Brandywine Branch Bistro

4.7
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Brandywine Branch Distillers, Founded by Don Avellino and Scott Avellino, is a new small batch micro-distillery located in Pennsylvania’s bucolic Chester County. Brandywine Branch Distillers inhabits a lovingly restored 130-year-old barn, located on an eight-acre property and exclusively produces everything on site utilizing handcrafted methods. The Revivalist Gins™, is an award winning portfolio of four unique and small-batch expressions: Equinox, Summertide, Harvest, and Solstice. Revivalist represents a year-round portfolio of gins that reflects different taste profiles and echoes the natural progression of the seasons, their scents, colors and flavors, in order to create something for every palate.
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vipingrid
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Wonderful drink menu and music by Anakai Net! Amazing gin and bourbon. However, the Food was ok

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Diane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So relaxing!! We felt.lije we were in Colorado or Maine. It was even more enjoyable with live music- we all kinda sang along 💕

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vipBKrause
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were outstanding, the naan crust for the seasonal flatbread was really good and wife raved over the veggie pattie. Kitchen was slow on this Friday night but service was exceptional

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KarenR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Expensive but excellent place. Food is very interesting. Service is slow but we weren’t in a hurry. The gins and bourbons were great!

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PattyfromPA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere! The drinks were delicious Wished more wine and beer selection. And more local farm to table selections. Keeping it all local!! Food was good and nicely prepared. Will return and will recommend.

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GeorgeG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy romantic place with fantastic detailed service.

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vipMDE0414
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restored barn, very charming, a hidden gem in beautiful Chester county.

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MariaV
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The gin is great and the drinks were good, but service was terrible. We sat for 20 minutes or so before someone - not even our server- came to take our drink order.

Server was not well versed on menu. We had no idea what the third of the trio of empanadas was...even after we asked her to repeat what she said. And when asked what the duck melt was like, she stated that it was sort of like the empanadas. After receiving our food, we realized she meant....triangular. (it was sort of an underwhelming pita-dilla.) At the end if the night we tallied they were out of one of the gins and 2 of 4 desserts.

The bourbon mushrooms were delicious.

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BeccaP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

For gin drinkers this place is the best - great local restaurant that seaps Chester County culture.

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special2nite
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I have gone to BBB since the day it opened. We've never been disappointed in the quality of our meals, or in the service. My favorite server is Kristen. She is the perfect balance of attentive without being obtrusive, and is always very pleasant to us.

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GoSomewhereElse
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience. Small batch gin selection is out of this world. Each gin is unique and bottles can be purchased. Also have a bourbon line. Highly recommend.

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vipKevinK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom Reuben sandwich & Salmon with citrus balsamic were great

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JohnL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time. Loved the cocktail menu and the drinks were very good. I have Celiac disease so I must eat gluten-free
I was able to enjoy an excellent garugala salad and a wonderful pork loin. Our friends both loved it and we will be back

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RKJanuary2019
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to BBB before and enjoyed the experience. Prices are a little high but it delivers on multiple levels. Definitely a great date night

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LizC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance. We really enjoyed the live music - classical guitar. Service was quick. Such a nice find in the area

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vipTracyM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem

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1poochie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen always greets with a big smile so that is always. The perfect way to start the meal ,after that everything was excellent .

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MarilynH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

food and drinks are pricey and limited, but one is paying for the ambiance, congenial staff, and an interesting and unique experience. My 27 year-old granddaughter loved it and we will go again.

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vipMixedSalad
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent distillery products coupled with fine dining choices. Environment is very beautiful and unique in the lower part of a historic barn. Unfortunately, we were asked to remove ourselves from our table and go to the bar after 2 hours which I understand as it was a small dining area, but created stilted conversation leaning over each other to talk.

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vipMrEatsalot
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails and awesome unique types of gin. Much of the food is locally sourced and delicious. 2nd time here and can’t wait to return. Service is friendly and informative.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found this by accident and glad we did! Loved the fresh food which is locally sourced. We shared several menu items and it was perfect. It is not a burger and brew place. The gin and bourbon were outstanding! We got a flight of each and were not disappointed. It is not a very large place so recommend making a reservation and it is a bit on the cold side so dress warmly. The staff was attentive and friendly; we will definitely go back!

