Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - Manayunk
We walked into the restaurant and it reeked of fish. When seated at our table it was so wobbly our drinks nearly fell over. The first 2 beers we ordered were not available…they were seasonal so understandable but it was all down hill from there. We tried to order a Buffalo chicken wrap but were told they were all out of chicken. We then tried to order Buffalo cauliflower and were told “oh we’re definitely out of that too”. I decided to move onto a pizza with a side of onion rings but they were out of onion rings as well! We were then told if we wanted to order from the sandwich section they’d have to substitute the roll for a wrap so I guess they were out of bread too! We told them we were just going to finish our third choice drinks and leave and the waiter was completely shocked! I felt like we were being punked. I’ll never dine here again.
Our server was new and willing to help but was obviously very green.
Several things were unavailable on the menu.
We ordered apps and entrees. All the food was brought at the same time. The tuna nachos sounded amazing but there was maybe 6 bite size pieces on the entire dish, the French onion soup was lukewarm, the tuna on the ahi tuna and risotto dish was over cooked, both salads came without dressing. When we asked the server to bring the dressing for them, he informed us that they didn’t have the dressing for either salad we ordered. He never brought a replacement and tried to charge for both.
I wanted to like this place and the menu sounded really good but food, service and noise level made our experience less then desirable. We left hungry and unfortunately won’t be back.
One waitress for the whole radiant
Brunch was delicious. Unfortunately, it took almost an hour to get our food. The waitresses were working very hard! But were very much understaffed and overworked. Great food but needs more staff
Excellent brunch outside, they were busy but there service was still great.
Hair in the food! Extremely loud music. Poor service from upon arrival. This was a very different experience compared to the last time we’d been there. I doubt we’ll go back.
Good food, nice location. Great place for brunch with friends
Not sure why you are allowed to make a 2:45 reservation when the kitchen closes at 3pm. I felt like I was being rushed a little at that point. Besides that, I would def go back again
I loveeeee this place!!!! The food is always great and the vibe was on point
Everything about Bernies lacked any sense of urgency or care for quality and customer experience. They were out of 2 cocktails I ordered, iced tea, and the entire pizza section…all of which we were noticed about post ordering. Food for my husband and I (a salad, wings and a crab cake sandwich) took over 45 minutes. When I received the salad ingredients were brown on top. When I sent the salad back the staff didn’t even apologize or seem to care that it was ever served. It was taken off my check and I understand if you are short staffed, but it was really the lack of care that put me over the edge.
Birthday celebration and noted in reservation but was not mentioned by the staff.
Otherwise a delicious meal and good service. Happy to support local business with covid19 restrictions and the recent flooding
My eggs bernies was good. My wife’s chicken sandwich was not. It’s a very nice looking establishment.
Great food, amazing service. Will definitely go back!
The food and drinks were okay. Unfortunately the service was a let down. Food came out before the drinks and our server never checked on us. We were then handed the check before close to finishing and felt rushed out. For the price the service should have been much better!
Food was pretty good but the service was awful. Our waitress never came to check on us once. We would’ve ordered a few more drinks if our waitress had come back at all. I had to get up and look for someone to ask for my check
Great time there the food is always 👍
The food was amazing and so was the atmosphere. It was my first time and I will be returning for brunch again Sunday.
It was great
Food and the customer service were both phenomenal!
Great service thx guys👍
Nice experience, our server was so friendly and personable. My Korean bowl was ok, something about the dressing was off, but my bf really liked his crab cake Sammie. Parmesan fries were excellent.
Just all very meh. Over cooked muscles. Dried out burger. Nothing special. Not worth a special trip.
Great service, good food selection and quality, and the atmosphere is very relaxed.
Awesome place good drinks and food I love it there
Spectacular food (I tried 3 difference dishes). Fun atmosphere. Young crowd. Great location. Will be returning soon
There were flies and fruit flies interrupting our experience and the food was just basic.
