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The Little Hen, Haddonfield, NJ

The Little Hen

4.8
4.8
409 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (856) 528-2282

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Haddonfield

  • Cross street

    We are directly on the corner of Kings Highway and Haddon Avenue.

  • Parking details

    Street parking is free after 6pm during the week and all day on Saturday and Sunday. There is also a public lot located behind the Post Office right around the corner.

  • Public transit

    PATCO Haddonfield stop

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 409 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    French

  • New Jersey Suburbs

    Best Food

  • New Jersey Suburbs

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  1. CL

    ChaiyaL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. I had the duck and it was very good. The desserts were all delicious. A bit noisy but that’s my only complaint.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food from start to finish! We got the mushroom toast to start. I had steak and my husband had the fish. We barely spoke during dinner because it was so good! We had the Mille cake for dessert which melted in our mouths. The waitstaff was wonderful. We chose to eat inside because it was so hot out. The noise level was low even though the restaurant was filled. A definite favorite!!
  3. RF

    RobinF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious. Very nice evening. Will return.
  4. E

    Eatsomuchomg

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible experience with phenomenal food- couldn’t recommend this restaurant more highly
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here but certainly not our last! The Little Hen was beyond charming, with great service and a fantastic menu. Thank you for a lovely experience!
  6. e

    eatdrinknap

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. The Duck Leg Confit special was wonderful as was the ratatouille, both clearly served with very fresh local vegetables. The simple, sautéed radishes showed why this restaurant really shines-nothing fancy but it was perfectly prepared and delicious. Service is friendly but respectful and the atmosphere casual but stylish. When the restaurant first opened (with different owners), it struggled to keep things comfortable on warmer days, but that has been worked on and this evening the outside temperature was over 90 but we were just fine inside. Definitely going back. Remains my favorite restaurant in Haddonfield and one of the best in the area, not just in South Jersey but in the Philly metro area as well, including the city.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday dinner. The escargot was great. The Skate was incredible, but the special duck leg was the best duck I ever had. Dessert was phenomenal. Will definitely be back
  8. KS

    KimS

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were so happy we could get a reservation. Loved our meals, pate and deviled eggs followed by duck frites and duck leg confit Our server was wonderful, so personable and attentive. Looking forward to going back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good service. Mushroom toast and frog legs were delectable. Had the duck special, very nicely done. BYOB. Will return
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday night early bird 5:30 dinner - nearly had the place to ourselves and the service, food and entire experience was phenomenal. Will certainly be back!
  11. W

    Wonderful

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem of a restaurant! Can’t wait to come back. We brought a delicious bottle of red and enjoyed a fabulous meal. Escargots, mushroom toast (a must!), roasted carrots and a fabulous steak with a mustard brandy sauce. Everything was cooked perfectly. The service was warm, professional and kind. The vibe is exactly what I like. Make a reservation and treat yourself!
  12. CW

    ChristineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming small restaurant with excellent food. Our group ordered chicken, skate and duck and each dish was beautifully prepared. Hoping to go back soon.
  13. T

    Tony

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Limited menu but prepared well. Casual dining. Some foods like frites and desserts were commercial products from outside but acceptable. A little pricey for a small place.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very enjoyable Friday evening dinner. The understated menu description of chilled shrimp brought a perfect summer dish of perfectly poached shrimp in a light remoulade sauce over beautiful tomatoes. Could not have been better. Also enjoyed the radishes, mushroom toast & escargot. Hubby had the chicken which he thoroughly enjoyed. Not our first visit & will not be our last.
  15. MC

    MolliC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot.
  16. AS

    AnnetteS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to eat will return food was amazing service was great !! Highly recommend
  17. H

    Heather

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful spot for date night. Make a reservation!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Let’s get some important things you might expect for a French themed restaurant. They are BYOB, they do not have any wines. It can get noisy with being a single room to serve - if you don’t mind a medium level of conversational background when it gets busy it’s charming. If you’re trying to have an intimate dinner for two you may find the ambience a little loud for quiet conversation. The food itself was delicious, the service on point. We started with the cheese plate which had a wonderful palette flavors to explore. Next the seasonal salad was surprisingly bright, tart and refreshing. For the entree, we had the Steak Moutard which was flavorful, tender, and savory. To finish, French press coffee and vanilla crème brûlée served with berries.
  19. A

    Alisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the waiter was so nice ! Can’t wait to come back and try more food
  20. D

    Dennis

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best French bistro outside of Paris. Delicious and authentic. Even cauliflower is brought to new heights by shredding and baking with gobs of butter. Great steaks and duck.
  21. SU

    SUSANR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Way too expensive for what and where it is
  22. AS

    ArleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Every course was delicious. The menu is small, but everything on the menu is beautifully prepared. We expected the escargots to be in shells. Instead they were in a delectable garlic sauce. The skate was well prepared and it was accompanied by flavorful cabbage and grapes, which we almost mistook for cherries. The desserts were exactly as one would expect in a good French bistro. My husband had creme brûlée and I had chocolate mousse. Both were perfectly prepared and delicious.
  23. PZ

    PeteZ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience and the food was fantastic. Would highly recommend. I had the Skate and my wife had the Steak. Both were great. My wife also had the Mushroom Toast and would highly recommend it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck was amazing!
  25. M

    Memmyp

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Another fabulous dinner. My husband and I had the steak, which was easily the equivalent of a strip steak served at Capital Grill. Tender and extremely tasty, we paired that with the cauliflowerAuGratin…. Delicious. Also had the mushroom toast and the radishes for starters, both were incredibly good. Finished the meal by sharing the little pot of chocolate mousse. We love the food here and have never tasted anything that was even mediocre. It’s all extremely memorable. Service is definitely on par with the food. Will be back again and again.
  26. S

    Stepsite

    Philadelphia

    360 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    360 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice option to the 100a of “Italian” restaurants in the area. This is a small restaurant and we are amazed at the great flavors the chef produces from the tiny kitchen in the corner. We’ve always have enjoyable meals here and recommend you try this establishment.
  27. S

    Stefaniev

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food was fantastic! Would definitely recommend and will be back again!
  28. p

    paula

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a small place with a superb selection of food. All the food that we ordered are all delicious. We finished everything, no leftovers. Highly recommended…
  29. L

    Localnj

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t go wrong with dining at The Little Hen. Everything from the food, the service, and the atmosphere is top-notch.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience. Excellent service. Highly recommended.
  31. RC

    RosaC

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!
  32. v

    vanessac

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time ! Definitely coming back
  33. GR

    GRIFFIN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing. The inside was super small and cute.
  34. PF

    PatF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was terrific, as always, but we were seated in back near the kitchen area and came home smelling like everything that was being cooked. The restaurant is so tiny that there are limited options for seating but maybe better ventilation is needed in the kitchen. The same thing happened before when my coat was hanging near the kitchen and I had to leave it outside and then take it to the cleaners to get the smell out. It’s a shame when the food is so excellent. It won’t keep up from returning but next time we’ll ask for a table in front.
  35. b

    bandpsadventures

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit little French bistro. The food and preparation are excellent.
  36. V

    Vivi

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My mother wanted to go out to an "expensive French restaurant in Philadelphia". We said I'm sure we can find a nice place closer to home...so we looked online and found The Little Hen. We were not disappointed and my mother was very impressed with the taste and quality of the food. The menu options are limited, but what they have is outstanding. We wanted to try as many of the dishes as possible. We even ordered sauteed radishes and discovered an amazing dish which we will now try to do at home! Tastes so much better than raw radishes. The mushroom toast is also incredible. The place is small (6 tables) and by the door there is some cold air when it opens. The only thing we forgot was that it is a BYO -- don't forget to bring your beverage.
  37. C

    Chuckwalladude

    Philadelphia

    164 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an absolutely wonderful first visit to The Little Hen. Great service and delicious food in an intimate room. The escargot and frog legs starters reminded us of meals had in France. My wife had the skate wing and I had the steak. Both were perfectly prepared and tasty. Staff were friendly and professional. Can’t wait to go back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary Dinner. Excellent food!!
  39. WH

    WilliamH

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding. Menu is small but I recommend ordering from appetizers and from additional veggies: love the cauliflower au gratin and the white asparagus (veggie of the day). There are only 4 entrees with an additional special offered. I recommend the steak for meat lovers (tender and cooked perfectly). The skate is a white fish (if you like other white fishes such as branzino and tilapia you will like it) is my favorite. Desserts are not to be missed with chocolate pot de creme also a highlight.
  40. G

    George

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    The restaurant is extremely small and has only 6 tables. Very outdated. Kitchen is open to the dining area makes it feel like a commercial space and not what you expect when you hear "French restaurant"! There was 2 servers, not well dressed nor well trained! They offer no drinks except water and regular Coke! We couldn't try the food as there was a wasp on the inside of the window next to our table and we had to leave! We took the appetizers we ordered away. Food seems ok. Wish them all the best, but they need to take better care of things!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

The Little Hen is rated 4.8 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Little Hen

220 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are directly on the corner of Kings Highway and Haddon Avenue.

  • Neighborhood

    Haddonfield

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is free after 6pm during the week and all day on Saturday and Sunday. There is also a public lot located behind the Post Office right around the corner.

  • Public transit

    PATCO Haddonfield stop

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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