Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.35mi
  2. Distance: 1.38mi
  3. Distance: 2.39mi
  4. Distance: 2.48mi
  1. Distance: 1.35mi
  2. Distance: 1.38mi
  3. Distance: 2.39mi
  4. Distance: 2.48mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.35mi
  2. Distance: 1.38mi
  3. Distance: 2.39mi
  4. Distance: 2.48mi
  1. Distance: 1.35mi
  2. Distance: 1.38mi
  3. Distance: 2.39mi
  4. Distance: 2.48mi

About The Gables at Chadds Ford

The Gables at Chadds Ford, established in 1997 and owned by Ann Kolenick since 2011, is situated in the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley. Located in a converted 1800's dairy barn, the setting is simple yet elegant. The menu offers a contemporary twist on traditional American cuisine, utilizing French influences and even a touch of Southern flair! The Gables at Chadds Ford combines an upbeat and comfortable ambiance with a creative and well executed menu. The result is one you will want to keep a secret, but you will not be able to resist sharing with a friend.

423 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Brintons Bridge Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 388-7700

Website:
http://www.thegablesatchaddsford.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano in the bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

Parking Details:
Ample parking is available in our own parking lot.

Public Transit:
No public transportation available.

Executive Chef:
Dave Wenerd

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a beautiful banquet room that holds up to 140 people. Please contact our banquet manager Kelly, or assistant banquet manager Samantha for more details.

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Details
Sun 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM

Sat 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

The Gables at Chadds Ford Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
See All
Local Ingredients (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Casual (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Romantic (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Authentic (16)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (11)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Live Music (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Scenic View (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sort by
S
1191 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was good, but they didn't have our reservation made through open table.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Heard that the service was slow and the food salty. Well that was true.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent. Everyone in our party was very pleased with what they ordered. The service was on the slow end.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service2
value3

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Family birthday gathering. The manager and our waitress could not have been more attentive and helpful.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food. Great ambiance.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had just spend the morning at Longwood Gardens and The Gables was the perfect end to our Holiday outing. Everyone was very friendly and the service was super! The holiday decorations added to our festivities.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The "girls" selected the Gables for lunch before a visit to Longwood Gardens. The ambience, food, and service were wonderful. It looked so festive for the holiday season! Everyone enjoyed their food and commented on returning.....

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have now been here twice for brunch and once for dinner. Each time the food and service have been fantastic. We wish that we lived closer!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Just a great evening with friends. Wonderful service to accompany great food. I loved the shrimp and grits. Everyone else dined on dry-aged beef, which mad them swoon. Give me another Manhattan!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Fun, Live Music, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was outstanding. Service was very good as well. Noise level was distracting making it difficult for wife and I ti have conversation. The hoise level decreased as the dining area thinned out a bit so I would recommend making dinner reservation for 8PMor later.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We came to hear Jes Mc Laughlin play the piano. We LOVED the music as well as our delicious dinner!! Great service from Dad!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

My friends and I went to Gables in the summer and liked it. We sat outside which was lovely although a little hot. An outdoor fan would have been nice. The food and service were both good especially for the price; A good value. However, this time the experience was a lot different. I ordered the chicken Waldorf salad (which was good previously) and the butternut squash soup. The soup was tepid and the salad was just terrible. The chicken was dry and there was way too much mayonnaise and just glop. Very disappointing. The young man who waited on us was very sweet but not a very good waiter. We had to ask him to remove our plates when he brought out the desserts.

I'm willing to give this restaurant another chance because it is such a pretty restaurant and the location is good for my group of friends (since 1978). We all come from different locations. But the food will have to be a lot better the next time or we will have to call it quits.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service2
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nice lunch with friends ..great service ..and nice menu options ! We enjoyed the pick two option ..yummy Gables Salad with portobello wrap and DH loved the shrimp n grits !! We enjoyed the nice quiet ambiance in a vintage setting !

