The Saloon - Newtown

The Saloon - Newtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thesaloon.us/
  • Phone: 2155798310
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Saloon can accommodate private events during the week but not on Friday & Saturday night.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony 2155798310

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Off street parking available in a private lot around building.
A word from The Saloon - Newtown
The Saloon - Newtown offers an upscale atmosphere with great Italian food, chops, steaks, pasta, veal, chicken, fresh seafood, full bar, specialty martinis & a great wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
The Saloon - Newtown reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (10)special occasion (9)good for groups (8)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (5)romantic (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Average food and service
    FalconerVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Disappointed. I was looking forward to a great meal and great service (which has been my experience in the past). Our waitress was borderline unfriendly ( all business, no smiles) and the quality of my steak was subpar. The capered salad only had 3 small pieces of mozzarella cheese - unbalanced vs the# and size of the tomatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    squirrelVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Saloon is always a sure thing...delicious food, hearty portions (big enough to share) and very reasonably priced. I especially enjoy going here for lunch as the menu selections are so varied and I don't have to always eat a salad...although the salads are yummy! The service is attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    SheriSVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Met a friend for lunch and we were one of 3 tables occupied in the restaurant. I ordered a Chinese chicken salad which was unappetizing. The chicken was dry and tasteless with a few oranges, a clump of noodles and a lot of lettuce. The dressing was awful. My friend had a chicken park sandwich which was just ok. Did not bother with dessert or coffee. Not going back. Service was ok but nothing special
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Newtown
    Kenny
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    To the point.....nicest place for dinner in Newtown. Food quality, recipe differentiation, and quantity for the price. Drinks also well made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Mike75vette
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was probably my ninth or tenth visit to the Saloon and I keep coming back because it's great food & great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seeussoon
    seeusoonVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our 3rd time at this restaurant and the food is always good. We went this time to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and I have to say I felt rushed. It wasn't crowded and it was early (6:30 p.m.) so do not know what the hurry was all about. It kinda made me want to leave after the appetizer. Wish we experienced a better time. At any rate, can't complain about the food. It is always a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Contemporary feel in a Rustic Space
    eat4biz
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We dined for business and were pleasantly surprised when we walked in. The outside suggested a small town country type atmosphere but it was quite contemporary and warm. To start I will say our waitress was not the best. The adult beverage menu had a small amount of specialty selections. Stick with the on menu items though, the house special martini was less than desirable. Dinner was wonderful. The ravioli was perfect. And our muscle appetizer was perfectly steamed. Overall, the food for everyone was great. If the service was just a little less condescending we would have enjoyed a desert or after dinner cocktail. But it wasn't.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AmyPaul
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Some of what we had was really good, some was just good. It was good enough that I would go back if others wanted to go, but I wouldn't make a special trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The cheesecakes were delicious! The sorbet trio was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service with decent food
    Money4mice
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We enjoy the saloon but we do not go often as it is expensive for what you get. I found sticking to their salads and appetizers are the best bets as entrees are over sauced. None of is order entrees this time but from what I saw this was still true. Salads are fresh and delicious. The mussels were large and meaty. Service was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Saloon Newtown PA
    ltz123
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Do not eat here. The place has so much potential and so little character. The staff is stuffy and unfriendly, boarder-line scary.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent lunch
    squirrelVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I had eaten at The Saloon several times for dinner, and always had a delicious meal. My recent visit was for lunch with a friend. The menu choices were all so inviting...much more than soup, salad or sandwiches. My meatball sub Parmesan was outstanding...fresh, flavorful and filling. My friend's chicken Parmesan was equally delicious. The price was very reasonable and the service was lovely. I will most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 241 reviews are from the The Saloon - Newtown reviews archive.
  • Good menu
    Shark
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Restaurant had a very varied menu including appetizers and entrees, including pasta, seafood and meats. Very good cocktail and tasty dessert.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newtown saloon
    Rosranne914
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great place for an easy sodisticated Friday night dinner either at table or at the bar
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    we come here at least twice a month. We've never had a bad meal or bad service. It's always a solid choice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food improve service
    lovetoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I received a gift card for my birthday so, this was my first time at the Saloon. The seating was perfect. It was secluded and away from the main dinning area. We ordered Calamari which was excellent. We both ordered the Walnut/Blue Cheese salad. That was to die for. My date ordered Chicken with a white wine sauce but, the sauce overwhelmed the chicken. There was to much sauce on the plate. I ordered the Tuscano Salmon that was wonderful. It came out piping hot. Our server was"OK". Just, "OK". We felt like we were rushed. The place restaurant was not crowded only the bar area. Our plates were removed one at a time not all at a time as it should be. We will try it again but, ask for a different server.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • like the lite fare menu
    chrisinpa
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Lots of menu options. We like the lite fare menu for a nice dinner of a reasonable portion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    FalconerVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    My pork dish was dry. Service was OK. Waitress was not familiar with any of the wines/dishes. Service felt rush...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saloon - great as always!
    DL123
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We love the Saloon and just like our prior visits, it did not disappoint. We do tend to go a little earlier in the evenings for dinner, so its pretty quiet and the staff is always very prompt and courteous. The food is always great and if you like calamari, theirs is really good!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion made special!
