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About Broad Table Tavern

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.

10 South Chester Road
Swarthmore, PA 19081
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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

Cross Street:
South Chester Road & Fieldhouse Lane

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 543-7500

Website:
http://www.theinnatswat.com/

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).

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).

Executive Chef:
Michael Dorris

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

Broad Table Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Each time we have dined here, regardless of the time of day, we have left feeling like we could have eaten better food for the same price at another restaurant within a 10-minute driving radius. Food is mediocre, wine is expensive (but beer selection is good). We only eat here because it is in walking distance of our house.

Broad Table Tavern . . . make it better!

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice appetizers and stuffed ravioli with salmon were very tasty. We sat close to fireplace on a cold day which was nice. The service was excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a great meal. NYE limited prix fix menu was very good.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always enjoy the Broad Table Tavern. Nice atmosphere and food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful, relaxing, environment. Excellent food and service, fully stocked bar with a great draft beer selection. Anxious to come back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Neila is the best waitress and makes the dining experience sooooo lovely! Jet the bartender is also amazing (talented and personable!) I always get the Impossible Burger which is very reliable!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Taste of food was excellent but portions were very small especially considering the price. Our server was not great, she needed a lot of help. We want to like this place, but are often let down.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We were a party of seven for a holiday work lunch. The food was delicious and our server, Seth, was wonderful. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food, the "Impossible" Burger was a hit and a couple of us enjoyed the beet and burrata salad. . We agreed we would definitely come back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went with my family for husband's birthday. Everyone was raving about the food and service. Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was fair...
Chicken wings were raw...
Order was brought out incorrectly and items were missing off of the pull pork sandwich

Location location location

The bar is the best area to enjoy the tavern
Drinks are expensive but nice variety

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This place is terrible. It's a shame bc it could have been a real gem in the community. POORLY managed!!! Overpriced mediocre food. (the chef should be embarrassed to send out food like that...i ordered several dishes and they all were bad. I was hoping they would redeem themselves with my skirt stk. WRONG! Ordered MR and it came out MW. At that point I just wanted my check & to leave. Staff not trained well. No attention to detail. Glassware and silverware were dirty. Windows dirty....I could go on & on.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you very much for remembering and fulfilling our birthday request. Our waiter John was great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Limited menu options but the skirt steak was very good. Breakfast on the other hand was not as good. Eggs were tasteless and sausage was infused with some type of maple syrup which I did not like. Home fries were very thin and hard. Had to ask for butter for toast. Coffee was good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The impossible burger is the greatest addition to the menu!!! It's AWESOME!! And, the waitstaff is always excellent. Now, we just need to have a few reasonably priced wines and a few more salad options and it will be FABULOUS!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

No one clears the table. Doesn't appear to be anyone's job to take away dirty dishes. Service is not up to the experience restaurant is trying to achieve.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was outstanding and the vegan menu expanded. Great dining experience!

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Possibly the worst service experience I have had in 10 years. Painfully slow, place was half empty, food took 45 minutes, really? Waitress basically disappeared. Never again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It's a lovely restaurant with a fireplace and attractive bar. Service was friendly. We had brunch, and the food was decent, though not distinctive. This may be, in part, because brunch tends to be the least creative menu at most restaurants. I do plan to try it again for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I've tried this place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner many times since it opened more than a year ago. The food has been consistently mediocre and the service has been consistently poor (slow and inept) every time. I live nearby and really want to like this place, but it is always disappointing. Such a shame.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Have been twice, great experience both times. So nice to have a nice spot for lunch or dinner or brunch when visiting my daughter at Swarthmore.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Nice place, but no organic greens or grass fed beef or chicken. They are touting their new "Impossible Burger" which they stated was recently an FDA approved genetically modified soy bean burger. Was surprised they are so proud of this new GMO food item on their menu. Most people are trying to avoid GMO at all costs!

