Black Bass Hotel

4.6
2062 reviews
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$31 to $50
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The Black Bass Hotel offers a variety of delicious dining options. The Restaurant, with a breathtaking view of the Delaware River, is open Monday through Sunday. Guests can dine al fresco, weather permitting, on The River Deck, situated along the scenic Delaware River. Come enjoy everything from Breakfast to Lunch to Dinner, as well as our fabulous Sunday Brunch!



Whether you are dining in The Restaurant, outside on The River Deck, enjoying coffee or a cocktail in the comfortable Lantern Lounge, or having a relaxing meal in The Tavern, we’re confident you will find the food and the surroundings to be to your liking.



The Black Bass is the perfect charming Bucks County setting to enjoy a fine dining experience, more casual fare in our Tavern or a luxurious weekend stay in one of in our of our amazing Suites. Please call for dinner parties of 5 or larger.
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I recommended the Black Bass for lunch with a friend because it’s my favorite restaurant. We were seated close to the windows in the main dining room on a Tuesday and it was about half full. Our waitress was great! We both ordered the brisket sandwich, which looked delicious. When our plates arrived, we were told that we had gotten “the last of the brisket “, like that was a good thing. But no. The meat was tough and stringy, drowned in a very sweet barbecue sauce. The accompanying red cabbage slaw was just awful, with flavors that were unrecognizable. Neither of us ate it. The onion rings were greasy and barely warm (like the sandwich). We were not in the mood to complain, but it was the worst food I’ve ever had there.

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JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, excellent service and wonderful food. The seafood chowder was really special!

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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Becky took good care of us. She asked if our dining was for a special occasion. In fact, it was. This was our 30th wedding anniversary. We were seated where I requested, by the window so we could see the river. We watched birds and people along the canal path. The food was exceptional with flavors that I cannot recreate at home. The bottle of wine was a good value and the dessert was extra special. We walked around to see more of the historic building. Before we left, Becky brought us a card and a box of delicious chocolates tied with a ribbon to acknowledge our 30th. Nice touch! We will definitely return. TY.

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always has been excellent, never disappointed, highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Don’t recommend, at least not for lunch. The food must be prepared prior as no substitutions are allowed. And, Chicken is not served during lunch...odd right? They advised it wasn’t prepared when asked if it could be added to a salad . Nothing was worth trying again.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Would recommend for the ambiance and the view. Probably a reallly nice place to go for drinks, food is good but nothing to rave about.

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SB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always unique pairings and entrees - not a place for picky eaters. Meats are high quality. Make reservations early if you are going on Friday or Saturday nights

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L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

There were 5 of us who lunched at the restaurant and we really enjoyed it. Each of us loved the food we ordered. Our waitress was exceptional. She was pleasant, helpful in answering questions on the menu and made us feel very welcome. As always, the atmosphere is wonderful. The view of the river while you're eating is beautiful. We all agreed that we will go there again soon.

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TM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Salads were superb but soup, scallops and burger were inconsistent with past experience. Mushroom soup very floury. Medium rare hamburger was well done and scallops luke warm (should be piping hot).
Disappointed in meal overall and we eat here fairly often.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Took guests for drinks and dinner. Very good bartender. Mushroom soup served luke warm, rice pilaf luke warm, rolls luke warm, dinner plates cold! Waitress attentive. Desert excellent. $500 evening with bar bill and tips. Nice window view of river. Somewhat disappointed in experience but a beautiful place.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to the Black Bass many times and have never been disappointed. On Sundays for the Champagne Brunch, you have many choices, including gluten free, something for everyone! The atmosphere is lovely. A must visit!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress not very happy and welcoming. Didn’t seem like she wanted to be there. Wish we had Shirley

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MA
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beet salad is excellent, as is porketta sandwich and cassoulet. The broccoli soup, chicken and hamburger (pretzel bun made difficult to eat) entrees, and raspberry sorbet not so much. We reserved early Saturday lunch, but the dining room filled up quickly after we were seated, and our server seemed stretched thin.

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M
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambience, excellent food, good service and fabulous view. That’s why I keep going back!

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t
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rivertown Restaurant Week. What an absolute pleasure.!We went expecting smaller than customary portions and a “get you in & out” service mentality. As it turns out, portions were generous and we never felt rushed. We were encouraged to taste and enjoy our meal and the ambiance.!Service was excellent!

