Broad Table Tavern

4.0
241 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Low Country, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7am-11am Daily
Brunch: Sunday 8am-2pm
Lunch: 11am-4pm Daily
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday-Saturday 4pm-10pm
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Phone number
(610) 543-7500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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).
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Chester Road & Fieldhouse Lane
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Parking details
Please park in the hotel parking lot if you are coming to dine at the Broad Table Tavern.
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Public transit
Minutes walking distance from the Swarthmore SEPTA stop (Media-Elwyn Regional Line).
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
241 reviews
4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
42%
Very Good
31%
Good
21%
Fair
4%
Poor
3%
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

All of the staff at the Boad Table Tavern make the dining experience a beautiful night out. I’m so grateful to have the inn in our community.

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j
3.0
Dined 7 days ago

Overpriced for the quality. They talk a big game, but the food was quite mediocre. It’s not bad food, but it’s not great either. Fair. Maybe I’m just used to Philadelphia. Ambience was nice.

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LD
3.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

We ate breakfast and it was not crowded. Service seemed on the slow side and we had to ask for butter for toast and refills for coffee. Waitress was nice enough just didn’t seem to check in on us much.

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C
4.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

I came here with a group of friends since they offer the Impossible burger as a vegan option. We appreciated the clarity of the menu in terms of items being labeled vegan or gluten free, and our items were delicious! I enjoyed that the vegan cheese was made from aquafaba and not something one could buy anywhere. The drinks were delicious, however we all felt that the quantity received for the price was poor. Also, although we all ordered the same drinks only some of them came with a slice of lime. Seemily a small factor, but for the price we felt it should always be included. I may be back on special occasions since the Impossible burger is offered, but unfortunately not to enjoy expensive drinks.

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C
New Orleans
4.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Pleasant and enjoyable.

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JA
1.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Terrible service. Ordered eggs over easy and they came out over cooked. They were out of certain menu items.

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BJ
New England
3.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Too expensive for not special food and mediocre service.

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WR
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Dinner outside on patio on a lovely warm evening.

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J
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

We had drinks at the bar and then went to our reserved table. We shared a wonderful chopped salad (A serving spoon would have been helpful). Then on to fabulous scallops and the fish of the day. All in all, this was a wonderful and truly delicious meal. We will be back!

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p
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Very good for biz discussion over lunch; quality food, effective but not overbearing/intrusive service and tables spaced such that there is privacy for a confidential discussion.

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d
New York Area
3.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Kind of expensive, decent food. Ate there twice over Swarthmore graduation weekend with our 2018 grad. However my big complaint is that the first of our two meals (May 25th) was "cancelled" by the restaurant after we ate there (presumably we were tagged as a no-show, even there we were there perfectly on time, and seated about 20 minutes later). I've written to the restaurant, and the inn, multiple times over the last month with no response whatsoever.

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M
New England
2.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

Service has gotten slower and slower each time I've gone.

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RP
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

My friend and I had very tasty salads, light but delicious. We had an early lunch, so things were very quiet. Our server (whose name I forget) was just attentive enough without bothering us - cheerful and knowledgeable about the menu.

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OT
Philadelphia
1.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for Mother’s Day brunch. I made a reservation months ago and was never told that they would have a special limited menu for the holiday. There was no mention of it on their website either. They didn’t even mention it when they called to confirm the reservation this past week. It seemed that every table, the ones that actually had diners, had the same confusion. The manager came over to our table after we asked the server if other items might be available as a courtesy. He was more combative and defensive than apologetic. He said they do this for every holiday but it is not advertised on the website or mentioned when they take the reservations - yet he was surprised at our frustration.

Moreover, the service was slow. It took over 30 minutes just to get our drinks, let alone order our food. I will say that the server was really nice and wanted to be helpful. He just wasn’t very knowledgeable and didn’t have any control over the circumstances. No blame to him.

Finally, the food was just okay. Nothing special. They definitely aren’t what they are trying to be.

In all honesty, if the manager had been at least a little apologetic or tried to make our experience any better, I might have let it be. I would have still been disappointed and would not return; however, I may have spared this review. The fact that they didn’t seem to care is my biggest complaint.

Not worth a visit.

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OT
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

We dined her for an early Mother’s Day lunch. There were a lot of open tables so not busy in the restaurant itself. Our server was very nice. This is my third time here to eat lunch and something is always forgotten or messed up, unfortunately. Three of us ordered the same burger and they mixed up who they went to and forgot the toppings we were paying extra for. The manager did give us free dessert. We had to ask for extra napkins a few times and never got them, had to get them ourselves from other tables. Had to ask for drinks a few times because they were taking a while. The food was good - loved the hummus plate and the fries. Service was just slow and off considering there weren’t many other tables. I will still come back but will try dinner since the last few times for lunch weren’t all that great.

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RM
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 11, 2018

Great service and an excellent meal.

