Cinder Copper & Lace
Pizzas, mussels, small plates, and cheese/charcuterie boards in the open kitchen focusing on local ingredients. Creative and classical toppings that are prepared in a custom-built wood-fired pizza oven. Beer is poured from our full custom design system housed in copper pipes.
The menu offered a variety of upscale bar food. Our two pizzas were delicious, and larger than expected - a good value for the money. A lot of hard surfaces made for a bit of a noisy place, and it was a bit dark. However, the server was friendly and attentive. Overall, a nice evening!
Catching up with a friend to plan our families vacation together next year.
We really liked the food - crispy chicken wings with a nice amount of spice and great pizza. The only down side is that the service was slow for a small place. I felt like we had to wave our server down a few times. Fun spot, good food, great idea with the beer flights.
Had pre-theater brunch on a Saturday afternoon. Cinder's only a block away from Avenue of the Arts which makes it a great place for either a pre or post-theater meal. Very friendly staff. Food was delicious. I had the original eggs benny - excellent. It's great for people watching if you can grab a table near the front of the restaurant.
Food was really good. We all had the restaurant week prix-fix and said everyone had to have it or no one could have it, which was weird. People were really nice. We had a fun time!
We tried the restaurant week menu and it was very good. They also have cider and sour flights which I really enjoyed. It is a cool spot.
This place is great for drinks and small appetizers but I wasn’t that thrilled with the food. Drinks are great so I’ll go back for that.
We really enjoyed this restaurant. Great Food, Great Service - we ate outdoors - a little crowded but the inside restaurant is beautiful!!
I would like to have been able to post a more positive review but the noise level was far beyond what I could deal with. Couldn't hear the person sitting across from me... had to yell. Food was delicious - no issue there - but I can't return to this restaurant.
The meatball and Brussel sprouts were good. The white asparagus, ribeye, and the sausage & peppers pizza were all average. While the pumpkin creme brulee was not the best, served in a big mug (felt like it was microwaved). In saying this, food was bought out very promptly and the ambiance was relaxing.
Had a great time. We we're originally sat by the bathroom, which is a terrible table that needs to be taken out, but I asked to be moved and it was no problem. Went for restaurant week and the courses were well paced with time in between so we didn't feel rushed. I'm a big cider fan and was happy to see Arsenal on the draft list!!
We really enjoyed our experience at Cinder Copper & Lace for Restaurant Week. All the food was delicious and the beer flight was also fantastic. It felt energetic but not too loud that we couldn't talk. We will definitely be back!
I’m not sure what happened with those people that provided a bad review. My friends and I had a great experience and our server was very attentive. The Young’s Plum ale that I had was delicious. The mussels and fries were great. We all enjoyed our food immensely. No complaints from anyone.
I had never been to this restaurant before. I went for Restaurant Week with a friend. Our server Rachel was very sweet, patient and attentive. The food was so good. I particularly liked the brussells sprouts appetizer I had; the sauce was so delectable. I also enjoyed my dessert - Nutella ice cream, which I personally have never had - yum! Apparently, this restaurant was popular for their cider options. So my friend and I ordered two cider/beer flights to taste a variety of flavorful ciders - all so good! Over all, I would definitely recommend this place to other friends, and I would definitely return.
We had a very good restaurant week menu. The food was great. We took half of our pizzas home with us. The lighting, however, is dreadful. We couldn't see the menus or the food when it came. Our waiter was only fair in terms of attentiveness. We had to ask for cutlery, sweetener for our ice tea and salt and pepper. However the appetizers, salads and pizzas were great and we now know where to order pizza for takeout.
My husband and I went here for restaurant week and had a great time there! For $35 we got a four course meal and we rolled our way out of the restaurant in the end. Everything was fresh and tasted amazing. My husband had the pizza and I had scallops for the main meal. Nice ambiance/decor and great service!
Great food and service! Will definitely come back!
Met up with a friend for Sat. brunch. Pretty quiet and weren’t many other diners. We committed to the mimosa flight which was phenomenal. The chicken and waffles were fantastic but the potatoes were overly cooked. Overall, great place and fairly priced. Absolutely recommend. You may not need a reservation.
Dirty! Bathrooms don't look like they have ever been cleaned. Fishy smell in dining area. We are members of Broadway Philadelphia and always grab dinner before the show and have had dinner all around this area and thought we'd give this place a try due to its' close proximity to The Academy of Music. What a disappointment. Olives dish was drenched in olive oil. Now I know why this place always seems empty in this prime location. Chef Ramsey would have a field day here!
Cocktail was a miss, food was bland. A couple of issues with service (big gap in bringing entrees, second server bringing a second plate of an entree we had ordered and eaten), but otherwise not as bad as the food and drinks. Will not be returning.
I hardly ever leave reviews. I had some friends in town and I saw a Zagat article about Cinder so I was excited to try it for brunch. The food was awful! Really one of the worst meals I have had in a long, long time. The service was good but the food was just terrible.
Good overall. Slow service for 2nd half of meal but kitchen sent over a cheese board in apology. Excellent beer selection.
I was offered a seat at the front of the room but there was a large, noisy party, so opted for a table in the back. Turned out it was the WAY back - any further and I would have been in the bathrooms. (It *was* quiet, though, except for the occasional whoosh of the rest room hand dryers. It was also almost impossible to read the menu, as it was VERY dark.) Since it was brunch, I ordered a mimosa and the Cinder omelet, with pancetta, pork belly, cherry tomatoes, and scallions. The mimosa was very good - made with fresh juice and well balanced. Except for the very quick appearance of my food, everything was downhill after that: the omelet was covered with an unexpected, semi-congealed cheese sauce; the pork belly was overcooked , dry, and chewy; the side potatoes were simultaneously deeply browned and barely cooked, with little flavor; and everything was only lukewarm. When I mentioned the temperature issue to my server, she immediately offered to send the plate back, but I had no faith that there would be a change on the second try, so I declined. I almost wonder if the omelet had been made in advance (which would be weird!); that would certainly explain the temperature issue, although nothing could explain the cheese sauce. Service was very good - in addition to the offer to fix the temperature of my food, Katie was friendly, attentive without hovering, and aware of the proper pace for a meal. Bravo for that!
One reason I stopped in was to check the place out before a planned dinner with friends in a couple of weeks. Based on this meal, we may re-think it, but I know that brunch and dinner are two different things. Also, it's clear Cinder prides itself on its beers (in fact, when you click on "menus" here on Open Table, the only one available is the extensive beer list) and I'm not a beer drinker, so perhaps it was just an unfortunate choice because of that. Recap: probably fine for beer, iffy for brunch.
We had time to order and enjoy two flights of artisanal beers: 8 sours and 4 saisons. The variety of flavors was remarkable, particularly the rose sour! Food is snack-y. We enjoyed fried smoked mozzarella with a tangy pancetta “marmalade” and we snarfed down the luscious arancini in a flash. They tasted like more! The sound level is deafening, though either we got used to it or drank enough of the great beers not to notice after a while. I’d go back for sure... it was a great pre-concert meal, light and time-manageable.
We had an overall good time at Cinder. One of the people in our party is vegetarian, and the menu was diverse enough to accommodate everyone happily. Some constructive criticism for the bar would be to support local philadelphia and PA breweries by featuring them on tap. The cider and beer menu had a lot of items to offer, but I do not remember any of them being a local product. There are many great Philadelphian brewers to feature on tap, take advantage and support local!
Something happened with the kitchen staff from what the server told us. But only half of the order was served to the table. And the food that was served wasn’t good. The drink service was also slow.
The table next to us had the same issues.
Embarrassing to bring friends and have a horrible experience.
Oh yeah, the fire alarm was going off half of our visit.
They made us pay for the cold food and drinks.
It’s to bad because we’ve been a couple times but we will never return.
Nothing fancy, but the food was well prepared and tasty. Loud crowd watching sports programing, who were having a good time dominated the restaurant. Not my kind of place
but would work for the younger crowd.
Took my parents before going to the theater, Saturday night at 6 pm. Wasn't crowded yet, but filled up by the time we were leaving around 7:45. (Google suggested it was most busy between 5-6 pm, but that was not case.)
Had the Phillies game on for Dad and Radiohead on for me. Beer, cider, and wine lists were great. I'd go back for that alone. Had Heady Topper and Crusher. The service was a bit slow (it wasn't busy) but food came out quick once we ordered. Pizzas were all delish, mussels were delish, wings were well-reviewed by Uncle Greg.
I found Cinder on Open Table and it was delicious! My daughter and I were going to see a 2:00 play and went for brunch. Really interesting brunch menu so we had trouble choosing. We decided on 2 entrees and shared them! Also great drinks! Try the bloody mary with garlic infused vodka! Can't wait to go back and try other entrees!
As I was preparing this review I got a nasty gram from Open Table that I had blown off my reservation so obviously everything that follows is in my imagination (including my credit card bill?????) since the restaurant thought I had not shown up. That's a shame since we had a great meal, Kiera was a great server and the tap list was awesome. They even got us in and out to make a show around the corner. So other than their reservation system (or its input "device") it was a great experience. The high point other than the myriad of taps (both beer and cider) were the excellent jams served with the charcuterie and our dessert cake.
Great cider, pizza and service. So loud I couldn’t hear my the person across the table from me.
The food is great and there is an excellent selection of ciders - try the "full flight".
The service, however was awful. The server brought all the plates at the same time, and was never seen again. No water refills, not one drop by to check on us. I had to walk to the bar where she was hanging out to ask for a check. Then I had to walk back to the bar again several minutes later to pay for the check. Ridiculous....
Took the in-laws before the ballet at AOM. During happy hour, so noise level was expected. Pizza was great. Will dine here again.
Great server Kyra!
Great cider flight, well-priced.
Pizza good, not great.
Terrible fish and chips. The batter was great, the fish so tough it was very bad.
We had some time before a show and stopped in for a quick bite. The French Brute Cider, the Cider Fries, and Roasted Brussels were all fantastic! Best food we’ve had out in a long time.
very happy with the Denver Pizza, Chicken & Waffles, and Cinder specials.
I was very disappointed with the service at Cinder. We went to this restaurant for my best friends birthday and the experience we had was extremely disappointing. Not one of our courses came out at the same time so we were all eating at different times. The server was also very rude. And I called ahead of time to tell them to put a candle on her dessert and they did not do that either. Very disappointing.
Stopped in for Restaurant Week and were not disappointed. The menu had four courses and they were all regular full size portions of items on their usual dinner menu. We tried to hush puppies, brussel sprouts (AMAZING), cheese, mussels (HUGE portion), scallops, pizza, and desserts. Will definitely be back for those brussels and make sure to pass along the good word.
My sister and I went for restaurant week and most of the dishes we ordered were VERY salty. The taste was fine, unfortunately the salt was over-powering. We both needed to chug a lot of water later that night!