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Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe
Ranked #424 of 4,461 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chestnut Hill
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were staying in the Chestnut Hill Inn, so dined here one evening---same premises as hotel but different ownership. We both wanted comfort food, so chose the brisket, which was served with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetable medley. It hit the spot after a long day. The brisket was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the roast vegetables were tasty. The mashed potatoes were good, but but the consistency a little thin. Server was efficient, polite and friendly without being intrusive--she knew her job and did it very well. Pleasant surroundings, good food. What's not to love? Only downside is we live 500 miles away.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Grill is a combination old-fashioned bar room and stylish outdoor cafe. It's a great place to sit and a charming place to be served. None of that would matter if it weren't for the relentlessly delicious food.
None of the menu items are surprising. Fish tacos, coconut shrimp, burgers, chili and so on. You've seen them all a hundred times, but you've never tasted any thing like this: explosive flavors, exuberant freshness and great value.
The wine list is good and the beer list is a better. Bar and table service are very friendly and it's hard not to leave there feeling like you've just been entertained by friends. But make no mistake, the lovely atmosphere is not the reason to go here: it's the absolutely perfect execution of standard bar food by a well-disciplined kitchen that makes this place an understated classic.

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Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We arranged a surprise birthday party for my mother at the Chestnut Grill. In terms of reserving one of the three attractive dining areas located downstairs, the staff could not have been more helpful, friendly and super easy to deal with. The event for a dozen family members was a total success. The staff was extremely attentive to all our requests throughout the meal. Service was always with a smile. Almost everyone ordered something different, so we had an excellent representation of the items on the lunch and brunch menus. Every dish was attractively presented, and we all enjoyed a delicious meal. We ended up spending 3 1/2 hours there. The dining area was fairly separate from the others, and we were never rushed to leave. The kitchen staff, the server and the manager created an unforgettable day for us. The Chestnut Grill scored a perfect 10 for the food, staff and venue.

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Thank Harvey_Travel
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Excellent cuisine, friendly service, charming atmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation as the place fills up fast, even on week nights!

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Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We managed to get a table for 4 adults and 5 kids on Easter Sunday for lunch while walking in Chestnut Hill. The first positives was their great attitude and willingness to seat our large group by combining tables and bringing the kids meals out first - as well as crayons and puzzle sheets! The food was very good and very reasonably priced and we had calamari, huevos rancheros, tuna salad, burgers and beef salad. All of the meals were very good. The kids menu included shrimps and chips and macaroni cheese and at $7 with a beverage this is good value. The service was good and it was enjoyable to sit outside on the deck watching the world go by.

Thank Stevokid
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