes, the decor, signage and more.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuNovember 7, 2016
    Afternoon tea royal set is mighty lovely. Delicious pastries and sammiches, especially the scones, tea cookies, and crab sandwiches. The decor upstairs is eclectic and fun.
  • Eileen N.heart icon on user image
    Eileen NortonSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The London Underground is a new dessert you can't miss - it's like a gourmet candy bar. And if you are lucky enough to have Cameron as your server, be sure to follow his suggestions-I never regret it!
  • WillMcDheart icon on user image
    WillMcDJanuary 17, 2015
    One of my favorite restaurants. Cask ales, fish and chips, this place is an absolute gem.
  • David R.
    David RosenbloomNovember 24, 2014
    Cask ales! Amazing burger, insane fish & chips. The salmon & trout pate is a go to. Kevin the main barkeep is so rad. They also have a great selection of bottled beer.
  • Katrina A.heart icon on user image
    Such a lovely, comfy vibe between the fireplace and unique decor, friendly servers and delightful food. Bread basket ftw!
  • Joe M.heart icon on user image
    Joe MontesJanuary 2, 2015
    The restaurant is beautifully decorated and also has a fireplace. The staff was extremely professional and the food was delicious and great quality! Definitely recommend the shepherd's pie!
  • Do Hee J.heart icon on user image
    Do Hee JeongSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a wonderful place for drinks and dinner. I would highly recommend the duck and chicken liver parfait - amazing. The atmosphere and decor are great as well. This place is a keeper.
  • Carolheart icon on user image
    CarolJune 12, 2022
    There are so many floors and it’s decorated so cutely! Cocktails and cheese platter are great, but get the Mac and cheese
  • Dan O.heart icon on user image
    Dan O'LearyApril 1, 2022
    Three cask beers on tap. Full bar and a comfortable atmosphere. Excellent English food menu as well.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaMarch 23, 2014
    If you're not into the English fare, come for a fireside hot toddy (not on the menu) and the rosemary roasted bar nuts. They're incredible.
  • Cameron B.heart icon on user image
    Cameron BlankSeptember 29, 2014
    The burger here is my favorite burger in America. I could eat it twice a day and die happy. Don't miss the duck liver parfait.
  • Rachel C.heart icon on user image
    Rachel ClarkOctober 27, 2015
    Man, it was good to have some nice Welsh rarebit again. Pretty solid cask ale list, too—the Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin was festive.
  • Anna R.heart icon on user image
    Anna RApril 4, 2015
    Great brunch palce. Get the pimms cup by the pitcher and the English Breakfast was yum. Cute Victorian decor.
  • Oyinkansola A.heart icon on user image
    Love this place! Got the chicken sandwich for lunch- amaze! Came back for dinner and had the rabbit pie- very tasty! Overall great experiences both times!
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KeatingJanuary 31, 2016
    Great brunch. Order the Grapefruit with burnt sugar, mint & honey as an appetizer. Parfait is delicious as well.
  • Baturalpheart icon on user image
    BaturalpMarch 11, 2019
    We tried both steak & chips and fish & chips. They were both delicious. Solid cocktails. The building is pretty too! Good for dates.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureNovember 2, 2012
    Proof that pub fare is more than a fad here: the fish-and-chips, which achieves the pinnacle of moistness and flavor when its crust puffs up to encase the cod, letting the steam work its magic.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    The Dandelion has a warren of dining rooms on different floors, all done up in varying levels of kitsch, but the best seats in the house are still at the crowded main bar on the first floor.
  • What's Good Hereheart icon on user image
    What's Good HereMarch 29, 2016
    Curried crab, cod & chili cakes - green jalapeño, vinegar, mayonaise dressing - from Stephen Star's London gastropub
  • Diana B.heart icon on user image
    Diana BrodySeptember 16, 2016
    Delicious New American food and cozy, romantic ambiance. The Dandelion salad was so fresh and big, and the salmon was cooked perfectly.
  • A A.
    A A.March 5, 2023
    It is easy to imagine that it is made with great ingredients and served by a great chef. However, it was very... Salty. The saltiness destroyed all the good elemental umami.
  • Eugene J.heart icon on user image
    Cozy atmosphere, reminiscent of London tea houses. Duck et chicken pate parfait, est off da chain.
  • Stephen S.heart icon on user image
    Stephen SheppardJanuary 7, 2018
    The rabbit pie is fabulous. Trifle and tea for dessert. The perfect place for dinner before heading back to watch an episode of "The Crown"!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiAugust 10, 2013
    The chicken-duck liver parfait is their signature dish. It's the perfect balance of sophistication, interest, and comfort. If you're not eating it, you're doing something wrong.
  • Julietteheart icon on user image
    JulietteJuly 27, 2015
    deviled eggs, heirloom tomato salad, and the fish and chips were amazing! and try the Pimm's deluxe!
  • Cate B.
    Cate BarrettSeptember 3, 2014
    Fancy cocktails in pitchers, and crowd pleasers ranging from fish and chips to Shepards pie to crab risotto make this place a must - experience
  • David P.heart icon on user image
    David PittsNovember 11, 2015
    Bangers and mash were top notch, multiple UK beers on tap to authenticate the experience. Very crowded on a Thursday, better get a reservation.
  • Brendan R.heart icon on user image
    Brendan RastetterAugust 22, 2014
    The chicken & duck liver parfait is otherworldly, velvety and rich. You'll also love the house blend aged beef burger. Trust me.
  • kia
    kiaFebruary 21, 2015
    I love eating here! The food is so good and tasty. I was introduced to this restaurant by two good friends and I was hooked ever since.
  • Cory S.heart icon on user image
    Cory SteeleyDecember 16, 2014
    Pork belly, rabbit pie, cask beer... Desserts to die for. Come here on a cold winter day and grab a seat by the fire.
    Philly.comOctober 10, 2013
    Keep calm and carry on at this kitsch-filled English pub near Rittenhouse Square. Head upstairs and check out the "dog room." Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagJuly 9, 2012
    Order the deviled eggs as an appetizer and you'll taste a backbite of curry powder and cayenne pepper. As a main, request the rabbit, bacon, and spring vegetable pie, which arrives in a crock.
  • Jay C.heart icon on user image
    Jay CNovember 12, 2016
    What a surprise! Great service by Iain in the Dog Bar! Food is very hearty and flavorful. The atmosphere was very warm and cozy.
  • Valerie S.heart icon on user image
    Valerie SchoenJanuary 27, 2017
    I keep coming back for the Bubble and Squeak (brunch only). Authentic and charming atmosphere/decor (dog room is my favorite).
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 29, 2018
    While the entrées are solid, the apps and desserts shine brightest at this sprawling, cozy venue. Anglophiles will rejoice over the afternoon tea service. Read more
  • Jason R.heart icon on user image
    Jason RappaportFebruary 27, 2015
    After 3pm, go for afternoon tea and get a plate of scones and shortbread. You've never felt more British.
  • Igal G.heart icon on user image
    Igal GhitelmanJuly 3, 2015
    Fish and chips are a must try. Rabbit pie was plentiful! Smaller portions but filling. Also, good selection of cider beers!
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