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Ancient Spirits & Grille, Philadelphia, PA

Ancient Spirits & Grille

4.6
4.6
269 Reviews
$30 and under
Creative Western
Pioneering as the first herbal cocktail lounge in America, Ancient Spirit and Grille prides in bringing together a unique food and dining experience. ASG offers you a never-before lounge experience filled with opulence and wellness. Enjoy the purest and most fresh cocktails crafted from organic fruits with a twist of authentic spices to awaken your taste buds! Our exclusive personalized service will surely bring you back to us again and again!

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creative Western, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 478-8777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    FIRST Floor- The bar & lounge area is ideal for 45 guests seated. SECOND floor- Ideal for 50 guests seated. THIRD Floor North Room- Ideal for 20 guests seated and the South Room is Ideal for 45 guests seated. BUYOUT for the entire restaurant is ideal for 160 guests.

  • Private party contact

    General Manager: (844) 404-1338

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Date Night Experience

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Engage in a pleasant evening right with your beloved at the new Romeo and Juliet table at Ancient Spirits & Grille. Celebrate togetherness with a picturesque view, and enjoy an evening of fine dining, making your date nights special than never before. Five Course Chef's Tasting Menu Two Cocktails and Two Mocktails

Offers

  • Happy Hour Offered at the First Floor Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Tue - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Fri - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Treat yourself to an array of freshly crafted selective cocktails infused with the exquisite blend of organic fruits and herbs at reduced prices. All wines, draught beer on tap are half price and select classic cocktails are $8. -Wild Mushroom Naan-Spinach, Goat Cheese, Truffle Oil $7 -Crispy Cauliflower-Turmeric, Herb Aioli $5 -Vegetable Samosa- Coriander, Mint-Yogurt sauce $6 -Ancient Spirts Dips- Crispy Rice Chips $3 -Fried Calamari- Spicy Green Chili Currie Aioli $7 -Smoked Salmon Naan-Tomato Ginger Chutney, Fresh Herbs, Basil oil $9 -Sesame Paneer- Sweet-Sour Yogurt Sauce $6

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What 269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

  • Philadelphia

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ordered the salmon and per chefs recommendation it is to be served medium. Unfortunately it was rare. they did cook it to medium after taking it back. I wouldn’t normally complain but there were only two people in the restaurant so the chef had two dishes to make. The sweet potato fritter was not enjoyable. They would be better serving basmati rice or on a bed of spinach. Service was good but I think the menu selections are limited and slightly overpriced.
  2. AM

    AriM

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible tastes, ambience and service in a super central location
  3. FM

    FeedMeSeymour

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anne Marie was a wonderful server. She made great suggestions and met our every needs. We had a very nice experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, delicious and plentiful. The staff was super nice and accommodating. We will definitely return again. Felt like we were on vacation at a special destination. The ambience was superb. Such a gem in the Rittenhouse area.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time and it was great! My nieces were in town for their bdays and it was a great choice Staff was amazing. Definitely will be back soon!
  6. RL

    RaisaLJ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Here is one of my favorite places to be. Everything I tasted was magnificent and so delicious. The drinks the food and atmosphere felt like a perfect combination and made the vibe of the date better. I had a couple mocktails, butter naan, chips and dips, the seafood bisque, the watermelon salad, the crab cake, and the kabobs.
  7. B

    Bdaygirl

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The ambiance was great, especially for intimate dates or for just a couple of friends hanging out. The octopus was amazing. We had the Ahi Tuna and Duck, they were just ok. I personally like duck confit which would have been a better choice. I felt the waiter was tired with no patience. Overall I liked the restaurant, it's just in need of some tweaks.
  8. CB

    ClaireB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I selected this restaurant, my team looked at me a little funny. Then we walked into an amazing oasis of mediterranean charm. The ambience is off the chart. I have increased my focus on healthy food options, and when the menu allowed me to analyze my chakra for food selections, I fell in love with this restaurant even more. Bart, our server, was amazing and guided us to excellent selections. When you are in Philly, make time to swing by even if it is only for a cocktail!
  9. Z

    Zzzz

    West Palm Beach

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I had the duck. Nice presentation and taste but it came to the table cold, as well as the mashed potatoes, when it should have been hot.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Is not the same menu, here it’s totally different
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t wait to take my Wife here… I loved it 🥰
  12. CV

    CynthiaV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice. Interesting menu. Great food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go here for a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Can’t wait to return and try more food and cocktails.
  14. CB

    CoopB

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some very good and interesting drinks. The waiter was knowledgeable regarding the drinks and food. The food was very good with a nice hint of Indian to it. I will definitely being going back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AWESOME!! Food drinks ambiance and service just go and enjoy!!
  16. MR

    MontseR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice staff and inventive food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!!! I can’t wait to go back
  18. K

    Katonell

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Definitely a jewel. Attractive interiors. Friendly and attentive staff. Food was a surprise even after reading reviews. True creative western, but is very delicious creative! Everything we tried was yummi and yet unusual. Highly recommend. Price is fair.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was great. Great music, good, and service. A great place for a date or happy hour!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlo was the best bartender! Memorable experience and service. 12/10
  21. P

