Devon Seafood Grill

★★★★☆
The former Houlihan's is still owned by the same parent company, but the atmosphere is more uptown.
  • 225 S 18th St

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • 215-546-5940

About Devon Seafood Grill

Hours
Sun-Tue 11am-10pm, Wed-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
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The food was very bland, no real unique taste. The place is very nice, service was Ok, but we felt as if we were eating a dietary meal. The waitress gave us two 20 dollar off of 50 cards to use on our next visit, that was nice, might give it a second shot.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food was very bland, no real unique taste. The place is very nice, service was Ok, but we felt as if we were eating a dietary meal. The waitress gave us two 20 dollar off of 50 cards to use on our next visit, that was nice, might give it a second shot.

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I love everything about this place- the people are very nice and accomodating, the cuisine is healthy and good. I have no complaints and I hope everyone gives Devon a try!

2
★★★★★

I love everything about this place- the people are very nice and accomodating, the cuisine is healthy and good. I have no complaints and I hope everyone gives Devon a try!

Pros: Everything

Cons: nothing

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This is one of the best happy hours in hte city and it is always packed! With $5-$7 appetizers & $12 lobsters from 5-7 plus great drink specials it can't be missed.

4
★★★★☆

This is one of the best happy hours in hte city and it is always packed! With $5-$7 appetizers & $12 lobsters from 5-7 plus great drink specials it can't be missed.

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A local fav for me when I am in town

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★★★★☆

A local fav for me when I am in town

Pros: Food

Cons: Noise

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Hubby and I went here for our wedding anniversary and were seated next to the window to enjoy the view. The waitress was very attentive and punctual. We ordered the petite filet in butter sauce and it was one of the best we've had. For appetizers we ordered the prosciutto wrapped scallops and spicy seafood gumbo - simply OUTSTANDING. There is also an ample wine list to pair with the dishes and the waitress' wine recommendations were perfect. After dinner, we chatted with the waitress for a good 20 minutes and genuinely enjoyed our first experience at Devon. We will be returning;-)

2
★★★★★

Hubby and I went here for our wedding anniversary and were seated next to the window to enjoy the view. The waitress was very attentive and punctual. We ordered the petite filet in butter sauce and it was one of the best we've had. For appetizers we ordered the prosciutto wrapped scallops and spicy seafood gumbo - simply OUTSTANDING. There is also an ample wine list to pair with the dishes and the waitress' wine recommendations were perfect. After dinner, we chatted with the waitress for a good 20 minutes and genuinely enjoyed our first experience at Devon. We will be returning;-)

Pros: Delicious food, romantic, chic, great service

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Love this place! Great service, smiles and personality. The happy hour is fantastic, try the lobster tail and shrimp scampi. Not sure what all the fuss is about with Parc but I am truly a devoted Devon fan and look forward to sitting and sipping real soon.

2
★★★★★

Love this place! Great service, smiles and personality. The happy hour is fantastic, try the lobster tail and shrimp scampi. Not sure what all the fuss is about with Parc but I am truly a devoted Devon fan and look forward to sitting and sipping real soon.

Pros: Food, service and outdoor seating.

Cons: Minimal on street parking.

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We have had some great dinners with friends and clients and always come up big with both the food and the service . Devons has a great staff who make you feel like you are having a personal dining experience every time.
The wait staff (Henry in particular) are very knowledgeable with suggestions and recommendations.
The food is creatively prepared and usually to perfection.
We like to start with the Mussels prepared at the bar -- Delicious!
The Tuna tartar and crabcakes are awesome as well !
All of the fish dishes are fantastic and last time we were in, a couple of the guests picked a beef cut which they raved about.
Always a choice for us -- especially when entertaining

2
★★★★★

We have had some great dinners with friends and clients and always come up big with both the food and the service . Devons has a great staff who make you feel like you are having a personal dining experience every time.
The wait staff (Henry in particular) are very knowledgeable with suggestions and recommendations.
The food is creatively prepared and usually to perfection.
We like to start with the Mussels prepared at the bar -- Delicious!
The Tuna tartar and crabcakes are awesome as well !
All of the fish dishes are fantastic and last time we were in, a couple of the guests picked a beef cut which they raved about.
Always a choice for us -- especially when entertaining

Pros: Ambiance

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I don't usually write reviews but after dining here last night I felt compelled to tell everyone how amazing everything was. I actually ordered the filet mignon and it was honestly the BEST piece of meat I have ever eaten. Great wine list, reasonable pricing, you really can't beat it! Even though its a seafood restaurant I highly recommend the filet, the crab cakes were good too!

