Thyme Bar and Grill

3.7
110 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Located in the heart of historic Newtown borough, Thyme Bar & Grill serves an array of upscale American fare. Thyme has found its home in one of the oldest buildings in Newtown. Built in 1747, the historic character of this venue coupled with the creative cuisine created by our chefs is guaranteed to spark your interest!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun - 11:30 am -9:00 pm
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Phone number
(215) 579-6152
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Centre Avenue
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Parking details
Newtown, Has plenty of municipal parking , We recommend parking at the lot behind the Starbuck then were a 2 min walk...
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.3
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AS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we arrived the doors were locked. A sign said closed for renovations. Opening TBD.

ME
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Communication was lacking with the wait staff. Asked for our dinner selection before asking if we would like a drink. Appetizer was burnt on the edges. Ordered a side of fries; dinner plate came stacked with a ton of fries. Crab cakes were lost in the presentation. Crab cakes tasted delicious. Corn salsa was excellent.

D
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. FRABRIZIO was terrific. The menu is good however the flavorings and presentation needs improvement.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good. Service was marginal and hostess was awful. Acted as if they were doing us a favor.

When we go out to eat, especially at a not inexpensive restaurant, the expectations are for both the food and service to be better than mediocre.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Food was not as expected. The waitstaff was fine, but the food was overpriced for the quality and preparedness.

m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, one of the best burgers we had in a while. Definitely will be back

B
Naples
85 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was very good quality and flavors were up to expectations. Portions were very large at the prices offered. Service was disappointing on a Sunday evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thyme made our Mother’s Day such a great and special day. Great food. Head Chef and Bartender were top-notch!

i
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waited 40 minutes to get our salad.after 2 hours we still did not get our entree. They also ran out of bread. We left and never had our dinner. Terrible service.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We waited for our food for two hours. When it finally did arrive, one entree for someone in my party never got theirs until we were all finished eating. My husband ordered scallops that were supposed to come with mashed potatoes. Instead soneone decided to sit them on pickles. It was not edible. Pickles and scallops are not a good combo. I was very disappointed.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

First time at thyme not thrilled just expected better service we were seated at the bar area downstairs where there was one person serving the entire area and handling the bartending needs. Understood from that server that someone walked out in the middle of a shift so they were understaffed and couldn’t accommodate everyone on a timely fashion that was seated in that area.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The online menu on Open Table does not the menu in the restaurant

Z
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My husband and I were excited to try this restaurant from online reviews and menu choices. The actual menu was different than they posted online. I had trouble picking from the choices as none sounded good to me and I love most foods. The crab cakes I had were full of fillers and mushy and the side of corn n bean salsa was way too spicy. We did enjoy the walnut salad and calamari and my husband liked his dinner of sliced beef filet and horseradish mashed potatoes. But unfortunately we will not be back there.

AP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Thyme seems to be trying to be a somewhat fancy restaurant, with white tablecloths and upscale pricing. But the food was just okay, and the noise level was just too high for a relaxing dinner.

AA
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We decided to try your prime rib Sunday, thinking that it would fresh made for Sunday only. The meal
was terrible. The potatoe was half cook and seem old and just about warm. The meal was very dry and
little favor because made the day before. Big pieces of fat came along with the meat discussing.
The cream spinach would have been very good if it was hot. The bread was the only thing hot.
We eat out a lot and was hoping we would have been please and another place to go with our friends.
The waiter Frank did his best to try and please us.Bonefish here we come.

LO
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The two of us shared three starters and we each had a salad as well. Very good in every way.

LL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for 9 pm as available time on Open table. It was our first time going to this restaurant. However when we got there at 8:55 pm, the doors were closed. We looked inside and the light was still on, but the place was empty.

w
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

New chef and menu have improved this place in food quality and selection. Will go back.

JK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great, but there was a major backlog in the kitchen. Our waiter tried his best to keep us updated on the progress. We were not in a hurry, but many around us were very upset about the service. It made for a very uncomfortable situation.
It is unfortunate b/c the food was excellent and the ambiance was nice.

JD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was friendly and very attentive! Plus they have great music.

R
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time st this restaurant but we will definitely be back!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was really well made. Server struggled with the menu, didn’t really know the specials. The food made up for it.

F
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Third time here. I like the menu. Scallops were just ok. Short rib Special was outstanding. Service very good.
Friday night big bar scene. Great for them. Makes dining on Friday night a little difficult. Once the band started, we could hardly talk.

C
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Can you believe that at 6:30 on Friday they were out the crab cake sandwich and the crab dinner? Noise level in the bar area was excessive and made it difficult to carry on a conversation. Our server tried hard but it was spotty. Our mussels appetizer was weak with a very ordinary red sauce. The website menu had a veggie burger on it it was no where to be found when we were there. I must say my salad was great. I will think twice about going back.

