• Valley Green Inn

  • Online Reservations

Valley Green Inn
Valley Green Inn
  • Address:
    Valley Green Road at Wissahickon Creek
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Neighborhood:
    Chestnut Hill
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $31 to $50

Valley Green Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://valleygreeninn.com
  • Phone: (215) 247-1730
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kate Harron (215) 247-1730

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Valley Green Inn
Located in the Wissahickon Valley, the inviting atmosphere of Philadelphia's last remaining roadhouse is one of the city's best kept secrets. The Valley Green Inn is just waiting to be found in the bustling metropolis of America's Birthplace.
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I was intrigued by the setting but ultimately turned off by the food. Our calamari was clearly out of a frozen bag and my husband's duck was well done (not the medium rare he asked for, nor the way it should have been served by any chef). My lamb dish was okay, but definitely not worth $29 (maybe $15). All in all we spent $95 on a meal for two. Our money could have gotten us a much nicer dinner in the city. I'm sad to write this review because I had high hopes of it being a good find."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "A terrific choice for a friend's birthday lunch...wonderful menu, perfect view, excellent service...can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My sister was visiting from California and we had a wonderful lunch together. The food was very good and Todd, our waiter, made the experience fun and delightful. The only negative was that the restaurant and restroom could use a more thorough cleaning. There were cobwebs hanging from the railings on the porch and the restroom floors and paper and soap dispensers were very dusty."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The hostess and waitress did not offer my 7 year old a kids menu. We went to snack bar to get a hot dog for him. Tuna sandwhich was chopped Ahi, it was not as advertised. Menu should have been clearer that the Salmon was smoked lox. Imagine our surprise when the table next to us was given a kids menu. I do think they had to ask for it...."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The lovely historic building in a secluded wooded valley beside a river in the middle of a major city could be enough but this place has excellent food and fine service. It is quite a package. A fabulous experience. Great also for out of town guests. It will wow them."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed a delicious lunch sitting outside on the porch on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. Delightful atmosphere watching bikers, joggers, and walkers of all ages enjoying the park and Wissahickon Creek. The service was excellent with our waitress explaining the varied menu and making some recommendations. The lemon squash soup was fantastic and my fiance's grilled cheese sandwich oozed with the variety of 4 different cheeses. We finished our lunch sharing a homemade blueberry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream. We left ready for a walk in the park to eliminate some of those extra calories we had just consumed. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Overall we enjoyed the dinner especially the food and location. We ate outside and it was nice to walk around and watch the ducks before dinner but the prices seem inflated for the actual dining experience. The staff appear generally like diner waiters - they are polite and helpful but too casual in discussion and appearance. Nothing was bad but nothing was exceptional either - if you're not eating outside I would say you can get a better experience at a different restaurant or perhaps come for brunch."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The location is amazing and really can't be beat. Our waiter Scott was great, but the food just isn't that good. While the view was amazing, the porch stank of rotting garbage. While eating we watched an employee drag two bags away leaving a rotting trail of juice behind him. I had the crab cakes and my wife had the ribeye. The steak was grossly overdone and totally unappetizing. Rather than brown with sear marks it was grey. My crab cakes were ok. We've been here before and the duck was great, but overall, it's just way too much money for food that is ok at best. I think we'll be giving this location a break for a while until they can bring the quality of their food up."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The ambience at this place is great. The service was adequate, but definitely not outstanding. I got a filet which I ordered medium-well and it came out well. On top of that, it was extremely tough for a filet. I know it isn't going to fall apart at that temperature, but the quality of the cut was just awful. My date had the scallops and she complained of the texture being off and that they were slightly undercooked. She posited they were cooked from frozen, as opposed to fresh. She enjoyed her French onion soup, and the wine was great. Maybe it was the time of day we came? Our reservation was at 8:30 and it seemed much if the staff was leaving. The poor-quality food and so-so service will prevent us from going back, however."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We came for a birthday brunch and everything-food and staff- was fabulous! I need to go more often."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The location is on the center of a park. It's a very quiet and relaxing location."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Valley Green Inn's location is pristine. Sitting on the porch, enjoying the view and the company was topped by the excellent service and quality food and beverage. Very, very nice day."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This place is absolutely awsome. How it took me 34 years to discover it is beyond me. Absolutely fabulous location along the Wissahickon. My daughters loved the sucks and wildlife. My wife and I loved the bianco as we dined on the porch. If you've never been, you owe it to yourself to give this a shot."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food failed to meet our expectations. While initially slow, the service improved during the meal. There is no dedicated parking nearby. There is just one handicapped space. Fortunately, a member of my party drove the car to a far away and up a hill space. What would a handicapped driver do if other members of the party did not drive? There is too much included in the brunch. Just one of the four of us opted for juice and coffee. Alacarte pricing would make sense."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch at the Valley Green Inn after a nice family walk along the Wissahickon Trail. The staff were extremely accommodating, as we had a stroller, and our server, Tia, was outstanding. Everything was perfect. We will be back soon! Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Enjoyable atmosphere for lunch...little musty smell in dining area."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The outdoor patio dining provided a peaceful ambiance to a wonderfully prepared meal with attentive service. The rich history of the Inn also provided a special touch to the evening."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We've eaten here a number of times, brunch, lunch and dinner, and it is always a great choice. We prefer to sit outside whenever the weather allows. On June 22 we had brunch on the porch and it was wonderful. I usually get the waffles and fruit because its my favorite, but my husband gets something different every time. This time he got eggs and smoked salmon, which looked really good! We had several people serving us, and we never felt rushed."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had paper napkins!food was just ok but very small portion for the price."