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Rose Tattoo Cafe

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1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109 (19th & Callowhill Streets)
+1 215-569-8939
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Roswell, New Mexico
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for my daughters graduation dinner Food too overpriced. HAD to park 2 blocks away sit upstairs not impressed. Food ok but olive garden better betterparking and not as expensive won't go back

Thank NMWildfire
Gloucester City, New Jersey
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165 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick light meal at 4:30 on a Saturday. Sat at a table in the bar area. The decor was dark but cozy. The main dining room is on the second floor so I never saw it. Ordered the Crab Au Gratin off the light menu. It was creamy and cheesy and browned off just right. It... More 

1 Thank Blake A
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I planned a girls weekend for 6 and wanted a restaurant near our hotel that could accommodate different dietary needs. We stayed at the Sheraton Phila Downtown, in walking distance of the museums, and the Rose was perfect. Don't be put off by the sketchy exterior - it's very cozy inside. We were given a table that was private enough... More 

Thank Liz G
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had dinner here after visiting the Barnes Foundation. A short walk from the Barnes. Great dinner! The tomato soup (special for the day) and goat cheese and beet salad were both very good starters. The homemade tortellini was excellent. The Tattoo Pasta, homemade pappardelle with a fantastic meat sauce, was excellent as well. Good service. We will go back... More 

Thank Suzanne S
Columbia, Maryland
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Philadelphia is a wonderful city with great food. Rose Tattoo is one of my little gems! Whenever I have visited, there has been a steady flow of patrons, but never overwhelmingly crowded and I never wait for a table. Servers (even when eating in the bar) are professional and present, but not overbearing! The food is always prepared according to... More 

Thank Gina Marie D
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stumbled across the Rose Tattoo Cafe after a long day at the Franklin Institute. It has a warm, cozy and welcoming ambience. The food is good. It is typical bar food that is tasty and they have a great beer selection. We took our 3 kids there and found it to be very kid friendly.

Thank TEGinPA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This Restaurant has been in business for over 100 years, the current owner, Mr Michael Weinstein purchased it in 1983, and the current chef, Mr Alan Lichtenstein joined around 1996. The menu is well put together, I ordered the crab cakes on a bed of vegetables and asparagus, which were cooked to perfection, served still crunchy, with a fabulous sauce... More 

Thank Klingleplace
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Chose this place because of it's proximity to the Franklin institute and the menu looked like something we would like. My family(wife and four adult children) thought the atmosphere was very charming and quaint. The place was not busy and they had groups spread out for privacy. Very nice touch. Our waiter was spot on. Very attentive and not obtrusive.... More 

Thank Terry Y
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We looked for a good restaurant walking distance from the Barnes Foundation Museum and were lucky to find the Rose Tatoo Cafe. They make all their own pasta and the food was fresh as it gets. My husband had pasta with short rib and sausage bolagnese and I had a short rib and arugula flatbread; both were fantastic. The wait... More 

Thank Gloria B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a great dinner and conversation. A beautiful building, with a nice dining room. I personally prefer the tables near the bar. Food is always good, be sure to listen to the specials. This isn't one of the new trendy places where the sound level is so high you have to scream at your dinner... More 

Thank Ron J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?