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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Iron Hill Brewery - Chestnut Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (85)neighborhood gem (80)great for lunch (70)kid-friendly (61)vibrant bar scene (58)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (39)hot spot (34)great for brunch (26)late-night find (25)romantic (13)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Busy time is really busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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
  • amazing night!
    hvngfun
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our second visit to Iron Hill Brewery. This time we had a group of 9 and were celebrating my parent's anniversary. Our table was ready and waiting for us. Our server, Tony F, was friendly and efficient. I had the crabcacks and they were delicious. Everyone had a great meal. We did have an issue with the French dip sandwich my son ordered but it was rectified timely. The beer selection was large and the adults had fun trying different ones. Now my parents have added this place to their list of go to restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time.
    tinybeersnob
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was my second time at the restaurant and my girlfriend and I had great time. Our server was great. All of my questions about the food were answered, which was great since I'm vegan. I just wish that I wasn't seated by so many very young children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Beer
    go4it
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our family met up there with good friends on a Tuesday evening and were surprised at how busy and noisy it was for a week night. Our waitress made up for it as she was friendly and attentive and had some very good recommendations for food selection. Despite the noise in our section we all enjoyed our selections. When my son learned his entree didn't come with the mashed potatoes he was expecting our waitress was quick to bring him a side of hot mashed potatoes. We have been here several times and find that we can count on the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I like it mucho bucks. When can I go again. I will order food and eat the food. They should have a free for me on Tuesdays. The end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favs
    MoePatt1304
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Wonderful good, great drinks, and a Wonderful location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable neighborhood spot
    BlueEyeVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This is not a place for a light bite, since many of the menu items aren't exactly healthy, though they do have a healthier-choice section. Great beer selection! This is a good reliable neighborhood place that is very popular, so it's wise to make reservations. Servers were youthful, helpful and charming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but few vegetarian choices.
    DCdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I had lunch with a friend here recently. It was my first time trying Iron Hill Brewery. It's a beautiful space - surprisingly large - and the beer was great. But I was disappointed to find very few vegetarian choices on the menu, other than pizza. There was even ham in the macaroni and cheese.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Andrea
    loveironhillchVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I am a frequent customer her. I love it here my daughter does too. However Unfortunately, Saturday I had a less than enjoyable experience. My waitress who I know is new-Andrea needs a little more work at serving. She made me feel rushed and then threw out my daughter's pizza because she was in such a rush she never asked if I wanted to take the rest home. Not to mention she neglected to tell me the specials. When I asked her what specials were for dessert she replied " well none we may have some peach cobbler left over" ( huh?) Anyway the manager was super apologetic and fixed everything. Including another pizza for my daughter Leah. Thanks for that. And I'm confident that management will address this! And I'll of course will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iron Solid
    BigAppetiteReview
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great place with large menu. Appetizers in large sizes are very big. Never had a bad experience here. Food has always been A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • prime prime rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Best prime rib in a long time. Cooked right, not a reheated item. totally delicious
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    MactVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    It was the 4th of July and there was large wedding rehearsal dinner taking place at the same time, so that might account for the disappointing service lapses. However, we have eaten here before without incident, so we were surprised. To wit, the food took far too long to arrive and when it did, some of the main course dishes preceded the appetizers. In fact, when my wife's gluten-free salad finally arrived, it was covered in croutons! Similarly, she was mistakenly given a non-gluten-free version of her main dish, which fortunately was caught before she took a bite. Eventually an unsmiling manager stepped in to try to make things right by personally delivering the food. But it was too little too late.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Confident in the standard
    ozajacz
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Whenever I pick Iron Hill Brewery I am confident that I will get good food, service and price. It's why I keep going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best!
    Caroline0618
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The hostesses were not particularly friendly and handed us a device to let us know when our reserved table was ready although we were right in front of them(by ourselves). And also their attire was not particularly professional, actually sloppy. The dining room was noisy and full of children seemingly unattended. Food was okay and the waitress was fine. Many of the customers seemed to be better suited to McDonalds by their lack of table manners. I am not a snob but the entire experience in the "open dining" area was uncomfortable for me. Next time I will ask for a booth. The experience was totally lacking charm. And I do realize the restaurant cannot control their customers' behavior. Maybe there should be a toddler room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    Fairmountdiner
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was our first visit to Iron Hill Brewery, we went with another couple. Our waitress was friendly and attentive - she told us she was still being trained, and it was clear she really wanted to please us. The menu is extensive - which was very appealing, after having recently gone to a number of trendy restaurants with very limited menus - so each of us had plenty of choices that appealed to us, and the food was very nice. Not "gourmet," but tasty and satisfying. When in Chestnut Hill, we would definitely go back there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chestnut Hill Standby
    solittletime
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Consistentlty good food, service and ambience at reasonable prices. Good for families with kids, too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweet Potato Fries - Yum!
    JingleJenVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The "Hand Cut Carolina Sweet Potato Fries" are indeed out-of-this-world! Perfect consistency plus they arrive so nicely presented w/4 sauces - each 1 more decadent that the next. My personal favorites were the horseradish & the habanero-lime although my friend held strong to the smoked paprika aioli. A special nod to the bourbon-vanilla cream sauce - which was an entire new dimension on fries. I wasn't too impressed with my "House Smoked Pork Sandwich". Too finely grated that the pork seemed lost - I'd rather see delicately "pulled" pork vs condensed. However, I just added a little BBQ sauce to loosen & tang-it-up. You can't reserve seating for the large windows areas up front but always a delight to sit there & people watch too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable but not notable food
    dcrdcrVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    One thing I notice at Iron Hill after many many times eating there--the soups are generally on the salty side, salads are often overdressed (ask for it on the side). Crab cakes are more filler than crab, so not highly recommended. Have gotten a good steak there at times. And the beers are enjoyable, of course.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service - Very Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have tried this restaraunt several times as it is just down the street from our home. Each times we have visited there have been loud screaming and crying kids, we are not talking babies here (which they are there as well), but I keep looking to see where the playground is! The waitress this time visited our table maybe 3 times the entire visit, the food runners were more helpful. We will not go back, who wants dinner on a friday night after a long week of work and list to screaming children and poor service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic