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Derek's
Derek's

Derek's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dereksrestaurant.com
  • Email: dish@dereksrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (215) 483-9400
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 10:00am - 2:00am; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Derek Davis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are available for all types of events, large and smal.
  • Entertainment: DJ and dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings from 10 PM til 2, no cover.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join our email list by opting in for marketing, Like us on Facebook,
    We regularly host all types of private events, from birthday parties late night with DJ's to Baby Showers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Levering Street
  • Public Transit: Take the R6 to Manayunk. Train Station is half a block behind restaurant.
    61 bus from Center City
    Exit 338 Interstate 76
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two lots located near our restaurant. One at the corner of Levering and main, the other is access right across the street from us [at Carson St.] it is across the canal, on the river.
A word from Derek's
Allow us to guide you into whatever you want, be it the best burger in town, a dry aged steak, or the finest cult California Cabernet. Indulge yourself in our local grown organic cuisine or just have a glass of wine and a snack at the bar. Let us host your business meetings in one of our new private rooms or just have a casual sidewalk salad and Martini. Come watch local sporting events on our big screen TV’s in the bars or have an intimate dinner for two in our cozy booths. I want to be your everyday cafe or your special occasion restaurant.
As much as things change, they stay the same. Fine food, Fine Drinks, And Fine Service is what I'm talking about!
See you on Main Street!
Derek
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was terrific, specialty mixed drink not so good."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The dinner and service was overall fairly nice. However, we found it odd that while plenty of tables were available downstairs when we arrived, that we were seated upstairs. There was a wedding party who was having a dinner that for the majority of it, we were the only patrons in the upper level aside from the party. We felt uncomfortable and thought that they party should have been able to enjoy their dinner without other diners in the room with them. I don't know if I would go back. Perhaps if we had a coupon, however, I felt that the decision to sit us upstairs was odd and I wish we would have spoke up and asked to be moved elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have gone to Derek's at least a half dozen times for dinner and half of those times, the kitchen has been SLOW and the service SLOW, with long gaps between servings with no explanation or apologies. The food and ambience is prety good but the uncertainty as to whether I (we) are hitting a SLOW evening, with other meaning, is difficult to take. It takes the pleasure out of eating at a nice place. I don't want to be rushed but I hate waiting 30 minutes for my next serving."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was very good, the salad dressing was a bit overdone for my wife, but I liked it. The fennel was too stringy to eat over the clams, but would have rather had finely chopped fennel franz that were easier to eat. Mashed potatoes were a little dry, but still very tasty. The cocktails were excellent. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Derek's enticed us to celebrate our 45th anniversary there by offering a free dinner with purchase of one, which was very kind and we appreciated it. However, we were very disappointed that our request for a booth was not accommodated. Our romantic dinner occurred in the crowded, hot dining room. The food was delicious, as usual. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I enjoy my 3 course meal so much words can't explain it. The waiter and owner really made me and my guess feel at home. I will be back for many more years to come. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "It was restaurant week and the restaurant was I overwhelmed. Brussels sprouts appetizer was good but the goat cheese arrugula salad was very disappointing. The lettuce was not fresh and the cheese tasted stale. My husband's pizza was mediocre as well. A bit overpriced as well."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "As ALWAYS, our visit to Derek's was just plain AWESOME!! We look forward to making the hour + drive as often as we can... usually a couple of times a month!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My dinner was the best I've had in a very long time. Will most definitely be returning with more friends since I've been telling everyone what a treasure Derek's is!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Mimosas are premixed, very little champagne. Took 15 mins until we had a server come over to our table. Food order was incorrect even those we specified exactly what we wanted. Burger was extremely undercooked."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was delicious! Service great! Didn't rush us through the meal"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I went to Derek's with 4 other friends for my best friend's 21st birthday. The service was excellent! The waiter accidentally dropped a bowl on my friend's lap and automatically got her next glass of wine for free. Nothing wrong with that!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I had the Scallops they were the best I ever had. The drinks are on the high side, but a great selections of cocktails. Our waiter, Jay was very informative from the apps to the specials. I will be putting Derek's name out there."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My sister came up to visit from GA! I read the great ratings for Derek's, so I thought I couldn’t go wrong to impress my sister here. There was no wait and this place was arranged really nice - great ambience. There was a $5 special on the drinks for Mondays - so that made me happy (IT was great). We order apps and (boy) they were not good at all. We figured that we wouldn’t eat a lot to save room for dinner. When dinner came - it wasn’t good either. NO flavor, NO taste, NO love! At this time we were full from tasteLESS food and had high hopes when ordering coffee and dessert. I've never had a chez cake so dry and coffee so burnt tasting. My "Big" Sister told me that she loved me but that I picked a cornball place to eat!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Was disappointed with the Sunday brunch. The food was not as good as usual Derek's fare. My omelet was way over cooked to the point that the eggs were so hard and rubbery I could not eat it and my side of bacon was burnt. The others in my party were not overly thrilled with their meals as well. Will continue my hunt for a great brunch spot in Manayunk. On a better note, our server was a sweetheart! Although he was very busy and a bit overwhelmed he did a great job!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was my parents first time dining here. I took them as a treat. From the hostess to our server, the service was great. Our server Kaitlyn took extra time to explain dinner specials and food preparation. Her kind demeanor made it a pleasurable experience. My parents enjoyed it so much,they're coming back with their friends."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went to Derek's for a Girls Night Out and had a Great time. The drinks and food were delicious and the service was Awesome! The owner Derek stopped by our table and was a gracious host..