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Slow Hand, West Chester, PA
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Slow Hand

4.4
4.4
312 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Slow Hand is a locally sourced restaurant located in the borough of West Chester Pennsylvania. We feature handcrafted cocktail and farm to table dishes.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (484) 999-8638

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We have an Upstairs Lounge with a full service bar that can be rented.

  • Neighborhood

    West Chester

  • Cross street

    Market and W. Gay Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Western Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Western Suburbs

    Lively

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  1. FT

    FirstTimer

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was good. Dessert could have been better. Prices a bit high. Atmosphere very nice and inviting. Server was pleasant and friendly but should really get more familiar with the menu. (She noted that it was her first night working there.)
  2. RB

    RickB

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was a bit disappointing compared to previous visits. Light on flavor.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tav is truly the best bartender. Great personality, works super hard , and makes the best cocktails!
  4. V

    Violoncelle74

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    3 of us ate. Mixed reviews on the plates. Consensus that the hush puppies were too dry, although the accompanying remoulade was good. Duck confit also dry. Pork belly was quite good. Chop salad very good. Desserts were great (donuts, but especially the pecan cake). Wines were good--we were driving so we decided against cocktails, although there was an interesting drink menu. Dining out is getting expensive everywhere!
  5. KB

    KimberlyB

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Would have liked more vegetables with dinner but overall very good.
  6. DJ

    DebraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and experience was amazing, we will definitely be back!
  7. C

    Clansmitty

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch
  8. m

    marpar

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They had great music starting at 8PM.had a good crowd there too
  9. S

    Sushiyum

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit to Slow Hand and we really enjoyed it! I tried a seasonal cocktail that was really delicious, and after all the holiday indulging my husband and I split 2 apps and 2 small plates that were the perfect amount of food. The hush puppies were pretty authentic and Nashville hot chicken wings are definitely going to warm you up on a cold night, they were crispy and spicy and delicious. The mussels were perfect with the delicious broth and a hearty serving for a 'small plate,' and the pork belly was really good (after reading other reviews we decided to try it)! My husband wished for more of the potato puree and he didn't love the pork rind that came with it (too hard). The service was a little slow and the place is a bit noisy but it was full of energy and we were able to sit back and relax.
  10. w

    wayneb

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The menu and food was excellent. The wait staff was a little slow but we were not in a hurry. The noise level was high though. Overall, I enjoyed SLOW HAND.
  11. PE

    PatE

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great drinks and atmosphere. Disappointed in the food. Pork chop was good but the short rib was dry and tough.
  12. MN

    MNM135

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food is delicious and service is very warm but a bit slow
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Mussels plate was huge and a much bigger portion than the other small plates. Sauce was so good you could drink it.
  14. OT

    OrlandoTrish2608

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A neighborhood place with overpriced food. Spent $300 on 4 of us, won't be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Love this restaurant. The service is amazing and the food is phenomenal. The drinks are also delicious and perfectly made!
  16. AB

    AmeliaBob

    Jacksonville

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We dined here last night. The menu was. creative (fois gras and chicken nuggets) and very well-executed. Service was attentive. Thank you for a great experience; I will definitely be back.
  17. c

    crystal

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique little gem in the heart of West Chester. Nice ambiance! The drinks were exceptional, we got the slow hand and the Georgia peach! Bartenders are wizards and create magic potions with exacting precision! Friendly staff with a fun southern flare menu. Mac and cheese and hush puppies were my favorite! Good happy hour prices too!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Willy and the G’s were awesome! Food excellent.
  19. PJ

    PatrickJ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Refined food in very casual atmosphere. Service was very good
  20. FJ

    FJMc

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Consistently excellent West Chester restaurant with tasty, Southern-influenced cuisine in a relaxed setting. Noise level sometimes interfered with conversation.
  21. A