2
★★★★★

I don't usually write reviews but after dining here last night I felt compelled to tell everyone how amazing everything was. I actually ordered the filet mignon and it was honestly the BEST piece of meat I have ever eaten. Great wine list, reasonable pricing, you really can't beat it! Even though its a seafood restaurant I highly recommend the filet, the crab cakes were good too!

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Very nice sophisticated restaurant located near Rittenhouse Park in Center City. I enjoy going here in the spring and summer when they have outside dining. Staff are always nice and the food is very good. Bill can be expensive but its ok for a nice evening out with friends and family.

4
★★★★☆

Very nice sophisticated restaurant located near Rittenhouse Park in Center City. I enjoy going here in the spring and summer when they have outside dining. Staff are always nice and the food is very good. Bill can be expensive but its ok for a nice evening out with friends and family.

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Large, large restaurant, specializing in all types of seafood. Prices are reasonable, and the sweet biscuits brought with every meal are to die for. There are secluded seating areas for larger parties.

5
★★★★★

Large, large restaurant, specializing in all types of seafood. Prices are reasonable, and the sweet biscuits brought with every meal are to die for. There are secluded seating areas for larger parties.

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I went here for Sunday brunch with a large group. They were very accomodating of a group of 12. The food was good, the service was decent (our server seemed a bit overwhelmed by the large group, but the orders all came out correctly). Nice atmosphere with barrel ceilings tiled in subway tile, and dim lighting - perfect for those hungover weekend brunches.

4
★★★★☆

I went here for Sunday brunch with a large group. They were very accomodating of a group of 12. The food was good, the service was decent (our server seemed a bit overwhelmed by the large group, but the orders all came out correctly). Nice atmosphere with barrel ceilings tiled in subway tile, and dim lighting - perfect for those hungover weekend brunches.

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I came here with my boyfriend and my parents last week and was very impressed. Our waiter was one of the most professional I have seen and was very attentive. Our food and beverages came out at a good pace, not rushed, but not slow. The crabcake appetizer was excellent and my swordfish was really well prepared. Everyone I was with enjoyed their meals and I definitely plan to go back.

2
★★★★★

I came here with my boyfriend and my parents last week and was very impressed. Our waiter was one of the most professional I have seen and was very attentive. Our food and beverages came out at a good pace, not rushed, but not slow. The crabcake appetizer was excellent and my swordfish was really well prepared. Everyone I was with enjoyed their meals and I definitely plan to go back.

Pros: Service, Crabcakes

Cons: none

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I went to Devon after having received a gift card in the mail, and went with a group of 6. We were seated in a dark corner, which was fine, and were promptly greeted. The timing of the meal was good, we didn't feel rushed, aside from the fact that our server talked a mile a minute. Three of the fish entrees were overdone, which was appalling to me, considering Devon is supposed to be a seafood restaurant - chefs should know how to cook sushi-grade tuna. Our server recommended an entree they were out of. Overall, unimpressed.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to Devon after having received a gift card in the mail, and went with a group of 6. We were seated in a dark corner, which was fine, and were promptly greeted. The timing of the meal was good, we didn't feel rushed, aside from the fact that our server talked a mile a minute. Three of the fish entrees were overdone, which was appalling to me, considering Devon is supposed to be a seafood restaurant - chefs should know how to cook sushi-grade tuna. Our server recommended an entree they were out of. Overall, unimpressed.

Pros: can accommodate large groups

Cons: the food...

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I am a seafood lover and was totally excited to try this place after reading the good reviews. I went with a group of 4 and the overall sentiment after our meal was... "that was just okay." No "WOW" factor. I think they need to shake things up on the menu and with their chef. I was very disappointed with my tuna... I was expecting a good portion of a great piece of fish and since the asparagus was a regular choice for a side I expected them to be large just-from-the-farmers-market-fresh produce. Instead what came was an okay piece of fish cooked medium well even though I ordered it rare and the sadest looking asaparagus I have ever seen- also WAY overcooked. It seems to me that when you specialize in seafood, and keep the menu simple, you better be able to deliver. This place did not impress. Spend your money somewhere else.

