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About Brandywine Prime

Located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, this modern American steakhouse is a short drive from Philadelphia, the Main Line or Wilmington. The complete redo of the 300 year old Chadds Ford Inn has created an excellent canvas with which to paint. The cuisine is strictly twenty-first century with an emphasis not only top quality cuts of beef, like the 10 oz. barrel cut ribeye, but fresh seasonal seafood, like soft-shell crabs and wild salmon. The comfortable bar beckons you in with a Best of Philly burger, ahi tuna club and a local draft beer. Creative sandwiches, great happy hour specials and great steaks ensure we have something for everyone. Modern finishes to an historic building create an inviting, hip atmosphere that welcomes all-from tourists to business travelers to local families to private events in one of our many rooms.

1617 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: We do not serve lunch, but we are available for private parties Monday-Sunday from 11-3;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bar: Opens for drinks at 4:30 Monday-Saturday

Cross Street:
Creek Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 388-8088

Website:
http://www.brandywineprime.com/

Catering:
Brandywine Prime offers full service off site catering from 20 to 200 including weddings, casual gatherings at your house & outdoor parties. Please contact Michael for sample menus & pricing.

Parking Details:
There is ample parking in our private lot. Coming North on Route 1, turn left at the light at the intersection of Routes 1 & 100 then make a right into our lot about 100 feet from the corner. Coming South on Route 100, make a left about 100 feet before the intersection of Route 1. Coming South Route 1, make a quick right just after the restaurant into our lot.

Executive Chef:
Dan Butler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

This award-winning restaurant in the heart of the Brandywine Valley has multiple private rooms for 8 to 86 guests. The contemporary redo of the 300 year old Chadds Ford Inn has become a destination for bridal/baby showers, day/evening corporate meetings, rehearsal dinners and intimate weddings.

Brandywine Prime Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Good for Birthdays (36)
Worth the Drive (36)
Romantic (35)
Bar Seating (30)
Casual (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Business Meals (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Authentic (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (6)
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Quick Bite (4)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The Brandywine Prime is a fast value restaurant in Chadds Ford. Always good ambiance and great food. We will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

A favorite restaurant for all occasions. Food and staff do not disappoint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We've been to Brandywine Prime before and we came back for our anniversary. It was a great experience. The service was excellent and our server knew everything about the menu. The food is always excellent and we really enjoy the Wyeth paintings. It's worth a trip if you've never been.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Third visit...steaks are incredible but everything is fresh and wonderful...yummy cocktails too...service is excellent !!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. Our waiter was extremely attentive without being intrusive. Excellent selection of wines.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

It was a wonderful & enjoyable dining experience! The food was delicious & Incredible! Our waiter Carmen was fantastic
and Charming. The rustic & warm atmosphere was wonderful too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We planned a trip to the Brandywine River Valley and wanted a nice place for dinner on a Saturday night. This restaurant popped up on my internet search and it looked good. Parking was a bit of a problem but the food and service more than made up for it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had dinner at Brandywine Prime after getting engaged on our 4-year dating anniversary. It was perfect. The food was amazing and the wine was fantastic. We had 3 different types of oysters, scallops, and a NY strip, and creme brûlée for dessert. Our server (Mark) was very friendly and attentive. He could tell it was a special occasion so he offered to take some pictures for us and even brought us out some complimentary champagne. Most expensive meal we’ve ever had, but so worth it. We hope to go back every year to celebrate. The food was way too good not to!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a very pleasant dinner but I have to say the food was not exceptional. I ordered the filet Mignon and while it was a nice piece of meat, it did not have a lot of flavor. My husband ordered the ribeye and walked away saying the same. Sadly, I do not feel the food was worth the money spent.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

we have eaten there several times and couldn't be more happy with the service and the 5 star food. drinks are very good sized and very tasteful and the wait staff is excellent

would completely recommend to anyome who enjoys good

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The filet mignon was one of the best I have ever had. The black sea bass was exceptional.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had the scallops and I felt they were a little underdone.
A little on the pricey side

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

An old favorite that i had not visited in quite some time. Perfectly cooked steak, delicious grilled romaine, warm fresh from the oven bread.. and pumpkin bread pudding to die for! Will be back soon!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We visited Brandywine Prime for the first time to celebrate a birthday. Michael B. was our server, and he was tremendous - warm, knowledgeable, attentive but not overbearing...just great!! Ask for him if you go or when making your reservation through OpenTable.

The special salad offered during our visit included arugula, roasted beets, pear, pine nuts...truly yummy. The steaks were good (I had rib eye, my dining partner the NY strip). My baked potato was the size of a small city:) and my partner's mashed potatoes were divine...I think he could have eaten a second order! The desserts were delicious - I had the chocolate pecan tart and my partner had the chocolate cheesecake, upon which Michael B ensured a lit birthday candle, along with Happy Birthday written on the plate. Nice touch.

The restaurant is split into the tavern (bar area) and the main dining room, separated by open doorways. It was busy and noisy, which is tough when trying to truly converse. We arrived at 7 and by 8 the noisiest groups had begun to clear out.

Please note - you cannot order a burger in the dining room...it's "tavern only" food.

