Germantown Garden Grill - Poolside

4.1
351 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
*21+ to enter.
**Seating between 11a - 6p does not grant pool access. There is a 10min grace period.
***A 20% service charge will be added to the final bill for your server.
****Credit Card Pre-Authorization is required for all tables.

Chef Chino brings his culinary talents poolside for a steakhouse as the next evolution of Germantown Garden. Burgers, Seafood, Pastas, and Hand-cut steaks, Ledas & the Swan old fashions paired with an all-new cocktail menu. Weekends will provide brunchers with an upbeat poolside experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 351 people are saying
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4.1
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4.1
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3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went to the restaurant and was immediately met by an entire staff wearing shorts and t shirts. At first I didn’t understand such casual attire until I realized that the AC wasn’t on in the restaurant. It was already above 80 degrees outside and it felt even hotter with the lack of airflow. On top of that, my date and I were dressed up so the lack of air conditioning almost ruined our outfits. Finally, if they weren’t serving $40+ plates, I wouldn’t have minded the lack of air conditioning. However, how can you expect any reasonable person to be over spending close to $200 and be sitting in a pool of their own sweat?

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yolandap
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was Horrible I asked for medi um rare steak came out burnt the only thing was good was the mash Potatoes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience4

Went for a birthday. Group of 12. Enjoyed myself. The food was average, maybe less than average. The drinks were also not that good. The restaraunt is cool looking. Especially for Philadelphia. Wish they had a better playlist. I like Germantown gardens for the vibes mostly.

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AraxiB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not recommend this place for food, neither for ambience. Overpriced for drinks and food, very basic menu, limited options for food and beverage choices, food was burnt and tasteless, and extremely overcrowded around pool area. One visit was enough for me

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vipAsiaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Asked for steak medium well, after complaining about it being well done manager told me and I quote “our medium well has no pink I can give you medium” huh ? all over the world medium week has a little pink why not here ? I was very very dissatisfied.

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NyokaR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The waitress was a wreck! She charged a person wanted to leave early the price of the entire table! They fixed it but it should not have happened. Our food took forever to come out!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was so nice. I love the visual with the poolside. The food was so good and our waitress was very sweet and cool.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome customer service. Esther moved unto a table inside but all worked out

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made reservations for pool side but when we got there they couldn’t honor that. The waiter was rude it was really hot and we asked if the air was working and she said yeah and we’re all suffering there’s nothing we can do. We asked if we could be seated outside because it was hot and miserable inside but was told no there were no tables but we seen 2 empty tables. I asked for vegetable lasagna but they didn’t have any, I asked for frozen margaritas but was told they weren’t frozen. I mean the entire ordeal just sucked and the waiter was the worst!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

It was EXTREMELY hot inside. Not sure if it is always like this but it was so bad and I’m never hot. I thought being inside would be cooler since it was hot and sunny outside. It ruined my time there. The food was okay. Just be aware of the 20% service fee. Then they also ask for a tip on top of that. No. I had the teriyaki salmon and my boyfriend had the salmon ribeye. They both were good. The wings were great !! The drinks were not good. Not worth the price. The margarita was too sour. Seemed as though it was not a licensed bartender behind the bar. Would visit again but it has to be outside of the air is going to be off and stuffy inside. It was Father’s Day and my son’s father was sweating trying to enjoy his meal. I felt so bad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the drinks was even better .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Buffalo chicken sandwich wasn't what I expected but beside that food and drinks were excellent!!

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Tyti
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Celebrated My Birthday Here & It was Amazing. Food was Delicious . Atmosphere was nice.

