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Brasserie 73

3.9
76 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

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About

Brasserie 73 is a romantic French bistro. It features various French classics, including soups and seafood dishes. Try some of the popular dishes from Brasserie 73, including lobster bisque and French onion soups, steak and eggs, pistachio salmon with greens, salmon with lobster risotto and steak fillet with house-made sauce. Finish off your meal with one of the restaurant�s famous desserts, such as key lime cake, with a fresh roasted cup of coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.

The picturesque views and intimate interior of Brasserie 73 make it suitable for a romantic evening or a special lunch. During the summer months, you can enjoy the pleasant view from the outdoor patio.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French
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Hours of operation

Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Phone number
(610) 584-7880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Shane Hallman
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Private party facilities
The Brasserie73 can be reserved for any parties or events such as weddings, anniversaries, cocktail parties, business meeting. Whatever the occasion, Brasserie73 is perfect for an elegant venue.
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Private party contact
Alisha Riexinger: (610) 584-7880
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mensch Road
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Parking details
Turn into Mensch Road to access the Roadhouse Grille Parking Lot or turn into the alley next to Brasserie73 to access additional Parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Met a work friend here for lunch and shopping. We had the BEST quiche either of us have ever had. Light, fluffy, tasty, mouth-watering... wonderful! The salade de maison that accompanied it was perfect. The prices were right, the atmosphere was enchanting and the staff attentive and helpful. Definitely worth the trip, and worth going back.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I went here for valentines day. The location, town, and setting were great. However, I was not impressed with the food. I had the lamb shank and she had salmon. Both portions were small, the sides were nothing special(mashed potatoes and steamed green beans) and the food was alright. I will say the lobster bisque we started with was very good. This could have been the set menu because of the day we went but I don't think I will be going back to find out.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2013

Great food and upscale feel. Our server was so friendly and relaxed but very attentive. The food and wine were outstanding. We were there for lunch and ordered salads. Mine came with perfectly seared ahi tuna. Will definitely go again.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2013

Heard a lot about Brasserie from friends who dine there frequently, so we had high expectations. Sorry to say our experience did not meet those expectations. The restaurant is lovely and we had a great table by the fireplace and the restaurant is fairly quiet, even though it was full, so you can actually have a conversation. So all those things are positive along with friendly service. BUT, the menus were tattered and stained, which does not make a good impression and our dinners were lackluster in both flavor and presentation. This is NOT fine french cuisine as billed. So, nice enough, but not what it could be.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2013

My first visit on a chilly November Saturday evening yielded a very good meal. Service was a bit odd for an expensive restaurant. Our waiter was great, but seemed misplaced for a restaurant serving 30 - 45 entrees. Salads were good (house, caeser and hearts of palm). Entrees were excellent; veal shank (like butter), lamb chops and duck breast (smallish serving, plate looked lonely). Beautiful interior, though the tv sets were distracting. Romantic fireplace, dark woods all around, really quite lovely.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2013

I took my wife here for her birthday and we were very impressed with the quality of the food and service. I can't speak too much on the typical atmosphere of the restaurant since we were there on a Tuesday night (only 1-2 other couples), but the restaurant itself is very comfortable and well-decorated with heavy dark wood beams and wall paneling and a bright fire in a warm stone fireplace.
I believe that the Lobster Bisque may be the best I have ever had. It comes with an exuding puff pastry on top through which you have to dig to get to the bisque. It is absolutely delicious.

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2.0Dined on November 2, 2013

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience. The service was slow and we sat at our table for quite a while before a waiter approached to give us menus and take our drink orders. My meal was very good but two others ordered the short rib and scallops which was badly overcooked. It should not have come out of the kitchen. To their credit, the chef did come out to the table to apologize and ask what he could do which was very nice. However, the right thing to do would have been to take at least one of the meal charges off of our bill which they did not do. We didn't feel like arguing about it so we just decided that it probably isn't a place we would go to again.

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2.0Dined on October 29, 2013

unfortunately this restaurant seems to be going down hill a bit - the place was empty but for two tables at lunch on a beautiful day in Skippack, Pa. Menus were so worn they were close to falling apart. Our dining partners were delayed in traffic by 30 minutes and we finally had to track down our waiter to get a drink and some bread while waiting for them to arrive. Two of us had the salmon dish which was very good, but the other had the mussels, which were not very tasty and contained much more sausage than mussels. Sad to see this happen to a restaurant we had always enjoyed.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2013

The highlight of the evening was the visit by the Zombies touring the 'hood. They sat at the bar for a half hour. We were given a table by the fireplace which was nice. Both the appy's and the entrees were large portions. The crab crepes were okay as was the escargot. I've never been served so many snails; unfortunately the numbers did not compensate for the grittiness and general lack of flavor. Both the duck and snapper special entrees were large enough for a doggie bag not nothing to rave about. Dessert was okay too. Cocktails were higher priced than many restaurants in town. Very expensive for what you're getting; we didn't see the value.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2013

Frequented Brassiere 73 on many occasions. Always have an enjoyable visit.Food is great, service is very good. Ambience is appropriate for a romantic evening or for small groups.

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3.0Dined on October 3, 2013

Nice place for dining outside but be prepared for lots of traffic noise.

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2013

Where to begin...? The live music playing outside was deafening, and though we were seated INside it was barely any better -- the staff kept the doors to the outside patio OPEN, giving us no relief. The menu suggests this is an upscale dining establishment, but in truth it's a bar -- a nice bar, but a bar just the same. The bar had two TVs playing college football games, the staff was all over the place, discombobulated and confused, and the meal was average at best. The duck breast was WAY overdone, and the first clue beyond the music that the evening was not going to go well was when the bartender/waiter asked how I'd like the duck cooked. Duck should be served medium rare, period. We will not be returning.

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3.0Dined on August 30, 2013

The chicken was dry and overlooked and the onion soup lacked seasoning. Our staff was superb and the desserts were full of flavor as well as our cocktails. Very expensive.

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2.0Dined on August 17, 2013

The venue was very nice, in the heart of Skippack. Dining on the patio was very pleasant, despite being only a few feet from Skippack Pike. The service was very good, attentive but not overbearing. This was our first visit. Mixed results on the food. The mussels were well received, with a nice, light wine sauce. The short-ribs with scallops were ok - the short-rib was a bit overdone and the risotto was a bit uninteresting and bland - but the dish has potential and the combination, while unusual, did work. Wine by the glass was a pricey and the two French reds ordered had to be sent back as it was obvious the bottles had been uncorked days earlier and the wine was going south.

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2013

I had one really good experience at this restaurant and one not so good experience which was this one.
I think they were understaffed as we had not the
greatest service, I chalk it up to a bad night and I would go back.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2013

I love this place! They have excellent lobster bisque and the entrees are just as fabulous...you must eat here!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2013

Brasserie hits on all cylinders every time we dine there. Consistently fantastic meals, fine ambience, and exemplary service. (Ask for one of Robert's tables!)

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2013

Absolutely my wife and my favorite place to go eat. You pay at least double at other restaurant's of equal quality. Love the atmosphere and the servers are always perfect with their timing.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2013

It's a good restaurant, good food, but not remarkable, ask for Robert as you waiter, a Gem..love the bar

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely meal of Braised Short Ribs, and Braised Lamb.The green beans were wonderful, and fresh, yielding slightly when bitten, just perfect.The mushroom ragout served over the Short Ribs was delicious but a little too salty.The Lamb and the Ribs were fork tender, melting in our mouths. The mashed potatoes were creamy, and full-bodied. We enjoyed the scallops served with the Ribs, they weren't overpowered by the mushroom ragout and were prepared properly to the perfect temperature. Desserts Turtle Cheesecake, and Bourbon Pecan Pie, we loved them both equally as well. The cheesecake was fluffy and light, and although we didn't care for the huge mound of chocolate in the front of the cake, we ate around it. All in all, perfect.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2013

Overall a good experience . We were seated beside some folks who must have thought everyone in the room wanted to hear their political rant - the only downer on the evening !

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2013

Food was excellent, and service very good. First time here and we plan to go back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

We went for a nice, quiet Valentine's Day lunch and wasn't disappointed. The food is very good, but the lack of clientele didn't match the lethargic service. I think that the bartender was also our server. That notwithstanding, I think that the Brasserie delivered where important and, unfortunately, may even feel a little misplaced in the touristy part of Skippack. We will remember this establishment when in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2013

Brasserie 73 always has a nice menu with good specials. Their wait staff is well informed and they were amenable to changes. Their Steak Diane special is delicious and their wines by the glass are a good selection and a nice pour.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2013

It was our annivesary and we had an excellent meal

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2013

All the food was fantastic but the lobster bisque soup was heavenly!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2012

I am extremely disappointed with our experience. I made reservations for my wife and I for New Years Eve. When we arrived, dressed for a French restaurant, the host took us into a room opposite the Brasserie and sat us in a table for two. It seemed like we were not in the restaurant. When our water glasses arrived, my water was in a large Rolling Rock beer glass and my wife's water was in a Yuengling lager beer glass. Although the menu was from Brassiere 73, we noticed that the bar we passed through to get to our table, was getting very loud! When my bill arrived the bill heading was "The Roadhouse". It appears that the restaurant deceived us into thinking we were dining at Brassiere 73, when in fact we were eating at its sister bar!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2012

Had New Year's dinner and to be honest with you we were very disapointed! Started with a cheese tray that I would have been embarrassed to serve. Just not a good meal!

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2012

We had a nice birthday dinner for my husband an myself along with my mother, our 5 year old son and 3 week old daughter. The ambiance is very nice, formal, but not too formal that they were unaccepting of our children. We went on a Wednesday evening, and the restaurant wasn't too crowded. The food was very good - after a Caesar salad to start, my mother and I shared the muscles and the portabello mushroom vegetarian option. My husband has the pork chop and my son had bowtie pasta. Next time we go, I will try some of the other items on the menu that interested me!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2012

The food at the Brasserie 73 was superb!! Each course was served in a timely manner, hot. Wait service was friendly, knowlegable about food questions. The restaurant itself is beautiful, romantic and has a fireplace with table next to it. I would go back in a heart beat and I am going to tell my friends about this gem.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2012

Nice restaurant.
Honestly, the food was a little bland for my taste - but it would probably be fine for most people. Service was good - the waiter may have been a bit too friendly - but that is way better than the alternative. I visited in November - so there was no outdoor seating - but I image that it would be very nice in the summer. This will never be one of my favorite restaurants - but I would certainly eat there again.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2012

Had lunch here with my elderly parents, food , staff and decor could not have been better. Thank you

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2012

French restaurant with diverse good selection. The ambiance is continental with linen table cloths a large fire place and dark wood. The service was prompt and friendly. Ideal setting for a dinner meeting or a quiet romantic dinner.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2012

Food was very good and the Lobster Bisque is fantastic.

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3.0Dined on August 14, 2012

The food was good. My wife had a great steak and I had short ribs. Wish we could have stayed to sample the beer menu.

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3.0Dined on August 13, 2012

This place is good for a business lunch -- that should be one of your Special Features options.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2012

Not recommended - very expensive despite poor food quality and fair service.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2012

Have eaten here before and loved it. This time was equally good except the kitchen forgot to put the couscous on my plate that came on the Ratouille with couscous dish. They were happy to correct it except the chef remade a whole new dish which took 5-10 min. while my friend was almost finished. I appreciate the chef trying to make a good presentation but since i had already started to eat the meal, the couscous could just have been added to my plate and I would have been happy. Nonetheless, it was an excellent meal.

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2012

While the service was nice and the opportunity to eat outside was great, the food was mediocre at best. And honestly, the prices are typical of a night out in the city so it just doesn't warrant another trip for us. Also, if you look up the menu online it is completely different and much smaller at the restaurant. Go at your own will.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2012

The food was outstanding, fresh tastes on our plate, and our waiter was very attentive to us.

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