Won't go back unless it's for a glass of wine or beer at the bar.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

It took 40 minutes for our entrees to be served after our appetizer was served. The waitress gave us wrong information about the food, therefore the patron with allergies could not eat it when it finally arrived. The bar was very noisy impacting the dining experience. There were limited options for vegetarian/vegan diners. It was a frustrating experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I returned with friends to the Broad Table Tavern because I had had a great lunch there a month ago & recommended it highly. I don't know what happened but it was terrible this time.

Starting with the rude & disinterested waiter to the cold & rushed entrées there was nothing good about it except the chocolate pot de crème for dessert. Good but not great.

After we were seated we were sharing items we'd brought for each other & having a conversation. The waiter came over & interrupted us to tell us about the specials then left. This was beyond odd & rude. We had just barely sat down.

He returned to take our orders then proceeded to deliver our appetizers then the mains in quick succession. We had barely started on the apps. Everything was cold from the French fries to the fish on the fish & chips plates to the toast on my BLT. It was as if both apps & mains were prepared at the same time and the mains were left to sit. No one in my party of 4 touched their fries as they were dried out & cold. The bacon on my BLT was cold & greasy.

After delivering the main courses, our waiter NEVER returned to our table. No refills on drinks were offered nor did he return to ask if we needed anything. Perhaps he knew the food was cold. We had to flag down other waitstaff to get him and they weren't happy about it. One even scowled at us.

When we had finished our entrees and had sat over our finished plates for at least 20 Minutes, another server came over to clear the table. After another 15 minutes, our waiter returned to ask if we wanted dessert.

Overall, a very poorly timed meal. Such a beautiful restaurant with cold food & terrible service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent experience at the Inn. Took in the Swarthmore girls field hockey game afterwards. Great service, comfortable and great food. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My breakfast and Bloody Mary were both tasty

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good, keep it up: Intriguing menu. Great to support local food producers. OK prices. A little on the noisy side until a large group left.

Needs improvement:
If you print it, serve it. Menu said "Crispy capers" that did not appear until asked for. Menu said "walnut brickle" on the carrot cake. No walnut brickle in sight.

Server training: Our server was obsequious initially and appeared to grow progressively hostile. He asked for feedback with each dish. We answered politely, honestly and with a smile. I liked the bourbon - he appeared very pleased. I liked the fish with capers; the fried chicken was ordinary. He appeared flustered and quickly brought the capers. The carrot cake was very poor - way too moist, flat, flavorless, no walnut brickle. He appeared angry, strode quickly away in a huff. When he brought the bill, he was clearly unhappy, no eye contact, walked away shaking his head. Why ask, if you don't want to know? The feedback was useful info for the kitchen. A show of concern, a smile and a simple, "Thank you. I will share your concerns with the kitchen" would have sufficed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The staff was extremely pleasant and energetic. Well educated on food questions! We had a great time!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Really good pancakes!! Good brunch spot if around Swarthmore

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I used to love this place for breakfast. I think they have a new breakfast chef. The potatoes are different (not as good) and the omelet was dry and tasteless (used to be very tasty). I love the ambiance and the easy nature of this place. But with the decrease in meal quality, I am not sure I am inclined to go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Paige was an excellent waitress!! She made great recommendations and was very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The brunch at the Inn is scrumptious. The French Toast with the sweet vanilla cream is particularly good, and the berry bowl accompanies it well. Coffee is robust. Service, provided both by the waitress and the manager, is attentive and gracious. We appreciated that we were not rushed out but could over a couple of coffee refills. After all, it was Sunday brunch. Shopping in the bookstore after the meal is an added treat.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had brunch this past weekend and the food was amazing! Being in this business myself, I was surprised that our servers weren't more professional and knowledgeable being jay the food and other offerings were so upscale and high quality.

We had a friend who is gluten free for medical reasons. The gluten free bread was very tasty, paired so well with the Whipped Ricotta! However it wasn't until well after she ordered that we were told that a portion of her meal was in fact, not gluten free.

Everyone was extremely pleasant, however we had so many people tending to our table we weren't really sure who actually our sever was.

