Brandywine Branch Bistro

4.9
107 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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Outstanding
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing farm to table food with great weekly specials. We love it here!

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HeatherB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was impeccable! And drinks were outstanding. Would absolutely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent brunch experience! Simple, interesting and delicious options. Get there!

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SherryM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the location, food, libations and music would definitely return

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Carole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, friendly staff and wonderful background music by Don Davis on keyboard and vocals.

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vipbakerbee
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Felt very safe in terms of Covid-19. And the live music was amazing!

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EstherP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great local place. Drinks are phenomenal. Live entertainment fit the place perfectly. A very fun evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentines special food was exceptional as was the solo acoustic guitarist. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our visit was phenomenal. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, checked in but didn’t hover, and all around pleasant. The food was outstanding! Even our drinks were phenomenal. We loved the atmosphere. Brandywine Branch Bistro is my new favorite place to go out to eat. We went for Valentine’s Day, our first date in a year (kids), and everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us relax and enjoy some much needed time away!

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CarolC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dropping in for meals since the day Brandywine Bistro first opened. We love the casual ambiance and their small plates. Service is never rushed and their signature drinks are worth trying.

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Stacksclan
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here. Such a great atmosphere, nice small-plate food choices, and creative drinks. One of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass was exquisite. Tables were well spaced, seating is limited, so recommend reservations. It’s a little chilly (it is January), and they provided light blankets you could use if needed. All in all, a wonderful experience. We even caught some live music. Just a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!!!!

Food and service were wonderful!

Can’t wait to go again!!

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JohnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wonderful place so close to home!

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Rick
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here. Small, quaint, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was perfect!! Great drinks, great food and great service! Such a great, cozy place!! Love it here!!

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vipingrid
Atlantic City
31 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
74 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
2 reviews
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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vipPattyfromPA
Philadelphia
13 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
7 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
3 reviews
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
4 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
15 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

FAQs

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

Brandywine Branch Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 107 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.