    Paul

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at the Romeo & Juliet table for my partner’s birthday. Definitely going back for food and drinks soon.
  22. C

    Channa

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good collections of cocktails and nice fusion of Indian food
  23. SR

    StephanieR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 12 and it turned out well. Interesting menu options led to searches of what different spices were and we learned a lot. Good food, good drinks, cool atmosphere, good service.
  24. NK

    NeenaK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I almost want to hide this gem for me but excellent place for interesting cocktails with a classy ambience and quiet environment for conversations
  25. ST

    SusanT

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was very good - excellent flavors, nice presentation. Overall, I felt rushed and unwelcome. Decor is fresh and lovely. I ordered a drink to start, and two courses. Food came very quickly, less than 5 minutes after my drink, and both courses came at the same time. The restaurant was practically empty. I had an after-dinner drink, and the check was brought with it - another instance of feeling rushed out the door. Although I had a reservation, I was still offered a seat at the bar, even though every table I could see was empty. The server was pleasant, but left the menus on my table throughout my meal. It was raining, and I was offered a place to hang my coat, which was nice. I don’t see a compelling reason to go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is a marvelous place - in keeping with the great food.
  27. M

    Mozzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend everybody to come to this establishment it's a nice vibe and real intimate.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, ver nice decor, service attentive and friendly. Will be back!
  29. DV

    DrVegan

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great vegan, omnivore, and carnivore selection! Inventive drinks and good service
  30. JD

    JamieD

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed this restaurant. My friend and I agreed we would 100% be back. The only thing I would change or suggest would be the music. We went on a Friday night at 8pm and they were still playing like elevator music, which just made us sleepy. We would have stayed for dessert or more cocktails if it was a little more lively. My meal was absolutely delicious! The cocktails were the star of the night though, they were phenomenal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. I sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly kind and attentive. Food was delicious. I will return 💓
  32. P

    Philsphan

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’d give a 4+ overall. I have to round to 5 based on how good they were at accommodating us. I made an 8pm reservation but my Harry Potter event ended by 7. I called to ask if we could come at 7:15 instead (hello prime dining time!!). They said sure, come on over, which scored them major points in my book. Upon arrival we had to wait just 5 mins and were escorted to a table on first floor closest to bathroom and kitchen, in front of bar. That might not sound good, but it was great. Cozy pretty blue velvet cushioned seating bench on one side and matching padded chairs on the other side. I really like when restaurants have upholstered chairs. So much more comfortable than a hard wooden seat. The ambiance was very cool, artfully lighted. I didn’t explore the 2nd floor. The food was great. We had the duck, flapjacks, falafel, BBQ trio, chicken sausage, watermelon salad. All very flavorful and tasty. I’d rate Portion size was small/medium. 3 of us had one alcoholic beverage and 2 had sodas. We got crème brûlée and flourless chocolate cake with raspberry. Delish. The bill was $200 (before tip). I think that’s pretty good for a place that felt high-end.
  33. m

    mickeys

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Very nice and knowledgeable waiter ,food and drinks or mediocre .
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This may be our new favorite Philadelphia restaurant. The food was unique and delicious, and the staff was very attentive and friendly. They have interesting herbal cocktails and a fun app that makes menu recommendations based on a series of questions. We had a wonderful dinner and will definitely be going back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Service also good. Wish they had a few more vegan options for the vegan diner. I've been there more than once. The restaurant/ ambiance is very nice. A little pricey for the portion sizes. Food presentation was lovely and everything tasted good.
  36. B

    Bryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was tasty, the ambiance was incredible and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We were at the Romeo & Juliet table for the chef's tasting menu which was incredible. The owner came to check on us multiple times. It is clear she was very proud of her establishment (and she should be!). The only thing I think could be improved is the price for the Romeo & Juliet table. I think it was slightly expensive compared to other restaurants for a chef's tasting.
  37. E

    Ettorestyle

    Philadelphia

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and services was outstanding, it was our first time there and every dish was well executed in favor and presentation and they have a great mixologist , the cocktails where delicious we will definitely be back ❤️
  38. b

    beantownmom

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I met a friend for happy hour/early dinner. Ambience is nice - space is a little on the dark side if you are there during daylight - but lovely nonetheless. Happy hour on a Wed. noise level low enough that we were able to converse with no hearing issues! Drinks were yummy - I had the Chai Rye. Happy Hour eats were great - we had the naan mushroom & pesto appe and the crispy cauliflour. Both good although there was a bit of a delay with the naan coming out. I will return - probably with hubby for date night.
  39. TC

    TCtotalfoodie

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food. Wonderful atmosphere. Great drinks! Service was 5 stars.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was outstanding and service was very good. Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ancient Spirits & Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ancient Spirits & Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 478-8777.

Ancient Spirits & Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

Ancient Spirits & Grille does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ancient Spirits & Grille

1726 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19103-5120

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creative Western, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 478-8777

  • Private party facilities

    FIRST Floor- The bar & lounge area is ideal for 45 guests seated. SECOND floor- Ideal for 50 guests seated. THIRD Floor North Room- Ideal for 20 guests seated and the South Room is Ideal for 45 guests seated. BUYOUT for the entire restaurant is ideal for 160 guests.

  • Private party contact

    General Manager: (844) 404-1338

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