Adventurous new American cuisine
Nestled on a quiet, tree-lined block of Victorian houses in the Spruce Hill section of University City, Marigold Kitchen is one of the city’s most elegant and exciting dining destinations.
Featuring a seasonal menu of daring new American cuisine, Marigold has quickly become one of Philadelphia’s most respected and popular BYOB restaurants. Dinners consist only of 4-6 course tasting menus featuring a small portions and amuse bouches, often created with local, seasonal ingredients.
Marigold has been serving the residents of University City for some 70 years, as it has operated under different management in the same location, a 1907 Victorian house, since the first customers were served in 1934.
Some of Philadelpha’s top chefs have passed through the ranks of Marigold Kitching including Erin O’Shea (Percy St. Barbeque) and Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Federal Donuts).
Executive chef/owner Robert Halpern took the helm in 2009, bringing high praises and packed tables with him. His creative tasting menus have garnered high praises, leading Marigold Kitchen to be dubbed the 2nd best restaurant in Philadelphia in 2012 according to Philadelphia Magazine.
Marigold Kitchen is only open for dinner service (6-9 p.m.) Tuesday through Sunday. Plan your trip well in advance, as reservations for the small dining room fill up very quickly.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
Baltimore Avenue from 43rd to 50th Street
- New Africa Center/Muslim American Museum & Archive
- The Rotunda
- Slought Foundation
- Studio 34
- Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy
- The Woodlands Cemetery and Mansion
- Rave Cinemas
- Paul Robeson House Museum
- View more attractions
Restaurants & Dining