The food was excellent, except
The food was excellent, except for the dessert. I actually had to send my dessert back, they were very nice to bring something else out. The service was ok. Being a upscale BYOB it is worth the trip.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Impeccable, friendly service;
Impeccable, friendly service; interesting, well prepared dishes; and a few chef surprises make for a most enjoyable evening.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife Linda & I celebrated
My wife Linda & I celebrated her 50th birthday with a quiet romantic dinner at The Orchard last night--it was our second amazing dining experience dining there. The second of many more to come! Thank you.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Ambiance, Hidden Treasure
I loved it. I always look forward to our times at The Orchard restaurant. I know the food will be excellent and the presentation is creative and so elegant. I am always impressed. I especially appreciate the quiet environment, perfect for intimate conversation.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect.... as usual
Been there many, many, many times.. Always the best dining experience around. Food, service and ambience were perfect.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Chef is Very Talented
As a former student of Gary Trevisani, I can attest to his high standards for ingredients as well as his meticulous cooking methods. His menu is very creative, yet works within the structure of his classic French training. The room is reminiscent of the restaurants I've eaten at in Europe and the service is very attentive. My wife and I dined at The Orchard Restaurant for our 2nd wedding anniversary and we can't wait to go back with friends!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Slow but Delicious!
We love to eat here when we have the time. It is absolutely delicious on each occasion. However, make sure you allow 2.5-3 hours if you are going to do appetizer/food/dessert. If you like amazing food, this is the place to go!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Anniversary at the Orchard
I celebrated my 9th anniversary at the Orchard, and could not have been more pleased. Although I have lived in Ksq for many years, this was my first visit to the Orchard, and it exceeded my expectations in every way. From my early stop by to drop off our beverages for the evening (BYOB) to the service at dinner to the quality of the food, it was exceptional. When we arrived for dinner, our beverages were in an ice tub chilling and our red wine was next to the table. Finally, my wife's dessert plate had "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. It was a nice touch to cap the evening.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Food, but Slow Service
I brought my Mom to The Orchard for Mother's Day. It's a beautiful restaurant and I loved the fact that the chef came out frequently to check on his guests. The hostess was absolutely wonderful and gracious! I was warned that service would be slow, and it was painfully so! There is a balance between discreet, non-pushing out service, and "reading the table". Our reservation was at 6:45 and we left at 9:30 after practically begging multiple servers for our bill. The food was absolutely delicious and I would absolutely go there again. The personal touches were amazing and very much appreciated. It made my Mom feel so special. My feedback is to speed the service up in between "turtle" and "hare". There has to be a better middle ground.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an outstanding meal
We had an outstanding meal at Orchard, complete with complimentary amuse bouche and sweets at the end, on a very quiet evening with only three other tables with diners . In our past visits, given the high prices here, there has always been a glitch or two that has kept us from a memorable dining experience, . Happily, not this time. The smooth and luscious foie gras and a nice beet salad started us off and were followed by a lovely loin of veal and halibut entrees. Our dessert was a five chocolate tasting, a bit of a mystery because two of the items did not have discernible chocolate, but tasty nevertheless. The service was very professional.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fabulous! My husband and I went here for our 16th Anniversary. The atmosphere, the food and the service were great. The timing of the courses was perfect, allowing us to relax and enjoy our meal. We will definitely come back.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional food, attentive
Exceptional food, attentive service,fine dining at its best. Being a BYO doesn't hurt either!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
very surprising all of the dishes had a unique flair, very flavorful and a welcome change, I also loved that the chief sent over little dishes to try in between our appitizers and our meal, he also came out to meet us. wonderful dinning experience we definatly will be back.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Orchard continues to be an outstanding venue. It is intimate and comfortable. The service is the best around, they time things perfectly and are ready to help. Our wine glasses were topped up at the appropriate time. The food is outstanding, some of the best duck I have ever eaten. Not a big menus, but adequate in choice and everything is delicious. It isn't inexpensive but given the service and the extras it is worth the price.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
there food is excellent. The
there food is excellent. The indoor restaurant atmosphere is a little stark so we ate outside....very nice
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
enjoyable dinner at the orchard
Food was very good. Service was good at times but not as attentive at others.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old style fine dining
The Orchard is reminiscent of superb fine dining restaurants of the past. Quiet, refined, with gleaming white linens and excellent service. No one could be disappointed in the food which is exceptionally fresh and well prepared. The menu changes with the seasons and always offers some opportunities that rarely appear on menus outside major cities such as fois gras. Being presented with amuse bouches and between course palate refreshers creates memories of dining in France. Those who appreciate good wine are able to bring exactly what they appreciate matching with each course to this special BYOB. A visit from the chef tops off a most pleasant experience.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you enjoy having fresh seasonal foods that are prepared expertly, then I would recommend this restaurant. Being a BYOB, it is a great night out and reasonable. The servers allows you to have time for each course and does not rush you through as some restaurants do at times. It makes the experience memorable. The chef also provides a tasting of foods between courses that are delicious. One of the chef's taste was a zucchini cream soup that was brilliant in color, taste, and texture.
