Iron Hill Brewery - Chestnut Hill

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Burger came out very charred, but the replacement was on point, so no harm, no foul. Will return in the future.

e
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I spent $96 and the food took over an hour with a reservation. My daughter didn't like her mac n cheese and we were urged to BUY her fries ( no comp offered) since every thing else would take too long. The waiter was apologetic but it did not make up for the subpar salmon burger , extremely long wait, or fact that I still had to feed my child after we left a restaurant.

AC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

While we were there, we found out they had new owners. That explained everything. My brussel sprouts were burnt to a crisp, We had to send back our glassess of water 3 times due to lipstick being on them. We ended up asking for to go cups and straws. My daughter found paper in her food. A piece of dried food from a previous customer was on one of the plates. It took over an hour for us to get our food and it was a Monday night, with only a few guests. Needless to say, we will not be going back

J
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Everything tasted great. The only downfall was i feel like they try to push their rewards system on you.

e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for chestnut hill restaurant week and we ended up eating off the regular menu because the menu looked amazing. I believe our server was Lauren. She was a 5 star server. Her memory to detail was impeccable she never forgot to bring us we asked for. She always came back to our table multiple times to see it we need anything. Thank you for the service.

BA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I took my wife here for a lunch date. It was our first time eating here and we weren't disappointed. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Their menu options were decent but could use some lighter meal options. I like that the menu includes a "Chef Table" menu, which features a lot of local favorites. The beer selection was vast and they offer free samples of any you wish to try. The ambience of the restaurant was relaxed and welcoming.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They were out of numerous items ...
Nachos ....how can you be out of that...?

The chicken pot pie was like soup with a large, hard bread folder on top...should’ve used a spoon but needed a knife and fork to get through the bread on top

The manager came over and said the substitute dessert would to be “comped”, since they were out of apple crisp and, when we got home, we realized it was on the bill

The service was the worst we’ve seen in ages ...it wasn’t that crowded and yet we had to repeatedly ask for things / it was like we were a bother

No silverware/napkin and had to try and find waiter after the appetizers had been dropped off and getting cold

f
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great family place. Good beers. Friendly, efficient service! Definitely make reservations! My medium rare steak was more rare than I expected, but I ate it. Cream brulee was over-carmelized, in my opinion. I'll probably go back.

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, our waitress was super friendly and drinks/food came out really quick.

QS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A party of 8 is always a challenge, but our serve Lorraine handled things with aplomb. Our family was catching up with some out of town members, so it took awhile before everyone was present and ready to order. No problem for Lorraine!
Once we ordered, drinks and food came promptly and we were given time to eat and chat.
A great experience. We'll do it again!

LI
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is nice but small in terms of seating arrangements. If you are a large person you might the booths a bit tight or small with a struggle to get out of the booth. Evev the open tables which are set for 4 are small. Not much room to maneuver around.

I though the fish and chips entre was good but perhaps overpriced. Dinner for 2 with an appetizer was $63.00?
Thank you for allowing me to express myself.
Lillian

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not impressed with the food. Have eaten there before

SD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect! Love this place and staff! Food was excellent and everyone was friendly.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Entrees were cold and delivered while we were still eating our appetizers. That was exceeding odd; never had that happen in all our dining experiences. Waitress was not engaged or warm. I’ve eaten at Iron Hill probably a half a dozen times before. And this was a whole difference experience. Sad to see.

KW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

For Valentines Day chose Chestnut Hill, Iron Hill Brewery. It turned out to be a great choice. Made a reservation ahead of time so we only waited a min or so. Server was great food was great and so was the atmosphere!!!! I will gladly be returning eager to try some of the other menu items and have a very tasty glass of beer!!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall the service and food was good only thing is my fries were salty and the burger was burnt.

NU
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The staff was rushed, they didn’t have mugs for hot drinks? And the good was not as good as it usually ir.

DL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent, Canice. She is an asset to your staff. She was friendly and attentive. One thing she did that I liked was she placed the dishes on the the table (some of your servers hand the hot dishes to the customers rather than put them on the table.). Another successful evening.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. One of our regular spots.

S
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this Iron Hill very often.

Our last visit was less than stellar, but this trip was what we’ve come to expect. My 4yr old daughter loves to go to Iron Hill (the MAC and Cheese Restaurant). This trip the service was on point and attentive. Food was good too.

If you have kids, it’s as good as it you’ll find.

And the food/drinks for the adults are good too. I recommend the Nachos.

K
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Live music was WAY too loud! This is a restaurant, not a night club...will go elsewhere if there's live music.

R
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and the server did a great job.

AM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a dinner with a friend - our service was exceptional- including a remake of my ordered top shelf liquor bar cocktail which was not to my liking and served, delivered without up charge or any other questions asked...our reservation was met on time and the food was delivered to standard liking. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who asked as a suggested place to dine in the Chestnut Hill area.

F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I come to Iron Hill a lot. I love that there is parking. The inside decor is very nice and the service is always reliable. The menu has a nice variety.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The appetizers weren't fresh today. They appeared to have been prepped ahead of time and just sitting for happy hour! Super disappointing!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Long wait after we were seated for drinks, follow up and the check

NC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great.

L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service with a smile, good food and nice atmosphere.

HB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This restaurant has consistently really good food and beer. The quality of the service has decreased recently, which is too bad. I can't tell if the new hires are not as strong or if the workload of the servers has increased so they are spread thin.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. (Bring back the Zeus burger, please.)

DD
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service continues to decline

CR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

i
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
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 on January 17, 2020
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
5 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
3 reviews
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.

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