Black Bass Hotel
Black Bass Hotel

Black Bass Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackbasshotel.com/
  • Phone: (215) 297-9260
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 9:30am
    Lunch: Daily with the execption of Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Barrett
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Black Bass Hotel can accommodate private parties for 6 to 60+. Our Private Dining Room can seat 12-14. The Private Dining Room is exquisitely outfitted with custom furnishings & a spectacular view of the Delaware River. Your event is sure to be a hit when held at the internationally-renowned Black Bass Hotel!
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Kaleda 2152979260
  • Special Events: Having a special event? Our Canal Room provides the perfect venue. With its own cozy tavern, this private space overlooks the Delaware River through a wall of glass opening on to our outdoor patio. Please call us for more information. *50-80 guests

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenhill Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking Friday, Saturday & Sunday
A word from Black Bass Hotel
The Black Bass Hotel offers a variety of delicious dining options. The Restaurant, with a breathtaking view of the Delaware River, is open Monday through Sunday. Guests can dine al fresco, weather permitting, on The River Deck, situated along the scenic Delaware River. Come enjoy everything from Breakfast to Lunch to Dinner, as well as our fabulous Sunday Brunch!



Whether you are dining in The Restaurant, outside on The River Deck, enjoying coffee or a cocktail in the comfortable Lantern Lounge, or having a relaxing meal in The Tavern, we’re confident you will find the food and the surroundings to be to your liking.



The Black Bass is the perfect charming Bucks County setting to enjoy a fine dining experience, more casual fare in our Tavern or a luxurious weekend stay in one of in our of our amazing Suites. Please call for dinner parties of 5 or larger.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Black Bass Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (128)special occasion (92)great for outdoor dining (91)romantic (83)fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (32)great for brunch (32)notable wine list (22)good for groups (15)late-night find (6)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    WineandFoodLover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Baby spinach salad with warm bacon dressing had ice cold bacon dressing. The $15 (yes $15) crab cake appetizer tasted average at best and did not contain any lumps of crabmeat, just an average blend of crab, breadcrumbs, mayo, etc. The main courses were very good, strip steak and grilled pork loin. We have dined here at least 5 time previously, but this experience was definitely a little disappointing especially given the menu prices. The ambiance is lovely.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outside Dining
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I have been here many times over the past few years, but it was the first time I ate outside. The weather was perfect and the food and wine delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our waitress was very attentive and kind. The view by the window was lovely. My scallops were delicious and I enjoyed the complementary chocolates as an Happy Anniverary gift. I plan on returning again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Kenneth, our waiter, was top notch in his menu knowledge, politeness, delivery, timing, attentiveness, etc... I'd return for his service alone but the food there is exquisite as well. Great experience all around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to go
    Stevek
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Me and my date had a great time the food was great and Karen was on top of all our needs , looking forward to going back to eat on the deck for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Lunch
    jpc0905
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is our third time at the Black Bass restaurant. We have enjoyed our meals every time, especially their Signature Dish. The view of the Delaware River is beautiful. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Bucks County
    Romanticism2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We have been coming to the BlackBass for several years and it never disappoints ! The service is very attentive ! We enjoy every visit
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually better!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Black Bass is our special occasion restaurant but it was not up to its own normal standards this trip! There was a staffing issue and though our waitress was good and polite, during the whole evening we could overhear the ongoing drama of the staff problem. The food was pretty good and the view of the Delaware river is nice. Eat outside on the deck if the weather is nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful food, great service and the ambiance is classy and romantic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delaware gem
    TomMartyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Beautiful country inn with scenic views of the Delaware the length of the interior restaurant. Service could be better but overall the experience is worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Room with a View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lovely spot and the food and service are always good. It would be great if the menu varied a bit more but always a solid choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jbiga
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    One of the best fillet Mignon I ever had!! Really good service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY
    GATOR
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was some of the best I ever had, the service is the best I ever had my waiter Kenneth made the night very special .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal in a lovely setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Worth the trip to this unique destination, especially on a lovely summer evening for patio dining. Enjoyed a wonderful meal with friendly attentive service, wine list offers great selection. Will definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic
    Trex
