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Relic on State Street

4.6
4.6
344 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (267) 759-6641

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Newtown

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bucks County

    Best Food

  • Bucks County

    Notable Wine List

  • Bucks County

    Romantic

  • Bucks County

    American

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  1. d

    dorotap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place with great food! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Our food took over 1.5 hours to be prepared. I get a busy restaurant on a Saturday evening but our waitress never even came by to check on us or see if we needed anything. Or even to apologize for the wait. After our food arrived it I was noticed that the kids meals were missing. So our 6 and 11 year old sat for another 15 min without food. Again waitress disappeared and when food was finally brought there wasn’t even an acknowledgement of the delay or an attempt at an apology. Horrible wait staff.
  3. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Upstairs dining room is beautiful!
  4. JL

    JaneL

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious! Atmosphere great. Service (Stacy O.) was superb. They were obviously short staffed but she was outstanding. Never missed a beat. Also noticed great teamwork there with everyone helping each other out. Filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Never felt rushed. Will absolutely be my go-to place when I’m in the area.
  5. NF

    NewtownFoodie

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Food was VERY GOOD, however, the food prep time was an absolute DISGRACE. 2 + hours from our reservation time to serving our main entree. And it took 20 minutes (!) to take our drink order. TERRIBLE COMMUNICATION overall. I hate to blast this restaurant, but I can’t ever see us going back again.
  6. JM

    JohnM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Inexperienced waitstaff. 25 minutes to get our drink order, and when it finally came, it was wrong. Hard to sell a fine dining establishment when you don’t have the staff to back it up. Food was decent, and the chef came to our table to talk and listened to our criticism. To his credit, he tried to make it right by removing one of the drink charges from the bill. Unfortunately the food was overshadowed by an overall poor dining experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited an hour and 15 minutes for drinks for 6 people. Finally gave up and left without receiving and drinks or appetizers.
  8. m

    mezzo

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks, great salads and bread, great service and wonderful cocktails. The only sour note was the wine list: a small list, some bottles had no years or no producers and all were $60+.
  9. PP

    PatPA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, food was amazing we will definitely be back!
  10. K

    kalK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best place in town. always accommodating, food great, service better. wonderful drinks
  11. j

    joyg

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at Relic. The Lobster Gnoochi waa awesome.
  12. S

    Sparkman

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Unfortunately, Relic on State Street cannot get their act together. This is the second time we have dined there in the last 6 months and it will be our last. We were seated promptly for our reservation at 7:30 on a Saturday evening (this is a plus). Our server, Nicole, was totally clueless. You could barely hear her when she greeted our table 15 minutes after being seated. We never received bread at our table, even after asking for it twice. We placed our appetizer/dinner order 30 minutes after being seated (not too bad). Another 30 minutes goes by and our appetizer salads show up. Our dinner order does not show up until another 75 minutes goes by (9:45 p.m. if you are counting). I prodded Nicole a few times during the wait as every table around us (some seated after us) was served and many had completed their meal and paid the bill. She was totally uncaring about the delay. The dinner was delicious, but 2 1/2 hours was way too long. We did not order dessert or coffee as we did not want to make this a two day affair. We had a very similar experience at Relic back in March and thought that this was the exception and decided to give it another try.
  13. R

    Robert

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible night for me & my family. No Pinot Noir available said they were sold out, on a Sat nite? What up with that. Waitress was the worst. Not attentive & didn’t seem to care that we ordered our meal & we’re still waiting 1 1/2 hours later. We were told that we were third in line for food at approx 9 pm. We decided to leave the restaurant with no food at 9 pm. We will never dine there again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Grilled octopus special was excellent. Portion size of appetizer & meal was great as well
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great steaks, need more specials
  16. S

    jonS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Sorry to report that the offerings at Relic at State are not up to par. The ambiance is great, and the bar scene is fine, but the restaurant food is not. My fiancée and I went there recently with some friends. We were willing to give the restaurant a second chance, as the last time we were there, we were disappointed. But, alas, we were once again disappointed with the fare. The crab bisque was acceptable, but had more heat and less flavor. The Mashed Potatoes were a disgrace (watery, loose and tasteless). The Creamed Spinach, likewise, lacked any flavor. The rib eye was minimally tasteful, as was the Hanger Steak. The Veal Chop was decent and a good size. There was also a large serving of Truffle Fries, which were tasty. The service lacked a certain flare. We had a great time, because we always persevere, and the décor is great, but you can find a much better dining experience in many other places. Sorry.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and delicious food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    This was a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion! Can’t wait for the next birthday celebration so we can return!
  19. WM

    WilliamM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hospitality was amazing and presentation was perfect. This was their first time doing Brunch and the food and service was excellent. Highly recommended!
  20. DR

    DaveR

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend
  21. S

    Shana2786

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food is always fantastic, the service is just awful. Third time there since it's been open and it's the same every time. If they can just get the service together it would be 5 stars!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, wonderful service! We can’t wait to come back
  23. L

