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phillyfolks

10/23/10

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Best overhaul in Philly

They got a new Chef in late summer 2010. He is fantastic! We have been there 5x and never had anything but good things to say about the food or service. Being a beer snob, I was impressed with the selection and knowledge of the staff pouring. Some free parking but the lot on Fairmont ave is cheap and close.

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T01

04/20/10

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Not a fan of the new menu

We have been going here for over a year now but took the winter off. We went last Friday night and sat outside. They changed the menu since we were there last and we felt the old menu was much better. Also the menu itself was dirty and sticky which does not make for a great first impression. I ordered a cesear salad which was mediocre at best, it lacked flavor. We also ordered the mussels and the pork belly special which were both very good. We were there during happy hour but they did not have a happy hour menu or drink special. Or atleaset if they did we were not offered any choices. Service was ok but the server was not even aware of any of the specials for that evening.

Going forward we don't think we will be going back. London Grill which is around the corner has outside seating, a happy hour menu and drink specials and has an overall nicer menu. We liked the feel of Rembrandt's better but it just seems like the standards of Rembrandt's has changed for the worst.

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philarez

02/05/09

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do NOT eat here!

As someone who has seen the behind the scenes workings of this restaurant, I can honestly tell you that eating here's a BAD idea! Yes, the food is good but they are NOT clean. Rodents have been a serious issue and not all kitchen members abide by washing hands and other such things. I know that the food is good but also knowing how rude the staff can be and how unsanitary the conditions are is enough for me to put it out there that this place just isn't worth your money. Brigid's and Bishop's Collar are both around the corner and though Bishop's Collar's service isn't always the best, both places have really good food. So does London Grille, which is a bit pricier than the other two but it's still good. Just as a friendly tip, there's sooo many places to eat in this area, you don't need to eat here.

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Clamman65

01/30/09

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great burger!!!

One of my favorite places to eat in the city. Great food and a great atmosphere. ""Paesano Burger"" not just the best burger in the city, but in America!

Everything else there is great too!

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aggiemay

09/08/08

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Been coming here for over 10 years now...

I first came here back in the 90s when I was a student at Temple. After some time away, it's still the great little gem it was before.
My boyfriend and I eat here a few times a year, and it's always a nice experience. Have never been in the Tavern section, so can only speak on the ""fine-dining"" portion of the restaurant, but we have never had a disappointing meal. Service is always reliable, if not outstanding- so maybe we have just been lucky. We seem to get the same waiter every time (I wish I could remember his name- tall, young, shaved head) and he is very knowledgeable and accommodating.
My only wish is that they would bring back the cheese plate!

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cmizga

06/02/08

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Service is aweful

My girlfriend and I give this place another try every three or four months. She likes the Steak Frits, but just about every time, the service is terrible. I'll describe the experience last night: We walk in and aren't greated by a host, we wait several minutes and then try to ask two waitresses if it's alright to just grab one of the open tables outside, one ignores me and the other just says go ahead. We sit at the table and it has plates, glasses and food still left over from the last patrons. We wait fifteen minutes for anyone to come over and by this time we just order food and drinks without menus because she isn't prepared. She cleans up the table on the second stop. All the time this is happening, every other table around us is having the same issues. Our food shows up about 25 minutes later and we notice they bring out Steak Frites to my girlfriend that were originally brought out to the wrong table. Our food is cold and over cooked. We saw our waitress a grand total of two times. No drink refills, no asking if we wanted dessert, how was our food, etc. I'd say it was just this waitress, but the last five times this has happened. It's more of a reflection of bad management and, unfortunately, the owners. I would really stay away from this place unless you want to walk away unsatisfied and frustrated.

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futurechef

11/04/07

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Good Stuff


This place has great coal oven pizza and customer service! It also makes a good place to watch sports because they have a bar area as well. Their prices are reasonable and their wonderful pizzas are cheap for what you get, (last time I was there a 14 inch pizza was $10.) Their beers are pretty good as well.

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msfrenchfry

10/25/07

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great location- fantastic food, pet friendly

My boyfriend and I have started coming here for Sunday brunch. I have to say that the location is great and the food is good. Service is luck of the draw, but definately a gem in the Art Museum area. We have been fortunate enough to snag seats outside. I highly recommend the Eggs Benedict and Spinach Mascapone crepes, odd combination, but it works! He loves the Belgian Waffle. I've also had the pizza always a crowd pleaser. Our dogs have come out on occasion, our waitress brought out a water bowl and even some treats for them. It's just a great atmosphere if you can get out there on a nice day, however I would recommend not sitting by the kitchen- it's very congested and sometimes the staff has a few, not so flattering things to say about unhappy customers. If they can compose themselves when it gets busy, it will be a great place.

