The Carversville Inn
The Carversville Inn

The Carversville Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://carversvilleinn.com/Carversville_Inn.html
  • Phone: 2152970900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm,
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Will Mathias
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties up to 25-30 in one of our dining rooms. Sundays and Monday through Thursday nights. Luncheon parties of the same size Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Private Party Contact: Will Mathias 2152970900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carversville & Aquetong Rds.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in front in the town square and in the rear lot.
A word from The Carversville Inn
Welcome to The Carversville Inn! You have to get lost to find us, but once you do you won't want to leave! Chef/Owner Will Mathias and his wife Denie take pride in welcoming you to their warm, inviting restaurant in the heart of Bucks County. The menus reveal the chef's Southern roots, classical training, and familiarity with the diversity and variety of American regional cuisine. The offerings encompass a broad spectrum of choices, including classical French, Spanish, Southern, and Asian cuisines, with options to please all palates.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
The Carversville Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)fit for foodies (46)romantic (41)special occasion (37)great for outdoor dining (31)great for lunch (19)great for brunch (15)scenic view (14)notable wine list (10)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Beautiful inn and restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Beautiful inn and restaurant! Ambiance abounds!!! App's and salads were good. We ordered four entrees in total three of which were recommended by the waiter. Two of the three (duck and short ribs) were fair at best. The third recommendation (lamb) and strip steak were enjoyed by the other diners. Made a reservation ~ a week in advance and was seated at a table in the bar area and not a dining room. Noise level was fine at first but escalated as the night wore on. For a total bill of $280 (party of 4), I would have hoped to be more satisfied as a customer. Hopefully, we caught the inn on a bad night, but at those prices, not sure I'd be willing to take another chance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Excellent!
    LocalNeighborVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    We always find the service, food and ambiance to be excellent at the Carversville Inn. The Inn's small bar is a great place to meet before dining. Our server, James, is always very cordial and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • James the waiter has been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    James the waiter has been there for several years and is excellent. He knows his wines as well as the food and how it is prepared. He is patient and always terrificly friendly. The atmosphere is romantic as well as an old time feel. The food is wonderful especially the soup. I have been there several times and had many different dishes on the menu and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed two trips to the
    Beav
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    We enjoyed two trips to the inn this December. We sat in the bar the first time. It was too crowded because of Xmas office parties, but would be perfect at other times probably. The table in the dining area was fine. Quiet. Both times I had the duck, the endive salad and the mushroom ragout with melted gruyere cheese. The duck is wonderful. Crisp and not fatty. The salad , a good choice. The mushroom ragout is fantastic but should be shared, it's so rich. My husband had the filet and said it was just okay. His beet salad was good, but had few beets. Service was slow between apps and entree, waitress was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place! Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Great Place! Disappointed I made a reservation over a week in advance and when I arrived I was told my table was in the Bar! Not a location to be for a romantic quiet dinner date night!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was very very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Service was very very good yet not overbearing. Friendly, efficient yet they left us alone except when necessary. Expensive but not unexpectedly so. Full dinner with appetizers and bottle of wine for 120.00. I would go again no question. Very nice. Would have preferred a room with a fireplace but would not change anything about the meal or service. All good. Recommend it very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good!
    ExperteaterVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    I have been to the Carversville inn several time in the past few months. The food is consistently good and the service is very friendly but very slow. So be a little patient with the service because it is worth the wait. The only thing I have had there to date that I do not think is good is the Filet. It is clearly a choice cut and is not fit for any foodie. My favorite dish is the shrimp and scallop étouffée!! Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try Something New
    doxieloverVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Another great meal....and top notch, professional service....we love it here and return again and again. We come for lunch on Saturdays....you won't find a better meal for a more reasonable price. Forget the chain restaurants, come for a fine dining experience......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv, luv, luv it......my favorite
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    luv, luv, luv it......my favorite restaurant in the whole wide bucks county! ALWAYS a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • CHARMING FOR LUNCH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Have enjoyed lunch at the restaurant and were looking forward to having dinner there. We were anticipating a beautiful fire in the walk in fire place. The gas supply must have been low. It was barely a trickle of a flame; disappointing. The "fireplace" room was therefore small and dark. The service was lack luster. The dinner did not compare to the lunches we had had previously and was mediocre at best. Maybe dinner during the week is not the best time to go? Recommend it for lunch only.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No burger for you!
    DukeVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    My wife and I have been to this restaurant 2-3 times per month over many years, Not sure owners value repeat customers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem of a restaurant!
    Beth
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    We have been here for several special occasions. Absolutely lovely ambience, and the food is beyond delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food. Wait over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Excellent food. Wait over 45 minutes in spite of reservation. Seemed confused about open table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok. Scallop app was pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Just ok. Scallop app was pretty good. Étouffée for dinner was bland. Nothing special. Wife had 'chef's whim' chicken. Again, just ok. Pretty bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we TRULY LOVE this place!
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    we TRULY LOVE this place! Our favorite restaurant! James is THE BEST SERVER, with patience, knowledge, kindness and always with his wonderful smile. it's getting to cool to eat outside so sitting next to the fireplace is delightful. thx, Kathy and everyone! Ruth
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we have been there many times
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    we have been there many times the food is always good and service freindly and efficient
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a wonderfully original country
    foodie
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    a wonderfully original country inn kept in a most gentile area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive service without
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Attentive service without hovering; James paced the delivery of courses for the evening well. Good knowledge of the specials and recommendations from the menu. Crab cakes and Filet were excellent and the pumpkin cheesecake completed a great night out! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful meal with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    We had a wonderful meal with impeckable service. Couldn't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!
    ExperteaterVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    This was my second visit to the Carversville Inn. My first visit was only a month ago and my husband and I enjoyed it so much we had to go back again! The food is outstanding!! I can not believe I have lived in the area for so long and I never tried this place until a month ago. I guess it was the "old inn" thing that scared me off. I have done the Black Bass Inn (terrible food), the Lambertville Inn (dreadful), the Mansion Inn in New hope (mediocre at best), the overrated Inn at Phillips Mill. Ugh!! This restuarant has much higher quality food than any Bucks County (and a lot of Philadelphia) restaurants. I highly reccomend it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant....it
    doxieloverVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Love this restaurant....it is my favorite! I've reviewed it so many times, I've run out of compliments! If you are looking for a quaint, country inn with excellent food...this is it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night with Historic Ambience
    Laurel
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We've been to the Carversville Inn numerous times and it has always been a lovely experience. It's a favourite "go-to" place for locals and a wonderful discovery for travelers. The atmosphere is friendly, quiet and timeless. Food offerings include some game, standards with interesting twists and wonderful soups. There is a full bar, separate from the dining area, which is convivial but never noisy. A great place to dine and actually hold conversations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • carversville inn/charm go together!
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    my favorite local (country) place which is casual but lovely; one can never find anything wrong with it! it's charming and pretty with delicious food and a lovely staff! when james is our server, we don't have to do a thing but enjoy the food! with nice weather, it's a treat to dine outside but the rooms inside each have their own charm including the few tables near the small unique bar/never noisy and very delightful!everything is delicious but lamb chops have been their specialty for years. i am not a fish eater but the mustard salmon is outrageous!i also love the chef's whim chicken! love one of their salads first since everything is fresh and tasty. cannot say enough about this gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of the way location but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Out of the way location but worth the drive. We had the scallop appetizer & ceviche, guacamole & chips as starters. Two completely different appetizers but both quite tasty. Unfortunately the ceviche & guac needed better chips. Most of the dish was eaten with a fork. The duck entree was delicious, so tender and flavorful. James, our server, was very pleasant. Dining room was warm so the door was open to let in the cool evening air, which was nice, but unfortunately that meant some mosquitos came in too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food,Ambience; Spotty Service
    jva1050
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    This quirky old inn at the crossroads of the village of Carversville (on the National Register of Historic Places) offers an interesting and well executed menu. For our first visit, we went for Sunday brunch. The Inn is charming, but could use a little work. A rather unpleasant musty smell seemed to come from the door leading to the basement. The food was delicious once delivered to the table. The service was polite but spotty; seemed like they could use a few more hands. We'll probably go back. Maybe they were having a bad day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A definite must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    Food was very good. The unique blend of seasoning and sauces go a long way in the endless line of generic dribble out there. There could have been a little more in the way of vegetables with the entrees. Excellent home made deserts!!! Will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very enjoyable meal in a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    A very enjoyable meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our food was great, but they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Our food was great, but they were very busy and apparently missing a staff member, so our waitress seemed very frazzled, and rather cranky. But I would definately go back. The place is charming, with good food, so I'll chalk the service up to a bad night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful night out!!
    ExperteaterVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    What a wonderful surprise!!! The food was outstanding!! This place rivals anything in Philly!! The Cajun shrimp and scallol etouffee was delicious!! The appetizer salads were creative and tasty! Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't get any better than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Can't get any better than this on a warm summer night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So-so
    EmilDEVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    The setting was hard to beat, an old hotel in a hard-to-find little town on a sunny day in the country. Food on the other hand decidedly mixed. Ordered gazpacho but a while later the waitress came back to inform us it had "turned." The seafood bisque that was substituted was creamy and flavorful with good helpings of fish. Similarly for the escargot in butter. Entrees dropped off from there: shrimp and scallop etouffee mired in a dark roux, bland chicken breast topped with good pear chutney. Loved the time we spent there, not so much what we ate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my first visit.
    fatfoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    This was my first visit. The food was outstanding with a nice variation of choices. Service was also great. We'll definitely be back and refer it to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal Once Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    Excellent meal once again. Beet salad was superb, as was the fresh fish entre - Halibut.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just spent a week at the shore
    doxieloverVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Just spent a week at the shore eating expensive, tasteless food. So glad to get back to Carversville Inn! Love the atmosphere....Love the food! Always great service from Nori....You know a good place when even the bread and butter are outstanding...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my favorite local dining place
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    my favorite local dining place but it draws from all over due to wonderfully consistent food and service ask for james who will be the best server you have had ANYWHERE in a long time! he will steer you right with ordering!ambiance is always so lovely /dine on porch when weather permits ....so charming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good wine list...not extensive
    EnturiaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Good wine list...not extensive but some nice wines at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth it... Like no other
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/31/2012
    The Carversville Inn boasts a tremendous menu and offers an exquisite dining experience for those who make the journey- the Carversville Inn is truly a hidden gem nestled in the small historic town of Carversville. You will need your GPS to find it but you'll be glad you made the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic. Just fantastic.
    JA126
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    This is the fourth time I've been to the Carversville Inn, and each time it's been superb. The inn is tucked in a quiet corner of Bucks County, away from the main roads. It's an old, attractive building, with a beautiful bar room (where we ate dinner - if you want to sit in the main dining room be sure to call the restaurant and reserve, rather than go through OpenTable. There's nothing wrong with sitting in the bar, though!) Food is spectacular - scallops wrapped in prosciutto appetizer was sublime; dinner of shrimp etouffe was the best I've ever had outside of Lafayette and I'm a sixth-generation Louisianan). Just the right amount of heat and sweet shrimp meat. The wine list is extensive; service is outstanding. Go- you will be happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    Beautiful old inn with the colonial-era works. Pleasantly worn. We found the food to be very good, though we reserve 5 stars for the "Oh my god" first mouthful. Mushroom ragout uncomplicated but tasty; eggplant and goat cheese with red sauce the same. Both were a little large for appetizers. Soft-shell crabs were excellent, with an unusual (to me, at least) sauce. Nice flavor combo. The cumin linguini was extremely rich, but also very good. Standout was our server, who was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. So, a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceeded expecations (1st. timer)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Food was outstanding. I could have eaten a bowl of the horseradish sauce that came with the Filet Mignon which was cooked to perfection (medium side of medium rare, just like I asked for). The Salmon was just as good. Server was extremely busy, but very attentive (this was early evening on a Friday). Prices were a little high, which is probably the only thing keeping us from going back on a semi-regular basis.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate