Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft

4.5
175 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Elevated pub fare, both classic and innovative cocktails and an energy that will take you to different time and place. We play to all the senses to evoke memories and nostalgia, while delivering an exceptional dining experience on every level.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(610) 486-7477
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Biff Gottehrer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cricket Ave
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Parking details
Parking lots and meters. Meters only 8am to 6pm and FREE after 6pm. Parking after 4pm? Look for the township lots just East of Ripplewood. The Blue Signs read Township Parking 7am to 4pm. Open to Public all other times.
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Public transit
R5 Ardmore SEPTA
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 175 People Are Saying
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VC
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mike was a terrific server—knowledgeable and warm. Food was either delightful (Brussels sprouts, sweet potato “fries”) or so-so (mushroom soup, flat bread). Wish other staff kept water glasses full, cleared more quickly.

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server was knowledgeable and personable. Food was good but...my (high) expectations weren't met completely. Overall, a welcome addition to our local dining options. I will go back and hope for an even better experience.

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AK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great experience, nice ambiance........................................,

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TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was noisy and crowded. We are not hip. This is not for anyone who is not hip.
It should not advertise itself as upscale pub food. It is a bar scene.

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P
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place is mixed. Interesting drink menu and some tasty and innovative bar drinks. Penicillin gets a thumbs up as does the whiskey sour. Wine was good but had to request a glass that was clear and clean. Food needs help. The eggplant appetizer was very good. But a filet mignon should never ever ever be chopped up and served in unrecognizable bits with equally unrecognizable chunks of potato, mushrooms, and broccoli all in a uniform brown. The cheesy gunk on top was cold and unappetizing. The Uber salty bouillon/Worcester sauce was terrible. And the bronzino, while tasty, was on a greasy bed of sautéed carrots. Flavor was good but greasy fish is a surprise.

Funny enough as soon as dinner was put down we realized we had ordered the identical meals the last time we were here. Not many items on the menu and the one vegetarianish entree was spoiled with veal broth.

So. Didn’t like the entrees then or now. If they can fix the food issues the place would be good. Some good points but I think I’d stick to the small plates. Except the soggy flatbreads.

Keep at it— the location is good and drinks are great. Service and people are also good!

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D
Philadelphia
161 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Had been here for lunch a few months ago and disappointed. However recent dinner was delicious. The charred octopus and branzino were outstanding. That said the noise level on a week night was unbearable and the atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired

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BH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-loved the pretzel rolls, the smoked carrots, the chicken and the burger. Also had a homemade snickers bar for dessert that was fantastic!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

It took forever for someone to take our order.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The service was good and our waitress was very nice, unfortunately most of our food was not. The brussel sprouts were the highlight, very yummy. For our entrees we ordered the roasted chicken which was very dry and the short ribs which were too fatty to eat. Additionally, we noted when making the reservation through OpenTable that we were celebrating a birthday, and no one inquired when we arrived or during the course of our meal.

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K
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went once for dinner - love the menu and choices!! Went second time for Sunday meal - very abbreviated and not very healthy options. Vibe was very bar hang out to drink as opposed to gathering for Sunday meal or with fun friends. Not festive or inviting...
If bruch stays same, I won’t get back for anything but dinner. If this was my first visit, I wouldn’t return. I’d like to see more thoughtful, diverse, and balanced (healthy and indulgent) options on “brunch” menu. Maybe some cooler vibe for all...live music, more inviting outside seating, Nage tv’s and heaters outside? Lots of options...but defining needs a lift

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LC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great new place. We needed a place just like this in our neighbor. Highly recommended.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, bartender lastnight was amazing ! Liz and Taylor were awesome as well thank you guys for a great time as always. This has now been my second time in and I’ll be back for a third and forth I’m sure :-)

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KF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great spot in the heart of historic Ardmore. A great job is done in the realm of creative cuisine without being too contrived. The waiter was extremely well informed and detailed selections at length. He talked us into the Ripp Fries, which I would have avoided... I'm glad he did.
An overall solid experience.

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R
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service was personal and took time to connect with patrons, cocktails were unique and tasty. Highly recommend this place!

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and more. Awesome place. Truly enjoyed our evening.

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TB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very friendly and attentive. The chef is first class, ALL the food
was delicious. I had the "Crab Louie" and my friend had the Signature Burger,
both dishes were outstanding. We also had some of the many types of Whiskey to try.
Very convenient, went to a show next door at The Ardmore Music Hall. Will Be Back - For Sure.

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GL
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ripplewood is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant on the Main Line. The menu is original and the food is delicious. The service at yesterdays lunch was outstanding, with special attention given to the birthday girl, who was my guest. Everyone was friendly, knowledgable and genuinely happy. When you go, do not miss the Brussel sprouts...oh my goodness! I know that sounds crazy, but they are out of this world. The food at Ripplewood is all made in house, and you can tell! Don't miss this very special restaurant and bar.

