Black Bass Hotel

4.6
1989 reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
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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BM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We love this place but this time the food was OK, nothing great. We will go back again

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, romantic ambiance and great food and service

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TM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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

My food was cold and so was my friends . Push in a corner hard to get out.

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BO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful dining experience right by the bridge from PA to NJ over the Delaware River. Great food, attentive service, and a comfortable vibe and warm ambience. Highly recommended - my wife and I will be back.

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WA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Black bass has always been a favorite. I think the menu has not changed.

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DR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went for a late birthday lunch. As always, the ambiance (even in winter) was lovely. We enjoyed an appetizer of crispy brussel sprouts with bacon. My crab cake was a bit disappointing. I was expected to see some lumps of crab meat but it was highly processed. My husband's salmon "reuben style" was good. The wait staff were attentive and friendly.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall our experience was great. The food and service was wonderful. I just wished we had a better table. We were seated shortly after a table of four. Our table was literally right next to them, so we could hear their conversation and they could hear our conversation.

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p
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A wonderful restaurant.

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GL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming 18th century inn with beautiful views of Delaware River from dining room. First rate cuisine and wine list although can be too noisy when all closely arranged tables are full. Prices reflect a bit of a premium for the location and charm.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great. Service was terrible. Waitress was not attentive and a little bit surly.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughters 18th birthday. The valet parkers were very friendly and helpful. We were early for our reservation but the hostess was so nice and seated us anyway. Our waitress was very knowledgeable friendly and provided excellent service. The food was excellent and tasted fantastic. I highly recommend The Black Bass for a great experience

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

We were surprised at how awful the food was. The calamari-though billed as salty was beyond unpleasant! The dipping sauce is not for the meek or those suffering from hypertension. Not to mention the calamari itself had no color, just flash fried fried and topped with some unappealing fried peppers. The baby arugula salad had the right ingredients only there was so much dressing on it that it was just a wet mess on a plate. Then the tile fish for an entree was over cooked to the point the fish mushed with each bite. The fish was sitting on some sort of sweet sour goo/sauce that totally overpowered the delicate flavors of the fish. The cauliflower in that dish was cooked perfectly, but by the time you tasted that you didn’t care anymore. The scallops were very good, but once again the thick heavy sauce totally overpowered them. Our bill for four people- with only a few drinks was over $300. Go for cocktails. The view of the river is beautiful. Just make sure you eat somewhere before you arrive.

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JA
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. We all had different appetizers and main courses...all perfect.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed everything just think it’s pricey for what you get - portions too small.

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CR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional... service, food, scenery, enjoying the dining experience. Absolutely love their brunch!

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WR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good brunch
I just don't understand why coffee is not included
Had to ask service person if they served coffee
It was an up charge ,so OK but at least ask
or
Just add $2/$3 to brunch price and serve coffee

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OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

For years, we have celebrated family milestone events with Sunday Brunch at the Black Bass. Yesterday's
food and ambiance were better than ever. Thanks.

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CE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Black Bass Inn is an historic building in a beautiful location along the Delaware River. The ambiance and service were excellent. My wife and I had the tilefish and the ribeye, both in the daily specials list. The cuisine is well prepared and presented. Overall, we had an very good dinner in a romantic and historic setting.

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Feel of the place was great. Dined on New Year's Day so still decorated for holidays. Food was excellent - especially the Lobster risotto. Service was attentive and great. Had view of river while dining. Nice place for our anniversary dinner.

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TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had the champagne brunch on New Year's Day....an excellent experience! Service was excellent, food was very good...my filet a bit "more cooked" than I had ordered but...the restaurant was very crowded and it was a "holiday"....I choose not to send it back, and did not bring it to the attention of the server. It was still delicious!
My only negative comment would be with OPEN TABLE....I booked the reservation through them...I phoned the restaurant the day prior, to verbally confirm the reservation. No problem the day of the reservation, but later that day...I received an email from OPEN TABLE citing me for "missing the reservation and being a NO SHOW". A bit annoying....I recalled the restaurant to ensure that nothing had been remiss on my part. The Black Bass assured me "all had been handled appropriately. What's with OPEN TABLE???