I would save room for dessert as it seemed most diners were enjoying and commenting on their desserts which you don't always see in a restaurant. I noticed a chocolate tasting dessert that had several desserts that would be perfect to share.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have always enjoyed my times
I have always enjoyed my times eating at the Orchard. The last time was not different, than any othe other times except, I ordered the Salmon and it was extremely salty and had a funny taste.( did not care for the taste ).
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent with a varied menu
excellent with a varied menu that pleased even the pickiest among us -- chef came out to discuss the dishes and educated us about fennel - will be going back soon - BYOB a real plus
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Trevisani provides exceptional
Chef Trevisani provides exceptionally well prepared food. Appetizers and main courses are perfectly executed and his generous amuse bouche offerings are true taste treats.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I love fine
My husband and I love fine dining and have had a variety of experiences but this dinner (we did the 5 course tasting menu with some additions) absolutely ranks in our top 5 dining experiences yet. I would highly recommend it, and if I find myself in the area again I would gladly return.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Intimate gem in Kennett Square
What a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. The food was great and the service was excellent!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful culinary journey
This is a great romantic spot for date night, special occasions, and intimate small group dining. My husband and I found this place via OpenTable and could not believe that we did not know about this place! The ambience was elegant yet understated. The service was attentive yet non-intrusive. We chose the Grand Nine-Course tasting menu, and enjoyed the arc of flavors presented by the dedicated and talented chef, who used only the best freshest and local ingredients. We had a truly special and romantic evening. The chef took us on a private tour of the upstairs, which would be beautiful for a small group private gathering, with comfy seating, wet bar for the beverages you bring, and dining seating for 20. We look forward to our next visit!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
First class, all the way
This is a restaurant and staff that know how to do it right. From the spacing of courses, to the various amuse-bouche and the friendly staff, it makes for a great night out. It is however very much a 4* restaurant and not a 5* due to a few problems with the food.....a salad that was a bit too dry......and ditto for the dessert.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely BYO
Good food, good service. Beautifully prepared and presented dishes. Particularly enjoyed the wine service for a BYO, though there was a very modest charge for it. Will definitely go back and bring friends.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always appreciate fine dining coupled with BYOB. Everything about our evening was top notch. Service was well timed. Dinner was perfection. Loved the beet salad, mushroom tart, lamb entree and desserts. Well, really, everything we ordered was excellent including desserts. Portions were just right. A most pleasant experience. Our go to place now that we don't have Gilmore's in the borough.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Culinary Experience
This was our first time at The Orchard and we were not disappointed. Everything was prepared to perfection, the service was impeccable, and the chef Gary Trevisani personally greeted every guest. All in all, the evening was tremendous and we cannot wait to return to this extraordinary restaurant. We drove to Kennett Square from Philadelphia specifically to dine at The Orchard - the trip was well worth it.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and a nice
Excellent food and a nice atmosphere. Will definitely return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining for those with a fine palate and desire for a different gastronomical experience. If your main interest is flavor and enjoy elegantly decorated courses prepared with quality ingredients then this is the place for you. Desserts were prepared with fresh selected local fruits. The taste of each gourmet entree and its presentation were absolutely wonderful. If you are spending a weekend near Longwood Garden this is a fine option.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic meal, Excellent Service
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Saturday evening out with a dinner at The Orchard! We will have to return in the future so that we can try more items off the menu but what we had will be tough to beat! For appetizers we had the oysters and a Shrimp Salad. For our Entries we had the line caught Alaskan Halibut and the Day Boat Scallops. I must say, my wife's Halibut was amazing! That does not mean that the Scallops were not very good, but the Halibut was just 'WOW!'. We followed it all up with dessert of an Apple Frangipane tart and a Hazelnut cake.
