Dishez

4.3
95 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Dishez is a unique dining experience in Lafayette Hill, PA. We offer American styled cuisine with a European flair in a BYOB atmosphere. Try our Braised Short Rib entree with Stone Ground Grits or our Crispy Skinned Salmon with Roasted Mushroom & English Pea Risotto. We also invite you to taste our delicious Pan Seared Scallops!

At Dishez our guests dining experience and needs are of the utmost importance to us. Let us show you first class service with equally impressive Dishez to match.

Bon Appetit!
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHolleyP
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had a big lunch so wanted something light and healthy. Ordered just the crab cake entree and it was absolutely delicious! Presentation very wonderful with roasted vegetables and a red pepper coulis.

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birthdaydinnerout
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner, our waiter was great and the food was worth it.......

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vipPcfoodie
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great BYOB. Tastes like real quality. I’ve eaten there twice and plan on returning.

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vipMacysMom
Philadelphia
128 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu was unique and tasty

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ErinN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Much better than I had anticipated! The dinner main dishes were exceptional

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NicoleN
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Me, my husband and our son dined there for the first time on Father’s Day. I was excited to go to a new BYOB spot after looking over the menu weeks prior. On this particular day I had made reservations thinking it would be busy and we basically had the place to ourselves, which was a bit surprising. To start we had the oysters, the oysters were good but my husband and I both like a little tobacco and horseradish and the normal “fixings” and they didn’t offer or have that available. We also had the garlic shrimp which were very good. I choose the stripped bass for dinner, it wasn’t bad, but could have used more flavors. My husband had the halibut and said it was “OK”, he didn’t seem impressed. He also made the comment that there wasn’t much flavor. For dessert I had the cheesecake, it was good but nothing to talk about. I even asked if they made it in house and they don’t. Overall the experience wasn’t bad but I guess I expected better. Our server didn’t have too much of a personality which kind of disappointed, at times you felt as though you were bothering him. I might give it another try on a different day but not too eager to go back. A little bit of a disappointment for Lafayette Hill.

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vip1NewZagatsGuide
Philadelphia
338 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Because this place was so wonderful the first time, when the owner was there, we decided to have my friends birthday celebration here. I remembered that they made a special dish, as a vegan, and The chef came up with a root vegetable medley that was spectacular!
This time, there were different things on the menu so we were excited. Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared, however, there were a few issues. Very allergic to nightshade vegetables, I asked for no peppers and no onions on the vegan dish, and if I could have some maitaki mushrooms, like my friend ordered for his skirt steak, which he enjoyed very much. Well, first I got a very pretty plate covered with different colored PEPPERS, which I am very allergic to, and had already explained.
Then, they took it back, put it on a smaller plate, covered with ONIONS, the second request to make sure it is not on the plate... even after there was talk of green vegetables to be added, there were none! Finally, as my friend was completely finished his dinner, I received mine, slightly cold, with at least a little bit of the mushrooms chopped up very small, hiding in the couscous, which, was not gluten-free. Their salads, are excellent, and made up for it. But as a vegan, they had no dessert for me. My friend enjoyed his cake with berries, so I asked for some berries...
Again, by the time he was finished his dessert, a little bowl of blueberries with 4 strawberries appeared, on the house. Also, we said yes to the watermelon gazpacho hoping that watermelon would be vegan, but we think they put grated cheese in it, ruining the vegan status!
When we asked, no one could tell us what was in it. Lastly,
We explained that it was my friend's birthday, but they never put a candle on his cake.
I think we must be spoiled, what we are used to.
This restaurant has a lot of potential. We hope to give them another chance to redeem the quality, and the service. We hoped, that they would be a" neighborhood gem".

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SuzS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mixed bag, but overall disappointed. Nice ambience, good for conversation. But food is hit or big miss. Not sure who is doing all the 5 star reviews??? What was good: meats, seafood, and desserts. What wasn't: side dishes were all undercooked. Risotto was my biggest disappointment, grainy, and it could have made the meal...alas.

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MSdiner
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overall - still early to judge but generally our dining experience was good. Service was great - waiter was informative and pleasant - although he forgot one of our sides which was delivered after we finished our meal and it took forever to get our check. Grilled shrimp appetizer was fabulous. And our entrees (halibut and chicken) were excellent - albeit somewhat swimming in oil which needs to go. Lots of room and even though fairly crowded - not noisy and conversation was easy. I will definitely go back but not running back.

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vipcharlesb
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for fish.our waiter was efficient and friendly.
But the best thing was the wonderful selection of fresh fish which is a rarity in our area
I tried the halibut and my wife had the wild salmon. Both were excellent

Notation was two $$ signs but I think it is more expensive than that. So would change to three

It is a BYOB which is excellent and the best upscale restaurant in the area allowing byob

Our first time but a good find

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Larry
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Quiet, superb decor, wonderful service from Dorothea (efficient, helpful, enjoys serving, cheery).
As for the food, the roasted mushroom soup was excellent. The truffle fries were disappointingly soggy (in contrast to others' reviews, but maybe I should have ordered the truffle/mac/cheese). The hamburger was very good, but next time I'll try what Dorothea recommended (crispy salmon and another thing I forget).

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DoloresR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Brussels were perfectly cooked.
Scallops were excellent and grits are out of this world. Our server,DJ, was wonderful!

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TreyT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good, and the BYOB aspect is always a plus; the only thing preventing my food rating from being a 5 is that 2 of our 3 dishes were oversalted (and trust me, I like salt). The servings were more than generous (I got 2 meals out of mine), and the short rib was amazingly tender. There are plenty of tantalizing entrees to choose from, so we will definitely be re-visiting sometime soon (dessert tray looked fantastic as well, but we didn't partake).

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vipHolleyP
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time at Dishez and it was excellent. My first trip was a couple weeks after it opened and the place was mobbed on a Saturday night and the service was slow and a little confused...but the food then was still delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This French fusion bistro has a wide-ranging menu of seafood, meat and vegetarian options for any pallet and every dish I tasted surpassed my expectation. I had the pleasure of tasting a perfectly balanced roasted mushroom soup, succulent pan seared scallops, tender collosal shrimp in a delicious herb and garlic sauce, a tangy short rib that melted off the bone and a cloud-like creme brûlée crisped to perfection.

The wait staff was very friendly, attentive and had an in depth knowledge of how each dish had been crafted.

This restaurant is a truly a hidden gem and I highly recommend checking out this newest addition to the Philadelphia gourmet scene.

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Mackenzie
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and great service! New favorite BYOB.

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vipPcfoodie
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a surprisingly good meal at this restaurant. I found it on Yelp and decided to try it on a whim. Food was Really Good and I felt the atmosphere really friendly. They went out of their way to make you feel welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waitress was very slow and not well trained! Food was worth it, but the ambiance was cold, almost sterile. That said, I will return for the food!

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RobertD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An outstanding dining experience! Succulent scallops, delicious salmon
...everything on menu was absolutely wonderful. Executive chef Mark has a real winner.

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vipcrob
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit and we noticed some improvements: bread was fresher, salad was truer to menu and food was consistently good.

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vipKReo
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I literally have no idea who is reviewing this place with such praise- seems like all BS after the experience my bf and I had. We eat all over the city and this place was just sad to us, the ambience is no better than a nursing home.

We left after the inedible appetizer- the fried artichoke with lemon aioli. Artichoke was so salty we couldn’t eat it. It also seemed like the oil wasn’t hot enough when they fried it. The “aioli”was pure butter and mayo and lacked any flavor- it was disgusting! Service was poor, the waitress (DJ) asked us if we wanted water but offered us nothing else. Utensils were dirty as were the share plates. The “roasted grapes” they give you to start we’re not even roasted and just tasted bad. We ended up across the street at The General and had a nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I normally hate shrimp. But the garlic/wine/herb one here, fantastic. I'm not a fish person - and this place is seafood- fish heavy, but still found plenty of things on the menu I ordered and loved. My boyfriend is a vegetarian and they made a dish ON THE SPOT, which wasn't on the menu, just for him! And the chef brought it out and explained it! Where do you find that?! And the servers here are fun. All of them, we had several stop over to check on water levels, open our wine, bring more bread. They have Lavazza espresso! Desserts are made by own pastry chef and are the perfect amount of decadence. BYOB? Yes, please.
You can indulge. Amazing!

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Tricia
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the staff was very courteous. A neat little place -- would never have expected it given the location.

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vip1NewZagatsGuide
Philadelphia
338 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This past week we had the most wonderful dinner! This is a new restaurant and a neighborhood gem! I met the owner, Renee, a wonderful woman! When I asked if there was anything vegan for me to eat she gave wonderful suggestions and went to spoke to the chef, Allen, Who made the most wonderful root vegetable dish with a lemony curry, roasted parsnips, and pickled asparagus! It was delicious! We also ordered the shaved a kale salad, the strawberry beat salad, the artichoke hearts, the white bean ragu, and finally, the chocolate tort!! We really enjoyed all of it!! Thank you!!! We'll be back!!