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to the Black Bass Inn for New Year's Eve for many years and love it. This year we felt rushed. I even expressed that to the waitress after our second course arrive two minutes after our first, which arrived 10 minutes after we sat down and had just been given our drinks 5 minutes prior. It was only my husband and I so we weren't planning on taking the table for 2 hours but we also didn't want to feel that in 30 minutes we were out the door.

Not sure we'll come back for New Year's next year. Food was excellent, waitress was very nice but the rush was not appreciated. When you go to a restaurant of that caliber on any night, you don't plan on a quick evening. It's a night out. But this push to get everyone out the door was especially wrong on New Year's Eve.

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HJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time back after many years! Still wonderful!
We came for lunch on New Year’s Eve. The weather was rainy, but inside the BB it was cozy and friendly.
Our waiter was attentive and informative. The food was delish :)
We have already talked about when we are coming back. Thank you for the pleasure.

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R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming historic building along Delaware river with great food!

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TM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual it was a superb lunch. Excellent food, service and ambience.
Cassoulet was a little too beanie, needed more meat but horseradish stuffed, bacon wrapped shrimp was fantastic.
Great service even though fully packed restaurant.balet parking a real plus!

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EH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome! We have been coming here for over 50 years and it continues to be our favorite place.

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SI
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not interested in writing long reviews to satisfy some marketing person.

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Black Bass Hotel is a classy, historically correct venue. It can be reached from the Jersry Side by crossing over a foot bridge or driving directly to the restaurant and valet park. The service and food is always excellent. Sunday brunch is a treat.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is beautiful, the service is fantastic; friendly, prompt wait staff, and the cocktails, wine and food simply out of this world!

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PC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is very nice, especially if one gets a window seat as we did. The red wine we chose, a Pinot Noir from New Zealand, was very light but flavorful and a good accompaniment to the meal. Appetizers were only okay as the Brie was a bit harder than my wife was used to and the seafood chowder was a bit bland. Redfish entree was superb as were other main courses such as the short rib and the salmon. Our waitress was very cordial and helpful in explaining menu items. All in all a nice meal, but one should expect to pay top dollar here.

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p
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous location, gorgeous room with amazing view. Surprisingly creative and well executed fine-dining cuisine. Huge cocktails, huge portions, great food, super friendly staff.

Really great.

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TR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Truly outstanding service-Donna for server of the year!!!!

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KS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice sitting at the window looking out at the canal. Our waitress was very pleasant. The food was excellent and plated nicely.

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t
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of town family. Friendly,professional,attentive staff. Great food and drinks. Great view.

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JI
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Christmas Eve at the Black Bass was magical. A new tradition in the making...

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HC
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner.

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DB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!A family tradition for Christmas Eve. The food iscexcelkent and service superb

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WS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner with friends. The service was very pleasant and considerate. We stayed a little longer after our dinner since other tables were open for other guests. I didn’t feel any pressure from the staff to hurry up and leave. We’ll be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I made the reservation a couple of weeks ago to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. When we got there they sat us at a table next to a table of 4 . We were in the main hallway with cold air coming from the door and access to the downstairs tavern and the check in station. We asked if we could be moved to one of the sets of empty tables and we were told no they were reserved. They remained open throughout our dinner and were still open when we left for the evening.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had brunch at the Black Bass the Sunday before Christmas and it will be one of the best memories of this holiday season, and a new annual tradition. Of course the dining room was bustling and noisier than usual, but it was the best kind of holiday cheer. Every one of the four courses was superb, and the free-flowing champagne was just perfect. Servers were attentive and congenial in the best way. And, of course, the Delaware rushing by outside is the cherry on top of the whole amazing experience. We can’t wait to return!

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