Renowned restaurateur Stephen Star designed The Dandelion with the intentions of somewhat mimicking a gastrobpub in London. That's why tea time is an integral part of every day here. Make the short trip from Rittenhouse Claridge to this Philadelphia establishment to enjoy high tea from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. just like you would if you were to dine in an English restaurant.
Lunch is also served here — from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. — as well as dinner — between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. — but whenever you visit, you're sure to feel like you are dining in a land far away. The glossy fireplaces, drapes, and vintage chandeliers set the scene. If you do decide to stop in for tea, you'll likely be tempted to enjoy light appetizers such as the British cheeses, deviled eggs, or roasted spiced bar nuts. Those with a bigger appetite can indulge in the lamb shepherd's pie or the beer-battered fish and chips, among other dishes. If you swing by for lunch or dinner, don't expect to see the same menu items with each visit. The options change based on seasonal ingredients so there's always something new to try.