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JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

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1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-3119 (Federal)
+1 215-468-8800
Tue - Fri 16:30 - 20:00
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a review of the..3rd time..my wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying a great dinner prepared and served professionally with a great presentation ! We are always pleasantly surprised at the professionally presented plates served with wonderful fresh ingredients artfully decorated. This time we were served from the Winter 2016 four course French Menu. All of our... More 

Thank jaybirde63
Hamilton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Friends called at the last minute with a Groupon deal....so we took the plunge....to our surprise, we had a fabulous & flavorful meal...With my wife being in the restaurant business, paying attention to detail is important to us.....they passed with an A+... What a good way to get a great meal without spending alot of money...We'll be back...

Thank redwine05
White Haven
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Visited recently on a Friday night, our 1st ever visit and were truly impressed with the experience. Very professional host and wait staff. a 4 course dinner with a fixed price of $30 was unbelievable. there are 4 or 5 choices for each course, everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and perfectly seasoned. waitstaff was very attentive and it... More 

Thank tutter2
Galloway, New Jersey
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Four course meal - seasonal. Beer and wine is sold. You are given several choices in each of the four courses. Let me say my negatives: place was dated; waitress was extremely quiet and non-engaging; I'm a larger woman seat was a bit uncomfortable . Positives: hostess great personality ( Nicolette); nice pace; food cooked to order: nice relaxation between... More 

Thank beanobob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

the food was very good. It is a four course price fix. It is worth it for what you get. They are students though doing the cooking and serving. My 2nd course came out wrong 2x they have a spring,summer, fall and winter menu that changes with the season. It is a BYOB.

Thank Cindy R
cherry hill, nj
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I found this meal to be average, and frankly disappointing given that it is a culinary school. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. Some dishes are, of course, a matter of personal taste. I found the vegetable risotto to be bland and uninspired. However, the mashed potatoes and green beans accompanying the flank steak were cold. Also, their "gelato"... More 

Thank Charles C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have been here two times, this time came with friends we all enjoyed it that we are looking forward to the next menu. See you in October.

Thank TanFran
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A friend invited me out to eat. We made reservations at the JNA Culinary Arts Institute. I figured the food had to be good because students usually want to put their best foot forward. They did not disappoint. The food was excellent. Everyone was so kind and friendly. The atmosphere was so relaxing it made me forget I was just... More 

Thank Evelyn N
Croydon, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This was our second time here they do a great job with everything JT our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and very polite. The atmosphere was inviting and the menu selection was just right we will be returning

Thank Mikek686
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I have been going here for years and just realized I haven't reviewed it yet. They never disappoint here! The staff including the host/hostess and the students are always very welcoming and friendly. The food has been amazing every time I have been there (at least 8 times). The portions are good and the menu choices are always great too.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 25
French, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-3119
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Subway (Orange Line): Elsworth-Federal Sta.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-468-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?