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MeredithA
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful find! Food was delicious and hot. Good service and relaxing ambiance. Will definitely return to Dishez!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited this neighborhood gem for the second time, and was even more delighted on this visit. Started with an amazing soft shell crab, dressed with a lemon saffron aioli that was out of this world. Next we had a strawberry beet salad that was both unique and wonderful, the whipped honey goat cheese added just the right touch. For dinner I had the striped Bass with cous cous , and my companion had the halibut, both were wonderful. To full for dessert but definitely next time.

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vipMinks
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Waitress at the front greeted us like we had 3 heads when she checked our reservation. I asked if there was a problem and I received no reply. Not the best start. Food was good and the service a great. Party on the other side of the wall was loud. Restaurant is not setup to accommodate individual parties looking to be loud. Price was expensive for a BYOB. I probably won't return.

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vipMeganP
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Outstanding food, service was perfectly fine - not great but not bad at all. Our server was okay but one of the owners came out and was just so very kind and enthusiastic about the place. Love the decor and the very wide aisle between all the booths, it makes the whole place feel very spacious and is very nice to not have people stacked on top of people. I’ll definitely look forward to going back.

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vipBunnieS
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and good food. Scallops are fabulous...great cheese board.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was open and inviting. Food was fabulous. I had the crab cakes which broke apart with my fork. Hardly any filler. Yum! My husband had the Halibut which also was delicious. Delicate and prepared perfectly. This gem is located in a shopping center in Lafayette hill. Looking forward to returning soon. It’s a BYOB too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Dishez BYOB this evening on a whim. I love to check out the local restaurants in the area, and I must say Dishez is a fantastic addition! The service was perfect, not too much in my face like some finer establishments are but I felt completely attended to/taken care of.
The food was beautifully plated and every bite had layers of flavors. I recommend the filet, the pork w white bean ragu, crab cakes, smoked mozzarella be sure to start w the oyster. (We’re big eaters)
We will be returning for round two soon. I want to try everything this place has to offer!

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Thembi
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Mother’s Day dinner at this undiscovered gem. The food was fresh and creative, the service was excellent, and it was great to get center city level dining ten minutes from home. I can’t wait to go again and try another dish, although the crab cakes were amazing. I also enjoyed the crispy salmon, Brussels sprouts, and garlic shrimp.’even the table bread presentation (served with a burning beef fat candle and figs) was unique and memorable

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Demil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Dishez last Saturday night! It was a packed house but we made a reservation and were seated right away. My wife and I ordered the shrimp cocktail and cheese board as appetizers, both were delicious (the shrimp were huge!). for dinner we had the halibut and the roasted chicken, and yet again, we loved everything we ate. Our server was attentive and very friendly, and the flourless chocolate cake to finish the night was all the yummyness we could handle before exploding.

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Foodlover99
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time back to Dishez and an enjoyed a cooked to perfection Filet while my wife had the crabcake. Have to be honest I did steal some of her crab cake and I definitely know what I’m getting next time. Along with the garlic and herb shrimp appetizer and the Chocolate lava dessert I can’t wait to get back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service!

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traveler
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I am no expert. Would I go again? Probably not.

The food is ok. It is not horrible by any means, it was pretty tasty. I just do not think it was worth the price. The mushroom soup was the best thing we had. My wife had crab cakes and I had the short rib. The crab cakes were ok, a little bland. The short rib fell flat, plus was on the dryer side. The sides were all excellent, especially the grits. They were the best grits I ever had.

Nice ambiance. But, with so many good restaurants nearby, I probably won’t be back.

However, I will keep going to Knishes and Dishes for breakfast and lunch. That place is a cut above the rest.

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SueH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience from the service to the exquisite food. I highly recommend eating at Dishez, you'll want to make it your favorite dining out restaurant.

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vipAnneS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great new BYOB in Lafayette Hill. The food was excellent and the service was attentive and professional. The seafood was all delicious!

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LeeL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Delightful and creative limited menu. Beautifully plated entrees and scrumptious desserts.
Well trained staff; excellent service. Touch ABOVE neighborhood gems. Mushroom soup is outstanding!

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TomR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good friendly service and pretty good food. Some items are a little pricey for this BYO and this location but the menu is varied enough so you have choices. They should get a beer and wine license.

FAQs

Dishez offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 532-7052.

Dishez is rated 4.3 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.