Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft

4.5
145 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.
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
Additional
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 145 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
4 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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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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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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r
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best around

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!! I believe Michael was our sever, and provided great service and hospitality!

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w
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Love the Rip. My only complaint is that service is a bit disjointed. The runners always seem to have no idea which table they are delivering food too. It’s almost comedic with them walking around saying”who has the....”

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SK
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pros:
Nice ambiance
Friendly service
Interesting menu with some tasty items. Plain French fries were great.
I didn't have a cocktail but I wanted to--the bartender really seemed to know what he was doing and the various drinks I saw looked fabulous--foam on top, proper shaking, etc.
Not too loud--good vibe but could talk at a normal level

Cons:
Super uncomfortable chairs--very skinny with a weird back and just not comfortable
Ordered a cheese plate and no one described or explained the cheeses, which also were served way too cold. The bread that came with the cheese plate was a little soggy--not crispy but also not soft
Brussels sprouts were just ok--looked steamed and should have been crispier

There's also an outdoor area that looked ok. A little casual and lacking ambiance and no airflow. It was really hot outside and there were no fans or anything to make eating out there inviting. The tables are metal and not terribly nice looking.

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MD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Very unremarkable place with food that reuses the same small list of ingredients for multiple dishes. So boring.

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P
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Although the food was tasty, the portion sizes were quite small for the price. We sampled the tuna crudo and the tongue tacos. Very small portions.

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SP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and drink - our waiter, Michael, was the best! we’ll most likely take his suggestion to return Sunday brunch

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

The food and drinks were wonderful! Such a great find in Ardmore

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, nice wedge salad, and very flavorful burger! We will be going back for sure.

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JC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great at Ripplewood. We recently had a party there for my wife and they knocked it out of the park.

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DF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the rose sangria and the roasted brussel sprouts without the bacon. The branzino was very tasty! Everyone was happy with their meals. Next time the brookie for dessert!

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PC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The decor was very sharp. The sound system upstairs was of poor quality and made it difficult to hear the staff. My street corn and hamburger were very good. Two of the other diners felt their food was average. The bottled beer was priced well, but the mix drinks were expensive for the amount you received.

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful. Drinks were outstanding. Service was fabulous!!!! Just a wonderful night and food was incredible. Can’t wait to go back.

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CO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time. The food was original and tasty. The drinks were craft cocktails that were perfect for the summer night we went!

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SG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch!

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DS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and AMAZING service! The grilled Octo was crazy good!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came here for Ardmore Restaurant week. They have very inventive cocktails, the avocado margarita is a must, and every food item we ordered off the menu had great flavors! I’m gonna come back for brunch!

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