Relic on State Street

4.3
116 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Relic On State!!!
Relic On State offers an experience of old world cocktails and moderen American cuisine located in the heart of Newtown.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food, and selection of wine and spirits were excellent but the personal touch of the server, bartender, and owners made the experience amazing. My date made it perfect, but you’ll have to find your own.

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Wolf
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was average, at best. Presentation left much to be desired.
Definitely overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great patio, Tracey gave us wonderful service!

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anch0
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cozy quiet outside section with nice atmosphere.
Very limited menus but salmon was very good.
I will return

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vipRick
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I feel badly because the space was really nice, and the vibe of the restaurant was cool, but they just don't have it together yet.
Our server was lovely and was working her tail off, but she was just over extended, and doing too much.
Likewise, the food was on the expensive side for what it was, but that would have been fine if it was prepared well. My Halibut was so overcooked I had to send it back. Then, it took 20 minutes to get my second...which was better, but not great. Also, our drinks took forever and the server told us that they were having computer problems as well...so orders weren't going through.
On the plus side, they did recognize that things were bad, and they comped us for our drinks and my fish...as they should have. And, I felt so sorry for our hardworking server...I wanted to get up and help her.
Anyway, if they plan to make it, even with a lovely space, they will need to drop their prices a bit to be competitive with other restaurants in the area, and work out the kinks before they become overextended.
I will give them one more shot in a few months to see how it is, but if there has not been improvement...they will be a "no" for me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food, drinks and our waiter were great, however the rest of the staff was unprofessional- not rude or anything just not what I would have expected for upper scale dining.

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vipPoskers
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Relic has great service. Everyone from greeters, to bartender, to server were great. Food is delicious, and we loved the intimate, attractive outdoor patio. Would really like to see Relic become a Newtown fixture for a long time.

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Joanna
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, though I didn't venture out too much. Veal chop was good and brussel sprouts were great! The bar and the service were the highlights for us. The bar has a curated selection, great wine list, and very comfortable atmosphere. The staff was fantastic, very attentive and super friendly! We would def go back.

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vipLuciano
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Relic is quietly elegant. Food is wonderful, service is fine. I enjoy having a quiet dinner without all the excitement of other restaurants on the same street. Even the children who were here were well behaved. Relic has a limited menu that, I hope, will be changed in the future.

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add1
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good but kitchen was very slow...you need patience when you go out!

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vipZiggy
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & drinks were outstanding. Atmosphere was upscale & the personnel were attentive. We had an issue with the speed of the food coming out, but Tony, the manager, came over and was very gracious & went over and above to satisfy us. This is our new go to restaurant in the area.
Well done

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JoanneL
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

From the moment we sat down it was downhill. We first sat outside since it was a beautiful evening. However, when the waitress came for our order she noticed friends walking by and excused herself. We sat, and sat while she chatted away. REALLY aren’t you working and waiting on your customers? The area outside was extremely plain also. Decided to go inside and sat upstairs in a beautiful dinning room. Waited and finally got drinks 25 minutes after first arriving. Bread for the table was very good and glad we had it for the long wait before receiving food. Beet salad was excellent and Caesar was ok. Again, we waited 40 minutes for dinner plates. Could hear waiter apologizing for long wait times. I had the Diver scallops and rice - extremely salty!!!! I wanted to send it back but we waited so long and just ate what I could handle. The gnocchi with lobster was good. Don’t mind paying for good food but this just didn’t hit the mark for us. Will not be returning anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous spot! Great service, amazing food and cocktails. Owners are always visible showing lots of hospitality to the patrons. Definitely give it a try!

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LynneR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely place. Great food. Right-sized portions: neither too large nor too small. Steak and asparagus cooked perfectly, potatoes delicious. Friendly staff.

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to be there the night they opened their patio for outdoor dining. Beautiful night to dine outside. Our server was awesome and extremely helpful with deciding our entrees. Food was delicious and cocktail and wine list were great. Highly recommend the scallops, double pork chop and salmon. They ran out of lobster ravioli but the chef did a lobster gnocchi in vodka sauce that my wife loved. It was our first dining experience at Relic and we definitely will return.

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ScottP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and excellent service, food, and drinks... May have been our 1st visit, but won't be our last

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BarryS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was greet and like what they did with the space. Food was good, but wish there was just a bit more variety.

