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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
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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.

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Sun 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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

Sat 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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The Gables at Chadds Ford Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Local Ingredients (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Casual (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Romantic (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Cozy (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Authentic (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Live Music (6)
Scenic View (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Thanksgiving buffet . Good food and value.

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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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Family baby gender reveal

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·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.

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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.

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 (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
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 (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.

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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
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·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.

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 (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
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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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always love the Gables :)

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 (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
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 (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
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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
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·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
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·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
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Annoyingly loud, weak service, mediocre food

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 (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
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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.

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 (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
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·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
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here on a Sunday for brunch and really enjoyed ourselves. Our server Gretchen was very friendly and checked in on us. We had the buffet and my boyfriend had the add on Eggs Benedict. He enjoyed it very much. I had a peach Bellini and he had a mimosa and caramel macchiatto. I thought the items on the buffet were different and not just your typically pancakes, waffles, etc. I enjoy going places and trying new things. We had a great time and definitely will be back in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tapas, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was incredible and a great value. We suffer from some food allergies and head chef Dave was able to make accommodations. Bar area was fun, outdoor seating in the Fall has fire pits. Highly suggest trying this restaurant!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Took a friend for her birthday and we had a wonderful dinner. Food was good. The menu was a bit limited but we both liked something that was offered.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Second time eating at The Gables and so glad to have come back. Allison, who greeted us at the front, made us feel so welcome and her friendliness and hospitality made us feel as though we were visiting with friends. The well appointed fall decor was so cozy and inviting as well. In the nicer weather, eating under the tent or on the patio is a must - the hanging paper globes, glowing lanterns, soft flowing sound of the water feature, all makes for a cozy and special atmosphere. Food was good - mushroom soup tasted more like onion soup, but the banana dessert made up for it! Service is very attentive and personable. A great find and so worth a stop if you are in the area. Highly recommend for a romantic evening!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Average food. Limited menu. Only one special selection on a Saturday night. Mushroom soup was actually French onion. Short rib was chewy. Grouper was tiny. High prices. Loud. Lousy beer selection. Only good thing was the piano player.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a comfortable setting with friendly service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We come here often...everything is great. have not been for dinner but lunch is very fine

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great! Although on open table I requested gluten free beforehand AND that we were celebrating a birthday and neither one was mentioned by the hostess or waitress.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of our favorite places for dinner, always exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

If the temperature is O.K., the outdoor dining is excellent! No bugs, etc. to worry about; quiet, nice ambiance.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

We had a great, relaxing time. The food was excellent and they had creative as well as standard entrees. Best time we had in a long tome. Service was terrific.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Scallops were done to perfection. Filet Mignon was prepared exactly as requested. Service was impeccable. We will, of course, go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We enjoyed an early dinner on the outdoor patio. The shrimp and grits were the best I've ever had, and my son's filet mignon was perfect with a complex and delicious reduction sauce. Nice salads. Good drinks, great service, lovely setting. We love Thanksgiving here too.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very noisy...but excellent food and ambience. We'll return back on a night other than Saturday

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We loved everything about it. It is a relaxed and still very fine dining. Our server Mindy was great and the manager hostess Alison took great care of us.. only in town for three nights and had dinner there twice. They do occasions too. Xena and John NYC

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Not enough staff working for a Friday night. Made a reservation with hope of sitting outside but was placed next to a noisy kitchen. That would be ok if service was faster. Sat with no beverages throughout. Spent $100 for a slow, mediocre experience.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our group of 8 was very pleased with the food and the service. I will drive here for the shrimp and grits!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food was great and the outdoor seating area was very pleasant. Our server was very personable and efficient. All in all a very enjoyable experience! I would definitely go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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