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our first time on a weekend. Glad the back room was sunny and quiet, and food as always, good, skipped 1/2-price wine, but it's a nice deal......"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was awesome, the service was awesome the atmosphere was awesome. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great night out."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is one of the best places to dine in manayunk. I'm never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my third time dining at Derek's. Everything that I've tried has been excellent. It is a little pricey, but the food and service has always been very good. They also have some great drink specials, like 1/2 price bottles of wine on Sundays, that make it very affordable and worth it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Derek's. We went especially to try their burger. We were not disappointed. It was very, very good! We were seated upstairs. A nice room but a little too noisy. Will specify downstairs next time."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant twice within 2 weeks. I love the bread, brussel sprouts, french onion soup, ceasar salad and the filet mignon. Everything was phenomenal. Will definitely return and Derek's is on my top ten list. Thanks to the server Michael. We were lucky to have you several times. Thanks!!!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Go on Sundays! You can bring your own wine (no corkage fee) or wines are half priced, as well as some offerings for $15.00. The menu is fun, lots of choices. The $31 for 3 choices is a bargain; you get one small plate, soup or salad choice, one medium plate, and dessert. Appetizers range from sweet potato dumplings, zucchini matchsticks, lemon pepper calamari, tuna tartare, etc. So much to choose from. Definitely recommend the burger; outrageous, but worth the price. The ribs are yummy, too. The chocolate chip cookie with gelato was worth all the calories. Be prepared to spend time looking for parking, or just park in the lot up the street($10). Definitely worth a Sunday night out with the family!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great pizza with arugula and mushroom and truffle oil. Amazing chocolate raspberry and blueberries bread pudding!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The waiter sat us and came back after we were seated to check on us. Very friendly. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We joined friends at Derek's for Sunday brunch and loved it. With $3 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas plus great food, what's not to like! We'll be back...."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had Sunday brunch for six. We were seated immediately. The menu was satisfactory. The mimosas were 1/2 price so we all indulged. The food was good and the service fine. No complaints."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We took our son here for dinner to celebrate his 23rd birthday. This was our first time at Dereks and was his choice to try it. What a great experience. Will definitely go back. All 5 of us had great delicious meals. Service was wonderful also."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Manyunk has long ago gentrified, is this part of the problem? Derek's has the visual design to be a respectable casual dinning restaurant, But the food was mediocre in typical ways- Over spiced calamari spent too much time in the deep fryer along with the lemon that should have been fresh on the plate. Plating was not thoughtful & set without much flare. Flatiron steak was drenched in brown sauce so that you could not even determine if it was medium rare and this may have been the first time in my life that I did not finish the mash potatoes whose texture was creamy but funky. Set in their success they need to take a look at what is coming out of the kitchen and not stand of laurels. Goat cheese salad was very good- end on an up note."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We are seated at a table for two, and although there were plenty if other tables around, the hostess brought a party of 4 and sat them so that the man at the next table had is back in my husband's face. All he had to do was reposition his chair a bit and it is extremely annoying to my husband. Food was ok, although I was surprised to find tiny shrimp (reminiscent of canned shrimp) I my salad. Very attractive looking restaurant, especially the corn bar area. The one highlight was our server, Elena. She was terrific."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always happy with a visit to Derek's! Great food and great service. :)"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I have ate at Derek's before and while it was pricey, the food was still good and so was the service. This time around the service was TERRIBLE! Our waitress was uninterested and couldn't even smile. I ordered a Caesar salad for $9 and it was awful! The dressing looked like mayo and I cannot describe the taste, but it was not Caesar! I took one bite and the waitress did not even bother asking if everything was ok with my salad. She just asked if I was done and quickly cleared it away. I am not sure we will be back! For the pricey dishes, I expect a lot more!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've been to Derek's a few times, usually mid-day and when dining alone. I love that the food is seasonal and locally sourced, the portions are generous and the servers are attentive. This time I brought a friend and it was a Friday night, so I should have expected the noise level to be greater but it was really over the top. We had difficulty carrying on a conversation, partly because the room was echoing and also there was a really loud group nearby. So, I'll be back, but at a quieter time! If you go, don't miss the sweet potato dumplings with caramelized onions or the chicken and corn quesadilla- they're both great!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Derek's. The first time we sat on the second floor and it was enjoyable. We went the other night and we were seated on the first floor. It was very tight. We were constantly be bumped by people customers and waiters walking by. Food was great"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Haven't had a bad meal yet! Food is always amazing. Highly recommend braised pork and lobster ravioli... Both are excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I am in love with Derek's! I always have the Scallops over the Yukon potatoes. I am not sure who the cook is, but I would love to bring him home with me! He is amazing! For the first time I had the margarita pizza and it was AWESOME! Even on whole wheat dough and I loved it. Kimberly was our waitress and she was very nice and checked on us several times, but not to much. Micheal is my favorite waiter there. He ALWAYS has a story to tell and a smile on his face. The staff here is amazing! Keep up the great work! :)"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "In one word... "AWESOME". We dine at "nice" restaurants all across the United States. Without doubt... Derek's is among to TOP. We visit Derek's on a regular basis & will undoubtedly continue. AWESOME!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had an 8 o'clock reservation. Didn't get seated until 835 and the hostess didn't even apologize for the wait or anything. Waitress was nice and knowledgable. The food was pretty good. Dinner definitely started off wrong with the long wait and lack of apology."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Love Derek's, it's a definite favorite of mine. My boyfriend and I are there for almost every special occasion and love it!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014