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Reviewed July 18, 2020

Enjoyed excellent post-hike beers and lunch. Menu is kind of a cross between upscale bar food and foodie stuff ... and everything was delicious. Service was extremely responsive and friendly. And you can't beat the view.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020

My family and I had the most amazing time celebrating my sister's 50th birthday at the Valley Green Inn...the staff was superb with handling guests with COVID requirements..service was out of this world and personable...I highly recommend the experience of working with the event planner...Amber....she is angel, truly heaven sent... Safe yourself the hassle of looking any further...this is a quiet gem...affordable, unique in various ways..accommodating and all around super...I am looking for any reason to celebrate there againMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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ValleyGreenInn, Owner at Valley Green Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2020

Thank you so much for allowing us to host your sister's birthday. Your family was a joy to host and everyone looked amazing dressed in white. And the decorations! They looked wonderful! You transformed the space into a happy and colorful backdrop for the party....More

Reviewed October 18, 2019

Kids were considering this venue for a wedding. Hubby & I decided to go for Sunday brunch. We had an enjoyable meal. Mentioned to our waiter the reason for our visit. He had the wedding coordinator stop by! We returned for the wedding . The...staff was most friendly & kind. Cocktail hour went great. Appetizers chosen were delicious! This was followed by a sit down lunch. Everyone was pleased with their meal: choice of chicken, steak or vegetarian. I heard no complaints about the food. They contract with Bredenbecks for the cake, say no more. Food and service were spot on! Contrary to prior reviews by others , I would consider stopping here. It’s in a peaceful setting to boot!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

So we went to Valley Green Inn for dinner. First you should know I ha e been dining here for nearly 30 years — my parents loved it. But the meal we had, to be blunt, was the type that looked great on the menu,...equally so on the plate but oh so mediocre in execution and flavor. Special pumpkin bisque; too savory. Too much apple cider (we asked) and in the end a few spoonfuls and left to the side. The Caesar salad was average but good — only problem was it was piled like a mound and filled the plate to its edges; we didn’t come to graze. Too much. Entrees? The chicken was quite good and not just your typical breasts. It offered nice array of pieces. But let’s face it, it’s chicken blowing that is like not being able to change a lightbulb. The lamb chop, always a favorite, was cooked then sliced in strips. While the sweet potato mash beneath was tasty why slice the meat? It only dried it out and took away the natural juices. Growing up, this was always good solid food, never great but always good. And the old Inn with its decor, low ceilings, creaky wood floors and time aged mantles on fireplaces, make it a wonderful atmosphere. So visit in the summer, have a light (safe) lunch on the delightful porch that looks out on the peaceful Wissahickon river and move on. Dinner? Never again. Chestnut Hill has way too many dining gems to waste time here. Kind of sad. So eats the OutspokenTraveler.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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ValleyGreenInn, Owner at Valley Green Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to provide the very constructive criticisms. We'll work on our pumpking bisque soup being too savory! We'll also take a closer look on the portions of Caesar salad that was too large for your preferences. Thanks for the compliments on...More

Reviewed July 15, 2019

This used to be a great place to go, and the location is still lovely, but the food and service have gone way down hill. Slow, incompetent service, and the food was dreadful. Fruit salad made with unripe fruit. Grapefruit juice served warm. Sausage salted...to death. Bad stomach upset after eating there.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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ValleyGreenInn, General Manager at Valley Green Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Rosalyn, We're incredibly sorry that you were disappointed during your last visit. Thank you for letting us know of the areas that we need to work on to make sure this doesn't happen again. We are listening and will use this as a learning experience....More

Reviewed June 23, 2019

My husband and I had a post-elopement party out on the Wissahickon patio and could not be more pleased with the beauty of the site, the service, the food, and the preparation and care put into our event by staff (Catie and Amber in particular)....Catie was our contact person and was so helpful throughout the process, letting us know our options and following our wishes to a tee. We wanted to relaxed event that felt more like a summer garden party than a wedding reception, and Catie organized a lovely low-key event that still managed to be elegant and memorable. From the time we arrived (they reserved the closest parking lot for our party!), the patio looked stunning with white tablecloths and lavender napkins, candles on every table, and the gorgeous backdrop of Valley Green and the surrounding foliage all around us. Everyone congregated at the bar where we had a Mimosa and Bloody Mary station with everything from fresh fruit to olives and even bacon, plus local beers on tap. The buffet lunch was delicious with standouts being the sage ravioli and sesame salmon--people also raved over the French fries! The setting was so idyllic, and Amber (on-site coordinator that day) was so professional and catered to our every need. The day was so seamless and magical; I would highly recommend the Valley Green Inn for special events, especially if the weather allows you to be outside on the patio. It is a stunningly beautiful yet simple and rustic locale that suited our personalities perfectly. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019