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We are old friends of Valley Green Inn. We took a friend who hadn't been there before to lunch the other day. Seated in one of the two small rooms . Also in room as a table for 10 or 12 filled up promptly with group of happy talkative and loud women. We couldn't hear ourselves think. We just gave up talking. The ladies were having a great time. As we left man at desk said there was nothing he could have done. a waitress apologized etc but said couldn't help it. Never should seat small tables in room with large group. It will be a long time before we go back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Perfect experience for a family. Great surroundings, food, and the drinks were very good. Because of the surroundings, its easy to keep children entertained before, during and after the dining experience."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Drive into a valley and over a creek to a location you may not think would be part of a major city. Spend time walking along the water. Quality and preparation of menu items are very good. Staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Atmosphere inside is traditional, elegant, quaint, and relaxed. Seating outside is more relaxed and great as long as it is not too cold or too hot/humid (small flying insects can be an annoyance). No children’s menu but they seem to happily accommodate children with high quality items such as chicken fingers and other options. For the quality and portion size, prices are reasonable. Seating seems somewhat limited so making reservations may be a good idea."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great brunch menu perfect for a scenic date! Definitely a more dressed up atmosphere. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The service was warm and friendly. Our food was served in a timely fashion, but not rushed. We went for brunch; we would do that again, and may even try dinner."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Wonderful for lunch on a nice day and excellent service (Kathy was great!!). Food was fresh and delicious! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I've eaten dinner and lunch here a few times over the years, and always it is delicious. Inside the old, renovated building is romantic, outside on the veranda is beautiful and peaceful."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I already had brunch at Valley Green Inn three times. The last time, we were seated outside, which was nice because it was a very sunny Sunday morning. The place is a comfy old house with very pleasant servers. The food was great and I love my cappuccinos every time (I just wished that they were included in the price of the brunch). I highly recommend this place for a delightful morning with your beloved ones."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The brie stuffed french toast are to die for. It was an amazing plate. Even the scramble eggs taste better at this place, they were delicious! Everyone in my party loved their food."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Always a great spot for brunch. It was graduation weekend and there were groups to be attended to but that left us small tables lacking in service and even when the order was messed up they didn't recover very well. The waitress tried to make amends by coming to our table many times but she should have been in the kitchen resolving our issue rather than trying to chat us up. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I wish I could rate this place better. The atmosphere is terrific and the service is good. Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends. It took a very long time to receive our food despite the restaurant being near empty on a Friday night. All 4 entrees ordered by our table were disappointing. The lamb was gristly and needed to be sent back. The risotto was undercooked and flavorless. Too bad as the location is truly unique. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had friends visiting from out of state and wanted to show off the unique location of Valley Green Inn. It's true I had read it was better for brunch, but our time together was a Friday evening dinner. Soup was slow to arrive (we were almost alone in the restaurant at 6 p.m. ) The waitress spoke so softly, and to the rest of the dining room rather than to the four of us, and did not give the impression she cared about the food, or us. The entree's we each ordered were average, and pricey. . . .. . We left as soon as we were finished eating. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband proposed to me at the Valley Green Inn. So every anniversary we have brunch there. It never lets us down and everything is so delicious . Crab cake Benedict ! Almost sinful. The help is also very good."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I arrived at 5:30 for 7:30 reservation and took a walk along Wissahickon Creek to the nearby dam and beyond. It was 63 out and beautiful day. I had the lamb, mashed potato's with pears on top which was delicious. As a visitor to this area the BYOB situation is confusing so I was very happy with the house cabernet. It was a sublime evening!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My husband has fond memories of VG since he ran through here often as he practiced for the Roxborough Track Team in high school. Being from California, when he first brought me here, I found it to be not only beautiful and peacefu but with the added bonus of a wonderful place to dine! We took my daughter and her fiance here to celebrate their engagement and this April we took my brother who was here on business. It was sad that he did not get to see VG in Spring splendor due to the late winter but the experience was enjoyable nonetheless. Our waitress was outstanding, friendly and efficient, even giving my brother a brief oral history of the origins of the VG Inn. Always a great place to visit when we come to Philly! I highly recommend it.."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "A marvelous dining experience. A gemstone of charm and ambience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Went to Valley Green Inn for a "girls day out" with my sister in laws and mother in law for Brunch. It was PERFECT! Very private. Candles on our table. Spectacular views, the service was fantastic with a very knowledgeable waitress and the food and drinks were good. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went to Valley Green Inn for our wedding anniversary last Saturday. Ii is truly a gem! Located in the park. I wish the weather was better. It was raining that day. I can imagine how wonderful is there outdoors. Service was impeccable. So was the food. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Valley Green is such a rarity, with its lovingly preserved traditional ambiance and perfectly consistent contemporary food that we almost hate to promote this tiny gem hidden in a forest by the Wissahickon creek. Our one peeve is that the service really falls apart on Sunday night, when an untrained rookie takes over. O.K., there is a second peeve and that is, they have run out of fire wood, and it is still cold enough to make a cheery fire more than welcome. (Recently, we were met with a space heater in front of the fireplace!) But, these are minor flaws when the entire proposition is taken into perspective."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The host mentioned multiple times that they were booked solid for brunch. We felt very rushed. We were not offered another beverage, nor were our waters refilled. The food was just ok, considering the price. Maybe dinner is better than brunch."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A wonderful and relaxing way to spend an evening of fine dining with friends and/or family by a crackling fire. The Sunday brunch is especially recommended."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
Valley Green Inn has partnered with OpenTable to provide free, secure and instantly confirmed online reservations. Learn More.