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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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
3 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
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends. Wait staff attentive

DM
Philadelphia
17 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!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Seated ourselves; not enough staff to cover patrons; food was not cooked to specification, had to send back. I'm going to chalk this visit up to it being late and employees wanted to go home

G
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A consistently good experience. There are always new items on the menu, and Iron Hill is always a good option.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had t wait 20 plus minutes to get table. Had a reservation for 3 @7. Did not get seated until 7:25

SS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am a long time patron of Iron Hill. The visit was pleasant. The food was prepared well and tasted great. The service was very good. The only thing that could possibly be improved on was the friendliness of the person confirming reservations.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the special grilled cheese sandwich. Excellent!

K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, great beer selection, tasty food

CL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn’t get a good feeling and the food was mediocre.

DC
London
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Usually very good food but tried the new bowl and was very disappointed. The lettuce was old, the veggies were ice cold with no flavor and the dressing was fair. Most bowls are served warm or at least room temperature. This bowl had ingredients that were starkly dissimilar in temperature- hot and ice cold and tasteless. Take a page out of Panera’s recipe book.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Where to begin? Server spilled a tray (A TRAY!) of ice water on us and our 2 new iPhones and was more concerned about cleaning up the floor then handing either of us a towel. Multiple errors in the order. Did not know “chips” in the fish and chips order should be fries. Charged us for all of his errors. All in all a cluster. Were it not for the manager, who WE had to seek, who comped our meal then this would be zero stars.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Service!!. Great atmosphere! Overall food was delicious!. Didn’t like my main course manager took it off of bill and apologized and offered a new one or something else,. Which was very nice but I declined.

MK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Jagerschnitzel and the Munich Dunkel went perfectly with it. I will come back

RA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Late reservation (7:00 pm) on a Sunday evening - service was sporadic and several menu items were unavailable/sold out. Food was served unevenly.

PS - always choose a specific wine selection rather than a generic type ; otherwise the bar will give you the highest priced one.

F
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were a party of 6 and you could only hear the person next to you. The noise was almost painful.
We liked the food and the service was adequate but we will not go back.

n
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very crowded this evening so things were not up to the usual in terms of service and food. Vodka and tonic flat, substituted it for a cosmo. Server good but very busy. food took a long time to get to the table. Must be a new manager because things just seemed off.

P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We came here and had the Pub Burger, which is our absolute favorite - highly recommend it! We also each had a beer (I love their wheatberry beer!). When the burgers arrived at the table, there was a fairly small portion of french fries on the plate, and when we mentioned it to our waiter, he went back and brought out some more for us - he was very attentive to us without being annoying. We really enjoy going to Iron Hill - it's a great place to have a date night, or eat with friends, and then walk around Chestnut Hill afterwards.

AS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Party of 8. Each person’s food was brought out separately, half the dishes were cold and two of the orders were wrong. Our waitress never cleared appetizer plates or empty glasses. Waitress asked specifically how we wanted steak and medallions cooked. Requested medium and one of the medallions was completely raw. I love rare steak but I was afraid to eat it because it was definitely raw. The restaurant appeared empty but everyone around us had issues with their food and while our waitress was terrible the tables around us had a different waitress. Will not return

j
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated promptly. Service overall seemed slow but the food was good and warm when brought out.

AB
Tampa
119 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is consistently good and it is not too loud. However, they must have been a bit short staffed the day we were there, as our server seemed to have an awful lot of ground to cover.

LF
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently fresh and nicely prepared. Plenty of food! Service very friendly and efficient. We love this place and go there to eat often. When my grandchildren are in town it's an especially good choice because they're very child-friendly.

Beer is varied and excellent!!

M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Since being bought out, this restaurant has changed. The service was very poor. We needed to ask for everything - silverware, salt and pepper, and more napkins, and the waiter gave everyone their wrong meal. One meal he just "assumed" someone wanted something on their specifically ordered sandwich and added it - which they did not. The portions were skimpy and there were no onion rings. What restaurant known for burgers doesn't serve onion rings? The French fries that my husband ordered were good but a very small portion. But the burger I had was cooked to perfection.

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Been going to iron hill for years and are mug club members. French onion soup was blah.

K
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always great, service wonderful,
Pricing good

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Parents and two young kids

MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You gave our out of country guests a welcoming taste of America and Philly! Thank you!!

LP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! We had such a wonderful time at dinner the first night we went back the following night. Great beer, Great food and Great service!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and beer

N
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice variety and pleasant people.

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