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Marsha Brown
Marsha Brown

Marsha Brown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marshabrownrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (215) 862-7044
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00,
    Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30PM - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Lunch: 1130AM - 430PM daily

    Bar opens daily at 4:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole, Southern, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: One Private Dining Space available up to 12 people. Another Private space, choir loft, for up to 50 people. You may use the entire restaurant for private functions depending on the day and size of your party (room fees may apply.)
  • Private Party Contact: Wendy Kelly (215) 862-7044

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bridge Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available after 5:00pm daily.
A word from Marsha Brown
Marsha Brown is a refined Creole Kitchen & Lounge, dramatically designed inside a 125 year old church located directly in the heart of New Hope. The menu focuses on great steak & seafood dishes as well as an abundance of Marsha's own Southern family favorites & is complimented by an outstanding bottle wine list.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Staffing was very nice, accommodating and friendly. They made my wife's B'day a wonderful occasion. Food was terrific."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent Food Pricey but we knew that before we went"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good food, great environment and fantastic service. Had a great night out with the wife"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Restaurant may have been good year ago but it out dates menu and decor was a turn off. The food wasn't great, but service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We have been coming to Marsha's for about the last 4 years... not often, but as lovers of all things Cajun.. why not. It sold out. The crowd is not Tommy Bahama shirts. The food has become subpar. The quality just isn't there. The servers run around and barely make eye contact. Both the gumbo and the jambalaya was just bland. It was always a nice kitchy spot with decent food. Now its all kitch, no yum. For good Cajun, we still go to Manayunk at Bourbon Blue which never disappoints. Marsh Browns, get back in the game."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "You sit in a dining room filled with beautiful stained glass windows that was once a church sanctuary. The staff were consistently helpful and respectful. They asked if we had thater tickets when we sat down and made sure we were finished I time for the show. The food is genuine New Orleans Creole cuisine, all prepared to taste. All four of us enjoyed our choices. I Te there 5 years ago, and the quality of the food and ambience are still the same. The whole experience is worth a trip to New Hope."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "From the Valet to the closing out of the evening it was a rewarding experience. Thank you Open Table."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The look and feel could not be any better. The food is also to die for. I can't find a flaw..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "food is good. nice atmosphere. service was a little slow the friday night we were there."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our friend who recommended this restaurant experience was spot-on, when she said we'd Love it!! From our greeting by the hostess, to the immediate introduction of the staff who cared for us, we felt welcomed! Daniel was right on time, noticing a low bread bag, water, or any other item that was in need of replenishment. Jack was informative and enjoyable, as he shared his vast knowledge of the entire menu (including the specials). But Hands-Down, Rebecca was our Star!!! She was absolutely Amazing!! Her warmth, kindness, patience, professionalism, and precision in her service was the Best I've (we've) ever experienced!! I wanted to order More, just because it would have meant that she'd come Back to our table again----but we were fully fed!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food great waiter! Tyler was a pleasure. Gave us great food picks!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful food from start to finish. This historic church has been turned into a great gem in New Hope. Leave room for dessert!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, excellant service, incredible food. 100% worth the visit."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Marsha Brown's used to be a church and it has been beautifully transformed into a great restaurant. There are three levels of seating and each has its own beauty. We were on the top level which can be used for private parties. Our waiter was very attentive and our food was very good, served promptly and nice and hot. Our entire dining experience was terrific. A nice walk around New Hope topped off a lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Ambiance and food were wonderful. Jack (staff) was old school awesome. True professional, made the meal an exceptional journey/pleasure."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our waiter Jack was great, as was our assistant waiter (whose name I unfortunately have forgotten). The southern hospitality theme came through in their immediate friendliness and gave the experience an almost "family"- like feeling. I also was very pleasantly surprised at the special treatment we had for our anniversary- the rose petals on the table set the mood and the photo of us that was taken that night will be cherished. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My partner and I went to Marsha Brown's on the 4th of July to celebrate his birthday. We have been here before, and save this place for special occasions due to the high price point and a limited menu for our tastes. We sat upstairs in the choir loft area this time. We enjoyed Tuna Sashimi for an appetizer and the fig salad which are wonderful. My partner had the surf and turf consisting of a piece of filet mignon, a crab cake and crawfish risotto. I had the filet medallions au poive with mashed potatoes. The filet pieces were done perfectly. The crab cake was very good but on the small side. He particularly enjoyed the crawfish risotto. We got the chocolate mousse cake for dessert which was nicely comped for his birthday."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I came here on recommendations from many of our friends and it would appear that they pointed us in the right direction. The space is beautiful, with stained glass windows and large paintings making for a unique experience. The prices were reasonable, as a three course dinner for two including a bottle of wine and some items from the raw bar clocked in at less than $150. The service was prompt, friendly, and professional. We never had an empty table or an empty glass! The wait staff was also very well informed on the menu and wine list and were very helpful in directing us to delicious choices. The food was delicious and the portions generous. I would absolutely recommend this charming restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We are Newbies to the area and Marsha Brown was our first restaurant stop as we were becoming acquainted to this historical district. It was a good choice, with an impressive menu selection, well prepared starters and entrees, and a relaxing atmosphere. Needless to say, we will return!