Hickory Lane American Bistro offers an eclectic aspect to American classics by adding international ingredients and flavors to give Philadelphia diners a new and unusual experience. With artisan-crafted sandwiches, chef specialties and appetizers on the menu, it would be difficult to leave Hickory Lane American Bistro unsatisfied.
One of the unique sandwiches is the duck �Rachel� which includes a house cured duck pastrami, cabbage slaw, gruyere cheese and 1,000 Island aioli on toasted sourdough. It is served with sweet potato fries and a pickle. Another house specialty is the Scottish salmon which is served with garlic spinach, cilantro jalapeno cream and quinoa. There are a number of vegetarian options on the Hickory Lane American Bistro menu as well.
The veggie burger was unusual and was one of the best I have had in a restaurant.
Have been going here since it started out as a BYOB - have loved it ever since
What a wonderful place for brunch. The pork belly benedict is suberb. This is my third visit and I cannot wait to return.
The burger was delicious and pulled pork was savory.
The food was excellent and our server, Harrison, was outstanding. He was courteous, attentive and very pleasant. We would go back.
Had a wonderful brunch with my friends. This is a true gem in the neighborhood. Live a few blocks from Hickory Lane.
Food was fabulous, service excellent. Open kitchen also adds an interesting touch.
My daughter has been coming here for breakfast often and so finally I had a chance to try it out. I really like the quaintness and the location. The staff was exceptionally nice, everyone was pleasant & greeted us upon entry and exit. I had the blueberry French toast with a side of eggs and turkey bacon. The French toast was delicious, the eggs were, eggs and the turkey bacon could've been cooked a little longer. My daughter had the shrimp and grits. The shrimp were huge, I wasn't a fan of the grits, they were too thick and lumpy for my taste. I'm not sure I'll be as frequent a visitor as my daughter, but there were a couple of other items that I would like to give a try.
Nice outdoor seating. Great cocktails and food.
If you're looking for a quick and casual brunch spot in Fairmount with great food and good service check out Hickory Lane. I've eaten outside a few times, they usually have tables available and it's never too crowded. They have good options for picky eaters, as I am not the adventurous type. And they're helpful in allowing you to take out something you don't like or add something you do like (small fee depending on what you're adding).
Good meal with nice wait staff in a comfortable environment. One big negative however is that they refuse to stock any decent scotch Whisky
The meal was very good. However, I almost lost my guest waiting for the tart dessert. Much too long. Wine list is VERY limited. Need a most extensive choice for full bottles.
Had an amazing dinner on Mother's Day. Everything was delicious!
Excellent dinner - great food and good drink selections. I thoroughly enjoyed my duck pastrami sandwich - so rich and complex with flavor. Will definitely have again.
This is a very pretty restaurant- in an area which is growing, and quite walkable. We'd gone for brunch here several years ago, (had a great experience) and were looking forward to showing our our of town friends a nice place/special dinner.
Our dinner came to ~$200- so one would expect that the basics would be there. The food was ok- drinks ok- but the water needed filtration (awful.. and we are from Philadelphia) and the after dinner decaf tasted like a watery sanka from the 70's. Each ruined the taste of our lovely after dinner profiteroles! The restaurant was not crowded, and neither the server nor bartender were busy. Server, however, was quite polite and attentive.
It just seems like the quality has fallen off sharply since opening. Every restaurant has an off-night so we're willing to give the benefit of the doubt- but just an extra focus on the little things would have made the time with our guests so much more pleasant.