Spring Mill Cafe

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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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

You already love each other, this Valentine's Day, fall in love with our food. What better way to indulge than with a decadent 5 course French menu! $90/person.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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LL
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was a birthday celebration dinner and our request for quiet, corner seating was perfectly honored. The building and dining room are warm, inviting and authentically French. Our server Emily was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive to our needs. The entree menu was somewhat limited and unimaginative. One of of our dishes, the cassolette, was hot and cold in places and needed to be reheated. We'll try another visit.

JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the ambiance of Spring Mill Café. Our server for the evening was Lisa. She did an excellent job. This is a favorite place for our family. We held our daughter's bridal shower in June. Ezra made it very easy for it to turn out beautifully. Everyone had a wonderful time and the farmhouse was lovely.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small baby shower brunch for my daughter. Couldn’t have been more perfect. Excellent food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

CC
Philadelphia
338 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SMC is our "French connection" when we really need a dose of civility! As we often do there, we split a pâté while deciding on our meal, an approach we highly recommend to put you in the right mood. Our indecision lasted about as long as the pâté, after which my wife had the daily salad special while I had escargots. The snails at Spring Mill are not your average wimpy little guys swimming in butter - they're big, meaty and delicious with just enough lubrication to make them a pleasure to eat. To follow, we each had a falafel burger, which is one of our favorites on the lunch menu. Dessert was Bassett's pistachio ice cream, which may not be French in origin but is as creamy and delicious as anything Escoffier ever made. Accompanied by the excellent grower Champagne we brought with us, this was yet another one to remember.

S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is beyond charming and is equally matched by the staff and owners.
The food was A+

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring Mill Cafe is the most wonderful dining experience. Food is outstanding, our waitress Lisa was attentive and engaging and the ambience is warm and inviting,

KG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for my birthday. Very nice. Has country French vibe.

MP
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good dinner. nice quiet atmosphere. slight cold draft from window and soup was not hot enough when first served were only negatives. filet was excellent. chocolate cake with cherries very good. coconut /lemon/lime cake was only ok (no zest)

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring Mill was perfect for our Anniversary. The service was amazing as Lisa was flawless in her balance of attention, information, recommendations, respect and welcome. She was the best that we have had after many upscale reservations throughout the country. The chefs were on point and knew how to build texture and flavor well. We cannot give enough compliments! We will be back

SQ
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming place we've been going to almost since it opened. The food is always wonderful and the staff a delight.

JR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome again. Can't wait to go back.

LZ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service and ambience!

C
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, great service, great food, great setting.

c
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years. What a wonderful, special experience. Service was superlative, as always, Nathan runs the front of the house, always so welcoming. Everything that followed was top notch. And the food was delicious. The entire crew made for a super special dining experience. And Ezra made the whole thing happen. A lovely fun delicious way to ring in the new year.

KK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and intimate atmosphere. Delicious food. Personalized table service- Lisa was excellent. I love this place.

BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dinner. Everything was cooked perfectly and just incredible flavors. We sat in the farm house which was very nice. The service was excellent, helpful and there when needed. This is on the expensive side but worth it. There is a lot of care that goes into this food. Very classy preparations. Funny we had our rehearsal dinner in the main house over 30 years ago. It was awesome then and still is today. If you want classical French and world influenced dishes superbly prepared, this is the place. You will not be disappointed. We can't wait to go back and have been eyeing some of my older Bordeaux wines to bring next time. Just an excellent experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and delicious. Service (thank you Lisa) wonderful. We will be back.

M
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Spring Mill Cafe and have been there often. Sometimes it can be a bit chilly, but the food and service is exceptional and warm. Just wear a sweater; it is a lovely, albeit drafty, house.

