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“Free lunch for 70 degree day not worth the price!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of SoWe Bar Kitchen - CLOSED

SoWe Bar Kitchen
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 22nd and Carpenter
Description: SoWe Bar and Kitchen is a casual American bistro offering creative comfort food in warm, welcoming setting. Proprietors Nancy Law and Troy Barton have designed SoWe to be the neighborhood's "home away from home", knowing that Rob Miracle's seriously good bistro fare will draw the Center City gastro-crowd to "South West Ceneter City Philly". Great snacks, burgers, salads and large plates are served by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. An extensive bar selection, wines by the glass and craft beers on tap and by the bottle. Kitchen is open late night. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.
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“Free lunch for 70 degree day not worth the price!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Arrived at 12:00, seated at 12:50, 2:05 still not served our lunch....my review is giving the benifit of the doubt, that the food is average. Not worth the time it cost me either!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Philadelphia, USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good food, nice place, reasonable prices - will come back!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

I used to love this place when it was up on 22nd & Christian (not a great place to walk to from center city) and was sad when it disappeared. I very happily just realized that it moved to 6th & South! Good food, nice portions, casual comfortable atmosphere, pleasant staff, good service, reasonable prices. We had grape leaves and spinach-cheese rolls for appetizers, and stuffed cabbage and chicken kebabs for entrees. All were excellent. There are many Middle Eastern / Mediterranean restaurants with similar price range and decent quality here in Philly - this one is particularly good, with some of the same types of items (kebabs, grape leaves, etc) but also many different and interesting things. For a good meal of hearty tasty food with a Mediterranean / Turkish flavor and excellent value, I recommend it highly.

  • Visited February 2013
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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200 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

Small and convenient. Nice atmosphere with very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Interesting and well priced menu. If you are close by it is certainly worth the stop.

  • Visited December 2012
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good happy hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, good happy hour (especially the $2 yuenglings). The food is delicious- I had sliders. The bartender was friendly enough, although a bit snappy.
I will definitely be returning for happy hour and possibly their quiz night!

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1 Thank Ees33
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A nice evening and conversation with owners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

Four friends traveled over to this ever improving neighborhood for dinner at SoWe on a very pleasant Saturday evening. We took advantage of a chance to dine outside. Very attentive server and an interesting menu that works for those who just want something simple or a full platter. There is a fairly extensive varied cocktail menu and a nice choice of beers and wines too. I enjoyed my Tropical Breeze cocktail with raspberry vodka, malibu rum, peach liquor, pineapple juice and champagne. We shared some marinated veggies and chicken wings for apps. The wings are nicely done without sauce (sauce on the side). A couple of us ordered Ahi Tuna, and the others steak frites (flat iron steak and good fries) There was a bit of an issue with overcooking on two of the orders which were quickly replaced. One of the new partners (the business is only 7 weeks old) came over and we discussed the couple of slightly overcooked platters. He was VERY eager to hear any and all constructive criticism and very sincere in wanting to learn and get everything as right as possible. He was very friendly and also offered all of us a free dessert because of the mishap. We much appreciated his sincerity and the desserts were great. The hot beignets, in particular, were OMG great!!! Worth a trip for those alone. Our service was very attentive and the place was hopping both inside and out. Looks like a nice addition to this neighborhood.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank MEDISKIS
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