Recent Reviews At M Restaurant

Rewards Network Reviews of M Restaurant

2 People Dined

My sister and I ate at M for her birthday dinner and we loved the feeling like we were in another world. We shared many delicious dishes- namely the exotic mushrooms, red pepper velouté, mussels, scallops and short rib. We also shared an incredible cheese plate with the best homemade cranberry walnut crackers and side accoutrements, it was a real treat. Can’t wait to come back for my birthday! Loved it. Thanks M for a great night, Diane Livingston

6+ People Dined

Superb food, service, atmosphere and garden. A must discover on your list of great Philadelphia finds. We ate here with out of town guests who travel all over the world who have eaten in some of the top restaurants in the world and they loved it from A-Z.

2 People Dined

As always this place is a pleasure to enjoy. The cheese board is far and above any other in places we have frequented. We will return soon.

2 People Dined

The wait staff was wonderful. Since the weather was “iffy” we decided to have our appetizers and drinks on the patio. When we were ready for dinner, the staff had a table waiting for us with our first course. I ordered the $13 drink and app. and the smoked salmon platter with the vegetables. It was beautiful as well as really tasty. My husband had the grouper special. His was equally well presented and tasted excellent. When it came for the bill, my husband was surprised because with the entrees, app and cocktails and desert, our meal was half the cost that he had predicted.

4 People Dined

This was a wonderful July 4 barbecue. I loved the fact that the restaurant included the staff and their families and had activities for the kids. I also appreciated the fact that there was plenty to eat for vegetarians, which is unusual for a 4th of July barbecue. The band who entertained was terrific. We really enjoyed ourselves. It was well worth the money.

4 People Dined

It was fabulous. Didn’t know what to expect so it exceeded our expectations. Such a fun time!

Open Table Reviews of M Restaurant

Elegant and romantic

This little restaurant is tucked away on 8th behind Wash Sq. and offers a nice menu with innovative food. Our night was perfect from beginning to end from bread service to dessert. Portions that do not have you leaving feeling over stuffed will keep us returning for more. You feel like you are in Europe, not Philly, and overall the whole experience was elegant and romantic. Loved everything and will be back.

Special features:

fit for foodies,good for groups,great for outdoor dining,vibrant bar scene,notable wine list,romantic,scenic view,neighborhood gem,special occasion

My meal says it all

I had three courses and we ended with cheese, who knew you were supposed to eat it at the end of the meal?! I took a picture of the menu to try and recreate some of these items at home and below is what I had, food speaks for itself:

First – butter roasted zucchini, patty pan squash, asiago cream

Second – wild striped bass, rosemary smoked succotash, asparagus

Third – chocolate goat cheese cake, bacon graham crumble, strawberries….. awesome

Thank you M for another great night.

Best Romantic Restaurant

I was taken here for a date on my birthday and had an amazing experience. The ambiance was great with low lighting and a cozy corner table. My date and I were sat and received the wine and drink list which our bartender went over explaining what some of the more notable drinks were. The zen was fabulous, a mojitoesque drink but not as overbearingly sweet. I was excited about the way the menu was set up because we were able to try a few different courses and while the plates were enough to feed one we shared a few different options to get the overall experience. Food was amazing service impeccable and the special attention paid to me with my birthday dessert made M a place I will return to next time I am in the city!!

Best Secret Spot…EVER!!!!

We had totally stumbled into this place one night and only had time for some cocktails. They had such a great selection of drinks, wine and beer, so we had to come back after reading over the dinner menu. All I have to say is wow! I was impressed by the service and the food. Servers are very knowledgeable of every aspect of the menu. Definitely listen to them when they say small plates! We ordered three courses each and a chocolate goat cheesecake! umm, it was like a dream come true. The Mushrooms are the best that I have tasted in all of Philadelphia, and even though it was a hot night we tried the Red Pepper soup, Its a must have! The Chef definitely knows what he is doing back there! The garden is only the begging of your dream night!

Still A Favorite

The best thing about M Restaurant is that the menu changes just enough to want to check it out every couple weeks. Now that the chef knows I’m a “regular” I even get some things that haven’t made it to the menu yet. How cool is that?

Great for special Occasions

Want to wow a date? Or have a romantic celebration? Or special occasion of any sorts really. M is fantastic. The chef’s tasting menu is always pleasing and provides an excellent dining experience you won’t regret. I recommend ordering a cheese selection as well. You won’t be disappointed, and will enjoy all accompaniments.


Met all expectations and more!

Having had a reservation at M for my family who were in from out of town, I was concerned about some of the bad reviews that were recently posted when I showed them M’s site on OT to brag about where we were going. Assuming and hoping it was just a bad week, we literally tip-toed into the restaurant, not knowing what to expect. I mentioned our concerns and was told the waiter who prompted those bad reviews was no longer there. We exhaled and with great anticipation reviewed the menu. The food was creative with perfect portions sizes for us- all medium plate offerings made it easy to have 3 and have a variety to choose from- and the service was unobtrusive, friendly and effective. We loved the cheeses too. Thanks M, we will be back!


