Spring Mill Cafe

4.6
1384 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
The Spring Mill Café has been serving French country fare since 1978. We're a BYO that serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The historic property features the original Spring Mill general store, and the picturesque converted farmhouse. When the weather is nice, guests are invited to dine outdoors adjacent the gardens, either on the patio or on one of the porches.
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EC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring Mill Cafe and its staff continue to provide a wonderful dining experience.

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Spring Mill! We love everything about it especially when it is quiet and we have our 98 yr old dad with us. The people are amazingly gracious, knowledgeable, and kind. The food is adventurous, always perfectly presented and fabulously tasty.

L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Summer tradition -outside dining on a beautiful night -special place

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Great service. Beautiful restaurant.

AJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did not make it to France but we did spend the evening at the Spring Mill Cafe. Quiet romantic ambiance, flawless and knowledgeable service service,unfussy superb authentic French cuisine.

y
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 person engagement event for my daughter. Ezra suggested a beautiful private menu. Everything was spot on and precisely executed. Wonderful as usual at Spring Mill.

OA
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance great as always. The food was slightly less then usual but still very food.

MR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

always hits the mark. Never disappoints. loved the scallops!!

MC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming setting, excellent food, great friendly, efficient service. We were there on a Sunday night, and there was very little traffic on the nearby road; certainly not bothersome. The restaurant was comfortably busy, but no one was waiting for our table, so we felt able to relax and enjoy each other's company in our small group. Overall a very nice experience.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Food and service was great. We will be back.

p
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places to celebrate our anniversary when we're in town

JC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had very fast service, lisa was great. The food was excellent and the portions were more than expected. My daughter and son in law recommended this restaurant for our anniversary. We were not disappointed, and we will recommend this restaurant to our friends.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love coming here for our anniversary. Great French cuisine that is still using the same timeless recipes from when they originally opened.

F
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring Mill Cafe never disappoints. The food is amazing and the staff friendly and efficient. Just a delight.

JH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely spot off the beaten track. Delicious meal; pleasant atmosphere; attentive service.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening! As always!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for a first date anniversary dinner and was very disappointed with both service and food quality. Food was sporadic. The pate tasting was great but the scallops somehow found a way to be both undercooked and rubbery depending upon which one selected within the same plate.

Service was lacking. Don’t necessarily expect or want someone hovering over the table, but given the atmosphere would expect proactive fills. We brought our own single bottle of wine as it’s a BYO, and ordered bottled still water but found ourselves pouring and flagging down whoever was close for more water.

Sounds silly when I read this but unfortunately would not revisit even given it was where we first met.

CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just a nice experience - a lovely room with lots of history; a solid menu that knows its identity; pleasant staff; pretty quiet (a great virtue these days!).

D
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely, lovely server and wonderful ambiance. Loved the Chimay cheese on the cheese plate, the goat cheese marmalade over the beet salad was delicious, entrees were tasty too! Gotta love this spot! A little pricey, but a real gem!

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming local find with fresh food and good service.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing gem tucked in the woods of the suburbs!

P
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a charming restaurant, located in an old house and tucked away behind the bustle of the new Conshohocken. It provides a nice selection of French stalwarts like pate, escargots and rabbit, well prepared and authentic. Service was smooth and excellent, well-timed without being overbearing. My only quibble is that I wish the web site made it clearer that they are a BYOB, a French meal without wine! Catastrophe!

CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was not busy when we dined, so quiet. Three of us had the prix fixe, with choice of salad, entree and dessert. superb in every respect.

V
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The venue and service are stellar- and the food is even better! Spring Mill never misses an opportunity to surprise you will flavor and satisfy you with savory, sweet and spectacular specials. This visit introduced a chilled curry carrot soup that was wonderfully smooth, rich and both chilled and hot- just enough spice! Out server Lisa was attentive and pleasant and allowed us to enjoy the evening thoroughly.

c
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Spring Mill is always fresh the service impeccable. My only complaint is that the menu is limited & preparations are often done in advance so they can’t always prepare foods made to order. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, this makes a limited menu even more limiting. If you’re an adventurous eater with no dietary limitations, you’ll enjoy anything you order!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were excellent! Can’t wait to go back:)

B
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been better. Thanks.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Have not been here in a few years and was thrilled that it is as good and charming as I remembered it. Bastille Day brunch was delightful.

S
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Outdoor seating can be noisy but the food is unmatched.

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fine dining experience. The service has always been exceptional ... cheerful and helpful. Outdoor seating was not bad; occasional noise from the road was a minor problem.

DH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring Mill Café was wonderful. The service and food were wonderful. We had a wonderful time, towards the end it was getting a little noisy, but the building is old and has character - I didn't mind at all. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Thank you for a great dinner.

CC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner but better now than ever! The branzino (poisson de jour) was delicious as was the whitefish appetizer salad.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great French food in an old farmhouse. 40 years in the same location and has never missed a beat.

F
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for late dinner with a friend, air conditioning blasting beyond all reason, and though the place wasn't full, it was very noisy. The food is overpriced. This time we only had appetizers, they are pretty good, but pricey. On my previous visit we had the cheese plate - tiny samples for a "large" plate. That same visit we were also didn't like the main courses much.
We ordered a chocolate mousse - it's tiny, and again, not impressive in any way.
Not a good value.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring Mill is our go to for a wonderful meal and to celebrate a festive occasion ( was our 38th wedding anniversary). The food is always delicious ( love the loaf pate) and the service is very good without being pretentious, annoying or overly solicitous. We will be back!

CC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. The food, the service, the ambiance. Literally, everything. The manager, Lisa, and our waitress, Shawn, were so warm, kind , and attentive. We were very surprised to learn that Lisa is a relatively new member to the team. Her knowledge of the history of Spring Mill Cafe and her smooth operation of the restaurant had us thinking she's been there for years. Shawn couldn't have been a sweeter, calmer waitress. She was the only waitress and she worked the entire restaurant with such ease. And Lisa managed the entire operation while assisting with the tables. The food was so very good. Everything was made with care and attention to detail. The cafe itself is absolutely quaint and charming. We wouldn't change a thing about Spring Mill Cafe or our experience there. We will be back many times more, that is for certain.

CR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. It is expensive (you get what you pay for, trust me) so it’s not like we go often, but if we have a special occasion or just really need to escape reality, we go to Spring Mill Cafe.

Edwin and the other staff are incredibly good at their jobs and will take wonderful care of you if you let them. When we were there this weekend, the patrons behind us ordered one course and begged for something off the menu. I don’t know how you expect to have a very good experience doing it that way. Everything I’ve ever had there has been exceptional, and we usually take suggestions. If you can put your trust in your servers and the chefs, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time

PW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring Mill has become one of my most favorite restaurants. My sister and I often bring our aunt who lived in France for many years and the food and ambiance recall some of the best meals she had in the country.

KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very good service.
Loved sitting outside

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cafe has two separate buildings, as well as some outside seating that is lovely in cooler weather. The inside ambiance is rustic (like a farmhouse) and charming. We opted for the equivalent of a prix fixe for the group. That option still allowed selection of a first and second course, but provided other additions (pates, other tastings) during the course of the meal. We had a wonderful meal - the food was excellent, and the service was great without being too much. The filet special and the rack of lamb were particular standouts, but there were no bad notes from any of the other courses either. We'll definitely be visiting again.

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