I've eaten at Derek's about twice a month for the past year. This is absolutely my favorite place to eat in Manyunk. I've been here for lunch with family, dinner with my boyfriend, and out for brunch or late night drinks with my friends. Their cocktails are actually very good! These drinks a little pricier than some others you'll find in the area but they are delicious, totally worth the price. Every time I come here, no matter what the occasion is, I always get their spinach and goat cheese dip. I have come here just for that appetizer!
I've read some negative reviews about this place but I have never experienced anything disappointing while dining here.
I highly recommend this spot, especially if it is nice out and you can eat outside and people watch while enjoying a few drinks and a good meal.