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About Marsha Brown

Marsha Brown is a refined Creole Kitchen & Lounge, dramatically designed inside a 125 year old church located directly in the heart of New Hope. The menu focuses on great steak & seafood dishes as well as an abundance of Marsha's own Southern family favorites & is complimented by an outstanding bottle wine list.

15 South Main Street
New Hope, PA 18938
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole, Southern, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00,
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30PM - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Lunch: 1130AM - 430PM daily

Bar opens daily at 4:00pm.

Cross Street:
Bridge Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 862-7044

Website:
http://www.marshabrownrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available after 5:00pm daily.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Marsha Brown Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Romantic (57)
Good for a Date (53)
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Good for Birthdays (53)
Worth the Drive (52)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Authentic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for Groups (23)
Fun (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Business Meals (15)
Cozy (15)
Casual (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Hot Spot (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Spicy (8)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 hours ago

Waiter disappeared between end of meal and check for 20 minutes. Bummer ending of a great meal.

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·Dined a day ago

Everything was perfect. Requested wine was waiting for us before we were seated. Evening couldn’t have been any better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Always excellent

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·Dined 3 days ago

Me and my wife love this restaurant ! Always delicious food and great service!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine's Day Date night

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We had Valentine's Day dinner at Marsha Brown's. The food was very good. The setting is outstanding. The service was excellent. We had a very nice time. It does get a little loud upstairs making it difficult to hear at times, but all in all, it was an outstanding experience - as it always is!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a fantastic time the food the service and the audience was excellent would definitely return and recommend to my friends

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The New Orleans Creole fare is yummy. Former church with murals and stained glass is part of the decor. Service was excellent especially on such a big ‘dining out’ evening.
I love lobster on Valentine’s Day! Green beans side dish was wonderful.
Great dessert drinks was a nice flourish. The finish was with a single pink rose and a heart shaped chocolate which ended the night out. It was very romantic.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated Valentine's Day with dinner at Marsh Brown's. Been waiting a while to try this restaurant and they didn't disappoint. Beautiful restaurant. Made reservations and were seated well within our expectations. Food was excellent and service was great. Have to come back to try the pecan pie! It was a packed house, so it was a bit on the noisy side. Definitely will return - I have to try the entire menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

This was the worst dining experience we've had in years. Two of our choices were inedible. The only positive was the professional waiter who served us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

My GF and I had dinner on Valentine's Day. This was her first time but I've been to MB for a work event so I was familiar with the menu and decor. Despite being fully booked, the noise level was bearable and the staff was very attentive. Maybe this was the Valentine's Day staff but still, they were prepared for it. GF liked the decor, especially the Delacroix inspired wall painting and our waiter knew the history. We both had the beet salad and lobster bisque; nicely done. GF had the crawfish etouffee and I had the eggplant Ophelia, both nicely done, and bread pudding for dessert...really good. Seems like the menu hadn't changed much since, just small tweaks to the creole theme.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful dining experience. Food was wonderful staff was pleasant service was great. Will go again. Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Marsha Brown's is one of my favorite restaurants. Most importantly, the food is top notch, every bite is heavenly. The staff manage to create a sophisticated atmosphere that is also warm and welcoming; you won't want to leave!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food and service was amazing. Would recommend the crab beignet, bbq shrimp and the bread pudding. Everything was amazing

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great ambiance - a little loud, but not overly. Tried the gumbo and while it tasted good, it was a soup...not a gumbo. Steaks were good but had been sitting too long due to the poor service and the crab cakes could use more spice. The desserts were ok, nothing great.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Not a fan of southern cooking. Definitely crabbed out by the end of meal. Too rich and heavy. I’m vegetarian with some seafood. Not much choice for me. It was very loud and we were sitting on the quiet 3rd floor. Service wasn’t outstanding either, which is odd for an all male wait staff at my table. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We took our children here to celebrate their birthdays. We had a wonderful meal and the wait staff was amazing!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was good, but not great. I do spend a lot of time in New Orleans, so I am very hard to please when it comes to Cajun or Creole food.
The restaurant was beautiful and the service was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server, Jack, was very knowledgeable, fun and accommodating. The food was exciting and delicious and the cocktails were wonderful.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food is outstanding. Service is friendly and not rushed. It can get loud, almost feel like you're at a bar and not a restaurant, but it didn't really take away from our experience at all.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic food and service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Overpriced for slightly above average food. Beautiful converted church. Made reservations but, still needed to wait 25 min, not terrible. Catfish appetizer contained almost no fish and over fried to a crisp. Coconut shrimp appetizer was small, after being told the shrimp were huge. Meals all came out at different times. One meal was 15 min after the others. Apparently it was dropped and the server never mentioned it. He still put it on the bill which we had removed. Spend your money elsewhere.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, great service and wonderful ambiance!