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★★☆☆☆

I am a seafood lover and was totally excited to try this place after reading the good reviews. I went with a group of 4 and the overall sentiment after our meal was... "that was just okay." No "WOW" factor. I think they need to shake things up on the menu and with their chef. I was very disappointed with my tuna... I was expecting a good portion of a great piece of fish and since the asparagus was a regular choice for a side I expected them to be large just-from-the-farmers-market-fresh produce. Instead what came was an okay piece of fish cooked medium well even though I ordered it rare and the sadest looking asaparagus I have ever seen- also WAY overcooked. It seems to me that when you specialize in seafood, and keep the menu simple, you better be able to deliver. This place did not impress. Spend your money somewhere else.

Pros: on the park

Cons: everything associated with the food

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First off, we were seated very promptly. By "We", I mean there was a group of 5 of us that was celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. The atmosphere was considerably spirited and buzzing on a Saturday night, as expected, and it was welcoming to both groups and romantic parties. The cocktail and wine menus were robust and very tantilizing. I do not have enough room to elaborate on each entree dish that was ordered, so I shall talk about the two that my girlfriend and I ordered. But, rest assured that each dish was exquisitely prepared and scrumptious all the same. To start, we ordered the JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKES appetizer and it was definitely a melt in your mouth experience. The crab meat was fresh and melted-butter soft & tender. The sauces that came with it were very complementary and gave the dish a swicy (i.e. sweet and spicy) richer flavor. My lady ordered the chilean seabass with mashed potatoes, which she cannot stop talking about. I ordered one of the seasonal preparations of mahi mahi and yes, it was AMAZING!!! from the elegant presentation and fresh preparation to the sophisticated flavors that test each of your taste bud zones.

Although the food was unforgettable I shall not forget about how FABULOUS the SERVICE was. Our waitress was extremely polite, accommodating, level-headed, and down to earth. She was such a great server that we thanked her by giving here a piece of the coldstone creamery cake we brought to the restaurant with us. Need I say that she also got a very generous tip. So, GO FORTH NOW and DINE AT DEVON'S!!!!

2
★★★★★

First off, we were seated very promptly. By "We", I mean there was a group of 5 of us that was celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. The atmosphere was considerably spirited and buzzing on a Saturday night, as expected, and it was welcoming to both groups and romantic parties. The cocktail and wine menus were robust and very tantilizing. I do not have enough room to elaborate on each entree dish that was ordered, so I shall talk about the two that my girlfriend and I ordered. But, rest assured that each dish was exquisitely prepared and scrumptious all the same. To start, we ordered the JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKES appetizer and it was definitely a melt in your mouth experience. The crab meat was fresh and melted-butter soft & tender. The sauces that came with it were very complementary and gave the dish a swicy (i.e. sweet and spicy) richer flavor. My lady ordered the chilean seabass with mashed potatoes, which she cannot stop talking about. I ordered one of the seasonal preparations of mahi mahi and yes, it was AMAZING!!! from the elegant presentation and fresh preparation to the sophisticated flavors that test each of your taste bud zones.

Although the food was unforgettable I shall not forget about how FABULOUS the SERVICE was. Our waitress was extremely polite, accommodating, level-headed, and down to earth. She was such a great server that we thanked her by giving here a piece of the coldstone creamery cake we brought to the restaurant with us. Need I say that she also got a very generous tip. So, GO FORTH NOW and DINE AT DEVON'S!!!!

Pros: Service, Food, Dynamic Atmosphere (for groups and romantic dining)

Cons: None

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I went to this restaurant with a group of people from work. The service was great and so was the food. The crab cakes are not made with imitation crab meat. You can actually taste the freshness of real crab meat as it hits your tongue. I tried lobster bisque for the first time and it was delicious. It has a very smooth taste to it, with a touch of spice, but not too much to the point where you'll experience heart burn.

