Table 31

★★★☆☆
  • 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd (Comcast Center)

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Cross street: 17th Street

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  • 215-567-7111

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Just returned from a first time dinner at Table 31, which was also a last time dinner at Table 31. At the bar before sitting down in the nearly empty restaurant, the bartender assured us that the service would be stellar in view of the

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★★★★★

Just returned from a first time dinner at Table 31, which was also a last time dinner at Table 31. At the bar before sitting down in the nearly empty restaurant, the bartender assured us that the service would be stellar in view of the

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Ambiance is intimate, service was warm and food is excellent. Italian cuisine with a French twist - very unique!

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★★★★★

Ambiance is intimate, service was warm and food is excellent. Italian cuisine with a French twist - very unique!

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I knew we were in trouble when we couldn't find something on the menu that sounded good. Very expensive for lunch ($19 pizza). Service was slow and unfriendly. One person in our party waited 10 minutes for her basic pizza after we were

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I knew we were in trouble when we couldn't find something on the menu that sounded good. Very expensive for lunch ($19 pizza). Service was slow and unfriendly. One person in our party waited 10 minutes for her basic pizza after we were

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My boss and friends wanted to try it out. It looked nice when walking by, but trust me when I say it was not worth it.

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★★★★★

My boss and friends wanted to try it out. It looked nice when walking by, but trust me when I say it was not worth it.

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It seems like the chef changed quality for quantity over the years. Prices have gone way up, service has gone down, and profit is the end game at this place.

I know the chef of this place once created some quality restaurants in Philly (Mia), but this one is a real miss.

Folks talk about the wine, but I've certainly been to better choices in the Center City area considering the price paid.

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★☆☆☆☆

It seems like the chef changed quality for quantity over the years. Prices have gone way up, service has gone down, and profit is the end game at this place.

I know the chef of this place once created some quality restaurants in Philly (Mia), but this one is a real miss.

Folks talk about the wine, but I've certainly been to better choices in the Center City area considering the price paid.

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Having spent the last 15 years in NYC in the wine biz, I really appreciate the list that Frank the Sommelier has assembled. It's apparent considerable attention was paid to offer great wines at all price points. It's hard to find someone with knowledge

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★★★★★

Having spent the last 15 years in NYC in the wine biz, I really appreciate the list that Frank the Sommelier has assembled. It's apparent considerable attention was paid to offer great wines at all price points. It's hard to find someone with knowledge

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What a wonderful restaurant in a new location under the Comcast building. In town for the holidays and we decided to give it a try. The pasta (cavatelli) was probably the best homemade pasta I ever had. My wife and I split the 24oz. porterhouse medium rare perfectly cooked and a side of garlic broccoli rabe (not bitter) and truffled mashed potatoes. Server was very helpful and pleasant and the wine list had great Italian selections.

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★★★★★

What a wonderful restaurant in a new location under the Comcast building. In town for the holidays and we decided to give it a try. The pasta (cavatelli) was probably the best homemade pasta I ever had. My wife and I split the 24oz. porterhouse medium rare perfectly cooked and a side of garlic broccoli rabe (not bitter) and truffled mashed potatoes. Server was very helpful and pleasant and the wine list had great Italian selections.

Pros: Perfect pasta and steaks

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As a pharmaceutical representative it is very important to that my clients are satisfied. I had numerous call backs on what a great time they had. My group was not large. 8 very satisfied, hard to please doctors.

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★★★★★

As a pharmaceutical representative it is very important to that my clients are satisfied. I had numerous call backs on what a great time they had. My group was not large. 8 very satisfied, hard to please doctors.

Pros: Service and attention to detail

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I recently decided to try Table 31 even after hearing bad reviews. I had a 9pm reservation the place was empty and there was no Hostess after a few minutes the manager came and sat us. Our server seemed un happy to get a table a this time and totally rushed us our food came out way fast before we had finished each the next was put on the table and didn't even ask if we were done with the first course. the food one entree was so undercooked and the other was really salty and over seasoned. The only thing good was the wine we had. I won't go back and you shouldn't go ether!

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently decided to try Table 31 even after hearing bad reviews. I had a 9pm reservation the place was empty and there was no Hostess after a few minutes the manager came and sat us. Our server seemed un happy to get a table a this time and totally rushed us our food came out way fast before we had finished each the next was put on the table and didn't even ask if we were done with the first course. the food one entree was so undercooked and the other was really salty and over seasoned. The only thing good was the wine we had. I won't go back and you shouldn't go ether!

Pros: comcast center great building

Cons: Bad food, service and management!

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Table 31 was very pricey, even for lunch. Not a wide selection of choices, and the food wasn't great. I heard that the menu has been changed, so I guess I'll give it another try.

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★★☆☆☆

Table 31 was very pricey, even for lunch. Not a wide selection of choices, and the food wasn't great. I heard that the menu has been changed, so I guess I'll give it another try.

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I went to Table 31 for restaurant week when they have the set meal price to try it out. The food was good, but it wasn't out of this world, or worth the regular prices. I was underwhelmed.

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I went to Table 31 for restaurant week when they have the set meal price to try it out. The food was good, but it wasn't out of this world, or worth the regular prices. I was underwhelmed.

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It was a beautiful day and my colleagues and I were trying to think of a nice place to have lunch outside. We work at Liberty Place, so we thought it would be a quick stroll to the Comcast Center and the outdoor version of Table 31 - The Plaza Cafe.

In order to beat the lunch rush we left early and arrived at the cafe at 11:30. It was almost empty and we had our pick of seats. Evidently we picked the wrong seat.

Our waiter was very nice, but clearly forgot to put our order in. After waiting 45 minutes for soup, we tried to flag down the manager to ask him what was going on. By this time, the place was full and everyone around us was not only eating - but finishing their lunch.