    Lewis

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Service staff needs to be better trained. They are inexperienced.Hopefully they will be with the passage of time. The food is good. Is the service is improved, I think the restaurant will succeed.
  24. BF

    BrianF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. The staff was purely professional
  25. f

    frankp

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had dinner with our two daughters over the wknd. 3rd time eating here, as we live right in town. Owner always patrols tables to say hello. Our bartender and server were busy but attentive. . The head chef stopped by as well and he seems super nice. The food was fantastic. If you like Halibut- it’s a must try. Girls had pasta and it was also very good. Like most restaurants they are working with limited staffing, but overall the food and local vibe are top notch.
  26. m

    millzy

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first time back since this restaurant transitions over to The Relic. The ambience was nice but, it was clear that restaurant was clearly under staffed when we noticed that our waitress was covering all of the upstairs tables, about 10. The extra wait time was worth it after we took our first bite. I started with the wedge salad, which was excellent. For our entrées my wife had the salmon and I had the fillet mignon, both were out of this world. Overall it was a very pleasant experience!!
  27. CL

    CaroleL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went a year ago when it first opened, food was good, service needed some work. All new restaurants need some time, we vowed to come back. Last night, the food was good, service still needs to be sorted out. We'll try one more time in 2023.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great. We will be back.
  29. AU

    AUJenV811

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, but service was incredibly slow. It was not very crowded but our entire experience was 2.5 hours, much of which was just waiting without seeing a member of wait staff. Otherwise, enjoyed the ambiance and quality of food.
  30. JD

    JojoD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great addition to State Street in Newtown! The decor is cool and the food is always delicious!
  31. B

    Bryanroot

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Top notch food and service. Everything was so good. Would highly recommend to everyone!! Filet mignon and Brussels sprouts a must have!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to place.
  33. PM

    PaulaM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was wonderful as was the ambience. We were a little rushed by the wait staff but only a bit. I would love to see the wait staff dressed more in line with the expensive pricing for the food. Staff serving customers spending over $150 for a meal should be wearing collared shirts not T shirts and should not be wearing backwards ball caps. Hostess should be wearing heels. They need to know they are serving high priced clientele and not pizza joints. That's why I lowered the rating of service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to Relic. Nice selection of drinks, and a good simple menu. The filet was cooked perfectly. Would recommend!
  35. d

    dinerbelle

    Atlantic City

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Relic-on-State, the latest restaurant to occupy this historic building(built in 1747) on Newtown's charming State Street. I have dined in other restaurants that have occupied this space, and this is the most successful in 30 years. Renovating and reconfiguring colonial-era buildings isn't easy, and the owner's vision and execution of this reno is excellent. Once tiny rooms have been opened up, the bar area expanded, yet the welcoming wood and stone remain. Nor is it easy to imagine the right niche in Newtown's crowded dining market. There are no TV's or live music in the bar--this is a place for enjoying conversation. The white tablecloths in the dining area make clear Relic isn't trying to be a pewtered colonial tavern, either. The fine dining menu is focused as a NYC-style steakhouse, with steaks, chops, and seafood. We shared the prawns as well as the deliciously fresh burrata appetizers. My NY strip steak was beautifully rare, with a lovely thyme butter. Companions enjoyed perfectly cooked diver's scallops served over a creamy mushroom risotto and Faroe Island salmon over a bed of roasted asparagus. Service was impeccable--attentive but not intrusive, the servers working as a team to bring each course to the table at once. We ate early on a Thursday, between 6-8 p.m., and enjoyed the quiet that made conversation easy. While the restaurant wasn't crowded, there was a steady flow of customers in the bar and in the upstairs dining room. And it's always lovely when the owner stops by the table to make sure everything has been satisfactory. We will definitely return to the dining rooms for special occasions and to the bar for drinks and one of those yummy burgers we saw coming out of the kitchen!
  36. CG

    ChristineG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the halibut, the filet and the scallops over risotto. All were delicious 😋
  37. PN

    PatrickN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third time at Relic and it has never disappointed. Took my wife (her third time also) and my youngest daughter (first time at Relic). Drinks from the bar were excellent, food was also excellent. I have tried something different each time I have been to Relic (lobster gnocchi, halibut, scallops) and each dish has been good. I was impressed this last visit because it appeared they might be understaffed but the team was working together (including the owner) to make sure each table was being served.
  38. MR

    MariaR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service .. beautiful place .. thank you for a great night
  39. C

    Charmane

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant. The food is always perfect and the service very good. I'm so in love with the filet here, it's my usual choice. But everything is always fantastic from the drinks to the starters and entrees to the sides and desserts. The next day is always a fast day for me because I just stuff myself, it's all so,so good! Be forewarned.
  40. L

    Lenny

    Philadelphia

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A first time pleasant experience - will go back again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 4.6 stars by 344 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Relic on State Street

101 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940-1925

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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