Iron Hill Brewery - Chestnut Hill

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Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Chestnut Hill, where you'll find fresh handcrafted beers, creative yet informal New American Cuisine & friendly & attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere. We've been voted Best Brewpub and Best Restaurant for Kids by Philadelphia magazine & Best Brewery/Restaurant by the readers of Main Line Today.
Reservations & "Call Aheads" are accepted for lunch & dinner seven days a week. We accept all major credit cards & are handicapped accessible. The cocktail and bar area is not available for online reservations it's first come first serve. Parking is free and available behind the restaurant.
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DD
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service continues to decline

CR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Harvest Root Vegetable Salad was the best restaurant salad I've ever had.

i
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is varied enough but predictable so that I have favorites but can always be adventurous and try something new.

CR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I have been to other Iron Hill Breweries and have always had a positive experience. Service at the Chestnut Hill location was extremely slow and the restaurant was not clean. To top it off, we were given the wrong bill and then the wrong change! Horrible experience.

BW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Logan was a great server, he was very polite and seemed very busy but didn’t effect the great service we received. Kudos to Longan *

TB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 30th birthday dinner was amazing thanks to Evan! My family and I were very happy!

AN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The steak was delicious, the salmon seemed overcooked. Good overall.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very loud in the back room. It was too full of large parties.

LO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed dinner & drinks at Iron Hill ( Chestnut Hill ) .It has become popular spot, millennials, family friendly . It can be quite noisy,esp in the Bar area. So if want to have a conversation in your party, make reservation for the dining room ! The menu is varied, has full entrees and bar food. I found drinks( wine), little pricey....The wait staff are lovely and accommodating.

AS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Iron Hill in Chestnut Hill. Ruth always greets us an old friends. Food never fails to please.

JB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a very good Iron Hill Brewery location. I went there for lunch with my sons, and we enjoyed their appetizers (cheesteak rolls and flatbread pizzas). We also shared a good dessert. The service was friendly and efficient, and it is pleasant to sit on the high tops and watch some sports. It was a nice crowd, but not so full we could not hear each other. I enjoyed it and would recommend it for outings like mine.

AR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Iron Hill is a safe bet. Food isn’t spectacular but it is solidly good. Wait staff is good. It is a good choice when you have kids. They also have options for different pallets and have some good GF options.

KC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very pleasant and the food was fresh and amazing. Mushroom soup is my favorite, warmed me right up. I also had the fish tacos, although only came with two (large pieces of fried fish), i was still just full. The beer paired with our meals was tasteful as well. We will certainly return.

O
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was very slow. Did not follow up throughout the meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was horrible. Had a 7:45 reservation and waited half an hour. Asked 3 times to be sat in a booth in the bar area, and the host continuously asked for my name again and stated she wrote down my request for bar area seating. After 30 min waiting, we went up to host and asked again when we would be seated and that we would just take first available. She once again asked for my name, and only then informed us the bar area was self seating... by this time half hour had passed and our actual table was ready in the dining area so we sat there. Not a great experience, especially with 2 hungry young kids. On top of the terrible service, the food was below average. Will not be returning.

TT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Their food is excellent especially their soups. The Beers are also fantastic.

JS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Evan did a great job even though he was really busy.

h
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! We were disappointed in our food this evening ... the presentation and flavor were off. The Sea Bass (Chef’s special) was bony, my “roasted” cauliflower was steamed cauliflower with a bit of char on it and our creme brûlée came with no garnish and not on a plate or anything - just a lonely ramekin. We eat here often so we definitely know the food and understand that NYE is busy ... but it was disappointing to say the least.

JR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Salad swimming in oil and vinegar. Bisque ok. Took a long time to get food. Music loud and not comfortable for eating. Won’t be back soon.

CS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We shared with our server what we didn't want on our sandwiches. When the food came out, it had exactly everything we requested not to have! The server didn't even notice...

TO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. The server seemed to be rushing us along and didn’t let us know that the kitchen was closing early, but it was Christmas Eve.