If you are looking for a seafood restaurant in Philly (and trust me, there are quite a few) Devon's Seafood Grill should definitely be on your list. Great place for groups for lunch, and can also be a good place to take a date or dine with the significant other.

2
★★★★★

I went to this restaurant with a group of people from work. The service was great and so was the food. The crab cakes are not made with imitation crab meat. You can actually taste the freshness of real crab meat as it hits your tongue. I tried lobster bisque for the first time and it was delicious. It has a very smooth taste to it, with a touch of spice, but not too much to the point where you'll experience heart burn.

If you are looking for a seafood restaurant in Philly (and trust me, there are quite a few) Devon's Seafood Grill should definitely be on your list. Great place for groups for lunch, and can also be a good place to take a date or dine with the significant other.

Pros: Great seafood and excellent service.

Cons: If you drive, you will have to pay for parking in a lot or find street parking.

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I've been to this establishment several times and each time the food and the service have been great. I especially recommend the Seafood Medley for those seafood lovers out there. The Center City location and the relatively reasonable prices make this a great place. The bar scene can be a little loud.

2
★★★★☆

I've been to this establishment several times and each time the food and the service have been great. I especially recommend the Seafood Medley for those seafood lovers out there. The Center City location and the relatively reasonable prices make this a great place. The bar scene can be a little loud.

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I at cevons and service and food was outstanding and well worth the few minutes of waiting food the mouth watering well prepared food. thank you for an night to remmeber be back soon. KFR LIMO SERVICE Owner. Soon to open in the city of Philadelphia, Pa

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★★★★★

I at cevons and service and food was outstanding and well worth the few minutes of waiting food the mouth watering well prepared food. thank you for an night to remmeber be back soon. KFR LIMO SERVICE Owner. Soon to open in the city of Philadelphia, Pa

Pros: thumbs up

Cons: no con alls good

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My family and I had dinner here last week, and it was absolutely great. The food (I had Grouper, wife had Chilean Sea Bass) was fresh, and prepared so that you actually tasted the fish, as it was not smothered in some type of sauce etc. - awesome. The menu also had many choices of fresh fish, but also had items for the land lover too. The service was great too, we had Emily- she was great on answering our questions and very friendly-great service. Also when you order wine by the glass, they bring the bottle that you picked out to your table and pour it directly from the bottle---I thought that was a great touch!! We eat out alot, and I cant tell you how many times a restaurant will just bring you the glass already poured--and your trying to figure out if it was the right wine etc... We will be back everytime we're in the philly area. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

My family and I had dinner here last week, and it was absolutely great. The food (I had Grouper, wife had Chilean Sea Bass) was fresh, and prepared so that you actually tasted the fish, as it was not smothered in some type of sauce etc. - awesome. The menu also had many choices of fresh fish, but also had items for the land lover too. The service was great too, we had Emily- she was great on answering our questions and very friendly-great service. Also when you order wine by the glass, they bring the bottle that you picked out to your table and pour it directly from the bottle---I thought that was a great touch!! We eat out alot, and I cant tell you how many times a restaurant will just bring you the glass already poured--and your trying to figure out if it was the right wine etc... We will be back everytime we're in the philly area. Highly recommended.

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Although it was VERY loud I thought the atmosphere was nice. The food was excellent. (I recommend the lobster bisque) Service was fast. I went there with one other person and we were in and out in a little over an hour. For 2 drinks, a filet dinner, the seafood medley and two soups it ran just under $100. I will definitely be returning! (My boyfriend found the chairs to be pretty uncomfortable b/c he has bad knees and the chairs sat kind of low. I thought the booth seat was comfortable though)

2
★★★★★

Although it was VERY loud I thought the atmosphere was nice. The food was excellent. (I recommend the lobster bisque) Service was fast. I went there with one other person and we were in and out in a little over an hour. For 2 drinks, a filet dinner, the seafood medley and two soups it ran just under $100. I will definitely be returning! (My boyfriend found the chairs to be pretty uncomfortable b/c he has bad knees and the chairs sat kind of low. I thought the booth seat was comfortable though)

Pros: Great steak and seafood! Making a reservation got us seated IMMEDIATELY!

Cons: Very loud.

