Golden Pheasant Inn

4.7
865 reviews
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Contemporary French
"Exquisite" is the word to describe this experience - John V.R. Bull, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Perfect for a relaxed country meal, a weekend getaway or a glass of wine by the fire or on our outdoor terrace, it is hard to imagine a more picturesque setting than the Golden Pheasant Inn. The menu offers fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, The wine list offers over 160 selections by the bottle and 20 by the glass. Located between the Delaware River and Canal in a historic fieldstone inn, we are one hour and fifteen minutes from New York City or Philadelphia, and only 20 minutes north of New Hope, PA. The inn has been family owned and operated for over 27 years. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the beauty of Bucks County!
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K
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great dinner - sat riverside. There was live guitar but it was done in a soothing manner where you can still hold a conversation. Food was delicious - we had the crab cakes for appetizer which was served with s delicious sauce and on a bed of slaw with radishes and cucumbers. Definitely shareable. For dinner I chose the fish stew which was fresh and amazing!

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CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! Food is fantastic, service is incredible, and the weather was perfect for us to enjoy an outdoor table overlooking the beautiful gardens and river.

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NG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite upscale restaurant. The food is always delicious and varies seasonally, the wait staff is excellent and welcoming (especially Kelly), and the dining rooms are lovely.

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TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and environment were great!!!! Only suggestion portion sizes need to be a bit larger, especially dessert- super tiny. Also, include salad as part of dinner. I would go back.

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H
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful. Though, service was slow due to there being a larger party, which was a bummer. Food was delicious and the ambiance was beautiful.

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LN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Food and service were both excellent. Enjoyed a casual cocktail at the bar first, then they let me know when my table was ready. Will definitely go back.

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MM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful find - especially for Sunday Brunch. The staff was attentive. Our server, Charlie, was just wonderful. The food was great. The setting was beautiful. Will definitely be back!

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the amazing menu and food, to the very attentive and sweet staff- the Golden Pheasant Inn will not disappoint!

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LL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The smoked trout appetizer and the Napa cabbage salad were both fresh-tasting excellent. But, the duck entree was terrible - overcooked and tasteless. Halibut entree was better. A glass of red wine was ice cold, obviously just opened, and didn't become drinkable for the entire meal. The server ignored it. The location and atmosphere are the big draws, so come for that and eat light.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Best in Bucks County

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J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy this place! Lovely ambiance and delicious food! Highly recommend!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining experience, food and service are top notch. View of River when leaves are off. Highly recommend!

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive and informed service, and beautiful quiet setting for a special dinner.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Let me first say that the owner, bar tenders and wait staff were wonderful. They made it a very pleasant evening. Secondly, my wife and I are well traveled foodies and have high standards. After reading a few other reviews we tempered our expectations but to no avail. We shared the asparagus salad (very good) and the escargot (mediocre at best). We both had the duck as an entrée, which would have been fairly good if it were not swimming in a very sweet, red sauce. The duck was accompanied by wild rice, which alone tasted off and somewhat acrid, green beans, tough and over-cooked, and sliced water chestnut that without a doubt came straight out of a can and were awful. To make matters worse, the sweet red sauce covered everything, as if trying to conceal all the off flavors on purpose. We left almost all of our meal on our plates, yet no one questioned why?
When you spend well over a hundred dollars on dinner you expect a quality meal, not just wonderful ambiance and good service.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance and great food. Nice for quite date.

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AA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were there with our daughter to celebrate her birthday. The Inn is lovely to look at, in a quiet and very pretty part of town. The food is excellent and the service is beyond compare. The prices are a little bit high but you are getting top quality food and service, so it is well worth it for special occasions. This is our 3rd visit and certainly not our last visit. We love the Golden Pheasant Inn!! Thanks for a wonderful evening. Oh, and my husband said it was the best steak he ever had in his entire life!!

