Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
Reserve now:

Tavern 17 Reviews List

This restaurant is no longer available. Continue your search at OpenTable.

Tavern 17

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern." -Samuel Johnson Throughout time, taverns have been synonymous with Philadelphia. They were the social hub of the neighborhood; a place for men and women from all walks of life to meet, eat, drink, toast, sing & argue. The concept is timeless, the story inspiring, the room inviting, the people irresistible.... Welcome to Tavern 17. This stunning restaurant and bar in the Rittenhouse Square district of the city offers an innovative menu. From 5pm - 7pm Monday through Friday and 9pm - 11pm Sunday is Happy "17:00" Hour featuring
$2 off ALL Draft Beers, $5 House Wine and Appetizers for every kind of taste bud. There is a wine centric beverage menu featuring over 45 glasses of white or red wines. Two private dining rooms, outside dining and a great brew menu complement the restaurant well. No reservations for outside seating accept.
25 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
(25 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 25 reviews
5 stars
(5)
4 stars
(10)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.4 / 3
Energetic
Filter Reviews By:
Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(6)
  • great for brunch(4)
  • fit for foodies(2)
  • late-night find(2)
  • neighborhood gem(2)
  • great for lunch(1)
Tavern 17 Reviews List
Review 1 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2013
 2010
Dined on 2/14/2013
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/14/2013
 2010
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/19/2015
 2010
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2010
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2010
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

This experience was mediocre.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The server was inattentive while having few customers to wait on. The food was pretty good and nicely plated."
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 5 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/01/2013
 2009
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 6 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2009
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 7 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 8 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2013
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2013
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 9 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2014
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2014
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 10 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

A FRENCH BRASSERIE IN PHILADELPHIA

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A brasserie, in France, is a place where you can eat at any time, just a salad or just a dessert or a full . meal, or just have a drink, and that's exactly what you can do here"
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 11 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My Husband, Son and I enjoyed it very much.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 12 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2012
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 13 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Ok if you are in the city this place has room,
Saturday night is pretty busy in town, not here.
Seriously its a bar off the hotel, and stick to bar grub."
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2004
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 14 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great reunion

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2013
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Perfect place to be with my friends that I haven't seen in a while. Service was great. We needed time to catch up and the waitress did not rush us at all. She gave us plenty of time to sit and chat without feeling pressure to give up the table."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 15 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

No Business/Slow service

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Have been here for the last 4 Thanksgiving and usually very busy. Made a reservation and when we arrived there were only 3 other tables. Not impressed with the menu, pricing or the service. Had to ask for rolls and what came out was marble wheat toast. Sorry not for a Thanksgiving dinner at $55 person"
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2011
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 16 for Tavern 17
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Tavern 17 is good to go

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2014
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I took a small group here for dinner before a comedy show and it went extremely well. The wait staff was attentive and prompt and the food was delicious. Try the house made chips with the blue cheese sauce as a starter. Our group loved them."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, late-night find
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Tavern 17
Based on the average of (9) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
8 out of 9 recommend this product
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
3.3 / 3
Energetic