Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft

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346 reviews
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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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J
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Either we got lucky and liked everything we ordered or the menu is that strong. We ordered several different cocktails, and all were good. We had 6 of the shareables and 2 deserts, and to our surprise there were no weak links. The ambience was nice and service was good overall, but a little spotty. The specials sounded great, so maybe on our next visit.

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GE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoy the restaurant. The menu and the staff are unique and special.

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CG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So husband and I finally went to Ripplewood! And it lived up to all the buzz! We had to have the brussel sprouts (holy moly) and the pretzel bread (yummy). I wanted at least 3 other shareables and contemplated an all shareables meal. But they had a Moroccan chicken special that the waitress described as "melt in your mouth". The chicken was very good - coated with a great mix of spices and it did melt in your mouth. But for me, it was the cucumber salad that accompanied the chicken that was beyond delicious. The cucumbers were room temperature and so fresh that I was certain they came directly from the garden, cut in varying shapes (some very thin with some larger pieces too) that enhanced their flavor and texture, paired with pickled onion, and a hint of a light dressing. Overall, wonderful, fresh food with great attention to texture and flavor.

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CC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I picked the place for proximity to Ardmore Hall. The food was excellent as our party of three tried different items on the menu. The drink menu was varied and our party tried some specials as well as traditional. Drinks were tasty and unique (whiskey sour with egg white) and we had much fun sharing various menu items such as chicken meatballs, home mad mac and cheese, the ripp fries (must have), and a more than generous portion of the brussel sprouts. I would definitely come back for a pre show meal. The service was fast, and our waitress Liz was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing.

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CL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to spot before a show at The Ardmore. Fun atmosphere good food and great service!

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B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The patio closed due to a storm that arrived right before we did. As such we were in the adjoining room, which has no acoustic buffers. I suggest some foam squares for the corners or thicker oil paintings, to muffle the sound. It was really loud for only five tables. The menu is different, bologna on the hamburgers, an orange slice in the house Manhattan, only a pork or mushroom flatbread. The food was good, just expect some unexpected twists. The service was excellent and accommodating, although we were there for a birthday and nothing was done to acknowledge it. We might go back to sit at the bar or the outside patio.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Brunch! Highly recommend.

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RA
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, everything we tried was well done... not fru fru in anyway but also not just same ol same ol....
Will be back

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was seriously impressed by the food, service and drink menu at Ripplewood. Definitely one of the best experiences in Ardmore if not all of Philly.

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WH
Philadelphia
152 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s rare when we dine out at one restaurant twice in one week, but that’s what happened. After enjoying a couples dinner over Memorial Day weekend we returned to Ripplewood 6 days later with a party of 6 on s rain soaked night.
Instead of dining on the patio we were in the back room, the only space besides the patio for a group our size.
Our waiter was excellent, giving great suggestions on drinks, beer & appetizer selections.
Also rare- the menu is wonderful for a bar, but I had to order the 1/2 chicken again. It’s fabulous.
So rain or shine this is a great choice in Ardmore.

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for 5 but it ended up being 7. The manager and hostesses were super accommodating finding us another table for 7, outside on the deck with both heaters blazing. I appreciated the heaters very much. I was celebrating my 48th with some family and friends and I know we may have gotten a little rowdy at times (forgive us), not everyone can handle whiskey. Nevertheless, it’s my favorite place in Ardmore. I appreciate everyone being so accommodating and I’m looking forward to returning for happy hour!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Ripplewood, and we will definitely be returning soon. I started off with the raspberry beret drink, and it was very tasty. We had the special swordfish and salmon appetizers. They were amazingly delicious. The brussel sprouts were great too, bursting with flavor. Our main courses were the branzino and the filet. Both were cooked to perfection and were incredibly flavorful. We topped off this fabulous experience with a cappuccino and the apple tostado with caramel ice cream. Wow is all I can say. The timing of serving each course was exactly right, and our server, Michael, is one of the best we have ever had. He was fantastic. Based upon our experience, I would highly recommend a trip to Ripplewood. You will be extremely pleased. I would imagine that whatever you order, you will love. We can’t wait to return!

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CG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food & drinks were quite good!

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LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the the best places I’ve eaten at in the world!! Each cocktail was outstanding!! Eat dish was crafted to PERFECTION! I cannot say it enough this is unbelievable!

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

5th or 6th visit. Server was helpful with food sensitivity questions but just wasn’t super attentive.

Food was fine (charred octopus, beef tartare) but had been better on previous visits.

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C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Tables of six are way too noisy. Otherwise love Ripplewood.

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GP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar with my hubby and enjoyed stellar cocktails and many of the appetizers. The best thing we ate was the grilled octopus which was charred to perfection and just so tender and delicious. The steak tartar was also good - the sauce tasted like a much fancier version of the secret sauce that comes on Big Macs, and bread it came with was perfect. We didn’t understand the purpose of the giant sheets of iceberg lettuce but maybe it’s meant for gluten free patrons? The garlic shrimp were also excellent and flavorful. The surf and turf Bao buns were yummy though we wished there was one of each for each of us. The house made buns were perfect. We will definitely be back. I want to eat everything on the menu!

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I really liked the food choices they had available. I was slightly disappointed that the roasted beet dip was on their online menu, but wasn't on their actual menu, I was really looking forward to trying it. We went with the goal of basically trying their whole app list, as opposed to ordering entrees, and we weren't disappointed overall (we only made it through 7 lol). The food was really good, I highly recommend the Brussel sprout app and the shrimp, I'd pass on the steak related app (can't really remember the name and its not on their online menu), it was SUPER salty.

