Talula's Garden

Modern American

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Overview

Talula’s Garden serves farm-to-table fare in a charming, colorful Washington Square West space opened by Philly restaurateur Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy. Whether in the light-filled dining room or lush garden patio, guests dine on dishes like international cheese boards, pastas like mushroom cannelloni with ricotta and sweet English pea béchamel or roasted duck breast served atop buttery farro with lavender-scented duck sausage and mustard greens. The bar features global wines and ports, craft beers and cocktails featuring garden produce, like the Gardener (rum, rhubarb, mint, sweet sugar beet).

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Accolades

  • Number 47: 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia 2016 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Foundation, Outstanding Restaurateur 2014 - 2015
  • Top 50 Restaurants 2014 - Zagat

Menu for Talula's Garden

Dinner Menu

Beginning

  • Spring Leek and Watercress Soup House-Made Herb Focaccia Croutons, Whipped Lancaster Goat Cheese, and Peppery Fresh Cress
    $13.00
  • Snapper Crudo Raw Gulf Red Snapper, Jonagold Apple and Endive Salad, Kohlrabi-Jalapeno Vinaigrette, Candied Kumquats
    $17.00
  • Oysters and Pickles Cornmeal-Fried Chesapeake Oysters, Garden Pickles, Baby Romaine Hearts, Smoky House-Made Crème Fraiche
    $17.00
  • Fresh Citrus and Lettuce Salad Tender Butter Head Lettuces, Shaved Fennel, Toasted Walnuts, and Meyer Lemon-Walnut Oil Vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras Tart Silky Foie Gras Ganache, Flaky Savory Crust, Red Pear-Candied Walnut Salad, and Warm Huckleberry Jam
    $17.00
  • 'Buffalo' Sweetbreads, Veal Sweetbreads House Hot Sauce, Bleu Cheese Fondue, Celery Seed Vinaigrette, and Pickled Sunchokes
    $16.00
  • Fresh Baked Exotic Mushroom 'Focaccia di Recco' a Rustic Ricotta & Mushroom Flatbread, Balsamic Dressed Arugula
    $16.00

Our House-made Pasta

  • Calamari Fettucine Fresh Egg Noodles, Marinated Jersey Squid, Arugula and Basil Pistou, Fennel Stalks, Lemon and Chili Breadcrumb
    $15.00
    $28.00
  • Tender Roasted Suckling Goat Goat Cheese Cavatelli, Sweet Stewed Pearl Onions, Fresh Dill, Lavender, Chives, and Natural Goat Jus
    $16.00
    $30.00
  • Brown Butter Glazed Potato Gnocchi Rich Pumpkin Conserve, Toasted Pine Nut Crumble, and Leek-Port Wine Syrup
    $16.00
    $30.00
  • Creamy Robiola Ravioli Kale and Basil Scented Pasta, Earthy Black Truffle Butter Sauce, Spinach, and Local Crimini Mushrooms
    $17.00
    $32.00

Main

  • Overnight Pork Belly Berkshire Pork, Black Garlic Crust, Ginger Scented Sweet Potatoes, Local Apples, and Pomegranate Pork Gastrique
    $29.00
  • Seared Day Boat Scallops Fragrant Roasted Quince, Parsnip Purée, Toasted Hazelnuts, Citrus-Herb Vinaigrette, Fresh Baby Kale
    $32.00
  • Rosemary Roasted Sliced Colorado Leg of Lamb Hot Buttered Hummus, Braised Black Lentils, and Dandelion-Breadcrumb Gremolata
    $32.00
  • Pan-Roasted Black Pearl Salmon Marinated Fresh Picked Mushrooms, Toasted Barley Risotto, Peppery Mizuna, and Squid Ink-Garlic Aioli
    $30.00
  • Coriander Crusted Albacore Tuna Braised Escarole, Little Flageolets Beans, Preserved Plum Tomato, Crisp Capers, Fresh Herbs, and Tonnato
    $32.00
  • Blackened Chicken Charred Bunching Onions, Sprouting Broccoli, Sweet Pickled Mustard Greens, Crunchy Peanuts, and 'Mop' Sauce
    $29.00
  • Juicy Pennsylvania Bone-In Beef Short Rib Crispy New Potatoes, Tangy Feta, Watercress, Radish, Sorrel, Preserved Orange-Oregano Vinaigrette
    $34.00