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We loved the ambiance of this place. Views of the river and shore line are pleasant and romantic. The specials of the night (soft shell crabs and 20 oz ribeye) were cooked to perfection. The wine list contains many great bottles that cannot be found in all area restaurants. I cannot wait to go back to dine outside on the deck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Fantastic.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A vanguard among all the fantastic Inn restaurants along the canals and networks of waterways that helped New England thrive in the early days of the our nation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful as always
    Bwitch
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Another lovely dinner at the Black Bass Hotel. It never disappoints. We are now dining there weekly as look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very special place
    travelingdiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    What a beautiful place for a superb meal! We had a lovely view of the river from our table on a perfect summer night. The food, from the roasted corn chowder to the scallops with summer succotash to the homemade cheesecake ice cream was to die for! The service was friendly and very professional (such attention to detail!) I will keep this place on a short list of favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary
    sararaydine
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was great, had a beautiful view of the river. Will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful views
    BRUNCH
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The hostess was super; she appeared to hold it together for the entire staff. A little disappointed in the food but everything was great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Black Bass Hotel Dining al fresco
    Inga
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I requested a table outside when I reserved thru Open Table. The disinterested hostess seated us inside, elbow-to-elbow with a foursome. She moved us when we asked: there was plenty of room outside. Service was great - almost TOO fast. We were finished in an hour! Cappuccino was awful- the wonderful server quickly replaced it- the 2nd cup was no better. While the outside seating was calm & beautiful, when we left we went back inside to total bedlam: crowded and noisy. Good for business, but not for us. When I got home I was disappointed to see that the busboy only boxed my strip steak, not the potatoes & awesome creamed spinach. But I'd go back for the setting & the food. Scallops were delicious. And the valet was efficient & polite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying Experience
    SusanG1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We loved the Black Bass from the friendly valet parking attendant to the fantastic lavender creme brulee! Excellent entrees with wonderful presentation: we had the scallops and the duck, both tantalizing. Perfect wait staff made the experience complete.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business or Pleasure
    FrequentravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Black Bass is a great place to mix business and pleasure. The ambience is relaxed and relaxing, especially when you start dinner while the daylight still highlights the scenic view of the Delaware River. The food is consistently good. The seafood dishes are highly recommended. Expect specials that make choosing from an already impressive menu even more challenging.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Watch Your Bill
    BroadwayDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    One of the members of our party was charged for the whole bill, although others paid separate bills for their fare. Waiter actually debited her card twice. Took two days to resolve with bank and restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining on the river
    Gad1800
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our dinner at Black Bass was delicious. Lovely view and beautiful historical Bucks county location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AnneVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our experience at the Black Bass was perfect from the moment we stepped through the front door. We were treated as if we were old friends gathering at ones home. The service was excellent, the view of the river was perfect as we dined outdoors, and Mr. Ross welcomed us so warmly. He is quite the story teller about the Inn and just makes everyone feel so welcome and like an old friend. Our meal was done perfectly, everything arrived at the same time and my dining companions had an exceptional evening. The evening special of a whole fish was delicious, as were the scallop entre and the steak. I would hope everyone would be able to dine here to enjoy a lovely evening with friends or family. Thank you so much Mr. Ross.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a view
    Opus125
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We haven’t been to the Black Bass Hotel in years. We went for the champagne brunch mainly for the view of the Delaware River. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and the attentive service. The staff was as good as the food with friendly suggestions. This will be our new “go to” place for brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Newjerseynana5
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    as always, food consistenly good, service good, atmosphere on the patio wonderful the bartender makes a great manhattan
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice views
    Augustos
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I booked a reservation for a nice evening out to celebrate an anniversary with my wife and was told that we could sit inside or outside on the deck. When we arrived on time and I was told that we would have to wait an additional hour or more to sit out on the deck so we opted to sit inside on a beautiful night. Our Appetizers were very good, recommend the calamari. Another round of drinks delayed the waitress joked that she keeps forgetting us. My wife ordered soft shell crabs and they were very good. I ordered a strip steak and it was just okay. We were really excited to splurge a little and enjoy a nice night out, my wife and I had a great time despite the lack of service and so-so food. Sad to say that we will not be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tucked away gem
    Annie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    With its position on the Delaware River, the ambience is amazing. The service is also excellent. They accommodated my many food sensitivities with grace and imagination. I usually just take out what I can't eat. The kitchen mad substation suggestions and it was great. It was a great anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and food...
    StevieLynC
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Sundays champagne brunch is always great along with the service. Sitting outside with views if the river is gorgeous. They have umbrellas at every table so you're not uncomfortable sitting in the sun. They are pretty good about refilling our champagne it's part of the Sunday brunch. Will return next weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bike to brunch
    Rotwang
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    A lovely brunch, the staff was wholly tolerant of the fact that we biked to the Inn from up the Delaware canal path and arrived a little wind blown and bespattered. The waitress was personable and attentive and unstinting with the champagne. The menu was an interesting divergence from the usual brunch fare, well prepared and beautifully presented. The views of the Delaware from the main dining room are expansive and you get some interesting people watching following the foot traffic over the bridge to Bull Island.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the wait
    Marybnj
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our reservation must have been lost because it took almost an hour to get our table. We spent the time at the bar which was enjoyable but it seemed lots of other diners got their table long before we did. However the wait was worth it and our dinners were wonderful! Lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Times have changed
    Sagie78
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The signature dish, Charleston meeting street crabmeat has remained on the menu through thick and this at this historic venue. It gets smaller and smaller and the cognac ratio has diminished. Our server was a lovely woman. The management....not so much. Lunch for two with cocktails and tip was $170. Yet were were bum rushed out because a large group was coming in. (Not even a complimentary dessert or drink at the bar was offered). The view is bliss; it's extremely overpriced for the quality and quantity of the food. I can almost accept that, but not the bum's rush.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Scarlette
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We arrived early so we went to the bar for a drink. Vicki, the bartender, was sweet and sociable. At dinner we were seated right along the large windows overlooking the Delaware. It was beautiful. We had empanadas and the firecracker shrimp for appetizers. They were both good, but the sauce that comes with the empanadas was RIDICULOUS. I do not know what was in it, it tasted of a guacamole/cilantro combination, and we slathered it on the empanadas. Yum. For dinner, we ordered the scallops (which were HUGE and delicious), and the Charleston Meeting Street Crab. O - M - G. We were giggling as we were eating it because it was just.so.good. Oh and a side of crispy grits! AMAZING! Best birthday dinner ever. Definitely will be back. Soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lavender Ladies
    2LavenderLadies
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We chose Black Bass for our wedding luncheon. The service was superior: our waitress, Zoe, was attentive, informed, responsive to all of our questions, and most supportive of the joyousness of our occasion. Zoe definitely added to the pleasure of our Black Bass experience. Also figuring in our choice was the need for a gluten free menu. The cake you provided was superb; the range of choices for gluten free was excellent. Our only concern was that French fries offered on gluten free were not (Zoe checked for us) Gluten free. The Black Bass setting and ambiance are, of course, extraordinary. A wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner at the Black Bass
    Woodpecker
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I took my wife to celebrate our 34th anniversary and we were not disappointed. While at a window table overlooking the Delaware River we thoroughly relished the chateaubriand for two. OK the rolls were a little dry and the beer list limited but all was forgiven when we dug into the perfectly cooked beef covered with abundant chunks of crab in Bernaise sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hold the salt
    eatzRus
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Dinner tasted wonderful: Crabcakes, excellent squid appetisers, Tuna and Barramundi main course. But we both spent the entire night getting up repeatedly to drink water to hydrate after consuming much too much salt. The view of the river is unbeatable
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTED
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    WAITRESS LEFT ALOT TO BE DESIRED, SOMETHING YOU WOULD EXPECT IN A DINNER. PORTIONS WERE VERY SMALL , SALAD AND ENTREE, FOR WHAT YOU WERE PAYING. WE PURCHASED OUR LEXUS FROM THE OWNER OF THE BLACK BASS AND HAVE RECEIVED EXCELLENT SERVICE, BUT WERE QUITE DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT CAME TO THE BLACK BASS. WE WERE ESPECIALLY DISAPPOINTED SINCE WE CHOOSE THE BLACK BASS TO CELEBRATE OUR 50 TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY .
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate