Granite Hill
Granite Hill

Granite Hill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.granitehillrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2156847990x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    BRUNCH
    Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    DINNER
    Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Gerald Drummond
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Stephen STARR Events can help you create a memorable event at Granite Hill or any of the museum's amazing spaces. For additional information visit www.starrevents.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for group dining availability.
  • Special Events: The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers a collection of the most prestigious and spectacular settings for entertaining in the city. At an intimate garden party at the Rodin Museum, a stylish cocktail reception in the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, or a timeless event in the majestic Main Building, your distinguished guests will delight in the extraordinary architectural settings and world-renowned masterpieces that surround them. With Stephen STARR Events as the exclusive caterer, your special event will include a culinary experience of unparalleled excellence. We invite you to explore entertaining at the Museum - you are sure to be inspired. For additional information visit www.philamuseum.org/entertaining.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kelly Drive & Fairmount Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot located behind Philadelphia Museum of Art and underground parking garage on premise.
A word from Granite Hill

Bright, calming and airy, Granite Hill is the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s pinnacle eatery operated by acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr.

Upscale, modern twists on traditional French fare make the cuisine at Granite Hill as memorable as the art. Here, you’ll find an approachable French bistro menu filled with seasonal appetizers, entrée salads, omelets, and the freshest fish, as well as specialty cocktails and wines.

Join us for a meal and drink during your visit to Philadelphia’s most esteemed Museum!

**PLEASE NOTE - we often have special menus which are buffet or "prix fixe" and will have special pricing. Please inquire with your host
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Granite Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (36)fit for foodies (14)great for brunch (14)special occasion (13)scenic view (7)romantic (6)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Loved my lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wish that they were located someplace more accessible than the museum, I would go pretty often!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding!
    RnKT
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Their Farm to Plate menu was delicious. My husband and I could not say enough about all the items on the Chef's table. The mussel salad was superb along with the other items. Our entries were excellent. The sirloin melted in your mouth. The scallops were perfect! The atmosphere was so romantic. We watch the sunset through the window from our table. Being able to walk around the museum after dinner topped off the night.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacking
    oliver
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was too price for the lack of ambiance and cold food. The omelet was good .
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  • Lovely dining
    lizr
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went for lunch on a Saturday and it was extremely quiet - food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Service was very friendly but surprisingly slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Lunch was a perfect interlude between gallery visits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch
    Magpie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was very good, just right for a a restful break.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outing, to dine in the museum
    SherzVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very nice, especially for lunch. The prix-fixe buffet has an astonishing selection of great choices; it's a bit pricey for a lunch, just make sure it's your major meal of the day. There are also a la carte selections. For dinner, some nice choices but not a huge selection; the buffet table as appetizer is great and is included with the price of the entree. We enjoyed the evening's special dish, lamb meatballs. The crab cakes were also good. Great wine-by-the-glass selection. We came for dinner on a Friday evening when the museum is open late, and it made it a special occasion evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • edible art
    Harmony
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always a great time. Even if something is not quite to your liking they will take care of it. Had one of the best roasted chicken at our most recent visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but Versatile
    Phillyfamily
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We visit the museum often, and bring various guests. So far Granite Hill has had something for everyone. This trip I brought my picky 8 year old, my vegan 18 year old and a friend from Indiana farm country. Everyone was very pleased with their meal. It is a perfect place to praise and refresh when visiting the Museum.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barb
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a nice upscale restaurant, great for a special occasion. Dining there enhances the whole Museum experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding server
    JadwaveVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had an excellent luncheon experience at Granite Hill because our server, Michael, was outstanding. He paid attention to our special needs and went out of his way to accommodate us. The chef's cooperation helped also. This made all the difference in our dining experience.
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    great for lunch
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  • Always Exemplary
    fun2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We consider the Art Museum to be a treasure and it's fine dining facility, Granit Hill is a big plus when visiting. The wait staff are very courteous and friendly, the food choices are creative and delicious and there are woke interesting cocktail and wine selections. No visit would ve compete without dining here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • art and food mix well
    Philly123VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Granite Hill brunch has a wide variety of typical brunch foods and then some. Beautifully prepared and tasty. Our party of four all have different tastes and everyone was satisfied with their choices. Service is efficient and gracious. This is simply an excellent restaurant that adds to your overall enjoyment of the museum.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pamame
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was tasty but the selection was so limited. For a restaraunt in an art museum, it is very bland in atmosphere. I also don't understand why I could not earn open table points, though my reservation went through open table.
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    great for brunch
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  • Will Not be Returning
    Hudsoneater
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My daughter's burger was ordered "rare" and received well done. Our server had to notice that she hardly touched it, but no one ever asked if everything was okay. I ordered the buffet, which was also disappointing and cold. Things were never "refreshed" on the buffet as we were promised would happen. I think the food had been sitting out for several hours. Very disappointing. We love the Philadelphia Museum, but would advise other art lovers to find another place to eat that serves fresh food made to order. Not worth the money or our time.
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  • MuseumVisitor
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The buffet lunch was wonderful: an abundant and varied selection of tasty meats, seafood, veggies, grains, and fruit. The grilled shrimp with curry was especially good. And the service was helpful and discreet. The lunch contributed to a pleasant experience at the museum, which on a Friday consisted not only of great art, but great jazz the evening as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • DanAgudo
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Superb buffet. Few selections but healthy, delicious, and a balanced meal.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garnett Hill way overpriced
    PaulSHP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My wife and I went to Granite Hill for Sunday lunch and were surprised that it was a buffet. The food was mediocre, at best, and we were charged $95. (Only had one bloody Mary) Several of the dishes were over cooked (short ribs were boiling in a chaffing dish). No wonder there were very few people eating here.
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  • GRANITE HILL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very pleasant Friday evening experience. Appetizers wonderful! Food very good but small portions. Our server was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Buffet was the weak spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The day we were there, there were many empty tables. Obviously, not many patrons were expected, and the buffet was very skimpy. I have been there before when the buffet was sufficient. A la carte food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Despite having a reservation and the restaurant being nearly empty, we were seated next to the ordering computer and had to listen to the server loudly tapping in his tables' orders throughout our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely surprise!
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I had no idea that Stephen Starr had opened an upscale lunch place in the Art Museum. Cocktails & a la carte lunch were wonderful. One of our group had the buffet which was amazing. Service was just superb. They weren't very busy, but still stellar service.
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    great for lunch
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  • Cozy
