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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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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (28)
Local Ingredients (27)
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Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Cozy (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Casual (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Business Meals (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Seasonal (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Romantic (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Live Music (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great Beer (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 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 17, 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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 (Philadelphia)·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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