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Granite Hill

1167 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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  • Great for Lunch (1409)
  • Fit for Foodies (802)
  • Great for Brunch (781)

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**PLEASE NOTE - we often have special menus which are specific to the museum programs such as themed buffet or "prix fixe" and will have special pricing. Please inquire with your host

Bright, calming and airy, Granite Hill is the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s pinnacle eatery operated by Starr Catering Group.

Upscale, modern twists on traditional American & French fare make the cuisine at Granite Hill as memorable as the art. Here, you’ll find an approachable French bistro menu filled with seasonal appetizers, entrée salads, omelets, and the freshest fish, as well as specialty cocktails and wines.

Join us for a meal and drink during your visit to Philadelphia’s most esteemed Museum!

**PLEASE NOTE - we often have special menus which are buffet or "prix fixe" and will have special pricing. Please inquire with your host
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Phone number
(215) 684-7990
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gerald Drummond
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Private party facilities
Please call for group dining availability.
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Stephen STARR Events can help you create a memorable event at Granite Hill or any of the museum's amazing spaces. For additional information visit
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Cross street
Kelly Drive & Fairmount Avenue
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Parking details
Public lot located behind Philadelphia Museum of Art and underground parking garage on premise.
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Special events & promotions
The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers a collection of the most prestigious and spectacular settings for entertaining in the city. At an intimate garden party at the Rodin Museum, a stylish cocktail reception in the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, or a timeless event in the majestic Main Building, your distinguished guests will delight in the extraordinary architectural settings and world-renowned masterpieces that surround them. With Stephen STARR Events as the exclusive caterer, your special event will include a culinary experience of unparalleled excellence. We invite you to explore entertaining at the Museum - you are sure to be inspired. For additional information visit
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipPG13 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

Granite Hill is our favorite place for brunch. It is traditional and inventive at the same time. We always combine it with a visit to the museum. We are sorry it is closing for museum construction. However, we were told it will reopen in 15 months. We're looking forward to it!

Fonda (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

Reservation honored at the correct time (1 pm). However, we arrived 10 minutes early and the young person at the desk needs more training in how to show hospitality. My friend and I were told to come back at one, because reservations had to be honored "exactly" in a curt manner.
Happily, another person at the desk greeted us warmly when we returned at the "exact" time. We both ordered the trout,which was prepared perfectly. Our server was friendly and did a great job. Fonda, Bala Cynwyd, PA

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2017

Management of reservations and clearance of tables is poorly organized and terribly slow. On a Thursday, we waited 25 minutes for a party of four with minimal help from the staff. If you have any time constraints, skip it. I cannot imagine what it is like on the weekends!

vipSUSANT (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2017

Excellent food, as always. The chef's table is a great option for taste and value and the special cocktails, themed to tie in with the Museum of Art's key exhibit of the moment, are delicious. We're sorry the restaurant will be closed during the Museum's new renovation project and hope it will reopen as soon as possible.

Kiki (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2017

Apart from the 15 minute wait, even with a reservation, this was a tasty meal, agreeably and promptly served. Granite Hill has been a definite plus for the Philadelphia Museum, even in its somewhat cramped space for sometimes overflowing crowds.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 3, 2017

Great location in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and owned by Steven Starr, but the food is really not up to the standard of other Starr restaurants. Servers and other employees were friendly and professional. Hope the place gets better with the upcoming renovation.

Angie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2017

Good, basic food; large delicious salads; delicious cocktails, though limited selection. Menu is limited, but good for what it offers. It's a nice quiet place to have lunch and conversation before or after visiting the museum exhibits. Service was not great. They brought out 2 orders for our 4 person party, one was a salad and one was the entree. The salad and soup for the other 2 in the party didn't come out until we asked about it. Waiter apologized, but should have been on top of it. The restaurant was not anywhere near busy.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

Great way to spend a Sunday

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

We went to Granite Hill for brunch on New Year's Day. Despite recent mixed reviews, it was a very pleasant experience. Our waiter, Michael, was very personable and attentive. The filet mignon was outstanding. Everything on the buffet was very good. The only suggestion that I would have for staff, which is also mentioned in other reviews, is that the cheese board could have been filled more frequently. Other than that, no complaints. Overall it was very enjoyable.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Made reservation through Open Table for my wife's birthday (New Year's eve day). Got the table I requested by the window. Our waiter was terrific, personable and helpful, and the food was tasteful and well presented. My wife ordered the Chef's buffet table, which she loved, and I had the Greek Salad platter. Very nice all around. One of our favorite places to go for special occasions or whenever we have the time to spare while we're at the museum for an exhibition.