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My boyfriend and I were visiting Philly for the first time, wandering around aimlessly looking for someplace nice and romantic to eat, and this place was literally recommended to us by a stranger on the street! We went in with no reservations around 6pm and were seated right away, right in front of the open French doors overlooking a beautiful park. The food was great--I especially recommend the proscutto crusted scallops for an appetizer. Oh! And the garlic mashed potatoes were awesome as well. The service was lovely. She was attentive but not overbearing (a huge pet peeve of mine). The place looked beautiful, and the portions were perfect. We left full and happy. :)

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I were visiting Philly for the first time, wandering around aimlessly looking for someplace nice and romantic to eat, and this place was literally recommended to us by a stranger on the street! We went in with no reservations around 6pm and were seated right away, right in front of the open French doors overlooking a beautiful park. The food was great--I especially recommend the proscutto crusted scallops for an appetizer. Oh! And the garlic mashed potatoes were awesome as well. The service was lovely. She was attentive but not overbearing (a huge pet peeve of mine). The place looked beautiful, and the portions were perfect. We left full and happy. :)

Pros: Food, ambiance, service, all lovely.

Cons: There was some scaffolding outside the building which marred the otherwise perfectly lovely view of the park. (Through no fault of the restaurant's, obviously.)

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I went for lunch with a group of my co-workers. It was a very loud restaurant, and we could hardly hear our waitress. For apps - tuna tartare and calimari. Both were good and were good portions for four of us to share amongst ourselves. The crabcake meal comes with two medium-sized crabcakes that are all crab and almost no cake. We did make reservations for lunch.

2
★★★★☆

I went for lunch with a group of my co-workers. It was a very loud restaurant, and we could hardly hear our waitress. For apps - tuna tartare and calimari. Both were good and were good portions for four of us to share amongst ourselves. The crabcake meal comes with two medium-sized crabcakes that are all crab and almost no cake. We did make reservations for lunch.

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I had lunch at Devon with some of my coworkers and I was very impressed! I had a pasta dish that was very tasty. Great biscuits, desert was fantastic and our waiter was very nice. My husband and I decided to try dinner there on New Year's Eve. We were very impressed. We both ordered filets and we both couldn't believe how delicious it was. I would HIGHLY recommend trying it. It was very tender and very flavorful. Although a little pricey, it is definitely worth trying. Our waitress did have an attitude and was pretty unpleasent though- which was a disappointment. She gave us about 1 minute to review the menu and then brought our entree out to us immediately after she cleared our salad plates, so we felt rushed and ignored. For $250.00, I expect great service. She made it seem like we were bothering her. Additionally, seating had a strange setup- we were literally sitting right next to the table next to us so we could hear one another having conversation. Despite the disappointment with our waitress, overall this is a really great place to dine.

2
★★★★★

I had lunch at Devon with some of my coworkers and I was very impressed! I had a pasta dish that was very tasty. Great biscuits, desert was fantastic and our waiter was very nice. My husband and I decided to try dinner there on New Year's Eve. We were very impressed. We both ordered filets and we both couldn't believe how delicious it was. I would HIGHLY recommend trying it. It was very tender and very flavorful. Although a little pricey, it is definitely worth trying. Our waitress did have an attitude and was pretty unpleasent though- which was a disappointment. She gave us about 1 minute to review the menu and then brought our entree out to us immediately after she cleared our salad plates, so we felt rushed and ignored. For $250.00, I expect great service. She made it seem like we were bothering her. Additionally, seating had a strange setup- we were literally sitting right next to the table next to us so we could hear one another having conversation. Despite the disappointment with our waitress, overall this is a really great place to dine.

Pros: Great menu, excellent food

Cons: Seating, pricey, wait staff isn't very welcoming

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I would go just for the biscuits - they are excellent as is the location. The service was attentive though maybe not what you'd expect for the prices. Let's just leave it at "room for improvement". I had the crab cakes which were good (I think Bobby Chez's are better); server was great with wine suggestions. My husband didn't like the Mako Shark but since he doesn't normally eat shark it was probably not due to preparation; just his preferences?