    Excellent
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I always wanted to visit for brunch, I was told the food was good. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see the lunch menu was good as well. The food was delicious and service was great. I definitely have to stop by for brunch, since my lunch experience was so enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for lunch
    DanC
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was the second time my friend and I had gone here for lunch in the middle of the week. Everything about the place is excellent. What stands out especially is the high quality of the vegetables and salads - wonderful vibrant arugula. And you can't beat the setting, with it's view of the river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Good food in a beautiful venue
    eattolive
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We enjoyed Granite Hill for lunch this week. The service was perfect, the ambience relaxing and elegant and the food was quite good. I am looking forward to returning. It would be a wonderful place for brunch or dinner as well and being right in the Museum there is never a question about the after dinner entertainment: ART.
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    great for lunch
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  • Great as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have dinned at the Granite Hill many times ( usually with my husband) this time I took a guest with me. It was top notch as always and my guest was also very impressed, as this was the first time she had been there.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor information
    Jnffoodies
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Open table listed brunch at $30 per person and it was actually $50 per person. The buffet food was cold and that is with drinking water and no alcoholic beverages we paid $120 for a buffet that was like something you get at a roadside hotel breakfast buffet for $15. Very very disappointed and THE FOOD WAS COLD I HAD TO ASK THE COOKS TO LIGHT THE STERNOS AND BRING US SOME HOT FOOD FROM THE KITCHEN
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  • Experience at Granite Hill
    Iwould
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had an excellent dinner at Granite Hill. It was very quiet and although it was a limited menu, we enjoyed it very much. We wanted to see some of the Philadelphia Art Museum and having dinner there saved us sometime on our two day trip. The crab cakes were especially good and we liked the appetizer buffet as well. Our waiter was also very attentive. It was a very good experience for the three of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    TedQinND
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Food was very good; service excellence. A nice interlude to a day-long museum visit
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suebee
    suebee
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My niece was visiting from Connecticut and had never visited the Art Museum. I made reservations at Granite Hill so we could maximize our time at the museum. The Maitre d and wait staff were so pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. We started with the Franco-Vietnamese Spring Rolls accompanied by a wonderful peanut sauce, as well as the Parsnip-Pear soup with shavings of roasted pear and sorrell puree that was amazing. For the main course, I had a delightful assortment of marinated grilled shrimp, thin sliced filet, and a delicious choice of bread, vegetables, fruit and dessert! from the Chef's buffet and my niece had the Chicken Confit salad which she thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the museum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The Chef's Table was excellent and the soft shelled crabs were very good.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 794 reviews are from the Granite Hill reviews archive.
  • Quiet Sunday Brunch
    MorningPerson
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Excellent food and service. The French toast was amazing. After brunch stroll through the museum was a lovely addition to an enjoyable dining experience.
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    great for brunch, special occasion
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  • Used to be MUCH better - sigh
    MsSumac
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Years ago the PMA restaurant had a genius chef and the food was delightful. I particularly enjoyed the buffet in years past. This time, Sunday brunch was dreary, and, not surprisingly, poorly attended. Because the place was mostly empty, there was no problem with noise, but there was a problem with the food. It started out appropriately with a lukewarm kir royale with fizz-less champagne -- a sign of what was in store. The buffet table had many items that looked appealing, but aside from the cold asparagus and salmon rolls -- both nice, everything was tired, dry, and overcooked, as well as missing seasoning that could enliven the flavors. The servers were sweet and attentive. Too bad the kitchen seems to have lost the plot.
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  • Not what it was
    RWoodBVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance when we were at Granite Hill for lunch less than a year ago, but the restaurant has gone downhill in all respects. The menu is more limited and pedestrian; the service we experience at lunch was inept, including bring a second glass of juice when the guest indicated she did not want another and submitting an incorrect bill; and the chairs have become wobbly.
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  • Poor management spoiled good thing
    JadwaveVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I once gave this place 5 stars. Now,management has cut staff & abandoned interest.
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  • MsDinesalot
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Very pleasant lunch. Service was excellent - attentive waiter.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mothers day brunch
    Theatergoer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant in the art museum had mixed reviews so I was hesitant but glad I tried it. We had the perfect day spending time at the museum, a delicious brunch, and a chance to walk outside on the river. The service was excellent and there was more than enough food. If a dish emptied, it was quickly replaced. The food was good quality and there were plenty of choices for both the vegetarians and the carnivores among us (I find buffets are never as good as freshly made dishes). If spending time at the museum I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
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  • Mother's Day brunch at the Museum
    Jojoy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Granite Hill put on a lovely Mother's Day brunch. It wasn't flawless. The seating times made sitting down a little confusing and the hostess looked like she was having a nightmare. Once we sat down things got better. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant. My mom was very satisfied and we enjoyed eating in the museum.
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    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Disorganized, some dishes unavailable when we arrived, food was cold. Not worth the cost.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    PhillysBest215
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had a party of 5 for the Mother's Day Brunch. Reservations were at 12. We arrived 10 mins early & waited 20 mins to be seated. Our table was already set-up and the restaurant far from full. Didn't understand the wait. The food was good, however, there was a small variety and you had to wait for empty stations to be replenished. The staff was GREAT. I have no clue about how the normal course of dining is, so I cannot speak on it. But the brunch is merely "ok." Parking was $12 which made no sense. Waterworks has free valet parking and the food variety is so much better and the price is the same. It was not a "bad" choice, but I have no reason to ever return. Restaurant itself was very nicely appointed.
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