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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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Food is old school mediocre but hospitality is very warm. Go for the spectacular view and wildlife. Sit by a crackling fire and visit with friends."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Consistently Good! Very Friendly staff! Great ambiance ! When we want just a little more special night, we go to the Inn!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was excellent. We had our own room for the 7 of us...4 of whom are under 6 years-old. Very professional, responsive, considerate and kid-friendly service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My fiancée and I are here for Valentine's day this year. The food was PHENOMENAL. I had the Filet with bone marrow and prosciutto and she had the crab cakes. We ended up splitting it for a little surf and turf action. We also split an app, a salad, and a dessert. All for under $100! Great food at the right price. Not to mention we got to eat right by the fireplace. Beautiful evening at a beautiful restaurant. Can't wait to try it out for brunch!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I love the valley green inn. Very romantic place with a unique atmosphere with outstanding food! Staff was very friendly and inviting. However, not a place for young children in the evening. We went the night after valentines day and there was a family with two young children who were very loud and ruined the romantic, quiet, intimate atmosphere the place usually has. Sound carries easily in the place so if your kids tend to misbehave this is not the place for them! Otherwise this place is perfect for a special night out!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great colonial feel. Very charming and a little rustic. Food was nicely prepared from the interesting menu, but there was a lot going on every plate and some of the portions were very, very large."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "After years of going to the Wissahickon, I'd walked by the Inn hundreds of times but never eaten here. Glad I finally did. This cute, quaint inn has rustic charm you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. From the uneven ceilings to the fireplace to the old paintings on the wall, this is the real deal. Our server was hilarious and welcoming, the food was great, and price was reasonable. We're now considering holding our wedding here!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
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