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Ra79
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere and service was good but the food is really not worth the money! My teriyaki salmon tasted burnt but the mashed potatoes and asparagus was good. We were a party of 12 and everyone had something negative to say about their food. I would recommend this place for just the atmosphere and some cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst experience I ever had. I placed reservations for the restaurant and ended up poolside which I DID NOT WANT. Our food took over an hour to get done and it was NOT even what we had ordered. The drinks were way over priced. I will not be returning. Plus the one bartender doesn’t listen at all. Told her multiple times I’m allergic to coconut and still kept trying to serve me something with coconut

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I made Reservations for poolside and was told the pool Doesn’t open until seven yet other customers were allowed to sit poolside before seven. Very disappointed.

Germantown Garden Grill - Poolside
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thanks for leaving a review. We are working to improve our operations in order to accommodate both our Day Club guests and dinner crowd, new to us admittedly! We make sure that dinner guests have a clean environment and sometimes it takes a little longer to seat early tables. We are working to improve our operations. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our crab cakes. Our kitchen prepares them fresh every day with fresh crab meat. When you visit again hopefully you see improvements in your experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. If I leave smiling that’s a good thing!

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Everything was great except my brunt crab cake that cost $30, even with that situation they kindly made me another one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girls had a great time and would def come back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was good. Bathroom was wet and disgusting. My only issue

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was really nice especially the atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to go on a date. Atmosphere was definitely nice. Pool was nice and fire pits. Will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, great vibes, very beautiful. I will definitely be going back

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lmg1
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

I was aware that there was a pool…I was not ready for the Miami club vibe. I could totally see how this would be a great spot for some but it wasn’t what I was looking for and the food was meh at best. I definitely prefer the other side of the restaurant (not pool side) and the food is much better.

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was not very good. The cauliflower was drenched in buffalo sauce. However the atmosphere the people working there music was great!

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Dave
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was my first time here and my experience wasn’t that great the place is nice but everything else seemed off this day our food was cold we sent it back the rice was over cooked the salmon was ok and we also ordered a pitcher which was another mistake it was watered down and had no taste at all and the waiter seem to have an attitude with us because we complained.

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TakiaT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and environment was excellent. Would be coming back again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great service and vibes. Garbage food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it and the waitresses was everything, ugh I hate that I can’t remember name. Definitely coming back

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Tkay
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best place to go when you need to make up a day for your wife haha

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AlexisS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time & I had an amazing time. The food the drinks the atmosphere was just great. My server Kia was awesome. You’ll definitely see me again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cute vibe .. my niece loved her steak .. my crab cake was blah but overall atmosphere was cool and I’d return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant leaves much to be desired. Online , it looks like an oasis . In person it looks like a run down backyard !!!
We sat poolside, the cabanas or rooms off to the side of the pool look like they were at least maintained . The bathrooms were atrocious - dirty , no toilet paper . Etc!!!! The manager said they “will try” to get someone to clean them - totally unacceptable. I understand the prices based on location , but NO thank you!!

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Shelley
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I've been to Germantown Gardens and had a really good experience but our visit yesterday was very disappointing.

Our waitress told us they didn't have any of the frozen drinks but as we were leave we saw a table who had a bunch of them.

Our bill was wrong and we were charged double for 3 or 4 items. Even after she fixed it there was still an extra shot listed.

The consistency was very off. The chicken fingers came out two very different colors, the same drinks came out very different and my friend had a piece of egg on one of her mini cheeseburgers.

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KrissyBee89
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait until the pool open! I had an amazing time 🤗 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Brunch menu and food was horrible 😩

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JENEALH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was mediocre...nothing to rave about. Some of the food came out cold and we have to send it back. This is more a place to catch up with family/friends and drink. Not a place for a foodie like myself.

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Money
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is Beautiful, Food is Great! And and Waitress was so nice. I will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

It was really nice! The ambiance was amazing and the food was great! Only thing I disliked was how long they took to serve the food. We actually never received one of our entrees because it took so long. Besides that it was pretty nice.

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You can order delivery directly from Germantown Garden Grill - Poolside using the Order Online button. Germantown Garden Grill - Poolside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 214-0086.

Germantown Garden Grill - Poolside is rated 4.1 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

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