Our food eventually came (and it was just whatever) but the part that really annoyed my friends and I is that NOT ONCE did anyone even acknowledge that clearly we were forgotten. The manager looked more like he was trying to avoid us instead of being a man and coming over to apologize. By the time we finally got the check and paid (thank goodness we had cash and didn??t have to wait for them to run a card!), it was past 1:00.

So much for a nice lunch. What a waste of time and $60 bucks!

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★☆☆☆☆

It was a beautiful day and my colleagues and I were trying to think of a nice place to have lunch outside. We work at Liberty Place, so we thought it would be a quick stroll to the Comcast Center and the outdoor version of Table 31 - The Plaza Cafe.

In order to beat the lunch rush we left early and arrived at the cafe at 11:30. It was almost empty and we had our pick of seats. Evidently we picked the wrong seat.

Our waiter was very nice, but clearly forgot to put our order in. After waiting 45 minutes for soup, we tried to flag down the manager to ask him what was going on. By this time, the place was full and everyone around us was not only eating - but finishing their lunch.

Our food eventually came (and it was just whatever) but the part that really annoyed my friends and I is that NOT ONCE did anyone even acknowledge that clearly we were forgotten. The manager looked more like he was trying to avoid us instead of being a man and coming over to apologize. By the time we finally got the check and paid (thank goodness we had cash and didn??t have to wait for them to run a card!), it was past 1:00.

So much for a nice lunch. What a waste of time and $60 bucks!

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Arrived just as the fire alarm was going off; should have seen it as an omen. Our party of 4 was seated upstairs (Siberia?) opposite a party of 6, including an infant, in an otherwise empty dining room. Asked for a wine list and when our waiter couldn't answer a question about the wine I was interested in offered to get the manager. 10 minutes (and 2 assurances that the manager would be right over) later, our waiter parroted what he had been told about a wine he had never tried. 30 minutes after being seated our order was taken and wine poured. One member of our party asked for lemon for his water. 3 requests and 10 minutes later, it arrived, nicely arrayed on a tray, also with lime slices. Wait staff tried gamely to serve food without asking who ordered what, but got it wrong on the first 2 courses.

The food itself was quite good. I had PEI mussels; some grit but a nice, subdued sauce of tomato and fennel. Fellow diners had soup of the day (lentil) and beautiful salads, all pronounced excellent. Bread, along with strange chickpea and pepper oil (how do you balance whole chickpeas on a slice of bread?), was flavorful but cold and burned on the bottom. Main course was scallops (2) on a bed of lentils and pancetta - wonderfully cooked and flavorful. All others in our party had the flank steak, ordered medium-rare. All were closer to rare, but tasty, if way under-seasoned. With no salt or pepper on the table so not easily rectified without engaging the "now-you-so-them, now-you-don't" staff. Dessert was a wonderful, if a bit too sweet for my taste, cheesecake with caramel and chocolate topping and excellent brewed coffee.

Since we took advantage of the recently instituted early-bird special ("Luxury for Less") the bill was less than $65 per person. Given the significant services challenges, a good, not great, value. Had I suffered with this level of incompetent service at the prices on the regular menu, I'd be a little less sanguine.

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★★★☆☆

Arrived just as the fire alarm was going off; should have seen it as an omen. Our party of 4 was seated upstairs (Siberia?) opposite a party of 6, including an infant, in an otherwise empty dining room. Asked for a wine list and when our waiter couldn't answer a question about the wine I was interested in offered to get the manager. 10 minutes (and 2 assurances that the manager would be right over) later, our waiter parroted what he had been told about a wine he had never tried. 30 minutes after being seated our order was taken and wine poured. One member of our party asked for lemon for his water. 3 requests and 10 minutes later, it arrived, nicely arrayed on a tray, also with lime slices. Wait staff tried gamely to serve food without asking who ordered what, but got it wrong on the first 2 courses.

The food itself was quite good. I had PEI mussels; some grit but a nice, subdued sauce of tomato and fennel. Fellow diners had soup of the day (lentil) and beautiful salads, all pronounced excellent. Bread, along with strange chickpea and pepper oil (how do you balance whole chickpeas on a slice of bread?), was flavorful but cold and burned on the bottom. Main course was scallops (2) on a bed of lentils and pancetta - wonderfully cooked and flavorful. All others in our party had the flank steak, ordered medium-rare. All were closer to rare, but tasty, if way under-seasoned. With no salt or pepper on the table so not easily rectified without engaging the "now-you-so-them, now-you-don't" staff. Dessert was a wonderful, if a bit too sweet for my taste, cheesecake with caramel and chocolate topping and excellent brewed coffee.

Since we took advantage of the recently instituted early-bird special ("Luxury for Less") the bill was less than $65 per person. Given the significant services challenges, a good, not great, value. Had I suffered with this level of incompetent service at the prices on the regular menu, I'd be a little less sanguine.

Pros: very good cooking, hip setting

Cons: waiters-in-training galore

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My girlfriend and I dined at Table 31 on Valentines Day and were blown away by the experience we had there. The margarita pizza was a great starter. it was crisp and very tasty. We had the Tomahawk steak. It actually looked like a tomahawk and was flavorful. The sides were also out of this world. The sommelier provided us with lots of information about our wine and was helpful and knowledgeable. It is hard to find such great service pairing with outstanding food! Bravo!

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I dined at Table 31 on Valentines Day and were blown away by the experience we had there. The margarita pizza was a great starter. it was crisp and very tasty. We had the Tomahawk steak. It actually looked like a tomahawk and was flavorful. The sides were also out of this world. The sommelier provided us with lots of information about our wine and was helpful and knowledgeable. It is hard to find such great service pairing with outstanding food! Bravo!

