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  • Spanish, Small Plates/Tapas
  • 217 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA19106 39.949704 -75.147536
  • (Btwn S Bank & Strawberry St)
  • (215) 625-2450
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User Ratings (Based on 15 reviews)

4.105
Food 4.3 Value 3.5
Service 4.1 Atmosphere 4.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(215) 625-2450
Fax:
fax
(215) 625-2470
Website:
www.amadarestaurant.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 5pm-7pm
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner Sun-Thu: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Business Dining, Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Tasting Menu, Trendy, Happy Hour, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
15.00

User Reviews

  • Amada

    Posted by jihed on 11/21/2007

    Just the best period

    The best tapas in the city, period. Friendly atmosphere, friendly crew, always helpful with dishes and wine. Tried everything, delicious. Who said Tinto? Could never get a spot there even at the bar and the hostesses are so arrogant. Thank you Amada.

  • Amada

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2007

    Top caliber of the philly restaurants

    The flavor combinations had a lot of depth and really hit the spot. Service and atmosphere mirrored the food. Usually I will find one or two items at a restaurant that I really like and a few that are good. Amada had nothing but excellent items. The manchego cheese w/ apples, lavendar honey and crostini was rich yet refreshinly light. The rich and mildly spicy cheese mated in my mouth with the lavender honey and apples. The ham croquettes were subtle but spicy as well and reminiscint of gourmet mozz. sticks with a kick. The gazpacho was refreshing as well and the crab really brought it up a notch. The flat breads easily competed w/ some of the better gourmet pizzas I have had.

  • Amada

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/12/2007

    Amazing

    Absolutely incredible atmosphere, service, and food. the sangria blano is wonderful. Try the parmesan artichokes and the queso de cabre.

  • Amada

    Posted by PSU 2002 on 06/15/2007

    Worth the $$

    I was traveling for my job so I sat by myself at the bar and was pleasantly surprised by the knowledge of the bar staff about their foods and the pairing of thier wines too. The bartender "Steve" quickly introduced himself not as if he was my waiter/bartender but rather as a act of friendship. After asking me several question of my likes and dislikes he suggested several Tapas and I ordered them all. Everything was a homerun. I also tried both the red and white sangrias and for the price they were great. Just when I was close to finishing up and thinking about heading back to my hotel. They had Flamenco dancers come out and perform. Apparently these dancers and musicians only perform twice a week but I certainly would recommend trying to be there for those nights. Overall...this place is worth trying at least once. I will certainly go back.

  • Amada

    Posted by At_the_table on 05/01/2007

    Must experience at least once

    Dinner for the four of us was a great experience. We chose the Chef's tasting and would highly recommend it.- even our one vegetarian diner enjoyed, and we all had plenty of food. Service was very good, although sometimes several dishes came out at once. A slower pace may have been better, but probably would have made it a 4 hour meal. Dishes were all very original, and the myriad of flavors was astonishing. Would suggest you experience it at least once, the bill may prevent a second experience. Try the red Sangria!

  • Amada

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/24/2006

    Interesting, if not unique.

    Not a bad restaurant. We had the Spanish octopus (delicious and highly recommended), Serrano Ham (underwhelming), cheese with lavender honey (a hard cheese with a very sweet honey...not bad), cheese with quince jelly (smooth and extremely flavorful, highly recommended), patatas bravas (somewhat too salty, but still bursting with flavor and very cheap), and the lamb chops stuffed with goat cheese (surprisingly bland and not worth a revisit). We also shared a pitcher of sangria blanco (while not amazing, for the price we were very much pleased). The waiter was not very good. He needed to be told (in English and by pointing to the menu) repeatedly what we desired. He was lax on wine refills and he took my half-full glass of sangria without asking. The atmosphere was decent. The plush chairs are nice, if impractical, and it was crowded but not loud. Overall I would like to go back eventually, but I'm not sure I'd rush to do so.

  • Amada

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/03/2006

    Not terrible, but not amazing

    We've passed by this place a couple of times, it is a nice space, and has a nice bar area. We tried to drop in a couple of times, but the wait was always 2 hours. Finally made a reservation and had dinner there the a couple nights ago and have to say, we weren't very impressed. even with a reservation, the hostess had us wait while empty tables were within three feet of us. The sangria was average. Salada verde was okay. Patatas brava were VERY salty, as were the setas (mushrooms). The oysters were okay, the cured meat plate was a hit, lobster was not too bad, and the flat breast with artichokes and mushrooms was quite rich. For dessert, the churros was not yummy-the chocolate sauce was watery and the churros are strangely spicy. The rice pudding was a bit off, too. Overally, we were pretty underwhelmed.

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