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ChuckH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Relic and we were impressed with the attentiveness of the staff and owner. From the appetizers to dessert, everything was perfectly prepared and DELICIOUS. We will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails! Can’t wait to dine again! Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service everything you could ask for on a night out. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

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vipReynaldo
Philadelphia
108 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They serve GreatFood, Beautifully Presented in a lovely place. Actually it's more than food IT"s CUISINE!!!

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Joan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Food was awesome. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance. The entire staff from owners Greg and Tony to the host, Aaron, I think, are attentive beyond measure. Asking our names, referring to us by our names throughout the evening made us feel special and appreciated. Tracy, our server was incredibly attentive. Steph makes a nice cocktail. It was the first time I’ve had a full meal here (other times a drink and an appetizer) and it did not disappoint. Looking forward to more enjoyable meals at Relic.

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living2eat
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Relic on State, and it won’t be the last. We had a lovely meal, and the staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and accommodating. The yummy crusty bread topped with rosemary was a promising indicator of what was to come. Between the four of us, we ordered the beet salad, the scallop, lobster ravioli and salmon entrees, and key lime pie and flourless chocolate cake desserts. All were prepared and plated beautifully. We’re glad to see this special space brought back to life — a wonderful addition to the Newtown dining scene!

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foodie
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great meal, the atmosphere was great and the staff was fun and engaging. We will def be back!

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vipMnckn77
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Relic. Our entire experience was truly lovely. The building is gorgeous inside and out. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Our server was vey helpful and paid attention to us but was never intrusive. Our meal was delicious. I had the halibut and my husband had the filet. Both were cooked perfectly. We had Brussel sprouts and mashed for sides, also very nice.

This was our anniversary and we were surprised with glasses of prosecco. We finished off our meal with a chocolate torte that was topped with raspberry sorbet which was really nice. Another server stopped by and asked us for feedback which we happily shared.

We will be back.

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Yuki
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

New restaurant pushed by local paper. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in this area. We were very disappointed in the actual sides (except for the potatoes and the bread).
The lobster/shrimp salad for $26 was a disappointment both in taste as well as the amount of lobster (practically non-existent).
The other salmon entree was OK but nothing special for $31. These folks escaped NYC and brought prices and not quality. Also, forget charging $8 for a bottle of Pellegrino.
Too bad this restaurant is in a nice location and could have potential if they correct the deficits.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very impressive decor. Our server, Sarah did a great job and made the experience very pleasurable. The downside was the food preparation. Our crab bisque came out lukewarm and the steaks, although prepared perfectly, were served on a room temperature plate so the steak cooled too quickly. The quality of the food was excellent and our cocktails were first rate. Since this is a new restaurant I will definitely return hoping for a few improvements to make it a better experience.

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vipDiane
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent salmon and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good group of people here. staff was excellent and very nice atmosphere. signature drinks are pricey but very good!! Should be a must visit for those who have not tried this new place. We will be back!!

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StevenL
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. All wonderful, from service to food to drinks. Was a wonderful evening. Not in expensive, but worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lester and the rest of the staff were wonderful. Meal was delicious!

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vipcookmk
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were able to sit in a room with only 3 tables so it was quiet, though the larger dining rooms were not all that noisy. Our beet salad was excellent and the veal chop was perfect. The halibut was not fresh that day but still very tasty. The key lime pie was the best I have ever tasted.
The front end needs a little polishing but everyone was extremely friendly and helpful.

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vipKevinN
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem in Newtown in Bucks County. Food, service and drinks are wonderful. A wonderful spot for a weekly dinner. A must restaurant to visit. You will not be disappointed.

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vipVentnorvisitor
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Relic on State Street. It was a wonderful experience. The food was nicely prepared. I had a Rib Eye that was great and my wife had the scallops which she enjoyed. The restaurant is nicely decorated and the server was helpful. A real gem for Newtown!

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vipPatL
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very nice updates made to the dining areas. Service was excellent, however, the food was overpriced for the quality. Several of us ordered the Cobb Salad with lobster and shrimp. You would be hard pressed to find the lobster, and the shrimp were small and also in short supply. At $26, I assumed this would be more substantial.

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Buck
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to local restaurants. Historic site that adds to the ambiance. Excellent wine list and cocktail menu. Wonderful steaks and the brussels sprouts were incredible. Save room for the key lime pie on the dessert menu. Woody is a professional and we are looking forward to going back.

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vipPennyB
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except our food came out cold. The waiter was fantastic and offered to make amends but we chose to eat it—delicious but not hot. He was great and we would come back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Amazing food. Fantastic spot!!

FAQs

Relic on State Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 759-6641.

Relic on State Street is rated 4.3 stars by 116 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.