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Slow Hand, West Chester, PA

Slow Hand

4.4
4.4
251 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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Booked 1 time 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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Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 251 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Western Suburbs

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  1. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent atmosphere, and great music on the weekends!

  2. MN

    MartelN

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Absolutely love the creativity on typical comforting dishes. The cocktails are a mixologist dream and the desserts leave you speechless.

  3. BP

    BrendaP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our son told us about this place and happy he did. Service and food were great! Was nice celebrating Mother's Day brunch there.

  4. JJ

    JanJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed the industrial modern atmosphere of Slowhand. The service was phenomenal. Bloody Mary was maybe the best I’ve had. The food was very good with some exceptions. The Shrimp and grits was very good, chicken fried chicken was very good. We were there for brunch so some of our party ordered pancakes and French toast which was relatively bland and doughy, hence the 4 stars. We had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch there and I highly recommend it!

  5. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing flavors and great atmosphere! Can't wait to try more!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great. Reminded me of San Fran - my old stomping ground. Well worth the visit.

  7. A

    Al19053

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last minute lunch for six. Everything fabulous

  8. H

    Hungry

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food, drink and service but the place is way too loud. Painfully loud and probably harmfully loud to staff. We had to put ear plugs in to be comfortable. A couple at a table next to us commented on how loud it was and left after drinks. They would have stayed for dinner were it not so loud. We will think twice before returning.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good was amazing !!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great, imaginative food and a solid beer list. Definitely recommend!

  11. TR

    TheRenegade

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food, great drinks.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food in warm and cozy atmosphere. Every dish was perfectly executed

  13. CA

    ColinA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    This was our second time dining at Slow Hand and it was every bit as good as the first. The food is fantastic and the cocktail creations are some of the best I've had. The mole shrimp with fried grits is a fantastic small plate and a must for anyone who loves a classic with a modern spin. The pork belly with spring succotash was beautifully prepared with tender pork belly, perfectly prepared succotash, and a nice piquant bite from the serrano peppers that were included in the dish. I had the duck breast which was prepared a beautifully-rendered-but-still-pink medium-rare with delicious and not-too-salty confit (you can never have enough duck!) and my wife chose the "Peas and Carrots" vegetarian entree which she loved. We'll be back next time we're in West Chester!

  14. F

    Food4joy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The people are awesome, the drinks are amazing and the atmosphere is fun. The food is good. For the price the food should be better. It is very close to being great but after a few visits trying many things at least one thing on each dish is always just off. Need to make sure even the little things are done correctly like make sure hush puppies don’t go out burnt because burnt corn meal taste awful!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Food needed salt, service was a bit slow. Cute restaurant

  16. C

    Clansmitty

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This continues to be one of our favorite spots to eat. The ambiance is great but most of all the staff is very friendly and accommodating and the food and drinks are consistently creative and delicious. The menu and drinks change with the seasons and availability of local foods and are so unique and delicious. I have recommended this restaurant to anyone who would listen. :)

  17. SN

    SandiN

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Could not stay- the menu was too odd

  18. AB

    AshleyB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    The pictures online are very misleading. Website leads you to believe this is a higher end cocktail bar with dining space but it’s not. It is dark, it smells, the food is only ok and the drinks are hit or miss. It’s not a good date night spot unless you are going on your first tinder date or something. Very disappointing

  19. PA

    PaulA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great first time at restaurant ! Excellent meal. Great service I will be returning soon

  20. J

    Jake

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Place is cool, very laid back, nice drink menu, rotating menu, not to many options but I enjoyed all my food, service was good. Bill was a little high for what we got in my opinion but no major complaints at all

  21. LM

    LightMyHippo

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and delicious drinks. One of the best chilis I’ve ever had.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    Went with a couple friends for West Chester restaurant week! The food was amazing, but I feel like our experience could have been better. The place is small, which normally would not be an issue whatsoever if there wasn’t a band playing. While the band was wonderful, I could hardly talk to the people I was dining with. Also, we had reservations for an escape room after our meal that we should have been able to make with no problems, but it felt like our server forgot about our table for about 25 minutes while we were waiting to order. I had to flag down another server to ask him to come over, so we had to take our desserts to go to make it to the escape room on time. We also had to ask for drinks multiple times before they were brought over. I would definitely give this restaurant another chance because the food was wonderful, I just think we had a poor overall experience.

  23. E

    Expat

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was stellar. Delivery of the multiple course plates were a little off; entree was delivered while still enjoy the soup. Speaking of the soup, the pumpkin was outstanding in flavor and texture. My dining companion and I had the doughnuts for dessert. Light, tender morsels perfect for a chilly night. Interesting and reasonably priced wines, too.

  24. MJ

    MoJo

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Appetizers, main courses, and dessert all amazing. We will be back very soon!

  25. CH

    CharityH

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    I realize it was a live music night so, of course there was loud music. Usually not a problem for me. This was way too loud for the space. Could not hear our server (who was great!) and had to text my wife to have a conversation. That being said, the food was fantastic and the service exceptional. I will definitely go back but not on a night they have a band.

  26. C

    Clansmitty

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the buttermilk chicken dish last night. Excellent! My wife had the shrimp and scallops which was outstanding. Slow Hand is our regular go-to place for great drinks and great food.

  27. K

    Kumar

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    It was a good experience. Music event was really good but it was so loud. Overall great place!

  28. MD

    MargueriteD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love this place!!!! Great food. Great atomsphere. And most importantly, when mistakes are made, the staff is gracious. What an incredible incredible business. The owners should be proud

  30. C

    Catherine

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and atmosphere were amazing!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    The bar and restaurant is very cool. The live music is great. But just go for drinks and the cool atmosphere. Don't go for dinner, the food was not good and not much on the menu to pick from. They need to revamp the whole menu.. Wings were bad, pigs in a blanket tasted spoiled. Deviled eggs were good. We had to leave and go to Sedona to eat.

  32. FN

    FoodieNoogie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were fortunate to sit upstairs which was completely empty. The waiter (I forgot his name) was wonderful!

  33. KR

    KristenR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Pricey and service was slow , better for a appetizer drink place

  34. d

    dlee

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    I really wanted to love this place - its cute and fun but we literally were so close to the high top next to us, the lady joked she could put her arm around me and it was like sitting at a table with people we didn't know. Our server was MIA for awhile but honestly he was running what looked like maybe upstairs and he went outside a few times. Food was limited and ok - should have just gone with all apps instead

  35. b

    billm

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    server was great, love the format...was totally unimpressed with the lobster stuffed short rib...it was a $45.00 large plate entre...the serving size was very small, it came with a pasta, the short rib was shredded and dry, it was fashioned into a flat oval and there was a couple of small pieces of lobster...would have been a half decent meal for half the price...even at that I would never reorder...I love short ribs, order them all the time...these were the worst I have ever experienced.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was surprisingly delicious! Would definitely make it a regular spot.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    They were out of a featured menu item … at 5:30 PM. I ordered a Tito’s and tonic, and they brought a Tito’s and club. When I said something about it, I was told, “that’s what our tonic is like here.” Huh? The food was fine, but it’s pricey. Sixteen dollars for a glass of Pinot! Where are we? Nothing special here, but prices like it is. Pass.

  38. CM

    ChristineM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Nice downtown West Chester atmosphere. Pumpkin soup and deviled egg w/shrimp appetizers were very good. Lamb ribs were tasty with a nice coleslaw, but predominantly fatty with very little meat. Limited menu.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall2food3service5ambience4

    They had a small live band during dinner. Extremely loud and could not have a conversation with the people at our table. Very disappointing

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Music was fantastic!

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 251 OpenTable diners.

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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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