Serpico

American Restaurant$$$$
Washington Square West, Philadelphia
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  • Kristen H.
    "Get the fried duck leg."(6 Tips)
    Barrett L.
    "Order the deep fried duck leg and the yuzu curd."(5 Tips)
    Clarke T.
    "raw scallops & deep fried duck leg."(3 Tips)
    Philly.com
    "South Street chef Peter Serpico uses the Pennsylvania staple"(2 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterAugust 15, 2014
    Bill Addison: "Order 2 dishes: lobes of sashimi-grade scallops backstroking through buttermilk & a bowl of dashi decorated with trompe l'oeil, including gelatinized cubes of crème fraiche & pea pods." Read more
  • Moo J.
    Moo JuApril 13, 2014
    The lamb was much better w/o the eggplant condiment. Goat cheese sorbet was nice - but make sure you have a bit of mint with each bite. Deep fried duck leg was perfection. Raw scallops were a delight.
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comDecember 27, 2013
    You must try Cope's corn raviolo. South Street chef Peter Serpico uses the Pennsylvania staple, along with chorizo, white cheese, pickled and roasted onions, sour cream and lime in his ravioli. Read more
  • Niffy S.
    Niffy SpectorNovember 27, 2013
    Everything was sensational but highlights include the fried duck leg, sunchoke salad and raw scallops. Do not leave without dessert - rocky road and apple cake will blow your hair back!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 5, 2014
    Start with a bowl of wilted shiso leaves, charred pea tendrils, and sugar snap peas whose pods, bearing icy cucumber pebbles, float like little green canoes on a clear dashi broth. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 8, 2014
    Having proven to be one of the most inventive and beautiful restaurants around, Serpico could be just the thing to turn South Street around. [Eater 38 Member]
  • tanya r.
    tanya raupachOctober 29, 2014
    Food was delicious. We sat at the kitchen bar and guessed what dishes were being made. Great night even though the ac unit rained on me a little.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GrossNovember 4, 2015
    One of the greatest dining experiences out there. Beautiful environment, amazing team and inspired dishes. I'm rarely this wow'd by a meal but Serpico is sheer brilliance.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RodenbaughNovember 1, 2014
    So I can't suggest the Tasting Menu. I was hoping for some of the menu highlights. Lots of fishy scary salty stuff instead. Order what sounds delish from the regular menu.
  • Tamkinat F.
    Tamkinat FirozMarch 1, 2015
    Amazing food and ambiance. Peter Serpico takes his food to another level. Try the long hot ramen. It's amazing 👌👏👌👏👏👌
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BartAugust 11, 2013
    The manager, Rich, is a super awesome dude. And so is the bartender, Brian. Plus the diver scallops were impeccable and there's a cocktail with Maneschevitz.
  • Caroline C.
    Nice restaurant, good flavors and atmosphere. Ask for foie gras alternatives, they are happy to substitute.
  • Aydin O.
    Aydin OdyakmazNovember 8, 2013
    If you come here you should sit by the counter and have the tasting menu. It's very light and nice small portions giving a lot of flavours.
  • Nik J.
    Nik JaxSeptember 17, 2013
    Leave your culinary inhibitions at the door. Food & service are great. Excellent wine list. Try to sit at the chef's table if you can.
  • Slaveiko S.
    Slaveiko SavovDecember 23, 2014
    Amazing chicken wings, different varieties of flavors, very crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside. Everything is tasty!
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneAugust 24, 2013
    Get a seat at the counter to watch the kitchen in action. Order the deep fried duck leg and the yuzu curd.
  • DK D.
    DK DavisAugust 7, 2013
    Egg custard caviar and Elysian Farm lamb ribs. For dessert must order the Toasted Apple Cake.
  • Randy O.
    Randy OjukwuFebruary 14
    One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia hands down. Try the wings!
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffAugust 9, 2014
    Really good service and the seafood dishes were done perfectly
  • Kristen H.
    Kristen HolahanJuly 26, 2013
    Get the fried duck leg. Or get 5.
  • Mav J.
    Mav JavierOctober 29, 2013
    Give the tasting menu a try. You won't be disappointed.
  • Ringo
    RingoMarch 23, 2015
    amazing food. get Korean fried chickens and the pork belly!
  • Dean D.
    Dean DefenseSeptember 13, 2013
    Good service. Good food. Will come again.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OsborneDecember 17, 2013
    Get the apple cake! Delicious!!!
  • Keith P.
    Keith PowellDecember 21, 2013
    Spectacular menu! Try the pig head. That's off my bucket list!
  • peter k.
    peter kafkaDecember 31, 2013
    Highlights: hamachi, duck leg, short ribs.
  • Terner
    TernerJune 26, 2013
    I'll have one of everything, please! Best meal in Philly, hands down.
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JJune 22, 2013
    Tip#1 best goat cheese sorbet ever!
  • Clarke T.
    Clarke ThomasOctober 23, 2015
    raw scallops & deep fried duck leg.
  • Abby T.
    Abby ToomeyJanuary 25, 2015
    Dog food. Overpriced confusing nonsense. #basic
  • JJ C.
    JJ CohoonSeptember 24, 2014
    James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant 2014 nominee.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CoverJanuary 13, 2014
    Sit at the counter!
  • Benjamin K.
    Benjamin KintnerJuly 7, 2013
    Pretty fucking good.
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