Pros: Wonderful Food, Drink and Decor

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Over reaching price for quality of the restaurant. We had the misfortune of being there on a very cold night and they insisted on sitting us right in the draft from the front door. We asked for another table but were told flat out that nothing was available in spite of many groups the size of ours being seated during the course of our meal. But, that was something we got over and the staff worked hard to overcome and to keep us happy. The real problem was finally that the dining room is sort of low end decoration and boring, the table was dirty and the seats were covered with crumbs. The food, which was of apparent good quality and looked nice, came late and lukewarm. The place was busy, but not swamped so it was it was difficult to understand why it took an hour to get a first course.

It sounds like we didn't have a god time, but we did. It was a family outing and we all enjoyed the company and ate the food. The desserts were good and the staff, as mentioned, were very friendly and helpful. We all agreed though when we left that we wouldn't recommend or use the restaurant again as Philadelphia has much much better for the same cost.

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★★★☆☆

Over reaching price for quality of the restaurant. We had the misfortune of being there on a very cold night and they insisted on sitting us right in the draft from the front door. We asked for another table but were told flat out that nothing was available in spite of many groups the size of ours being seated during the course of our meal. But, that was something we got over and the staff worked hard to overcome and to keep us happy. The real problem was finally that the dining room is sort of low end decoration and boring, the table was dirty and the seats were covered with crumbs. The food, which was of apparent good quality and looked nice, came late and lukewarm. The place was busy, but not swamped so it was it was difficult to understand why it took an hour to get a first course.

It sounds like we didn't have a god time, but we did. It was a family outing and we all enjoyed the company and ate the food. The desserts were good and the staff, as mentioned, were very friendly and helpful. We all agreed though when we left that we wouldn't recommend or use the restaurant again as Philadelphia has much much better for the same cost.

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GREAT FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, my gnocchi bolognese was super tasty (pasta was soft, great sauce) the NY bone-in was to died for it, I had a glass of sangiovese with my pasta and glass of shiraz with my steak, just perfect. The wine list was nice, I like the idea of wine map on list ( helpfull ). Go for it! L.ALL.W.

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★★★★★

GREAT FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, my gnocchi bolognese was super tasty (pasta was soft, great sauce) the NY bone-in was to died for it, I had a glass of sangiovese with my pasta and glass of shiraz with my steak, just perfect. The wine list was nice, I like the idea of wine map on list ( helpfull ). Go for it! L.ALL.W.

Pros: nice bar

Cons: great food and wine

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Read the following review (blog.typeadiversions. com/ 2008/07/table-31-philadelphia.html) . Although in general I agree with this dining critic's review of Table 31 I would add he was rather generous. Our party ordered several appetizers and some were good and some were surprisingly unmemorable. And the four of us ordered different entrees and it was truly a h*t or miss. Wine selection by the glass in a word, terrible. But worst of all the service was very disappointing. Me and others at the table basically left feeling like we threw cash out the window. Would not recommend this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Read the following review (blog.typeadiversions. com/ 2008/07/table-31-philadelphia.html) . Although in general I agree with this dining critic's review of Table 31 I would add he was rather generous. Our party ordered several appetizers and some were good and some were surprisingly unmemorable. And the four of us ordered different entrees and it was truly a h*t or miss. Wine selection by the glass in a word, terrible. But worst of all the service was very disappointing. Me and others at the table basically left feeling like we threw cash out the window. Would not recommend this place.

Pros: nice building

Cons: poor service, overpriced food, poor selection of wines

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I went to Table 31 for my birthday last Friday night. It seemed a little slow, which I can only assume was bc of it being the weekend right after New Year's. The whole city actually seemed dead??? Regardless, the bar was very cozy. We didn't have to wait for our table but decided to have a drink first in this little alcove in the bar area. So cute...drinks were very creative--I had this mango champagne cocktail which was so tasty. We sat at cozy booth on the second floor, and had a server that was very friendly, but not overboard. We weren't going to have a heavy meal so we can go out after but ended up ordering too many things anyway because we couldn't make a decision--everything looked great. Shrimp cocktail were the biggest I've ever seen, pizzas were had a nice thin crispy crust, and my italian side was adored the homemade fettucini with crabmeat and the antipasto salad. I shared a porterhouse with my boyfriend an we both thought it was cooked perfectly and full of flavor--didn't even need the sauces. Sides were huge and creative--loved the lobster mash potatoes. Desserts were awesome. They decorated the plated with"Happy Birthday Nicole" which I thought showed how much care and effort they put into service. Chocolate cake and pumpkin bread pudding were delicious. I will definitely be returning for my Bday next year!

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★★★★★

I went to Table 31 for my birthday last Friday night. It seemed a little slow, which I can only assume was bc of it being the weekend right after New Year's. The whole city actually seemed dead??? Regardless, the bar was very cozy. We didn't have to wait for our table but decided to have a drink first in this little alcove in the bar area. So cute...drinks were very creative--I had this mango champagne cocktail which was so tasty. We sat at cozy booth on the second floor, and had a server that was very friendly, but not overboard. We weren't going to have a heavy meal so we can go out after but ended up ordering too many things anyway because we couldn't make a decision--everything looked great. Shrimp cocktail were the biggest I've ever seen, pizzas were had a nice thin crispy crust, and my italian side was adored the homemade fettucini with crabmeat and the antipasto salad. I shared a porterhouse with my boyfriend an we both thought it was cooked perfectly and full of flavor--didn't even need the sauces. Sides were huge and creative--loved the lobster mash potatoes. Desserts were awesome. They decorated the plated with"Happy Birthday Nicole" which I thought showed how much care and effort they put into service. Chocolate cake and pumpkin bread pudding were delicious. I will definitely be returning for my Bday next year!

