Blue Bottle Cafe

4.8
602 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
With seasonally inspired menus featuring local produce, hormone/antibiotic-free meats and sustainable fish and seafood, The Blue Bottle Café will delight even the most discerning diners. Chef-Owner Aaron Philipson is known for his bold flavors, pristine sauces, and thoughtful combinations of delectable ingredients. Comprised of three intimate dining rooms, the restaurant is perfect for casual get togethers, business lunches and dinners and other private events. Book weekends early for preferred seating times! **The Blue Bottle Cafe manages their Saturday night reservations exclusively by phone. Please call the restaurant directly for availability.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with our prix fixe brunch or a la carte dinner! Brunch $39adults/$23 kids 11am-2pm, a la carte dinner 4-8pm

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The local home of the IMPOSSIBLE BURGER - not to be missed - especially with the added flare of the fabulous Blue Bottle chefs. Well done, everyone!!

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We found this to be an expensive meal . Food was good but not at the level of the price. Service was rather haphazard. We got someone else's desert before we got our meal. We got our bread after the appetizer. We had not tried this restaurant in a long while and we thought we'd give it a try but the whole event had too much to be desired and the price was way out of line with the experience. Disappointing

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Blue Bottle Cafe had good food and an attentive staff. There was an ample parking lot in front of the restaurant. The food was a little pricey and the menu was limited in selection. All-in-all it was very good.

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PR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, friendly staff! Would definitely visit again

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J
Philadelphia
350 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably great! Perfect Blue Bottle salad. Fantastic seafood bucatini. Magnificent pork trio. Superb dessert. Super service. Sensational evening.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at the Blue Bottle Cafe on a Wednesday night, which is "Locals Night." Our food was delicious, especially the Pork done two ways - pork belly and pork tenderloin. The tenderloin was amazingly tender and yummy!

This was amazing food in a comfortable atmosphere and I would highly recommend it!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Bottle never disappoints. It is consistently really good every time we go. Food, service and ambiance. After all these years it was our first opportunity to take advantage of the wed eve pre fixe special. I can’t say enough about how generous of a meal it was. Given the very reasonable price we were rather amazed at the high quality offerings and as always Rory offers free unintentional entertainment!!

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food! They accommodated all our special needs.

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BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blue Bottle Cafe always delivers delicious food that is beautifully presented. We sat in the small sunny room to the left of the doorway and we were greeted by Rory who warmly welcomed longtime Montgomery residents. The Wednesday set-price meal at $32, was three savory courses. I’ll definitely return again and again.

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LF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had asked for a quieter table on a busy night, so they seated us in their greenhouse
area, which was quieter. It also has a nice view of the small stream running behind the
building, and vegetation so, being springtime, that was nice. All enjoyed ordering off
the Wednesday night "Locals" menu; the three courses were very tasty, nicely
presented and the salmon was delicious. Service was discreet and we'll return soon.
In all, it was everything we hoped it would be.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together!

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great! Service was good. We had a child and asked if they had a kids menu they said they would make a variety of kids dishes. Nice I thought so my 8 year old grandson picked chicken fingers and French fries. To our surprise they changed us $26. He literally had 5 fingers and a few shoestring French fries. The adult chicken diner was $27. Shame on you😩

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely dining experience our servers were lovely. Very attentive and witty without smothering. Food was excellent. A+

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

This has become our favorite restaurant in the area.

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

I have not had such a good meal in a long, long time. Really well done fine dining menu without being overly pretentious or intimidating. I highly recommend the duck appetizer and the vanilla bean creme brulee.

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TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was a little slow but would still highly recommend this place, especially for locals night on Wednesday’s!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Friendly staff, good service, OK food but expensive for what you get. Always feel welcome. Best restaurant around since Brothers Moon closed.

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WD
New York Area
975 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I tried the local's menu for an outstanding combination of a smoked duck starter with a salmon entrée. The latter had an excellent mustard sauce with a little edge, but not too extreme, that really pleased me. The banana financier was a simple, yet delicious dessert.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Always top notch food and service. Love this restaurant for special occasions and just darn good food.

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s
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding. These folks know what they are doing.

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m
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very good food and service..........restaurant was very chilly inside.

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JK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful little gem of a restaurant. The chef Aaron Philipson and his wife, Rory, who is the pastry chef, are a match made in heaven. Aaron has an amazing ability to put together flavors that are creative and delicious. I have never had a meal here the that I didn't love. Rory's desserts are the icing on the cake. (pun intended). We love this restaurant and you will too!

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HP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have traveled all over the US and around the world. We enjoy Blue Bottle as much as any of the upscale restaurants that we've ever eaten in.

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PM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always excellent. One of my favorite restaurants.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite go to place. Consistently great meals off an interesting, changing menu. Value priced for the quality of the ingredients and cooking techniques.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great and the owner is fabulous She is happy , funny and responsive no matter how busy or if you spilled your child drink

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BL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from a cozy table to every item we ordered from appetizer to dessert was presented beautifully and absolutely delicious. The Blue Bottle never disappoints!! The scallops are the best, the pork chop is moist and tender, the duck perfect.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was perfect
we shared various entrees deserts, appetizers

the waitress was very attentive, the owners so friendly, the chef very talented

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

WHAT A GREAT FIND !!!!❤️
My husband & I had a fabulous lunch .
Food , service .. excellent !!!
We will definitely be back.
The hostess/owner couldn’t have been nicer.
She even looked up & wrote down directions for us to get home. ( not from that area)....
It’s byob...we wish we lived closer, it would be our new go to place...👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mushroom soup delicious. Best chicken pot pie I’ve ever had. And the mango pavlova for desert was over the moon!! Great lunch.

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WD
New York Area
975 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The white bean soup with the venison made a perfect late-winter meal.

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JJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food at Blue Bottle is always creative using fresh ingredients. The menu changes seasonally. They always have something vegan on the menu. It’s also a good value for this level of quality. Service is not a strong suit at Blue Bottle. It was inattentive and slow.

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

The food was very delicious!
Love that it’s a BYO
Service was excellent!
Can’t wait to come back !

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding in every respect. The food was beyond delicious. They cheerfully accommodated my husband’s dietary restrictions, too.

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BS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant. Everything was outstanding especially food and service.

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PM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always excellent. I have been there many times and never had a bad experience. The $30, 3 course menu on Wednesday is an unbeatable value.

Lewis

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blue Bottle always does a wonderful job with the food and has a great service team that is professional without being at all stuffy. The Wednesday night prix fixe menu is a great value. I'm always excited to check Facebook to see what this week's choices are.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. The owner made a lunch that gave me everything I wanted to address food allergies. Such nice people too. Wonderful experience.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and it was excellent. My boyfriend got the scallops and I got the seafood combo. And the food was amazing. The staff was also amazing. We will defiantly be going back.

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DR
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in the Hopewell, Princeton, Montgomery and Hillsborough area. Always a good to great meal. Appetizers are a little overpriced. My husband and I shared a salad and it was good amount. BYOB makes it even better....

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