One of the nice things was the portion sizes! Everything was just right. Enough food that we were comfortable but we had room to enjoy dessert! Highly Recommended.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fantastic meal
The Orchard is truly outstanding. This was our second visit. We brought my parents who were visiting from out of state. Everything was perfect. My parents could not stop raving about their experience. The Orchard is truly one of the best restaurants. Thank you for a perfect evening.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a delicious meal at The Orchard. We had tickets to the fireworks at Longwood Gardens, so booked an early reservation at The Orchard, our first time dining there. The menu selection is somewhat limited (but still a good selection), but we still had trouble making our selections, because so many dishes sounded good. We ran out of time to enjoy our dessert there, and had to have it boxed up. Make sure you allow for plenty of time to enjoy the meal if you go there. We look forward to returning there again when we aren't on a schedule.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, Creative, Exciting!
We thoroughly enjoyed the Orchard...the dishes were, as titled, fresh, unusual and creative. There were surprise additions to the excellent meal that were so delightful. We dined on beet salad, duckling and scallops, with a chocolate tasting selection. The environment was quiet, peaceful...a real pleasure!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Orchard has always been a special find of ours. You will be exposed to a myriad of unique tastes and flavors. The service is impeccable and the food selections cover every option and category. This restaurant is very small, personalized and intimate. It is a treat to dine here and we look forward to returning.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem!
What a lovely experience! I can't remember the last time I finished every plate. Delicious food beautifully prepared and presented. The dining room is comfortable and tastefully decorated. The chef is a very nice gentleman who obviously takes great pride in his restaurant and thoroughly enjoys his craft. Go there whenever you can!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
An incredible meal!
The food was delicious and perfectly presented. All of the flavors were artistically crafted. Chef came out to table touch and we felt very welcomed. Will definitely be back!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but moderate portions
Good food but moderate portions to small for the price, adequate for me but lacking for my husband.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and creative dishes by an incredible chef -- 5 star doesn't do it justice!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant tries to do something different and it succeeded. The menu is narrow but provides enough choices. The food preparation is very interesting and good. They do little things that make the dining experience fun. Highly recommend.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Orchard had wonderful food and excellent service. Although we were eating lite, we enjoyed the many between-course snacks they served. Although the food is fairly pricey, since it is byob the total cost of dinner is very reasonable.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful! This was our second
Wonderful! This was our second visit and we can't wait to come back again. Food was outstanding. Everything was prepared and presented beautifully. There are a few added surprises with each course like the cucumber sorbet which was fabulous. The chef even makes an appearance to check on each table which is such a nice touch. Elegant dining is back!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
A lovely dinner prior to a concert at Longwood Gardens. Our waiter, Valentino, made sure we had plenty of time to enjoy dinner and still return to the Gardens in plenty of time for the concert. It is less than a 5 minute drive to the Gardens, so it could not be beat for convenience. Food was delicious, service perfect.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful meal with Valentino's
Wonderful meal with Valentino's usual relaxed, professional service. Appreciated the visit from chef Gary! One of Chester County"s best.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Finest food in Chester County...
We have dined just about everywhere in Chester County. This was even better than Gilmore's was, and we loved Gilmore's! If you are looking for an outstanding meal, with French influence, top-notch quality, divine flavors - every morsel on every plate, bowl, spoon was a gift - you need to come here! This was quite possibly one of the best meals I have ever had and every single course and gift from the kitchen was perfect and incredible!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, The Orchard didn't disappoint. The food was fabulous and everyone enjoyed their meal. Portions were perfectly sized and delicious. Service was attentive and professional.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We dine at this restaurant
We dine at this restaurant several times a year and always fine the experience to be very positive. this dinner was no exception.
The food was very good as well as the service. We are looking forward to our next visit.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM