Not our best experience hereGot a table outside. The server took our order, which included a starter as well as the e tree. A hour an hour past with nothing. She came out and said there was a mixup and would we give our orders again. It was not yet busy at this point. When my frittatas came, it looked wrong and did not come with the side fruit salad. I had twice told the server I did not want the home fries. turns out it was the wrong frittata. We had a,so ordered wine, as bottles are half price on Sundays. We were billed full price. The manager rectified the bill and comped the salad. The server at this point was sending us silent messages of anger, even though we had been pleasant about all this. Oh, well.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitor "Dante" was personableOur waitor "Dante" was personable and on Q. Sorry I didn't give him a bigger tip. I will catch him next time. "Thank you Derek Team!!!!!!!!!!!!!"6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMJust Perfect!I took my Dad to Derek's for Father's Day. They had a special free grilled rib-eye steak dinner for fathers. The steak was cooked perfectly and every bite was delicious tender and flavorful. I ordered the chicken and corn quesadillas, which were also amazing. There drinks are moderately priced and well worth it. The atmosphere was pleasant and inviting. The staff were very accommodating and full of energy. My father and I enjoyed our dining experience and would encourage others to go to Derek's and do the same.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent choices & great ambienceexcellent choices for small plates and entrees, nice wine menu & great ambience6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHoneyI took a friend for a nice dinner. The waiter was awesome, the good was great and I would come back.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur serverI can't say enough how fine a waiter Michael was. Personality, informative and a keeper. The quality of the food throughout was superb. Keep up the good work!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the casual, classinessI love the casual, classiness about this place. I went with my sister and some cousins for my sister's birthday. There was something for everybody's price range. I was slightly upset that I had made a reservation for 8:30 and did not get seated till 9pm. It was 10pm by the time we finished dinner. I guess the waitress wanted to go home because she didn't even offer us desert. It was my sister's birthday and I would have loved to order a desert to share. Other than that, the staff was friendly and the food was AMAZING. I do love their BYOB policy. Mon-Thurs no fee. Fri, Sat $10 corkage fee. It meant that my sister drank her favorite wine on her birthday. Overall, a good place to go.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice evening outDerek's offered a great dining experience that boasted great food for a reasonable price. The staff was attentive and friendly which added to an already great time.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Temperature HotThe food was great. The service was excellent. We met the owner/chef Derek, he was very nice. Only thing that was troublesome was the air conditioning was broken and being fixed, so it was extremely hot in the restaurant. My wife and I are going to go back another time when it is cooler out. We loved going to around this part of town for the shopping as well. It was a very nice place to go on a romantic date.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeThis was my 1st time dining at Derek's. We went on a recommendation from our daughter and were not disappointed. The food was excellent(I had the scallops), the martinis good and the service was excellent.(Dante) I WILL return.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasedMe and my boyfriend dined here and we were completely satisfied. The food was excellent and our waiter was great!!! The only negative is that the dining room is a little cramped, but we will definitely be coming back!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur flanl steak was to rareOur flanl steak was to rare for what we requested. We were there last week on a Saturday for the first time and it was awesome. A bit dissapointed this time around. We were heoping for some consistency.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA definite thumbs upDerek's was amazing. The layout is so elegant and refine with just a little modern flare. The staff were tremendously accommodating and the food was delicious. I've been here twice for dinner and both times the service was impeccable. The menu is slightly pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for. The drinks are great as well. I ordered a moijito from here and it was made to perfection. The location is ideal for an upscale experience without having to venture too far from home. We were seated quickly and received our orders in a timely fashion. I will be dining here again and hopefully people will view this review and want to do the same.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSatisfiedThe restaurant drew a big crowd on Mothers' Day. Therefore, it was a little wait beyond our reservation time. However, the food was well worth the wait. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and the environment. I will return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food...once it gets thereFriendly and welcoming staff. Server knows the menu. Fantastic menu. Right portion sizes. First course and desserts took a long time to get to table. Not sure why...no explanation offered.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Mother's Day BrunchWe went here to enjoy a Special Mother's Day meal and enjoy we did. The service was great. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The buffet was delicious. There were numerous freshly cooked items to chose from. We enjoyed the create your own omelette bar and the French toast made from hallah. The Cesar salad was fresh and tasty. The serving containers were constantly being refilled so that you never had to wait for something you wanted to eat. The atmosphere was nice and we would recommend everyone try Derek's. it has been around for 20+ years for a delicious reason.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelayed Seating but Quality FoodAlthough we were seated a half-hour after our reservation was set, the wine/drinks were great and we all enjoyed our food. Our servers/hosts were very friendly as well.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWowI wanted to try something new other than the downtown resturant. I was not disappointed. Derek's was a perfect choice to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. The moment we walk in the door we were welcomed by a friendly host. Our waitress was outstanding and the food was the same. I will definitely return to Derek's for another meal. I made the right choice. Kudos.....5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceMy girlfriends and I hadn't seen one another in years, so I selected Derek's. The food was great; however, our table was in the back of the restaurant where it was very noisey. In addition, our waitress kept checking to see if we put our payment on the table because she was ready to go. That drove me absolutely instance. If it wasn't for the food, I probably wouldn't go back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh quality food. You canHigh quality food. You can tell that the meal was prepared by very good chef's.