Little Vegetable Dishes

  • Fried Fingerling Potatoes Black Kale-Anchovy Pesto, and Lemon Ash
    $8.00
  • Cucumbers & Dill Red Onion, Snap Peas, Radish, Feta, and Pickled Peppers
    $8.00
  • Creamed Collard Greens Buttery Braised Collards, Light & Smoky Chicken Sauce
    $8.00
  • Lancaster Carrots House-Made Yogurt Dressing, Wildflower Honey, Toasted Sumac, and Nigella
    $8.00
  • Buttery Georgia Grits Nora Mills White Corn Grits, 'Caramel Sea Salt' Compound Butter
    $8.00

Brunch Menu

Beginnings

  • Fresh Baked Warm Cinnamon Bun Vanilla Glaze, and Cinnamon Chantilly Cream
    $8.00
  • Sweet Little Ricotta Doughnuts Sugar Doughnuts, Lemon Curd, and Huckleberry Jam
    $11.00
  • Talula's Bakery Trio Blueberry Crumb Muffin, Apple-Brie Scone, Petit Carrot 'Cake'
    $13.00
  • Key Lime Yogurt Parfait Lime Yogurt, Toasted Graham & Almond Granola, and Mint Syrup
    $10.00
  • Healthy Fruit Plate Pineapple, Raspberry, Apple, Pomegranate, Grapefruit, and Elderflower
    $11.00
  • Sunday Best A Quintet of Brunch Perfect Farmstead Cheeses, Local Honey, Candied Nuts and Fruit Mostarda
    $16.00
  • Lox & Bialy Salmon Lox, Sweet Onion Bialy, Chive Cream Cheese, Local Radish, Greens, and Accoutrements
    $16.00

Brunch

  • Buttermilk Corn Cakes Vanilla Scented Pear Whip, Lime Candied Pecans, Honey Butter, and Fresh Pear
    $19.00
  • Smoked Sausage Benedict House-Made Fennel Sausage, Savory Shallot Jam, Poached Farm Egg, and Our Béarnaise
    $24.00
  • Parisian Brunch Warm Apple & Ricotta Crepes, Local Gala Apples, Crunchy Almond Croquant, and Vanilla Apple Cider Gastrique
    $19.00
  • Breakfast Burger PA Fresh-Ground Short Rib, Fried Farm Egg, Birchrun Hills Blue Cheese, Crispy Red Onion Rings, and Our Sesame Bun
    $24.00
  • Fresh Farm Egg Omelet Savory Kale and Sweet Onions, Crispy Lancaster Bacon, Creamy Gruyere Cheese, and Our Potatoes
    $19.00
  • Exotic Mushroom and Farm Egg Frittata Roasted Kennett Square Mushrooms, Arrowhead Spinach, and Tangy Fresh Goat Cheese
    $18.00
  • Griddled Monte Cristo Sandwich Housemade Wheat Bread, Egg Dip, Secret Cheese Mix, Honey Glazed Ham, and Orange Marmalade
    $20.00

Little Sides

  • Creamy White Corn Grits and 'Caramel Sea Salt' Butter
    $8.00
  • Fried New Potatoes Leeks, and Farmhouse Cheddar
    $7.00
  • Buttery Mini Biscuits and Smokey Local Bacon
    $8.00
  • Fresh Cucumbers & Dill Red Onion, Snap Peas, Radish and Pickled Peppers
    $8.00
  • Crispy Sweet Red Onion Rings Smoky House-Made Crème Fraîche
    $7.00