2
★★★★☆

I would go just for the biscuits - they are excellent as is the location. The service was attentive though maybe not what you'd expect for the prices. Let's just leave it at "room for improvement". I had the crab cakes which were good (I think Bobby Chez's are better); server was great with wine suggestions. My husband didn't like the Mako Shark but since he doesn't normally eat shark it was probably not due to preparation; just his preferences?

Pros: The Biscuits!!!

Cons: Service could be improved to match the prices...

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Food and drinks are great. If you can't decide what to order, just close your eyes and pick one. seriously everything is good. Services can be good and bad. first time I went, it was great. The second time it wasn't so good. Make sure you make reservation. It can get very crowded.

2
★★★★★

Food and drinks are great. If you can't decide what to order, just close your eyes and pick one. seriously everything is good. Services can be good and bad. first time I went, it was great. The second time it wasn't so good. Make sure you make reservation. It can get very crowded.

Pros: Food

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In 2006, I have dined at this restaurant 4 times. The food is fabulous which is the only reason why I still dine there. The service is downright RUDE!! Apparently, I am not the type of client that they would like others to see. My first experience entitled me to a wall table between the 2 large front windows when I requested a window seat facing the square. On my 2nd visit, I was told that they cannot hold a table reservation for my elderly Mother of 93 for several minutes as her company parked the car, even though the restaurant was empty. And last, but not least, on my last visit when I requested a booth in the back area at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon, I was told that I could only be seated at a table because "the dining area will be filling up very quickly, within the next 10 minutes". At first, I thought the waiter was joking, but realized otherwise, when I was led to a table next to the wine sink. An hour went by and we finished dining and the restaurant DID NOT fill up as expected. I'm a resident on Rittenhouse Square and cannot believe the grief that people have to put up with because they are not of a certain age backet (30-40). So beware for some RUDE behavior if you "DON'T HAVE THE LOOK!!".

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★★★☆☆

In 2006, I have dined at this restaurant 4 times. The food is fabulous which is the only reason why I still dine there. The service is downright RUDE!! Apparently, I am not the type of client that they would like others to see. My first experience entitled me to a wall table between the 2 large front windows when I requested a window seat facing the square. On my 2nd visit, I was told that they cannot hold a table reservation for my elderly Mother of 93 for several minutes as her company parked the car, even though the restaurant was empty. And last, but not least, on my last visit when I requested a booth in the back area at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon, I was told that I could only be seated at a table because "the dining area will be filling up very quickly, within the next 10 minutes". At first, I thought the waiter was joking, but realized otherwise, when I was led to a table next to the wine sink. An hour went by and we finished dining and the restaurant DID NOT fill up as expected. I'm a resident on Rittenhouse Square and cannot believe the grief that people have to put up with because they are not of a certain age backet (30-40). So beware for some RUDE behavior if you "DON'T HAVE THE LOOK!!".

Pros: Excellent Meal and value

Cons: Rude and hostile behavior

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From the moment my boyfriend and I sit down we are treated wonderfully by the staff. From the corn bread to the lobster bisque everything is amazing. My boyfriend and I visit Devon's atleast 2-3 a year. If you need hgelp choosing wine ask your server for a sampling of different ones and they are so helpful when it comes to choosing the perfect meal.

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★★★★★

From the moment my boyfriend and I sit down we are treated wonderfully by the staff. From the corn bread to the lobster bisque everything is amazing. My boyfriend and I visit Devon's atleast 2-3 a year. If you need hgelp choosing wine ask your server for a sampling of different ones and they are so helpful when it comes to choosing the perfect meal.

Pros: Service, atmosphere

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Located in the prime of Rittenhouse Square, Devon Seafood is an upscale, very popular resteraunt for dining. Devon offers a lengthy list of wines and many different dishes to accomodate different tastes. The staff is all extremely friendly and the menu offers appetizers that are filling enough for a meal. I would highly recommend the Chipinio- a stewish seafood mix of plump mussells, shrimp, scallops and clams tossed in a light tomato sauce and brimming with flavor. Be careful with the drinks though, their top shelf liquor is overpriced and compounded with the meal prices, it can add up. So while the food is extremely delicious, there are less expensive alternatives for seafood dining in the city without the bulky bill.