All in all, we all enjoyed our experience. I will absolutely be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

the M/R NY Strip was overdone, crosscut into 3 pieces and covered in brown gravy

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was tasty, but overpriced. NY strip steak, and the pasta dish with shrimp were both very good, but rather small and too expensive for the size & quality. Left us wanting more. The hamburger was a hockey puck about 1/2 the size of the bun it was on. The cheese & chaucuterie plate was a joke! For $14, came with a small square of cheddar & blue cheeses, 4 slices of meat, & some pickles. The restaurant is very nice with a good atmosphere although the kitchen seemed pretty slow. Hard to recommend after seeing that burger & cheese plate.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Initially our experience was very bad. We were seated 20 minutes before anyone approached us. Then things got worse, 3 separate times different staff came by to apologize that we were still sitting (now about 40 minutes) with no service and promised that someone would be by shortly.
None of those employees even offered to get us a drink while we waited! It wasn't very busy but it seemed not one knew who was assigned our table.
We were ready to leave when a waitress finally came over to get our drink order. She was polite and friendly. The service from that point on was excellent & the food was worth the wait! We will definitely go back!

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant. My brother was visiting from California on business and my wife and I wanted to take him to dinner. We had heard good things about The Broad Table Tavern and decided to give it a try. I'm happy to say, we were not disappointed! We had reservations for outdoor seating at 7:30 on a Friday night. When we first walked into the restaurant it was pretty packed and the noise volume was high, which made me a little nervous because I was looking for a quieter fine dining experience. However once we were seated on their outdoor veranda, it was a near perfect ambiance. Lighting, volume, scenery, fireplace, all very nice. It was not a fast dining experience, which was fine with us because we were there to catch up and spend some quality time together. In total we were there for just under three hours. However our beverage glasses were never empty and we never felt unattended to or over attended to. All in all the service was very good. The food was excellent but the portions were on the smaller side. If you're looking for a slightly more upscale adult dining experience with fresh delicious food, good service, and a nice ambiance, then I recommend The Broad Table Tavern and if you are looking for a nice outdoor dining experience than I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Unfortunately, for a restaurant with generally excellent food, the management is terrible. The restaurant is always overly cold. Always. People wear coats in the dining room. At dinner, our table wan't ready when we arrived, which happens, so we sat at the bar. The bartender glared at us, didn't say hello, and then finally walked by to tell us he would be a while.

The hosts - - two women, moved us to a high top after the bartender told us we had to leave the bar (because of our 20-year-old), and were helpful in getting our appetizers. They said my husband's drink would be on the house, but it actually turned up on our bill. We were moved to our table, but no one told the server. He was gracious and helpful despite having been surprised by the change.

We observed a young man serving the wrong food to an adjacent table three times! Then we observed a tall man - - who we've seen before and assume is a manager, clearing tables in his gym shorts and t-shirt. Perhaps he was called in at the last minute because the restaurant was obviously unprepared for the evening. Nevertheless, it is jarring to be in a restaurant that charges over $20.00 for an entree and have someone in exercise clothes aggressively wiping tables.

Sadly, we have always found the management of this restaurant and this hotel to be ridiculously poor. No vent fans in the bathrooms of the hotel rooms mean that the entire room steams up when someone takes a shower. The cleanliness of the rooms is lacking. There are few amenities.
The front desk staff is often unprepared to answer questions. And the rates are in keeping with NYC's luxury hotels and are yanked up to correspond with any events that the college parents' may wish to attend.

I understand that it is the only game in town - - literally. But if Broad Table and The Inn at Swarthmore are going to continue to charge the prices that they do, they must do a much better job of keeping the customer satisfied.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went for a late Sunday breakfast. Food was tasty, but pricey. Service ranged from frustrating to attentive. Need to work on consistency. For the price, not sure I would return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

A fine restaurant that I've been to several times.

There was a minor glitch: there were two empty booths and I asked repeatedly if we couldn't have one since we had a reservation. We were told that they were reserved for people who had specifically asked for them and our reservation did not count against those requests. During the entire time we were there, however, no one showed up to take a booth and in the end all of the booths were empty. I'm not sure why this happened but it struck me as officious and unnecessary.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

So well done. A wonderful restaurant that makes visits back to campus a special treat!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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