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Review of Chadds Ford Tavern

Chadds Ford Tavern
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Ranked #18 of 43 Restaurants in Chadds Ford
Price range: US$6 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Tavern re-opened in April 2018 under new ownership. Phillip Ferro bought the restaurant and opened its doors with a goal and a vision- to restore the Tavern to its original wonder with a modern touch. Come check us out!
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We came here to use a Birthday Pak coupon, I'll admit it, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. They bring you housemade chips with blue cheese dressing which were tasty, my husband had a red snapper, shrimp and grits special that he really enjoyed and I had the crab cake sandwich which was largely crab with little filler and quite good. The wine list isn't pricey per se but reflects very significant mark ups compared to what the wine would cost if you purchased it directly (ie Dark Horse for $30 bottle, Josh cab for $52...) Things were a little noisy because of a rockin' happy hour and live music at the adjacent bar area but was entertaining and we could still carry on a conversation. By the time we left every table was filled in the dining area so take advantage of Open Table to make a reservation! Will be coming back.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

As stated in my title, the seafood offerings at this pleasant eatery were first-rate in their overall quality. My wife and I shared a tasty appetizer of nicely prepared mussels and clams in a delicate white wine and garlic sauce, accompanied by crispy focaccia toasts to soak up the lovely broth. For our entrees, we ordered a jumbo crab cake served on a brioche bun with homemade French fries and seared scallops on a bed of polenta with spinach in a nice cream sauce. All of this was incredibly delicious and expertly prepared. For dessert, we shared a generous crème brulee topped with fresh strawberry slices, followed by a decent cup of coffee. I only wish that I could have had a glass of cold white wine to heighten the dining experience, but I was driving and it would have lowered my reaction time...
Sadly, however, this fine dining adventure was awkwardly compromised by a middle-aged waitress called Kitty, who just had to make personal comments about our eating and snippy remarks about us in general. Once again, then, as is so often the case in our country, waitstaff have not learned to keep their opinions to themselves. Despite the excellence of the dishes, and cooking, we would most likely never return to this establishment, as they have not trained their servers to behave in a civil and professional manner.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Soooo glad the new owner, Phil Ferro, decided to resurrect this historic and wonderful landmark! He has done it with class and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The food is outstanding - from the specials like 'All You Can Eat Alaskan Crab Legs' to the raw bar & excellent sandwich menu, it's hard NOT to find something that appeals to all. Happy Hour is a generous 4-6 with 1/2 price off all drinks & Happy Hour food specials. The Chicken Club is amazing! The entertainment is almost every day with live 4 piece Blues band yesterday (Monday)! The restaurant was PACKED - on a Monday! THAT says alot about the success of this great local treasure. Bar staff - Jan, Pete, Scott - all are so kind, courteous & accommodating. A great non-chain, local Pennsylvania business success - Love it and you will too!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

So happy that after many years they have reopened and now serve lunch and Sunday brunch! Some things are overpriced but Chadds Ford And “Chateau Country “ is Home to many wealthy people so....
Give it a go...

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Sunday/Monday Special! Entree came with fries and corn on the cob. Crabs we're delicious! Happy hour too! Reduced drinks/beer. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Gloria B
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