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Brandywine Branch Bistro, Elverson, PA

Brandywine Branch Bistro

4.5
4.5
156 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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

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

    None

  • 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

Menu

PLATES

  • BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK$38.00

    corn fritter, onion puree, baby carrot

    • PORK SCHNITZEL$26.00

      Ham hock+potato, cucumber salad, sour cream, grain mustard

      • Rhode Island Skate Wing$28.00

        Mussels, fennel, wax beans, ocean broth

        ON BREAD

        • BISTRO BURGER$15.00

          lancaster cheddar / bacon / mustard aioli/ onion bourbon marmalade / brioche

          • CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP$14.00

            chicken confit / young lettuce / caesar dressing / pecorino crotenese

            FIRST

            • BISTRO WEDGE SALAD$12.00

              cherry tomato / smoked olives / gorgonzola dolce / ranch dressing

              • SIX ONION SOUP$10.00

                emmentaler swiss crostini

                • VEGETABLES FROM THE FARM$12.00

                  Goat feta dip, lavash

                  NEXT

                  • SPRING ONION FLATBREAD$15.00

                    scamorza / trumpet mushroom / arugula / garlic oil

                    • NETTLE GNUDI$12.00

                      zante currants / pecorino / brown butter

                      • KINDERHOOK CHEESE$12.00

                        genoa salami / charred orange jam / figs

                        SNACKS

                        • DEVILED EGGS$6.00

                          crab/ hibiscus

                          • POTATO SKINS$6.00

                            bacon / queso / chive

                            • PICKLED OLIVES AND GRAPES$6.00

                              Last updated: May 20, 2022

                              What 156 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              4.5
                              4.5 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.6Food
                              • 4.3Service
                              • 4.5Ambience
                              • 4.1Value

                              NoiseModerate

                              Loved For

                              • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

                                Fit for Foodies

                              • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

                                Healthy

                              • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

                                Vibrant Bar Scene

                              • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

                                Farm-to-table

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                              1. JC

                                JanetC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 2 days ago

                                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!!

                              2. 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

                              3. 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.

                              4. 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!

                              5. 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!

                              6. LR

                                LindaR

                                Philadelphia

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 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.

                              7. F

                                Foodie4

                                Philadelphia

                                21 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                21 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.

                              8. s

                                statbiz1

                                Philadelphia

                                73 reviews

                                4.0

                                73 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.

                              9. AK

                                AshKash

                                Philadelphia

                                12 reviews

                                1.0

                                12 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…

                              10. 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.

                              11. 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

                              12. 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.

                              13. v

                                varedb

                                Philadelphia

                                28 reviews

                                4.0

                                28 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

                              14. 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!

                              15. f

                                foodisneeded25

                                Philadelphia

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 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!

                              16. r

                                robinc

                                Philadelphia

                                3 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Friends get together

                              17. 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.

                              18. 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.

                              19. 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.

                              20. 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.

                              21. 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.

                              22. S

                                Skipp

                                Philadelphia

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on December 16, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I love this place for business meeting. This is a four star establishment.

                              23. d

                                daffodil961

                                Philadelphia

                                7 reviews

                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                We just love this place. Always a great atmosphere, great music, and wonderful, creative drinks. Last night, we even got a tour of the distillery from one of the owners! A great gem of a place!

                              24. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Atlantic City

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing food and service!!

                              25. BF

                                BonnieF

                                Atlantic City

                                4 reviews

                                3.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                overall3food3service2ambience4

                                We had reservations at 6 p.m. on a Saturday evening and were seated promptly at a high top table. I had a Bourbon flight which was reasonably priced and a good value at $3 per sample. I ordered the chicken. The meat was tender, but bland, the sauce was tasty and was accompanied by a delicious risotto. Grilled vegetables were cooked well and had good flavor. The burger was flavorful and served on a nice bun with fresh lettuce and tomatoes. The fries were good. French press coffee was delicious with a hint of cinnamon. It took some time for our table to be cleared which was annoying since our server was not overly busy. Atmosphere was rustic and pleasant with a solo guitar player performing in the background, not too loud, which added to an enjoyable experience.

                              26. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Philadelphia

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely recommend going here. What a gem! Can’t wait to go back.

                              27. K

                                Kyle

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 14, 2021

                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                We ate at Brandywine Branch in July and absolutely loved it so we decided to come back & bring some friends during the fall season. Unfortunately the food wasn’t as good as it was the first visit. Not sure if it was just an off day??? But seems a bit expensive to keep trying if the consistency is off.

                              28. t

                                timr

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 13, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                The food was excellent. The chairs were not very comfortable. Drinks and menu were not were extensive. The music was very good, not sure who she was but her singing everyone’s attention at one point. It was 11/13/21. Very cold at times but nice atmosphere. Would recommend it.

                              29. SM

                                SuzanneM

                                Philadelphia

                                10 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on October 31, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful experience. Beautifully restored building. Food and drinks were fabulous.

                              30. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Philadelphia

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on October 30, 2021

                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                We always enjoy the casual yet ver friendly ambiance. Delicious food too and of course, awesome cocktails

                              31. BK

                                BeverlyK

                                Philadelphia

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 15, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food was delicious, atmosphere is great. Very relaxing dining experience.

                              32. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Philadelphia

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 15, 2021

                                overall3food5service1ambience4

                                Started off great, but we were there pretty early. Servers were attentive. However, as more and more people came in, we realized the 2 servers were the ONLY 2 for the entire place. I realize that everyone everywhere is short staffed, but you must then limit your reservations and walk-ins to the amount of staff you actually have available. We were completely ignored after our meal while the table next to us was able to get more drinks, dessert, coffee, etc. Unfortunately, after 40 minutes of neglect we decided to go. The food we did have though was excellent and the gin is great. Not conducive for conversation when they have live music.

                              33. DV

                                DianeV

                                Philadelphia

                                47 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                47 reviews

                                Dined on September 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful gins and fantastic food in a unique setting. We will be back!

                              34. S

                                Skipp

                                Philadelphia

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on August 29, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fine dining and creative, delicious cocktails, with an outstanding staff.

                              35. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Philadelphia

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on August 20, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great drinks! Great food! Great atmosphere! Great entertainment that evening!

                              36. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Philadelphia

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on August 20, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We love Brandywine Bistro’s food and drinks, and try to go every tine out favorite musical artist, Anakai Ney is performing.

                              37. KR

                                KarenR

                                Philadelphia

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on August 19, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great place for drinks and food. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will do it again soon.

                              38. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Philadelphia

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on July 17, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Where to begin. The drinks are fantastic! The food was fantastic. The service was fantastic! You need to go here

                              39. TN

                                ThomasN

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 17, 2021

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                Whether you are out for a drive in the country or planning a destination meal, this spot is a great place to be. The limited menu is incredible (I recommend the cheese plate to start), the atmosphere calming and conducive to conversation, and the service exceptional (both friendly and attentive). Also they produce some of the best gin variations I have had - and I am a gin appreciator. So, go, eat, taste the spirits and take home a few bottles.

                              40. AK

                                AshKash

                                Philadelphia

                                13 reviews

                                5.0

                                13 reviews

                                Dined on July 10, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent drinks, service and food! Brie, the Head Chef makes phenomenal food!! And his coffee Finca Philadelphia was OUTSTANDING!! Don’t think, just go! You won’t be sorry.

                              FAQs

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

                              Brandywine Branch Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                              Booked 2 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 Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Dining

                              • Dress code

                                Casual Dress

                              • Parking details

                                None

                              • 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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