I don't know about the bar here, the bartender seems a little off but the food here is out of this world. I would come back simply to eat. A great place to come after a long day and get a good meal.
All fine and dandy. They have a full house almost everytime I come into this place. Most of the time I walk in here I can run into someone I know. The bartenders are great and the food is okay, I normally just come to hang out with some friends and have a few drinks.
Tanked in the Tank Bar. We went last Tuesday evening for drinks and to scout the location for a possible holiday party. Turns out that the bar is too small for what we need. We spent most of our time though trying to get the attention of the bartender who seemed to have had one too many..... We decided not to order food and left hungry. We may return just to see if the food is as good as people say it is.
Nice ambiance but food was not up to standard.
Very prompt on seating us upon our arrival no wait...which was great since this was a birthday dinner celebration. Great wine list but the wine we did order said the year 07 on the menu but our bottle was 05...didn’t bother too mention since we already started to drink it.
The service was impeccable very attentive.We started w/mushroom soup which was the best part of the meal.the entree were the small plate of filet mignon med rare and def was not cooked med rare more med to well. Again didn't complain because it was my guest b'day also since I already had my meal she didn’t want to send it back to have them cook another cause of the time. I ordered the rack of lamb which was cooked accurately but lacked taste such as salt & pepper (very bland) but to the eye the plate looked pleasant. The au gratin potatoes made up the taste. Molten cake microwaved...not good.
Great place to go after work. We went after a business meeting to decompress and were able to have a personal conversation, Happy Hour deals on beer, and a $4 appetizer of Hummus with cucumber, carrot, celery and toast. When we needed to get the laptop out to handle unfinished business, we went to one of three table-tops and had even more privacy. We had another round of drinks, finished our work, and stayed for dinner - incredible Caribbean Ribeye and Ravioli, French Onion soup with homemade bread and clear, fresh, ice water.
Good ambience; terrible bar staff.
I am a big fan of the tank bar. It is an off-the-beaten-track, great ambience, put together, but low kind of place, but I was there the other night discussing with my girlfriend a rather painful family dispute related to an inheritance, when the bartender buts into the conversation and says "It sounds likel you guys are a bunch of spoiled brats!".
Who does that? It is a small intimate bar, and the bartender is inevitably going to hear conversations when it is quiet, but I didn't think it gave him license to insult me. Frankly, I thought the Tank Bar was the last place that would happen...
Great food and Great service. I read the recent review that was posted on Citysearch regarding the poor service recieved from your bartender. I do not know this person, but do know that everytime I dine at Friday Saturday Sunday my wife and I get nothing but the BEST service there. We also like to come in on Tuesdays just so we can have a couple of drinks at the Tank Bar and see Bridget. She has always been very sweet to us and does not ignore anyone who sits at her bar. In fact, she makes it a point to stike up conservations with all of her devoted customers. We will be very disappointed if she is let go. My wife and I will have to look for another Tuesday spot.
Good customer service. On Citysearch, I posted a review about having drinks upstairs with regards to the snarling pretentious bartender. I also posted the same exact review on Yelp (another online review web site). Through Yelp, I received an email from the owner letting me know the bartender is no longer there. I wrote an update on Yelp and I commented that I appreciated that my review was taken seriously. And I am updating my Citysearch review as well. I wanted to mention that I received a prompt response from Fri Sat Sun's owner about my unfavorable visit to his restaurant. I will give them another shot.
In a city where I think you have to shine, This place has lost it's luster. Shame on whoever is hiring the staff. Service was slow and food was at best average. We thought that a Tuesday night would be perfect for a quiet night out. On a positive note, the wine was great and we are big fans of the desert menu. After dinner we went upstairs for a drink and not only did the bartender ignore us as we sat down, I am pretty certain that she had one too many herself. Couldn't get her attention for a second drink so I just left money on the bar and left. We were made to feel as if we were intruding in someones home.
Time to clean house I think.
Sometimes older and more experienced is better.
This restaurant gets less praise by foodies wanting the latest fad, but for those who want to enjoy a wonderful evening in a quiet romantic row home near Rittenhouse Square, eating absolutely great food, served by friendly servers, drinking good wines priced fairly, only $10 above cost,, with the opportunity to hang out in a warm second floor bar, then head to Friday, Saturday, Sunday on at 261 South 21st street.
Our party of seven celebrated a birthday unhurried by our servers. No attempt was made to turn over a table with a 6:30 reservation. Probably the best meal was the special of brown butter sage wild mushroom ravioli, but the filet, pork chop, duck (not greasy) and lamb were all good to excellent. Most entrees are under $30.
This is a special place and the owner and managers treat it that way.
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