Having traveled around the world for many years, and having experienced so many diverse restaurants, we were impressed with the high quality of M. The food was exquisite with unique tastes for every palate, not to mention the beautiful presentation. Dining in the outdoor garden brought back memories of Tuscany with plants and trees surrounding the area – hard to believe that we were in center city Philadelphia. Pleasant and knowledgeable staff to make our experience enjoyable. Don’t miss the red pepper velouté, exotic mushrooms, roasted asparagus, curried mussels and sautéed scallops. We were sorry to leave but will definitely dine at M the next time we’re in the city.

Open Table Reviews of M Restaurant

A great place to “wow” out-of-towners

I had very special guests visiting Philadelphia and put them up at the adjoining Morris House Hotel, and took them to dinner at ‘M’ Restaurant. They had a wonderful time and came away feeling as if they’d sampled a taste of both historic Philadelphia and the contemporary cuisine-scene. It was perfect all around.

The service was excellent. We went for our wedding anniversary and were treated like royalty. A very nice table was reserved for us outdoors neaqr a fountain. The food came as we liked it, with pauses between dishes so we could talk. The dishes were delicately prepared and a pleasure to savor.

Thank you M

Incredible dining experience! Food and service impeccable. Waiter was knowledgeable and helpful in making choices.
Noise level allowed for wonderful conversation.
Highly recommend this gem

A rainy night

Even though there had been a huge storm and we had to eat indoors, we had a wonderful experience! The wait staff was patient and helpful and funny. The food was absolutely delicious – our table had the asparagus, squash and mushroom first plates; duck, scallops, salmon and skirt steak from plates 2 and 3 and goat chees cake dessert. Would love to go back and eat outdoors in the garden.

Can’t seem to stay away from this restaurant. Great food and ambience. It will become one of your favorite secret spots too.

Great end to a theater day!

Our group of fun ladies enjoyed a wonderful dining experience in the outdoor garden at the M this past Saturday! We took advantage of the 3-course theater special and were enchanted with the presentation and tasting of each course! Special thanks to our server, Maxwell, for guiding us so elegantly through the menu! The exotic mushrooms were to die for as was the red pepper velouté. Our main courses ranged from perfectly poached salmon, seared scallops, sea bass and duck breast. Our meal finished with an assortment of well-chosen cheeses and a variety of desserts! We reluctantly left once the wine was gone but talked about our dining experience all the way home and already put this restaurant on our list for next theater season!

Absolutely beautiful!

What a stunning gem tucked away in Society Hill! We absolutely loved our experience and are looking forward to returning. Also, this place has the best charcuterie in Philadelphia! Well done M Restaurant!

Magical evening

I got together with an old friend to catch-up and decided to meet at M for a drink and found that it was live jazz night. It was magical. We sat in the garden and went from only intending to have one drink—to staying for a four-course meal. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Next time I’m going to order the pepper soup. I got a taste, and I’ve never had anything like it—and garnished with an edible flower. The whole evening turned into a special memory.

Rewards Network Reviews of M Restaurant

4 People Dined    

It was fabulous. Didn’t know what to expect so it exceeded our expectations. Such a fun time!

4 People Dined   

This was a wonderful July 4 barbecue. I loved the fact that the restaurant included the staff and their families and had activities for the kids. I also appreciated the fact that there was plenty to eat for vegetarians which is unusual for a 4th of July barbecue. The band who entertained was terrific. We really enjoyed ourselves.

3 People Dined  

A hidden gem–right across the street from Walnut Street Theatre. Our server Max was a delight–knowledgeable, charming, treated us like royalty. We had the pre-theatre special–delicious, portions were just enough to savor, not so filling that we’d fall asleep during Grease. The atmosphere was perfect–live music playing softly in the background, birds chirping, smiling employees. M was worth the hour trip on the Schuylkill.

2 People Dined 

I was there for a friend’s wedding and stopped by the bar to have a cocktail before hand. The workers there were extremely friendly. They have amazing specialty cocktails and great atmosphere.

4 People Dined 

Great historic atmosphere in all rooms and the outdoor patio. Food quantities were medium and well presented and very tasty. Service was knowledgeable and friendly.

3 People Dined

This restaurant is part of The Morris House Hotel, a post-Colonial residence. They also offer dining in their beautiful gardens. Our waiter, Wade was most accommodating, efficient and friendly. He kindly made arrangements for us to have a tour of the hotel after dining. The menu is unique in that it features three courses with four to five choices in each course. The food was savory and prepared to perfection. I have passed this historic site many times never knowing it was there. It was truly a wonderful dining experience combined with some Philadelphia history.