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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

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Local Ingredients (29)
Good for a Date (27)
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Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (25)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Casual (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Romantic (14)
Seasonal (14)
Authentic (14)
Business Meals (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Live Music (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

My friends and I went for lunch! The atmosphere was very nice! However, the service was extremely slow! Our waiter rarely came to check on us and refill our drinks! Our food took a very long time to come as well! The menu was limited and food was not amazing especially for how long it took to come!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Hadn't been to The Gables in a while and decided to celebrate our birthdays there.
Outstanding entrees in generous portions. Nice, professional service. The restaurant has changed the interior for the better. The bar area, in particular, has been remodeled and is much more eye-appealing.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We wee there for my wife's birthday and it was very nice. Mike, our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Our meals were delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was very good, the service was good, but the noise level left my ears ringing. I could not hear person across table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Interesting entrees and spectacular dessert. Much improved ambience since the entrance to the 2nd floor event space has been closed off from the dining room!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Year’s Eve and had a wonderful experience. Our waitress was exceptional. She was honest in what she recommended and never rushed us. Had a delicious mushroom appetizer and terrific shrimp and grits. We all ordered something different and everyone loved their meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice place overall. Busy but kept the water glasses full! Service and food were very good! Will come back again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful ambiance! Great for a special date night or celebration. The food and drinks were very good! Our waiter Phillip was pleasant and attentive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Lovely dinner after an outing to Longwood Gardens. Food was delicious and service was wonderful. Get the Boneless Short Ribs- you will not be disappointed!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Beer draft menu is great. The food was outstanding! Service and staff were excellent.
The cheese plate had an tasty selection / well worth the price. The braised beef ribs melted in your mouth, awesome recipe. However, the fire wood grill beef filet had an over powering smokey taste but was cook to perfection. Dessert for us was creme brulee > The best I tasted yet!
We will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great dinner on Christmas Eve. The atmosphere was festive & the dining room was warm & cozy! Our server was fantastic & our experience was perfect! We will be back!
Thanks,
Amy & Keith Erdman

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have eaten at this establishment a few times and have been pleased with the food and service. This time however both were lackluster at best. As an appetizer I ordered the mushroom soup. When it came to the table the odor was so strong that myself and the others at the table found it to be offensive and i had to ask for it to be removed. The entrees ( Salmon and Short Ribs) we’re both over cooked and dry. As for the service, the young lady seemed to be in a rush and extremely annoyed. She practically threw the food on the table and was curt in her responses. We come from a few hours away and are generally selective in where we dine. Suffice to say we will most likely not be returning to The Gables in the future.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and ambiance were spectacular, as always. My overall sat was a 2 based on the extremely poor service. Our server was absent, letting soda and drinks run dry, never checked to see how my steak was cooked- I actually asked two servers nearby to find our server at one point. When ordering, I chose a side of whipped potatoes with my NY Strip. When the food arrived, I had two sides of potatoes! He laughed and said he forgot the steak came with potatoes. Rather than asking what other side I'd prefer, he left and took so long to come back that I had to ask two servers to get him. I told him I could never eat that much potatoes and that I'd like to try the grits. Just to top it all off, he charged me for the grits. Rookie. My boyfriend was the first to notice our server was lacking early on and I actually stuck up for him saying he wasn't that bad... I'm really easy to please. I just expected the same, Top Notch service we've always received at The Gables. We could not help but notice how all the other servers were very attentive. Ours needed to spend way less time in the kitchen or at the bar or wherever he was.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazon ambience. Exquisite food. Great service. And the best pecan pie in the planet!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very disappointing first visit to this restaurant, chosen for its proximity to Longwood Gardens. We had a reservation for the opening time of 11am on Saturday, for 7 people. Despite telling the hostess we had 12:30 tickets for Longwood Gardens, the service was extremely slow and inattentive. Coffee refills took half an hour. Soup and sandwiches took an hour. Burgers ordered medium rare spent so much time under the heat lamp that they were well-done and the cheese on top was charred. The mushroom soup was watery and bland.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was good. I recommend the fish and chips. The setting was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Visited after our trip to Longwood Gardens. Excellent service and meal. Look forward to visiting again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Girls night out and we had a great time at The Gables! Food was good, service was outstanding and cocktails were handcrafted. Beautifully decorated for the holiday!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and nice wine selection. The steak was a little disappointing.
The ice cream was amazing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very disappointing. Vegetables served with the filet were burned so badly, we couldn’t cut them,let alone try to eat them. Mushroom soup had no flavor. My expectations may have been too high but it is the mushroom capital of the U. S

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very nice meal and love the atmosphere

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were a party of 8 and had a very good time.. The service & food was excellent and would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food. Great ambiance.

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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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·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
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 (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!

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·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.

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 (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
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·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.

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 (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
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet . Good food and value.

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·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
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 (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
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