Bernie's

4.4
951 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Jenkintown, PA.

*Please Note: We do NOT accept reservations for the patio!*

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Offering Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm! Join us for selected discounted food items and drink specials!
What 951 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Mother’s Day Brunch at Bernie’s and it was Absolutely Delicious!! I ordered the Big Guy and the name fits for the huge portion you will get. Everything on my plate was scrumptious the French Toast & Pancakes like no other so flavorful and so crispy. The home fries was seasoned well with onions and peppers and was amazing I wanted more.

JK
JoshuaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it wanna go back as often as I can. Great food and service!

NR
NatashjaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had a reservation and still had to wait over 20 mins to be seated. Then was sat near the side door where it was very windy and cold. One of the dishes had something stringy on.. maybe a hair?

JB
JonB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an absolutely wonderful and exceptional experience at Bernie's, everything was great, and this was my 2nd time dining outdoors, much better this time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok. Server wasn’t very accommodating. Rushed us from
The table. Food was delivered cold.

R
vipRichard
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Haven't been to Bernie's in a year and it was so good to be outdoors there.
The menu hasn't changed - sort of boring.
The food was okay and we had a nice server who apologized for the slow service (kitchen staff a little short of help) which was fine - he was a good guy -- a little different than the hostess who when I complained that we waited 30 minutes for our reservation said, "Well it isn't my fault".........
Anyway, Bernie's is fine, always enjoyable.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately, I had a very bad experience last night for dinner. We ordered wings and couldn’t eat it because the spice level was from out of this world. I told the waitress and she walked away saying she’ll talk to the chef. She came back and without a word took the wings away. Later, the wings were still on the check. I asked how could we pay for something we didn’t eat?

LC
LisaC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our group had a reservation at noon for a work lunch and we arrived before it got busy. However,our server seemed to constantly forget about us. We had to catch her eye to place our order 25 minutes after we arrived; others delivered our food and she never checked in to see if the order was correct. We had two mistakes that were never addressed because we got tired of waiting for her to come by. I had to walk across the restaurant to ask her to refill our beverages and then had to again go find her for our check. That was the point that she asked, "was your food okay?" A little late to be concerned about the food. It is a shame because it's a great atmosphere, good menu and the food itself was good. But if your service falls short the experience falls short. I would give it another try with the hope that this server is not the norm.

k
khje
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Busy. Delayed Seating. Hostess Sat down the menus and walked away without making sure we were present. Hostess should remain until guest are seated

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep coming back for the Crab Sammy it’s absolutely delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I planned a small gathering for my mother 65th fifth birthday the women at the front desk were very attentive while we waited for over 45 minutes because they were very busy! But they kept the drinks coming in the food was good!

Thank you guys!

DA
DonnaA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The COVID protocol was insufficient. The hostess seated tables too close together and I saw several patrons walking around unmasked.

C
Candycane
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here. Will return again. Everything other then us talking over each other was great (a little noisy)

c
vipcindyk
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I originally had an outdoor table reservation at 3pm. I received a call from the restaurant asking us to move the time because the kitchen closes from 3 til 4. (Why do they allow reservations to be made during that time then???) I asked as long as we could still get a table outside next to the heat source, would 4pm be ok, and they said absolutely! We showed up at 4:05. I noticed there were plenty of tables seated with people eating food. So... was the kitchen really closed??? They said they'd seat us in a few moments. After asking again, they finally took us outside at 4:55, gave us a table at the far end of the outside area, NOT next to the fire pit. I asked to be moved since now it's colder and we needed a heat source (which is what we originally asked for). They explained they had a large party coming in at 6pm and they needed all the tables on the one side of the outdoor space. SERIOUSLY??? If they had seated us at 4pm, we would have been out of their way before the party began! The hostess was annoyed, but at that point, I did not care. We took the table that was promised to us.
Now about the food and service.. Our server was amazing. She remembered most things we asked for and the kitchen only made a few minor mistakes. (We are all human.) Some of the dishes were bland, while others were over-sauced. This is not what I remembered of the place pre-covid. Brussels sprouts were over cooked and bland. Burgers were also bland. Shrimp pasta had way too much sauce. The garlic hot wings were very good. Flavorful and cooked well. (Not too spicy - just enough heat.) The charcuterie board was beautifully displayed, but had no cheese, so they actually offered that to us at no charge. The best thing was the pub pretzels. Nice and hot, light and fluffy, with specs of salt. It comes with a cheese sauce that was just ok. Over all, it was nice to get out, but not sure we'll be back there for quite some time... maybe in another year or so. I hope they're still open then!

