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Ancient Spirits & Grille, Philadelphia, PA

Ancient Spirits & Grille

4.6
4.6
286 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

7:00 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,Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:30 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 286 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

  • Philadelphia

    Romantic

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  1. KD

    KenD

    New York Area

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ancient has an odd vibe but the food was excellent. The wait staff asks you to scan a QR code on the menu, which leads to a questionnaire about your personality type, body type and sleep habits. It then recommends dishes based on the answers. Weird! We got what we wanted anyway. Food was excellent, though. And bad sleepers beware-no decaf coffee!
  2. SU

    SUNIL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Carlos the bartender was outstanding. His service and drink recommendations were accomodating and excellent.
  3. SG

    StephGeyer

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hosted a group of 10. We were seated near the back and so a quieter space. The place is weird and wonderful and I would go back in a heartbeat. The cocktails were especially delightful but really everything they brought was great. My guests loved it and I thought the pricing was fair relative to the high quality.
  4. LP

    LeannP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious dips to start. Loved the beet salad. Chutney with the lamb was so good I want to buy it in a jar.
  5. M

    Missy57

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    With the exception of the wine on tap food and service was excellent. The wine on tap was not working but the service mad up for up. Thanks
  6. J

    Jesh

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like the ambiance, food was good it’s a fusion food with hint of Indian spices. Loved the cocktail menu my wife tried couple of recommended drinks and all tasted great. I tried the chai Rey cocktail with bourbon tasted amazing.
  7. M

    Maureen

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Wonderful find in center city. Good was unique and wonderful. We had salmon cooked perfectly and duck also phenomenal. Service was a little slow but waiters were very friendly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Birthday anniversary
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6/5 Stars! Absolutely incredible restaurant! The decor is beautiful, the service was fantastic and personal, and the food was incredible. We had the kabob and the ahi and we’re just blown away. The wine selection was altered but still fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys great food and wants to have a lovely and romantic evening.
  10. DP

    DeniseP

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Every moment was a taste surprise starting with the cocktails. The ambience was quiet and subdued. My soup was hot and delicious. During cocktails they served light, airy chips and 4 different types of dips to try. We had the octopus for an appetizer and it was delicious. I had the chicken entree which was spicy but very good. The service was excellent and we had a chance to talk to the owner. A very pleasant experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute restaurant! Loved the ambiance, the interior well decorated. Oh! And the food! The Seafood bisque and lamb loin is to die for! I highly recommend this place!
  12. DC

    DanielleC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem, I’m not sure how I never heard of this restaurant and wasted my time dining at others more well know around the corner. The flavors and cocktails are so on point. The ambiance is incredible and the staff treat you like family. I can’t wait to go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service. Will return. Try the water!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere great food! I’m looking forward to coming back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was exceptional. Perfectly cooked octopus, melt in your mouth duck, and lamb so good that you never thought about the baby sheep you were consuming. So if you are just looking for good food and unique cocktails it’s a move. The service and ambience left something to be desired. But In this post Covid world, that is sadly the new norm. Cheers :)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday everything was nice but they don’t celebrate you birthday they just tell you happy birthday lol everything was nice though
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with an eclectic menu! Great service!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. Z

    Zzzz

    West Palm Beach

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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 🥰
  29. CV

    CynthiaV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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!!
  33. MR

    MontseR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice staff and inventive food.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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!
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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.

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 286 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

7:00 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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