Pros: Delicious Food, not too expensive, much more than just steak

Cons: Too quiet on the second floor

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My parents and I had the opposite experience at Table31. We did not think the service matched the price tag. Wish we had read the reviews below before making reservations. One thing is evident, there is a lack of consistency when dining here. Will not go back when there are so many great restaurants in the city.

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★☆☆☆☆

My parents and I had the opposite experience at Table31. We did not think the service matched the price tag. Wish we had read the reviews below before making reservations. One thing is evident, there is a lack of consistency when dining here. Will not go back when there are so many great restaurants in the city.

Pros: something new

Cons: service in proportion to cost

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"What's not to love here? We went to Capital Grill & they had over an hour wait! WT@! We called the maitre d', it was 7:30 - fingers crossed - & he said come on over. We're glad we did, THIS is our new steak place. They were almost full, in fact we got the last empty table on the first floor. We waited all of 5 minutes after we arrived & we're greeted by 3 friendly faces (2 pretty ladies & the maitre d'. The drinks were very cool, the beers (awesome selection). Our waitress was cute, friendly, & smart. Oysters were cold & fresh, wagyu sliders were juicy & tasty, & the crab-fettucine was perfect. The porterhouse, delmonico, & tomahawk steaks were nicely seasoned & cooked perfectly. The broccoli rabe was fine (it is what it is) & the caramelized onion side was also, just what it says - not worth $8 for just onions. Couldn't eat dessert - too full, but we will next time. It was really great. It was really nice too that they made a point to say good bye, get our names & invite us back. We promised them this was our new hangout. Really great."

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★★★★★

"What's not to love here? We went to Capital Grill & they had over an hour wait! WT@! We called the maitre d', it was 7:30 - fingers crossed - & he said come on over. We're glad we did, THIS is our new steak place. They were almost full, in fact we got the last empty table on the first floor. We waited all of 5 minutes after we arrived & we're greeted by 3 friendly faces (2 pretty ladies & the maitre d'. The drinks were very cool, the beers (awesome selection). Our waitress was cute, friendly, & smart. Oysters were cold & fresh, wagyu sliders were juicy & tasty, & the crab-fettucine was perfect. The porterhouse, delmonico, & tomahawk steaks were nicely seasoned & cooked perfectly. The broccoli rabe was fine (it is what it is) & the caramelized onion side was also, just what it says - not worth $8 for just onions. Couldn't eat dessert - too full, but we will next time. It was really great. It was really nice too that they made a point to say good bye, get our names & invite us back. We promised them this was our new hangout. Really great."

Pros: They got us in on the busiest night at the busiest time

Cons: wish we had known about it sooner

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Beautiful building, attractive decor, delicious food, but unfortunately poor service. We had dinner reservations for two on Nov 8th but we were running late so we informed the maitre d' of a 15 minute late arrival. He said no problem, come on in. So we did and to our bewildered surprise were promptly seated at the "bar" area of the restaurant. We thought well this is strange. Either the dining areas were packed or we were getting the doormat treatment either because we were late or for some other unidentifiable subjective reason. So rather than assume the worst we politely mentioned to the maitre d' we made reservations for "dinner", not for drinks. He quickly reviewed his seating charts and sat us in the dining area on the second level. At this point we realized the maitre d' was playing games but rather than let his rudeness overtake our dining experience we decided to give table 31 a second chance. So we reviewed the menu and placed our orders and enjoyed everything that was set at our table. The wine menu wasn't stupendous but adequate and we enjoyed our cab selection. Although our earlier experience with the maitre d' tainted our opinion of the restaurant's philosophy of service from the get go we did our best to enjoy the rest of the evening void of pre-conceptions. However I will note the service was rushed and on the slower side probably due to the crowded atmosphere of a saturday night. In the end we enjoyed the food but thought the service could use improvement starting from the top down. When it comes to fine dining, service is just as important as the quality of cuisine. Unfortunately Table 31 had one but not the other the evening we were there. Maybe you'll have better luck! You might consider restuarants like JAMES, Fogo de Chao or the Capital Grille before you venture to Table 31 if you're into a "steakhouse bistro" type atmosphere with excellent service.

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★★☆☆☆

Beautiful building, attractive decor, delicious food, but unfortunately poor service. We had dinner reservations for two on Nov 8th but we were running late so we informed the maitre d' of a 15 minute late arrival. He said no problem, come on in. So we did and to our bewildered surprise were promptly seated at the "bar" area of the restaurant. We thought well this is strange. Either the dining areas were packed or we were getting the doormat treatment either because we were late or for some other unidentifiable subjective reason. So rather than assume the worst we politely mentioned to the maitre d' we made reservations for "dinner", not for drinks. He quickly reviewed his seating charts and sat us in the dining area on the second level. At this point we realized the maitre d' was playing games but rather than let his rudeness overtake our dining experience we decided to give table 31 a second chance. So we reviewed the menu and placed our orders and enjoyed everything that was set at our table. The wine menu wasn't stupendous but adequate and we enjoyed our cab selection. Although our earlier experience with the maitre d' tainted our opinion of the restaurant's philosophy of service from the get go we did our best to enjoy the rest of the evening void of pre-conceptions. However I will note the service was rushed and on the slower side probably due to the crowded atmosphere of a saturday night. In the end we enjoyed the food but thought the service could use improvement starting from the top down. When it comes to fine dining, service is just as important as the quality of cuisine. Unfortunately Table 31 had one but not the other the evening we were there. Maybe you'll have better luck! You might consider restuarants like JAMES, Fogo de Chao or the Capital Grille before you venture to Table 31 if you're into a "steakhouse bistro" type atmosphere with excellent service.

