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Frank & Diannah's Arbor Inn

47 S Bingaman St, Reading, PA 19606-2824
+1 610-406-0126
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Ranked #1 of 282 restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fine food and service in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Eclectic menu. Full Bar including international wines and microbrew beers on tap.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The chairs are very uncomfortable; wooden & short seat platform. My steamed mussels were bad. Hopefully, I will not get sick. Weiner Schnitzel too chewy. Calamari appetizer and fresh bread was very good. Server was very nice. Atmosphere outdated.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had dinner here on Tuesday evening - what a great time we had. This place has a great group of people working there! The chef / owner is very knowledgeable - he discussed how they hot smoke their salmon which stays juicy and warm over a bed of fettucini in a light cream sauce. From 'soup to nuts' this place... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The service was good, the food was ok......... The French fries were cold !! The wine was horrible, very cheap wine which was sold for a lot of money. The waitress came so many time to ask is everything was ok that we finally told her that the wine was really bad...... She must have told the owner. He came... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have been dining at Frank and Diannah's Arbor Inn for years and I've never been disappointed. The restaurant is intimate but not crowded. It's one of the few fine dining options left in Berks but it's not pretentious. Everything is made to order from high quality, local when possible, ingredients. I suggest opting for one of the daily specials,... More

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Chalfont, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We went for the one night a week offer of "burger night". We arrived at 730pm and was informed no more burgers. We decided to stay anyway. We ordered a Mojito-nope, no mojitos. Ordered a Stella Artois ( ads in the place for it).... "Sorry we don't serve Stella". They forgot to serve me my salad. Finally, 1.5 hrs after... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff. Amazing homemade desserts. The Ribeye Frites and the Veal with Gouda and Ham is amazing !!!!

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Reading
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Every meal I have had there has been superb. They serve very wonderful food and have specialty nights which are fantastic. I have never been disappointed. Small place run by husband and wife. Gourmet food the best I have had in the area.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stopped by for Saturday early dinner on our way to a game with another couple - for the décor, I was expecting burgers, ribs and chicken - typical Reading fare. I was shocked at the diverse and interesting menu, and the food did not disappoint. Veal Milanese and the Almond-crusted pork loin were our entrees - both were delicious! Our... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Food is wonderful- a bit on the pricey side, most entrees are in the $20- $27 range - however for the care that is put into the preparation and presentation- it is always a first choice for birthday celebrations, the owner Frank is a wonderful host, you will often see him in the dining room asking the patrons how everything... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Informal, cozy, understated and run by a husband and wife who are both CIA graduates with a great lineage before coming to their current site. Great ambiance. Well run. Superb food. Meticulous attention to the quality of the service

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