PROS: Delicious food
CONS: Expensive

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★★★★☆

Located in the prime of Rittenhouse Square, Devon Seafood is an upscale, very popular resteraunt for dining. Devon offers a lengthy list of wines and many different dishes to accomodate different tastes. The staff is all extremely friendly and the menu offers appetizers that are filling enough for a meal. I would highly recommend the Chipinio- a stewish seafood mix of plump mussells, shrimp, scallops and clams tossed in a light tomato sauce and brimming with flavor. Be careful with the drinks though, their top shelf liquor is overpriced and compounded with the meal prices, it can add up. So while the food is extremely delicious, there are less expensive alternatives for seafood dining in the city without the bulky bill.

PROS: Delicious food
CONS: Expensive

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The food was good, wide range of fish although I was disappointed when I didn't find some more upscale fishes such as escolar... Halibut, sole, salmon appeared a little generic for a seafood specialty restaurant. I had the best bread and crab cake of my life. The ambience was good, king of trendy but I wouldn't go for a quiet date, the place is packed and noisy, the service was excellent. I would go back if I lived in Philly.

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★★★★☆

The food was good, wide range of fish although I was disappointed when I didn't find some more upscale fishes such as escolar... Halibut, sole, salmon appeared a little generic for a seafood specialty restaurant. I had the best bread and crab cake of my life. The ambience was good, king of trendy but I wouldn't go for a quiet date, the place is packed and noisy, the service was excellent. I would go back if I lived in Philly.

Pros: Good food, Excellent service

Cons: Noisy, Prices ?

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This is a great place for a small (or maybe large group)! I took my mom there for her birthday and it was perfect. The food was great and the service was wonderful! I suggest the scallops as well as the clam chowder and lobster bisque thought I'm sure everything on the menu is great.

Perfect for any special occasion

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★★★★★

This is a great place for a small (or maybe large group)! I took my mom there for her birthday and it was perfect. The food was great and the service was wonderful! I suggest the scallops as well as the clam chowder and lobster bisque thought I'm sure everything on the menu is great.

Perfect for any special occasion

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The seafood is always very fresh with a great selection of oysters. The service is prompt and friendly. Do yourself a favor and get a table outside. The restaurant overlooks Rittenhouse Square and it's gorgeous.

2
★★★★★

The seafood is always very fresh with a great selection of oysters. The service is prompt and friendly. Do yourself a favor and get a table outside. The restaurant overlooks Rittenhouse Square and it's gorgeous.

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Wonderful place, being a philly native it is my favorite resturant, atomsphere is beautiful, and its wonderful to sit outside and look out onto rittenhouse square. Food is great. Service is always prompt. Absolutely love Devon.

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★★★★★

Wonderful place, being a philly native it is my favorite resturant, atomsphere is beautiful, and its wonderful to sit outside and look out onto rittenhouse square. Food is great. Service is always prompt. Absolutely love Devon.

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Went there for a birhtday dinner with an 8:30p.m. reservation on a Saturday night. The ambiance was nice. We sat down, the waitress told us the specials and took our drink order. Three minutes later she came back and asked if we were ready to order. So began the rush. Half way through appetizers our dinner arrived, on the verge of being undercooked! You would think a seafood restaurant should know to thoroughly cook a lobster. "Nice" restaurants shouldn't rush their patrons, especially on Saturday night.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there for a birhtday dinner with an 8:30p.m. reservation on a Saturday night. The ambiance was nice. We sat down, the waitress told us the specials and took our drink order. Three minutes later she came back and asked if we were ready to order. So began the rush. Half way through appetizers our dinner arrived, on the verge of being undercooked! You would think a seafood restaurant should know to thoroughly cook a lobster. "Nice" restaurants shouldn't rush their patrons, especially on Saturday night.

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The concierge recommended Devon Seafood Grill, and we weren't sure what to expect. It's an attractive space with plenty of seating. Our server Carmela was an absolute pro, but also super friendly and a lot of fun. She was right there with everything we needed, and all of her suggestions from the menu were right on. The food was fabulous - my husband the mussel connaisseur declared them the best ever. Overall a terrific experience and worth every penny. We will go back again and again.

