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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Good for Birthdays (36)
Romantic (35)
Worth the Drive (33)
Casual (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Business Meals (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (9)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great Beer (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and Service were outstanding, as usual! It was my husband's Birthday and Mark was wonderful in pulling off the surprise. Mark, thank you again for everything!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

What an enjoyable Sunday Brunch. My wife and I celebrated our 34th “1st date” anniversary. Great excuse to go to brunch. The combination buffet and personal meal was wonderful. My wife enjoyed the Bloody Mary and its home made formula including the perfect tang of Worcestershire sauce and horse radish. I enjoyed the salmon, shrimp and prosciutto from the buffet table.
Our meals of Eggs Benedict and egg, feta cheese and spinach omelette could not have been more delicious. A final ramekin of creme brûlée set us on our way fully sated.
Did I mention our waiter, Michael, who could not have been more charming and attentive.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal with friends at Brandywine Prime. The food was delicious and the portions sizes were very ample. Our entrees of braised short ribs and pork chop were perfectly cooked. The $6/bottle corkage fee allowed us to bring special bottles from our personal wine cellars. Our server was pleasant and well informed about the menu and specific ingredients. This was definitely worth the 30+ minute drive each of us made to dine here.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Brandywine Prime had very good service and a lovely, cozy atmosphere. Despite the extreme cold outside, the building was very warm and inviting. The back room was relatively quiet once the large table behind us (including children and noisy grandparents) left. Service was attentive until the very end (dessert/check time, then we sat awhile). As soon as the appetizers came, I reached for the salt and pepper - in general I found the entire meal under-seasoned, the steak especially. The buffalo carpaccio was trendy, though the portion of meat was very small. I didn't quite care for the shallot jam - it gave the whole dish a rather sweet finish and could have used more bite with the pecorino cheese. Personally I prefer the more Italian and traditional preparation. The buffalo meat was mild and delicious, but would not order again. The entree steaks were beautiful cuts of meat, though completely unseasoned. Thankfully I ordered one with blue cheese, or it would've been too bland for me. Beautiful bone-in NY Strip cooked perfectly. However, the side green beans were cold and additional sides we ordered (gratin potatoes, mushrooms) came without serving spoons. The majority of the desserts contained booze, which didn't suit for one of our family members in AA - which was a little disheartening; he ended up with ice cream... I was rather disappointed given the price, and will recommend we stick to Harry's Savoy or Sullivan's. Sorry Brandywine.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A great experience! Our server, Michael, was engaging and attentive- a good asset to your staff I look forward to returning for years to come!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

All of our meals were delicious. My steak was not quite hot, but it was a frigid, frigid night and so I think they had trouble keeping all of the food hot. My other companions said there plates were blazing hot. And all of us really enjoyed the food

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding food + Outstanding service = Brandywine Prime!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice place for a New Year's Eve. Even though it was busy, we were not rushed. Service was spot on and the food was excellent. Truly fine dining at its best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an excellent meal on New Years Eve. the steaks and appetizers were very tasty and our waiter was superb. He knows just about everything there is to know about good steaks. He was both knowledgeable and entertaining. We have never had anything less than an excellent time and meal at Brandywine Prime.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great (all of the dishes in our party of 3, except the lobster bisque). Service was sub par for the price of the whole experience. It took almost 10 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us after being sat. Not sure if our waiter had other tables in another section but we didn’t see him a lot. The section of the restaurant we were in was not full but there was very few open times (515 or 845 for party of 3) online when I made the reservation over 3 weeks prior to dinner. I’d give them another try because of the food but would hope for better service given the price of the dinner.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I brought my wife to Brandywine Prime for her birthday. We enjoyed a a fabulous meal in a cozy corner of the restaurant. The food, from start to finish, was incredible. The atmosphere was perfect for a romantic night out. Our one issues was that our server was a bit too informal for the restaurant. He was friendly but did not make us feel as though we were dining at an upscale establishment. His decor suggested that perhaps we should be enjoying brunch at a local greasy spoon. Aside from our servers informal nature, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had an awesome visit once again. This time with our 8 & 10 yr old granddaughters. The server was very accommodating and we had a great time! My husband had the short ribs, my 10 yr old granddaughter and I had the filet Mignon (she LOVES her steak) and the youngest had fresh made chicken tenders. Everyone enjoyed to the last bite! We started with the fresh mozzarella and the mushroom tart. The Tart was amazing! I wish they made them and froze them so you could buy and take home! Brandywine Prime never disappoints. Whenever we are in the area, we really try to have a lovely dinner here. 😊

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent service and superb food

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Simply the best! We love Brandywine Prime and our server Michael!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and excellent service with a very knowledgeable server.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We loved Brandywine Prime! Food was absolutely incredible and our waiter Michael was very knowledgeable and hilarious! The 2 hour drive was well worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

They have a great happy hour. We had dinner after, and the food was delicious. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Recently celebrated a birthday at their Sunday Brunch....great value for Sunday Brunch, warm and quiet ambiance, outstanding service from helpful but never intrusive staff, delicious and varied buffet food choices, in addition to excellent choice of regular menu items....look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A wonderful place for the best steak , quiet unique atmosphere , Michael was an excellent server and helped make it an enjoyable evening .
It’s a little pricey but when you are paying the bill you feel it was well worth it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I can’t say a negative thing about this restaurant.
We made reservations for 2 people but called to ask if we could bump it up to 4 at the last minute. No problem. Our waitstaff was very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. Best scallops I’ve ever eaten, and I am a snob when it comes to them.
All in all, BRAVO!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Consistently great food, service and ambience. BYOB option and expansive wine and cocktail list. A treasure in Chester County!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

While the experience was very enjoyable our initial wait to be greeted by our waiter was about 10 minutes which is much longer than previously experienced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We enjoyed everything about the restaurant. The filet mignon was perfect; others of us enjoyed the fish. The service was great allowing us ample time to look at the menu and between courses.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Spend a special evening with my wife. Food was very good,the waiter very knowledgeable of the menu. Drinks were terrific

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in the area. Thank you Michael for great service and thank you owner Michael for great food. Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday season.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were out with friends of ours on Saturday night. The steak is always amazing ! The oysters are always fresh and perfectly schucked. This is my favorite restaurant in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Seated us on time. Drives me nuts when you make the reservation and then it is another 30 minutes after that when they seat you. Will be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had the filet mignon was delicious melted in your mouth like butter. Excellent meal!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food and service were very good. Our waiter, Mike, was very knowledgeable on menu items and explained them well. Menu was somewhat pricey but quality was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Have been several times over the years hoping it would improve but I'm sad to say it has not. Very expensive for the poor service and food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our 2nd time eating in 'The Tavern and another great experience. French Onion soup is always a good choice at BP - try the panini when eating in the Tavern, you won't be disappointed in this flavorful sandwich.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As always, Brandywine Prime never disappoints. Brunch was wonderful, service with Michael was exceptional and the long trip from Atlantic City was well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great meal and fabulous service! Steaks were delicious and wine was reasonably priced. Love this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent desserts and the services are out of standings.
May be for the thanksgiving dinner it could be a welcome note at the table.
The wine was excellent.
It may need moré aging.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate here for Thanksgiving. Food and service was excellent. We have been here previously for brunch, dinner, and with a large group. Good and service are always excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving turkey was dry; other food was tepid. Disappointed.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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