The reason I gave 3 stars for the overall experience wasn't due to the food or the service (our waitress was super nice), it was the table we were seated at. We were there for our anniversary dinner, so there was only two of us. We made reservations in advance, and noted what the event was we were coming for, but we still got seated at the bar section in the hightop tables. The table was extremely small (so difficult when going hard on the apps), and the chairs were so uncomfortable we had to keep standing up, like painfully awful. I'm sure if we would have spoken up, they would have reseated us, but definitely something I recommend is requesting a non-hightop table, if you're going for more than a drink!

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AM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great for bottomless mimosa and bloody brunch. We ate outside on the patio and the ambience was wonderful. Some of the best eggs Benedict I’ve had. Eggs cooked perfectly and the hollandaise was delicious. Would highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Fresh ingredients prepared in creative ways. Everything we ate was delicious. And while I'm not a big cocktail person I had a wonderful mojito and there's a great selection

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed excellent food from a diverse menu. There was an especially strong selection of sharable appetizers.

Our service was excellent by a very knowledgeable server.

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TL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new favorite place to go. We come here at least 3 times per month. Excellent food and excellent service.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always exemplary! Drinks are the cherry on top.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ripp is one of my favorite places. The service is top notch and the drinks and food never disappoint.

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MF
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Ripplewood with a party of five, to celebrate Mother's Day a day early. It was somewhat busy; most patrons sat outside, since the day turned out to be beautiful. We chose to sit inside and were seated in the back area, across from the outdoor seating.Our server, Michael was friendly, knowledgeable, and very efficient. We were able to enjoy their brunch menu; which had plenty of variety and something for everyone in my somewhat-picky party. Everyone enjoyed their food and cocktails. We will definitely return to try their other menu selections.

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EB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had taken my daughter there for her 19th Birthday Lunch. Charred Octopus was delicious as always and the Fries were yummy. Great service and the bartender, who waited on us surprised her with a Birthday dessert. All & All a Wonderful Birthday Lunch!!

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JB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We were disappointed after hearing about how good the place is. The pork flat bread was way over cooked and dry. The mushroom soup was able to be eaten with a fork because of its consistency. The roasted chicken was good, but not enough to offset the other items. There are many new choices available in the area so we will not be returning any time soon.

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f
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Horrible service. No acknowledgement or apology from the waiter that the service was incredibly slow. Waited over an hour between the first course and the second.

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

This was our first time here and we're already talking about our next time back! The good and service were amazing! There were 6 of us and we decided to do a lot of different shareables for our meal and indulge in dessert. It was perfect and our server, Erica had amazing recommendations and chatted with us about the amazing HH, late night and brunch menus. Cannot wait to come back, highly recommend!

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

Excellent food and service. The menu is very creative and our server made it very apparent that he is proud the serve the good the chef creates. The decor is nice and relaxing but the noise level was unbearable at times.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent, but the service was super slow and we didn’t get some of the food we ordered. Our server was super nice but I think they were just understaffed because of the start of patio season. Go and enjoy but don’t go if you’ve got somewhere to be post dinner.

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Fresh perspective on some old standards which was pretty cool. Our waitress was lovely. My only complaint is that the drinks were very slow to come out it took awhile to get our check back once we paid. I'd go back though.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way!

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A
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the food and energetic atmosphere at ripplewood. Liked the high top table next to the bar and patio. Some of the drinks are a little too strong for me. I think they switched out some of the lighter ones that I had previously enjoyed. Good place to go on date night or for a double date any more and it’s hard to talk.

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c
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is always excellent, as was the service. But had to sit in the bar and noise level was unbearably high. Not the fault of the restaurant - it was just very crowded. Next time will make sure to sit in back.

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b
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was inattentive at best. He left us sitting for twenty minutes waiting for the bill. He told him we didn’t want dessert; he left us the dessert menu anyway and left us to sit for an excruciatingly long period of time. The food was overpriced for what it was. Ripplewood appears to want to be important, but I found it pretentious, over priced, and lacking service. Plus, it’s super loud.

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PA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our first time trying Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft, and perhaps we didn't order the best items from the menu or the cuisine just doesn't fit our tastes. But the service was excellent - a fun atmosphere, and attentive wait staff.

The octopus appetizer was awesome, and the wings were good too. Our entrees had flavor profiles that we didn't enjoy - but again, it could be a matter of personal taste! I'd recommend trying Ripplewood at least once. The whiskey/scotch/bourbon offerings were broad, but very high end options did not seem to be stocked. The scotch flight was a good choice.

We'll give it another go in the future!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Caesar salad felt like it was trying too hard. Branzino and filet dishes were excellent. Sat at a table by the bar which was a little odd, hard to figure out how to sit comfortable due to the placement of the table legs. Enjoyed the experience, the food was overall very good. I would definitely come back and/or recommend.

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F
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ripplewood has become our go to spot for great drinks and food. The menu has so many great choices we decided to order a bunch of items and share, everything was delicious and nothing was leftover! First drinks, two beers a glass of wine, and my favorite the porch light. Ripp Fries are not to be missed! Fries with brisket, cheese, jalapeños, yum. Grilled octopus, mushroom flatbread, Mac & cheese, Caesar salad, and a burger all shared by five of us and everything was delicious. I highly recommend and will return soon!

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W
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our food was nice. Drinks are excellent. Our waitress was lovely but overworked. The kitchen is incredibly slow getting food out.

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