2
★★★★★

The concierge recommended Devon Seafood Grill, and we weren't sure what to expect. It's an attractive space with plenty of seating. Our server Carmela was an absolute pro, but also super friendly and a lot of fun. She was right there with everything we needed, and all of her suggestions from the menu were right on. The food was fabulous - my husband the mussel connaisseur declared them the best ever. Overall a terrific experience and worth every penny. We will go back again and again.

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Though no bargain affair, Devon makes for a solid dining experience by offering well-prepared seafood classics. Grilled/broiled/seared standards are offered with basic vegetable sides, along with some more unusual choices (including a very good Cioppino seafood stew.) Start off with chilled oysters, great fried calamari, or a heaping bowl of mussels in white wine and garlic. Service is efficient and friendly. The wine list offers a nice selection, particularly of good California wines, decent bottles in the $30-40 range.

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★★★★☆

Though no bargain affair, Devon makes for a solid dining experience by offering well-prepared seafood classics. Grilled/broiled/seared standards are offered with basic vegetable sides, along with some more unusual choices (including a very good Cioppino seafood stew.) Start off with chilled oysters, great fried calamari, or a heaping bowl of mussels in white wine and garlic. Service is efficient and friendly. The wine list offers a nice selection, particularly of good California wines, decent bottles in the $30-40 range.

Pros: wine selection, good food, spacious

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The service was quick and efficient, the bread was served the second we were seated. The food was unbelievably good. I would highly recommend Devon, everything was impecable down the dessert. I will definitly be going back, great find in Philadelphia.

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★★★★★

The service was quick and efficient, the bread was served the second we were seated. The food was unbelievably good. I would highly recommend Devon, everything was impecable down the dessert. I will definitly be going back, great find in Philadelphia.

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We went without a reservation and got seated outside (where we wanted) within 5 min. The service was great...we were able to dine. The view of the park was relaxing. The food was terrific! We opted for the special...3 courses for $30. The choices were great and the food was delicious. The salad was wonderful! We will be back.

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★★★★★

We went without a reservation and got seated outside (where we wanted) within 5 min. The service was great...we were able to dine. The view of the park was relaxing. The food was terrific! We opted for the special...3 courses for $30. The choices were great and the food was delicious. The salad was wonderful! We will be back.

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The food was great and the service was attentive and pleasant.

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★★★★★

The food was great and the service was attentive and pleasant.

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Like Saloon, Devon does not aspire to great cuisine, but perfectly prepared staples. Its seafood is delicious, fried calamari were original and the best I have had. Service was very good. Happy hours are a madhouse at the bar, so be warned, but this does not affect the sit down area.

2
★★★★☆

Like Saloon, Devon does not aspire to great cuisine, but perfectly prepared staples. Its seafood is delicious, fried calamari were original and the best I have had. Service was very good. Happy hours are a madhouse at the bar, so be warned, but this does not affect the sit down area.

Pros: seafood, not too expensive

Cons: crowded happy hours

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I enjoyed my meal with family at Devon. It was a bit pricey but worth it. The food was really good. But it was the service I was most impressed with that night. My server...Kate...was excellent very detail oriented. I was quite impressed and would happly bring my (very picky) family back into town to visit Devon again.

2
★★★★☆

I enjoyed my meal with family at Devon. It was a bit pricey but worth it. The food was really good. But it was the service I was most impressed with that night. My server...Kate...was excellent very detail oriented. I was quite impressed and would happly bring my (very picky) family back into town to visit Devon again.

Pros: service, tastey food, on the square

Cons: a bit pricey

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Devon had decent food & yummy biscuits, a completely clueless staff (they couldn't even recommend a wine) and was nice and spacious. Was a decent place but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again.

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★★★☆☆

Devon had decent food & yummy biscuits, a completely clueless staff (they couldn't even recommend a wine) and was nice and spacious. Was a decent place but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again.

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ordered the chilean sea bass, it was served pan seared with mash potatoes, asperagus and light wine sauce.

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★★★★★

ordered the chilean sea bass, it was served pan seared with mash potatoes, asperagus and light wine sauce.

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After an interminable time with its facade behind scaffolding, Devon Seafood Grill is once again an unencumbered fixture on Rittenhouse Square. Executive chef Jeremy Sherman puts out boatloads of fresh seafood in surroundings that are…

 

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