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h
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent. Service, food (amazing), drink menu and good seating options, including a secluded patio

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EA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite part about this place is the service. Professional yet relaxed. A great place to meet, enjoy a great meal and good drinks. I have been here about 3 times now and cant wait to get back for many more.

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BK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good Craft Beer. Great place to get together with friends in a casual atmosphere with good food and drink.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was what we expected. Service was lacking. To start, weren’t ready for our reservation time (why make a reservation if I’m still going to wait as long as walk-ins???). Water glasses were never more than half full, apps came out at different times, and waitress never stopped by Our table after the main course was brought out.

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LC
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food. Super nice service. Great location next to music venue, convenient to park once, eat and see show.

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c
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All staff members were very friendly and accommodating, especially our bartender, Shannon, and the food was outstanding. This place has a nice atmosphere both downstairs and upstairs and has an outdoor section for nice days. Tried the whiskey sampler which was good - will order that again next time. We will definitely visit this place again.

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M
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here - staff was absolutely pleasant and food was incredible! We didn't have anything leftover afterward, very good!

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BJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the second time that I have eaten at Ripplewood. It has a great ambience in the bar area. We ate upstairs which is a little bit quieter. The waitress was great-very upbeat and happy to recommend things. The service was great by waitress and servers. We ordered several plates to share. Everything was delicious. Brussel sprouts were fantastic. The Charred Octopus was delicious! I feel the portion size is a little small for the price. The drinks are priced similar to other restaurants in the area. I would definitely recommend it and will go back again.

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EC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Brunch menu looked good and all the food we ordered was excellent. Great brunch cocktail options. I recommend the Bloody Dragon.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was attentive knowledgeable and overall great service!! The brussels sprouts were delicious as well as the smoked octopus. Burger was outstanding. Really enjoyed the margarita and also had a zombie which was very strong & delicious. Ended meal with a warm brownie - cookie with vanilla ice cream in a mini skillet- omg good! Great vibe and plan to go back with friends this fall!

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l
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Friday dinner - definitely need a reservation, though there is bar seating. We enjoyed this new place - good food, lively, good service, not quiet and intimate but fun and energetic. Adrienne, our server, was helpful and attentive. We sat at a hightop near the bar, which was fine (though legroom was weird for my 6' husband), didn't get to check out upstairs. We went for 4 sharables plus a dessert and two drinks. Did not walk away stuffed, but were happy with quantities. Highlights were eggplant dip, raw tuna app, caesar salad and "brookie" (brownie/choc chip cookie combo). Rose sangria was tasty and not too sweet. Will happily return.

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DF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific overall experience! Can’t wait to go again!

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GN
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time visitors on our way to a concert so didn’t have time to sit around. Didn’t tell the waiter Mike this because he was quick with everything without conpromise. Very pleasant experience and I shall return

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TL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved it here. We had the Zucchini & Corn Flatbread which was so good. The cheese plate was awesome and there was a Dulce de Leche sauce that was such a great and new alternative to honey. My favorite drink was the Snapple Facts - vodka, peach, and basil. Delicious!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The savory swiss cheese sticks were served with the tastiest pesto sauce made with a tangy olive oil, and I couldn't get enough of the steak tartar. You could tell the meat was fresh. For the entree, we had the Brisket, which was delicious, succulent, and definitely enough meet for two! Kudos to the chef. We will be back.

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MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great addition to Ardmore! Food and service are excellent!

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l
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great new neighborhood spot zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I was looking forward to checking this place out after hearing so many people recommend it. If it was not for our waitress Erica, I probably would have walked out before we even ordered anything. I would have walked out because nothing annoys me more than making a reservation and being seated at a high top table next to the bar. The tables and stools were super uncomfortable and I couldn’t cross my legs. At 8:00 on a Thursday night - these apparently the only tables available. My husband enjoyed his whiskey and I enjoyed some red wine. We had 4 shareable plates - the street corn was my favorite, the fries which were good, the grilled shrimp were a little cold but tasty and the cheese board. But Erica saved the evening - she was helpful, attentive and very personable. I don’t know if we would every go back for dinner unless we go out with a group and could get a regular table but the food and drinks were good and worth checking out.

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CO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was great, a teeny bit rushed, but otherwise excellent

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JC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food. The burger is phenomenal. The beer list could have more of a regional focus with better IPA’s. Great addition to the neighborhood.

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v
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool spot with great food and service. Friendly staff and great “gastro-pub” fare. Worth a visit.

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JK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Robust meats. All items far too salty, and or saturated and soggy . Lighten the sauce on everything, short sell the salt and allow the foods and flavors to be. Too heavy overall for portions. I'm sure they will do well if they find balance. Lovely staff and culinary craft.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing drinks! A little pricey but worth it for a fun night out with friends!

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