Loved it!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDespite the very loud andDespite the very loud and annoying party of 10 next to us, they cold not ruin the time me and my girlfriend had at Derek's. Great food! The flatbread pizza was awesome and I enjoyed one of the best burgers I've ever had.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always good. SpecialsFood is always good. Specials are great. Vegans can enjoy great food. For $34.00 you can get "restaurant week" all year. Enjoy.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Derek's multipleWe have been to Derek's multiple times and always enjoy the food, the only downside is how cramped the seating area is. You are really sitting on top of other couples. Back to back seating is super tight and there is really no room between tables next to each other either. It's basically one long line and you sit across from who you come with.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant week menu!Great restaurant week menu! Excellent food and wine!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMsolid choice in ManayunkWent for Manayunk Restaurant Week, as it appeared to be one of the better varieties of menu. The food was excellent--hearty chicken wings for an appetizer, meaty crab cake and bread pudding. I'd order any of those again. The servers were pleasant. I would not hesitate to return.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA Slam Dunk on Main StreetMy dining experience at Derek's was outstanding. I was entertaining friends from out of town and decided to try something a little bit different. They enjoyed the shops along Main Street and our experience at Derek's provided the highlight of our evening. The quality of the food was truly outstanding. I had the barbeque chicken wings as an appetizer. The sauce was sweet and spicy and the wings were meaty and tender. My entree was mussels and pasta and again I scored big time.There were plenty of mussels and the sauce had just the right amount of spice. The oreo cheesecake I had for dessert provided a perfect closing for my wonderful meal. Our waitress Lauren was attentive and very pleasant and Derek's has moved up to the top spot on my list4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOrder the pork shoulder!We had made our reservation on Open Table and then we we got there we were told we could only sit at the bar or outside. After expressing that we weren't too interested in either they miraculously found us a table inside. Once we sat down our waiter was slow to come greet us and bring our waters but we chalked it up to the fact that the place was very crowded. Once our food came though, all complaints went out the window. We ordered wings off the restaurant week menu (made with a three olives BBQ sauce) and they were impressive, to say the least. When dinner arrived, BBQ ribs and the pork shoulder we were blown away. The ribs were delicious and the pork shoulder with grits may have been the best thing I've ever tasted!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI was recommended by my DaughterI was recommended by my Daughter the FOOD WAS EXCELLENT And so Was the Service!!! I had Lobster Bisque Broiled Sea Bass Fresh like you pulled it out the Ocean.My Spouse had Spicy Chicken with Noodles. Hes very Picky and he Loved the dish!! I will Return back to Derek's I even told my friends that night and didn't stop talking about it LOL! Wonder full.....4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt wasn't overlooking theIt wasn't overlooking the water as I'd hoped (other side of the road) nor was the menu same as that on their website but we enjoyed lunch there - great crab Benedict and bargain mimosas.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience. TheWonderful experience. The staff is incredibly helpful. We love it.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDerek's service is alwaysDerek's service is always outstanding over the many times I and my wife have visited.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is very good andThe food is very good and reasonably priced. if you want some personal space, be sure to request a booth.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome BrunchAny time we have guests in town, we bring them to brunch at Derek's. Without fail.
We've been there several times over the last few weeks, and it's always good.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIm am in love with this place.Im am in love with this place. Tried it with my girlfriends on a Sat night everything was good and fast especially for a Saturday night. The waitress Lauren was great. The place was a little tight but the crowd was so nice it didn't matter. I will look into a group gathering there for my birthday because the rent the 2 nd floor out for private events. ...3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with friend and bothWent with friend and both had restaurant week-like menu. The manchego plate was enjoyable. Special Recipe Chicken was great but I fid not eat the leg as I prefer white meat. The chocolate cake tasted too much like a stick of butter so I did not eat much of it. Service was friendly and we were not rushed although I think we may have lingered talking for quite a while.1/11/2013 12:00:00 AM