Blooming Grove Inn

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Blooming Grove Inn is a full-service Italian Continental style restaurant that focuses on delivering delicious food through excellent customer service. Located inside a former Victorian Mansion that dates back to the 1860's, you'll find the comforts of home mixed with five star dining. We have three separate rooms inside, all with ornate fireplaces, and feature outdoor seating in the warm months with an unbeatable view of beautiful West Upper Ferry Road. We've been here since February of 2014, and have made improvements to the menu as well as expansions to our wine, single malts/bourbons, and craft beer selections. Happy Hour is every Monday - Friday from 4:00 to 6:00, featuring our bar menu, $3 domestic beers, $4 craft beers, $5 wines and $6 Specialty cocktails. Live music is played every Friday and Saturday night!
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TB
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Ewing, New Jersey country mansion. What's so good also is that on selected evenings there is great live music here, in their lounge area .

G
Naples
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was our first dinner there. The atmosphere is very nice, quiet (as opposed to the place we ate the previous evening where you couldn't hear yourself think). The provided music was conducive to dining. Our waiter was very helpful and timely, and the food was good. The only issue we had was that the young lady who was busing our table seemed to be in a hurry to clear it; every time one of us put our silverware down she was there asking if we were through.

OT
Philadelphia
155 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

i almost NEVER give a negative review (would rather not review at all) however i must tell the truth here bc the food was so good but everything else was not. Walked in and no hostess was there so we waited for quite sometime. Finally "WE" asked a server to seat us!!!!!!! we walked into the bar area and i liked the atmosphere but we were put at a 2 person table when there were LARGER tables open (and there were couples sitting at tables for 4!)! So we asked for a larger table (my husband is quite large which was noticeable to her) but she abruptly said we had to sit in the other room.
To our surprise, it turned out that we were ALONE in that room for almost the entire meal until another couple arrived! We were at a table which was right in the run way to and from the kitchen....that whole big dining room was not what we had in mind when i requested on open table that we were new to the restaurant and would like to be seated at a nice table! So that means that my request was ignored also! there was zero warmth shown from the original woman who seated us which bordered on rudeness instead of welcoming us!!! Even though the food was good and I would like to give it another chance, my husband decided that we cannot return. We frequent CERTAIN restaurants VERY OFTEN bc when we like a place, we go back often. Cannot do that at this restaurant bc someone didn't care!

Blooming Grove Inn
Responded 5 days ago

Good evening, we appreciate all of our customers and take all feedback seriously. I will be reviewing your experience with our staff and would very much like the opportunity to speak with you about your experience in the near future. I apologize in advance. -Steve

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SB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent drinks, dinner menu, and service was attentive.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent stop. great food, server was helpful and friendly. The dining room is intimate and elegant. Outdoor seating area was so beautiful even though we ate inside we sat and hung around outside for a bit before leaving

s
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by Ty. Excellent meatballs and banana cream pie desert!

BG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Ms Trent and sons were magnificent. A night to remember

JS
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my daughters birthday here. Excellent service and food.

GJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was a bit overseas*⁷

PP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, friendly and attentive service without feeling rushed. We sat on the patio and had a nice, relaxing lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal, the loaded waffle fries were delicious and the cocktails amazing!

SA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place. We always have a nice meal. The caprese salad withNJ heirloom tomatoes is delish.

TB
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drink are to be found at this nice Western New Jersey fine dining establishment. Better yet, on select evenings there is good live music .

DS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Cole, was very nice. He kept checking back with us to see how our food was and if we needed anything. The restaurant was extremely busy, but Cole kept up like a pro!

MP
Philadelphia
196 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, the meatball special was excellent and the lemon pasta was perfect.

PL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous sitting outside. I was on a first date. Could not have been a more romantic setting. The food was excellent quality however I had the mahi mahi that was very good however whatever else was on the plate didn’t go well at all.

BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside, so the only noise was an airplane going over. There was a cocoon in one of our napkins, perhaps the outside tables shouldn't be set ahead. The food was wonderful. All four of us were impressed with our orders. Definitely going back and would/have recommended Blooming Grove to friends.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and enjoyable meal. Waite staff was efficient and food was very delicious and prepared nicely.
We sat outside.... weather was perfect and other than the occasional pesty bugs, perfect evening.

G
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service. Noelle is the very best with customer service and efficiency!

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. My friends and I really enjoyed everything. Thank you!

JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always... sat outside on the terrace. Everything terrific. This has become one of our favorites.

Z
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner with our friends, however my husbands steak was over cooked and very tough. Our waiter was adequate and attentive but with no personality. We like the live guitar player music.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I ordered veal piccata got chicken instead. The worst part was that the Chicken cutlets tasted like they had been in the fridge for days. Atmosphere is great but they seam to have some issues in the kitchen.

l
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would have prefered to dine outside which has great atmosphere, but alas the weather did not co-operate. Dinner was great as usual. The crab cocktail was fresh & delish. I had the carmelized scallops with fingerlings & asparagus, yummy. My husband went with one of the specials, it was red snapper with risotto.Added on one the $25 wine choices and a great dinner overall.

6
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonder time,service,food outstanding. The music in the background is always so pleasant never too loud so you can still talk with friends.
Every meal we ordered was outstanding from short ribs to pasta. The service is A+++.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

45th Wedding Anniversary...Just up the road for us, and always the best choice. The food is special, and the familiar ambiance can not be beat.👍

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

First we walked in and there was no hostess so we ventured in further and sat at the bar. The bartender was running around like a chicken with her head cut off making a bunch of drinks for outside tables. We got there with plenty of time to get multiple drinks on Happy Hour, but due to her being busy we were only able to get one. We asked her how we could get seated and she told us she would get a table ready for us outside. About 20 minutes later she remembers and gets the server to take us to our table. The server seats us and later take our order. She never checks on us while we’re eating. The 3 servers working were all running around like chickens with their heads cut off because it was pretty busy. I finally had to flag down a different server to try to get drinks. I asked her for a drink menu and she never brought it. We were finally able to order drinks, although we should’ve been able to have most of our drinks during Happy Hour. The food was good, but overall not the most pleasant experience. Definitely had a much better time last time we were there. We will not be returning.

Blooming Grove Inn
Responded on August 18, 2019

Please accept my apologies for Thursday. We were not prepared to be busy and we should have been. We should always be. That point was stressed to my staff when the shift was over. I completely agree that this was not a pleasant experience and I hear your point about not being able to properly partake in Happy Hour because the server was overwhelmed. As Open Table limits my response to 500 characters, please email me directly via the website. I'd like to discuss how we will win you back.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t as good as previous visits. The special bass. I think called Covina was tasteless waiter was efficient but not as much personality as other waiters I have had there.

g
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often dine there on Saturday evening and always enjoy our meal.
Everyone is very attentive to our needs and pleasant to deal with.

g
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped by after golfing. Would like refills of iced tea not be a full charge. No other area restaurants charge.

AH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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1
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Each time we go there it seems to get worse. Had a tuna dinner and it was tasteless! I don't think they are using a better grade of tune. It's just not what it was 2 years ago.

L
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Just an average meal - not up to par Caesar salad - dodo appetizers- nice historic place but food not up to Ewing Township standards.

CD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, food was good..get a lot for your money.

TB
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice New Jersey landmark. Though the real star of the show are the selected evenings when good live music is presented in their lounge area .

SV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice quiet relaxing atmosphere. Food was excellent and service as well. We sat outside and it was lovely.

KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, delicious food! Wait staff were very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the menu. Live music was a plus.

SV
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was great but it took 40 mins to get our food.

S
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always amazing! Never a bad meal at Blooming Grove Inn!

RB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location and scenery are beautiful. The food is delicious. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I'm so happy we decided to celebrate our anniversary there.

r
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meals in an historic settling. I had mahi mahi over a starch with sauted spinach. It came with a spicy aioli that was heavenly. The bartender Noele is a sweetheart!

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