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Racine
Racine

Racine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantracine.com
  • Email: info@restaurantracine.com
  • Phone: (610) 326-7400
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, French, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Greg Vassos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hanover
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on street and lot across from the restaurant
A word from Racine
Racine is a contemporary American restaurant that takes its inspiration from local farms and producers of Montgomery County. Racine uses local, organic, ethical and natural ingredients whenever and as much as possible, presenting them in a whimsical way.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have to say that I was left speechless by this restaurant. I am a huge foodie who has dined all over the world and to think that I have such an innovative environmentally conscious and delicious restaurant in my own backyard gives me hope for the future of Pottstown as a city. Thank you Chef for choosing to sat up here. This was my first visit but it will not be my last. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Can't say enough about this place. Food is awesome. Presentation of food is spectacular. Would recommend highly."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent food and very accommodating, well worth it!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is an outstanding restaurant in every way. We love the atmosphere--trendy and unique. Service is top-notch: our servers were knowledgeable, friendly, and couldn't do enough to make our experience a delight. And the food is beyond excellent. Presentation is beautiful and upscale, the food outstanding, and the chef is highly skilled. He created a 4-course vegan meal for my friend and me that was absolutely delicious! By the way, this was not on the menu--he just accommodated our needs and the result was beyond our expectations. Also, portions are more than adequate. In short, I would highly recommend Racine to anyone who is looking for a top-notch dining experience. We'll definitely be back--again and again!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I have been waiting for a restaurant that brings fine dining to the Pottstown area. Food was great and I can't wait to get back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Exquisite. All organic. The very best experience possible."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I love the farm to table concept. Delicious food. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "With the masterpieces coming out of this kitchen, you'd never know you were in Pottstown. Friendly, attentive service. Highly creative dishes. Wonderful, fresh, local ingredients. It doesn't get any better than this."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were very impressed with this restaurant. It is suprising to find a gem like this in Pottstown PA."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went to Racine for a date night. The food was delicious, but the prices were a bit too high for the entrées."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food is outstanding, innovative and locally sourced. The dishes are plated beautifully. Flavors are intense. Leave room for dessert!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Organic, farm-to-table, unique good food with clever presentations. But you need to be adventurous!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had read about this new restaurant, but was blown away by the food, the presentation and the service. Parking was simple and easy right across the street. Well worth the drive. I have not experienced anything of this quality and excellence in Pennsylvania."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very happy to have this little gem in our own backyard. Outstanding flavors in every course from the amuse bouche to the dessert. Great service, they really know what they are doing. Will be returning there soon to try more of the courses."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The restaurant was small but quiet and attractive. The service was not perfect but friendly and quick. The waitresses were very knowledgeable about the foods. The star of the night was definitely the foods. The ingredients were interesting, the plating was very attractive, and the taste was outstanding. We were pleasantly surprised. Definitely will come back for more. Wish it were open on Sundays"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Racine is a gem. Good food, interesting menu, and great service. I liked Funky Little Kitchen, but the portions were sooooo small that you left feeling hungry---but not so Racine, portions are just right, not too small and not too big---just right."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Racine in as many months. The first plus is that it is a BYOB in a small intimate space. We found the choices to be interesting combinations of ingredients with excellent results. We tried almost everything on the menu and loved it all. The red snapper was done to perfection and our meat lovers were thrilled with how the meats were prepared and cooked. We also love how many ingredients are locally sourced. We would highly recommend Racine."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our dinner at Racine's local farm to table style restaurant was excellent. Each menu item seemed very thoughtfully conceived of and prepared, which was affirmed by the multiple layers of flavor in every individual bite of the course selections ordered by our foursome. I'm still thinking about my second course, Parsnip & Celariac Puree. For me it was a perfect blend of subtle texture combined with rich flavor. Thank you Chef Vassos for genuinely memorable taste experiences."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent. Everything was a few notches above just about anything else in the area. Great food and professional, attentive staff. Recommend without hesitation."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. I did not feel as if i were in POttstown, PA."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Racine is a hidden treasure that hopefully everyone will soon find. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. One of us has some dietary restrictions, and the chef was so accommodating. The servers were very attentive, and so friendly and interactive. The menu is unusual and might be a little intimidating to some people, but the servers were very knowledgeable in explaining ingredients and terms that may not be familiar to everyone. I couldn't recommend a better restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant based on reviews that I had seen which held the culinary offerings in high regard. I was not disappointed! Menu offerings were limited, but everything that came out of the kitchen was a home run. The bonus was in the price ... I felt that I got more than I paid for. The offset was in the facility ... It was way outclassed by the cuisine .... I would choose that any day, and I will choose Racine again soon!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our first time as Racine. We were seated at the chef's counter which was good and bad. Good that we could witness the care that the chef and cooks took in preparing each dish and that we were far from the front door - freezing cold when door's opened. Bad that it's a little uncomfortable. Service is exc; servers worked as a team and stayed on top of diners' needs. The food was all good to very good.Only complaint might be that some dishes were a little too salty. The gravlox and beetscape appetizers were both good. Presentation on all dishes was very good. Their method of curing beef gave the strip steak a very unique and enjoyable flavor. Highly recommend the sea bass. Server made the right call for red velvet for dessert."