Red Cedar Grille

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Red Cedar gives to you the best Chef Theo and his father Dino, have to offer. Focusing on local flavors with a global flare, Chef Theo elegantly serves classic American cuisine in his own hand.
Located on 309 North, is the Red Cedar Grille & Cocktails. It is the newest addition to the Colmar/Hatfield area. The Red Cedar Grille’s menu will be sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. The experience of the Charitos family’s three generations of chefs and restaurateurs will be apparent throughout the menu, which focuses on local ingredients and items produced from scratch.
Diners will see an influence of beer and food pairings along with a mix of interesting twists on some of the family’s favorite Greek recipes. Using
The “live edge” bar features a unique mix of domestic craft beers, wines, and spirits. Our cocktail menu features top shelf distilleries specializing in distinctive gins, vodkas, and whiskeys.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Every year we do a special full line buffet all day! come out to the cedar from 2 to 8 and we will have an all the trimmings buffet for you. From a prime rib carving station to a full dessert display. Also remember to get your Christmas dinner catered from us!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 481 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their pizza and desserts!

LH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We went to the brunch buffet. It was us and another table in there that was all. Service was amazing. Extremely friendly and nice servers and a very nice funny omelet cook.
Omelets were very good, made to order items very good. Quite a few items in the buffet were stale and old you could tell probably had been used the previous day. So for what we paid ratio fresh good food to stale old food definitely not worth the price.

CM
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal and even better service! We are new to neighborhood and will definitely be back.

MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Red Cedar at least once a week
They have a great menu selection,
Food is good and prices very reasonable.

R
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There are quite a few things to choose from the brunch buffet. I usually get an omelette, some salad and some fruit. There is a dessert table. All the items on the table look good. But I think they are too rich to eat in the morning. (Just my opinion!)

D
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Red Cedar has long been a favorite for us. Maybe it was just an off night - but the saganaki was not served flaming, the fried calamari was soggy, and we had to return the swordfish twice to have it cooked well done. We sat toward the middle of the restaurant (away from the door) and were surprised at the number of flies buzzing around.

b
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for lunch on Sunday and when we got there they have a Brunch until 2p which was a nice little surprise. The bloody Mary was delicious. Our waitress brought us these tiny sticky buns- SOOO GOOD!

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal for a fair price. Great place for a date or to meet friends.

l
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We went for brunch to get together on my son’s birthday. He would have been 35 yesterday but he passed away at 33. We won’t come back for brunch No one at the omelet station every time one of us went up to order. If you’re gonna have a Sunday brunch you need a cook at that station

B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We have been going to Red Cedar Grille for years because it is convenient for the 4 of us to meet. Last Saturday's dinner was the worst ever. Lettuce leaves in the Caesar Salad was brown on the edges. Also the very- small -for- the- price salad had almost no dressing. The entrée Salmon was cooked appropriately and tasted good, but was thin and small , 3 ounces or so, over a piece of dried wood to which the skin stuck, all over a slab of mashed potatoes and asparagus, which were good. My dining companions had dry and flavorless crab cake made with crab flakes---not the chunks of crab that they should have; a small tasteless sword fish; and brisket that was unremarkable. The Bloody Mary's swizzle stick had 2 old, dried limes and 2 perhaps-recycled olives. It was difficult to drink through the straw: each sip brought a mouth of pepper flakes.
The unfriendly young man who served us had to be asked to tell us the specials; kept trying to take our plates away; did not refill our waters; and did not tell us the dessert specials, except for a special dessert cocktail. ( Later we heard him telling the dessert specials to another group, as he loudly carried on a conversation with them.) He was arrogant and obnoxious.

DE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was great. The waiter was working hard. It took forever to get waited on and to get our food and the soup was missed. Again, it was clearly short staffed and I’m not sure how this happens on Fathers Day.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

1- The bartender does not know how to make an old fashioned, it was the worst I’ve ever had.

2- Chicken and Brie Sandwich wasn’t cooked, still pink on the inside. The fries that came with the sandwich tasted like freezer burn.

I wouldn’t return nor recommend.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience! Was there with family before my son's high school graduation.

RE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for the brunch buffet and were very pleased. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive.
The buffet had a nice variety and every thing was attractively arranged. The food was hot and very tasty.
We'll be back.

