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About The Plough and the Stars
At the Plough & the Stars the owners are determined to bring the true taste of Ireland to Philadelphia, our food is described as Western European with a strong Irish influence. We were awarded by Citysearch as Philadelphia's Best Brunch. We have been featured numerous times on the Food Network and have cooked at the James Beard House in New York. Enjoy our famous Mussells Veloute, Striped Bass with Potato Crusted Scales or Guinness Casserole. Or if you prefer you can dine on our casual bar fare. We have installed the most sophisticated beer system in the US, imported directly from Ireland and installed by Guinness technicians. Each pint of the 12 beers on tap is perfect. The atmosphere created by the simple, yet powerful decor and fills a visitor to the Plough & the Stars, with an overwhelming feeling of awe and inspiration. The stage is set for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. Weekend nights turn the Plough into one of Old City's favorite bar scenes!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
International, Irish, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us everyone Friday and Saturday from 6-9pm for LIVE music with Tyrone's own, Raymond Coleman! Sunday evenings feature our traditional Irish Session! Our session is open to the public and If you play an instrument,please join us from 5-9pm!
There is a garage right next door to the Plough on 2nd Street.
Septa Buses 5,17,21, 33, 42,48, 57 New Jersey Transit Patco
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Open and serving a special menu Thanksgiving day! Call 215.733.0300 for more details! -- Open 'til 2am 365 days a year! -- Join us every weekend for LIVE music! Fridays & Saturdays Irishman Raymond Coleman sings everyone's favorite ballads and Sunday from 5-9 we have our Traditional Irish Session -- all musicians welcome! -- Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Live Music on the Holidays!
The Plough and the Stars Ratings and Reviews
The food is excellent as is the service. However the noise level is so high it was impossible aa party of 4 tti talk to the person next to me, let alone across the table.. we actually wrote notes. The 3 people at table next to us gave up and just used their cellphones... never said a word to each other, which e talked about when we were both leaving. The louder the crowd got, the louder the music got, rigorously tee base. This was our third time... different days, different seating. Too bad because food is grest.
We enjoy the casual atmosphere and good food at Plough especially when we head to old city for a movie at the ritz....it’s just an easy evening. Had a little trouble getting a dirty martini this visit to actually taste like a dirty martini should, but enjoyed the food. I had a salad and a crab cake appetizer which was excellent, and my husband had a vegetable pasta dish. We shared mussels to start and they were fabulous though I wondered how much butter may have been used in the broth .... enjoyed everything though.
We went to try this place out for Restuaurant week in Philly, the food was really good, potatoes were a little salty for my taste but everything else was great! Service was really good. Our server Shane was awesome very engaging but not overally so. we will go back!
The Chestnut St address is deceiving as it is really on 2nd St. Cool space and the bar area was hopping. We sat downstairs next to the big TV as a Penn State game was on. Wasn't the best dining atmosphere. The steak fritte was fine. The apple pie dessert sounded better than it tasted as the apples we mushy rather than firm and the crust was a little burnt.
Our dinner at The Plough and the Stars was wonderful. It was a birthday dinner and everyone enjoyed the food and the service was impeccable. I definitely recommend this restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a late night snack because at this point, I've done each and the visits are consistently good.
Plow and Stars always delivers a very satisfying level of experience and my standards are pretty high. The staff this time were exceptional. Low key, friendly and extremely accommodating when a local parade made some of us very late for our reservation. Food was good, drinks were tasty, and conversation flowed. The perfect Irish Bar experience.
As part of our experience we had the Sheppard's Pie....OUTSTANDING! Our Server was exceptional and so very nice. She recommended the creme brulee and it was the best I've ever had! Sundays they had music (Irish) from 5-9 and we enjoyed it immensely! All around a wonderful dinner and time. I will be returning soon. Also for another glass of Guinness.
Food was amazing as always, but the service was definitely lacking this time around. Entrees were not served at the same time, waitress mumbled, bus boy reached over someone while they were eating to take a plate, with out so much as asking, which I found to be extremely rude and inept.
we made this reservation last minute as we were a big group on a busy weekend in Philly. Didn't know anything about the place and we were all pleasantly surprised. Food was solid-from drinks to salad to entrees. We sat near the bar and it got progressively louder as the night went on and became a little too rowdy for us to hear one another. Otherwise, it was a lovely experience.
Not just an Irish Pub when it comes to dining. Wonderful and creative menu. My wife and I enjoyed every aspect, great soup, entrees, perfectly poured Guinness, and a great Irish Coffee to finish. We were greeted and seated quickly by a friendly hostess and had a great experience with our server Casey. Many quality mains at under $20. We will be back.
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