Pros: decor, food

Cons: service unfortuately

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Usually I'm the quiet guy, calm, doesn't yell, yawn. My fiancee knows I love steak, she loves seafood, & she brought me to Table 31. Guys - you can hire me to do an ad for you. It was outrageously food. Plus your italian sommelier turned me on to some great wines as well. Didn't mean to spend that much, but it was well worth it. We'll be back.

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★★★★☆

Usually I'm the quiet guy, calm, doesn't yell, yawn. My fiancee knows I love steak, she loves seafood, & she brought me to Table 31. Guys - you can hire me to do an ad for you. It was outrageously food. Plus your italian sommelier turned me on to some great wines as well. Didn't mean to spend that much, but it was well worth it. We'll be back.

Pros: bartenders, drinks, hosteseses, dining rooms

Cons: a little further from our apartment, but worth it

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To me, eating out is about having fun. We went tonight AFTER reading others lame notes because we're staying at the Four Seasons AND THEY RECOMMENDED 31! They were right!
We had a great time. "M.G." was at the door & greeted us warmly along with a lovely lady. We were seated immediately. Michael was our waiter. He went through the wine choices, answered our questions about the steaks & appetizers. Drinks were brought to us immediately & they were amazing (the Mango Jerry, 31 Cocktail & the Smoking Manhattan - all AMAZING!). When the first course came we drooled. We had what the Inquirer recommended: the shell fish salad & the pork trotters. We wish we had ordered 2 of each & skipped entrees...until the steaks came. First, I am NOT a big steak eater, but "M.G." said to try the Delmonico..........I couldn't speak, so delicious. A plain knife went right through & it oozed over my tongue. A little charred & salt/pepper crust, perfect medium rare, wow. Now I want to skip dessert & have another steak. We had a few glasses of the malbec. I asked Michael for the name (El Portillo), so good I want to buy it at home. A little noisy because there was a party of 10 on one side of the room, 14 on another side, & a party of 6 next to us. But what fun! If I wanted peace & quiet I'd stay at home. We decided on dessert even though we were full. The Chef happened to walk by & asked us how our meal was, he was so nice. He recommended the PBJ because it was light & the ice cream cones - & they were spot on. We will be back! Regardless what the other reviewers said, which sounded personal. We are objective & eat out a lot. This was NOT overly priced & we lovged the personal attention, beautiful space & sumptuous food! THANKS!

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★★★★☆

To me, eating out is about having fun. We went tonight AFTER reading others lame notes because we're staying at the Four Seasons AND THEY RECOMMENDED 31! They were right!
We had a great time. "M.G." was at the door & greeted us warmly along with a lovely lady. We were seated immediately. Michael was our waiter. He went through the wine choices, answered our questions about the steaks & appetizers. Drinks were brought to us immediately & they were amazing (the Mango Jerry, 31 Cocktail & the Smoking Manhattan - all AMAZING!). When the first course came we drooled. We had what the Inquirer recommended: the shell fish salad & the pork trotters. We wish we had ordered 2 of each & skipped entrees...until the steaks came. First, I am NOT a big steak eater, but "M.G." said to try the Delmonico..........I couldn't speak, so delicious. A plain knife went right through & it oozed over my tongue. A little charred & salt/pepper crust, perfect medium rare, wow. Now I want to skip dessert & have another steak. We had a few glasses of the malbec. I asked Michael for the name (El Portillo), so good I want to buy it at home. A little noisy because there was a party of 10 on one side of the room, 14 on another side, & a party of 6 next to us. But what fun! If I wanted peace & quiet I'd stay at home. We decided on dessert even though we were full. The Chef happened to walk by & asked us how our meal was, he was so nice. He recommended the PBJ because it was light & the ice cream cones - & they were spot on. We will be back! Regardless what the other reviewers said, which sounded personal. We are objective & eat out a lot. This was NOT overly priced & we lovged the personal attention, beautiful space & sumptuous food! THANKS!

Pros: food, service, abthrooms, bar, the comcast screen (largest HDTV in the world)

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I should preface this by saying i visited the restaurant during restaurant week, so that may have an impact on my experience, but I?ve gone to other restaurants during restaurant week and never had an experience as bad as this one? We arrived early and enjoyed a glass of wine in the bar area. It was nice space, although overly crowded, and the wine was great. We were seated close to our reservation time at an upstairs table, overlooking the bar and we were pleased?it went downhill from there. We requested a wine list, which took forever to be found; we were not offered bread and had to ask for it ? and only then was bread (no oil, butter) brought out; my duck/cavatelli appetizer was flavorless; my boyfriend found a piece of plastic (!) in his potatoes; we were never offered coffee and not once did anyone ask us how we were enjoying our meal?on top of that, Chef Scarduzio?s friends were seated next to us in the lounge area and were milling about next to our table, yelling over the balcony railing to a friend below. Chef Scarduzio joined his buds and joined in the festivities by dropping the f-bomb a number of times.

I enjoy going out to dinner and have no problems spending good money on a good meal. I would honestly think twice before going back to Table 31. There are many other steak houses (and more opening every month) where I can spend my money.

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★★★☆☆

I should preface this by saying i visited the restaurant during restaurant week, so that may have an impact on my experience, but I?ve gone to other restaurants during restaurant week and never had an experience as bad as this one? We arrived early and enjoyed a glass of wine in the bar area. It was nice space, although overly crowded, and the wine was great. We were seated close to our reservation time at an upstairs table, overlooking the bar and we were pleased?it went downhill from there. We requested a wine list, which took forever to be found; we were not offered bread and had to ask for it ? and only then was bread (no oil, butter) brought out; my duck/cavatelli appetizer was flavorless; my boyfriend found a piece of plastic (!) in his potatoes; we were never offered coffee and not once did anyone ask us how we were enjoying our meal?on top of that, Chef Scarduzio?s friends were seated next to us in the lounge area and were milling about next to our table, yelling over the balcony railing to a friend below. Chef Scarduzio joined his buds and joined in the festivities by dropping the f-bomb a number of times.

