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Ernest & Scott Taproom

4.1
359 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Just like the visionary and innovative nature of Ernest
Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Taproom’s food and
beverage programs are uniquely playful and creative.
We are a TAPROOM WITH A TWIST. We are not your
conventional beer driven taproom, we are a modern taproom. Our taps are as unique as the building we operate in. Ernest & Scott Taproom Features wine, spirits, coffee and cocktails on tap! Chef Andy Matulaitis is as inventive as the writers and his creativity is evident in his menus.
We also offer catering, a spacious bar and 2 private dining areas for happy hours, business functions, holiday functions, birthdays, rehearsal dinners and more! Please contact us for more information on booking your private event!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

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Phone number
(302) 384-8113
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Matulaitis
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Catering
Off premise catering available for any event size.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ninth Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available, covered garage on the corner of 9th and orange st, open lot on corner of shipley and 8th.
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Public transit
Rodney Square Wilmington,
Amtrak and Septa Wilmington Station.
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Entertainment
Live Happy Hour music 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights!
Video Bingo every Tuesday night!
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Special events & promotions
Wilmington City Loop Series, 5-course Patio Cigar Dinners (seasonal), New Years Eve, Ernest and Scott Birthday Bash
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 359 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great service and great food. This was my first time here but I really enjoyed myself. They had live music which was great. I highly recommend going!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Maise was a great server and provided my girlfriend and I with great service. The beers I asked for she said went well with my food selection as well as the wine for my girlfriend.

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vipLisaS (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I've lived in the building for over 5 years and am just recently becoming a regular. The new chef is putting out some amazing dishes. Service has improved as well. Loving it!

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vipRRonMain (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Decent food, questionable service. Our server admitted to being a novice and it showed.

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V000 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was fast and good. Food was less than stellar, average at best! Drinks were expensive.
Second time at the restaurant and disappointed both times. Sub par vs. sister restaurant Chelsea Tavern. Will likely not return!

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Teds (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of a handful of restaurants in the city that’s open late. Service is friendly and on time. Food can be inconsistent. During our first visit our food was impeccable, this time, it lacked the flavor and distinct flair we expected. It won’t stop us from coming back as we really enjoy the atmosphere and proximity to the playhouse and concert venues in the area.

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LoreleiW (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a delicious meal at Ernest & Scott. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. The only down side was our seating. We were in a booth in the bar area and felt a draft from the front door every time it opened.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Inattentive waiter, fortunately a trainee eventually came over and was very helpful. VERY long wait for dinner which was a very run of the mill burger. Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

This was our 1st visit and definitely not our last. We found it via Groupon. The food was cooked to perfection and our service was professional by Wayne. Highly recommended

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vipSkiingWithTheFam (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We went before a show at the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and even received a 20% discount when we showed our tickets. Everyone enjoyed their food, especially the Dijon chicken.

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CRAFTMATIC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great staff
New ownership
Will def go back to the taproom

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

While i had a good experience here there needs to be some improvement for this restaurant to obtain a higher rated from me. Every time I patronize this restaurant it takes quite some time to be greeted by a server; same has happened when I have sat at the bar. We had to have been seated about 10-15 minutes before the waitress came over and the restaurant was not crowded at all. The manager even came over to ask if someone had been over because it then took another 10 minutes just to get water. The food was good however I have not had anything here that makes me want to visit more often to get. It is a very nice location and ambience is always lovely but more needs to be done to be more customer pleasing and friendly.

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vipElizabeth (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Good food prepared and served quickly enough for those on lunch hour.

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Kaminsw (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great place. We were in the area for a concert at the Grand Opera House and this was a perfect choice. Nice food options and very good service. Nice large bar as well. Would return!

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CML1 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Served water that tasted of clorox. I think that they didn't rinse the pitcher or water dispenser after cleaning it. Waitress thought that we were complaining about city water taste. We insisted that the water was tainted. We were given fresh glasses of water. It did taste bad but not of bleach. Only a casual apology. No manager asking about our health from the experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

This was a fun restaurant. The Eagles game was on the TVs and there was a lively crowd around the bar enjoying the game. The service was a bit slow, but there was only one bartender and he was also a server. Food was fine - we had hamburgers. Flatbread appetizer was small but tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was great and food was very good. We had a reservation for 10 and with bad weather 4 could not make it. They were very accommodating for whatever our group wanted. Would definitely recommend for others.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

GREAT PLACE, MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD FOR MY 80 YEAR OLD MOTHER

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Wayne was an excellent server! He was extremely helpful and definitely the reason I plan on visiting in the next week or so. Also, food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent service for dinner before concert at Grand

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