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Happy Rooster

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118 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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(215) 963-9311
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So, The Happy Rooster is a little small, and I honestly had passed it on the street a million times without noticing it. But my husband heard some good things about it, so we sto...

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Duct tape on the booth seats? Dank? ""Wacky"" wall ornaments? I do not get this bar. Why do the meals cost so much? Ohhhhhhhhh! Lawyers hang there and like to pay too much f...

Really good meal, reasonable price 3/3/2010

So, The Happy Rooster is a little small, and I honestly had passed it on the street a million times without noticing it. But my husband heard some good things about it, so we stopped in recently to try it out. I must say, I thought the food was fantastic. I had the oxtail gnocchi, which was truly delicious. I don't know that I have ever had gnocchi that light and fluffy before. My husband had the skate wing, which we loved. And the prices were completely reasonable; both dishes were less than $20. We are definitely going to go back to try it again. The stuffed chicken breast sounded wonderful! Pros: menu, food, price Cons: a little loud more

Fail to see the attraction 8/27/2007

Where is it written that just because you're a Center City restaurant that you can gouge your patrons? Last Thursday, my daughter and I dined at the Happy Rooster. The staff was very attentive when we said that we had theater tickets; they moved our meal along nicely without hurrying us. The asparagus appetizer was delicious, but $9 for 9 stalks of asparagus is a bit over the top. My porcini crusted salmon was very good, as were the accompaniments. However, my daughter ordered the chicken - a meal that would have been at home in a diner. It consisted of a chicken leg - yes a leg - with mashed potatoes, baby carrots and green beans. This being said, it was not surprising that when we left at 7:00 PM, there were about 9 people in the restaurant. Pros: Some good offerings Cons: Overpriced more

expensive drinks, pedestrian food 1/31/2007

The place is nice and cozy inside, but my God! The drinks are Stephen Starr like overpriced! I don't mind paying if I am in a nice place or recieve good service, but the bartender seemed more interested in doing anything other than getting me and my wife drinks (or getting another when we were done with the first.... And I tipped six dollars on the first round of two drinks!)\r \r Anyway, ate in their ""dining room"" off to the side. Terrible room, and the food is a hair above a dive bar's. New chef? Couldn't tell.\r \r Don't waste your time here. more

hyped 5/8/2005

honestly, the place is expensive and the servers can be rude. It also has the ""in the industry"" air so writers are afraid to critize. more

Delicious Dinner, Cocky Bar 2/17/2005

Lovely little rooster bar. Specials written on a blackboard brought to the table, reasonable enough prices, fast, friendly service, nice drinks. Many down home type foods with a twist. Try the marinated skirt steak...WOW! Had a corner bar atmosphere...then again, it IS a corner bar. Really quaint feel. Pros: Atmosphere, Locality, Great food more

I don't get it 7/6/2004

Duct tape on the booth seats? Dank? ""Wacky"" wall ornaments? I do not get this bar. Why do the meals cost so much? Ohhhhhhhhh! Lawyers hang there and like to pay too much for food so they can show off. Now I get it. Never mind. Cons: , Pricey more

Great Lunch 5/23/2003

While visiting Philadelphia a couple of weekends ago, my girlfriend and I happened upon the Happy Rooster while walking the spring festival in Rittenhouse Square. So we stopped in for Lunch and sat at the bar. We had such a fun time, everything was excellent from the food to the music to the musculed bartendar, George. [I think he's the reason my girlfriend wanted to eat at the bar!] Seriously though, George was great. We had a wonderful time speaking with him and he was very attentive. At one point the bar was pretty much full and we never felt ignored. I'd highly recommend this place, its very cool, and the food while somewhat pricey, is well worth it. Looking forward to a return trip and checking it out for dinner. Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Bartendar - George more

Happy Rooster Old and New 2/22/2003

My wife and I have been coming to the Happy Rooster for almost 30 years. We liked the old one but love the new ""Rooster"". Rose has brought energy and fun while keeping that which made the Happy Rooster unique and eclectic. With all her enthusiasm and experience, Rose will add to the legend of the bistro at 16th and Sansom. The food was excellent, the setting intimate and the ""scribbled"" wine list just the right thing with the Beluga caviar. Pros: Rose Parrotta, Food, Setting more

Something to crow about 8/15/2002

Terrific food in a converted cozy corner bar in Center City. Try the mussels with red chili sauce. Pros: Bar, Funky Cons: Small tables/chairs more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    For thirty-some years, this caviar and vodka bar was a gritty old boys' club for after-work cocktails. Official house rules: Jackets for men, no unaccompanied women at the bar....

  • 8/14/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon. - Sun. 11am - 11pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City West, Center City

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