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l
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at the Golden Pheasant. Three of us went and we celebrated our birthdays.
The food was amazing and the service was above three steps above the very best. Can't wait to return
and enjoy another evening of feasting on fine food. Hats off to the staff and management of the Golden Pheasant. Wonderful job. Much thanks to all

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

Thursday night dinner was quiet, relaxing! Superb service and wonderful food. Definitely going back

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Love Sunday brunch at the Golden Pheasant. We all indulged in the decadent French Toast - the only thing left on ALL of our plates were the potatoes. Who serves potatoes with French toast. Carbs with a side of carbs. For the price, especially, a meat choice should be given. Definitely felt like something was missing to balance out the meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The atmosphere is beautiful but the service and

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I thought the food was eclectic...nice flavors. Service was not as good. We waited for about 10 min to be seated when it wasn't crowded. The service when we were at the table, was marginal. And lastly, I got an email from Open Table that we were no shows, even though we checked in and someone came to our table to confirm who we were. And lastly, for a place with that ambience, there were a few tables with extremely loud guests. with rather inappropriate conversations. Not what I would have expected for such a place.

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PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

another outstanding dinner for a special celebratory evening. oysters were great as usual and the lamb shank was perfectly prepared. a quiet evening spent along the canal on a sunny Sunday; looking forward to another fine dining experience in the near future.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary, have eaten at the Golden Pheasant several times and couldn’t think of a nicer place to share this occasion.
We arrived early and enjoyed a cocktail at the bar and were not rushed to our table. We were seated at a nice table in a room with a large burning log fire, setting the atmosphere and creating a warming ambience. I had mentioned our anniversary when I booked online and sitting on our table was a single long stem red rose for my wife.
The food was exceptional, the service outstanding and everything was brought out at the perfect intervals. To round out the occasion, my wife’s dessert was served with a special ‘Happy Anniversary’ message.
This was one of the best evenings we have had together.
Thank you to all at the Golden Pheasant.

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GG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there for Sunday brunch and it was terrific!

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D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely meal at the Golden Pheasant Inn. The service was absolutely top notch and all of the food was delicious. I started with the onion soup which was full of melted cheese and bread and my husband had one of the seasonal specials which was a steak and ale chowder. The roasted duck and chicken breast were cooked perfectly and made for a special meal out. The fireplace was beautiful on this winter night. We will certainly be back!

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PF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were wonderful. They knew this was a special occasion and they went above and beyond to make it special. The food was excellent. I had steak and my wife had seafood and everything was prepared perfectly with an excellent presentation. This is my fourth time eating there and it’s been superb every time. A perfect place for any occasion.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun and elegant. We are grateful to have the golden pheasant so close

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PP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most all weekends we go to dinner to a restaurant that is at least rated a 4 or higher with something usually a bit off. Which lends itself to understanding why their not a “5”.

The Golden Pheasant is truly a five. A lovely restaurant with great atmosphere, food and excellent service. For couples or a small group it’s a cozy up scale but casual dinner experience with a great country Inn like atmosphere you look for when dining in the area.

Would definitely go back again

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

Excellent food and an attentive and knowledgeable staff. Worth the trip, the best in Bucks County!

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L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, except when it came to the desert. It’s not such a big deal, but paid for a full portion of chocolate cake and what came out was literally only four forkfuls in total.They must have run out of chocolate cake so they layered strawberries top of the cake to make it appear size. A disappointing end to an otherwise lovely meal.

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TM
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the meal was five stars. The food was superb from appetizers to dessert. The server was excellent. One of the best meals you can have anywhere in the area.

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CH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great atmosphere,food ,service and company. Will revisit soon.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I are in the Golden Pheasant Inn approximately once a month or so. It is consistnetly outstanding. One of our favorite places.

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully decorated, delicious food, and great service!

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

It has been a few years since we have eaten at the Golden Pheasant primarily because the menu is limited and doesn’t vary much from season to season or year to year. My husband and I decided to give it another chance. The ambiance is very nice, especially when the fireplace is lit. For an appetizer, I ordered a butterhead lettuce salad, but was disappointed as there wasn’t much lettuce and it was very overdressed. My husband had the escargot which was a good choice. I was really looking forward to the halibut entree (the reason we decided to come) and it was cooked nicely with a tasty lobster sauce. The carrots and sautéed mushrooms were a nice accompaniment however, sweet potato purée did not compliment the dish. My husband enjoyed the sweet potato gnocchi but felt that they were covered in too much pesto. Overall, the meal was good, but often it feels like the chef tries to do too much with each plate instead of letting the simple flavors of the main ingredient shine through.

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CY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place with excellent food. Service was nice but seemed very busy but probably because one of the busiest nights of the year. Would definitely go back again

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OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful establishment! We always look forward to dinner there. The duck is excellent and the lamb shank falls off the bone

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great night. Food was great, service too.

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