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“Some of the best food I've ever eaten!!!”
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The Orchard Restaurant
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, French
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: The Orchard is a an intimate country BYOB restaurant with a cuisine that is second to none located in Kennett Square PA. The Dining room with its plush, soft lighting boasts contemporary clean lines of crisp white walls, well placed antiques and plush fabrics that blend timeless elegance with one foot planted in old world luxury. Chef Trevisani's cuisine which follows the simplistic approach of the dining room is best described as new American cuisine in a French style.
Reviewed May 12, 2009

I am truly sorry, but I could not disagree more with the folks who have written reviews saying that the service was not up to par or that the food was not good at The Orchard. My wife and I are both very discriminating in our standards of service and food that qualifies as fine dining and we were very, very pleased with The Orchard. If paying over $30 for an entrée is too much in a person’s mind and if a person is more interested in quantity than quality, then perhaps this fine dining experience is not for them. However, if you know good food and savor the flavors that a true chef can provide, then you will get what you pay for at this restaurant. From the maitre d’ to the main server right down to the young lady handling the deserts – everyone was very friendly and helpful. The fact that you can bring your own wine greatly saves on cost. We will definitely return here when we visit Longwood Gardens the next time. It is literally a half mile away from the Gardens and if you are staying in the area and appreciate fine dining, you will not be disappointed by The Orchard.

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Reviewed November 18, 2008

The food was wonderful. We had swordfish, lamb, duck, chicken - all very nicely prepared. Portions were not large, but were supplemented with several amusees between courses and all of them were also wonderful. The host/chef was a delight, the service was decent, the ambience really, really pleasant. Cost is high, but since it is BYOB, you save a little on drinks if you want them. We will definitely go back again as an occasion restaurant.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed October 10, 2008

REALLY impressed with their creative menu. Excellent place to bring a bottle of wine (BYOB).

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Reviewed August 30, 2008

We had starters, entrees and desserts, and only one plate rose to the level of decent - totally unacceptable at these prices. The tuna carpaccio was tasteless (and overcooked if you can believe it), and our meat entree was very tough. The chocolate torte was dry and pasty. Ownership changed in June, so previous reviews may not reflect the work of the current kitchen.

I would avoid this place.

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Reviewed August 1, 2008

The Orchard is an upscale BYOB with an outstanding kitchen. But I must say that on each of the three occasions I've been there, the servers have been cool and detached. They clearly are focused on turning the tables as quickly as possible. The minimalist decor can be seen as either classy, or icy--goes with the service.

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