Riegelsville Inn

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$31 to $50
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American
Located in its original stone structure featuring an updated bright yellow facade, canal-side al fresco dining and second-floor balcony dining with Delaware River views, the Riegelsville Inn is the epitome of exemplary dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The menu at the Riegelsville showcases superior American cuisine influenced by classic French technique featuring uniquely paired ingredients always prepared from scratch.

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Mon - Wed 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Thu 1:30PM - 3:30PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM

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Philadelphia
179 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a Wonderful Experience

s
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A weekday lunch on a cold rainy fall bike ride. We went in wet gear and all hoping maybe for hot chili.

No chili, but they had delicious french onion soup and duck cassoulet pot pie. A very nice upgrade!

Sampled a bit from the bar also. Definitely worth a return visit, when we're drier.

MP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of seven and were given the choice to dine in/outdoors. We chose the outdoor balcony for our brunch spot. It was lovely! The food was very good as were the drinks. Out waiter was outstanding. We'll definitely be back.

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Such a lovely setting. The stone walls, upstairs porch and Delaware River makes it so romantic, BUT the service was so slow, over 1 hour to receive our mea. from when we ordered. It was only a steak and a wrap.
The waiter Evan walked by our table many times and didn't even look at us. We placed our cocktail glasses at the edge of the table for refills and he never noticed. We received freshened water only once, about 1 1/2 hours into dinner. I think they were short handed and need more training. The server did mention it was a new chef and a new menu. We actually went there for a special item which was displayed on their website. They need to update that menu to reflect the new menu.
I need like the quiet of the upstairs porch. We may go back to the bar for the live music and drinks sometime.

CB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere
Great food
Beautiful outside dining

OT
Philadelphia
156 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

How can you rate a restaurant by stars when the food was very good but the service was HORRIBLE? So I rated it good , not excellent! That was because the entrees (when they finally came out after over an hour plus waiting) were very tasty! After we had been waiting for about 45/50 minutes someone FINALLY did come over to offer us dessert even though we had not gotten past our salads....they said that another table's order had been taken in front of ours by mistake! That table must have been 6 or 8 people because we had such a long agonizing wait in front of us until our entrees finally arrived.
We had taken a nice ride to get to this restaurant and ordered almost right away (at about 615pm) and just had a short wait for our salads, which were very good, BUUUUT who knew we would have such a wait, and the strange thing is that only one person finally came to tell us about the problem! That part is NOT acceptable and if I were the manager or owner I would do whatever I could to keep the patron happy….offer a drink or an appetizer or something instead of dessert (LATER) when that was the last thing we wanted. We ALMOST did get up and leave but about 1 ½ hours later the food was presented. Either there is a problem in the kitchen with help, or there is a problem with servers (or both) but my husband and I could never return to this place. SORRY!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant.. have always enjoyed my time there

TB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Riegelsville Inn is always a special place for us. It is a place to kick back, enjoy a drink and a meal and take in the ambiance of an 1800's tavern. We'll go again soon.

J
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brand new menus our first time there, very good service (Philly). Food was nicely prepared as ordered and very tasty. Dessert trio was excellent. Definitely worth another try.

AG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch and cute atmosphere! Can’t wait to come back for dinner

ID
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable early dinner at the Inn. Foie gras appetizer a bit under done. Calamari app very good. Salmon en croute a beautiful plating, but salmon a bit stodgy. Rack of lamb very good. Will go back again.

SH
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We biked 10 miles down the tow path specifically to have brunch here. The experience was fanatic. Three salads and one traditional breakfast were delicious. Peach and burratto salad was excellent. Tasty, fresh and scrumptious. Topped with scallops, the dish was hard to beat. Speaking of beets, two folks had the beet salad with salmon and chicken. Also lovely.

The famous Bloody Mary was good, with a nice selection of veggies added and a lovely piece of shrimp. I found that the taste sat on the back of the tongue which leaves room for more complexity. Mimosas were delicious.

Lastly, we sat outside along the same tow path that we bikes on. The view was wonderful. Also, service was fast and friendly.

R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's no better setting for a nice dinner with friends than the upper porch at Rieglesville Inn. Overlooking the Delaware, simple but very tasty options from the Pub Fare menu, and a breezy Summer evening made it another enjoyable night at the RI.

C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! Sat outside. Live music at the bar was great on Friday. We danced the night away. So much fun with a friendly local crowd.

E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful seating outside by the canal - perfect ambiance! Food was excellent - scallops, steak, and pork chop dinners ordered at our table and everyone agreed their meals were excellent.

JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was probably the worst brunch of my life. The building is absolutely beautiful, but it’s beauty couldn’t make up for the insanely slow service, and terrible food. I got the eggs Benedict. The hollandaise sauce was runny and thin, the eggs were hard boiled, and the plate looked like a horror show. To make matters worse they took an hour to get the food to us. Apparently there was a miscommunication and our food was late to start. So basically I waited an hour for the worst eggs Benedict in my life.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, sometimes the salt can be a little overused.

D
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were driving through the area on a wine tasting tour and booked a reservation for lunch. Finding good seafood for lunch can be difficult. Being the 1st day of Musikfest as well, we wanted to be on our way quickly but have a relaxing meal. The staff were very friendly and the food great.
Mission accomplished.

KV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Driven by here many times, always busy, finally got a chance to come for a celebration meal. Beautiful setting in an old historic building. Relaxing, great atmosphere, with outside seating overlooking the Delaware River bridge across to NJ. Food was very good, not excellent. Chocolate tart was more like a mousse. Didn't like the texture of the tomato tarte, needed to be more firm. Lamb chops, salmon en croute, surf and turf, cheese plate, and bread pudding were all excellent. Service was outstanding, but we were one of few tables being served this evening. Ask for Philly, he was informed, personable, funny, and provided good service. Great experience overall, will be back.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just beware, if using the Open Table app directions, they take you to Delaware Rd in Easton, not Riegelsville. Just use google maps. Road was a bit noisy on a Sunday afternoon which I guess is to be expected. Outside porch on ground level really needs some cleanup and paint. Otherwise, food and service very nice and would definitely come back.

DW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed being back there, was a favorite place years ago. My husband enjoyed his dinner, (rack of lamb). I had the short rib ravioli and for my taste their was a bit too much mixed in with the dinner. I had a hard time deciding on a main course..a bit too fancy, possible for me. Will go back for lunch.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a dissatisfying experience here on Mother’s Day, the manager invited us back. The manager and staff did everything to make our second trip correct. The food and service were both excellent. We are glad that we tried again because this was an exceptional experience and much better than the experience at the Mother’s Day buffet.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an excellent place to eat. It’s beautiful, priced fairly and portions are generous. My biggest problem is that they serve foie de gras, which should be boycotted. No creature should be force fed, caged and abused. It should be illegal to serve Foie de gras and I wish, if nothing else, the Riegelsville Inn would take it off their menu.

DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Excellent food, ambiance is lacking, building looks about to cave in.

AP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience all around. The food was excellent, service was great (we were not in the least bit rushed) . It is a beautiful place and well worth the hour drive to get there! We will definitely be dining there again

j
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent will be coming back soon

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The view on the balcony was beautiful and peaceful and the service was excellent. The seasonal cocktail was delicious. The only problem was that the chairs were uncomfortable and my husband had back issues from sitting in them the next day.

RZ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Old hotel. Great service, tired insides, I'm sure most of the dishes are outstanding. The crabmeat with my steak was awesome. Unfortunately, my ribeye was very chewy and full of gristle. Dessert was very tasty.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So relaxed, met my expectations!

L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful ladies lunch at the Riegelsville Inn. The dining room is charming, the service was excellent and the food was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view, great experience! We will return!

s
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Seating is inside or outside. We sat outside on front porch to watch the people and cars go by. Service from JT was excellent. The island scallops were sensational as was the unstuffed salmon. The layers of flavor and presentation outstanding. Bought bottle of wine, was very good. Truly enjoyable evening all the way around. No rush. Everyone very pleasant.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was lovely to sit by the canal and enjoy the scenery. Friendly staff, however our appetizer (clams) took a really long time to come out. The food was amazing and well worth the wait. Overall a nice place to spend date night.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day brunch. The restaurant was very busy. The kitchen got backed up. The food was worth the wait.

MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As the only table seated outside by the water, we were afraid we would be forgotten about. The attentive staff did not disappoint. They frequently checked on us and as the weather began to turn they made arrangements to swiftly finish up inside.
We will continue to visit for special occasions (it’s a bit of a drive for us, but definitely worthwhile).

CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambiance of dining by the Delaware River was perfect. Staff was courteous and helpful and the food was delicious.

LV
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food and drinks, awesome servers, cool vibe, and live music!

MP
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We sat outside next to the creek on a lovely evening. We order drinks and appetizers . Both were great and we especially loved the cheese plate. The main course was absolutely delicious. We got the steaks and the salmon entree. We order the desert trio and that was enough for us all.

u
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sunday was very nice reasonable great bartender

RV
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Soup and entree were excellent but server (Philly) messed up two items on our order. Desserts were not that good - bread pudding ok, carrot cake very dry, pumpkin cheesecake did not have the cinnamon whipped cream as stated in the menu. Great location right on canal.

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