Slow Hand

4.4
169 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 169 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service,all around, was slow but I guess that’s implied in the name. But when you have a hungry 7-year old, waiting an hour to eat was problematic.

My French toast were excellent…Irish coffee waaaay too strong. Also ordered the breakfast sandwich which the kid devoured and husband and teen got the standard, both enjoyed but said it was not remarkable. Crowd was light for Father’s Day so not sure why the long wait but the waitress was friendly.

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SusanS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really poor service, long wait for drinks and food, food under-seasoned and bland.

JB
JeanB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Just an okay experience. Server was attentive. The food was absolutely wonderful! We had a vegan in our party, and unfortunately, there were no options for her except the farm salad.

That said, the bar was slow; the wine I ordered when my dinner came didn’t arrive until I had finished eating. Also, a band started at 9:00, and it was so loud that we had to yell to hear one another. Not great considering we were with of town guests and wanted to visit with them.

I’d like to understand what Slow Hand is aiming for with music like that. It’s not a concert venue. Most people are not there to listen to music, they are there for a meal/drink, and to enjoy time with friends. Music is fine, but the volume should have been 50% of what it was. If we had been able to carry on a conversation, we would have stayed for dessert and another drink. As it was, we didn’t take the wine that arrived too late, just got our check and got out of there. I will go back, but not when there is live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! Servers were extremely attentive and the ambiance is great. Will definitely be back!

JP
JoeP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our first experience at Slow Hand! Our servers were friendly and attentive. Food arrived piping hot and delicious when ready as we had requested for the multiple small plates/apps that we had ordered with drinks. The mussels and clam appetizers were especialy remarkable and arrived with a soup spoon that we took advantage of to get the last drop of broth in both bowls.
Thank you for a great meal!

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tonyi
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Not for me, too loud Nothing absorbing the din of voices

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty, but seemed a little expensive for what it was.

PF
vipPaFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

some really nice artisanal dishes. and very interesting cocktails. worth a look and a great location.

JB
JB51
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent! Service was very good. It was a bit noisy because the bar when we first got there was very busy and we were outside and with the door open into the bar and the street noise it made conversation a little difficult until the bar emptied out. Not a big deal.

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vipMelissaG
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time here, we were really impressed with the variety of dishes. Everyone in our party tried a different menu item, all were well prepared and enjoyed. Can’t wait to come again!

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Doug
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Came by for Sunday Brunch for a party of 4. We ate inside and the service was excellent without being bothersome. Thank You! The drinks were well made and our food was delicious! We will be back. Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good and unique food and very good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Entrees were very good! However, appetizers were over priced and not enough food. We paid $18 for 3 scallops which were just ok. Took forever to get our drinks. $354 later, we left wanting to get a slice of pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was okay the chicken wings were bland the pig and a blanket was okay. High price didn't deliver

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Flavia123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place, nice people but expected some healthier options.

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StefanieS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The whole experience was great. The food was fresh and , handmade. We had a really nice waiter. The dishes were really well crafted. Each element and sauce worked together. It was a little loud and the cocktail was just okay. I was pleasantly surprised when the bill came; it was lower than expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me a city snob was blown away with this place. We love it :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally why aren’t you already on your way to eat here?

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vipJanetN
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit and will go back. Waitstaff (Chrissy?) was a delight. European flair to the menu. Perfect place for a little bite and cocktail.

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vipFridayNightDinner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have solid food and great cocktails. We'll be going back.

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AnneM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Fresh ingredients presented nicely. Nice selection of cocktails. Our table was reDy when we arrived. I wish the menu had more offerings.

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EddieR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, could use more decor to spruce it up a bit. My food came out on the warmish side, not hot, however it was good and drinks were as well. Would definitely recommend to try.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice meal and good food. Drink service was a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails. Limited menu- especially for vegetarians

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suzanneb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed at Slow Hand! Great food and drinks.

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vipHB515
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I love the vibe of this place and great cocktails. I would say though that the food is too heavy! They should have a little bit more variety and some healthier options. Those would be reasons we wouldn’t go back often except for drinks. My friends feel the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite place in West Chester. Great drinks. Great ambience. I’m going there again tonight.

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vipRobert
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu is inventive and fresh, and there are always some vegan options.
Hand crafted cocktails are delicious.
Service, from everyone in the restaurant, is always attentive without being intrusive.
Fatima, our server, was the Best.

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Apmarone
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food, and drinks were all awesome. Waitress helped us decide on some of the small plates that we should try. Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server! Our party doubled in since throughout the night and they accommodated it!

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vipWestChesterChums
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very casual, almost rustic in its appointments, which belied the outstanding meal. The Scottish salmon was mouth watering!

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MelyndaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We dined here to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Our server was lovely and very attentive. Food was great until entrees. I ordered the pork shoulder which, much to my dismay, was mostly fat. My nephew selected the chicken which appeared to be undercooked and The pickled carrots didn’t seem to compliment anything; we took most of it home to reheat later. My mom ordered the salmon which was beautifully cooked but the banyuls vinegar overpowered everything. The belly bombers were a big hit! Overall, we had a good time but dinner was a bit disappointing.

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vipWLMP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & drink in a lovely, simple industrial farmhouse setting with a good music mix. Outdoor seating available. Well-spaced and good precautions for these current concerning times. A mistake of the wrong drink was corrected by removing charge and bringing chosen one (gotta say, the first was gorgeous...too bad not my taste). Menu is not extensive, however changes seasonally with interesting twists and offerings. A touch pricey, but we chose to indulge in a decent portion of the menu (had to try that/that/that!). We are glad they are still here, and look forward to more regular visits...even eventually with other friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch! We didn’t have to wait long, yummy drinks and our waiter was so nice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great, drinks even better! Perfect for Sunday afternoon brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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Kaela
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slow Hand knocks it out of the park every single time and this visit did not disappoint! We were celebrating our anniversary and our service was amazing. Drinks — so good! I always love to take the recommendations of staff on what to order. Had scallops for dinner and the banana dessert. So so so delicious. Still dreaming about how delicious everything was!

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vipBill
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Scallops were not cooked, the temperature inside was cold

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MonicaM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the menu could be improved. maybe change some of the items occasionally. it is always the same food. the mussels special was amazing

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Sharon
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good was just okay. Hush puppies were over cooked Fatima was a great waitress. Loved music.

FAQs

Slow Hand is rated 4.4 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.