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About Fadó - Philadelphia
Philly's premier pub, Irish or otherwise! Whether you're in the mood for a pint of Guinness done right, a football game (soccer for you Yanks) with a staff that appreciates "the beautiful game", or a tasty treat that defies what you think you know about bar food, we’ve got you covered. We’re in the heart of Center City, a stone’s throw from the Avenue of the Arts, with plenty of parking in the area. Come have yourself a proper pub experience!
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Comfort Food, Irish, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm; Bar: Monday - Saturday: 2:00am, Sunday: 12:00am
Happy Hour 5-7, Monday-Friday.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Give us a call and place your lunch order in advance. We can get your lunch started while you make your way over from the office OR we can package it up for you for takeout.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Fadó is a wonderful place to celebrate with a group. We offer a wide variety of high quality food and drink options from light appetizers to full dinners. We’ll customize a menu based on your needs. Our goal is to help create a memorable event and to make evaluation and booking process easy.
Fadó - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
Until I spent a few days in Philly, I really had no idea what a foodie friendly city Philly is! Fado was a great find, somewhat of a random OpenTable find prior to leaving on my trip. The food is amazing traditional Irish food, I had corned beef and cabbage. They also offered an updated version of this dish, but I decided to stay traditional. It was delicious. They were accommodating with my date's request to omit an ingredient in his lamb dish, which was also unbelievably good. Drink menu is on point, lots of whisky to choose from and a great list of lagers and such. I suggest you start your meal with a pickleback shot! Lastly, be prepared for the lack of sticker shock when you get your bill. Fado is great food at a reasonable price.
We arrived at Fado right when they opened for the afternoon - 11:30 - since we were seeing a show at 1pm. Service was quick and I really enjoyed the food. I would love to come back again and sample more dishes. I'm sure it is a happening place when happy hour rolls around!
This is the second time we've gone to Fado before a show at the Academy of Music, because it is so conveniently located. But the food itself is enough to bring us back. Three of us ordered Cheese Dip and Wedges as an appetizer, which was fantastic! The burger that my husband had looked delicious and he said it was, our daughter's Mojo Chicken Boxty disappeared, and my Fado Reuben was enormous, way too much to eat in one sitting. Extremely reasonable pricing. We will definitely be back.
Fadó was a good experience for us. The menu offered us sufficient options that the more conservative could stick with the tried and true (fish and chips or pub sandwich), the health conscious could get a substantial salad (with or without protein), and the more adventurous could try one of the interesting "traditional" Irish offerings. All were good. The service was outstanding. Our server was constantly a presence without being an annoyance, which is a tricky thing to do. And we had plenty of time to enjoy the meal before heading to a show.
Fado was everything I was looking for - comfortable, good food, friendly service. We were going to the theatre and weren't looking for anything fancy and upscale. We wanted, good, comfortable and a place where we could enjoy a hearty laugh. All of which we did at Fado!
As usual we had a good meal and a good time. The food was excellent we recommend the Pear and Blue Ceese salad. Our server Rich was attentive and welcoming. He remembered us and asked about the orchestra with comments about what we were about to hear. He was right on too. We will be back!
My wife, sister and I made reservations there before a show at the Academy of Music- "Celtic Woman".......we enjoyed the food and drinks and the owner even bouhght me a drink because I was wearing my USMC, Quantico hat and he noticed to my surprise, even though I knocked ove rand broke a glass of water....I was very appreciative of this and will not forget how we were treated which was top notch,,,,I would definitely return there
Dennis E Van Horn
Service was great. We were late and they still held our reservation and got us to the show on time! Disappointed that the menu has become more "Americanized". I miss the options of the traditional Irish dishes. Food was still good but nothing special the way it used to be.
Unfortunately, we were late for our reservation due to traffic, and we had tickets for the Ballet at 7:30. I don't feel it would be fair to give a review under those circumstances. We ordered appetizers, they did not come out quickly enough and we finally had to take them to go. They were delicious. We just wish our waiter had brought them out as soon as each one was ready instead of waiting for them all to come out together. Then maybe we could have enjoyed them a little more.
We have now dined at Fado several times the service is unique and wonderful a previous time we had Bianka as our server she went over and above anything we could've asked this last time when we visited she remembered us what we had had where we had set who was with us and introduce this to our new server . Rich turned out to be a great server as well how impressed we are with the people that Fado has hired .
Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was very good. Noise level was very high, as is often the case in a pub or bar atmosphere. Overall the noise level prevented me from giving the highest rating, but this was well worth the stop anyway for pre-concert dinner.
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