P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is very good (need to work on the desserts). Staff is excellent! Second to none. I like the overall feeling of the place from the staff to the food to the place.

g
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We've dined here several times before and have never seen it so dead on a Friday evening. It had always been very busy before. Maybe there were other local things going on. Our server was new but very attentive. Food was good but the Calamari had too much breading. Overall it was pretty good.

DV
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

We had a buffet. First, we were unaware when we made reservations that it was buffet only. The beef was raw in center, the shrimp was over cooked, salad was not fresh and desserts looked more like a pot luck of desserts brought from home - not tasty either. The most unbelievable issue was the $29.99 price even for children. Was definitely not worth that.

JL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day buffet dinner was amazing. Very pleasantly surprised.

CJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The Mother’s Day buffet was great, but we were seated in the back room with two families with small children. I’m pretty tolerant of child noises, but the noise definitely detracted from the meal. More sound absorbing fabrics are needed in that space. The main dining room was much quieter.

TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food has went downhill. Brunch used to be quality food for cheap. The buffet food was stale, cold, and hard. The omelette station was appealing, but my omelette was burnt. My children had a waffle made that was not cooked and wet in the middle. The dessert station used to have fresh baked treats. It is basically just pudding and cookies now.

MS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was our first time experiencing brunch here and not sure we would do it again. The bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s Are fantastic but the food just was okay. They have lots to choose from, omelette bar, fresh waffles, eggs benedict not cooked well, roasted potatoes were cold and bland, the chocolate chip french toast my kids loved as well as the fruit.

It’s not bad just not sure if breakfast is their thing. We prefer their dinner for the the taste of food.

CH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We just loved this place from the minute we walked in we were pleasantly greeted and sat immediately. We went for their amazing Easter Brunch which was just delish!
Everyone was delightful. Brendan’s attention to us was just perfect! Highly recommend the Red Cedar Grille for any occasion especially brunch. We intend to go back for dinner!

M
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of us met there for lunch. Service was excellent. Wonderful waiter. Delicious food. Everyone was happy.

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food! Cocktails need work! Service was good as well!

JL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The bartender didn't know how to make most cocktails.
The waitress forgot about us, despite the empty restaurant.
Service was staggeringly slow, we got up to leave twice but were stopped when our food came.

I think that about sums it up. How this place has good reviews is kinda surprising. The food was fine; nothing great. I was surprised how the bartender didn't know what a sazerac or negroni was, didn't look it up, and kept asking for other drinks that he might know. It certainly isn't "known for its cocktails". The waitstaff kept watching tv while we waited for water.

Avoid.

PD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding 1st time there definitely going back

S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Experience was good. The food was good and the service outstanding. The only thing a little negative was that the menu was limited.

SC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was friendly and efficient. Food good too. Only issue was the Ceaser salad was turning brown. Made reservations and had no wait. Sat talking to friends and didnt feel like we were being pushed out like a lot of places.

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

Great food it is my go to place for a great meal . Large portions had to take some home .

c
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group and were able to get separate checks. The waitress was very organized and attentive. We would definitely return.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Slow service . Bad timing . Cold entree . Won’t be going back

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious! It was my parents' anniversary and they thoroughly enjoyed their meals. My father had a seafood ravioli special. Two of us had the brisket entree and one had the pulled pork entree. All of us were happy with our meals and the additional soups and salads we ordered. The bar makes a great old-fashioned too!

DN
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Menu is well varied and prices are reasonable for the meals. Our food was tasty, but the booths are uncomfortable and the appearance needs updating.

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

Always good food, and good service.
menu needs an update

DV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem off of the beaten track a bit. Very interesting menu , good beer selection
Very attentive service and quick service. I would highly recommend. It had a good crowd for a Saturday night. Not crazy packed which I liked

TE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The apps were a bit pricey for the size, the rueben egg roll was as small as my thumb

LH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was very poor. The restaurant was not full due to an impending snow storm and we waited for our drinks each time they were ordered. Waitress didn’t ask if we wanted dessert or a drink after we were finished with our meal just brought over a check

VG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were quite filling and very tasteful!

KA
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was cold and the fries were soggy. Wrong order delivered up front. Never asked if we wanted more drinks or desserts.

M
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Did the brunch buffet. Took forever to get mimosa (nearly done with meal) ordered bottomless ones. Service was just slow

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