The Freight House
The Freight House

The Freight House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 2153401003x
  • Hours of Operation:

  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No

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  • Cross Street: Clinton
  • Parking: Public Lot
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The Freight House reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (5)romantic (2)good for groups (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant was almost empty on a Friday night at 7:00 P.M. so it was quiet. My kale salad was perfect. My partner's wedge salad would have been better if the lettuce was not almost white. Our mussels were good but there was very little broth, and six mussels never opened. Our waitress picked up the platter with the unopened mussels and did not offer an apology. Our entrees (tuna for me and swordfish for him) were hot and fresh, however, my bok choy was overcooked as were his fork-mashed potatoes. The portion size for both pieces of fish was small. Our asparagus were not too cooked and not too raw. Our waitress was attentive as well as the two bus boys. The timing of each course was perfect.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner
    ExperteaterVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We eat at the Frieght house regulatory and enjoy our meals there. I reccommended the ahi tuna appetizer, the cheesesteak egg rolls are divine and the fish entrees are very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We stayed at the bar, but our glassware wasn't very clean looking. And I was a bit bothered by the lack of cleaniness in the bathrooms as well. The food was decent, but given the prices I expected more. It's a shame -- we went to the freight house a year or so ago and really liked it -- It was pricey so that is why we stayed away so long, but it was good and worth it for a special occasion-- I was dissapointed with our visit this time. The only plus was staying the bar meant 1/2 off apps and certain drinks -- which helped.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid, but not fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was good. Crab bisque soup was terrific. I liked the decor of the restaurant but thought it was overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly mediocre
    Ajax
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our third and last visit- food is very overpriced for the level of quality. For example, seared tuna was fresh but lacked even basic seasoning and the amount of hoisin sauce smeared on the plate was almost nonexistent. Stuffed lobster tail was a rip off size wise. Both the creme brûlée - lacked flavor, and Oreo cheesecake were weak. The cheesecake tasted sour with not evn a hint of cream cheese. $300 for 5, never again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • let down.
    retiredandwifey
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have dined here before with a better evening. Only about 20 to 25 diners were seen while we were there. Our waitress seemed to be more interested in conversing with the other waiters than in checking on her patrons. They seemed more intent on talking at one of the empty tables, of which there were many. Our reservation was for 7:00, the Saturday before fathers day. By that time, my selection for dinner had run out. I certainly think that something like that should not have happened.
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  • Acceptable to good in all categoriz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had the French onion soup (good), shrimp and grits (very good), dry scallops (fair: really needed butter and spices) and grilled swordfish (very good). Service was attentive but too quick. Since we didn't have coffee and dessert, we were done in under an hour. Prices weren't bad at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 600 reviews are from the The Freight House reviews archive.
  • Freight House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We dine here regularly. Service is friendly and efficient. Mike was our server for Mothers Day dinner. Food was excellent as usual and he provided outstanding service. This is our special occasion restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    RedwinemanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Very big disappointment. Was unaware the reservation booked through OpenTable was for a buffet only. Disappointed with food quality and service. Wine list very limited.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For the price, we should not have to look at empty stations (eggs, bacon and carving station). A member of management should be in the area. With the other restaurants in the area, there should be more options offered to the guests.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Dtownfoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waitress appear to be lost and really didn't know what to do. We were at the freight house for Mother's Day brunch and I was disappointed with the spread and the service. I think I saw our waitress maybe twice. Also, as a brunch buffet, the salmon was dry, omelet station gave out burned omelets and they ran out of bacon. This was our second year in a row there but next year may not happen. Disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good ambience
    DTownFoodie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Good place for ambience and fun music but the menu and food could probably be a bit better for the price. I'd probably go back again for the bar scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where's The Flavor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Just plain bad and bland food. A flank steak with no flavor? Seriously? Even by concensus everything bad to average.
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  • Great food
    ErinC
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We really enjoyed our first visit here. Had calamari, steak, & scallops - ALL were delicious! Already recommended freight house to friends!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like the rest
    AriusStrider
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This place wa not like the rest. A great look walking in, not to bright or dark inside. Music could have been down a notch or two but overly distracting. Great menue and very descent portions. We did not leave hungry. Booked our reservations online and was a place to write special instructions. Mentioned I wanted a nice place to dine as it was my wife and I's first annaversary. Upon arriving I did not notice anything but our server greeted us with Happy Annaversary. It was wonderful that they read emails. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to everyone and look forward to another visit.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If only the prices were reasonable.
