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Broad Table Tavern

4.1
4.1
320 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Broad Table Tavern at the Inn at Swarthmore offers seasonally inspired menus showcasing locally sourced ingredients and regional, artisanal products. A convivial atmosphere, approachable beverage selections and warm, welcoming staff make the Broad Table Tavern the ideal gathering spot for colleagues, family, and friends.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Low Country, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: 7am-11am Daily Brunch: Sunday 8am-2pm Lunch: 11am-4pm Daily Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4pm-9pm Friday-Saturday 4pm-10pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 543-7500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Private Dining: The beautiful Ingleneuk room provides comfortable private seating for 20 guests. Those with larger parties may contact us to inquire about our larger banquet spaces - the Sycamore Room (max. 60 dinner guests) and the Gathering Room (max. 120 dinner guests).

  • Private party facilities

    Our Broad Table Tavern's patio is available for private rentals. Group must guarantee a minimum of 25. Our rental fee is $250 per hour and a f&b minimum must be met. Private rentals are not available for Friday & Saturday evenings.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Sage: (610) 543-7500

  • Neighborhood

    Swarthmore

  • Cross street

    South Chester Road & Fieldhouse Lane

  • Parking details

    Please park in the hotel parking lot if you are coming to dine at the Broad Table Tavern.

  • Public transit

    Minutes walking distance from the Swarthmore SEPTA stop (Media-Elwyn Regional Line).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 320 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BC

    BrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a cool spot and the food is excellent. Can get a little pricey with apps and drinks, but you certainly get what you pay for.
  2. LO

    LisaO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Recommend to a local friend only because of convenience. We would give up on the place if we didn't live within walking distance. They MUST work on service. We had to send several people in search of a glass of wine for both our first glass and our second. When you arrive there on a Friday night after work, you want to order a drink and be served quickly.
  3. PC

    PatriciaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was lacking. Apparently they were short-staffed and really struggled. When we finished our meal and our plates were cleared, we then waited 30 minutes to see our waiter again. She never stopped by. We only saw her again when I stopped a busboy and asked for our bill. She then came and offered us a dessert for our wait, but we had literally sat there for 30 minutes and were fed up.
  4. TT

    TerryT

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. The broccoli appetizer is amazing and the Monday special (chicken and biscuits) was delicious. It was a very pleasant evening.
  5. SL

    SpencerL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    brunch: tasty, generous portions, fairly priced, leisurely
  6. b

    beersnob82

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for Valentines Day. Could not have enjoyed it any more than we did. Fantastic ambiance with service and food only adding to the excellent evening. Thanks to everyone on staff from front of the house to back of house who made the evening happen.
  7. SM

    SteveM

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Rough night for the staff
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A pleasant evening!
  9. G

    Gretchen

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drink, service and atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back!
  10. P

    Penndoc

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and superb service by the team. Glasses alway filled and food was out quickly. The cheese plate for the appetizer was plentiful, requiring us to bring home some leftovers which were appreciated the next day.
  11. RD

    RestaurantDiner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was much improved from our last visit. Food was as great as ever.
  12. SC

    SocialCoach

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time there for lunch. We had the mushroom soup, hummus platter, and simple soup and sandwich. Soth soups were delicious and hearty. The hummus platter could have served 4 and tasted homemade. The turkey club and side salad were also delicious. We washed it down with a memorable hibiscus tea to warm us against the weather. Sitting just adjacent to the fireplace it could not have been any better.
  13. J

    John

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    People very friendly and excellent service. Food very well done.
  14. JW

    JamesW

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Was a little noisy on a Sat. night.
  15. J

    Jack

    Philadelphia

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good service. Food delivered hot. Nice breakfast menu.
  16. E

    Estiafan

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a beautiful atmosphere. Modern and casually elegant. The service was great, food was fresh and delicious. Portions were plentiful. I will definitely go back again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    This place is convenient if you're doing anything in Swarthmore, but I'd avoid it. The restaurant (a few tables next to the bar) is incredibly noisy, and the food and drinks are average at best. The wine pours are about 4 ounces, for which they charge $12 or $14. Ridiculous! And the menu can best be described as elevated bar food. But by far it is the noise when the place is full that makes it absolutely obnoxious.
  18. H

    Hank

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average menu. Service was slow, albeit, most of the people were at the bar. My wine was 10$ for a 1/4 filled glass-rip off!
  19. RP

    RusProf

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My friend hadn't eaten here yet, so she was glad to find out about it. I've never been disappointed in the food here, though I am very sorry the octopus salad is no longer on the menu. (Even if I felt kind of bad about eating something so intelligent.)
  20. D

    Doxielover

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, innovative food choices. Freshly prepared and top notch ingredients.
  21. d

    dericp

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    It was nice as a local place. Probably great for Swarthmore parents and locals. Wouldn’t call it a destination. But pleasant.
  22. L

    Lance

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good lunch after several unsatisfying meals on the past. Looks like they are finally getting their act together
  23. A