I enjoy going out to dinner and have no problems spending good money on a good meal. I would honestly think twice before going back to Table 31. There are many other steak houses (and more opening every month) where I can spend my money.

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The decor was refreshing and inviting. My porterhouse was perfectly cooked along with my corn casserole that was amazing. I was dining alone and the server Jeff made me feel at home. Thank You!

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★★★★★

The decor was refreshing and inviting. My porterhouse was perfectly cooked along with my corn casserole that was amazing. I was dining alone and the server Jeff made me feel at home. Thank You!

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First we waited 45 minutes beyond our reservation time. We waited near the bar where it took 20 minutes for server to ask us if we wanted drinks. Then we watched as 2 couples who arrived later than us were seated first. Finally we were escorted to our table which was a small table for 2 in the middle of the room. The table next to ours was literally 4 inches away. Plus when we arrived to the table there was only 1 chair, we had to stand there while they went to get another chair. The place was so loud I could hear the woman at the table next to me better than my fiance across the table. Then, they delivered the wrong appetizer to our table (it belonged to the table next to us), and our appetizer NEVER arrived. They also tried to deliver us the wrong entrees (again for the table next to us). Ten minutes into our meal they arrived with a side of mushrooms that also wasn't ours. After we finished eating, we had to wait 20 minutes for the check, which we had to ask a random server to get because our waiter was no where in sight. Then they brought us the WRONG check, it was again the check for the table next to ours. We presented the check to the manager who comped the entire bill. Thank GOD! It was the only redeeming factor of the whole night. I would NOT have wanted to pay for such horrible service. Never again!! The food is no better than Flemmings in Radnor or Ruth's Chris and their service is always impecable.

0
★☆☆☆☆

First we waited 45 minutes beyond our reservation time. We waited near the bar where it took 20 minutes for server to ask us if we wanted drinks. Then we watched as 2 couples who arrived later than us were seated first. Finally we were escorted to our table which was a small table for 2 in the middle of the room. The table next to ours was literally 4 inches away. Plus when we arrived to the table there was only 1 chair, we had to stand there while they went to get another chair. The place was so loud I could hear the woman at the table next to me better than my fiance across the table. Then, they delivered the wrong appetizer to our table (it belonged to the table next to us), and our appetizer NEVER arrived. They also tried to deliver us the wrong entrees (again for the table next to us). Ten minutes into our meal they arrived with a side of mushrooms that also wasn't ours. After we finished eating, we had to wait 20 minutes for the check, which we had to ask a random server to get because our waiter was no where in sight. Then they brought us the WRONG check, it was again the check for the table next to ours. We presented the check to the manager who comped the entire bill. Thank GOD! It was the only redeeming factor of the whole night. I would NOT have wanted to pay for such horrible service. Never again!! The food is no better than Flemmings in Radnor or Ruth's Chris and their service is always impecable.

Pros: Decor, but that's about it

Cons: Worst service I've ever experienced, loud

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I had reservations for four on Saturday night, 9/20. We did arrive a little early so the manager, "M.G.," said our table was not ready yet we would be seated in another 15 - 20 minutes "because people were having dessert." We took a look at the video wall in the lobby, came back in 15 minutes, and was told again that it would be another 15 - 20 minutes because they were having trouble clearing tables.

We decided to wait near the bar since it was very crowded. What we saw was pretty ridiculous. A gentleman came downstairs wondering where his server was with his credit card. A party of four was sent upstairs to be seated, but came back down after there was no table available. They were pretty irate since they had reservations and were still waiting after an hour. They demanded to be comped for apps and drinks and the bar, but M.G. said he couldn't do that. We saw more parties come out from the bar wondering when they would be seated and all M.G. could say was another 15 - 20 minutes.

After seeing all of this, we decided to leave. It was about 40 minutes after our reservations. All M.G. could do was give us his card and promise to take care us if we'd call him directly the next time. I doubt he would even remember us since there were so many irate customers that night. We will happily go back to Barclay Prime where the service and food are excellent. Our choice for the best steakhouse in the city.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had reservations for four on Saturday night, 9/20. We did arrive a little early so the manager, "M.G.," said our table was not ready yet we would be seated in another 15 - 20 minutes "because people were having dessert." We took a look at the video wall in the lobby, came back in 15 minutes, and was told again that it would be another 15 - 20 minutes because they were having trouble clearing tables.

We decided to wait near the bar since it was very crowded. What we saw was pretty ridiculous. A gentleman came downstairs wondering where his server was with his credit card. A party of four was sent upstairs to be seated, but came back down after there was no table available. They were pretty irate since they had reservations and were still waiting after an hour. They demanded to be comped for apps and drinks and the bar, but M.G. said he couldn't do that. We saw more parties come out from the bar wondering when they would be seated and all M.G. could say was another 15 - 20 minutes.

After seeing all of this, we decided to leave. It was about 40 minutes after our reservations. All M.G. could do was give us his card and promise to take care us if we'd call him directly the next time. I doubt he would even remember us since there were so many irate customers that night. We will happily go back to Barclay Prime where the service and food are excellent. Our choice for the best steakhouse in the city.

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I have eaten at all of the steakhouse in Philly........ Capital Grill, Barkley Prime, The Prime Rib. All very good but not excellent. Table 31 was excellent! The place is new so I can understand that there may have been some mis- steps in the beginning but not the night I dined with 6 other friends The other steakhouses serve a good grade of choice but you can taste the Prime difference at Table 31. Fabulous addition to the Philadelphia restaurant seen.