Thanks to Michael B and all the staff at Brandywine Prime for a lovely meal!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was great however my steak & sides did come out a bit cold and that was disappointing.. The other party members enjoyed their dinner..

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were out taking engagement photos and were in the mood for something light and tasty, so we stopped in one our favorites dining spots to grab the tuna tartare, grilled octopus and the spinach salad. The food is really good here and the tuna tartare is one of our menu favorites. Everything on the menu is delicious and it is a cool place to grab a quick bite at the bar or in the one of the dining rooms. The decor is great and there is a wonderful ambiance. The service is always great!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always enjoy BP. Steaks are great. Anthony was polite and personable. Recommend splitting a dish if you don't typically have a big appetite.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great but the service was horrible. The waitress didn't make much of an effort and was rude. For that reason, I would not recommend the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The bar and bar food was noisy and lots of people . We sat upstairs away from the bar and it was a nice room and not noisy. Our steak was very good. The sides were on the small side. Great attentive waiter.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent dinner! We were upstairs and it was calm and cozy! Loved the decor and atmosphere. Food was excellent!
We will be coming back soon to sit on the bar side and try the starter menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Atmosphere was great. Mood was great. Service was great. Food was great. The whole experience was great. A little pricey for the lower middle class, But great for that one time experience. I cannot leave this comment section without saying how great our server was, Craig, Alias Well was one of the best servers I’ve ever had wait on me. Thank you Craig.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loud excitement with lots of diners downstairs. Quiet subdued dinner upstairs. This is our go-to place, but the food this trip was absolutely exceptional. Wonderful grouper special and terrific menu scallops (incredible sauce) with delicious mushroom vegetable side. The bread and butter is always great. Great service from Jerry (upstairs).

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very nice dinner for 2 couples , quiet enough that you could have a nice conversation without speaking loudly. The food was delicious , we all had various steaks and the the trio dessert plate was an excellent share amongst us.
It is a little pricy, but the food and the ambiance was outstanding.
No more than you would spend at Morton’s, Sullivan’s or Ruth’s Christ , but a better experience all around.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding steak, combined with exceptional service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We dine here several times a year and we always have great service and excellent food. We just love everything about Brandywine Prime. It's my go to upscale restaurant of choice in the area.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great steaks but you pay the price. Very pricey for the region. Good friendly and prompt service. Average ambiance given the price. Our bill for party of 4 with one drink each (brought our own wine) was $325 before tip. Each had appetizer, entree. Shared desserts.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious meal with an excellent server although I didn't catch his name. Thanks for the anniversary wishes with our dessert!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful place! Been here a few times and always had great service and great food. Love that the owner is there and personally helps to manage things which makes things feel more personal. Atmosphere is very nice - several different rooms with different looks to them that makes it interesting. Definitely would recommend and return.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Liked the BYOB. Nice table. Food was very good, grilled romaine salad and the steak were excellent. Waiter talked a lot and tried hard to upsell the steak selections. Sent to the bar when we arrived, there were numerous tables available when we were seated. Don't like that stall tactic, bar was very noisy and crowded. I would recommend the place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had dinner here Saturday night before going to Longwood Gardens. Brought our own wine $6 corkage fee not bad. The service was great from start to finish. And the food was very good except the Grilled Pacific Octopus which was great and the best we ever had. The restaurant started to fill up by time we were leaving and was getting pretty loud. Wished we live closer so we could go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time and will definetly go back. Great overall experince and our server, Mark, was awesome. Attentive but not invasive. Steak was delicious and sea bass was wonderful. Only negative was the lobster bisque was not hot, only luke warm.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Steak cooked to perfection. Service great. Highly recommended and can BYOB!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Service and food were great. We will be back:)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was great. Always a fun time at BW Prime.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was great, as it has been in the past. Short rib was extremely tender and delicious. Server Kately was nice and efficient, although it took a while between appetizers and entrées

One thing that surprised and disappointed me was the refusal to allow any substitutions on dishes. I really wanted to try the Chilean Sea bass but I don't eat mushrooms, and the server told me that I could not substitute something else for the present set of the dish. One of my friends wanted to substitute her carrots since she doesn't like them. Again, we were told no. Really? Why? Can the kitchen not handle the change? When I am are spending $25-$30 for a dish, I'd like it to be something that I want to eat, not something I'm stuck with because it accompanies the main part of the entrée.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Waitress service was great! Time from order to delivery was poor. My filet had to be returned for proper cooking, I believe it was returned to me microwaved. My one drink was tasty but overpriced, as was the food. The room was warm (temp), almost stuffy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Phenomenal food, service and ambiance!! My wife and I will be back to visit real soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is a delightful place to dine or have cocktails with small plates.
Food is prepared well, although it’s a steak place, do offer fish dishes.
Will be returning

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Brandywine Prime has an excellent atmosphere, the food is delicious and the service is great. I will definitely be going back again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We went on a Monday night and brought our own wine/ no corkage fee. The service was very professional and knowledgeable. Food was excellent from the grilled romaine salad, filet mignon, huge double stuffed baked potato to the delicious apple caramel tart! Definitely will return

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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