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22. The Dandelion
If you’re going to have a British pub in Philadelphia, one thing that can help it rise above theme-restaurant schlock? Having an incredibly talented British chef running the kitchen. At the Dandelion, Robert Aikens sidesteps the overdone gastropub label by offering a menu that depends on comfort more than surprises and practiced classics over technical flourishes. Yet the offerings are deep enough that no matter how often you find yourself here, there always seems to be something new to try.
On the Level: The Dandelion has a warren of dining rooms on different floors, all done up in varying levels of kitsch, but the best seats in the house are still at the crowded main bar on the first floor.
Teatime: Afternoon tea (complete with a full cocktail list) is offered every day between three and five o’clock.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
The Dandelion, 124 South 18th Street, 215-558-2500.