    MichaelG
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The interior is fantastic, the service was really good as was the food but the overall value was not there. I have no problem paying those prices if I were in NYC and were having a true foodie dining experience but this was 'just' dinner in Doylestown. Check the menu for yourself before going. There are enough other good choices within a few blocks that you will never see me back there. Let someone else pay the freight!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I stumbled upon your restaurant and was very happy with the outcome. I was there for Easter. Honestly I chose your establishment because all the other places were booked. I read some online reviews and they were not very encouraging. I will certainly return:)
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Elegant
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Came here for the $35 Easter Brunch. We were seated at 1:30 which was near the end of the brunch. The food was not great, the pasta dishes, the potato's and the french toast were all dried out from sitting in warmers. The deserts were a joke and not good. They were dismantling and cutting back on the buffet before we were even done. The only good thing was the prime rib and the omelets were OK. Coffee was even extra which at that price for a brunch with nothing special on it was insulting. We will scratch off the Freight House in the future as a place to go and we are from Doylestown. Skip this place, there are far to many better restaurants in D-town.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    EdieZee
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the brunch they served for Easter.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing - Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our family had Easter Brunch and for $35 per person the variety and quality of the buffet offerings were disappointing. The Freight House used to provide an interesting selection of food at their holiday buffets.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hoo Hum brunch
    Blondie18914
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Brunch on Easter was very disappointing. The selection was limited. The only cheese available for the omelets was American. Limited desserts and pastries. Beverages should have been included in the price. Sausages were undercooked. Potatoes were dry. Breakfast at Aunt Judy's is much better at 1/3 the price. I wouldn't recommend The Freight House for brunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The freight house is me and my husband place to go weekly for date night. We absolutely love the freight house. We could go anywhere but we choose to go there even thou its a 30 minute drive for us. I love the food and my apple martinis, the service, and the atmosphere and I love using open table to book my reservation. Looking forward to my next dinner date.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    had a fabulous night. looking forward to seeing you again. everything was amazing. thank you very much
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very expensive
    Alida
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food is always very good but it is very expensive for the average person especially if you have children. It is very nice for special occasions though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy dining, train station view
    StephanieVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We ate quite early, at 5:30, so the dining area was empty and there were only a few at the bar for happy hour. We were seated promptly, My husband ordered the merlot by the glass, filet and lobster surf and turf, and I ordered the duck. He ordered his steak medium, and it was prepared decently and tasted like a flavorful cut of meat. I ordered my duck medium well, though it came out slightly more on the well side, so I would order it medium if I went back. Everything had a great taste, though the portions were modest for the price. I enjoyed the location, watching the trains come and go from the Doylestown station. Unfortunately we didn't have time for an appetizer or dessert. Overall, a good meal, but a little on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    ExperteaterVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We ate here on Saturday night and really enjoyed our evening out. The cheesesteak egg rolls are a MUST have appetizer! I do not really care for regular cheesesteaks and I absolutely loved them!! My husband and I both had the special, Cajun mahi with a fresh mango salsa. It was fantastic! The potion was generous and the quality was excellent. To top off our dinner we shared the chocolate cake. It was equally delicious and had a nice presentation. I will say we had a great waiter, Michael. We do not consistently great great waiters here so Michael was a refreshing change!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshingly different and
    Chris
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Refreshingly different and unique. Great ambience. Too expensive to frequent regularly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    PestoQueenVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    At first the service was rushed then the service was extremely slow. Mussels Fra Diavolo came out in a milky white sauce. Oysters came without a utensil. I could go on. When the food runners brought the food they had no idea who had what. Overpriced for average food. Nothing to write home about. Will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Valentine's Day Dinner
    Brock
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I chose the Freight House for Valentine's Dinner and we were very happy. We had never heard of the Freight House before, but we definitely enjoyed our dinner and would recommend it to others. The restaurant is one open building, but the design and layout of the tables allow intimacy while also enjoying the open feeling of the building. We had a preset menu which had perfect portion sizes for my wife and I. Our only complaint is that the service was slow. Our server was super nice, but it took about 10min for him to come to take our drink order even though we were there well past their busy period. The service was slow for the rest of the night but the friendliness of the waiter helped make up for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day dinner - Shared!
