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Brandywine Prime
Brandywine Prime

Brandywine Prime Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brandywineprime.com
  • Email: michael@brandywineprime.com
  • Phone: (610) 388-8088
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00 at our newly opened Bistro next door; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Butler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Brandywine Prime offers full service off site catering from 20 to 200 including weddings, casual gatherings at your house & outdoor parties. Please contact Michael for sample menus & pricing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Creek Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking in our private lot. Coming North on Route 1, turn left at the light at the intersection of Routes 1 & 100 then make a right into our lot about 100 feet from the corner. Coming South on Route 100, make a left about 100 feet before the intersection of Route 1. Coming South Route 1, make a quick right just after the restaurant into our lot.
A word from Brandywine Prime
Located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, this modern American steakhouse is a short drive from Philadelphia, the Main Line or Wilmington. The complete redo of the 300 year old Chadds Ford Inn has created an excellent canvas with which to paint. The cuisine is strictly twenty-first century with an emphasis not only top quality cuts of beef, like the 10 oz. barrel cut ribeye, but fresh seasonal seafood, like soft-shell crabs and wild salmon. The comfortable bar beckons you in with a Best of Philly burger, ahi tuna club and a local draft beer. Creative sandwiches, great happy hour specials and great steaks ensure we have something for everyone. Modern finishes to an historic building create an inviting, hip atmosphere that welcomes all-from tourists to business travelers to local families to private events in one of our many rooms. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went got Easter buffet. The food was good. We were seated upstairs with a less attractive buffet than the spread downstairs. Our tables felt crowded & I was getting bumped into by the waiter & other guests. Desserts were awesome. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have tried others, but keep coming back here as it is just the best! Love that you can order off the menu, PLUS have wonderful brunch buffet options as well. And...never a disappointment with our wonderful server Jerry! Thanks to Brandywine Prime for another successful Easter Brunch!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "New to the area, we made reservations for ourselves and visiting family for Easter Sunday Brunch. The buffet was disappointing, all "dinner" food (some pieces of bagel as a morning option) and a small breakfast menu to order from. The waitress was barely courteous, the food ordered took a long time and was average at best. After waiting some time we had to ask for the check. Also, when I looked over at the empty table next to us, the drinking glasses it was set with were dirty. When we were leaving we noticed an employee going in the back with bags of eggs from the grocery store. How are you not prepared with eggs for a holiday brunch menu?? I was embarrassed to have taken our guests there and will not return. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Easter brunch was fantastic all around. The food, the staff, the ambiance, it was a great experience and I highly recommend it. Everyone enjoyed it."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our first time at Brandywine Prime. I was looking for a place to get our whole family together for Easter. The food was wonderful and there was plenty to choose from for our vegetarian daughter in law. They put tables together so our group of 7 could sit together. The service was great and the room we were in was beautiful. This restaurant is a restored farmhouse. We had a wonderful brunch and will return in the future."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We originally had two reservations because of the group size. Brandywine Prime went out of their way to make sure our party sat together with no interruption to our party."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The only redeeming quality was the eggs Benedict. For what they charged they even hot you for coffee. Very lame brunch. Never again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Every time I go to Brandywine Prime I say to myself, Why havn't I been back sooner? Steaks are what people tend to think about here, which I had Saturday and it was delicious. But, the menu has lots of variety, and everything our group had was fabulous, just like it always is. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. I'll try to keep it more top of mind, and so should you!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The Mushroom Tart is always great to start and the steaks are always cooked exactly how you want them. I got the Cowboy Ribeye, my wife went with a filet. We've also had just about every dessert on the menu (from previous trips, not all from this visit) and they are all amazing. The dining area is generally quiet (especially if you sit upstairs) and the bar area is usually very lively. Overall, we've never had a bad meal at Brandywine Prime and we've been there a number of times. I'm very picky when it comes to steak houses but they get my vote every time. I'll put them up against any steak house in Philly, Wimington, Lancaster, ETC. Their brunches are also awesome!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The vanilla bean creme brulee was delicious. I wanted to order another one. The Italian Pear martini was delicious."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I came here for dinner on a Saturday night. Our server, Anthony, was relaxed, kind, courteous and personable. Appetizers to the drinks to dessert were all great. The atmosphere was relaxed, inviting decor and it was not too loud. We grabbed drinks before and after our dinner, both bartenders were friendly. Appetizers included grilled romaine Caesar, oysters and fried mozzarella plate. I would eat all of them again. We both ordered the 10 oz filet special. The steaks were cooked perfectly, medium rare, and the beans, horseradish mashed potatoes and asparagus were great compliments to the dish. Creme brûlée was good and as expected. A meal will be costly, but I felt it was worth the price. Would come back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate our anniversary with another couple. Nice atmosphere, the bar area was a little loud, however we were upstairs and it was fairly quiet. Great wine list, our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and provided quick service. Food was outstanding and the way we ordered. I would recommend this place, and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Brandywine Prime was a great place to celebrate. The food was nicely done. It was a bit lower keyed than expected but we had a great time. Our server was attentive without standing over our shoulders."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "If you love steak, this is the place to go! They found out it was my birthday, and comped me a lovely dessert. Love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Delicious meal. Friendly waiter. Excellent night. After a day at Longwood Gardens, this was the perfect end to the day."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere. Another wonderful meal, as usual."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Read previous reviews and thought it would be a great meal. Mushroom tart was watery mushrooms on hard crust. Steaks were expensive and not prime cuts. Both of them had tough white cartilage to cut through and little flavor. Creamed spinach was loaded with cheese. Ambiance was very nice and service was very good. Major issue was the price. Paid over $200 for 2 people and a very mediocre meal. Could have gone to philly for a better cut of meat and the same price. Now I know why the place was half empty on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "soup to nuts brandywine prime gem of Chaddsford,grouper outstanding! portions great and my husband had oysters and steak cucumber sauce pleasant surprise .Steak was cooked perfect."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was nothing special, small portions, overpriced. I've had better steak at Texas Roadhouse and much bigger for 1/2 the price! Since it was our anniversary, they gave us a free dessert which was very nice!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was our first time at Brandywine Prime. The filet mignon was excellent. The atmosphere was charming and rustic. Out waiter was attentive, but not pushy. I'm sure we will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Brandywine Prime restaurant is as much a cool hangout spot as it is a great restaurant."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I had the prime rib special. I started with the mushroom tart It was wonderful. The meat was tender and the sides were great. Our server was attentive and knowledgable about both the food and the history of the building."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We are foodies and had a great meal in an historic but hip atmosphere. The mushrooms and mushroom tart were fantastic; with Kennett Square being the mushroom capital, we had to try them. The rib eye was eye-catching in size and superb in taste and tenderness. Cooked au point. We would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A wonderful dining experience for our 34th Anniversary!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I would love to share my views on our resent celebration at your resturant. It was my birthday and we enjoyed every moment. The steak was done as we requested and the drinks were perfect. The service was excellent and our waiter "Mike" was full of some much information and answered all our questions. He is an asset for your business. He was prompt and very attentive. I would recommend your restaurant to my family and friends, in fact, my niece and my sister was there today for brunch was very pleased with everything! Thanks again for making my special day....special."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had had some previous misses at this restaurant in the past, and I was somewhat wary. However, this visit saw much improvement. Our waiter was efficient and courteous although not overly solicitous. Our steaks were done to perfection, and the sides of green beans and mushrooms were quite tasty although there could have been a few more green beans. Drinks were made as ordered, and the dessert of apple tart with maple ice cream was delicious. Since I indicated on the open table reservation that this was a birthday reservation, most other restaurants would have put a candle on the dessert and recognized the event. This was not done. However, we were very satisfied with our experience and will definitely return again."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had another fantastic experience, from both a food and service experience. We celebrated 3 Birthdays and our server Michael, was able to make it a fun and we learned quite a bit about the different cuts of beef offered on the menu. His suggestions were spot on and the food was excellent! They always try and make it a special experience but they went above and beyond this night. Also, oysters were nice and chilled!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A great find if your are staying in the Brandywine Valley. You can have an enjoyable dinner after taking in one of the great museums right in the area. Definitely need a reservation because the place is popular. Well presented comfort food like steaks and seafood. The bar is energetic (we were there on a Friday night after work). Upstairs where my wife and I had our dinner, things were much lower key. We both enjoyed the fact that we didn't feel rushed. The server was great about that. We will definitely return for a visit."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went to brandywine prime for our anniversary dinner and had one if the best meals of our lives. The maitre d need our special occasion and dessert was served with a special message written in chocolate on the plate. I ordered the fish of the day and ir was prepared perfectly. My husband ordered steak and it was also perfect. A bit pricey so definitely a special occasion place. I was a little worried at first when I saw kids and mustard bottles in the table but they also have dining rooms that were kid free :) only complaint would be that some dinners wore jeans and pullover shirts but that's not the restaurants fault :)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I enjoyed the steak. Nicely cooked. The house sauce was very good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Chef Jason Barrowcliff hit it out of the ball park with our steak entrees. The brand new menu, introduced the night we dined there, was divine, with many creative choices. Our server Michael provided outstanding service in all aspects, especially helping us pair foods with the wines we brought in via Branywine Prime's BYOB program. It was an outstanding night of food, wine and fun. We'll be back soon and highly recommend Brandywine Prime."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Second time here for dinner, excellent both times. Both times I was there with a group from work for a business dinner and the service, wine and food did not disappoint anyone. Each time however the restaurant was very empty, I don't understand this as it has a lot to offer and is no more expensive than Harvest or Mile High Steakhouse. Go!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We always enjoy coming here whether it's for brunch or dinner the service is always great and the food is delicious!!! We shared the tuna tartar it was awesome. I got the filet and it was so tender and cooked exactly as I asked! As always it was a great experience, thank you!!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "8 of us guys had a great time there the other night for our bachelor party dinner. We had a late reservation and ended up being the last people to leave the restaurant but never felt rushed at all. We all had great food and our waiter was very knowledgeable and even steered one of us away from a dry aged steak when he tried to order it well done. Overall we had a great experience and would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Best dining experience in the United States for the last 10 years. We have already spread the word!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Another delicious meal at Brandywine Prime! I tried the Tuna Tartare appetizer; it was lovely with the onions in soy were a nice twist and the wasabi aoli excellent. My husband had the shrimp spring rolls, which were also tasty. Our steaks (rib eye, barrel cut and NY Strip) were cooked to perfection. Their steak sauce compliments the meat without overpowering it. Dessert was a wonderful chocolate brownie topped with mousse and ganache. Arturo was our server; he has a nice low key manner and is very knowledgable about the menu."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal for the set menu. The beef was perfectly cooked and potato spinach excellent. You can't beat their set menu deals and their oysters were chilled and fresh. We had a great time with good friends."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This was our second time at this restaurant and we just love everything about it. The food is great, the service is great and so nice and we just thoroughly enjoyed the night. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was our second visit to this restaurant and just as the first we enjoyed our dinner very much and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was great!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014