Harper's Garden

Harper's Garden
 

Hey guys! I'm back with another restaurant review and I have no shame lol *shrugs*. I recently went back to Philly and dined at Harper’s Garden. (Yeah, I moved back to NJ for an awesome job opportunity). Now I know this isn’t a Philly thing, but this is my third time going to a tapas style restaurant in the area with small plates perfect for trying a variety of dishes to share with your loved ones :)

This super cute place had the decor and the music which is a huge plus for me because I live for a great foodie experience with aesthetically pleasing views.

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I went on a Monday night and it was pretty packed, however we had a reservation so everything went pretty smoothly. (Not sure if it's because the place is relatively new or what, but I was glad we had one.) You probably don't need one but just be mindful that places like this are popular and packed for a reason ESPECIALLY during happy hour. 

My friends and I didn’t order individual large portions because we wanted to taste a little bit of everything. I wouldn’t be me if I didn't snap a photo before they were allowed to indulge because I knew I wanted to share this experience with you guys!

 Herbed Rosti Fries with spring onion dipping sauce (The inside of this bad boy resembles home fries which I thought was very cool lol)  4/5

Herbed Rosti Fries with spring onion dipping sauce (The inside of this bad boy resembles home fries which I thought was very cool lol)

4/5

 Fried Plaintain Chips with jerk spice, roasted pineapple and serrano aioli  MY FAVE. The combination with that sauce >>>  4.8/5

Fried Plaintain Chips with jerk spice, roasted pineapple and serrano aioli

MY FAVE. The combination with that sauce >>>

4.8/5

 Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with onion jus and creme friache  Simple and quite tasty  3.5/5

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with onion jus and creme friache

Simple and quite tasty

3.5/5

 Ricotta Toast with dates, lemon marmalade, charred radicchio, and beet-rye bread  Womp.   1/5 :(

Ricotta Toast with dates, lemon marmalade, charred radicchio, and beet-rye bread

Womp. 

1/5 :(

Overall, I give this place a strong 4.5/5. If you’re in the Center City area wanting cool outdoor seating and yummy small bites, I would definitely recommend this place... just don’t order the ricotta bread. I tried it so you didn't have to. 

Harper's Garden

31 S 18th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103