Chestnut Grille Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 8229 Germantown Ave

    Philadelphia, PA 19118

    Map & Directions
  • 215-247-7570

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This is an updated posting. I have been back since they have been revamping their exterior, interior, and menu. I love the exterior and interior changes to the hotel/restaurant.

The burgers are still our favorite burgers on the hill and

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★★★★★

This is an updated posting. I have been back since they have been revamping their exterior, interior, and menu. I love the exterior and interior changes to the hotel/restaurant.

The burgers are still our favorite burgers on the hill and

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I am very surprised by all of the negative reviews here, but I should start by saying that I have only been to the Chestnut Grille in 2011, not in past years. They seem to have changed management and are renovating the hotel and

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I am very surprised by all of the negative reviews here, but I should start by saying that I have only been to the Chestnut Grille in 2011, not in past years. They seem to have changed management and are renovating the hotel and

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My husband and I had been to the Chestnut Grill and Sidewalk Cafe multiple times, as it was conveniently located in our old neighborhood, and each time, the service and the food have been decreasing steadily. It's not bad food, but it's also not that great, and the same area (Chestnut Hill) has much tastier restaurants. Our breaking point came after our last visit this past Friday night when all we wanted was a couple of burgers after a long work week. The hostess told us that the wait was 20 minutes, but after an hour and change, we were still not seated. We wouldn't have had a problem if she had simply told us right off the bat that the wait was over an hour; we would have simply gone elsewhere. However, that was not the case. She kept getting confused between indoor and outdoor seating area customers; seated several customers ahead of us who were below us on the list and then, after telling us we were finally to be seated, ended up saying that "It'll be another twenty minutes", at which point we got up, went next door to Solaris and were seated in 10 minutes, and had our food in about fifteen more minutes. I don't think that we'll venture to the Chestnut Grill ever again.

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I had been to the Chestnut Grill and Sidewalk Cafe multiple times, as it was conveniently located in our old neighborhood, and each time, the service and the food have been decreasing steadily. It's not bad food, but it's also not that great, and the same area (Chestnut Hill) has much tastier restaurants. Our breaking point came after our last visit this past Friday night when all we wanted was a couple of burgers after a long work week. The hostess told us that the wait was 20 minutes, but after an hour and change, we were still not seated. We wouldn't have had a problem if she had simply told us right off the bat that the wait was over an hour; we would have simply gone elsewhere. However, that was not the case. She kept getting confused between indoor and outdoor seating area customers; seated several customers ahead of us who were below us on the list and then, after telling us we were finally to be seated, ended up saying that "It'll be another twenty minutes", at which point we got up, went next door to Solaris and were seated in 10 minutes, and had our food in about fifteen more minutes. I don't think that we'll venture to the Chestnut Grill ever again.

Pros: Great location

Cons: Where do I start?

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Just came from CGSC. I travel around tasting different types of foods writing about the two most important things service and product; I have found thus far that Chestnut Grill by far has been superb in both areas. Not only is the food extremely delicious and fresh, but the customer service is absolutely the best!!!!! Today I had the Roasted pear salad w/Salmon, delicious!!! Please go you will be pleased. Thanks CGSC.

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★★★★★

Just came from CGSC. I travel around tasting different types of foods writing about the two most important things service and product; I have found thus far that Chestnut Grill by far has been superb in both areas. Not only is the food extremely delicious and fresh, but the customer service is absolutely the best!!!!! Today I had the Roasted pear salad w/Salmon, delicious!!! Please go you will be pleased. Thanks CGSC.

Pros: Everything

Cons: none noticed

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The last two times that I have gone to chestnut hill grill have been excellent. It is my first choice for outdoor dining when I head to chestnut hill. I would definitely recommend it!

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★★★★★

The last two times that I have gone to chestnut hill grill have been excellent. It is my first choice for outdoor dining when I head to chestnut hill. I would definitely recommend it!

Pros: Service

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We go here annually during Stag & Doe nights in Chestnut Hill with a bunch of our friends. They have accommodated our large group well and the service and food is very good. Nice wine list.

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★★★★☆

We go here annually during Stag & Doe nights in Chestnut Hill with a bunch of our friends. They have accommodated our large group well and the service and food is very good. Nice wine list.