Make it right story: Shortly after being seated we were asked to move to a different table. Apparently a party of 20 was scheduled a bit later and they needed the space. It was odd and a bit uncomfortable but moved without complaint. We were comped an $85 bottle of wine and 4 deserts. Oh, and the new table was better.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my daughter’s 21st birthday. It truly was a memorable experience. Our server was phenomenal and he made fantastic recommendations since most people haven’t been to the restaurant before. Would highly recommend trying out Marsha Brown’s

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food excellent, service fantastic, couldn’t ask for anything more.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service in such a unique atmosphere.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

From the moment you walk in to this church that has been transformed into a warm original place you feel like you’re there for a worship of a different kind - that of delicious food, beautiful surroundings and a wait staff that is friendly and professional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

While it was my first time dining at Marsha Brown’s, it certainly will not be my last. Everything was amazing, from the food, to the decor, to the wait staff. The menu had a good variety of dishes for all different palettes. The wine menu was rather extensive, with a few of my favorite bottles. I’ve never tasted anything quite like the crab cheesecake - it was one of my favorite dishes. The raw bar was extremely fresh and their jambalaya was one of the best I’ve ever had. I’m extremely thankful to my friend who recommended it, and plan to be a repeat customer for years to come.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food is as notable as the setting. Delicious cajun food -- we sampled the jambalaya and salmon and shrimp over grits, and loved both. The restaurant is a converted church, and it's beautiful. When you go upstairs, you emerge into a giant, open space filled with tables and a very high ceiling. I would recommend this for special occasions of all kinds. The service was also good. We'd go back in a second.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Reliable, if slightly pricey; New Hope favorite. The Salmon and Shrimp dish was excellent as were the lamb chops.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Have heard a lot about Marsha Brown's and have been wanting to go for years. Finally made it there to celebrate a birthday. The food was outstanding, as was the service. Our table was decorated with confetti and a sash for the birthday celebration which was a nice touch. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

everything was excellent until a member of the kitchen staff brought our food out to us. our waitress was nowhere to be found and he didn't seem to be a usual food runner. I ordered tournedos and he put the plate in front of me and said here's your tornados. It may seem like a silly thing but for the New York prices your paying you expect either your waiter or waitress to bring your food. And to check back with you to see if everything was ok. She was very nice but had multiple tables. This wasn't our first time here and we love coming here yearly around our anniversary so just a bit disappointed in the actual food serving. desert was on the house which was nice and the manager brought over rose petals which was a sweet touch. maybe have actual food runners next time and it would've been perfect. We will dine here again in the future.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday. Food was pretty good, service was mediocre. Atmosphere and decor was good but just too loud. Dishes were really overpriced for the somewhat unimpressive presentation and small amounts. Had wanted to visit this restaurant for a long time and enjoyed for the most part but probably will not be back for dinner. Might try the bar sometime for drinks.....looked like a nice area to have cocktails. Appreciated the valet service on a cold January night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great curved table. Food was so tasty. The service was warm and attentive. The space is awesome. Nothing but complements.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Pecan pie was delicious. Highly recommend. We have eaten here often. The menu hasn't changed much. The setting in the former church is pretty and more spectacular in summer when the light shines through the stained glass windows.

I have photos to post but do not see the link

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time there having been recommended by friends; we'd walked past this cool place that was once a church dozens of times. The service was terrific, we waited about a half hour or more at the bar, it seems a large party sort of clogged the system. Finally seated, we sat in the upper level which still is a very lively part of the restaurant, so don't be afraid to sit up there!

I have to say that our only complaint was that the food was way over-salted. It was so obvious that each of us commented on it. There are lots of restaurants/chefs that seem do do this but it really isn't necessary. The salt theme cut across from the (signature) crab cheesecake and into the side dishes (we had creamed spinach and the sweet potatoes).

But my fish was good, and my wife and her friend enjoyed the huge tomahawk-cut ribeye.

We seldom return to a restaurant that over-salts like that; maybe we will just hit the bar for drinks, but not a beer as there are none on draft... didn't they get the craft beer memo?

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent as always. My wife and I love this place. Micky our server was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server Mickey was fantastic, Meal very good. One draw back is that seating was very cramped. When sever was at table next to us he would bang into my shoulder and his butt would bang up against our table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic food as always! The service is good however the server is always very busy and it can take extra time before they get to you. The server’s assistant should be allowed to take cocktail orders!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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