    Anonymous

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our server got our order completely wrong, kept forgetting to bring us items we ordered and the majority of our meals were freezing cold by the time they came out. Other than the server apologizing, no manager visited our table to apologize and we got zero concessions on our bill. The band started mid-way through dinner and was extremely loud - we were sitting on the other side of the restaurant from the band and I couldn't hear anyone at our table. It was a terrible experience. This is the 2nd time I've tried Slow Hand and had bad experiences both times. It's a cool place with an awesome atmosphere - just wish the food and service was better.
  22. c

    corporatediner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great spot for happy hour on a Thursday. Sat at the bar with some coworkers and had drinks and appetizers.
  23. a

    annkie

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great music! The ambiance was chill. We will def return.
  24. AR

    AndrewR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, food and service are always great. Cocktail menu and beer selection are top notch.
  25. E

    Emma

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this cool spot! Food and drinks were amazing, as was our service! Will definitely add this to our date rotation!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went here recently with my parents and Fiance and had a wonderful time. For four individuals, 3 appetizers, 4 entrees and 6 drinks the total bill for brunch was $150 which was a steal. If you go for brunch you HAVE to order the corn chowder, one of the best dishes I’ve had in a while.
  27. RD

    RobinD

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. We tried a variety of things and all were delicious!!
  28. DL

    DianeL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time at Slow Hand for dinner. Food and service were good. Our only issue was that it was too dark inside. We used our phone flashlight to see the menu which was fine. However, it was difficult to fully appreciate the food because it was so dark.
  29. R

    Romantic

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our waiter was good but we waited a long time for our food to be served. Took almost 30 min to get our wings. Food was good but very overpriced in my opinion
  30. k

    kimk

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ambience was great, food was delicious, and our hostess was very helpful with food and drink recommendations.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I recommend the Mussels.
  32. TK

    TedK

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always. Hidden gem that everyone should check out !
  33. PM

    PatrickM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, great space, and a good location in town.
  34. s

    sueb

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I love Slow Hand's ambiance but I wish their brunch menu was a little larger. Overall great experience. I recommend this place to those who enjoy specialty cocktails and are looking for some lite fare. However, I would not recommend the brunch.
  35. CM

    ChefMelinda

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I and Some ladies in my family monthly choose a restaurant to try. We each take turns picking. What a complete gem this was for us. Romantic chill atmosphere, perfect ambiance, decor, comfort,. The server was attentive and knowledgeable; as well as humorous. My sincere compliments to the head chef for the creative and descriptive menu and flavor profiles. Each item was delicious and executed with intention;presented beautifully. Come see and taste Slow Hand! Chef M
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Positives; The vibe is cool , the food was very good. Negatives; it was a bit dark, and when the music started it was tough to have conversation.
  37. KR

    KimR

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Had been looking forward to trying Slow Hand for a while, but unfortunately we were disappointed. We had read in previous reviews that they had excellent cocktails and were accommodating to dietary issues, but we did not have that experience. We both ordered an Old Fashioned cocktail, and it was average. The biggest disappointment was that they were out of many items on the menu. It is a small menu, and they were out of my first two entree choices. My husband has a dairy allergy and when asked to substitute some salad greens for the side with dairy that came with his entree, we were told that they only had enough salad greens for the entrees that specified them. The food that we did receive was pretty good, but my husband basically just had a pork chop on a plate. In fairness to our server, she was serving inside and outside tables, and bussing tables and understandably seemed overwhelmed. The restaurant does have a cool vibe, but is really dark inside.
  38. I

    Iliketodine228

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Scallop entree was very well made but scallops were cold. Also I love music just as much as the next person, it’s just too loud. Very good service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My fiancé and I came to Slow Hand to celebrate our anniversary and WOW was the food good! Everything we tried was crafted with so much thought and was truly a delight to eat. I also had an amazing cocktail from their unique drink menu. Our waiter was so nice and attentive even though we could tell he was super busy. Only downside was the VERY loud live music that started after we’d finished our meal. I had wanted to stay for dessert but the volume made it impossible to carry on a conversation. I would definitely come back here, just maybe a bit earlier to avoid the band.
  40. DP

    DanP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was comfortable, server was attentive without being too attentive, and the food was absolutely amazing. The cocktails were also next level as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Slow Hand is rated 4.4 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Slow Hand

30 N. Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market and W. Gay Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Chester

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (484) 999-8638

  • Private party facilities

    We have an Upstairs Lounge with a full service bar that can be rented.

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