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Rose Tattoo Cafe

1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
+1 215-569-8939
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
“mushroom bisque” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the area and this is our go-to restaurant. Very solid food, service, drinks. Pretty decor, and not too loud. A great place for a quiet dinner or a special occasion.

Thank rosannemistretta
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This restaurant recommended by hotel Concierge. Within walking distance to our hotel. Reservation for 6pm, not seated until 6:30. Then only table available was in the bar with a loud speaker above our heads. Not what we expected after a long day and recent long...More

Thank Krpalmieri
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Went here December 5 with my friend for Christmas dinner. The bar is very cool. It wasn't busy & the meal was great. Mushroom soup was great & my steak was great. I do love this place

1  Thank Gaelic123
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended the Rose Tattoo, and we had an excellent meal. The calamari were crispy and just spicy enough. We split the house-made peppardelle with sausage and short rib and still had leftovers to take with us. The pear and cranberry...More

Thank curtispe10
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We met with a number of friends for our annual Christmas Dinner get together. It was a cold and snowy night in Philadelphia as viewers of the Army Navy Game can attest to earlier in the day. As a result of the bad weather the...More

Thank charlie m
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We had Mushroom Bisque & French Onion Soups. Both were scrumptious. We split a lettuce wedge with chopped eggs. Both dressings: Blue cheese & Russia were wonderful toppings. Lastly we had appetizers: lamp chops that turned out to be only OK in flavor & quite...More

Thank HonestPhilReviewer
Reviewed 7 December 2017

After viewing the Terra Cotta Chinese warrior exhibit at the Franklin Institute (well worth your time IMHO) we found ourselves seeking a late lunch within walking distance of the Institute. The Rose Tattoo cafe filled the bill with being convenient - one block from the...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

You would never guess from looking at the outside of the restaurant, that inside is so beautiful. Lots of greenery which makes for a very comfortable setting. Servers were very attentive; kept the water glasses full. Food was average or slightly above average. I will...More

Thank Skylane_Dave
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Rose Tattoo Café is a very nice restaurant near some of the museums. It offers a large selection of lunch items.- an upscale restaurant. It is a beautiful facility in an historic building. The service is attentive. It's not inexpensive- but the food quality...More

Thank riny
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We had a speaker event at the Philadelphia Free Library so we picked the Rose Tattoo based on location to the Free library (it’s really close). The interior of the restaurant is so pretty. Lots of plants and fairy lights, reminiscent of being in a...More

Thank Urshni
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
    (19th & Callowhill Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-569-8939
  • E-mail
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