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“Honey takes the cake in Doylestown” 4 of 5 stars
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Honey
42 Shewell Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901
215-489-4200
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Ranked #1 of 125 Restaurants in Doylestown
Price range: $4 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Honey takes the cake in Doylestown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Although they never remember us, we have eaten at Honey many times, most recently on my husband's birthday. First, we always have to get past Jerry's lament that the chairs and booths are sat-out and uncomfortable. But, then we get distracted by the menu, and all that fades away. As always, the dishes are as interesting and inventive as the other reviewers note. In fact, you could just go for the truffled popcorn, which is served in lieu of bread, and be transported. I had a variation (food allergies) of the pan roasted branzino, with shaved brussels sprouts and truffled mushroom vinaigrette, and it was great. (That goodness, Honey has not fallen prey to that unfortunate trend of sweetening brussels sprouts.) My husband loved the salmon tartare, with green apples, oil-cured olives and honey on sesame chips, but I was disappointed to see it was made with mayo to which I am allergic. He also flipped over the buckwheat noodles, with pork belly, although he couldn't identify a trace; BBQ eel -- he loves eel, but maybe it was actually pork belly; pickled Matsutake mushrooms; and more. Jerry also had the wild mushroom quesadilla, which he thoroughly relished. Now, not that he had the room or the desire for dessert, but just a little complementary treat, given that it was his birthday and all, would have been a nice touch. Also, before you get fixated on any of the dishes mentioned, beware: the menu changes frequently. This is a tiny place that operates at the whim of its brilliant chef.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“NYC/LA caliber, worlds away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Doylestown is a lovely little town with more than a few good places to eat. But I would never have expected to find there a restaurant as inventive, exotic (oh, and yummy) as Honey.

Having been to Honey 3 or 4 times now, the chef has my total trust. While on any given evening I might have a favorite, none of the eclectic and unique dishes has ever failed me. Add to that you have the flexibility and the the fun of a tapas style approach. With tapas portions, one needn't commit to, say, having a pound and half of boar with escargot, and pray you like it or you will be eating Cheerios when you get home. With so many small plates to try, it's a lot easier to take a risk.

I also have to add that the service is very competent, but more than that they emanate a genuine warmth. They actually make you feel welcome. That is hard to find, and it truly adds to the pleasure of the meal.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington Crossing
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Tasting menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

It's a tasting menu, so expect small portions, but delicious food. Pricey, yes, but worth every penny.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A real "Honey" of a restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A "Buzz'n" place to eat. Definitely recommend going with friends who like to share. Small but has atmosphere and you must have a reservation (does not accept groups larger than six though). Great selection of small plates ( kids menu too). Food is scrumptious with a delightful combination of flavors and textures. Always consistent and lovely presentation. Owners, chef and wife are lovely Host and Hostess and are devoted to making sure your every bite is exceptional. Corking fee applies if you BYOB. Go check it out with more than two, and indulge in many plates to get a better appreciation of all the flavorful items offered. Order fries extra crispy off the kids menu to go with your ribs, you won't be disappointed. Bon Appetite.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Honey has excellent food but wish they had more non seafood items and changed the menu more often, if you go there frequently it becomes repetitive.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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