1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910739.95196 -75.16004
M-Su 6:30am-10pm (2:00 pm to 5:30 pm closed)
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East
not a place for a romantic dinner – When you first walk in it has a night club feel, the tables are to close together for any romance and the music is too loud. The food was just ok the service was the best part.
I would try someplace else for a romantic dinner.
Great Value for price for lunch...can also get in and out, in good time ,for a lunch break. – I went to Solefood the other day with a few co-workers to check out their lunch. WOW, I was blown away. For starters we walked in with no reservation and were sat right away, even with a very busy diing room. Our server, don't remember her name, but she was GREAT! Lots of great specials and a wide variety of sandwiches & salads. She recommended the "lunch box" which is like a sampling of 4 items, the soup of the day, a special salad, sweet potato chips and a half of a sandwich. My sandwich that day was sirloin tips with caramelized onions and blue cheese on brioche...a"philly cheesesteak" with a twist. Fabulous!! My friend had the crabcake sandwich (yummy) and my other friend had the chilean sea bass (even yummier). We'll be back, no doubt about it...and with more friends. Cocktails the next time!!
Solefood is the spot – I went to Solefood for happy hour with my friends from work. Their drinks, 3$ appetizers, and bar staff was wonderful. When the bartender spilled my drink on the Bar, I think his name was Billy, he gave me a replacement, now THATS service. There seems to be lots of energy in the lounge, with the music complimenting the atmosphere. It seems like this is the place to see and be seen by local Philadelphians. Later we decided to get a table in the dining room, and we were again surpised by the food quality. The "Sole" was outstanding, topped with jumbo lobster meat, and garnished with caviar. Great value for price!
Great Happy Hour and Terrific Food – I went to Sole Food in the Loews Hotel the other night with some co-workers at around 6:00. I arrived to find out that they were having happy hour. All of the martinis were under $6.00, as well as there complete list of specialty cocktails. They also had $3.00 appetizers. I had the Tuna Tartar, which was amazing, the same as there dinner menu which costs $14.00 in the dining room. There were candles all over the room and great lounge music playing. The crowd was all having fun and drinking, and it wasnt too crowded. I would definetly come back, especially for there HAPPY HOUR......Great lounge staff also.. They recomended I try the dining room so I will be back to have dinner there next time....
Editorial Review – Chic spot specializes in fresh seafood with a modern twist.
Absolutely Wonderful - Just Wonderful – My boss wanted to take me out to breakfast for Christmas and suggested Solefood, I didnt know what to think because it's a seafood restaurant, however I was really surprised. They have a STARBUCKS bar in the restaurant this made my morning even better, which was a plus! For an appetizer I had a very large portion of fresh sliced mixed fruit, and immediately after we were finished our waiter brought out the entree', great timing and it was quite busy. I had the crab hash and it was truly to die for, large lumps of fresh crab meat and diced potatoes under the hash topped with Herb Hollandaise and accented with scrambled eggs on the side, I couldn't eat the entire entree, I truly wished I could. It was so delicious. The atmosphere was very comfortable; I actually forgot I was dining with my boss!
The Worst of the Worst – I am amazed that this restraunt is even open. I have never had such aweful food in my life, literally. I ordered a dish that should have been asian pan fried noodle and lobster with tempura asparagus, but instead got an entire meal that was battered like fried chicken and deep fried. EVERYTHING (even my sweet potatoes and the lobster, shell and all). The badness was not with my meal alone, all four people I went with found their food inedible. I would not want to pay $4 for this food, not to mention the heafty price of $38 for my meal alone.
Terrific Food during Restaurant Week – For Restaurant Week there were a decent amount of choices. Out two appetizers were good: a very large bowl of good, if not great mussels, and a sizable caesar salad with very good calamari croutons (if you like calamari, that is). Our 3 entrees got uniformly terrific reviews: scallops & shrimp; halibut with turnips; and the filet of beef. Desserts were loved as well: chocolate grain, peach tart and goat cheese cheesecake, although I felt the goat cheese taste a bit overwhelming. Also, a good selection of interesting breads.Service was efficient and friendly, yet not intrusive. The bar area is a good space and the chairs in the lounge by the window, comfy.
Live entertainment? – This place shut down as Tellers and reopened as Sole food. They sporadically have live entertainment, and the one entertainer they used to have, Steve the pianist, never seems to play there anymore. When I call and ask about when he is scheduled to play, they are clueless and have no idea. The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.
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