Germantown Garden Grill - Poolside

4.1
382 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
*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 igloo tables.

Chef Chino brings his culinary talents poolside for a casual 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.

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch 🥂

    Multiple dates available

    Let's brunch the right way! Mimosas & Bloody Mary's $29pp. To participate each guest must purchase an entree and have a reservation. *Reservations are limited to 90-minute windows.
  • Igloos are back and better than ever!

    $5.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Back by popular demand, the igloos have returned and better than ever! "Indoor dining" with 360 outdoor views! Igloo dining keeps you safe and toasty as the chilly season approaches. It's a cozy, intimate experience for you and your party. Is it indoor-outdoor or outdoor-indoor? To secure a seating in the igloos, there will be a non-refundable $5.00 booking fee per person. An extra $10.00 per person at the door for additional guests added to the reservation afterwards.  Igloos can seat a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 6 guests to ensure comfort for our guests. Please keep your igloo dining experience to 90min.

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 382 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

food was good, but unfortunately they only had one server. on a busy friday night to have one server is completely ridiculous & that’s not her fault she has a lot of tables to attend but they completely forgot one of my guests food order so we all had food and she did not. we said something more than once & still had to wait a while so she didn’t even want her food anymore, we should have been compensated for something- atleast a free dessert.
probably will not be back again.

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Niiii
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not sure why it asked the occasion online if they don’t decorate or celebrate it. Also workers on there phone soon as you walk in and tables are dirty. Was disappointed for the hour drive I had to take then leave after 20 mins of being there but food looked good.

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vipTayP
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Gave lower review on ambiance due to NO FAULT OF THE RESTAURANT, there was a family with school age kids that allowed them to run around wild. Me and my guest felt a touch uncomfortable, and had a harder time enjoying our experience. Other than that, the food was EXCELLENT! We LOVED the 1/2 pound Mussels. And our Hostess/Waitress was a doll!!! We will be back to try our experience again.

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Foodie7771
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great ambience for a friend’s get together.

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vipruthy215
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My gfs and I have been wanting to try this for awhile and we’re no disappointed. The French onion soup was a little salty but we added it to the mashed potatoes that came with the ribeye and had an enjoyable meal. The drinks were tasty too. The cookie with ice cream was a definite disappointment but we think that it might have been hot before it got to the igloo because it was really cold outside. My only other issue was that our legs were cold because there was no heat underneath the table. So, wear pants or layers and it’ll be a great experience!

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Erin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

This was my third time booking this restaurant. I always choose the poolside option however once we arrived at the restaurant the woman that seated us inside claims that you now have to book it under "experience" and that it's an additional $5 to sit in the igloos by the pool. This experience option was not available when I booked it simply said garden, and poolside. I don't think I'll be patronizing them in the future.

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DanikaD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Besides them being understaffed everything was good. I would definitely go back.

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TiffG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The lighters In the igloo went out there was several items on the menu sold out there was only one waitress she kept forgetting about us. Overall great place

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BryanteH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. We loved Michaela/Makayla (sorry idk how to spell it) but everything from the pod to the authentic service to the food was great!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrible I told them I had a peanut allergy and somehow some type of nut was mixed in with my food and I ended up being rushed to the hospital for a food allergy. The restaurant could of cared less when we call the day after.

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Sinner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was nice I appreciate everyone being very nice the food was very good especially the regular fries finish the whole basket in a second I just wish the cups for the drinks was a little more better tho but after that overall it was a everything was nice

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Porsha
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was very welcoming when we came into the restaurant. I had a reservation for the igloo which was very nice with the fire heating. The food came out timely and was great. The server was very helpful. I will definitely come back.

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YolandaJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ambiance in the igloo was really cool, the food was tasty and our server Mikayla was awesome. Just a recommendation on the optics, the pool should be cleaned if it’s the main focal point of the outside dining experience.

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CandyB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great and so was the food..

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MonicaC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would like people work there wear mask because waitress in especial have contact with so many costumers and I do no feel safe. I LOVE THE BIRTHDAY CAKE WAS MY FAVORITE.

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ShericeB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going here with my family & it was beautiful. We sat poolside & loved the ambience. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The bubble … 👀👌🏽

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RasheaD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food was great but parking is horrible.

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LaShondaW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was my girlfriends birthday it was raining Our Igloo sprung a leak the propane tank went out our drinks were water down. I did not realize you had to pay for the birthday cake overall experience was Meh, What was more disappointing is the service charge that was taken off the hold the reservation was not applicable towards the final bill, that assumed 20% gratuity that is automatically included should be rethought. I understand why the gratuity is automatically included but let us decide if we want to give up to 20%

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was warm and welcoming we sat in our own heated igloo and had a firework show. I really enjoyed my experience.

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Doll
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent, vibrant, helpful and courteous. The food and drinks were good and the wait was not excessively long. We dined in the igloo and it was clean and super cute. The speakers were not close enough to enjoy the music but depending on your mood that night you may not care about that anyway.

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FeliciaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our service was Justin he was very informative about menu & prices. Chef made a mistake on my order they quickly fix the issue & gave me a hot new plate. I will be back for sure 😋

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a amazing time would definitely come back again!

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NolitaP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My birthday experience was amazing and I really appreciate Alex being so accommodating. They did not have everything on the menu my friends wanted but made up for it with being so patient and understanding. I would come back again and I l know my friends will too!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The service was super slow. And three of us all got the same meal while each meal taste different. It’s cute tho

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing I would definitely recommend this place.

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AlexisD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service took long and food was very average. We ended up telling the server we didn’t want our food because it took way too long to come out (salmon btw). Buffalo shrimp were very tiny and drenched in sauce, they were taken off our bill. Overall, don’t think I’d go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They have good drinks and it’s a nice vibe here.

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215beaute
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I specifically reserved outdoor poolside experience and was told that area was not available. Complete waste of time, we waited weeks for the reservation. Food is mediocre at best.

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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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vipAraxiB
Philadelphia
12 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
2 reviews
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
4 reviews
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.

OT
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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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 382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.