Iron Hill Brewery - Chestnut Hill
Iron Hill Brewery - Chestnut Hill

Iron Hill Brewery - Chestnut Hill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/chestnuthill
  • Phone: 2159485600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday: 11:00 AM- 12:00 AM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Brewery
  • 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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W Highland Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Iron Hill Brewery - Chestnut Hill
Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Chestnut Hill, where you'll find fresh handcrafted beers, creative yet informal New American Cuisine & friendly & attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere. We've been voted Best Brewpub and Best Restaurant for Kids by Philadelphia magazine & Best Brewery/Restaurant by the readers of Main Line Today.
Reservations & "Call Aheads" are accepted for lunch & dinner seven days a week. We accept all major credit cards & are handicapped accessible. The cocktail and bar area is not available for online reservations it's first come first serve. Parking is free and available behind the restaurant.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Iron Hill Brewery - Chestnut Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)good for groups (81)great for lunch (56)kid-friendly (52)vibrant bar scene (51)fit for foodies (49)hot spot (34)special occasion (31)late-night find (20)great for brunch (16)romantic (10)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went for lunch for my daughter's birthday. I asked for a quiet table in the back and they gave it to us. It was a pleasant experience. They seated us right away and the waitress was great. The food was very good and I would definitely go bavk for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for dinner with friends
    BlueEyeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My most recent visit was with two old friends. We had a great meal with good beer and lots of conversation. The staff was very friendly and attentive without being annoying. Our server made several recommendations that were all on target. (Yes, the soup sampler is worth it.) Although we had made a reservation, it was a Friday night and our table wasn't ready when we arrived. Only a 15 minute wait, but that entry lobby gets crowded!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chazz
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Seating request met, food hot and delicious, price moderate; exceptional service by a cheerful, helpful, petite, young waitress. That even though the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When we book on Open Table, we generally do not wait or get a pager. This night, we waited 45 minutes for a table. The host did give us a 10.00 gift card or the bar...but seriously, there were 5 of us. When seated, we ordered. Appetizers were fine, but 60 minutes later, still no meal. The waiter came up and said he forgot to put the order in and apologized for the delay. Our reservations were for 7:30. Did not sit till 8:30, finally done dinner at 10:30. Too much time wasted. Biggest complaint, there was a bench full of patrons waiting when we arrived, they did not have reservations...they were all seated before us....sorry but reservations should be honored first.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere
    dinecouple
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The entire experience was great... The food was delicious.. The waitress had a great sense of humor, very welcoming!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    RWolk
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were very pleased with the service we received at Iron Hill. We (unwittingly) visited during Harry Potter Weekend in Chestnut Hill, and while our bar experience that evening was less-than-great due to the extra crowd, our dining experience made up for it. The waitress was very personable and attentive (we had been worried because, as mentioned, it was so crowded for the special event), the food was outstanding, and we ended up having a great night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brewpub in Chestnut Hill
    Steve
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We've been coming here since they opened, and try to get here once every couple of months. Menu is huge and offers something for everyone. Favorites are the pizzas, burger and chicken sandwich. Beers are decent and they offer a good selection of specialty IPAs that change frequently. Like all of Chestnut Hill it's expensive for "pub grub" and beers. $18-$24 for growler fills is crazy for a brewpub (Rock Bottom is $11 Tues - Sunday and $6 for 64oz growlers on Monday). Beer pricing is pretty much our only "knock" against the Chestnut Hill Iron Hill.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    went for dinner during ththe Harry Potter festival and we loved it so much we went back for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family nite out
    DrDave
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We were looking for someplace to go that's not the usual kid place and Iron Hill was great. Lots of menu options for everyone and the food was great! Definitely the right choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toddler friendly!
    hungry
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Iron Hill always takes great care of us with young kids. From the large kids menu to accommodating staff getting their food out quick - first choose in the area for escaping the house to grab a beer and meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seakayiiVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A good place for lunch; it was not as busy as I expected. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best for Besties
    ozajacz
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Girlfriends celebrating birthdays at Iron Hill Brewery matches the event with the restaurant perfectly. We enjoyed our food. Our server was on the ball. It's a well-run operation. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Meyer5541
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The ambiance and setting is what makes this place. Amazing feel to it, great beers, and food is solid
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ARC99
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The servers have always been both professional and friendly. The selection is amazing and the prices moderate. We never feel rushed, even after we've finished our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Flights
    LocalJerseyguy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Iron Hill has a nice food menu. Burgers are great. Chicken sandwich and Pizza (whole wheat) and brown bean burger are excellent. Favorite are the beer flights with in restaurant brewed brews!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burger!
    GooseDrankWine
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Good food at a good price. Best burger I've had in a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy time is really busy
    Happy4ch8nthl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went SAT evening with a few friends dinner at 7PM. Weather fall-perfect.Bar open to the street- fairly full when we arrived. We got right to our table, wait staff was immediately attentive. First round drinks prompt, although they were out of the requested vodka. Our ordered appetizers arrived fairly quickly, but when we asked plates to share, they never arrived. Nor did the second round of drinks...for some time. The entrees took even longer. Luckily, one friend was from California and we had alot to catch up on... Manager came and apologized for the delay and gave us a round on the house. Seems that some aspects need fine tuning to adjust to larger than usual crowds on a weekend night. Food was delicious though and drinks quite adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Brew Pub
    manger123VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Prices are affordable. Good for and with kids. It is a brew pub, so you want beers and comfort food. They deliver those well enough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fiona
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The four of us were all really pleased with our entree choices which doesn't usually happen so we feel IHB has upped their game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    kgirl
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food was wonderful! Brie stuffed mushrooms were so good. Half corned beef with sauerkraut and a cup of seafood bisque hit the spot! Spicy Bloody Mary's were so good and the Raspberry Wheat beer was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    funnybaby
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time at Iron Hill Brewery and we had a great experience. It was a very relaxing dinner: lights were dim, food & drink served at the perfect pace, great waiter. Must try the Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls - amazing! We will definitely eat at this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent!
    Griffin
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The service was excellent! The selection and quality of food and drinks were outstanding. Would highly recommend to anyone, young or old, couples or families or groups of friends. Server could not do enough to make our evening and she was very attentive despite having to manage many tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it, as always!
    RedBaron
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Pumpkin Ale--YUM!! Also, your seafood pot pie is scrumptious! We love dining here and even became King of the Hill members!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a nice meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I met a friend here for dinner before going to hear music. Very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expansive menu, decent beer
    YumFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Iron hill is a dependable institution. I'm always impressed at how they manage to strike a balance between their beer and food where other brew pubs typically tend to falter with one of the two. Three menu is welcomingly overwhelming with an expansive amount of food choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but very slow
    likes2dine
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner, but service was very slow. We waited an hour for our entrees, another twenty minutes for dessert, and then a delay in getting our bill. (We scraped together cash so we didn't have to wait for our server to return again and process a card). The problems could have been the kitchen, or it might have been our waitress, who seemed to disappear for extended times. There were not very many other diners at the time, so it could not have been blamed on the number of customers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another terrific experience
    KRobinson
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We took friends to lunch at Iron Hill this holiday weekend and had another terrific dining experience. Excellent food, and of course, terrific beer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good stuff
    Pete321
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great option for casual dining in the area. New layout is more trendy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining at the Iron Hill Brewery
    FullofBeans
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I made a reservation via Open Table several days in advance for a table for 2, at the window. When we arrived, we were told that the window seats are first come first served. We were then taken to a table in the middle of the main room which was set for 4. We requested a booth but there was some resistance at first. Other than that initial greeting, our server was quite nice and the food and the seasonal beer were good. I highly recommend the Brussel sprouts and the veggie burgers. We will return and hope to grab a window seat. It was really busy for a Thursday evening and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. There was a very mixed crowd of all ages etc. It felt casual and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Gilly
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I really enjoy the extensive menu, good food, excellent service, and nice atmosphere, at the Iron Hill Brewery
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some good, some bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came here specifically for my husband's birthday, as he was craving their prime rib special. Unfortunately, although we called two weeks ago to check they still had it, they discontinued it the day we arrived. He was extremely disappointed. He ordered the fish and chips which was very good and it's hard to find cod fish and chips around here. I ordered the crab cake salad special. They put the wrong dressing and no avocado on it, and I stupidly didn't notice until I had eaten a quarter of it and after the server came to check on us. She didn't come back again until a half hour later or so. She had a lot of tables in the bar area. Although the service wasn't bad, she couldn't been a little more attentive. She was friendly. Beer was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Partyof8
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Inconsistent service. The waiting staff is quick to take your order but is difficult to get service after the order is taken. Slow to get the check and review if questions. Food was average and there was a variety to choose from.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Iron Hill Brewery is Awesome
    lwil210
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I ate at an Iron Hill Brewery for the first time this weekend. It was really, really good. The lobster bisque was one of the best I've ever tasted. My entree was a petite filet mignon. I asked for it medium, and it was perfect. It was topped with this incredible corn and crab relish. I can't wait to go back and try other things. The ambiance is relaxing and the service is top notch. I went to the Iron Hill in Chestnut Hill, PA.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've visited in the past and always had an enjoyable experience. Last visit was not the same. Although food was great (as usual) staff in the bar area was inattentive.(approx 5:PM Friday) Also our waiter never informed of Happy Hour specials and was unable to answer (basic) questions about the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Girls Night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My girlfriends and I had a great experience at Iron Hill! Our server, Carly, was fun, kind, and attentive. The food was delicious, and the beer was great as always. I recommend the sampler - perfect to find out the best of Iron Hill's brews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    jebbers
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My sister-in-law and I have birthdays a day apart, so we celebrated with our spouses. Mushroom soup is awesome. Calamari very good. Think salt should be used sparingly on French fries and chicken pot pie. Brother-in-law and his wife thought everything was too salted. One can add salt according to taste. I enjoyed the Moroccan salmon .My husband enjoyed his burger. Portions are fine/ Caesar salad has to be crisper with fresh romaine, (fewer green ends), and an option of fresh parmesan cheese to be added on top.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Narbs
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went for special fresh food event but couldn't find anything on that menu that appealed to is. It seemed fairly limited and not exactly as it was advertised. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phillygirlVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    service a little slower than usual, very personable with the kids in the family, food hot and fresh, am a member of the Club but always struggle with the beer benefit at this particular Iron Hill (don't offer the mug unless I ask despite showing the card when we get there)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    katylewis
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Iron Hill Brewery was accommodating with all of our requests. They sat us at a table in the back - less noisy. We brought a birthday cake, and they put candles on, after the song, cut it into pieces, served at no extra cost. Good selection on the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Favorite
    ycaliburn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always great down to earth food. Enjoyed the choices and variety. Excellent beer selection, and had fun with the sampler option. The service is really great - our server knew the menu well, had lots of suggestions, helped with beer choices, and suggested parings. I wish all service was this great. Atmosphere was friendly - while there is a large bar area, the place is huge and spacious, so you don't feel like you're sitting on top of the people next to you. Really like the open windows during good weather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic