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About DANS at Green Hills

Opened in 1989, DANS at Green Hills is Reading"s premier fine dining establishment. DANS at Green Hills serves a contemporary American cuisine with a French influence. Our goal is to provide a fine dining experience that is an alternative to the traditional Berks County scene.

2444 Morgantown Rd
Reading, PA 19607
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Monday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm; Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:30pm and again from 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 10 & I-176 ( Green Hills Exit)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 777-9611

Website:
http://www.dansrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Offstreet parking across street- Behind Penns Common Court Apts

Executive Chef:
Michael Schaffer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

DANS at Green Hills Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Romantic (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I love grabbing a drink at the bar and enjoying a romantic dinner at Dan's. Staff is very friendly and the food in consistenly delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Arriving at the spacious parking lot of the farm house that houses the restaurant was a a wonderful start after driving in a drizzling rain to get there. We were started in the large, welcoming, dining room with an old wood burning fireplace. Unfortunately not cold enough to have a fire. The tables were nicely spaced for privacy, all with good views of the fireplace.
The escargot appetizer had a rich moderately garlic flavor with a bitter accent that accentuated the garlic and the grated Parmesan on top. The special mushroom ravioli with a braised beef sauce was rich and flavorful while light enough to please but not not heavy enough to interfere with the entrées.
I had the Wolffish with pistachio coating that was moist and appropriately mild in flavor. It was served over a roasted vegetable medley that was slightly sweet and had a toothsome texture that enhanced the fish. I was grateful that no starch component was served. My wife’s chicken with a subtle herbal sauce was excellent, moist, firm and flavorful.
Our Sauvignon blanc provided a palatal refreshing pause between bites.
The apple bread pudding dessert was rich flavored and fruit flavored with moderate sweetness. Made as a loaf and served as a slice left me wanting a crisp top for textural contrast.
The only less than stellar part of the evening was the service was not up to the standards of the setting or the food. The hostess seemed unable to put the menus she had picked up to help my wife off with her coat and hang it on the coat rack behind her stand. Our waitress was excellent at bringing the food and removing plates but seemed concerned with fast service, not the celebratory meal we desired. I had to ask for bread and then ask separately for butter. Small complaints tha were annoying and did not ruin the wonderful dining experience.

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service3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding!! Lovely historic building.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice historic building. Great place for fine dining a quiet atmosphere. Good for date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dan’s was a lovely surprise. We hadn’t been there for several years. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding!! We especially liked the mushroom ravioli appetizer and the soups.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another wonderful evening with DANS at Green Hills. The food is always delicious and the best dirty martini's!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We noted on our records that we prefer vegan options but I was asked if I wanted cream in my pasta and it was cooked with so much olive oil I had to drain each bite.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Beautiful patio (as well as indoors). Always very good although they could have more variety on the menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service and the food was great! My wife enjoyed the rack of lamb and I had the sea bass which was made perfectly. We sat outside and it was quiet and very relaxing. We were able to enjoy our conversation without trying to speak over any background noise.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We appreciated the candle on the dessert as something that we had not requested!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our second visit to Dan's this summer, this time for a milestone anniversary. We were there in June for my birthday. Great meal in the garden on a perfect evening. The special salad with heirloom tomatoes was spectacular and the diver scallops nearly as good. My wife had the watermelon salad and crab cakes which were both excellent. Very good service as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A charming place with good service and great food. Quiet enough to have a conversation.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This is at least our 4th visit to DoGH. Each time in the past we have been impressed, and made the 45 minute drive to get here. This last visit however, didn't meet expectations for the first time. Service was excellent. I ordered the evening's special salad, watermelon and grilled pineapple. That was quite good. The scallop main dish was not. My issues:

We each ordered the diver scallops which were done nicely, but the lobster advertised on the $38 entree amounted to 2 over-broiled squares the size of a sugar cube, each. Not nice. 'over potato hash' might have been nice but was simply spiced french fries. I think they were running out of things on a Sunday night? Just admit that, and give me a reduced price; it's hard for any restaurant to anticipate demand and use fresh ingredients.

The bottle of wine I ordered off the wine list was not what I received at the table.

Always good in the past. I will give them another try.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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service5
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Dan's is a fabulous restaurant! They have a beautiful outdoor patio with gorgeous pavers and wonderful landscaping. The last three times we ate there, we were outside. It is a relaxing and wonderful place to have a gourmet meal. The menu is fabulous and the drinks are great! Bon appetit!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food the was very well prepared. Somewhat limited menu but more than adequate. The service was outstanding. Not a every Friday night kind of place but great for a more special dining occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Outstanding meal on a Monday night.
A close "foodie" friend was visiting and we decided to go out. Monday's are a challenge to find a good restaurant here. Overjoyed that Dan's was open, we reserved a table. Our window side table was prepared for three. The restaurant was about half full and had the hushed restaurant noise level and a low classical—jazz background music playing. The tables are well spaced giving the luxurious feeling I enjoy. The service was professional, attentive, and prompt. A little lovely hummus bell pepper amusè bouche started the meal. Their excellent wine list with a broad price level allowed us to choose an appropriate wine. The garlic rich escargot dish had tender snails and a licorice hint. My sea bass on an edamame vegetable medley was a superb palatally balanced dish. The duck dish had medium rare breasts with fat rendered and a somewhat crispy skin. Nan's Pa cchicken was moist breast, crackling crisp skin with an intensely flavored sauce. We split the gorgeous cherry special dessert. Every course was a rounded full taste treat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent vegetarian options and the lamb was solid, best part was watermelon salad and cherries over biscotti ice cream.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and overall good service. Was a little disappointed in the waitress when one of our group requested a non-alcoholic & non-soda drink, she could have done more to figure something out for our friend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Had dinner on their very well done patio. The food is well timed perfectly presented and delicious. Drive to Reading and enjoy this ever improving restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I have visited The Green Hills Inn /Dan's many,many times over the past 15 years. This last experience was not pleasant. Very loud atmosphere. Waited an hour between first and second course. Soup was cold. Entree disappointing. Won't be going back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went to Dan's to celebrate a birthday and Father's Day and we were not disappointed. Service was excellent and the meal was cooked to perfection to go with the excellent wine we ordered. All in all a very special evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My wife and I were seated in the garden after the hostess tried to talk us into inside seating by describing the perfect evening as "hot". I had requested outside seating with my Open Table reservation. I think they just had more requests for outside than they had tables. That was just a minor annoyance.

We started off with a cocktail as the wines by the glass are somewhat limited, at least for chardonnay which we prefer. There was a very good selection of bottles, but with the 20 minute drive home, we did not want to drink that much. We started with a Caeser salad for my wife and the Sweet Potato soup for me. The soup was excellent with cinnamon, apples and cream. Our entrees were the rack of lamb and the duck and both were spectacular. We finished up by sharing the featured cherry dessert as it was my birthday. The dessert was quite good, although a few of the cherries had not been pitted.

We would certainly return on another special occasion as it is a bit pricey for just a normal dinner out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were asked if we wanted to sit on the outdoor patio and we were delighted. Beautiful atmosphere with grass and landscaping around our table. The wait staff was knowledgeable and gave us great advice.
Asparagus salad, preceded a well roasted rack of lamb. Scallops were also enjoyed. Wine list is small but had many well priced bottles.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Beautiful night for outdoor dining with good friends. Food was wonderful and ambience in the garden was perfect

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Nice dinner for you and your folks. Competent meal for the region.

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food3
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

FIRST TIME HERE SINCE OLD GREEN HILLS INN CLOSED WORTH THE DRIVE SERVICE AND MANAGEMENT VERY FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT FOOD WAS VERY GOOD RACK OF LAMB TENDER AND DELIOCIOUS LIVED UP TO THE FINE REVIEWS

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Food was great, nice atmosphere and excellent service. My friends have been here and spoke highly of Dan's. After I read a article from OpenTable that listed the top 10 places in PA/NJ and Dan's was on the list I knew I had to try it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Montana)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The ahi and crab cake appetizers were a meal in themselves. We had each had the 10 oz. fillet mignon and they were perfectly prepared and nicely presented.Our compliments to the kitchen and wait staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Dining at Dan's is always a pleasure. The food was great, the drinks mixed perfectly and the service spectacular.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service was a little slow because of the restaurant being very busy for Mothers Day dinner. Overall our servers were excellent. The meal experience took about two hours, but that seems appropriate for fine dining.
This is not the place to bring very young children.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It's our favorite upscale restaurant in Reading area. We are foodies and go to Philadelphia, main line or phoenixville for good eats because Reading is lacking in that area except for Dan's. Always have great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Love this restaurant. The sweet potato soup is divine! The owners are the nicest and really care about your dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Always consistent and delicious...we have never had a bad meal!! The Staff goes above and beyond, and if you can sit on the patio, it will enhance your experience. It's beautiful! They make Special Occasions personalized by added a candle to a dessert as a surprise, or other little touches, that make it all a special experience. We're recent Vegetarians and was recommended the Eggplant Steak which was delicious! I have no doubt that they would customize a meal based on dietary or food preferences, and it would be absolutely delicious!

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Everything, rpt EVERYTHING, was wonderful. I'd go back (and hope to) in a heartbeat!!!!! The food, wait staff, table, ambiance ALL PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

This is my husband and my favorite place to dine. The staff is always great and the food is wonderful .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

A beautiful historic home turned into a lovely restaurant. Food was outstanding and the service was exceptional! I would recommend for a special occasion. We all loved the well appointed decor and the charming fireplace!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent service with very attentive staff and delicious food. Great ambiance too, in different room styles: older near the fireplace or newer with garden view (wonderful sunset lights).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food and service was excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We were in Reading for the Jazz Festival, and at here for our second time. Exceptional food!
Sat in the green house room which is lovely. Rack of Lamb and Duck were truly delicious.
A gem.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Dan's is our go to spot when we want a great meal with wonderful ambiance. The owners are very attentive and personable. The wait staff is professional. The food is fresh and creative. Their sweet potato soup is a MUST every time I go. They have done a wonderful job updating their bar but our favorite is dining outside on their beautiful patio. Can't wait until it opens!! We drive 40 minutes to dine here and don't ever think twice about it! !

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