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Chestnut Grille Cafe - 11 Reviews - 8229 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 247-7570

Chestnut Grille Cafe

8229 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-7570
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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 c...


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 h...

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/18/2012

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 the bartender is still awesome. The only thing that I was disappointed in was that they switched up their delicious crab cake sandwich. It used to be an unbreaded lump crab cake on a brioche roll with cajun mayo, and it was the best crab cake sandwich EVER. But they switched it up and now it is a breaded fried crab cake on a plain roll. Not what I would re-order. The breading takes away from the delicate sweetness of the crab and the plain roll adds nothing to the sandwich. Go back to the old recipe please!!!! more

Favorite Restaurant in Chestnut Hill 12/11/2011

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 restaurant. I go here all the time. This is my husband and I's favorite restaurant. This is where we take our friends from out of town. The food is consistently delicious and affordable. They have the best burgers in Chestnut Hill. The staff is pleasant, and they have a great bar with a vareity of on-tap beers. It might not be the fanciest or most gourmet restaurant, but if you want low key, delicious, comfortable food at a reasonable price, go here! more

Awful service, disorganized hostess, mediocre fare 3/22/2010

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? more

Wonderful Customer Service & Food 7/15/2009

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 more

Great place to grab a bite to eat 10/7/2008

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 more

Chestnut Grill in Chestnut Hill 5/10/2007

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

An overpriced disappointment 2/14/2007

LUNCH on Feb. 13, 2007: At 12:30pm, the restaurant was nearly empty; atmosphere was nice.\r 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. more

Great restaurant in a great area 11/20/2006

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 more

Great atmosphere & food 8/17/2006

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 more

Oh.....What a night! 11/9/2002

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 more

FAMILY FUN 8/2/2002

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Menu for Chestnut Grille Cafe

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  • In Short
    Chestnut does a decent job at creating an eclectic menu. Fried risotto cubes are a nice touch to the portobello mushroom salad; a bit of cajun blackening spice livens strips of...

  • 3/4/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 11pm;Sun. 11:30am - 10pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Chestnut Hill, Northwest Philadelphia