The service was great and we had a very sweet waitress. However they ran out of a lot things on the menu and it was brunch so there already wasn’t a ton of options to begin with. After placing my order I was told my French toast was no longer available but luckily the substitute which was the chicken sandwich was amazing. Probably wouldn’t dine at this location again I prefer the Glenside one
It was our first time trying out Bernies and we were excited to snag a brunch reservation day of! The atmosphere was sunny, open and contemporary. I loved all the nooks and crannies of this establishment! Unfortunately, the "smoked" salmon option (my brunch choice) was a gooey paste (like a tuna salad but gummier), and I could barely finish one bite. The waitress noticed the full plate at the end of our meal and asked, "You didn't like it?" I said "No, I thought it was going to be smoked salmon" and she just walked away with a shrug. We also purchased a lemon - ricotta pancake, omelette and an alcoholic beverage. My partner enjoyed the omelette and I loved the drink, the pancake was so-so. On a side note, the bathrooms were absolutely filthy - there was built up dirt, unclean toilets, and overall it felt grimy :( Unfortunately, our first experience will probably be our last.
Decent atmosphere. Meh burgers. Solid French Toast. Mediocre service.
There are better places on Main Street in this price point.
My drinks were fabulous. Food was only ok. Mushroom pizza was very bland. Our waitress was great.
Great options for the non-meat eating crowd. Everything was super fresh and interesting. The service was exceptional!
Excellent‼️I also must state that Our server Karina did an awesome Job and all with a bright smile‼️
I dined in and was given Maria as my server. Very nice girl, but she was not good as a server. To start we ordered our drinks and was told that the liquor brand offered was unavailable about 10 minutes after ordering. When I received my drink, there was a long hair going all throughout the lime, around the straw, and in and out the drink. I then asked Maria for a new drink which I then had to cancel. I watched Maria seat a new group, take their order, and they receive their drinks, and I still haven’t received my remake of my drink. This all took about 10-20 minutes . I then told her to just cancel my drink because we’ve been waiting forever. I have even finished my food within that time frame. Also, when we first ordered, I asked to have a pizza sent out first as my appetizer. She said okay, but instead they brought out our entrees, and the pizza came out like 15 minutes later. We ordered the curry chicken pizza, but they gave us just a pizza with chicken, no sauce or basil like the menu states. To add, they also messed up our French fry order as well, since we requested sweet potatoe fries. Maria continued to apologize the entire time, but still failed to serve us properly.
This was my second time. Both times were very disappointing.. the food was not good or fresh. Most of my arugula was yellow/bad and they gave me very little of what was included in the roasted beet salad. Not generous portions besides the large amount of wilted and yellow arugula. The service the first time was not well or experienced. The second time the service was better.. but after our meals were given to us we weren’t checked on a second time…my husband needed ketchup and I wasn’t given any dressing for my salad. His soda was also very flat and he asked for another one…the waitress even said she took a taste and agreed it was flat. We wont be returning.
Great live music, food and cocktails!
We arrived earlier than expected but wasn’t seated until our exact time which was 8:15. I informed the front individual who sat us that we have not seen or spoke with a waiter. She stayed “oh she said she came to speak with you guys about drinks” and walked away. The waiter did not come over to our table until 8:30pm. We decided we wanted to order two turkey burgers, the waiter stated she had to check to see if they were still available which they weren’t. She named about 10 things that weren’t available. We got up and left. The service was horrible and we really liked bernies but now we will NOT BE BACK.
It was the little things that added up for a less-than-great experience: waiting for water/empty water glasses (on a hot day), no AC, no share plates for apps at a table of 4, one entree (a wrap with a side salad) lagging 15 minutes behind other entrees.
Made a reservation for 4:15, and was never once told that the kitchen didn’t open until 5p until we had already sat down and ordered drinks.
I brought my boyfriend here and was embarrassed for suggesting it. Sat at the bar waiting for our reservation and wasn’t brought water or even acknowledged the whole 10-15 mins. Took another 10-15 mins once seated to be greeted or brought water. They didn’t have the entrees we came for. I understand being short staffed but the entire experience was extremely underwhelming. Such a cute inside to be wasted like it is. I have also heard from people in the industry that worked there that they do not pay their staff. Will not be returning.
45+ minute ticket time at 7:15pm on a Wednesday. Terrible rosé selection on menu. Bowl portions super small for price.
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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - Manayunk is rated 3.9 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.
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