"Tavern 17 - Radisson Hotel, Rittenhouse Square" Philadelphia Restaurant Tip by Ewingjr98

Philadelphia Restaurants: 460 reviews and 478 photos

Tavern 17 is about what you would expect from a hotel restaurant: expensive, poor service, average food, yet--somehow--always busy despite dozens of nearby restaurants that offer much better fare.

For some reason, I have been here twice. The first was late in the evening, and we grabbed a few beers and watched the Phillies lose in the first round of the playoffs. The beer selection is pretty good, and the prices affordable (maybe $4.50 for a micro brew draft).

My second visit was for breakfast, and it was a disappointment. Since the menu was seriously lacking basic breakfast foods, I settled for the eggs Benedict (about $10 or $12) with coffee. The muffins on the Benedict was a cheap-o Thomas' English muffin or a generic equivalent, the eggs bland, the hollandaise almost without taste. At least the potatoes were good, and the coffee had free refills.

Also, the service was terrible, especially when our waiter disappeared for 15 minutes just as we were trying to check out. I guess his smoke break was more important than his tip.

Address: 220 South 17th Street Philadelphia, Pa 19103
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: 215-790-1799
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 2
Theme: American
Website: http://www.tavern17restaurant.com/

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  • Updated Oct 10, 2011
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