Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - Manayunk

3.8
101 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Casual mid-scale American cuisine & craft beers, serving the Manayunk & surrounding areas!
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vipLaShannaE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My wife and I went for breakfast/brunch and my wife always gets the pancakes and when the hostess sat us she never informed us that their griddle wasn’t working that is used to cook pancakes and French toast. The waitress let us order drinks and then bought are drinks back and then told us the griddle was broken. I feel both the hostess or waiter should have let us know this upfront. We did not stay we left and went else where.

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Brandon
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! The pancakes are delicious!

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AllieL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I really want to love this place. The restaurant has a great vibe and a killer menu but the service really isn't great. I went here for my birthday dinner and the server started by telling us the long list of everything they were out of on the menu which ended up being at least half of the cocktail list. It took over 30 minutes for our cocktails to come, way after our appetizers arrived. That being said the food was good when it did come. Would definitely recommend the thai curry mussels -- they were unique and delicious! Might be a good spot when you're not in a rush and don't really care about service.

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MS33
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

In a nearly empty restaurant with ample staff, it was difficult to have the waitress come to the table. About a half hour waiting for drinks and an additional half hour waiting for beverage menus, the brunch turned into a more serve yourself experience trying to track down anyone who would wait on the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

This was quite literally the worst service I've ever experienced. I had an 8:00 birthday reservation with two of my friends. We arrived at 7:55 and were sat in the back room away from everyone. We weren't given water or even greeted until 8:25. Multiple people walked right by us and we were finally able to wave someone down to then be told "I don't know where your server is, did you want to order drinks or something?" 15 minutes after that we received our drinks from the hostess who also said she didn't know where our server was. She then took our order and advised the live music wasn't happening and that the two meals we wanted they didn't have. I then asked where our server was and suddenly she said it was her.
We didn't receive our food until well after 9:00 even though the restaurant was not busy. Luckily the food was great because the first hour of being blatantly ignored and the confusion with who our server even was was terrible.
First and last time going.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Music is too loud for brunch. Coffee wasn’t changed before brewing, making the coffee taste like water with a hint of coffee. The food, as much as it is understandable that the wait was over one hour, didn’t come all together.

I wish they don’t overbook the restaurant when they are understaffed. I am pretty sure it is stressful to the staff, but a very unpleasant experience as a consumer. The place was very packed and chaotic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipRachelJ
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

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vipdanik
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

One waitress for the whole radiant

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Kellie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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

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anvdinner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch outside, they were busy but there service was still great.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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TymekaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good food, nice location. Great place for brunch with friends

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TymekaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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

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BrianaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loveeeee this place!!!! The food is always great and the vibe was on point

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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Derpman
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

My eggs bernies was good. My wife’s chicken sandwich was not. It’s a very nice looking establishment.

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TamiCa
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service. Will definitely go back!

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KathrynH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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!

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Prudencep
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch with my girls and we all enjoyed ourselves, service was great .looking forward to going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

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

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NateW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time there the food is always 👍

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BrianaS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and so was the atmosphere. It was my first time and I will be returning for brunch again Sunday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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vipPatterson1010
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the customer service were both phenomenal!

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NateW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service thx guys👍

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vipfoodlover
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipBR1121
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just all very meh. Over cooked muscles. Dried out burger. Nothing special. Not worth a special trip.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food selection and quality, and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place good drinks and food I love it there

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glenm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food (I tried 3 difference dishes). Fun atmosphere. Young crowd. Great location. Will be returning soon

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Tecniplast
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

There were flies and fruit flies interrupting our experience and the food was just basic.

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MarW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

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

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vipShannon
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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Ev17602
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Decent atmosphere. Meh burgers. Solid French Toast. Mediocre service.

There are better places on Main Street in this price point.

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mdn1976
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My drinks were fabulous. Food was only ok. Mushroom pizza was very bland. Our waitress was great.

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Rundje
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great options for the non-meat eating crowd. Everything was super fresh and interesting. The service was exceptional!

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vipKICNBAC
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent‼️I also must state that Our server Karina did an awesome Job and all with a bright smile‼️

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Starfind94
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

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.

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