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“Amazing Short Ribs!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karla's Restaurant

Karla's Restaurant
5 W Mechanic St, New Hope, PA 18938-2266
+1 215-862-2612
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Ranked #23 of 74 Restaurants in New Hope
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Long Island, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Short Ribs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The food was really great...short ribs and scallops with mushroom risotto, absolutely yummy. Salad with poached pears also delicious. Duck confit spring rolls, unusual and tasty appetizer. The food was definitely recommendable.

The service was just okay, didn't check back on us to see if we needed anything (and we did) Had to go looking for the wait staff. We were in an alcove (half in and half outside is the way it felt) VERY NOISY (especially because the people next to us thought they had the right to yell to each other, when they left, we and the other people in the alcove clapped...the staff should have told the people to be a little more considerate)

Parking can be a huge problem (everywhere in New Hope) but there's a municipal lot up the hill from this restaurant that might be worth utilizing, only 3 dollars for 4 hours.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Cornwall, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Knock your socks off martini's! You have to go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Was recommended this place by Dini the owner of the Wedgwood Inn for Martini's and boy oh boy she was right. My husband and I stopped in for a blood orange & passion fruit Martini. We also had the mac and cheese app & Brie platter. Both were delicious. We were served by the bartender who was really great. Excellent service! Very laid back atmosphere. Brought me back to my college days, but nice and clean. Can't wait to go back for dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Trenton, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We only had a lemon drop martini and the chicken quesadilla as an appetizer, both were really good. Can't wait to go back for dinner.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Very good food - nice atmosphere - reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Walked around town looking for restaurant with reasonable prices and inviting decor. Wanted to sit outside but weather was very iffy so we wanted a restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating and found it in Klara's. Food was very good (everyone in group was very satisfied) and reasonably priced. (Pricing in New Hope was very high for "nicer" restaurants and this was one of the lowest in this category.)

Onion soup was especially good and pear salad was enough for 2.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I came into New Hope with no plans of where to eat. We came across Karla's and decided the menu looked good. On a Saturday night we were seated immediately even though the restaurant was packed. Our server was quick to come to the table to take our drink orders and tell us about the specials. We both ordered a martini (blood orange for me, lemon drop for her). The martinis were really good and packed full of liquor. It took a long time for them to come and for the server to take our food order. We decided to split the mussels (white), and I ordered the short ribs and scallops and she got the scallops. Everything was delicious! The short ribs were super tender and the scallops cooked perfectly. Even though our food and drinks took forever to come out, I would definitely return.

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