    married0522
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our Valentine's dinner. The menu was fixed but the options worked well for us. I had the Lobster cous cous mac and cheese and I don't think I have ever had anything so good (felt like food heaven). My husband had the lamb chops (he is more meat and potatoes kind of guy) and the meat was very tender. Add a beer for him and a spiced pear martini for me and we were just getting started with these great appetizers. We both choose as our main course the filet mignon and petite lobster tail. They got both of the filet's exactly like we wanted them, thank you to our waiter for listening to my husband's in depth description to how he likes his filet. Overall a good choice for dinner.Food was excellent and service was top!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good and everyone
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food was good and everyone in our party was happy with their meal. Hummus was delicious. The service however, left much to be desired. After delivering our drinks, the waitress disappeared for 10 minutes before coming to take our dinner order. The restaurant was possibly understaffed that night. Also, I mentioned to the hostess that we had 2 birthdays in our party that night and the result was simply the waitress wishing our two guests happy birthday. Not was I was looking for. Also, the desserts on the menu didn't justify the $8 price. Also, the restaurant is beautiful but it's extremely dark. Difficult to read the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    RocOnFE
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This is our fourth time, each time we brought another one of our crew, this time table for 6, great food, beer, wine, service, we all had a great time, WOW!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance, slow service
    DippersGirl
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Appetizers, drinks and dessert were delicious. Both of our steaks came out undercooked then we had requested. Hostess and bus staff were quick and efficient, however the waitress was difficult to find. I opted to have my steak re-done which she took back to the kitchen but did not apologize for the error. We also had to ask for drink refills and then follow up ten minutes later when they still hadn't arrived, still not apology for the delay. Given the cost of this restaurant, I'm unsure if I'd be willing to give it a second chance. A girl wants to take her guy out for a nice dinner on his birthday, and I felt like I had egg on my face for choosing the place. This place came highly recommended but didn't live up to the hype.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time visit - surprisingly good
    mhinksonVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had a first visit to The Freight House and were pleasantly surprised. The food selection and quality were both outstanding, the service was good, the wine and beer list were broad. A definite go to again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, so-so service
    jk83
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I have been here twice and the food has been excellent. However, the service was not as good. The server was slow and ignored us for stretches of time for the first half of the meal, then as the restaurant started to get crowded they started rushing us along.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love This Place!
    RedRider78
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I always enjoy going to the Freight House. The kitchen was very accommodating to my dietary needs and the server made sure that they were able to accommodate me first regarding substitutions for sides. The server was friendly and made sure we had a pleasant dining experience. The Freight House is very special to me and my fiance and we make sure that we go back every year to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    luvfinedining
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We had a party of 4, one being a toddler. My grandaughter was well taken care of. Fast friendly service. Our server addressed our every need and then some. It was pricey but we knew that going into it. The drinks were fabulous. Great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to return!
    SMWC
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    It would have been a perfect birthday celebration if the couple with a toddler didn't show up and was seated only 4 booths away. Thank God the booths are tall enough not to see but we could still hear. Our server did an outstanding job of pacing our courses...not rushing us through. Everything was delicious. I had the scallops---heaven on a plate! Hubby had the filet, cooked to perfection. We will be back once the weather turns warmer for some cocktails and patio time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We arrived early enough to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We arrived early enough to be able to sit at the bar and enjoy some champagne before we sat for dinner. No one rushed us and we were able to enjoy the evening at our leisure. The bartender was great and offered a very small taste of a chardonnay so a decision could be made once we made it to the table. The dinners were good with adequate food portions; not too small; not too large. The service was OK, but the restaurant was crowded so I am sure they all had enough on their hands to take care of everyone. All in all, this is our second time there and we would dine there again. Its great and convenient to the location of the Michener museum. Both times to dine at your restaurant, we came from the museum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and amazing
    Shelbers11
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great service and amazing food. The calamari was excellent along with their Freight house burger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.