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The Garden Restaurant at the Barnes Museum

20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-278-7082
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“salmon” (11 reviews)
“salad” (31 reviews)
“charcuterie” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

After 2 hours wandering the museum, we rested our feet at the Garden Restaurant. The chopped salad was huge, and loaded with veggies not typical in such a salad (green beans, corn, Garbanzos). My partner ordered steel-cut oatmeal. An unusual offering for an afternoon menu,...More

Thank Original_Shrut
Reviewed 19 November 2017

as members of the Barnes, it is one of our great joys to spend a quiet afternoon going through the collection and spending time with some of our favorite masterpieces and discovering new ones that we may have missed . Its like spending time with...More

Thank 2100Dogtraveler
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The perfect way to finish off a morning at the gallery. The service was pleasant, the food well presented. This was a refined way to finish the visit.

Thank AmherstNY1
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Atmosphere very pleasant. Salmon was excellent. Greek yogurt had too much yogurt (two times too much) and not enough topping, so don't order that. Decent wines at reasonable prices.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Enjoy a pleasant lunch before or after your visit to the Barnes Museum. Well-lit, comfortable seating, low noise level in an artistic setting. Menu choices ample and server explains favorites. Chose a cheese grill with frites. Just right for a light lunch.

Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Not the usual museum lunch offerings. Really good food at reasonable p[rices We were pleasantly surprised.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stopped for lunch after our visit to the museum and found it incredible. The food was excellent and the service superb.

Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This restaurant offered choices of both lunch-type foods and more substantial entrees. Be advised, the chopped salad is huge!!! The crab fondue was absolutely delicious and could make a lunch for one or appy for 2-3.

Thank wanderlust2NewYork
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The food was really great, but what made the experience memorable was Jess. She helped us navigate a rather surprisingly fancy menu. Lots of vegetarian options. I swapped fries for roasted green beans to make my Croque Provincal (that's elaborate talk meaning grilled cheese) a...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, at least once. You have to make reservations for a day and time. It's worth the $20 for valet parking, since the Museum is in the middle of downtown Philadelphia. Really good coffee bar and lovely garden restaurant. The collection rooms...More

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7 July 2017|
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Response from Barry L | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but based on my experience, I would choose a different restaurant.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Janou J | Reviewed this property |
Unique tasty and healthy with slightly above average prices
14 March 2016|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are not accepted, however, being seated rarely requires more than a few minutes wait. I prefer to be seated by the windows, wait for a table if necessary, and, even then have always been seated promptly. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-278-7082
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