JL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The restaurant staff were completely overwhelmed by the crowd of people there two nights before Christmas. It took 20-plus minutes for our waitress to take our order, and then it took over one hour for our entrees to be served, and we only ordered a burger, a chicken sandwich, and a salad - nothing complicated. The burger was overdone and the salad was not as ordered. Iron Hill usually offers reliably decent food and service, but our experience there on December 23 was a mess. Our waitress was friendly and mildly apologetic, but it couldn’t make up for the rest of the meal.

J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I have been here numerous times however it was just mediocre this time. I would not recommend for special occasions.

ML
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We are two seniors who were placed in a noisy family room with eight screaming, running toddlers. My husband’s meager portion of etouffe was bland. The meal was topped off with pudding or un-torched creme brûlée covered in whipped cream, posing as the cheesecake I had ordered. Never again.

CD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for groups and families. Highly recommended!

JL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

We came to this Iron Hill on a night that Chestnut Hill was having a special holiday event, and the restaurant was completely (and in my view inexplicably) unprepared for the crowds. We had a reservation and we were still told we'd have about a 30 minute wait for a table. The worst part is that the front of the house just wasn't managing things well at all. There was a line of people waiting to check in, and the hostess kept her back to the group while we all waited. Eventually (like 15 minutes in) the person at the front of the line decides to be more assertive and gets her attention. Every one of us in line then had to do the same...grab her attention and get her to help us. There were several others at the front, pretty much running around like chickens with their head's cut off. They made no eye contact with customers and, like the hostess, ignored people standing in line. Eventually a table opened up in the bar area and we took it. Our waitress was phenomenal, and we had a great meal. But the beginning of our meal was a disaster.

Q
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice friendly atmosphere! Great beer creations!

GC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good meal and reasonable price.
Good nachos with crisp, not soggy chips, and well distributed toppings.
Wait service is always a bit slower than it seems necessary to get drinks on the table.
One observation - the portion size of the Naked Burger Salad seems smaller than before. Still good though.

A
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Thé food was ok! The service was really bad. The level of disorganization was huge. I hoe they will survive the holidays.

CC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very crowded night due to Stag and Doe night in Chestnut Hill. But with reservations, we were taken right back. Dinner was wonderful and service was also very good.

h
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date Night success! We chose to sit in the bar area (it' our fave) and enjoy the holiday lights both inside and outside through the large glass windows. Our server was fantastic and she helped me choose between two of your limited grilled cheese offerings . . .delicious!!! Thanks for being out favorite neighborhood go-to place!

BD
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is excellent Drinks were great Ambiance is awesome Servers were friendly and caring, returned my burger because it was a little too cooked but the food is excellent Got a replacement burger and loved it Had a large group of 12 people and servers were very patient with us. Great place for a good time.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

One entree never came out. My ribs were luke warm but tasted good. Two of the burgers were charred on the outside but internal was ok. Waitress was nice the whole evening and was trying. Management was not very prompt and not very confident. We were told the manager was coming and she would be there soon then a gentleman came over and was so soft spoken it was difficult to hear him. Don’t know if he was the manager or if the manager was someone else and just didn’t want to deal with the problem.

AP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and good beer with a great staff serving.

MI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is wonderful gathering place - full of warm ambiance. Wait staff is always very friendly and the food is always excellent. Their burgers are the very best.

TS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Never brought my husband’s ice. He went to the bathroom to get water since no one came to the table. Salad was over spicy. Flatbread had very little topping.
We’ve had better service and food from there before.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends. Wait staff attentive

DM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible service - our waitress forgot about us and the Manager ended up taking over after we waited roughly 45 minutes for our food. The food was OK but Iron Hill has definitely gotten away from what initially made them appealing.

A
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere of the place as well as the service. The food didn’t take too long and was definitely worth the price we paid. The staff were all lovely and the playlist was excellent, both me and my date really enjoying the music choices. Overall had a great experience and would definitely recommend to a friend!

LR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The table we were given was too tight making it somewhat uncomfortable for our party of 7 but all else was excellent!

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