    Alrv

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant itself is quite attractive with a modern feel and an open floor plan. The bar, fireplace, and tables all flow together. The restaurant is centrally located in the Inn at Swarthmore — a very nice addition to the Ville. There is plenty of parking in the rear of the Inn. Alas, the menu was limited, the wine list pricey, as were the wines by the glass. I’m not sure what the management’s strategy is on that front. Fortunately, there is a good selection of beers on tap, as well as cider. The noise level was off the charts for at least half of our time in the tavern. A party of fifteen or twenty people in the center high table managed to drown out attempts at conversation nearby. As to the food, well, it was OK at best but not memorable. The wait staff was warm and professional, as was the receptionist. The Broad Table Tavern should be a winner but it hasn’t succeeded. The operator has had abundant time to fine tune this place. They must try harder.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service wasn’t great. Half the food was good, the other half was meh. The dinner menu didn’t have the lamb sliders on it so I didn’t know that I could order them until after I had ordered my food (I would have liked to have tried them). Not sure if I’ll be back.
  25. FS

    FooSue

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To start, our server Dana was awesome. She made us feel so welcome and provided a couple food selections off the menu. A few of us had the French Toast breakfast and others had the Route 66 breakfast. Everything was delicious and Dana did not rush us. I know we will all be back. The atmosphere was lovely. Highly recommend going for their brunch. Thank you.
  26. CO

    COLLEENG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great local spot for a meal, or a meeting over coffee. A nice addition to the town!
  27. Y

    Yoconshy

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really nice, and a great addition for the Swarthmore and Delaware County dining scene. Great service too - attentive while not being overwhelming. We'll be back.
  28. s

    sally

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Wish the working people would be a little more enthusiastic about their job!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and fish entrees
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Way too noisy!
  31. KD

    KandD

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Nice looking place, warm service; too bad the food was disappointing. Had fish tacos made with salmon, which was incredibly overcooked and dry.
  32. P

    Pamela

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We’ve been there several times for lunch. Always good food and service. Nice atmosphere.
  33. D

    Dinearound9

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous, great service and food( not your every day fare) with a relaxed atmosphere.
  34. D

    Donna

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a bunch of starters to share and everyone agreed they were very good. The only disappointment on the menu was a noodle dish that was a bit like ramen.
  35. EB

    EloiseB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    This restaurant has a beautiful setting with lovely seating arrangements. The food is adequate and the menu interesting. On our most recent visit this Thanksgiving am, the restaurant was not crowded and we waited quite some time for sandwiches and an equally long time for a simple piece of pie for dessert. Also on the two occasions when we went for a breakfast/brunch on a holiday, this past Thanksgiving and last Christmas we were told there was only a holiday chef's menu available and we could not order anything else. This year when we asked the waiter to make a request to the chef to alter his plan and allow us to order from the menu, he acquiesced. Last year he did not and we were not even permitted to sit in the main dining area for a cup of coffee, we were asked to have our coffee in the lobby! Keep in mind on both occasions I made reservations and was not informed of this policy. After last year's fiasco we were gracious enough to give your establishment another go mainly because it is such a lovely setting and within walking distance, and it was ironic that the same thing happened to us for the second time, but with slightly better results this year. I think it is important for your chef to understand, NO ONE wants a chef's menu. Consumers want to go to a restaurant and order how much or how little they would like and from an entire selection. I would suggest conducting some type of market research to validate this point before you offer any of your special menu "only" option again. Thank you Dr. Eloise Boccella
  36. DH

    DavidH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Farm to table food. Scallops were outstanding.
  37. D

    Donald

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Close to home. Average food. Great waitress. I have nothing else to say.
  38. CM

    ChristiMullerFord

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely, high end restaurant with locally sourced ingredients, in the heart of Swarthmore.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner on a Sunday evening and everything was just delicious! We were warmly greeted by the hostess. We tucked into a cozy booth and John took care of us very nicely. I had the chef's preparation of Mediterranean sea bass over root vegetables and it was outstanding. My husband always gets his martini well prepared at Broad Table...not sure who was bartending, but he hasn't had a complaint anytime we've been either at the bar, or eating at a table. My husband had the basic burger, which was just fine, good fries!
  40. IG

    IG215

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Great food but the staff seemed a bit off their game. We've been before a couple of times without the same problems, so hopefully it was a one-off.

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Broad Table Tavern is rated 4.1 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    South Chester Road & Fieldhouse Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Swarthmore

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: 7am-11am Daily Brunch: Sunday 8am-2pm Lunch: 11am-4pm Daily Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4pm-9pm Friday-Saturday 4pm-10pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Low Country, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Please park in the hotel parking lot if you are coming to dine at the Broad Table Tavern.

  • Public transit

    Minutes walking distance from the Swarthmore SEPTA stop (Media-Elwyn Regional Line).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 543-7500

  • Catering

    Private Dining: The beautiful Ingleneuk room provides comfortable private seating for 20 guests. Those with larger parties may contact us to inquire about our larger banquet spaces - the Sycamore Room (max. 60 dinner guests) and the Gathering Room (max. 120 dinner guests).

  • Private party facilities

    Our Broad Table Tavern's patio is available for private rentals. Group must guarantee a minimum of 25. Our rental fee is $250 per hour and a f&b minimum must be met. Private rentals are not available for Friday & Saturday evenings.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Sage: (610) 543-7500

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