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!
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Philadelphia event space is used regularly for corporate, government and personal events and we have a dedicated party planner who will take you step by step through the process of planning your event.
Private Party Contact:
Chelsea McNett: 8554025234
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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
Unfortunately, we were late for our rese ...
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 ...
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 knowle ...
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.
One of the few restaraunts that takes larger parties in the city. Service was incredible wish I remembered our servers name she was such a sweetheart! We were a party of 11 the Friday after St. Patrick's Day and we had a lot of special requests which Fado was able to accommodate. We came to celebrate my Dad's birthday and it was the perfect place! Very fun atmosphere and great service! We will be back!
Great happy hour
We went to Fado before a show at the Kimmel Center. Fado has a great happy hour - discounts on some appetizers and some drinks. Good bartender, good bar food (lamb slider were memorable). Service was efficient, so we were able to get to our show on time.
Be sure to make a reservation - it's a small place, and it seems they frequently have parties who reserve the bar area.
We reserved a table for Superbowl 50 and had a great time! Our table was in front of their huge TV so game viewing was awesome. Our server, Rich, was very attentive and cool. My friends and I had a very fun time - the service, atmosphere and company were better than the game! Way to go Fado!
A good find in Phila.
A very god Irish pub, on par with those in Manhattan. Nice, genuine atmosphere. Great, attentive service. Good food. Reasonably priced with good value. Great proximity to performing arts venues, just a short walk to Kimmel, Mirriam, Academy of Music.
Authentic Irish Pub Feel
I've been to Fado in Philadelphia several times and I've never been disappointed! Having traveled all over Ireland, I believe Fado has perfectly replicated the Irish Pub feel - dark wood throughout, "football", friendly staff, and of course the perfectly poured pint of Guinness!
Great Irish food in Philadelphia!
We made reservations to have dinner before seeing The Philadelphia Orchestra. When we arrived we were seated right away in a small room off from the bar where we could see the hustle and bustle of downtown Philadelphia. A waitress checked on us to see if we were ready to order drinks. We explained we needed more time. After a few minutes another waitress came and took our drink order. When she returned with our drinks we were ready to order. She promptly took our order. A few minutes later she returned with our salads. Just as we were finishing our salads our entrees came to the table. The food was very good and we will definitely be returning. Fado is a great spot to grab dinner before a show because it is one block from Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts!
Great food, great service, relaxed atmosphere
Fado was excellent. Even though the inside is cozy with rich, dark wood we decided to eat outside since it was such a nice evening. Our server was superb. She was fast and very friendly. The food was excellent. We recommend the Pulled Lamb French Dip (I wanted to drink the au jus), the Fado Reuben and the All-Day Irish Breakfast. They also have a huge selection of beer. We highly recommend.
Don't think Fado knows what it wants to be - a restaurant or a hang out. In my opinion , you can't be both. I've been to the Phuilly location twice in the past few months. Food has been excellent both times. Service was Ok the first time but off on the second visit as the waitress was involved in a card game with the party of nine next to me. (Yes, she was holding a full hand if 10 cards in "Cards against humanity" which becayse of its inappropriate content shouldn't really be played in public).
Not really ablet enjoy a comfortable experience either time because of the din, the vulgar language and vulgar behavior of other patrons that was not addressed by employees or management. I wint be back.
Fantastic Irish Pub
7 of us for dinner on a Friday night. Food and service were fantastic. Very loud however and we could hardly hear each other speak, but maybe that was where we were sitting. Everyone loved their food. On Saturdays and Sundays, they have endless mimosas (and bloody mary's) for $15. The waitress was kind enough to say, most people don't drink enough bloody mary's for the price and it's not the same as if you ordered their traditional bloody mary. Saturday, 3 of us went for brunch. A friend ordered the endless mimosas. I ordered their traditional bloody mary. It was delicious! Brunch was Irish yummy and not that expensive. All of us would highly recommend this place.
Decent. Not as good as 1st visit.
First visit was with a group of friends over the Holidays. Thoroughly enjoyed. This trip however, wasn't as good. I still recommend Fado highly if you're going out after work for a few drinks and some apps. The prices during Happy Hour are tough to beat for the are and the selection is solid for both food and drinks. This trip however, the apps we ordered came cold. Not so much cold as prepared, re-heated and served. The 2nd set of apps we ordered came out fresh and hot, which offset the feeling of the 1st batch.
I still recommend Fado as a place to hang out after work or with a decent sized group. Will go back again.
Great Place and Great Food!
We went to Fado as we had theater tickets and were tight on time. Our waitress was absolute wonderful and thoughtful. We had reservations for 5:30 -- we had drinks, ate, coffee and dessert and left with 15 minutes to walk to the theater!
Great Meal in a Fun Atmosphere
Excellent service, great food! My friend and I went and really enjoyed going to Fado for the food and the cheerful and lively bar scene! The manager, waiters, and bartenders all had good personalities that helped make the evening fun! I highly recommend going for the delicious food, great service, and a fun evening!
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