KR
KwanashaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most awesome and affordable place ever! I will definitely come back again

E
Erin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was not good. I was very disappointed. I have been here a few times and the food was always better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was for my birthday and I couldn’t even get the waitress forever and wasn’t asking how the food was how things were like asking for another drink and sides and never asking for refills or anything and it took over an hour to get our food out and just sat there waiting and not offering servic

JA
JuliaA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about it... the food was great and the service was awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced a little bit of a wait but, the quality and portion size of the food made up for it. Tyler was a very attentive server and had good interpersonal skills. Overall, we had a wonderful experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal and Martel was a great server! Could have done without the EDM Violinist accompanying the DJ during Sunday Brunch....

VE
VERONICAD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

I went on Sunday morning at 10:15am. I was with a party of 6. Our waitress was stretched too thin. She had tables outside and inside. It took 20 minutes to get our order taken after we got beverages. This was only after I informed the hostess we had not seen our waitress in 15 minutes. Once we placed our order it took 45 minutes for our food to come and it was cold. Over the course of the experience I asked twice to see a manager. All I got were excuses that he was busy and would be with me as soon as possible. Well that never happened. Even though we had bad service we tipped $30 on a $120 bill.

DW
DwandaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Atmosphere, bartender was amazing ! Loved, loved the live music. And we also enjoyed the scenery just walked into the restaurant the fire-pits and lounge chairs were a plus ! This is our new place to go !

J
Jenkintowngal
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Me and every table around us had empty drinks the entire time. The wings we got should have never been served were under a heat lamp for far too long. Apps came out with our food. Our waitress could care less and only spoke to us to take our order. Check sat with our card for over 15 minutes. It wasn’t that it was too busy it was that our waitress didn’t care.

EB
vipElizabethB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Music -,Way too loud for a brunch time. Had to shout to talk. Not Covid pc.

C
Cita
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

My first time at Bernie’s and it was overall decent. The waitress was great and the food was delicious! However, I have Celiac disease and I told the waitress to bring my burger w no bread. The server brought my burger on the roll. I sent it back and explained that I couldn’t have the bread and why. They took it back, took the bread off and brought the same plate out. I once again explained I needed a fresh meal due to my gluten allergy/issue. They took it back and eventually brought me a fresh meal out. The waitress apologized, but I didn’t receive a discount or apology from the manager. I was disappointed with this situation!

SA
ShamiraA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great food and great service , music was very loud but overall a great place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It's a step up from a sports bar but not quite what it wants to be. Specialty drinks were watered down and expensive, apps we're ok but all the food was luke warm to damn near cold. I had a wrap as an entree with fries which was good but everyone else ordered something "fancier" and was disappointed. It is what it is..burgers looked good so I would say it's a beer and burger type spot

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Will not return !!! Food was cold taste was horrible!!!!

AA
AnitaA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable time at Bernies. Making our reservation on line was quick and easy. I recommend doing that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was dry and over cooked I had a burger. Try something else. My dates food look good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service and ambiance was good, but the food was okay IMO

SJ
vipSalinaJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great . I disliked the fact that I had to mention to the hostess that a waiter or waitress hadn’t acknowledged our table for atleast 10 minutes although we were sitting in his section of guest to be serviced. Wasn’t tryna to pull a race card but everyone besides my
Table was White and a larger table that was seated after us was acknowledged and orders were taken first . It takes one second to say hey guys my name is such and such I will brb or something .

AL
AudieL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my meal at Bernie's everything was great 👍

M
vipM2020
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless mimosas at brunch are key

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Poor service

SA
SAHEAW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were really excited to eat at Bernie's because the food looked good and the ambiance felt modern but left feeling dissatisfied. Drinks were bland, service was poor (we had to ask 3 people 4 times for a side of sauce), and the food came out cold and stale. We wanted a relatively quick dinner, less than an hour, but were there almost two hours waiting on the service. Additionally, for the number of people that were in there, it was very loud; I wouldn't want to hear the noise level when it's crowded.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisters weekend

Report
AB
AliyahB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Bernies for Brunch on sunday and had an amazing time. The live music and the quality of food and drink made the experience fun and upbeat.

SB
vipShimaB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was very crowded and they have teenagers as hostess. It was unorganized. The food took forever to come out. We did not order more food because the waitress told us she was not sure how long it would take for more food to come out. They should not take as many customers if they are not fully staffed. I will only return here if they get it together!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I’ve been to Bernie’s 3 times in the last few months, and this time was by far the most disappointing. This was my first time coming for brunch. Some of our cups were dirty, so our waiter had to get us new ones. The most disappointing aspect was the food. I ordered the red velvet pancakes, which were a specialty meal that was only being offered in the month of March. What was brought out to me did not look anything like the picture that was posted on Bernie’s Facebook page 2 days before. The presentation was a 0, as I had 4 very thin slices of strawberries on my pancakes. In the picture, there were at least 2 whole strawberries placed near the pancakes. No whipped cream or powdered sugar to be found. The portion size was smaller than what I expected, and I was given a very small amount of syrup. Safe to say that I won’t be making this my brunch spot.

FAQs

Bernie's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 572-5927.

Bernie's is rated 4.4 stars by 951 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.