    Jill
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The Saloon in Newtown is a neighborhood gem. Their staff was very accommodating for our special occasion. Everyone enjoyed a tasty dinner and the ambiance was perfect for our group of 15. The service was impeccable too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After previous visits, we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    After previous visits, we considered the Saloon one of the outstanding restaurants in the area. Our most recent visit was disappointing. Has the Saloon changed, or was it just an "off" night?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The saloon is my favorite restaurant in Bucks County!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Good Evening at The Saloon
    fvrad102VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My wife and I have visited this restaurant many times. We have never had a bad meal. From the way you are greeted at the door, greeted by your server and followed by the entire meal the whole evening is a good time. We especially like the drinks. We usually find if the drinks are good the meal that follows will also be good. Our compliments to the bartender. Warm atmosphere, good service, good food, we are looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    adresser
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    On a whim we decided to try The Saloon. Such a great decision. The food was reasonably priced, plentiful and delicious. Many choices for fish lovers. My salmon piccata was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    Claire
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Our dinner at The Saloon was excellent! We very much enjoyed the Clams Casino appetizer. Then we both moved on to Jambalaya as our entree, indulging in the various meats and spices which make it so delicious. For dessert, we again chose the same: Vanilla ice cream with a pecan sauce. Yummy! Not to be overlooked, our cocktails were well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food-Casual Outing
    Sarge
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The Saloon is a confortable place ti dine, offers several great dinners, and allows you to dine at your pace. We have been there as a party of two and a group of 22, either way we receive great service and great meal. The Crabmeat Angelhair entree is delicious and you receive enough to take home for the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional food and service.
    Donald
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Exceptional food and service. Only problem I had was the reservation. I made it 1.5 hrs before our 5:30 reservation. There was no reservation under my name. After I was seated I checked my email. I had a conformation so I showed the owner and rechecked res list I was listed at that point. Not sure what happened. Owner said he's had that occur before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good but had
    terri
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was very good but had to send back my husband's meal as it was cold. Waiter was responsive and handled situation efficiently.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We thought we would change it up and try something different. Should have kept looking. The food was just OK. For the money, it should be better than OK. The server was indifferent. We know it was Valentines Day, but I think he would have rather been anywhere else than serving. Overall, just OK. Better places for similar money.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your average Saloon
    Edward
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Saloon in Newtown, Pa. is a deceiving gem. While the outside of this establishment might make it easy to miss, the inside has a simple beauty which makes it perfect for a date night. With a fine bar list and an excellent food selection, the Saloon will send everyone home happy. The management is very accommodating, and the staff is also very helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish we had come here sooner
    musclegirl
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We were seated quickly and our server was there in 2 minutes to take our beverage order and tell us about specials. The fresh warm bread with olive oil for dipping was excellent. Muscles fra Diavlo appetizer was huge. We were surprised to see almost 2 dozen muscles in a wonderful tomato broth with garlic. My husband had Crab Cakes, potatoes and asparagus. A large portion with 2 big lump crab meat cakes lightly coated with breadcrumbs. Asparagus was perfectly grilled and tender with a mountain of mashed potatoes. I had Tilapia Francaise with crab meat, artichokes and sundried tomatoes. Delicious! Our server was fantastic! There when we needed him yet left us alone long enough for us to talk and enjoy our meal. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    localguy
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Been here many times. Service and the food is consistently good. A great place close to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    SparkmanVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We go to the Saloon often and always have a great meal. Donna is an awesome waitress and really takes care of her customers. My favorite dish is the Cajun Mango Salmon and it was great (as usual)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good
    TXL2
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The service was excellent and the atmosphere was nice. It was quiet the night of New Year's Day, which was suitable. The app and entree portions were large, so beware! I recommend the Choc Strawberry martini for dessert. It was incredible!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual...wonderful!
    NettVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went for NYE dinner and everything was fresh, delicious and prepared perfectly. Shrimp cocktail was fresh, large and even the cocktail sauce was perfect with just enough kick. Caprese salad was also wonderful, and was enough to share as a mid course. We also each had the twin lobster tails and they were AMAZING, cooked to perfection and we both ate every bite. Service was good, even though it was busy, Donna was always there when we needed something. Speed of food was perfect, not to slow, not to fast. Make sure to have a Stoli Doli from the bar...they are delicious and a little lethal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service
    JWS19053
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This was our second trip to The Saloon. Once again, the food was excellent, The restaurant has a nice selection of entrees that cover a range of styles, from seafood to Italian. The menu is not overwhelmingly large but there are enough choices that making a selection can take some time. When our waiter overheard one of our party say she was disappointed because something was not on the menu, he offered to have it made up for her anyway. Our waiter was excellent. He knew the menu inside and out, could fully explain every item on it and had some great recommendations. He was always there when we needed him but never hovered. It seemed that he made it a point to walk by frequently so that we could let him know if we needed anything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining experience
    transcript46
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We choose The Saloon from the internet as we were visiting from Southern MD. We found the food to be excellent as well as the service. I recommended it to my sister-in-law who just moved to Newtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for lunch
    LunchGuy
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Took two colleagues to The Saloon for lunch before the holidays. Food was good as always, service was slow although the restaurant wasn't that busy. I've been to The Saloon before for lunch and the service was slow (shouldn't have to wait long to get your bill and pay it). Dinner experience I had there was much better from a service standpoint - and of course the food was great.
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  • New to the Neighborhood
    hotlinks
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Interesting find. Excellent Menu. Never would have happened upon this establishment on as a stand alone. Found the the parking lot overflowing with locals that were "in the know" about this "off the main track" place. Although it could use a little more decor in line with its Civil War heritage, the menu was quiet surprising and expansive. Would recommend this establishment as representative of a Pennsylvania eatery that will offer a pricing and quality competitive with Phillly and New York .... without having to travel far from home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Great service.
    FalconerVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Efficient, not too loud, friendly service. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.