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wow, truly an outstanding dining experience. Each dish prepared well, seasoned perfectly and presented in a very appetizing fashion. We routinely drive down to Philly but driving to pottstown frankly never entered the equation. If you live anywhere close Racine is definitely worth the trip for a great meal in a place that feels like it could be a must visit in any city. Only people who won't like it are those with very specific likes and who ask for special preparations as the menu by design is limited."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "GREAT food and excellent service. We are definitely going back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is my new favorite! It has a very cool vibe and is located in a brownstone on King Street. Although it is fairly small, it does not feel cramped or too noisy. If Racine's were in Philly, it would be one of the best in the city. When I have dined here, the dishes have been comprised of fairly common ingredients, so it has always been easy to find a dish that will appeal to everyone's taste. But, the way they are prepared and combined are so unique, fun, artful, absolutely delicious and unexpected. The portions are good sized, and I feel good about the fact that local, high quality, organic food is used when possible. I can't wait to taste the dishes created this summer when there is an abundance of fresh produce."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Everything was delicious and the pace of the meal was very relaxing. Never felt rushed. The service was great too. Very attentive but not intrusive. Definitely will return."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I am amazed at the quality Chef has brought to bare in this small out-of-the-way restaurant. Many of the dishes are truly unique such as the Onsen Egg dish which is a participatory indulgence which, if you follow their directions, gets better bite by bite. WARNING: the dish results in a bit of a mess. The only criticisms I have are that sometimes the amuse buche are not perfect, I find the duck a little too chewy and the menu with three choices in each course is a little too limited . Otherwise, this could be in Philadelphia or New York City drawing 4 stars, it's that good. All I wish for is that it reaches 5 stars!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This place is a homerun. The quality of food, presentation and service are exceptional."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We recently ate at Racine and were very pleased by both the food and service. The chef definitely puts much care into the food and presentation. Hope there will soon be a vegetarian entree on the menu. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants we have been to and hands down best presentation!!! Will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "After our first "I'm not impressed" visit shortly after opening, we gave them a second chance. After viewing the menu online we knew it would be a better experience. After being seated we notice that the menu had changed and now both of us could not eat most of the items available. When my husband expressed his disappointment to our server he was met with an aggressive (not to mention loud [enough for everyone to turn to see what was taking place] defensive response/excuse. Overall the service is less than expected and the staff (which was the same each visit) could use a course of acceptable service responses when your clientele is not happy. It's also unacceptable to discuss the pervious owner since the community favors him well."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was imaginative, cooked well, and artfully presented. The wait staff knew the menu and was attentive. It is a BYOB which I consider a plus. The space is small, but the tables and diners fit well. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to happen upon this neighborhood gem. We were in town for one night for our daughters' hockey game and couldn't believe the exquisite food. The presentation and service was outstanding. We had the warm kale salad and the scallops. Truly a delight in every bite. Layers of flavor in each morsel. We are definitely going back on the next hockey trip. A must for any foodie but don't forget to BYOB! We have already recommended it to friends."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Restaurant Racine is a fine dining oasis in a region with few such options available. The menu is unique and updated frequently, having dependency on the ingredients available at local farmer's markets and the like. The chef's extremely beautiful and creative presentation of each plate was extraordinary, like looking at a small piece of artwork with every course. The menu changes frequently, and they have a Facebook page where you can see photos of the dishes, and the menu as it's updated. I heartily recommend experiencing the understated elegance of the dining room, and the unique food -- immediately!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My husband and I loved Funky L'il Kitchen (the previous restaurant in this location) and were excited to try Racine. For the most part, we were very happy with our experience. Atmosphere is trendy. The wait staff was excellent: friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. The menu was unique, organic, and varied and we loved everything (even the rare beef which we never eat!). Portions were generous and food nicely/uniquely presented. Only problem was my cobia was barely cooked, which was a bit of a stomach turner for me. They were very apologetic and recovered very nicely--I got a brand new fully cooked entrée that was delicious, and our desserts were free. We will definitely give this restaurant a second chance."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "If you like different cuisine this is the place. Everything is delicious but different. Not the same old thing. The menu is limited however there is something for everyone."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Date night was a huge success and this place topped it off. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. It's BYOB. They use locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables. If it's on the menu, be sure to get the chicken liver pâté. It's served with baby dills, picked blueberries and some sort of horseradish smear. I took a chance; glad I did. I could not believe how delicious it was. That was the first course, and it just kept getting better. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This local restaurant was always an old favorite but since being taken over by Racine we have not been disappointed. The food was delicious and very creative. Chef Greg has an exceptional talent for blending flavors and textures and then presenting it in a most artistic and seductive way. We will definitely return to this gem."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This restaurant never ceases to amaze me. No matter how often I go there it's consistent. The food in taste and presentation is fantastic and I say the same for the service, excellent. I love the way Chef Greg comes up with such wonderful plates. Thanks again and keep on going :)"
    Dined on 12/27/2013