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This is great for special occasions, a romantic night for two, or for a quiet dinner with friends. We went on the recommendation of a friend. We loved it and will be back. The staff is helpful, friendly and responsive. The food is excellent."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great dinner and service and it was special occasion so they put rose petals on table. Just great nite. Karen our waitress was excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The church makes for an unusual and intriguing environment. The high ceilings, murals and artwork create a visually enticing ambience. Menu is varied with some traditional New Orleans inspired dishes, great seafood choices. Salads and a la carte sides are also delicious. Knowledgeable and attentive service. Pricey, but worth it for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food pretty good as always. Service not so hot. We had sparkling water and first bottle was warm so I asked them to put it on ice. Instead, waiter brought a whole new bottle which was nice, but he did not take or empty our glasses of warm water. Later a server went to fill our water glasses with tap water but my wife stopped her and said we had sparkling, but instead of filling our glasses with sparkling she just left and my wife had to get up, go to the ice bucket, and get sparkling water for us. Three times my wife filled our glasses. But, I'm glad they serve dinner late as my wife & I like to eat very late. So we appreciate that."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Marsha Brown features the real deal: collard greens, sweet potato casserole, crawfish, catfish, and on and on. Having grown up in Mississippi, I miss the creole and country cooking of my youth. Well, I found it at Marsha Brown's!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The steaks and seafood sound outrageous and I did have a steak there before and it was great. However, Marsha Brown does do Cajun and when in Cajun, do Cajun. I can do a good steak at home. My wife and both had a Cajun meal. I had the Jambalaya and she had the Eggplant Ophelia. They were great. I would return anytime."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our go to local choice for special occasions .... always good food and excellent service."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We dined at Marsha Brown's on Father's Day. We were seated as soon as we arrived for our reservation. The wait staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. The menu had exciting choices. Every entrée was delicious and the bread pudding was to die for. I definitely will return and recommend this restaurant to all my friends."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Ate there last year and EVERYTHING was wonderful. Had dinner at the bar, food and service were both AMAZING!!! However, last Saturday we went back, the service was terrible. The waiter screwed up our order, brought out the wrong things, forgot things,was rude and charged us for the wrong dishes and it was about 10:30 & the place was quiet, so there's no excuse. We ordered the same main course (steak with Creole seasoning, comes with blue cheese and mushrooms & onions) as last time. There was SO MUCH salt on the steak it wasn't edible & I love salt! My and my husband both tried to eat it but had to send it back. Kitchen was closed at that point so they couldn't make us another one, so he took it off the bill. Crab legs & shrimp were great!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything about this meal was great! From the service to the drinks to the apps, meal and dessert. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everyone in our party really loved their meals. The entre portions were generous as were the sharable sides. The main dinning room is beautiful with original stained glass, mural and alter."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went for early dinner after a friend recommended the restaurant. It's in an old church so the surroundings are beautiful and interesting. The food was delicious. I had the scallops and my husband had the jambalaya. Both were delicious. The service was excellent. Everyone was very friendly and efficient. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We dined on Friday night and overall things were OK. We enjoyed drinks, oysters, and other apps.We both ordered the Filet Oscar style. My girlfriends went back twice, once because it wasnt prepared oscar style, and another time because the temp was incorrect. She wasnt hungry by the time her dinner actually came out. The icing on the cake was whoever boxed up her left overs threw away the "Oscar" toppings (14 dollars worth of crab meat and boxed up only the steak). Not exactly a nice touch when you're paying $220 dollars for a meal for two"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've been here twice now. I really enjoyed just about everything here. The cocktails were excellent and food was delicious"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Been going here for 11 years and it is always a treat. For a true taste of New Orleans or a great steak, this is the place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our server was Brad and he was excellent. The food was outstanding and the Caymus was perfect. We always enjoy Marsha Brown. The noise level takes a bit to get used to but worth it. New seating arrangement works well. The down stairs remodel looked great as well. Have not missed a beat without Caleb."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is the 4th time we have dined at Marsha Browns! Awesome food and great staff! Dining atmosphere is a pleasure!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband ordered steak and I ordered scallops and we could not decide whose was better - we loved our meal and the bar is a nice place to hand after dinner. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back for more!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere were awesome. Our server, Jack Shire, couldn't have been better. He truly made the night with our friends enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were there for my birthday and the food was wonderful....it is expensive but works for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This is my first experience with Marsha browns and it was a very enjoyable meal. Portions are large and service was attentive. The food was enjoyable and presented well. This was a special occasion which I had called in prior for a semi private table. Unfortunately, the dining area was sparsely occupied but we were seated directly adjacent to another couple. This was my only negative as Marsha browns was unable to fulfill my initial request for privacy. The place is a former church so much of the appeal is the decor to include massive dining room painting and stained glass. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/3/2014