B
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a delightful dinner with two other couples in the farmhouse, which has larger tables for larger groups. The ambiance was superb. Beautiful decor, lighting, and fairly private. Our server, Emily, was delightful and excellent. We shared a number of appetizers, including specials. All we’re outstanding. I ordered the Moroccan chicken (with the harissa on the side as I was told it was very spicy, and it was!) and many of the others ordered the trout special. One has the rabbit and one had the pork chop. We were all thrilled with our meals. We ordered three desserts, all yummy. It’s BYO, so that helped, but ended up being a little expensive. We’ll definitely return for a special occasion, but won’t be able to frequent the restaurant, sadly. Very memorable dining experience!

TC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went with his sister and her partner for a holiday dinner. It’s great that this is BYO so you can bring a special bottle to enjoy with great food! The atmosphere is lovely and cozy. The wait staff (we had Nathan) was so personable and friendly. The food was very good. I ordered the escargot that was good but a little ‘soupy’ in the polenta it came in. Still, fresh and I enjoyed it. That said, the chicken in phyllo pastry is awesome! So fragrant. My husband had the salmon dish and thought the taste was great but a tad cooked too long and the rest of the table very much enjoyed their meal. We’d come again (and have come for years).

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Something’s just get better w time!

TC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, perfect quiet evening with friends. Love the apps, filet and daffodil Cake!

KS
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Spring Mill Cafe for over 10 years and everyone in my party said this was the best meal they have ever had here! Emillie was a great server and hostess. We had a few appetizers, the escargot was the standout-it is on a bed of polenta. For entrees my husband had the porkchop-perfectly cooked, I had the fish special-delicious and beautifully presented and my mom had the rabbit- with braised cabbage and spetzel YUM! We are very much looking forward to our next visit.

KM
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely elegant setting with great food and attentive service. One criticism: for a place this pricey and special, they should have cloth table clothes, not paper.

s
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice variety of choices, charming ambience, lovely staff. Go.

V
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very historical building with an atmosphere of eating at home! Great food, farm to table, and unique choices. Friendly staff that also makes you feel like home. Great for a special occasion.

NG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring Mill never fails to please. This is our favorite 'special occasion' spot.

AB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoy our visits to the Spring Mill Cafe. That explains why we always go there to celebrate special occasions, such as
My birthday last Sunday. We were not disappointed. It is like visiting old friends, and the food is always very good. Allan& Linda

M
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always like SMC but it gets quite noisy when crowded. Also, I do wish the menu offered more variety. Service is absolutely perfect!

KF
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and atmosphere!!! Will definitely recommend and visit again!!!!!!!!

ED
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great local spot nearby our new house - we will certainly be back! Loved the food and the service....coming from Europe, I feel that we've found a new place that reminds us of home

DW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good-food, service, ambiance, etc. I have been there many times before. The only negative was the wailing of a young child who was not ready for PRIME TIME. And, as you know in the front room noise travels.

OT
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

About as perfect a restaurant as we've been to in a very long time. The setting is beautiful, the service was spectacular and the food was even better. Hard to imagine just how delicious a pate could be but it was. The filet was simply amazing, melt in your mouth perfection. The butterfish was like eating something you've never tasted before and craved more. All in all this place is perfection. We only wish we lived closer so we could come back often!

M
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Charming place with very good food and service. I would go more often if the menu changed more frequently.

CS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring Mill Cafe is always an exceptional experience. The food is consistently wonderful, the service is great, and the ambiance is warm and inviting.

CC
Philadelphia
338 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we need to remember how great life can be, we head for Spring Mill Cafe to flee the crazy world for a few hours......and it works every time! It took 3 appetizers and two large entrees to get us both to that higher plane, but we didn’t count calories and feel no guilt :). I had a few cheeses while my wife enjoyed a large salad, after which we shared a wonderful pate plate. We don’t usually get burgers, but we were both in the mood - so I had the traditional beef and my wife had the falafel burger. Both were big, delicious, and beautiful! A little wine was all we needed to add for a stellar Saturday lunch.

R
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this rustic French country restaurant many times and have had almost everything on the menu and never disappointed. The hostess/waitress is wonderful.

SE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and nice service. Somewhat slow because of full tables. Must be well known. Book early.

Thanks

GP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone looking for a unique dining experience.

D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with BYO B was terrific