The Little Hen

4.9
326 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
The Little Hen, a French-inspired BYOB dining experience, where the food is simple, uncomplicated and down-to-earth. Our no frills 18-seat dining room and open concept restaurant offers a rare opportunity to experience the theatrics of a small kitchen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 326 people are saying
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KWicK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent except for utility work being done outside the restaurant beyond Little Hen’s control.

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vipdiningmaestro
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic French meal. Highlights included gumbo, duck fries and pot de creme. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to this great little place. The staff is professional and extremely nice. The food is stellar.

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JordanS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Great service. Great food. Would go back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early date night dinner and ordered almost everything on the menu - deviled eggs, escargot, mushroom toast, sautéed radishes, duck frites and steak. Everything was amazing. We even ordered all the sides and a couple of specials to take home for the kids. We are so lucky to have such an incredible french restaurant within minutes of where we live. Please check this place out - you will love it.

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vipLoriK
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and fun choices. Be sure to ask for extra bread to soak up the delicious sauces!
Can’t wait to to go back. It was our 5th dinner

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vipsuzeeq
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times. The food is always wonderful and reasonably priced. Service is friendly but not overbearing. We enjoyed the chicken liver mousse (always!) frogs legs, filet (one of the specials) duck frites and haricots verts. Can't wait to go back!

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
272 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Little Hen is consistently excellent in all respects -- an authentic French bistro that now features an array of daily menu specials to compliment the basic menu. On this visit we tried several new dishes -- the potato soup, the calamari in seafood broth, the filet of beef with peppercorn sauce and barley spinach -- all of which were outstanding. The service is always perfect and the prices very reasonable. Little Hen is a real gem and definitely worth the drive if you do not reside in Haddonfield.

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KathleenB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was the best meal we had at a restaurant in a very long time. Priced very reasonable and good portions. Will be going back more often. Service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in South Jersey. Great service and the food is unbelievable!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband. Perfect meal!

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vipDominic
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The service was excellent. the food was great. Super evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was prompt and friendly. We split a medley of appetizers, mains and sides. The favorite of the night was the chicken liver pâté which was perfectly paired with toasted bread. The escargot was fairly bland and uninspired. We had the scallop special which was fine. The cauliflower was simple but good with hints of cheese.

We will definitely go back to try items on the menu.

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vipbandpsadventures
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we were back in France. An intimate restaurant with fabulous food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly authentic delicious!! Wow

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JayN
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been wanting to try this quaint little restaurant in our downtown because it got great reviews. It did not disappoint my expectations! Everything was delicious and thoughtfully prepared. There were four of us and we all frequently dine out at fine restaurants in Philly. We also enjoy cooking as well. We each ordered a different entree. They were all fabulous! Service was outstanding. I left my wine carrier at the restaurant and they called me to tell me they would hold it for me until I could pick it. That was very impressive.

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BobF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was pleasant, helpful, and attentive. The chef is talented. Very comfortable environment. Outstanding!!!

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vipnancym
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food from the appetizers main course and fabulous desserts everything was superb. Our server was very attentive.

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TesaD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom toast, duck confit, quiche and scallops were outstanding! Service was excellent too!

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ErnestD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere. The menu is limited so check it before you go. They do have daily specials. Our party had the chicken, the steak and the duck and all meals were great. For appetizers we had the cheese plate (excellent), the escargot (excellence) and the shrimp ( very good). Usually when you go to a French inspired restaurant you walk away hungry but we were more than satisfied.. we ended the meal with the chocolate mousse and the crepe cake. Add some French press coffee and it was a spectacular meal. By the way, the service was excellent.

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Jersey1535
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have never had a bad meal here. I wish there was a little softer lighting in the small dining room, but other than that the food was excellent, service impeccable, and I really enjoyed listening to Edith Piaf while eating with friends. Would 10/10 recommend this place for quality French food with a charming small town vibe.

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ReneeC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Will definitely return!!!! Wonderful food. Everything we had was top notch. Plus it is BYOB

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ArnavB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Skate wing was really good. The specials are good too. Dessert too is good even though it's not on their menu.

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TonyM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small place, great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. This was the best meal weve had in years. Very intimate setting and the staff was so kind. My mom has a lot of food allergies and the chef was so accommodating. Coming back as soon as I’m in town again in a couple of weeks

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real quaint experience. Reminded me of a boutique restaurant in Brooklyn. Just wish I brought wine with me! This is byob place.

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nancyg
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Little Hen is little. But mighty in terms of quality of the food, the service, and the quaint little shop it occupies. As the name implies, this is a poultry-centric restaurant, but with delicious sides and desserts which don't have any poultry in them (other than eggs in cakes, I assume). The service is really terrific, attentive and friendly. There is one chef, so things may not be as quick as bigger restaurants, but worth the wait with some nice bread. Haddonfield is a dry town, so make sure to bring your own alcohol of choice. Also, there is no "waiting area" other than outside on the street, so dress accordingly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite.

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vipKelly
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food!

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MandiH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great unique flavor combinations. This is our new favorite restaurant.

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vipJeffJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Food was A+

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vipBurndoc
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous as always!

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vipMarcyM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and presentation were wonderful. Our server was engaging , attentive and fun. We can’t wait to go back.

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vipAndy
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. First time visit and will gladly return.

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FrancesD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of all of the restaurants I’ve ever been to and probably will ever go to, this is no doubt, the absolute best. The food was unreal. Every dish we ordered was a 10/10. We had the deviled eggs, escargot, frog legs, chicken liver mousse, quiche, duck, chocolate mousse, and raspberry topped cheesecake. The flavor was beyond any expectation. The service was also phenomenal. Our waiter was so nice and he was very attentive. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipVincentM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive and helpful, the chef came over to ask us our preference on a dish, and then explained it how he would prepare it. It was very nice nice of him to take time do that. The food was excellent, we had several items with the highlights being; Mushroom Toast, Steak Moutard, Chicken Coq au Vin, and the Pomme Frites.

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French food that is outstanding. Great to have a unique restaurant like this in suburban South Jersey.

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JosephS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our meals were superb. The mushroom toast melted in your mouth. The pumpkin soup was a change from the typical bisque to a hearty broth with pieces of duck, potatoes and carrots. The halibut with fennel and olives was cooked to perfection Even the roasted asparagus had a dijon aioli that made it special. Finally, the show stopper of a dessert was the 20 layers of crepe with a delicious custard between the layers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. The value cannot be beat. We will be back and will happily recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food! My halibut was excellent, so nice to have traditional French food.

FAQs

The Little Hen is rated 4.9 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.