Black Bass Hotel

4.7
2874 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
FOR OUTDOOR RESERVATIONS OR FOR ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS, PLEASE CALL 215-297-9260. 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 we have to offer including lunch, a mid-afternoon lite menu and dinner.



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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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meatman
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went for a late brunch. tries scallops with fava bean sauce and cooked pork strips. partner had cream of parsnip with bacon lardons. For entree had gnocci in a truffle cream sauce. wife had salmon. waitress was very considerate

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vipASTJR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner . Great meal and wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable.

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vipDebra
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The location and restaurant are beautiful. Great views of the river, even on a very rainy day.
The food was okay, nothing special, but the prices were “fine ding” lunch prices. I had a butter leaf salad (tiny), with a crab cake added as my protein and the price was around $26. The crab cake was tasty, no large pieces of crab, but nothing special.
Go for the view, not the food.

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KimberlyKaelin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful atmosphere and amazing food and service. Thank you!

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EllenH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, service was friendly and knowledgeable. Cod and cockles, salmon BLT, asparagus tart were all delicious.

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LindaK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing dining experience! Delicious and great ambiance!

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RobertJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Went for lunch outside. Brisket was soaked in bbq sauce and was very fatty. Not eatable or chewable. I ordered fries instead of onion rings, but it came with the onions not fries. The waiter was ok but not friendly or attentive.
Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with 2 friends…food was good and server was wonderful, attentive but not intrusive!!!

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NellyF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love our visit to Black Bass restaurant. Interior is awesome. It was very interesting to explore all rooms. Food was absolutely delisted. Thank you!

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RebeccaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Private table for two by the window overlooking the river - tranquil setting. Perfect spot to meet a friend and catch up on six months of news! Excellent service, excellent food and just enough wine to make us even happier to see each other!

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vipMarke
London
38 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice lunch experience. It was a beautiful day and the view of the river was pleasant. The server was professional and very nice. The food was good and nicely presented. They were reasonably busy but the staff kept pace and all went well.

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Pickypompom
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

To start the hostess seemed annoyed to seat us for our reservation. The server was great however nothing could make up for the horrible food and drinks. The soup of the day was clam chowder, the cream of the soup was broken and oily. There was an ant in one of our margaritas. We ordered the signature crab gratin dish. It too was overly oily. They do not know how to cook creamy dishes. Worst manhattan cocktail we’ve ever tasted. The view and ambiance was great. Too bad we will not return.

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Susie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was not great. Clam chowder without a clam in sight. Lunch salad (not side salad) $14 and very skimpy-not nearly enough to be considered lunch. Although it had very nice butter lettuce, additions of citrus and avocado were miniscule. Lovely setting, good service, but food a disappointment.

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BarryH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Way too much hype! First of all, there is no Sunday Brunch! It's a regular lunch menu. How the hell is a place listed as the best Brunch in PA, and they have no brunch, nor do they indicate on their site that there is no brunch. It took 3 weeks to get a reservation for a Sunday brunch that does not exist. Food was just ok, not memorable. Host, indicated window table was reserved but site indicates you can't reserve a window table. Billshit excuse given by host which made no sense. By the time we finished and left, window table was still empty. This was a one and done and we would never give this place another look. Skip this over hyped, mediocre restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A bit snobbish. I thought I was going for a Sunday brunch but they only had a lunch menu.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many factors made this lunch enjoyable and memorable for my wife who celebrated her birthday (without informing the staff) so this is for real.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant - it is my clear favorite in the area! Always delivers the best food and experience! Will be loyal forever!

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Robt
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere...much history...will dine here again..

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DonnaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing from appetizers to dessert, can't wait to come back again soon!
Service was exceptional at our table and the bar.

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vipTheTablePoet423
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black Bass just never fails to be the all-time best place for the view, to exhale, and to be served by the nicest waitstaff out there. Highest ratings. Every time I get asked.

JM
vipJohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful setting with excellent views of the Delaware River, especially nice for a good weather day.

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RebeccaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation through Open Table for our anniversary. We requested an outdoor table if possible. We were seated at the best table on their terrace. John was our waiter. He was professional and friendly. The food was wonderful. Would absolutely recommend to our friends.

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AnnS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing luncheon with friends!! Good service!

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vipEllenT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, absolutely wonderful from appetizer to dessert! We tried a few new menu items, scallops with risotto and the stuffed salmon. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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BrittniM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Meal, Beautiful view, wonderful evening!

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marks
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service. We sat at a table directly looking out onto the water. The Black Bass chardonnay was delicious. The filet melted in your mouth. We will be going back.

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vipNikki24
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for lunch on Sunday and had a great time. Good food, beautiful views and good company.

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Pdxtoanywhere
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Beautiful view and space. However, the food was overpriced for what you got. Service was great though.

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vipMeganH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the swordfish best I ever had, my partner had the lobster dish which he thoroughly enjoyed also. Had table by window what a view.

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FrankG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a beautiful place to have dinner. Friendly staff.

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JohnSPrinceton
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Black Bass after a year plus hiatus for a celebratory dinner and it again showed itself to be among the restaurants gems in the region. The beautiful relaxing ambiance of watching the Delaware River drift by is matched by the exceptional food. Among us we had a special salad, the wild mushroom soup (which was outstanding) bouillabaisse, and the stuffed salmon. Every dish was excellent and the two of us who had it appreciate the slightly different approach to the bouillabaisse. Service was first rate yet unobtrusive. We left not remembering the last time we spent three hours at dinner. A truly outstanding restaurant.

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Dresherfriend
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely location on the Delaware. The food is good. We had the Charleston crab, which is very good. The service is great.

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IBeME
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I come to the Inn a couple of times a year. We are never disappointed. The food, ambiance and staff are all 10’s. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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vipLiz2
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at The Black Bass. We sat by the window with a great view of the river. Great food and service. Highly recommend. it is one of our favorite restaurants.

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AnthiousB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good atmosphere was great I enjoy eating outside watching the water

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipnotyourgrandmamimi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing and beautiful place. Not to mention historical. Try the signature crab dish. I’m from Maryland and it compares with Phillips Crab Imperial. All back fin meat.

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wannawork4fodor
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We love this place but they really need to work on making more modern food. I had a crab cake that lacked flavor. The carrot and broccoli served on the side was boiled and had no seasoning. The service and the view are superb. I just wish they elevated the food a little.

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Tara
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem! One of my all time faves! Never had a bad meal, excellent service, beautiful setting

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Black Bass Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 2874 OpenTable diners.

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