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1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546 (Between 15th and 16th)
+1 215-546-1521
17:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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United States
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a farm to table place that does not serve alcohol. It is BYOB. Small place that serves decent food. I did not enjoy the meal as much - the dishes were not great. The ambience was ok at best. For the price that they charge, I would have expected a lot more. Not too many vegetarian options.

Thank WorldtravellerKNH
San Diego, California
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this pleasant small BYOB eatery on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed several small plates split between two of us, which were quite delicious but very much on the high end for pricing. If you BYO, expect to pay about $20 per plate on average. The fluke plate was exceptional.

Thank JimdagOG
Level Contributor
147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience at this restaurant. Nothing fancy on the inside, but still respectable. Service was quite good and we never felt rushed or forgotten. The menu changes frequently so it's kind of a surprise as to what you might discover. We shared two appetizers and each had a main course and shared a dessert. We were both comfortably... More 

Thank Adam M
Montclair, New Jersey
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176 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous evening Friday! The venue is small, intimate and warm . The staff is extremely lovely and accommodating. The menu is all farm to table so changes daily. There are about 6 starters and maybe 7 entrees including fish, chicken, perhaps lamb and beef. We shared homemade gnocchi in a stinging nettle sauce with paper thin house... More 

Thank Amy R
Alexandria, Virginia
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

There were 4 of us for dinner on Saturday night. I had read reviews that claimed Russet had very slow service. Well - they've gone the other way now. I felt like we were having a speed-eating contest. It was BYOB, and we hadn't had 3 sips of our wine when the first course arrived. Those plates were barely finished,... More 

Thank Sheila W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner at Russet this evening with friends. We enjoyed our meals. Interesting menu and lots of good local ingredients. Very reasonable bill for the quality of food.

Thank Andrew A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The restaurant has a lovely ambience, decorated nicely with soothing colors. It is very close to the Kimmel Center, the Wilma, the Academy of Music among others. It's wonderful that its a BYOB. The salmon I had was positively delectable as was the squash soup. Each of our 4 entrees was a home run! There was not one morsel left... More 

Thank QuakerTruth
Ocean City, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Seriously, you pay way too much for the miniscule portions. I was truly offended. Will never return.

Thank Karen L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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500 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

How much you like this restaurant will depend a lot on what you order. It's a small menu and the offerings change frequently. So I can't say to you get this appetizer or that entree and you'll be fine. Every meal is a crapshoot. My app of an autumn lettuce salad was disappointing. The pears were flavorless, the walnut vinaigrette... More 

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Decent restaurant. Good foot prepared in an upscale New American style. Not many choices. BYOB which is always great. Wait staff were professional and obtrusive, but down to earth. Nice lighting in the restaurant. Food was decent for the price

Thank 8maggie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
    (Between 15th and 16th)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-1521

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