Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft

4.5
162 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Elevated pub fare, both classic and innovative cocktails and an energy that will take you to different time and place. We play to all the senses to evoke memories and nostalgia, while delivering an exceptional dining experience on every level.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(610) 486-7477
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Biff Gottehrer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cricket Ave
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Parking details
Parking lots and meters. Meters only 8am to 6pm and FREE after 6pm. Parking after 4pm? Look for the township lots just East of Ripplewood. The Blue Signs read Township Parking 7am to 4pm. Open to Public all other times.
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Public transit
R5 Ardmore SEPTA
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 162 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service was personal and took time to connect with patrons, cocktails were unique and tasty. Highly recommend this place!

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and more. Awesome place. Truly enjoyed our evening.

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TB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very friendly and attentive. The chef is first class, ALL the food
was delicious. I had the "Crab Louie" and my friend had the Signature Burger,
both dishes were outstanding. We also had some of the many types of Whiskey to try.
Very convenient, went to a show next door at The Ardmore Music Hall. Will Be Back - For Sure.

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GL
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ripplewood is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant on the Main Line. The menu is original and the food is delicious. The service at yesterdays lunch was outstanding, with special attention given to the birthday girl, who was my guest. Everyone was friendly, knowledgable and genuinely happy. When you go, do not miss the Brussel sprouts...oh my goodness! I know that sounds crazy, but they are out of this world. The food at Ripplewood is all made in house, and you can tell! Don't miss this very special restaurant and bar.

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h
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent. Service, food (amazing), drink menu and good seating options, including a secluded patio

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EA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite part about this place is the service. Professional yet relaxed. A great place to meet, enjoy a great meal and good drinks. I have been here about 3 times now and cant wait to get back for many more.

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BK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good Craft Beer. Great place to get together with friends in a casual atmosphere with good food and drink.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was what we expected. Service was lacking. To start, weren’t ready for our reservation time (why make a reservation if I’m still going to wait as long as walk-ins???). Water glasses were never more than half full, apps came out at different times, and waitress never stopped by Our table after the main course was brought out.

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LC
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food. Super nice service. Great location next to music venue, convenient to park once, eat and see show.

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c
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All staff members were very friendly and accommodating, especially our bartender, Shannon, and the food was outstanding. This place has a nice atmosphere both downstairs and upstairs and has an outdoor section for nice days. Tried the whiskey sampler which was good - will order that again next time. We will definitely visit this place again.

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M
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here - staff was absolutely pleasant and food was incredible! We didn't have anything leftover afterward, very good!

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BJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the second time that I have eaten at Ripplewood. It has a great ambience in the bar area. We ate upstairs which is a little bit quieter. The waitress was great-very upbeat and happy to recommend things. The service was great by waitress and servers. We ordered several plates to share. Everything was delicious. Brussel sprouts were fantastic. The Charred Octopus was delicious! I feel the portion size is a little small for the price. The drinks are priced similar to other restaurants in the area. I would definitely recommend it and will go back again.

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EC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Brunch menu looked good and all the food we ordered was excellent. Great brunch cocktail options. I recommend the Bloody Dragon.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was attentive knowledgeable and overall great service!! The brussels sprouts were delicious as well as the smoked octopus. Burger was outstanding. Really enjoyed the margarita and also had a zombie which was very strong & delicious. Ended meal with a warm brownie - cookie with vanilla ice cream in a mini skillet- omg good! Great vibe and plan to go back with friends this fall!

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l
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Friday dinner - definitely need a reservation, though there is bar seating. We enjoyed this new place - good food, lively, good service, not quiet and intimate but fun and energetic. Adrienne, our server, was helpful and attentive. We sat at a hightop near the bar, which was fine (though legroom was weird for my 6' husband), didn't get to check out upstairs. We went for 4 sharables plus a dessert and two drinks. Did not walk away stuffed, but were happy with quantities. Highlights were eggplant dip, raw tuna app, caesar salad and "brookie" (brownie/choc chip cookie combo). Rose sangria was tasty and not too sweet. Will happily return.

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DF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific overall experience! Can’t wait to go again!

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GN
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time visitors on our way to a concert so didn’t have time to sit around. Didn’t tell the waiter Mike this because he was quick with everything without conpromise. Very pleasant experience and I shall return

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TL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved it here. We had the Zucchini & Corn Flatbread which was so good. The cheese plate was awesome and there was a Dulce de Leche sauce that was such a great and new alternative to honey. My favorite drink was the Snapple Facts - vodka, peach, and basil. Delicious!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The savory swiss cheese sticks were served with the tastiest pesto sauce made with a tangy olive oil, and I couldn't get enough of the steak tartar. You could tell the meat was fresh. For the entree, we had the Brisket, which was delicious, succulent, and definitely enough meet for two! Kudos to the chef. We will be back.