1
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Started with a nightly special, Cob Salad, a bunch of wilted greens and a shortage of other ingredients. Waited an hour for our main course, wife had crab cakes, ok but potatoes were burnt, should not have been on the plate. I had scallops, ok. Because of the wait we were given a $10 coupon for next visit (gave it to another table) and 1, not 2, free deserts that we took home. Parking is almost impossible.

L
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We felt so sorry for our waiter. His service was fine. However, the food took 90 minutes to come out. Chicken was not only cold, but dried out. They really need to work on hiring enough cooks.

DW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We decided that we wanted to try sitting in the bar area so tha we could order burgers from the bar menu. There was a group sitting at the bar and they were VERY LOUD and we weren’t able to have a conversation. Our waitress offered to move us to the dinning room upstairs and we were still able to receive our food upstairs. She was still running up and downstairs to make sure we were ok. The food is good and everyone is so warm and friendly. We will be sure to make this a regular spot to visit.

DW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. Long wait to get food. The portion on one of the meals was very small. Liked like it would make a good appetizer.

JZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I came here to celebrate her birthday. We found Thyme by accident! What a pleasant surprise! Food was delicious! Service was great! Love the Piana bar and next time we will check out the bar downstairs! What a little gem in Newtown! Will be back!

PM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We liked the waitress, but we had a reservation at 6:45 and did not get our meal served until 8pm. I asked the waitress at 7:45 what was going on and she checked and came back to apologize and said they were very busy. We saw many open tables so that just didn't make sense. My scallops were excellent. The jambalaya was not very good and my son barely ate any of it. I told them he didn't like it, but they did not attempt to do anything about it. That, coupled with the extremely long wait made our experience not so great. Won't go back.

AD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foid was excellent would definitely recommend it. Hope to be back soon ..

OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

My wife and I dine out quite a bit. Every now and then we have an underwhelming meal, but I generally don't feel the need to leave a negative review. But for this meal, I felt I need to.

The prices at Thyme are far above average for the region - $32 for the average entree here.

For appetizer, I ordered "mushroom and brie bisque". I received a bowl of pureed mushrooms with a tiny slice of brie plopped on top. This was not a bisque by any means at all.

For entree, I ordered "beef burgundy in bread bowl". I received beef in a light brown broth as thin as chicken soup, with a roll placed in the middle of the broth. Nothing was inside the bread, like a bread bowl. There was no trace of wine at all, the beef was not stewed, and the sauce was not thick as it should be. This was absolutely NOT beef burgundy by any means imaginable. The worst part is that the only taste from this dish was the soggy bread.

My wife ordered scallops with crawfish risotto. This dish WAS what it claimed to be, but was terribly underwhelming in flavor. The scallops were fishy and overcooked. The risotto was lumpy and dry and also fishy.

The ambiance was ok, but the place was VERY brightly lit.

Overall, I definitely do not recommend Thyme. There are very many gems in Bucks County, this is not one of them.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Second visit and unfortunately the Food was just average. They didn’t deliver the right burger nor at the right temperature. The mussels were not as good as last time. Nice place but food is average at best

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bartender was great.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good, though they were out of two of the specials and it was only 7:00pm. The service was slow — it was well over 10 minutes after being seated that anyone came by to take our drink order. It was equally slow when we were finished and needed our check. Then, our check was wrong — there were several drink orders on it that weren’t ours and that took even more time to get it squared away. The space in the dining area upstairs is very tight. We might go back but sit at the bar or at one of the high tops but not in the more formal dining area.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good as well as the service.
We were 4 and upstairs... the only thing we did not like was the noise coming from the next room( piano and music too loud and mid meal we had hard to listen to each other’s...not great ....reason why I gave only 4 starts

J
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thyme is lovely place to dine! I've enjoyed a lunch and two dinners during the past few months and I plan to return often. Great for special occasions or just a quiet and romantic dinner. Menu selections are plentiful, food is very tasty, and service is impeccable. Ambiance is quaint and very pleasant! Be sure to make a reservation because Thyme is very popular and considered a local gem.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an early Valentine dinner. Pork chops were amazing. Kristine, our waitress, was attentive and pleasant. Would definitely go back

SK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I booked "regular seating" on Open Table which meant we would be sat upstairs in the dining room. Upon arrival, I was informed that there is a "glitch" with Open Table and they had no seats in the dining room and we had to sit in the bar. That was not so much a problem but the bartender, tending to a full bar, was also our waiter. Our salad took easily 30 minutes to get to the table, our Chicken Satay was cold and the shrimp fra diavolo was good. If the restaurant knows about a "glitch" something needs to be done.

m
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

First time: could have been better, slow service. No bread. Soup came after salad, filet not hot, asparagus dry room temp. All they need is better management and timing and I would raise my points! Although on the new side. Really like to try it again in a little bit and see if they can improve.

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