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★★★★★

I have eaten at all of the steakhouse in Philly........ Capital Grill, Barkley Prime, The Prime Rib. All very good but not excellent. Table 31 was excellent! The place is new so I can understand that there may have been some mis- steps in the beginning but not the night I dined with 6 other friends The other steakhouses serve a good grade of choice but you can taste the Prime difference at Table 31. Fabulous addition to the Philadelphia restaurant seen.

Pros: Prime meat not choice

Cons: music was ok

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Made reservations a month in advance. Arrived on time and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Table was next to the busboy service cart. They were banging into the table every 30 seconds. Asked to be reseated and was told would have to wait 40 minutes for another table although several were empty. When I pointed that out, manager said they were for people with reservations. I said I had a reservation and it wasn't for a table being banged into constantly by the staff. He said, "You can stay here or wait 40 minutes, those are your options." I told him I also had the option to leave, and did.

Even if we had another table, they are all tiny, practically on top of each other, it's noisy and not a pleasant atmosphere at all. It's as cramped and crowded as Chickie and Pete's with worse service and 10 times the price.

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★☆☆☆☆

Made reservations a month in advance. Arrived on time and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Table was next to the busboy service cart. They were banging into the table every 30 seconds. Asked to be reseated and was told would have to wait 40 minutes for another table although several were empty. When I pointed that out, manager said they were for people with reservations. I said I had a reservation and it wasn't for a table being banged into constantly by the staff. He said, "You can stay here or wait 40 minutes, those are your options." I told him I also had the option to leave, and did.

Even if we had another table, they are all tiny, practically on top of each other, it's noisy and not a pleasant atmosphere at all. It's as cramped and crowded as Chickie and Pete's with worse service and 10 times the price.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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Disappointing experience for the cost. Our bill was about $600 for 4 people. The decor is amazing but that is all I can say that was worth it for this place. We noticed besides the booths the tables are in such close proximity - you can hear everyone's conversations. Its a steakhouse and they didn't get a single temp right!!! They messed up the sides and service was just ok. I would expected better for the price. Overpriced - will wear out

0
★☆☆☆☆

Disappointing experience for the cost. Our bill was about $600 for 4 people. The decor is amazing but that is all I can say that was worth it for this place. We noticed besides the booths the tables are in such close proximity - you can hear everyone's conversations. Its a steakhouse and they didn't get a single temp right!!! They messed up the sides and service was just ok. I would expected better for the price. Overpriced - will wear out

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Brought my girlfriend to Table 31. We had a wonderful meal and service was pleasant and fun. This is my second time there and the restaurant is only open a few weeks.. My steak was cooked perfect, my girlfriend who does not eat meat had a wonderful halibut. There are lots more non meat items to choose from. My wine was perfect and priced well. My server Jeff was nice, helpful and seemed to enjoy himself at the table. I will be back!

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★★★★★

Brought my girlfriend to Table 31. We had a wonderful meal and service was pleasant and fun. This is my second time there and the restaurant is only open a few weeks.. My steak was cooked perfect, my girlfriend who does not eat meat had a wonderful halibut. There are lots more non meat items to choose from. My wine was perfect and priced well. My server Jeff was nice, helpful and seemed to enjoy himself at the table. I will be back!

Pros: service, food and variety

Cons: dark bathrooms

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A coworker and I went to Table 31 for lunch at the end of July 2008. We sat outside despite the heat, and luckily had umberella coverage. I got a "steak" sandwich and he got a turkey burger. They were both delicious, but rather impossible to eat. The bread/rolls were so large that only Jaws could have eaten the sandwiches intact. I ended up chopping up my already messy steak sandwich and eating it with a knife and fork. Five napkins later I felt very tired from my efforts and gave up. I told our server that I loved the sandwich, but asked her to tell the chef that the presentation (huge roll) was not practical. She was very professional and thanked me for the feedback. Yes, I would go back to Table 31 again, but I would order carefully. It's embarassing to be with a coworker for lunch and feel like you need a bib and handiwipes.

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★★★☆☆

A coworker and I went to Table 31 for lunch at the end of July 2008. We sat outside despite the heat, and luckily had umberella coverage. I got a "steak" sandwich and he got a turkey burger. They were both delicious, but rather impossible to eat. The bread/rolls were so large that only Jaws could have eaten the sandwiches intact. I ended up chopping up my already messy steak sandwich and eating it with a knife and fork. Five napkins later I felt very tired from my efforts and gave up. I told our server that I loved the sandwich, but asked her to tell the chef that the presentation (huge roll) was not practical. She was very professional and thanked me for the feedback. Yes, I would go back to Table 31 again, but I would order carefully. It's embarassing to be with a coworker for lunch and feel like you need a bib and handiwipes.

Pros: Location, atmosphere, cuisine

Cons: Presentation of food unrealistic-- too messy!

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I was expecting great food, great environment and great service. The entree and appetizers were delivered together, and my fish was below room temperature. The lettuce from my salad was wilted and is tastier out of an iceberg bag from the grocery store. Everything was below average, George Pierre should be embarrassed. I would NEVER recommend Table 31, nor would I ever go back (except for a cocktail if someone else was paying)

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was expecting great food, great environment and great service. The entree and appetizers were delivered together, and my fish was below room temperature. The lettuce from my salad was wilted and is tastier out of an iceberg bag from the grocery store. Everything was below average, George Pierre should be embarrassed. I would NEVER recommend Table 31, nor would I ever go back (except for a cocktail if someone else was paying)

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING

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I went there for my birthday with a party of 8 people looking forward to a great night, good food, and decent service...what I got was disappointing to say the least.