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I love the food.
it is amazing.
you should bring many people there to eat out.
the seating arrangements is amazing.
they have awesome hostess.
tasty burger.
awesome staff.
good drinks

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★★★☆☆

I love the food.
it is amazing.
you should bring many people there to eat out.
the seating arrangements is amazing.
they have awesome hostess.
tasty burger.
awesome staff.
good drinks

Pros: Good Hostess

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LUNCH on Feb. 13, 2007: At 12:30pm, the restaurant was nearly empty; atmosphere was nice.
I ordered a cheeseburger, medium. The roll was an inedible, very stale, kaiser roll. My "medium" burger was charred on the outside, and cooked to shoe leather inside--no pink whatsoever. The cheese was nearly non-existent. The burger was served with a side "fresh fruit salad" that was indeed fresh pineapple chunks, with nothing else except frozen cantalope. No refill was offered on my coffee after lunch; in fact, we never saw our waitress again after she brought the check. My meal cost $15 (including tip). Very, very disappointing. I will not return.

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★☆☆☆☆

LUNCH on Feb. 13, 2007: At 12:30pm, the restaurant was nearly empty; atmosphere was nice.
I ordered a cheeseburger, medium. The roll was an inedible, very stale, kaiser roll. My "medium" burger was charred on the outside, and cooked to shoe leather inside--no pink whatsoever. The cheese was nearly non-existent. The burger was served with a side "fresh fruit salad" that was indeed fresh pineapple chunks, with nothing else except frozen cantalope. No refill was offered on my coffee after lunch; in fact, we never saw our waitress again after she brought the check. My meal cost $15 (including tip). Very, very disappointing. I will not return.

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This is a perfect place to dine either before or after taking in the charm of Chestnut Hill. The menu has a great selection of salads, sandwiches, and entrees, all of which are very good. The atmosphere is great and the service is friendly.

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★★★☆☆

This is a perfect place to dine either before or after taking in the charm of Chestnut Hill. The menu has a great selection of salads, sandwiches, and entrees, all of which are very good. The atmosphere is great and the service is friendly.

Pros: sidewalk cafe, food

Cons: Sometimes parking is tough

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Great food for reasonable prices. Great atmosphere, both outside and inside. Good wait staff. Great for a grown-up date or family meal. In a very cute neighborhood.

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★★★★★

Great food for reasonable prices. Great atmosphere, both outside and inside. Good wait staff. Great for a grown-up date or family meal. In a very cute neighborhood.

Pros: Good food, service, and atmosphere

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We have frequently visited the Chestbut Grill and have always been pleased. Our most recent visit however, we were AMAZED! We were impressed, as always with the food and drink (the apple martini especially) but on this visit Justin M (write that down) took such good care of us that we may never be able to dine out at another establishment. He was friendly, knowledgeable, polite, and funny. He made us feel like we were his only two guests in his own home. While he was there to fill drinks and suggest specials, his presence was never overwhelming as one expects. Thank you for putting the phone number on this site becasue we will call whenever we plan on visitng the Grill again, but only if Justin is working that evening. Bravo!

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★★★★★

We have frequently visited the Chestbut Grill and have always been pleased. Our most recent visit however, we were AMAZED! We were impressed, as always with the food and drink (the apple martini especially) but on this visit Justin M (write that down) took such good care of us that we may never be able to dine out at another establishment. He was friendly, knowledgeable, polite, and funny. He made us feel like we were his only two guests in his own home. While he was there to fill drinks and suggest specials, his presence was never overwhelming as one expects. Thank you for putting the phone number on this site becasue we will call whenever we plan on visitng the Grill again, but only if Justin is working that evening. Bravo!

Pros: Justin M, Justin M, Justin M

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WE HAVE BEEN PLEASANTLY SURPRISED EACH TIME WE VISIT. SITTING OUTSIDE ONT THE PATIO, ENJOYING THE VIEW IS GREAT. FOOD AND
SERVICE - WONDERFUL. A REAL TREAT FOR OUR WHOLE FAMILY.

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★★★★★

WE HAVE BEEN PLEASANTLY SURPRISED EACH TIME WE VISIT. SITTING OUTSIDE ONT THE PATIO, ENJOYING THE VIEW IS GREAT. FOOD AND
SERVICE - WONDERFUL. A REAL TREAT FOR OUR WHOLE FAMILY.

Pros: GREAT FOOD, VERY REASONABLE, GREAT MARGARTIAS

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It's not Paris or even one of the suburbs, but the view of preppy Chestnut Hill from the sidewalk cafe is one of the most favored in town. You can be outdoors all year round on the terrace, but inside you'll find a chummy wood and brass…

 

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