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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (30)
Local Ingredients (28)
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Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Business Meals (14)
Romantic (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Seasonal (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Healthy (7)
Live Music (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We were greeted at the door by Tracy and offered a variety of seating options in both dining room and bar. We decided to have some drinks at the bar and got so comfortable there we ended up ordering apps, salad and entrees. The brussel sprouts were fantastic. I also had the salmon with a chutney that added just the right sweetness, along with some root vegetables. The only thing that was a little bit different than I expected was the kale salad. Instead of dark green kale which I was used to, this salad featured some white and purple kale that was interesting and flavorful nonetheless. Dan did a wonderful job waiting on us, spacing out our courses and offering attentive service without ever making us feel rushed. He is also well educated on wines that the Gables offers and helped us each decide on different wines that quenched our palates and paired well with our food. The atmosphere at the Gables is amazing and I would highly recommend this charming restaurant to anyone!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Mushroom soup is really French Onion soup with a few mushrooms thrown in. Very deceiving to call it mushroom soup! Chairs aren’t the most comfortable but otherwise had a great time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Went here on a snowy night and we're glad we didn't cancel this first-ever visit of ours. Lovely spot, great lighting and very comfortable. Had a piano player with a wide vocabulary of mostly Classic Rock tunes played with deft ability, almost like the piano was singing the songs. Not overbearing, but a great soundtrack to a delicious meal and evening out. Great food, wine and beer selections.
Our server, India, was terrific & knowledgeable. The service was unhurried and with just the right amount of attention to our needs. The chocolate cake dessert has won awards and we know why! Spent an hour at the bar afterwards, great conversation with the bartender while we capped a great night off with another cocktail. Highly recommended!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Our reservations were early on a Saturday evening and it surprisingly busy. We were seated within a few minutes. We had the braised short ribs and pork belly wrapped lamb shank and they were excellent. Our server, India, was very attentive despite it being busy. We had been disappointed with the food on our last few visits last year but gave them another chance and glad we did.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice atmosphere, exceptional service!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The starter salad and entrees (salmon & filet mignon) were superb. The cheese plate afterward left much to be desired ( uninspiring selection of cheeses). The service was professional and attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

It was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. It was beautiful and The live pianist was amazing as was the service and the food. Our server Phillip was very nice with a great sense of humor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Steaks were great, desserts were great, server was great, and guitar player/singer was great. Perfect Valentines Day dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I had high hopes for this place, as the ambience of the restaurant is nice, with a relaxed outdoor area with gas fire pits and the restaurant itself being an old renovated barn. We went on Valentines Day for dinner, so I may be willing to give the place another try on a non-holiday, as quality at many places suffers on these busy holidays. I won't go so far as to say that the place is bad. It's not, there were just some items of disappointment.

We had a reservation and were seated quickly when we arrived. The place was busy, and one thing we noted soon after we sat down was that it was loud. The dining room is wide open with no walls or baffles to keep noise down, so it just gets loud and the sound reverberates off of the hardwood floors and brick walls.

I got a cocktail (gyn and tonic) which was made very well with Tanqueray gyn. No skimping on the liquor. Good start.

I had the Gables Salad, which was excellent, and my wife had the Kennett mushroom soup, which she also enjoyed. For dinner, I had ordered the lobster fettuccine carbonara. This is where disappointment presented itself. My entree was only luke warm when served (I hate cold food) and was largely bland and flavorless. My wife had the crab cake, which she said was just OK. For the prices and the experience up to that point, I would have expected more from our entrees.

Desert was somewhat redeeming. I had the pecan pie and my wife had the expresso cake, and both were pretty good.

The only other disappointment was the service. While she did her job, I got a sense that she was being asked to handle too much as she had absolutely zero personality and seemed rushed. I don't even think she told us her name. A restaurant which aspirations such as this place needs to have service that not only performs their basic duties well, but also adds to the overall dining experience and sells it.

In short, bring the noise level down and increase the quality of service and this might be something.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Totally perfect Valentine's Day dinner from beginning to end. Wood fired Filet Mignon was very tasty and tender. The wood fire prep definitely made a difference. Phillip, our server, was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. This was our first time dining here but we will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The staff were fantastic and showed that they cared about our comfort. The food was great, too. We had a wonderful valentine’s dinner there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a lovely Valentine's lunch at The Gables. Delicious. We will visit again!

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We really like this place, the food and atmosphere are wonderful. We were a bit disappointed with our reservation. We made an 8pm res and didn't get seated till 8:35 and this was after we let them know that we were at the bar at 7pm.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was just okay. One problem and not just with this restaurant is serving way too much of the sides. I don’t need 35 roasted carrots or same number of potatoes. Simple and less is better, the focus should be the main entree!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had to wait 35 minutes for a table, even with a reservation. The food was tasteless. We will never return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall, a good experience. However, our reservations were for 6:15 and we didn't get seated until 7:05.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent and our waiter Phillip recognized us, welcomed us back and couldn’t have been more accommodating.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and great service. Phil was at the ready at all times but didn't hover. Entertaining and friendly as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very nice. Most enjoyable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was the 2nd time we went, and we will definitely go again. The food is excellent, and our waiter was great! When we told Phillip that he was our waiter the last time we were there (2 years ago), he was so happy that we remembered him!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice place. Great food! I would definitly return! Am interested in trying it for lunch as well!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent experience. Food was phenomenal as well as the service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service. Love this place

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fabulous atmosphere and cute decor! Owner and staff extremely friendly, and had some of the best eggs benedict EVER (and I am picky)!!!! Definitely coming back soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Seasonal, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (Seattle)·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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