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Robko
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Party of four, on a Saturday afternoon. Good food, good drinks, good times.

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FirstTimers
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation. We hadn’t been there in several years but the ambience hadn’t changed. Kelly greeted us and walked us through the menu. The bourbon flight was tasty. Kristin took great care of us and we promised to return. The pretzel schnitzel and mushroom Reuben followed the cheese plate. Our meal finished with French press coffees and carrot cake. Worth the hour drive on a beautiful November afternoon.

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Patrice
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is country casual.
Food us inventive and delicious
Drinks are unique
Musician made the night special

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SteveoWaldo
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my Wife and My 2nd time here. First on a date and second with my Daughter and her Boy friend. Enjoyed the Music, Food, Gin and most of all the STAFF. We even got a tour of the Distillery with a lesson on how gin its made, also the barn. Thank you for a fun night out.

Steve Waldman

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EdwardM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful spot located in the bottom of an old barn with fantastic cocktails and great food. The menu is small but really well done.

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GoSomewhereElse
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food, spirits, and service. Would have been a 5 if they didn’t bring me out decaf tea. Come on- you serve dessert so you should have a decent selection of tea.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely perfect. The staff is warm and friendly.

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Carabear1128
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & great service!

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StephanieK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks!
Amazing food!

My new favorite place

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DonnaK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Really wanted to like this place. If you're expecting dinner, check the menu before you go since it is small plates. Very few seating choices. The bar offerings are limited to gin and bourbon, red and white wine (one of each). Only a couple of craft beers and no other soft drinks other than ginger ale. The bartender was clearly inexperienced and the drinks were awful. Servers were unclear on the limited choices (ours did not know what a soft drink was and wasn't sure if they even had them!). Pretty pricey overall. On a positive note, the food was fresh and delicious. Not worth a return visit for me.

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Robko
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, definitely will come back.
Love those gin drinks, not a bad one on the list.
Food was very good. Flatbread special and Smoked Duck Breast Melt were very tasty.
Keep up the great work!

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LisaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We liked to vegetarian and gf options. My husband thought the mushroom ruben was a delicious sandwich, I had the shrimp tacos without the flour tortilla. It would gave been better with corn tortillas. The kitchen omitted more than the tortillas tho and I had to request the remaining ingredients. The cocktails were perfect!!!

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MandDEvans
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary tasting and dining experience! The live music, well crafted spirits, dining experience and service from Kristin made for a really great evening. Looking to bring friends back soon.

MK
MelissaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were fabulous! Our server was polite, attentive, and helpful. We will certainly be back!

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viplisalisa
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. We had the chef sampler and duck breast sandwich. Gin sampler which was fun. I enjoyed the bourbon old fashioned

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RacerGirl
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space - clean and creative environment! We had no idea that this gem existed. Food was fresh and service was incredible. Cocktails were perfectly crafted for us!

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ilvwine
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful barn, romantic setting. Great food and craft drinks. I found a bourbon I actually like! Service was wonderful and very attentive.

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vipJDalton85
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After frequenting a local tasting room weekly who serves their spirits in cocktails, my husband and I had to stop in to pick up a few bottles of our favorite gin and bourbon. We decided to have a few cocktails and a bite to eat. The service was great, Marissa was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fresh and delicious. We were told most of the ingredients were local. We shared a large cheese plate, and my husband loved the tomato basil soup and fish tacos. I had a veggie burger with fresh avocado and a salad. The decor was unique, somewhat midwestern and the ambience was very relaxed. It’s a little pricey but definitely worth a visit. I highly recommend, and we can’t wait to return!

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vipShirleyA
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd visit for lunch. Its a 45 minute drive, so you can be certain it’d have to be 100% worth it. HOWEVER, why a tarot card reader hanging out in the distillery culling clients from the bar??! In my opinion, unwise gig.

FAQs

Brandywine Branch Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 901-3668.

Brandywine Branch Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.