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Ancient Spirits & Grille, Philadelphia, PA

Ancient Spirits & Grille

4.4
4.4
250 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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Booked 7 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 - 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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Menu

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What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

  • Philadelphia

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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 💓

  13. 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.

  14. 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 .

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. E

    Ettorestyle

    Philadelphia

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 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 ❤️

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A limited wine list, but enterprising cocktails are the name of the game here, and the herbal cocktails are both unusual and excellent. The food is excellent and the service friendly and helpful. I'll be back.

  23. N

    Naranjita

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, this is a new, favorite place for us! We had amazing dishes, and the menu allows you to mix small and larger plates without feeling you over-ate! We even got desserts, which we don't always do, but everything was amazing. The cocktails were delicious, and we enjoyed seeing how the dishes lined up with our respective Doshas.

  24. HA

    HollyA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    Ambience, decorations, and cocktails were amazing. I split two entrees, and both were badly cooked. No one asked how my food was even though I clearly didn’t eat anything. It’s a great space, but they need to work on their menu.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food, super chic vibes!

  26. AT

    AnitaT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was Amazing!! Cocktails were amazing. Service no complaints. Flavors on point.

  27. P

    Prissymoore

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent drinks. Very good inventive food. Stylish atmosphere with great service.

  28. b

    barbarah

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very friendly waitstaff and hostess. Owner can by to check in - gorgeous atmosphere. The bisque was amazing!

  29. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    They have excellent drinks, a great ambiance, and they're very attentive. It's just an overall nice experience.

  30. KL

    KerryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding drinks, food, and service. They have a personalized menu selection, making for an unique experience. Service was also outstanding.

  31. N

    Niti

    Philadelphia

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Loved the space & the variety in vegan and vegetarian foods. Everything was beautifully plated & flavorful. Will return with friends

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal and service.

  33. AM

    AlessandraMercedes

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance, the service, the food… all amazing! I treated myself to a birthday diner and I had such an wonderful dining experience! Thank you. I most definitely will be returning here.

  34. KB

    KatherineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was great! We had tickets to the Philadelphia Orchestra after dinner, and even though there was some technical issues going on last night, you would never know if they hadn’t shared, no issues whatsoever, and they helped our food get out asap so we made our curtain time! Food was delicious and I highly recommend the duck, it came out with a cloche of smoke! So fun and fancy! Husband’s salmon was delicious and pretty too! Yummy cocktails too! I would love to visit again soon.

  35. k

    kjindal

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and presentation. And very creative and tasty cocktails

  36. C

    Combatgirl

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience. Plant based options were excellent.

  37. L

    Louise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, attentive service and great atmosphere. Our party of 5 was promptly sat on the second floor in a private alcove with a view. Highly recommend.

  38. DC

    DanielC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very creative menu & cocktails. Pleasant environment.

  39. AJ

    AndreaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The owner was so amazingly kind. Came up to each table to ask how the meal was and provided excellent customer service when things did not arrive perfect. Everything was delicious, reasonably priced for the sourcing and mission behind the restaurant. Will definitely be back!

  40. t

    traceyr

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food, service , and music. Drinks were good with an herbal twist.

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 4.4 stars by 250 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

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Booked 7 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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