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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary at Amada on Friday night. This was our 3rd time here, and it gets better each time. We chose to do the chef's tasting menu - listed as $65 per person on the menu, but our server told us we could do a $75 version that included an additional meat and raw... More 

Thank kateh8
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fiance and I are pretty familiar with Amada. Excellent tapas every time, and we've been for both lunch and dinner. We went for a late Valentine's dinner on Feb 19th and this time we tried the Chef's Selection menu for the first time. The plates were varied and many and most importantly- delicious! My favorite dishes are the cocas,... More 

Thank Diana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Amada for brunch before leaving Philadelphia and what a surprise... I had the best brunch ever... Everything was perfect, the food, the presentation and the service. I definitely recommend this place.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, delicious food - especially the flatbreads and the roasted cauliflower - and yummy lemon drop martinis! Our waitress and the rest of the restaurant staff were friendly and helpful - we tend to ask a lot of questions! Highly recommend Amada for a fun experience!

Thank Ellen C
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Philly to visit my son who goes to Temple. We try different restaurants when we go. This has become our favorite! You order 3 Oz servings of multiple items and share with your group. It comes out at different times to enjoy each item. Every thing came up perfect and delicious! Can't wait to go back!

Thank whale9999
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in town for work and found a table online. I went with two other colleagues one of whom is a foodie and who thought it was excellent. Overall experience was great. Service was solid and the fixed menu options were awesome. The only offering would be to have the server give a quick description of the item. They... More 

Thank David W
Deptford, New Jersey
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time coming here to Amada, and it has been excellent both times. We did have a reservation, but still had to wait about 15 minutes when we got there. Not a big deal, but would prefer not to wait when I have a reservation. Anyway, the Spanish octopus is delicious. Drinks are very good. Service is friendly and professional.... More 

Thank Jilly_Coy
Michigan, USA
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a friend - early since it was booked through the night. Had a seat at the counter watching everything in kitchen. Food AMAZING - ambient lovely, staff couldn't be more attentive.

Thank Anne_Pereira
Vineland, New Jersey
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203 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I were seeing a movie at the nearby Ritz, so decided to chance going to Amada, even without reservations on a Saturday night. We arrived before 5, put our name on a list, sat at the bar, had wine served by great bartender Zane. We were seated at a high top in the bar area by the hostess,... More 

Thank jennygirl57
Stamford, Connecticut
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved a suckling pig about 2 weeks ago, we drove from Connecticut to Philly yesterday. And it was excellent. Moist meat. Great sides. Excellent beer selection. And you must try the calamari.

Thank Frank S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$100
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa 21, 42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-625-2450

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