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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.
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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
Brintons Bridge Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano in the bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
Ample parking is available in our own parking lot.
No public transportation available.
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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The Gables at Chadds Ford Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!