Sweets

  • Rose Scented Chocolate Tart Chocolate Cremeaux, Dulce de Leche, Candied Rose, Rooibos, and Coco Nibs
    $12.00
  • Citrus & Hops...Elegant Spring Grapefruit Sorbet, India Pale Ale Sabayon, and Crunchy Oat Granola
    $9.00
  • Hazelnut-Milk Chocolate 'Sundae' Crunchy Nut Praline, Lace Cookies, and Whipped Cream
    $11.00
  • Pineapple Cheesecake Mascarpone, Vanilla, Pink Peppercorn, and Macadamia Nut Crust
    $12.00
  • Sweet Little Ricotta Doughnuts Sugar Doughnuts, Lemon Curd, and Huckleberry Jam
    $11.00

Revive

  • Fresh Pressed Carrot Juice
    $5.00
  • Fresh Pressed Carrot-Orange Blend
    $5.00
  • Fresh Pressed Orange Juice
    $4.00
  • Spicy Virgin Bloody
    $6.00
  • Tropical Green Iced Tea with Honey
    $4.00
  • Vanilla Cappuccino
    $5.00
  • Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Leaf Tea: Green, White, Herbal, and Black
    $5.00
  • French Press La Colombe Organic Bleu Coffee
    Small $6.00
    Medium $9.00
    Large $11.00
  • The Insomniac Talula's Coffee Cocktail...La Colombe Rare Rum, Iced Espresso, Coffee Liquor, Vanilla, and a Hint of Cream
    $14.00
  • Our Delicious House Filtered Water Sparkling or Still Scented with Winter Citrus
    750ml. $4.00

Dessert Menu

Desserts

  • Pineapple Cheesecake Mascarpone, Vanilla, Pink Peppercorn, and Macadamia Nut Crust
    $12.00
  • Sweet Little Ricotta Doughnuts Sugar Doughnuts, Lemon Curd, Huckleberry Jam
    $11.00
  • Rose Scented Chocolate Tart Chocolate Cremeaux, Dulce de Leche, Candied Rose, Rooibos, and Coco Nibs
    $12.00
  • Bananas Foster Crepes Cinnamon Ice Cream, Warm Rum Sauce, and Spicy Pecans
    $11.00
  • Key Lime "Pie" Key Lime Custard and Sorbet, White Chocolate Mousse, and Crisp Tuiles
    $11.00
  • Citrus & Hops...Elegant Spring Grapefruit Sorbet, India Pale Ale Sabayon, and Crunchy Oat Granola
    $9.00
  • Hazelnut-Milk Chocolate 'Sundae' Crunchy Nut Praline, Lace Cookies, and Whipped Cream
    $11.00

After Drinks

  • Bodegas Dios Baco Amontillado, SP*
    $16.00
    $78.00
  • Willowglen Old Tawny Port, AU*
    $11.00
    $55.00
  • Castoro Cellars Muscat Canelli 2012 Paso Robles, CA*
    $8.00
    $40.00
  • Dandelion Vineyard 30 Year Pedro Ximenez X.O., AU (375 ml)*
    $16.00
    $68.00
  • La Colombe Distillery "Different Drum" Pennsylvania Rum*
    $14.00
  • Terra d'Oro Zinfandel "Port" Amador County, CA*
    $12.00
    $58.00
  • Torbreck "The Bothie" Muscat Blanc, AU*
    $12.00
    $62.00
  • Rare Wine Company New York Malmsey Madeira, PT
    $22.00

Earth Conscious French Press Coffee & Tea

  • Two Leaves and a Bud Leaf Tea by the Pot (Basalt, CO)* White Peony, Peppermint, Chamomile, Assam Black, Mountain High Chai, Orange Sencha, or Earl Grey
    $5.00
  • La Colombe Fresh Locally Roasted Organic Bleu Coffee*
    Small $6.00
    Medium $9.00
    Large $11.00
  • Nizza Espresso
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino
    $5.00
  • Americano
    $4.00

210 West Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Charming, Neighborhood Feel, Refined
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (215) 592-7787
  • Private Dining Room: Yes