My family (party of 12) was excited to come to the Valley Green Inn for Easter Brunch. The setting was beautiful, our table was out in the enclosed patio area. Our server was friendly. The food, however, was beyond disappointing. The waffles were rock hard...and impossible to saw through even with a steak knife. The scrambled eggs were cold, the french toast was in huge pieces and also rock hard. The eggs benedict had practically hard cooked eggs on the english muffin. The only decent item was the ham from the carving station. The desserts were the type you buy in bulk frozen at Sam's Club. The fruit tray was bare and not replenished while we were there. For $35 a person I expected much more. Also, the brunch menu printed and placed on each table stated "omelettes, made to order". What that really meant was that if you ordered the omelette of the day they would make it for you when ordered. The omelette of the day was short rib with goat cheese and tomatoes. That was the ONLY version you could have. To me the menu should have stated the omelette of the day is ___ and is included. Omelette prepared to order, to me, means the omelette of your choice is prepared how you order it. I have had better brunches at a Hampton Inn. Such a disappointment for such a beautiful and highly rated establishment. $600 (including the 20% gratuitiy they added) was a complete rip off for the quality of food that was served. We will not be back, ever.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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ken l, Manager at Valley Green Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

KellyCrew I'm so sorry for your unpleasant experience, Can you please reach out to me by phone. 215-247-1730 so i can do something to make you fell better. Please ask for Ken

Reviewed April 20, 2019

Enjoyed a late lunch on the patio on Friday afternoon after biking. Irene was great; we enjoyed chatting with her before we ordered. The grilled cheese was as good as it sounds on the menu and the fries were tasty, perfectly cooked. Lovely place to...sit outside and enjoy the view. While we were there, a couple's car was broken into in the far parking lot. Be careful in that area!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

This remains a unique experience in one of the great historical restaurants in Philadelphia. In no other cafe can you experience the wonderful views of the Wissahickon Creek and the wilds of the Wissahickon trail above. A stream of hikers and dog-walkers add to the...unique, patoral scene. The Inn property began as a Penn land grant in 1685. It has had many incarnations since then, including absentee ownership and it's present state as a fine restaurant was assured by "Friends of the Wissahickon and Fairmount Park Commission. Five years ago, when I last reviewed the place, service was impeccable and the food...glorious. This time around food was still great, but service was a little stiff and formal (though competent), table was a bit wobbly and seating at the banquettes uncomfortable no matter how you arranged the pillows at your back. It was comfortably warming, though, on a chilly night to be seated near the fire place. As mentioned, food was really good. The soup of the day was chicken vegetable with mushrooms and artichokes. Excellent. The country pate was confit chicken, crushed pistacchio, port reduction, caper berries and grilled sourdough wedges. Too often a pate is heavy, but the lightness of this dish helped make the other dishes more manageable and enjoyable. Main courses: A really fine New Orleans style Catfish Etouffe encrusted in corn meal with andouille sausage, red peppers, rice pilaf and creole seasoning. The bacon wrapped Meatloaf turned out to be "better than it looked" according to my wife and great dinner companion, Barbara. On this appearance thing, we differed as I thought the presentation (like all the appetizers and entrees here) was well thought out. We were unanimous on the great taste of the meatloaf, though, with garlic mash, Brussels Sprouts, roasted mushrooms, demi-glace and crispy onions. There is a full bar.They turned out an excellent Gin and tonic and wines by the glass ($7 per glass) were reasonable and well paired with the meal. I'd call this fine dining, but the prices were pretty reasonable for such a singular experience. We didn't try dessert, but we'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We had such a beautiful wedding for my daughter there and it was just absolutely amazing! Everyone had such a great time. Atmosphere is so quaint!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Absolutely! Dress comfortably! Many of our guests enjoy the beauty of the Wissahickon before or after visiting us for a meal. Thank you for asking.
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