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The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern - CLOSED

5 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940
2158609975
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Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington
Description: "Simply The Best in Bucks", The Temperance House located in historic Newtown, Pennsylvania offers the finest in quality, service & accommodations. Our simple, yet elegant menu specializes in steaks & seafood. From intimate gatherings to gala affairs our banquet facilities provide a perfect venue for any event. Please contact our banquet coordinator regarding your next affair. Journey through our historic chambers & discover why our Inn is one of Bucks County's best kept secrets. Plush accommodations with an at home feel, we cater to corporate clientele, bridal parties & couples looking to get away. Please contact our Innkeeper for more information.

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English first
Philadelphia area
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Temperance House closed this last week. The food had been mediocre the last few years. Will miss the bar with its live music.

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Yardley
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We've been for dinner and lunch, just ourselves and with another couple. Very disappointing. I do like that you can smoke at the bar but that's the only upside. It's sort of run-down and dirty. The food is mostly right from the freezer and bland to say the least. The worst part for me was the fries. The oil is... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Interesting menu, good staff, both bar and restaurant menus. I have been there for lunch buffets with the Business association, also with friends for dinning, and romantic dinners.. If you are visiting or live in the Newtown area you should give the Temp a try

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temphouse, Manager at The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Greg, Thank you for your positive review on Trip Advisor. We strive to make everyone's experience perfect, whether it is for business, pleasure or a romantic night out! We look forward to seeing you soon! Best Regards, Erica More 

East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We had brunch there on Mother's Day. I have a number of allergy issues and they were superb in making sure I could eat several items. They made me an omelette and told me what items on the buffet did not contain the allergy items. They offered to make me some steamed vegetables without the dairy. The waitress Maria was... More 

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temphouse, Manager at The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Francine, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you and your family enjoyed your Mother's Day Brunch. We strive to acccomodate everyone and will always make a special dish for you due to your allergies. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Erica More 

Culpeper, Virginia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

For the tiny entrance to this place, it is quite big. I had dinner there and the food was good, but not great, although their grilled brussel sprouts are to die for. If you are lucky, you might get Maria to wait your table. The perfect server, friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our time there because of her good energy.... More 

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temphouse, Manager at The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

We will surely pass your compliment along to Maria. We hope to see you again when you visit Newtown! Best Regards, Erica More 

Brazil
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is a place from a 1920's book. On the main street of a charm full town, the lunch crowd in one middle march weekday was nice old ladies and wealthy well dressed families. I had the pesto gnocchi for started and anyone that had been to Italy will see from the picture that those are not gnocchi at all.... More 

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temphouse, General Manager at The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you loved our take on Pesto Gnocchi ~ we love the traditional ~ but our chef likes to create dishes a little outside the box! Best Regards, Erica More 

Bucks County - PA
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Best crab bisque we ever had! We had a nice time here. My wife's filet mignon came out over cooked and the staff wad very attentive and brought out a properly cooked filet very quickly. I thought the restaurant did a great job with service - they felt so bad about the steak being cooked incorrectly. The food was great... More 

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temphouse, Owner at The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback. We are please to have had the opportunity to resolve your wife's steak issue to her satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future More 

Holland, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I wish that I could review the food but we were never given the opportunity. I had made reservations on Open Table for 4 for 8:00. Several days earlier I was called by the Temperance House to provide my credit card number to secure our reservation. I happily complied because I realize that restuarants need to fill every table and... More 

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temphouse, Manager at The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the incident that took place on New Year’s Eve. Corrective action has been taken with staff to ensure that this never happens again. More 

Southampton, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Hadn't been here in awhile because of a horrendous Easter brunch experience a couple of years ago (horrible seating...bland choices from the buffet table)...the whole family (six of us) was disappointed and annoyed... Figured we'd give it a try again, so we went with friends to listen to music, have some appetizers and drinks... Phew...the room with the four piece... More 

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temphouse, Owner at The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

We are happy to let you know we have made our Tavern and Entertainment Lounge Smoke-Free when we have entertainment (Tuesday through Saturday). We invite you to try us out again. We have continued to offer outstanding local entertainment for your enjoyment. More 

King of Prussia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We would have given the Temperance House a 5 star review, but our waiter was terrible and we feel that service is part of the experience. My wife & I ate here on Christmas Eve, and had it not been for the waitress in the room we were in, we would have not had fresh water, not had our dishes... More 

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temphouse, Owner at The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we have addressed the unacceptable service you received and assure you this will not happen in the future. I will pass your kind words on to Maria regarding her attentiveness. More 

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Additional Information about The Temperance House Restaurant & Tavern

Address: 5 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940
Phone Number: 2158609975
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Newtown
Average Prices: USD 35 - 45
Cuisine: American

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