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Exceptional food. Craft distillery & Cocktails - Brandywine Branch Bistro, Elverson, PA

Brandywine Branch Bistro

4.7
4.7
175 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch/Dinner Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 901-3668

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Reading

  • Cross street

    Warwick Road and Route 23

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 175 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Farm-to-table

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  1. LH

    LisaH

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. The food is great, our server is experienced and the music was awesome.
  2. A

    Andrea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Popped in for an afternoon of catching up with a friend. We love how quaint this spot is and how lively it became toward the end of our visit. Food was delicious -- the drinks were heaven and the service was so friendly -- thank you so much for a fun afternoon!
  3. AF

    AndreaF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tacos and chicken tinga dip were hot and fresh. Tacos seemed to be deep fried and quite a bit of grease on them. They were still crispy and tasty. Accommodated us by providing vegetables with the chicken tinga dip instead of pita. Salad with salmon was excellent. Salmon was nice and crispy on top. Great drinks, although mine had tons of ice with no straw, so can be tricky to drink without it splashing your face. I like the atmosphere here and the food and drinks are always good. Friendly, attentive service.
  4. L

    Lissa

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the chef outdid himself. The salmon was cooked perfectly. My husband had the homemade pasta bolognese which was delicious and we shared edamame which was excellent. We also split a carrot cake drizzed with maple syrup…to die for. The drinks were large, creative and packed a punch! Live music was a bonus. The servers were friendly and responsive. Such great atmosphere in a wonderful antique barn. We will continue to go back again and again.
  5. DD

    DomenicD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, fantastic selection of different beverages (alcoholic). Will return to try something else 👍🏻👍🏻
  6. SR

    StephanieR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my husbands birthday! The food was delicious and the cocktails were amazing! They made a Shirley Temple for my niece which she loved. The desserts were very good. We ordered whiskey flights which added to the fun. The service was awesome and the live music added to the night. It’s absolutely beautiful there with many photo opportunities.
  7. H

    Hungrygirl

    Philadelphia

    115 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Cocktails were excellent. Service, eeh. Not sure why I made a reservation. Had a reservation for 12:15 for a party of 4. Got there at 12:15 and there were no tables for 4 left. Luckily one of our party had bailed out so there were only three of us and they were able to make a table for two into a table of three. It was a little tight, but we made it work. If there have been four of us, I do not know what they would have done. Meanwhile, there was a party of two sitting at a table for four while there were other tables for two empty. If you are expecting a party of four, why would you not sit the party of two at a table for two and leave the table for 4 open for the reservation?????
  8. C

    Ciara

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved it here! The restaurant itself is super cozy and inviting. Drinks were amazing, food was so fresh and good. The staff was so kind. We will definitely be back!!
  9. r

    robinc

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burger I’ve gad in a very long time. Always enjoy Going here and listening to music while enjoying specialty cocktails and seeing our favorite employees Cheryl and Kristan ! Music was great as well. Scott Silver and Nikki!
  10. V

    Vforge5

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy setting for spirits tasting, bistro-style lunch, and craft cocktails. This was a terrific "grown up field trip" with alittle bit of a drive through some pretty areas. Staff was wonderful, with attentive and friendly service. Our group all chose the burger, which was done just right. The whisky and gin products were interesting and excellent and we got a free botanical whiskey trading as well. Ignore the negative reviews on this site... pours and portions were generous and prices are right in line with other places you would visit for farm to table or grain to glass atmosphere. If you're expecting chain restaurant prices you should simply stick with those places, right? Thanks for a great visit, we'll be back!
  11. r

    robinc

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. The cocktails are amazing, the food is wonderful and the staff is super friendly. Music on Friday and saturday. You must try!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and the drinks are stellar.
  13. t

    traceym

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was disappointed in the menu. There could be more lite bite options that go with having a drink, along with meals options. They have a new chef that does not provide the cheese and bread plate which is listed on the online menu, as told by the waitress. Excellent atmosphere.
  14. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This was our first time there. We arrived early to sit at the bar before dinner. The staff behind the bar were very quiet and at times passive aggressive. It was weird. They had plenty of tables open in the main room when they sat us, but put us back in the distillery behind a wall. It was very hot and not very cozy. The food was good, but have a very limited menu. I would have loved to recommend the place but the woman running things behind the bar was miserable and I have no idea why they sat us in that room.
  15. L

    Lissa

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and delicious dinner. Highly recommend!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burgers- drinks were amazing!
  17. CC

    CathyC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Very limited food selections. Very expensive. The burgers were bland, the bourbon onions were mushy. There was no mustard in the house. Expensive drinks were weak. The ice tea looked like dirty water. There was live music which was very good.
  18. RC

    RayC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great local place with awesome cocktails - although a bit pricey. Food is very good also.
  19. JG

    JamieG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a quaint, rustic, very nice place to eat and drink. The food was wonderful and I’m looking forward to going again.
  20. JC