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H
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a terrific dinner on Saturday night with friends. It was a bit hectic when we arrived, but we were soon seated outside, where it was very comfortable - despite a warring family with small children close by.

The staff was very helpful and accommodating to various climate and other requests - and I would particularly single out the Barrimundi entree as just being really fabulous. I am always happy to go - and this evening was no exception.

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

The service is always wonderful

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OT
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

Was a very enjoyable brunch this morning. Service seemed a tad slow but they were also busy. Food didn't disappoint. Very delicious omlette with homefries and toast. Will be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
2.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Checked for brunch places and it was suggested. Although we came at 11:30 they no longer served breakfast.
Food was okay, service was less so. They weren’t really interested in our being there.

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MS
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Nice, relaxed breakfast, but a bit pricey. Wait service is adequate.

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AN
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on April 17, 2018

Love this spot!

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h
New York Area
4.0
Dined on April 16, 2018

This a decent restaurant attached to a hotel in a college town. The food was pretty good without being over the top. The service was slow and a little off.

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WM
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 10, 2018

We enjoyed dinner and breakfast at Broad Table Tavern. The food was delicious and fresh, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. There’s a nice cocktail list and the chocolate pot de creme is memorable.

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D
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on April 10, 2018

Great beer selection and I know from previous visits they make good cocktails. We went for Impossible Burgers but they were dry and tasteless, and given that the fries weren't hot I suspect it wasn't the burger but some inattention in the kitchen. Server was really nice, and she did ask how things were, but no one felt like waiting for them to re-do the order, so we let it go and didn't say anything.

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Perfect!! Will be back soon!

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JM
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Brunch and was not disappointed. Food was delicious, staff was friendly and attentive.

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KB
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on March 29, 2018

Broad table tavern is our place to go when no one wants to cook. The food is good, the ambiance is warm and friendly and its within walking distance! What more could we ask for!

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E
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was really excellent. The food exceeded our expectations. We live right down the road and just figured we'd check the place out because it is close. Only complaints are that entree came while we were still eating appetizers and the noise level as we were seated right next to the bar but on a date.

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TS
3.0
Dined on February 28, 2018

This was the first time we at at Broad Table , we ordered burgers, medium well , both of us and the came very well done and a little dry. We also could barely see or taste the cheese. WE will still give the restaurant another try.

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on February 25, 2018

Nella and Jed were as gracious as alway. Such a lovely evening. Thank you again.

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v
Philadelphia
2.0
Dined on February 22, 2018

After more than a full year of being open, this place continues to disappoint. Went there with 9 friends for a birthday. They were nice enough to hold both an indoor and outdoor table for us. We ended up outside. Overall, the decor is nice. However, food and service were marginal at best. Server was nice but frantic and overwhelmed most of the night...got many of our drink orders wrong, and an appetizer we ordered never came. Food was okay -- chicken sandwich is tasty, but burgers way overcooked to the point of being bone dry. We have 2 different versions of the drink menu, so not clear what they actually had. This is the only game in town, and they just can't seem to get it together. And the bonus of it all -- it's very expensive.

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M
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on February 21, 2018

Excellent omelette. My wife’s oatmeal was the best she’s ever had at a restaurant. Kate was an excellent server. Perfect way to start our day.

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CS
Philadelphia
1.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

Our reservation was for 10:45; we were on time and seated very cordially. Placed our order after a few minutes; time went by and a family of seven arrived seated next to us. We noticed they were being served and offered more coffee to us and the order would take a few minutes. After 45 minutes, we gave up and asked for the manager to tell him why were leaving. At the time he said he would take care of our order. It was too late. Another table in the room before we arrived, so they were not that busy. Not organized A very bad experience; we will think twice before trying again

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

The staff are the soul of the BTT. Very happy to have the Inn in Swarthmore.

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KG
New England
4.0
Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was great. The tavern is really attractive, clean and has a warm, friendly atmosphere. We had a great time!

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R
Chicago
2.0
Dined on February 15, 2018

Usually a great place but a little off this time, i.e didn't get what I asked for and the second cappucino was cold and undrinkable.

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OT
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

Katie was our waitress and she was wonderful. We all had the impossible burger and it was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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KY
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on February 12, 2018

If it would have been appropriate, we would have licked the plates!!

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MM
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on February 3, 2018

I was hankering for a good Bloody Mary for a rare Saturday brunch. This place came up as having them on the menu, and I have been wanting to eat here since it opened - Perfect! When we arrived we were promptly seated, and they asked for our drinks. Guess what I asked for - a Bloody Mary! They then informed me that the bar was not opened, but they could see what they could do. The brunch menu says they have Bloody Mary's, mimosa's....and the sort, but maybe just on Sundays?? Hmmm...anyway I basically just got tomato juice with vodka and some stuffed olives, all for $9. So not worth it. On a another note, the food was delicious, and the beer menu is decent. Will come back for a happy hour.

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