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 29, 2017

Used to be good...seems under new management....food was just okay...priced high for what you get...service was just ambivalent..lousy dessert..a sleepy Tuesday night in Chadd's Ford.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had dined at The Gables and enjoyed the meal so we returned for brunch this time. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and specifically told our server that I like my eggs runny. My daughter had ordered the same item. The service was slow but we were in no hurry. When the meals did come, the egg yolks were solid, practically hard boiled, for both of us. The server left before we discovered this. He never came back to ask if our meals were ok. By the time he did return, I had discarded the hard yolk (you may have guessed that I don't like hard boiled eggs) and ate the remainder of the meal. He asked about the meal, I told him about the eggs and he offered to bring me another meal - too late! He departed again and my husband had to hunt him down to ask for our check. And, the restaurant wasn't busy at all!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value3

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet . Good food and value.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our family had a wonderful time at the Gables Thanksgiving Buffet. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. We will definitely return there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Gables outdid itself gor Thanksgiving dinner: a sumptuous buffet, attentive service despite a steady crowd, handcrafted drinks and a festive, but casual, atmosphere. In addition to the traditional fare, the buffet featured what was surely the best prime rib I’ve ever sunk my teeth into. Service was superb; desserts to die for. We’re never cooking at home again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner at The Gables was a wonderful experience--becoming the first year in a new Thanksgiving tradition. Our outstanding server added to the pleasure of the meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We have had many dinners and several brunches at The Gables at Chadds Ford for many years and have always enjoyed good food and service. This was our first lunch there and we were not disappointed! The salmon sliders were exceptional as was the service India provided. She was attentive and courteous.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Family baby gender reveal

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 13, 2017

I took my husband here for his birthday and it was a disaster!!! There was a wedding being held above the restaurant and the noise level was unbearable! We moved into the bar area which was somewhat more tolerable. I ordered grouper and when the waitress brought it to me it was not only breaded, which wasn't noted on the menu, but it was as dry as a bone. Obviously it had been frozen and old. I told the waitress it was inedible and to please remove it. She came back and said they had a problem with their fish delivery and I said they shouldn't have offered it to begin with. By that time I was so disgusted we just asked for the check. They did remove my entree from the bill but it didn't make up for the horrible experience. It would have been bad enough if we had just gone there for dinner but the fact that it was suppose to be a celebration made it even worse.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service2
value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A bit disappointing, frankly. The food was good but not memorable, and the noise level was positively deafening. My companion and I practically had to scream at each other to communicate.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our 6th or 7th visit a d we were disappointed. They didn’t have the wine we wanted. My husband’s steak was all grisle. He never complains but had too. They brought him a filet but for the cost we aren’t sure we will be back again. Very disappointed

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The wait was so long, food less than average, and the wait staff odd. Never going back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service1
value1

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Heard much about this place since it was under new ownership. Went this past Saturday night. Not very crowded in fact by 9:45 it was empty. Not too impressed with the food. Had the mushroom soup....very small portion for $9. Grouper was only fair. Wife enjoyed her meal. Not a great value. Won’t be returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

The lighting was low and set the tone for a romantic mood. The starters are plentiful and tasty. The main dishes are beautifully designed as large portions. The wait staff is polite always available to provide assistance.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I love this restaurant: friendly service, good food, nice atmosphere, and often live piano music in the bar area; but the one negative issue we have is that it can be too loud due to the size of the main dinning area, the acoustics, and how close everyone is to each other.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is the first disappointing meal we ever had at The Gables. Food came to us cold. The manager and waitress immediately dealt with the situation and took the entree off of our bill. Sometimes it is how you deal with an issue that makes the difference. They dealt with it very professionally. We will be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always love the Gables :)

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We live this place. We never order until we hear what the scallop special will be. We love the piano players in the bar. Great spot!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Mindy & Phillip provided amazing service for our dinner, and the food didn’t disappoint. The piano at the bar was a nice touch before dinner. For authentic Chester County dining, I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome food, great service, fair prices, quaint setting

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

What a fantastic dinner! We are from the south. The fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits were absolutely awesome! And the pimento crab dip (hot) was so yummy and the braised short rib was over the top!! So delish!! Our server, Mindy provided exceptional service!! I highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

great experience , both indoor and outdoor dining, after a beautiful day at Longwood Gardens.
Enjoyed by family ages 20's - 80's!

great service !

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Annoyingly loud, weak service, mediocre food

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had a delicious meal at Gables for a small family gathering mid week. Wine list had some reasonable prices

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our dinner was not bad, but definitely not memorable. For the cost, the quality not there. Much better options in the Wilmington to West Chester area.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful Ambiance...Thursday night was very quiet. Piano music playing in background. Thoroughly enjoyed myself

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Gables was AWESOME! Without a doubt, this was he best dining experience since moving to this area 3 years ago. Food was incredible... I had scallops (perfect!!!) & husband had steak. Service (Michael) was excellent... attentive but not intrusive. Value (not a concern beforehand) was a happy surprise... amazed to have such a wonderful meal & wine for such a reasonable price.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.