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Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe

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Chestnut Hill
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8229 Germantown Ave Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-7570
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice dinner

We had passed this venue many, many times and always saw people sitting outdoors enjoying what looked like many interesting dishes, so with friends we decided to finally stop there for dinner. Although many people were sitting outside, we thought it was a little too chilly, so we opted to sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
RobertLevenson
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had passed this venue many, many times and always saw people sitting outdoors enjoying what looked like many interesting dishes, so with friends we decided to finally stop there for dinner. Although many people were sitting outside, we thought it was a little too chilly, so we opted to sit inside. Got a booth near the bar, and thoroughly... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Have been here several times with friends for Sunday brunch. Lots of choices and the prices are reasonable for food that has consistently been well-prepared. One friend always orders the corned beef hash and says it is terrific. I also like that they have at least one draft hard cider; a wonderful, refreshing beverage to accompany brunch. Service has always... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

It was a busy Sunday as there was a Home and Garden Festival along Germantown Avenue. So the restaurant was hopping but the hostess assured us that we could get in and out quickly and would not have to wait for our food for more than 20 minutes tops. She takes us down into the "catacombs" and it takes the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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424 reviews 424 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
429 helpful votes 429 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Chestnut Grill is adjacent to the Chestnut Hill Hotel in the lively, upscale Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. With indoor and outdoor dining, the setting is in a splendid patio; a kind of grotto of fountains, chairs and outdoor art just a few doors away from the popular M Market. Aside from all the sights outside, the indoor spaces... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Have been coming here for years Always good Not this time Coconut shrimp were reheated Could tell by the way they looked and tasted So were wings Didn't bother to stay for dessert Won't be back Wrote feedback on card when paid bill No response A shame

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Canandaigua, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My daughter (17) and I had had dinner there last night. We are on a college trip and wanted to sit down for a nice comfortable meal after walking around looking at colleges all day. We had a pedicure down the street and decided to eat at our hotel restaurant. So we walked in there in jeans, sweats and sandles... More 

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Germantown, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We loved the food at The Chestnut Grill. Out of our 5 visits in a week, we were continually impressed with the presentation, flavor, great service and value of the Chestnut Grill. Our favorites were the Lamb burger and the Tarragon Chicken Fettucini. Quaint and cozy restaurant in a great location for shopping and walking. Can't wait to return!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I went to Chestnut Hill Grill at the Chestnut Hill Hotel several times in December. I have been there for lunch with a group - a romantic dinner and solo - it never disappoints! Among the short list of recommendations - crab cakes, must be 100% crab - the steaks are always to perfection - and NEVER pass on the... More 

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Mansfield, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The food was amazing and the service was great. The weather was so nice, so we enjoyed sitting in the outside area to eat. Will be back in Jan 2015

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My family and I eat brunch here on average once per month. There is a brunch and a bigger lunch menu. Favorite items include the berry french toast, the eggs any style (the potatoes are YUMMY), and the breakfast burrito. The fare is consistent and the bloody marys are good. Sitting on the patio makes for great people watching up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8229 Germantown Ave Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chestnut Hill
  • Neighborhood: Chestnut Hill
  • Phone Number: (215) 247-7570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?