The food was horrible, especially for how pricey it was...everyone got something different on the menu and NO ONE was satisfied. The food arrived cold to the table, it had no flavor and I might as well have gone to a low priced chain restaurant and had a better meal. The waiter was flustered and forgot to get one of my friend's orders. We had to practically yell to get the server's attention; he wasnt there when we needed him (and no one had any outlandish requests, we just wanted to give our drink and food orders!)

We felt rushed and when we got the bill of $550+ we were angry. We are trying to spread the word in order to help others avoid such an unfortunate experience.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went there for my birthday with a party of 8 people looking forward to a great night, good food, and decent service...what I got was disappointing to say the least.

The food was horrible, especially for how pricey it was...everyone got something different on the menu and NO ONE was satisfied. The food arrived cold to the table, it had no flavor and I might as well have gone to a low priced chain restaurant and had a better meal. The waiter was flustered and forgot to get one of my friend's orders. We had to practically yell to get the server's attention; he wasnt there when we needed him (and no one had any outlandish requests, we just wanted to give our drink and food orders!)

We felt rushed and when we got the bill of $550+ we were angry. We are trying to spread the word in order to help others avoid such an unfortunate experience.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Horrible food and service!

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Why go to Rittenhouse Row and sit along side cars, noise and a dirty street. We were seated under a beautiful orange umbrella, next to a water fountain, eat wonderful sushi and had a bucket of cold beer with my friend. It was truly a wonderful experience from the food to our service. Highly recommended! Check out the huge HD TV at night......Very Cool

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★★★★★

Why go to Rittenhouse Row and sit along side cars, noise and a dirty street. We were seated under a beautiful orange umbrella, next to a water fountain, eat wonderful sushi and had a bucket of cold beer with my friend. It was truly a wonderful experience from the food to our service. Highly recommended! Check out the huge HD TV at night......Very Cool

Pros: Best ouside dining

Cons: off the beat

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We went there for Sips and they have section of seating for Wenesday night SIPS and it is out side, in the sun, no umberella, the temperature had to be 99 yesterday, needless to say we had one drink (which got warm in 15 minutes) and left (I forgot my #45 sunscree). Dosen't the management realize this is a night to showcase your place so that patrons return and recomend your establishment. We ended at TIME, nice atmosphere, we were allowed inside and airconditioning felt great..... oh and the beer stayed cold.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went there for Sips and they have section of seating for Wenesday night SIPS and it is out side, in the sun, no umberella, the temperature had to be 99 yesterday, needless to say we had one drink (which got warm in 15 minutes) and left (I forgot my #45 sunscree). Dosen't the management realize this is a night to showcase your place so that patrons return and recomend your establishment. We ended at TIME, nice atmosphere, we were allowed inside and airconditioning felt great..... oh and the beer stayed cold.

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This has to be one of the nicest dining experiences we have had in a long time. The staff was extremely attentive from the time Georges greeted us at the entrance until the time we left. The Sommelier knew exactly what to recommend. The staff comes from top restaurants around the city and remembered what everyone in our party liked. That alone is top notch. The food was exceptional. Try the Cavatelli appetizer, it is to die for!! The crab cakes were perfection.....

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★★★★★

This has to be one of the nicest dining experiences we have had in a long time. The staff was extremely attentive from the time Georges greeted us at the entrance until the time we left. The Sommelier knew exactly what to recommend. The staff comes from top restaurants around the city and remembered what everyone in our party liked. That alone is top notch. The food was exceptional. Try the Cavatelli appetizer, it is to die for!! The crab cakes were perfection.....

Pros: The complete experience

Cons: Can the servers be too good?

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I went to Table 31 on opening week for my husband's birthday. The drinks, appetizers and dinner were all very delicious. The prices are expensive. My only complaint was our server was very slow. But we would def. go back again for the food.

2
★★★★★

I went to Table 31 on opening week for my husband's birthday. The drinks, appetizers and dinner were all very delicious. The prices are expensive. My only complaint was our server was very slow. But we would def. go back again for the food.

Pros: excellent food

Cons: slow server

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Went here for my birthday last week and they couldn't have been more accommodating. Visiting a restaurant right when they first open could be a disaster. But it wasn't! I had the Dover Sole as the fish of the day. Incredible! We were a party of five and they sat us at the "see and be seen" table: Table 31. The server could have been a little more professional but I figured they were still working out all of the kinks and the staff are adjusting until things smooth out. All of us were pleased with our appetizers and our entrees were awesome! For my birthday dessert, they brought out this heavenly chocolate grenache cake and had the plate decorated, "Happy Birthday." After dinner, they gave us a tour of the facility on its other floors. What an establishment! The staff was very gracious and helpful. Later we stood in front of the fountains out in front of the Comcast Center and noticed Table 31's outdoor cocktail area. Definitely a place to check out again and again.

2
★★★★★

Went here for my birthday last week and they couldn't have been more accommodating. Visiting a restaurant right when they first open could be a disaster. But it wasn't! I had the Dover Sole as the fish of the day. Incredible! We were a party of five and they sat us at the "see and be seen" table: Table 31. The server could have been a little more professional but I figured they were still working out all of the kinks and the staff are adjusting until things smooth out. All of us were pleased with our appetizers and our entrees were awesome! For my birthday dessert, they brought out this heavenly chocolate grenache cake and had the plate decorated, "Happy Birthday." After dinner, they gave us a tour of the facility on its other floors. What an establishment! The staff was very gracious and helpful. Later we stood in front of the fountains out in front of the Comcast Center and noticed Table 31's outdoor cocktail area. Definitely a place to check out again and again.

Pros: ideal birthday night out!

Cons: Fish of the Day entree was $60

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Chef/proprietor Chris Scarduzio brings his passion for Italian food to this steakhouse bistro in a corner of the Comcast Center high-rise in the heart of downtown. Order one of the best Prime steaks around, the 14-ounce New York strip, or…

 

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