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MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great addition to Ardmore! Food and service are excellent!

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l
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great new neighborhood spot zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I was looking forward to checking this place out after hearing so many people recommend it. If it was not for our waitress Erica, I probably would have walked out before we even ordered anything. I would have walked out because nothing annoys me more than making a reservation and being seated at a high top table next to the bar. The tables and stools were super uncomfortable and I couldn’t cross my legs. At 8:00 on a Thursday night - these apparently the only tables available. My husband enjoyed his whiskey and I enjoyed some red wine. We had 4 shareable plates - the street corn was my favorite, the fries which were good, the grilled shrimp were a little cold but tasty and the cheese board. But Erica saved the evening - she was helpful, attentive and very personable. I don’t know if we would every go back for dinner unless we go out with a group and could get a regular table but the food and drinks were good and worth checking out.

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CO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was great, a teeny bit rushed, but otherwise excellent

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JC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food. The burger is phenomenal. The beer list could have more of a regional focus with better IPA’s. Great addition to the neighborhood.

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v
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool spot with great food and service. Friendly staff and great “gastro-pub” fare. Worth a visit.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Robust meats. All items far too salty, and or saturated and soggy . Lighten the sauce on everything, short sell the salt and allow the foods and flavors to be. Too heavy overall for portions. I'm sure they will do well if they find balance. Lovely staff and culinary craft.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing drinks! A little pricey but worth it for a fun night out with friends!

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N
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very nice. Upstairs ambiance not as nice as downstairs. Would go back

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A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can’t wait to return. Every bite was perfection. Next time I’ll save room for dessert.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was disappointing. This was my second time at this establishment; the first time the food was excellent. Not sure what happened the second time: the fish we ordered was over cooked and the filet was drowned in a very heavy and fussy sauce that ruined an excellent piece of meat.

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P
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Ripplewood an embarrassing number of times. And aren't the least bit tired of it. The menu changes up from time to time and every friend we've introduced has become a fan.
Great neighborhood addition!

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L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw this on Open Table and decided to try it. Lucky find. My husband and I dined at the restaurant's charming outdoor space. Sangria to start, of course. The eggplant appetizer was excellent, as were the ribs. I enjoyed the chicken on grits - something different. What I liked best was the impeccable service. Great waitress, whose name I wish I remember so I could compliment her online. We are looking forward to returning.

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MJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night. Menu was interesting. Food was very good. Whiskey list was extensive. We tried the whiskey and the beer. Would love to go back and try the cocktails. Our server Michael was so kind and very knowledgeable about the entire menu. Best customer service ever in a restaurant that I’ve experienced. Can’t wait to go back!!!!

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TP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious brunch on the deck - perfectly cooked brisket omelette, eggs benedict, huge portion of french toast and tasty potato and beet hashbrown sides. The chilled beet soup had interesting flavors and textures - so unexpected, yet good. I knew the cocktails were tasty, just didn't know what to expect for food. Now I'm anxious to come back for dinner!

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MM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

This is nice the place, but the ambiance is very poor, it is too bright and does not feel like a bar, but more like a suburban restaurant.

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CW
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Burgers are a must, all the food is delicious and the service is wonderful. This was my 3rd time there in 3 months. If the back patio is open I suggest eating there, quieter and nice to enjoy the fresh air.

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GH
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a tough review to write fairly because the type of food this restaurant serves is not my favorite. It is one of those menus that sounds great as you read it, but there are always one or two ingredients too many for my taste. On the other hand, my wife loves this. Perspective and specific taste are everything. I liked it and would consider going back. My wife loved it and would definitely go back. Our kids found the food a bit to complicated for their taste. I enjoyed the corn and cucumber salad and the smoked carrots (in full disclosure, I asked to have an ingredient or two omitted from both). I did not particularly like the tagliatelle pasta. It was gummy and chewy. My wife loved her soup and the fries with brisket (we ordered it without the cheese and deconstructed a bit). We all agreed that the the fries and brisket were great! Our son liked his grilled shrimp app and his short ribs. Our daughter thought the ceasar salad had an odd taste and her Bronzino was just ok. Our waitress and the rest of the staff was very pleasant, accommodating and gave good service. We also though the bill was a little high for what we ordered.

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JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a delicious meal!
I highly recommend this restaurant to all of my friends!!

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PA
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've gone a couple times now, and have gotten something different both times. Food is delicious and creative. Something for everyone. My Mother is on a low salt diet, and they even gave her a big plate of plain tomatoes with basil and only charged her $2!
My only slight complaint is that the place is a little dark and a little noisy, but it is energetic and fun. The wait staff is very nice an accommodating. We had Olivia, she's a doll!

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SL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific first experience here. It is an intimate place, so reservations are recommended. Tables, chairs and floor are hard surface, so it can be loud if you have a lively table next to you. Highly recommended.

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