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PB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For Sunday brunch, hard to beat. Beautiful, cheerful setting, casual-but-classy vibe, friendly and attentive staff, very good food, unlimited champagne, four courses, all for $38. Nothing too adventurous or mind-blowing on the menu but everything is well executed. Try the seafood Newburg omelet or the eggs Benedict. Book for 11 a.m. to beat the crowds and improve your chances for a table by the window. Gaze at the river, sip champagne, nibble at a leisurely pace, sip some more, repeat for a couple hours. Afterwards, stroll across the bridge. What’s not to like?

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had reservations for sat afternoon, got there early and seated right away but no smile or welcome from hostess or waitress. Got the impression we weren’t wanted there. Shrimp and scallop appetizers were cooked at perfect temp, however sauce served with scallops tasted like baby food. My son liked the Ragu very much, I had the Cassoulet. Only ate a few spoonfuls before giving up. Honestly tasted like canned bean soup with flavorless meat. Shared the reason I didn’t want it with waitress, who gave no sign of caring. Blueberry cheesecake was good. Will go where I feel wanted next time.

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely view, wonderful service. For a special occasion or just a delicious lunch with friends, this is the place to be!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was fair .
Presentations were good however sauces and soups lacked flavor and zest.
Short ribs were noticeably too fatty.

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BQ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was wonderful. View was amazing. Food was amazing. Service was great. We went for our 20th anniversary, and it made it extra special!!!

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JS
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall very good experience. You cannot beat the venue and the setting. They make it worth the price, which is a little bit higher than comparable establishments near here. Food is consistently good, service is professional. For me it’s a little bit of a special occasion place. But one look forward to.

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and view in an historic setting that is memorable

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TC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday champaign brunch is a special treat. Relaxing watching the Delaware. River go by from this historic venue. Food was delicious. This was our 2nd time and we will be back.

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M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our food was good for the value and the view is always beautiful but our service this day was disappointing.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Service and food. We were seated right away and our waitress was outstanding.

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Black bass is amazing. We celebrated a birthday. My family came all the way from Brooklyn to join us. Can’t wait for warmer weather to sit outside. Thank you.

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NM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was very good. Friday night was nice and relaxing. Always a nice night and date night there

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JL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an fantastic evening and the Black Bass was outstanding. After dinner we made our way to the Pub and met new friends which made the evening even better.

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KC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for a romantic lunch. Can never decide if we would prefer a bright and sunny waterview or the dark and cozy bar.

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s
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night for my husbands birthday. We dined with another couple. I wasn’t too thrilled of the table placement but the view was spectacular. Drink menu was okay, wished their were more adventurous cocktails. We had the shrimp appetizer which we loved. My husband had the crab dish which was a house favorite and I had the scallops. Both dishes were delicious. Dessert too held it’s own! We were very happy and can’t wait to come back!

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DA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been going there for at least 5 years, great place but need to change menu once in a while. Get tired of having the same choices. Or provide some seasonal specials.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was wonderful. Food was fine, nothing outstanding. It is very pricey. Shrimp app was wonderful, $5.00 for 1 xtra shrimp is kinda crazy considering I heard every waitstaff ask tables ordering it near us if they wanted to add a 4th shrimp, easy money!
I wouldn’t go back for dinner, but I would definitely go back for lunch which is

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DD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, beautiful setting. Highly recommend.

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal, presentation was somewhat sloppy but food was delicious

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R
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, this restaurant is always a great place to celebrate a special occasion but I need to break that habit & come here more often. The creative menu, pleasant atmosphere & attentive service makes from a great time. Just wish we’d gone earlier to see the River better or walk downstairs by the River with cocktails. The best part is all the help I receive to make sure my meal is gluten free, dairy free and still packed with flavor. I even received fresh, warm GF rolls & olive oil. Maple Glazed Salmon was so moist, the crispy octopus is my favorite appetizer & the beet salad was very light & different. We’ll be back soon. Sue was the best server we’ve had in ages in any restaurant but she helped make my birthday dinner a treat.

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant! cozy ambiance, excellent menu. Everyone enjoyed there meal. We all had fish. The lobster risotto was fantastic. In the Sumer we love to be outside on the deck, the winter is just as nice. No matter if you are upstairs or down, it's just beautiful inside .

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance, if not a little pricey. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine, coffee, and desert was $175 before tip.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was on point. Our waitress kept filling our champagne glasses and spaced each course perfectly. The food is always good. I have never been disappointed. One of our favorite restaurants to go to.

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T
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Black Bass is always consistent with food & service. The ambiance in the old historic building along the Delaware is beautiful. We have never been disappointed

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