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Posted by Diane bev on 02/06/2015
i was very diappointed in Melrose diner, I purchased a carrot cake today which I always get for birthdays ..I would always tell everyone that there's were the best....not this time! Cake just crumbled when cutting very dry it certainly was not fresh!.. Place is not the same .....
Posted by Eddie S. on 02/02/2015
I had a great experience with a waitress named Sarah who was working late night. She made shore that my visit was a memorable one. I appreciate her kindness. I recommend her & the restaurant highly to any one in the city.
Posted by disappointed on 01/24/2015
I used to come often. Been away from philly for a few yrs. I learned the restaurant had a chanew of owner. Poor Melrose went from 5 to 1. The wait staff is so inexperienced. The old style booths have been replaced. The food is okay at best. I always order chocolate cakeep and it always one side that's stale. Going back to the wait staff they stand around chatting and at times yelling at each. Oh this place is taking a fast nose dive! Sorry to say I go to Penrose anymore. A bit farther for me but way better. So sad to see this wonderful establishment in the dumps.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/19/2014
Yes, the food is OK but the manager ruined the entire experience.
Posted by Roe and Bill on 11/26/2013
We have been eating at the Melrose since we were kids. The new owners have made changes to the menu. I think the food is much better and the service is good and friendly. Keep up the good work!!
Posted by Rich D on 09/20/2012
I have been going to the Melrose for over 50 years. The new owner replaced the former instant potato's with fresh peeled potato's. The canned soups with freshly made soup. The whipped chemical that was called ice cream with real ice cream. He also expanded the line of steak products and general menu items. The booths that were shared with strangers were replaced with traditional diner booths. It seems that some just don't like change, even if it benefits the patrons! What is lacking, is the fact that the owner has not exhibited the marketing skills necessary to promote the changes that were made.
Posted by Ira on 12/11/2011
I have been going to the Melrose for some time. The new owner let the the old place get dirty and dingy. He then gutted what was one of the most unique and wonderful spaces in any diner in philly. He redid it ugly. He also got rid of the classic waitresses so they're gone. Now the food was never great, as the was Melrose mostly being known for baked goods but some of the specialties were ok. Interestingly the new owner did not improve the food at all and actually lowere the quality. So now what Philly has is a shell of a great diner and poor diner food. Not progress!