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dexl

10/25/06

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Hidden Gem, Great find

A friend told us about this one. So when we came in to the Art Museum we decided to give Rembrant's a try and were very pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. Great selection of
dishes on the menu. Food preparation and presentation were well above average. Service was paced just right so you did not feel rushed or crowded. Plenty of parking right across the street. Easy to get to, would definitly go back again.

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kayamate

06/19/06

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A Great Dining Experience

We went on a Thursday night and sat in the tavern section (not the fine dining section). This place is wonderful and great for a secluded, romantic evening. It's dim, but not dark and not too crowded. The food is absolutely delicious and not at all overpriced. Also, the waiter paid attention to what we needed, but outside of that, was barely there -- we really liked this because it gave us some privacy. Overall, this is one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time.

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alwaysontheroad

05/16/06

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French Onion Soup

That's all you need to know. They have an amazing Brunch and some mighty fine French Onion Soup. Check it out. I would make a reservation.

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ajt141

02/27/06

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A charming unpretentious oasis

As the restaurant revolution is coming to it's zenith in Philadelphia with outrageously overpriced food and pretentious ambience, Rembrandt's is always a classic. I'm a concierge in Center City and Rembrandt's makes my job easier. Special thanks to Jan and Angela for making my dining experience so memorable on 2/24/06.

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bobh812

05/02/05

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Lock me up in this place!

Situated right next to the Eastern State Penitentiary, I would not be upset to be locked up inside this place with their terrific Sunday brunches, cheerful staff and delicious drinks. Not to mention the eye candy one might find working here....yowza!!! Overall , the experience has always been a good one. I recommend you to try the Mediterranean Omelet if you happen to make it out for a Sunday brunch. It is made up of feta cheese, olives and roasted red pepper and it is just fantastic! Also, the spicy grille chicken sandwich was quite good. Don't miss out on this place.

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jaie

06/26/04

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Hidden Gem

We came across this restaurant b/c of an Entertainment book coupon. It was a pleasant surprise. We ordered the cheese plate for an appetizer. Wonderful! The crab and scallop linguine didn't disappoint either. My only point of contention was that gratuity was automatically added after I presented the Entertainment card. A disconcerting end to an otherwise delightful dinner.

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abossone

05/31/04

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excellent

What an excellent restaurant! All of my experiences have been positive! Great food, great staff! If in the bar ask for the paisano burger. If in the dining room get the special.

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mccarthys5

02/06/04

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food was good,service was painfully slow

Went to Rembrandt's for the 1st time ever with a party of 7. Food was excellent - among the memorable items were the duck, filet and linguine with crab and scallops. Service was SO slow! We were sitting around with empty beer and wine glasses for at least 20 minutes before anyone even approached us. I guess they don't need the overhead. I'd go back, maybe the were short servers, but only because the food was so good. Very cute place, ambiance is nice.

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alcin1166

06/26/03

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Rembrandt's

We've always had an enjoyable time at Rembrandt's. Special kudo's to the chef, Peter, for his excellent work.

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tracieliz26

12/12/02

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Fabulous Sunday Brunch

I recently ate at Rembrants for the Sunday Brunch. I was very surprised how good the food was, the large portions and low prices! That is something you do not find often in Philly. I had a tender pork/spinach/parmesan cheese/sun dried tomato sandwich with hash browns. A lot of things on it but it was delicious! My husband had a large serving of Eggs Benedict that was also superb. I highly recommend the brunch because the music was also very nice. It gets full in there fast so come early!

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smartin260

11/03/02

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Tennis Shoes = Bad Service

Decided to check out this place on a Sunday, local to were my girlfriend lives. We stopped in for Brunch, thought the place looked cozy but opted for the bar seating since we were wearing jeans and tennis shoes. We thought the service was good until a group of four came in after us (in Sunday church attire) and was given a list of specials and a more courteous attitude from the same waitress. Could it be that we were not ""dressed to spend""? The food was great even though we had to wait 30 minutes for a salad and an omlette (the group next to us got theirs in 10.) Another place where your service depends on how big your wallet looks.

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DETAILS
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - Sun:
Categories
Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Payment Options
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
North Philadelphia, Fairmount - Art Museum
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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