    JanetC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always!!! Cheryl and her team do not disappoint. Always professional and accommodating but also create anwarm and inclusive vibe for all to enjoy!! Loved last nights music!!
  21. s

    suek

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, served hot and delicious!! very pleasant , helpful , friendly waitress but was very busy and a lot of tables to serve Rather noisy, music was a little too loud and made it hard for conversations. Singer had a wonderful voice and was quite good. Would recommend and would readily go there again
  22. AL

    ALFREDS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening with fantastic food, great service and wonderful music.
  23. BL

    BonnieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great spot, great people, great drinks and interesting food options! Love the atmosphere and vibe!
  24. J

    Joanne

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been in a while and so happy we decided to go for date night last weekend, AMAZING!
  25. LR

    LindaR

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great we had three of the appetizers all had burgers and a couple of desserts. The waitress was very friendly but the service was very slow. We didn't care we enjoyed the music. They do not have regular soda for our non drinker.
  26. F

    Foodie4

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and drink were great. Service was a little spotty at the end as we waited for awhile for them to take our card. We eventually took it up to the bar. The place was packed. Otherwise an wonderful experience. Will definitely go back again.
  27. s

    statbiz1

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    What an unexpected pleasure. Wonderful little bistro with a charming setting. Service was great! Prices are a little high for drinks and food. 14/17 for a drink but the mixtures are interesting. The menu is somewhat limited but what they did, they did well. I loved my salmon wrap. Wife was just so-so on her burger. Desert was great and we split a salad as an app. In general I think we would go again. But understand you will be paying 15-20 for each sandwich which comes with just chips from a bag and a pickle from a jar. Main dinners were in the 25 dollar plus range although we didn't get one.
  28. AK

    AshKash

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Been here once before when Brie was the Chef. He made excellent food and it was without a doubt great value. Had an OpenTable reservation for 6 people for 4:30. We arrive, see a table set for 6 and assume it’s for us. They were taken aback when we arrived and said they didn’t have room at the time. Again, I explained we had an OpenTable reservation and the girl went to the back room and tried to seat 6 of us at a high top round table - one of our party members was a 3 year old toddler…how were we supposed to make a toddler sit for dinner at a high top table?? The girl who tried to seat us said she’d need to get the manager to organize a place for us to sit. After waiting around 10 minutes the manager comes back and tells my husband he’s not allowed “past the barrels” while she’s putting together our table. After we’re seated, an arrogant party of at least 10 people come in, sit at the table for 6 which we thought was supposed to be for us and then watch the group “go past the barrels” and proceed to tour the distillery. So all in all, the food turned to a terrible value after Brie left and the manager only cares about the 20% gratuity that the party was going to leave instead of our measly party of 6. BTW - if you order a “shareable” appetizer, expect to pay $14 for a one person, single serving in an oversized bowl. You’re better off bringing your own pizza to share…
  29. M

    Magistra

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our first time. We loved it and will certainly return. Very good food, very good service. Live music made it loud.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beyond!!! Appetizers and desserts were out of this world!! Cocktails are so fun and added to the conversation!! The staff are darling and the building is so historic like you’re in Ireland
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We love this place: the service is outstanding and the food is just delicious. The pot de crème dessert was just superb. The ambiance is relaxed, with local singers performing live, in a friendly atmosphere.
  32. v

    varedb

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great whiskey. Very small menu, but what was cooked, was cooked well. Loved the vibe and friendliness of the staff. Would return for sure
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food excellent ambience wonderful guitar player it was a very pleasant Sunday afternoon!
  34. f

    foodisneeded25

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious (short rib, sweet potato soup, burratta) and the service was very attentive and friendly. The cocktails are fantastic. Try a chocolate old fashioned or a creamsicle! I haven't been in a while because its always crowded, so make a reservation. I will be getting back in more often this year!
  35. r

    robinc

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends get together
  36. m

    marieh

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Third time was not a charm. Each time I have been there, my party is treated like garbage. Rushed out, rushed bill and slow service. I’ve even had a member of management say that “you don’t have to leave, but I have others waiting.” Why say anything at all then? Second time: “the table next to you is leaving, but we need to sit others too. You can stay, but I’m letting you know there is another party behind you.” Buyer beware: your table has a STRICT time limit. Won’t be back.
  37. H

    Howard

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restored barn & distillery making great bourbon and food. The food is locally sourced and very tasty. The bourbon (Young American) was good with a little kick. Live music on Friday & Saturday nights which made the noise level louder but not unpleasant. Highly recommended.
  38. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always. The service is phenomenal and food is amazing.
  39. KN

    KarlN

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A unique spot with great atmosphere. Their distilled sprits are great and they put much thought into creating seasonal cocktails using them.
  40. H

    Howard

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good locally sourced food served with locally distilled drinks and live music. Noise level was somewhat loud with live music but not outrageous. Dinning options consist of both tall and standard height tables. Strongly recommend.

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 175 OpenTable diners.

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 6 times today
Google Map for Brandywine Branch Bistro

350 Warwick Road, Elverson, PA 19520

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Warwick Road and Route 23

  • Neighborhood

    Reading

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch/Dinner Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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